Tag Archive for FUNimation

Michiko & Hatchin

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Hana Morenos is a jaded nine-year-old living with her sanctimonious and abusive foster family until one day, freedom comes crashing through the roof on a presumably stolen scooter. The wild and reckless Michiko Malandro takes Hana on a crazy road trip…

Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail

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In Venezuela, Garcia Lovelace and his ex-terrorist maid Roberta enjoy peace after their harrowing experience in Roanapur (during which Garcia was kidnapped, then retrieved by Roberta through extreme violence). When a political party meeting becomes the site of a terrorist bombing attack, however, Garcia’s father…

Ben-To: Complete Series

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You Satou is a poor high school freshman. Although he lives in a dorm, the school only provides students one meal per day and Satou is forced to fend for himself on the small allowance provided by his father. In an effort…

Kamisama Kiss: The Complete Series

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  When Nanami Momozono’s father skips town, their house is seized to pay off his gambling debts. Nanami is alone, broke, and about to spend her first night on the streets—but everything changes when she helps a man who is afraid of a…

Toriko, Parts 1-4

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Toriko’s immediate appeal lies with its unique combination of dramatic action with exquisite culinary taste. If Dragon Ball Z and Yuto Tsukuda’s Food Wars! were to mate, Toriko would be its bouncy, oft-hungry offspring. During the “Gourmet Age,” the powerful Toriko…

OniAi: Complete Series – S.A.V.E.

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OniAi is based on a simple premise that quickly gets old. The deceptively cute Akiko is driven by a single passion in her young adult life: to enjoy a physical relationship with her older brother Akito. When Akito transfers to his little sister’s school and…

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…

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…