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BRAVE LOGIC AND RINNE LOGIC TRIAL DECK
Luck & Logic is the new card game from Bushiroad – based on the anime series that debuted in Japan earlier this year. Read more »
BLAZBLUE: CHRONOPHANTASMA EXTEND
Get ready to get your game on, as PQube unleashes the fury of BlazBlue in the UK today! Read more »
GeGeGe no Kitaro Original Animation Cel from Cel-Ga Custom Made Phone Case from YY Kawaii Vault 111 Mug from Gamermash Mother by Day Mug from Gamermash Drink This Mug from Gamermash How To Drink Mug by Gamermash Attack on Titan keyring from Tokyo Toys! Assault Suit Leynos code for PS4 from Rising Star Games Lumo digital code for PS4 from Rising Star Games Maneki Neko Snacks Lucky Bag from Tofu Cute Maneki Neko Amuse Lucky Bag by Tofu Cute Signed copy of Once Upon A Time from Sonia Leong Sandwich Masters Game from Big Punch Studios Batman T-Shirt from Unit 13 Originals Pacman Photo Frame from A Beads C Start
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW BRYNHILDR IN THE DARKNESS The series is based on the manga illustrated and written by Lynn Okamoto, best known for the shock horror and viscera of Elfen Lied, and studio Arms was behind the anime adaptations of both series.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW TERROR IN RESONANCE You want Terror in Resonance to be great. Partly it’s because this 11-episode series is directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, the heavyweight behind Cowboy Bebop.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW YU-GI-OH! SEASON 4 Yu-Gi-Oh! nurtured a generation of western millennials, some of whom grew up otaku while others couldn’t tell the difference between Digimon and Duel Monsters.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW HIGH KICKERS Xie Yi’s feature treads very similar territory to Rob Radler’s 1989 classic Best Of The Best, in which Phillip Rhee’s character battles the man responsible for his older brother’s death.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW HANAMONOGATARI The Monogatari series returns for a new cluster of weird and whimsical episodes – this time the focus is on Suruga Kanbaru.
ASIAN FILM // NEWS EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM POLICE STORY: LOCKDOWN Crime saga Police Story: Lockdown starring Jackie Chan is out now for download as well as on DVD and Blu-ray.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW PARASYTE THE MOVIE: PART 1 While high school student Shinichi Izumi (Shota Sometani) is napping at home one night, listening to music on his headphones, a strange slithering creature tries to crawl into his ear.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW IP MAN 3 The latest and perhaps last entry in the iconic series, Ip Man 3 sees Donnie Yen’s eponymous Wing Chun master settled into a life of relative tranquillity in 1950s Hong Kong.
LIFESTYLE // REVIEW BABYMETAL METAL RESISTANCE The most successful gimmick band in the world returns with their second album, as BABYMETAL unveil Metal Resistance.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW TOKYO ESP A group of misfits, blessed – or cursed – with fantastic powers, band together to protect humanity from those who would use such abilities for evil.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW DURARARA!! X2 Warning: this release is not for Durarara!! newbies. It continues the original Durarara!! from 2010, already available from Anime Limited.
LIFESTYLE // ARTICLE CASSHERN DIECAST ACTION FIGURE Check out this incredible articulated diecast action figure from Casshern
GAMES // REVIEW POKKéN TOURNAMENT Ever since learning to bring the thunder with Pikachu’s Down+B attack in the original Smash Bros, we’ve dreamed of a purely Pokémon themed fighting game, and Nintendo has finally delivered.
LIFESTYLE // NEWS TOKYO GHOUL – CLEAR CHARM COLLECTION Get your ghostly mitts on this cool collection of clear charms from Tokyo Ghoul
LIFESTYLE // NEWS TOFU CUTE SNACKS LUCKY BAG We love this new idea from Tofu Cute – these awesome Lucky Bags contain a random assortment from the company’s range of sweets, snacks and chocolate, perfect for those of you who love a good surprise!
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW PARADISE RESIDENCE If the name of the author rings a bell, congratulations – you’re officially old school. Kosuke Fujishima is best known for creating Oh! My Goddess and You’re Under Arrest.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW MYSTERIOUS GIRLFRIEND X Already released in the UK as an anime courtesy of MVM Entertainment, Mysterious Girlfriend X comes to us in its original manga form from Vertical.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW FUSé Fusé is simply summarised; a spunky tomboy huntress chases werewolves around 19th-century Tokyo.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW MY TEEN ROMANTIC COMEDY SNAFU My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU is both a comedy and a fairly sharp look at the trials of navigating high school’s social whirls and eddies.
GAMES // REVIEW FINAL FANTASY IX The last of the PSone era Final Fantasy games makes its way to Android and iOS stores, bringing with it every bit of charm from the original.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW KILL ME BABY COLLECTION Based on Kaduho’s four panel manga, Kill Me Baby is told as a series of loosely connected vignettes, working together to pad out each episode title.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW SWORD ART ONLINE II - PART 3 After navigating the virtual perils of both Sword Art Online and Gun Gale Online, it’s time for Kirito, Asuna and the rest of the party to don their NerveGear once again.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW DOLLS Third Window continues its high definition update of Takeshi Kitano’s back catalogue with Dolls
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW AUDITION What is there to say that hasn’t already been said about one of the scariest horror films of all time?
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW PRAY FOR DEATH This 1985 ninja-flick was the second of three collaborations between director Gordon Hessler and martial artist Sho Kosugi.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW KäMPFER SERIES AND OVA COLLECTION Kämpfer exist for the sole purpose of fighting. They’re an elite gaggle of warriors, shackled with an oath bracelet which glows and strobes before their transformation for battle occurs.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW GOLDEN TIME, COLLECTION 1 EPISODES 1-12 Golden Time is all about romance and melodrama, with a script by Fumihiko Shimo (who wrote the tear-jerker Clannad), and directed by Chiaki Kon.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW AKAME GA KILL! COLLECTION 1 This collection of Akame ga Kill contains the first dozen episodes of the series, but it leaps straight into the action, with more excitement.
ASIAN FILM // ARTICLE ENTER THE DRAGON BLADE Jackie Chan talks to NEO’s David West about dealing with the desert heat, sandstorms and a cast of thousands in Daniel Lee’s historical action adventure Dragon Blade.
LIFESTYLE // ARTICLE COSPLAY STAR SPECIAL Nintendo Cosplay 2Sisters Cosplay: Stephanie (MistressMoitie) and Chelsea (BonBonBunny)
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