Dec 262014

There’s nothing like a good story to capture your attention and captivate your imagination, and if there are any cultures that have epic and colorful tales, it’s the Irish. With tales of spirits and kings, faeries and witches, it’s no wonder that a film about selkies manages to be whimsical and yet still relatable.

Let’s take a look at Song of the Sea.

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Dec 252014

Even people who have never seen any of Ghost in the Shell (GitS) have at least heard of it in some form. Whether it be the original film, the manga, or the TV show, people know that this cyber-punk futuristic anime has enthralled fans from the get go. Now, ten years after the end of its hit TV shows, four new OVAs have been released for our viewing pleasure. The only question is: can this collection of films meet up to the standards set by its predecessors?

Let’s take a look at Ghost in the Shell Arise Borders 1 and 2.

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.

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Dec 252014

With 2015 just around I corner, I decided to once again present my list of my top 10 favorite comic series of 2014. There have been some amazing comics released over the past year, and it was definitely difficult to develop this list. To make things a little easier on myself, I’ve decided to only include series that are still ongoing as of the end of 2014; sorry mini-series (like Armor Hunters) and ongoing series that ended (like Superior Foes of Spider-Man and Archer & Armstrong), y’all were amazing but aren’t on this list.

So what did I choose? Check it out after the jump!

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Dec 242014

Twas the night before Christmas
and all across the site
A reviewer was asking
“this is a joke, right?”

Well, it’s Christmas Eve. By this point, everyone who celebrates is settling in, winding down, and getting ready to enjoy some seasonal fare.

Since Thanksgiving, I knew I wanted to do a writeup on a particular holiday special. I went over a few good options (two other runners up I almost went with here were Moral Orel‘s ‘The Best Christmas Ever’ and The Twilight Zone‘s ‘Night of the Meek’), but then something happened.

The Star Wars Episode VII teaser hit the web, with a wave of excitement/complaints to follow. In light of this, I knew it was time to dust this little monster off so people could take it in its proper context and realize, as Star Wars goes, VII isn’t shaping up too badly.

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Dec 222014

Just my luck…

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A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment

Evening readers, the Inverseman here tonight with an old 2008 favorite, A Certain Magical Index. Recently released on Blu-Ray by FUNimation, I’ll be taking a good look at this well-established light novel adaptation and see how it stacks up.

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Dec 222014

I know I’ve gone on and on about long running series that just repeat themselves over and over, with similar plot lines (I’m looking at you Detective Conan), or recreating the same characters with different designs or features, or just generally recycling old ideas in hope the fan base won’t notice. Fairy Tail might have just taken it to a new level for me.

Let’s take a look at Fairy Tail  Volume 12.

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.

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