The first issue of this new magazine was hot off the press at Recontaminated. Under a Dragonball cover and a pair of free Anime Projects trading cards are 68 pages of magazine for £2.25. Contents include articles on Dragonball merchandise, Hayao Miyazaki, Kishin Heidin and Project A-Ko.
The latest issue of everyone's favourite anime mag also came out this week. This month: The Cockpit, Sol Bianca, Newtype, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Comiket, Ghost in the Shell, Angel Cop, Gun Smith Cats, Babel II, Adventure Duo, and all the usual regulars
Loads of new series are planned for release in the new year. Giant Robo, Mad Bull, Kabuto, 3x3 Eyes, Goku - Midnight Eye, Vampire Princess Miyu and La Blue Girl are all officially listed as coming soon. Other known releases are the remaining Project A-ko and Macross Plus episodes, and Ghost in the Shell which is tentatively scheduled for April. Yes, you did read that correctly - Manga Video are going to release La Blue Girl in the UK. Somehow I don't think this will make it out uncut.
More manga collections from Manga Publising are planned for next year, including Appleseed 2 and Crying Freeman 2.
All six volumes of Iron Fist Chinmi are now out. An English version of the Sailor Moon manga is being planned, but no contracts have been signed yet.
The SD double feature from Anime Projects has finally got a PG certificate. The release date is not known yet.
Here is a list of the cinemas so far confirmed to be showing Ghost in the Shell from 8th December:
Birmingham MGM 0121 622 3323 London MGM Trocadero 0181 970 6015 Brighton MGM 01273 818094 Manchester MGM Salford Quays 0161 873 7279 Bristol Showcase 0117 972 3434 Northampton MGM 01604 583 535 Glasgow MGM 0141 332 9513 Nottingham Showcase 0115 9866766 Leeeds Showcase 01924 420069 Slough MGM 0181 970 6014