MyM Issue 28 featuring the best of E3 is out now!

Issue 28 of MyM, the official magazine of MCM Expo Group, is out now! 

It’s been a jet-setting month for the MyM team this issue, even before the summer holidays kick in. With new movies from Pixar, Ghibli, Disney and Production I.D on show at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival, a jaunt over to France was just what our anime expert needed. Our coverage of that event starts on page 18.

While the Eurostar couldn’t quite reach all the way to Los Angeles, that didn’t stop us bringing you the highlights of the Electronic Entertainment Expo – or E3, as it’s more commonly known. Having served up new consoles in previous years, it was the games themselves that took centre stage in 2014. Our show guide begins on page 45, while our in-depth roundup of the titles that will be wearing your thumbs out in the coming months follows on page 48.

Don’t worry, that won’t be the last of our travels to grace the pages of this magazine for your vicarious pleasure. With the Los Angeles Anime Expo and San Diego Comic Con both imminent as we type this, there’ll be plenty more from over the pond. For once we’re not left feeling jealous of our man on Planet Japan (page 36) and his run down of the amazing eats and treats in that country. Happy trails!

Matt Chapman, MyM editor

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E3 Unwrapped
This year the world’s premier gaming trade show was all about the games, and MyM jetted out to LA to check them all out – find out more in our show report. With huge announcements, shocking reveals and pleasant surprises coming from all corners of the LA Convention Centre, we also bring you a run down of tomorrow’s best games.

Pixar, Ghibli, Disney and Production I.D all had new movies on show at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival; MyM hopped on the Eurostar to find out more.

Director Gareth Evans highlights the hard choices (and punches to the groin) that come with shooting an action epic.

Luc Besson’s action flick Lucy looks to be the surprise of the summer. With Scarlett Johansson kicking ass, it’s the next best thing to a Black Widow movie.

Haruhi Suzumiya, Konata Izumi, Faye Valentine… Wendee Lee holds the record for the most English-language anime and videogame voice credits. We get the lowdown on her life behind the mic.

From Code Geass’ infamous pizza promotion to Tiger & Bunny’s logo-sporting superheroes, product placement is rife in anime. Alex Jones gives us the hard sell.

Director Kazutoki Kono reveals the latest developments in the legendary videogame series.

International rock icon Yoshiki ditches his drums to make the crossover to classical music. He talks exclusively to MyM about visual kei, Stan Lee and Hello Kitty…

The Wachowskis and J Michael Straczynski pull the covers off sci-fi series Sense8, comedy series Nobility promises “Firefly meets The Office” and MyM meets The Guild’s Felicia Day.

A Totoro iPhone case is spotted in the wild, the Guardians Of The Galaxy get a LEGO makeover and the Ninja Mug offers up the world’s stealthiest tea. Plus, our competition winners are revealed.

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Our man on Planet Japan ponders a wristwatch that doesn’t tell the time and reveals the best sights and tastes to be found on a trip to Niigata, the largest of Japan’s islands.

Katharine Byre talks to Andréa Beaudoin about creating one of film’s most iconic rag dolls, Aisha Ahmed is peeved at people who mistake J-fashion for cosplay and we take a look at the winning cosplays of MCM London Comic Con’s Sunday Masquerade.

Think plastic clothing went out with the ‘60s? Well, plastic’s back, baby, and J-fashion followers are getting in on the act. Saoirse Clohessy checks out the trend.

While E3 has taken much of the attention away from the summer releases, we’ve been glued to our PS3s playing One Piece: Unlimited World RED, Atelier Rorona Plus and Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM Reborn. Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha made us laugh, Valiant Hearts reminded us of the sacrifice of so many, and Monster Monpiece made us ashamed to game in public. Quite a mixed month for gaming.

The month’s anime are a cosmopolitan bunch, with the pirate crew of One Piece: Strong World rubbing shoulders with the wizards of Fairy Tail: The Movie and Familiar Of Zero, and the gun-happy arms dealers of Jormungand scoping out the yokai of Nura and Kamisama Kiss. Meanwhile, Naruto and Dragon Ball show off their muscles, We Without Wings and Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor show off …other bits, and Accel World winds up its virtual reality adventures.

Earth To Echo charms, as Transformers 4 self harms; meanwhile The Raid 2 smashes it, as Divergent dashes it; and Strange Hill delights as Haunter causes frights.

Self-confessed survival horror nerd Connor Linning on creating the soundtrack for indie videogame Elysian Shadows.

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