Reaching a Wider Audience – How can the anime industry spread its wings?

Maybe this is a problem with the anime industry. Maybe it doesn’t appeal to a wide enough audience, and maybe this is where the games industry can lend a hand.

Which leads me to two points of interest…

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Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle – Vampire Knight Part 1 Review

“Vampires are beasts in human form- they exist, you just don’t realise they’re there”-thank you, ‘Vampire Knight’ for making me paranoid…

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ThoughtBubble 24 Hour Comic Marathon

As you may have read earlier, one of our intrepid team set out at the end of last week to visit the ThoughtBubble comic convention in Leeds, and took part in the 24-page-24-hour Comic Marathon. Teamed with a variety of other writers and artists, the end product, ‘Death Rides the Skyway’ is now available online. … Continue reading

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An Old Favourite Returns – Reviewing Love Hina

After hearing of this hugely popular shonen manga, I decided to give its anime series a try and so as of last week, my life consisted of watching numerous episodes of it and consuming far too many snacks in the process.

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Baby it’s cold outside

It is very very cold in my flat. Winter, it seems, has truly arrived. Snuggle up and enjoy my whimsical selection of winter-themed videos which I found!

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Thought Bubble Festival And 24 Hour Comic Challenge

The 24th Leeds International Film Festival Presents: Thought Bubble 2010, a 4 day celebration of sequential art, giving the public a wide range of events and workshops, and the chance to see screenings of anime features: Gintama The Movie, One Piece: Strong World, Mardock Scramble: The First Compression, Evangelion 2.0: You (can) not advance, Interstella 5555 and Redline.

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A whole new Wonderland

Title: Alice in the Country of Hearts Author: written by Quinrose, art by Hoshino Soumei Overall: 4/5 One of my favourite mangas we were selling at Expo was ‘Alice in the Country of Hearts’, so I felt that perhaps I should do a review. Alice in Wonderland is perhaps one of my favourite books – … Continue reading

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Bakuman – How to make manga. (“From the Creators of Death Note”)

The first thing you’ll probably notice about Bakuman is the little sticker primely positioned on the front of the first volume, reading: “From the creators of Death Note”. No doubt, this will encourage many a browsing fan to give the book a closer inspection, but in the end the claim is fairly redundant. Let me set things straight, Bakuman is nothing like Death Note, but it is an exceptional manga in its own right.

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Pokemon Writer dies aged 61.

Takeshi Shudo, chief writer pokemon writer for pokemon Kanto, Orange Islands and Johto Journeys story arcs passed away this weekend. Shudo suffered from a subarachnoid haemorrhage, and died later in hospital.

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Not with a bang, but a whimper…

MCM is over! And after such a long weekend, and the drive home, all we were capable of was crawling into bed and passing out for about twelve hours. It was a wonderful weekend, and a very successful first convention for Manga Market – I’m certainly pleased with my haul! Lots of pocky, and a … Continue reading

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