Pirate Captain Herlock -
The Legend Returns Kick up your feet,
sit back and relax. Get re-acquianted with an old
friend. The Leiji Matsumoto time-honored classic
Captain Herlock returns to DVD in an exciting new series of
adventures, once more bringing together Matsumoto and
fellow collaborator Rin Taro. Captain Herlock and his old crewmates reunite after spending
a long period apart, and find themselves facing an ancient evil
- one that has been awakened by man's incessant push into deep
space. It's guaranteed to be a series you'll want to revisit, over
and over again.
Dreamers - Volume 1
17 year old country girl Yume Kikuchi is a powerful mage like her mother before
her. She's assigned an instructor in the city, the enigmatic, yet handsome Masami
Oyamada. As his apprentice, Yume must contend with Mr. Oyamada's curious habits
and secretive nature while learning to deal with her new life in the city, while
he must contend with her naivete, warmth, spirit and charm. However, the spells
she manages to conjure up are way too powerful for the tastes of his harried
One of the most appealing aspects of the series is how "magic" has
been realistically and thoughtfully incorporated into "modern day" life.
Those with magical abilities must operate within strict standards of behavior.
Warrior - Regent Of Darkness Good
and evil clash once again in their endless struggle for dominance. The setting
this time is the country of Tibet. Kujaku, a young mystic, learns that he has
a sorceress sister, named Tomoko. A group of Neo-Nazis,
led by a man named Siegfried von Mittgard, plan to use Tomoko to revive an ancient
evil that will engulf the world. Kujaku must thwart von Mittguard's plans and
save his sister.
The scenery is breathtaking and hypnotic all at once; it pulls you into their
world. The animation drowns the senses with its scope and grandeur. The story
bristles with tension and a chilling sense of foreboding. It takes a classic
struggle and reshapes it into a dynamic, captivating spectacle-a gripping
tale that is bound to command your attention. In short, this is a film that will
no doubt leave an indelible impression on the viewer.
From the creators of Cowboy
Bebop and Argentosoma this
limited-edition collector's DVD Box includes a T-Shirt, some cool cards, a shot-glass
and the Witch Hunter
Robin Original CD Soundtrack.
- The Complete Series Joss
Whedon rips off Cowboy
Bebop and Outlaw
Star and Trigun all
at once and makes a live-action series that looks and feels like an anime-series.
No episode ends up where you think it will -- for example, there's the traditional
sneering villain at the end of an episode who promises to follow the heroes forever...
so, the captain kills him instead.
Those kinds of surprises and more await you as you follow this very odd, funny,
exciting and extremely cool TV series that was unceremoniously killed by FOX
network well before it's time. Watch 3 episodes in a row and you'll be a fan
for life. The dialog alone is priceless, and guess what -- for once, there's
no sound in space!
Liger Zero With Schneider Armor Kit
It's not quite a model, and it's not quite a toy--it's a ZOID. This snarling
Liger Zero seems like a model because you need to snap it together out of the
plastic pieces provided, but it's also a toy, because once you've assembled the
well-armed beast, it can move around and snap its jaws with motorized, battery-operated
Based on the successful animated series (or
vice-versa), ZOIDs are very cool and make very attractive office/cubicle decorations.
Show your geek-ness
Away, Vol. 1 Hayao
Miyazaki's Academy-Award-Winning masterpiece of
a movie comes to us this time as a film-comic, which
is to say that the actual film frames are printed up
and used to create a comic with word balloons. Although
these are common in Japan, it's rare that we can find
these in America -- and in English, but VIZ
Comics has devoted itself to bringing to you as many
The advantage is that you get to appreciate the depth of detail from this film
that you cannot experience when watching the DVD. Even if you've memorized the
film, look at the pictures and study the art and craftsmanship in this wonderful
box-set from Tokyopop contains
the complete collection of Cowboy Bebop manga -- drool, pant, gasp! You know
it, you love it, you want it.
Figure Drawing Burne
Hogarth is the master of drawing the human figure in visually exciting manner.
Figure drawing is the most essential (and the most difficult) of all skills for
the artist to learn. This book introduces Hogarth's revolutionary system of figure
drawing, which makes it possible to visualize and accurately render the forms
of the human body from every conceivable point of view.
is not a "how-to" book for beginners,
this is for people who already know anatomy and can draw. With over 300 drawings & diagrams,
the author uses a "superhuman" anatomy as the basis to explain foreshortening
and other tricks of the trade to make your images come to life with kinetic realism.
Understanding these principles is the secret between sub-standard "anime" and kick-ass
Statement of Bias: We think the music for every
Miyazaki film is perfect, astounding, beautiful, majestic, and awe-inspiring. Joe
Hisaishi is the master of the killer soundtrack and
this is no exception. Uplifting, inspirational, and downright beautiful, this
is music guaranteed to bring tears of joy to your eyes.
of the film, from the lush, velvety feeling of the forest floor to the harder,
more mechanical sound for the town, the soundtrack sweeps you into the emotions,
characters, and crisis that is the plot of Princess
Ever Wonder what the hell they are singing in those theme songs?