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Watamote Complete Series Review


Highschool was probably a terrible time for everyone that ever had to go to it. For Tomoko, a reclusive shut-in that prefers the world of otome dating simulators to reality, this is especially true. She is a plain girl that would prefer having to be left alone, while also wishing she was more popular, which leads to a lot of the comedy in the series. Watamote, or Watashi ga Motenai no wa do kangaetemo omeara ga warui, is published by Hanabee and animated by Silver Link. It is based on the manga, published in Square-Enix’ Gan Gan comics, that was almost canceled if it wasn’t for the denizens of 4Chan buying up hundreds of issues of the first Japanese issue … Continue reading

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Valvrave Season One Review


Sunrise is a studio most notably known for its production on giant robot/ mecha franchises like Gundam, and more recently, Code Geass. Valvrave is the latest mecha series from the studio and can be quickly described as space vampires meets the absurd. However, it is a lot more than that while still adhering to a coherent but strange plot that often goes over the level of sanity. Despite its name and his quick-description the series is still a series about highschool students and giant robots, but it is also one of Sunrises most interesting attempts at shaking up the genre. Valvrave is a story about a group of highschool students in the somewhat far future that live in a Module … Continue reading

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Bayonetta 2 Review


Platinum Games’ Bayonetta is easily one of the best action games of all time. The original Bayonetta was released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 a few years ago, but thanks to some kind of deal, Nintendo have secured the sequel, Bayonetta 2, for exclusive release on the Wii U. The action-brawler features the sexiest video-game character of all time, Bayonetta, in another adventure through time and space. The franchise is known for being incredibly lewd, having tight and amazing combat mechanics and generally having a great sense of humour. Bayonetta 2 continues this tradition. The titular Umbran Witch returns to Europe in a quest that will take her through the (actual) Gate of Hell in order to save … Continue reading

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Kill La Kill Volume 1 Review


Kill La Kill is quite possibly the biggest anime series to come out of Japan in the last year. The series is directed and animated by Trigger, the studio best known for being the best parts of Gainax before they split off, and, of course, creating Inferno Cop. Kill La Kill is a series that will go on to define Trigger as a studio that takes an over-the-top stand in their animation, proving that they are one of the strongest studios in Japan when it comes to animated storytelling. Kill La Kill Volume 1 follows the first 4 episodes of the series, which really serve as the gateway into the Kill La Kill universe. In the first four episodes we … Continue reading

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Nisemonogatari The Complete Series Review


Nisemonogatari is the sequel to the Bakemonogatari anime series from Shaft. The series is released by Hanabee here in Australia. The series follows directly on from the story left on after the events of the Black Hanekawa saga in Bakemonogatari. The series follows the unique look and feel of the monogatari series into a new season. This most recent release is the complete collection in one bundle, which means that it has episodes 1-11 across two Blu-Ray/DVD discs within. The Nisemonogatari series follows two storylines across its entire run, with each story following the circumstances behind each of Araragi’s sisters, The Fire Sisters. This season of monogatari might sound like it is much more focused on Araragi and his family … Continue reading

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Kabukimonogatari Review


The -Monotagari series is a series that we’ve talked about a great deal here at Attack On Gaming in the past, and Kabukimonogatari is the latest in the series as released by Hanabee here in Australia. The series is directed by SHAFT and revolves around a bunch of characters, called apparitions, that live in a metropolis town. The series is known for it’s unusual direction and even stranger stories. Kabukimonogatari is four episodes in length and deals with the topic of time-travel and the consequences of altering the events of time. The series begins with Araragi looking all over town for the mysterious snail/cow apparition Mayoi, who has left her backpack at his place after visiting him. For those unaware … Continue reading

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The Sacred Tears TRUE Review


The Sacred Tears TRUE is the latest JRPG doujin offering from Nyu-Media. The game is developed by Alphanuts and is described as a card battling RPG on the official website. However, The Sacred Tears TRUE is way more impressive than a mere TCG RPG. Alphanuts have developed a story and created a rather interesting game using dated technology which should be surprisingly interesting to gamers. The first thing that’s noticeable with The Sacred Tears TRUE is that it was built on the classic RPGMaker 2003 engine. At the first glance, we could have sworn that this title was built on the even older RPGMaker 2000 engine, but the game had a few tells that lead us to this conclusion. The … Continue reading

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