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Could When Marnie Was There be Studio Ghibli’s last feature film?

Could When Marnie Was There be Studio Ghibli’s last feature film?
Studio Ghibli’s latest animated feature, When Marnie Was There, opened in Japan on 19 July. Facing stiff competition against the likes of the new release of Pokémon the Movie: Diance and the Cocoon of Destruction and the second week of Maleficent, Ghibli’s latest struggled at the box office. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, When Marnie Was There charted at the Japanese box office at #3, taking just ¥378 million ($3.7 million). As a comparison,... 

Digimon 15 Year Anniversary Digivice Toys Revealed

Digimon 15 Year Anniversary Digivice Toys Revealed
The 1990s brought upon us two Japanese juggernauts; Digimon and Pokémon. It was like Star Wars vs. Star Trek; you were either one or the other. Although most people gravitated towards Pokémon, Digimon was successful in its own right. To celebrate Digimon’s 15th anniversary, Digivice toys have been unveiled, and they resemble the Digivices of two key Digimon characters, Tai and Matt. The Digimon Agumon and Gabumon, as well as all of their evolutions... 

Jormungand Series One DVD review

Jormungand Series One DVD review
With an array of intense, action-packed battlegrounds and bullets continuously firing through dark and sometimes apocalyptic looking landscapes, Jormungand came as a pleasant surprise, offering up all the goodies that you would expect from an anime of this particular genre. Jormungand follows the story of Jonah, an eerily soulless child soldier whose life becomes intertwined with the notorious and rather eccentric arms dealer; Koko. What follows... 

Second UK representative for EuroCosplay 2014 final announced!

Second UK representative for EuroCosplay 2014 final announced!
With time ticking away and the 2014 EuroCosplay final edging closer with each passing day, today saw the announcement of the second UK representative for this year’s final. The representative was announced for the first time as part of the Cosplay Masquerade at MCM Manchester Comic Con and the north of England came out in force to support the contenders. The contest, which took place in the MCM Theatre, featured a total of 45 entrants and... 

Full theme to Momoiro Clover Z’s Moon Pride from Sailor Moon Crystal

Full theme to Momoiro Clover Z’s Moon Pride from Sailor Moon Crystal
If you’ve been watching the new Sailor Moon Crystal, chances are that you’ve been rocking out to the opening theme Moon Pride, composed by Revo and performed by Momoiro Clover Z, with guitarist Marty Friedman. The music video for the full song is now online. The animated video centres a lot on Usagi (Sailor Moon) and Mamoru (Tuxedo Mask). It also features a glimpse of the transformations for Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus.... 

Marvel Shows Us the Way with Marvel Method: Cosplay

Marvel Shows Us the Way with Marvel Method: Cosplay
With San Diego Comic Con on the horizon and growing steadily closer, Marvel have debuted a new video series entitled Marvel Method: Cosplay, dedicated to producing a truly fantastic costume. Their chosen character? Scarlet Witch. The series will explore the various steps to take when trying to produce your next cosplay from scratch, starting with choosing your character, measuring up and picking your material. The show is presented by Judy Stephens... 

Evangelion 3.33 UK release date announced for February 2015

Evangelion 3.33 UK release date announced for February 2015
Hotly anticipated after three years since the release of its predecessor, news of the next installment for UK viewers of the Rebuild of Evangelion franchise has finally arrived. In a series of amusing tweets under the hashtag #NewEvangelion3Title, the UK distributor Manga Entertainment confirmed that the UK release of Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo has now been postponed until February 2015. Distributed for Japanese markets by Studio Khara,... 

First Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There

First Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There
The first trailer for Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There was recently broadcast on TV in Japan and it has now found its way online. Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson, it tells the story of Anna (voiced by Sara Takatsuki), a foster child who is sent to spend her summer with an old couple on the shores of Hokkaido. She soon comes across a house where she meets a girl called Marnie (voiced by Kasumi Arimura). They become friends, only for... 

Win Anime with Animax and MCM Buzz!

Win Anime with Animax and MCM Buzz!
It’s competition time here at MCM Buzz and to celebrate the news that ANIMAX has now launched a new subscription deal (£3.99 per month for six months), we have teamed up with them to offer you the chance to win some great anime DVDs. ANIMAX, the UK’s Ultimate Anime Destination, have launched a new package deal, with the idea that you can now enjoy six months of non-stop anime action with the Six Month Subscription package for just £3.99... 

Sword Art Online II – New trailer prior to premiere

Sword Art Online II – New trailer prior to premiere
With Sword Art Online II set to premiere on July 5th, another trailer has been released. The trailer was streamed online via Aniplex shortly after the special screening event of episode one in Japan. It can be viewed below, however the official link can be found here. Translation via Anime News Network: Kikuoka: Gun Gale Online… Do you know of it? Kazuto: Well, yeah. It’s the only MMO in Japan with pro players. Kikuoka: What I’m... 
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