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‘PRINCE: DEATH OF A LEGEND’ Airs ON ‘20/20’

April 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

FRIDAY, April 22, on ABC

“20/20” will report on the incredible life and untimely death of music legend Prince. The hour will be anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and will feature reporting from Vargas, Dan Harris from Prince’s home in Minneapolis, Chris Connelly in Los Angeles, and Deborah Roberts in New York. “20/20” airs FRIDAY, APRIL 22 (10:00–11:00 pm EDT) on the ABC Television Network.

“20/20” is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir.  David Sloan is senior executive producer.

 

 

THE NINE REMAINING COUPLES DANCE TO ICONIC DANCE ROUTINES ON ‘FAMOUS DANCES NIGHT,’ ON ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ MONDAY, APRIL 25

April 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

“Episode 2206” – The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle “Famous Dances Night” on “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. The couples will re-create iconic dance routines from popular movies, music videos and live performances, including “Hairspray,” “Footloose,” a famous Michael Jackson music video and a Video Music Awards routine. Each celebrity will perform a jive, Bollywood, jazz, contemporary or quickstep.

There will be an elimination at the end of the night based on the lowest combined judges’ scores and viewer’s votes from “America’s Switch Up” and “Disney Night” performances.

Couples will re-create and dance to the following from movies, music videos and live performances (in alphabetical order):

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess – Jive – “Footloose” from “Footloose”

Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff – Bollywood – “Jai Ho!” from “Slumdog Millionaire”

Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Jazz – “Nasty” from Janet Jackson music video

Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe – Contemporary – “Try” from P!nk’s music video

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber – Jive – “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from “Hairspray”

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd – Quickstep – “Hey Pachuco” from “The Mask”

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas – Jazz – “Soul Bossa Nova” from “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”

Von Miller & Witney Carson – Jazz – “Bad” from Michael Jackson music video

Wanyá Morris & Lindsay Arnold – Jazz – “Bye Bye Bye” from NSYNC’s “Video Music Awards” performance

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews (sports host and “Dancing with the Stars” season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

For week five, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade and Ashley Edens-Shaffer are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

 

 

SUPERSTAR DUO BROOKS & DUNN TO RECEIVE NASH ICON AWARD PRESENTED BY FORD F-SERIES AT THE “2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS”

April 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Legendary Duo Will Also Perform on the 2nd Annual Country Music Awards Show

Airing Live from Los Angeles Sunday, May 1, On FOX

Previous NASH Icon Recipient Reba McEntire

to Present Award to Longtime Friends and Collaborators

Superstar country duo Brooks & Dunn will receive the NASH Icon Award Presented by Ford F-Series, and will perform at the 2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS airing live from the Forum in Inglewood, CA, Sunday, May 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

 

Reba McEntire, recipient of the 2014 NASH Icon Award and longtime friend of Brooks & Dunn, will present the award, which is given to an artist whose extraordinary talent has influenced generations of musicians and honors the accomplishments and artistry of the recipient.

 

“Brooks & Dunn have indelibly etched their legacy as the biggest-selling duo in country music history,” said executive producer Mark Bracco. “Their outstanding career achievements have influenced legions of artists and fans alike, and we’re proud to recognize their tremendous success and ongoing musical impact with this well-deserved award.”

 

Brooks & Dunn join previously announced performers Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Cam, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Carrie Underwood.

 

“Many Ford customers – especially our F-Series truck customers – are fans of country music,” said Matt McDonnell, Ford Truck Experiential Marketing Manager. “Country music is part of Ford’s heritage, and we are pleased to support the Nash Icon Award Presented by Ford F-Series and this incredible showcase of talent.”

 

With 23 career chart-toppers and 30 million albums sold, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, of the country duo Brooks & Dunn, are the best-selling duo in country music history. They have amassed more than 80 industry awards, including two Grammy® Awards, 20 Country Music Association trophies and 27 Academy of Country Music honors, making them the most-awarded act in ACM history. They have been named Entertainer of the Year four times collectively by the ACM and CMA. Since their debut in 1991, Brooks & Dunn have remained among country music’s most popular touring acts, a testament both to their showmanship and to their status as one of the true bedrock artists of country music.

 

Reba has become a household name across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member is one of the most successful female recording artists in history, selling more than 56 million albums worldwide and garnering 35 No. 1 singles over her illustrious 40-year career. The Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame inductee has won 15 American Music Awards, 13 ACM Awards, nine People’s Choice Awards, seven CMA Awards and two Grammy Awards, among other honors. Her latest offering, the chart-topping “Love Somebody” (Nash Icon Records), solidified Reba with the most No. 1 Billboard Top Country albums among women and scored the biggest single sales debut of her career with the lead single, “Going Out Like That.”

 

The trio will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in May for “REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas,” already selling out all 18 consecutive shows for over 75,000 fans.

 

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show (43 years), “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” and honors country music’s biggest stars, based on album sales and radio airplay. Finalists and winners for all categories are based on radio airplay charts, sales and streaming data from April 1, 2015 to March 28, 2016 provided by BuzzAngle Music. Touring data is from Pollstar’s “The Concert Hotwire.”

 

Tickets for the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS at the “Fabulous” Forum are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.

 

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro (CEO, dick clark productions), Mike Mahan (President, dick clark productions), Mark Bracco (Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, dick clark productions), Kix Brooks, Richard Godfrey and Tom Forrest are executive producers.

 

About dick clark productions

dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

 

About Cumulus Media

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 454 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports and entertainment, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and Miss America.

Additionally, it is the nation’s leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, NASH Country Weekly magazine, concerts, licensed products and television/video. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 199,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

 

THE MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES #FINDINGMISS52, A NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR THE 52ND MISS USA CONTESTANT

April 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

THE 2016 MISS USA® COMPETITION AIRS LIVE SUNDAY, JUNE 5, ON FOX

For the First Time Ever, Fans Will Vote to Add 52nd Contestant

The Miss Universe Organization today announced #FindingMiss52, a first-of-its-kind nationwide search for a 52nd contestant to join the 2016 MISS USA® competition. This year’s telecast will air live Sunday, June 5 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

 

#FindingMiss52 will identify one lucky woman to join 51 contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia onstage for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of becoming the next Miss USA. Applications are being accepted now for review by an expert judging panel who will ultimately select the top 10 #FindingMiss52 finalists based on originality/creativity, personality and a web interview. The public will then have a chance to vote on the top 10 and the winner will be sent to compete alongside the other 51 contestants.

 

“Miss USA is someone who is strong, determined, and confident,” said Paula M. Shugart, President of The Miss Universe Organization. “Our competitions celebrate women from all backgrounds and with Finding Miss 52, we hope to inspire more women to step out of their comfort zones and experience the amazing opportunities our organization offers.”

 

#FindingMiss52 is just one example of the new initiatives and opportunities The Miss Universe Organization is bringing to its fans under the ownership of WME | IMG, alongside its partner FOX.

 

To be considered as the 52nd contestant, hopefuls should post three photos or videos on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #FindingMiss52 and explain why they would be the best candidate.

 

Beginning May 10, fans around the world will be able to vote for their favorite finalist on Twitter by using #FindingMiss52 alongside a hashtag specific to each woman, or via MissUSA.com. #FindingMiss52 is made possible by the support of Sherri Hill, a leading eveningwear designer for today’s modern woman.  Please visit MissUSA.com for full rules and information on how to apply.

 

This year’s MISS USA® competition is a not-to-be-missed three-hour special programming event, which will conclude with Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan crowning her successor. The winner of MISS USA® will go on to compete for the title of Miss Universe later this year.

 

As previously announced, WME | IMG wholly acquired The Miss Universe Organization last year. Prior to the acquisition, IMG had produced a number of pageants for The Miss Universe Organization and will continue to do so with this year’s 2016 MISS USA®.

 

To learn more about this year’s MISS USA® contestants please visit: http://www.missuniverse.com/missusa/members/contestants.

 

About The Miss Universe Organization

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO), a WME | IMG company, creates and advances opportunities for women around the world through its network of relationships across entertainment, fashion and philanthropy. MUO encourages every woman to challenge herself, find her unique voice, and embody the organization’s mission of being Confidently Beautiful. The 10,000 women who participate in Miss Universe programs annually inspire others to pursue their personal and professional goals while making an impact in their communities. The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® competitions provide contestants and titleholders an international platform through dedicated partnerships with global charities, sponsors, and brands. For more information, and to learn more about The Miss Universe Organization’s official global causes, please visit: www.missuniverse.com.

 

About IMG

IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 25 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, a leading global entertainment agency.

 

About Fox Broadcasting Company

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including EMPIRE, GOTHAM, THE X-FILES, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, SCREAM QUEENS, ROSEWOOD, AMERICAN IDOL, NEW GIRL, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, GRANDFATHERED, THE GRINDER, BOB’S BURGERS, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, LUCIFER and SLEEPY HOLLOW. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports and Sunday morning news. Through the FOX NOW app, FOX viewers can watch full episodes of their favorite FOX shows on a variety of digital platforms, while enjoying enhanced interactive and social capabilities around those shows. Download the FOX NOW app at www.fox.com/foxnow. “Like” FOX on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit www.fox.com.

 

Find MISS USA® on Facebook and YouTube, and follow on Twitter and Instagram. For additional information please visit www.missusa.com.

 

JAPAN’s POP PRINCESS KYARY PAMYU PAMYU TO OPEN 2016 J-POP SUMMIT IN SF

April 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Festival Welcomes Return Of Edgy Pop Singer For Special Live Concert Performance In San Francisco At The Regency Ballroom For “KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016”

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San Francisco, CA, April 21, 2016 – J-POP SUMMIT 2016, one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, proudly presents pop princess — Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – for a very special live concert performance in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom on Friday, July 22nd to kick off the weekend-long J-POP festivities.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 6th. KPP Concert Ticket BASIC and PREMIUM packages, along with KPP + J-POP SUMMIT Combo Tickets, will be available for purchase at: www.J-POP.com. The Regency Ballroom is located at 1290 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is one of Japan’s biggest pop and fashion stars and represents the dynamic fusion of Japanese pop culture, fashion and music.

The singer is currently marking her 5-year anniversary as an artist with an international concert tour “KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016” supporting the upcoming release of her very first retrospective album, KPP BEST. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was a headliner at the J-POP SUMMIT 2013 and returns to San Francisco to celebrate her anniversary with fans on Friday, July 22nd at J-POP SUMMIT 2016 Opening Night.

J-POP SUMMIT 2016 continues Saturday and Sunday July 23rd and 24th at the historic Fort Mason Center located in San Francisco’s Marina district. Attendees will experience a colorful assortment of Japanese pop-influenced culture including fashion, pop art, live music and technology, accented by ramen vendors, sake-tasting, and other attractions to be complemented by celebrity Guests of Honor, anime programming, cosplay and karaoke contests, and a wide assortment of vendors and other programming.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu LIVE at J-POP SUMMIT OPENING NIGHT – KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016 in San Francisco ticket options include:

*KPP Concert Ticket BASIC · $40 each
Includes general admission at Regency Ballroom

**KPP Concert Ticket PREMIUM · $150 each
Includes general admission at the Regency Ballroom, exclusive meet & greet with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and a special gift.

**Both options DO NOT include entrance to the J-POP SUMMIT at Fort Mason.

KPP + J-POP SUMMIT Combo Tickets — including J-POP SUMMIT 1-day and/or 2-day passes that each include a KPP Concert Ticket BASIC starting from $55 each – will be also available on Friday, May 6th at: www.J-POP.com.

Stay tuned for news coming next week on J-POP SUMMIT tickets, including V.I.P packages, and information on other artists set to perform.

About Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Born in Tokyo 1993, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu began her career as a model for several Harajuku fashion magazines while she was still in high school. Her unique look and uninhibited, self-expressive personality quickly garnered the attention of Japan’s bustling fashion and music scenes. In 2011, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu released her debut mini-album, MOSHI MOSHI HARAJUKU (Hello, Harajuku) under Warner Music Japan. The music video for its single “PONPONPON,” has been played over 93 million times on YouTube. Her first full-length album, Pamyu Pamyu Revolution, was released 2012. The following year was Nanda Collection, and another release, Pika Pika Fantajin in 2014. Last year, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu released the single, Mondai Girl, which was followed by a Halloween-themed single, Crazy Party Night (Pumpkin no Gyakushu).

In May 2016, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will release her first retrospective album, KPP BEST, a collection of 23 career-spanning tracks that includes infectious hit singles such as Invader Invader, Kira Kira Killer, Fashion Monster, as well as 5th anniversary song “5iVE YEARS MONSTER”.

About J-POP SUMMIT
J-POP SUMMIT is one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, held every summer in San Francisco, CA. By introducing the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the festival has become a landing platform for new trends from Japan.

Official website: www.j-pop.com
Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JPOPSUMMIT/featured

 

DuRaRaRa!! x2 Vol. 3 (A J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

April 20, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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“Durarara!! x2” is becoming more interesting as the series continues. Some may find the large cast of characters to be a bit much, but similar to other series with large casts (ie. “Bleach”, “Naruto”), these characters do tie-in to the storyline and you really can’t miss an episode because of that. But it’s a series that you need to stick with it, watch the storyline gradually reveal itself from episode to episode and you’ll start to realize how awesome “Durarara!! x2” really is! Recommended!

Images courtesy of © 2015 ANIPLEX INC. All Rights Reserved.


TITLE: Durarara!! x 2 Volume 3

YEAR OF SERIES RELEASE: 2015

DURATION: 13-18 (150 Minutes)

BLU-RAY DISC INFORMATION: 1080p High Definition, Japanese and English Linear PCM Stereo 2.0, English Subtitles

COMPANY: Aniplex Inc.

RATED: Suggested 13 and Up

Release Date: March 22, 2016


Originally created by Ryohgo Narita

Directed by Takahiro Omori

Series Composition by Noboru Takagi

Music by Makoto Yoshimori

Original Creator: Ryohgo Narita

Character Design by Takahiro Kishida

Art Director: Akira Ito

Chief Animation Director: Akira Takata

Anime Production: Shuka


Featuring the voices of:

Miyuki Sawashiro/Kari Wahlgren as Celty Sturluson

Toshiyuki Toyonaga/Darrel Guilbeau as Mikado Ryūgamine

Akio Ohtsuka/Doug Stone as Shingen Kishitani

Atsumi Tanezaki/Karen Strassman as Emilia

Ayahi Takagaki/Mela Lee as Erika Karisawa

Daisuke Ono/Crispin Freeman as Shizuo Heiwajima

Hiroshi Kamiya/Johnny Yong Bosch as Izaya Orihara

Jun Fukuyama/Yuri Lowenthal as Shinra Kishitani

Kana Hanazawa/Michelle Ruff as Anri Sonohara

Kazuma Horie/David Earnest as Seiji Yagiri

Mamoru Miyano/Bryce Papenbrook as Masaomi Kida

Mariya Ise/Kira Buckland as Mika Harima

Sanae Kobayashi/Bridget Hoffman as Namie Yagiri

Takaya Kuroda/Patrick Seitz as Simon Brezhnev

Takuma Terashima/Spike Spencer as Saburou Togusa

Yuuichi Nakamura/Steven Blum as Kyōhei Kadota

Yuuki Kaji/Brian Beacock as Walker Yumasaki


The story continues as more chaos ensues—

In the aftermath of the assault against Izaya Orihara, the information broker, signs of new disorder begin to develop like ripples across the water. Holding his own ideals, Mikado gains the powers of both the “Dollars” and the “Blue Squares” and started “cleaning” the bad seeds inside the Dollars. Meanwhile, Shizuo Heiwajima and Tom Watanabe end up hiring Varona for their debt collecting business. Paths cross and trouble brews as the plot thickens in this complicated web of conspiracies.


We have watched Dollars leader, Mikado Ryugamine wanting to stay true to his ideals, meeting and having new friends along the way.

But since Mikado has become the temporary leader of the Blue Squares, many are starting to see a change in him.  What is going on with Mikado?

Meanwhile, Russian assassin Vorona has tried many times to defeat and kill Shizuo Heiwajima.  Having failed, what happens when Shizuo and Tom Tanaka hire Vorona for their debt collection agency?  And why is little Akane jealous?

And how far will Namie Yagiri, Chief of Yagiri Pharmaceuticals go to stop Mika Harima from being close to her brother Seiji?

And there is a sicko who has been stalking, idol Ruri Hijiribe.  Who is this guy?

Find out what happens in “Durarara!! x2 vol. 3” now available on Blu-ray courtesy of Aniplex!

What is “Durarara!!” all about?

Back in 2004, light novelist Ryohgo Narita, who won a Gold Prize in the 9th Dengeki Novel Prize for “Baccano!” returned with “Durarara!!” and teaming up with illustrator Suzuhito Yasuda (known for his video game work “Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor”).

With a total of eight volumes published in Japan by ASCII Media Works (ala their Dengeki Bunko imprint), a manga adaptation would be created by Akiyo Satorigi and published in the shonen magazine “Monthly GFantasy” in 2009. The popularity of Narita’s works, especially with “Baccano!” would lead to an 26-episode animate adaptation of “Durarara!!” in January 2010 and an ongoing series in 2015 titled “Durarara!! x2”.

The anime production for “Durarara!! x2” is now by Shuka (first series was by Brains Base) and the series is directed by Takahiro Omori (“Aruna”, “Gakuen Alice”, “Kuragehime”, “Zoku Natsume Yujin-Cho”) with series composition/script by Noboru Takagi (“Baccano!”, “C”, “Koi Kaze”). Character design is by Takahiro Kishida (“Cheburashka Arere”, “Dragon Half”, “Ninja Cadets”) and art direction by Akira Ito (“Elfen Lied”, “Shadow Star Narutaru”, “Street Fighter Alpha”).

The series features an ensemble cast and their experience living in Ikebukuro, Tokyo but how their storylines are somewhat connected to each other.

Mikado Ryugamine is a young man who transfers to school from a small country town to the big city in Tokyo and his childhood friend Masaomi tries to show him the ropes of Ikebukuro, which can be dangerous as color gangs have corrupted the city.

Before the yellow scarves were the dominant gang and now on top of the gangs are a mysterious group known as the Dollars, with a leader that no one knows about, all that is known is that members are chosen and are hooked up through the Internet. But recently, there have been several deaths causes by a murderer dubbed “The Slasher” and also rumors of a headless woman riding a motorcycle.

In “Durara!! x 2” Volume 3 (episodes 13-18), chaos continues in Ikebukuro as people pretending to be Dollars are attacking innocent people.  Meanwhile, Namie wants to take her revenge on Mika.

Meanwhile, Russian assassin Vorona has tried many times to defeat and kill Shizuo Heiwajima.  Having failed, what happens when Shizuo and Tom Tanaka hire Vorona for their debt collection agency?   And why would she want to help out her enemy? And why is little Akane so jealous of Vorona?

And there is a crazed maniac who has been stalking, idol Ruri Hijiribe.  Who is this guy?


The main characters of “Durarara!! x2” are:

  • Mikado Ryugamine – A first year high schooler who moves to Ikebukuro, Tokyo after his childhood friend Masaomi had invited him. A shy guy, Mikado is trying to learn the ropes and restart his life. He becomes a class rep and starts to follow for the female class rep, Anri and because his friend Masaomi also likes her, it becomes a bit of an interesting love triangle. Mikado just wants to change and not be normal.
  • Masaomi Kida – Mikado’s childhood friend. He seems very over-confident with girls, when actually he is not good at it. Also, he has a mysterious backgrounds and something happened to a girl he knew… Like Mikado, he also likes Anri.
  • Anri Sonohara – A girl who wears glasses and is a class rep. She is shy and timid and hangs out with Mikado and Masaomi.
  • Celty Sturluson – A headless rider who is looking for her lost head. Celty is a Dullahan from Ireland (a headless woman) who has black smoke coming out of her body. Despite being depicted as monster and killer during the old days, she has been taken in by doctor Shinra Kishitani and carries out missions. Despite not having true emotions, she feels love towards Shinra but unable to understand the feelings that she has due to not having any living DNA.
  • Shinra Kishitani – A underground doctor who lives with Celty. His father was the first to operate on Celty (in exchange of giving her a place to stay) and even was given a chance to learn how to do surgery at the age of 4. He works for corporations underground in trying to help them remove memories from people. He is also in love with Celty and is able to understand her emotions despite her not having a head. He also a childhood friend of Shizuo and Kasuka.
  • Izaya Orihara – Known as the information broker. He sells information and likes to start trouble or loves to examine human’s when they are conflicted. He is a master of using a knife and causes problems for Shizuo Heiwajima.
  • Shizuo Heiwajima – A blonde guy with a very short temper who wears a bartender suit and has enormous power. He can take a lot of pain and it is not known how he is able to have enormous strength and to heal from major injuries. He is friends with Celty, his brother Kasuka (who goes by Yuuhei Hanejima) is a popular actor in Japan and if there is anything he hates more than anything, it is Izaya Orihara. Izaya’s presence makes his blood boil so much that he ends up destroying property around him.
  • Simon Brezhnev – A Black Russian who works outside a Russian sushi restaurant. He is known for his great strength.
  • Kyohei Kadota – Also, known as “Dotachin” (a nickname that he hates), he is a member of the Dollars and leader of his group of friends which include Walker, Eri and Saburo.
  • Walker Yumasaki – A carefree otaku and manga fan who hangs out with Eri. A member of the Dollars and hangs out with Dotachin.
  • Eri Karisawa – An otaku and close friend of Walker, a member of the Dollars and Kadota’s group.
  • Saburo Togusa – A member of the Dollars and Kyohei’s driver.
  • Seiji Yagiri – A classmate of Mikado’s. He quit school to be with Mika but in truth, he is obsessed with the severed head of Celty’s that was put on Mika.
  • Namie Yagiri -The older sister of Seiji. A chief of Yagiri Pharmaceuticals and regrets introducing her younger brother to Celty’s head and for his obsession with it. She appears to also have feelings for her younger brother. She is also responsible for the human experimentation going on in the city.
  • Mika Harima – Anri’s good friend who, for some reason, has Celty’s head. She was Seiji’s stalker and now lover. Namie wants to get her revenge on Mika because Seiji just wants to be with her fulltime. Meanwhile, Celty is looking for her (because she has her head).
  • Kasuka Heiwajima – Shizuo Heiajima’s younger brother.
  • Ruri Hijiribe – An idol singer with a mysterious past.
  • Aoba Kuronuma – A mysterious 1st year student at Raira Academy and what is his connection to the Blue Square gang?
  • Shingen Kishitani – Shingen is the father of Shinra who wears a gas mask.
  • Mairu Orihara – Youngest sister of Izaya and twin sister of Kururi. Wears glasses.
  • Kururi Orihara – Youngest sister of Izaya and twin ster of Mairu.
  • Akane Awakusu – Daughter of Mikiya and granddaughter of Dougen.  Not aware her family is a powerful yakuza group.
  • Mizuki Akabayashi – A.k.a. “Red Demon”, a high-ranking member of the Awakusu Family.

VIDEO:

“Durarara!! x 2” is presented in 1080p High Definition. I praised the first season’s animation and character design as Brain’s Base really put everything they had into the series. With Shuka now in charge, there is not much divergence because nearly the same crew behind the first series, is back for the second.  Vibrant animation can be seen throughout the series thus far.

“Durara!! x 2” continues to feature great character design and wonderful art backgrounds. Art director Akira Ito and crew continues to do a magnificent job in capturing the look and feel of Ikebukuro, Tokyo. There is a slight difference in quality but Shuka did a good job.

AUDIO:

“Durarara!! x 2” is presented only with a Japanese and English Linear PCM Stereo 2.0 soundtrack. Both Japanese and English soundtracks are well-acted and with that being said, dialogue and music is crystal clear through the front channels.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

“Durarara!! x 2” vol. 3 comes with no special features.

EXTRAS:

“Durarara!! x 2” comes with a slipcase with an illustration Takahiro Kishida (Character Design), six collectible postcards, a 16-page deluxe booklet.


The craziness in Ikebukuro continues with the release of “Durarara!! x 2”!

And I personally like the story shift that we are starting to see with episodes 13-18.

For one, you get a good combination of action, humor and a dark storyline.

The episodes kick off with the crazy Namie Yagiri learning about Seiji and Mika and going crazy about it and wanting to take revenge against Mika for spending too much time with her brother.

The next episodes are more humor and action-oriented as Vorona ends up joining the debt collection agency that Tom and Shizuo runs.  And having seen Vorona try over and over to kill Shizuo Heiwajima, it’s interesting to see her now join them (of course, she looks at it as gaining intel, but could it be that she’s starting to admire his strength?).  Of course, little Akane is jealous as she wants to be the person to kill Shizuo, even though she adores him.

And the other episodes is in relation to Ruri and her stalker.  Her stalker is strong, sadistic and has a thing about eating and licking Ruri’s photos.  So, it will be interesting to see what kind of a foe he ends up being for Ruri and her friends. But from the look of his overall design, you have no doubt, he is going to be a crazy antagonist.

Meanwhile, there is an interesting storyline as others worry about Mikado and how he has changed as a person.  Mikado played such a big role in the first season, but he is going through this darker transformation that makes you wonder if this good-natured guy is slowly being consumed by something much darker.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see in future episodes.

As for the Blu-ray release, the original crew is back but while produced by Shuka, overall quality for the series is still good. Colors are vibrant in HD and you get an LPCM 2.0 Japanese and English soundtrack. Once again, the English dub for “Durarara!!” is awesome and very well-done. I was enjoying the Japanese soundtrack but after watching the English dub track, everything fits and each voice actor that was cast is perfect for the role they play.

Unfortunately, no special features in this latst volume but you also get the Aniplex swag of six postcards and a deluxe 16-page booklet as well.

Overall, “Durarara!! x2” is becoming more interesting as the series continues.  Some may find the large cast of characters to be a bit much, but similar to other series with large casts (ie. “Bleach”, “Naruto”), these characters do tie-in to the storyline and you really can’t miss an episode because of that.

But it’s a series that you need to stick with it, watch the storyline gradually reveal itself from episode to episode and you’ll start to realize how awesome “Durarara!! x2” really is!

Recommended!

 

Blu-ray Disc Reviews: The Complete J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Reviews Listing (#, A-G)

April 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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The following is a listing of all Blu-ray reviews done for J!-ENT which are listed in alphanumeric order:

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.hack//Quantum

3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR

$5 a Day

The 5th Quarter

10 Things I Hate About You: 10th Anniversary Edition

12 Rounds – Extreme Cut

13 going on 30

14 Blades

21 Jump Street

30 Minutes or Less

99 Homes

101 Dalmatians: Diamond Edition

the 400 blows – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (No. 5)

(5oo) Days of Summer

1776: Director’s Cut

2012

Abingdon Boys School – Japan Tour 2008

Abraham Lincoln

About Last Night…

About Last Night (2014)

Accel World: Set 01

Adventure Time – The Complete First Season

Adventure Time – The Complete Second Season

Adventure Time – The Complete Third Season

Adventure Time – The Complete Fifth Season

Adua e le compagne (Adua and her Friends)

Adventureland

Accident

Adventures in Zambezia

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Aesthetica of the Rogue Hero

AFRO SAMURAI: The Complete Murder Sessions

AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION

Air

AKB0048: Next Stage – Complete Collection

AKB0048: Season One – Complete Collection

Akira

Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition

Aladdin: Diamond Edition

¡Alambrista! – The Criterion Collection #609

Aldnoah.Zero Limited Edition Vol. 1

Aldnoah.Zero Limited Edition Vol. 2

Aldnoah.Zero Vol. 3 Limited Edition

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul – The Criterion Collection #198

Alice in Wonderland – 3 Disc Version

Alice in Wonderland: 60th Anniversary Edition

Alien vs. Ninja

Aliens in the Attic

All Dogs Go to Heaven

All That Jazz – The Criterion Collection #724

Aloft

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel

Amarcord – The Criterion Collection #4

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Amelia

Amour

An Autumn Afternoon – The Criterion Collection #446

Anaconda

And Everything is Going Fine – The Criterion Collection #617

André Gregory & Wallace Shawn: 3 Films Blu-ray Box Set (#479, #599, #762)

Angel Beats! – The Complete Collection

Angels & Demons

Angry Birds Toons – Season One, Volume Two

Annie: 30th Anniversary – Sing-Along Edition

Annie Hall

anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day: The Movie (BD)

Anonymous

Another – Complete Collection

Ant-Man

The Apartment: Collector’s Edition

Appleseed

Appleseed XIII

Aquarion Evol: Part One

ARCTIC TALE

Aria: The Scarlet Ammo – Complete Series

The Aristocats

Armageddon

Armored

Arthur Newman

The Artist

As the Light Goes Out

Assassination

The Assassins

The Assassin’s Blade

Astonishing X-Men

At Any Price

Athena Goddess of War

Attack the Block

Attack on Titan: Part One

Autumn Sonata – The Criterion Collection #60

Avatar

Avatar: Extended Collector’s Edition

The Avengers

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers Confidential: Black Widow/Punisher (BD)

Bacanno! Blu-ray Disc Box: Limited Edition

Back to 1942

Back to the Future: 30th Anniversary Trilogy

Bad Boys

Bad Boys I & II: 20th Anniversary Collection

Bad Teacher: Unrated Edition

Badges of Fury

Bait 3D

Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts Season 1 – The Complete Set

Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts – Season Two

The Ballad of Narayama – The Criterion Collection #645

Bambi: Diamond Edition

Band of Outsiders – The Criterion Collection #174

Bangkok Revenge

Barbara

Barcelona – The Criterion Collection #807

Basilisk – The Complete Series

Battle: Los Angeles

Battle of the Year

Battleship Potemkin

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome – Unrated Edition

Bay of Angels – The Criterion Collection #715 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate

Bears (DisneyNature)

The Beauty Inside

The Beaver

Beauty and the Beast – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #6

Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Be Cool

Beauty & The Briefcase

BEDTIME STORIES

Being Human: Complete Third Season

Benny & Joon

Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1 – The Egg of the King

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 2 – The Battle for Doldrey

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent (BD)

BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

B Gata H Kei: Yamada’s First Time

Bicycle Thieves – The Criterion Collection #374

The Big Country

Bird of Paradise

The Birth of a Nation

Bitter Rice – The Criterion Collection #792

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant – The Criterion Collection #740

Black Blood Brothers – The Complete Series

Black Butler: The Complete First Season

Black Coal, Thin Ice

Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite: Season One

Black Lagoon: Complete Set – Season 1 & 2

Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail

BLACK SHEEP

Black Swan

Blank City

Bleach the Movie 3: Fade to Black

Bleach the Movie 4: Hell Verse

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

Blood

Blood-C: The Complete Series

Blood: The Last Vampire

Blood Simple

The Blue Angel (2-Disc Ultimate Collection)

Blue Exorcist: Limited Edition Blu-ray Set II (Longer Review – Web Version)

BLUE THUNDER – SPECIAL EDITION

Blue Velvet: 25th Anniversary

Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back – The Criterion Collection #786

BOLT

Boccaccio ’70

Bodacious Space Pirates: Collection 1

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day – Director’s Cut

BOTTLE ROCKET – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (No. 450)

The Breakfast Club – 30th Anniversary Edition

The Bridge – The Criterion Collection #763

Brotherhood of Blades

The Bourne Legacy

Boyz N the Hood

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Brave: Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Breathless – The Criterion Collection #408

Bringing Down the House

Broken Embraces

The Bubble

a bug’s life

Bullet

Burroughs the Movie – The Criterion Collection #789

Burst Angel: The Complete Collection

Buster Keaton: The Short Films Collection 1920-1923

C – Control – Money of Soul and Possibility: Complete Series

The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cable Guy: 15th Anniversary Edition

Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam – Extended Edition

Campione! Complete Collection

CANAAN: Complete Series

Captain America: Collector’s Edition

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain Phillips

Cars: Ultimate Gift Pack

Cars 2 – 2-Disc Combo-Pack

Casshern Sins: The Complete Series

Casshern Sins: Part One

Casshern Sins: Part Two

Cat Planet Cuties

Cavemen

Celeste and Jesse Forever

Cemetery Junction

Certified Copy – The Criterion Collection #612

CHANGING LANES

Chaos;Head Complete Series

Chappie

Charlie’s Angels

Charlotte Rampling: The Look

Chasing Amy

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chobits: The Complete Series

A Christmas Carol

A CHRISTMAS STORY

Chronicle of a Summer – The Criterion Collection #648

CHUNGKING EXPRESS: THE CRITERION COLLECTION (No. 453)

Cinderella

City of Life and Death

City Girl – The Masters of Cinema Series #8

City Lights – The Criterion Collection #680

City Under Siege

Clannad ~After Story~: Complete Collection

Claymore: The Complete Series

Clerks: 15th Anniversary Edition

Cliffhanger

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 in 3D

Cocktail

Coco Before Chanel

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

College

The Color of Money: 25th Anniversary Edition

Coming Home

Commitment

A Company Man

Company of Heroes

The Company You Keep

The Complete Jean Vigo – The Criterion Collection #578

Concussion

Confession of Murder

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confucius

Country Strong

The Courier

The Craft

Crimson Peak

The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos

The Curious Case of BENJAMIN BUTTON – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (No. 476)

The Cutting Edge

Dallas Buyers Club

Damsels in Distress

Dance in the Vampire Bund – The Complete Series

Dances with Wolves: 20th Anniversary

Dangerous Liaisons (2012)

Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor

The Darkest Hour: Special Edition

Das Boot: 2-Disc Collector’s Set

Date A Live: The Complete First Season

THE DA VINCI CODE: EXTENDED CUT 2-DISC SET

Day for Night – The Criterion Collection #769

Dead Man Down

Dead Man Walking

Dead Poets Society

Dear John

Death at a Funeral

Death Note Collection

Death Race 3: Inferno (Unrated)

The Deep

DEFIANCE

Delivery Man

De-Lovely

Demon King Daiamo: Complete Collection

Design for a Living – The Criterion Collection #592

The Devil Bat

Devil May Cry: The Animated Series – The Complete Collection

The Devil’s Needle & Other Tales of Vice and Redemption

DEXTER – The Second Season

D. Gray-Man Season One Part One

Diary of a Lost Girl

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Dick Tracy

Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Die Nibelungen: Special Edition

Dino King 3D: An Amazing Adventure

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Disneynature: Monkey Kingdom

District 9

Division III: Football’s Finest

Dogtown and Z-Boys

Donkey Skin – The Criterion Collection #718 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

Donnie Darko: 10th Anniversary Edition

Doomsday Book

The Double Life of Veronique – The Criterion Collection #359

The Double

DOUBT

Dr. Doolittle: Million Dollar Mutts

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Deluxe Edition

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: 45th Anniversary Special Edition

Dragon

Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker

Dragonball Evolution: Z Edition

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods – Extended Edition (Movie 14)

Dragon Ball Z: Level 1.1

Dragon Ball Z: Level 1.2

Dragon Ball Z – Dead Zone The Movie / The World’s Strongest

Dragon Ball Z – Tree of Might/Lord Slug

Dragon Ball Z- The History of Trunks / Bardock the Father of Goku

Dragon Ball Z – Super Android 13/Bojack Unbound

Dragon Ball Z – Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan / Broly – Second Coming

Dragon Ball Z – Broly Triple Feature

Dragon Ball Z – Fusion Reborn/Wrath of the Dragon

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part One

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Two

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Three

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Four

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Five

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Six

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Seven

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Eight

Drawing Flies: Anniversary Edition

Drive Angry: Special Edition

Drug War

Dry Summer (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”) – The Criterion Collection #688

THE DUCHESS

Dumbo: 70th Anniversary

Durarara!! X 2 Vol. 1

DuRaRaRa!! x2 Vol. 2

DuRaRaRa!! x2 Vol. 3

EAGLE EYE

The Earrings of Madame de… – The Criterion Collection #445

earth

Eastern Bandits

Easy Rider: 40th Anniversary

Easy Virtue

Eating Raoul – The Criterion Collection #625

Echelon Conspiracy

Eden of the East – The Complete Series

Eden of the East: The King of Eden – The Motion Picture

Eden of the East Movie II: Paradise Lost – The Motion Picture

El Mariachi/Desperado: Dual Feature

El Norte – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (No. 458)

Elles

Elysium

Enchanted

Ender’s Game

ENEMY AT THE GATES

The Epic of Everest

The Equalizer

Escaflowne: The Movie

The Essential Jacques Demy Blu-ray and DVD Box Set – The Criterion Collection #714-719

Eureka Seven: Astral Oceans – Part One

Eureka SeveN: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers

Evangelion: 1.11 – You Are (Not) Alone

Evangelion: 2.22 – You Can (Not) Advance

Evangelion: 3.33 – You Can (Not) Redo

Every Day

Evita: 15th Anniversary Edition

Expelled from Paradise: Limited Edition

The Experiment

Exporting Raymond

Extract

Fafner: The Complete Series

Fafner: Heaven and Earth

The Fairy

Fairy Tail – Collection Five (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 1

Fairy Tail Vol. 2

Fairy Tail Vol. 3

Fairy Tail Vol. 4

Fairy Tail Vol. 5

Fairy Tail Vol. 6

Fairy Tail Vol. 9

Falling Skies: The Complete Fourth Season

Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side

Fantasia/Fantasia 2000: 4-Disc Special Edition

Fantasista Doll: Complete Collection

Fantastic 4 – Rise of the Silver Surfer

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox – The Criterion Collection #700

A Farewell to Arms

Faster

FATAL ATTRACTION

Fate/stay night – Collection 1

Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Blu-ray Box Set 1 (Blu-ray)

Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Blu-ray Box Set 2 (Blu-ray)

Fate/Zero Blu-ray Box Set I

Fate/Zero Blu-ray Box Set II

Father of the Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition/Father of the Bride Part II – 3-Disc Combo Pack

Fear and Desire

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (BUELLER… BUELLER… EDITION)

Fiddler on the Roof: 40th Anniversary

The Fifth Element (2015 Blu-ray release)

The Fifth Estate

Film Socialisme

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete

The Final Girls

Finding Nemo: Collector’s Edition

Fired Up – Unrated Edition

Firestorm

A Fistful of Dollars

Fists of Legend

FLCL: The Complete Series

Floating City

Fly Away Home

Foolish Wives

For a Few Dollars More

For All Mankind – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #54

For the Emperor

Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Unrated

The Forgiveness of Blood – The Criterion Collection #628

The Four

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Foxcatcher

Fractale: The Complete Series

Frankenweenie – 4-Disc Combo Pack

Freaks of Nature

Freelancers

FREEDOM: Blu-ray Disc BOX Limited Edition

THE FRENCH CONNECTION

FRENCH CONNECTION II

The Freshman – The Criterion Collection #703

Friday the 13th Uncut

Friday the 13th Part 2

Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3-D

Friends with Benefits

Friends with Kids

Fright Night (2011)

From the New World: Collection 1

From the New World: Collection 2

From Up on Poppy Hill

FROZEN RIVER

Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part One

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part Two

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part Three

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part Four

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – The OVA Collection (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

Full Metal Panic! – The Complete Series

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – The Complete Series

Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid – THE COMPLETE SERIES

Funny Girl

Fury

Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

Ga-Rei-Zero: Complete Series

Gambit

Game of Death

Gantz II: Perfect Answer

The Garden of Sinners: recalled out summer. Limited Edition

The Garden of Words

Gatchaman TV + OVA Blu-ray Complete Collection

Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida – The Criterion Collection #751-752

Gate of Hell – The Criterion Collection #653

The Gatekeepers

The General

General Education

GENGHIS KHAN: TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH AND SEA

Gentleman Broncos

G-FORCE

GHOSTBUSTERS

Ghost Hound: Complete Collection

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Ghosts of the Abyss 3D

Ghosts of Mars

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

G.I. Joe Renegades: The Complete First Season

Gilda – The Criterion Collection #795

Gimme Shelter – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #99

Giorgio Moroder presents Metropolis

The Girl on a Motorcycle

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Girl$

Girls & Panzer: Complete TV Series

Girls & Panzer: Complete OVA Series

glee: The Complete Second Season

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

Glory

Gnomeo & Juliet

Go

Go West and Battling Butler

Godzilla 2000

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack / Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah/Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah/Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S./Godzilla: Final Wars

Gog in 3-D

The Golden Cane Warrior

Goemon

Going Places

The Gold Rush – The Criterion Collection #615

Golgo 13: Complete Collection

The Good Dinosaur

Good Luck Girl! Binbogami ga! – The Complete Series

Good Morning Vietnam: 25th Anniversary Edition

Grandma

Grave of the Fireflies

Gray’s Anatomy – The Criterion Collection #618

GREASE (ROCKIN’ RYDELL EDITION)

The Great Beauty – The Criterion Collection #702

The Great Dictator – The Criterion Collection #565

The Great Magician

The Greatest Game Ever Played

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Grey Gardens – The Criterion Collection #123

GROUNDHOG DAY: SPECIAL 15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Grown Ups 2

The Guard

Guardians of the Galaxy

Gueros

The Guillotines

Guilty Crown – Part 1: Limited Edition

Guilty Crown – Part 2

GUNBUSTER vs. DIEBUSTER – Aim for the Top! The GATTAI!! MOVIE

Gungrave: The Complete Series

The Guns of Navarone

Gunslinger Girl – The Complete First Season

Gunslinger Girl ~Il Teatrino~ The Complete Series

Gurren Lagann the Movie: Double Feature Blu-ray Set

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 1

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 2

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 3

A Guy Thing

Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor – The Complete Series


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ANIME REVIEWS (#, A-I) (a J!-ENT Listing of all Anime-related Blu-ray and DVD Reviews)

April 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Since 1993, J!-ENT has been reviewing anime (Japanese animation) from VHS to LD and now Blu-ray to DVD. 


The following is a list of all the anime Blu-ray and DVD’s we have reviewed on J!-ENT thus far.


ANIME BLU-RAY AND DVD REVIEWS (Listing are alphabetical order):

Note: Reviews are from 1999-Present (NOTE: Due to the amount of reviews we have done over the years, not all are included in this listing yet.  We are periodically updating this section with our past reviews.  Also, please note that some of these reviews are very old and are in a different format to our current review style.)

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009-1 – Volume 1 (DVD)

5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND (DVD)

11 EYES – COMPLETE COLLECTION (DVD)

.hack//Quantum (BD)

Accel World: Set 01 (BD)

Aesthetica of the Rogue Hero (BD)

AFRO SAMURAI: The Complete Murder Sessions (BD)

Afro Samurai – Director’s Cut (DVD)

AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION (BD)

Agent Aika Volume 1: Naked Missions (DVD)

Ah! My Goddess – The Movie (DVD)

Ah! My Goddess – Flights of Fancy – Season 2, Vol. 1 (DVD)

AIR – The Complete Series (DVD)

AIR – The Motion Picture (DVD)

AIR GEAR VOL. 1 (DVD)

Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka: Complete Collection (DVD)

AKB0048: Season One – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

AKB0048: Next Stage – Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)

Akira (BD)

Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-Ray)

Aldnoah.Zero Vol. 1 Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Aldnoah.Zero Vol. 2 Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Aldnoah.Zero Vol. 3 Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

ALIEN NINE (DVD)

Allison & Lillia: Generation 1 (DVD)

AMAZING NUTS! DVD BOX SET (DVD)

Angel Beats! – The Complete Collection (BD)

Angel Links Volume 1 (DVD)

Animation Runner Kuromi (DVD)

Animation Runner Kuromi 2 (DVD)

anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day: The Movie (BD)

Another – Complete Collection (BD)

Appleseed (BD)

Appleseed XIII (BD)

AQUARION: THE COMPLETE SERIES (DVD)

Aquarion Evol: Part One (Blu-ray)

Area 88 Volume 1 (DVD)

Area 88 – The Original OAV Series Volume 1 (DVD)

Aria: The Scarlet Ammo – Complete Series (Blu-ray)

ARJUNA Anime Legends Complete Collection (DVD)

assemble insert (DVD)

Attack on Titan: Part One (BD)

Attack on Titan: Part Two (BD)

Avengers Confidential: Black Widow/Punisher (BD)

B Gata H Kei: Yamada’s First Time (BD)

Bacanno! Blu-ray Disc Box: Limited Edition (BD)

Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts Season 1 – The Complete Set (BD)

Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts – Season Two (BD)

Baka and Test: Summon the Beast – OVA Collection (BD)

Bamboo Blade: Part 1 (DVD)

Bamboo Blade: Part 2 (DVD)

Banner of the Stars – Anime Legends Complete Collection (DVD)

Basilisk – The Complete Series (BD)

BASTARD!! Complete Collection (DVD)

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate (BD)

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1 – The Egg of the King (BD)

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 2 – The Battle for Doldrey (BD)

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent (BD)

THE BEST STUDENT COUNCIL VOL. 1 (DVD)

The Big O: Volume 1 (DVD)

The Big O: Volume 2 (DVD)

Big Windup! -Oofuri-: Part 01 (DVD)

Big Windup! – Oofuri: Part 02 (DVD)

Birdy the Mighty: Decode – Part One (DVD)

Birdy the Mighty: Decode – Part Two (DVD)

Black Blood Brothers – The Complete Series (BD)

Black Butler: The Complete First Season (BD)

Black Butler: The Complete Second Season (BD)

Black Butler: Season 1, Part 1 (DVD)

Black Heaven Vol. 1 (DVD)

Black Heaven Vol. 2 (DVD)

Black Heaven Vol. 3 (DVD)

Black Heaven Vol. 4 (DVD)

Black Lagoon: Complete Set – Season 1 & 2 (BD)

Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail (BD)

Black Magic M66 (DVD)

Blade: Marvel Animated Series

Blast of Tempest: Complete 1st Season (DVD)

Blast of Tempest: Complete 2nd Season (DVD)

Bleach – Season Four Box Set, Part 2 (DVD)

Bleach: DVD Set Seven – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach: DVD Set Eight – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Nine – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Eleven – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Twelve – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Thirteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Fourteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Fifteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Sixteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Seventeen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Eighteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Nineteen: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Twenty: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Twenty-Three: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Twenty-Five: Original & Uncut (DVD)

BLEACH the Movie 2 – The Diamond Dust Rebellion (a J!-ENT Anime DVD Review)

Bleach the Movie 3: Fade to Black (BD)

Bleach the Movie 4: Hell Verse (BD)

Blood the Last Vampire (DVD)

Blood+: Volume 4 (DVD)

Blood-C: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Blood-C: The Last Dark (BD)

Blue Exorcist Vol. 1 (DVD)

Blue Exorcist Vol. 2 (DVD)

Blue Exorcist Vol. 3 (DVD)

Blue Exorcist Vol. 4 (DVD)

Blue Exorcist: Complete 1st Season (DVD)

Blue Exorcist: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set II (Blu-ray)

Blue Exorcist: Limited Edition Blu-ray Set II (Longer Review – Web Version)

Blue Exorcist the Movie: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (Blu-ray)

Blue Submarine No. 06 Volume 1 (DVD)

Blue Submarine No. 06 Volume 2 (DVD)

Blue Submarine No. 06 Volume 3 (DVD)

Blue Submarine No. 06 Volume 4 (DVD)

Bodacious Space Pirates: Collection 1 (Blu-ray)

Boogiepop Phantom (Evolution 1-4 Complete) (DVD)

Brighter Than the Dawning Blue (DVD)

Broken Blade: The Complete Series (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis: DVD Box Set

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 1 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 2 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 3 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 4 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 5 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 6 (DVD)

BURN UP

BURN UP W (DVD)

Burst Angel – The Complete Collection (BD)

Buso Renkin Box Set 1 (DVD)

Buso Renkin Box Set II (DVD)

C – Control – Money of Soul and Possibility: Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Campione! Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

CANAAN: Complete Series (BD)

Case Closed: Captured In Her Eyes (DVD)

Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven (DVD)

Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century (DVD)

Case Closed: The Phantom of Baker Street (DVD)

Casshern Sins: Part One (BD)

Casshern Sins: Part Two (BD)

Casshern Sins: The Complete Series (BD)

Castle of Cagliostro (DVD)

Cat Planet Cuties (BD)

A Certain Magical Index: Season One, Part One (DVD)

A Certain Magical Index: Season One, Part Two (DVD)

A Certain Scientific Railgun – Season One, Part One (DVD)

A Certain Scientific Railgun – Season One, Part Two (DVD)

Chaos;Head Complete Series (BD)

Children Who Chase Lost Voices (DVD)

Chobits: The Complete Series (BD)

Chrome Shelled Regios: Part One (DVD)

Clannad – Collection 1 (DVD)

Clannad – Collection 2 (DVD)

Clannad ~After Story~ Collection 1 (DVD)

Clannad ~After Story~ Collection 2 (DVD)

Clannad ~After Story~: Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)

Clannad – The Motion Picture (DVD)

Claymore: The Complete Series (BD)

Claymore: The Complete Series (DVD)

CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion Part 1 (DVD)

CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion Part II (DVD)

CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion Part III (Volumes 5 & 6) (DVD)

Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2: Part 1 (DVD)

Comic Party Revolution Volume 1 (DVD)

Corpse Princess: Aka – Part One (DVD)

Corpse Princess: Kuro – Part Two (DVD)

Cowboy Bebop: Session 1 (DVD)

COYOTE RAGTIME SHOW VOL. 1 (DVD)

Crest of the Stars – Anime Legends Complete Collection (DVD)

Cromartie High School Volume 1 (DVD)

Cyberteam in Akihabara Vol. 1 (DVD)

D. Gray-Man Season One Part One (BD)

Date A Live: The Complete First Season (BD)

Deadman Wonderland (DVD)

DEATH NOTE: R – Relight: Visions of a God – DIRECTOR’S CUT (DVD)

Dance in the Vampire Bund – The Complete Series (BD)

Darker Than Black DVD 6 (DVD)

Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor (BD)

DEATH NOTE – Volume 1 Box Set (DVD)

DEATH NOTE – Volume 2 Box Set (DVD)

Demon King Daiamo: Complete Collection (BD)

Demon Prince ENMA Vol. 1 (DVD)

Demon Prince ENMA Vol. 2 (DVD)

Devil May Cry: The Animated Series – The Complete Collection (BD)

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (BD)

Disgaea: The Complete Series (DVD)

Divergence Eve Vol. 1 (DVD)

DNA Angel Vol. 1

Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (BD)

Dragon Ball – Season One (DVD)

Dragon Ball – Season Two (DVD)

Dragon Ball – Season Three (DVD)

Dragon Ball – Season Four (DVD)

Dragon Ball – Season Five (DVD)

Dragon Ball Movie One: Curse of the Blood Rubies (DVD)

DRAGON BALL GT – SEASON 1 (DVD)

DRAGON BALL GT – SEASON TWO (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 1 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 2 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 3 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 4 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 5 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 6 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 7 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Level 1.1 (BD)

Dragon Ball Z: Level 1.2 (BD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Two & Three (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Four (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Five (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Six (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Seven (DVD)

DRAGON BALL Z – SEASON EIGHT (DVD)

DRAGON BALL Z – SEASON NINE (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods – Extended Edition (Movie 14) (Blu-ray)

DRAGON BALL Z: BARDOCK THE FATHER OF GOKU (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge/The Return of Cooler (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dead Zone The Movie / The World’s Strongest (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Tree of Might/Lord Slug (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – The History of Trunks / Bardock the Father of Goku (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Super Android 13/Bojack Unbound (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan / Broly – Second Coming (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Broly Triple Feature (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Fusion Reborn/Wrath of the Dragon (BD)

DRAGON BALL Z: THE HISTORY OF TRUNKS (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part One (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Two (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Three (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Four (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Five (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Six (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Seven (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Eight (BD)

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (DVD)

Dragonaut – The Resonance Part 01 (DVD)

Dream Eater Merry: Complete Collection (DVD)

Durarara!! part 01 (DVD)

Durarara!! part 02 (DVD)

Durarara!! part 03 (DVD)

Durarara!! x 2 Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

Durarara!! x2 Volume 2 (Blu-ray)

DuRaRaRa!! x2 Vol. 3 (Blu-ray)

Eatman 98 Collection (DVD)

Eden of the East – The Complete Series (BD)

Eden of the East: The King of Eden – The Motion Picture (BD)

Eden of the East Movie II: Paradise Lost – The Motion Picture (BD)

ef – a tale of melodies-: Complete Collection (DVD)

ef – a tale of memories-: Complete Collection (DVD)

El Cazador De La Bruja: Part 1 (DVD)

Elfen Lied Vol. 1 (DVD)

Elfen Lied: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Ergo Proxy: The Complete Series (DVD)

E’s Otherwise Vol. 1 (DVD)

Escaflowne: The Movie (BD)

Eureka Seven: Astral Oceans – Part One (BD)

Eureka SeveN: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers (BD-2010)

Eureka SeveN: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers (BD-2014)

Evangelion: 1.01 – You Are (Not) Alone (DVD)

Evangelion: 1.11 – You Are (Not) Alone (BD)

Evangelion: 2.22 – You Can (Not) Advance (BD)

Evangelion: 3.33 – You Can (Not) Redo (BD)

Expelled from Paradise: Limited Edition (BD)

Eyeshield 21 – Volume 1 (DVD)

Eyeshield 21 – Volume 2 (DVD)

Eyeshield 21 – Volume 3 (DVD)

Eyeshield 21 – Volume 4 (DVD)

Fafner: The Complete Series (BD)

Fafner: Heave and Earth (BD)

Fairy Tail – Collection Five (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 1 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 2 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 3 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 4 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 5 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 6 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 9 (BD)

Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess (BD)

Fantasista Doll: Complete Collection (BD)

Fate/stay night – Collection 1 (BD)

Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Blu-ray Box Set 1 (Blu-ray)

Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Blu-ray Box Set 2 (Blu-ray)

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Bladeworks: The Motion Picture (DVD)

Fate/Zero Blu-ray Box Set I (BD)

Fate/Zero Blu-ray Box Set II (BD)

feature2: Coicent/Five Numbers! (DVD)

FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE (BD)

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (DVD)

The Five Star Stories (DVD)

FLCL: The Complete Series (BD)

InuYasha: The Movie the Complete Collection (BD)

Fractale: The Complete Series (BD)

FREEDOM: Blu-ray Disc BOX Limited Edition (BD)

Freezing: Complete Series (BD)

From the New World: Collection 1 (BD)

From the New World: Collection 2 (BD)

From Up on Poppy Hill (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part One (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part Two (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part Three (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part Four (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – The OVA Collection (BD)

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: PREMIUM OVA COLLECTION (DVD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos – The Motion Picture (BD)

Full Metal Panic! – The Complete Series (BD)

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – The Complete Series (BD)

Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid – THE COMPLETE SERIES (BD)

The Future Diary: Part One (DVD)

The Future Diary: Part Two (DVD)

G-SAVIOUR: THE MOVIE (DVD)

Ga-Rei-Zero: Complete Series (BD)

Gaiking: The Movie Collection (DVD)

Gantz (DVD)

Gantz Volume 2 (DVD)

The Garden of Sinners: recalled out summer. Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

The Garden of Words (BD)

Gatchaman Vol. 1 (DVD)

Gatchaman Collection (DVD)

Gatchaman TV + OVA Blu-ray Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Genshiken – Complete Collection (DVD)

Geobreeders (DVD)

Ghost Hound: Complete Collection (BD)

Ghost in the Shell (DVD)

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (BD)

Ghost Stories Vol. 1 (DVD)

Ghost Sweeper Mikami (DVD)

Gilgameshu Vol. 1 (DVD)

Gin Tama – Collection 1 (DVD)

Girls Bravo – The Complete Series (DVD)

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (BD)

THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME (DVD)

Girls & Panzer: Complete TV Series (Blu-ray)

Girls & Panzer: Complete OVA Series (Blu-ray)

Glass Mask Collection 1 (DVD)

Godannar Vol. 1 (DVD)

Golgo 13: Queen Bee (DVD)

Golgo 13: Collection 1 (DVD)

Golgo 13: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Good Luck Girl! Binbogami ga! – The Complete Series (BD)

Grave of the Fireflies (DVD)

Gravion Zwei Vol. 1 (DVD)

Guilty Crown – Part 1: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Guilty Crown – Part 2 (Blu-ray)

Guin Saga: Collection 1 (DVD)

GUNBUSTER 3-DVD Set (DVD)

GUNBUSTER vs. DIEBUSTER – Aim for the Top! The GATTAI!! MOVIE (BD)

GUNBUSTER vs DIEBUSTER – THE GATTAI!! MOVIE – AIM FOR THE TOP! DVD-BOX (DVD)

GUNBUSTER 2 Vol. 1 (OAV Episodes 1 and 2) (DVD)

GUNBUSTER 2 Vol. 2 (OAV Episodes 3 and 4) (DVD)

Gunbuster 2 Vol. 3 (OAV episodes 5 & 6) (DVD)

Gungrave: The Complete Series (BD)

Gungrave – The Complete Set (DVD)

Gunslinger Girl – The Complete First Season (BD)

Gunslinger Girl ~Il Teatrino~ The Complete Series (BD)

Gurren Lagann the Movie: Double Feature Blu-ray Set (Blu-ray)

Gurren Lagann DVD TV Series Box Set – Limited Edition (DVD)

GURREN LAGANN SET 01 (DVD)

GURREN LAGANN SET 02 (DVD)

GURREN LAGANN – SET 03 LIMITED EDITION (DVD)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 1 (Blu-ray)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 2 (Blu-ray)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 3 (Blu-ray)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 4 (Blu-ray)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 5 (Blu-ray)

Gurren Lagann the Movie -Childhood’s End- Limited Edition (DVD)

Gurren Lagann the Movie -The Lights in the Sky Are Stars- Limited Edition (DVD)

Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor – The Complete Series (BD)

GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack! (DVD)

Haganai: I don’t have many friends (Blu-ray)

Haibane Renmei Box Set (DVD)

Hakkenden, The Legend of the Dog Warriors (DVD)

Hakugei: Legend of Moby Dick Vol. 1 (DVD)

HAL (Blu-ray)

Hamatora the Animation – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Hanamonogatari: Suruga Devil Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (Blu-ray)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 1 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 2 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 3 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 4 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 5 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 6 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 7 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 8 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 9 (DVD)

Mikunopolis in Los Angeles [Happy to Meet You I’m Hatsune Miku] (Blu-ray)

Harlock Space Pirate (DVD)

Haunted Junction (DVD)

Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork (Blu-ray)

Heaven’s Lost Property: Forte – Season 2 (Blu-ray)

Heaven’s Memo Pad – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Hell Girl: Two Mirrors – Collection 1 (DVD)

Hellsing Ultimate: Volumes 1-4 Collection (BD)

Hellsing Ultimate: Volumes 5-8 Collection (BD)

Hello Kitty Animation Theater Vol. 1 (DVD)

Heroic Age: The Complete Series (BD)

Hetalia Axis Powers – Season One (DVD)

Hetalia Axis Powers: Season Two (DVD)

Hetalia World Series: Season Three (DVD)

Hetalia World Series 2: Season Four (DVD)

Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint It, White! (DVD)

Hidamari Sketch – Season One (DVD)

Hidamari Sketch SP (Blu-ray)

High School DxD – The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

High School of the Dead: The Complete Series (DVD)

honey and clover Box 1 (DVD)

Howl’s Moving Castle (Blu-ray)

HUNTER X HUNTER DVD Box Set Volume 1 (DVD)

Ice (DVD)

[email protected]: Xenoglossia – Collection 1 (DVD)

Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians – Complete Series (DVD)

Infinite Stratos: Complete Collection (DVD)

Initial D: First Stage – Part One (DVD)

Initial D: First Stage – Part Two (DVD)

Initial D: Second Stage + OAV Extra Stage (DVD)

Initial D: Third Stage (DVD)

Initial D: Fourth Stage – Part 1 (DVD)

Initial D: Fourth Stage – Part 2  (DVD)

InuYasha – FIRST SEASON BOX SET (DVD)

InuYasha – SECOND SEASON BOX SET (DVD)

InuYasha: The Final Act – Part One (DVD)

InuYasha: The Movie the Complete Collection (BD)

The irregular at magic high school – Vol. 1 enrollment (BD)

The irregular at magic high school – Vol. 2: Nine Schools Competition (BD)

The irregular at magic high school – Vol. 3: Yokohama Disturbance (BD)

Is This a Zombie?: The Complete Series – Anime Classics (BD)

Is This a Zombie?: The Complete Series  (DVD)


 

 

Sony Pictures Classics (a J!-ENT Listing of All Sony Pictures Classics Blu-ray and DVD Reviews)

April 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Michael Barker and Tom Bernard are co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment founded in January 1992 (with Marcie Bloom) that distributes, produces and acquires independent films from the United States and around the world.

The team has worked with many of the world’s finest independent filmmakers including Woody Allen, Pedro Almodóvar, Robert Altman, Allison Anders, Hector Babenco, Kenneth Branagh, Ingmar Bergman, John Boorman, Francis Ford Coppola, David Cronenberg, Luc Dardenne, Jonathan Demme, Guillermo del Toro, Atom Egoyan, R.W. Fassbinder, Mike Figgis, Hal Hartley, Agniezska Holland, James Ivory, Merchant Ivory, Jim Jarmusch, Norman Jewison, Neil Jordan, Charlie Kaufman, Akira Kurosawa, Neil LaBute, Ang Lee, Richard Linklater, Louis Malle, David Mamet, Errol Morris, Gary Oldman, Jean-Pierre, Sally Potter, Alan Rudolph, John Sayles, Paul Schrader, Fred Schepisi, Lily Tomlin, François Truffaut, Paul Verhoeven, Wong Kar Wai, Wim Wenders, and Zhang Yimou.

The following is a list of all the Sony Pictures Classics Blu-ray and DVD’s we have reviewed on J!-ENT thus far.

Note: Reviews are from 1999-Present

A PROPHET (UN PROPHÈTE)

Aloft

Amour

Animal Kingdom

At Any Price

Austenland

BAGHEAD

Before Midnight

Blue Jasmine

Brick Lane

Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotos)

Carnage

Celeste and Jesse Forever

Chicken with Plums

The Children of Huang Shi

The Class (Entre les murs)

Coco Before Chanel (Coco Avant Chanel)

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Coming Home

The Company You Keep

Damsels in Distress

A Dangerous Method

In Darkness

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Dogtown and Z-Boys

Easy Virtue

Fill the Void

Footnote

Foxcatcher

Frozen River

The Gatekeepers

Grandma

The Guard

Hysteria

The Illusionist

In a Better World

Incendies

Inside Job

The Invisible Woman

I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND (Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále)

It Might Get Loud

I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG (Il y a longtemps que je t’aime)

Jimmy’s Hall

Jodorowsky’s Dune

Kill Your Darlings

Labyrinth of Lies

Land Ho!

Lebanon

Leviathan

Life, Above All

Love Is All You Need

The Lunchbox

Made in Dagenham

Magic in the Moonlight

Merchants of Doubt

Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot)

Midnight in Paris

MOON

Mr. Turner

No

Of Gods and Men

O’HORTEN

Only Lovers Left Alive

Orlando

PARIS 36 (Faubourg 36)

The Past

The Patience Stone

Please Give

The Raid 2

Red Army

Restless

Riding Giants

Rust and Bone

Saint Laurent

The Salt of the Earth

The Secret in Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos)

A Separation

Smashed

Son of Saul

Soul Power

Still Alice

Take Shelter

Testament of Youth

The Lady in the Van

Third Person

Tim’s Vermeer

To Rome with Love

Truth

The Valet

The Wackness

Wadjda

Waltz With Bashir

West of Memphis

Whatever Works

Where Do We Go Now?

Whiplash

The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte)

Wild Grass (Les herbes folles)

Wild Tales

Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswinter)

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

 

Blu-ray Disc Reviews: The Complete J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Reviews Listing (S-Z)

April 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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The following is a listing of all Blu-ray reviews done for J!-ENT which are listed in alphanumeric order:

FOR BLU-RAY’S THAT START WITH #-G, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

FOR BLU-RAYS THAT START WITH H-L, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

FOR BLU-RAYS THAT START WITH M-R, PLEASE CLICK HERE!


The Sacrifice: Remastered Edition

Sadako 3D

Saekano Blu-ray Set 1

Safe – The Criterion Collection #739

Safety Last! – The Criterion Collection #662

Safety Not Guaranteed

Sailor Moon: Season One – Part One

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

SALT: UNRATED DELUXE EDITION

Samurai 7 (Akira Kurosawa’s) – The Complete Series

Samurai Champloo – The Complete Series

The Samurai Trilogy – The Criterion Collection #14,15,16

Sankarea: Undying Love – The Complete Series

Sansho the Bailiff – The Criterion Collection #386

Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

Saving General Yang

Say Anything…

Say “I Love You.”

Scarlet Street

The Scent of Green Papaya

Scrubs – The Complete Eighth Season

The Search for Santa Paws

The Secret in Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos)

The Secret of the Grain – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #527

The Secret of NIMH

Secret Sunshine – The Criterion Collection #576

The Secret World of Arrietty (BD)

Secretariat

Sector 7 (BD)

Sekirei: Pure Engagement – The Complete Series

Sengoku Basara: The Last Party

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings – The Complete 1st Season

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings – Season One

Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash!

A Separation

Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy – Uncensored!

Seven Chances

SEVEN POUNDS

Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #2

SEX AND THE CITY: THE MOVIE – EXTENDED CUT

Shakugan no Shana: The Movie

Shakugan no Shana: Season One Box Set

Shakugan no Shana: Season Two

Shakugan no Shana Season 3, Part One

Shakugan no Shana Season 3, Part Two

Shakugan no Shana S: OVA Series

Shanghai Noon/Shanghai Knights: 2-Movie Collection

Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure: 2-Disc Combo Pack

Sherlock Jr. and Three Ages

Shiki: Part One

Shirobako Collection 1

Shoah – The Criterion Collection #663

Shoot ‘Em Up

Shoot the Sun Down: Restored Director’s Cut

Short Circuit

Sid & Nancy: Collector’s Edition

A Simple Life

The Simpsons 20 Years – The Complete Twentieth Season

Silverado

SIN CITY (Frank Miller’s)

Sister Act: 20th Anniversary Edition/Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Skateland

The Sky Crawlers

The Slayers Evolution-R

The Slayers Revolution

Slightly Single in LA

Sling Blade

Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) – The Criterion Collection #237

Kevin Smith 3- Movie Collection

The Smurfs 2

Sniper: Reloaded

Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Diamond Edition)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Signature Collection

The Soloist

Some Like It Hot

The Son of No One

Son of Saul

SONDHEIM! The Birthday Concert

Sons of Anarchy – Season One

Sora no Otoshimono: Heaven’s Lost Property – The Complete First Season

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers: The Next

Soul Eater: The Meister Collection

Soul Eater: The Weapon Collection

Soul Power

Soul Surfer

The Sound of Music: 45th Anniversary Edition

SOUTH PARK – THE COMPLETE TWELFTH SEASON

Space Battleship Yamato

SPACE BUDDIES

Sparkle

A Special Day – The Criterion Collection #778

Special ID

Spellbound

Spice and Wolf – The Complete Series

Spice and Wolf – Season Two

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Spooky Buddies

Spotlight

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold – The Criterion Collection #452

St. Elmo’s Fire

Stalingrad

Stand by Me: 25th Anniversary

A Star is Born

Star Driver Vol. 1

Star Driver Vol. 2

Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series

Starship Troopers: Invasion

STARMAN

Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One

Steins;Gate: Part 1

Steins;Gate: Part 2

Step Into Liquid

Step Up 3

Steve Nile’s “Remains”

Still Alice

Straight Outta Compton: Unrated Director’s Cut

Strange Wilderness

The Stranger

Stranger than Fiction: Special Edition

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Strike

Strike Witches: Season Two (Blu-ray)

STRIKING DISTANCE

Summer Interlude – The Criterion Collection #613

Sundays and Cybèle – The Criterion Collection #728

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans – The Masters of Cinema Series #1

SUNSHINE

Surrogates

The Suspect

The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale

S.W.A.T. Firefight

Swelter

SWING VOTE

The Switch

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition

Sword Art Online: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set I

Sword Art Online: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set II

Sword Art Online: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set III

Sword Art Online: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set IV

Sword Art Online II – Phantom Bullet Part 1 -: Limited Edition I Blu-ray Box Set

Sword Art Online II – Phantom Bullet Part 2 -: Limited Edition II Blu-ray Box Set

Sword Art Online II – Calibur: Limited Edition III Blu-ray Box Set

Sword Art Online II – Mother’s Rosario: Limited Edition IV Blu-ray Box Set IV

The Sword in the Stone: 50th Anniversary Edition

Sword of the Stranger

Sword of Vengeance

The Sword with No Name

Tai Chi Hero

Tai Chi Zero

Tajomaru Avenging Blade

Take Me Home Tonight

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

The Taking of Tiger Mountain

Takers

Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike

Tangled

Taxi Driver

Tears to Tiara: The Complete Collection

Teen Wolf

Tenchi Muyo!: War on Geminar – Part 1

Tenchi Muyo!: War on Geminar – Part 2

The Tempest

Tenchi Muyo!: OVA Collection

The Terminator (Digibook Version)

Terror in Resonance: The Complete Series

Testament of Youth

Texas Killing Fields

That Awkward Moment

That’s My Boy

Thelma & Louise: 20th Anniversary

The Thieves

THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE

Think Like a Man

Think Like a Man Too

The Third Man – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (#64)

Third Person

THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR

This Boy Can Fight Aliens

This is the End

Thor: The Dark World

Thor: Tales of Asgard

The Three Musketeers: Special Edition

Three Outlaw Samurai – The Criterion Collection #596

Throne of Blood – The Criterion Collection #190

Thunder and the House of Magic

Tiger & Bunny: Blu-ray Set 1

Tiger & Bunny: Blu-ray Set 2

Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning

The Tigger Film

The Tillman Story

Tim’s Vermeer

The Tin Drum – The Criterion Collection #234

Tinker Bell – Secret of the Wings: Flitterific Fairies Double Pack

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Tiny Furniture – The Criterion Collecton #597

To Be or Not to Be – The Criterion Collection #670

TO Film Collection (Elliptical Orbit/Symbiotic Planet)

To Rome with Love

To Save a Life

Tokyo Ghoul: The Complete Series

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Tombstone

Tomorrowland

Total Recall: Extended Director’s Cut

A Touch of Sin

Towanoquon: Complete Series

Toy Story: Special Edition

Toy Story 2: Special Edition

Toy Story 3: 4-Disc Combo Pack

Toy Story: That Time Forgot

Trances (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”) – The Criterion Collection #689

TRANSFORMERS – TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION

Transformers: Prime – Season One – Limited Edition

Transformers: Prime – Season Two

The Treasure Hunter

Treasure Planet: 10th Anniversary Edition

The Tree of Life

Tie me up! Tie me down! – The Criterion Collection #722

Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Trinity Blood – The Complete Series

Tron 2-Movie Collection: Tron: Legacy 3D and Tron: The Original Classic (5-Disc Combo)

Troop Beverly Hills

The Truth About Emanuel

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE – Collected Memories

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE – Season One

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE – Season Two

Tsubasa the Movie/xxxHolic the Movie – CLAMP Double Feature

Tsubasa OVA Collection: Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations/Tsubasa Spring Thunder

Tsukimonogatari: Yotsugi Doll Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set

TWILIGHT

Two Days, One Night – The Criterion Collection #771

Umberto D. – The Criterion Collection #201

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – The Criterion Collection #716 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

Undefeated

Under the Tuskan Sun

Underworld (Unrated)

Underworld: Awakening 3D

Underworld: Evolution

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Underworld Trilogy: The Essential Collection

Une Chambre en Ville – The Criterion Collection #719 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

Une femme mariée: Fragments D’un Film Tourne En 1964 en Noir et Blanc – The Masters of Cinema Series #4

the uninvited

UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN

Universal Soldier: Regeneration

Uomini Contro (Many Wars Ago)

Up

The Usual Suspects

Valvrave the Liberator: Complete 1st Season

Vamps

Vanya on 42nd Street – The Criterion Collection #599

The Venture Bros. – The Fifth Season

Vera Cruz

Very Good Girls

Vexille

Vice & Virtue

Victim

The Viral Factor

Vivre sa vie – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #512

Wadjda

The Walk

Walkabout – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #10

Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection

WALTZ WITH BASHIR

Wanna Be the Strongest in the World!: The Complete Series + OVA’s

War Horse: 4-Disc Combo Pack

War Room

The War Room – The Criterion Collection #602

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale

THE WATERBOY

The Way Back

Way Down East

WAYNE’S WORLD

WAYNE’S WORLD 2

We Won’t Grow Old Together

The Wedding Ringer

Weekend – The Criterion Collection #635

The Well-Digger’s Daughter

West of Memphis

West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition

Whatever Works

When the Game Stands Tall

When in Rome

Where Do We Go Now?

Whip It

White Haired Witch

The White Ribbon

White Vengeance

Wicked Blood

Wild Tales

Win Win

WINGED MIGRATION

Wings

Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year – Gift of Friendship Edition

Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswinter)

Witchblade: The Complete Series

WITHOUT A PADDLE

WITHOUT A PADDLE: NATURE’S CALLING

Wolf Children

Wolf Totem

Wolf Warrior

A Woman, a Gun and A Noodle Shop

The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake

The World God Only Knows: Season Two

The World’s End

The World Wars

The Wrath of Vajra

Wreck-It Ralph: Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Wu Dang

X-Men: First Class – 2-Disc Set

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Xam’d: Lost Memories – Complete Collection

Year One

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Yi Yi – The Criterion Collection #339

You Again

You Got Served: Beat the World

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Handsome Stranger

Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon

The Young Girls of Rochefort – The Criterion Collection #717 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

The Young Victoria

Your Lie in April Vol. 1

You’ve Got Mail

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files – The Complete First Season

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files – The Complete Second Season

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files – The Complete Third Season

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files – The Complete Fourth Season

Z Storm

Zathura: A Space Adventure – Anniversary Edition

Zazie dans le métro – The Criterion Collection #570

Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City

The Zero Theorem

Zombie Hunter


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