GamePad: Gaming + Froyo Event

mayamada June 1, 2015 No Comments

We’re back!

On Saturday 20th June, we’re hosting the second GamePad! event at West 12 Shopping Centre in Sheperd’s Bush. This will also be the official pre-party of the London Anime & Gaming Convention in July so grab your free tickets now!

GamePad: Gaming + Froyo

You can look forward to another great day calling gamers, sweet tooths and everyone in between to join us for some fun with gaming and froyo.

Missed the first GamePad! event? DOn’t worry because captured the best moment on film so you know what to expect this time around.

Frozen yogurt at GamePad

Just in time for the summer, frozen yogurt will be available and we also have a tasty surprise for you. Find one of the three frozen yogurt cups with the mayamada logo inside and you’ll win a prize from us.

Cosplayers and competitions

The cosplay competiton will be back on June 20th. Come well dressed because the best cosplayer will get tickets to the London Anime & Gaming Convention, July 4th and 5th.

We will also be running a gaming competition for a chance to become a character in a future mayamada comic! Get your game on and get yourself (or a pet) featured in one our comics in 2015.

On top of all that you will also be able to get your hands on our range of anime inspired clothings and comics. Stay tuned for more details on that and everything else going down on Saturday June 20th!

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!

GamePad! Gaming + Music Event Recap

mayamada April 17, 2015 No Comments

It’s been a long while since the last mayamada event so we couldn’t wait to get our latest event, GamePad!, up and running.

Things got off to a great start as the crowd rolled into the Petit Miracle Hub in West 12 Shopping Centre…free cupcakes might have had something to do with that!







It was a cosplay takeover as Animeleague made a big showing at GamePad! and the building was packed full of amazing characters.





There were enough cosplayers to hold our own cosplay contest, and we did just that with tickets to London Anime & Gaming Con up for grabs.





We had cosplayers from Marvel, Pokemon and Dragonball universes. After the voting was done, Tabitha (aka Demorafairy Cosplay) was crowned the winner with her Espeon cosplay.


A big part of GamePad! is the games and we had three screens running Mario Kart, House of the Dead and Super Smash Bros throughout the day.

Special guest Shaodow came, saw and conquered as he took out the competition and team mayamada to win the Super Smash Bros tournament. As well as Samurai Chef chocolate and a logo snapback cap, he also won tickets to StreetFest 2015!






It wasn’t just video games, no-tech gaming was just as fun with things getting very competitive on giant Jenga.




It was a great day and this was just the start…GamePad! will be back in June so stay tuned to find out the date of the next mayamada gaming and music event.


Easter Design Competition Entries

mayamada April 6, 2015 No Comments

Our Easter design competition came to a close last week and the entries are in. We’ve had some cool artwork from school students showing their creativity for the Easter season.

We have short listed some of best entries and will be giving a bar of chocolate to everyone to make it to the list. Congratulations! That’s a choice of Crunchy Noodle, Cherry Blossom or Green Tea chocolate to chomp down on this month.

This week we’ll also be revealing the winning entry and that person will have the chance to be turned into a character that will appear in a future mayamada comic.

Stay tuned…

Mahmuda Year 7

Gabija Year 9

Fadumo Year 7

Reanna Year 7

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!

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!

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.

Huddersfield Manga Con Cosplay Competition

mayamada March 13, 2014 No Comments

This past weekend saw the first Huddersfield Manga Con, and to celebrate we’re giving 25% off our website to every cosplayer that tags mayamada in a photo of yourself in your best cosplay.


In addition to that we’ll put the best photos on a Facebook gallery and allow con goers to vote for the best photo.  The one with the most Likes by the end of March 31st will win a copy of Samurai Chef and be given the chance to be drawn as an animal character into the upcoming Samurai Chef volume 2!

You can tag us through our Facebook (/mayamada), Twitter (@mayamada) or Instagram (@mayamadatees).  Make sure you’re following us so we can send you the code directly.