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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 […]
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"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 […]
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]
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Otakon 2014: FUNimation Announces "Hellsing Ultimate 9 & 10" and more

by Weathermanon August 9, 2014
At Otakon 2014, FUNimation made numerous licensing announcements, both for new and re-licensed properties, as well as cast announcements and a number of home video releases. The biggest new license announcement was the final two episodes, 9 and 10, of Hellsing Ultimate. They also announced the full rights for Black Butler: Book of Murder OVA. […]

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Dragon Ball Z Live-Action Trailer

by Alex Beanon July 30, 2014
Funimation employed the services of low-budget comedy skitsters Mega64 [Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta, Shawn Chatfield] to perform a live-action version of the upcoming animated “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” due to hit theaters August 5, 2014 and the results are below and somebody skipped Level Nine…
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Review: "Date A Live" Decidedly NOT Second-Date Material

by macattackon July 9, 2014
Oh, Japan. My love/hate relationship with you will likely never end. Date A Live is based on a light novel series of the same name that is currently running in Japan. 30 years before the start of the series, the first of many “spacequakes” claimed the lives of 150 million people. Date A Live is […]