In an effort to hype us all to death -- and no, we certainly don't mind -- Bandai Visual has reaffirmed Space Dandy's January 4th premiere for Adult Swim's Toonami block. They've also passed along a short list of English voic...
A girl and her werewolf. It's a tale as old as the setting sun, right? Or at least as old as the twilight.
Mamoru Hosoda has had a solid career so far. He's covered a variety of subjects and each film has been released to critical acclaim. What could he tackle next? Well, Wolf Children is the tale of a single mom, essentially. A woman who's raising her two children in the best way she can despite the world being against her. And it's harder than you'd think, because these two children are part-wolf.
Wolf Children follows a young woman named Hana who falls in love with a man who has been sneaking into her college classes. He's cold at first, but soon warms up to Hana and reveals his deep dark secret to her: he's a werewolf. The myth basically plays no role here-- he's just a guy who can turn into a wolf. They eventually have two adorable "pups" together, Ame and Yuki, who gain his abilities to swap between human and wolf. However, before they're even out of diapers, he passes away in an unexplained accident, leaving Hana to raise the children on her own.
It's less than a day and a half until Black Friday, the shopping day that will likely break you. Sure you'll save a couple of bucks, but you'll likely get pushed and shoved and, in some cases, engage in fisticuffs over a cheap electronic item.
FUNimation is joining in on the shopping festivities, according to a blog post on their website. Starting at 9am on Friday, you'll be able to get a bunch of sweet deals, like:
One Piece Collection 1-8 for $139.92 with code STRAWHAT
We really shouldn't be surprised. Today, Funimation announced they've licensed Eureka Seven. It's not unheard of for a show to be rescued long after a publisher folds. Following the dissolution of Bandai Visual USA, Funi...
If you ask most people who grew up in the late 80s/early 90s what anime was, they’d probably say Akira. This film impacted not only the geeks and nerds, but had the sort of cross-over appeal that most shows don’t reach now. It was part of the early kick of adult-oriented, ultra-violent titles like Vampire Hunter D and Demon City Shinjuku that would appear in Blockbuster’s anemic anime shelf and would get rented over and over again, until the tape was falling off the spool.
Several years ago, Bandai released the Blu-Ray of Akira to critical praise and general adoration. Unfortunately, it went out of print fairly quick and became pricey in the after market. I know I’ve spent the last couple of years looking for a copy at a decent price. Thanks to Funimation, we’ve got a new version of the film for its 25th anniversary. Does the film still hold up or are those glasses getting rose-tinted? Well, you’ll just have to hit the jump to find out!
Sometimes, companies like FUNimation license certain titles that meet a certain kind of demand. And there’s no beating around the bush for these shows: sex sells. Although these fanservice-heavy anime rarely feature actual sex; usually, it's just some nude scenes and sexual humor. High School DxD is one of these titles.
Unless you are a connoisseur of fanservice anime, however, you might not know that a lot of these types of shows go beyond the fanservice. In fact, it's with that in mind that I say High School DxD is surprisingly on the more ambitious end of the spectrum, due to its somewhat unusual harem setup. Of course, the hot and sexy bodies are the main course; the feature that attracts most viewers to the show. Remove these sensual elements and the nudity, however, and what's left to see in High School DxD?
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.
Mamoru Hosoda's film, Wolf Children, is finally popping up in the US on disc! The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 26th, and to promote it, FUNimation have uploaded two clips on the film to their YouTube ...
Ever since Guilty Gear tantalized us with wonderfully animated cutscenes, we've been begging the world to give us an anime based on one of Arc System Works' fighting games. We rejoiced upon hearing that BlazBlue would be the anointed title, although I'm still miffed they didn't go with Guilty Gear.
I wanted 26 episodes of Bridget. Is there something wrong with that?
Now with the holiest of gifts delivered, does BlazBlue hold up to all that I've hoped and dreamed for? Is every second a moment of pure bliss? You know where you'll find the answer (and my disappointment): after the jump.
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.
FUNimation updated their blog recently noting that each Friday leading up to Halloween, they'll be posting up a horror movie or series for those looking for spooky watching material on the weekends.
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If there’s one recurring theme with most video game anime, it’s that it tends do a very poor job translating the game experience into animated form. One of the major hindrances is the differences between media, since the charm behind playing a title is the harmonious bond between gameplay and story – assuming there's a plot. Due to this issue, a good number of video game adaptations tend to lose their main spark when they can only be watched.
In a surprising move, David Production manages to avoid this pitfall by creating an original story for the Hyperdimension Neptunia anime that mixes elements from all three games in the series. The end result is a fast-paced story that is obviously meant for people who are already fans of Compile Heart’s franchise.Yet, there are a few segments where the video game jokes and fun characters give the show enough weight to perhaps appeal to newcomers as well. With this being my first entry into the Neptunia series, you can join me below as we reach the final verdict on Gamindustri’s three regions.