By Heath | July 25th, 2009
So I sat down to start watching Gonzo’s “Gad Guard”, not knowing much about the series, except that it was a mecha anime. Now I know what you’re thinking (I thought it too); if you’ve seen one mecha anime, you’ve seen ‘em all. But don’t count out “Gad Guard”; it may surprise you, a little.
I actually watched the show subtitled on FUNimation’s website via their free internet stream. So for obvious reason I won’t get too technical about the video or audio quality, but stick more to the story and animation elements. Also, this review pertains only to the original subbed version of the show and not the dub. However, from watching the dubbed series trailer, it doesn’t sound half bad. In fact, it sounds damn good, but I’m only saying that based off a trailer, so I wouldn’t take that statement to heart. Continue reading
By Kevin | May 1st, 2009
FUNimation has partnered with the Japanese production company Media Factory to stream the action anime, “Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom” on the FUNimation Video Portal. The first five episodes are now available for streaming, and are all rated TV-MA. Each episode is free to stream and will be presented in its original Japanese dialogue with English translations.
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom is produced by the popular animation company Bee Train (.Hack//Sign, Tsubasa), and is directed by Koichi Mashimo (Blade of the Immortal, Noir). The show is an adaptation of the “Phantom of Inferno” visual novel, which follows an unsuspecting witness that is brainwashed into joining a mysterious organization called Inferno and becoming their newest assassin.
The fifth episode of Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom was released onto the FUNimation Video Portal within 45-minutes of its Japanese broadcast debut on TV Tokyo. Future episodes are expected to be released online within 24 hours of its Japanese broadcast debut.
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