Mania September 2019

MANIA is cheeky, cool and in the know - just like our readers! Kids love reading MANIA to keep up to date with what’s hot in gaming, movies, music, celebrities and the latest toy releases.

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2 min.
victor and valentino

WHAT’S VICTOR & VALENTINO? In the small town of Monte Macabre the creatures of Latin American folklore are springing to life left, right and centre! And Victor and Valentino; two half-brothers who couldn’t be more different are right in the thick of it! CHATA Victor and Valentino live with their granny Chata. She’s a nice, old lady who always looks out for the bros, even when they end up getting into a boatload of trouble! VICTOR Victor is the short brother with the shorter temper. He can be a bit of a pain in the neck and likes getting his way, but at the end of the day he just likes having a good time! VALENTINO Valentino is the big brother with the level head. You can always count on Val to ground the hyperactive Vic and…

3 min.
incredible carmella

CARMELLA’S STATS Real Name: Leah Van Dale Age: 31 From: Massachusetts, U.S. Height: 165cm Sig Move: Code of Silence Special Skill: Moonwalking Accolades: Money in the Bank winner 2017, SmackDown Women’s Champ Fave colour: Leopard Print CARAMELLA & KOALAS Carmella has visited Australia TWICE but believe it or not has never wrestled here! We’re keen to see her at WWE Live 2019 in October, especially if she faces off against the homegrown Aussie IIconics Billie Kay and Peyton Royce!v MANIA: “DID YOU WANNA BE A WRESTLER AS A KID? Carmella: “I never aspired to be a wrestler. When I was a kid, I never thought it was something that I could do. I was a dancer. But growing up watching WWE with my dad, I idolized Miss Elizabeth; I just thought she was so classy and fabulous.” MANIA: DID YOU LEARN TO MOONWALK…

2 min.
star watch!

A DEADLY WEAPON RETURNS AGAIN That’s no moon... It’s the Death Star! Is it back for revenge after having been taken out in A New Hope and Return of the Jedi? It looks like its in pretty bad shape. But why are our heroes even visiting it? We are stinging for a look inside this thing now! HYPERSPACE IS LOOKING HYPERSPIFFY It’s pretty cool to think that hyperspace is lookin’ the exact same way as it was back in A New Hope, which was released in 1977! It’s a nice touch considering so many sequels to classic movies update their visuals to the point of being unrecognisable as a film in their series’. BB-8’S BRAND NEW M8 It seems like our fave sequel trilogy bot might be getting a robo-buddy! They look pretty tiny and…

1 min.
pet pals! awe-inspiring animal anomalies

THE RAT KING A rat king is the name given to a group of rats whose tails have become so entangled with one another that they’re unable to pull apart from each other. This means that the rats become like a single entity with numerous heads, wandering around as a big ball made of rats! Ew! THE CATS WITH 2 HEADS Animals being born with more than one head or face are extremely rare, but there are a lot of recorded cases of cats being born like that, believe it or not! In 2008 a two-headed kitten was born in Perth, which was able to meow with both of its mouths! THE WHITE GORILLA Snowflake the gorilla was most def a one-of-a-kind ape! This pale primate had a rare case of albinism, giving him a…

1 min.
japanese pop (j-pop)

AKIHABARA48 AKB48 GENRE: Ballad, EDM, Bubblegum Pop YEARS ACTIVE: 2005 – present MEMBERS: Total of a whopping 104 across five subgroups - Team A, Team K, Team B, Team 4 and Team 8! FANDOM: They currently don’t have a name for their fandom – try making one up yourself! TOP TRACKS: Sugar Rush, Heavy Rotation, Aitakatta POP-FACT: ABK48 has several sister groups in Japan and overseas! ARASHI GENRE: Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop YEARS ACTIVE: 1999-2020 MEMBERS: 5 - Aiba Masaki, Matsumoto Jun, Ninomiya Kazunari, Ohno Satoshi, Sakurai Sho FANDOM: ARASICK – fans who are love-sick for ARASHI! TOP TRACKS: Endless Game, Daylight, Sakura POP-FACT: Arashi means “storm” in Japanese! BABYMETAL GENRE: Kawaii and Alternative Metal YEARS ACTIVE: 2010 - present MEMBERS: Su-Metal and Moametal + Kami Band FANDOM: Kitsune – means fox in Japanese! TOP TRACKS: KARATE, Megitsune, Headbanger POP-FACT: BABYMETAL believe that their members were chosen by an entity called…

1 min.
korean pop (k-pop)

BANGTAN BOYS - BTS GENRE: Hip-Hop, R&B, EDM YEARS ACTIVE: 2013 – present MEMBERS: 7 – Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, Jungkook FANDOM: ARMY – stands for Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth! TOP TRACKS: Blood, Sweat & Tears, FAKE LOVE, Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey) POP-QUIZ 1: HOW MANY TWITTER FOLLOWERS DO BTS HAVE? A. 550,000 B. 10 million C. 80,000 D. 20.5 million HINT: They have almost 19 million Instagram followers! BLACKPINK GENRE: Hip-Hop, EDM YEARS ACTIVE: 2016 – present MEMBERS: 4 – Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, Lisa FANDOM: BLINKS – a mash-up name of “black” and “pink”! TOP TRACKS: Kill This Love, DDU-DU DDU-DU, Kiss and Make Up (feat. Dua Lipa) POP-QUIZ 2: WHICH MEMBER USED TO LIVE IN MELBOURNE? A. JISOO B. Jennie C. Rosé D. Lisa HINT: She’s the main vocalist of the group! PSY GENRE: Hip-Hop, Dance YEARS ACTIVE: 2001 – present FANDOM: PSYcho – a…