Dragon Ball Kai has quite a noble goal in trying to cut out all of the added fluff from the original Dragon Ball Z series. Even though I'd seen the original series in its entirety, as well as plenty of times via Toonami as a ...
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Those of who you who've been eagerly awaiting Marvel's latest foray into the world of animation with Toei's Disk Wars: The Avengers may be pleased to learn that Takanori Nishikawa, more commonly known by his stage name T.M. R...
I've never been one for giant robot/mecha anime. There are some notable exceptions to that but generally if a series has giant robots in it I tend to tune out and get bored very quickly. Finally though Japan has created a sup...
With the winter anime season in full swing, this is my last opportunity to do a Final Impressions for something from the fall season. I think I put off writing up Kyousougiga for as long as possible, in the hopes that I would suddenly "get it," and I would have something more to share than incoherent ramblings about pretty colors and little girls with hammers. Honestly, after watching episode 10 one last time, I really do feel like I get it; I'm just not sure I can communicate it. I'll try, but if I fail utterly and what follows makes no sense, just know that it's a good show and you should probably watch it if you haven't already.
After dragging us along in one of the grandest and most drawn-out teases in recent memory, our long journey has come to an end: the new Sailor Moon anime will air in July later this year. For ages now, we've been told that a re-adaption of the manga in animated form would come, first in 2012 (saying it would arrive the next year), and then delayed multiple times. Now they're saying July. Let's hope they finally mean it.
Actually, I'm pretty positive the waiting is over, because this time we've got a staff list! It will be directed by Munehisa Sakai, of One Piece and Suite Precure fame, and Yuji Kobayashi will be in the series script supervisor position. As is probably obvious, Toei Animation will be the studio behind it. Oh, and if you're wondering about the opening? It'll be done by Momoiro Clover Z.
I may be stating the obvious here, but it's not everyday that we get to see three dinosaur-themed Sentai teams in one film. In fact, you could say that Kyoryuger vs Go-Busters completes the Tri-force of Dinosaurs, since we h...
It's time to enter the railways again, because the images of Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger's heroes, giant robot, and toys are here! Based on my experience with the Sentai franchise, the Tokkyugers have one of the si...
Well, people; it looks like Toei's special channel that intended bring classic toku shows to the US is going to disappear on December 31st. Silly enough, the main reason behind the channel's disappearance is due to Globecast'...
Most long-running shonen franchises have theatrical releases to supplement their ongoing stories. Dragon Ball has 18 flicks between the original and Dragon BallZ, Naruto has nine movies, Bleach has four and so on. Being one of the most popular series of all time, One Piece itself has 12 entries.
See, but here’s the problem: Most of the time, they're terrible, throwaway bits of fluff. Their stories are rarely written by the original creators, so they’ll sometimes have contradictions with the original work. At the very least, these movies will have better animation, as it’s easier to dump a bunch of money toward a two-hour movie as opposed to a multi-hundred episode show. One Piece is no different, as the quality between movies has varied drastically. Some are pretty good (Giant Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle), some are pretty bad (Chopper’s Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals) and some are awful rehashes of much better arcs from the show (Adventures of Alabasta and Episode of Chopper Plus). The thing is, all of these movies were left to the whims of whoever was writing and directing.
That changed with the tenth movie, Strong World. Originally released in December 2009, it was the first film in the franchise to be overseen by Eiichiro Oda, One Piece’s creator. He also provided a ton of designs, so if any movie was going to be consistent with the original universe, this was going to be the one. Now, four years later, FUNimation has finally brought it over for us to watch. Does Oda’s involvement make this a better flick than its predecessors? Hit the jump to find out!
There comes a time in most people’s lives where they have the desire to escape from their own personal problems. In some cases, these individuals create a special reality that lets them relax peacefully. While things may seem fine and dandy, the harsh truth is that they're only delaying the inevitable that awaits them in the real world.
Based on this notion, Kyousougiga takes us into a realm where absolute happiness is nothing but a hollow illusion. Depending on the strength of our will, we might get lost in the wacky colors and antics that Mirror Kyoto has to offer.
Well, it's time to go to war, because the trailer for Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Wizard & Gaim: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle-- try saying that three times fast-- is about to decide the fate of one's diet!
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It’s hard to believe that a tale about a magical Kamen Rider that loves doughnuts could be a huge letdown. The show's premise was very promising, since our main hero was battling to protect the lives of innocent people after a Solar Eclipse Ritual caused countless people to turn into creatures known as Phantoms. If the series had played its cards right, we could've ended up with an interesting show with dark undertones.
Sadly, Kamen Rider Wizard’s inability to conjure up a tale with a focused cast of character left us with an unsatisfying series. With the show's special coming to an end, you can join me below as we find out if Wizard has one last trick up its sleeve.