And yet another interesting anime series is brought down by a prepubescent obsession with breasts and panties. I really wanted to like this one. Funimation’s “Rosario + Vampire” sounded like it could be fun. And it has great music — very “Addams Family” in places with the harpsichord. It’s about Tsukune, who gets rejected by … Continue Reading →
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Looks like I’m overdue for a “Dragon Ball Z” giveaway, so here you go, “Dragon Ball” fans. I know you love ‘em. I’ve got the sixth Dragon Box from Funimation to give away. The six-DVD set contains episodes 210-250, uncut and remastered, with all the original Japanese openings, closings and previews for purists. I’m constantly … Continue Reading →
Southeast Michigan anime fans looking for something to do this weekend should head on over to Troy for Go! Daiko-Con. The former Anime Detroit convention starts today and runs through Sunday at Troy Metropolitan Hotel, 5500 Crooks Road. At-the-door prices range form $20-$35, plus fancier packages that include rooms and other goodies. This year’s guests … Continue Reading →
“Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts — Season One” (Funimation) – It’s Pokemon in high school in this new comedy from Funimation. And while it has its amusements, it’s lacking a certain spark that would really put it at the top of the pack. Yoshii is a student at Fumizuki Academy, where the students are … Continue Reading →
This week sees three anime series of note being pulled out of mothballs: two that are just awesome and one that’s awesome in a can’t-look-away sort of way. Here’s a look: “Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Student Council Saga” (eps. 1-12 / RightStuf) – After “Cowboy Bebop” drew me back into the world of anime more … Continue Reading →