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Crunchyroll to stream Bleach an hour after Japanese Broadcast

Date: 2010 June 16th Wednesday [16:40] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

The good people of Crunchyroll have sent us details about their new Bleach Simulcasts. Starting today (Wednesday June 15th 2010), premium members will be able to watch Bleach one hour after it's been shown in Japan on TV TOKYO. Regular non-paying members of Crunchyroll will be able to watch it a week later.

Bleach will be available on Crunchyroll in following countries areas - United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Read More... | Source: Crunchyroll

Multi-National Manga Anti-Piracy Coalition Formed

Date: 2010 June 8th Tuesday [16:47] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Manga

Multi-National Manga Anti-Piracy Coalition Formed

We've received some very interesting details from VIZ Media about the formation of a Multi-National Manga Anti-Piracy Coalition.It seems that the industry has grown tired of Scanlations - manga scanned into a digital format and distributed without the copyright holders consent. The coalition include the 36 members of Japan's Digital Comic Association, Square Enix, VIZ Media, TOKYOPOP and Yen Press.

Originally scanlations were manga translated by fans into their native language from Japanese. This can be seen as the manga equivalent of anime fansubs. Some scanlation sites branched out to scans of manga that was already official translated and licensed outside of Japan.

This has cost the manga publishing industry significant amounts of money, not just in lost book sales, but lost opportunities in the relatively new market of eBooks and mobile devices.

The coalition intend to target scanlation sites and aggregators of scanlation sites. They've drawn up a list of 30 sites to targeted for action. First they will ask the sites to cease distributing scanlations. If the sites fail to cease distributing further action will be taken depending on the jurisdiction of each site. Actions include legal injunctions against the sites, reporting the sites to governmental anti-piracy units of law enforcement, including the US Justice Department, local law enforcement agencies and the FBI.

Fans curious about piracy in the anime and manga industry should read the Pirate Anime FAQ.

This is not the first time the anime and manga industry has attempted to stop piracy in the industry, but this is the biggest and most coordinated international effort so far. With many companies in the industry forced to make cut backs, closing down offices, laying off staff, we wonder if this is the start of a new approach? Will more companies pursue legal options? Are fansubbers next?

Read More... | Source: VIZ Media

Naruto Shippuden Boxset 1 UK DVD release details

Date: 2010 May 26th Wednesday [16:56] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have sent us details about the up coming DVD release of Naruto Shippuden Box Set 1. The box set contains the first 13 episodes of the adventures of a more mature Naruto.

It's due out on Monday 14th June 2010. You can pre-order it from Amazon.co.uk.

Read More... | Source: Manga Entertainment UK

Soul Eater Part One UK DVD Release details

Date: 2010 May 26th Wednesday [16:35] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have sent us details about the up coming DVD release of Soul Eater. Part one contains the first 13 episodes of the series. It's due out on Monday 28th June 2010.

You can pre-order Soul Eater Part One from Amazon.co.uk.

Read More... | Source: Manga Entertainment UK

Manga Entertainment at the London MCM Expo

Date: 2010 May 26th Wednesday [16:03] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Retail

We've received details from Manga Entertainment UK about the great bargains they'll be offering over the weekend of 29th and 30th of May 2010 at the London MCM Expo. They'll have 50% off most DVDs including boxsets and Blu-ray titles, along with a £1 manga shop.

You'll also be able to pick up Sky Crawlers on DVD and Blu-ray a bit earlier too.

Read More... | Source: Manga Entertainment UK

London Mobile Suit Z Gundam Movie Screening details

Date: 2010 May 25th Tuesday [16:14] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

London based anime fans will want to head over to the Barbican on Tuesday 20th July 2010 at 8:30pm for their screening of Mobile Suit Z Gundam: A New Translation - Heirs to the Stars. Resident anime expert Helen McCarthy will be introducing the film. As always, we advise that you book early to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Source: Barbican

Vampire Knight Anime Online at VIZAnime.com

Date: 2010 May 8th Saturday [9:27] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

US Anime fans can now watch Vampire Knight on-line as it premiers on VizAnime.com. This streamed anime title is only available to people inside the US.

Read More... | Source: Viz Anime

Japanese Maid Reni to perform at PJ mini Pop in NYC

Date: 2010 May 7th Friday [18:31] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

NY based fans of Japanese Cosplay Singing Maids will want to head over to the anime and Japanese Cultural event PJ "mini" Pop to see Reni Mimura . The event is set to run on Sunday May 23rd 2010 from 12:00 until 6:00pm at the The Dwyer Cultural Center in South Harlem.

Read More... | Source: Reni's Blog

London Barbican Screenings for May and June 2010

Date: 2010 April 19th Monday [14:33] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The good folks at the London Barbican have sent us details for their anime line up in May and June 2010. On Tuesday 25th of May anime expert Helen McCarthy will introduce an action packed double bill of Summer Wars at 6:15pm and Dante's Inferno at 8:45pm.

Then on Tuesday 15th June at 8:30pm the Barbican will screen King of Thorn (which is also introduced by Helen McCarthy). As always with popular events we suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Source: Barbican

Haruhi Movie US Screening Details

Date: 2010 April 15th Thursday [15:50] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The good folks at Bandai Entertainment have sent details of the up coming US screenings of the new Haruhi Movie - The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya.

An English subtitled version of the film will be shown at the Viz Cinema in San Francisco from May 21st. The film will then be shown in Hawaii by Consolidated Theaters in mid-June.

Bandai also intend to release the film on DVD in the near future.

Read More... | Source: Bandai Entertainment

Crunchyroll streams Haruhi

Date: 2010 April 9th Friday [19:44] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

The good folks at Crunchyroll have sent us details of their latest streaming deal. They've started to show The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Fans looking for aliens, time travelers, and ESPers will be most pleased to hear that they intend to stream the second series later this year too. Crunchyroll's licence covers the Americas, the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Africa.

Read More... | Source: Crunchyroll

Viz Media Streams Anime On-line

Date: 2010 March 16th Tuesday [15:09] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Watching anime on-line is all the rage these days, with services like Crunchyroll leading the way. Viz Media have launched their own anime streaming service on VizAnime.com. Currently the site uses Hulu.com as a backend (which means that readers outside the US can't watch it).

They've got some great titles on there divided into 3 brands - Shonen Jump, Shojo Beat and Shonen Sunday. Highlights include Bleach, Death Note and Naruto, Honey and Clover and Nana. They've got something for everyone on there.

Read More... | Source: Viz Anime

Clannad English Dub US details

Date: 2010 March 16th Tuesday [14:31] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

We've been sent the details about the Clannad English Dub from Sentai Filmworks. Up until now they've only been producing subtitle only titles. We don't have a release date yet. They also plan an upgrade offer for those who purchased the original subtitle only DVD. Sentai Filmworks intend to release Blue Drop, Ghost Hound, Legends of the Dark King - A Fist of the North Star Story and Tears to Tiara.

Read More... | Source: Sentai Filmworks

Preview the first 7 minutes of Gundam Unicorn

Date: 2010 March 2nd Tuesday [15:20] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

The good folks from Beez have sent us details about the upcoming release of Gundam Unicorn on Friday 12th 2010 on Blu-ray disc. The release will be worldwide simultaneously in the 7 territorial areas of Japan, US, Canada, UK, France, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

You can view the first 7 minutes of the OAV on the Beez Website.

Read More... | Source: Beez

AmeCon 2010 Website Launches

Date: 2010 January 25th Monday [17:09] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

UK anime fans should mark the dates Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August 2010 in their diaries. As this is when AmeCon will return. The successful UK anime convention will open for registration on Monday 15th February 2010. They'll be at a new location this year - Keele University in Staffordshire.

Registration will cost £45 for the full 3 days. The registration fee does not include accommodation, food and drink. They'll take payment through Credit and Debit Card using Google Checkout, alternatively you can also post a cheque to them.

As always with popular conventions we advise you book early to avoid disappointment.

Source: AmeCon 2010

Snow Totoros all round!

Date: 2010 January 9th Saturday [10:21] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

While most of the world is caked in snow, numerous Otaku News friends and readers have sent us links of Totoros made of snow.

The most common one we got sent was this one on the site Epic Win FTW (from the same people behind I Can Has Cheezburger?) .

One keen eyed Otaku News reader also sent us:
A snow Catbus
dorkiicakes' snow Totoro
Temple of the wrong found a pair of snow Totoro
graout's snow Totoro

A huge selection of Snow Totoros can also be found on photographic sharing website Flickr.

Ghibli fans will know that the first snow Totoro ever made can been seen in the end credits of the original film.

Source: Otaku News

Comiket 77

Date: 2009 December 30th Wednesday [7:30] | Posted By: Franki Webb
Category: > Events

A man sits in the corner of the busy square caressing his gun then pointing it at a bunch of schoolgirls who shriek in excitement and begin flashing the cameras, while another man beside him dressed elaborately in leather swishes his cape to an amused crowd of photographers. Welcome to Comiket!

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Long hours and low pay the reality of being an animator in Japan

Date: 2009 November 23rd Monday [7:46] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

An interesting article in the Wall Street Journal points out how much trouble the Japanese animation industry is in. The article mentions that anime is one of Japan's great cultural exports. However due to the shrinking population of Japan, there are fewer children, resulting in toy makers and sponsors being less willing to fund new shows.

It highlights that many leave the animation industry within the first 3 years, in order to get better jobs in the video games industry. 13 to 14 hour days appear to be common too, along with working weekends. It seems that 1 day off a month was common in the case of one employee at an anime studio.

"A survey conducted this year for industry executives showed that animators in their 20s made just 1.1 million yen ($11,000) a year on average, while those in their 30s earned 2.1 million yen."

There is light at the end of the tunnel, with companies actively recruiting staff instead of keeping them on as freelancers. The Japanese government too are supporting the industry by planning to increase spending on education and training young animators as well as allocating more funds toward film marketing.

There is a worry though that with competition from outsourcing overseas Japan's ability to cultivate creative talent will be reduced.

Source: Wall Street Journal

QC Anime-zing new Iowa based anime convention

Date: 2009 November 9th Monday [15:29] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

US based anime fans who can get to Iowa should add a new convention to their diary. Set for June 18th to 20th 210 at Bettendorf QC Anime-zing!, it's run by the Mindbridge Foundation a not for profit corporation dedicated to fans of fiction, fantasy and so on.

Read More... | Source: QC Anime-zing!

London Gets Shibuya Style Crossing

Date: 2009 November 2nd Monday [5:33] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Current Affairs

BBC News have an interesting article about a new crossing on Oxford Street in London.

The London shopping district now has a crossing inspired by the X style walk way. The most famous of which can be seen at Shibuya in Tokyo and is frequently filmed in documentaries that feature Japan.

The opening ceremony sounds like a lot of fun -
"In homage to its Far Eastern inspiration, the mayor will strike a two-metre high cymbal as Japanese musicians play taiko drums."

They even got cosplayers involved too -

"A giant X, in the form of 60m (196ft) of red ribbon will then be unfurled by devotees of cult Japanese Manga characters dressed in colourful costumes."

The London Mayor said the crossing was "a triumph for British engineering, Japanese innovation and good old fashioned common sense".

Oxford Street is frequently very busy with more than 200 million visitors a year and ideas like this help ease congestion at the bottle neck area of the tube station.

The BBC News Website has photos of the event you can even see a few cosplayers there too. ^_^

Update We've been sent some great photos of the opening ceremony.

Read More... | Source: BBC News

WOTA London Gig in November 2009

Date: 2009 November 1st Sunday [16:13] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

London Fans of J-Pop, Vocaloid Songs, moe and anime music should head over to WOTA London on Saturday 21st November 2009, from 5pm to 10p, at the Freedom Bar in Soho, Central London.

This event is billed to support those otaku that loves otaku culture. Great for those who want to dance the night away.

Source: WOTA London

Animation industry in the UK and Japan Symposium

Date: 2009 October 23rd Friday [15:05] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Academic anime fans will want to get London on Friday 30th October 2009 for the Animation industry in the UK and Japan: Creativity, identity and the global marketplace. It's going to run in Council Room, Strand Campus, King’s College London.

It's free to attend but booking in advance is required. We suggest you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Source: King's College London

Comica 2009: London Is Bubbling Over With Comics!

Date: 2009 October 20th Tuesday [16:16] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

London based fans of comics will be pleased to hear about Comica Festival 2009. Being an international comics festival manga is represented too. With anime and manga expert Helen McCarthy launching her new book about the manga god Osamu Tezuka on Sunday 8th November 8, 2009 from 4.30pm at the ICA. Tickets: £6 / £5 Concessions / £4 ICA Members

Paul Gravett will be giving a talk about Manga In The Museum: Solving Myths & Mysteries as he introduces the work of Hoshino Yukinobu on Tuesday 10th November 2009 from 1.15pm to 2pm. This is free, but booking in advance is required.


Plus Helen will also be giving a talk on the works of works of manga master Hoshino Yukinobu on Saturday 21st November 2009 at the British Museum from 1.15pm to 2pm. This is free, but booking in advance is required.

Source: Comica Festival 2009

Beez at the London MCM Expo October 2009

Date: 2009 October 17th Saturday [10:20] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

Currently all UK anime firms are revving up for the London MCM Expo on 24th-25th October 2009. Beez are no exception. Their stall will be in a different place than usual, they'll be teaming up with their corporate cousins Namco Bandai Partners.

They'll be holing a survey too, along with a give away as an incentive to fill it in. Plus they'll be selling some great titles on DVD too.

Read More... | Source: Beez Entertainment

The Art of Osamu Tezuka God of Manga out November 2009

Date: 2009 October 13th Tuesday [15:40] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Fans of Osamu Tezuka, the founding father of modern anime and manga will be pleased to hear that a new book is due out November 2009. Written by prominent anime and manga expert Helen McCarthy the hardcover book published by Ilex Press reveals what makes Tezuka one of the key figures of 20th century pop culture.

It includes 350 colour illustrations and a 45 minute DVD documentary never aired outside of Japan before.

The publication coincides with the annual Comica Festival.

Buy from Amazon.co.uk
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Read More... | Source: Ilex Press

Ni No Kuni Opening Path Cinematic Online

Date: 2009 October 2nd Friday [9:14] | Posted By: LittleWoodenBoy
Category: > Gaming > Consoles

One of the cinematics for the upcoming Studio Ghibli/Level 5 Nintendo DS game has been put online.

Read More... | Source: Gametrailers

Sci-Fi-London October 2009 Anime All-Nighter Details

Date: 2009 September 16th Wednesday [17:01] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The Weekend of 23rd - 24th October 2009 is great for anime fans to visit London, with the London MCM Expo. There's also the traditional Anime All-Nigther at Sci-Fi-London.

The film festival has run for many years now and always proves popular. They've got an extra special line up for this all night long anime screening, starting Saturday night 23rd October 2009. They'll be showing:

Evangelion 1.0
Time of Eve
The Sky Crawlers

We're most excited about the Evangelion 1.0 screening. Spike's already seen it and posted an Evangelion 1.0 review up when it first came out in Japan.

The Sky Crawlers also sounds promising as it's directed by Mamoru Oshii (who is best known as directing the Ghost in the Shell Movies).

Tickets will be available soon. We advise you book early to avoid disappointment as it's a great chance to seem some excellent features.

Source: Sci-Fi London

London MCM Expo October 2009 Details

Date: 2009 September 14th Monday [17:05] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good folks at the London MCM Expo have sent us the latest details for the event. Highlights from an anime perspective include - Studio BONES studio president Minami Masahiko and director Ando Masahiro, whose works include Fullmetal Alchemist, Cowboy Bebop, Gundam Seed Destiny and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Along with Trinity Blood voice actors Mike McFarland and Troy Baker.

The press release also has a shout out to cosplayers, who helped with the world record!

Read More... | Source: London MCM Expo

MTV Iggy on Otaku Culture

Date: 2009 September 10th Thursday [14:36] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

The good folks at MTV Iggy (which is focused on breakthrough music and pop-culture from around the globe) have sent us details of their new feature - Otaku Culture.

They've got a couple of videos up from Otakon 2009 in Baltimore. It includes some otaku steampunk culture along with a video on ball jointed dolls. They've also got details of J-Rockers VAMPS, and plenty more to explore too.

Source: MTV Iggy

New dating site for anime fans launches

Date: 2009 September 8th Tuesday [16:33] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

There are tons of dating sites on the internet. Lots are even specialist dating sites by interest. So it should come as no surprise that the clever folks at Fan Crush have set up a dating site for otaku - Otaku Crush.

Read More... | Source: Otaku Crush

Miyazaki is a Genre Unto Himself

Date: 2009 September 6th Sunday [21:39] | Posted By: Queen Of Swords
Category: > Anime

Anime legend Hayao Miyazaki's films combine aspects of familiar genres to make them classics of animation. i09 takes Miyazaki's most famous works and examines the genres used to make each film unforgettable.

Read More... | Source: i09

ADV Films Shuts down

Date: 2009 September 2nd Wednesday [17:51] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

US based Anime company ADV have closed. A detailed write up can be found on Anime News Network.

Apart from the asset transfers to other companies registered in Texas (where ADV was based), the details are still coming to light.

Below we've included the press release from ADV along with the press release from Section23 Films.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

London MCM Expo October 2009 Tickets now on sale

Date: 2009 August 9th Sunday [13:03] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Readers who can get to London this October will be interested in the London MCM Expo on the 24th to 25th October 2009. Tickets are now on sale.

As attendance to this even it well over 30,000 people we doubt they will sell out. However we do strongly advise in spending a little bit extra for their Early Entry Tickets to save time queuing, you'll be grateful on the day!

Source: London MCM Expo

Anime Network Launches Video-on-Demand in UK

Date: 2009 August 6th Thursday [12:57] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > TV

We've got some exciting news from the folks behind The Anime Network. They've just launched a UK beta version of their site. So now anime fans in the UK can watch anime streamed to their PC. For less than a fiver a month you can watch a great selection of ADV titles.

They also offer a yearly subscription too.

Read More... | Source: The Anime Network

AyaCon 2009 announce two more guests

Date: 2009 July 26th Sunday [13:39] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good folks at UK convention AyaCon 2009 have sent us more details about their guest line up. They've added Matthew Mercer voice actor, script writer, and independent film maker along with JoEllen Elam costume designer and makeup artist. This makes for a great variety of guests.

Read More... | Source: Aya Revolution 09

BBC News Stroll around Akihabara

Date: 2009 July 9th Thursday [8:36] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Culture

BBC News have just published an interesting article about their stroll in Akihabara the otaku heartland.

The article introduces readers to the area, then they go on a tour around the district. They cover the hardware hacking scene in the area, focusing on the component shops. This is then followed by a mention of the surveillance equipment available. It then concludes with the homemade software culture, the article calls it unlicensed software, but we think they mean doujin software.

"This underground amateur culture has always been a big part of Akihabara and 'otaku' culture, back from home made comic books, now moving into homemade hardware and software."

Source: BBC News

Giant Gundam robot stalks Japan

Date: 2009 July 8th Wednesday [8:24] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

BBC News are currently running an interesting story featuring the Giant Gundam model in Tokyo. It focuses on Japan's great love for all things giant and robotic.

They get Patrick Galbraith, ethnographer at the University of Tokyo (I want his job), and author of The Otaku Encyclopedia to explain what Gundam is.

The article then goes to explain the rise of otaku culture and concludes with how robots will become more common place.

Source: BBC News

Ponyo English Trailer Now Up

Date: 2009 June 24th Wednesday [18:51] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Anime

Ponyo, the latest to come from Miyazaki-san can now be previewed in it's all-English language trailer. It features the likes of Cate Blanchett and Tina Fey in it's cast.

Ponyo (called 'Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea' in Japan) is about a baby fish who wishes to become a human girl.

Source: Apple.com

Momoi Haruko at Aya Revolution 2009

Date: 2009 June 4th Thursday [16:30] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

We've just received some exciting information about UK anime convention Ayacon 2009's first guest. It's Halko Momoi, renowned singer and voice actress! You may have heard her voice on Nurse Witch Komugi-chan, Ai Yori Aoshi, and Seto No Hanayome.

Read More... | Source: Aya Revolution 09

Anime Expo 2009 Guest of Honor - Seiji Mizushima

Date: 2009 May 18th Monday [16:53] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Los Angeles, California anime fans who haven't already marked July 2nd to 5th 2009 on their calendars may really want to do so now. Anime Expo have anime director Seiji Mizushima as their official guest of honor.

Read More... | Source: Anime Expo

London Anime and Manga Shopping Guide

Date: 2009 May 11th Monday [17:01] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Retail

London has a some great places for otaku to visit. The trouble is finding them. Using our London Otaku News Correspondents we've assembled a list of good places for anime and manga fans to visit while in London.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

London Expo May 2009 Event Details

Date: 2009 April 20th Monday [16:43] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Anime fans who can get to London on the weekend of the 23rd to the 24th of May 2009, will want to visit the London MCM Expo at the Excel Centre. As always anime is well represented, with many of the UK anime and manga companies having a stall or some sort of presence, along with lots of dealers selling great merchandise. The event is also a huge draw to cosplayers, with many of the attendies in fancy dress!

Like last time, the event also plans to smash its current world record for the amount of video game related cosplay. It's set to be a fun weekend! So keep your calendars free. ^_^

Read More... | Source: London MCM Expo

Interview with Helen McCarthy

Date: 2009 April 5th Sunday [16:42] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

Audio interview with Japanese culture expert Helen McCarthy in conjunction with Irish Film Institute.

Read More... | Source: Eeeper's Choice Podcast / Otaku News

Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie London Screening

Date: 2009 March 24th Tuesday [11:45] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

London's Barbican continues show a great selection of anime. Fans should note that on Tuesday 26th May 2009 at 8:30pm, the centre will be showing Revolutionary Girl Utena, along with a talk from anime expert Helen McCarthy.

As always with these screenings we recommend fans book early to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Source: Barbican

Japanimation: Gonzo Focus at The Barbican: 7-9 April 2009

Date: 2009 March 19th Thursday [10:16] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

London based anime fans are in for a real treat from the 7th to the 9th of April 2009. The Barbican will be holding a series of screenings all focusing on fan favourite studio Gonzo. Curated by anime expert Helen McCarthy she’s really managed to arrange an interesting line up. Apart from all the great Gonzo titles what’s really got our interest is the Surprise Sneak Peak, scheduled for Thursday 9th April.

As always with these events we advise that fans book early to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Source: Barbican

Evangelion Merchandise Selection

Date: 2009 March 8th Sunday [14:58] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Retail

Anime and merchandise naturally go hand in hand, with some titles just a thin excuse to create merchandise. Generally the more popular the series, wider and crazier the variety of merchandise available. With Neon Genesis Evangelion, regarded one of the most popular titles of all time, I thought it would be worth looking into the more unusual merchandise available from the franchise. When researching this article I expected to find some oddities, after all you can even get an Eva Unit-01 mountain bike. However I was really surprised by what's out there!

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Schoolgirl Milky Crisis Book Competition

Date: 2009 March 5th Thursday [15:28] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

We've teamed up with the good folks at Titan Books to give away copies of the new book Schoolgirl Milky Crisis: Adventures in The Anime And Manga Trade. The book written by Jonathan Clements reveals in inner workings of the anime and manga business.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

AyaCon 2009 registrations now open

Date: 2009 February 16th Monday [17:24] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

UK anime fans looking for 3 days of fun on Friday 14th to Sunday 16th August 2009, will be pleased to hear that the registration for AyaCon 2009, known as Aya Revolution 09 is now open.

The convention will once again be held at the Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, near Coventry. The AyaCon crew have run many successful conventions before and as a result it proves popular with fandom. Bookings are filling up fast, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Source: Aya Revolution 09

An interview with Andrew Driver

Date: 2009 February 13th Friday [17:19] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

In April 2009, Alma Books will publish an English translation of Yasutaka Tsutsui's novel Paprika. The basis of Satoshi Kon's award-winning animated film of the same name, the English translation was handled for Alma by Andrew Driver. Otaku News can now present an interview with Mr. Driver which he graciously agreed to do with Eeeper on behalf of Otaku News in which he talks about his work on the novel.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Paprika original novel to be released in UK in 2009

Date: 2009 February 4th Wednesday [10:57] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

Original novel Satoshi Kon based anime film Paprika upon will be released in the UK

Read More... | Source: ANN

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