I’ve been waiting a long time for another decent sci-fi anime to come around, and so far all I had to show for it was a copy of the first half of Planetes – an anime about rubbish collection in space, which soon found itself in a bin to experience the marvel of rubbish collection itself. As such, Birdy the Mighty: Decode had become one of the releases that I was eagerly anticipating.…(Read More.)
The Embassy of Japan has launched its Manga Jiman Contest for 2011. The contest, for entrants who are aged 14 or over by 1st January 2012, boasts prizes of: 2 return air tickets to Japan, A Toshiba laptop, and a Ricoh digital camera, for first, second and third places respectively.
A selection of Runners Up will also receive a range of Manga publications available in the UK, amongst other prizes.
If that wasn’t enough, the winning entries will be displayed in a special exhibition at the embassy of Japan. …(Read More.)
The cover art has today been released for the Manga edition of Soulless, by Gail Carriger, as well as 11 sample pages from the first volume. The cover, and additional pages, can be viewed on the Parasol Protectorate’s facebook page. The release of these pages follows the release earlier this month of the art for … Read more
An anime film event in London this December has been announced, however it is offering an added treat for those early birds!
Anifest, affiliated with Anime League and Toymation, will be run on 11th December in a London cinema, where it will screen 3 filmsthat aim to incorporate “how Asian, Korean and Japanese film has finally landed in the U.K.” including: one anime film, one live action film, and one film premiere. …(Read More.)
Disturbed Evangelion pilot Shinji Ikari returns in the second instalment of the ‘Rebuild of Evangelion’ series, a remake of the original anime written by previous director Hideaki Anno. Whilst the first movie differs very little from the series, streamlining the first 6 episodes of the original anime, whilst adding a few scenes that may spark up the brains of fanboys and girls, the second movie provides a storyline almost entirely removed from its forebear.