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Venice, Jiro Taniguchi, Fanfare/Ponent Mon A while back you may recall Wim in one of his Continental Correspondent columns discussing a series of travel comics commissioned by famous fashion house Louis Vuitton, each by a...

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Reviews: Ghost in the Shell

March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ghost in the Shell, Directed by Rupert Sanders, Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche The popular Anime movie gets the live action treatment in this effects heavy action adventure starring Scarlett Johansson....

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At the presentation of the winners of the 10th annual Japan International MANGA Awards in Tokyo on December 28th (the end of year festivities made the news flow a little slower), the  Gold Prize was...

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Comics: Rai Con coming soon to Glasgow!

February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Coming up very soon now is Scotland’s own great bash for manga and anime fans, Rai Con. Taking place in the splendid environs of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (just a moment’s walk from our...

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Comics: Manga Jiman 2015 announced

August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Manga Jiman competition which encourages new talent has become something of a fixture on the annual UK comics calendar, with the Embassy of Japan sponsoring the competition for a good number of years now....

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If you’re in London this month the annual Manga Jiman competition exhibition runs at the Embassy of Japan until the 30th of April, featuring the winners and a selection of artworks from the many entries...

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(2014 Lucent Pictures Entertainment Inc. and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Inc.  All Rights Reserved) Shirow Masamune is one of those creators who has crossed borders, being not just a major star in his home country...

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Review: Chi’s Sweet Home

August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chi’s Sweet Home Volume 11 By Konami Kanata Vertical Such a simple idea, so well executed as well. Unbelievably this was the first time I’ve read any Chi, I’ve meant to for a long time,...

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The fifth and final volume of the mountaineering epic The Summit Of The Gods is currently wending its way to the printers and your local comic shop has the chance to put their orders in...

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Comics: annual Manga Jiman call for entires

July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Embassy of Japan in the UK has announced a call for entries to their annual Manga Jiman competition, which has become something of a fixture on the UK comics calendar in recent years, I’m...

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