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What's on at the MCM Expo

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.


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.

What's on at the MCM Expo


Danganronpa The Animation - Complete Season Collection

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Hope’s Peak Academy is an exclusive private school that only accepts the best of the best. Graduates of this elite – yet enigmatic – institution have the world at their fingertips, but getting a cap and gown is easier said than done. The hallowed halls are ruled by the sadistic administrator Monokuma, who declares that the only way to pass the class is by sending a fellow student home in a body bag.
If you can get away with murder, you’ll get your diploma. But if you’re caught red handed, you’ll find yourself on the receiving end of a deadly detention slip!
When your principal is psychotic and your finals are fatal, high school goes from being the best years of your life – to your last.



With the release of Danganronpa: The Animation just under a week away, we thought we'd share with you our trip to last year's Danganronpa event in Ikebukuro.

Deadman Wonderland

Matt Kamen follows the white rabbit in this brutal prison saga
After an environmental disaster ravages Tokyo, three quarters of the city is wiped from the Earth. What’s left of the once-bustling metropolis is re-developed into Japan’s largest prison, a privately owned concern known as Deadman Wonderland, that forces inmates into sadistic carnival shows for bloodthirsty spectators. To force participation, prisoners are collared with a device that slowly poisons them, a lethal dose building up over three days unless they eat a foul-tasting piece of candy to purge their system and reset the timer. The prison’s chief warden Makina is a no-nonsense ball-buster who never hesitates to punish insubordination or misbehaviour, often with a slash of her lethal sword.


Godzilla: Too Soon?

When is it okay for a real-life disaster to become entertainment?
How soon is too soon? The question’s raised by the new Godzilla trailer, the first half of which seems to be all about recreating traumatic events as fantasy, just three years after they occurred. Specifically, the trailer opens with a disaster at a Japanese power station, before segueing into images of a giant wave sweeping into a town with devastating force. Both images seem less ripped than Xeroxed from the headlines of March 2011, when northern Honshu (Japan’s mainland) was struck by an earthquake which caused a tsunami, killing thousands, and the meltdown at Fukushima.
Check in for details on our replacement scheme for the faulty Naruto Shippuden Box Set 21.

Attack on Titan: The Interview

Katsuhiko Kitada, Ryotaro Makihara and George Wada talk Titans
The cheering shakes the roof of the ExCel Centre. It’s October 2013, we’re at MCM London Comic Con, and the audience at the Attack on Titan panel has just been asked if they’d like a second season.
This week we ask you whether you'd like to see Death Note receive a UK Blu-ray release

Attack on Titan vs Akira

What about a world of kaiju zombies...?
"Anger is what really links Akira and Titan. Teen rage is at their core, driving the action in spectacular ways."

Kite: the Movie

A live-action remake of the anime classic
Right, hands up those of you who have been betting on which 1990s anime would get a Western live-action remake first. Ok, who had Ghost in the Shell? Evangelion? Cowboy Bebop? But Yasuomi Umetsu’s notorious sexed-up actioner Kite (1998) has beaten them all to the screen, starring anime fan Samuel L. Jackson.

Wrinkles vs Roujin Z

Animation for the old... there's only one way to settle this... FIGHT!
Wrinkles is a new grown-up Spanish animated film about elderly people in a care home. Hang on a bit, that can’t be right. Animation and the elderly; they’re two things which have nothing to do with each other. Well, except for...

Who's Who in Dragon Ball #2

Continuing our round-up of the usual suspects
Ever wonder just how Goku and friends became the greatest heroes on Earth? Wonder no more, as the original Dragon Ball reveals the origins of Akira Toriyama’s beloved creations! The faces may look familiar, but everything else is different in this classic series!

Attack on Titan music: Yoko Hikasa

Paul Browne on the songstress behind the dramatic ending theme
‘Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai’ (This Beautiful Cruel World) is, on the whole, a wistful and enigmatic song that seems strangely disconnected from a series that regularly deals with death and despair. Yoko Hikasa’s mesmerising vocals manage to draw the viewer in, lending an air of reflection and regret.


Andrew Osmond catches the live-action premiere of Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Kiseiju
The Tokyo International Film Festival closed with the live-action Parasyte, a superb blend of SF, comedy and primarily horror, where the levity of the early scenes freezes into a drama with an ice-cold alien grip.
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