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Japan Night Two Day Event at indigo at the O2 announces line up for July

Japan Night Two Day Event at indigo at the O2 announces line up for July
As part of an unofficial season of Japanese-themed events in July, indigo at the O2 will be hosting two nights of live Japanese acts including two-man rock super-group VAMPS (featuring HYDE of L’Arc-en-Ciel and K.A.Z of Oblivion Dust), [Alexandros], OKAMOTO’S, and Saitama math rock trio, Ling Tosite Sigure. Whilst VAMPS have previously played at KOKO in March of last year, and Ling Tosite Sigure will certainly be familiar to... 

Yangon Calling – Punk in Myanmar review at Asia House Film Festival 2015

Yangon Calling – Punk in Myanmar review at Asia House Film Festival 2015
“I’m just too poor,” says Darko when talking of buying an authentic Fender Telecaster, the treasured copy brought back from Japan by his aunt propped up beneath his arm. For just over one hour, Berlin based filmmakers, Alexander Dluzak and Carsten Piefke‘s heart-breaking, heart-warming documentary, Yangon Calling – Punk in Myanmar tells the story of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar’s blossoming underground punk... 

Asia House Film Festival 2015

Asia House Film Festival 2015
Taking place in a number of venues across West London and East London this month, the ASIA HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL 2015 promises a number of UK premieres of films from across Asia—from Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesian, India, Japan, Mongolia and Uzbekistan. In the Absense of the Sun Taking place over the 27th to the 31st March this year, the festival is the seventh in a long running series and will screen ten unique films, each one from across... 

4TE’s release debut double A-side, MOVE/Ippo Zutsu review

4TE’s release debut double A-side, MOVE/Ippo Zutsu review
One of the most striking things about indie quartet, 4TE is the geographical distance between each member – Mei, Jenny, Chii and Micchi – and the cohesion evident in their first double A-side release, MORE and Ippo Zutsu.* Taking inspiration from Perfume and Kumi Koda, MORE—the first of the two tracks—certainly bears a notable Yasutaka Nakata influence, primarily in the bridge and chorus. There is also something of Berryz Koubou‘s... 

Five ways in which NBC could make Constantine closer to the comics

Five ways in which NBC could make Constantine closer to the comics
In light of the recent news that production on NBC’s Constantine has been halted at 13 episodes, I thought it might be time to weigh in with how the show might help best addresses some of the areas in which it is perceived to be playing it safe. All of this is, of course, subjective, and it is well documented that I approach the canon of Constantine with a lot of baggage given my personal fondness for the character, but I also feel that if... 

Constantine TV Show Production Halted at 13 Episodes

Constantine TV Show Production Halted at 13 Episodes
In what came as less than surprising news, NBC announced that their fledgling DC/Vertigo adaptation, Constantine, would halt production following the completion of 13 episodes. Billed as an occult thriller, Constantine is a supernatural drama about a man who cannot pronounce his own name. Over the course of the five episodes thus far broadcast, the show has been met with mixed reactions from its target audience. Whilst Matt Ryan, who stars as the... 

FAR EAST MENTION MANNEQUINS Release New Single, Fxxk Boyz Get Money

FAR EAST MENTION MANNEQUINS Release New Single, Fxxk Boyz Get Money
FEMM logo, designed by Yuzuru Namiki On 23rd July, a new compilation album entitled TWERK ‘EM ALL featuring FAR EAST MENTION MANNEQUINS is due to arrive on international digital and domestic platforms. For those of you to whom FAR EAST MENTION MANNEQUINS (FEMM for short) are unfamiliar, then like the rest of us presently, you must consider yourself to be somewhat in the dark. What is known about the group is that it is comprised of two members,... 

Kelsey Ellison Live on the Pop Asia Stage at MCM London Comic Con May 2014

Kelsey Ellison Live on the Pop Asia Stage at MCM London Comic Con May 2014
Appearing as the final act on Saturday on the Pop Asia stage at this month’s MCM London Comic Con, popular YouTube singer and dancer Kelsey Ellison performed before the largest crowd seen for a dance group at this stage. Dressed in a purple, sparkly sailor fuku, Kelsey’s set opened with robotic-themed choreography—timed expertly and assisted by her companion—and culminated with the performance of her debut single, POM POM. Throughout the set,... 

CinnamonPurin Live on the Pop Asia Stage at MCM London Comic Con May 2014

CinnamonPurin Live on the Pop Asia Stage at MCM London Comic Con May 2014
Taking place at MCM London Comic Con‘s Pop Asia stage this May, dance group Cinnamon Purin—composed of members Finny, Lottie, Lizzie, and Jessie—returned for their second show, performing a set of dance covers with confident smiles and energetic gestures. Opening with a group effort, the group displayed their skills admirably, introducing themselves as “an all inclusive dance group.” Building on the present BABYMETAL zeitgeist,... 

Interview with Atsushi Takahashi and Takamitsu Inoue, Director and Producer of Blue Exorcist: The Movie

Interview with Atsushi Takahashi and Takamitsu Inoue, Director and Producer of Blue Exorcist: The Movie
Outside, the rain falls lightly upon queues stretching back to Canning Town for the MCM London Comic Con, yet inside, there is a sense of quiet calm and reflection Seated in a spacious room upstairs at London’s ExCeL Centre, director of Blue Exorcist: The Movie, Atsushi Takahashi, and the film’s producer, Takamitsu Inoue, met with us to discuss the forthcoming DVD and Blu-Ray release of the movie.  MCM Buzz: Blue Exorcist presents... 
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