Tagged with Anime

5 reasons to see Maquia on screen!

5 reasons to see Maquia on screen!


All the Anime have been spoiling us for UK anime film screenings over the past few months, and certainly given us all plenty to blog and tweet about. Maria Okada’s directorial debut ‘Maquia: When the Promised Flowers Bloom’ is the latest film in their repetoire and is coming to UK cinema screens from 27 June! … Continue reading

In another world with ‘Grimgar: Ashes & Illusions’

In another world with ‘Grimgar: Ashes & Illusions’


I grew up obsessed with fantasy novels but, in my twenties, I’ve struggled to be enamored with fantasy anime. The plots generally feel re-hashed, characters carbon copies of each other and there’s generally not much to surprise. Depending on your view, the number of ‘isekai’ (transported to a fantasy world)-type anime series around today could … Continue reading

Blog’s best of 2017!

Blog’s best of 2017!


It’s that time again when I round up my favourite things that found their way onto Sophie’s Japan Blog this year! I think 2017 surpassed 2016 both in terms of blog activity and general madness in the world… I’d like to say a big thank you to you lovely readers, sponsors and collaborators! Below are … Continue reading

Interview with Johnny Yong Bosch!

Interview with Johnny Yong Bosch!


October may feel like ages ago already – but I was fortunate enough to catch a few minutes with American actor and voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch at the last MCM London Comic Con! Johnny’s first major acting role was as Adam Park, the second black Power Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and the … Continue reading

‘Fireworks’ in UK cinemas this week!

‘Fireworks’ in UK cinemas this week!


Studio Shaft’s Fireworks is the latest anime film coming to UK cinemas (15 November), thanks to All the Anime. Based on a 1990’s live-action TV special Fireworks: Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? from Shunji Iwai that spawned a whole series of ‘what if’ dramas in Japan, it certainly has a … Continue reading

Interview with Dan Green and Eric Stuart!

Interview with Dan Green and Eric Stuart!


A lot of people will remember watching Yu-Gi-Oh! on TV ten or so years ago but, for those of us who haven’t entirely grown up, there’s still a lot of hype around the series. It’s certainly considered a ‘nostalgic children’s anime’ in the same way that Pokemon and Sailor Moon are. MCM Comic Con has a … Continue reading