Tag: Anime

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Two Review

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Two Review

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Without little surprise, One Piece has managed to captivate me once again, with Season Five: Voyage Two, an outing that contains just about everything that one would need to feel at home with a long running shonen series. Need a great backstory for one of the characters, check. How about some recap episodes, check. How […]

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Digimon: Seasons 1-4 Collection

Digimon: Seasons 1-4 Collection

| October 14, 2013 | 1 Comments

After the Pokemon franchise proved itself to be an overwhelming, immediate success in 1996, it’s no surprise that a host of similar, if not outright derivative, franchises would emerge in its wake. Digimon, one such post-Pokemon franchise, premiered in 1997 as a line of pocket pets in the Tamagotchi vein, but would soon spawn an […]

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The Future Diary

The Future Diary

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

So let’s start things off with my short review of The Future Diary: I loved it! When all was said and done and the final disc reverted back to the main menu, I knew this was one anime I would be revisiting time and time again. But my reaction to the series as I sat […]

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From Up on Poppy Hill

From Up on Poppy Hill

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t heard by now, beloved director Hayao Miyazaki is retiring from filmmaking following the completion of his upcoming animated feature, The Wind Rises. And that’s it folks. After that, no new Miyazaki films. Ever. He’s serious this time, and as much we want to believe he’ll be back some day, we need to […]

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Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

From Tetsurō Araki, director of Death Note and Highschool of the Dead, comes Production I.G’s action-packed original anime, Guilty Crown (2011). On August 27, 2013, the series arrives on North American home video from Funimation Entertainment, with the series’ twenty-two episodes spread over two, separately released Blu-ray/DVD combo packs crammed with special features, including commentaries, […]

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Daily Lives of High School Boys

Daily Lives of High School Boys

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

What would you expect a collaborative effort between anime studio Sunrise and Square Enix to look like? Presumably some sort of fantasy-mecha-RPG kind of show, right? Of course. What else? That’s why, when these two companies actually did come together to create the slice-of-life, comedy series, Daily Lives of High School Boys, they quickly dispelled […]

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High School DxD: Season One

High School DxD: Season One

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Like the title, High School DxD, contains girls with large breasts placed in situations where they are bound to expose them. Although, truthfully this is a little deceiving, considering there is so much more to this anime. Magic, romance, fighting, and burgeoning friendships to name a few. The fan service is in great abundance but […]

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Lupin the Third: The Woman Named Fujiko Mine

Lupin the Third: The Woman Named Fujiko Mine

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

While it’s imperative that animation enthusiasts and die hard Lupin the Third fans see The Woman Named Fujiko Mine, the series does enough things right that it can be recommended to general anime audiences. While its not perfect, it gives a solid run at how these iconic anime characters crossed paths and an average mystery […]

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Dragon Ball Z: Rock the Dragon Edition

Dragon Ball Z: Rock the Dragon Edition

| August 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although there have already been seemingly countless releases of Dragon Ball Z on DVD, the Rock the Dragon Edition set stands out from the others in that it’s quite specifically geared to appeal to your nostalgic recollections of watching DBZ on Cartoon Network’s Toonami. That’s right! FUNimation Entertainment has at last released the entire 1996 […]

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Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail

Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Way back in 2006, Studio Madhouse wowed audiences with their adaptation for Rei Hiroe’s Black Lagoon. It was a match made in heaven, with Hiroe’s work seeming like early Madhouse fare, full of intense action and mayhem, that was seemingly influenced by 80′s and 90′s action films. With nods to John Woo’s The Killer, to […]

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