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"Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United": Brothers From Different Mothers

by Grant Whiteon November 25, 2011
Ben 10 in its various forms (no pun intended) has been a hit for Cartoon Network for the last decade. However, original creators Man of Action were not involved with the two sequel series and instead came back with a different series: Generator Rex. Of course this has caused any number of fan debates, with […]

"The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya Volume 2 (UK Edition)": I Like Little Girls

by Grant Whiteon November 14, 2011
In my review of the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2, I commented on the parody shorts which had been included as an extra. My one concern though was that both series were incomplete, running only half their respective episodes. Where were the rest and would we see them released? Well rejoice, for the remainder […]

MCM Expo London 2011 - The "Thrill Electric" Panel

by Grant Whiteon November 8, 2011
The Thrill Electric is an online motion comic produced by Channel 4 Education, Hat Trick Digital and Littleloud Entertainment. Set in Victorian Manchester, The Thrill Electric focuses on Emily Bagley, a young woman who takes a job in the emerging world of the telegraph system. The series explores the comparisons between it and the modern […]

"The Thrill Electric" To Debut At MCM Expo London

by Grant Whiteon October 26, 2011
Channel 4’s online motion comic The Thrill Electric will debut at the London Comic Con to be held 28th-30th October. Originally previewed via a special panel held at the May Expo earlier this year, the comic focuses on the internet equivalent that was the Victorian telegraph system and the resulting social issues. Episodes of the […]

Second 2011 MCM Expo London To Be Held In October

by Grant Whiteon October 21, 2011
The second MCM Expo for 2011 will be held the weekend of 29th-31st October. Staged at London’s Excel centre, the event will bring together fans of cult TV, comics, gaming and anime in a single venue split across seperate ‘villages’. In addition to seller tables and panels, a number of guests will be appearing for […]

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 4 Premiere': I Recommend The Calamari

by Grant Whiteon September 15, 2011
A second look may more than double your appreciation. Amazing success! Three years ago Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuted to spectacular ratings. But, with a fourth season on the horizon, can it continue to prosper? The toonzone council has dispatched a reviewer to the planet of S’Creena to observe the developing situation… A few […]

'Johnny Test Season Five Premiere': Squirreling Time Away

by Grant Whiteon September 9, 2011
Johnny Test is a show that has gone relatively unnoticed since its debut. Originally a Warner Bros. series, the show was forced to switch studios and transition to Flash animation to continue production. Despite these behind the scenes troubles, it has generally done well for itself and is about to begin a fifth season. Set […]

"Phineas and Ferb: Across The 2nd Dimension": Awesomeness Squared

by Grant Whiteon September 2, 2011
In the past I’ve written highly positive reviews of Phineas and Ferb. However, I have to be honest: over the last year or so my interest in the series has waned. I started watching early in the show’s second season, and although I quickly started loving it, possibly I over indulged. Soon enough, even the […]

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

by Grant Whiteon August 24, 2011
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

by Grant Whiteon August 18, 2011
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: […]