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LIFESTYLE // REVIEW STUFF REVIEW: OSHAWOTT PLUSH This awesome plush features Oshawott from PokÃ©mon Black and White.
LIFESTYLE // REVIEW STUFF REVIEW: BABY GROWS Whether you're a proud parent, aunt or uncle, sibling or just a friend of those with sprogs, we're sure you'll love to gift these awesome little baby grows from Genki Gear.
LIFESTYLE // REVIEW DRINKING CHOCOLATE While we're on the subject of drinking and soda, how about some chocolates filled with whisky and sparkling water?
GAMES // ARTICLE RETURN OF THE PAC As much as the Pac-Man franchise has been farmed out to other studios over the years, the yellow bauble has never strayed too far from Namco Bandai's output and exploits.
ANIME & MANGA // ARTICLE HOZUKI NO REITETSU The studio behind smash-hit Attack on Titan invites audiences 'downstairs' to accompany the underworld's ultimate middle-manager in his duties!
ASIAN FILM // ARTICLE RETURN OF THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN As the BFI celebrates the 60th anniversary of Seven Samurai with a new edition, David West looks at the masterpiece that almost cost Akira Kurosawa his job.
ANIME & MANGA // NEWS WIZARD BARRISTERS One of Japan's most controversial anime creators brings Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil - an impressive and eclectic genre mash-up delivering mages, mecha and... magistrates?!
ANIME & MANGA // NEWS THE WIND RISES It appears that The Wind Rises will be the great animator's last outing in the director's chair.
LIFESTYLE // NEWS SODA! You probably already know that Tadanobu Asano is the star of Japanese films such as Ichi the Killer who crossed over to Hollywood hits like Thor.
LIFESTYLE // ARTICLE DREAMY BOWS: BRINGING JAPANESE FASHION TO THE UK Love wearing Japanese fashion but find it difficult and expensive to get hold of fashion items and accessories? Mary-Ann Russon talks to Dreamy Bows about bringing J-fashion to the UK.
ANIME & MANGA // NEWS GIRLS UND PANZER COLLECTION This season's must-have for the fashionable girl about town is armoured plating, at least in the world of Girls Und Panzer.
LIFESTYLE // ARTICLE DEVIL MAY CRY COSPLAY Shinigami Photography shared this image of female version Vergil from Devil May Cry, by Nethicite Cosplay.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW SHADY NEO has the 'pleasure' of looking at Shady - the debut offering from filmmaker-to-watch Ryohei Watanabe - which highlights the troubled relationship between two teenage high school girls.
GAMES // REVIEW TALES OF SYMPHONIA CHRONICLES The original Tales of Symphonia remains a highlight of the GameCube's catalogue, a deep and engaging RPG with intriguing characters on a classic quest to restore the world.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW BLEACH SERIES 13 PART 1 After a series-long break, the Arrancar arc is back - and it's more explosive than ever!
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW BLOOD-C: THE LAST DARK In the not-too distant future, creatures stalk the dark corners of Tokyo, preying on humans.
LIFESTYLE // REVIEW MIYAVI The slap guitar samurai returns with an album recorded almost entirely in London.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT: VOLS. 1-3 VIZ Media's bumper edition contains the collected first three volumes of Kazune Kawahara's shoujo series - a charming, if predictable comedy romance.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW DEADMAN WONDERLAND: VOL. 1 Find out where it all began in Deadman Wonderland, the original manga that spawned the anime series, released in the UK by Manga Entertainment.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW CHINESE ZODIAC Jackie Chan directs and stars in this multi-lingual (English! Cantonese! Mandarin!) adventure blockbuster which was a huge hit
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW BTOOOM! Ryota Sakamoto wakes up on a remote island and is forced to participate in a real life version of his favourite video game, the bomb-tastic BTOOOM!
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW DURARARA!! Anime meets Buffy! Granted, this Tokyo-set series lacks vampires, Valley Girls or a clear lead character, but the often wonderful Durarara!! shares fundamentals with the Californian slayer.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW FLU Kim Sang-su's Flu is a big budget disaster movie that taps into contemporary anxieties about pandemic viruses.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW SWORD ART ONLINE: PART 4 After escaping the virtual world of Sword Art Online in the first story arc of the series, this time Kirito is on a mission to rescue his love Asuna.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW MOTORWAY With a cast headed by Anthony Wong, and promises of "high-octane fun" on the cover, one could be forgiven for expecting some fast-paced thrills in this Hong Kong police actioner.
ANIME & MANGA // REVIEW THE GARDEN OF WORDS The Japanese phrase 'mono no aware' is one of those culturally specific idioms that is awfully hard to translate.
GAMES // REVIEW DARK SOULS II When Dark Souls surfaced out of nowhere back in 2011, it was like a two finger salute to an industry that'd become fixated with training wheels and handholding.
LIFESTYLE // NEWS RECEIVE A THIRD WINDOW FILMS MOVIE ON DVD FREE WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE! New subscribers this issue can choose a free gift from a selection of two amazing titles from Third Window Films
ASIAN FILM // NEWS THE RAID 2 Welsh-born director Gareth Evans and Indonesian action star Iko Uwais took the movie world by storm with the stripped down, brutal style of The Raid back in 2011.
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