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Review: “Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card” First Episode Is Magical, But Safe

by Neo Yion January 17, 2018
More than anything, Cardcaptor Sakura was my personal childhood-defining Magical Girl franchise. Utilizing the theme of love and kindness as the driving point behind main character Sakura’s quest, Cardcaptor Sakura was a good-natured show notable for its open-minded idealism. It supported people with different viewpoints and social status as individuals equally worthy of love and […]
DuckTales Woo-oo

Review: Woo-Hoo for the “DuckTales: Woo-oo!” DVD!

by Neo Yion December 19, 2017
However you feel about the overwhelming number of franchise revivals from the 80’s and 90’s, it’s a chance to dust off and update some of these old relics for the modern age. The best ones will be helm by those who have a keen understanding of it, capturing the spirit of the original while upgrading […]

Digimon Adventure Tri Confession

Review: “Digimon Adventure Tri: Confession” is Still a Digital Delight

by Neo Yion December 5, 2017
Digimon Adventure Tri has been a standout set of films so far, able to continue from the original anime series, Digimon Adventure, and further develop its central cast. Previously children in Digimon Adventure, the original eight Digidestined are now older and prone to grown-up decisions. Tri’s reoccurring theme of change and adulthood is once again […]
Digimon Adventure Tri Determination

Review: “Digimon Adventure Tri: Determination” Digivolves To Mega Level

by Neo Yion August 29, 2017
The Digimon franchise has been running for fifteen years and none is so beloved than that of its first anime series: Digimon Adventure. Recognizing its nostalgic value, Bandai and Toei Animation teamed up once again to create a six-movie sequel series that takes place six years after the original. I stated in my last review […]

Review: “Snow White with the Red Hair” Season One DVD/Blu-ray Is Pleasantly Progressive

by Neo Yion June 9, 2017
In an ever chaotic world where fear and cynical nihilism rule the media as the common narrative, it’s getting harder to pick out the optimistic, soft-hearted shows out there. Understandably, the doom-and-gloom is a product of people’s behaviors, especially in these trying times, and while I enjoy numerous quality products based on this line of […]
Wonder Woman

Review: “Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition” Is Epic, But Not Empowering

by Neo Yion June 2, 2017
Building a plot around gender politics is always going to require a delicate balance. It’s inevitable that an origin story with Wonder Woman is going to have some complication between the secluded women-only island she lives in versus the outer world where, gasp, men live. In the right hands, this can present an interesting, fair […]

Review: “Steven Universe Album: Vol 1:” Believe in Steven’s Songs

by Neo Yion May 31, 2017
When discussing Steven Universe, the topics most often brought up are its central theme of love and acceptance, the positive feminist and LGBTQ representation, and the music. With dozens of songs spread throughout the show, it was a shoo-in for Cartoon Network to concoct an album. The result is sublime. My initial fears that the soundtrack would […]

Review: “Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion” – Prodigious! This Digi-Movie is a Digi-Blast!

by Neo Yion May 25, 2017
Previously considered cult classics tucked away in the back of VHS stores in the “Foreign” section, anime reached broader range in the mid-90s, with the gateway drug for many being the money-making monstrosity that is the Pokémon franchise. Its pop cultural impact cannot be understated, so it should not be a surprise that FOX Kids […]

Review: “Summer Wars” Is a Digital Delight

by Neo Yion February 3, 2017
One of my fondest memories from my youth were the annual family reunions. As I stood and watched the nearly 30 – 40 people I was related to – whether through blood or marriage – I was overcome with a powerful sense of pride; “The Yi Clan” as I affectionately would say to myself. I haven’t […]
Beauty and the Beast

Review: “Beauty and the Beast” 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition Is Beautifully Timeless

by Neo Yion September 27, 2016
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the kind of film that comes once in a blue moon: a piece of cinema that is not only flawless, but influential. Playing a major part in the revolutionary Disney Renaissance of the 90’s, Beauty and the Beast proved its predecessor, The Little Mermaid, was not just a fluke […]