4 Anime Series coming to Netflix

Netflix streaming service has announced that they have added 4 new anime titles to their mammoth collection of titles available to stream. The four series now streaming are: Excel Saga – the crazy comedy from Shinichi Watanabe. Sgt. Frog – otherwise known as Kerero Gunso, another great comedy series. Tears to Tiara – a visual novel adaptation, featuring the voice of Tiffany Grant. Xam’d – a series...

Nerdy Niches – SMASH!

Sooo I’m going to be different this time and I’m actually going to talk about an event. One of the best events for the anime lovers just like me, Smash! I love Smash ever since I first went to it and I plan to go to it till I’m like way too old to cosplay or something. Why do I love Smash so much well… that’s what I’m here to talk about. Today I’m specifically looking at the Smash which just...

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...

SMASH 2011 Schedule

The Sydney Manga and Anime Show has been growing over the past few years and this year they will be moving to their biggest venue thus far, the Sydney Convention Centre. With the convention imminent the great people behind SMASH have posted up the event schedule for fans who want to plan their day ahead of time. Which can be seen below or a larger version can be seen here. The convention will be h...

Celebrate Anime, Manga and Japanese Pop-Culture with SMASH! 2011

All anime, manga and Japanese pop-culture enthusiasts out there! The Sydney Manga and Anime Show (SMASH!), is right around the corner! It’s on Saturday July 16th, just two weeks from now at a new venue, the Sydney Convention Centre right in the hub of Darling Harbour! Sydney Town Hall, last year’s venue, filled up to maximum capacity leaving many convention goers who were refused entry with a bad ...

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