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Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie -Rebellion- Review

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is the Magical Girl anime series with an interesting twist. Instead of the concept being of how wonderous the life of being a Magical Girl is, with super-powers and pretty costumes, it instead focuses on how reality might affect these girls and fill them with despair. This is a hefty deviation from the standard Magical Girl formula found in anime. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie -Rebellion- is directed and animated by Shaft, and is released by Madman Entertainment here in Australia. This is the third and final film in the trilogy. At the end of the second Madoka Magica film, we see that Madoka has become some kind of godlike entity with the power to … Continue reading

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Kill La Kill Volume 5 Review

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This is it! The final moments of Ryuko, Nudist Beach, Satsuki and her crew, and the rest of the Kill La Kill gang. This final volume sees the insane Kill La Kill series finally end, and it ends in a totally insane climax that would see the very Earth itself all rugged up in clothing in a sequence that would somewhat resemble End of Evangelion. If you don’t know about Kill La Kill already, it’s the over-the-top action series animated by Studio Trigger and is released by Madman Entertainment here in Australia. Be sure to check out our previous reviews for the series here. At the end of the previous release, we saw Lady Satsuki being captured by her mother, … Continue reading

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Free Friends Review [Adult Content Warning]

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Free Friends, or Furifure in Japanese, is a Hentai Visual Novel developed by Noesis and released in English by MangaGamer. The game follows the story of a teacher and his lewd relationship with one of his students that he met through the Free Friends message board online. The game has a few different endings and one true route, and is short enough that the player might want to go through them all. The story begins with the main character, Sensei (his name is never revealed), lamenting his own life and how things are going bad for himself and his marriage. Strangely, he seems to be doing this in an alleyway of one of the towns more popular dating spots for … Continue reading

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Love Live! School Idol Project Season 1 – Collectors Edition Review

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Love Live! School Idol Project is the Anime series adaptation of the manga published by ASCII Media Works. The multimedia project of manga, anime, cd’s, games and more began life in a 2010 issue of the Dengeki G magazine and has garnered a worldwide audience. The anime adaptation is done by Sunrise and is published by Madman Entertainment here in Australia. The basic premise of Love Live! is that it follows the school idol group, μ’s, as they try to increase their schools application levels for new students in order to prevent it from being shut down. The girls work hard to take their group to the Love Live! event, in an attempt to increase their appeal and reach this … Continue reading

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Yatagarasu Attack On Cataclysm Review

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Yatagarasu Attack On Cataclysm is the latest (and I believe first) fighting game from the developer Yatagarasu Dev Team, and published by Nyu Media. What’s particularly noteworthy about Yatagarasu is that its development team is comprised of experts from the Fighting Game genre with three of its developers coming from SnK’s King of Fighters franchise. Yatagarasu is pledged to have Street Fighter III’s feel in mind, which gives it a tight and frenetic pace. There are also other interesting features to the game, which makes this a different package to most in the genre. One of the first things that stuck out for me with Yatagarasu Attack On Cataclysm is its opening movie. It’s fairly normal to have an opening … Continue reading

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Steins;Gate Playstation 3 Review

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99% science and 1% fantasy was, according to Wikipedia, the challenge that the developers of Steins;Gate, 5pb and Nitroplus+, had in their mind when creating this amazing piece of Visual Novel literature. Steins;Gate follows the story of a small Otaku club dedicated to creating gadgets to fight the war against ‘The Organisation’, a group that is probably based on more chuunibyou fantasies than reality. However, the group soon unlocks the ability to send messages to the past, and end up in the midst of an international conspiracy. The novel boasts 6 different endings, an interesting cast of characters and a storyline that is based on hard science theories. This is one of the best things that I have ever read … Continue reading

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009 Re: Cyborg BD Review

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Cyborg 009 is one of the more popular examples of Sci-Fi manga from Japan. The series has recently been rebooted by the highly regarded anime studio, Production I.G., as a standalone movie that aims to tell a completely new story that looks like it takes bits and pieces from the manga that it is adapted from and bring it into the cinema space. The movie itself is animated completely in 3D CGI, and with the Blu-Ray package, also comes with a 3D screening version of the film. In 009 Re:Cyborg, a group of retired cyborgs come back together after a long hiatus and have to protect the world from “His Voice”, which seems to be controlling people into committing terrorist … Continue reading

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