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Mamoru Hosoda's Wolf Children in cinemas from Friday 25th Oct 2013

Date: 2013 September 21st Saturday [15:42] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Anime > Film

Mamoru Hosoda's (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Left Through Time) new film Wolf Children is out in cinemas from the end of next month.

Based on a woman's relations with a man who can change into a wolf, and later, her two half-wolf children. While it may sound barking mad, what follows is a heart warming tale about being human, and loving regardless of differences.

If you're not convinced, check out Manga UK's trailer here. Convinced yet? Read the press release after the jump!

Read More... | Source: Manga Entertainment UK

Kitacon 2014 Announced for March 2014 - And Sells Over Half its Tickets within an Hour and a Half

Date: 2013 September 20th Friday [18:01] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Press Releases

28th-30th March 2014 will see the 5th running of the obviously very popular Kitacon, the only anime convention in Birmingham.

Guests attending include Ellen McLain (voice actress in Pacific Rim, GLaDOS in Portal), her husband John Patrick Lowrie (voice actor in Halo: Reach, Team Fortress 2), award-winning hip hop artist Professor Elemental and cosplay sensation Leon Chiro will be flying over from Italy.

Kitacon's organisers just tweeted their surprise at selling over half of their tickets within an hour and a half of the following announcement! Our advice: Get yours quick!

Read More... | Source: Kitacon

Genki Gear Reveals Exclusive London Comic Con T-Shirt for October 2013

Date: 2013 September 16th Monday [15:57] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Retail

It's that time of year again the MCM London Comic Con returns to the Excel Centre from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October 2013. As is tradition, t-shirt brand Genki Gear have an official and exclusive design for the event.

Read More... | Source: Genki Gear

MCM Belfast Comic Con To Launch In June 2014

Date: 2013 September 15th Sunday [10:27] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good folks from MCM have sent us details of a their newest event to the MCM Comic Con line-up. The MCM Belfast Comic Con, which is due to run from 7th to 8th June 2014 at Kings Hall in Belfast. This is the very first time the event will run in Northern Ireland.

Read More... | Source: MCM Comic Con

Inamo Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Date: 2013 September 7th Saturday [16:14] | Posted By: Franki Webb
Category: > Features

Standing amongst glamorous bars and restaurant in Soho is Inamo on Wardour Street, the restaurant had a special day on 3 September. Renowned for its oriental fusion cuisine, the restaurant celebrated its 5th anniversary. The occasion was marked with delicious appetisers, champagne and a tour of the premises.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Hyper Japan on NHK World's Imagine-nation

Date: 2013 August 26th Monday [8:38] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > TV

The good folks from NHK World have sent us details of the next episode of Imagine-nation. The special episode focuses on Hyper Japan 2013 in London.

It includes NHK World's Cosplay Portrait Studio, plus the European Cosplay Gathering at the main stage and Vocaloid boom in the UK.

We've covered Hyper Japan 2013 previously.

It's due to air from Tuesday 27th August to Wednesday 28th August 2013, depending on your timezone.
UK based viewers can catch the show on the following times -
Tuesday 27th August - 16:30 and 20:30
Wednesday 28th August - 0:30/4:30/8:30/12:30

You can check the schedule here.

UK viewers can watch NHK World on :
Sky Channel 507
Freesat - Channel 209
Virgin Media Channel 625

Source: NHK World

Maid Cafe NY - Grand Opening - August 18th 2013

Date: 2013 August 8th Thursday [16:38] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Cuisine

We've covered maid cafes before in both New York and London, but until now they've all been pop-up cafes set to run for a single day or weekend at time. We've been sent some interesting details about New York's first dedicated Maid Cafe, called Maid Cafe NY. It opens on Sunday August 18th 2013 at 150 Centre Street, Downtown, NY. The grand opening is set to run from 11am to 3:30pm.

Read More... | Source: Maid Cafe NY

Hyper Japan 2013 Report

Date: 2013 August 8th Thursday [15:30] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

London based Japanese culture event Hyper Japan has become a regular feature the calendar for fans of all things from Japan. Since it first started in 2010, it's organically grown bigger and bigger each year. Last year due to the London Olympics booking out all the large London venues in the summer Hyper Japan decided to run two events, the first in February 2012, and the second in November 2012.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Hyper Japan 2013 is in full swing

Date: 2013 July 27th Saturday [14:09] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good folks from Hyper Japan have sent us details from the first day of their event. The 3 day event's third and final day is Sunday 28th July 2013. There's still lots of fun to be had! Including cosplay, culture and plenty of food.

Read More... | Source: Hyper Japan

Hyper Japan 2013 seeks volunteers

Date: 2013 July 18th Thursday [15:48] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good folks from London based Japanese Culture Festival Hyper Japan have got in touch to say that they're still looking for volunteers for the event. It's set to run from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July 2013.

They are looking for people to help out at the Reception area. This includes queue control, ticket scan, workshop area and so on. You won't be able to choose what you do in this area, so just e-mail volunteer@hyperjapan.co.uk and mention that you'd like to help out at the reception area.

They're also looking for people to help out at the Sushi Awards as Serving staff. If you're interested contact eri@hyperjapan.co.uk.

Source: Hyper Japan

Win a night at Alice Cartalet's house from Kinmoza

Date: 2013 July 7th Sunday [10:16] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

To celebrate the launch of Kinmoza we've teamed up with Fosse Farm who were a key location in the show. You can win a chance to spend a night in Alice's Bedroom in the show!

Read More... | Source: Fosse Farm

VAMPS Live to be broadcast in London Sunday 7th July 2013

Date: 2013 July 6th Saturday [12:50] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good folks from Kawaii Japan have sent use details about VAMPS Live 2013, live broadcast in London.

On Sunday 7th July from 11am to 1:30pm VAMPS will have their performance screened live at Rich Mix.

Rich Mix
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
London
E1 6LA

VAMPS is formed of Hyde from L'Arc-en-Ciel and K.A.Z. from Oblivion Dust. The peformance will be screened in London live from Zepp Divercity Tokyo.

Source: Kawaii Japan

NHK World at the Japan Expo 2013 Paris

Date: 2013 July 2nd Tuesday [17:13] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good folks from NHK World have sent us details of their latest European adventures.

They'll be at the Japan Expo 2013 in Paris from 4th to 7th July 2013. NHK world will have a host of events at the Expo, highlights include a Shironuri Makeup Session with leading shironuri artist Minori.

We've been told that they'll also be at Hyper Japan 2013 in London on Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July 2013.

For the latest event schedule, please visit their Japan Expo 2013 Website.

UK based readers will be pleased to hear that you can now watch NHK World on Virgin Media Channel 625, along with FreeSat Channel 209 or on Sky Channel 507.

Read More... | Source: NHK World

Voice Acting Open Auditions at Anime Expo 2013

Date: 2013 June 28th Friday [17:47] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Production

The good folks from Bang Zoom Entertainment have sent us details of an open audition they'll be holding for an up coming anime title. The auditions will be held at Anime Expo 2013 from July 4th-7th 2013. The anime title up for audition is yet to be revealed. They will be in search for talent with a variety of voices.

It's not every day you get a chance to audition for an anime voice acting role and be a part of the anime industry! It should be noted that Bang Zoom have been involved with a lot of major anime titles. Recent credits include Sword Art Online and Blue Exorcist.

Read More... | Source: Bang Zoom Entertainment

Hyper Japan 2013 Details

Date: 2013 June 26th Wednesday [15:57] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good folks from London based Japanese culture event Hyper Japan have sent us details of their 2013 event. It's set to run at Earl's Court Two from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July 2013.

They've got something for every fan of Japan, from Food and drink to anime and cosplay. Fashion, J-Music and lots of lovely Japanese technology.

Read More... | Source: Hyper Japan

San Francisco 2013 J-POP Summit Festival Details

Date: 2013 June 17th Monday [15:12] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

US based readers who can get to San Francisco should get ready for the 2013 J-POP Summit Festival. It's set to run in Japan Town in San Francisco on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July 2013.

Get ready for weekend of Japanese Harajuku Fashion Culture, street styles and kawaii!

Read More... | Source: J-POP Summit Festival

MCM London Comic Con October 2013 details

Date: 2013 June 11th Tuesday [16:23] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good folks from the MCM London Comic Con have sent us news of the next London event. We're still recovering from this May's London Comic con which saw over 76,000 visitors.

The next MCM London Comic Con is set to run from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October 2013. To accomdate the huge number of visitors the event will for the first time be using both sides of the huge Excel centre, increasing their capacity from 25,000 to 34,000 square metres. That's a lot more space for cosplayers with big wings!

Read More... | Source: MCM London Comic Con

009 RE:Cyborg Cinema Review 2

Date: 2013 June 3rd Monday [14:58] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime > Film

We're not going to give you one, but two different takes on the latest anime cinema screening of 009 RE:Cyborg. We also have an interview with the film's director Kenji Kamiyama. Here's Eeeper's take on the title.

Working off the notion that all good remakes don't try and make sense of their origins, RE: Cyborg 009 is a fresh and funky look at a classic manga and anime. If you've ever read or watched Shotaro Ishinomori's original tale then you are missing out on a great thing. Despite having a cute exterior with cartoonish designs, Ishinomori's ideas in the background tackle things like racism, war, poverty and the brutal nature of the, then, growing military industrial complex that arose after the Second World War. Kenji Kamiyama's version takes all of these aspects and posits an interesting question? If after we stop fighting nations, ideologies and groups who is left to fight? Ourselves would be the main answer but what if it's not another person but our own values, beliefs and morals? While there is a definable enemy that the main heroes fight, the best way to describe them are antagonists who are created by the situation not by themselves.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Cosplay at Comica MangAsia in London 18th May 2013

Date: 2013 May 9th Thursday [14:58] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

We've covered the Comica MangAsia details earlier. The event is set to run in London at Asia House on Saturday 18th May 2013. We've been sent more details of the cosplay workshop that'll be running there. It's an event in it's own right and is run by veteran cosplayers Emily Bastian and Adelaide Filippe as part of the fun.

Read More... | Source: Cosplay Bookings at Eventbrite

Comica MangAsia - May 2013

Date: 2013 April 27th Saturday [14:37] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good folks from the Comica Festival have sent us details of their latest event aimed at anime and manga fans in London. The Comica MangAsia is set to run on Saturday 18th May 2013 at Asia House in London. The fun starts at 11am and ends at 4:30pm.

The event includes talks and panels with anime and manga expert and writer Helen McCarthy. Sarah Rundle introduces Kamishibai, a form of traditional Japanese paper based storytelling.

Cosplay experts Emily Bastian and Adelaide Filippe will be there running a cosplay workshop. Plus Japanese manga artist Inko will be running a manga masterclass for those aged 16+.

Throughout the day there will be a free comic fair along with a tea room.

As always with these events, we advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Source: Comica Festival

Letraset Announces the Manga Alley Art Competition for London Comic Con May 2013

Date: 2013 April 22nd Monday [15:24] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good folks from Letraset have sent us details of their Manga Alley Art Competition which is set to run at the MCM London Comic Con in May 2013. The theme for this art competition is Onwards and Upwards.

Read More... | Source: Letraset

Genki Gear Reveals Exclusive London Comic Con T-Shirt for May 2013

Date: 2013 April 21st Sunday [11:17] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

As May gets closer, so does the build up for the MCM London Comic Con, which is set to run from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2013. As is tradition for the event the good folks at Genki Gear have prepared an exclusive T-shirt for the event. The theme this time around is the true meaning of emoticons!

Read More... | Source: Genki Gear

Japan Underground presents Night of Mind Melting Japanese Metal April 2013

Date: 2013 April 19th Friday [15:09] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

London based fans of Japanese Metal music are in for a treat on Saturday 27th April 2013. Japan Underground returns for a Night of Mind Melting Japanese Metal. Brain Death Zombie will be there, so will Taigen Kawabe from Bo Ningen, along with London-based Japanese rock outfit Colors.

The fun is set to start at 7pm. Tickets are 5 in advance for 7 on the door.

As always details can be found on the Otaku Calendar.

Read More... | Source: Japan Underground

Shinichiro Watanabe at MCM London Comic Con May 2013

Date: 2013 April 17th Wednesday [14:33] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Anime fans who can get to the MCM London Comic Con on Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May will be in for a real treat. Anime director Shinichiro Watanabe will be at the event as Anime Guest of Honour. The director is the man behind Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo and Kids On The Slope. He also directed two shorts on the Animatrix - Kid's Story and A Detective Story.

Attending all three days of the show, Shinichiro Watanabe will be taking part in on-stage panels and promoting both Anime Limited's upcoming HD release of Cowboy Bebop and the UK debut of his latest series, Kids On The Slope, released by MVM Entertainment.

Kids On The Slope is currently streaming on crunchyroll and is available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk on DVD and Blu-rayand other retailers.

Cowboy Bebop Collectors Edition Part 1 is available to pre-order on Blu-ray.

Additionally, if you pre-order Cowboy Bebop from Amazon.co.uk or HMV and bring proof of the pre-order to the show you can receive an exclusive A4 Bebop print to get signed (while stocks last).

Read More... | Source: MCM London Comic Con

Photos from AnimeDublin 2013

Date: 2013 April 16th Tuesday [18:45] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

On Saturday 6th of April, AnimeDublin held it's second one-day con in Dublin City and one of our reporters was on hand to see things and take some pictures!

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Harajuku! Valentines Ball 2013

Date: 2013 January 8th Tuesday [15:57] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

London based otaku looking for a night of partying will want to head to Proud in Camden on Sunday 10th of February for the return of the Harajuku Ball. This time it's a Valentines Ball.

The fun is set to start at 7pm. There's lots to do at the event including Gaming, Karaoke, Manga, Art, and live bands. Entry is free.

Read More... | Source: Criminal Record's Facebook Page

Otaku News Podcast Episode 6

Date: 2012 December 27th Thursday [18:27] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Podcast

Episode 6 of the Otaku News Podcast is now live! This episode we talk about some upcoming licenses and new shows, Comikets bomb threat and a live action Dragon Ball trailer. Trigun Badlands Rumble is the focus of the reviews, which also include J Pop Go, a Final Fantasy Concert and GA Geijutsuka Art Design. We celebrate the end of the year with a quiz and induct Gurren Lagann to the Hall of Fame.

Please do download it and let us know what you think!

Download Otaku News Podcast Episode 6

MP3 File:
32.6 MB
1 hour 11 minutes

[Direct Download] [Torrent]

Contact the Podcast crew at:
podcast@otakunews.com
or reach us via Twitter at @OtakuNewsCast
Disagree with us? Suggestions? Ideas? Contact us!

Note general site enquiries should go as usual to Joe at webmaster@otakunews.com

You can also get the following episodes here -
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

NHK World and JIB TV at Hyper Japan Christmas 2012

Date: 2012 December 7th Friday [16:18] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good folks at Jib TV have sent us details of NHK Worlds recent exhibit at Hyper Japan Christmas 2012 which ran on 23rd to 25th November 2012.

Read More... | Source: JIB TV

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas a Resounding Success!

Date: 2012 December 4th Tuesday [15:59] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Press Releases

The good folks from Hyper Japan have sent us details of their last event run in November 2012, and are delighted to report the event had the biggest footfall ever.

Read More... | Source: Hyper Japan Christmas 2012

Hyper Japan Christmas 2012 Event Report

Date: 2012 December 2nd Sunday [13:56] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Events

Hyper Japan is a regular event in London's Earls Court featuring a variety of stalls, activities, events and food. I attended on the Sunday of this year's Christmas event.

Read More... | Source: Hyper Japan

Kill Bill Theme Guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei to appear at Hyper Japan Christmas 2012

Date: 2012 November 22nd Thursday [12:57] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Hyper Japan Christmas 2012 is almost here! The premier Japanese Culture event will run from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th November 2012 in Earl's Court London.

Along with a great line up of music, they've also sent us details that legendary rock guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei will appear at Hyper Japan. Tomoyasu Hotei, will pay a guest visit to the event on Friday 23rd November at 6:00pm.

This will be the first time in over a decade that he has performed in the UK. Vistors at Hyper Japan will be treated to a live rendition of Battle Without Honour or Humanity (also known as the Kill Bill Theme).

He'll also be playing a special one off gig in London in December 2012.

Read More... | Source: Hyper Japan Christmas 2012

MCM Scotland Comic Con - Set for August 2013 in Glasgow

Date: 2012 November 20th Tuesday [17:17] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Readers in Glasgow will be pleased to hear some news we've been sent from the good people at the MCM Expo who are launching their first Scottish event - MCM Scotland Comic Con a one day festival. The London event is popular with cosplayers, anime and manga fans, along with gamers. The event is set to run on 31st August 2013 at SECC Glasgow.

The Birmingham based fans will also be pleased to hear that the Birmingham MCM is set to expand too during 2013 becoming a permanent MCM event.

Read More... | Source: MCM Expo

NHK World at Hyper Japan Christmas 2012

Date: 2012 November 19th Monday [17:42] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

It's getting closer to Hyper Japan Christmas 2012, which is set to run from Friday 23rd November to Sunday 26th November 2012.

The international arm of Japanese broadcaster NHK will be there to promote their international channel NHK World.

The station broadcasts content in English and is free to access. If you have Sky you can access NHK World on Channel 507. If you've got FreeSat you can access it on channel 209.

Failing that, you can also watch the show on-line on the NHK Website, JIB TV, or on the NHK World App on iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, etc) and Android Devices.

Fans of Kawaii will be pleased to hear that the station will be looking for people wearing Kawaii Fashion at Hyper Japan for their Kawaii International show. Some stylish attendees to Hyper Japan might be added to the show's Facebook page, or even featured on the show itself!

At the NHK World booth (C6 at Hyper Japan), they'll also be showing Itadakimasu! Dining with the Chef, so you can learn about Japanese cooking techniques.

So if you're going to Hyper Japan this weekend, swing by the NHK World World booth C6.

Read More... | Source: NHK World

Kill Bill Theme Guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei to perform in London in December 2012

Date: 2012 November 16th Friday [17:27] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

We've received some exciting news about Tomoyasu Hotei the man behind the Kill Bill Theme Tune - Battle Without Honour or Humanity.

On Tuesday 18th December the guitar guru will be performing a special one off show at the London Roundhouse.

Read More... | Source: Tomoyasu Hotei

Workshop for Japanese Language Learners - London December 2012

Date: 2012 November 4th Sunday [10:33] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

London based fans of Bleach looking to improve their Japanese Language proficiency will want to head over to The Japan Foundation in London on Sunday 9th December 2012. The Japan Foundation will be running a special workshop where you can get to grips with Japanese using Bleach.

The workshop costs 7 to attend and includes a copy of the original Japanese language edition of the manga Bleach. Booking deadline is Tuesday 27th November 2012.

Recommended language level is upper beginner (around JLPT N4) or above.

Read More... | Source: The Japan Foundation

London MCM October 2012 - Most Successful Ever

Date: 2012 October 30th Tuesday [16:11] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Press Releases

The good folks from the London MCM Expo have sent us the attendance figures details from the October Event. The London MCM Expo which ran from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2012 smashed all previous records with more than 70,000 visitors!

Read More... | Source: London MCM Expo

Princess Mononoke London Stage Performance - Auditions

Date: 2012 October 20th Saturday [17:29] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Culture

A few months ago, we posted some exciting news about Princess Mononoke being adapted for the stage. The Whole Hog Theatre are about to start auditions for the stage adaptation!

Auditions will be open to all, but the number of people they can see will be limited. The roles will be unpaid and voluntary (as are all roles within Whole Hog Theatre), but this is a great chance to get involved with an amazing theatrical event. People wishing to audition will need to sign up on-line from 8am on Thursday 25th October 2012.

Audition dates as follows:

Thursday 22nd November 2012 - New Diorama Theatre, London
Friday 23rd November 2012 - The Band Factory, Leamington Spa
Saturday 24th November 2012 - Warwick University Campus, Coventry

They'll also be looking for technical people too, such a Set Designer, Costume Designer, Technical Manager / Lighting Designer, Stage Manager, plus Hair and Makeup Design.

Read More... | Source: The Whole Hog Theatre

Toshio Maeda at the London MCM Expo

Date: 2012 October 15th Monday [17:18] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Fans of hentai at the London MCM Expo have a rare opportunity to meet one of the most influential and controversial manga artists Toshio Maeda. Creator of the the renowned Urotsukidoji and La Blue Girl has his own stall at the hugely popular event. He'll be selling uncensored original artwork, including some London exclusives. We've been told by those who have seen this artwork that it is beautiful and photos / screen shots just don't do it justice. That and well, if you're going to buy hentai artwork, buy it from the most influential creators!

Visit the Tentacle Master shop at the expo to pick up your own signed and numbered limited edition digital lithographic print. Each AQ2 sized print is on sale exclusively at the London MCM Comic Con and limited to 200 prints.

Even if you don't buy anything, if you go along to his table and say that you are "Otaku News Fans", Tosho Maeda will give you a small free present!

The London MCM Expo runs from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2012 at ExCel.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Hisamitsu Ishikawa at Hyper Japan Christmas 2012

Date: 2012 October 14th Sunday [14:38] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

As if anime fans in London already needed an excuse to go to Hyper Japan Christmas 2012 at Earls Court on November Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th 2012, the good folks running the event have just told us that Hisamitsu Ishikawa (CEO of Studio IG and the producer of Ghost In The Shell) will be there. He'll be giving a special talk at the event. So if you haven't booked tickets already, you should now!

Source: Hyper Japan

Japan Underground: 4 Female Fronted Bands - October 2012

Date: 2012 October 12th Friday [15:01] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

London based fans of Japanese music will want to go to Japan Underground for their 4 Female Fronted Band night on Friday 19th October 2012 from 7pm. Tickets are 8 on the door or 5 in advance or with a flyer.

Read More... | Source: Japan Underground

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas Details

Date: 2012 October 7th Sunday [16:48] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Christmas has come early for UK based fans of Japanese culture! Hyper Japan is set to return to Brompton Hall, Earl's Court in London for Hyper Japan Christmas 2012. The event is set to run from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th November 2012.

They'll have all sorts of fun including traditional Japanese food, culture and music, along with the modern elements that make Japan cool.

Read More... | Source: Hyper Japan

Manga Carta at St Albans

Date: 2012 October 4th Thursday [17:14] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Artistic UK based readers in Hertfordshire who can get to St Albans will want to visit to the Museum of St Albans, Hatfield Road on Friday 5th October 2012. There launching a new project to create a manga book inspired by the theme of the Magna Carta, called the Manga Carta.

The fun starts at 5pm and is set to run until 8pm. Entrance is free. All ages welcome, 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Manga Entertainment at the London MCM Expo October 2012

Date: 2012 October 2nd Tuesday [15:14] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Manga Entertainment at the London MCM Expo October 2012

The good folks at Manga Entertainment have sent us details of what they'll be doing at the London MCM Expo, on Friday 26h October to Sunday 28th October 2012.

Highlights include-
Exclusive signings with Liam O'Brien who is best known as Gaara from Naruto.
Cosplay Area
Viz Media Bookshop
Plus a DVD sale with prices starting from 1.

Read More... | Source: Manga Entertainment UK

GEN Manga Issue 15 out now plus New York Comic Con 2012 appearance details

Date: 2012 October 1st Monday [16:09] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Manga

The good folks at GEN Manga have sent us details of their latest Issue GEN 15, plus special appearances by Nagumo the author behind Let's Eat Ramen at New York Comic Con 2012.

Read More... | Source: GEN Manga

Toshio Maeda at New York Comic Con

Date: 2012 September 27th Thursday [15:48] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Fans of hentai at New York Comic Con have a rare opportunity to meet one of the most influential and controversial manga artists Toshio Maeda. Creator of the the renowned Urotsukidoji and La Blue Girl has his own stall at the hugely popular event. He'll be selling uncensored original artwork. We've been told by those who have seen this artwork that it is beautiful and photos / screen shots just don't do it justice. That and well, if you're going to buy hentai artwork, buy it from the most influential creators!

Even if you don't buy anything, if you go along to his table and say that you are "Otaku News Fans", Tosho Maeda will give you a small free present!

New York Comic Con runs from October 11th to 14th 2012.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

AmeCon is looking for new committee members

Date: 2012 August 31st Friday [9:29] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

UK based anime fans looking to get involved in fandom and help with the running of a successful convention, will be very interested to hear that UK anime convention AmeCon is looking for new committee members.

This is a great chance to get involved with something you're passionate about. They're particularity interested in hearing from people with skills in event organisation or web development.

Read More... | Source: AmeCon

The Japanese Maid Cafe in London Sunday 2nd September 2012

Date: 2012 August 19th Sunday [16:31] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

London based fans of Japanese culture looking to try out a maid cafe will be interested to hear about the Japanese Maid Cafe London. They've got two sittings on Sunday 2nd September 2012 at:

Hellenic Restaurant,
9a Delancey Street
Camden Town
London
NW1 7NL

Seating Times are 1pm to 3:30pm and 4pm to 6:30pm.
There is a choice of 4 set menus (which consists of 3 courses). Entry is 25 in advance or 35 on the door. Prices exclude drinks.

Read More... | Source: Japanese Maid Cafe London

AyaCon 2013 Convention Details

Date: 2012 August 14th Tuesday [16:12] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

UK anime fans who have just recovered from AmeCon 2012 and are looking for their next convention fix next year should sign up for AyaCon 2013.

The convention is set to run from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2013. AyaCon will be hosted at the Warwick Arts Centre, the same venue as the previous few runs. This is will be the last AyaCon, so the theme will be "Apocalypse". This the conventions 8th and final year.

Read More... | Source: AyaCon 2013

Tokyo Game Show Tour Package - Travel from the UK to Japan

Date: 2012 August 8th Wednesday [15:22] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

UK based gamers keen to head over to the Tokyo Game Show this September 2012, will want to take a look at Japan Journeys Tokyo Game Show Tour Package. The 9 night tour spans from 16th to 24th September 2012 and includes flights, transfers, breakfast hotel accommodation, along with all the entrance fees to places on the tour.

Read More... | Source: Japan Journeys

UK Cosplayers at the World Cosplay Summit Championship 2012

Date: 2012 August 2nd Thursday [16:39] | Posted By: Joe
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We've just been sent some interesting details from the World Cosplay Summit UK Team, who are currently in Japan representing the country for the finals! So cheer them on this Saturday 4th August 2012. You can keep up with their adventures on their blog. They won the UK finals and in turn flights to Japan, and the chance to represent the UK at lots of fun events such as parties and parades along with the World Cosplay Summit Championship. The WCS is broadcast live on TV to an audience of 10 million.

You too can win the chance to represent the UK in the 2013 World Cosplay Summit. To do so, check out Hyper Japan's website.

Read More... | Source: Cosplay Odyssey: Japan 2012

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