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Category Archives: Reviews
Guilty Crown (Blu-ray), Early Review
By Marc | August 17th, 2013

Fuji TV’s noitaminA block has been very good to us animation fans in recent years, having provided us with more than a few interesting shows (including Eden of the East, a personal favorite of mine.)


With Funimation’s upcoming release of Guilty Crown, a recent noitaminA series, do we have another interesting series from the respected and venerable animation block worth your time and money? Continue reading

Categories: Anime Review, Early Looks, Feature, Reviews, w/ Anime Episode
Mobile Suit Gundam (DVD), Review
By Logan | July 21st, 2013

As one of the most well-known mecha series in the world, Mobile Suit Gundam is the genesis of a franchise that is still going more than 30 years later, and with countless sequels, spin-offs, manga, video games, and of course plastic model kits, Yoshiyuki Tomino’s epic is credited with cementing the “Real Robot” genre into its place in anime history. After the rousing success of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing on Cartoon Network’s infamous and recently resurrected Toonami block, the original 1979 series that started it all made its way to American shores. A decade later, Bandai Entertainment gave fans in America the most complete version of the series it could possibly provide us; but is it worth it to track down these sets, now that Bandai is no longer with us? Continue reading

Categories: Feature, Reviews
One Image Review- Fox Marvel Movies Are On Sale
By Marc | July 18th, 2013

The various Marvel films that Fox has made are on sale on Blu-ray for $60. We here at the Fanboy Review decided we needed to review these films for our audience so they could make an educated decision on if they should spend their cash. Unfortunately we just didn’t have the time. So instead, a short review of each film on one image.

One-Word Review Poster

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Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (Blu-ray/DVD), Early Review
By Marc | May 7th, 2012

The Fanboy Review is back with its second ever joint review! Join Alex and me as we take an early look at the first animated adaptation of the popular Dragon Age franchise.



Co-produced by EA and Funimation Entertainment, Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker made its debut in Japanese cinemas back in February and will be hitting US shelves on May 29.  This is the first bit of animation that is a Funimation ‘original’ (rather than a licensed film/show.) How does their first original production hold up? Continue reading

Categories: Anime Review, Early Looks, Feature, Reviews
Flashpoint Comic Event- Part 2, Review
By Alex | August 6th, 2011

I said to look out for a Flashpoint #2 review soon, didn’t I? Well, maybe this isn’t exactly “soon”, but that’s because this is much more than that! We’ve decided to do several Flashpoint updates, covering the event as it happens, mostly from my semi-clueless perspective. Today I’ll be covering both Flashpoint #2 and #3, as well as several of the tie-in issues that have come out recently.

At this point there are more than twenty issues relating to Flashpoint available. I normally try to avoid giving away big spoilers, but it’s going to be almost impossible for these updates. If you don’t want anything spoiled, I’d advise you to read no further.
Seeing as there’s so much to cover this month, I’m going to be breaking this down into sections. First up, let’s take a look at issue #2 of the main book. Continue reading

Categories: Comic Review, Feature, Reviews
Flashpoint #1 (Comic), Review
By Alex | June 24th, 2011

I’m reviewing another western comic already? Apparently so. This is issue #1 of the new miniseries, Flashpoint.

Flashpoint is Geoff Johns’ latest big event, and he and DC themselves have said it’s fine if you just want to pick up this book without reading the large amount of build up to it. To be honest, I hadn’t even heard of it, and I didn’t even know it was a Flash story when I was asked and agreed to review it! So once again, I’m going to be finding out if this comic really can stand alone and be enjoyed by someone who’s completely out of the loop. Continue reading

Categories: Comic Review, Feature, Reviews
Action Comics #900 (Comic), Review
By Alex | May 9th, 2011

This isn’t the kind of thing I’m normally asked to review, but there’s a first time for everything. Today will be my first review of a western comic book: Action Comics #900.

#900 is a milestone issue, so as well as finding out just what I think of it, I’m going to be asking myself if it’s a good place for new readers to jump in. I haven’t read a DC comic since around the Blackest Night event, so I might just have been the right person to ask! Continue reading

Categories: Comic Review, Reviews
Gunslinger Girl: Omnibus Collection 1 (Manga), Review
By Alex | February 27th, 2011

Gunslinger Girl is hitting bookshelves again, this time thanks to Seven Seas Entertainment.

This first release from them is an omnibus collecting volumes 1 through 3 of the manga. That’s 544 pages of gunslinging action! This wasn’t my first attempt to get into the series, so how did I like it this time? Read on and find out! Continue reading

Categories: Comic Review, Feature, Reviews
Amnesia Labyrinth: Volume 1 (Manga), Review
By Jonathan | February 20th, 2011

I’m extremely disappointed right now.  When I read a manga called Amnesia Labyrinth, I expect to see someone wake up in a maze without any memory of how they got there.  That’s not what this is at all!

Sarcasm aside, Amnesia Labyrinth isn’t nearly as exciting as its intriguing name would suggest.  The series has just hit American shelves in graphic-novel format courtesy of Seven Seas Entertainment, and I can’t say I was riveted by the four chapters included in this first volume.  In fact—and I know I sound like a bit of a bastard for starting out the review this way—the volume peaks in its first three pages.  You look at the catchy (if misleading) cover, read the synopsis on the back, and settle down to read a good ol’ mystery manga about a couple of high-school kids.  And what’s the first thing to happen in the volume?  An innocent student gets shoved in front of an oncoming train. Continue reading

Categories: Comic Review, Feature, Reviews
Summer Wars (DVD), Review
By Marc | February 16th, 2011

Funimation comes out swinging with a big film release, arguably the biggest film they’ve released since the first Evangelion Rebuild film (and based on who you ask, possibly bigger.)

A big push is being given to Summer Wars: theatrical screenings, larger than normal advertising, even an attempt to get it nominated for an Academy Award.  Is all the extra push worth it?
As a fun little experiment, Alex and I are reviewing this film together, since we both had things we wanted to say about it.
Continue reading

Categories: Anime Review, Feature, Reviews