AnimeNEXT 2010 – Day 2 in Tweets

June 20th, 2010

I was wondering what this dude was doing in a bath towel…

On Site:


DJ Ranma S
from Anime Jam Session

Scott
from The Anime Almanac

Narutaki
from Reverse Thieves

Greg

OutOfTimeProd
from Out Of Time Productions

animenext
from AnimeNEXT

Vince A

Hisui
from Reverse Thieves

Kyle Hebert

Vampt Vo
from Ani-Gamers

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AnimeNEXT 2010 – Day 1 in Tweets

June 18th, 2010

The Ponies in Stereo

On Site:


Scott
from The Anime Almanac

Greg

Narutaki
from Reverse Thieves

OutOfTimeProd
from Out Of Time Productions

animenext
from AnimeNEXT

Vince A

Vampt Vo
from Ani-Gamers

Kyle Hebert

Hisui
from Reverse Thieves

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Manga Review: Chi’s Sweet Home (vol. 1)

June 17th, 2010

Konami Kanata’s Chi’s Sweet Home is a story about as simple as a story can be. When a gray-striped kitten is separated from his mother, he is discovered by a family with a young son, Yohei. The problem is that Yohei’s family lives in an apartment complex that doesn’t allow pets, so they secretly keep the kitty around as they search for a permanent home for her. But after a while, Yohei, mama, and papa eventually grow attached to the kitten, and they even name her Chi. It becomes obvious that they are never going to give away the kitty as she has quickly become a part of their happy household.

It is no secret that I love Chi, and it certainly ranks up there as one of my all time favorite series. I already own most of the comics in Japanese, and the anime earned the #2 position on my Top Anime of 2009 list last year. So I am expecting a lot out of this title when Vertical releases it later this month. In fact, I have never anticipated a comic’s English release more than I have with Chi’s Sweet Home.

And so I am thrilled to report that Vertical’s release is very, very well done.

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Anime Review: Appleseed (Blu-Ray, 2010 Dub)

May 5th, 2010

Bringing the classic 80′s manga into the world of CGI animation, Appleseed tells the story of Deunan Knute, a tough chick and veteran war hero in the post apocalyptic cyber-future world of 2131. While in the middle of an epic battle against many big machines, Knute is sedated and taken away to the utopian society of Olympus, where humans and human clones live together in peace. As it turns out, the war is actually over, and she is asked to join Olympus as the protector of their city.

But of course, just like any utopian society, something goes horribly, horribly wrong. A terrorist organization wipes out the facilities needed to keep the clones alive, and the only thing that can save them is the Appleseed, a bit of data created by Knute’s late mother. But as Knute dives deeper into the search of the this critical piece of information, she uncovers that the conspiracy runs far deeper than anyone had anticipated. Many powerful enemies stand between her and the survival of the artificial species.

Fans may have remember that the movie was originally released in the US by Geneon Entertainment in 2005. However, the company did not last much longer after that and the film’s sequel, Appleseed Ex Machina, was later released by Warner Brothers with a completely new dub cast.

Well now Sentai / Section 23 has rescued the original movie, and they redubbed it with the Ex Machina cast for better consistency between the two films. And for the first time ever, they’re releasing the computer generated anime film on Blu-ray disc.

And oh god, does it look freaking sweet!

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Anime Boston 2010: Day 2 in Tweets

April 3rd, 2010

BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE CON: I bought this figure!

On Site:


Scott
from The Anime Almanac

Mike Ferreira
from Anime Dream

Jon I.
from JANAiBlog

Scott Green
from Ain’t it Cool News

tristencitrine

ChrisBeveridge

Brigid
from MangaBlog

DJ Ranma S
from Anime Jam Session

OutOfTimeProd
from Out Of Time Productions

Lauren Orsini
from Con Chowdah

funimation

neumaverick

Ed Chavez
from Vertical Inc.

Reni Mimura
from ReniReni.com

rolandkelts

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