K. Roberts

From November 2014 to September 2017, this author covered as much anime news as possible, and published several dozen reviews of anime and Cartoon Network titles thanks primarily to Madman and Hanabee.

Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’ to Be Released on Home Video in Japan with English Subtitles

Studio Ghibli’s latest anime film, When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie), will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in Japan on March 18, 2015. The sets will feature multiple language options, which are detailed below. The DVD release will sell for a suggested retail price of 4700 yen (5076 yen tax inclusive in Japan) and contain two discs. It will feature two audio tracks: Japanese Dolby Digit...

Hanabee to Release ‘Majestic Prince’ Part Two in Australia

Hanabee has just announced on the fourth day of their 7 Days of Christmas promotion that they will be releasing Majestic Prince Part Two on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia on February 4, 2015. A DVD and Blu-ray release was announced for Little Busters! Refrain on the third day of their promotion, and both titles are currently available for pre-order here. Both editions will contain twelve episodes ov...

‘A Brony Tale’ Is Now Available Digitally

Madman Entertainment has just released A Brony Tale, a documentary about the pop culture phenomenon known as ‘bronies’, adult men who are fans of My Little Pony, on digital platforms. The documentary follows Ashleigh Ball, the voice of Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash in the series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, as she discovers the subculture of bronies and attends BroNYCon (Brony Co...

Hanabee Licenses ‘Little Busters! Refrain’

Hanabee Entertainment has just announced that they have licensed Little Busters! Refrain for a DVD and Blu-ray release. Both editions will contain two discs, will have a suggested retail price of $59.99 AUD and will be released on February 4, 2015. Bonus features are limited to the textless opening and ending animation. This release does not contain the 8 Little Busters! EX OVA episodes that are f...

Croteam’s ‘The Talos Principle’ Is Now Available on Steam

Serious Sam developer Croteam has just released their philosophical puzzle game The Talos Principle on Steam. The game is written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything). Players will find themselves in a bizzare, contradictory world of ancient ruins and advanced technology where you must solve a series of increasingly complex puzzles while trying to dec...

‘Final Fantasy VII’ & ‘Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster’ Are Coming to PS4

Square Enix announced at the recent PlayStation Experience event that, in addition to porting the remastered version of Final Fantasy VII to the PS4, the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will also be ported to the PS4. The games will be available digitally in Autumn 2015, with the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster also receiving a physical release. The Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, originally rele...

Kodansha Comics to Release the ‘Your Lie in April’ Manga in English

Kodansha Comics has just announced that they will be releasing the first volume of the Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso / April Is Your Lie) manga in English in Spring 2015. Naoshi Arakawa’s manga is currently being adapated into a 22-episode anime series. The anime has been licensed by Aniplex USA and Madman, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series in North America, Central Americ...

‘Queen’s Blade: Beautiful Warriors’ Will Be Released on DVD by Siren Visual

Siren Visual has just announced a release date for their DVD release of Queen’s Blade: Beautiful Warriors. The six-episode OVA series, taking place chronologically between the first and second seasons, will be released on February 20, 2015. The set will contain the textless opening and closing animation and feature dual audio. A Blu-ray release for the series has not yet been announced. Sire...

‘Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd’ DLC Now Available

SEGA has just released the first batch of DLC for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd. The skins are available for free for 39 days. The following Christmas themed Costume Modules are available for purchase individually or in a bundle: Hatsune Miku Christmas Kagamine Rin Christmas Kagamine Len Christmas Megurine Luka Christmas Kaito Christmas Meiko Christmas On December 16, 2014, the next batch of DL...

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WataMote Review

WataMote: No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! Complete TV Series Collection Studio: Silver Link Publisher: Hanabee Format: DVD (reviewed) / Blu-ray Release Date: October 1, 2014 Price: $59.99 (AUD) – Available Here Overview WataMote: No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! is one of many slice-of-life...

‘The Legend of Zelda’ Wii U Gameplay Video Released

A video has just been released featuring Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma playing and discussing Nintendo’s upcoming The Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U. The two discuss a number of new features of the game and briefly discuss the upcoming Majora’s Mask remake for the 3DS. Here is a list of the main points discussed in the video, which is embedded below. The game features very high ...

Sierra Releases Debut Gameplay Trailer for ‘King’s Quest’

Sierra has just released the first gameplay trailer for the upcoming game Kings Quest, which is currently set for a Fall 2015 release. Developed by The Odd Gentleman, this next game in the 30-year-old genre defining series will be released on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. This is the first official game in the series since the 1998 game Kings Quest: Mask of Eternity. It is not just going to...

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