Luke Halliday

Senior Editor & Anime Specialist

SSX Character Reveal Trailer from E3 2011

That’s right we have a killer new character reveal trailer for the upcoming SSX game straight from E3 2011! We get some awesome game play footage and get to see what is sure to be some “tricky” tricks as well as some characters. I for one had no clue that SSX even had characters apart from generic snowboarder and generic skier, but apparently we have this apparently god-like snow...

Madman’s Mighty Manga Stocktake Sale

Madman has announced that they will be holding a Manga Stocktake sale, with copious amounts of manga marked down to below the $5 mark. With some even being as cheap as $1! With titles such as Black Cat, Dragon Ball, Absolute Boyfriend and One Piece on sale, this is certainly something you don’t want to miss out on. The sale ends on July 15th so you have just over a month to get your pocket-c...

New Gundam Series to be Revealed

The official Japanese Gundam website has confirmed that on June 13th 2011, a new series in the Gundam franchise is to be unveiled at a special live Gundam event in japan. They have announced that the setting, story, characters and mecha will all be revealed as well as much more surprises. As you’d expect Bandai has announced that they will be unveiling a new line of Gundam models and merchan...

Hunter x Hunter Volume 2 Review

Hunter x Hunter volume 2 Author: Yoshihiro Togashi Release Schedule: 27 volumes at time of posting and on hiatus. Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: May 01, 2005 Available for Purchase at: The Book Depository Overview: The hunter exam continues in this volume and Togashi begins to peel back some layers and reveal what is underneath it all, what I found though is somewhat disturbing. There is a dar...

Reborn! Anime now streaming on Viz Anime site

After over 6 months of the English translated version of the Reborn! manga being on hiatus, Viz Media now has returned it’s support to the series by announcing a weekly streaming of the series Anime adaptation, with 5 episodes being released each Wednesday in the US, uncut and subtitled. This has come after much confusion upon whether Viz would drop the series since the hiatus began. This ca...

Man who uploaded Bakuman Anime has been arrested

On May 31st, a japanese office worker aged 32 was arrested on suspicion of uploading an episode of the Bakuman anime series to the internet. In what seems to be a continued crack-down by Japanese police on illegal file-sharing, the man was apprehended and is currently being questioned regarding other crimes police believe he has committed, after discovering thousands of other anime stored on his P...

Australian Anime and Manga New Releases (June 2011)

We have quite a good month ahead of us anime and manga fans. Madman has a lot on offer this month and Siren Visual has some great titles coming as well. Here is what is being released this month and when: Madman’s Releases:   DVD Bleach Collection 09 (15th, June) Chrome Shelled-Regios Collection 02 (15th, June) Eden of the East Movie 1: King of Eden + Air Communication (15th, June) Evangelio...

Bleach the Movie: Memories Of Nobody Review

  Bleach the Movie: Memories Of Nobody Tag Line: One hour to seal the fate of two worlds Produced by: Viz Media  Run time: 87 minutes, Feature length film Language: English, Japanese Genre: Action, Shounen, Supernatural Available for purchase at Madman Online Store ($29.95) Overview: That’s right folks, the fate of two worlds is on the line again, as often is the case in stories involving tw...

Hunter x Hunter Volume 1 Review

Hunter x Hunter volume 1 Author: Yoshihiro Togashi Release Schedule: 27 volumes at time of posting and on hiatus. Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: April 05, 2005 Available for Purchase at: The Book Depository Overview: I recently decided to check out Togashi’s work, after having heard people sing his praises for several years. I knew of him as the man behind Yu Yu Hakusho, a series I recal...

Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood and Black Butler coming to Community TV

Madman Entertainment has recently announced that they will be continuing their Anime Hour television block on the hilariously awesome Community TV stations around the country. Madman currently airs Gundam 00 and Gurren Lagann in the block and has announced that they will be replacing them with Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood and Black Butler. That’s right you can now watch anime about Alche...

One Piece Collection 8 Review

One Piece Collection 8 Tag Line: Here comes Chopper! Produced by: Toei Animation Run time: 300 minutes in 12 episodes Language: English, Japanese Genre: Action, Adventure, Shounen, Comedy Available for purchase at Madman Online Store ($49.95) Overview: One Piece has proven time and time again that it’s world is ever-growing. It is perhaps one of the most expansive and well developed worlds i...

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