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Berserk The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent Review

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Guts, the mercenary, has long since found and left his home in the Band of the Hawk raiding clan. The third act is the final movie (so far) about the Berserk story and is an adaptation of the manga by the same name, as created by Kentaro Miura. The film is set in a medieval fantasy setting and the story is best known for its copious amounts of action, sex and awesomesauce. The three films together cover the Golden Age arc of the Berserk story, and serves as a set up for the entire story of the Berserk universe. At the end of the last movie, Guts’ had left the Band of the Hawk to find his own path as … Continue reading

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Toradora! The Complete Series Review

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Love triangles are a strange thing, aren’t they? Love triangle are also a thing that is common in slice-of-life anime dramas as well. However, Toradora! is not an anime series that explored a love triangle, instead it explores a love square, and then a pentagon, love shapes should be the more adequate term. In this series the, main cast each has their own love interests that all reflect on characters that are interested in other characters themselves. This seems to be the central theme of the series and it approaches the topic with mostly humour, but also a little pinch of seriousness. Toradora! is based on the light novel of the same name and is released by Hanabee here in … Continue reading

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Medaka Box Abnormal Review

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As we’ve previously seen, Medaka Box is the story of a strange highschool’s Student Council President, Medaka, and her Student Council as they help to reform problematic students and take on requests from the Medaka Box. This second (and final) season of Medaka Box sees the group taking on the challenge of finding out what all these “Abnormal” students are up to as part of a grand experiment known as the Flask Plan. This particular season is much more action orientated and more story focused than the previous and is something that viewers may find interesting. In Abnormal, the lore between the three types of humans is explored much more in-depth along the main story during the season. In Medaka … Continue reading

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Amnesia Review

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Imagine if one day, you woke up with no memories of your life before that point. Imagine having to work out exactly what’s going on, where you are, who you know and what your life is or was before that point. In Amnesia, this concept is one that takes the forefront of the series, however, things are not as they initially would seem. The series is centered around a girl that this very thing happens to. What was her past, what’s with all of her relationships with people. What has really happened in her life? The series is created by Idea Factory and is animated by Brains Base, is based on the Visual Novel series for PSP by the same … Continue reading

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Case Closed Season 2 Review

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Case Closed is the animated adaptation of the manga Detective Conan. The series is a favourite in Japan and has been running in both print and television since the ’90s. This second release runs episode 24 through to 52 and sees the now-a-child detective solving some interesting cases. However, the series does seem to have finally found its groove and formula. That formula? One of murders, detecting, mystery solving and a lot of intrigue. Previously, Conan, the brilliant teenage detective had been shrunk down into the body of a child thanks to being attacked by a group of baddies trying to kill him off. The first season had the detective solving crimes in the body of a child and sometimes … Continue reading

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Accel World Part 2 Review

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The VR fighting game story continues in the second half of the Accel World story, with the amazing quality animation continuing on with Sunrise and the original story by Sword Art Onlines writer, and the original novels author, Reiki Kawahara. Accel World is the better VR story by the author, and this second part exemplifies that fact. Action, adventure, hardship, relationship woes and drama, this second installment of Accel World has something for everybody. See also, more Kuroyukihime. At the end of the last season, we just begin to see the beginning of Accel Worlds world-building, with the introduction of some of the more interesting player zones, as well as the coloured Kings of each region in Japan. At the … Continue reading

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Medaka Box Season One Review

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The premise of Medaka Box is simple, the student council must complete any request put before it via the “Suggestion Box”. However, such a seemingly innocent enough premise can quickly take a turn for the funniest, or the worst, when some of the requests turn out to be a little more than expected. This means that the show can go from an action series, to a comedy and even to something more sinister within the span of a few episodes. The Anime series is animated by Gainax, and based off of the Manga series by Nisio Isin, so you know that you’re definitely in for a strange, yet interesting, ride. In Medaka Box, the student council initially starts off as … Continue reading

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