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Review: One Punch Man Blu-ray Set

It really doesn’t feel like too long ago when One Punch Man first aired back in 2015, as I still remember it like yesterday when I was watching it alongside other Fall seasonals, like My Love Story. Honestly, not only because I watche...

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Annotated Anime: One Punch Man episodes 9-10

One Punch Man  might be a comedy, but just as even the grimmest, darkest fiction isn't completely free of levity, this satirical send-up of all things superheroic can sometimes swing things straight and earnest. And from the pace of pr...

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Annotated Anime: One Punch Man episodes 6 and 7

The last couple of weeks of One Punch Man have delivered a couple of big hits, and neither courtesy of the titular "man" himself, Saitama. One hit is more psychological/philosophical than anything else, and the second is literal in a w...

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Annotated Anime: One Punch Man episode 3

One Punch Man? More like One Punch Per Week Man, am I right? The Fall season's prettiest show continues into its third week, as Saitama and Genos head out to confront their first real enemy, the House of Evolution. Will this be the week tha...

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Annotated Anime: One Punch Man episode 2

Welcome to the latest recap of One Punch Man, the only anime series that probably doesn't need a recap, for so obvious is the plot, am I right? As it turns out, not quite. A fair bit goes on in today's installment, and while deviations from...

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First Impressions: One Punch Man episode 1

One Punch Man is easily the most anticipated anime series of this Fall, and for good reason. ONE and Yusuke Murata's manga is a heavy hitter in the pages of Shonen Jump, and its lead character, Saitama, is the heaviest hitter of all. T...

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Annotated Anime: MY Love STORY!! episode 5

After last week's explosive episode in which our seemingly super-human protagonist saved two of Yamato's friends from a burning building, we are back with Episode 5. With the title "I'm Dense" this episode deals with Takeo misunderstanding...

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First Impressions: MY Love STORY!!

 MY Love Story!! (or Ore Monogatari!!) is an unconventional shoujo manga that’s received an anime adaptation this season.  The story follows unlikely protagonist Takeo Gouda, an extremely tall and strong high school freshman...

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Studio MADHOUSE winds up for One Punch Man anime

[Update: Check out a hot cam promo for the show below, straight from the AnimeJapan 2015 show floor!] I must say that as hyped-up as I am about the prospect of a hot new anime adaptation of One Punch Man, the skeptic in me knows that c...

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New Marvel Avengers OVA to be released March 25th

In this apartment the Marvel vs. DC debate is still waged on a weekly basis. My girlfriend believes that DC is the superior brand while I, on the other hand, feel that Marvel is better. Part of my evidence for this is that Marvel gets more ...

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The Irregular at Magic High School anime slated for 2014

Mark your calendar for the Spring 2014 season, because Tsutomu Sato's light novel series The Irregular at Magic High School will be getting an anime adaptation courtesy of the folks at Madhouse. Saki's director Manabu Ono will helm the...

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Japanator Arena: Dudley VS Ippo

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! It's hard to believe that Soma's having trouble with this battle. The man is able to wield the souls of various creatures and entities. On top of that, a good number of his weapons contain holy and/or magical p...

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Japanator Arena: Blade VS Vampire Hunter D

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Seras and Grave are locked in an endless shootout. Both opponents are chock-full of lead, and their regenerative abilities continue to negate each blast. After Grave brings out the Demolition Shots, Seras decid...

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Japanator Arena: Beyond the Grave vs Seras Victoria

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Gene Starwind fired off every Caster Shell in his arsenal, but Vash was able to see each one coming from a mile away. Since Vash can move at high speeds, Gene was depleting his ammo reserves trying to land a hi...

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Japanator Arena: Gene Starwind vs Vash the Stampede

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Well, what can I say? You can't mess with Jack Frost, and Blaze the Cat's flames were not enough to melt the ice. Since this Jack Frost was fused to resist fire, our ‘Hee-Ho’ shouting fairy only had...

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Wolf Children to be screened in LA this Friday

For those of you in the Los Angeles area, Mamoru Hosoda's animated feature Wolf Children will be making limited theatrical run at the Laemmle Town Center 5 on September 27th, courtesy of Tugg Inc. It should be noted that the film will...

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Review: Black Lagoon Roberta's Blood Trail

Black Lagoon remains one of my guiltiest pleasures. The series shares so much in common with v-cinema, from its harsh take on the human condition, to its unapologetic depictions of violence, and buried beneath, stories worth telling -- twis...

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Hunter x Hunter gets a second film this winter

Hunter x Hunter is one of those manga series that I passed on for a long time due to its art style. At first glance, it appeared to be fairly typical shonen jump material, which meant I kept it in my backlog for years.  One day, I fina...

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Roberta is maid to kill

It's only a couple more week's until we revisit our favorite psychotic maid Roberta, but FUNimation has posted another clip of the upcoming Blu-Ray and DVD release of Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail. In the video we see some handy rifl...

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Friday Night Race: Captain Falcon vs JP

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Tylor's luck may have allowed him to gain victory over the Raalgon Empire many times, but the classic power of the Yamato allowed for its crew to resist the plot devises of Tylor's show. All it took was one Wav...

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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

Remember how we were just talking about Black Lagoon yesterday? Yeah, me too. Of course I couldn't get the show out of my mind, especially the super catchy opening theme. So let's jump back to the not so far away sounds of 2006, and the bl...

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You didn't forget about Revy did you?

I'm sure the hyper violent, daisy duke wearing, dual wielding Revy is never far from your thoughts. We do deserve to pay her and the rest of Lagoon Company a visit once in a while though. Well, your patience is finally getti...

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License Reminder! Sentai gets Di Gi Charat and Gatchaman

Actually, Sentai has already talked about their plans for both shows already at their panel during Anime Boston 2013. However, they decided to make their announcement more official by reminding us in a more professional manner. On the ...

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Friday Night Fights: Love Machine vs Diaboromon

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Someone forgot to teach Charizard Dragon Claw, Dragon Rush, Dragon Pulse, Outrage, and/or Thunder Punch, since his attacks were not very effective on the Azure Rathalos. With Charizard entering the battle unpre...

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Friday Night Fights: Mikoto vs Storm

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Well folks, it looks like we encountered an unexpected turn of events in the J-tor Arena. Despite Zoro's victory over Masamune, Masamune refused to accept his defeat. Since Zoro was having trouble searching for...

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Review: Ninja Scroll Blu-ray

No point beating around the bush: The mid-1990s action anime legend Ninja Scroll is now on Blu-ray in North America. It's the best it has looked on home video yet.  But it's been a long time--20 years now--that Ninja Scroll first hit t...


Japanator Kind of Recommends: X-Men

You know, it has been a while since I have gotten the opportunity to experience anything related to the X-Men franchise. The last time that I got to watch something related to X-Men was when I saw X-Men: The First Class in theater...


Wolf Children doing great, showing at Hawaii next month

According to a report by Mantan, The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki has been rather successful so far, earning US$51 million and counting since its opening on July 21. ANN says that not only is Wolf Children already more successful than Summer ...


Japanator Recommends: Boogiepop Phantom

I didn't start off as a fan of horror. When I was a kid, I was terrified of the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. I hated monsters of just about any kind and stuck to safe and happy things. While my stance on the genre...


Trailer streamed for Madhouse's Ninja Scroll Burst

Woah, check this out! Madhouse has streamed a trailer for an in-development anime that resurrects a legendary property: the 1993 movie Ninja Scroll. Titled Ninja Scroll Burst, the "3-episode short animation" is a "challenge" between direct...


The Wolf Children has a great opening weekend

If you couldn't already tell, I really liked Mamoru Hosoda's latest film, The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that it's my favorite movie of the year right now. Go check out our review if you haven't yet. Looks lik...


Japanator Recommends: The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki

Ever since The Girl Who Leapt Through Time hit Japanese theaters in 2006, the film world has kept their collective eyes on director Mamoru Hosoda. His follow up work, Summer Wars, garnered similar critical praise and fans found themselves w...


The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is looking gorgeous

Two of my favorite films from the past decade of film are The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars. What do these two movies share in common? A director named Mamoru Hosoda. It's been a little while since his last film hit theaters a...


Boring, dumb, card game anime Chihayafuru gets 2nd season

Okay, lemme give you a precursor: Lately, I've been fascinated...fascinated... with reading a lot of josei manga. You know, the kind of manga made for middle-aged women. I have absolutely no idea why I suddenly began browsing through a...


Ninja Scroll returning with a new project

It's been about nine years since Ninja Scroll: The Series was released, but that's not stopping Madhouse! The animation gurus have announced that something new is on its way, a little something known only as Ninja Scroll Project at the mome...


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