Tag: Anime

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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Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings – Complete Series

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings – Complete Series

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Full of scantily clad dudes and some incredible action, Sengoku Basara presents enough for any anime fan to enjoy. Based of the hit Capcom beat’em up games, the show is set in a fictional version of Warring States period in Japan. Various warlords like Masamune Date, Yukimura Sanada and other fight across Japan for power […]

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Appleseed XIII

Appleseed XIII

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

This 13-episode OVA adapted from the manga, Appleseed, by Masamune Shirow (creator of Ghost in the Shell) hit North American retailers this week in a Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack care of FUNimation Entertainment. The series covers much the same ground that previous incarnations of Appleseed had and with a visual style reminiscent of the […]

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The Rose of Versailles: Part 1

The Rose of Versailles: Part 1

| May 10, 2013 | 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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Sekirei & Sekirei: Pure Engagement

Sekirei & Sekirei: Pure Engagement

| May 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sekirei is precisely the sort of series I categorically avoid: a fan service-heavy, harem fighter in which battles between large-breasted women almost inevitably result in their nudity. Although I’m an admitted detractor of both harem and mature-rated fighter animes, I find myself surprisingly offering a relatively unreserved recommendation of Sekirei here. While I certainly never […]

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Toriko: Part Four

Toriko: Part Four

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’ve already worked your way through Toriko: Part Three, you know that Toriko’s chef pal Komatsu has at last succeeded in recreating Century Soup, and decades earlier than anyone had anticipated! Given that Century Soup represented perhaps the single rarest dish found in the Human World– one that only ever manifested naturally in the […]

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Hanasaku Iroha ~ Blossoms for Tomorrow: Volume 1 Premium Edition

Hanasaku Iroha ~ Blossoms for Tomorrow: Volume 1 Premium Edition

| April 24, 2013 | 1 Comments

One of the things that I find makes many Japanese films and series so thoroughly engaging is the ability to reflect the dedication that the Japanese people possess at a fundamental cultural level for whatever it is they endeavor to do. Be it pursuing a rare collectible or fighting the forces of evil, Japanese characters […]

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A Certain Scientific Railgun

A Certain Scientific Railgun

| April 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mere months after the release of 2010’s A Certain Magical Index– the 24-episode anime adapted from Kazuma Kamachi’s light novels of the same name– animation studio J.C. Staff returned with this adaptation of Kamachi’s Index side story/companion, A Certain Scientific Railgun. Whereas Index followed Toma Kamijo and his magical friend Index, caught in the middle […]

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Emma: A Victorian Romance – Season Two

Emma: A Victorian Romance – Season Two

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Emma: A Victorian Romance season two seems to be almost an entirely different show than its previous season. The plot, while still languid, seems to be quicker and fuller. This may come from the fact that there is more conflict inherent in the story lines. Emma and William have gotten to know each other during […]

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Those Lovely Angels: A Dirty Pair Retrospective

Those Lovely Angels: A Dirty Pair Retrospective

| April 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Haruka Takachiko and illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the Dirty Pair series is something that many newer anime fan’s have never heard of. Beginning in 1980, the series spans over eight novels in total, as of 2007, but has countlessly been adapted into many of the various outlets of anime. TV shows, OVA’s and […]

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