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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 4 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 3 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 7 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…

SFX Collection: The Ultimate Guide to Anime

On sale: 20th July 

Cover price: £7.99

Popular UK magazine SFX is back with another fantastic special edition, this one revealing everything you need to know about the anime scene. Hot new shows detailed, DVDs reviewed, stars interviewed and more! With columns from some of the UK’s best-known commentators on the subject, tons of information on anime old and new, and a celebration of seminal series Dragon Ball Z, you won’t want to Read more…

DVD Review: Broken Blade Collection

June 26, 2012 4 comments

Contains 6 feature length episodes!

Broken Blade sees us in the land of Krisna where the population is born with the ‘magic’ ability to manipulate quartz. Quartz is duly used in everything from vehicles to weapons. Krisna is on the brink of war with the Athens commonwealth and into this backdrop we have four old school friends all with their part to play, on both sides of the war.

The main characters are Rygart Arrow who was born without the ability to control Quartz, King Hodr and Queen Sigyn of Krisna and the Read more…

And The Winners Are…

Competition winners revealed!

Thanks to everyone who took part in Diverse Japan’s very first ever competition to win a copy of Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex-Solid State Society OVA  on Blu0ray (Double Pack) - the response has been great! Sadly, there can only be two winners. They are: Read more…

Competition: WIN Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex-Solid State Society On Blu-Ray (Double Play Edition)

May 19, 2012 91 comments

Competition now closed – winner will be announced shortly!

It’s competition time, folks, at Diverse Japan!

To celebrate 21st May UK Blu-Ray (Double Play) release of Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex-Solid State Society OVA (Manga Entertainment) we are offering you the chance to win a copy of Ghost In The Shell on Blu-Ray (Double Play edition).

The stunning Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex-Solid State Society OVA boasts an extraordinary storyline that will delight and astonish fans in equal measure. Written and directed by Read more…

Blu-ray Review: Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society OVA

May 16, 2012 18 comments

Deals with the underlying themes of reality vs. technology!

Since the release of The Matrix in 1999, the Masamune Shirow ‘Ghost In The Shell’ series has become iconic amongst Western anime and science fiction fans alike. Championed by the Wachowski brothers, this series of well crafted and inspirational sci-fi detective movies became better known among the mainstream Western audiences; whilst seasoned fans of Japanimation sat back with an air of smugness now that this gem of a franchise had finally started getting the Read more…

Best Battlers To Win Signed Copies Of ‘The Last Story’ At Midlands Comic Con

February 9, 2012 4 comments

Midlands Comic Con – International Centre,Telford – 18 FEB.

Visitors to the Midlands Comic Con in Telford on 18 February will get the chance to win copies of Nintendo’s epic new Wii™ RPG The Last Story™ signed by its creator, legendary games director Hironobu Sakaguchi.

Nintendo will be holding player battles at its stand throughout the show – and the victor of each Read more…

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