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Review: "Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt" DVD Box Set: Subversively Sardonic But Egregious In English

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The last decade of anime has been dominated by one trend above all others. Moe. I could spend some lines describing what exactly that means, but I think this is easier: Moe is the opposite of character like Fujiko Mine from Lupin The 3rd and Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop. Instead of a strong, adult […]

NYCC 2012: FUNimation Announces "Wolf Children" Anime Film, "Toriko" English Dub

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At its industry panel Sunday afternoon, FUNimation Entertainment announced that it had recently closed a deal to release the 2012 anime film Wolf Children in 2013. Director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) conceived the story and wrote the screenplay along with Satoko Okudera. Wolf Children tells the story of a […]

Review: "Cat Planet Cuties" Scratches Playfully

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They’re coming to visit us! The Catians are Earth’s first contact with an alien species, and they look a lot like us. Except for the cat ears. And cat tails. And apparently predominantly females that can go into heat. They’ve fallen into the lap of Kio Kakazu, a guy who just likes to make films […]

Review: In "Fractale," Sometimes the Little Victories Are the Sweetest

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Some adventures are grand, sweeping affairs featuring hundreds of characters in massive worlds full of daring escapes, massive armies and all the other fun stuff: See Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, etc. etc. etc.  Others are more intimate adventures where a few people achieve a personal triumph on a much smaller scale: more Niea_7 […]

Review: "Heaven's Lost Property Forte" Flies Back For A Second Flight

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Another angeloid has appeared! Brandishing a sword and blonde locks, Astraea has it out for Tomoki. She could kill him in an instant, if she actually knew how to do so. She’s an idiot, and quickly joins Ikaros and Nymph as an ally of the heroes. It’s a good thing she does, as the new […]

AnimeExpo2012: FUNimation Panel Report

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FUNimation representatives Amanda Nanawa, Adam Sheehan, Justin Rojas, Adam Zehner and their new manager of conventions, Sarah Sullivan, took the stage for their company while FUNi’s Lance Heiskell hung back and filmed the whole event. “Event” seems like a good word as FUNi had so much to say their wasn’t any time for Q&A. Every […]

PR: FUNimation Entertainment Announces Multiple Acquisitions at Anime Expo 2012

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Multiple Acquisitions at Anime Expo Flower Mound, TX -JUNE 30, 2012- FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Anime Expo they have acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, streaming, and mobile rights to the complete anime series, Aria the Scarlet Ammo. The series is directed by Takashi Watanabe, best known for directing Ikki Tousen, Shakugan […]

PR: FUNimation Entertainment Announces Simulcast Rights to "Kingdom" at AnimeNEXT

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Simulcast Rights to Kingdom at AnimeNEXT (click to enlarge) Flower Mound, TX – June 8, 2012 -FUNimation Entertainment announced today at AnimeNEXT it has acquired the simulcasts rights for Kingdom. Full episodes will begin on www.funimation.com on Monday, June 11 2012 and will air every Monday 10AM CDT. A brief synopsis for […]

"Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker": Seek, But Don't Expect to Find

I haven’t finished it yet, but two of my favorite things about the Dragon Age: Origins video game are the fascinating cast of characters and the surprising nuance in the socio-political drama that dominates the game. Dragon Age: Origins has a memorably idiosyncratic cast, such as the tart-tongued witch Morrigan, the laconic and exceptionally stern […]

PR: FUNimation Shows to Appear on Adult Swim's Toonami Block

FUNimation Shows to Appear on Adult Swim’s Toonami Block Two New Original Series to Debut Saturday, May 26 Flower Mound, TX – May 24, 2012 – Adult Swim announced last week at their annual Upfront event in New York that it will be bringing back the popular anime programming block known as Toonami. The fan […]

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