Tag: Funimation

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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Shakugan no Shana: Season III

Shakugan no Shana: Season III

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Things are quite different for Shana and Yuji in this, the final series of Shakugan no Shana (but not in a bad way). No longer is the action set exclusively in Misaki City. And gone is the slice-of-life, high school material that supplemented the series’ broader, battle-based narrative in which Shana, Yuji, and their allies […]

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One Piece: Season Four, Voyage Four

One Piece: Season Four, Voyage Four

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Containing some fulfilling backstory, a great amount of intense action and some great plot development, One Piece: Season Four, Voyage Four is another winner and a continuation of the greatness that makes up this shonen masterpiece. Trying their best to clear their names and finding out the true reasons for Robin’s betrayal, the Straw Hats […]

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Toriko: Part Three

Toriko: Part Three

| March 13, 2013 | 1 Comments

By this point, if you’re still reading following our coverage of FUNimation’s Toriko releases, you’ve no doubt given Toriko the five or six episodes of viewing required to really get into the series, as I recommended in my review of Part Two. And if that’s the case, you are no doubt curious whether or not […]

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Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork

Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Full of flying panties, unrequited love and a robot angel harem, Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork is something that I certainly did not enjoy and had trouble trying to swallow the ridiculousness of it all. Following the events of the first two seasons, Clockwork follows Tomoki and the New World Discovery Club being […]

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Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts (OVA Collection)

Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts (OVA Collection)

| February 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

In my previous review of Baka & Test: Season Two, I raised a number of complaints about that particular season, but I had failed to mention therein two complaints I had about the season that did not make it in to the review as they then seemed petty, but are now relevant. There were notable […]

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Toriko: Part Two

Toriko: Part Two

| February 9, 2013 | 1 Comments

When I first heard about Toriko, I swore I’d have none of it. There was no way it could possibly work. I’d only be wasting my time. I mean, a fighting anime centered on food? That’s a bit of a stretch. Yet, here I am reviewing the second collection of the series released by FUNimation […]

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Toriko: Part One

Toriko: Part One

| February 7, 2013 | 1 Comments

The culinary arts have been explored in anime and manga for years, but no anime or manga has ever managed to inject the same testosterone fueled madness of Dragon Ball Z or Fist of the North Star into cuisine, until Toriko. Serialized in Shonen Jump, Misutoshi Shimabukuro’s Toriko explores a world where cuisine is king and people wish to eat rare and exotic ingredients, […]

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Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts (Season Two)

Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts (Season Two)

| January 31, 2013 | 1 Comments

When FUNimation released Baka & Test: Season One in 2011, the second season of the series was only just then airing in Japan. Given the breakneck pace at which I plowed through the first season and the high praise I heaped upon those 13 episodes and FUNimation’s Blu-ray/DVD release of them, you can imagine how […]

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Shakugan no Shana S: OVA Series

Shakugan no Shana S: OVA Series

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The fifth release in FUNimation Entertainment’s series of Shakugan no Shana Blu-ray and DVDs, available today, collects the 4-episode OVA series, Shakugan no Shana S.Although the first two episodes take place at nonspecific points during the series’ first two seasons and the closing two-parter serves as a prequel to the series, S is intended to […]

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