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Anime Review: Attack on Titan Season 2

Probably the most popular anime title at the moment, globally, “Attack on Titan” second season continues to thrill in the same fashion as the first one, in 12 episodes this time.

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For those not familiar with the franchise, “Attack on Titan” is based on Hajime Isayama’s New York Times best-selling manga with over 2.5 million copies in print, and tells the story of humanity’s last remnants, sheltered behind large “walls” in fear of the giant humanoid “Titans” who hunt them. When the wall is breached and Eren Jaeger’s mother is killed, the young man enlists in the Scout Regiment, the military’s front line in their war to reclaim humanity’s home, angrily declaring that he’ll kill all the Titans.

In the second season, the story continues right where the first one left off, just after the fight with the female Titan, which revealed a
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‘Attack on Titan’ Season 2 Arriving Soon on Blu-ray & DVD

If you’re into your anime then you’ve likely seen, and loved Attack on Titan. The show is currently available on Netflix, however, they only have the first season. Fret not though as we’ve got all the details for when, and where, you can get you’re next fix all wrapped within the following press release.

The battle for humanity’s survival continues as the epic anime adventure Attack on Titan Season 2 arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-ray on February 26, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. With an all new 12-episode season, the struggles become more personal and the secrets of not only the Titans, but of those around them, will start to unravel.

Based on Hajime Isayama’s New York Times best-selling manga with over 2.5 million copies in print, Attack on Titantells the story of humanity’s last remnants, sheltered behind large “walls” in fear
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Sony announce ‘Attack on Titan’ Season 2 UK release

The battle for humanity’s survival continues as the 12-episode second season of the epic anime adventure Attack on Titan arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-ray on February 26th, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Based on Hajime Isayama’s New York Times best-selling manga with over 2.5 million copies in print, Attack on Titan tells the story of humanity’s last remnants, sheltered behind large “walls” in fear of the giant humanoid “Titans” who hunt them. When the wall is breached and Eren Jaeger’s mother is killed, the young man enlists in the Scout Regiment, the military’s front line in their war to reclaim humanity’s home, angrily declaring that he’ll kill all the Titans.

Produced by the celebrated Wit Studio (The Ancient Magus’ Bride), Attack on Titan: Season 2 features the voices of Yūki Kaji (My Hero Academia), Yui Ishikawa (NieR: Automata) and Marina Inoue
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Ben-To DVD Review

Director: Shin Itagaki

Starring: Hiro Shimono, Emiri Kato, Mariya Ise, Austin Tindle, Morgan Garrett, Trina Nishimura

Running Time: 300 minutes

Certificate: 15

There’s an anime for everything these days. With so many doing the rounds, it seems as though the high school set series are scraping round trying to find an individual niche. Ben-To is one such show, but that’s not to say the series is bland or lacks ideas. Ben-To looks at a world where a school club is specifically set-up to acquire half-priced bento meals at the end of the working day. Like sandwiches in Sainsbury’s, the end of the working day signifies bargains galore for the quick take-out meals.

Never one to play things simply, it turns out that this isn’t the only club devoted to such a cause, and in actuality many groups and gangs come together to actually do battle and fight for their favourite dishes,
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Attack On Titan Part II DVD Review

Director: Tetsuro Araki.

Starring: Yuuki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue, Hiroshi Kamiya, Bryce Papenbrook, Trina Nishimura, Josh Grelle.

Running Time: 320 minutes

Certificate: 15

Attack On Titan became such a phenomena that fans didn’t exactly wait around for a dub. And why would they? Nobody wants to become slapped with a spoiler, and fans of the show not up to date with the manga already have that to deal with. However, the DVD and Blu-ray release will certainly appeal to many fans and new people interested in the incredibly popular series.

WIth Erin now facing trial for the amazing power of turning into a titan, the show continues with its shocks and brilliant twists. Erin is taken on by the Scout Regiment, but they are soon pursued by their greatest foe yet, a female titan who may also be a human. This mystery propels this set of episodes into a much
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Attack On Titan: Part 1 Blu-ray Review

Director: Tetsuro Araki.

Starring: Yuuki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue, Hiroshi Kamiya, Bryce Papenbrook, Trina Nishimura, Josh Grelle.

Running Time: 320 minutes

Certificate: 15

Attack On Titan finally arrives on DVD and Blu-ray and what hype it has to contend with. Pretty much heralded as the greatest thing to hit anime since that series about sliced bread, Attack On Titan brings a new series to the forefront with incredible visuals and a mouthwatering premise that is completely engrossing from the very first moments.

Set in the future after giants known as titans start to walk the Earth, we find ourselves in an enclosed city where humanity survives. It’s not much of a survival though, as many characters feel restricted by their current predicament. The show starts as it means to go on with a colossal titan (even bigger than the regulars) smashing through the walls, thus allowing for other titans to start eating the humans.
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Steins;Gate Part 2 DVD Review

Directors: Hiroshi Hamasaki, Takuya Sato

Starring: Mamoru Miyano, J. Michael Tatum, Asami Imai, Trina Nishimura, Kana Hanazawa, Jackie Ross, Tomokazu Seki, Tyson Rinehart, Yukari Tamura, Cherami Leigh, Yo Kobayashi, Lindsay Seidel, Saori Goto, Jessica Cavanagh,

Running Time: 325 minutes

Certificate: 12

Steins;Gate ended with a shocking finale in its first collection. It was the kind of gut punch that seemed very unexpected thanks to the rather jokey tone of the earlier episodes. However, when dealing with time travel it was never going to be long before corruption and murder were on the cards. The time travel element in this second set of episodes is instantly advanced. No longer is it the quirky idea of simply sending text messages through time, but people can also travel. It may sound as though it is travelling into unoriginal territory, but it’s also quite adept at becoming complex and confusingly woven, without being indecipherable.
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KenIchi The Mightiest Disciple Collection Two DVD Review

Director: Hajime Kamegaki,

Starring: Tomokazu Seki, Josh Grelle, Tomoko Kawakami, Carrie Savage, Hiroshi Arikawa, R Bruce Elliot, Hiroya Ishimaru, Sonny Strait, Issei Futamata, Vic Mignogna, Juurouta Kosugi,Kent Williams, Mamiko Noto, Trina Nishimura,

Running Time: 613 minutes

Certificate: 12

Picking up where the last set of episodes left off, Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple makes its intentions clear from the outset. Although the comedy, romance, and action are still very much intact, this is also a much darker affair. The previous box set hinted at how affecting the violence and suffering could be, but now with its use of a more foreboding colour palette, Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple proves itself when handling drama.

The show should be celebrated for managing to expand its core cast of characters, each with their own individual motivation and emotional context, without detracting from previously setup storylines and individuals. The majority of the new characters add something new to the story,
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Steins;Gate Part 1 Blu-ray Review

Directors: Hiroshi Hamasaki, Takuya Sato

Starring: Mamoru Miyano, J. Michael Tatum, Asami Imai, Trina Nishimura, Kana Hanazawa, Jackie Ross, Tomokazu Seki, Tyson Rinehart, Yukari Tamura, Cherami Leigh, Yo Kobayashi, Lindsay Seidel, Saori Goto, Jessica Cavanagh,

Running Time: 325 minutes

Certificate: 15

Steins;Gate may have many viewers approaching it with a certain amount of trepidation, being that it takes place in the same universe as the disappointing Chaos;Head. But hopefully many viewers can put that thought aside, as we have a show that is wildly different in tone and execution. Steins;Gate follows a self-proclaimed mad scientist, Rintaro Okabe (Miyano/Tatum). From the opening moments of the show it’s a confusing and nonsensical mess, which is a good thing because this show is all about time-travel. At first, the show uses the confounding plot twists as a source of comedy. The audience are more aware of the time travel than the characters at first.
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KenIchi The Mightiest Disciple DVD Review

Director: Hajime Kamegaki,

Starring: Tomokazu Seki, Josh Grelle, Tomoko Kawakami, Carrie Savage, Hiroshi Arikawa, R Bruce Elliot, Hiroya Ishimaru, Sonny Strait, Issei Futamata, Vic Mignogna, Juurouta Kosugi,Kent Williams, Mamiko Noto, Trina Nishimura,

Running Time: 613 minutes

Certificate: 12

Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple is a fighting anime with a few twists and turns along the way. For starters, the protagonist isn’t exactly carved from heroic material. Kenichi is a rather lame character at first, and is also very annoying in parts. This works as both a positive and a negative for the series, as he is both relatable and down to Earth, while at the same time deserving of a punch or two. What it does allow for is some massive growth in terms of character.

Kenichi is a student who loves a bit of martial arts and doesn’t let his cowardice get in the way of enjoying his favourite sport.
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We Got This Covered’s Blu-Ray Picks For Dec. 16 – Dec. 29

After a short absence (for medical reasons and not court-ordered community service), we’re back just in time for your last minute holiday shopping needs. Unsurprisingly, The Dark Knight Rises and The Dark Knight Trilogy are still at the top of the Blu-Ray sales charts. If, for some mind-blowing reason that I can’t even begin to fathom, you’re undecided about adding the former to your Blu-Ray collection, you can check out our The Dark Knight Rises Blu-Ray review.

This week, the Total Recall remake gets a home release, Resident Evil: Retribution brings hordes of zombies home for the holidays, and relive the glory days of the 90s with the first live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.

Ready for this week’s top releases? Then cowabunga!

Total Recall

Release Date: December 18th, 2012

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, and Bill Nighy.

Director: Len Wiseman

A remake
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Anime News: 'Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts' Cast Announced

Funimation has announced the full cast list for Baka and Test — Summon the Beasts, the studios latest 13 episode supernatural action anime series:

Aiko—————Trina Nishimura

Akihisa————-Josh Grelle

Akira—————Carli Mosier

Fukuhara———–Anthony Bowling

Hasegawa———–Ian Sinclair

Hazuki————–Lindsay Seidel

Hideyoshi———–Brina Palencia

Hiraga————-Micah Solusod

Hiromi————-Anastasia Munoz

Kouta————–Greg Ayres

Kubo—————Joel McDonald

Miharu————-Kristi Bingham

Miho————–Tia Ballard

Minami————Leah Clark

Mizuki————-Alexis Tipton

Nemoto———–Todd Haberkorn

Nishimura———Kent Williams

Shouko————Jamie Marchi

Sugawa————Chris Burnett

Takahashi———-Colleen Clinkenbeard

Toudou————Wendy Powell

Yoshiko————-Ryan Reynolds

Yuuji—————-Scott Freeman

Yuuko—————Brina Palencia

About Baka and Test — Summon the Beasts

When a fight breaks out at Fumizuki Academy, nobody throws a single punch. Instead, the students utilize the school’s technology to summon Avatars, pint-sized stand-ins with battle powers based on academic ability. That “academic ability” part is bad news for Yoshii – because Yoshii’s an idiot,
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English voice cast for Evangelion 2.0 confirmed

Three voice actors for English dub of Hideaki Anno’s Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance have been confirmed at FuniCon 5.0. Tiffany Grant will be returning to voice Asuka Langely Shikinami, Trina Nishimura will be voicing the newest character Mari Illustrious Makinami, and J. Michael Tatum will voice Ryoji Kaji. No word if the voice actors from the previous film will be returning, but it’s very likely.

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance comes to Blu-ray/DVD in March.
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Anime News: Funimation Announces Sacred Blacksmith English Voice Cast

Today, Funimation announced the full English voice cast for Sacred Blacksmith, scheduled for a complete DVD series set release on January 25, 2011. Character: Cecily Cambell Luke Ainsworth Lisa Aria Charlotte E. Firobisher Doris Margot Penelope Evadne Siegfried Hannibal Quasar Hugo Housman Reginald Drummond Areviy Irving Augustus Arthur Justina Albright Lancelot Douglas Fio Atkins Lucy Cambell Patty Baldwin Francesca Jack Strader Elsa Elsa’s Father Actor: Cherami Leigh Blake Shepard Monica Rial Anastasia Munoz Alexis Tipton Maxey Whitehead Trina Nishimura Jamie Marchi Clarine Harp J. Michael Tatum Mark Stoddard Christopher Bevins Chris Cason Barry Yandell Kenny Green Cynthia Cranz Grant James Leah Clark Lydia Mackay Kara Edwards Colleen Clinkenbeard R Bruce Elliott Brina Palencia Cole Brown About Sacred Blacksmith The knight Cecily wants to defend the weak, but her lack of skill makes her an unlikely heroine – until the blacksmith Luke comes to her aid, using magic to forge blades of supernatural strength.
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New On Blu-ray and DVD This Week

This week sees the release of several new movies and TV shows, some for the first time ever on Blu-ray. Of the ones coming out this week, we’re excited for not as many as last week. But still, the release of An Education, Collateral and Sherlock Holmes (pictured above with Robert Downey, Jr and Jude Law) is reason enough to be excited. Plus, there’s always next week. . . and the week after that.

Check them out:

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Alice in Wonderland (2-Disc Special Un-Anniversary Edition) ~ Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn (DVD)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel ~ Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, Justin Long (Blu-ray and DVD)

An Education ~ Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard (Blu-ray and DVD)

Collateral ~ Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx (Blu-ray)

I Sell the Dead ~ Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman (Blu-ray and DVD)

Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Set 2 ~ Derek Jacobi, Judy Geeson, Jean Marsh (DVD)

Sherlock Holmes ~ Robert Downey Jr.,
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