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Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt (2010)

29 December 2010 12:09 PM, PST | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Once in a great while a groundbreaking work of art reveals itself, each often revolutionizing the way art is interpreted.

It can come in a variety of different forms, such as Di Vinci’s Mona Lisa or Van Gogh’s Starry Night, to Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby or Orwell’s 1984, to even Hideaki Anno’s Neon Genesis Evangelion. We can easily agree that all of these are very unique to one another in their own right, yet all are great pieces of art expressing ideas and emotions beyond belief. Artists aren’t afraid to cross lines or push boundaries for the sake of their work, and they must throw larger stones to make bigger splashes. Sometimes brilliance comes from very unexpected places. In 2010, a new masterpiece was unveiled in the form of a gag anime by the name of Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt.

If I were to try to sum up Psg, »

- Geek With Taste

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Diebuster review

19 January 2010 2:55 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

I don't do much anime series and Oav reviews, but once in a while I'd like to hint at some of the missed out modern "classics". Diebuster fits that description rather well.

Diebuster is the Oav sequel based on Hideaki Anno's original Gunbuster series. Considering the impact of the original it's hard to image how incredibly overlooked this 6-part Oav follow-up series is. Tsurumaki is the one bringing the 15-year old original back to modern standards, completely in the spirit of Gainax, and doing a pretty great job at that.

Gunbuster is the series that kick-started Anno's career. An important event in the history of anime, as he would later go on to direct Evangelion. At the same time, it marks the rise of legendary anime studio Gainax. The original is a series that still stands its ground today, but is somewhat unknown among younger anime fans.

Tsurumaki's sequel »

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FUNimation announces Flcl (Fooly Cooly) on Blu-ray Disc for 2010

6 January 2010 3:37 PM, PST | Affenheimtheater | See recent Affenheimtheater news »

Us anime-market leader FUNimation is currently having a “roll-out riot” and is announcing more and more titles for the upcoming months. Yesterday they announced the Us release of Kamui Gaiden and RoboGeisha on their official blog, but without mentioning a specific date or medium.

Today, after some rumbling of disappointed fans who expected more fine animation from Japan, they surprised them by announcing the acquirement of the Ova series Flcl (Fooly Cooly) for a DVD and Blu-ray Disc release in late 2010. The series was produced by Production I.G, Gainax and Starchild in 2000 and was directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki (Gunbuster, Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0 & 2.0).

Because of the way the six episodes of Flcl were produced, this will most likely be another upscale, so looking at FUNimation’s recent releases I’ll wait for proper reviews before ordering this…even thou I don’t own the series on DVD yet. »

- Ulrik

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