Posts tagged with "Tsunami"

“The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control”: Godzilla Review

“The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control”: Godzilla Review
More than living up to the promises of its trailers, Gareth Edwards’s Godzilla is almost overpoweringly tense and suspenseful, but in the year that marks the 60th anniversary of cinema’s most iconic dinosaur, why is now the right time for a new take on the Godzilla story? Since the release of the first Godzilla film by Japanese studio Toho in 1954, the eponymous “monster” has spawned an incredible legacy including numerous TV and... 

“You have no idea what’s coming” – Godzilla Previews and Gareth Edwards Q&A

“You have no idea what’s coming” – Godzilla Previews and Gareth Edwards Q&A
At 25 past 11, after a few moments of looking rather lost in London’s swanky May Fair Hotel, the various members of the press and special guests are finally allowed through to a reserved room for a specially laid-on brunch. We’re here to see some world-exclusive footage of Warner Bros‘ and Legendary‘s brand new Godzilla movie ahead of its release (the film yet remains unfinished), as well as the opportunity to quiz its director,... 

News from the Anime Industry at the London MCM Expo

News from the Anime Industry at the London MCM Expo
Last Saturday at the London MCM Expo, the big names from the UK anime industry gave an insight into what’s happening in the UK market. The panel saw the head of Manga Entertainment UK (Jerome Mazandarani), head of MVM Entertainment (Tony Allen), along with a representative from Kaze UK (Andrew Partridge) and the UK Anime News Network (Chris MacDonald). The floor was open so attendees of the London MCM Expo although due to the detail of the answers... 

Interview with Esprit D’Air

Interview with Esprit D’Air
If you haven’t heard of them already, Esprit D’Air are a four-piece J-rock band hailing from London who are ‘right in the heart of the current UK J-rock revival scene.’ They are: Yosh (lead vocals), Kai (lead guitar), Erisu (bass guitar) and Daishi (drums). Their 3-track EP Deai (出逢い) was released on the 29th October 2010, and with talk of a second release in the works, I caught up with the band to find out more…  Q: Hey guys! What... 

Manga Messages to Japan Victims

Manga Messages to Japan Victims
Since the devastating tsunami and numerous earthquakes rocked Japan last month, there is no doubt that the Japanese people’s optimism is something to be admired. It’s hard to forget the shocking images from four weeks ago but it is easy to forget that people are still suffering and searching for loved-ones; not to mention the worrying fall-out from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Despite all of this, the country has united and life is carrying... 

Japanese Artists stand firm against Quake!

Japanese Artists stand firm against Quake!
The term ‘Manga‘ may translate as drawings of a ‘whimsical’ nature, but Japanese Mangaka are turning to their trade as a serious way to support their people.  Manga has been used recently to teach children about the horror of war, but rather than images of burning wreckage and destructive tsunami waves, Takehiko Inoue is posting artwork of nothing more than  simple smiles.  The famed artist of Shonen Jump comic ‘Slam... 

Earthquake hits Japan’s tech industry

Earthquake hits Japan’s tech industry
A major earthquake and a tsunami hit Japan hard this morning. Nuclear power plants and oil refineries are  reported to be on fire and the damage caused by 10 meter (33 feet) high waves to the northern coastal regions is said to be enormous. With many millions in damages, tens of thousand of people effectively homeless, many thousand injured and hundreds of people reported dead and many more still missing our latest tech, anime & cosplay goodies... 
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