Upon the release of Ranma 1/2 on Bluray, Mike takes a stroll through the world of Rumiko Takahashi.
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.
Battles are fought as much through blackjack as with weapons in this final installment of the cyberpunk movie trilogy. A great heroine, tense card-playing scenes, and much more nastiness carries the story through to its only reasonable conclusion.
Whose style came in first? What about the best suit? It's all in here!
Justin returns for a Twitter show! More Wind Rises chat, Space Adventure Cobra, the Spring season and more are chewed over.
It's not flawless, but Attack on Titan's dub is raw in the best way, successful at yanking out heartstrings and more impressively, maintaining the show's healthy sense of humor. The end result is one of the strongest dubs heard in many years.
Do screeners really sway critics to giving positive reviews? Is this the end of an era? Why can't you see the dub of Blue Dragon anywhere? And why are late night anime selling more on Blu-ray?
Jason checks out Hideki Ohwada's politically-charged mahjong manga, The Legend of Koizumi.
Yamato 2199 starts with a slow burn, but as the titular space battleship rises into space, the series finds its stride and only gains momentum.
Giovanni's Island is as powerful as it is predictable. It may be one of the few films to focus on the Kuril Islands, but its tale will prove immediately familiar to anyone acquainted with cinema's typical treatments of war-torn children.
Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky is in fact about girls with no pants, but if you can get past that conceit, it's an enjoyable book. It's more of a fun diversion than a series to sink your teeth into, but it is also a good way into the franchise.