Japan Rising… in Brighton!

Japan Rising… in Brighton!

Tom Smith on three of Japan’s rising talents It’s got to be a tough job representing your country. Especially when your band has been selected from hundreds – if not thousands – of up and coming acts, of varying genres. To top it all, you’re sent to a small seaside...
Cosplay: One Piece

Cosplay: One Piece

Cosplay: One Piece Paul Jacques snaps another anime costumer Jordan Yeo as Trafalgar Law from One Piece, a.k.a. the Surgeon of Death. Tweets by MangaUK FIVE THINGS TO PREPARE YOU FOR LIFE IN JAPAN : PART 1 With the UK economy in the horrendous state it’s in, there’s...
Naruto Music: Tacica

Naruto Music: Tacica

Naruto Music: Tacica Tom Smith on Naruto’s newest song. Japanese duo Tacica won’t be winning the Manga UK Blog award for most original song title anytime soon, mostly because no such award exists. But if it did, they still wouldn’t win. Especially not with the title...
The History of Evangelion

The History of Evangelion

Andrew Osmond on the prelude to the First Impact The 23-year-old animator Hideaki Anno watched intently as the giant monster – his monster! – made its grand appearance. First a huge red hand, the liquid flesh melting from the fingers, clutched the brow of the hill....
Bleach music: SID

Bleach music: SID

Tom Smith on the band behind Bleach’s 14th Opening Theme The Manga UK blog has covered a wide range of bands and singers from anime, but none of them have been on the same level as the visual kei / pop-rock group SID. Not only did they take their role in producing...

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