Category Archives: Anime Review
By Marc | February 13th, 2010
Eureka Seven is back… in movie form. Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers (long enough title I think) is a new adventure with Renton, Eureka, and the crew of the Gekko.
I’m sure all the Eureka Seven (I certainly won’t be using the full title every time in the review…) fans already ran off to go get a copy, but unfortunately this is an early review, and it won’t be released until next month. But let’s take a look at how the Blu-ray is, and if it’s worth the cost of entry for fans. Continue reading
By Marc | February 4th, 2010
Working for the Grim Reaper himself can’t be the easiest job now can it? Which is why he founded a school to… wait… Death runs a school? Sounds a bit iffy for my tastes.
In fact, when I first heard about this show a couple years ago, I wrote it off completely. But having arrived in Region 1 land (and my mailbox) I decided I could at least open it up and take a peek at an episode or two of Soul Eater… I mean, even if I didn’t like it, Bones has made some of my favorite shows, so it won’t be that bad… right? Continue reading
By Rachel Oliver | January 29th, 2010
In 1999, Pioneer began releasing the edited TV version of the first two dub seasons of Dragon Ball Z on DVD. In 2000, FUNimation began releasing their own uncut, bilingual DVDs of the series, starting with the third dub season. In 2005, after the rest of the series was finished, FUNimation began releasing bilingual, uncut versions of the episodes that were previously sub-licensed to Pioneer (now known as Geneon). But those releases were quietly canceled before even the first dub season was finished, leaving a gap of forty episodes that were never released in this format. However, in 2007, FUNimation re-started their Dragon Ball Z DVD releases in a “remastered” format that was cropped to widescreen, and fully released every episode this way from beginning to end in boxed sets. Thus, there has only been one consistent release of all 291 episodes of Dragon Ball Z in North America, but at the cost of roughly one-sixth of the footage from every frame of every episode. Continue reading
By Marc | January 18th, 2010
Back with another anime DVD to review, this time we have a Funimation show, via a Sega game… Sands of Destruction.
Sega doesn’t normally get the high marks for quality they used to long ago, so can a Sega based anime work out? Continue reading
By Marc | January 3rd, 2010
Back on a new computer with a new review. This time we have Gonzo popping up with the story of a boy and a mech (a story no anime fan has ever heard before…)
So does Linebarrels of Iron and the story of a boy and a mech show us anything we haven’t seen in the genre before? Let’s take a look. Continue reading
By Marc | October 31st, 2009
Another year, another Naruto movie on DVD. This time it’s based on Shippuden though, so everyone is a little older and a little wiser (well not really wiser…)
Shonen movies are always stuck in that loop of wanting to be ‘the big movie’ version of a show, and then having to reset to point zero at the end. Let’s see how the newest Naruto movie does.
By Marc | October 14th, 2009
Back again, and this time with a bloody treat, Blassreiter. One of the original simulcasts is finally getting a DVD release. After the show was given out for free, does the DVD deserve a place on your shelf?
Instead of my normal comment, a small warning. Look at the cover art. If the cover art makes you a bit creeped out, just consider… this is the American cover art. If this is what we get for the cover, imagine the content of the show itself… but for the rest of you, it may be a ride worth catching ( and aha!, fought the effort to make a motorcycle joke!) Also, after the jump is the entire first episode embedded for your viewing pleasure via Gonzo’s Youtube channel, and Funimation Video is also streaming the entire series subtitled (along with a few dub episodes as a preview.) Continue reading
By Marc | October 9th, 2009
Time for another early review. This time we have the Escaflowne movie, now having over half a dozen American releases.
Having had over a dozen releases, and the Ultimate Edition from day one still being the preferred version, is Escaflowne on Blu-ray a great release? Or should it go in the pile of disks that few want, next to Escaflowne on UMD and Bandai’s Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Blu-ray.
By Marc | September 19th, 2009
It’s time for more Naruto. Last time we left the precocious ninja children, Naruto was leaving the village to spend a few years training to prepare to fight the villains everyone knows is coming.
The characters are a little bit older, so does a few years skipped lead to anything good? (For anyone who wants to watch, the first episode subbed is embedded at the very bottom of the review.) Continue reading
By Marc | September 3rd, 2009
The second Bleach movie is getting it’s American release almost a year after the first. This time around the movie sticks it’s focus on a known character.
Does this two disk package hold the Bleach name up high? Or does Bleach The Movie 2: The DiamondDust Rebellion need a good bit of white out (ah, back to the bad jokes!) Let’s find out. Continue reading