Madman Announces Three New Acquisitions at SMASH!

  SMASH! 2014 at Rosehill Gardens, Sydney, has entered its second day with a range of announcements by Madman including One Piece Film: Z, Giovanni’s Island and, finally, Grave of the Fireflies on Blu-ray for the first time. Check out the details for each title below and let us know if you’ll be picking any of these up! ONE PIECE FILM: Z finds Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirat...

Hanabee Announces Gargantia, Fate/kaleid and more at SMASH!

Australian anime distributor Hanabee has announced five new releases during the SMASH! 2014 convention earlier today. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, RWBY Volume 2, Hatorimonogatari, Red Vs. Blue Season 12 and Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Season 1 will all be released on DVD and Blu-ray later this year. Hanabee has provided some detailed release info for each title: Gargantia on the Verdurous...

SMASH! 2014 – Toshihiro Kawamoto Announced As Third Special Guest

“SMASH!” today announced the next special guest for their upcoming 2014 convention and it’s none other than Japanese anime royalty Mr. Toshihiro Kawamoto. If you’re an anime fan of any caliber (which you are considering you’re reading this article), chances are you’ve seen a series that Mr. Kawamoto has been a part of in one way or another. As the lead character...

Kotono Mitsuishi To Attend “SMASH!” 2014

The good people over at “SMASH!” (Sydney Manga and Anime Show) in conjunction with “The Japan Foundation” have just announced that the legendary voice actress Kotono Mitsuishi has been lined up as the second celebrity for this years convention! This is fantastic news for all different types of anime fans seeing as Mrs. Mitsuishi has graced the screen with her wonderful voic...

SMASH! to host Australian Preliminary Competition for World Cosplay Summit 2015

The good people over at “SMASH!” (Sydney Manga and Anime Show) are extremely excited to announce that they have been “sworn in” as the new host of the seventh Australian Preliminary Competitions for the World Cosplay Summit 2015! This particular competition allows for cosplay partners to team up to beat the rest and win themselves a ticket to head straight over to the World...

Japanese Cosplayer REIKA is Coming to SMASH! 2014

The first guest for this year’s SMASH! anime convention has been announced and it’s one of Japan’s top-ranking cosplayers, REIKA (麗華). Reika is set to be the first, famous cosplayer to appear at any Australian anime convention. Reika is known for her super accurate portrayal of male characters such as Jinguji Ren (Uta no Prince-sama), Levi (Attack on Titan) and Hijikata Toshiro (...

SMASH! 2014 Details Revealed

After last year’s 8,000 strong attendance at the Sydney Exhibition Centre for the Sydney Manga and Anime Show, more commonly known as SMASH!, the event is set to aim even higher in 2014 with a massive two day event. The two day long SMASH! will take place across the weekend of August 9th-10th. Unlike the past three years, the event will not emanate from the Sydney Exhibition Centre, rather i...

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