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NEO #100

Thursday 12th July 2012

In stores now with a Fullmetal Alchemist cover

NEO MagazineThe latest issue of NEO magazine is in stores and available for download now, featuring an interview with the director Kazuya Murata and producer Masahiko Minami about the Fullmetal Alchemist movie Sacred Star of Milos. There's a voice actor interview centred on Welcome to the Space Show and an introduction to the  bonkers world of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt.

NEO celebrates its milestone 100th issue, becoming the first-ever UK anime magazine to make it to three digits.

Plus an extract from Akira Toriyama’s classic manga Dragon Ball Z, cosplay, fashion tips, manga tutorials, posters of Panty and Stocking, Welcome to the Space Show and Fullmetal Alchemist, and much, much more. Available now from all good newsagents, and quite a few bad ones.

NEO #100

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Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust

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Rune Balot's struggle to bring the man who killed her to justice continues amid the world of high-stakes gambling and glamour at the Eggnog Blue Casino. The odds are stacked heavily in the house's favor, and even with the aid of Dr. Easter and Oeufcoque, a universal item capable of turning into anything and everything, Rune's chances of winning are slim. But winning the golden chips containing Shell Septinos' memories is only the next step on a long and treacherous road.
Run will still have to live long enough to bring those memories before the court, and even that isn't the end of the journey. Rune's search for answers to the questions that haunt comes to a shattering climax!
Contains both the television version and director's cut of Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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