Kita Likes to Move It

Thanks again to all the cosplayers involved! I look forward to working with you on the next on!

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London Expo and Happy Conniversary to Us!

Well, it’s only been three days and already London Expo seems many moons away, back in this world of normal people and 9 til 5. We had a wonderful time, and it was great to see all of you, especially as this Expo marked Manga Market’s one year Conniversary! Huzzah! Portal! I recently bought Portal … 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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Manchester to host Doki Doki Festival in November!

doki doki festival manchester manga market

On Sunday 13 November 2011, Manchester is hosting Doki Doki The Manchester Japanese Festival, a unique event that will celebrate both traditional and modern Japanese culture. Throughout the day, there will be talks, demonstrations, parades and other events showcasing manga, anime, fashion, martial arts, film, music and other aspects of Japanese culture, past and present, as well as retail stalls, artist stands and a games area. Hot and cold Japanese food from a number of local retailers will also be available to festival-goers both inside the venue and restaurants nearby…Read More.

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Ayacon 2011 Photos!

I apologise that these have been so long coming, technology was not cooperating in the Manga Market blogosphere. Anyway, this was Manga Market’s first Ayacon, and we had a thoroughly lovely time! Some familiar faces were back, and some new ones came to visit us! The weekend started off with a Hungary! My favourite Hetalia … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why You should come to Dollycon

DollyCon Flyer

It seems like the time has flown, but Dollycon is finally upon us! This Friday evening, we’ll be rocking out in Dolly Dare’s store in Spitalfields. Here’s 7 reasons why you should be there too. 1) It’s free! That’s right, you read correctly. Dollycon is totally free. This means you’ve got all that extra money … Continue reading

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Ayacon Convention Preview

Unicorn Table at Ayacon 2011

With Ayacon 2011 now a mere 4 days away, it’s more than time for our traditional peek into what treats are in store for the intrepid con-goer this very weekend! Music If live music is your bag, Ayacon will not disappoint. Friday evening kicks off the festivities in a refined manner with an anime-themed piano … Continue reading

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Manchester Steps Up to the Mark for its First MCM Expo.

And so life returns to its reagular schedule after a hectic MCM Expo in Manchester this weeken. The show was the first of its king in Manchester, and organizers clearly underestimated the interest, as shortly after opening queues trailed out of the venue and for nearly 200m around the corner! Thankfully MCM had extra security enforcers to prevent anarchy ensuing:

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An Anime Event With a Twist!

An anime film event in London this December has been announced, however it is offering an added treat for those early birds!

Anifest, affiliated with Anime League and Toymation, will be run on 11th December in a London cinema, where it will screen 3 filmsthat aim to incorporate “how Asian, Korean and Japanese film has finally landed in the U.K.” including: one anime film, one live action film, and one film premiere. …(Read More.)

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Not so Grim up North – Nemacon 2011

Last weekend, Manga Market headed up to Middlesbrough for our first ever Nemacon. In the picturesque Middlesbrough town hall, Nemacon was great fun and super busy for us, so sadly we didn’t get many pictures. However, we got a few, and here they all are! It took us a long time to get up there, … Continue reading

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