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"Gundam 00 - A Wakening of the Trailblazer": Loving The Alien

Two years have passed since Celestial Being defeated Ribbons and his rogue Innovades. With the reorganized Federation government working towards a genuine peace, the anti-war organization has switched to non-Gundam small scale interventions as a form of clean up. It’s a strategy which is helped by Celestial Being happening to be on its last legs, […]

"K-On! Volume 1 (UK Edition)": Doesn't Keep Tempo

Yui Hirasawa has just started high school. A klutz whose sense of direction seems only to guide her into oncoming objects, she decides to break her life long habit and finally join a school club. She opts for the light music club, which needs one more member to be officially recognised. There’s just one problem: […]

Beez Entertainment Possibly Loses All Stock In London Fires

The outbreak of riots and fires across England has claimed Sony’s main optical disc distribution warehouse. Amongst the companies who kept stock on the site were Beez Entertainment, the European arm of Bandai’s home video releases. At current they suspect all stock may have been lost as a result. Beez have announced that no staff […]

"Birdy the Mighty: Decode - Season 1 (UK Edition)": Bird Is The Word

Birdy is an agent of an outer space Federation that oversees most of the cosmos. Whilst intervening in a seemingly routine chase of criminals, the crooks escape to Earth with their prize and go undercover with Birdy not far behind. Adopting a human alias herself, Birdy eventually tracks down the ringleader, but in the resulting […]

"Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time (UK Edition)": Having A Wibbely Wobbley Timey Wimey

In the late 1990s, Nintendo and 4Kids had a surprise hit on their hands with the success of Pokemon. After that, the race was on to find the next merchandise-friendly Japanese license. 4Kids profited from their early lead, however, and managed to snag one of their next big successes, Yu-Gi-Oh! For those unfamiliar with it, […]

"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2 (UK Edition)":Memories Of The Way We Were

Every so often a series becomes a cult smash hit. Maybe it’s the latest work from a popular studio or perhaps it’s a title that went ignored until the show premiered. Either way, suddenly everyone is talking about it everywhere you look. In recent years, this has definitely been the case with The Melancholy of […]

Toonzone Transformers Week - The Transformers Movies - They're Alive-Alive-Alive! ...Except Where It Counts

The Transformers Movies – They’re Alive-Alive-Alive!   …Except Where It Counts Earlier this week I cast a critical eye on the 1986 animated movie and implored people to, at the very least, enjoy the widespread success the modern live action movies have brought the franchise as a whole. Whilst that sentiment still stands, today I’m […]

Transformers G1 - Best Episode Ever! - HellCat's Choice

With a boy’s toy brand, success means you’ll inevitably introduce new characters//toys to the roster. The thing is, even when there’s a supporting fiction present, there’s often very little presented to give the new characters a valid motive to join the fight and instead these characters just suddenly appear with a fiery devotion to their […]

Transformers the Movie - Transforms from questionable motion picture to rose tinted nostalgia and back!

Transformers the Movie – Transforms from questionable motion picture to rose tinted nostalgia and back! In 2007, the live action adaptation of Transformers was a surprise hit. Sure, there had been a lot of hype and fan discussion but I recall most people expecting it to be a flop, something that would do well enough […]

"Master of Martial Hearts (UK Edition)": I Wish I Could Get The Time Back

As a reviewer, I don’t think I’ve ever found a title I could dismiss as pointless. I’ve even praised (for effort) series that have bored me. I start by looking for untapped potential, and so even if I personally don’t care for something, I try to be nice because nothing can be a complete waste. […]

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