Roll it over in the Clover

Today has passed by mostly in a sort of haze for me – mostly thanks to a bizarre day yesterday which has led to a stonking cold today. As such, when I went into town to do Jobs like an Adult, I wandered around in a cloud fuelled by lemsip and lucozade (no, they don’t … Continue reading

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Ponyooooo!

Last night, I finally got around to watching Ponyo. I’d watched Kiki’s Delivery Service earlier in the day, and had heard that Ponyo was similar in terms of light fluffy content and so forth, so I settled down for an evening of enjoyable, candy-sweet plot fun. And I was more than rewarded for my troubles! … Continue reading

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Story Time

I’ve been thinking about this recently, as I’ve watched my way through Sailor Moon (subbed) for the first ever time (I’m on episode 96!), and something has become readily apparent to me. Western countries don’t come up with stories like this. Can you imagine trying to pitch something like Sailor Moon to 20th Century FOX? … Continue reading

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We have some shiny review books, and feel obliged to post about them. :)

S.S. Astro isn’t a particularly well known manga, and I’m not at all surprised. It is a collection of 4 panel comic strips that begins when newly qualified teachers Maki Izumi and Yoko Nagumo, friends since school, as they embark on their first year of teaching, at the school that they both attended.

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Hi there – I’m from Generic Category A!

Whilst I was at University, I spent a year as President of the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Society, which was great fun, a cause close to my heart and a year that I am really, truly proud of. Of course, along with watching films, running trips and drinking far too much, there were the more serious … Continue reading

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Lucky Star Review.

Once you get over the initial “What the hell’s going on??! Why are they talking about how to eat cake?!?”, Lucky Star becomes the perfect easy watching. It’s funny, it’s easy going, and there is little importance to the order of watching; as such I found that I’d completed the series within a few days of starting it!

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It’s Confirmed!

Manga Market will be trading at MCM Expo in London this October! MCM Expo London Come and see us, we’ll be looking forward to meeting all of you!

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Car Boot Glamour

I went to a car boot sale over the bank holiday, with dreams of both clearing out my flat and earning enough cash to get a sofa that doesn’t have a great big hole in the middle.

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How do you make a film about fighter pilots boring…?

I would normally start by summarising the plot, but the thing with The Sky Crawlers is that, with the exception of a vague storyline, there isn’t one. So instead of trying to elaborate this, I think I will stick to my biggest gripe with the film.

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