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DVD/Blu-ray Review: Jormungand – The Complete First Series

August 13, 2014 Leave a comment

One of the most highly anticipated anime series of 2014!

Jormungand Complete First SeriesThe story follows the escapades of Jonah, Lehm, Valmet and Lutz who all work for Koko Hekmatyar, an arms dealer who needs someone like Jonah on her team. Koko works with the HCLI an international shipping corporation who secretly deals in the arms trade. As she works with them, she sells weapons in secret in several countries while trying to avoid the local police as her work is regarded as illegal. Her team she is always seen with are bodyguards who were found in the military, but her newest colleague has another motive for joining them. He wants to find where the Read more…

Hyper Japan 2014 In Pictures

August 7, 2014 2 comments

The UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture!

Hyper Japan 2014 logoEvery year since it first began back in 2010, the annual London event Hyper Japan keeps getting better and better, not to mention bigger and bigger, and this year’s extravaganza held on 25 – 27 July at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre was no exception.

The fantastic line-up catered to all tastes in Japanese pop-culture from traditional dancers and musicians like the very popular Hyper Japan regulars Hibiki Ichikawa and Akari Mochizuki, who this time around were accompanied by guitarist Hide Takemoto, to contemporary Read more…

Event: MCM Manchester Comic Con 19-20 JULY

MCM Comic Con is back in Manchester …and this time it’s for the whole weekend!

MCM Comic Con Manchester logoCalling all sci-fi fans, film buffs, comic collectors, anime enthusiasts, gamers and cosplayers! Following last year’s record attendance, MCM Manchester Comic Con returns to Manchester Central bigger and better than ever. Running over a full weekend for the first time, the show takes place on 19-20 July, playing host to everything from Read more…

DVD Review: Chrome Shelled Regios Collection 1

The world of tomorrow is an arid wasteland!

Chrome Shelled Part 1In the future we wonder what might happen if we become invaded by beings who want to ravage the world we try to live in, and Chrome Shelled Regios is one of many from anime history. The characters drive the story, and there are a good few that the viewer might care about, but others they may not as their personalities haven’t been fleshed out enough. It tells the story of several survivors of a future earth that has suffered the effects of living  with mutated beasts called Filth Monsters, (in the anime it translates as Contaminoids) and we see the story through the eyes of these survivors who have Read more…

MCM Comic Con Comes To Belfast

June 4, 2014 2 comments

 Special guests includes voice artist D.C. Douglas one (Resident Evil 5 and Tekken 6)!

MCM Belfast 2014When: 7 – 8 June 2014

Where: Kings Hall Pavilions, Belfast, Ireland

Calling all sci-fi fans, gamers, comic collectors, movie buffs and anime enthusiasts! MCM Comic Con comes to Belfast for the very first time on 7-8 June, and we’ve got a show jam-packed with geeky goodness in store for you. Here’s a round-up of just some of the special guests and attractions that you’ll find at the inaugural MCM Belfast Comic Con: Read more…

Official Patema Inverted Quad Poster Competition Now Closed And The Winner Is…

A winner has been chosen!

patema inverted posterThanks to everyone who entered the competition to win a copy of an official Patema Inverted quad film poster.

And the winner is… Read more…

WIN Fate/Stay Night:Unlimited Blade Works On Double Play Blu-ray/DVD

September 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Hooray! It’s competition time again!

Fate/Stay NightFate/Stay Night:Unlimited Blade Works is coming to  Double Play and DVD on 30th September. Courtesy of Manga Entertainment UK, we have one Double Play copy to give away.

Spells and swords clash in deadly combat in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (available from Amazon.co.uk), a feature-length adaptation of the hit television series that amps up the action and gives the popular tale plenty of new twists. Join teen mage Shirou and his companions, beautiful spirit knight Saber and powerful magic-wielding schoolgirl Rin, as they are plunged into an epic battle for the Holy Grail.

To enter, all you have to do is: Read more…

WIN Space Battleship Yamato DVD

August 18, 2013 11 comments

Hooray! It’s competition time again!

space-battleship-yamato-eac-2An epic space odyssey takes to the stars in Space Battleship Yamato, the most expensive film ever made in Japan. With an out of this world budget, this intergalactic blockbuster takes viewers into deep space and beyond for a war set to bring the human race to its knees!

To celebrate the release of Space Battleship Yamato (Manga Entertainment UK) which comes to home entertainment Monday 19th August (available from Amazon.co.uk), we have a copy on DVD to Read more…

WIN Horizon On The Middle Of Nowhere: Season 1 Blu-ray

July 29, 2013 20 comments

Hooray! It’s competition time again!

Horizon On The Middle Of NowhereSet in the distant future, Horizon On The Middle Of Nowhere opens with the nations of the world squabbling over the Earth’s last inhabitable land, Japan. Above them floats the ship city of Musashi, home to our hero, pervy class president Aoi Tori, and his fellow students at the Ariadust Academy. Fast-paced action, political skulduggery and classroom antics combine with a stunningly imaginative setting to make Horizon On The Middle Of Nowhere an intriguing addition to the Read more…

SADO Tempest UK Screening At Sci-Fi London Festival 2013

A haunting Japanese cinematic rendition of the Shakespeare play “The Tempest”!

Sado TempestDate: 6 May 2013

Time: 16.15

Venue: Stratford East Picturehouse, Salway Road, E15 1BX London

Includes a Q&A with Producer Paul Smith after screening. Read more…

Music Review: Raychell “L>R”

The eagerly anticipated debut album from Japan’s hottest new singing sensation!

Release date: 24 April 2013

Raychell - album sleeve  CD + DVD

This dazzling assortment of songs which consists of a mixture of styles from rock to dance confirms that Raychell is a singer – songwriter of immense talent who is equally comfortable performing ballads as she is up-tempo songs. Her vocal skills are outstanding. She can make a simple tune sound full of meaning and an intricate melody sound easy on the Read more…

Koichi Sakamoto Directs Nao Nagasawa And Ayumi Kinoshita In Travelers: Dimension Police

March 3, 2013 11 comments

Sexy Nagasawa and Kinoshita kick ass in new action-packed sci-fi drama!

Travelers Police Dimension (C)2013 Next Media Animation Limited. All rights reserved. pic 3You may recall in February 2012 when Diverse Japan interviewed Nao Nagasawa (Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger, GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka, Playgirls 2012) that she mentioned she was going to Taiwan the following month to begin shooting her next action movie. DJ can now reveal that the film she spoke of is a sci-fi action adventure called Travelers: Dimension Police directed by Read more…

DVD Review: Needless Part 1 Episodes 1-12

February 20, 2013 1 comment

An anime series about a group of post-holocaust survivors with extraordinary powers!

Needless Part 1 DVD coverIt is the year 2130, 50 years after the catastrophic events of World War III. Where Tokyo once stood, there is now a nuclear contaminated hole full of rubble and destruction, known as ‘The Black Spot’. Now populated by refugees and outcasts, many of The Black Spot’s inhabitants have developed special powers ranging from telekinesis to super strength, speed and even transmutation. These powers are known as ‘fragments’ and the people who wield them known as the ‘Needless’. Read more…

DVD Review: Chaos; Head Collection

February 10, 2013 5 comments

From the mind that brought you Death Note comes a schizophrenic anime experience!

Chaos HeadBased on a virtual novel developed for the PC (and later Playstation and XBox systems) by 5pb and Nitroplus and consequent Manga adaptation, Chaos Head (also known as the stylised ChäoS;HEAd) is a psychological thriller with sci-fi and fantasy elements.

The story follows Takumi Nishijō, an otaku with a love of action figures and dolls, specifically of his favourite anime heroine, Orgel Seira. He is reclusive and a self confessed ‘hermit’ with most of his social integration taking place Read more…

DVD Review: Persona 4 The Animation Volume 1

January 24, 2013 1 comment

An adaptation of the hugely popular Persona 4 videogame!

Persona 4 The Animation - Volume 1High school dramas form a large majority of anime series, and can be set in many genres. Persona 4 contains fantasy situations that happen to the students outside of school and one student in particular, Yu has moved into the area, experiencing some strange phenomena from a TV left on overnight. As he is new he has to make sure that he keeps up a good profile if he wants to make friends, but once he does, his life will change forever.

Chie and Yukiko want to welcome Yu as he is the new guy, but he’s finding it difficult settling into the school routine even if Read more…

DVD Review: Towanoquon Complete Series Collection

November 29, 2012 4 comments

A wild dance of chaos!

In a dark and distant future children have awoken to the power within, a strange phenomenon that turns them into superhuman entities. Each one has a trigger, but not all know they have this power. These people are known as Attractors, and have two separate factions interested in capturing them. Only one can benefit them, the other only wants to use them for their own selfish needs. Quon is the good guy, an Attractor himself a faction called Custos, or the Order has given the name Read more…

MCM London Comic Con October 2012 Line-Up

October 24, 2012 3 comments

Games, sci-fi, comics, anime and cosplay!

26-28 October 2012

ExCel London

MCM Expo London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 26-28 October and there’s a brilliant line-up of special guests, games, sci-fi, comics, anime and cosplay content to entertain the Read more…

DVD Review: PlanZet – A CG Sci-Fi Thriller By Jun Awazu

September 11, 2012 9 comments

Humanity fights back from an alien invasion!

Another month and another mecha anime, this time a CGI animated movie from CoMix Wave and Media Factory.  It is the year 2047 and some aliens known as the FOS have invaded Earth and destroyed all the major cities in one fell swoop.  The Earth manages to build a Diffuser shield over the next 3 years to protect the planet from further attacks.  Three more years on, in 2053, the FOS are about to attack one final time, and so a plan is put into effect that could just save the world, but it requires the Diffuser to be shut down and a last-ditch effort by some Read more…

DVD Review: Squid Girl Complete Series One Collection

August 22, 2012 7 comments

Behold the terror from the depths, the tentacled conqueror of humanity!

Comedy anime series are a staple of any anime lover’s daily diet of Japanese influenced animation, and Squid Girl takes a comical look at what a sci-fi style invasion would be like, complete with tentacles and attitude. Believe me, Squid Girl has both.

Most of us have seen the Godzilla movies and certain anime that contain tentacle wielding monsters at one time or another, well this parodies them perfectly with Squid Girl as the all destructive and powerful Read more…

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