science fiction

Dirty Pair: Flash

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I never expected to make this sort of comparison, but Dirty Pair: Flash is very much like the Star Trek reboot from J. J. Abrams. Dirty Pair: Flash exists in a parallel universe in which the two main characters, originally…

Dirty Pair: Features

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After blasting their way through a television series and OVAs, the Dirty Pair take their brand of goofy carnage to unexplored territory: the hour-long feature. As the title suggests, the latest Dirty Pair DVD release is a collection of three…

Tenchi Universe

Tenchi Universe is a self contained entry in the large Tenchi Muyo media empire that spans several OVA specials, movies, and a number of episodic retellings. Universe presents the life of a young man who lives alone with his architect…

Fractale: the complete series

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In the anime Fractale, the Fractale system runs the world. It makes life easier, with advanced medical care and by allowing people to travel anywhere by means of a “doppel” which lets you essentially have virtual net avatar in real…

Summer Wars

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When high school student Kenji Koiso said yes to doing a favor for his cute friend Natsuki Shinohara he really didn’t know what he was getting into. Kenji is a math whiz who is a part time moderator for OZ…

Fafner: the complete series

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What do Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gundam, Robotech, and Big O have in common? They share the love and fascination over giant, mechanized robots. I mean, who doesn’t get a kick out of watching two hulking machines battle it out while…

Shangri-La, part 1 and 2

Kuniko is a spirited girl living in a world that has been turned upside down. After an environmental calamity all but decimates Japan, Kunkio struggles with the remnants of humanity to carve out an existence in the face of deadly…

Burst Angel: Infinity

Burst Angel: Infinity is difficult to view in a vacuum. The single episode OVA serves as an extension to the events of the full Burst Angel series, itself an addendum to a mid-run episode, and it is imperative that the…

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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The magic girl genre (known as mahou shoujo) is one of the most well-known kinds of anime and manga. Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Revolutionary Girl Utena are all classic examples of this popular genre that dates back to the 1960s…

Dirty Pair OVA Series

The lovely, but trigger-happy agents of the 3WA are back in a collection of restored OVA episodes originally released alongside the Dirty Pair television series. OVA episodes are unique in that they exist outside (or at the end) of a…

Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Twenty years after his cohorts on a bank heist turn on him, revenge-minded Gasback catches up with his betrayers…and finds his plans undermined by the same goofy, spiky-haired, interfering young peacenik-with-a-price-on-his-head who saved his life during the robbery and let…