Tag Archive for FUNimation

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…

Cat Planet Cuties

Over the last year I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone with anime, eschewing paranormal thrillers and futuristic cop dramas in order to see what other genres have to offer. One of the long standing types of anime is the…

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…

Heroic Age: the complete series

When watching anime, it’s always amazing to me how many Western concepts find their way into a Japanese medium, given a twist, and emerge as something wholly new. Heroic Age is a perfect example, as it borrows concepts, terminology, and…