Social Gaming At GamePad Spring Edition

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With Easter came the first GamePad of the year. We were back at the Petit Miracle Hub last month for our latest social gaming event!

We were joined by gaming event specialists Nth Gen Interactive and MonHun Offline to champion Social Gaming, bringing gamers of all kinds together for real world fun.

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StreetFest 2015

mayamada April 21, 2015 No Comments

We had such a great time at StreetFest last year we’re coming back in 2015! This bank holiday Sunday we’ll be collaborating with the StreetFest team at their new home at Tobacco Dock.


Our stall will be packed full of our original anime inspired clothing, comics and hats. That includes our Samurai Beanies and Snapbacks too.



We’re also bringing something new to StreetFest this year, Samurai Chef chocolate bars available in three flavours: Crunchy Noodle, Cherry Blossom and Green Tea. These bars were a sell out at London Anime & Gaming Con and they will be restocked for Sunday May 3rd.


As well as the StreetFest market, we’ll also be running two competitions for prizes throughout the day. You can win your choice of t-shirt, snapback or beanie hat by taking selfies with our cast of characters.

The first person to tag @mayamadatees and @streetfest on selfies with all six of our characters by 7pm will get the prize and a comic too! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #sfselfie so we can keep track of all your entries.


We’re also bringing some artist fun to StreetFest with our colouring wall. You can get creative and colour in our characters for a chance to win one of our new notebooks when they’re released in the summer.


It’s all happening on Bank Holiday, Sunday May 3rd so make sure you’ve got your tickets. We can’t wait, see you there!

Easter Chocolate Design Competition

mayamada March 1, 2015 1 Comment

Easter is on its way and that means chocolate….lots and lots of chocolate. We’re calling on you to get your creative hats for a brand new, chocolate covered design competition.

Easter Chocolate Design Competition

Earlier in the year we teamed up with chocolate makers Cybercandy to launch a range of Samurai Chef chocolate bars. Now you have the chance to design your own packaging using your choice of mayamada character.

All you have to do is design your own label using at least one mayamada character for one of the three flavours; Crunchy Noodle, Cherry Blossom or Green Tea.

Check out the full competition details and stay tuned to our blog to see the entries. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

A Very mayamada Christmas Card

mayamada November 11, 2014 No Comments

When we began our Christmas Card Design Competition, we were looking forward to seeing other people get creative with the mayamada characters. Luckily you didn’t let us down as we had several fantastic entries using different characters in all sorts of Christmas settings.

Thank you to everyone that took part. Not only did we get creative for the festive period, but we also helped to raise awareness of a worthy charitable cause.

The winning design will be turned into an official mayamada Christmas card and sold to raise money for Aid For Japan. This organisation continues to provide long-term support for children orphaned by the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami in 2011.

We can now reveal the design that will be available for sale at Hyper Japan this weekend and through our online shop later this month.


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Congratulations again to Hannah for her entry and everyone that took part. We look forward to running this competition again next year too!

Christmas Card Competition Winner

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Drum roll please…

After reviewing all the entries, we can reveal the winner of the Christmas Card Design Competition is…Hannah Ffytche, aged 12.

We were impressed with Hannah’s entry and have chosen her design as the winner of this year’s Christmas card competition. She picked the Samurai Chef and had him chopping Christmas dinner with an arrangement of decorations around his hat which made us laugh. The chef hat Christmas tree ornament was a nice touch too.

Well done Hannah!

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We’ll now turn the winning design into an official printed Christmas card in time for Hyper Japan to raise money for Aid for Japan.

And we’ll also be giving a copy of the new Samurai Chef manga book to the winner and runner up design too. That honour goes to Luana Venuti who picked multiple characters in a very festive setting.

Congratulations to both Hannah and Luana!

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Christmas Card Competition Entries

mayamada November 6, 2014 2 Comments

The entries are in!

Our Christmas card design competition has come to a close and there have been some great entries. We’ve enjoyed seeing how you have used the mayamada cast of characters in your designs.

Remember, we are collaborating with Aid For Japan and the winning design will be turned into an official mayamada Christmas card made available for sale at Hyper Japan Christmas Market event.

All profits fro sales of the card will go to the charity and we’ll be revealing the winning design from the entries below this Friday, November 7th.

Stay tuned!

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Jess Witor


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May Linh

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mayamada xmas card competition


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Charity Christmas Card Competition

mayamada September 29, 2014 No Comments

Aid For Japan are a charity that provides long-term support for children orphaned by the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami in 2011.

To provide support for the cause, we are holding a Christmas card design competition and calling on you to create your own mayamada inspired Christmas card.


The winning design will be turned into an official mayamada Christmas card and made available for sale at November’s Hyper Japan event where 100% of the profits will be donated to Aid For Japan.

That lucky winner will also receive 25 copies of their original design to send to family and friends this Christmas.

Plus, the top 3 designs will also receive a copy of the brand new combined volume 1 & 2 Samurai Chef manga book!

Check out the competition page for more details, we can’t wait to see what you create!

StreetFest Character Trail

mayamada April 26, 2014 No Comments

We’re teaming up with StreetFest to give you a chance to win great street wear and more prizes in our new interactive game.

How To Play

To get involved, find the 7 mayamada character signs hidden around StreetFest 2014 and scan them with the QR code app on your smartphone.

  1. Find and scan all 7 mayamada characters hidden around StreetFest on May 4th 2014.
  2. Each character will give you a letter and a clue to the single word answer.
  3. Once you have every letter, you’ll need to rearrange them to get the single word answer.
  4. The first 3 people to say the correct word at the mayamada stall will win great prizes.

Here’s one example:


What You’ll Need

  1. A Smartphone.
  2. A QR code app like QR Reader (iPhone), QR Droid (Android) or Bing Vision (Windows Phone).

StreetFest Zones

The mayamada characters are hidden around the following StreetFest areas:

  • The mayamada stall in the fashion market.
  • Chill Out Beach.
  • Live Art area.
  • Red Bull Sport Zone.
  • Dance stage.
  • Chill Out Terrace.
  • Unsigned London stage.

But you’ll have to be quick! Only the first 3 people to figure out the secret word will win.


Prizes are up for grabs for the first 3 people to say the correct single word answer at the mayamada stall on Sunday May 4th.



You can also come to the mayamada stall at StreetFest for any help with the game.



You can also enter the correct answer below for 10% off our upcoming snapbacks.

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Samurai Chef Colouring Competition

mayamada April 2, 2014 No Comments

The first mayamada colouring competition is now up and running!  We’re calling on you to submit your own coloured page from the Samurai Chef Origins comic.

Enter our Samurai Chef artwork competition and you will be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes including t-shirts and a copy of Samurai Chef Volume 1.

The deadline for entries is May 31st 2014.  You can send us as many coloured pages as you like so get started.

Don’t forget to share your work on Twitter or Instagram with the tag #AddSomeFlavour.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with.