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Review: “Ninja Scroll” (UK Theatrical Screening): Art of the Ninja

by Grant Whiteon November 12, 2012
Ninja Scroll is a feature held as a classic amongst the echelons of Japanese animation fans. Unfortunately, here in the UK it is also linked to an urban legend of it all being ‘violent animated pornography’. I remember buying into these inaccurate slurs in my childhood and vowing I’d stay well away from the stuff […]

New TMNT Toyline Receives Advance UK Release 24th November 2012

by Grant Whiteon November 11, 2012
The toyline to accompany Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series is due for UK release 1st December 2012. However, the line (created by Playmates and licensed by Flair for UK distribution) will receive two advance releases on 24th November.  The Eastbourne branch of toy chain Kids Stuff will host a special launch event that […]


A Look At Sam Gilbey’s Exclusive Ninja Scroll Poster For Manga Entertainment’s Hackney Screening

by Grant Whiteon November 11, 2012
Manga Entertainment have released a preview of the exclusive limited edition poster that will be issued to the audience of their special premiere screening, produced by artist Sam Gilbey whose work includes Scott Pilgrim and Call of Duty. Gilbey comments ‘I often include portraits of real people in my work and capture likenesses, but because […]

Review: “Rosario & Vampire” Seasons 1 and 2 (UK Editions): No Sparkle, But Plenty of (Panty) Flash

by Grant Whiteon November 7, 2012
It’s that time again. Time for a Japanese studio to license a series with light harem aspects and make it the focus. After failing his high school entry exams, Tsukune Aono is seemingly saved when his father happens into possession of an entry pack for the mysterious Yokai Academy, a private boarding school. Tsukune quickly […]


PR: Nintendo Details Three Final Nintendo Land Attractions

by Grant Whiteon October 29, 2012
Nintendo News: Nintendo Details Three Final Nintendo Land Attractions REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo today revealed additional information about Nintendo Land, a game for the new Wii U console that will give players of all ages a fun, immersive way to discover the one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences offered by the system in both single- and multiplayer game play. Using the Wii U […]

PR: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Brings an Eerie New Mystery to Nintendo 3DS

by Grant Whiteon October 29, 2012
Latest Entry in Fan-Favorite Game Series Invites Players to Unravel a New Mystery by Solving Tons of Fun Puzzles; Hundreds More Downloadable Puzzles on the Way REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– As Halloween revelers get ready to don their masks and celebrate all things eerie, Nintendo is introducing a spellbinding new tale that delivers mind-bending tricks and […]


Review: “Dragon Ball Z” Series Three (UK Edition): The Purple-Headed Monster

by Grant Whiteon October 29, 2012
As I said last time, the first half of the Namek arc was essentially build up for the events of this third volume. With even his most elite forces dispatched by Goku and his friends, Frieza has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. As Goku recuperates from Ginyu’s failed attempt to […]

UK “Ninja Scroll” Screenings Kick Off With Premium Event

by Grant Whiteon October 24, 2012
Manga Entertainment UK will begin a select series of screenings of famed Japanese classic Ninja Scroll with a special showing at the Hackney Picturehouse Cinema on Friday 16th November. The event, limited to 300 tickets, will include a screening of the film, a copy of the standard edition Blu-ray and a limited signed and numbered […]


PR: Marvel NOW! – Joe Quesada Variant Covers Revealed

by Grant Whiteon October 19, 2012
Marvel NOW! – Joe Quesada Variant Covers Revealed! Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Marvel Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada’s jaw dropping variant covers to the biggest Marvel NOW! launches of the season! Featuring the world’s most popular Super Heroes brought to life by one of the industry’s most legendary, no fan can miss […]

PR: ESPN The Magazine & Marvel Entertainment Present Lebron: King of The Rings

by Grant Whiteon October 19, 2012
ESPN The Magazine & Marvel Entertainment Present Lebron: King of The Rings All-New Comic In This Week’s ESPN The Magazine from top talent New York, NY—October 19th, 2012—The world’s best super heroes—Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man—have all achieved greatness, but there’s a new comic book star on the block who wants to make history […]