Posts Tagged ‘FUNimation’
Red Data Girl

Review: “Red Data Girl” is Shortsighted

by Chad Boninon December 5, 2014
In the modern era, can you imagine a teenage girl blindly wandering through life without her cell phone, a Facebook page, or even an iPod? Izumiko is that girl, having lived a sheltered life at an ancient shrine hidden in the forest. More country bumpkin than city bigwig, she’s a shy wallflower in high school […]
Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods

Review: “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” Your Wish Will Not Be Granted

by Chad Boninon November 14, 2014
Nothing can keep a good Saiyan down. Majin Buu has been defeated, Goku’s alive, and all is right in the world. That’s a very boring scenario for warriors, and a birthday party for good friends is still not a fight; eating cake and playing bingo doesn’t get the blood pumping. Thankfully, the God of Destruction, […]


FUNimation Launches “Broadcast Dubs” Initiative With “Psycho Pass” Season 2, “Laughing Under the Clouds”

by Todd DuBoison October 30, 2014
In an interview on Wednesday, FUNimation Entertainment announced a new and unprecedented “Broadcast Dub” effort for Japanese anime available on its streaming video service. On such outlets as FUNimation’s own website and the video streaming of Japanese cartoons with English subtitles as they air in Japan has become standard practice, but under this […]

Review: “Hal DVD/Blu-ray Combi (UK Edition)”: Do Androids Dream Of Human Girlfriends?

by Grant Whiteon October 26, 2014
I first became aware of Wit Studio’s Hal last year, shortly after its Japanese premiere. Just a few months later I got a chance to talk to director Ryotaro Makihara, which only whet my curiosity about the film further. Just shy of a year later I am finally able to sample the film itself. Was […]


“Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” Voice Actors to Appear at NY Comic Con Oct 10-11, 2014

by Ed Liuon October 8, 2014
Bring Home the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition, Now Available on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack with 20 Minutes of Never-Before-Seen-Footage! To Celebrate the Release, Two of the Movies’ Voice Actors Will Appear at New York Comic Con October 10th– 11th Voices of Goku (Sean Schemmel) and Vegeta (Chris Sabat) will be […]
Attack on Titan Eren vs. Colossal Titan

Review: “Attack on Titan” Pt. 1 – Titanic Successes with Towering Flaws

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2014
Attack on Titan became a buzzword that broke out of anime fandom rapidly, attracting a lot of attention from general audiences. However, I’m left with very mixed feelings after watching the first 13 episodes on FUNimation’s Attack on Titan Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. On the one hand, the series quickly creates a richly detailed world infused […]


Review: “Attack On Titan Part 1- Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: FEE FI FO FUM, I SMELL QUALITY AND THEN SOME!

by Grant Whiteon September 16, 2014
If you look at the fairy tales many of us grew up with, there are several common elements: brave knights, beautiful princesses, evil sorcerers, and, of course, giants. It’s a fairly simple concept- take something commonplace like a person or animal and transform it to something several times bigger. A stomping leviathan that makes the […]
Eureka Seven Blu-ray

Review: “Eureka Seven” Blu-ray – The Series is Great, the Movie is…

by Chad Boninon September 8, 2014
This is the story of a boy and a girl, a sky-surfing robot, a war between rebels and the military, and religion that drives people to prominence or destruction. Eureka Seven is a sci-fi mecha series from nearly a decade ago, and thanks to some shuffling of licenses behind the scenes, FUNimation has released the […]

Robotics;Notes Part Two

Review: “Robotics;Notes Part Two” – Hitting the Right Notes

by macattackon August 28, 2014
WARNING: Spoilers for the first volume of Robotics;Notes are sprinkled in this review. The problems with adapting visual novels to animation are plentiful. You need to satisfy a built-in audience who have their preferred routes in mind, along with any potentially preferred romantic partners for the lead character. You need to distill important plot elements that […]

Review: “Robotics;Notes Part One” – A Slow-Burn With Little Fire

by macattackon August 26, 2014
Production I.G. had two shows premiere on Fuji TV’s noitamina block in Japan on October 11, 2012. One was Psycho-Pass, and the other is Robotics;Notes. The two shows could not be any more different. Psycho-Pass is a dreary look at the future, a cyberpunk dystopia that is ever so thinly veiled as a utopia. Robotics;Notes looks at the […]