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I can't wait for Blood Blockade Battlefront

The upcoming Studio Bones series, Blood Blockade Battlefront is looking pretty darned good. The story is based on Yasuhiro Nightow's popular manga, which began soon after he finished Trigun Maximum. Anime character designs are provided by ...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

This week we travel back a little over a decade to a little known show, Fullmetal Alchemist. Ok, you know I'm kidding here right? FMA served as the entry point to anime for many people, with its unique mix of fantasy, magic, and comedy. Th...

 
 
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Review: Blast of Tempest S2

There's something inscrutable about Blast of Tempest. Even now that I've had a few days to digest everything and figure out the answers to most of my lingering story questions, I still feel that there's something about the show that I don't...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Captain Earth episode 2 & 3

I can't remember the last time I watched a mech anime with so much nonsensical techno babble. Bones' latest stab at the genre, Captain Earth, seems to have no qualms with throwing out made-up words and leaving them undefined for the viewers...

 
 
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First Impressions: Soul Eater NOT

When Soul Eater first rushed on to the screens and shelves of North America years ago, it brought along a fun story about Meisters with special powers who team up with Weapons who are also people with special powers. Its stylish visuals and...

 
 
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First Impressions: Captain Earth

I secretly loved Star Driver. The ridiculously over-the-top posing, flashiness, strange imagery, and the beautiful animation; it all came together to make for an entertaining whirlwind of confusion and glee. That shouldn't come as too much ...

 
 
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Crunchyroll to stream Captain Earth

Crunchyroll will be adding Captain Earth to its growing list of anime set to stream this season. The series will premiere at 11:00 AM PDT on April 5th for premium members, with episodes available for free users a week after air. This series...

 
 
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New Captain Earth PV features opening theme

We've got a new season of anime coming up fast, and Captain Earth by BONES looks to be one of the bigger titles airing. The show comes from the same team behind Star Driver, which explains some of the similarities. I could definitely go fo...

 
 
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New Captain Earth PV shows up

BONES is returning this spring with a new original series: Captain Earth. The name is a little silly, but it has some of BONES great staff behind it -- most of them folks from Star Driver. Now, I covered Star Driver way back when it first ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Space Dandy ep. 02

Space Dandy episode two was definitely better than the first. Oh, did that catch your attention, maybe? There was a lot of disappointment over the first episode of Space Dandy. Whether that was due to raised expectations, the desire for "an...

 
 
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Toonami's trailer for Space Dandy episode 2

So the first episode of Space Dandy aired and reactions seem mixed. I'm sure Ben didn't expect the response to be so polarizing, but I admit I saw it coming a mile away. Any time a series receives this much hype, it's bound to disappoint s...

 
 
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Party in Vegas with Space Dandy and Otakon Vegas

Las Vegas seems like the right place to celebrate the first episode of Space Dandy, and so Otakon Vegas and FUNimation are having a sneak preview on the day it airs on Adult Swim, on Saturday, January 4th. Space Dandy's premiere is already ...

 
 
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Watch all the new Space Dandy trailers right here

You don't need me to sell you on Space Dandy anymore, do you? It should be patently obvious why this show is a big deal: not only is it Shinichiro Watanabe's return to space, but it's also the first anime to be dubbed and broadcast on Cart...

 
 
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Japanator Arena: Victor Von Gerdenheim VS Franken Stein

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Blade may be an amazing character in his own medium, but his swordsman skills could not match D's 1,000 years of experience. When the Daywalker realized that he couldn't stand up to Dracula's son head on, he re...

 
 
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First PV for Noragami arrives

We're knee-deep in the new season but already PVs are starting to show up for later this winter! Next season Bones will be animating an adaption of Toka Adachi's manga, Noragami. The tale is about a bullied girl in school who finds a phone...

 
 
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First official Space Dandy PV is live

[Update: For one reason or another, Bandai Visual has switched all of their PVs to private. This makes no sense whatsoever, but there's not a whole lot we can do about it. I'll update this space when a suitable replacement pops up. Until t...

 
 
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Otakon '13: Shinichiro Watanabe unveils his new series

[Update: Jeff's recording of the Space Dandy trailer has been added to the post.] I knew that it was a great sign when Shinichiro Watanabe decided to appear at Otakon, and what perfect way to do so by revealing his newest project to the ma...

 
 
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First Impressions: Blast of Tempest

What would you do if somebody close to you was murdered and there isn't a single clue about who did it and why? Most people would languish in emotional pain and try to move on with their lives, filling the whole left behind with various act...

 
 
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Eureka Seven: AO put on hold, new episodes in November

Did you enjoy the newest episode of Eureka Seven: AO? Yeah, I thought so. Look on the bright side, though: you don't have to see it again for a whole, entire month! This series has taken a few breaks before, but none nearly as long as ...

 
 
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Star Driver The Movie is shaping up to be super fabulous

Star Driver was one of those shows that I was really enjoying, but for one reason or another got pulled away from. I've been meaning to go back to it ever since, the problem being that I'm easily distracted. I think I dropped off with somet...

 
 
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BONES unsheathes two new Sword of the Stranger projects

Way to go BONES, I see that you are coming up with some more projects behind our backs, that you are. Besides the currently airing Eureka Seven AO, there are also two Sword of the Stranger projects in the works to celebrate the fifth annive...

 
 
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Eureka Seven AO trailer takes you back to the skies

Only two months until April, and we finally get an idea of what to expect out of Eureka Seven AO. Best of all, the sky surfing that all we know and love is making a triumphant return in the new series. Meaning, that we will g...

 
 
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Final Impressions: No. 6

To be honest, my only viable option to watch the final episode of No. 6 was in 360p quality. Now, I'm a stickler for crisp quality, and others who are may know where I'm coming from after being spoiled by 720p or 1080p streams/downloads for...

 
 
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First Impressions: No. 6

I cannot even begin to describe my love for the film Point Break. The cheese and absolute "'90's attitude" this movie dishes out is embarrassingly hilarious in itself, but one of the main reasons behind why I can never pass up on ...

 
 
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Licensing GET: Bandai grabs Star Driver

Are you hard for the works of studio BONES? How about for the licenses acquired by Bandai Entertainment? Or perhaps for Galactic Pretty Boys and KIRABOSHI! If you said "yes" to any of those questions, you can rejoice, because Bandai Enterta...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Star Driver

Oh Star Driver, where did we go so wrong? I was so optimistic when you first started, I was sure you would be the standout series that season. And while, yes, you started out as optimistic and enthusiastic as Takuto himself, in the end you ...

 
 
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First Impressions: GOSICK

Putting aside the eye candy, the music and the strong voice acting cast for but a moment, the very first aspect pertaining to GOSICK's presentation that jumps out at me is how briskly it is paced, and how successfully it pulls the agility o...

 
 
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Crunchyroll streams Gosick later this week

And the winter licensing announcements continue. Crunchyroll has been busy, and now they've got another show to announce: Gosick, by BONES, the studio famous for Darker than Black and Full Metal Alchemist. Gosick is the story of the so...

 
 
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FMA: Brotherhood movie teaser now streaming

Not only has it been four months since the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime concluded, but the same amount of time has passed since the theatrical expansion was given the green light. So, here we are in November, and the Brotherhood w...

 
 
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BONES job application materials include silly pose

Are you watching Star Driver? I hear it's pretty cool. If you have seen it, you'll notice the villainous Kiraboshi Jujidan, or Order of the Glittering Star Cross, all greet each other with a special pose, seen in the gallery below...

 
 
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First Impressions: Star Driver

Original BONES shows are always a treat whenever they show up, and we've been seen some awesome stuff the past few years from them, such as Eureka Seven and Xam'd. Star Driver is their latest original show, and it's really quite different t...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Heroman

It's totally not what you think. Honest.To put it frankly, last week's Annotated Anime was in shambles. With the end of the summer came a horde of distracting IRL devices that pulled many of us away from our recapping duties. Instead of mov...

 
 
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A Very Special Episode: Heroman 23 - "Sortie"

[Early this morning, Japanator HQ Level 4: Assignment Room.]Mike: Morning Josh.Josh: (Eying staff pastry tray nervously.) Oh, morning Mike. What's up?Me: I know Annotated Anime is due today, and I wanted to ask your opinion on something.Jos...

 
 




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