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Review: "Fafner: The Complete Series" and "Heaven & Earth" In The Shadow Of Giants

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“Are you there?” If you hear this question, do not answer it. A mobile island may be humanity’s last hope against the Festum, alien forces that have destroyed much of life on the planet. With no options left, a new pilot of the Fafner, an immense mech, must be chosen. A young boy, and soon […]

Anime Boston 2013: Sunrise Official Panel Report

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Sunrise Japan came to Anime Boston for the first time this year and gave a presentation on some of their upcoming projects and made several announcements.  They announced the launch of Daisuki-a joint project between themselves, Aniplex, Toei and Toms.  They also announced that multiple titles formerly held by Bandai Entertainment USA are currently being […]

Review: "Mass Effect: Paragon Lost" Entertains, But Underachieves

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On paper, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost looks nothing short of fantastic. Animated by the illustrious Production. I.G. and a movie tie-in for Bioware’s science fiction action RPG series, acclaimed for its powerful storytelling? The pedigree is undeniably outstanding. However, both as a Mass Effect film project and as an anime coproduction, this movie is an […]

FUNimation Solicits June & July Titles Including "Appleseed XIII", "One Piece" Season 5

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FUNimation Entertainment recently scheduled a number of anime releases for the months of June and July, featuring a mix of new titles and repackages for established properties. Dates and details follow below. June 2013 Appleseed XIII, a CG-animated series based on Shirow Masamune’s Sci-fi manga, is due on 6/4/13. The series is being released as […]

Review: "Tenchi Muyo! Movie Collection" Breaks the Muyo! Mold

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Tenchi’s disappearing! Tenchi has a daughter! Tenchi disappeared! In the Tenchi Muyo! franchise’s three cinematic movies, the gang travels back in time, deals with daughters from the future (!?), and explores the world of restaurant work. Can the girls save Tenchi, save Tenchi, and save Tenchi? In these three movies, does Tenchi actually matter, or […]

Review: "Tenchi Muyo! OVA Collection" Is the Best of the Best

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An ancient demon. Two princesses. A space detective who relies on luck a little too much. An exiled academic. All of the above deeply love and respect one generic kid in rural Japan, who may be tied to them more than anyone would expect. They’ll fight for his love. Tenchi will have to fight for […]

Katsucon 2013: FUNimation Industry Panel Report

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FUNimation Entertainment’s Conventions Manager Sarah “Sully” Sullivan presented the company’s industry panel at Katsucon Friday night. For a new announcement the voice cast for the English dub of Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing- was revealed during the panel, as well as a new trailer for the show. Fam: Jad Saxton Giselle: Leigh Clark Millia: […]

Review: "Tenchi In Tokyo" Finds The Friend You Didn't Know You Had

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“You can’t change my mind; I’m going to Tokyo!” With those words, their bond will be strained. Tenchi Masaki will leave the idyllic countryside life with those crazy girls he loves so much to travel to Tokyo, working as an apprentice, and pursuing his own life. Naturally, the girls won’t be having any of that, […]

Review: "Tenchi Universe" Is Lightyears Away From Where We Are Today

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Tenchi and his gang of ladies are back for the first time! Tenchi Universe, the first television series spinning out of the hugely popular Tenchi Muyo! direct-to-video series, has finally been rereleased on DVD by FUNimation, bringing one of the landmarks of harem series out of license hell and out-of-print discs. Still, the series is […]

Review: "Aria the Scarlet Ammo" is a .22 Caliber Series in a .45 Caliber World

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I don’t follow anime terribly closely, but is there some sub-genre dedicated to stories about gaggles of girls that range from dingbats to the thoroughly disagreeable, all of whom are determined to fling themselves vehemently at a lead boy character with little to no personality? I thought the patronizing idiocy of Freezing was a one-off, […]

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