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Red Data Girl: Complete Series

Red Data Girl: Complete Series Funimation: $54.98, 2 discs Red Data Girl (2013) infuses the popular “magical girl” genre with elements of traditional Shinto religion. Izumiko ... Continue Reading →
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Anime Reviews: ‘Short Peace’, ‘Naruto’ Movie

Short Peace: Complete Collection Sentai Film Works: $29.98, Blu-ray Although Katsuhiro Otomo’s reputation rests principally on his watershed cyberpunk feature Akira, his third ... Continue Reading →
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Reviews: ‘Persona 4,’ ‘Appleseed Alpha’

Persona 4: The Animation – Complete Collection Aniplex/Sentai: $79.98, Blu-ray (4 discs) Persona 4 is a welcome rarity: An animated series based on a computer game that people ... Continue Reading →
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Reviews: ‘Ranma½,’ ‘Princess Nine,’ ‘Casshan,’ ‘Cobra’

Ranma½: Set 1 Viz: $54.97, Blu-ray, 3 discs plus booklet; Rated TV 14. Since its debut as a manga in 1988 and in animation a year later, Rumiko Takahashi’s gender-bending romantic ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s Magnificent Coda

The ... Continue Reading →
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The World of ‘Ernest & Celestine’

Director Benjamin Renner discusses the making of his beautifully ... Continue Reading →
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Naruto Now and Forever

Hayato Date, the director of the popular anime series, discusses the ageless appeal of the ramen-loving, nine-tailed, fox-demon warrior. Ninja, ramen-lover and self-proclaimed knucklehead ... Continue Reading →
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A Valentine to a Vanished Era

Goro Miyazaki’s delicate, coming-of-age movie From Up on Poppy Hill offers a welcome respite from the loud, CG world of most American movies. Goro Miyazaki’s gentle new film, From ... Continue Reading →

Anime Opens New Dubbing Doors

The runaway popularity of anime in America has created a demand for English dubs that are as believable and well-acted as their American counterparts. Charles McCarter, chief producer ... Continue Reading →