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Event Report: Japan Matsuri 2012 At Trafalgar Square London

October 31, 2012 4 comments

Londoners get a taste of Japanese culture!

On Saturday 6th October, under a blissful (almost) clear blue sky, Trafalgar Square in London played host to Japan Matsuri 2012. 70,000 people were expected to come and go throughout the day and it’s quite possible that number was met. Since the first matsuri festival started in 2009, the event’s popularity has grown year after year spreading the rich and vibrant culture of Japan and gaining new fans. Unquestionably this year was Read more…

MCM London Comic Con October 2012 Line-Up

October 24, 2012 3 comments

Games, sci-fi, comics, anime and cosplay!

26-28 October 2012

ExCel London

MCM Expo London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 26-28 October and there’s a brilliant line-up of special guests, games, sci-fi, comics, anime and cosplay content to entertain the Read more…

NEO Magazine issue 103 Profiles Actress/Singer Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood) OUT NOW!

October 18, 2012 1 comment

The UK’s only Asian pop culture magazine, covering anime, manga, movies, music, cosplay and more!

To coincide with the recent UK Blu-ray release of the fantastic 70’s Japanese cult favourite Lady Snowblood I & II, the latest issue of NEO magazine includes a full-page profile on leading actress and singer, Meiko Kaji. Also…

The UK’s longest running Asian pop culture magazine thinks it may have found the year’s best new Read more…

Event Review: Friday Late: Loli-POP! Lolita Fashion Fun At The V&A Museum

September 23, 2012 4 comments

London embraces the Japanese street style Lolita!

Reporter: Lizzie Ooi

On Friday, 31st August the V&A Museum (Victoria and Albert Museum) in London held a free evening of Lolita fashion, the unique street style that combines Japan’s obsessions with cuteness, punk and Gothic macabre. The programme included a kimono demonstration with Mamechiyo Modern, a wig workshop with Pixie Late and her team, photo shoots, a screening of Kamikaze Girls Read more…

Invasion Of The Cute: Genki Gear Reveals Exclusive MCM London Comic Con T-Shirt!

September 20, 2012 1 comment

MCM London Comic Con – Excel London – 26-28 October

They may be cute but their aim is still world domination! Genki Gear shows that some invasions are just too sweet to be stopped with the official T-shirt of October’s MCM London Comic Con, Britain’s biggest festival of pop culture.

Created exclusively for the MCM London Comic Con, this limited edition design will only be available on pre-order until 25 October at GenkiGear.com. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes, the Invasion of the Cute T-shirts are priced £16.99 and can be collected Read more…

NEO Issue #102 OUT NOW Featuring Yoshihiro Nishimura – Exclusive Cover Page The GazettE

September 10, 2012 3 comments

On sale from 6th September 2012! 

Ruki, the vocalist behind Japan’s phenomenal rock outfit the GazettE, becomes the first musician to ever feature on the cover of the UK’s longest running Asian pop culture publication, NEO magazine! Its 102nd issue, out now, celebrates the release of the band’s latest album DIVISION – their first under a British label – and is joined by an exclusive six-page feature on the group tipped to ignite a music revolution across Read more…

9-Night Tokyo Game Show Tour 2012 – Akihabara, Harajuku, Sega Joypolis

August 19, 2012 3 comments

An organised tour of Japan between 16-24 September 2012

Normally Diverse Japan doesn’t make it a policy to advertise travel offers – simply because there are far too many and posting them here can be very time consuming. And let’s face it, we’re not a travel agent. But every now and then we make an exception. So here’s one that may be of particular interest to you. Read more…

NEO Magazine Issue 101 Out Now! Featuring High Kick Girl Rina Takeda and Director Shinya Tsukamoto

August 10, 2012 2 comments

On sale from 10th August!

Fresh from celebrating its 100th issue, NEO magazine returns with batch 101, packing a double cover; Blue Exorcist on one-side, with a full-length feature on the school-based hell raiser; and Tales of Graces f, as the publication explores the vast history behind the hit Japanese RPG franchise.

That’s not all! This month’s profile series focuses on Karate Girl and Dead Sushi star Rina Takeda. Also Read more…

SFX Collection: The Ultimate Guide to Anime

On sale: 20th July 

Cover price: £7.99

Popular UK magazine SFX is back with another fantastic special edition, this one revealing everything you need to know about the anime scene. Hot new shows detailed, DVDs reviewed, stars interviewed and more! With columns from some of the UK’s best-known commentators on the subject, tons of information on anime old and new, and a celebration of seminal series Dragon Ball Z, you won’t want to Read more…

NEO Magazine’s 100th Issue Out Now – Featuring Songstress Ayumi Hamasaki

July 12, 2012 3 comments

THE UK’S LONGEST running anime and manga magazine, NEO, reaches a publishing milestone as its 100th issue hits shops today.   

Editor Gemma Cox comments, “Reaching 100 issues is an incredible achievement, and it wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing and talented contributors, and, most importantly, our loyal and dedicated readers. We’d also like to thank all those working in the anime, manga, games and Asian movie industries in the UK and beyond, for their support and help in producing NEO every four weeks. With all of you guys behind us, I’m sure NEO will Read more…

NEO Magazine Celebrates 100th Issue With Free Party In London

June 28, 2012 3 comments

Location: Stage/Room – Kingpin Suite, Bloomsbury Lanes, London WC1H 9EU

Get Saturday 7 July in to your diaries, because NEO Magazine is throwing a party – and you’re all invited!

To celebrate reaching a remarkable 100 issues – setting NEO as the longest running British magazine of its type, ever! – publisher Uncooked Media will organise a free event at London’s Bloomsbury Lanes, consisting of music, cosplay, live bands, Japanese food and Read more…

NEO’s Profile Series Continues With Maverick Filmmaker Sion Sono

June 15, 2012 7 comments

NEO magazine issue 99 on sale from 14th June 2012!

In the latest edition of NEO’s profile series, Diverse Japan’s creator and administrator, Spencer Lloyd Peet, focuses on controversial film director Sion Sono, best known for his films Cold Fish, Guilty of Romance, and his latest release, Himizu. Other exciting features in issue 99 include:

NEO MAGAZINE PREPARES for a sizzling summer as Manga’s hit series Spice and Wolf graces the Read more…

NEO Magazine Offers Lifetime Subscription For Biggest Fan

June 6, 2012 1 comment

A chance to be a part of NEO’s 100th issue!

The search is on to find the world’s biggest NEO Magazine fan! Whether you’re the proud owner of every issue, or use the publication’s pages to add some Read more…

NEO Magazine Announces Photo & Cosplay Competition At MCM Expo

May 23, 2012 8 comments

Join NEO at MCM Expo London 25 – 27 May 2012

Win Anime Boxsets Every Day of the MCM Expo with NEO Magazine’s Photo Competition!

NEO Magazine will be holding a competition each day of the London MCM Expo Comic Con where a talented individual will win K-On! Complete and Naruto Shippuden Season 2 boxsets, courtesy of Read more…

NEO’s Profile Series Continues With Video Game & Anime Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi

May 16, 2012 13 comments

NEO magazine issue 98 on sale from 17th May 2012!

In the latest edition of NEO’s profile series, Diverse Japan’s creator and administrator, Spencer Lloyd Peet, focuses on video game and anime extraordinaire, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, best known for his involvement with the Resident Evil franchise. Other exciting features in issue 98 include:

THE UK’S ANIME, manga and Asian pop culture magazine is going super saiyan over the release of Dragon Ball Z this summer. Read more…

MCM Expo London Comic Con Line-up – Anime, Cosplay, Movies And Much More…

MCM London Comic Con – Excel London – 25-27 May 2012

What’s On At May’s Comic Con?

Britain’s biggest pop culture festival, MCM Expo London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 25-27 May with an awesome line-up of movie, videogame, sci-fi, comics, anime Read more…

NEO Magazine Launches New Profile Series Kicking Off With Action Idol Nao Nagasawa

April 19, 2012 11 comments

NEO magazine issue 97 OUT NOW!

In the latest issue, Neo magazine introduces a new profile series starting off with actress/idol Nao Nagasawa. The monthly series is written by Diverse Japan creator and administrator, Spencer Lloyd Peet, who interviewed Miss. Nagasawa in January 2012, and focuses on individual Japanese talent/personalities within the entertainment business. Also Read more…

Cool “New” Look For NEO Magazine Website Ahead Of 100th Issue

April 10, 2012 8 comments

“Expect exclusive daily updates!” (NEO Magazine’s editor Gemma Cox)

The UK’s longest running publication of its kind, NEO Magazine, celebrates the redesign of its website this month as the journal approaches its 100th issue.

NEO Magazine first opened up the world of anime, manga, Asian film and eastern music and pop culture to the Read more…

Japan Underground Makes Broken Doll’s Latest Album ” Reach For The Sky” Available Worldwide

April 9, 2012 3 comments

Kawaii culture with pop-punk party beats!

HARAJUKU PARTY SQUAD Broken Doll release their brand new album “Reach for the Sky” on 11 April, and thanks to Japan Underground – the UK’s leading J-rock specialists – a limited number of copies will be available outside of Japan for the bargain price of £10.

Broken Doll combine Japan’s kawaii culture with pop-punk party beats, wrapping it up in bright colours and Read more…