Review: Digimon Tamers Complete Series (DVD)

When it comes to shows from your childhood, impartiality can be difficult. Attempting to separate the positive memories of watching early morning television on the weekends from the actual narrative proficiency and entertainment value of a show can be nigh impossible in these circumstances, so strong is the desire for things to be exactly as […]

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Review: Sailor Moon S: Part 2 (DVD)

Is there ever a bad time to watch Sailor Moon S? Probably not – it’s generally regarded as the fan favourite when it comes to the 1990s adaptation of Sailor Moon, and this release brings all the excitement to a close in terrific style. After the somewhat anti-climatic finale for the previous set (Usagi saved […]

Review: Charlotte Volume 1 (DVD)

Charlotte takes place in an alternate reality where a small percentage of children gain superhuman abilities at the onset of puberty, with the catch that the power will disappear as the child ages. The story follows protagonist Yuu Otosaka, who has the ability to possess anyone in his line of sight for five seconds, while his […]

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Review: Seiyu’s Life Complete Series (DVD)

Seiyu’s Life’s premise is refreshingly interesting – self-referencial seiyu career drama/slice of life/coming of age-character based story with a big emphasis on the nitty gritty quirks of working in Japan’s highly-competitive and internationally recognised voice talent industry. As a long-time fanboy why wouldn’t I jump at the chance to check it out? Seiyu’s Life follows […]

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Review: Sailor Moon R – The Movie (DVD)

Sailor Moon R: The Movie was a pivotal moment of discovery as a Sailor Moon fanboy in the 90s. After smashing through the DiC localisation on repeat for so long, the arrival of the internet and a rather spectacular ultimate guide for the series in the April 1997 issue of Animerica (which also featured coming-soon […]

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Review: Cardcaptor Sakura Complete Series (DVD)

Once upon a time, somewhere around the year 2000 in the burgeoning days of the anime DVD market Australians could only dream of the possibility of a full, unedited, sub-only release of Cardcaptor Sakura. The market couldn’t support such a niche-within-a-niche release, we were told. Instead we got the mangled dub-only Cardcaptors edit, but… We […]

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Review: Overlord (DVD)

The culmination of every defining feature of the trapped in the game genre has led to Overlord. Albeit, every defining feature of the trapped in the game genre is beginning to become stale. There’s only so many times I can watch an awkward harem form, without fail, around a socially inept geek. Not to mention how it’s […]

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Review: When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace (DVD)

A pool episode, a beach episode, and a festival episode, what more could you ask for? When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace has everything a shameless harem needs to be successful! But can it truly be called shameless? Notwithstanding the basic school setting coupled with uninspired character archetypes, Supernatural Battles presents a main character who genuinely deserves the awkwardly placed […]