Tag Archive for FUNimation

Good Luck Girl!: The Complete Series

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I’m thoroughly convinced that Good Luck Girl! is the anime equivalent of Animaniacs, a spin-off from Tiny Toon Adventures full of slapstick and non sequitur gags. Animaniacs flourished when the jokes were unpredictable and relentless, something that Good Luck Girl!…

Space Dandy, Season 1

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Good times are ahead with Shinichiro Watanabe at the helm. The director of the critically-acclaimed Cowboy Bebop returns with a series that is the antithesis of that musically-infused sci-fi noir action drama. Space Dandy is raucous and nonsensical, nonlinear and absurd, unhesitatingly breaking the…

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

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Let’s be real: Dragon Ball Z is so entrenched in the consciousness of so many anime fans that it has become the quintessential all-ages action comedy. At my library, this movie received the same reaction from boys and girls, men and women: “There’s a new DBZ?!”…

Red Data Girl

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Izumiko Suzuhara is a shy, mousy girl who is destined to become the next vessel for a himegami that will destroy the world. Even though she’s pretty much helpless, she possesses a great deal of latent power. Miyuki Sagara is Izumiko’s…

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate

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Bayonetta: Bloody Fate may be difficult for mainstream audiences to grasp. The concept originated in 2009 with a video game published by SEGA that received accolades for its insane sights, sounds, and over-the-top action. At its center is Bayonetta, a sexy,…

Karneval: The Complete Series

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A government organization called Circus protects society from preternatural enemies, seeking out and destroying verugas: humans who have been made into powerful monsters by a criminal organization called Kafka. Members of Circus have their own special abilities and technology, but they have…

Haganai NEXT: Season Two

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Haganai NEXT continues the story of the social misfits of the Neighbors Club from Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends. In this installment, the group continues their quest for friendship by practicing social activities that normal kids would participate in. After…

Dragon Ball Z: Seasons 1-5

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Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Z is as popular now as it was in 1986, and I’d like to think FUNimation’s numerous rereleases have something to do with its continued success. From the early Pioneer dubs to the truncated Dragon Ball Z…

Is This A Zombie?, Season One

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Ayumu Aikawa is not a normal kid: he is cursed to spend his afterlife as a zombie, but he suffers a fate worse than that. After accidentally stealing the power from a Magical Garment Girl, he becomes a chainsaw-wielding, cross-dressing warrior in her place. Is…

Level E: The Complete Series

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Unbeknownst to its native inhabitants, Earth is frequently visited and even shared by members of various alien species. High school baseball player Yukitaka Tsutsui is no exception to humanity’s ignorance—until the day he arrives at his new apartment only to…

We Without Wings, Season 1

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We Without Wings is twelve episodes of pure befuddlement. An animated adaptation of the visual novel, the series follows the lives of several twenty-somethings as they experience the sights and sounds of yuletide in the city of Yanagihara. Three characters emerge as masters…

Chobits: The Complete Series

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Modern technology is amazing. When comically large, brick-like cell phones were released in 1984, who could have imagined that over the course of the next thirty years, they would become so convenient that they would change the way we communicate? Apple’s development of…

Future Diary, Part 1 and 2

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If given the power to see through time, what would you do? Help mankind advance civilization, or exploit it for personal gain? Or perhaps you’d use it to compete in a battle royale wherein the victor will become the new god of space…