Tag: Funimation

Good Luck Girl: The Complete Series

Good Luck Girl: The Complete Series

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Good Luck Girl is a fun and slightly insightful anime about what it is like to be so lucky you make everyone around you miserable. How is this supposed to be remedied, you ask, well by making the title character miserable, of course. This premise brings about some comedic moments as well as some intermixed […]

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One Piece: Strong World

One Piece: Strong World

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

For years, films based off of long running shonen series always presented themselves as simple stories, with the only true highlight being the rich animation that would accompany this familiar territory. Eiichiro Oda wanted to make sure that this didn’t happen for the 10th One Piece film, where most of the other entries were just […]

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Maken-Ki! The Complete Series

Maken-Ki! The Complete Series

| November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Maken-ki! is an anime TV series that has truly nothing going for it, with the exception of the ridiculous fan service that presents. From giant boobs, that would break any living woman’s back, to the extreme camel toe shots, Maken-ki! wallows in the depths of extreme fan service and stays there. Takeru Ohyama has just […]

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Blood C: The Last Dark

Blood C: The Last Dark

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Blood-C was most certainly a highlight of the year and one of my favorite series to come out of Production I.G. in a long while. The story was handled in a subversive way, the action was top notch and it was certainly a healthy addition to the Blood: The Last Vampire mythology. Of course, the […]

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Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition

Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 cyberpunk classic, Akira, which he adapted from his manga of the same name, is perhaps the single most recognizable feature-length anime. For many in North America, Akira served as their introduction to anime and it is without a doubt the anime feature most viewed by American audiences. And rightly so, because Akira […]

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Sakura Wars: The Movie

Sakura Wars: The Movie

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sakura Wars is one anime/video game series that I’ve never gotten into, which baffles me extremely. Granted, a majority of the video games never came out here, but with the steampunk elements, the wonderful character designs by Kosuke Fujishima and the fact that its set in an alternate history, there are plenty of things to […]

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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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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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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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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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