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Review: "Outlaw Star - Complete Collection (UK Edition)": Going On The Lam In Nostalgia County

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Maybe it’s just because my most coherent formative years were part of it and that most of the initial Japanese titles I sampled came from it, but I have a soft spot for 90′s anime. There just seems to be an energy in the titles from the decade that I don’t think quite transitioned into […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2014: Anime UK Industry Panel

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A few hours after the Aniplex panel, the collective representatives of the UK anime industry took to the stage- Jeremy Graves of Manga Entertainment, Andrew Partridge of Anime Limited, Yosuke Kodaka of Aniplex US and Ross Liversidge of MVM. MVM announced a slate of forthcoming titles- Garden of Sinners in October, Kokoro Connect, Blast of […]

Review: "Power Rangers Super Samurai Volume 2 (UK Edition)": Best Laid Plans

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Last time on Super Samurai, the rangers unlocked the powerful Black Box upgrade and gained a new enemy in the form of Serrator, a devious Nighlok lieutenant. Much of this second volume and its seven episodes is focused on Serrator’s machinations as it starts to become obvious his goal has been carefully planned in advance. […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2014: Aniplex Panel

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Hosted by Yosuke Kodaka, Aniplex US’ Licensing Manager, the panel began with a brief video montage of popular titles that Aniplex were involved with including Kill La Kill. Stating that it was the companies first time hosting a UK panel, he asked for a show of hands to gauge awareness of the company over here […]

Hasbro Teaches Humans and Bots How To Ride Your Dinobot

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The official Transformers YouTube channel today unveiled a trilogy of cartoon shots instructing one on how to properly ride a mighty Dinobot. Inspired by theatrical shorts from Warner Brothers and Disney, the shorts are a comedic promotion for the upcoming Transformers 4: Age of Extinction and its related toyline, both of which introduce the fan […]

PR: MCM London Comic Con smashes attendance record, tops 100,000 visitors

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY MCM London Comic Con smashes attendance record, tops 100,000 visitors Last weekend saw MCM London Comic Con pass the 100,000 visitor mark for the first time, smashing the Excel-based event’s previous highest attendance record. Show organisers revealed that 101,600 attendees came through the doors of […]

Review: "Patema Inverted (UK Kickstarter Project/Theatrical Release)": Makes Your Spirit Soar

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The opening moments of Patema Inverted successfully grab one’s attention and curiousity. As we watch through what appears to be a video camera and hear panicked, static-riddled cries in different languages, a city’s worth of buildings begin to rupture and float upwards into the vast sky. Instead of being a misguided attempt to turn Pixar’s […]

PR: Hooligans invade MCM London Comic Con!

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Hooligans invade MCM London Comic Con! Cast and crew from upcoming British comedy spoof The Hooligan Factory will be meeting fans at MCM London Comic Con this weekend, show organisers have announced. A laugh-out-loud comedy tribute to one of Britain’s most successful home-grown genres – […]

PR: Shaun the Sheep Inspires Kids to Become Digital Makers

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Shaun the Sheep inspires kids to become digital makers National competition launched by Aardman Animations and Nominet Trust will teach digital skills to a new generation of budding game designers 15 May 2014, UK: Aardman Animations, the creator of Shaun the Sheep, has teamed up with Nominet Trust to launch Shaun’s Game Academy, a national […]

PR: MCM Exhibitor Doctor Geof Picks Up Readers Choice Award

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PRESS RELEASE 13 May 2014 MCM Exhibitor Doctor Geof Picks Up Readers Choice Award Doctor Geof is making sure 2014 is the year of Steampunk after picking up the award for Best Steampunk Periodical for his Steampunk Literary Review. Now in its third year the Readers Choice Awards are organised by the Steampunk Chronicle a […]

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