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11:00 AM on 03.03.2014

Blood-C summed up in 60 seconds

You may remember that I wasn't too hot on Blood-C or its sequel, The Last Dark. It really suffers from a listless plot that doesn't do much with its interesting lead character. However, it does have interesting moments, many...

Pedro Cortes

10:00 AM on 12.11.2013

Card Captor Sakura production material books on the way

Card Captor Sakura is one of my top ten favorite anime series of all time. It's charming, heart warming, exciting, and unique in many ways. I personally think it's Clamp's best work. AnimeStyle will be publishing three separa...

Elliot Gay

Review: Blood C: The Last Dark photo
Review: Blood C: The Last Dark
by Pedro Cortes

One of my largest criticisms in my review of Blood C was that it had no definitive ending. Yes, there was a resolution involving most of the characters in town, but it was clear that the show was a 12-episode precursor to the movie, The Last Dark, conveniently teased at the end of the final episode. It felt like a giant cop-out. 12 lackluster episodes leading into a movie? Come on.

Two years later, I’ve finally seen The Last Dark. This was Production I.G.’s chance to make up for their errors with the TV show: Here, they could expand more on Saya’s past as well as give her a satisfying conclusion, after getting so marvelously screwed by everybody she thought was her friend. Well, let’s just say that Production I.G. missed those marks. They still hit the target, but they were pretty far off-center over all.


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11:00 PM on 10.22.2013

Blood C receives animation award

While it isn't a perfect show, Blood C is an alright horror show that looks and sounds solid. It seems that other publications agreed, as the 12 episode program was awarded the 2013 Reaper Award for Best Animation. Presented ...

Pedro Cortes

Review: Blood-C photo
Review: Blood-C
by Pedro Cortes

When I watched Blood C in Summer of 2011, I thought it was a show that had a lot of promise. It started out with the distinct feeling that something wasn't right in an idyllic town that was being pressed upon by nightmarish beasts. Unfortunately, it failed to live up to the promises you thought it was making by delivering tons of boring exposition and drama that has little pay off. 

A year and a half later, I get another chance to take a look at the show, as Funimation has put it out for all of us horror fans in the States. One thing that was a disservice to the show was the long wait between interesting battles and revelations, which dragged things out way too much. With the entire set at your disposal, you can power through the bad to get to the good. Well, that's the general idea anyway. Do the best parts of Blood C hold up? Well, hit the jump to find out!


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9:00 AM on 02.20.2013

Full 5 minute preview of xxxHOLIC live action

Thanks to WOWOW we are getting the first five minutes of the new live action adaptation of CLAMP's manga and anime xxxHOLIC. So far I am not really impressed with it. This is coming from someone that has not read the manga n...

Josh Totman

10:21 PM on 01.31.2013

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled episode 2 is looking good

I'm the last person you'd call a fan of either Code Geass TV series. I will however say that I think they're beautifully animated pieces of television that I don't regret watching, even if the actual story and cast did nothi...

Elliot Gay

9:00 AM on 01.29.2013

A Daily Dose of Battles: Hikaru vs Athena

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

Friday Night Fights: Cardcaptor Sakura vs Yu Narukami  photo
Friday Night Fights: Cardcaptor Sakura vs Yu Narukami
by Salvador GRodiles

*ding, ding, ding*

It's over!

Zangief may have fought the best of the best, along with wrestling bears as part of his training. But in the end, it all amounts to one thing: Zangief has never punched Izaya. Simon on the other hand, has manage to do what Zangief could never do. Therefore, Simon reigns supreme as the pride and glory of Ikebukoro's Russian sushi. Simon wins! (10 > 9)

The J-tor arena isn't always about fighting head on, in some cases, we allow matches where both fighters can summon their abilities into battle. So let's start with our introduction of the first J-tor match that involves summoning your powers. Having the obtained the destructive power of all of the Clow Cards, Sakura enters the arena to prove that her cards can overcome any obstacle. And once known as the savior of Inaba, Yu Narukami returns to show people that the Wild Card is the most effective method to break into an all out attack. Will Sakura's cards take down the Wild Card, or will the Personas reach out for the truth?  

Your votes and persuasion will be the trump card in this week's match, so play your cards wisely. The match will go from today till Wednesday, so make sure that your vote goes up on time. And remember to add a +1 to the character that you side with, since it will be easier to keep track of the score. 

*ding, ding, ding*

Draw your cards!

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7:34 PM on 09.06.2012

Rejoice? Live action xxxHOLiC drama incoming

I'm not on very good terms with Clamp these days. I absolutely adore their early work (Card Captor Sakura, Magical Knight Rayearth), but their recent stuff hasn't done much for me whatsoever. I've heard good things about xxxH...

Elliot Gay

12:00 PM on 08.09.2012

First chunk of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled streaming

I'll be honest with you guys and gals. Code Geass has never really appealed to me for one reason or another. The first season didn't do much for me and while I enjoyed the pure eye candy on display, I greatly disliked the cor...

Elliot Gay

5:00 PM on 04.02.2012

SAYA! Blood-C: The Last Dark trailer has shouting

There's more Blood coming up, with Blood-C: The Last Dark, a movie follow-up to last year's Blood-C anime series. Production I.G. is teaming up with CLAMP again to continue the story, since it ended rather poorly for the char...

Bob Muir