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Newcastle Film and Comic Con returns this weekend

Newcastle Film and Comic Con returns this weekend

The annual Newcastle Film and Comic Convention returns to the Metro Radio Arena on 28 and 29 of March. Focusing on bringing together fans of both Western and Eastern media, the con will feature elements of TV, film and comics, while also showcasing anime, manga and video games. With a wide range of activities and […]

 Ruth Edmundson

GALLERY: SunnyCon 3 – Sunderland’s biggest ever celebration of Japanese pop culture

GALLERY: SunnyCon 3 – Sunderland’s biggest ever celebration of Japanese pop culture

Over 2,000 anime fans and gamers flocked to Seaburn seafront in costume as the third annual SunnyCon landed in Sunderland. The award-winning convention is one of the UK’s fastest growing anime conventions and attracts fans of Japanese pop culture from across the country and beyond. All of who turned out dressed to impress as their […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Geek-Con 2014 – fandoms unite at Gateshead Central Library

Geek-Con 2014 – fandoms unite at Gateshead Central Library

  Thanks to the great work of the team behind Anime Attacks, an anime event held in Gateshead Library, this month see’s the first ever Geek-Con taking place in Gateshead. The convention focuses on fandoms by brining together the best of comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, games and Japanese anime all under one roof for people […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Review: The Garden of Words – Brief And Simple, But Rich And Deep

Review: The Garden of Words – Brief And Simple, But Rich And Deep

Japanese literature has many phrases and teachings that are culturally specific yet have a universal meaning for us all. The Japanese phrase “mono no aware” is one such idiom that is hard to translate but can apply to everyone at onstage of their life. Roughly it means a sense of awareness and (to an extent) […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Newcastle Con – Explosion Of Japanese Culture Comes To Eldon Square

Newcastle Con – Explosion Of Japanese Culture Comes To Eldon Square

  Newcastle Con is a new Japanese culture convention open to everyone who is interested in anime, Japanese culture and those simply wanting to experience something unusual. The weekend convention aims to attract everyone from families to fans of Cosplay to come together and celebrate Japan’s vast culture. As well as showcase Newcastle’s local shops, […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Log Horizon – An Anime Exploring Life In Virtual Reality

Log Horizon – An Anime Exploring Life In Virtual Reality

From Candy Crush on our phones, to action thrillers on our game consoles, loads of us play games. But would any of us ever swap our real life for a virtual one? Log Horizon, a new streaming anime series – part of Crunchyroll’s winter season of releases – explores what it would be like to suddenly […]