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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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Kill La Kill Volume 1 Review

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Kill La Kill is quite possibly the biggest anime series to come out of Japan in the last year. The series is directed and animated by Trigger, the studio best known for being the best parts of Gainax before they split off, and, of course, creating Inferno Cop. Kill La Kill is a series that will go on to define Trigger as a studio that takes an over-the-top stand in their animation, proving that they are one of the strongest studios in Japan when it comes to animated storytelling. Kill La Kill Volume 1 follows the first 4 episodes of the series, which really serve as the gateway into the Kill La Kill universe. In the first four episodes we … Continue reading

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Nisemonogatari The Complete Series Review

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Nisemonogatari is the sequel to the Bakemonogatari anime series from Shaft. The series is released by Hanabee here in Australia. The series follows directly on from the story left on after the events of the Black Hanekawa saga in Bakemonogatari. The series follows the unique look and feel of the monogatari series into a new season. This most recent release is the complete collection in one bundle, which means that it has episodes 1-11 across two Blu-Ray/DVD discs within. The Nisemonogatari series follows two storylines across its entire run, with each story following the circumstances behind each of Araragi’s sisters, The Fire Sisters. This season of monogatari might sound like it is much more focused on Araragi and his family … Continue reading

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Kabukimonogatari Review

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The -Monotagari series is a series that we’ve talked about a great deal here at Attack On Gaming in the past, and Kabukimonogatari is the latest in the series as released by Hanabee here in Australia. The series is directed by SHAFT and revolves around a bunch of characters, called apparitions, that live in a metropolis town. The series is known for it’s unusual direction and even stranger stories. Kabukimonogatari is four episodes in length and deals with the topic of time-travel and the consequences of altering the events of time. The series begins with Araragi looking all over town for the mysterious snail/cow apparition Mayoi, who has left her backpack at his place after visiting him. For those unaware … Continue reading

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Princess Knight – The Complete Series Review

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Princess Knight is an anime series from the legendary Osamu Tezuka and is about a young Princess that is born and raised to be a Prince. The story comes from the early days of coloured animation, literally 1967, and is much more like a cartoon than modern day anime. The long series goes for 10 discs, or roughly 52 episodes all up. So 1300minutes in total. The series is distributed by Hanabee here in Australia. The story of Princess Knight revolves around a Princess that is born and raised to be a Prince since birth. This is because of a strange law in the land where only a King can be ruler of the Kingdom, and the king is decided … Continue reading

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Cardfight!! Vanguard Part 4 Review

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Cardfight!! Vanguard is the Anime series based on the Bushiroad card game of the same name. The series is a collaboration between the president of Bushiroad, the author of Yu-Gi-Oh! R and that one guy that worked on that one card game Anime series that was pretty terrible back in the mid 2000s, Duel Masters. This part of the series, part 4, focuses on the regional tournament of Japan, where our team of Vanguard players face off against some strong opponents and rather risky odds. This part follows directly after the third part of the series and is still following the first arc of the Cardfight!! Vanguard anime. Cardfight!! Vanguard follows the story of Aiichi Sendou and his team of … Continue reading

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