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8:00 AM on 06.12.2014

Junjou Romantica getting a DVD Litebox re-release

Shungiku Nakamura's Junjou Romantica remains a relevant title for overseas fans these days, it seems, because Nozomi Entertainment announced they'll be re-releasing the entire first season this September in one 3-disc package...

Kristina Pino




Review: Princess Nine photo
Review: Princess Nine
by Karen Mead

At the beginning, I loved Princess Nine. It may be a cliche to say "I laughed, I cried!", but the fact is, I really did laugh and cry. The show seemed to be capable of doing something nigh-impossible: present a story unabashedly about girl power, without demonizing the male characters and rehashing the war between the sexes. Instead of getting bogged down in just dealing with sexism, the show transcends the gender gap and becomes about universal human struggles that apply to everyone: wisdom versus ignorance, passion versus apathy, and fear of the unknown versus the courage to try something new and dangerous. There's an awful lot going on in Princess Nine, and for a little while there, I was in anime heaven.

Then I saw the final third of the series -- and suddenly, I wanted to break all the discs over my knee and throw the pieces into an industrial wood chipper. However, a cooler head prevailed, as I eventually realized that despite my disappointment with the final arc, this is a quality release that deserves a place on many fans' shelves.

Besides, I have no idea where to find a wood chipper.

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Review: Space Adventure Cobra Part One photo
Review: Space Adventure Cobra Part One
by Pedro Cortes

'80s anime had a fondness for cribbing from classic sci-fi. You can see the influences of authors like Issac Asimov and Philip K. Dick and movies like Terminator and Alien in multiple shows from the era. Hell, the influence of Blade Runner alone can be seen in tons of series and OVAs of the era. Taking these ideas and mixing them up in the unrestrained minds of creators from that time and you can get some great stuff.

Space Adventure Cobra is interesting in that it takes a shard of an idea from a classic and then spins it out into its own epic. The familiar idea ends up going to places that you might not expect. Besides, even if you do expect it, you'll probably find yourself having a pretty good time.

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8:00 AM on 12.24.2013

Princess Nine to return to DVD in April 2014

Princess Nine is one of those rare anime series where I've never, ever heard a bad word about it. I haven't seen it, but I remember people waxing poetic around 2001 (back when the now-defunct ADV Films originally released the...

Karen Mead

5:30 PM on 11.13.2013

Space Adventure Cobra gets release date

Nozomi Entertainment, the folks who brought us shows like Boogiepop Phantom, Revolutionary Girl Utena and Martian Successor Nadesico, let us know that the first part of the classic action show Space Adventure Cobra will be co...

Pedro Cortes

12:00 AM on 07.06.2013

AX 2013: Right Stuf grabs Princess Nine and more

Oh good, it seems that a Princess Knight riot didn't occur during Right Stuff's Friday panel. Seeing how all of Right Stuf's divisions have announced something, we can assume that no one got injured during the presentation at...

Salvador GRodiles

10:00 PM on 07.01.2013

YES! Nozomi is having an acquisition panel at Anime Expo

I will admit that I'm am over reacting on my view towards Nozomi's latest announcement, but I'm actually more curious about the scene that's going to appear at the panel. On the good side of things, they're going to talk abou...

Salvador GRodiles

7:00 PM on 06.12.2013

Hop on the gondolas of Mars with Aria's new litebox set

Ah Aria -- not to be confused with Aria: The Scarlet Ammo. Another anime series that I've heard good things about, but haven't gotten the chance to watch. The only thing that I know about the series is that it covers the...

Salvador GRodiles

7:00 PM on 05.07.2013

Minor rejoice? Nozomi's Princess Knight sets get revised

Thanks to Nozomi's desire to have their customers watch Princess Knight in the best quality that a DVD can bring, the series will be released in a remastered format. In exchange for Nozomi's new actions, the first set will be...

Salvador GRodiles

4:00 PM on 04.09.2013

Oh no: Nozomi's Princess Knight set won't have dual audio

Before you break into a fit of rage, Nozomi had no choice in the matter of not including the original Japanese track for the Princess Knight anime that's based off of a manga by Osamu Tetsuka. Part of that reason has to do wi...

Salvador GRodiles

9:00 PM on 03.13.2013

Irresponsible Rose Lions joins Nozomi's upcoming releases

Yikes, I didn't think that Nozomi was going to do this to us. Don't they know the dangers that they are inflicting upon society? Do they realize that Rose Lions are the most irresponsible creatures in the entire universe? Oh ...

Salvador GRodiles





7:00 PM on 01.15.2013

Right Stuf licenses Space Adventure Cobra

It's a good day for classic licenses. Right Stuf just announced they're bringing out the 1982 series Space Adventure Cobra, set to hit shelves in late 2013 on DVD and digital distribution channels. The series follows the adve...

Brad Rice