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Thursday 24th May 2012

What’s in store at the MCM Expo

Welcome to the Space ShowCome one, come all to the MCM Expo at London's Excel Centre on the weekend of the 25th-27th May, where we are having a full-on, no-holds-barred anime sale, with DVDs from just a pound, and Blu-rays from a fiver. The Manga booth is also the place to take part in the first SFX/Manga Cosplay Zone at our booth with the finalists published on SFX.co.uk where you can vote for your fave. Early birds will get an exclusive, limited edition copy of the Manga Entertainment, Know Your Anime comic book as well as a free DVD. Numbers are strictly limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

On Saturday 26th May, Manga/MCM Expo Special guests: Michael Sinterniklaas (One Piece, Naruto Shippuden) and Stephanie Sheh (Voice of Hinata Hyuga in Naruto Shippuden) will be attending the event to promote the worldwide exclusive of the feature length anime movie from A1 studio, Welcome To The Space Show (released by Manga Entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray on July 2nd). Join Michael and Steph as they introduce the first 10 minutes of the movie’s English dub to the audience in Theatre B on Saturday 25th May (time TBC).  This is a worldwide exclusive followed by a Q&A with Michael and Steph.

To celebrate the 2nd July release of Welcome To The Space Show, they will be exclusively signing a limited edition free Space Show poster on the Manga booth. Also bring your One Piece and Naruto covers to get signed too. Signing items are limited to two pieces per person. Get in line early to avoid disappointment.

Berserk

And on Sunday, Kaze/MCM Expo/Manga Entertainment are proud to present Berserk: The Golden Age Arc – Egg of the King, the first movie in the highly anticipated Berserk movie trilogy. Joining Kaze UK’s Andrew Partridge on stage for this special panel presentation of one the most exciting new anime features to hit UK shores in a long time will be English dub cast member -  Michael Sinterniklaas of dubbing studio, NYAV Post (Summer Wars, Welcome To The Space Show). The audience will get an exclusive sneak peek of the film as well as enjoy a Q&A. This will be followed by a free signing of Berserk movie posters on the Manga Entertainment booth. Bring your Naruto and One Piece stuff to get signed by Stephanie and Michael, too. Limited to two items per person. As ever, get in line early to avoid disappointment.

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Ghost In The Shell Arise: Borders Parts 1 & 2

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In the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City, killing a major arms dealer who may have ties with the mysterious 501 Organization. Public Security official Daisuke Aramaki hires full-body cyber prosthesis user and hacker extraordinaire, Motoko Kusanagi, to investigate. On the case with her are Sleepless Eye Batou, who believes Kusanagi is a criminal, Niihama Prefecture Detective Togusa who is investigating a series of prostitute murders he believes are related to the incident, and Lieutenant Colonel Kurtz of the 501 Organization who also wishes to keep an eye on Kusanagi.
Freed of her responsibilities with the 501 Organization, Motoko Kusanagi must now learn how to take orders from Aramaki. When unknown forces hack the Logicomas, Batou enlists the help of former army intelligence officer Ishikawa and former air artillery expert Borma. Kusanagi also seeks to enlist ace sniper Saito and undercover cop Paz into the new Public Security Section 9. The two groups rival each other in a case involving a man who receives false memories of a refugee transport operation.

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