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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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SingStar: Ultimate Party Review (PS4)

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SingStar has made the leap to the eighth generation as it has made its debut on the PlayStation 4 with SingStar Ultimate Party. With a strong focus on multiplayer, a long list of songs to select and the classic singing gameplay, the SingStar series is usually an excellent choice for karaoke night. I say usually because the SingStar Ultimate Party falls quite flat. While the game doesn’t change a formula that doesn’t need fixing, it strips down on the multiplayer aspect, provides a disappointing on disc track list and provides an average app where the mic needs to be retuned. At it’s core, the familiar formula of the Singstar franchise is not lost. The objective of the players is to … 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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RWBY Volume 2 Review

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We’ve previously looked at RWBY, but for those that haven’t seen or heard of the series, RWBY is the original animated series by the group behind the Red Vs. Blue Halo parody, RoosterTeeth. The series follows a group of students at a school that trains hunters, who are specially trained people for fighting monsters and other bad guys in this world. The series is directed by Monty Oum, and features some awesome fight choreography, as he is known best for. In the last season of RWBY, the team was looking into one of the four main characters, Blake and her past with the White Fang, a terrorist organisation set about freeing her cat people for subjugation. This seasons story takes … Continue reading

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Chihiyafuru Complete Season One Review

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Competitive card games are not something that uncommon in the anime brand of storytelling. We often see shows like Yu-Gi-Oh!, Duel Masters, CF Vanguard and the like popup and try to sell fabulous cards to fans for a hefty margin. However, when talking about Chihiyafuru, were dealing with a different kind of competitive card game. Chihiyafuru follows the story of a small group of childhood friends, and new friends, in the tournament landscape of competitive karuta, a traditional Japanese card game based on matching poems faster than your opponent. But it also about a long lost tradition in the card game. The story in Chihiyafuru focuses on the girl Chihiya Ayase, a girl that is said to be one of … Continue reading

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Just Dance 2015 Review (Wii U)

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The Just Dance series from Ubisoft has come a long way since it’s inception in 2009, as a game on the Wii consoles. Since then, we have made it up to the 2015 edition of the game, Just Dance 2015, which appears on the Wii U, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. The series is notable for its adaptive controls based on the console that it appears on. However, it is most notable for being named after the 2008 Lady gaga hit by the same name. At its core, Just Dance seems like its designed to be a game where players can pick up a controller, choose a song and get straight into dancing with as … Continue reading

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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Complete Series Review

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In the mecha genre, the Gundam franchise is probably the biggest name to come out of Japan, some could argue that it is even bigger and more well known than Robotech. The series started in the 70s with Mobile Suit Gundam and has since spawned a plethora of main series sequels, as well as plenty of spin-off media. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam is the sequel to the Mobile Suit Gundam series and follows the storyline after the One Year War almost directly. While some of the cast return from the previous series, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, or Zeta, follows a new protagonist as they find themselves in the middle of a strange military stage orchestrated by a near military organisation. … Continue reading

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