All posts tagged: Anime

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Live Action Movie Teaser Revealed

The gang behind the Diamond Is Unbreakable live action movie have done a wonderful job of revealing a steady stream of teaser images after the last episode of the anime last December. This was through images of the actors dressed up in their fabulous attire. Now we hit the apex teaser as a teaser trailer was recently streamed for the movie. The trailer opens with a picturesque view of Morioh, before showing Josuke walking towards the camera. Following Josuke knocking a ne’er-do-wells teeth out, there is a quick flash of images regarding the movie, which is following the ‘Hunt For The Arrow’ Ark. Important images shown include: He believes in being the best there is at what he does, archery. The gate museum has a 100% success rate of people not getting stabbed in the neck. Seriously, all that water around cannot be good for your health. He is probably thinking about Starfish, or squids, or something. The house is so dirty because of all the archery. The film has finished on location shooting in Spain and …

Aquarion EVOL Complete Series – Review

Aquarion EVOL is set 12,000 years after the events of the original Aquarion anime, and with such a huge time gap there’s not really a direct connection between the two series, but rather a strong spiritual connection. You could very easily watch Aquarion EVOL without watching the prequel, and that’s not to suggest that the original Aquarion was not a good anime, in fact Aquarion was a really solid series that succeeds for the most part at offering something new in the mecha anime genre, with a strong fixation on characters and their relationships, and using human emotions as a driving force for all the mecha action. Aquarion EVOL is consistent with that original vision, but this time the execution is so much better. Aquarion EVOL feels like a maturity of Aquarion’s vision, and is a much better show in every way in terms of the characters, pacing, visuals, music, and overall story delivery. While Aquarion can be considered to be good, Aquarion EVOL on the other hand can be considered to be something special. It …

Aquarion Complete Series – Review

Mecha anime has a few legends that nearly everyone knows about and nearly every anime creator tries to emulate. Gundam and Neon Genesis Evangelion are timeless classics and every time you try to watch some other mecha anime, you can’t help but feel like they try too hard to capture their magic instead of trying something new. Of course that’s a generalisation, there’s been some cool standout series like Gurren Lagann but not every mecha anime dares to be so unique and daring. Aquarion was a fairly ambitious project to create something that would become a legend in its own right, and while the sands of time haven’t been as kind to Aquarion as they have been to Gundam and Neon Genesis, Aquarion still manages to deliver a mecha anime that stands out in its execution. Gundam was all about overarching politics and technology, Neon Genesis was very much character driven and placed the onus on the mental condition of its cast. Aquarion feels like a mix of the two, as there is a self aware world …

Reader’s Vote: Anime Of The Year 2015

Have your voice heard in SnapThirty’s annual Anime of the Year Awards for 2015. This year there will be a special Reader’s Vote award for Anime of the Year alongside the normal slew of awards. That said, it is time to take up arms and support your favourite anime series of 2015. Vote below for your favourite anime and if your favourite isn’t on the list add it in with the ‘other’ option. Enough talk, get voting SnapFans! -30-

Netflix Available In Australia, Now Another Source Of Legal Anime Streaming

Despite what Nexflix WANTS you to believe…it is a service that allows you to watch a great deal more than just “Orange Is The New Black”. The fantastic movie and series streaming service has only just hit Australian shores and at only a day in I’m sure most Australians with a good internet connection have signed up for their one month free trial. The first thing I did when I loaded it up on my PlayStation 4? I checked to see what Anime series’ are available to watch as a whole. The second thing I did was, once again, watch the final episode of “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood”…the third thing I did was cry myself to sleep because, no matter what I do in life, it will never compare to the majesty of that series. Obviously there’s a lot more on Netflix than Anime, if anything, thew medium is greatly outnumbered by Western productions which is fine because, well, it’s only just now picking up a mainstream Western audience. It’s only natural. A lot of what you …

SnapThirty Presents: A Call To Arms – Help Us Build A Better Future For The Site

Hi there, everybody! We at SnapThirty have just begun a new fundraising campaign where you can sign up to automatically donate a small amount of money (as little as $1) each month to help us fund the site. As of right now we’re only making a small bit of money off of advertisements but it isn’t quite enough to keep us afloat. The aim of this campaign is to raise enough money to purchase things like new equipment and to pay off site-hosting fees. If each of you can at least donate one dollar a month, that will set us up on a slow but eventually fruitful path to bringing you all the very best podcasts, videos, news articles, reviews and everything else that we do here on the site. What we have is a truck load of passion but unfortunately passion is not enough on its own to keep us going so if you can please donate even the smallest amount. Anything you give WILL go to developing our the site and everything it …

The Snap, Crackle And Pop Culture Show: Shonen Wrestling

The boys are back, once again, for another episode of the Snap, Crackle and Pop Culture Show! For those of you who’ve never seen an episode of this web series before; basically the boys sit down to have a little bit of a chat about the goings on in the Anime, Manga and Video Game world. This episode, Frank and Luke sit down to have a deep and thorough discussion about the similarities between modern day Pro Wrestling and Shonen Anime/Manga series’. Listen as I, Frank Inglese, attempt to do my very best Hulk Hogan impression as Luke Halliday explains to me why I should never do it again. Ever. Luke happens to be a huge fan of pro Wrestling, having been watching it ever since he was a young lad. I’ve only recently gotten into the world of Wrestling and no less than nothing about it BUT I do happen to know a whole bunch about Shonen series’…and that’s why we’re the perfect mix for this discussion. Follow us on a short journey through …

Japan Cracks Down On Illegal Distributors With The Anime and Manga Anti-Piracy Initiative

The internet is a wonderful tool, one that fortunate enough people can utilize in many different ways, many of which has proven to make life much easier for individuals across globe. It is an invisible force that connects the world and, for the most part, it is used for good rather than evil but sometimes, well…sometimes people abuse what they have instead of appreciating it for what it is. Piracy is a huge contemporary issue that seems to plague this generation moreso than any other before. Publishers are distributing their products digitally now so you can watch the latest episodes of your favorite shows or listen to the most recent albums of your desired artists without even getting out of your chair. This is fantastic, but it seems like a bunch of people tend to want more than that…they want it for free. This is where the theoretical problem of new-age piracy becomes a reality. Anime and Manga, one of Japan’s biggest industries, is by far the most affected by digital banditry and the government …