Posts Tagged ‘Anime’

"Okami-San and her Seven Companions": No Fairies in This Tale

by Chad Boninon May 31, 2012
You need help doing something? The Otogi High School Bank is there to help. They’ll do a favor for you, and you’ll just owe them one. Oh, don’t be afraid of the wolf-like girl Ryoko Okami, she’s just a bit rough around the edges, but she’s got a good heart. The little red girl in […]

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

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2012
I can understand (if not entirely agree with) the continuing fascination with turning video games into movies even though the hit-to-miss ratio is so abysmally bad. In theory, at least, such adaptations can springboard off the characters, settings, and stories of a game, filling in blanks or expanding on aspects left underdeveloped, in addition to […]

PR: Theatre on Wheels Brings "TRON: Uprising" Screenings to Southern CA Beginning Saturday, May 26, 2012

by Ed Liuon May 25, 2012
STATE OF THE ART THEATRE ON WHEELS BRINGS “TRON: UPRISING” SCREENINGS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BEGINNING SATURDAY, MAY 26   In public spaces ​throughout the “real” grid of Southern California, viewers will have the opportunity to see a prelude episode of the new animated series “TRON: Uprising” in a state of the art, high definition theatre […]

".hack//QUANTUM": Hackery Down to Its Smallest Constituent Part

by Maxie Zeuson May 18, 2012
My first suspicion that .hackhttps://QUANTUM was going to live down to its name–hackery down to its smallest possible constituent parts–came in the opening credits, which inform the viewer that it is “Based on ‘.hack’ series by .hack CONGLOMERATE.” Never mind the presenter’s “Engulf and Devour”-like name. How much room could there be for personal, idiosyncratic, […]

PR: Nozomi Entertainment Wants Fan Questions for Martian Successor Nadesico Director Tatsuo Sato

by Grant Whiteon May 17, 2012
NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Wants Fans’ Questions for MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO Director Tatsuo Sato Submit questions at by 4 p.m. CDT on May 25, 2012. GRIMES, Iowa, May 16, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment want fans’ questions for Tatsuo Sato, the director of MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO and numerous other […]

PR: Nozomi Entertainment Announces Martian Successor Nadesico Complete Collection Limited Edition

by Grant Whiteon May 17, 2012
NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO Complete Collection L.E. DVD set available on Sept. 4, 2012 to include 26-episode TV series & first-ever release of GEKIGANGAR 3, both with remastered video; plus PRINCE OF DARKNESS motion picture. GRIMES, Iowa, May 16, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division […]

"Gundam SEED HD Remaster Limited Edition Blu-ray Box 1": Cropped SEED

by Grant Whiteon May 14, 2012
Roughly a decade ago I became a Gundam fan thanks to the British television broadcast of Gundam Wing. It was a very odd situation. Not only was I coming into a then-already 20-year-old franchise produced by a country speaking a completely different language, but even the fledgling wave of new American fans were a good […]

"Kiddy Grade Complete Series (UK Edition)": Makes The Grade

by Grant Whiteon May 7, 2012
Kiddy Grade is a 24-episode sci-fi series. In the future mankind has expanded to the stars and colonised hundreds of worlds via terraforming. Of course, a new frontier brings with it a new wave of crime, which has begotten GOTT, a government agency established to directly oversee the legalisation of commercial business. Whilst the public […]

"Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040": Wreck of the Robots

by Maxie Zeuson May 4, 2012
But things gradually grind to a halt once the real big baddie emerges. It turns out that boomers are a simplified version of an advanced bio-mechanical breed that had to be buried when it threatened to turn into an Omega-level threat to humanity. Mason, who is one of those psychotic idealists always threatening to destroy […]

"Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (UK Edition)": When You Stare Into The Abyss, The Abyss Stares Back Into You.

by Grant Whiteon May 3, 2012
Rune-Balot is a 15-year-old prostitute who has the misfortune of becoming attached to Shell, a professional gambler who systematically kills ideal women as part of a process designed to turn them into diamonds. Balot is barely saved from this fate by a pair of legal agents, Dr. Easter, and his creation, Oeufcoque, a genetically engineered […]