SMASH! 2013 Recap

The 2013 SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show has come to a close, and – pardon the pun – but we had a smashing time at the convention. This year, the Sydney Convention Centre was host to a packed house, and for good reason, with special guests, great panels and workshops, awesome vendors on the show floor and fantastic cosplay. Want it all in one place? Well here is our coverage recap! ...

Anime Screenings at SMASH 2013

This weekend at SMASH 2013 several anime series had their official premiere screenings in Australia, with titles from Madman Entertainment, Hanabee and Siren Visual taking part in the free anime screenings at the event. At Madman’s Panel Room, titles from all three major distributors were screening. Anime fans pooled into the panel room to watch the premiere screenings of the following title...

Mononoke Review

  Mononoke Studio: Toei Animation Publisher: Siren visual Format : DVD Release Date: 22nd August 2013 Price: $49.95 – Available Here Overview The supernatural and ancient Japan seem to go hand in hand and lately the world has seen a lot of what this combination can do within Anime, some get it right and some fall through the cracks, Mononoke is one of those ones that is neither, Mononoke see...

Intrigue In The Bakumatsu Part 2 Review

Intrigue In The Bakumatsu Part 2 Studio: Sunrise Publisher: Siren Visual Format : DVD Release Date: 18th July 2013 Price: $49.95 – Available Here Overview Samurai, Geisha, Peasants and Lords; That’s Edo for you. Intrigue In The Bakumatsu romanticizes about this era without romanticizing too much about this era…I get it, hard to understand but it will all make sense soon enough. Mixing deep t...

Hakaba Kitaro Review

Hakaba Kitaro Studio: Toei Animation Publisher: Siren Visual Format : DVD Release Date: 18th July 2013 Price: $49.95 – Available Here Overview Myths and legends are always romanticised and there are plenty of series’ that like to center around that idea of demons and ghosts existing, sometimes they just can’t get it right but sometimes that just get it spot on! Let me introduce y...

Mawaru Penguindrum Part II Review

  Mawaru Penguindrum Part II Studio: Brain’s Base Publisher: Siren Visual Format: DVD, Blu-Ray – Reviewed on Blu-Ray Release Date: 20th June 2013 Price: $49.95 – Available Here Overview The search for the Penguidrum continues. Mawaru Penguindrum Part II delves further into the darker themes present in Mawaru Penguindrum Part I, exploring character’s histories and motivation...

Siren Visual’s Supanova 2013 Announcements

Siren Visual have just made a major title acquisition announcement for this weekend’s Supanova Sydney 2013 event. They have confirmed that they have secured the license for the following anime titles: Queen’s Blade: Exiled Virgin Night Raid 1931 Durarara!! (Blu-Ray release) Not only have they announced those anime series, they have also announced that they will be releasing FIX a docum...

Tiger and Bunny Part 2 Review

  Tiger and Bunny Part 2 Studio: Sunrise Publisher: Siren Visual Format: Blu-Ray Release Date: May 23 2013 Price: $49.95 – Available Here Overview Reading the name “Tiger and Bunny” really doesn’t do this series justice, it seems a little sissy and possibly like this is NOT an anime about Western-like superheroes who compete with each other to save lives in incredible ways, knowing anim...

Siren Visual Holding Anime Clearance Sale – May 2013

Australian anime distributor Siren Visual has slashed some serious prices on a bunch of overstocked titles from their catalog. Check out this list: BLASSREITER COMPLETE SERIES BOX – was $79.95 Now $49.95 CASSHERN SINS COMPLETE SERIES BLU-RAY BOX – Was $79.95 Now $49.95 CASSHERN SINS COMPLETE SERIES DVD BOX – Was $79.95 Now $49.95 TOWER OF DRUAGA COMPLETE SERIES BOX – Was $7...

Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER licensed by Siren Visual

Siren Visual have just dropped a ‘monster’ announcement that they will be adding one of the most critically acclaimed anime series of all time to their rich catalogue. That’s right, they have licensed Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER, an award-winning masterpiece anime series based upon the legendary manga thriller of the same name. MONSTER, set within Düsseldorf, Germany; tells the...

Mawaru Penguindrum Part I Review

Mawaru Penguindrum Part I Studio: Brain’s Base Publisher: Siren Visual Format: DVD, Blu-Ray (reviewed) Release Date: 18th April 2013 Price: $49.95 – Available Here Overview Imagine a story about a sick girl and the struggle of her two older brothers desperately trying to make her final months happy whilst keeping themselves together, now add magic and penguins. Welcome to Penguindrum. ...

Heaven’s Memo Pad Review

Heaven’s Memo Pad Studio: J.C. Staff Publisher: Siren Visual Format: DVD Release Date: March 20, 2013 Price: $49.95 – Available Here Overview NEET. A member of society who is Not in Education, Employment or Training. Many of us at some stage in life probably know that guy, the guy who dropped out or finished high school only to do nothing with themselves. Maybe it was you or me, even. ...

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