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Noboru Ishiguro 1938-2012

Noboru Ishiguro 1938-2012

The anime director who steered Space Cruiser Yamato to the screen Noburo Ishiguro, who died yesterday, will be remembered for several contrasting achievements in the anime world. He developed an interest in comics at school, but drifted into amateur animation at Nihon...
Cosplay: Bleach

Cosplay: Bleach

Photographer Paul Jacques snaps two favourites from Bleach Cosplayers Lauren Clark and Sarah Matthews take on the task of recreating Rangiku Matsumoto and Toshio Hitsugaya from the long-running fan favourite anime series Bleach. Original manga creator Tite Kubo says...
Requiem for the Phantom music: KOKIA

Requiem for the Phantom music: KOKIA

Tom Smith on the turn of fate that saved KOKIA. Karma – it’s a funny old thing. One dastardly deed and somewhere down the line the repercussions will bite you on the backside. Likewise, karma can also bring great rewards. The concept is one with which Japanese...
Cosplay: Kiki’s Delivery Service

Cosplay: Kiki’s Delivery Service

There was magic in the air at last year’s MCM Expo, with special appearances at our Cosplay Zone from two Studio Ghibli favourites, snapped here by our master photographer Paul Jacques. There wasn’t much call for Kiki’s Delivery Service, as we sold...
Hitoshi Yoshioka and the Japanese John Carter

Hitoshi Yoshioka and the Japanese John Carter

Jonathan Clements on the Japanese John Carter novels Disney’s new John Carter film isn’t the only modern spin to be found on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. There’s a whole world of as-yet untranslated Japanese novels that delve into the worlds of Victorian science...

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