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Adventures In Japan: Part 3

Thursday 14th April 2016

Welcome back, in part three we'll taking a trip to Shonen Jump's awesome J-World and hanging out in the greatest place for anime fans - Akihabara!

Wow just look at all those awesome Haikyu themed drinks, we're getting thirsty just thinking about them. If you haven't already checked out Haikyu we recently released the Season 1 Part 1 on Blu-ray and DVD.


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The Dragon Ball Z section at J-World is fantastic, for fans of the franchise this is a must visit if you're in Japan.

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We're off to Akihabara - sorry if we look a little smug but this is truly the greatest place on Earth!

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Cosplay Winners

Paul Jacques' pictures from the best of London's Comicon...
It's taken a while to shift through the paperwork and read all your indecipherable handwriting, but we've finally managed to sift through the London Comicon cosplay pictures and pick out our winners from a fantastic bunch. And with no further ado...

Samurai Westerns

Andrew Osmond investigates the long love affair between samurai and cowboys
28th February sees the classic Hollywood Western go East. Yuresarazaru Mono has the English title Unforgiven; it remakes the celebrated 1992 Western of that name, which was directed by its star Clint Eastwood and won the Best Picture Oscar.
With the UK Blu-ray and DVD release upon us at last, it's a great time to take a look at Noragami and why it belongs on your shelf.

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2015

Jasper Sharp on the movies coming to a cinema near you
It is that time of year again, when the Japan Foundation treats audiences across the UK to their lavish smorgasbord of the latest and best in Japanese cinema, running this year from 30th January to 26th March.

Madoka Magica Cosplay: Tomoe & Akemi

Paul Jacques conjures up the best anime costumes
Clarice Downs and Blair Armitage work their magic by cosplaying as Akemi and Tomoe from the hit magical-girl series Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Sir Run Run Shaw (1907-2014)

Remembering a giant of Asian cinema
At their production peak, Shaw Studios sanded down some of the historical elements in their epics, concentrating on acrobatics and heavier violence. This, in turn, made them more palatable or at least accessible to non-Chinese audiences, and inadvertently stoked the fires of the Kung Fu Boom.

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2014

Jasper Sharp gets down with the kids
The Japan Foundation’s annual touring film programme is back for another year, and kicking off at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts at the end of the month. Now in its tenth iteration, the season offers audiences across the UK an insight into Japan and its cinema by way of a wide-ranging and accessible selection of titles assembled under a certain theme. This year, that theme is youth, with the eleven-film ‘East Side Stories: Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth’ programme travelling to eight venues across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland from 31 January to 27 March.

Chinese Zodiac

Jonathan Clements on Jackie Chan and the Garden of Gardens
Jackie Chan’s films have often smuggled in the odd political nudge and wink behind the tomfoolery, but Chinese Zodiac puts it all front and centre. Rather nobly, it shies away from issues of race or one-sided nationalism, making greed itself the great unifier – ensuring that Europeans and Chinese can be found on both sides of the battle.
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