Soccer heroes in anime

Soccer heroes in anime

Helen McCarthy on anime’s football crazies Sports have been around in anime from very early in its history, but the first identifiable sports anime, Yasuji Murata’s Animal Olympics in 1928, didn’t feature soccer. In fact, the beautiful game was a...
Bleach Music: Universe

Bleach Music: Universe

Tom Smith on series 13’s rainbow rockers… While the Soul Reapers form an uneasy alliance with the Visoreds in Bleach series 13 part 2, the band providing the episode’s ending theme have an uneasy alliance of their own. Universe formed in 2002 when four childhood...
Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere

Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere

Andrew Osmond tries to make sense of Sunrise’s mad anime As regular subscribers to Manga Entertainment’s podcast and twitter feed will know, there was some confusion about whether Sunrise’s new comedy-fantasy-action-fanservice series was called (deep breath)...
Cosplay: Pokemon

Cosplay: Pokemon

Paul Jacques has gotta catch’em all at the London Super Comic Con Lisa Moffatt and Natasha Fountain spread their wings as Moltres and Articuno from the unstoppable Pokemon franchise, snapped by our roving photographer Paul Jacques at the London Super Comic Con...
Rocksmith’s Japanese Stars

Rocksmith’s Japanese Stars

Tom “Rock” Smith on the downloadable J-rock gods in Ubisoft’s game With Babymetal’s arrival to the international consciousness this year, Japanese music is – for better or worse – once again in the public eye. But before that trio of chocolate-wanting...

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