Mike delves into the technical side of anime and discovers a whole world of knowledge.
Otakon 2004 Central Park Media
by Mikhail Koulikov, Aug 12th 2004
As at Anime Expo, the bulk of the CPM panel was devoted to discussing the two new labels the company has launched: CPM Manhwa (Korean titles) and Be Beautiful (yaoi). A total of over 200 individual volumes are currently scheduled for release under the CPM Manhwa imprint. Through the end of 2004, six Be Beautiful volumes will be released, and Ayano Yamane's Finder no Hyoteki and Finder no Cage are two of the series that will be released in 2005. Further 2005 plans will be unveiled at the upcoming Yaoi-Con.
With its awkward pacing and flood of new characters, Demon Capital isn't quite as enjoyable as the first season of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan.
Comics artist and former Gainax employee Lea Hernandez joins us to talk about her turbulent time back in the late 80s with the company that gave birth to Evangelion.
Wanna be a voice actor? Justin has a bucket of cold water with your name on it! Also, how anime TV ratings work, and the reasons for simulcast delays.
Jason sifts through the hefty mobile manga offerings from Manga Box. Deadly plants, politics, abandoned pets, murderers and more!
The story underneath is a universal one, powerful and expertly told. Viewers should be prepared for a devastating experience with a lot of challenging concepts that pile on hard and fast as the finale approaches.
Tech-based magical girls battle aliens in a heavily-derivative, otaku-pandering series that is definitely not aimed at little girls. It avoids mediocrity due an outstanding musical score and never forgetting that it is supposed to be fun.
Earth Defense Force is again what it once was. It is large, it is pointless, and it is good, dumb fun.
Higurashi: When They Cry is still an intriguing, spine-chilling, gut-churning horror/mystery hybrid that has nicely recovered from the prologue feel of the previous volume. It can be an intimidating series to pick up, but it looks as if those who stuck by it are about to be amply rewarded
On the whole, Bloody Cross is a hybrid of pseudo-religious fantasy and fast paced action story. The twists keep on coming and there is never a moment to stop and catch your breath, so if you're looking for something non-stop, this is the series for you.