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Interview: SEBASTIAN MASUDA Creator of 6%DOKIDOKI

“As I have always planned my life on my own terms and cut my path through sheer willpower, like some sort of wild grass, I want to cut a new start for myself as I turn towards this new step in 2014.”

Showcase:

Summer Anime

2014 Latest anime Top charts and more...

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: April 29th, 2014 London’s 02 SBE IVE S U

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Laforet Meiji Shrine Akihabara

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MUST GOs:

£7.99

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Japan in London: 20th Century J Prints Henry Sotheran Ltd April 10 – May 1, 2014


Putumayo Putumayo - The looks for ipad. Available on the App Store.


the team

about this issue of the magazine


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The Look Book

COLLECTION OF STYLES Harajuku-ko presents its look book for summer 2014. We will also be looking back, on the winter and spring collections.

1. Bodyline

Classic lolita dress Delicate corduroy fabric, printed with flowers an motifs of Victorian dolls.

jacket is included with the dress

£45.00

2. Bodyline

3. Tricolour

4. Claire’s

velvet with ruffle comes with the dress

with embroided collar

Alice band

Victorian lolita dress jacket £45.00

Short sleeve blouse £7.00

Black large bow head band £5.50

5. Angelic pretty

Sweet schoolgirl lolita platform shoes With bows

£39.99


Madoka

20 yrs, 159 cm

Violinist

Dress • Baby The Stars Shine Bright Jacket • BTSSB Head piece • BTSSB Violin Bag • Alice and the Pirates Hair • Lockshop Accessories • Dreamy Shoes • Minky shop


Midori (pink bag) Poppo (blue bag)

Carousel

Dress • Head gear • Tights • Cosmates JP Bags • Angelic pretty Hair • Dreamy bows Accessories • Dreamy Shoes • Minky shop


TO HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN DRESS Every issue harajuku-ko will try to give to some DIY instructions. This is a step by step guide to how to make your dress. how to make yourw own dress


TO HOW DO KAWAII MAKE-UP This is a step by step guide to do a lolita look make-up.

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Haruna

26 yrs, 156 cm

Alice and the Pirates Dress , Head gear , Tights , Capelet and Faux fur cowl • Alice and the pirates Tote bag • Q-Pot Accessories • Alice Shoes • Baby the star shine bright


Alumi

22 yrs, 162 cm

Gothic

Dress • HANGRY & ANGRY capelet • Naoto Seven high heeled platform brogues • Yosuke arm cover • HN + nois


Kera

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Strawbe

bow Dreamy dress Dress • with the • r a e g bow Head Dreamy • s e ri o s Acces op Minky sh Shoes • pretty Angelic Blouse •


Midori (pink bag) Poppo (blue bag)

Sweet

Dress , Head gear , Tights , Hand bags , Shoes and Jackets • Angelic pretty Hair • Dreamy bows Accessories • Dreamy Shoes • Minky shop Phone cases • 6% DOKIDOKI Hair clips • Milky Way


Mepura

Otaku

Bomber jacket • Miklim Top • Miklim Tulle Skirt • 6% DOKIDOKI Boots • Patent Acseddories • 6% DOKIDOKI and Niel Perch Hand bag • G2

Mia Mia

Rainbow Shirt • Jams world Skirt • Pirameki Panda Accessories • hand made Bag • Sponge Bob

Mana

Vivid Punk Kitty cat print silk jacket, polka dot hoodie, graphic top • Listen Flavor Unicorn tights • high street shop

Michiyu

Sweet

Dress, Cardigan • Baby the start shine bright Bag • Sugar Bunnies Shoes • High street Accessories • BTSSB Dreamy Bows


Minato

Sweet Dress • BTSSB Hair clips and bows • Dreamy Bows Pink satchel bag • MokoOrz Accessories • Dreamy Shoes • Baby the star shine bright

Hotou

Sweet Dress • Angelic Pretty Accessories • Dreamy Bag • Melody Plush Shoes • Minky shop Hail and other Accessories • Angelic pretty Shoes • Angelic Pretty


Sebastian Masuda’s “Colorful Rebellion”

Sebastian’s next act will be the debut of his fine art career with an exhibition in New York City.

These past few years, I have always challenged myself to step out of Harajuku, in which I have worked for almost 20 years, and strived to make my creations hold up to world standards, and in other genres. Whatever my output, the context for my productions remains the “Harajuku kawaii culture.” Although recently, what people have focused on has been the easily understandable originality and flamboyance of its exterior, the first peculiarity of the town of Harajuku has always been the fact that it is a place in which people can express themselves freely without any interference from others. There is also a certain individual earnestness that everybody has in the background. I think that this is the reason why it was able to birth such an original culture, not found anywhere else in the world.

Sebastian Masuda is one of Japan’s top evangelists of kawaii culture. In addition to launching 6%DOKIDOKI – his iconic “Sensational Kawaii” shop and brand – in Harajuku almost 20 years ago, Sebastian has hosted countless kawaii-centric events and talk shows around Tokyo, created campaigns and kawaii visuals for some of Japan’s top brands, designed sets for film and theater, and even helped to launch the career of kawaii superstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Sebastian’s “Colorful Rebellion – Seventh Nightmare” exhibition runs from February 27, 2014 through March 29, 2014 at KiangaEllis Projects in Chelsea. The theme of the show is “The Seven Deadly Sins of Sebastian Masuda”. Sebastian will be attending the opening of the show, as well as presenting daily special performances at the gallery from 3/6 (Thurs.) to 3/9 (Sun.). If you’re going to be anywhere near New York in late February or early March, this will be a chance to not only meet Sebastian Masuda, but also to be a part of his New York art debut.

In this exhibition, I will be showcasing works that will show the still-expanding Harajuku kawaii culture not from the “outside,” as other works have done until now, but rather from the “inside…” I will create a “Colorful Rebellion,” as a kind of “self-portrait” that draws the minimum amount of attention to me. Its theme is the self, conscious of being at the crossroads of the present, past, and future. From the period of 3/6 (Thurs.) to 3/9 (Sun.), which is the Armory Show, my alter ego will appear in the exhibition space and complete the “Seven Deadly Sins.” (I will not reveal what the concept or classification of these seven is before the exhibition.) Now, having in no small way become able to express the world that I want to show, I will try to convey an essential part of the Harajuku kawaii culture to a greater number of people and, what is more, do so in the “major leagues” of art that is New York, a place where I am completely unknown. As I have always planned my life on my own terms and cut my path through sheer willpower, like some sort of wild grass, I want to cut a new start for myself as I turn towards this new step in 2014.


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Classic Lolita


The Devil Inspired

White Blouse

The Devil Inspired

Musee De Chocolat Dress Set

Minky Shop

Floral Pins Claire’s


When in Japn

MEIJI SHRINE ONE OF THE MUST GOs Well let know, all about where we’ve been this time in Japan. So when your there, you’ll know where to go.


Meji Jingu is a Shinto shrine. Shinto is a Japanese ancient oriental religion, and is a deep tradition in the lives of the Japanese. The shrine is dedicated to the divine souls of Emperor Meji and his consort Empress Shoken. Emperor Meji passed away in 1912 and Empress Shoken in 1914. After their passing, people wished to commemorate their virtues and venerate them forever. So they donated 100,000 trees from all over Japan and from overseas and they worked voluntarily to create this forest. This shrine was established on November 1st 1920. Address 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan


Laforet is a five minute walk from Omotesando Exit of Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line and a one minute walk from Exit 5 of MejiJingumae station on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin and Chiyoda lines. Laforet is a huge department store with thirteen floors of fashion, Beauty and gifts. There is a whole floor dedicated to Lolita on floor B1.5 F, featuring Lolita brands: ‘Alice and the Pirates’, ‘Angelic Pretty’, Metamorphose temps de fille, Maiso De Julietta, Swimmer, Putumayo, Atelier-Pierrot and h.Naoto . I recommend going to this department store it is the best part of shopping in Harajuku, there is everything you need to complete your lolita look; clothes, acessories, makeup, etc and the staff are super kind and chatty in Angelic Pretty area. I brought a cute brown Angelic pretty top, matching skirt, high heeled wedge shoes and white frilly socks from here. Tax free shopping: One day’s purchases from a single shop totaling 10,001 yen (excluding tax) or more are tax-exempt. You are required to show your passport. No other forms of ID are acceptable.Please refer to our “FLOOR GUIDE” in laforet to see the shops where tax exemptions are available.

Address: 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 Opening hours: Open all round from 11:00am-9:00pm 1F Cafe Crepe: 11:00am-9:30pm http://www.laforet.ne.jp/en/


Otaku Corner

NEW ANIME RELEASED FOR SUMMER 2014 Harajuku-ko will be featuring new anime releases every season, to keep you up to date with the latest anime.

Pokemon XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie

The story is set in Diamond Ore Country, of which Diancie is the princess.This is a country located deep underground, where the Pokémon Carbink live together in peace. The energy source of this country is a giant diamond called the Sacred Diamond, which can only be created by princess Diancie. However, the current princess doesn't yet possess the power to create such a diamond, and the current Sacred Diamond's power is soon going to run out, which would result in the end of the country. Diancie meets up with Ash and Pikachu, and set off together with them to search for the legendary Pokemon Xerneas, which possesses sacred power, but on the way, they find the cocoon where the Destruction Pokémon, Yveltal, who was said to have once destroyed life in Kalos, lies in wait. (Source: serebii.net)

Start:
Jul 19, 2014 - Main Work:
TV Tokyo - Producers:
TV Tokyo - Japanese:
ポケットモンスターXY 破壊の繭とディアンシー

Psycho-Pass

In a futuristic world where criminal intent is analyzed by the Sybil System, a new top of the class recruit, Akane Tsunemori, joins the police force; however, she always puts her own sense of justice above the judgment of Sybil. Police are helped by Enforcers (latent criminals disposed to high criminal intent), one of which is a former inspector who supports Akane's method of action. Written by Abhishek Ashish

Episodes:
11 - Status:
not yet aired - Japanese:
PSYCHOPASS サイコパス 新編集版


Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus

Kuroshitsuji or black butler as we know it, returns to our screens with Yana Toboso’s demonic servant manga transformed into the latest TV anime series, subtitled ‘book of circus’. It was announce in January that a new Kuroshitsuji anime project is in works and will be released later on in the year, well we are delighted to announce that It will air at the beginning of July 2014 in the Animeism block, followed by the OVA subtitled ‘book of murder’ which will pre screen in the Japanese cinema in autumn 2014. It will adapt the Noah's Ark Circus Arc, picking the manga story back up from the point at which they diverged. This arc immediately follows the Curry Contest Arc in the manga, which ended at episode 15 in the first season of the anime. (Source: MAL News)

The manga debuted in Square Enix’s Monthly G Fantasy magazine in 2006, and its 17 volumes thus far have nearly 18 million copies in print, including those published in 42 countries and territories. The manga already inspired a television anime series in 2008 and a stage play in 2009. A second television series followed in 2010 with a new butler and master. The manga won the top prize in the shōnen manga category of France’s Japan Expo Awards in 2010 and the Best International Manga Award in Germany’s Animagic in 2011. Written by Rachel S. (Source: NicoTubeAnime)

Main Work:
 A-1 Pictures - Producers: 
A-1 Pictures - Genres:
 Comedy, Demons, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural Japanese:
黒執事 Book of Circus - Rating:
R - 17+ (contains violence and profanity).

Sanzoku no Musume Ronja The story is about a girl named Ronja who is the daughter of a chief of a tribe of bandits and lives in a huge castle in the forest with the bandits. The story follows Ronja as she encounters mystical creatures, makes friends with another young child like herself, and experiences life in the forest.

Start:
Aug 31, 2014 - Main Work:
POLYGON PICTURES Producers:
POLYGON PICTURES - Studio Ghibli and NHK - Genres:
Adventure - Japanese:
山賊の娘ローニャ


Tokyo Kushu

The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight. (Source: ANN)

Main Work:
Studio Pierrot - Producers:
Studio Pierrot Genres:
Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Seinen Japanese:
東京喰種 トーキョーグール

Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen

The series brings us some mecha action for the season with some good production credits behind it. Coming from Zebec, it’s to be directed by Atsushi Ootsuki, recent of Kanokon, with scripts by Tatsuo Sato, a man who has some very good science fiction credits behind him with our favorite Shingu as well as Bodacious Space Pirates. The show is setting Yuichi Ouka to work on character designs and Hirame Kikuchi with Kenji Teraoka to handle the mecha design. Main Work:
Xebec - Producers:
Xebec - Genres:
Mecha , Action - Japanese:
白銀の意思 アルジェヴォルン


Dramatical Murder

The story takes place many years in the future where the game “Rhyme,” a virtual fighting game, is incredibly popular and people possess “AllMates,” convenient AI computers. Aoba leads an ordinary life, working at a junk shop and living with his grandmother on the island of Midorijima. Unlike his friends, he doesn’t participate in Rhyme, nor does he belong in a gang. However, when rumors of people disappearing spread, Aoba finds himself needing to unravel the mysteries behind the island in order to protect his everyday life. (Source: MU) Main Work:
NAZ - Producers:
NAZ Nitroplus - Genres:
Action , Sci-fi , Psychological - Japanese:
ドラマティカル マーダー

Space Dandy 2

So you might have seen this poster explode all over then internet and would have wondered what this was al about well we’re here to tell you what you need to know. Space Dandy is a space hunter, someone who is paid to search for new, undiscovered alien species. It’s an industry where the prize goes to the person who finds aliens the fastest. Dandy searches unknown planets for strange beings with his companions, QT the worn-out robot and Meow from Betelgeuse. Meanwhile, they’re being chased by minions of the Gogol Empire, for reasons that are still a mystery. Main Work:
Bones - Producers:
Bones - Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi , Space - Japanese:
スペース☆ダンディ 2

WELL ... this is it for the Shonen anime, PTO for some Shoujo Goodness.


Ao Haru Ride

Yoshioka Futaba has a few reasons why she wants to “reset” her image & life as a new high school student. Because she’s cute, she was ostracized by her female friends in junior high, and because of a misunderstanding, she couldn’t get her feeling across to the only boy she has ever liked, Tanaka-kun.

again, but he now goes under the name of Mabuchi Kou. He tells her that he felt the same way as she did when they were younger, but now that is the thing of the past. Will Futaba be able to continue her love that never even started from three years ago?

Now in high school, she is determined to be as unladylike as possible so that her friends won’t be jealous of her. While living her life this way contentedly, she meets Tanaka-kun

Main Work:
 Production I.G - Producers:
 Production I.G - Genres:
Comedy , Drama , Romance , School , Shoujo , Slice of Life - Japanese:
アオハライド

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal

Tsukino Usagi is a clumsy crybaby, but otherwise very cheerful 8th grade student. One day she meets a cat named Luna with a crescent moon on her head, and is transformed into the sailor-suited guardian, Sailor Moon! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi has a mission, to find her comrades; to find the Phantom Silver Crystal; and protect the Princess. However, Queen Beryl of the Dark Kingdom also seeks the terrible power of the Silver Crystal, and sends her agents into the city where Usagi lives ... find out what happens. Main Work:
Toei Animation - Producers:
Toei Animation Genres:
Demons , Magic , Romance , Shoujo , Japanese:
美 少女戦士セーラームーン クリスタル


Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Glasslip

The romantic comedy story begins when high school student Sakura Chiyo confesses her feelings to her classmate Nozaki. Due to a misunderstanding, Nozaki thinks Sakura is just a fan of his shōjo manga work. Sakura has to convey her true feelings while her relationship with Nozaki develops. (Source: ANN) Main Work:
Dogakobo - Producers:
Dogakobo Genres:
Comedy , Romance , School , Shounen Japanese:
月刊少女野崎くん

The story follows six high school students who meet during the summer. The protagonist is Touko Fukami, a 17-yearold born in Fukui Prefecture. Her dream is to become a glass artisan. Main Work:
P.A. Works - Producers:
P.A. Works Lantis Genres:
Slice of Life - Japanese:
グラスリップ

Himegoto

The story follows Hime Arikawa, a boy who is being chased down by scary people. However, he is rescued from danger by the girls in his school's student council — 18-Kin-san, President Unko, and Beru-sempai. The student council will assume Arikawa's debt under one condition: "As the student council's dog, you will spend your high school life in women's clothes." Main Work:
Asahi Production - Producers:
Asahi Production - Genres:
Comedy , Ecchi , Gender Bender , Slice of Life Japanese:
ひめゴト

This isn’t IT yet.. theres more


RAIL WARS!

The “dream railway paradise entertainment” story is set in a parallel world where Japan did not privatize its national railways. Naohito Takayama is an ordinary high school boy who dreams of a comfortable future working for the top-rated Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as a trainee in the Railways Security Force full of odd characters such as Sakurai, a troublemaker who hates men. On top of that, an extremist group called “RJ” plots to privatize the Japanese National Railways. (Source: ANN)

Studios and Networks are to be confirmed, the anime will air in 2014 - Genres:
Action , Romance , Shounen Japanese : れる 戦

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance

Only a pure maiden can have the privilege to contract with a spirit. In here, Areishia Spirit Academy, trained maidens of noble families are gathered and given an elite’s education to become spirit contractors. A boy, Kamito, peeped by accident at a girl, Clair, while she was taking a bath and he ended up making a contract with the spirit she wanted. Yes, Kamito is an irregular boy spirit contractor whose existence was thought impossible until now. “You stole...my spirit...you have to take responsibility for it!” “Huh?” “You have to become my contracted spirit!” What will Kamito’s destiny lead to? (Source: Baka-Tsuki) Genres:
Seinen , Supernatural , Harem , School , Comedy , Fantasy , Ecchi , Japanese:
精霊使いの 剣舞【ブレイドダンス】

Sabagebu!

Middle school girl Momoka is dragged into joins, the Survival Game Club. Its members participate in various forms of paramilitary training under the watchful eye of charming and alarming president, Miou. How on Earth will the inexperienced Momoka survive her training? Genres:
Comedy , Shoujo , Military - Japanese:
さばげぶっ!


Kantai Collection

TV adaptation of the online browser card battle game with the voice cast from the game. The anime will have Fubuki as the main character, with the storyline based on her point of view. Main Work:
Diomedea - Producers:
Diomedea - Japanese:
艦隊これくしょん -艦これ-

Jinsei

The story centers around Yūki Akamatsu, a boy who joins the staff of his school’s second newspaper. The editor-in-chief Ayaka Nikaidō immediately assigns him to the life (jinsei) advice column. Three girls, the science representative Rino Endō, the liberal arts representative Fumi Kujō, and the physical education representative Ikumi Suzuki, answer requests from students about whatever is troubling them. (Source: ANN) Main Work:
Feel - Producers:
Feel - Genres:
Slice of Life - Japanese:
人生

Rokujouma no Shinryakusha Now that he enters his high school career, Satomi Koutaro begins his life living alone in an apartment that only costs him 5000 yen per month, an extremely cheap deal even for this small apartment. There’s a catch: the apartment is apparently haunted by a cute ghost that has driven its prior occupants away. Next thing he knows, not only is there a ghost trying to drive him out of his new home, but magical girls and other unique female characters turn this small apartment into a battleground of sorts. Main Work:
Silver Link - Producers:
Silver Link Genres:
Comedy , Romance , School , Supernatural Japanese:
六畳間の侵略者!?


TOP OF THE ANIME CHARTS Harajuku-ko will be featuring whats on the charts this season, to keep you up to date with the anime, music and gaming news. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders

Wasimo

In this story, Hiyori’s grandma passed away. Hiyori’s papa builds a grandmother model robot called Wasimo for his daughter who is sad. The story follows the life of the robot Wasima, who meets lots of people and has all sorts of experiences.

Sequel to the JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken TV series, the story follows Joutarou Kuujou the grandson of Joseph Joestar. Joutarou is a trouble making student who gets into fights at school. He is put in prison for beating three armed men and a trained boxer, but he refuses to leave claiming that he has been possessed by an evil spirit.

Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection will feature three heroins from the past series. Aira from Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream (first series), Mia from Pretty Rhythm My future ( second series) and Naru from Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live (third series), they will teach the new unamed heroine how to become an idol.

Dragon Ball Kai : Majin Buu-hen

The new series will cover the Majin Buu-hen Saga. This series features digital high definiton remastering, reanimated footage and a re-recorded soundtrack.

Tenkai Knights Gokukoku no Brynhildr

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou The story is about a boy who lives alone thanks to his parents transfer job, called Usa Kazunari. His new Kawai-Sou appartment is filled with odd perverts and yet Ritsu Kawai a sempai who he adores happens to live there.

Joseph Jostar soon arrives with his friend Muhammed Avdol. Joseph explains that Joutarou’s evil spirit is actually a Stand, a manestification of psychic power.

Guren, Ceylan, Toxsa and Chooki accidently fall through an interdimensional portal. When they find themselves on the other side, the group are in another world and have assumed the mantles of Bravenwolf, Tributon, Valorn and Lydendor otherwise known as the legendary Tenkai Knights

This story is about a high school boy Ryota Murakami, who cannot forget his female chidhood friend whom he let die in an accident. Feeling he must fulfill their promise of proving that aliens exist, he has looked at the sky as a member of the astronomy club. One day a girl named Neko Kuroha who looks exactly like his childhood friend appears as a transfer student. It turns out that she is a magic-user who has run away from a research lab.


UK Release Schedule MANGA

Black Bullet

Akuma no Riddle The story is set at Myoujou Academy, a private girls boarding school. All the students in the 10th years Kurogumi class are assasins with one target, Haru Ichinose. Tokaku Azuma is a recent transfer student who is also targeting Ichinos, but she gradually develops feelings for him.

Fairy Tail New Series

Lucy is a 17 year old girl who wants to be a fullfledged mage. One day visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation but Natsu isn’t just an ordinary boy, he is a member of one of the world’s most infamous Magic guilds called Fairy Tail.

In the year 2021, mankind was defeated by Gastrea, a parasitical virus and is forced to live within a wall made of Baranium monoliths, a metal that is able to subdue Gastrea. Soon, the “Cursed Children” female children born infected with the Gastrea virus who are able to control them and gives them supernatural powers was discovered.

Civil Securities are formed to specialize fighting against Gastrea, operating with the pair of an Initiator, who are cursed children and a Promoter, serving to lead the cursed children. Ten years later after the war, Rentarou Satomi, a high school student who is also a promoter in his childhood friend Kisara Tendo’s Tendo Civil Security, along with his Initator Enju Aihara, recieves a secret mission to prevent The Tokyo Area’s destruction.

Geshinken 2:4

20/03

My Little Monster 1

20/03

Sherlock Bones 4

20/03

XXXHOLiC Ominibus 1

20/03

From The New World 3

20/03

Gunji

20/03

His Dream of the Skyland

20/03

Fairy Tail 36

20/03

Genshiken Season 2:4

20/03

UQ Holder 1

20/03

Cardfight! Vanguard 1

25/03

Black Bird 18

27/03

FMA-3-n-1 Edition 7

27/03

Blue Exocist 11

27/03

D.Gray-Man 3-n-1 Edition 3

27/03

Dragonball 3-n-1 Editon 4

27/03

Midnight secretary 4

27/03

Nisekoi 02

27/03

One Piece 70

27/03

Psyren 15

27/03

Tegami Bachi 16

27/03

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin 5

27/03

Toriko 20

27/03

Knights of Sidonia 8

10/04

07-Ghost-09

10/04

Arata 17

10/04

Oresama Teacher 16

10/04

Phantom Thief Jeanne 1

10/04

Pokemon Adventures 21

10/04

Ranma ½ 2 in 1 Edition 1

10/04

Rin-ne 14

10/04

Skip Beat 3-in-1

10/04

Strobe Edge 09

10/04

Toriko 21

10/04

Embracing Love 2- in- 1 Edition 02

10/04

Fushigi Yugi Genbu Kaiden 12

10/04


WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHING THIS SEASON Every issue we’ll let you guys know what we’ve been up to on our scrrens and give you a review of the animes, music and drama.


UK Release Schedule ANIME

Blood C Movie: The Last Dark ( DVD/Blue-ray)

24/03

Tiger & Bunny The Beginning Collector’s Edition

24/03

Outlaw Star Complete

24/03

Durarara!!!! Ltd Ed

24/03

Sword Art Online Part 4 (DVD/Blueray)

31/03

Hakuoki Collection 2

07/04

Bleach 13:1 (DVD)

07/04

Naruto Shippuden 17 (DVD)

07/04

Girls Und Panzer Collection

10/04

K Complete (Combi)

14/04

Chrome Shelled Regios 1

21/04

Nerima Daikon Brothers Complete

23/04

Fate Zero 1 (Collectors/ Blue-ray)

28/04

Guilty Crown 1:2 (DVD/Blue-ray)

28/04

Fairy Tail 7 (DVD/Blue-ray)

28/04

Sankarea Collection

05/05

FILMS Shady

24/03

The Raid 2

11/04

The Story Of Yonosuke

14/04

Seven Samurai

21/04

Like Father Like Son ( Soshite Chichi ni Naru)

28/04

47 Ronin

12/05

An Autumn Afternoon [Re-issue]

16/05

Edge of Tomorrow

30/05

Sake-Bomb

TBC


When in Japn

WHERE TO GO WHEN IN AKIHABARA Akihabara (秋葉原), is a district in central Tokyo which is famous for its electronic shops and because of that its also known as the electric town, maid cafes and many stores devoted to anime and manga.


Gundam Cafe

Maidreamin AKB48 Cafe maid cafe and shop

The Gundam Cafe is a Mobile Suit Gundam series themed restaurant. The cafe serves Gundam themed dishes and is decorated with art from the series. There is also a gift shop where you can buy character goods and souveniers.

Maidreamin is a maid cafe, where Japanese girls dress up as maids and serve customers cute food, they also play video games with customers and give them innocent massages.

Address: 11 Kanda Hanaokacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan


Address: 6 floor Sumiyoshi building, 3-16-17, Sotokanda, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo, 101-0021

Opening hours: 10:00 to 23:00 on weekdays, Food Drink 22:00 22:30 8:30 to 23:00 weekends

Opening hours: Monday and Wed 11:30-22:00, Tue,Thu and Fri 11:30-23:00 Sat 10:30-23:00
Sun and public holidays 10:30-22:00

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The AKB48 restaurant is next to the Gundam cafe and is a themed restaurant based on the pop idol group AKB48. The cafe serves food inspired by the idols and character goods are sold in the attached shop. The cafe has a theatre where a rotating cast of AKB48 members perform daily during scheduled performance times. Address: 1-1 Kanda Hanaokacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Opening hours:
 Café area and shop:Monday- Thursday 11am-11pm Friday & days before public holidays 11am-11pm Weekends and public holidays: 10am-11pm akb48cafeshops.com

Tokyo anime Super Potato Don Quixote center The Tokyo anime center is located on the fourth floor of the UDX Building of Akihabara Crossfield. It stages anime related exhibitions, hosts anime related events and contains a shop selling toys, stationary and other souvenirs. Address:
 4F Akihabara UDX, 4-14-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-002
 Opening hours:
11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. *Closed on Monday (closed the following day if Monday is a holiday) www.animecenter.jp

Super potato sells all types of video games and video game consoles, and specializes in retro systems and games. Here there is a great selection of retro games and consoles for a fair price. I had my eye on the n64 and games. However, I did not buy it, there was no way I could take it back to England. Address: 5F,4F,3F,Kitabayashi Bldg, 1-11-2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Opening hours: Weekdays: 11:00-20:00/ Sat, Sun, Holidays: 10:00-20:00 www.superpotato.com

Don Quijote is a huge discount store chain that has almost everything in one building; toys, electronics, beauty, wigs and cosplay items. On the fifth floor of the store there is maid cafe @Home Cafe and on the eighth floor of the store the pop group AKB48 perform daily shows. I brought some cute false nails from here and a cute cosplay outfit. Address:
101-0021 4-3-3 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo Opening hours: 10 am – 5:00 pm Daily www.donki.com


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