News New Madman Acquisitions
Madman has just released their monthly newsletter for August. Of interest is the acquisitions, which includes the classic titles "Demon City Shinjuku", "Cyber City Odeo 808", "Street Fighter II: V TV series" and "Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie" with the Street Fighter releases due in december. Also of note is the Ouran Host Club manga, to be released before the end of this year.
Mike wonders aloud which anime would be a good fit for the prestigious Criterion Collection.
Kanae Hazuki's story treads some ground we don't always see covered to give us a romance that is both a little unsettling and far from sickly sweet.
Here's a salute to bygone American anime companies, we knew ye well.
Since Justin isn't at SDCC, he can answer all your questions about anime studios' work on American cartoons, why short TV series don't get licensed, why voice actor commentaries are so rare, and the history of anime theme songs.
Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn does little more than its assigned duty as a playground for battle-mecha carnage. It's enjoyable in quick little brawls, never outright terrible but always a bit tedious.
What begins as an amnesia-seasoned sort-of romance eventually becomes something far richer: a gentle tale of connection and friendship, of evolving feelings and sweetly ordinary bonding.
While the plot and characters of this 3D CG mecha series may not be especially compelling or fresh, the action, visuals, and setting details are sharp enough to keep viewers coming back.
It's easy to understand what Kill La Kill wants to say in every moment because its ideas are simple, but conveyed in ways never quite seen before, and its healthy splashes of humor grow out of its thematic ideas rather than combating them.