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Top 10 Manga Forgotten Treasures

Top 10 Manga Forgotten Treasures
Buzz counts down the manga gems that have been forgotten over time or otherwise overlooked… Manga fans know there’s a never-ending deluge of series to discover, with new releases announced in Japan every month. As with any other format, there’s a series to suit every taste, with manga covering a wide variety of topics from romance, slice of life and adventure epics to psychological thrillers and horror. Popular manga can run into hundreds... 

Lengendary Manga Creator Shigeru Mizuki Dies Aged 93

Lengendary Manga Creator Shigeru Mizuki Dies Aged 93
One of Japan’s true giants of manga, Shigeru Mizuki, died today aged 93, following a fall in his house on 11 November. Shigeru Mizuki is most famous for his Japanese horror manga GeGeGe no Kitarō (first published in 1960), which has been adapted as an anime many times since. The series was about a young boy fighting monsters, called yōkai, based on Japanese folklore.  That boy, Kitarō, was missing a left eye; Mizuki may have been keen... 

INTERVIEW Kill La Kill & Baymax Designer Shigeto Koyama

INTERVIEW Kill La Kill & Baymax Designer Shigeto Koyama
Shigeto Koyama sits in a small interview room above a bustling MCM London Comic Con. He’s wearing a shirt of the ghost girl featured in his latest animation Obake-chan, and is friendly and talkative as he discusses his career in the Japanese animation industry with MCM Buzz. It is not often that an animator who works for the infamous Studio Trigger, the company behind mecha-anime giants Gurren Lagann and Kill La Kill, can be seen on British soil,... 

Cosplay Interview with Laura Kupse (Cauldron of Mischief)

Cosplay Interview with Laura Kupse (Cauldron of Mischief)
“I just kind of looked at the characters and thought ‘I want be that character’,” said Laura Kupse (aka Cauldron of Mischief) on how she started cosplaying. “My first costumes were Tohru from Fruits Basket and a Pokémon Trainer from Pokémon. I just kept thinking, ‘I really like that character.’ I didn’t know it was cosplay until I found out and did some research that it was cosplay.” From West Yorkshire, Laura started cosplaying... 

Cosplay interview with Charlotte Baker

Cosplay interview with Charlotte Baker
“I was seeing all these amazing costumes around me,” explains Charlotte Baker (Char Cosplay) on her first experience to a convention. “It made me want to improve and create bigger and better cosplays with each convention I went to.” After attending her first convention in 2010, Charlotte was motivated to make her own costume for the next one she attended the following year and has been cosplaying ever since. She has cosplayed characters such... 

Webcomics Special On #ComicTalk This Sunday

Webcomics Special On #ComicTalk This Sunday
Webcomics will be the hot topics, with contributions from webcomic pioneer Tapastic, this coming Sunday on #ComicTalk, the Twitter forum for comic creators and comic fans interested in the creation of comics. #ComicTalk’s webcomics special is aimed at exploring the format, meeting the creators and gaining exposure for the many talented artists who often create new pages for fans on a weekly basis. “I’ve wanted to do this webcomic special... 

EuroCosplay winners panel at MCM London Comic Con (October 2015)

EuroCosplay winners panel at MCM London Comic Con (October 2015)
The EuroCosplay 2015 final at MCM London Comic Con saw MrGnob (pictured left) from Russia crowned the EuroCosplay champion for Sakizo’s Rococo Princess. This was her second time taking part in the EuroCosplay championships, having previously been a finalist in 2013. In second place was Loveiny (pictured right) from Hungary for Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Huntsman. In third place was Tamiyo Cosplay from Italy for Mary Poppins. The following... 

Cosplay Masquerade MCM London Comic Con Sunday

Cosplay Masquerade MCM London Comic Con Sunday
  All photography by Sarah Tsang The Cosplay Masquerade on Sunday at MCM London Comic Con was another procession of glorious costumes, craftwork and performances. This masquerade also chose a British representative for the Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup, which will hold its debut final even at Anime 2016, World Forum, The Netherlands on 11 June 11. Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup is a new competition that concentrates on the “play” on Cosplay.... 

Cosplay Showcase @ MCM London Comic Con… With A Bona Fide Surprise Guest Star!

Cosplay Showcase @ MCM London Comic Con… With A Bona Fide Surprise Guest Star!
We’ve had a lot of coverage of the “pro” cosplayers on this site over the weekend (not that, technically, they’re “pro” but you know what we mean – the people who take it seriously and enter the prestigious competitions). But there’s a whole other level of cosplay thriving at MCM Comic Cons – the people who just do it for the hell of it and wander the halls in all manner or exotic (and often gloriously impractical) costumes. This... 

Viewster Announces Omakase Subscription Service

Viewster Announces Omakase Subscription Service
Viewster announced an exciting new anime subscription package for fans at MCM London Comic Con this Sunday. The product, named Omakase, will provide original and exclusive items for subscribers, with a minimum of seven in each box and will include a range of comics, manga, anime and music. Each box will be sent out monthly and will have a set theme, the first of which will be Studio Trigger’s Kill La Kill. This launch product will include a special... 
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