Funimation has announced that the Dragonball Z series will continue in America. The series, which was stopped at 52 episodes (17 volumes) will pick back up this summer on video, and this fall on Cartoon Network. Funimation attributes the continuation to popular demand.
AnimEigo has posted new numbers for its poll on TV series and Urusei Yatsura on DVD. The numbers are getting bigger... both the UY movie set and You're Under Arrest! TV set are within 200 votes of production.
While Terra Formars presents an interesting science fiction story that plays on our innate dislike of cockroaches (and long-standing jokes about how hard to kill they are), it doesn't present it as well as it might.
AnoHana is a story of high emotion. There's a lot of screaming, crying, laughing, and soppy emotional weltering of every flavor. It is tough to digest all of that in 100 minutes. In fact, it's not really recommended.
Overall, Cardfight!! Vanguard is going to be best enjoyed by those who are familiar with the game or just enjoy card battle games in general. It does make a real effort to be generally appealing, though.
Baby Steps isn't big on thrilling sports action. It's interested in quieter, less immediate pleasures: the simple pleasures of good characters and good relationships moving slowly but surely in good directions.