NEO Magazine Goes Magic Girl Crazy in Issue 103 – Out Now!

Oct 16th 2012

The UK's longest running Asian pop culture magazine thinks it may have found the year's best new anime; Puella Magi Madoka Magica! Inside, find out everything you need to know about the cute series, which not only graces the cover of NEO issue 103, but is also tipped to do for magical girls' shows what Neon Genesis Evangelion did for mecha! A full feature, in-depth review and poster are included.

This issue also boasts the hottest news from the world of anime, manga, cosplay, Asian film and music, including what's lined up for this month's exciting MCM Expo, news on the NEO Magazine after party and all the shenanigans and bands from Japan lined up for it, and what's currently hot in Japan; from Kpop group CNBLUE topping the charts, to double page spreads on the anime Humanity Has Declined and Natsuyuki Rendezvous.

Read some of the most interesting articles currently being written on Asian pop culture; Halloween hijinks ensue as the team explore the hopping vampires of Hong Kong cinema; resident manga guru Jonathan Clements flicks through the pages of Cocohana, the manga magazine for ladies; and the team pull up a chair at the fifth anniversary of the Lolita Tea Party. There are interviews galore as David West speaks to Takayuki Hirao, the man behind GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack, the shocking new anime adapted from Junji Ito's bizarre fish-themed horror manga; Daniel Robson chats to Korea's most influential rock band Jaurim on what it's like to exist in a world dominated by Kpop; NEO throws questions from readers at Hiroshi Matsuyama, president of CyberConnect2, the developer of the game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 3; and cosplay correspondent Mary-Ann Russon checks in with the World Cosplay Summit UK representatives, Laura Sindall and Alexandra Rutter, following the WCS in Nagoya, Japan.

Plus, anime reviews of Shiki, The World Only God Knows, the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood collection, Chaos;HEAd, Rosario + Vampire Capu 2, Bleach Series 8, and Blue Exorcist. Film reviews of A Simple Life, Demon Hunter: The Resurrection, Return to Burma and Crocodile / Arirang, as well as reviews of Osamu Tezuka's controversial manga Message to Adolf, and the Japanese rock CD DIVISION from the GazettE.

Not to mention DIY manga shoes, tutorials, cosplay shoots, the original Lady SnowbloodMeiko Kaji – profiled, coverage of Japan's Summer Sonic music festival, artwork, posters (Strike Witches, Blue Exorcist, Princess Resurrection, Madoka Magica) and much, much more!

Get your copy now, packed with all the above and more, for £4.25 at your local magazine stockist, or £2.99 direct to your mobile, PC or tablet device!

Twisted PR Contact: Tom Smith [email protected]

Alternatively, get it direct from NEO HQ! Get the magazine sent direct to your doorstep, anywhere in the world: http://www.neomag.co.uk/magazine/issue/103 Or digitally here: http://www.neomag.co.uk/digitalmag/issue/103 (requires registration)


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