Tag: Funimation

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Two Review

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Two Review

| October 15, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Sekirei & Sekirei: Pure Engagement

Sekirei & Sekirei: Pure Engagement

| May 10, 2013

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

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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