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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, […]

Review: "Freezing" == "Pokémon" + Blood + Breasts - Humor

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Toonzone News recently received two copies of Freezing: a DVD-release and a Blu-ray copy. Maxie Zeus and Ed Liu watched each. Here, in classic Siskel-and-Ebert style, are their thoughts on this recent FUNimation release: Maxie Zeus: Let’s get the obvious pun out of the way: Freezing is a series to make the blood run cold. […]

Review: "One Piece" DVD Collection No. 8: Cloud Nine

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The serial sea-faring adventures of Captain Luffy and friends continue in One Piece Collection No. 8. Picking up from where Collection No. 7 left off, Luffy continues his heated battle with the God of Skypiea, Eneru. Eneru, having deemed the people of Skypiea unworthy, has set out to use his ‘Ark Maxim’ to amplify his […]

Review: "Strike Witches 2": More of the Same

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Hype is a funny thing.  Ever since Strike Witches debuted, all I heard from some anime fans was how it was nothing but creepy loli bait and an example of everything wrong with modern anime.  A big portion of the criticism was that the girls don’t wear pants or skirts, instead having a formal military […]

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 […]

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