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How ‘Godzilla’ (1954) was ruined by America

How ‘Godzilla’ (1954) was ruined by America

By Kyra Sims With the new MonsterVerse of Godzilla and King Kong movies being produced by Legendary Pictures, there is new interest in the Japanese lizard monster we have come to know as Godzilla (originally Gojira). The film first reached American screens in 1956 and seemed a typical creature feature with no real merit or […]

 Lucy Hope

BOOK REVIEW: Wings of a Flying Tiger by Iris Yang

BOOK REVIEW: Wings of a Flying Tiger by Iris Yang

*DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me for free by Open Book Publishers in exchange for an honest review.* BLURB World War Two. Japanese occupied China. The tale of two cousins, their courage and their determination to help a wounded American pilot. In the summer of 1942, Danny Hardy bails out of his fighter plane […]

 Ruth Edmundson

GALLERY: Newcastle Con – New And Old Japanese Culture Combine

GALLERY: Newcastle Con – New And Old Japanese Culture Combine

Fans of both traditional and popular Japanese culture flocked to the North East’s latest Anime convention. People from across the region made the trip to Tyneside for the debut of Newcastle Con, a convention which celebrates all aspects of Japanese culture – from animation and manga, to Japanese tea and martial arts. The weekend-long convention […]