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6 year blogiversary – ask me anything!

6 year blogiversary – ask me anything!


Next month, Sophie’s Japan Blog will be turning six! To celebrate, I’m asking readers to send questions my way and one lucky winner will receive a prize! Ask me anything (within reason…) I need an excuse to do another video, so I thought a simple ‘ask me anything’-style video would be fun to do! Perhaps … Continue reading

WIN tickets to the Avex Recital Series at Wigmore Hall!

WIN tickets to the Avex Recital Series at Wigmore Hall!


Last week I blogged about the prestigious Avex Recital Series coming to London. The programme spotlights some of Japan’s leading classical artists The Avex Recital Series comes from Avex Classics International (ACI), which is bringing talented young Japanese artists to London audiences. It is a great opportunity for them to perform and develop their talents … Continue reading

We Are X DVD review and giveaway!

We Are X DVD review and giveaway!


Well, you can’t say I don’t spoil you! I’m pretty sure 2017 is shaping up to be the blog’s best year for giveaways… New from Manga UK – We Are X is a documentary about Japan’s most iconic band – X Japan, who have sold over 30 million albums worldwide and boast some high-profile admirers … Continue reading

WIN ‘The Reason I Jump’

WIN ‘The Reason I Jump’


It’s time for another competition! We have two copies of the fantastic The Reason I Jump, written by Naoki Higashida and translated by the British author David Mitchell, up for grabs. The Reason I Jump is written by thirteen-year-old Naoki Higashida, an exceptionally smart Japanese boy with autism. The book reads as a very unique … Continue reading

WIN ‘Museum: A Magical Colouring Adventure’!

WIN ‘Museum: A Magical Colouring Adventure’!


Here’s your chance to win one of two copies of Museum: A Magical Colouring Adventure, the long-awaited colouring book from cult Japanese illustrator Yuko Higuchi! Museum is more than your standard colouring book – it’s distinctly bizarre in the way only a Japanese colouring book could be. The book follows the story of a brother … Continue reading

WIN Serial Experiments Lain Collector’s Edition

WIN Serial Experiments Lain Collector’s Edition


MVM Entertainment are re-releasing the anime classic Serial Experiments Lain, so here’s your chance to win a copy on Blu-Ray/DVD! There is a world around us, a world of people, tactile sensation, and culture. There is also a wired world, inside the computer, of images, personalities, virtual experiences, and a culture all of its own. … Continue reading

WIN Berserk Collector’s Edition on blu-ray!

WIN Berserk Collector’s Edition on blu-ray!


MVM Entertainment are re-releasing the brutalĀ anime classic, Berserk, on blu-ray this month. Luckily, we have one copy of Berserk – the collector’s edition on blu-ray (with art cards) – up for grabs! In the castle of Midland, a new king has come to power through treachery and violence. His demonic agents terrorize the citizens relentlessly, … Continue reading

Ergo Proxy anime review and giveaway!

Ergo Proxy anime review and giveaway!


Christmas is just a few weeks away, meaning it’s time for a festive giveaway! MVM Entertainment are re-releasing the bad-ass anime series Ergo Proxy on Blu-Ray DVD and we have one copy up for grabs! You must live in the UK to enter. Whether or not you’ve seen Ergo Proxy before, you’ll want the chance … Continue reading

WIN Lowlife Love with Third Window Films!

WIN Lowlife Love with Third Window Films!


Get ready for another competition! Third Window Films have licensed a lot of brilliant films this year, many of which I’ve reviewed here, so it’s good to be running a giveaway with them this time. We have two copies of Lowlife Love on dual format Blu-Ray/DVD up for grabs! Lowlife Love is the first 100% … Continue reading