Shakefire.com - Jamie Marchi http://shakefire.com/talents/jamie-marchi en Eureka Seven AO http://shakefire.com/tv-show/eureka-seven-ao <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>During a dangerous zero gravity mission to keep a clash in space from colliding with Earth, Ao meets his mother for the first time since she disappeared. Chaos erupts when the vengeful enigma known as Truth learns of her return. As Ao fights to protect his mother and solve her transient state, he discovers a weapon so powerful it can alter Earth s timeline. Conflict elevates across the globe as this warhead and new intelligence on the hostile aliens polarizes former allies. When another pilot and his machine from the future enter the fray, Ao will finally learn his true origin as well as his role in saving his mother, his friends, and his planet from obliteration.</p> </div></div></div><h1 id="page-title">Eureka Seven AO</h1><div class="field field-name-field-bluray-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">On Blu-Ray:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-15T00:00:00-04:00">Tuesday, October 15, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/micah-solusod" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Micah Solusod</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/lindsay-seidel" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Lindsay Seidel</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-bluray-cover field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/tv/Eureka_Seven_AO_Blu-ray_vol_1.jpg" width="230" height="266" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-studio field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Studio(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/studios/funimation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Funimation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-genre field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Genre:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/genres/tv/anime" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Anime</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-episodes field-type-number-integer field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Episodes:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">24</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discs field-type-number-integer field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Discs:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-user-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-basic"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:31:15 +0000 Matt Rodriguez 50615 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/tv-show/eureka-seven-ao#comments Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar, Part 2 http://shakefire.com/tv-show/tenchi-muyo-war-on-geminar-part-2 <h1 id="page-title">Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar, Part 2</h1><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The latest chapter in the Tenchi franchise continues with an onslaught of epic mecha battles waged by beautiful space vixens! Young Kenshi Masaki has his hands full catering to the whims of an entire academy of oversexed school girls, but a darkness looms on the horizon that will soon cast his life into chaos. The mysterious and enchanting Doll, controlled from afar by a power hungry madman, leads an unthinkable invasion that attacks the nubile students of the academy from inside its once protective walls. To save his bevy of galactic playmates, Kenshi must summon the power of a Sacred Mechanoid and fight to preserve peace in a world that hovers on the brink of destruction. Should he survive, Kenshi will be mobbed by a hoard of comely coeds who want to make the hero their husband! Contains the final six episodes (approximately 45 minutes each).</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/tenchi-muyo-war-on-geminar-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/tenchi-muyo" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tenchi Muyo!</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/tenchi-muyo-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tenchi Muyo</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/morgan-garrett" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Morgan Garrett</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/jad-saxton" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jad Saxton</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/jason-liebrecht" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jason Liebrecht</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/michelle-rojas" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michelle Rojas</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-dvd-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">On DVD:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-05-21T00:00:00-04:00">Tuesday, May 21, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-bluray-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">On Blu-Ray:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-05-21T00:00:00-04:00">Tuesday, May 21, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/morgan-garrett" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Morgan Garrett</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jad-saxton" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jad Saxton</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/jason-liebrecht" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jason Liebrecht</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/michelle-rojas" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michelle Rojas</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-studio field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Studio(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/studios/funimation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Funimation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-bluray-cover field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/tv/Tenchi_Muyo_War_on_Geminar_Part_2_Blu-rayDVD_302913.1.jpg" width="360" height="499" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-genre field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Genre:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/genres/tv/anime" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Anime</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-country field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Country(es):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/countries/japan" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Japan</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-running-time field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Running Time:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">271 Minutes</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discs field-type-number-integer field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Discs:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">4</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-similar-tv-shows field-type-entityreference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Similar TV Shows:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tv-show/tenchi-muyo-ryo-ohki">Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tv-show/tenchi-muyo-universe">Tenchi Muyo! Universe</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tv-show/tenchi-universe">Tenchi Universe</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tv-show/tenchi-in-tokyo">Tenchi In Tokyo</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-user-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-basic"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div> Fri, 17 May 2013 15:17:40 +0000 Peter Oberth 47088 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/tv-show/tenchi-muyo-war-on-geminar-part-2#comments Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar, Part 2 http://shakefire.com/review/tenchi-muyo-war-on-geminar-part-2 <div class="field field-name-field-review field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Review:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/reviews/tv-at-home/tv-on-blu-ray" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">TV on Blu-Ray</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-grade field-type-number-decimal field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Grade:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">4.00</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/tenchi-muyo-war-on-geminar-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/part-2" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Part 2</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>In the Part 1 release of Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar (again, really a Tenchi Muyo! Spin-off) I laughed, I cried, I loved (okay, maybe I didn’t cry), but I ended up feeling a bit conflicted as the Part 1 release gave us the start of an amazing looking story which quickly fell to the wayside so that Kenchi, our main protagonist, could drive the ladies wild and get into all kinds of mischief that didn’t have a whole lot to do with the why, what, when, or how. That threw me off a little, though I did have a good time watching.</p> <p>Part 2 is the yang to the Part 1 releases Yin. Where the first installment took a lot of time having a laugh and introducing us to Kenchi the hard worker, Kenchi the ladies man, Kenchi the slave, etc, Part 2 was all about action, mecha action.</p> <p>Finally the answers start flowing as Kenchi and his harem of ladies start taking on the bad guys that have begun to surface, looking to take over the Holy Land as well as the other kingdoms in a bid to rule it all. Things are looking tough as Kenchi and his crew take beating after beating, sometimes just barely making it out alive, but there’s more to the threat then just invade and conquer and it all has to do with that crazy old plotline in Part 1 where Kenchi may or may not be of this world.</p> <p><em><strong>PICTURE QUALITY:</strong></em><br /> The  picture quality really doesn’t change from the first half release to the second half release, and why would it? There are some small instances of soft picture but nothing that’s as monumental as a brief glitch. Overall the picture is amazing. If you purchased the first half release and found it satisfactory you’ll want to just put your money down on the second half release as well.</p> <p><em><strong>BONUS FEATURES:</strong></em><br /> ~Episode 13 Commentary<br /> ~Sneak Peek Pay Per View 7-13<br /> ~Promo Videos<br /> ~Teaser Trailers<br /> ~A Taste of Recording Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar Radio Broadcast<br /> ~Web Trailers<br /> ~More….</p> </div></div></div><h1 id="page-title">Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar, Part 2</h1><div class="field field-name-field-talents field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Talent(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/morgan-garrett" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Morgan Garrett</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jad-saxton" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jad Saxton</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/jason-liebrecht" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jason Liebrecht</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/michelle-rojas" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michelle Rojas</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-picture field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/picture/public/reviews/Tenchi_Muyo_War_on_Geminar_Part_2_Blu-rayDVD_302913.1.jpg?itok=5xBw_2V3" width="640" height="887" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/morgan-garrett" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Morgan Garrett</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jad-saxton" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jad Saxton</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/jason-liebrecht" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jason Liebrecht</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/michelle-rojas" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michelle Rojas</a></div></div></div> Fri, 17 May 2013 00:35:05 +0000 AJ Garcia 47078 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/review/tenchi-muyo-war-on-geminar-part-2#comments Tenchi Muyo!: War On Geminar - Part One Limited Edition http://shakefire.com/review/tenchi-muyo-war-on-geminar-part-one-limited-edition <div class="field field-name-field-review field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Review:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/reviews/tv-at-home/tv-on-blu-ray" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">TV on Blu-Ray</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-grade field-type-number-decimal field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Grade:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">4.34</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/tenchi-muyo-war-on-geminar" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tenchi Muyo!: War On Geminar</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>For those that don’t know, Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar isn’t really a Tenchi Muyo series, rather a spin-off. This series stars Tenchi’s half brother Kenchi Masaki. It also shares some minor connections with Photon: The Idiot Adventures which was born from the same creator, Masaki Kajishima.</p> <p>In War On Geminar we first meet Kenchi Masaki as he pilots a sacred mechanoid in his attempt to assassinate a newly anointed princess. Being the series good guy Kenchi gets close but inevitably can’t follow through, losing out on the reward, being transported home to his own time and place (more on that later).</p> <p>If you’ve been a fan of the Tenchi franchise you know that eventually our main hero finds himself pretty much the center of attention for a harem of women. Kenchi is no different, sadly.</p> <p>Our first few episodes finds Kenchi being fleshed out as this bad ass mecha pilot that has amazing fighting skills, even a brief hand to weapon combat sequence where Kenchi pretty much takes out a small gang of baddies. Unlike his half brother Tenchi, Kenchi looks to be the center of attention with merit (not just a lucky guy who gets all the attention he can handle from the ladies for no specific reason. Kenchi is somewhat of a bad ass, but his reputation doesn’t stay afloat for long.</p> <p>I enjoyed the part one release of Geminar because, like Tenchi, it’s just awkward funny. When the ladies offer up their attention (and more), Kenchi sometimes becomes his chibi character and cries like a baby. It’s funny because it just looks funny, but also funny because it’s so serious in a way. Kenchi finds himself in many scenario’s due to his popularity and with each new character on board we get even more hilarity.</p> <p>As for Kenchi the bad ass. We only get glimpses of him from time to time. What’s even more distressing is how long it takes for the story to get back into gear. What we know form the first couple of episodes is that Kenchi was being tricked into helping the bad guys for a ticket back to his own time and place. Weather or not that’s a different planet, universe, or timeline is yet to be seen, but we lose track of that part of the plot. Once he comes into custody of his female wardens, that’s pretty much it.</p> <p>There are a few characters that may or may not be trouble, but for a majority of this releases episodes it’s mostly all Kenchi being chased by girls and working on at The Holy Land Academy. It’s not until you hit the second disc that we get to the nuts and bolts of the story, and that’s where you are either entertained, annoyed because you had to wait that long for continuity, or on the fence.</p> <p><em><strong>PICTURE QUALITY:</strong></em><br /> Line definition is pretty sharp and color is absolutely robust. It’s an A grade effort from Funimation with just a tiny gap where picture goes soft now and again. The animation is pretty solid and you only get high detail when you’re close up to characters or we run into objects, mechanoids, or some architecture or forestry that play specific keys in their scenes or within the story. If it makes you feel better, the times that I can count soft picture disturbance can be done on one hand. Fans won’t be disappointed.</p> <p><em><strong>BONUS FEATURES:</strong></em><br /> ~BD/DVD Combo<br /> ~Episode Commentary<br /> ~About Making The Closing Theme “Destino” by Alchemy<br /> ~Digest In Commemoration of Sales Release<br /> ~Still For Recording The Music For Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar<br /> ~Pay Per View Program Sneak Peek<br /> ~Teasers<br /> ~Textless Songs<br /> ~Trailers<br /> ~Limited Edition Box Case To Hold Parts 1&amp;2</p> </div></div></div><h1 id="page-title">Tenchi Muyo!: War On Geminar - Part One Limited Edition</h1><div class="field field-name-field-talents field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Talent(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jason-liebrecht" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jason Liebrecht</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jad-saxton" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jad Saxton</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/morgan-garrett" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Morgan Garrett</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/michelle-rojas" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michelle Rojas</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-picture field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/picture/public/reviews/66183_large.jpg?itok=ivM7QAvt" width="640" height="811" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jason-liebrecht" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jason Liebrecht</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jad-saxton" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jad Saxton</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/morgan-garrett" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Morgan Garrett</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/michelle-rojas" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michelle Rojas</a></div></div></div> Wed, 15 May 2013 00:13:35 +0000 AJ Garcia 47047 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/review/tenchi-muyo-war-on-geminar-part-one-limited-edition#comments Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid Of Clockwork http://shakefire.com/movie/heaven-s-lost-property-the-angeloid-of-clockwork <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Hiyori's a sweet, shy girl who's used to living in the background. Now, the wallflower is ready to bloom and reveal a big secret: she's totally infatuated with Tomoki! To get closer to the dirty-minded object of her affection, she joins the New World Discovery Club. With Tomoki's lazy love of peace and quiet, he's not interested in accommodating any new Club members and tries to scare Hiyori away with his usual perverted antics. Nonetheless, she remains committed to her crush and starts bonding with Ikaros, Nymph, and the gang - until a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. It seems Hiyori has a deeper - and more dangerous - link to the Angeloids than anyone suspected! How is she connected to the Synapse? Why is she trying to kill Tomoki, even after confessing her feelings? Find out in the hilarious, super-sexy Heaven's Lost Property movie, The Angeloid of Clockwork!</p> </div></div></div><h1 id="page-title">Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid Of Clockwork</h1><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/heaven-s-lost-property-the-angeloid-of-clockwork" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid Of Clockwork</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/heaven-s-lost-property" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Heaven’s Lost Property</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/brittany-karbowski" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Brittany Karbowski</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/greg-ayres" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Greg Ayres</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/eric-vale" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Eric Vale</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/christopher-bevins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Christopher Bevins</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-theatrical-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">In Theatres:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2011-06-25T00:00:00-04:00">Jun 25, 2011</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-dvd-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">On DVD:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-02-26T00:00:00-05:00">Tuesday, February 26, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-bluray-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">On Blu-Ray:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-02-26T00:00:00-05:00">Tuesday, February 26, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/brittany-karbowski" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Brittany Karbowski</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/greg-ayres" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Greg Ayres</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/eric-vale" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Eric Vale</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/kara-edwards" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Kara Edwards</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/saori-hayami" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Saori Hayami</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-studio field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Studio(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/studios/anime-international-company-aic" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Anime International Company (AIC)</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/studios/glovision" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Glovision</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-director field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Director(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/christopher-bevins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Christopher Bevins</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/tetsuya-yanagisawa" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tetsuya Yanagisawa</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-editor field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Edited by:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/takashi-sakurai" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Takashi Sakurai</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-composer field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Music by:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/motoyoshi-iwasaki" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Motoyoshi Iwasaki</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-distributor field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Distributor(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/studios/funimation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Funimation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-country field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Country(es):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/countries/japan" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Japan</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/countries/united-states" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">United States</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-genre field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Genre:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/genres/movie/anime" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Anime</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-running-time field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Running Time:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">1 Hour, 35 Minutes</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-writer field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Written by:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/yuko-kakihara" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Yuko Kakihara</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tv-show field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Based on TV Show:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tv-shows/heavens-lost-property-forte" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Heaven&#039;s Lost Property: Forte</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-bluray-cover field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/movies/81aOjWs0MIL._AA1500_.jpg" width="1500" height="1500" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-user-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-basic"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:02:58 +0000 Peter Oberth 45188 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/movie/heaven-s-lost-property-the-angeloid-of-clockwork#comments Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid Of Clockwork http://shakefire.com/review/heaven-s-lost-property-the-angeloid-of-clockwork-blu-ray <h1 id="page-title">Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid Of Clockwork</h1><div class="field field-name-field-review field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Review:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/reviews/movie-at-home/blu-ray" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Blu-Ray</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-grade field-type-number-decimal field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Grade:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2.90</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/brittany-karbowski" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Brittany Karbowski</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/greg-ayres" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Greg Ayres</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/eric-vale" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Eric Vale</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/heavens-lost-property" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Heaven&#039;s Lost Property</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/the-angeloid-of-clockwork" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">The Angeloid of Clockwork</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>This wouldn’t be the first time that Funimation has released a film from one of their popular properties that isn’t quite actually a film. Angeloid of Clockwork: The Movie is a lot like Shakugan No Shana: The Movie. It’s basically a rehashing of the previous seasons, a bit haphazardly, leading into a bit of new footage made specifically for the release.</p> <p>In this release we see flashes of the seasons leading up to the movie but from one specific characters point of view. Not much changes as far as the footage is concerned, but the rehashing does lead up to the reveal that is all important for said character, which equals out to a tribute to that character as they exit the shows canon.</p> <p>If you haven’t seen the series I wouldn’t suggest watching this release as a way of crash coursing the series. Character introductions are pretty flimsy and the way the film jumps around from memory to memory sometimes seems pointless, losing an inexperienced viewer along the way.</p> <p>The finale of the film is pretty good though. The design of the Angeloid of Clockwork character is pretty awesome, very steampunk, though the end is pretty typical for an anime. No surprises there. For me, someone who has followed the series, I got a few laughs out of it and my already established connection with the characters made for some decent moments in the film. It doesn’t change the fact that more then half of the movie is actually retracing my steps with the series.</p> <p><em><strong>PICTURE QUALITY:</strong></em><br /> Color is simply brilliant here, even if definition sometimes suffers from occasional soft spots. Still, the picture holds up rather well for the most part, looking crisp with good line definition. I only covered the second season on DVD so I don’t know how sharp the series looked on Blu-Ray, but it comes pretty close to looking perfect here, so that must be a great bump fore the series on BD.</p> <p>I was more then a little disappointed with the audio on the English dub. Dialogue is very low and everything else seems to overpower it so you have to turn up the volume a bit higher then I like. When dialogue is at a decent enough level the rest of the soundtrack blasts you out of your seat. I had hoped to simply turn on the subs to read the dialogue as it flowed out, but the disc only comes with English subs when you put it on the 2.0 Japanese audio, which I ended up doing for most of the film. Surprisingly the 2.0 Japanese audio sounded better then the 5.1 English dub mix.</p> <p><em><strong>BONUS FEATURES:</strong></em><br /> Commentary, commercials, Promo Videos, Trailers and Previews in the shows native language, Teaser, and U.S Trailer. Really nothing to get excited about.  </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-talents field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Talent(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/brittany-karbowski" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Brittany Karbowski</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/greg-ayres" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Greg Ayres</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/eric-vale" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Eric Vale</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-picture field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/picture/public/reviews/81aOjWs0MIL._AA1500_.jpg?itok=gt4yv2rG" width="640" height="640" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/brittany-karbowski" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Brittany Karbowski</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/greg-ayres" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Greg Ayres</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/eric-vale" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Eric Vale</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div></div></div> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:16:27 +0000 AJ Garcia 45183 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/review/heaven-s-lost-property-the-angeloid-of-clockwork-blu-ray#comments Baka & Test: Season Two (BLU-RAY) http://shakefire.com/review/baka-test-season-two-blu-ray <div class="field field-name-field-review field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Review:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/reviews/tv-at-home/tv-on-blu-ray" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">TV on Blu-Ray</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-grade field-type-number-decimal field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Grade:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">3.94</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/anime" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Anime</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/comedy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comedy</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/fantasy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Fantasy</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/foreign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">foreign</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/international-tv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">International TV</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/japanese" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Japanese</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/romance" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Romance</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Things are just as off the wall in the world of Baka and Test as they were the last time we visited the series, maybe more. With the girls and guys of class F falling in and out of love with one another while they try and climb through the ranks at school things get messy. Too many teenage hormones can’t be good for the class with the lowest test scores.</p> <p>While I enjoyed most of the first series I have to admit that I got tired of the school battles. The first few times were interesting as it played as an introduction to the process, and when the battles switched up and brought in an interesting deviation from the anime style it was fresh. Then it just went on and on. The dramatics of teenage life and love being the precursor for battle set ups.</p> <p>This time around we start off the show with the crew on vacation and getting all pervy in the usual anime fashion. Busty bikini bods, nosebleeds, with an innocent twists somewhere in the mix. Really, nothing that hasn’t been seen a million times over. It seems to work though. It’s a break from the monotony of battle after battle and drama ensuing because so and so likes so and so and so on.</p> <p>Fortunately this season does a good deal of hashing out back stories, which gives us a fresh area to explore to get away from the usual stuff. We get the scoop on a few new character attributes of our main protagonist, an interesting twist on his sister’s feelings for him, and of course a seemingly extra heavy dose of love gone mad between the class as boy and girl once again fall in and out love with one another, causing further battles to ensue between class F and the upper classes as well as within the class itself.</p> <p><em><strong>PICTURE QUALITY:</strong></em><br /> Like the previous season there is a mish mash of anime styles that come into play within the series which, some of them, interfere with the solidity of the picture. You’re going to have some soft looking spots due to an intentional effect within the picture but the overall picture still is rather sharp and extremely vibrant. It really is a beautiful looking job on an anime that pushes the boundaries on style.</p> <p><em><strong>BONUS FEATURES:</strong></em><br /> ~Commentary for episodes 3 and 13<br /> ~Featurettes<br /> ~Promo Videos<br /> ~Commercials<br /> ~U.S. Trailer<br /> ~Textless Opening and Closing Songs<br /> ~Trailers</p> <p> </p> </div></div></div><h1 id="page-title">Baka & Test</h1><div class="field field-name-field-season field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Season:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-talents field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Talent(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/alexis-tipton" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Alexis Tipton</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/josh-grelle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Josh Grelle</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/brina-palencia" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Brina Palencia</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/greg-ayres" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Greg Ayres</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-picture field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/picture/public/reviews/91YA1nmjGLL._AA1500_.jpg?itok=o2TOZNS1" width="640" height="640" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/alexis-tipton" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Alexis Tipton</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/josh-grelle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Josh Grelle</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/brina-palencia" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Brina Palencia</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/greg-ayres" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Greg Ayres</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div></div></div> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:17:36 +0000 AJ Garcia 19104 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/review/baka-test-season-two-blu-ray#comments Baka & Test Season 2 http://shakefire.com/season/baka-test-season-2 <h1 id="page-title">Baka & Test</h1><div class="title-type">Season: 2</div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Things are just as off the wall in the world of Baka and Test as they were the last time we visited the series, maybe more. With the girls and guys of class F falling in and out of love with one another while they try and climb through the ranks at school things get messy. Too many teenage hormones can’t be good for the class with the lowest test scores.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/alexis-tipton" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Alexis Tipton</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/josh-grelle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Josh Grelle</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/brina-palencia" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Brina Palencia</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/greg-ayres" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Greg Ayres</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/anime" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Anime</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/comedy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comedy</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/fantasy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Fantasy</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/foreign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">foreign</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/international-tv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">International TV</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/japanese" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Japanese</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/romance" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Romance</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-bluray-cover field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/tv/91YA1nmjGLL._AA1500_.jpg" width="1500" height="1500" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-bluray-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">On Blu-Ray:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-01-29T00:00:00-05:00">Tuesday, January 29, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discs field-type-number-integer field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Discs:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">5</div></div></div> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:17:36 +0000 AJ Garcia 19103 at http://shakefire.com Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt: The Complete Series (BLU-RAY) http://shakefire.com/review/panty-stocking-with-garterbelt-the-complete-series-blu-ray <div class="field field-name-field-review field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Review:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/reviews/tv-at-home/tv-on-blu-ray" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">TV on Blu-Ray</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-grade field-type-number-decimal field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Grade:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2.00</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/action" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">action</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/japanese" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Japanese</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/international-tv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">International TV</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/foreign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">foreign</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/comedy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comedy</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/boxed-sets" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Boxed Sets</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/anime" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Anime</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>I was fortunate enough to review Panty and Stocking with Garter Belt when it first came to DVD in a limited edition package. I felt it was a bit under whelming but it had it’s good parts as well. If you want a complete run up of the series please click this link: <a href="http://www.shakefire.com/reviews/tv-on-dvd/panty-stocking-with-garterbelt-complete-series-limited-edition" title="Panty &amp; Stocking with Garterbelt - Complete Series (Limited Edition)" style="color: rgb(158, 7, 8);">Panty &amp; Stocking with Garterbelt - Complete Series (Limited Edition)</a></p> <p><em><strong>PICTURE QUALITY:</strong></em><br /> Like my original thoughts on the series, the Blu-Ray transfer is also under whelming. There is a barrage of styles that make up Panty and Stocking with Garter Belt from weird cartoon network like styles to proper anime styles to even live action stuff. Not all of it manages to translate well into the HD version of the show. Matter of fact, hardly any of it.</p> <p>It’s pretty hard to go wrong as far as the color scheme for the series is involved. P&amp;S is a vivid looking show with bright colors. Where the discrepancies begin is line definition and clarity. Sometimes the line definition looked a bit jagged and a strange hue created a soft look for most of the series. I watched the DVD version in July of 2012 so it’s been awhile since I last saw it, but I don’t remember the quality being so uneven. It certainly has its upsides such as audio being as perfect as usual with most Funimation titles, but I didn’t really feel as if I had upgraded all that much in picture.</p> <p><em>BONUS FEATURES:</em><br /> ~Trailers<br /> ~Panty and Stocking in Sanitary Box<br /> ~Ghost Explosion Collection<br /> ~Ghost Explosion Collection Documentary<br /> ~TV Promotional Video<br /> ~Official Homepage Commercial Collection<br /> ~Pre-Airing Commercial Collection<br /> ~Now-Airing Commercial Collection<br /> ~Post-Airing Commercial Collection<br /> ~DVD Commercial Collection<br /> ~Talk Live Animated At Loft/Plus One<br /> ~Making of Lingerie Scene<br /> ~Outtakes<br /> ~U.S. Trailer<br /> ~Textless Songs<br /> ~Limited Edition Artwork Box Case<br /><strong>Plus newly added features:</strong><br /> ~Panty and Stocking With Garter Belt- Unrated: An interview with the cast<br /> ~Sit Down With Panty and Stocking</p> <p> </p> </div></div></div><h1 id="page-title">Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt</h1><div class="field field-name-field-talents field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Talent(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/arisa-ogasawara" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Arisa Ogasawara</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/mariya-ise" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Mariya Ise</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/koji-ishii" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Koji Ishii</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/takashi-nakamura" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Takashi Nakamura</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-picture field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/picture/public/reviews/1629110h.jpg?itok=KkI3dKJ5" width="640" height="836" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-pictures field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Other Pictures:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/reviews/1629110bh.jpg" width="500" height="647" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/arisa-ogasawara" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Arisa Ogasawara</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/mariya-ise" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Mariya Ise</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/koji-ishii" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Koji Ishii</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/takashi-nakamura" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Takashi Nakamura</a></div></div></div> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:21:30 +0000 AJ Garcia 17150 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/review/panty-stocking-with-garterbelt-the-complete-series-blu-ray#comments Deadman Wonderland: The Complete Series http://shakefire.com/review/deadman-wonderland-the-complete-series <div class="field field-name-field-review field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Review:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/reviews/anime" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Anime</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-grade field-type-number-decimal field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Grade:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">4.35</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/thrillers" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Thrillers</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/action" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">action</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/anime" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Anime</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/foreign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">foreign</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/international-tv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">International TV</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/japanese" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Japanese</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/science-fiction" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">science fiction</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Ganta and his classmates can do nothing but talk about the upcoming field trip to Deadman Wonderland, a prison/carnival where the inmates act as the cast in, what they don’t know yet, some pretty gruesome entertainment. As class begins though Ganta begins to hear a song that is vaguely familiar and somewhat disconcerting, and then he sees him, The Redman.</p> <p>In a disorienting flash the windows fly inwards and Ganta’s classmates, one by one, fall. The Redman wreaks havoc on the classroom killing everyone except Ganta, who he bestows with a gift, a red shard that he places in Ganta’s chest, and then…it’s over. Guards flood the room to find Ganta the only living survivor.</p> <p>Later Ganta wakes in the hospital and soon finds out that he’s the prime suspect in the killings. Before he knows it he has lost his case and is being lead out of the court, but not before the parents of all the slain children rush him and begin beating him. One father drops as holographic video projector that displays Ganta, smirking and talking with his lawyer about his guilt and how, at his age, no one would believe that he in fact killed his classmates. Ganta doesn’t understand but that video seals his fate entirely. Now he’s off to Deadman Wonderland. Not as a visitor, but as a inmate.</p> <p>I really enjoyed this anime. It manages to have a consistency that keeps the storyline coherent without wandering off on several other mysteries that can’t possibly be solved in the shows 325 minute runtime. It was also fun to spot all the pop culture film references in the show. The Running Man, A Clockwork Orange, Brotherhood of the Wolf, even the macabre games the prisoners put on for entertainment purposes had a strangely bizarre MXC or Wipeout (depending on which camp you prefer) quality to them.</p> <p>The show takes place in a hardcore prison where guards beat the inmates, sometimes even kill them, and inmates are hardened criminals who’ve given in to the fact that they won’t be coming out alive. The show boasts some heavy language which only adds to the shows depth. I remember when I watched Panty and Garter Belt I thought the cussing was over excessive and sounded phoned in simply for the sake of slotting it in there. Here the language seems almost like a necessity to drive the point across that the inmates and the guards are ruthless, cunning, and most of all killers. There was never a moment where I felt it was unnecessary.</p> <p>Overall the series is fantastic. The world of Deadman Wonderland is painted with the bizarre, filled with interesting characters, and has a story that’s strong and solid through and through. It was even interesting to get a prequel OVA that fleshes out the character of Senji Kiyomasa, The Crow. You can watch this before or after you start the series, it’s a stand alone episode pretty much. It may or may not alter the way you see the series if you do though, but probably not.</p> <p>Bonus features include:<br /> ~Episode Commentary<br /> ~U.S. Video Commentary<br /> ~Promo Videos<br /> ~Original Commercials<br /> ~Textless Songs<br /> ~Trailers<br /> ~OVA</p> <p> </p> </div></div></div><h1 id="page-title">Deadman Wonderland</h1><div class="field field-name-field-talents field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Talent(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/greg-ayres" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Greg Ayres</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/monica-rial" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Monica Rial</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/kana-hanazawa" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Kana Hanazawa</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/terri-doty" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Terri Doty</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-picture field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/picture/public/reviews/1622754h.jpg?itok=m-wglVyM" width="640" height="905" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-pictures field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Other Pictures:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/reviews/1622754bh.jpg" width="500" height="705" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/greg-ayres" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Greg Ayres</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/jamie-marchi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jamie Marchi</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/monica-rial" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Monica Rial</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/kana-hanazawa" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Kana Hanazawa</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/terri-doty" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Terri Doty</a></div></div></div> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 12:23:25 +0000 AJ Garcia 17116 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/review/deadman-wonderland-the-complete-series#comments