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.

Ubisoft Releases ‘Driver Speedboat Paradise’ in Australia and New Zealand

Ubisoft announced today that they are releasing Driver Speedboat Paradise in Australia and New Zealand for the iPhone, iPad and iPod. This is the first Driver game released in three years. Ubisoft are planning on incorporating the feedback received from the free trial version into the final version of the game, which is to be released in 2015. The game is available for free download here. In the g...

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Valvrave the Liberator Season One Review

Valvrave the Liberator Season One Studio: Sunrise Publisher: Hanabee Format : DVD (reviewed) / Blu-ray Release Date: October 1, 2014 Price: $59.99 (AUD) – Available Here Overview On the surface, Valvrave the Liberator seems like many other anime series out there. The characters are based on typical anime character archetypes and the plot is unoriginal. An anime series should not always be ju...

Sentai Filmworks Announces the ‘Dog & Scissors’ English Dub Cast

Sentai Filmworks has just announced the English dub cast for the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of Dog & Scissors, which will be available on January 6, 2015. The series was initially released on DVD in North America with Japanese audio and English subtitles in 2014. The cast list features many familiar names as well as the names of some relatively new voice actresses. The dub cast is as fol...

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Version 1.2 Update Now Available

Nintendo has released the version 1.2 update for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The update was announced last month shortly after the version 1.1 patch was released. Pokémon trainers playing these games are advised to download this patch immediately as it fixes an issue which causes the game to freeze during the ending movie “under certain conditions”. It has not been revealed ...

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses “Master Quest” Tour Announced for 2015

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert tour is returning for a new series of worldwide tours in 2015 titled “Master Quest”. The new concert series will feature music from the 2013 game A Link Between Worlds and Majora’s Mask, as well as music from other games in the popular franchise. The orchestral adaptations have been approved by the series’ composer and ...

Siren Visual Licenses ‘Nodame Cantabile’

Siren Visual has just announced via its Facebook page that it has licensed the anime series Nodame Cantabile for Australian DVD release. The complete first season will be released on DVD in 2015. The release will contain the English dubbed version produced by Animax. Animax’s English dubs are rarely included in Australian home video releases, or in home video releases in any other English sp...

Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’ Will Be Released on Home Video in Japan with English Options

Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya, or Kaguya-hime no Monogatari, directed by the critically acclaimed Isao Takahata, will be available tomorrow on DVD and Blu-ray in Japan. This is Isao Takahata’s first film in 14 years since My Neighbours The Yamadas. The DVD release, available for 5076 yen (tax inclusive) in Japan and 4700 yen outside Japan (roughly $40 USD / $47 AUD), will...

‘Final Fantasy Type-0 HD’ “The World at War” Trailer Released

Square Enix has just released a trailer for their upcoming PS4 and Xbox One game Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. The latest trailer is fully dubbed into English. The original Type-0 game was released for the PSP in Japan in 2011. The English release of the game will feature dual audio. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be released on 17 March, 2015 in the USA, 19 March, 2015 in Japan and 20 March, 2015 in Eur...

Madman Licenses ‘The Last: Naruto the Movie’ and ‘Love Live! School Idol Project’

Madman Entertainment has just announced at Supanova Brisbane that they have acquired the theatrical rights to The Last: Naruto the Movie and the home video rights to Love Live! School Idol Project. The Last: Naruto the Movie is the conclusion to the long-running franchise Naruto, which has been running for over 15 years. On January 17, 2015, cinemas across Australia will be screening the film. Tic...

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Receive an Update

Players of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will notice when they try to connect to the internet in game that a patch is available. The version 1.1 patch is available for both games. Players must download the update for the version they are playing in order to be able to connect to the internet with their game. Details are vague, but the information on the 3DS eShop states that the update pro...

Madman Entertainment Acquires the Digital and Home Video Rights to ‘Sailor Moon’

Madman Entertainment has just announced that they have licensed the anime adaptation of Sailor Moon. The license includes a digital and home video release for all 200 episodes, the additional specials and the three feature films. This will be the first time that Sailor Moon S, Sailor Moon Super S and Sailor Moon Sailor Stars will be made available in Australia. Based on the bestselling manga serie...

Hanabee Acquires Four New Titles

Hanabee has just announced today that they have acquired four new titles for release on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia. All new releases will be released on January 7, 2015. They are already available for pre-order on their website. Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren’t they? will be released on DVD and Blu-ray with dual audio. The sets will include the textless opening and en...

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