Issue 43 of MyM, the official magazine of MCM Expo Group, is out now! Featuring Dragon Quest Heroes, Tales of Zestiria, Charles Martinet on being the voice of Mario and our in-depth chat with the cast and crew of ITV’s monstrous new production Jekyll & Hyde.
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ISSUE 43 FULL CONTENTS
DRAGON QUEST HEROES
Legendary producer Ryota Aomi explains the pain (and the pleasure) of turning one of the world’s most famous JRPGs into an action RPG, as Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below is released in the UK.
TALES OF ZESTIRIA
MyM played through the opening moments of the 15th main entry in the Tales of… series, before talking exclusively with the franchise’s shepherd, Hideo Baba, about the JRPG’s 20th anniversary.
THE VOICE OF MARIO
Celebrating Mario’s 30th Anniversary and the recent release of the amazing Super Mario Maker, we sat down with legendary voice actor Charles Martinet to discuss life as the most recognisable character in gaming.
Former model Doona Bae has racked up roles in high-profile projects such as Ring, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending and Sense8. She reveals how she’s still a crack shot with a bow following top creature feature The Host and how some roles are so tempting, it’s worth waiving your fee.
ON SET: JEKYLL & HYDE
A major new 10-part television drama reimagines Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic horror story, setting it in 1930s London. MyM joined creator Charlie Higson on the set of ITV’s monstrously ambitious production.
Including all the gaming highlights from EGX and a report from London’s annual festival of J-culture.
Rebecca Moriarty sits down with internationally-renowned cosplayer and burlesque performer Stella Chuu, Katharine Byrne chats with Russian Final Fantasy fan Leetah, and we present four more cool cosplay posters for your delight and delectation.
THE TOP 10: MOVIE DINOSAURS
Counting down the best dino-superstars ever to grace the silver screen. What no Jurassic World? Scandal!
Saoirse Clohessy takes her trusty camera to Tokyo’s Shibuya district in the company of Harajuku fashionistas Katie, Ksara and Shani.
GAMES PREVIEWS & REVIEWS
A bumper month of gaming reviews and previews, as quality games rain down upon us and we look towards some of the biggest and best titles coming soon. Reviews include the epic Dragon Quest Heroes, Disgaea 5, LEGO Dimensions and Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX, while we preview Homefront: The Revolution, Star Wars Battlefront, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, StarFox Zero and Dark Souls III, amongst many others.
This month our review crew checks out a trio of Madoka Magica movies along with Tokyo Ghoul, No Game No Life, Outbreak Company, Rozen Maiden: Zuruckspulen and A Certain Scientific Railgun, not to mention second helpings of Muv Luv, Captain Earth and DBZ Kai. Plus our man Chris Perkins reviews the final (for now!) instalment of Bleach and takes a longer look at the franchise’s history.
COMICS & MANGA REVIEWS
Andy Shaw gets to grips with tripping tenants, Gallic graffiti gangs and a disappointing Dan Dare, while Ian Wolf is KO’d by One-Punch Man, catches the Black Bullet bug and rues his Rose Gun Days.
THEATRE & FILM REVIEWS
We get all cultured with a trip to the theatre to see the latest Welcome to Night Vale production, while horror dominates this month’s films as Halloween approaches, leaving our team cowering behind cushions to bring you reviews of A Christmas Horror Story, Stung, Shopping Tour, WER, The Vatican Tapes, A Haunting In Cawdor and Insidious: Chapter 3.
Including expert and beginner art supplies from Kuretake, killer tunes on the This Is England ’90 soundtrack and 30 new heroes and villains to add to DC Dice Masters with the War of Light expansion.