Bakemonogatari Review

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This has been on my to watch list for quite awhile but I never got around to it. Now I’m obligated to watch it through work I really wish I had gotten on to this sooner. Bakemonogatari is the first of the Monogatari series, released a few years ago in 2009, although chronologically taking place after the more recently released Nekomonogatari. The series is produced by studio Shaft and series director Akiyuki Shinbo, who you may remember from every other Monogatari anime. Koyomi Araragi is a high school student and former vampire, trying to live a normal life after returning to being a human, but that’s just not happening. He still has some holdovers from when he was a vampire … Continue reading

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4Chan Actively Supporting The Fine Young Capitalists

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In a startling response to alleged reports within the whole Five Guys Burgers And Fries incident of a particular character shutting down a legitimate game development campaign to get women actively designing games and getting a foot into the door of the industry, the biggest “trolls” of the web, 4Chan, are banding together in order to get this campaign up and running. The Fine Young Capitalists campaign is one where five women are given the opportunity to come up with an idea for a game, and are then given concept art for that game. After that, the winning entry, as voted by the internet, will be given the opportunity to be completely developed. What’s interesting here is that the proceeds … Continue reading

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Attack On Gaming: Five Guys, Burgers And Fries Controversy

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This is probably one of the biggest controversies in gaming media to date, and it’s actively being ignored, or worse, swept under the carpet by some of the largest gaming (news) content providers out there. The “Five Guys, Burgers and Fries” controversy is a story that involves massive corruption in the gaming journalism scene involving an independent game developer and the gaming journalists that she has supposedly slept with and gained positive coverage from over the course of the last year. The first thing that we want to ask ourselves is this: is this true? The answer to that is honestly: we can’t be 100% sure it’s true; however, there is massive evidence to suggest that this is worth at … Continue reading

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Gaming PR: LINK UP WITH FELLOW ADVENTURERS IN FANTASY LIFE – COMING TO NINTENDO 3DS ON 27th SEPTEMBER

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Fantasy Life just went from “Looks interesting, I’ll probably pick this up when I’ve finished the games I’m playing” to “Must have day one purchase”. Check out why in the Press Release below. – LINK UP WITH FELLOW ADVENTURERS IN FANTASY LIFE – COMING TO NINTENDO 3DS ON 27th SEPTEMBER Link Mode and wider online features revealed, including co-operative play 19th August 2014 – Explore the vast open world of Reveria alongside friends and share your discoveries with a host of local and online features available to players of Fantasy Life, the much-anticipated role-playing adventure from LEVEL-5 coming to Australia and New Zealand on 27th September for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems. Link Mode, an online communication tool discovered by … Continue reading

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Majestic Prince Season One Review

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Mecha anime is one of the biggest and most popular genre in the animated medium. The themes are generally pretty formulaic in nature and you can almost always get an idea of what a mecha series is going to be about just by looking at the design of the robots. At a glance, Majestic Prince seems like it will be your typical mecha anime, considering it has all the hallmarks, but really, this is a series that about turns the genre on its head. Majestic Prince, or MJP, is one of our most favourite mecha anime series’ of all time. Hopefully you will think so too. The anime series is an adaptation of the manga by Rando Ayamine and Illustrated … Continue reading

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Toshihiro Kawamoto Panel – SMASH! 2014

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This year at SMASH!, Toshihiro Kawamoto took to the stage in a panel for his fans. Attendees will know Toshihiro best for his work on Cowboy Bebop, although, other fans will recognize Toshihiro’s work from franchises such as: Gundam, Fullmetal Alchemist and Cowboy Bebop. He is also the co-founder of Studio Bones. At SMASH!, Kawamoto Toshihiro hosted a Q&A session on the Art Stage, as well as a small drawing session for fans to watch. The Q&A session was host to a plethora of questions and his answers were often insightful. The questions ranged from his inspirations in animation and drawing, as well as things like his views on where the industry is headed. One question that really stuck out … Continue reading

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Kotono Mitsuishi Panel – SMASH! 2014

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Early Saturday morning at the Sydney Manga and Anime Show!, SMASH!, held in Rose Hill Gardens in Sydneys west, Kotono Mitsuishi took to the stage in a crowded panel for a Questions and Answers segment. In this panel she talked about her career, herself and also participated in a few segments of live-dubbing. These questions came from the anchor of the show, but at the end, the field was also open to questions from members of the audience. The questions asked by the anchor started out fairly general in nature, such as asking if it was Kotono’s first time being in Australia before. She answered that it was, and that even though she wanted to visit Uluru, that she was … Continue reading

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