Issue 36 of MyM, the official magazine of MCM Expo Group, is out now! Featuring Final Fantasy Type-0, David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, Ju-on: The Beginning Of The End, Tokyo Ghoul, Parasyte, Jim Kay on Harry Potter, Eduardo Sanchez on bigfoot and the long-awaited album from The Grubby Mitts,…
You normally find entertainment magazines getting a little bit horrific around Halloween, when everyone from TV channels to film companies push out their wares designed to scare audiences silly. We don’t follow the zombie herds in our coverage at MyM, so whenever horror raises its disfigured head, we dish it out to you promptly. Don’t worry, we know you can take it.
For starters, we check out a gruesome double bill of anime: Tokyo Ghoul and Parasyte (see pages 36 and 38). Cannibal anime (try saying that 10 times really quickly) Tokyo Ghoul is the age old story of boy meets girl, girl eats boy, while Parasyte sees alien worms infesting human brains – leaving teen Shinichi to strike back against the icky extraterrestrials using his own private arm-y, so to speak.
Ju-on (see page 21), Japan’s most successful horror franchise, also heads back to western shores in 2015, allowing us to take a look back at its bloody beginnings and fast forward to the latest terrifying chapter. Even Twin Peaks borrows some horror iconography, as it asks: who killed Laura Palmer? Don’t worry, our guide for noobs ahead of the Twin Peaks revival next year doesn’t give away any spoilers.
Amazingly, even Final Fantasy is getting in on the action, with the most adult offering it’s ever created. Read the start of our feature on page 18 to get a glimpse of the full horror of war that awaits gamers in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Don’t have nightmares!
Matt Chapman, Editor
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ISSUE 36 FULL CONTENTS
FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0
During an exclusive chat, game director Hajime Tabata discusses his violent and action-heavy offshoot, and what it means for the rest of the Final Fantasy series.
As the 25th anniversary of David Lynch’s bizarro TV show rolls around and a new series beckons, MyM answers the question: what the hell was Twin Peaks?
JU-ON: THE GRUDGE
A look back at Japan’s most successful horror franchise – from its bloody beginnings to the latest terrifying chapter, Ju-on: The Beginning Of The End.
Kyle Charizanis rustles up some fava beans, pours himself a nice chianti and chows down on cannibal anime Tokyo Ghoul.
What do you do when an alien worm takes control of your arm? Find out by watching Parasyte, the second in this month’s double bill of anime horror.
THE PRINCESS DIARIES
We talk with Studio Ghibli co-founder and all-round anime legend Isao Takahata about his latest film, The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya.
MY MEDIA: EDUARDO SANCHEZ
The director of The Blair Witch Project discusses his return to found footage.
THE TOP 10: COMIC SIDEKICKS
Counting down the best characters ever to ride shotgun.
It took The Grubby Mitts eight years to create their debut album. Artist Andy Holden explains what kept them.
Including Jim Kay on illustrating the Harry Potter novels and all the stars of MCM Midlands.
Our correspondent Capsule Bunny takes a walk and gets her throat cut – all in the name of fashion.
This month’s haul includes an eight-year old serial killer, a time-travelling iPhone case, a limited-edition Sailor Moon figure and a ninja gnome.
What’s with all the new comedies this month? There’s fishing comedy Tsuritama, supernatural comedy Good Luck Girl!, historical comedy The Ambition Of Oda Nobuna, avant-garde comedy Koimonogatari, part two of action comedy Kill La Kill and, um, ready meal comedy Ben-To. To redress the balance a bit, we’ve also got the collected edition of romantic drama Ef, the latest instalment of shonen stalwart Bleach and a Princess Kaguya ‘making of’ documentary.
Katherine Byrne chats with ninja cosplayer GandaKris, Rebecca Moriarty spends a day with prop maker and cosplayer extraordinaire Tabitha Lyons, and Batman bad girls Harley Quinn and Catwoman share the poster pages with Peter Pan, Tiger Lily and Game of Thrones’ Ygritte.
There’s no item of clothing that’s as quintessentially Japanese as the kimono. This month, Saoirse Clohessy checks out some modern takes on an ancient fashion.
Akihiro Suzuki, the producer of Bladestorm: Nightmare and the Dynasty Warriors series drops by to talk to us about the re-imagining of The Hundred Years’ War, while elsewhere we evaluate the episodic return to form of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, alongside Hyperdevotion Noire, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Evolve, Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy, Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late and the amazingly named htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary.
MANGA & COMIC REVIEWS
This month Ian Wolf and Andy Shaw get medieval with Maria The Virgin Witch, go postal with Nocturne, fight Angels with Neon Genesis Evangelion and hide from robots with French comic SAM.
What do a killer clown, an internet pirate, bigfoot, Gary Numan’s musical stylings, a reluctant time traveller, a creature who lives in a pineapple under the sea and a return visit to Arendelle all have in common? They’re all in this month’s crop of movies.