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"Dragonball Z: Dragon Box 1" Your Wish Has Been Granted

by Chad Boninon December 24, 2009
Goku has defended the Earth from countless threats. Years after reuniting with a young love at a World Martial Arts Tournament, he’s now training his son in the scholarly arts, rather than in his own super-powered kung-fu skills. Gathering his old friends, he’s soon confronted by … his brother from another planet? Goku is revealed […]

"Dragonball Z" Bardock/Trunks Specials: Too Deep and Too Redundant

by Chad Boninon December 22, 2009
Years ago, the Saiyans were a proud yet savage race. Effectively paid attack dogs for the warlord known as Frieza, they’re out to conquer planets in his name. One such warrior, Bardock, has recently had a son, Kakarot, who will be sent to Earth, and unintentionally will be one of the last Saiyans. He will […]

"Mushi-Shi" Will Take Your Demons–And Your Interest–Away

by Chad Boninon December 13, 2009
The Mushi are creatures that surround humanity, but are never seen by most. Akin to supernatural snails or the like, they are harmless to most, outside of their innate taste for sight and sound. These small creatures are tracked and battled by the Mushi-Shi, or masters of the Mushi. One such Mushi master is Ginko, […]

"Dragonaut Part 1": Draggin’ for Nought

by Chad Boninon December 3, 2009
Years ago, a shuttle accident killed Jin Kamishina’s family. But Jin himself miraculously survived. Since then, he’s felt alone in the world. But then he meets this mysterious girl, Toa, who reveals herself to be a dragon who is defending him from other dragons. These dragons are at the forefront of defending Earth from a […]

"Superman" Is Strong, But "The Complete Series" Is Very Very Weak

by Chad Boninon November 24, 2009
Superman: The Animated Series occupies an odd place in DC history. It came on the heels of the legendary Batman: The Animated Series and set the stylistic and thematic tone for the later Justice League and Justice League Unlimited shows. It laid the foundations for a coherent, integrated DC Animated Universe, and introduced versions of […]

"Blassreiter": Blasting "Kamen Rider" and "Resident Evil" Together!

by Chad Boninon November 16, 2009
The Xenogensis Assault Team, or XAT, is out to defend Germany from the viral outbreak of Demoniacs, cyborg monsters that infect humans. These amalgam monsters spread via the dead and blood, meaning your best friend can become a biomechanics monster out to kill you. A few of the infected can stave off the insanity, using […]

"Ruby Spears Superman": Lost in the Phantom Zone

by Chad Boninon November 11, 2009
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman! Before he died; before he went electric blue; before he was Commander Kal-El of New Krypton; before television focused on his marriage to Lois Lane, his friendship with Lex Luthor, and his burgeoning place in the ever-expanding animated DC Universe: Before any […]

"Dethklok: The Dethalbum II" Too Deluxe For Normal Ears

by Chad Boninon November 8, 2009
Dethklok is the most metal band on the planet, with a gross larger than the GDP of Belgium. Fans have to sign Death Waivers to attend their concerts. Their five members come from various walks of life, from the metalness of middle America to the hardcore world of Sweden. Fresh off their 2008 tour and […]

"X-Men Vol. 3 and 4" Generation X shows its age

by Chad Boninon September 25, 2009
The X-Men are the world’s strangest heroes! These children of the atom have superpowers granted to them from birth, and use their powers to save humanity and forge a link from it to mutantkind. Under the guidance of Professor X, the team of Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean Grey, The Beast, Jubilee, Rogue, Gambit, and Storm work […]

"UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie": I Don’t Even Want to Bother Lifting Mjolnir

by Chad Boninon September 10, 2009
Valkyrie is an angelic Norse goddess alien girl, who’s engaged to a nondescript Asian boy in Japan. Together, they engage in the wacky antics standard to series featuring one guy and a dozen girls. For some reason, humans, aliens, and things that look like catgirls, angels, and every other fetish out there all reside on […]