CC Review Roundup – Week of August 11-August 17, 2013

Join Capsule Computers editor Joe Morgan as he recaps all of the video game, anime, movie, and manga reviews for the week of August 11 – August 17, 2013. This feature is intended as a way to give you, our readers, a quick recap of every game we’ve reviewed on the site each week.  The goal is to let you get the review information you want in five minutes or less. Here’s your review breakdown for th...

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...

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...

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. ...

Princess Jellyfish Review

Princess Jellyfish Studio: Brainbase Publisher: Siren Visual Format: DVD Release Date: Out Now Price: $49.95 (Buy Here) Overview An Anime series about a group of Otaku, social outcasts due to being insanely obsessed over things, seems like it would be an ideal Anime series for real life Otaku. And, at its core, this is what Princess Jellyfish is. However, even corer to that, this is a self-insert ...

Interview with Siren Visual’s Elio Fois

Recently I got a chance to interview Production Manager at Siren Visual, Elio Fois. We discussed Siren Visual’s history and future, the popular noitaminA brand, new merchandise ranges for certain Siren Visual series, their thoughts on the current anime landscape and much more. Q. Siren Visual has been around for more than 25 years now in Australia and nearly 20 years since it began distribut...

Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales Review

                    Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales Studio: Toei Animation Publisher: Siren Visual Format: DVD Release Date: January 24, 2013 Price: $49.95 – Available Here Overview: Samurai Horror Tales is a collection of three stories that although are distinct, yet still have a great deal of underlying consistency in their demeanor and narration s...

Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales Spin-Off licensed by Siren Visual

Following the announcement of their licensing of Hakaba Kitaro, Siren Visual followed it up on their facebook page by announcing the acquisition of Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales Spin-Off called Mononoke, which is of course a spin-off of recently released Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales. As of posting it is unclear through what means Siren plans to release this series or when they plan to. As is us...

Hakaba Kitaro licensed by Siren Visual

Yesterday Siren Visual posted a clue to a new title acquisition on their facebook page, which featured classic manga character Kitaro eating a fish. Following many figuring out the somewhat obvious clue, Siren Visual confirmed that they have acquired the license for Hakaba Kitaro otherwise known as GeGeGe no Kitaro. No other information on how they will release this series has been confirmed as of...

Golgo 13 Part 4 Review

Golgo 13 Part 4 Studio: TV Tokyo Publisher: Siren Visual Format: DVD Release Date: Out Now! Price: $49.98 (Buy Here) Overview What sort of show would you get if you combined an assassin, a sexy Japanese man, frequent sex, unrelatable characters and a lot of nothing really? If you answered Golgo 13, you would be correct. Unfortunately for the series, the fourth part of the Golgo 13 collection does ...

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 licensed by Siren Visual

Siren Visual have officially announced that they have acquired the license to distribute and release anime series Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. It marks another entry in a long line of noitaminA anime titles licensed by Siren Visual, this one in particularly having aired way back in 2009. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is set within a post-earthquake Tokyo, which is left in ruins after a collossal quake struck. The s...

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