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Anime PR: ONE PIECE FILM: GOLD In Cinemas October 27

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SET SAIL FOR ONE PIECE! IT’S THE NAME OF THE TREASURE! YA YO YA YO! — Thursday October 6, 2016. Madman are hoisting the main sails and scrubbing the decks in preparation for the release of One Piece Film: Gold – screening in Australian cinemas from October 27. Tickets and cinema information available from onepiece.com.au One Piece Film: Gold is the latest film in the One Piece franchise, adapted from the original manga series of the same name by Eiichiro Oda. With over 380 million copies sold throughout the world, One Piece is ranked as the best-selling manga series of all time. Known as the “moving country of dreams”, Gran Tesoro is a massive ship that operates as the world’s … Continue reading

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Tokyo Ghoul Root A – Complete Season 2 Review

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Tokyo Ghoul is the hit anime series based on the manga of the same name. In Tokyo Ghoul, we follow the life of Ken Kannacky who has recently become a kind of ghoul-human hybrid after receiving a transplant of Ghoul organs while in an accident. Tokyo Ghoul Root A is the second season of this series and continues on almost exactly after the end of the first season. However, it seems as though there is a shift in tone, storytelling and directing. It is released by Madman Entertainment here in Australia and the English adaptation is done by Funimation. Right off the bat, Tokyo Ghoul’s story throws us straight into the action with the resolution to the Police vs. Ghouls … Continue reading

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Anime PR: Death Note: Light up the NEW world In Cinemas 2016

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“Including a Death Note”. Look out! It’s a real life Death Note! — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Death Note: Light up the NEW world In Cinemas 2016 Props from the film – including a Death Note – on display at Madman Anime Festival 2016, Sep 3-4 in Melbourne. Friday, 26 August, 2016 Madman Entertainment is proud to announce that the highly-anticipated new Death Note film, Death Note: Light up the NEW world will screen in cinemas across Australia & New Zealand in 2016. Dates and locations will be confirmed in the near future. Before the film releases, Death Note fans will have the chance to see real props from the film, including one of the actual Death Notes, at the inaugural … Continue reading

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Madman Cosplay Competition – SMASH! 2016

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It doesn’t go without saying that no convention, whether the focus is on otaku culture or pop culture, is complete without cosplay. While it’s all about dressing up as your favourite character and meeting new people who love doing it as well, it wouldn’t be wrong of me to say there is that element of showing off your creation for the community to see. At SMASH! 2016, there were a couple of cosplay competitions. One of these two cosplay competitions was the Madman Cosplay Competition. The Madman Cosplay Competition, while still competitive, is more of a relaxed environment compared the other event, the World Cosplay Summit Australian Preliminaries. I was actually quite impressed with the effort put into these cosplays. … Continue reading

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Madman Industry Panel – SMASH 2016!

As with every SMASH! convention, there was the obligatory Madman panel. Entitled Madman Industry Panel, two representative of the anime and film distributor informed the audience of recently released titles, more information on the upcoming Madman Anime Festival, information on the popular Love Live series, including some new merchandise, Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV and their streaming service, AnimeLab. There was also a quiz focusing on Madman’s history as they celebrate 20 years of distribution. Afterwards, there was a Q&A session, which did reveal some interesting tidbits that goes on behind the scenes. First up, Madman talked about the August new releases. All in all, the new releases were quite interesting after hearing their premise. Some that stood out were Psycho … Continue reading

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Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie Review

Ghost In The Shell has been around for quite some time. It follows a cyborg by the name of Motoko Kusanagi in a futuristic Japan. Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie portrays Motoko right before the start of the original film, which was released back in 1995. As such it is a prequel, but it is also the final chapter in the recent Arise series, which explores Motoko before the events of Ghost In The Shell. The film is great, with an excellent protagonist in Motoko, a great plot with twists and turns and excellent animation. However, it isn’t friendly with newcomers and elements of the story and characters can be quite bland. Ghost In The Shell: The New … Continue reading

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Assassination Classroom Season 1 Part 1 Review

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Assassination Classroom is the comedy series from studio Lerche, and published by Madman Entertainment here in Australia. The series focuses on a mysterious being called Koro Sensei and his students within the classroom. There is a gimmick in play with this series where the students must work together to assassinate Koro Sensei before he destroys the world. However, given the theme, it’s interesting that this isn’t an action series, but is instead focuses on the comedy. The moon has been destroyed by a powerful being that now threatens to destroy the Earth. However, before it does that, it first decides that it wants to teach at a school where the bottom percentage of students are huddled into one class together … Continue reading

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