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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 […]
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Cardcaptor Sakura Returns In 2018 With Clear Card

by Peter Paltridgeon December 28, 2017
Ready for the first major anime release of 2018? Sakura, Captor of Cards is back in a brand-new series….what do we know so far? Beginning January 7, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card will begin airing in Japan, the first real continuation of Sakura’s story since the 1990s original. The manga version by CLAMP started in June […]

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Attack On Titan Will Get A Third Season In 2018

by Peter Paltridgeon June 19, 2017
Attack On Titan aired the last episode of its second season in Japan on Saturday, and at the very end of the broadcast, viewers were treated to a teaser announcing a third season was in production. The subbed anime is also simulcast on Crunchyroll and Funimation’s streaming service, and American viewers got the same trailer. […]

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 […]

Review: “Your Name” – Body Switching Yields Poignant Twists

by slaion May 30, 2017
Your Name, the highest grossing anime movie to date worldwide, finally makes its way to to the U.S. this year via FUNimation. It’s a touching and unusual supernatural story of a high school girl named Mitsuha, who lives in a town in the mountainous countryside of Japan. Mitsuha lives with her younger sister and grandmother […]
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Review: “Garo: The Animation Season 1 Part 2” – Lock Up the Wolves

by Weathermanon May 26, 2017
When we last saw the Makai Knights in Garo: The Animation Season 1 Part 1, things were good and not so good. The villainous Mendoza had been deposed, though neither easily nor cheaply. German has left to continue his work cleaning up the last of the Horrors, Ema is just plain gone, and poor Alphonso […]

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Review: “Garo: The Animation Season 1 Part 1” – Neon Knights

by Weathermanon May 25, 2017
Garo: The Animation concerns itself with one Leon Luis, orphan son of a witch (the magic using kind, not the generally-unpleasant-woman kind). Leon has issues. So so so many issues. He has no home, no friends, no living mom, and no actual dad. All he does have is a somewhat hedonistic guardian named German Luis. […]
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“In This Corner Of The World” Coming To US Theaters August 11

by Peter Paltridgeon May 18, 2017
Director Sunao Katabuch’s award-winning historical drama, In This Corner Of The World, will be screened theatrically in the US thanks to Funimation and Shout Factory. The anime movie follows Suzu, a fictional housewife who lives in a coastal city not far from Hiroshima. The time is World War II and when Hiroshima is felled by […]

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Could Funimation Be Purchased By Sony?

by Peter Paltridgeon May 4, 2017
The business website Bloomberg revealed today that entertainment giant Sony is considering making a bid to purchase US anime distributor Funimation. Sony isn’t alone either; Universal (a tiny division of Comcast) was also reportedly interested in acquiring Funimation, but has decided not to go through with it. Funi is involved with both companies: Universal is […]

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 […]