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Review: "Kill la Kill Volume 3 Blu-ray (UK Edition)" - Puts Its Glad Rags On

by Grant Whiteon July 6, 2015
The second volume of Kill la Kill ended with various big reveals. Satsuki was not the villain she appeared to be, her mother was plotting to offer humanity to alien life that was the genesis of clothing on Earth, and (perhaps most shocking of all) Ryuko was related to both of them: the long lost […]
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Cartoon Network UK Toonix App Skates Onto iOS and Android

by Grant Whiteon July 2, 2015
Cartoon Network UK today launched their brand new Toonix app.  Free to download on both iOS and Android devices, the app allows users to customise their own avatar with elements including those based on popular Cartoon Network stars. Once created players can share their avatar creations with friends and take part in skateboard challenges, also […]

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Nickelodeon UK & SpongeBob SquarePants Team Up With Jeans for Genes Day 2015

by Grant Whiteon July 2, 2015
Are you ready, kids? Nickelodeon has once again partnered with Jeans for Genes Day in order for SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends to once again promote the fundraising event which this year is being held on Friday 18th September. The yellow sponge along with Patrick, Gary and Sandy will be appearing on promotional materials for […]
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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce July Highlights

by Grant Whiteon July 1, 2015
The first day might have smashed temperature records already, but Cartoon Network UK continues to bring the heat with their July schedule. From the 6th July viewers can look forward to brand new episodes of superhero comedy Teen Titans Go!, followed by a brand new season of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitsu starting 27th. The […]

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Review: "The Wings of Honneamise Blu-ray/DVD Combi (UK Edition)": There's A Starman Waiting In The Sky

by Grant Whiteon July 1, 2015
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise is one of those anime titles that is always spoken of with respectful awe. The film is one of the earliest works of Gainax and co-produced by Bandai Visual, who would adopt the Honneamise name for the ill-fated BVUS venture. It focuses on the Kingdom of Honneamise on […]
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Review: "Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal" - The Empire Strikes Back

by Grant Whiteon June 19, 2015
My review of the series premiere of Star Wars Rebels, Disney’s first major Star Wars production since purchasing Lucasfilm, was generally positive but with misgivings. I was hopeful the show would eventually strike the same tone as its older sibling Star Wars: The Clone Wars, especially as it was being created by effectively the same […]

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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Anime Industry Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 17, 2015
As has become tradition at London Comic Con, the closing Sunday played host to the Anime Industry panel. Regulars Andrew Partridge and Jeremy Graves of Anime Limited and Tony Allan of MVM were joined by MyM journalist and MCM Comic Con press officer David Axeby. MVM announced planned releases for Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works […]
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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Animatsu/Manga UK Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 17, 2015
Hosted by Animatsu COO Jerome Mazandarani and marketing manager Andrew Hewson, Jerome explained that the dual nature of the panel was that Manga (who he had worked for up until last year) were Animatsu’s UK distributor for titles. At the same time he still maintains Manga’s title acquisition and relationships with companies outside the UK. […]

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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Hidetaka Tenjin Live Drawing Session

by Grant Whiteon June 15, 2015
The panel was opened by an introduction by Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge. Tenjin (appearing as a guest on behalf of Viewster) opened the panel by beaming in English “Hello, good afternoon! I’m from Japan. Thanks for coming this session!” before wryly adding “I’m from Japan and I can’t speak English, okay?” The rest of […]
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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Hidetaka Tenjin Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 3, 2015
Although popular in his native Japan, the internet has allowed people in many other countries to become fans of the work of Hidetaka Tenjin. Boasting credits in illustration, design and voice acting, he is perhaps most famous for the illustrations he has provided to the world of Macross in addition to box art for Bandai’s […]