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3:00 PM on 07.05.2014

First Impressions: Sailor Moon Crystal

I never thought I'd be on the verge of tears after watching Usagi Tsukino's very first transformation into the pretty soldier of love and justice for the umpteenth time, but here I sit wiping tears away and swallowing back th...

Brittany Vincent

4:00 PM on 04.26.2014

Magic Knight Rayearth Mokona prizes headed to Japanese Sega amusement centers

Magic Knight Rayearth is a classical magical girl series that should be on your radar if you haven't already taken the plunge, especially since Mokona plush prizes are hitting Sega amusement centers in Japan. The '90s series ...

Brittany Vincent

Review: Vividred Operation photo
Review: Vividred Operation
by Karen Mead

I knew basically nothing going into Vividred Operation. I wasn't watching much anime during the Winter 2013 season anyway, and Vividred kind of got blurred together with all those other shows in that broad category of "cute girls with [insert gimmick]." I had seen some figure designs floating around, so I had a vague idea that the series featured young ladies who are prone to wearing short-shorts, but that was about it.

Since I had zero expectations, I wasn't disappointed; however, I have to wonder how the show would have come across if I'd been anticipating anything in particular. If I was expecting a magical girl show, which Vividred basically is, I would have been let down; If I'd been expecting a sci-fi show, I would be annoyed that the show doesn't really deliver on any of the interesting ideas it presents at the beginning. I guess if I'd wanted a moe fetish-fest I would have been reasonably satisfied, because seriously, this show loves butts. This show loves butts like Attack on Titan likes killing people off-- no, I think it loves butts even more than that. There is simply no describing how much this show loves 14-year-old girls' butts.

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11:30 PM on 11.05.2013

This Madoka Magica Quiz will turn you into a Puella Magi

As the final chapter in the Madoka Magica movie trilogy continues to convert all of Japan into a massive army of Puella Magis, the people at OKWave have created a Madoka Magica Character Quiz that will compare your personalit...

Salvador GRodiles

2:00 PM on 10.14.2013

Throw those hugging pillows away, Charlotte is here

Even at a whopping four feet long, this Charlotte plush is but a fraction of her true size. Still, this is as good as you're going to get without finding the one from the Good Smile Café, and it's not a bad compromise....

Chris Walden

8:00 PM on 10.05.2013

Will Sailor Moon get a new English voice?

I have to admit, as excited as I am for the new Sailor Moon anime we're supposedly getting one of these days, the question "Who's going to be handling the dub?" hasn't exactly been at the forefront of my mind. I'm more concer...

Karen Mead

10:00 PM on 09.03.2013

More Contracts! A new character joins Madoka's third film

It looks like I missed Kyubey's memo earlier during the day, but that doesn't mean that this is going to be huge! So what's this big event that's been getting me intrigued? Well, Madoka Magica the Movie III: Rebellion will be...

Salvador GRodiles

5:00 PM on 08.12.2013

Wizard Barristers trailer is magical girl delicious

Yasuomi Umetsu, creator of such titles as Mezzo Forte and Kite, is working on a new anime for next year and the first trailer is above. As you can see, it's about magical girls and apparently the justice system. Not much else is really known about the series so far. Look for this to come out sometime in 2014 in Japan. [tipped by Kageryu]

Josh Totman

7:00 PM on 07.08.2013

YES! Madoka Movie 3 gets a US, CAN, and France showing

Kyubey has made his verdict at Japan Expo 2013, and Madoka Magica the Movie III: Rebellion will be shown in the United States, Canada, and France! In other words, you can thank good old Sal for offering his soul to Kyubey to ...

Salvador GRodiles

8:15 PM on 07.04.2013

Home Run! New details about Madoka's third movie surface

The magical climax that we've been waiting for is transforming again, and Mezamashi Terebi has taken a step into Shaft's studio to scope out the latest stuff about Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion! During the segm...

Salvador GRodiles

Final Impressions: Vividred Operation photo
Final Impressions: Vividred Operation
by Jeff Chuang

With every cliche used and every pair of legs used to frame shots, Vividred Operation comes to an end. Was it exactly as you expected? Those who remained to left to follow Akane and her friends to the end probably had a good idea how it turned out, from the start.

Still, I think there is a lot of substance left to discuss about the most butt-tastic adolescent magical girls show. Vividred Operations isn't going to win any awards, but it was solid entertainment; a bit like mayo. Click on and let Akane serve you up!

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5:30 PM on 03.25.2013

Surprise: Nanoha's third movie summons an original story

I did not expect to see this magical finishing move coming, but it's been confirmed that the third Nanoha movie will have a premise that's different from the one found in StrikerS. It's worth pointing out that an or...

Salvador GRodiles