Win Puella Magi Madoka Magica on Blu-Ray

Check out the smash hit series that fans are calling, “The Evangelion of Magical Girl anime” on this complete season collection. 3 discs, 12 magical episodes, uncut and waiting to blow your mind! Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Complete Series (Manga Entertainment) comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 29th October. What does it really mean … Continue reading

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New Sailor Moon Anime Confirmed for 2013!

A new anime for Sailor Moon will debut worldwide in Summer 2013, it was announced at the NicoNico Sailor Moon event by Kodansha Comics and series creator Naoko Takeuchi. Not many details are known as yet, however it has been confirmed that the new opening theme will be performed by Momorio Clover Z, the popular … Continue reading

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Manga UK Announce New License: Angel Beats.

Manga Market News - Manga UK Announces Angel Beats! License.

Last week, MangaUK announced that they have licensed critically acclaimed series Angel Beats for a UK release. The anime, which aired in Japan in the spring of 2010, will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray – despite MangaUK’s previous misfortune with blu-ray releases. The announcement falls in line with the company’s new blu-ray strategy…(Read More.)

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Ouran High School Host Club to get Live Action Film

Ouran High School Host Club Live Action Cast

It was announced today that the cast of the Ouran High School Host Club live action TV series will be reprising their roles in a film of the series. The TV show began airing on TBS in Japan at the end of July 2011, and stars Yusuke Yamamoto as Tamaki Suou and Haruna Kawaguchi as … Continue reading

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Not the Ghibli We Know – Arriety Review.

A year on from its Japanese release, and we are finally being gifted a chance to view Arriety (or Kari-gurashi no Arietti, if you like) on the big screen. 12 months is a long time, and my initial excitement ebbed and wayned torturously until the fateful day in which I could see the much anticipated “new Ghibli film”, that was guaranteed to draw anime fans of all varieties and see them herald it as a fantastic movie, like all their formers. I took my seat in the half-filled independent cinemas screen and braced myself, with now middling expectations, to be overawed or disappointed… (Read More…)

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Soulless Manga Cover Art Released

The Parasol Protectorate - Soulless Manga

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 … Continue reading

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MCM London Expo May 2011 – Anime Industry Panel!

A quick recap to the anime industry panel at the MCM Expo, on 28th May, where Andrew Partridge, of Kaze Entertainment, Jerome Mazandarani, of Manga UK, and Tony Allen, of MVM fed back to the audience their highlights of the year, future plans, and some upcoming releases to look out for! It was Andrew Partridge … Continue reading

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Gantz Live Action Movie Release Announced

MangaUK announced today that they will be releasing the Gantz Live Action Movies in the UK. The two films premiered in Japan in January, and the first was simulcast to theatres across America. They met with high levels of praise from both fans and critics, and from the look of the promotional material which has … Continue reading

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Makoto Shinkai: “Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below”.

A new film by Makoto Shinkai, the creator of 5cm Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days and Voices of a Distant Star is to be released in Japan this Saturday…(Read More).

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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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