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MCM BUZZ – Movies, TV, Comics, Gaming, Anime, Cosplay News & Reviews » MyM Magazine Issue 32 featuring The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is out now!
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MyM Magazine Issue 32 featuring The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is out now!

Issue 32 of MyM, the official magazine of MCM Expo Group, is out now! With the inside scoop on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, a massive review of everything great in 2014, a look ahead to the best indie games coming to hurt your thumbs and so many Christmas present ideas Santa’s trying to get it banned, it’s one read you can’t afford to miss. 

EDITOR’S LETTER
How does the song go? “It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, toys on every page…” OK, so not quite every page, but if you’re looking for some present inspiration, boy have we got an issue for you.

Not only were we there when the must-have toys for Christmas 2014 were unveiled (see page 12), we’ve crafted a My Goodies section to help you make the kotaku in your life light up with joy when the wrapping paper comes off (see page 74).

On top of that, we’ve taken a look at the best board games available to buy (see page 32). Forget traipsing a top hat around a city looking for property to buy or trying to figure out who killed Dr Black, you’re more likely to be stomping New York or Tokyo as a Kaiju or pointing guns at your friends and relatives!

All that’s before you even take a gander at our in-depth review of the best of everything in 2014 (see page 22). We asked our team of expert reviewers to tell us what floated their boats this year with their pick of the best movies, videogames, anime, manga, TV programs and music. If you’re still stuck for a present, check out this amazing list of entertainment goodies to treat your nearest and dearest.
Matt Chapman, MyM editor

BUY MYM!
MyM is available at all good newsagents including WHS and many independents. Click this link to find your nearest MyM stockist by postcode.

If your nearest store is too far away, please email customerservice@mymags.net, and we’ll look into it for you.

Remember, a monthly subscription to MyM isn’t just for Christmas – it can last all year! Even better, you can enjoy a substantial discount off the cover price if you subscribe to MyM by visiting this site.

 

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ISSUE 31 FULL CONTENTS
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1
MyM chats to director Francis Lawrence about Katniss Everdeen’s most difficult battle yet, while production designer Phil Messina reveals how he built Panem’s best-kept secret.

MASSIVE 2014 REVIEW
We asked our army of reviewers to big up the movies, videogames, TV, music, anime, manga and comics that made 2014 so great – and they didn’t disappoint!

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WHAT’S NEXT FOR GHIBLI?
With 2014 seeing the retirement of the great Hayao Miyazaki and Disney beating Studio Ghibli on home turf, Tom Arden asks what the future holds for Japan’s most famous animation house.

INDIE GAME PREVIEW
As independent games undergo massive growth, MyM’s team takes a look at the upcoming titles that should be on your radar.

THE TOP 10: BOARD GAMES
Forget traipsing a top hat around a city or trying to figure out which room the killer struck in. As our Top 10 proves, board games are now as vibrant as they are varied.

KUNG FU JUNGLE
Director Teddy Chen, action choreographer Donnie Yen and actress Michelle Bing Bai discuss a film that blends martial arts with a mystery thriller.

AUTUMN’S ANIME ASSORTMENT
From overly censored aliens to high school heroes, anime industry antics to hands with a life of their own, Andy Hanley gives us his take on this Autumn’s online anime line-up.

REGULARS
NEWS
Including the 12 must-have toys for Christmas, the stars of MCM London Comic Con and a trip round the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff.

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PLANET JAPAN
Our man on Planet Japan chills out to Inoue Joe’s latest album to help him forget the taste of wasabi toothpaste and the image of a very painful cosplay pose!

MANGA REVIEWS
Ian Wolf welcomes the first volume of comedy fantasy No Game No Life, waves goodbye to The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya and gets toothache from the concentrated cutesiness of Korean comic book Milkyway Hitchhiking.

COSPLAY CORNER
It’s all about the recent EuroCosplay Finals this issue, with Granny Gertrude hailing this year’s big three winners and our poster collection showing off their amazing costumes. Meanwhile, Katharine Byrne profiles the UK’s most prominent Square Enix cosplay group, the Square Enix Collective.

FASHION WATCH
Pop punk, manga style and J-fashion are all part of the package for UK group Heroine Syndrome. MyM fashion correspondent Saoirse Clohessy talks to band members Megu and KaoRu.

GAMES
Another bumper issue for gaming, as the Christmas season ramps up. We kick things off with a quick look at Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, before diving into the likes of Tales Of Hearts R, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus and Lords Of The Fallen. It’s busy, but not too busy for quirkier titles like Pix The Cat, Deadcore, and TRI to squeeze in amongst the Civilization: Beyond Earth’s and Skylanders: Trap Team reviews.

ANIME REVIEWS
A bunch of big hitters step up to the plate this month, with Kill La Kill, Ghost In The Shell ARISE, Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of The Gods, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Space Dandy all looking to hit it out of the park, while sweet drama Usagi Drop proves a surprise superstar. Other titles getting playing time include Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, The Devil Is A Part-Timer, Blast Of Tempest and The Princess And The Pilot.

MY GOODIES
Struggling to think of a great present for your family and friends? Get Christmas cracked with our guide to killer presents!

FILM REVIEWS
This month MyM casts a critical eye over its featured films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Kung Fu Jungle, journeys into space with Interstellar, watches Marvel merge with Disney in Big Hero 6, says goodbye to a master with The Hayao Miyazaki Collection and gets musical with There’s Something About Susan and Begin Again.

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