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Dragon Age As New FUNi Anime

Early this year FUNimation announced plans to begin creation of original anime productions, and launched a new department designed for just that.

Their first production is to be the highly successful Dragon Age franchise; yes, the game by BioWare, you know, that game that we all bought and played because it seemed like we were never going to get Mass Effect 2?

The truth is, FUNimation's announcement about making co-produced, or original anime, is nothing that other companies haven't tried before; though with Navarre's recent decision to put the company out on the sales block, has a few people wondering if this is the right thing to do at this time. I supposed if there is the money to do this then, why not?

The Dragon Age game was a good title to have made into a feature, no doubt. But what the heck is up with all these game franchises getting the Ani-treatment? Don't get me wrong, I'm as curious as the next person to see what this thing is gonna look like, but I wo…

xxxHolic Rou

There are some OADs that come along and while based on a section of manga from a particular series, don't always equal "easy to understand". In fact, in some instances; the manga material, and the anime material may be so far removed from one another that it begins to resemble daylight, and dark.
This isn't so much the case with xxxHolic Rou, the latest OAD that continues the series where xxxHolic - Shunmuki concludes. However, even though Shunmuki seems more like a conclusion to the previous series xxxHolic - Kei, in truth; they are separated by many events within the manga.

Such is also the case between Shunmuki, and Rou. The Viewer is left feeling that there are some major things that happen between them, and to be honest, there are. But from a manga only point of view, it isn't anything that we really can't live without. Oh, sure there will be the occasional thing here and there that I'm sure the viewers will want to absolutely see; but it seems that …