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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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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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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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Watamote Complete Series Review

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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

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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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