Tag Archive for FUNimation

Hellsing Ultimate

As our culture changes so do our stories. We create new ones and update the old ones to fit our times. Rapunzel’s hair never used to glow and heal, but Disney changed that. In the original myths, Thor was a…

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…

Shuffle!

Rin Tsuchimi leads a difficult life. Apart from sharing a house with Kaede, his doting, fussy childhood friend, but his life gets turned upside down when two young women — princesses no less! — arrive on the scene and ask…

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…

Deadman Wonderland

A fair bit of warning: Deadman Wonderland is exceptionally brutal. After a mysterious figure storms a high school classroom and violently butchers the students, young survivor Ganta is unjustly framed for the crime. As punishment, he is sentenced to a…

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…

Shiki Part 1 and 2

Shiki is set within the remote town of Sotoba. Life is quiet and peaceful for the majority of the town’s residents with the exception of Natsuno, a city boy who yearns to leave, and Megumi, a small town girl with…

King of Thorn: the movie

The movie King of Thorn is a modern day adaptation (albeit a somewhat loose one) of Sleeping Beauty. And like the original fairy tale, the characters earn the happy ending only after some horrifying trials. In the year 2012, the…

Devil May Cry

Video game adaptations get a (deservedly) bad rap. How can one coherently condense an eight- to sixty-hour interactive experience into a 90-minute film or multi-part series? Hollywood has no shortage of terrible video game adaptations. Even as a child, I knew there…