Caption Contest #12

Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday! To misquote Rebecca Black (and now maybe you’ll have that song in your head all day too), I’m also bringing you another Caption Contest! From Facebook: “Look, a normal person! Quick, to the manga-mobile!” Sara Advertisements

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Kitacon III Photo Scavenger Hunt

The ever-popular Scavenger hunt is back for Kitacon III! The rules sheets are attached below, for more fun and frolics! Some sheets will be available over the weekend, but if you can try and print your own off as these will be in limited supply! Kitacon III Scavenger Hunt List .docx Kitacon III Scavenger Hunt … Continue reading

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Summer’s Come Early – Summer Wars Review

You may recognise the name “Mamoru Hosada“, and if not perhaps you should memorize it. Hosada, the director of the bitter-sweet “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time“, has left my mouth watering in anticipation of his latest project. Summer Wars was released in August 2009 in Japan, and has been gathering publicity at a steady pace. North American license holder FUNimation even allowed it to have a limited theatrical release in December, making Summer Wars eligible for an Academy Award. Sadly, it failed to be selected in the Best Animated Feature category, after a shortage of eligible films led to only 3 nominations being made.

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We Love Japan fundraiser

WE LOVE JAPAN Tohoku Earthquake Relief Concert Presented by hmvlive, Manga Entertainment and Japan Underground When: Sat 2 April 2011 Where: The Relentless Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD Tickets: £10 adv (http://www.hmvtickets.co/events/2718) £12.50 on the door. A night of live music, comedy and karaoke will be hitting the Relentless Garage in Highbury on … Continue reading

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Diana Wynne Jones dies in Hospital

Diana Wynne Jones, the author of the book Howl’s Moving Castle, passed away today at the age of 76. The British author had been battling Lung Cancer since 2009, and made the decision to cease chemotherapy last June, as it made her feel “very ill indeed”. She passed away in hospital in Bristol this morning. … Continue reading

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The Reason Editors Exist – Qwaser of Stigmata Vol. 1

Warning, Qwaser of Stigmata is rated M (17+) for nudity and sexual content, and the following review refers to these actions and may also contain spoilers.

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Caption Contest #11

Eep! Wednesday nearly passed me by! And without a Caption Contest too!

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Sailor Moon’s US Revival

Good news for all you Sailor Moonies (Mooners?) out there! Kodansha USA has announced that it will be re-releasing the Sailor Moon Manga in the USA in all new volumes. The series has not been on general sale for six years. The format will follow Japan’s 2003 re-release of the series, and takes it from … Continue reading

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KitaCon III Buildup!

With just under two weeks to go until Manga Market’s next convention appearance, I thought it was just about time to start ramping up the excitement with a look at what Kitacon III has to offer us! Guests So far, six guests have been announced for the event – Lamia Cross, a Japanese-born singer-songwriter; Brina … Continue reading

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Master of Martial Hearts: The Drinking Game

Title: Master of Martial Hearts Rating: 15 Release Date: 4th April 2011 What is it: 5 episode OVA Extras: Commentary by original Seiyuu on the first episode Master of Martial Hearts was sent to me for reviewing purposes, and once I read the press release, I knew it was going to be a very difficult … Continue reading

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