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A Silent Voice: UK screenings announced!

Coming to Cinemas on 15th March 2017! The date for your calendars is Wednesday 15th March 2017, with further select cinemas from Friday 17th March, and the film will be screening in Showcase Cinemas, PictureHouse, ODEON, VUE, Cineworld and other independent locations in UK & Ireland. Synopsis: “A heart-wrenching romantic anime drama, A Silent Voice follows a youngster named Shoko. After moving to a new school, Shoko is taunted because of her hearing impairment, principally by Shouya, who leads the class in teasing her. When Shoko is eventually forced to transfer to another school, Shouya’s classmates in turn ostracise him...

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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme, the largest programme focusing on Japanese cinema in the UK returns in 2017, touring to 15 cities nationwide. Taking inspiration from Charlie Chaplin’s famous quote “Life is a desire, not a meaning”, the programme features an all-encompassing introduction to Japanese cinema through the prism of “desires, hopes and impulses”. From the newly released work, The Mohican Comes Home (2016)  by Shuichi Okita to classic example Flora on the Sand (1964) by Ko Nakahira,  this year’s programme  spans a myriad of genres to present the multiplicity of ‘wanting’ in all its guises and explore...

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Touch My Secret rock London supporting Mutant Monster!

Supporting Mutant Monster on their five date UK Tour was the equally amazing Touch My Secret. Another fantastic three piece that packed a punch full of riffs which included a killer cover of Hole’s ‘Celebrity Skin’! Touch My Secret were met with a lot of love and support from fans, demanding to hear one more song before they left the stage and the trio were more than happy to oblige! Many fans left the venue at the end of the night with a copy of their album (‘Nil’) and the bands towel in support of their new favourite trio. Check out...

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Photo gallery: J-PUNK group Mutant Monster invade the UK!

At time of writing, Mutant Monster are due to hit the stage on the final night of their current UK Tour at The Prince Albert in Brighton. I’m still buzzing from last night’s performance at The Underworld in Camden Town, London and like many other fans (I presume) have spent the day listening to the bands CD’s that they purchased throughout the tour or watched their live videos on a constant loop via YouTube! One thing is for sure, Mutant Monster’s mix of fist pumping, sing-a-long tracks have really made their mark on the UK audience over the past week and when you combine that with their...

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KEMURI bring a whole load of ‘Positive Mental Attitude’ to Brixton Academy!

Tonight (6th October) might be KEMURI’S final UK show supporting Less Than Jake as part of the Fireball:Fuelling The Fire Tour but there’s no signs of this Ska train slowing down! In fact, KEMURI are pumped full of enthusiasm, fun vibes and thankful for having the chance to perform in London tonight. As the house lights go down, the horn section runs to the front of the stage, amping up the crowd and considering the early door time, it’s great to see such willingness from tonight’s audience who need little encouragement to respond to vocalist Fumio Ito’s calls to stretch out...

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