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Space Dandy Season 1 Limited Edition Review (Funimation Exclusive)

Space Dandy Season 1 Limited Edition Review (Funimation Exclusive)

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

When it was announced last year that Shinichiro Watanabe’s return to the genre that made him famous, anime fans around the world were rejoicing. Cowboy Bebop was a worldwide phenomenon, one that has showcased what the anime medium is capable of, in the highest degree and here Watanabe is, placing Space Dandy in the same […]

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One Piece Season Six, Voyages Two and Three

One Piece Season Six, Voyages Two and Three

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Season six of One Piece is in full effect, as the Straw Hat Pirates fend for themselves against Gekko Moria and his massive island ship, Thriller Bark. Having stolen their shadows, Moria has plans to have them stuffed into zombies, in order to use their power to make himself the King of Pirates. As they […]

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Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Silver Warrior

Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Silver Warrior

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lionsgate’s second home video release of Power Rangers Super Megaforce collects the 5th through 8th episodes of Power Rangers’ 21st season (including “Samurai Surprise,” “Soul of the Tiger,” “Silver Lining” and “Silver Lining, Part Two”). Like the Super Megaforce release before it, the Silver Warrior DVD is presented barebones, entirely bereft of special features. However, the […]

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Maison Close

Maison Close

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watching Maison Close, I couldn’t help but be reminded of one of my favorite movies, Brotherhood of the Wolf.  In that French film, an important plot point involves the heroes – taking a break from karate chopping and drop-kicking eighteenth century peasants – visiting a brothel.  The lead courtesan is an Italian played by Monica […]

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The Rose of Versailles: Part 1

The Rose of Versailles: Part 1

| February 3, 2015 | 1 Comments

Marie Antoinette, who served as the Queen of France from 1774-1792, was beheaded in 1793. This we know definitively. But with that in mind, what satisfaction can we as media viewers possibly gain from watching a fictionalized account of her life apart from gaining a passing (and potentially falsified) knowledge of history– events which could […]

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Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray

Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

You tried watching the original Cowboy Bebop DVDs lately? You know, the ones from 2000 that were basically the only way to get Cowboy Bebop (1998) on home video apart from the marginally improved Remix collection? They’re not pretty, I tell you. In fact, I found rewatching them on a 1080p TV to be nauseating. […]

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A Certain Magical Index: Complete Season One

A Certain Magical Index: Complete Season One

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The J. C. Staff studios anime, A Certain Magical Index, is but one of many media texts adapted from a series of light novels by Kazuma Kamachi. Kamachi’s saga of science and magic also spawned a manga, video games, an OVA, and even an upcoming film. And of course, Index, along with its spin-off manga, […]

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Toriko: Collection Two

Toriko: Collection Two

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

By this point, if you’ve been following our coverage of FUNimation’s Toriko releases, you’ve no doubt given the series the five or six episodes of viewing that’s required to really get into it, as I recommended in my review of Collection One. If that’s the case, you’re no doubt curious about whether or not the […]

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Junjo Romantica: Season 2

Junjo Romantica: Season 2

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

I wrote in my review of Junjo Romantica Season 1 how little plot developed in that season outside the courtship of the three primary couples. No outside threats, no antagonists, just six men trying to find workable ways to approach their relationships with one another. We are talking about a Boys’ Love anime with a […]

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The Merv Griffin Show: 1962-1986

The Merv Griffin Show: 1962-1986

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I’m not essentially a happy person, but I have all kinds of joy,” Orson Welles said during a taped interview with Merv Griffin on October 9, 1985. Mere hours later, Welles would die of a heart attack at his home. One of the greatest minds in the history of film had died, and none other […]

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