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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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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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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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Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Bluray Review

The final installment of the live action Rurouni Kenshin trilogy is finally available on Bluray and I couldn’t be more excited. I have considered Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends as my favourite of the three despite all three being excellent movies. However, I believe The Legend Ends stands taller above the other two due to the action sequences pushing the envelope, the character development and relationships shown throughout and the plot of the movie itself. It is one heck of an experience to enjoy, especially from the living room couch. Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends starts off where Kyoto Inferno, the previous installment of the trilogy, ended. Himura Kenshin is lying on the beach after escaping Makoto Shishio’s battleship, which … Continue reading

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Log Horizon Volume 2 (BD) Review

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Log Horizon is one of the better anime series’ out there that takes on the theme of being trapped in a video game world. The series follows the character Shiroe and his Guild, Log Horizon, as they work out the mysteries of the new world that they inhabit, and try to find a way back home. The series has a wide variety of characters and scenarios not typically found in anime series that run on a similar plot, which really seperates it from rest. You could argue that this also makes it better than its competition. In this half of the season, we see the roundtable and the The People of the Land come to a kind of trade-agreement thanks … Continue reading

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Kill La Kill Volume 4 (BD) Review

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Kill La Kill is the frenetic action anime series from Studio Trigger that has been released by Madman Entertainment here in Australia. The series follows the delinquent student, Ryuko, as she tries to defeat the person that killed her father. At this point in the series, we’ve gone beyond that and into the weird stuff territory. If you’ve been following the series up until now, you’re pretty much going to stick around, if not, check out our reviews for the first few parts to bring yourself up to speed. In this release, the tri-school raid thing has ended with Honnouji Academy becoming the clear winner. To celebrate, Lady Satsuki’s mother, Ragyo Kiryuin, is to make an appearance at the school … Continue reading

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