Tag Archive for FUNimation

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…

Black Butler: Season 1, Part 2

Part two of Black Butler sees the series hurtling towards a resolution for Ciel and Sebastian. Bound together by a dark ritual (hinted at but never shown), Sebastian must serve Ciel until they find who murdered Ciel’s parents and get…

Corpse Princess: The Complete Series

Rocking opening theme? Check. Hideous undead monsters threatening society as we know it? Check. Cute Japanese schoolgirls wielding semi-automatic weapons? Check. Yes, all the ingredients are in place for Corpse Princess (aka Shikabane Hime) to appeal to anime fans who…

Kaleido Star: Season One

When Sora was a little girl, she attended a show at the Kaleido Stage, a circus of sorts featuring the world’s most amazing acrobatic performances. She was so inspired by what she saw that since then she remained determined to…

My Bride is a Mermaid

I was immediately interested to watch this anime because it has such a fun premise. Nagasumi, on vacation with his family, is saved from drowning by Sun, a mermaid. Mermaid law says the secret of mermaid existence cannot be revealed.…