Pokemon Bank

Pokmon Bank has appeared in Europe

And about time, too.
Feb 04
You know, after months of watching fans of Pokémon X&Y eagerly awaiting the release of Pokémon Bank, it seems extremely odd that it would end up on the European eShop without any kind of grand anno... read
Video Games

Ys: Memories of Celceta bound for Europe in early 2014

Feast on some new art in the meantime
Nov 02
Gamers in the United States will be able to play the latest installment in the long-running Ys series before the holidays, with Ys: Memories of Celceta set to drop on November 26th. However, Europeans needn't feel too left ou... read
London MCM Licenses

Anime Licenses from London MCM Comic Con

Prepare your wallet.
Oct 26
After a typically blustery day at the London MCM Comic Con, the event begins to wind down as it enters its final day. Saturday brought more than pesky gales, as we have some fresh anime acquisitions from both MVM Entertainmen... read

Sony launches Animax VOD service in the UK this Fall

Launches with big-name Viz titles
Oct 17
With Animax already present in 17 countries, it's about time Sony launched a version in the UK. Sony is launching the video on demand service in Fall 2013 at, with other platforms and devices to follow. Tha... read
Studio WIT at MCM London

Studio WIT to ravage London this October

You might say that this is a colossal announcement...
Oct 01
The London MCM Expo is without a doubt the largest convention in the UK that caters to those with a taste for anime, and while it frequently attracts some big names in the English dub world, it's not all that often that we ge... read
Devil Survivor 2

Bid Achieved! Devil Survivor 2 is coming to Europe

Ghostlight's fusion was successful!
Sep 02
In an impressive manner, the folks at Ghostlight have achieved the right amount of pre-orders to complete their bid on releasing Devil Survivor 2 in Europe! Actually, there wasn't an auction house involved, but I thought thei... read
Devil Survivor 2 EU

Devil Survivor 2 clocks 627 orders in two weeks

Just 1,173 to go!
Aug 17
Ghostlight's efforts to bring Devil Survivor 2 to Europe is an admirable one, and you really can't help but want them to succeed. They've opted for the safe route, having customers pre-order the game ahead of time, but guaran... read
Etrian Odyssey IV demo

FOE eliminated: Etrian Odyssey IV's demo hits EU tomorrow

The FOEs are now approaching your territory.
Aug 14
Right as I was getting farther into Etrian Odyssey IV's realms, NISA has revealed that the demo for Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan will be available in the Nintendo eShop on August 15th, which happens to be tomo... read
Daily Dose

A Daily Dose of Music: May'n

Now featuring a special gallery!
Jul 19
Due to Hiroko being trapped in a mountain of work, I have been appointed with watching over Daily Dose once again. Preparing for her newest album release on July 24th, a preview of her May'n song known as ViViD as went ... read
Tales of Xillia 2

Japan Expo '13: Tales of Xillia 2 to go west in 2014

The time to celebrate has arrived!
Jul 09
Congratulations, Tales of fans; Namco Bandai Europe has revealed at Japan Expo 2013 that the sequel to Tales of Xillia is going to go west next year, which will make 2014 the year of the Tales of, aka Tales of the Year. On a ... read
Devil Survivor Patch

European patch for Devil Survivor Overclocked inbound

At_least I_think_so
Apr 25
It was mentioned in the review that went up a short while back, but the EU version of Devil Survivor Overclocked has some unfortunate bugs straight out of the box. One minor bug involves particular enemies having underscores ... read
Baka survivor.
Devil Survivor Overclocked has certainly seen a rocky release here in Europe, finally landing in the laps of desperate Atlus fans well over a year after the rest of the world. What's more, the eventual launch was hampered wit... read feature

UK Conventions

Guests galore in upcoming UK conventions

Mr Director at his computer
Apr 17
It's not often we get notable Japanese guests at our Japan-related get-togethers (as much as you'd think we would), so it's pretty exciting to hear that we've successfully lured some famous folk onto our collection of dinky i... read
#rdg is a big deal, guys

Reading Data Girl? Someone cares about hashtags

Damn hackers. I bet it was Anonymous.
Apr 05
Seen the first episode of Red Data Girl yet? If you don't know what it's about, how about checking out the first part of our seasonal preview guide? Oh yeah, I was here to talk about drama. Internet drama, no less! Prepare yo... read
Ghibli Season!

Film4 at it again: 18 Ghibli films in three weeks

That's a lot of Ghibli.
Mar 25
[Just a reminder that this starts tomorrow! I've also amended the dates and times after Film4 had some changes, so make sure you readjust your schedules. You can also see if a film is dubbed or subtitled, too. Neato... read
Persona 4 Arena release

About dang time: Persona 4 Arena gets a Euro release date

The wait's been too long
Mar 18
European gamer's aren't entirely unfamiliar with getting shafted when it comes to releasing certain games, but the case of Persona 4 Arena was always a tiny bit unique. Atlus and Arc System Works' lovely 2D fighter ... read

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 DLC proves monarchies rule

Yes, that is the takeaway from all this
Jan 28
This March 5th, Americans will be getting the totally bitchin'-looking Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 first, whereas the rest of the world gets theirs on March 8th. That's a clear advantage, one might say.... read

PSA: Persona and other Atlus titles on sale for Euro PSN

Persona, troll boulders, a funny way to say 'droplets', and the holy Trine-ity
Jan 16
Are you a fan of deals? Sure you are! That's why Atlus is offering those of you European deal-lovers that also happen to be game-lovers a deal...on games. Atlus-published ones. On the PlayStation Network.  From now until... read

Two Ghibli films to air on Film4 over Christmas

P-p-p pick up a Ponyo.
Dec 23
Did you tune into Film4 last Christmas? They held their Ghibli season over the holiday period, showing almost all of the available Ghibli films, one per day. I'd seen plenty of the big titles, like Howl's Moving Castle, Spiri... read
A promoted article from AdzPearson!
[A wild Bloggers Wanted promotion has appeared! Fellow Britannian AdzPearson shows us that we have nothing on his ability to KO a JRPG without relying on back attacks! Hit the jump to see if the games he felled this year are ... read feature

Help Kickstart extra Princess Mononoke performances

You've got me curious, Whole Hog
Nov 21
If you live in the UK, you may have already heard mumblings of Whole Hog Theatre's adaptation of Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke. However, unless you jumped at the chance to purchase tickets, you may have ended up disappoin... read

Reminder: Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas starts this Friday

Nov 20
Stumped for something to do this weekend and can get to London? Well, perhaps you should go book your ticket to Christmas Hyper Japan 2012, because it looks like it's going to be a real treat. There are many interesting event... read

Remember, London MCM Expo begins on the 26th

I think I'll be original and go as myself.
Oct 13
Get that cosplay ready, as there are only two weeks between now and the next London MCM Expo. As per usual there will be plenty to get up to, but let's take a look at the video games and guests that'll be turning up! Namco Ba... read

The Wolf Children will be coming to UK cinemas

Sep 06
You may remember a while back that Elliot mentioned just how good The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is, so this news might not come as too much of a surprise to some. Still, it is quite the rarity for anime to be shown in UK cin... read

Film 4 will be showing animated films this week in the UK

Jul 31
Those folk over on Channel 4 certainly like their Japanese films, don't they? Back in December last year they held an impressive Ghibli marathon, showing fifteen different films from the legendary animators. From tomorrow til... read

Oops: Problems with the UK Panty & Stocking DVD

Jul 28
The UK is gearing up for the release of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt on the 30th, though it seems that a select few have received their copies early. Business as usual when it comes to ordering online, but it has beco... read

Ghibli to do Princess Mononoke play in London

Jul 18
One of Studio Ghibli's twitter accounts announced yesterday that they will be putting on a stage version of Princess Mononoke at London's New Diorama Theatre. The show will be a short one, running from April 2 - 6 in 2013. Ti... read

While at Japan Expo, one of the interesting events that happened was during the Awards Ceremony. Kaze, now a division of Viz, was accepting an award for the best shojo manga published that year: Dengeki Daisy. During his acce... read feature

Many new UK anime licenses revealed at MCM Expo

May 27
The London MCM Expo certainly doesn't get the level of news we have come to expect from the big American conventions, but Manga Entertainment and MVM Entertainment have decided to try and break that trend by announcing some o... read

Live in London? Rock out with ShiftyLook and Tim Sheehy

May 19
Londonites! Intrepid Europeans! Are you going to MCM next weekend? If so, we've got a bit of a surprise for you: The one and only Tim Sheehy will be there. That's right. Tim Sheehy. The one and only slurper. He's a part... read

Reminder: London MCM Expo starts on the 25th

May 19
It's almost that time again, as us folk in the UK are now less than a week away from the next London MCM Expo. It seems like it'll be another good turn out, as many different guests and exhibitors have announced their partici... read

From Up On Poppy Hill will be screened in London in April

Mar 19
It wasn't that long ago that I said that you don't often see Japanese animated films in the cinema here in the UK, yet the Terracotta Far East Film Festival is certainly proving me wrong! The even, which runs from the 12th to... read

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