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11:00 AM on 02.24.2014

Save big with the latest sale at Right Stuf

Hark, what is that sound? That's the sound of money not flooding out of your wallet. It's a sound that comes with sales, like the one currently going on at the RightStuf. The retailer's current big sale features titles from M...

Pedro Cortes

Review: Godannar Complete DVD Collection photo
Review: Godannar Complete DVD Collection
by Pedro Cortes

The robot genre has changed in many ways over the years. For one thing, the stories have become more complicated, incorporating social commentary in an effort to appeal to wider audiences beyond children who are impressed with shiny metal things. Writers will (usually) attempt to give their characters motivations that extend past hot blood, bromances and revenge. Animation has also generally improved, making it possible to have more complicated robot designs that can do more than occasionally leap into the air and drill their flaming limbs into the gooey innards of their opponents.

Godannar is what happens when you get kids that grew up watching those old robot shows and put them in a position of creative power. In a desire to pay homage to the best of classic giant robot shows, the creators also added a good plot, meaningful character development, a solid budget and voice actors that know when to go for camp and when to play it straight.

Oh, and several metric tons of fanservice.



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10:00 AM on 01.28.2013

A Daily Dose of Battles: Shin Getter Robo vs Getter Robo

Let's literally kick things off with our first themed Daily Dose of 2013! The week, your favorite Japanator editors let you know which famous anime battles get their adrenaline going, fists clenched, and showcase what we all...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 01.17.2013

Those Who Hunt Elves makes its way back to manga

I never got got a chance to read the original Those Who Hunt Elves manga, but I was a huge fan of the first anime series. Stripping elves, a curry loving strongman, and young girl driving a tank is a hard combination to resis...

Hiroko Yamamura

Review: Elfen Lied photo
Review: Elfen Lied
by Pedro Cortes

Since it's Halloween, I figured I'd do a write up on one of my favorite shows that just so happens to fit in with the horror spirit, the violent classic Elfen Lied. However, let me give you a bit of context.

Fall 2004 was a pretty good time in my life. I just got my DS, I was having a helluva time at college and, more importantly, finally started going to my university's anime club. Through that venue, I learned about dozens of shows that I would eventually watch and, in some cases, bond with the people that lit my nerdy path. One name that I heard mentioned often was Elfen Lied, though every time it was said a derisive laugh would follow and the assertion that there was no way in hell it would be shown at my university. I figured it had something to do with the overall quality of the show, so I let it slip from my mind and went about watching what was onscreen.

Little did I know that was missing one of the most violent and surprisingly emotional shows out there. Granted, I don't expect everybody to have the same feelings for it that I do, but Elfen Lied is one of my favorite shows and I think that it should be a must see. That is, if you can stomach the gore. Hit the jump to find out more.


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6:00 PM on 08.15.2011

Uh-oh: ADV suing Gainax over live-action Evangelion deal

It's never fun when legal troubles stir up parts of the industry and this new occurrence involves a rather beloved property, namely Neon Genesis Evangelion, a.k.a. OMG TEH REI a.k.a. The Gainax Golden Goose. I'm sure that ADV...

Josh Tolentino

6:00 PM on 01.17.2010

Slayers Pun Assault!

Those who have been around me long enough know that I'm something of a connoisseur of puns. Recently, I was scrounging around the anime section at my local Fry's Electronics, and I ran across a rarity: and ADV Thinpack collec...

Jon Snyder

7:00 AM on 11.24.2009

FUNimation will make their own anime

FUNimation has appointed executive Chris Moujaes to the post of Director of Original Animation. Now, Moujaes, previous President and Chief Creative Officer of Boomstar Inc., seems like a reasonably qualified fellow, so there'...

Karen Mead

12:00 PM on 07.30.2009

ADV hits us with a slate of new titles, including Clannad: After Story and He Is My Master

Looking for some ecchi comedy? Or how about some sappy love story that Dale can't get enough of? Well, ADV has all that and more, with the latest slate of series they're set to distribute from Sentai Filmworks. The list inclu...

Brad Rice

2:00 PM on 06.03.2009

Morning News Roundup: E3 is in full swing

For many of us, we've been keeping our eyes glued to Destructoid, G4, or just about anywhere else we can get videogame news for the past few days. And for myself, working with the rest of the team at Destructoid has certainly...

Brad Rice

1:35 AM on 06.02.2009

Sentai Filmworks license-rescues Dokkoida, Daphne, and Kannazuki no Miko

Just in case you were wondering about the fate of our favorite yuri + giant robot anime, Sentai Filmworks decided to pick up three more Geneon's abandoned titles, Kannazuki no Miko, along with Dokkoida?! and Daphne in the Bri...

Jeff Chuang

10:00 AM on 06.01.2009

The Anime Network moving off Comcast

The Anime Network is apparently moving off one of the bigger Northeast cable providers, Comcast. Based on ADV's quote below, it seems like they were forced off, probably for not having enough subscribers or not meeting some q...

Brad Rice