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E32013: Skylanders Swap Force Screenshot and Model Images Releases

by Grant Whiteon June 10, 2013
Activision has released a new screenshot and two model images from the upcoming Skylanders SWAP Force. In the game, Portal Masters will start their journey on Cloudbreak Islands. A group of Skylanders is sent to Earth after the eruption of a volcano whose centennial eruption replenishes the magic of the Skylands. In the explosion, the […]

Manga Entertainment UK/KAZE “Un-Go” Blu-ray Release Found To Have Panasonic Error

by Grant Whiteon June 10, 2013
The Manga Entertainment/KAZE upcoming Blu-ray release of Un-Go has been discovered to have a playback error: “There has been a QC (Quality Control) error. We have tested the Blu-ray disc again, to find that it is not compatible with Panasonic devices. We are investigating the reasons for this to the fullest extent. KAZE apologise for […]


PR: Anime Limited announce the theatrical release of “A Letter to Momo” in the UK

by Grant Whiteon June 5, 2013
Glasgow, UK June, 05, 2013 – Anime Limited, the Glasgow-based anime licensing company and parent company of All the Anime, are thrilled to announce the UK-wide theatrical release of the acclaimed Japanese animated film A Letter to Momo. Anime Limited is a new label that brings a fresh approach to the release of Japanese animated […]
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Review: “Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: Reflections On Childhood

by Grant Whiteon June 5, 2013
The first thing that struck me about this film was the contradiction in the title. ‘Oblivion Island’ brought up Elder Scrolls-style images of gothic adventure and battles against demonic hordes. But right next to it was the subtitle ‘Haruka and the Magic Mirror’, which sounds considerably softer and child friendly. It both raises and deflates […]


PR: Anime Limited Announces 3D UK Cinema Screenings of “009 RE:CYBORG” Film

by Grant Whiteon June 4, 2013
Production I.G, the Tokyo-based studio that brought you Ghost in the Shell, Blood: The Last Vampire and the animated sequence from Kill Bill: Vol. 1 presents: 009 RE:CYBORG DIRECTED BY KENJI KAMIYAMA (East Of The Eden, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex) In Stereoscopic 3D CGI Animation 12A /103 min/ Stereoscopic 3D CGI Animation […]

Toonzone at MCM London Comic Con May 2013 – Mark Meer & Raphael Sbarge Q&A

by Grant Whiteon May 30, 2013
Meer took to the stage initially in the company of his Mass Effect co-star Raphael Sbarge. This led to the opening question of how many in the audience had allowed Sbarge’s character Kaidan to die. A majority of hands were raised to Sbarge’s amusement, including Meer’s. Asked if he ever guessed that Mass Effect would […]


Toonzone at MCM London Comic Con May 2013 – Shinichiro Watanabe Q&A

by Grant Whiteon May 28, 2013
Attending the event to promote the forthcoming releases of Cowboy Bebop HD and Kids On The Slope, the appearance marked the renowned Watanabe’s first visit to the UK. Well known industry veteran and Anime Ltd representative Andrew Partridge asked questions, with Watanabe generally speaking through an interpreter though occasionally offering English responses. Things began with […]

Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2013 – Anime Industry Panels

by Grant Whiteon May 27, 2013
The Anime Industry panel was split across the Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday panel opened with two surprise announcements from Manga- Attack on Titan and the live action Space Battleship Yamato have been licensed by them, with trailers running on the theatre’s main screen. No specific dates are currently set for Titan but Yamato is […]


PR: IDW and DC Join Forces for Comics Panel at MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 23, 2013
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 MAY IDW and DC Join Forces for Comics Panel IDW Publishing and DC Comics will be holding a joint American Comics In The UK panel at MCM London Comic Con this weekend, show organisers have announced. Featuring Bob Wayne, SVP sales and marketing at DC Comics, […]

Review: “Dragon Ball Z” Series Four (UK Edition): Not So Paranoid Androids

by Grant Whiteon May 21, 2013
After opening the series with a three volume mega-saga, the fourth volume of Dragon Ball Z offers some variety. Things kick off with the extended filler tale that is Garlic Jr. In Japan, DBZ saw yearly movies which reworked the current plot elements into standalone original stories. The first of these, inspired by Goku and […]