Tag: Funimation

Tokyo Ghoul: Season One

Tokyo Ghoul: Season One

| October 27, 2015

I can honestly admit that I was scared when watching the very first few episodes of Tokyo Ghoul. Not because it was actually scary, but the fact that it seemed to have been plagued by being a derivative work of horror/action storytelling and was failing to live up to the hype that anime fandom was […]

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Space Dandy: Season 2

Space Dandy: Season 2

| October 27, 2015

Shinichiro Watanabe’s Space Dandy is a brilliant melange of comedy, animation and a certain amount of cool, that all anime lovers are bound to enjoy aspects of. If the raunchy comedy doesn’t do it for you, then the animation might. If the characters are too one dimensional, then maybe the fantastic episodic nature of the […]

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One Piece: Season Seven, Voyage Two

One Piece: Season Seven, Voyage Two

| October 12, 2015

There are sections within the massive One Piece storyline that act as major growth points for its central characters, as well as pivotal in world building. The Alabasta arc in season 2 is where the Straw Hats make their mark and raise their respectable bounties. Another being the Enies Lobby arc, where the crew makes […]

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Cyborg 009 Re:Cyborg

Cyborg 009 Re:Cyborg

| August 25, 2015

Kenji Kamiyama, the protege of the legendary Mamoru Oshii, has done plenty of work to distinctly separate himself from his brilliant mentor. Even when working within the same franchise, Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell, Kamiyama has managed to balance the intelligence of Oshii’s work, with a penchant of crafting smart scripts and brilliant action […]

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Ping Pong The Animation

Ping Pong The Animation

| June 23, 2015

Hero worship is in full effect in our modern pop culture. People obsess over new superhero films, comic books and a many of other things that have permeated through our public consciousness. People often forget that our family and comrades can offer many things to be seen as heroes in our everyday lives as well. […]

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Nobunagun

Nobunagun

| June 9, 2015

While I’ve had plenty of rewarding experiences recently watching shows like Ping Pong and Space Dandy, there’s nothing like watching something like Nobunagun. Adapted from Masato Hisa’s manga, this anime from Studio Bridge isn’t going to set the world ablaze, but it makes a point to have boatloads of fun, with both its quirky characters […]

Space Dandy Season 1 Limited Edition Review (Funimation Exclusive)

Space Dandy Season 1 Limited Edition Review (Funimation Exclusive)

| March 2, 2015

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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A Certain Magical Index: Complete Season One

A Certain Magical Index: Complete Season One

| November 19, 2014

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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Hellsing Ultimate Vol.IX and X

Hellsing Ultimate Vol.IX and X

| October 30, 2014

As someone whose grown up watching violent anime, I’ve always managed to rally behind Kouta Hirano’s Hellsing. While the TV series falls of the rails, the Hellsing Ultimate series offered plenty of entertainment, whose first anime series were Fist of the North Star and Ninja Scroll. While its been a long time coming, Hellsing Ultimate […]

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2

Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2

| October 28, 2014

From intense, cerebral films, to an accessible TV series, Ghost in the Shell has managed to stay pretty relevant and within the anime zeitgeist since 1995. Its latest incarnation, Ghost in the Shell: Arise is the another attempt from Production I.G. drawing from Masamune Shirow’s well, but happens to bring a different spin on things. […]

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