Weekly round-up

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Hi again! Only us, back to round up a week in which Breath of the Wild won all the awards, and Ryan Reynolds was named as Hollywood’s Pikachu while elsewhere Pikachu was named an ambassador of Osaka. Don’t worry, all this will start to make sense once you read on. Let’s get to it! News Game of […]

The death of innocence: how Hiroshima haunted anime

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With frank discussions of war, death and destruction, this piece isn’t an easy read, and may upset some readers. In the first instalment of this series, we explored the origins of anime as a propaganda tool in Japan’s war effort, specifically around the bombing of Pearl Harbour in 1941. The focus of this follow-up will […]

Event: In This Corner of the World in UK cinemas from June

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Manga Entertainment have announced that In This Corner of the World will be coming to our corner of the world very soon. With exclusive preview screenings taking place across the UK and Ireland on June 26th, the film will arrive in further select cinemas from June 28th. Directed by Sunao Katabuchi of Mai Mai Miracle and Black Lagoon at studio […]

Weekly round-up

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We’ve done it! Finally made it to another weekend, and that means another weekly round-up. So get all cosy to spite Jack Frost, relax in your favourite reading nook, and let us bring you the top news stories of the week. No need to thank us, really, it’s our pleasure. Groundbreaking manga editor fights cancer […]

Fund for In This Corner of the World director’s overseas visits hits goal in 1 day

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After In This Corner of the World‘s first crowdfunding success – earning 36,224,000 yen (about $321,905 US) from 3,374 supporters, which allowed the movie a theatrical release in Japan – the anime adaptation of Fumiyo Konou’s celebrated manga has been garnering much admiration of its own since it opened on November 12th. It’s even gone on […]

Event: Manga UK back on stage at MCM London Comic Con

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Manga UK will soon be joining the throng of fans and special guests at London’s MCM Comic Con once again from October 28th-30th, bringing the contests, events and merch you love to their official stand and stage. This year, they’re bringing back certain events we couldn’t get enough of last time around, as well as plenty […]

World War II anime film In This Corner of the World releases trailer, introduces cast and staff

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A 90-second full trailer has been released for the anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kono’s celebrated manga In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni), featuring the introduction of voice actor Non as the heroine, Suzu Hojo. Non is known elsewhere as Rena Nounen, under which name she played Aki Amano in the […]

Update: Wartime coming-of-age tale In This Corner of the World sets premiere date

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In memory of the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, 71 years ago on August 6th, 1945, the official website of the anime film based on Fumiyo Kono’s award-winning manga In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) confirmed its Japanese release date on Saturday. Set to be screened at Theater Shinjuku, Euro Space […]

Event: Japan Foundation runs free anime screenings in London this summer

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This July and August, the Japan Foundation are bringing their Summer Explorers! anime screenings back to London, once again free of charge. The two parts of the event will take place in Piccadilly on July 30th, then in Shoreditch on August 6th. The films being shown include Tamako Love Story (pictured above, the movie spin-off of anime […]