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Ghost in the Shell: Arise review

Ghost in the Shell: Arise review
Ghost In The Shell: Arise (GITS:A) is the new instalment in the Ghost in the Shell franchise, a prequel to the original Stand Alone Complex series. It is comprised of four episodes known as ‘borders’, with the first instalment released on DVD and Blu-ray featuring the first two episodes, Ghost Pain and Ghost Whisperers, and joins Daisuke Aramaki in the initial building of Section 9. In the first episode of GITS:A Motoko Kusanagi is part of the... 

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Official First Season DVD Review

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Official First Season DVD Review
If you’re anything like us here at MCM Buzz, you probably grew up alongside a cavalcade of anime that made your childhood – Dragon Ball Z, Beyblade, Pokémon, and in particular for me at least, Yu-Gi-Oh! The card game based anime gave us so many memories that we still take with us today. So when I heard the first season of one of my favourite coming of age television shows was having its entire first season released on a box set, well, I sure... 

Win an Appleseed Alpha Bundle with MCM Buzz

Win an Appleseed Alpha Bundle with MCM Buzz
The UK’s Ultimate Anime Destination has found its new home on the world’s hottest new games console, as ANIMAX has landed on Sony’s PS4. Fans of the console can enjoy the very best in anime action from the comfort of their own sofas – taking in all the thrills and spills of the genre on their HD TVs. But before you get lost in the endless old school classics and new episodes fresh from Japan, why not check out acclaimed sci-fi... 

MCM Comic Con 2015 Dates Announced!

MCM Comic Con 2015 Dates Announced!
With the MCM Birmingham Comic Con bringing to an end a fantastically successful year for the MCM Expo Group, thoughts now turn to 2015 and today has seen the release of the complete list of dates for next year’s events. Whilst there are no changes or further additions to the line-up, many believe that judging from the success of this past year, 2015 could see the events grow even bigger in both size and attendance. The dates for the conventions... 

Attack on Titan to crossover with the Marvel universe

Attack on Titan to crossover with the Marvel universe
“What if the titans from Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan attacked the Marvel universe?” That is what Marvel’s C.B. Cebulski tweeted. However, it turned out that this was not just a wishful pitch. Minutes later, Cebulski revealed that the two are in fact going to crossover. “Not a joke, folks,” said Cebulski in his following tweet as he also revealed a teaser image. Not a joke, folks. Attack on Titan and the @Marvel universe are crossing... 

The Final Frontier: Voice Actor and Sci-Fi Superfan Vic Mignogna at MCM London Comic Con

The Final Frontier: Voice Actor and Sci-Fi Superfan Vic Mignogna at MCM London Comic Con
A veteran of MCM Comic Cons, the lovable Vic Mignogna was able to come back this weekend to say hi to the UK with another panel. The show opened up with a video from one of Vic’s live concerts, where he plays an assortment of anime songs and popular tracks; then he came on stage, and promptly walked off as he decided standing up on the stage and talking down at the audience was a bit too impersonal. Walking through the starry-eyed rows of the... 

Shinichiro Watanabe: A Dandy Man at MCM London Comic Con

Shinichiro Watanabe: A Dandy Man at MCM London Comic Con
This year, MCM London Comic Con and Anime Limited welcomed the arrival of esteemed anime director Shinichiro Watanabe as a special guest. Best known for Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, Watanabe’s panel this year coincides with the release of two new series’ he’s been leading: Space Dandy, a wildly popular anime about an interstellar adventurer’s wacky travels across the galaxy, and Terror in Resonance, a more serious show about... 

EuroCosplay 2014 Winner Crowned at MCM London Comic Con

EuroCosplay 2014 Winner Crowned at MCM London Comic Con
Photo by Sarah Tsang With the title of EuroCosplay champion 2014 up for grabs and a total of 41 entrants competing for the coveted top spot, the 2014 Eurocosplay Championships at MCM London Comic Con was certainly a battle to behold. The Netherlands had taken the crown for the last two years running, but did anyone stop them from making it a hat-trick? The competition was hosted by MCM Community Manager and cosplay team leader, Joe “ Granny Gertrude”... 

Interview with Manga Artist Sarah Childs (Gyzra Ink) at MCM London Comic Con

Interview with Manga Artist Sarah Childs (Gyzra Ink) at MCM London Comic Con
One of the fastest growing parts of the event at all of the MCM Comic Con events is that of the Comic Village, a place where comics meet in cavalcade of colour and creativity. One of the reasons for this recent growth is the explosion of indie comic book writers and artists who are attending the event to sell/exhibit their work. One such artist is the talented Sarah Childs. MCM Buzz spoke to her about how she became an artist, her favourite MCM Comic... 

The Twisted World of Prosthetics – Secrets of the Trade at MCM London Comic Con

The Twisted World of Prosthetics – Secrets of the Trade at MCM London Comic Con
Ben Fallaize gave MCM London Comic Con goers an insight into the world of a prosthetics artist during Friday’s panel. Here is a rundown on the tips, tricks and stories that were revealed by Ben and his assistant. First tip; prepare the skin. People have many different types of skin like dry or oily so the chemicals that will be used during the make up process will react differently to each person. Ben prefers using latex rather than silicone in... 
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