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U'Den Flame Works
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UCC Ueshima Coffee co., ltd.
UCC Ueshima Coffee Co.,Ltd.
Uchihama Gakuen Astronomy Club
Uchōten Kazoku Production Committee
Ueda City Citizens
Ueda Patissier Office
Ueki no Housoku Production Committee
Ultra Film Service Inc.
Ultra Peace Busters
Ultra Super Pictures
Umi Monogatari Production Committee
UN-GO Production Committee
Unbound Creative, Inc.
Unbreakable Machine-Doll Production Committee
Union Film Studios
United American Video
United International Pictures
United States Air Force
United Television Broadcasting
Universal Cinergia Dubbing
Universal Picture Japan Inc.
Universal Pictures (-)
Universal Pictures International
Universal Pictures Mexico
Universal Sony Home Pictures Australia
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Unlimited Fafnir Production Committee
Upotte!! Production Committee
Upper Deck Japan
Urawanishi High School Baseball Club
Urban Plant, Ltd.
Usagi Drop Movie Committee
Usagi Drop Production Committee
Usagiyama Shopping District
Uta Koi Production Committee
Utawarerumono Production Team
Uta☆Puri Production Partners
UTB (Los Angeles)
This week: we talk with CyberConnect2’s Hiroshi Matsuyama about Naruto, future projects, and the best place to put a game company! Plus Terra Battle, Tron Bonne, and something that’s totally not Castlevania. ― Most agree that Rare isn't what it used to be. The developer rode merrily through the 1990s thanks to a partnership with Nintendo, one that saw them make hits like Donkey Kong Country, Banjo-K...
The original manga of Eiki Eiki's Love Stage has arrived in English! Has it been worth the wait? ― There's an established trope in the romance genre, whether the story is about a gay couple or a straight one: at the outset of the relationship, one or the other of the prospective partners will announce that they hate the other one. Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou's Love Stage does do that, but in an unusual...
The rock group behind theme songs for Bleach and Fullmetal Alchemist discusses their upcoming world tour. PLUS: an exclusive video greeting! ― All-female Japanese rock group SCANDAL formed in 2006 when high school girls Haruna Ono, Mami Sasazaki, Tomomi Ogawa and Rina Suzuki would play live performances in Osaka Castle Park until they were signed to Kitty Records in 2008. The band burst onto the scen...
We're almost at the end of the Thriller Bark arc, but the animation is starting to fall apart. ― Thriller Bark is One Piece by way of Tim Burton, and as far as story arcs in the shounen series go, it's one of the more interesting. Gecko Moria, one of the Seven Warlords, is both ridiculous and frightening with his ability to steal shadows and use them to animate zombies, and while we are reasonably su...
Bringing guests from Japan to conventions is an exciting and satisfying experience most of the time. Sometimes, though, you handle your convention guests, and sometimes they handle you. ― Welcome to “Tales of the Industry,” a column where we will share stories from real working professionals in the anime business. This week, we have another anonymous tale contributed by a current or former members o...
A list of this week's new releases. Plus, gravure idols and espers abound in this week's reviews of Super Sonico and Unlimited Psychic Squad! ― Jump to this week's reviews: Super Sonico the AnimationUnlimited Psychic Squad On Shelves This Week Free! Season 1 DVD Eastern Star - 280 min - Sub - MSRP $39.95Currently cheapest at: $24.38 Rakuten Synopsis: Four boys from Iwatobi High School have their eye...
Demons abound in this hard-edged short-form comedy series, but does its wildly hit-or-miss nature mean it isn't quite worth the asking price? ― “Nothing good ever comes from calling on demons to solve your problems.” This line is never explicitly said anywhere in this franchise, which consists of two series of 13 13-minute-long episodes (the original from 2011 and the sequel from 2013). However, it c...
This is an interesting, complicated fantasy adventure that has some unfortunate printing issues. ― The words “carnival” and “circus” have dual connotations. On the one hand, they are places of entertainment, words which make us think of swirling music and fantastic feats, glittering costumes and trained animals. On the other hand, the words can refer to a place where the rules of everyday life have b...
Mike dons his red trucker cap and takes a journey through all the various shlocky and unique OVAs based on old SNK fighting games. ― It took me ages to track it down. I'd been after this particular OVA for something like eight years, and for a long time, the hunt just didn't go well. First of all, the show wasn't a “true” OVA, it was an ONA that was briefly broadcast online, but region locked to Japa...