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Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They? Review

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Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They?, or, Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sō Desu yo? in Japanese, is a series following a small group of teens from alternating dimensions being transported to a parallel world in order to battle it out in contests called Gift Games. These games see rivaling clans battling it out for honour and, in some cases, all of their worth. The series originally began its life as a Light Novel and was adapted into a Manga. The LN is still ongoing while the series ends on it’s 11th episode. The storyline of Mondaiji-tachi follows the three newcomers to the dimension of Little Garden, a world where people of exceptional power are summoned to … Continue reading

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Kill La Kill Volume 2 Review

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Kill La Kill is the awesome series from ex-Gainax staff, the newly formed studio, Trigger, about a delinquent that gets a living school uniform and uses it to transform to do battle against the members of the student council at her new school, Honnouji Academy. The series is well known for it’s over the top direction, it’s untraditional animation and just for being a heck of a lot of fun. Madman Entertainment is releasing the series in volumes of four episodes here, you can check out our review for the first volume here. This second volume is where the show starts get a bit more involved with its lore, with the Nudist Beach group being introduced, as well as the … Continue reading

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Ghost In The Shell Arise: Border 1 and 2 Review

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Ghost in the Shell is probably one of the most popular and franchises from Production I.G. It began as a manga by Shirow Masamune and was since adapted into a film that missed the point, an animated series that was pretty good, a sequel to the anime series, another movie (that further missed the point) and whole bunch of other things until finally reaching this latest OVA series, Ghost in the Shell Arise. Arise explores the beginning of Section 9 in an alternative universe starting with Motoko’s last few days in the military. This release focuses on two episodes of the OVA series. In the first OVA episode, Border 1: Ghost Pain, Motoko has just returned to Tokyo and learned … Continue reading

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Lupin The Third – The Woman Called Fujiko Mine The Complete Series Review

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Lupin the Third is the manga franchise the features the the titular master thief, Lupin III. In Lupin The Third – The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, the thief is tasked with stealing various objects at the request of certain individuals. The Lupin franchise is by the Manga artist, Monkey Punch, and is an older series that was published in the Weekly Manga Action magazine. This recent anime story is by TMS Entertainment and released by Hanabee here in Australia. The complete series has 13 episodes in total, spanning across two collections. We have previously reviewed the first season, which you can check out here. The story in Lupin The Third – The Woman Called Fujiko Mine focuses strongly on the … Continue reading

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Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya – The Complete First Season Review

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What started as a visual novel with adult elements about battling mages and their familiars based on historical and fantastical figures has since moved into the animated realm with many adaptations of each of the VNs. Over the years, we have seen a Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Zero and another Fate/Stay Night adaptation come out from various animation companies in Japan. Fate/ Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya is the latest series in the Fate/ franchise and is based on the manga by the same name. The series, animated by Silver Link, is set in an alternative Fate/ universe with some characters returning with cameos. If you’ve never seen a Fate/ series before, Fate/ Kaleid Liner Prima Illya is a spin-off series set in … Continue reading

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Short Peace Review

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Short Peace is a collection of short animated stories from various directors in Japan. The four stories are collected into one film and play seperately to each other one after the other. The film(s) come from Sunrise and feature a different era in Japans history. Interestingly, there is also a video game release portraying the one era, the modern era, not seen in the films. The video game hast been adapted into English, released by Bandai Namco, and is not a part of the collection released by Hanabee here in Australia, licensed from Sentai Filmworks, and this collection features only the animated works. Short Peace is an interesting anthology of four short films set in separate era’s in Japan. Each … Continue reading

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Patema Inverted Review

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Patema Inverted is the award winning Anime movie from 2013, now released on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc here in Australia thanks to Hanabee. The story is about a version of Earth where gravity has stopped working correctly, leaving two groups of humans essentially conflicting with each other. It’s established at the start of Patema Inverted that there are two kinds of people, people that are the right side up, and people that are essentially upside down and run the risk of falling into the sky. However, the movie isn’t a scientific narrative, it’s one of friendship and love. The film, Patema Inverted, follows the character Patema and her experiences in a world outside of her own. Early on in the … Continue reading

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