#BeCreative Charity Drive

mayamada November 3, 2015 No Comments

We’re excited to announce our new creative charity drive for the festive season! At mayamada we passionately believe in the power of creativity to make our world a more productive, engaging, and fun place to be.

So we’re supporting creativity as well as a great cause this December with a fantastic artistic movement!

#BeCreative Charity Drive

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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

Nigel November 7, 2014 No Comments

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!

mayamada xmas card competition


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


mayamada xmas card competition


mayamada xmas card competition


Coming To Hyper Japan Christmas

mayamada October 29, 2014 No Comments

Next month will see our last major event of 2014. The year has gone by so fast! We’ll be exhibiting at the Hyper Japan Christmas Market from Friday November 14th to Sunday November 16th.

Hyper Japan is one of our favourites on the convention calendar, ever since we used to visit before starting mayamada at its old Truman Brewery home.

We’ll be bringing some new treats for the Hyper Japan Christmas Market and we can’t wait to show you want we have in store.

Complete Samurai Chef Print Edition

If you’ve been following us for the past few months you’ll know we recently wrapped up a Kickstarter for the complete print edition of the Samurai Chef manga.


It will include volume 1 and the new volume 2 in a single book and and will be shown for the first time at Hyper Japan.

If you backed the Kickstarter, your limited edition and extended editions of the book will be one their way in November too.

Charity Christmas Card

We’re also doing a major creative and charitable collaboration for the event. We’ve teamed up with Aid For Japan and have been receiving entries for our Christmas card competition.


We will be picking a winner in November and turning it into an official mayamada Christmas card. It will be sold at Hyper Japan to raise money for children orphaned by the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami in 2011.

If you haven’t sent us your entry yet and would like to, head to the competition page for more information.

That’s not all…

And then there the usual selection of t-shirts, sweatshirt and new Samurai snapback and beanie hats available at Hyper Japan.

Anime Hats

Make sure you visit our stall to take part in our regular FREE raffles too. You can win a mayamada poster featuring our cast of characters just buy stopping and saying hi.

This event will take place at the National Hall, Kensington Olympia and you can buy your ticket here

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!

Mayamada x Jaunty Photos

mayamada October 22, 2012 No Comments

We recently went on a outing with Jaunty, taking some time and pictures in the London’s Japanese Garden and ending the day with some sushi too.

The snaps are below.  Take a look and if you haven’t already taken a listen to Jaunty’s album Once Again, One Day.  He put it together after landing in Japan on the day of the 2011 tsunami and all proceeds to the album to towards Aid for Japan who are helping children orphaned by the tragedy.

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“Once Again, One Day”​ Supporting Aid For Japan

Nigel May 13, 2012 No Comments

We first met Aaron Jaunty at our picnic last year and since then we discovered he is hard at work making a name for himself in the music world.

He recently released a EP called Once Again, One Day produced by K-Nite 13. You can listen to it on his website.


The album was entirely written by Aaron during his visit to Japan when he landed on the day of the 2011 tsunami.

You can listen to it out here for free, or you can pay £5 (or more if you want) for the download and CD version.  I got mine this past week 🙂


All the proceeds toward the EP go to Aid For Japan’s ongoing efforts to support children affect by the tragedy last year. Give it a listen and pick up the CD if you like what you here – show your support for a good cause.