Ni No Kuni Pushed Back To Winter 2012

For those who wanted Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, exclusive for the Playstation 3 (in the West) at the beginning of 2012, will be very disappointed to hear that Namco Bandai has announced that they will release the game in Winter 2012 for North America, with Europe pushed back to 2013. However, for those who enjoy duel voice tracks, then players will be happy to hear that the game will in...

Whisper Of The Heart Review

Whisper Of The Heart Studio: Studio Ghibli Publisher: Madman Platform: DVD/Blu-Ray(reviewed) Release: 16/11/11 Price: $39.95 – Available Here Overview For decades Studio Ghibli have been entertaining people across the globe. A joy for young and old, their heart touching stories are conveyed through a unique and beautiful animation style that is nothing short of a pleasure to experience. Orig...

Madman Launches Arrietty Trailers

The official trailers for the upcoming Studio Ghibili animated feature Arrietty are now available for download, in both English subtitled and dubbed versions. Hayao Miyazaki, the creator of Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo, brings to life the much-loved children’s novel, The Borrowers, by Mary Norton, for his latest feature. Given the amazing track history both Miyazaki and Studio Ghi...

Ni No Kuni Commercial

The Studio Ghibli and Level-5 team up on Ni No Kuni has proven a great success if you take the huge hype train surrounding the series into account. Recenty an english title for the game was revealed to be “Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch“, now Level-5 have begun circulating a commercial for the title on Japanese TV stations. Ni No Kuni was released on the Nintendo DS back in 2010 ...

Ni No Kuni PS3 To Grace The West In Early 2012

Ni No Kuni: Queen of the Holy White Ash is the PS3 version of a RPG collaboration between Level 5 and Studio Ghibli, the animations studio of legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli were responsible for Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle and we all know how beautiful they look. Now, imagine the excitement of Studio Ghibli and Level-5 fans when they hear that Level-5 hav...

Ni No Kuni TGS Trailer

Following the trend of streaming trailers in anticipation of their official unveiling at Tokyo Game Show 2011, Level 5, known for their Professor Layton series, has started to stream a trailer for their joint production with Studio Ghibli, Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joo. The trailer shows off prpecisely 100 seconds of RPG goodness, giving Ghibli and Level 5 fans enough whimsical imagery to beat...

Studio Ghibli’s Ni No Kuni PS3 Game release date.

Studio Ghibli has joined forces with Level 5 to create Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joō a role playing adventure game for the Playstation 3 which is a companion title to the Nintendo DS game Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madōshi. Today, Level 5, known for their ever popular Professor Layton series, has confirmed the release date for Ni no Kuni as 21st of November, 2011. A game trailer has also been rel...

SMASH! 2011 Nabeshin Panel #2 Recap

The second of the Nabeshin panels was held at one of the Bayside Gallery rooms which overlooks Darling Harbour with Sydney’s skyline in the backdrop. A moderately sized room with a great view, perfect for a fun panel with Nabeshin! This second panel was less structured than the first and mainly consisted of fans asking him questions. The panel should have probably been re-named to “Up close and pe...

SMASH! 2011 The Cosplayers and their Cosplays

When going to conventions, you’ll easily spot hundreds of attendees dressed up from all things fiction, whether it be characters from movies to television series, books to video games, anime to manga. Cosplay is one of the activities many convention goers love to take part in. It’s fun and cosplaying at conventions enables cosplayers to meet and be with other people who share their interest in cos...

SMASH! 2011 Interviews from the Artist Circle

SMASH! brings artists from all over Australia to exhibit their creative works. It was great to have a chat with some of them to tell us about their work and their tips for all of you aspiring artists! First up, we have the sleepy Kurimja! What can you tell us about your work? I’m just an amateur freelance artist. I’m still in uni but I just do it for fun and I’ve been coming to smash pretty much s...

SMASH! 2011 Interviews with JAUWS and AnimeMQ

Like the anime clubs from Genshiken, real-life anime clubs can be considered as great organizations where friends can indulge themselves in everything anime, manga, gaming and Japanese pop-culture in general. They’re a great social meeting with fellow anime fans especially when the next anime convention is months away. It’s a great relief from all the uni work where you can just come in after a lo...

SMASH! 2011 Venue Map

The excitement is building up for anime, manga and Japanese pop-culture enthusiasts around Australia with the Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2011 being only 8 days away! The hardworking organisers of SMASH! who continuously make the event bigger and better each year have just released the SMASH! 2011 Venue Map! In conjunction with the SMASH! 2011 Schedule which can be found here, you can plan when an...

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