I’m overdue for a good anime giveaway, so here’s a doozy for you: not one, not two, but three seasons of “Maria Watches Over Us” from RightStuf and Nozomi. This is a series I had every intention of watching, but I didn’t have time for the first volume, then more volumes arrived, and, well, more … Continue Reading →
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To paraphrase the Doctor: Food anime series are cool. Joining an illustrious lineup that includes 2011 favorite “Antique Bakery” (also from RightStuf), “Ristorante Paradiso” is a delight — at least in the first four episodes. The complete 11-episode series was recently released on DVD. It’s the story of Nicolette, who, at 21, returns to Rome, … Continue Reading →
I haven’t done an anime giveaway in a while, so when a package arrived from RightStuf, I figured it was just the thing. Nozomi is re-releasing some popular out-of-print titles, so I thought I’d give away a couple of the attractive sets. So up for grabs is “Boogiepop Phantom: Complete TV Series” and “Martian Successor … Continue Reading →
I somehow missed “Gakuen Alice” when it first appeared, so how nice of RightStuf and Nozomi to rectify that for me with its recent re-release. The show is now available in a five-disc, subtitled set (26 episodes), and four episodes in, it’s a cute spin on the magical girl genre. It’s not quite magic and, … Continue Reading →
Well, here it is: the last giveaway of 2011, and I thought I’d go out with a bang. RightStuf/Nozomi did anime fans a great service this year by releasing the complete “Revolutionary Girl Utena” saga in three box sets. The 39 episodes have been remastered and look great. For those who’ve never seen “Utena,” how … 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 →