After the sucess of Minami Con this year, the organisers have announced that they will be holding a second convention next year. Minami Con II will take place on Sunday 21st July at the Hilton National Hotel, Portsmouth. Membership is £10 if you book before 31st March, £15 thereafter. Further details can be found here.
The Cardiff International Animation Festival is a general animation event that usually features some Japanese material in its program. Next year's festival is being held from 27th May to 1st June at St David's Hall and other venues in Cardiff. For more information contact: The International Animation Festival, 18 Broadwick Street, London W1V 1FG.
The next releases from Manga Publishing will be Crying Freeman 2 and Dirty Pair 2 in January, and Appleseed 2 and Macross II in March.