Category Archives: Anime Talk

Humanity Has Declined DVD Review

I was pleasantly surprised by Humanity Has Declined. The anime, licensed by Hanabee in Australia, seemed to have the look of a cutsey human and fairy story. However, the old rule of judging a book by its cover is in full effect as Humanity Has Declined proves to be a clever dark comedy on the foils of humanity. The humans are in a decline in a post-apocalyptic world. As a way to survive, they live alongside the fairies. To act as a mediator between the two, there is a female protagonist simply referred to as the Mediator. The series doesn’t have an overarching story, like most anime. Instead, ten of the twelve episodes feature a mini story of their own … Continue reading

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Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3 Review (DVD)

After watching Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3, I wondered where this would rate on my enjoyment scale. Developed by Gainax, the same studio behind Neon Genesis Evangelion and Gurren Lagann, this Slice of Life anime follows the adventures of a group of high school students with a passion for airsoft, called “survival games” by the club. For a “cute girls doing something for fun” type of anime,  it divulges into deeper themes, especially when it comes to the main character Yura Yamato. While I applaud the desire in exploring something deeper, I felt it was a little disjointed rather than a flowing narrative. The series focuses on one of the newest students at Stella Women’s Academy, Yura … Continue reading

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EA Responds To Petition To Remove Anita Sarkeesian From Mirrors Edge 2 Development

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There has been a rumour circulating the internet since 2012/2013 where it is alleged that the controversial Feminist Frequency host, Anita Sarkeesian, will be acting as an advisor on the sequel to the bargain-bin priced Mirrors Edge. As far as we could track, the rumour seems to have begun life as a Destructoid posting, stating that she will be acting as a consult to the game. Since then, other sites had picked up on the rumour and it resurfaced majorly in 2013. In the Change.org petition, an account called Electronic Arts with the EA logo has responded. It has responded thus: This petition is based on inaccurate information. EA is not working with Anita Sarkeesian on development of Mirror’s Edge. … Continue reading

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Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Review

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As a lot of Bayonetta fans are blatantly aware, there is an Anime adaptation of the Bayonetta storyline as a film called Bayonetta: Bloody Fate. The film adaptation very loosely follows the storyline of the first video game in the Bayonetta series, Bayonetta. The story follows the journey of an Umbran Witch, named Bayonetta, as she travels to the city of Vigrid to unlock her forgotten memories. The adaptation is animated by GONZO and released by Madman Entertainment here in Australia. In Bayonetta: Bloody Fate we follow Bayonetta, a femme fatale Umbran Witch with no memory of her past that has begun to make a living by clearing out Angels during funerals at the request of Enzo, a mafia-esque figure. … Continue reading

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Hellsing Ultimate IX – X Review

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Hellsing Ultimate is one of the longest running OVA series that we know of. The series is known as Hellsing in Japan, but has been renamed to Hellsing Ultimate in English to avoid confusion to the 90s anime series by the same name. In the original Hellsing series, the story followed Alucard and the rest of the Hellsing organisation in an original story, whereas, Hellsing Ultimate follows the plot of the manga series much more closely. In these two OVA episodes, the Hellsing organisation concludes its battle against the Nazi “Millenium” regime of 1000 paratrooper soldiers and their supernatural undead abilities. Previously in the Hellsing story, the Hellsing organisation has encountered a few organisations to do with the occult, vampires … Continue reading

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Otorimonogatari Review

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Otorimonogatari is the next chapter in the Monogatari Second Season as part of the Bakemonogatari franchise from SHAFT and released in Australia by Hanabee. This particular story in the series focuses on the character Nadeko, the younger friend of Koyomi’s sisters, who also happens to have a crush on him. This is one of the stories that focuses less on Koyomi, and more on the life of a side-character. This particular story is 4 episodes in length, which makes it about average for stories told in the Monogatari Second Season. The storyline in Otorimonogatari follows Nadeko, a shy girl that is friends with Koyomi’s younger sisters and first appeared in the Bakemonogatari story involving a curse with a snake spirit … Continue reading

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Limited Edition Review [Spoilers]

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Madoka Magica is probably one of the biggest anime franchises in the anime industry at the moment. While it isn’t the biggest in length or merchandise, it is certainly one of the biggest due to how it is received by anime fans, casual viewers and how almost everyone has an opinion on Madoka Magica. The series itself is a Magical Girl series, focusing a group of magical girls that hunt down witches to protect people from their harmful effects. However, unlike most Magical Girl series’, the Madoka Magica series is well known for its dark themes and a more realistic look at the effects of a Magical Girl on the world. Madoka Kaname is an ordinary highschool girl that soon … Continue reading

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