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GamelogoBy Australian Ninja

Remnants & Relics. Buttonhole *Special* Feature

Welcome dear reader to Remnants & Relics, the first in an ongoing series of features looking back at various aspects of yesterday's video games. This series is one that I'd hoped to kick off many months ago, but I just haven't had the time to do it justice, until now. So consider this your opportunity to put on your best pair or rose-tinted glasses, open up a luke-warm can of clichés and prepare to hop aboard the way-back-machine.... It came from beyond two dimensions! -A Look Back at Isometric Gaming-

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ToonlogoBy Australian Ninja

ACMI Day Tripper

Welcome Buttonhole readers to another feature that is so choc-full of goodness that I've divided it into several sections. The top half is about the Indy video games showcased at ACMI. The bottom half is about the Pixar exhibit. It's ridiculously long and all terribly interesting to read, so you may as well read it in two halves, or just the parts that interest you. After reading about the ACMI exhibits on their website and getting more than a little excited, I decided to make the perilous trek to inner Melbourne. With time on my side and money stuffed in my pocket I ventured forth to the train station. Once on board I passed the time by staring out the window, reading a volume of Dark Horse's Concrete and snacking on tasty fruit. Arriving at Flinders St, I wandered around until inevitably finding my way out of the rat-maze like station.

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ToonlogoBy Australian Ninja

Classic Comic-book Review. Kraven's Last Hunt

"Here lies Spider-Man - Slain by the Hunter" So reads the grave of one of histories greatest superheros. "But he's not dead, is he? What happened to everyone's favourite web-slinger? Spidey seems to be alive and well now, what with his three movie deal and a string of monthly Marvel comic-book titles to his name, so why was he buried six feet under? The year is 1987. The company is Marvel. The character is Sergei Kravinov also known as 'Kraven the Hunter.' Back in the 60's Stan and Steve (Lee and Ditko, respectively) churned out a heap of cool villains for the title "Amazing Spider-Man." Doctor Octopus, The Cham

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Madman Logo 2 Madman's Crazy 10th Anniversary. Press Release

$10 a Disc Online Sale!!

Publisher: Madman Entertainment

Thu, 2 November 2006

Sammy by: Hillelman

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Madman is a name that I am sure is well known and loved by many of you marvellous Buttonholers, especially those who are into Anime.

Well, we like them too! They've always looked after Buttonhole & helped us out in numerous ways. They also send us many wonderful DVDs for review. So, indeed we are rather fond of those boys and girls, to say the least!

Anyway, Madman are now celebrating their 10th Anniversary - and they are doing it in style. Rock on Madman, congratulations on turning 10, from all of us! And Bubba, you are one sexy beast (that's just a little in-joke)!

Check out this Press Release from Madman, to see what a superb offer they are giving all their customers.

There is a reason they call us Mad, and why not - it's our 10th Anniversary, and we want to share the insanity, so we've saved the best birthday surprise for last - try this on for size:

On November 4th, all Madman discs in our online store from 10pm are $10 for 10 hours!

Madman 10th Anniversary
Madman fans, your moment has come!

This is a once in a decade sale, for ALL DVD items, including Anime, Eastern Eye, Directors Suite, Sports and TV. In true Anime style you could call it a Supa-powa-deca-MAD-insane sale! Or just shout "BARGAINS DESU!" repeatedly!

You've got under a week to plan your purchases, so hop on the site and check it out, but please bear in mind this important fine print:

The sale is $10 PER DISC - for example a 7 disc Collection will be $70. Only valid for IN-STOCK ITEMS. Preorders will not count. Please allow for additional processing and delivery time after the sale.

How do you take part in this madness? Just login after 10pm on November 4 and all eligible items will be discounted! For an overview, view the sale page!


THE MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP proudly showcases the best in world cinema, arthouse film, Australian independent features, animation and Japanese anime. Madman is Australia's leading distributor of home entertainment and an industry innovator with a sought-after interactive and DVD authoring studio; printing division; film production involvement; and a range of DVD and video labels.

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Top score for this awesome Anniversary Offer and to thank Madman for 10 years of rocking!

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ToonlogoBy Borgieman

Manifest '07 Report

Ninja's note: Once again, it's time for another Buttonhole report on the Melbourne Anime Festival, otherwise known as Manifest 2007. If you missed Ichibod's feature on a previous Manifest, check it out here. This Manifest coverage comes to you courtesy of forum regular and newest Buttonhole contributor Borgieman, a cool guy who knows his Anime and has been known to play a video game or two. So read on true believers! A Day at Manifest 2007

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ToonlogoBy Australian Ninja

Only Yesterday. Anime Review

The problem with having favourite films is that every time I watch another Studio Ghibli film it becomes my new favourite. It kind of renders the word 'favourite' meaningless when every Studio Ghibli film takes my breath away. Still, I can't complain about being thoroughly entertained by this whimsical and insightful film, "Only Yesterday". This gem was directed by Isao Takahata, well known for his anime film Grave of the Fireflies. Although Only Yesterday is a light hearted film that ambles along at a leisurely pace, it still manages to explore themes such as love, work, family relationship struggles, following your dreams and country versus city living. In the film, the main character Taeko decides to take a working vacation in the country, getting away from her office bound job and unexpectedly starts t

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ToonlogoBy Jason

Speed Grapher V1. Anime Review

Well, "I don't like it" was my initial feeling when viewing this Anime for the first time. Subsequent viewings haven't changed my views a great deal. Nothing really stands out as being absolute shit but it seems that this series tries too hard. It's almost like they were more interested in creating something 'edgy' and confronting but sadly forgot to include an even remotely palatable story. The hero of this particular piece is a bloke called Tatsumi Saiga. Tatsumi is a photographer and a veteran war journalist for whom taking photos has become somewhat of a fetish. Although he seems to have become jaded - nothing is worth wasting his film on - that is, at least until he stumbles across an exclusive club for the mega rich

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