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MIDLANDS COMIC CON – TELFORD INTERNATIONAL CENTRE – 14 FEB. by Aisha Anime

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MCM's first event of 2015, Midlands Comic Con returns to Telford this Saturday for a fun-filled day of comics, movies, games, anime and cosplay.
 
There's a sci-fi flavour to our special guests this year, with Mass Effect star Mark Meer and Red Dwarf favourites Chris Barrie and Robert Llewellyn coming to Telford to meet fans, sign autographs and present on-stage panels. Mark voices protagonist Commander Shepard in the bestselling Mass Effect games, while Chris and Robert play hapless hologram Arnold J. Rimmer and service droid Kryten on much-loved sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf.
 
Meanwhile, the Comic Village area will be packed with talented artists and writers to meet, including Beyond The Bunker, T Publications, Naniiebim, Sammy Borras, Ryuuza, Kelly Angel and Lisa Cummins. And while we're talking about art, internationally known graffiti artist Kid30 from Smallkid Design will be creating some special Turtle-themed artwork over on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stand.
 
Other attractions to discover include our Cosplay Masquerade, a League Of Legends eSports zone and the battlin' 'bots of the Robots Live arena, while retailers attending the show include Manga Entertainment, MVM Enertainment, Tokyo Toys, The Japan Centre, Funky Collectables, MyM Magazine and Go2Games (complete with inflatable shop!).
 
Priority tickets for MCM Midlands Comic Con are now available at www.mcmexpostore.com
 
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~Aisha Anime~

League of Legends cosplay: Caitlyn by Aisha Anime. Photography by Manga Girl Photography

League of Legends cosplay: Caitlyn by Aisha Anime. Photography by Manga Girl Photography

Anime Review: Hakuoki Season 1: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Collection by Aisha Anime

Hakuoki season 1

Hakuoki season 1

It was only recently when i went to Japan I understood how popular the series Hakuoki was and that Europe was lucky to get two titles released here and the anime series. Hakuōki  Demon of the Fleeting Blossom looks like a harem or Bishounen anime to the naked eye.

Actually, the anime series is a well grounded anime with lots of interesting characters and plot based on history and with real character name , locations and contex The story revolves around the female lead  Yukimura Chizuru who has gone in search for her father. But runs int Ronin who fall to prey to the Shinsengumi or so she thinks, theses were much worse - the 'furies', a strong superhuman race with defining features of white hair and red eyes. Luckily before Chizuru comes to any harm, the real Shinsengumi come to her rescue.

Once Chizuru is in their custody it's either die by their hand or be a prisoner to their dastardly needs (if only). A greater purpose for her encounter with the Shinsengumi soon begins to unfold as the story develops. Both parties have the same mission in that they're both looking for Chizuru's father. To this end, Chizuru inadvertently joins the Shinsengumi (more a prisoner than comrade).

During the course of the series, she  forms bonds between her and some of Shinsengumi, but to be honest there are more battles with the furies and other armies than there is romance in this series. The battles come frequently on a large scale and the Shinsengumi prove themselves to be more than just good looks and charm. In fact I feel Chizuru is redundant apart from being the cook and nagging.

The Shinsengumi 

The Shinsengumi 

The plot I think is highly engaging, I wasn't gripped by the first episode and the shiny animation was a bit off putting, but once the character started to introduce themselves I really got into the series. Politics, strategy and action are the main themes of the anime, with occasional outbursts of slapstick comedy. It's really well balanced for something so serious.</p>

The furies are a topic of taboo to begin with and slowly learning about them changed the whole series for me. Who would have known there would be supernatural themes to take over in this historical setting? Throughout the series the Shinsengumi face many furies and you begin to learn some are 'real demons' and the man made ones have a 'sell by date', so to speak. Later on, you also begin to learn more behind the mystery surrounding Chizuru's father and his intentions. Being a series based on history and conflict, you'll find that some characters actually die, sometimes in nasty, artistic and realistic ways. Aside from the battles putting the series in historical context, it was eye opening to see disease as a way of slow death. Characters you may have favoured at the start also begin to change their ways and ideals throughout the series as a consequence of power, money, leadership and pride.

Definately an anime to invest in and season 2 and the OVA is already out and I hear there is a third season *fan girl screams* FOr more info on MVM UK titles go here: http://www.mvm-films.com/AnimeTitle?ID=3112

~Aisha Anime~

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What's on at MCM London Comic Con May 2014? by Aisha Anime

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Anime, Cosplay & Asian Culture

    This show's Anime Guests of Honour are Blue Exorcist: The Movie's director Atsushi Takahashi (Rideback) and producer Takamitsu Inoue (Naruto, Shiki).

    Announced today special guest Greg Cipes known fro Beast Boy from Teen Titans, Kevin from Ben 10 and recently Michelangelo from The Lego Movie plus more !

    Special guest Wendee Lee has voiced some of anime's most iconic heroines, including Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star's Konata Izumi and Cowboy Bebop's Faye Valentine.

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    The UK's three leading anime distributors - Manga Entertainment, MVM Entertainment and Anime Limited  - will be taking part in an on-stage industry panel.

    JapanEx has been expanded to create a new PopAsia zone, packed with all the vibrant colour, delicious food, beautiful art and fabulous fashion of traditional and modern Asia.

    As well as hosting a Cosplay Masquerade, MCM London Comic Con will be the venue for the UK qualifiers of the EuroCosplay Championships, Europe's biggest cosplay competition.

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   There is also the Harajuku Fashion show at MCM that I will be participating in please do come along and say Hi ^_^ The theme for spring is "Tokyo Galaxy" on the Japan X Stage. It will be sponsored by Roxie Sweetheart & Dreamy Bows as always, with a chance to model their accessories! They have chosen a selection of fabulous fashionistas to represent as many Tokyo fashions as possible, informing the audience about the styles we love, some of which they may be less familiar with.

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