Luke Halliday

Senior Editor & Anime Specialist

Needless Part 1 Review

Needless Part 1 Tag Line: IN AD 200X, World War 3 began… Produced by: Sentai Filmworks Run time: 280 minutes, over 12 episodes. Language: English, Japanese Genre: Action, Seinen, Science-Fiction, Comedy Available for purchase at Siren Visual Online Store ($49.95) Overview: What do you get if you combine the bible with a season 1 episode of Heroes and a soft-core porno flick? You get Needless...

Bakuman English Dub Announced!

Media Blasters has today announced that they have acquired the license to produce an English dub of the popular Bakuman anime as well as to distribute it through-out the US. The Bakuman series (created by the infamous Death Note co-creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata) follows the trials and tribulations of Mashiro and Takagi as they follow their dreams to become Mangaka (Manga artists). Media ...

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Game Announced!

This week’s Weekly Shonen Jump has announced that Konami will be releasing a video game adaptation of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles later this year. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan is a popular manga series currently serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan and localised by Viz Media. The series follows Rikuo Nura who is part human and a quarter yokai...

Anime Focus #1 – Supanova Sydney 2011 Announcements

I will be starting a new feature titled Anime Focus, where-in I focus on various anime related topics and hopefully provide some interesting food for thought. I will cover topics such as anime industry announcements, current and past anime series, upcoming anime seasons, etc. Please note that this is not a review, it is simply an analysis and should be treated as such. There will be no score out o...

Madman Fanzone Competitions (June – July 2011)

Madman regularly hold competitions in the fanzone section of their site and recently began two new competitions, in two separate categories – Art and Cosplay. Want to jump in on the action? Read on. Madman Anime Babies Art Competition: What would your favourite anime character’s look like as babies? That is the question Madman poses you in this months art competition. Compose your artw...

Fairy Tail English Dub Cast Announced

Funimation recently acquired the popular anime series Fairy Tail for dubbing and distribution. The series follows the adventures of the Fairy Tail Guild in a world of Wizards (a broad term for magic-users). Funimation today announced the main cast for the series which includes some of their all-star voice actors, from works such as One Piece, Dragonball Z and Soul Eater, just to name a few. The fo...

Breaking Bad Season 4 Trailer ‘Walter is Danger’

Breaking Baddict’s world wide have been anticipating the upcoming season of AMC’s Breaking Bad for over a year now, waiting with bated breath. The series has been hailed as the greatest television series of all time and has won enough awards to nullify the need to break bad. Many fans have been speculating as to where the show will go next after the shocking cliffhanger finale of Seaso...

Jackass star Ryan Dunn dies in high-speed car accident.

Ryan Dunn was a star of the Jackass series and was known to do daredevil stunts and all around crazy things for his work. After apparently driving at high-speeds after a night out with friends, Dunn’s Porsche was found by the side of road west of Philladelphia, completely engulfed in flames. Police identified had to identify his body by his tattoos as it was too badly burnt. A passenger was ...

Madman sponsoring the MS Readathon with manga

Madman has brought Manga to the MS Readathon. That’s right starting this year, Madman will be supporting the MS Readathon’s novel challenge, by providing Manga as a reading source. Kid’s will be able to add up all the Manga they read during the month with friends and family members pledging a donation per book or a flat donation. All donations will be going to Multiple Sclerosis ...

SKET Dance to guest star Japanese singer Gackt!

Japanese singer Gackt (yeah it’s not too nice to say) was recently announced to be guest starring as (yes you guessed it) a singer in the popular SKET Dance anime series. Gackt will play a singer named Dante who will be a part of the Kaimei Rock Festival story arc. He will perform a song under the persona of this character, Dante, which will undoubtedly be a hit in Japan. The theme song of S...

Madman Supanova Sydney 2011 Announcements

Madman held their panel today at 11:30 am Sydney time. Fans not present at Supanova have been eagerly awaiting at their computers for any sign of the announcement to hit the web. Finally the announcement details have surfaced. Madman has announced today that they have acquired the following titles: Chaos;Head B Gata K Hei Hetalia World Series + Paint it White (Movie) Tales of Vesperia : First Stri...

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