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Review: "Akira" Blu-ray - The Masterwork Back in High Definition

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The history of Akira on home video turns out to encapsulate the history of anime on home video in the United States as well. The success of the film in Japan led to the first VHS releases in the early 1990′s, in both dubbed and subtitled versions as well as in full-frame and letterboxed releases. […]

Review: "Hellsing Ultimate" is Truly Ultimate

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Lurking in the dark of night are fiends that would love to suck the very blood from your veins: vampires! Rising out of the past in an effort to bring upon their glorious future: nazis! The one warrior who can save Queen and Country from such unending foes: Alucard, and the Hellsing Organization! Hellsing Ultimate […]

Review: "Haganai" Complete Series: Insult Comedy, Without the Comedy

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Haganai, much like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, involves a group of misfits creating an unorthodox after-school club.  In this case, Average Male Protagonist Kodaka and ice queen Yozora start a club devoted simply to making new friends.  They don’t have any peripheral activity, which makes you wonder why an official club was needed in […]

"Space Dandy" Gets Worldwide Broadcasts, World TV Premiere Set For Toonami on Adult Swim in January 2014 (Updated)

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A newly released press release from Bandai Visual and a post at the official Toonami tumblr have revealed that Studio BONES’ upcoming sci-fi comedy Space Dandy has been picked up for distribution and television broadcast in many areas around the world. The series, which reunites director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) with many creative […]

Review: "High School dxd" Complete Series - To Hell With This

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I’ll admit it: The girls in High School dxd are cute and hot. But don’t be lured into watching the show because of that. As they say, the devil is pleasing to the eye, and boy is this a devil of a show to sit through. Watching High School dxd is like a checklist of […]

Review: "Baka and Test" Season 2 + OVA: What a Baka Show

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Over the years of watching anime, I’ve really come to dislike the comedy genre in particular.  And it’s really a shame, because some of the first anime I ever bought were comedies (Excel Saga, Galaxy Angel, Azumanga Daioh, Abenobashi), and I enjoyed them.  But in the last few years, I’ve felt a strong disconnect with […]

Review: "Deadman Wonderland (UK Edition)": Human Decency Exits Through The Gift Shop

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Paranoia and conspiracy. The unsettling feeling that you’re just another face in the juggernaut that is modern society and that you’d be powerless if it turned against you. This is the crisis that begins the story of Ganta Igarashi. A normal Japanese student, Ganta’s life is turned upside down when a mysterious crimson hued killer […]

Review: "One Piece Season Four Voyage Five" - Foundering on the Rocks

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At the start of One Piece Season Four Voyage Five, Luffy, Zoro, Nami, and Chopper race after the Puffing Tom sea train that is carrying Robin to Enies Lobby and certain execution. Meanwhile, having stowed away aboard the Puffing Tom before its departure, Sanji frees Usopp and Franky and the trio make their way through […]

Review: "Heaven's Lost Property: The Angeloid Of Clockwork" Half-Time Heroine

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Heaven’s Lost Property was an interesting series. Season 1 and Season 2 were largely funny, but a bit unsettling in their nature. Humorous antics of a perverted lead with, effectively, many of his wishes coming true drove much of the laughs and strengths of the series, but the unsettling nature of Ikaros underlined it. Much […]

Jerry Russell, Actor, 1936 - 2013

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that veteran actor Jerry Russell passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the age of 77 after complications from abdominal surgery. Russell founded the Stage West theater company in 1978, which became one of four theater groups that set the tone for Fort Worth’s theater scene. In addition to […]

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