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009 Re:Cyborg with Kenji Kamiyama at the BFI Southbank in London April 2013

Date: 2013 March 19th Tuesday [16:25] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

UK anime fans will want to head over to the BFI Southbank in London on Thursday 4th April 2013 for a very special screening of 009 Re:Cyborg. The director Kenji Kamiyama will be there for a QA session, he also directed the hugely popular Ghost in the Shell: SAC, along with Eden of the East.

If you're in the UK and can't get to London, fear not 009 Re:Cyborg will be hitting UK cinemas in June 2013. It'll be released by new anime company on the block Anime.Ltd.

Read More... | Source: BFI Southbank

Studio Ghibli Season on Film4 UK

Date: 2013 March 19th Tuesday [15:45] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

UK anime fans will be pleased to hear that Film4 will be showing a season of wonderful Studio Ghibli Films. The season is timed for the Easter break and includes plenty of screenings on the free to air channel. The movies are set to run from Tuesday 26th March - Saturday 13th April 2013.

We updated the Otaku Calendar with all the details over the weekend.

The Oscar winning Spirited Away is the first film showing on Tuesday 26th March at 6.30pm.

You can view Film4 on:

Film 4 is on:
Free View: Channel 15
Freesat: Channel 300
Sky: Channel 315
Virgin: Channel 428
Virgin HD: Channel 429

Don't forget Film 4 +1 as well.

Freesat: Channel 301
Sky: Channel 316
Virgin: Channel 430

Source: Film4

Manga Industry Pioneer Toren Smith Passes Away

Date: 2013 March 8th Friday [16:00] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Current Affairs

Readers will be sad to hear that manga industry pioneer Toren Smith passed away on Tuesday March 5th 2013.

We could write an obituary about the man who brought manga to the English speaking world, but we don't have the words. We suggest you read the one written by Jonathan Clements.

We've never had the privilege of meeting Toren. For many of us, ourselves included, his work were fundamental in discovering the world of anime and manga.

The news was first broken on Twitter and Anime News Network.

Source: James Hudnall's Blog

Kiki's Delivery Service UK and Australian Blu-ray details

Date: 2013 February 28th Thursday [14:22] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

UK Studio Ghibli Fans will be pleased to hear that Studio Canal will be releasing the classic Miyazaki movie Kiki's Delivery Service on Blu-ray on Monday 27th May 2013. Details are not yet up on the Studio Canal website. You can pre-order the title from Amazon.co.uk.

The title will also be released in Australia by Madman on Wednesday 22nd May 2013.

Source: Otaku Calendar

Otaku News Podcast Episode 7

Date: 2013 February 10th Sunday [11:35] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Podcast

Episode 7 of the Otaku News Podcast is now live! The Otaku News Podcast gang is back to look at some recent news, cast their eyes over some new anime from the Winter 2013 seasons along with some anime based video games. In a new segement we discuss if simulcasting is helping or hurting the anime industry and Eden of the East goes into the Hall Of Fame.

Download Otaku News Podcast Episode 7

MP3 File:
17.2 MB
37 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
Episode 6

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Kids On The Slope Complete Collection UK DVD and Blu-ray release details

Date: 2013 February 10th Sunday [10:19] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

Anime fans in the UK will be pleased to hear that MVM Entertainment will be releasing Kids On The Slope Complete Collection on DVD and blu-ray on 24th June 2013. The show is currently available to watch on Crunchyroll. The series is directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (who is best known for Cowboy Bebop and Macross Plus) with music by Yoko Kanno (who is best know for the music behind Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex).

You can pre-order the DVD and blu-ray from MVM's mail order website Anime-on-line. However due to security issues with the site last year, we suggest using a more secure retailer.

Source: Otaku Calendar

One Piece Uncut UK DVD Release Details

Date: 2013 February 10th Sunday [9:51] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

Fans of pirate adventures will be pleased to hear that Manga Entertainment UK will be releasing One Piece! The first DVD release will be One Piece Collection 1 Episodes 1-26 Uncut, it's due out 27th May 2013. As it's the uncut edition they won't have any weird digital editing with Sanji's cigarettes replaced with lollipops.

You can pre-order the collections off Amazon.co.uk:
One Piece Collection 1 Episodes 1-26 Uncut - Release date 27th May 2013
One Piece Collection 2 Episodes 27-53 Uncut - Release date 1st July 2013
One Piece Collection 3 Episodes 54-78 Uncut - Release date 23rd September 2013
One Piece Collection 4 Episodes 79-103 Uncut - Release date 11th November 2013

Source: Manga Entertainment UK

Evangelion Camera - Pentax Q10 Limited Edition

Date: 2013 January 29th Tuesday [16:02] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Retail

Otaku photographers who want to tell the world they love Neon Genesis Evangelion will be pleased to hear about the new PENTAX Q10 Evangelion model. Available in 3 colour schemes - Unit 01, Asuka and Rei. They'll be released this April 2013.

The cameras are special limited edition models, with only 1,500 of each colour scheme produced. They all have NERV branding and will only be available in Japan. We suspect they'll be perfect for photographing Evangelion cosplayers! We've covered Evangelion merchandise before and can report that this isn't the craziest product tie in.

Read More... | Source: Pentax Japan

K-On movie US DVD and Blu-ray release details

Date: 2013 January 24th Thursday [16:41] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Moe anime fans who like the adventures of a certain light music club will be pleased to hear that Sentai Filmworks have the license for K-On the movie. The anime series proved to be hugely popular with fans and even caused an increase in demand for certain electric guitars. The movie will be released in the US on DVD and Blu-ray on May 21st 2013. The DVD retails for $29.98 while the blu-ray retails for $39.98. Both discs will be subbed and dubbed.

Read More... | Source: Sentai Filmworks

NEO Magazine Issue 107 out now

Date: 2013 January 24th Thursday [16:23] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Press Releases

The good folks from Neo Magazine have sent us details of issue 107. It's out now from all good news agents.

Read More... | Source: NEO Magazine

An interview with Production I.G.

Date: 2013 January 12th Saturday [15:28] | Posted By: Priss
Category: > Anime

Returning for the second time in 2012, the fourth Hyper Japan festival in November welcomed thousands of visitors to Earls Court for a three day extravaganza of entertainment. The event flourishes every time with an array of Japanese cultural experiences, encompassing fashion, film, games, cuisine and of course anime and manga for people to see.

For anime fans, this Hyper Japan was host to an astounding public event - a panel chaired by Helen McCarthy in which Production I.G. President & CEO Ishikawa Mitsuhisa was joined by esteemed anime critic Hikawa Ryusuke. It was an exciting opportunity to gain unique insight into the Japanese animation industry from one of today's greatest studios and a major modern figure in Japanese cultural criticism.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Amecon Interview with Brad Swaile

Date: 2013 January 6th Sunday [11:49] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Back at Amecon last August thanks to the convention committee we got to spend lunch with voice actor Brad Swaile. It's taken me a bit of time to get the interview written up as Brad made a lot of interesting points and I didn't want to miss anything.

Read More... | Source: Voiceacting.co.uk

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

Cowboy Bebop returns to the UK on DVD and Blu-ray Q3 2013

Date: 2012 December 22nd Saturday [13:54] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

New UK anime company on the block Anime Limited have just announced on Twitter (and other social media) that their first title will be Cowboy Bebop on DVD and Blu-ray. It'll be released sometime in Q3 of 2013. The TV show has been released in the UK a few times on DVD before but has been out of print for a while and UK copies of the DVD are hard to find.

It has never been released on blu-ray in the UK. A hi-def version of the series has the potential to look amazing as the series was cel animated with some CGI, if done properly the blu-ray release would be worth grabbing!

The series was voted number 2 on the top anime of all time list by 11,700 Newtype USA readers (Neon Genesis Evangelion the TV show was voted number 1).

Cowboy Bebop, like Evangelion is one of those landmark must have titles that all anime fans should see. Additionally, Bebop isn't just about the anime, it's also about the music, The Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno's band) do an amazing job on the Bebop soundtrack.

Source: Anime Limited Twitter Feed

Crunchyroll releases Xbox 360 streaming video app

Date: 2012 December 20th Thursday [17:25] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Press Releases

US-based anime streaming company Crunchyroll announces release of app for Xbox 360 game console.

Read More... | Source: Crunchyroll

Dragon Ball Z Complete Season 1 and Season 2 on Offer on Play.com

Date: 2012 December 13th Thursday [14:21] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Retail

The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have just sent us details about a great deal on Play.com selling Dragon Ball Z for 15.99 each. Both titles include free postage.

Dragon Ball Z Season 1 on Play.com

Dragon Ball Z Season 2 on Play.com

Our price aware readers will know that this is currently cheaper than Amazon.co.uk.

Source: Manga Entertainment UK

Tentacular! An interview with Toshio Maeda

Date: 2012 December 9th Sunday [12:17] | Posted By: Priss
Category: > Features

October 2012's London MCM expo was the most successful ever. It included a stall by influential and controversial manga artists Toshio Maeda. Creator of the the renowned Urotsukidoji and La Blue Girl. We caught with the manga artist and were lucky enough to interview him at the Expo.

NSFW Content Warning. This article contains content that is not safe for work. This article contains an interview with the creator of a certain tentacle based genre of manga.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection Competition

Date: 2012 November 19th Monday [18:47] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

UK based anime fans will be pleased to hear that the good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have given us one copy of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection to give away.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Trigun Badlands UK Blu-ray Competition

Date: 2012 November 12th Monday [15:43] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

UK based anime fans will be pleased to hear that the good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have given us one copy of Trigun: Badlands Rumble Movie to give away on Blu-ray.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

UK Anime DVD and Blu-ray release details for November and December 2012

Date: 2012 November 11th Sunday [16:58] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

Using our sister site Otaku Calendar we are able to present a list of up coming anime DVD and Blu-ray tiles for the rest of 2012.

Release dates as follows:

Monday 12th November 2012
Castle Of Cagliostro (Blu-ray)
My Neighbour Totoro (Blu-ray)
Towanoquon Complete Series Collection (DVD)
Trigun Movie: Bandlands Rumble (DVD)
Trigun Movie: Bandlands Rumble (Blu-ray)

Monday 19th November 2012
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood OVA Collection (Blu-ray)
Sekirei Pure Engagement (Season 2) (DVD)

Monday 26th November 2012
Naruto Shippuden Box Set 11 (DVD)
Ninja Scroll (Blu-ray)

Monday 3rd December 2012
Clannad After Story Part 2 (DVD)
Phantom: Requiem Complete Series (DVD)
Tales Of Vesperia: The First Strike (DVD)
Tales Of Vesperia: The First Strike (Blu-ray)

Monday 10th December 2012
Hetalia Axis Powers Season 4 Collection (DVD)

Monday 17th December 2012
Freezing Complete Series Collection (DVD)

Monday 24th December 2012
Berserk - Film 1: Egg Of The King (DVD)
Berserk - Film 1: Egg Of The King (Blu-ray)
Gintama The Movie (DVD)
Persona 4 The Animation - Box 1 (Blu-ray)

Monday 31th December 2012
Shiki Part 2 (DVD)

Being Studio Ghibli fans we're most excited about the blu-ray releases of My Neighbour Totoro and Castle of Cagliostro. The blu-ray of Ninja Scroll has also been long awaited, you can read our review of it here.

Source: Otaku Calendar

Otaku News Podcast Episode 5

Date: 2012 November 10th Saturday [14:14] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Podcast

Episode 5 of the Otaku News Podcast is now live! On this episode of the Otaku News podcast we discuss recent licenses and news, Colin talks forever about some of the new shows in the Autumn 2012 season, the feature topic is shows that defy your expectations, Azumanga Daioh gets the Hall of Fame treatment and we answer some questions.

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

Download Otaku News Podcast Episode 5

MP3 File:
57.7 MB
1 hour 3 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

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

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

Pirate Anime FAQ Updated - November 2012

Date: 2012 November 3rd Saturday [16:21] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Websites

We've just updated The Pirate Anime FAQ with some more details. We've added details of bootleg bags, bootleg wallets / bill folds and finally included bootleg CD company Miya Records to the Audio CD section.

We've been running the Pirate Anime FAQ for over 12 years now, helping anime fans become aware of bootlegs. Many fans first discover that they've bought bootlegs by reading the FAQ.

As always we appreciate any feedback, so please feel free to get in touch.

We'd like to thank you for all your support over the last 12 years and look forward to the next 12 years! ^_^

Source: Otaku News

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Complete Series UK Blu-ray Competition

Date: 2012 October 24th Wednesday [17:40] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

UK based anime fans will be pleased to hear that the good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have given us one copy of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Complete Series to give away on Blu-ray.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Ninja Scroll Premiere at The Hackney Picturehouse in London

Date: 2012 October 23rd Tuesday [15:36] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

London based readers who enjoy the violent action anime movie that is Ninja Scroll will want to get to the Hackney Picturehoue on Friday 16th November 2012. They'll be screening a special premiere of Ninja Scroll, the premium ticket includes admission to the movie along with a standard edition copy of the movie on blu-ray and a limited edition world exclusive signed poster by Sam Gilbey.

Only 300 tickets are available to this event. To make things even more awesome Manga Entertainment will give away a bundle of goodies worth 500 including some of their best selling titles.

Read More... | Source: Hackney Picturehouse

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

Wolf Children at 56th BFI London Film Festival

Date: 2012 October 8th Monday [16:05] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

London based anime fans are in for a treat this week with the 56th BFI London Film Festival. Fans will want to catch the screenings of Wolf Children - Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki.

Screening Details as follows:

Thursday 11 October 2012, 12:45, VUE West End
Saturday 13 October 2012, 12:15, VUE West End
Sunday 14 October 2012, 13:00, Rich Mix

Read More... | Source: 56th BFI London Film Festival

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 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

Otaku News Podcast Episode 4

Date: 2012 September 25th Tuesday [16:17] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Podcast

Episode 4 of the Otaku News Podcast is now live! The fourth podcast sees our otaku views on some recent news and Amecon 2012. Reviews of Planzet, Yurei Attack and Ninja Attack and the first third of Dragon Ball Z Season 2. Overman King Gainer also goes into the Hall Of Fame.

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

Download Otaku News Podcast Episode 4

MP3 File:
42.8 MB
46 minutes 45 seconds

[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 get episode 1 here, episode 2 here and episode 3 here.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Anime and Manga event for Japanese Language Learners in London and Edinburgh

Date: 2012 September 12th Wednesday [17:49] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Culture

Readers who are in London or Edinburgh and are keen to learn Japanese will be interested in the Japan Foundation's new initiative. They've just launched a new website using Anime and Manga in Japanese to help you get to grips with the language.

They'll be running special workshops on the subject -

"This workshop, hosted by Ms Nanae Kumano (Developer of the Japanese in Anime & Manga website and Language Education Specialist at Japan Foundation Madrid), will introduce learners to the Japanese in Anime & Manga website, and explore how the site can be used to enhance your own Japanese language studies and enjoyment of Japanese culture."

On Thursday 4th October 2012 from 4pm to 6pm at the University of Edinburgh.

Levels: Basic Advanced (JLPT N5 N1/Level 1); English explanations will be given. This event is supported by the University of Edinburgh and is free for all participants. The event is free, but you do have to register in advance in order to attend.

On Friday 5th October 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at The Japan Foundation - Russell Square London.

Levels: Intermediate to Advanced (JLPT N3/Level 3 N1/Level 1); The workshop will be in Japanese.

Fee: 3.00 (to paid on arrival on the day, cash only accepted)
Limited to 40 participants First come, first served. Click here to register.

Source: The Japan Foundation

Sentai Filmworks announces trio of titles

Date: 2012 September 11th Tuesday [10:37] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

US anime label Sentai Filmworks announces three licence acquisitions for release in US/Canada in late 2012 via Digital Distribution, DVD and Blu Ray.

Read More... | Source: Sentai Filmworks

Fullmetal Alchemist Movie 2: The Sacred Star of Milos UK DVD Competition

Date: 2012 September 2nd Sunday [11:16] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

UK based anime fans will be pleased to hear that the good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have given us two copies of Fullmetal Alchemist Movie 2: The Sacred Star of Milos to give away on Blu-ray.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt UK DVD Recall Details

Date: 2012 August 24th Friday [16:38] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have sent us details about their Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt DVD Recall.

Read More... | Source: Manga Entertainment UK

Zipangu Fest 2012 Film festival reveals full programme details

Date: 2012 August 23rd Thursday [17:03] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The good folks from the Zipangu Fest Film Festival have sent us the details for their 2012 film line up!

The 3rd Zipangu Fest is set to take place at The Cinema Museum in Kennington, South London from September 14th to 16th 2012.

Anime fans will be interested in their beyond anime strand.

They'll be showing -

The Great Rabbit on Friday 14 September 2012 at 7:00pm
A magical hand-drawn animation that is also a profound conundrum.

Midori-ko on
Sunday 16 September 2012 at 2:30pm
A university researcher protects a human/vegetable hybrid in a dystopic dark fantasy that took ten years to complete.

The Echo of Astro Boy's Footsteps on Sunday 16 September 2012 at 12:30pm
Riveting, unpredictable and moving documentary about the mysterious double life of the pioneering Astro Boy sound designer Matsuo Ohno.

They've also got a great line up of live action films too.

Read More... | Source: Zipangu Fest

Blue Exorcist Part 1 DVD Competition

Date: 2012 August 20th Monday [15:33] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

UK based anime fans will be pleased to hear that the good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have given us two copies of Blue Exorcist Part 1 on DVD to give away to two lucky readers.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

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

Ninja Scroll Blu-ray UK Release Details

Date: 2012 August 14th Tuesday [15:44] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

UK based anime fans who are awaiting the highly anticipated blu-ray release of Ninja Scroll will be pleased to hear that it's due out on Monday 26th November 2012. Manga Entertaiment UK will be releasing a special limited edition Blu-ray/DVD Steelbook, along with separate Blu-ray and DVD editions.

You can pre-order the steel book edition now on Amazon.co.uk.

Read More... | Source: Manga Entertainment UK

NEO Magazine Issue 101 out now

Date: 2012 August 9th Thursday [19:29] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Retail

The good folks from Neo Magazine have sent us details of the latest issue - 101. It's out now from all good news agents. It includes a double cover with Blue Exorcist on one side and Graces f on the other (plus articles relating to said covers). That and a four page preview of the highly anticipated Level 5 and Studio Ghibli Game Ni no Kuni.

Read More... | Source: NEO Magazine

Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack UK Release Details

Date: 2012 August 8th Wednesday [15:46] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

UK anime fans looking for something different, will want to give Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack a try.

The title is due out on Monday 20th August 2012 and is available for pre-order now. We haven't seen it yet, and we're unsure how to pitch this, perhaps it's the cure for watching too many moe titles?! Forget regular zombies, a fish that sprout legs and attacks the land is not something you hear about everyday!

Read More... | Source: Terracotta Distribution

Otaku News Podcast Episode 3

Date: 2012 July 31st Tuesday [15:29] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Podcast

Episode 3 of the Otaku News Podcast is now live! This episode our podcasters cover the recent otaku influenced news stories, give a brief round up of some of the new summer 2012 anime, put Dragon Half and Megas XLR into the Hall Of Fame and answer some listener questions.

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

Download Otaku News Podcast Episode 3

MP3 File:
54.9 MB
50 minutes 52 seconds

[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 get episode 1 here and episode 2 here.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Panty and Stocking With Garter Belt DVD Competition

Date: 2012 July 25th Wednesday [16:04] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

UK based anime fans will be pleased to hear that the good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have given us a copy of Panty and Stocking With Garter Belt Complete Series Collection on DVD to give away to one lucky reader.

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Otaku News Podcast Episode 2

Date: 2012 July 20th Friday [16:48] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Podcast

Episode 2 of the Otaku News Podcast is now live! Rebecca, Spike and Colin cast their eyes over some recent news, there are reviews of Steins;Gate, Haiyore Nyaruko-san and the Rampage/Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya. Also Hare & Guu gets inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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You can get episode 1 here.

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SFX Collection: The Ultimate Guide to Anime

Date: 2012 July 20th Friday [16:29] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Retail

The good folks from SFX Magazine have sent us the details of an anime special that hits the streets today (Friday 20th July 2012) in the UK. It's intended for everyone from seasoned otaku to those who haven't seen anime before.

It includes features on -
Dragon Ball Z
Toei
Nausicaa
Cosplay

Along with Tiger And Bunny, Welcome To The Space Show, Full Metal Alchemist, Blood-C, Berserk, Angel Beats, Ghost In The Shell and Neon Genesis Evangelion.

It comes with a double sized Full Metal Alchemist poster, a DVD with two episodes of Baka & Test, plus some Welcome To The Space Show Art cards.

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Akira screenings at the Gate Cinema, Notting Hill - London

Date: 2012 July 15th Sunday [13:20] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

London based anime fans who fancy seeing Akira on the big screen should head over the Gate Picture House in Notting Hill. There will be two screenings one on Friday 20 Jul 2012 at 11pm and the other on Saturday 21 Jul 2012 at 11pm.

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NEO Magazine Issue 100 out now

Date: 2012 July 12th Thursday [17:25] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Retail

Following on from the Neo 100th Issue Party, we've been sent the details of the 100th Issue of Neo Magazine, the UK's longest anime and manga magazine. Issue 100 is out now from all good magazine retailers.

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica Complete Series Collection Blu-ray now available for pre-order in the UK

Date: 2012 July 4th Wednesday [16:51] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

The good folks at Manga Entertainment UK have announced on Twitter that Puella Magi Madoka Magica is now available to pre-order on Play.com. The complete Blu-ray collection is listed at a pre-order price of 29.99. This set contains the the whole series of the highly anticipated magical girl show. It's due for release on Monday 29th October 2012. Note that the Play.com listing does not show the final box art.

Read More... | Source: Manga Entertainment UK

NEO Magazine Issue 100 details plus free London Party on Saturday 7th July 2012

Date: 2012 June 27th Wednesday [17:11] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Press Releases

Long ago on 25th November 2004 a new anime and manga magazine launched in the UK. Almost 8 years later, Neo Magazine is still going strong and has hit the 100 issue mark.

To celebrate it's 100th issue they'll be throwing a party in London on Saturday 7th July 2012. Everyone is invited to the free party, which starts at 8pm at the Bloomsbury Lanes. The party is for over 18's only, ID is required.

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