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"Gundam AGE Limited Edition Blu-ray Volume 1": This Is the AGE of 'Are These Prices Serious?'

It’s become the tradition now for new Gundam series to appear roughly every two to three years. In contrast to the high turnover rate of the 90s, this gives fans a bit of breathing space between the big pushes. The previous series, Gundam 00, acquitted itself well, but seemingly failed to become a long term […]

New "Space Battleship Yamato" Anime Coming In 2012

During the closing ceremonies for Anime Expo 2011, mechanical designer Makoto Kobayashi (Last Exile, Giant Robo) disclosed that he was involved in a new animated project for the sci-fi series Space Battleship Yamato. The project is reportedly a remake of the original series intended to premiere sometime next year. Kobayashi previously worked on the 2009 […]

"Space Battleship Yamato": A Poseidon Adventure

The worst thing you can do is judge a TV series based on a theatrical movie that’s been stitched together from its episodes. Rendering a judgment on the movie itself is scarcely easier, and it’s even harder to do when you haven’t even seen the original show. So why give myself grief by reviewing Space […]

Science Fiction - Connecting Gritty Live-Action and Animation Through Wall-E and Blade Runner: Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 The science fiction genre is notorious for giving robots human emotions. The genre runs with the idea that “is the ultimate promise of science for man to play God by creating life; it is the ultimate fear when that life is discovered to have no soul and thus no meaning” […]

Science Fiction - Connecting Gritty Live-Action and Animation Through Wall-E and Blade Runner: Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 Blade Runner is a dark, gritty science fiction film that “projects the nightmarish vision of the early twenty first century” (Bosnak 74). The city is dirty, overcrowded and chaotic due technology consuming society’s everyday lives. The film follows an ex-police officer Rick Deckard being forced out of retirement to hunt […]

"Evangelion 1.01: You Are (Not) Alone" In Thinking There Should Be More Here

FUNimation has recently released Evangelion 1.11 to DVD. Don’t be misled: This is not the second movie in the Evangelion Rebuild tetralogy. It’s the “fixed” version of 1.01: You Are (Not) Alone. Certain segments were color corrected, and around three minutes of new animation was added. This upgrade is indistinguishable from the original without comparing […]

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD

Bandai Entertainment will release Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence to Blu-Ray and DVD with an all-new English audio track, the company said last weekend. No price or release schedule was announced. [Source: Bandai Entertainment]

DreamWorks Lands Rights for Live-Action 3-D "Ghost in the Shell" Movie

Variety is reporting that DreamWorks has acquired the rights to adapt Ghost in the Shell as “a 3-D live-action feature.” The original feature film by Mamoru Oshii was based on a manga series by Masamune Shirow, and launched an anime franchise that includes two more feature films, a TV series, three video games, and two […]

"Star Trek: The Animated Series": Trek in All the Ways that Matter

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before. With those words, Captain James T. Kirk launched one of the most enduring franchises in American entertainment history. […]

A Note of Recognition for: Filmation's "Star Trek" Animators

There are a lot of fond childhood memories surrounding the assorted products of Filmation Studios, but it’s pretty safe to say that none of them involve shockingly high production values. This becomes painfully evident when watching the recently released Star Trek: The Animated Series boxed set. Watching the first few episodes, the animation is almost […]

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