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SMASH! In One Week! Get Pumped!


It looks like the SVG died when we converted it to .png. Pls SMASH! don’t use SVG, this isn’t 1992. It’s time to get PUMPED! The Sydney Manga and Anime Show!, or SMASH!, is set for another big year this year with the convention starting next weekend at the Rosehill Racecourse in Rosehill. Taking a look at all the materials that the organisers of SMASH! have been sending us these past few weeks, and taking a look on their website, it is clear that this years will be a rather interesting treat. Of course, SMASH! has always been our favourite convention here, so be sure to take a look at our past coverage of the convention as to what to … Continue reading

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Evangelion 3.33 Is Out Now!


For all of those anime fans, particularly all of the Evangelion fans out there, you’ll be pleased to know that Evangelion 3.33 is out now! I’m pumped, everyone should be pumped! Get your DVDs ready, get your BD’s ready and go for a marathon! Woooooo! Get it here!

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‘What A Big Camera’ Cosplay Photographer Forced To Retract Defamatory Statements


This post has been updated with additional information. – 17/12/2015 12:32AM In a post made earlier tonight by the noted Australian cosplay photographer, ‘What A Big Camera’s’ Kris Ezergailis was forced to make a statement retracting defamatory remarks against an individual involved within the cosplay community. These defamatory statements were made against a cosplayer named Wen Cheng, involving falsehoods about ingredients being used in the creation of an unspecified type of cooking. In his post, Kris, from ‘What A Big Camera’, states that he did indeed echo falsehoods towards Mr. Cheng to members within the cosplay community. He also states that these falsehoods were “vicious, malicious and highly damaging” in nature towards Mr. Cheng. I retract all statements I made … Continue reading

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Persona 4 The Golden Animation Review

If you’re expecting the full Persona 4 story repackaged with extra content, then this isn’t what you’re looking for. Instead, it is purely focused on the content found in Persona 4 Golden, focusing on the social links of new character Marie and adding extra character development to Tohru Adachi, Dojima’s assistant/lackey. It also includes episodes based on scenes only found in the Vita port of the original game Persona 4 Golden. Despite the disjointed nature of the narrative and a few problems of Marie’s character, this was a enjoyable anime series to watch. The nice art style, character design and voice acting really added to an enjoyable experience. The extra character development to Adachi also provides a more complex layer … Continue reading

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Sword Art Online II Part 1 (BluRay)

A second series of Sword Art Online is upon the English speaking world and it’s off to a great start. Sword Art Online II Part 1 focuses on the beginnings of an arc set in a VRMMORPG known as Gun Gale Online. As the name suggests, the main gameplay mechanic is gunplay. It already has a superior story to the last arc as well as an interesting new character to help out the hero of the story, who ventures alone in this one. The amazing art and character designs and decent sound design round off an excellent package, even if it’s only seven episodes long. Sword Art Online II picks up after one year of the events of Sword Art … Continue reading

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SMASH! 2015 – Day 2 The Reika and Kaname Panel Was a Lot of Fun!


This year at SMASH!, or, the Sydney Manga and Anime Show!, both Reika and Kaname sat together on a panel with Danny Choo as the host on the main stage during the second day of the convention. During the panel, the group discussed many things, like cosplay, traveling, anime and more. Rather than being a free-flowing interview, it seemed like Danny came prepared with questions, although the spontaneity and humour came through with the banter between the guests. Danny asked Reika how she chooses characters, and how she chooses between male and female characters. He translated her response roughly like this: “For Reika-san, she generally likes to cosplay characters which she really likes. When there are animes with lots of … Continue reading

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SMASH! 2015 Reika Panel – Working With Wigs


This year at SMASH!, the cosplay guest from Japan, Reika, hosted a panel on cosplaying on the shows Saturday. In this panel, she discussed a few things, but predominantly talked about wig-styling and utilised a live demonstration on the topic. This talk involved her giving directions to the audience, which was translated on stage by a SMASH! appointed translator, and showing them what she was doing. Some of Reika’s advice was pretty solid, giving out useful hints as to what to do in various stages of the styling process. What was particularly interesting was that she showed how the offcuts from a wig can be utilised to create the spikes coming out of the hair, like with Sephiroth from Final … Continue reading

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