MCM – And so it begins…

It’s 5 O’clock in the morning, the sun hasn’t risen yet, and we’re all a little delerious from lack of sleep…Except the designated driver and navigator, who managed a healthy 4 hours. But all’s well in the Manga Market camp.

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Eden of the East

Eden of the East - Characters Akira and Saki

Just reading the synopsis of Eden of the East doesn’t give the series anywhere near enough credit, and it would be unfair to judge the series based on such a vague introduction. At 11 episodes, it is one of the the shortest anime series to be licensed in recent years, and has a lot to fit in, yet each episode takes the story at its own pace, intricately weaving its subplots to a hugely anticipated conclusion.

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MCM: The Final Countdown

The time is nearly here – MCM Expo kicks off this Friday, Manga Market’s first trader event! I’m very excited, and I’ve been scoping out events that I want to try and get to if I can sweet talk the rest of the crew to cover for me at the time. Here’s a run down … Continue reading

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Winter Warmers: Part 2

2) Princess Tutu For those of you who are old enough, you may remember Sunday nights in winter, watching dramatisations of classic children’s books – 5 Children and It, The Prince and the Pauper, the Phoenix and the Carpet…. Hour-long programmes which brightened up Sundays before bedtime. Princess Tutu taps into that sensibility. Set in … Continue reading

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Winter Warmers

As the nights begin to draw in, and the time approaches for me to wheel out the oil-filled radiators, I’m beginning to spend me time thinking about what’s available to fill these long, cold evenings whilst huddled underneath my blanket and several jumpers. Here is my rundown of some of the series I rate for … Continue reading

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MCM Stock Preview: Part Deux

As well as the title’s mentioned previously, we’ll (hopefully) be stocking the manga series of popular anime Soul Eater, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind manga, and D.N. Angel (including latest volumes 12 and 13). We’re yet to place our anime stock order, but you can expect some exciting titles in that too! 🙂

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MCM Stock Preview

Hello everyone, we’ve just finished our orders for the MCM expo, so I thought I’d give you a quick overview of some of the series that I’m excited about. Other than the standard titles, such as Vampire Knight, Full Metal Alchemist, Claymore…etc… We’ve looked at bringing in some newer titles, and maybe a few you’d overlooked before.

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Hyper Japan!

Remember, way back after Amecon, we told you we’d won tickets to Hyper Japan? Well, down we went on Saturday morning (oh god so early), and after a queue that was fortunately not as long as it initally looked, we managed to get inside! It was held at the Truman Brewery, on Brick Lane. Just … Continue reading

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European Premiere at Hyper Japan!

Yesterday at London’s Hyper Japan festival, the European Premiere of the opening for Tantei Opera Milky Holmes. The voice actors for the four main characters gave an exclusive interview at the convention, and performed some songs live, before moving on to sign autographs for the congoers. The show is an homage to the detective genre, … Continue reading

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A Slice of Life.

…why is it that when we read a blurb and see the term “slice of life”, most of us cast the manga, or anime back to the shelf from whence it came? Surely they can provide as much, if not more, emotional attachment than a high paced fantasy-action shonen series could? Surely they have the power to be more romantic and emotional than any of the twists provided by mass marketed shoujo series?

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