Luke Halliday

Senior Editor & Anime Specialist

Case Closed Season 2 Review

Case Closed Season 2 Studio: TMS Entertainment Publisher: Hanabee Format: DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2014 Price: $49.99 – Available Here Overview Detective Conan is a legendary anime series and for good reason. It challenged preconceptions of the shonen genre by serializing mysteries in a genre that seems more concerned with epic clashes and explosions. It features intelligent plotting that takes...

GRID Autosport ‘This is Racing’ Launch Trailer

Codemasters have released a brand new launch trailer for the soon to be released GRID Autosport video-game, the latest installment in the legendary GRID series. The new trailer is titled ‘This is Racing’ and as you can imagine it features racing as the title suggests rather unambiguously. The game is slated for an Australian and New Zealand release on the 26th of June, 2014. This launc...

Monster Part 5 Review

Monster Part 5 Studio: Madhouse Publisher: Siren Visual Format: DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2014 Price: $44.95 – Available Here Overview And so it ends. After 74 unforgettable episodes, Naoki Urasawa’s Monster concludes not with a whimper but with a bang. The epic journey closes the curtain in epic fashion leaving viewers breathless in the process. Only an elite class of anime can leav...

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Collection 2 Review

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Studio: A-1 Pictures Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013 Price: $59.95 – Available Here Overview Just when you thought that Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic couldn’t get any more intriguing, the series throws out the Balbadd arc, a real game changer in every sense. This second collection of the first season of Magi, is made up...

Vic Mignogna Interview at Supanova Sydney 2014

At Supanova Sydney 2014, we were fortunate enough to get some time to  interview legendary voice actor Vic Mignogna. He is of course the voice behind Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist as well as the voice of countless others. We sat down to discuss his career, anime and his legendary status on the convention scene. But let’s just say things don’t exactly go that way, instead Vic in...

AWF Wrestling at Supanova Sydney 2014, WWE Diva Emma Appears!

During AWF Wrestling annual Supanova Sydney showcase fans were treated to a very ’emmataining’ surprise guest, none other than WWE Diva Emma! Prior to the main event title bout between the monstrous Massive Q and Australasian Champion Dean Draven, Emma took the ring to address her adoring fans. She discussed being the first Australian Diva ever to make it to the WWE and even got the cr...

Madman’s ‘AnimeLab’ storms Supanova

Madman Entertainment’s recently launched AnimeLab streaming service has really made an impact and at Supanova Sydney 2014, Madman brought AnimeLab to the people and it blew their minds! The AnimeLab screening room was set up across the weekend and was the host of a plethora of incredible anime series, the likes of which some had not even seen before. It was an incredible sight to see and the...

Madman announcements from Supanova Sydney 2014

Over this past weekend at Supanova Sydney 2014, Madman Entertainment have released a slew of announcements that have rocked the anime world down under. Following their announcement of the acquisition of Terror in Resonance, they have confirmed that they have acquired the license for the following titles: Tokyo Ghoul – upcoming anime to be simulcast on AnimeLab in July 2014. Ben-To – th...

Hanabee Announces Streaming Service and New Titles

On Friday the 13th, 2014, Hanabee Entertainment officially announced and launched their very own streaming service alongside a plethora of new titles which will be streamed as part of the service and potentially distributed physically in the future. The streaming service is online now in BETA form over at www.hanabee.com.au and features newly licensed titles such as Captain Earth, Chaika – T...

Shinichiro Watanabe’s ‘Terror in Resonance’ trailer and premiere date

Ahead of it’s planned Summer 2014 broadcast a brand new trailer for Shinichiro Watanabe’s latest anime series Terror in Resonance has been released. The series has also received a confirmed premiere date of July 6th, 2014. The series is set to premiere in Australia at Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne along side its global premiere at the Japan Expo in Paris, France and at Anime Expo in the Un...

Xenoblade Chronicles X gets 35 Minute gameplay video

At the Nintendo Treehouse event at E3 2014, Nintendo and Monolith Soft showcased roughly 35 minutes of gameplay for the show-stealing Xenoblade Chronicles X, the open world action JRPG exclusive to the Wii U. The gameplay video details the early stages of the story along with a great detail of the combat and exploration mechanics. The game also features detailed character customization. The story ...

Pac-Man joins the fight in Super Smash Bros, so does Mr Game and Watch

In some unprecedented news, Pac-Man has just been confirmed as a playable character in the upcoming and wildly anticipated Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. This would now mean that for the first time in video-gaming history, Mario, Sonic, Mega Man and Pac-Man will all be featured in the same game. The colossal announcement was made during the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS showing at Nint...

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