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Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean Part One

Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean Part One

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

While Eureka Seven has never been my favorite Studio Bones property, there were plenty of elements that have always resonated with me. The music was fantastic and one of the ways that I found out about Supercar, for which I am eternally grateful. Shoji Kawamori’s mecha designs have always been awesome and to have them flying […]

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Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends

Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Haganai can be most accurately classified as a “harem anime,” a term that never fails to fill me with dread as I start up a series. And yet, it’s among the ever-increasing number of shows that toys the conventions of the harem model, making it far more palatable for folks like me for whom “harem” […]

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Fairy Tail: Part Five

Fairy Tail: Part Five

| July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fairy Tail is back with a bang! Have you been craving some unruly Natsu/Grey fights, Lucy’s money dramas, or Erza just being Erza? Well, now you have it, this fifth set of Fairy Tail is full from beginning to end with action and adventure. There are returning friends/foes and new ones for us to get […]

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Hanasaku Iroha ~ Blossoms for Tomorrow: Volume 2 Premium Edition

Hanasaku Iroha ~ Blossoms for Tomorrow: Volume 2 Premium Edition

| July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

In my review of Hanasaku Iroha Volume 1, I voiced my surprise at how deeply I had become invested in the ongoing efforts of the series’ central characters to merely keep Kissuiso, the hot springs inn at which they work, operational. After all, why should I care about their “day jobs”? Yet, as I explained […]

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Natsume’s Book of Friends: Season 4

Natsume’s Book of Friends: Season 4

| July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

I write the following words with great sadness: NIS America’s Premium Edition of Natsume Season 4 collects the final thirteen episodes of the series produced by Brain’s Base animation studio. That’s it. No more. As much as I yearned between NIS releases of Natsume’s Book of Friends to hold the next collection in my hand […]

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Kimba the White Lion: Complete Series

Kimba the White Lion: Complete Series

| July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

On July 9th, 2013, the complete, 52-episode run of the classic anime series, Kimba the White Lion (1965-66), hits stores in a 10-DVD collector’s edition from Nozomi Entertainment. Repackaged and remastered since the release of Nozomi’s previous, Ultra Box Set release, this complete series collection features the entire run of the English-language version of Kimba, […]

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The Rose of Versailles: Part 2

The Rose of Versailles: Part 2

| July 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Set in the years leading up to the French Revolution, the twenty episodes collected in Nozomi Entertainment’s release of The Rose of Versailles: Part 1 set the stage for the people’s uprising, establishing Marie Antoinette’s naiveté as a ruler and the people’s unrest as the nobility flourished amidst the commoners’ starvation. The series’ final twenty […]

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Digimon Tamers

Digimon Tamers

| June 20, 2013 | 1 Comments

This third season of Digimon (2001-2002) strikes out in a different direction from the preceding two seasons of Digimon Adventures. No longer does the series perpetuate the storyline begun in the first season, which was neatly wrapped up at the conclusion of season two. Instead, we’re treated to a wholly unique universe, one in which […]

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Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar

Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve had to get through a bunch of Tenchi Muyo in the past year, with Funimation having swept up all of the former licenses held by Pioneer/Geneon Entertainment. Having sat through most of it, I managed to see the charm of the series and understood why it’s a staple in American anime fandom and found […]

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The Princess and the Pilot: Premium Edition

The Princess and the Pilot: Premium Edition

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The release of The Princess and the Pilot (2011) on North American Blu-ray marks NIS America’s first foray into distributing anime feature films. To confer their usual Premium Edition treatment on a single, feature-length film may seem like an overextension of resources at first, especially since they had only previously presented episodic anime series in […]

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