Eureka Seven News

Eureka Seven is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 2 anime series, 3 manga series
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Eureka Seven - Part 1 (Blu-Ray)
Eureka Seven - Part 1 (Blu-Ray)
  • Suggested retail price: $44.98

For Renton, every day's the same. Nothing happens, nothing changes. He goes to school, he goes home. The only thing that keeps him happy is lifting on his ref board. Then one day, a giant mecha called an LFO comes crashing down on him - literally. Inside is the most beautiful girl he has ever seen!

The thing is, the girl is on the run from the military with her stolen mecha, and she's brought trouble with her. Renton will have to summon up all his courage to face his childhood hero; get the girl he's hopelessly smitten with to like him; and - oh yeah - live up to the legacy of his father who saved the world. But hey, at least it's not boring anymore.
Special Features: Episode Commentary (see list), Interviews with Japanese Voice Actors Yuko Sanpei (Renton) and Kaori Nazuka (Eureka) Parts 1 & 2, Interview with Japanese Voice Actors Keiji Fujiwara (Holland) and Michiko Neya (Talho) Part 1, Interview with English Voice Actor Stephanie Sheh (Eureka), Interview with English Voice Actor Johnny Yong Bosch (Renton), Interview with English Voice Actor Crispin Freeman (Holland) Part 1.

Episode Commentaries:
Episode 1: Yuko Sanpei (Renton) & Kaori Nazuka (Eureka)
Episode 7: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), & Mamoru Miyano (Moondoggie)
Episode 13: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), & Shigenori Yamazaki (Dominic)
Episode 15: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Akio Nakamura (Matthieu), & Mayumi Asano (Hilda)
Episode 20: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), & Keiji Fujiwara (Holland)
Episode 20: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kenichi Yoshida (Character Designer), & Masayuki Miyaji (Storyboard Artist)
Eureka Seven - Part 1 [Limited Edition] (Blu-Ray)
Eureka Seven - Part 1 [Limited Edition] (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98
Eureka Seven - Part 2 (Blu-Ray)
Eureka Seven - Part 2 (Blu-Ray)
  • Suggested retail price: $44.98
Special Features: Episode Commentary (see list), Interview with Japanese Voice Actors Keiji Fujiwara (Holland) & Michiko Neya (Talho) Parts 2 & 3, Interview with English Voice Actor Crispin Freeman (Holland) Parts 2 & 3, Interview with English Voice Actor Kate Higgins (Talho).

Episode Commentaries:
Episode 27: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Jurota Kosugi (Charles), & Aya Hisakawa (Ray)
Episode 32: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), & Ami Koshimuzu (Anemone)
Episode 36: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Eriko Kigawa (Maeter), & Fumie Mizusawa (Gidget)
Episode 39: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Yasunori Matsumoto (Stoner), & Taro Yamaguchi (Hap)
Episode 43: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), & Koji Tsujitani (Dewey)
Episode 50: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Sound Director), & Tomoki Kyoda (Director)
Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers (DVD)
Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers (DVD)
  • Suggested retail price: $29.98
In the year 2054, humanity is on the brink of destruction thanks to a half-century war with the strange beings known as the EIZO. In the middle of an important mission, mecha pilot Renton is reunited with his childhood friend Eureka, who was kidnapped by government forces years before. But their heartfelt reunion might not last for long: Eureka's life will soon come to an end, and the crew that Renton serves alongside on the GEKKO have their own ideas about what to do with the blue-haired girl. As mankind prepares to fire a doomsday weapon that will end the war once and for all, the fate of the world rests in the hearts of two young lovers.
Eureka Seven: Part 1 (DVD)Suggested retail price: $34.98
Eureka Seven: Part 2 (DVD)Suggested retail price: $34.98
Little Busters! - Collection 2
Little Busters! - Collection 2
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $68.98 (Blu-Ray) and $59.98 (DVD)
As if receiving enigmatic messages delivered by the cats wasn't odd enough,​ Riki Naoe's world continues to grow even stranger.​ Following the shocking twin revelations of Midori's missing shadow and the fact that he's the only one who seems to remember Mio,​ he's determined to learn the nature of the connection between them.​

Meanwhile,​ some of the secrets Haruka is keeping about her family are revealed with potentially devastating consequences and Riki finds himself pressed into a completely unexpected situation when a sleepover held by Rin and the other female members of the team goes out of control.​ As overwhelming as all that seems,​ however,​ it's merely the preamble to the drama that's unleashed when Kudrayaka learns that her cosmonaut mother is going to be sent into space! And in-between it all,​ the Little Buster's first ballgame is approaching,​ even though they still haven't found a ninth player!

Contains episodes 14-26.​
Hidamari Sketch x 365 - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)
Hidamari Sketch x 365 - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98
You didn't think Yuno's story was over, did you? Of course it isn't, but if you've seen the first series of Hidamari Sketch, you should know not to expect the "A happens after B after C" pattern of the rest of the world. In fact, instead of just taking place after Yuno's first year at Yamabuki High, X365 continues the saga on both sides, around, and in-between, filling in the details in an ever-expanding collage that's both avant-garde and slice of life! And if the format's not completely unexpected, we guarantee that some of the things that you never knew about before will be!

Contains episodes 1-14 and bonus episodes 1-2.
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $64.98
This story is about an incident that happened before Bakemonogatari.

On his way to the bookstore, Koyomi Araragi encounters Tsubasa Hanekawa whose face is covered with a bandage. The incident allows Koyomi to learn what has been happening in the Hanekawa household, but Tsubasa begs him not to tell anyone about it, saying she'll do anything to keep him quiet.

Without revealing her family's circumstances, Koyomi tells of the day's incident - he and Tsubasa buried a "cat" that had been hit by a car - to Meme Oshino. Meme tells Koyomi that he must immediately go to confirm Hanekawa's safety. He heads to her house, only to find...

So begins the nightmarish nine days of Golden Week.

This limited edition includes a deluxe booklet and a pinup postcard set, with packaging illustrated by character designer Akio Watanabe!

Contains episodes 1-4.

Special Features: "Bakemonogata
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Upon many growing email requests for a “Must see before you die Anime & Manga list” I thought I’d go a second round and give a more thorough look into title recommendations for both mediums

Alright so, from weeks of deliberation with my various fellow Otaku brethren on and off the podcast as well as through some extensive research from the likes of ANN, ANIMENFO, ANIDB & MYANIMELIST what I have cooked up here folks is an updated and rebooted list of MUST SEE ANIME & MANGA TITLES…for almost anybody open to the mediums…fanboys and newbies alike!

Now generally speaking these kinds of suggestive lists typically highlight some of the most agreed upon classics most fans would have already known about but let’s be honest here, no matter how impartial and objective you try to be with these things there is always bound to be someone else out there who will find fault or even claim bias on the chosen selection…and that is perfectly fine…..in fact it would be dumb not to be expected

These kinds of lists should be seen as more of a guideline / gap filler into the best or even possibly the overlooked gems that the medium’s have had to offer and as such it can be very helpful for quite a few folks

I’ve tried to generate this list based in terms of agreed quality first and foremost not just on accumulative popularity which is why some of the more obvious long running shows will not be on this list at all, however for this list I’ve tried to stick with titles that have more or less finished their story run – giving you the opportunity to make your own final open and shut case point about each title…..for the most part

This time around I’ve tried to keep it a little bit more varied in terms of genre and target demographic, ya know, so people can pick out something that may be of a particular taste to em

This list is NOT in any particular order

* THE ANIME LIST *

Neon Genesis Evangelion
Action, Dementia, Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Psychological

Gurren Lagann
Action, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-Fi

Cowboy Bebop
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Space

Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 & Brotherhoood
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Military

Death Note
Mystery, Supernatural, Police, Psychological, Thriller

Samurai Champloo
Adventure, Comedy, Samurai

Samurai X (Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal)
Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai, Romance

BERSERK
Action, Adventure, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Supernatural, Military

Basilisk
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Samurai, Romance, Supernatural

Trigun
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Vision of Escaflowne
Adventure, Fantasy, Mecha, Romance

Zegapain
Action, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi

Code Geass
Action, Mecha, School, Sci-Fi, Super Power, Military

Eureka Seven
Adventure, Drama, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi

Welcome to the NHK
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Psychological

Haibane Renmei
Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life

FLCL
Action, Comedy, Dementia, Mecha, Parody, Sci-Fi

Madoka Magica
Drama, Magic, Psychological, Thriller

Baccano
Action, Supernatural

Moribito
Adventure, Fantasy

Last Exile
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Paradise Kiss
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Fashion

Blue Gender
Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi, Space, Military

Mushishi
Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Supernatural

* MANGA LIST *

AKIRA
Cyberpunk, Science fiction, Thriller

Battle Angel Alita
Cyberpunk, Science fiction, Action

Battle Royale
Dystopian, Thriller, Horror, Alternative history

20th Century Boys
Science fiction, Mystery

Rurouni Kenshin
Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai, Romance

Nausicaa
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction

GANTZ
Action, Science fiction, Horror, Thriller

Great Teacher Onizuka
Comedy-drama, School, Slice of Life

Eden: It's an Endless World
Action, Cyberpunk

Kare Kano
Comedy, Drama, Romance, School-Life

Holyland
Action, Drama, Martial Arts, Psychological

Legend of the Strongest Man Kurosawa
Action, Comedy, Drama, Psychological

The Breaker
Martial Arts, Drama, Romance

Mirai Nikki
Action, Psychological, Romance, Supernatural, Survival Horror, Suspense

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Action, Adventure, Horror, Supernatural, Suspense

BAKUMAN
Slice-of-life, Comedy-Drama, Romance

Our Happy Hours
Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Psychological

Hotel
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Psychological

MONSTER
Mystery, Drama, Psychological

Phoenix
Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Sci-Fi, Space, Supernatural, Psychological

Akumetsu
Action, Drama, Police, Psychological, Thriller

Hoshi no Koe
Drama, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi

PLUTO
Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Yokohama Shopping Log
Drama, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life

Blade of the Phantom Master
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Supernatural

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and welcome to DREAMcast’s first Halloween instalment of The NIGHTMARECAST

Yes that’s right folks on this episode your host’s Donwun & The Old Boy wrestle with the interesting topic of your not so friendly protagonist THE ANTIHERO!

Now at first this might not seem like a particularly ghoulish topic for a Halloween podcast but when you come to think about it these so called dark hero’s have raised the bar in what people in general are used to seeing in terms of violence and horror. So to drive that point on in our conversation for once we here @ DC broaden our discussion into the wide world of Television and Film bringing up some the more recently enjoyed Antihero brands.

Things like Dexter, Breaking Bad, The Punisher, The BATMAN, movies where people are enjoying chaos, murder and horror: SAW, Piranna 3D, Nightmare on Elm Street…ya know the commonly know stuff

This leads me to ask the question what actually scares us nowadays in media.....in where we have a startling revelation about Katface(well, startling to me anyway)

Then once we get all that outta the way we get back to the Anime & Manga stuff in true Halloween fashion, which leads us onto what should be the epitamy of terror….DEMONS

DEVILMAN – a title me and katface have been looking forward to discussing on the podcast for a while now

We also discuss Demons in general and how in anime and manga they are pretty much seen as any other normal character…with no real emphasis on terror, hell or anything else you would think a demon would be about....more of a means to an end in terms of power and other exploitable traits....bah

Then we end with some nice Halloween recommendations

From Myself (Donwun) - Higurashi, Perfect Blue & Boogiepop Phantom

The Old Boy - Portus, I Am A Hero, Ibitsu & The Works of Junji Ito

and finally from our uninvited guest - Garden of Sinners Paradox Spiral & Noein

Oh did I not mention we are joined on this episode by an uninvited guest that has escaped from prison…..AGAIN!

And lastly here’s some are EXTRA LINKSrelated to some of the topics discussed on this episode

UBERHIKARI'S CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: PART1 & PART2

The Rise of the Antihero

Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

NARUTO Ch. 685 Review

In some ways, NARUTO is becoming the TWILIGHT of manga.

TOKYO GHOUL #1&2 -- Special Review

Fancy a bit of the ol' ultraviolence, my droogies?

Does JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Work as a Horror Story?

STARDUST CRUSADERS #14 -- Watch & Learn. It's scary!

PERSONA 4: THE GOLDEN ANIMATION #1 -- Special Review

This finally makes sense to me?

Is DRAGON BALL Dated?

DRAGON BALL #11 -- Retro Review. Rusty pinballs?!

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL #1 & 2 -- Special Review

Now that the second episode's out, how does this franchise fair after 25 years?

SAMURAI JAM-BAKUMATSU ROCK #1 -- Special Review

The secret history of bishonen?

Community Spotlight 7/27/2014

July is nearly behind us, and these super users are looking ahead to the Summer releases.

DRAMAtical mURDER #1 -- Special Review

Must all nerds be bullied?

TOKYO GHOUL #1&2 -- Special Review

Fancy a bit of the ol' ultraviolence, my droogies?

NARUTO Ch. 685 Review

In some ways, NARUTO is becoming the TWILIGHT of manga.

Does JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Work as a Horror Story?

STARDUST CRUSADERS #14 -- Watch & Learn. It's scary!

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL #1 & 2 -- Special Review

Now that the second episode's out, how does this franchise fair after 25 years?

ARGEVOLLEN #1 -- Special Review

Well, I can say the suit looks cool, at least.

PERSONA 4: THE GOLDEN ANIMATION #1 -- Special Review

This finally makes sense to me?

BLEACH Ch. 589 Review

Pick up lines you should never try outside of manga.

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