Madman October DVD Lineup

Madman will grace our DVDs again in October with a great lineup of DVD releases. With a wide variety of genres and a Will Ferrell film tossed in the mix, plenty of these releases are most definitely worth looking forward to. We’ve selected our pick of the bunch below, but if you want to see more you can always check it out at Madman’s Official Site. Everything Must Go Nick Halsey (Will...

Zero no Tsukaima’s final season announced for 2012

For those that felt like the last season of Zero no Tsukaima, Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo left too many questions unanswered then you will be happy to hear that Zero no Tsukaima will be getting one more and supposedly final anime series which will wrap up the story. This news comes on the wrap-around jacket of the light novel’s manga adaptation. This announcement also comes shortly a...

Spice and Wolf Season 2 Review

Spice and Wolf Season 2 Studio: Brains Base Publisher/Localization: Madman / FUNimation Genre: Romance, Economics, Drama, Fantasy Release Date: August 30, 2011 Price: $59.95 Blu-ray 0r DVD – ORDER NOW Overview: Many anime can be remembered for their protagonists, their storyline or even their premise. But few can be remembered for all of these things. Spice and Wolf was a series that began a...

One Piece sails into New World on October 2nd

Finally the long awaited second half of One Piece has a premiere date. The New World half of One Piece has been announced to begin on October 2nd, 2011. After the manga’s first halfs conclusion earlier this year, the series did a time-skip of 2 years and 3 days, which protagonist Luffy commemorates with a tattoo not too disimilar to that of his brother Ace. Following the Straw Hat’s en...

Bleach Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary!

Wow, time sure does fly. It feels like just yesterday that Ichigo met Rukia for the first time, but if that was the case, yesterday would be 10 years ago. That’s right it is the 10 year anniversary of the Bleach manga and as you’d expect, celebrations are in order. To celebrate this landmark event, it has been confirmed that the first 21 volumes (which comprise the Substitute and Soul ...

Hunter x Hunter Role-Play Community Opens

With the imminent premiere of the new Hunter x Hunter anime series which is set to reboot and revitalise the franchise, a new role playing community based around the series has opened its gates up for fans. Whether you have never role-played online before or are a seasoned veteran, the Hunter x Hunter World role-play community will welcome you with open arms. You can join in on the action and make...

Anime Focus – #3 The Next BIG 3 Anime

Being the third edition of Anime Focus, I thought it appropriate to discuss a topic many anime fans have pondered and debated upon – What will be the next Big 3 anime? Throughout this edition of Anime Focus I will discuss what series have a chance  at being a part of the next Big 3 and whether there will necessarily be another Big 3. Now for those wonder what I am referring to when I say ...

Amagami SS will get a second season

Good news everyone who enjoys a good romance anime. Amagami SS is going to be getting a second season. Amagami SS aired last year through the Summer and Fall anime seasons and spent 26 episodes following Junichi Tachibana and his romantic exploits. Amagami SS was a breath of fresh air to the romance genre because rather than focus on harem or anything similar to that, the series stayed as normal a...

SMASH! Picnic Pushed Back to August 27

For all those who haven’t heard, SMASH! has pushed back the date of their Picnic! The anime and manga cosplay picnic hosted by SMASH! was originally meant to be held today, BUT about 14 hours ago it was announced that due to the rainy weather of yesterday and lack of cover, the day would have to be moved. SMASH! has released the following message on their Facebook page: Due to what is promis...

Oh, Japan! – #2 Prank’d

Oh, Japan! is a weekly feature in which I will chronicle the wierd, wacky and just plain crazy goings on in Japan. Because we all know, Japan is prone to doing things that make us Westerners say “Oh, Japan!”. For the Western world, Prank shows are all about making celebrities angry, confusing people with silly costumes, tricking people into thinking their car got towed, etc. But what w...

Oh, Japan! – #1 The Sport of Kings

Oh, Japan! is a new weekly feature I am starting which will chronicle the wierd, wacky and just plain crazy goings on in Japan. Because we all know, Japan is prone to doing things that make us Westerners say “Oh, Japan!”. This week for the first edition of Oh, Japan! we will be taking a look at a crazy video game from Japan known as JRA Japan World Tour. The game tasks you with placing...

Australian Anime and Manga New Releases (August 2011)

The complete list of Madman and Siren Visual releases for the month of August 2011 is out. There are some huge titles on their way to shelves this month including High School of the Dead Collection and One Piece Collection 12 from Madman Entertainment and Ghost Hound Complete Series from Siren Visual! Check below for the complete list of releases. Madman’s Releases: DVD Bleach Collection 10 ...

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