Tag: Funimation

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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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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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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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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One Piece: Season Four, Voyage Five

One Piece: Season Four, Voyage Five

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Setting the perfect balance of comedy, action and plot development in the last batch of its episodes, One Piece: Season Four, Voyage Five manages to be one of the strongest sets of this season, keeping fans enticed and clamoring for more. After the events of the last boxed set, Nico Nico Robin has been taken […]

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