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Evangelion 3.33 – You Can (Not) Redo Review

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There have been very few cultural phenomenon when it comes to anime, and arguably the biggest of these is the Evangelion franchise. Starting its life in roughly 1995 as a monster of the week mecha series, it quickly became known for its deep drama and character conflict within a story about a conspiracy to end mankind. It wasn’t until the English adaptation was released years later that the original Neon Genesis Evangelion gained its substantial global following and took its place at the top of the anime pile. Since the final story of the Neon Genesis Evangelion saga, the End of Evangelion was released, the lead Director, Hideaki Anno, bought all rights to the franchise and has established some kind … Continue reading

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Sword Art Online II Part 2 Review (Bluray)

It gets more and more exciting for another release of the Sword Art Online anime series. This steady release of the second season only heightens the excitement for more Sword Art Online. Alas, all good things must come to an end and Sword Art Online II Part 2 is the conclusion of one of the more exciting VRMMOs in the world, Gun Gal Online. Kirito and Sinon are part of the final of the Bullet of Bullets tournament. As they progress, they finally encounter Death Gun, who has been killing the real life counterparts of the in game avatars. With exciting action sequences, an excellent continuation of the plot, great animation and great visuals, the second part of this first … Continue reading

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Nodame Cantabile Review

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Nodame Cantabile follows the story of a couple of students at a musical university, called the Momogaoka College of Music, and tells the story of their relationship with each other. As a slice-of-life comedy drama anime, it may not seem like it would appeal to the usual anime demographics, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is bad. It’s actually a rather enjoyable story with rather interesting characters persuing the things that they love in life. The series is released by Siren Visual here in Australia and is animated by J.C. Staff in Japan. It was dubbed by Animax into English. The story in Nodame Cantabile focuses on the life of a musical student named Chiaki Shinichi. Chiaki is an arrogant … Continue reading

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Persona 4 The Golden Animation Review

If you’re expecting the full Persona 4 story repackaged with extra content, then this isn’t what you’re looking for. Instead, it is purely focused on the content found in Persona 4 Golden, focusing on the social links of new character Marie and adding extra character development to Tohru Adachi, Dojima’s assistant/lackey. It also includes episodes based on scenes only found in the Vita port of the original game Persona 4 Golden. Despite the disjointed nature of the narrative and a few problems of Marie’s character, this was a enjoyable anime series to watch. The nice art style, character design and voice acting really added to an enjoyable experience. The extra character development to Adachi also provides a more complex layer … Continue reading

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Tokyo Ghoul Season One Review

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Tokyo Ghoul is one of the bigger recent releases from Madman Entertainment. It is animated by Pierrot in Japan. The series follows the character Ken Kaneki, or Kaneki as he is referred, as he is brought into the world of Ghouls after receiving an emergency organ transplant after a fatal accident during a date. Thanks to the transplant, Kaneki is turned into a Ghoul himself and must now adapt to his new life as one of them. The series is a little psychological in it’s themes, while also being quite violent and gruesome at times. However, this doesn’t mean that it is egregious to the point of being dis-interesting. It’s more interesting than anything else. Ken Kaneki is an 18 … Continue reading

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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! <3 Throb (Season 2) Review

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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! <3 Throb, or, Chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai! Ren, is the second season of the Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! (read the season 1 review here) anime series. Chunibyo focuses on a group of highschool students coping with their love for each other while they have a syndrome known as chuunibyou. A chuunibyou is essentially a person suffering from the delusion of heightened self-importance, often coupled with a highly imaginative psychosis. This particular season follows the group through their second year of High School and the advancements of the relations between each other. There may also be a few interlopers lurking throughout. The story of this season of Chunibyo follows Rikka and Togashi as they … Continue reading

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Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation Review

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A video game about video games has been turned into an anime series and the name of that series is called Hyperdimension Neptunia. The premise of Hyperdimension Neptunia is that there is an alternative universe where there are nations based on video game console companies that compete with each other for shares. The leaders of these nations are known as CPUs and they gain their power from Share Energy, accumulated from these shares. As such, the CPUs are essentially gods that are powered by the belief in their followers. The series takes place in a time of peace where the nations of the world are no longer in a war against each other, and the CPU goddesses are essentially friends. … Continue reading

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