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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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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. […]


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 […]

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 […]

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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 – Hynden Walch Roundtable Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2015
On the Saturday morning of May’s MCM London Comic Con Toonzone News was invited to take part in a roundtable interview with voice actress Hynden Walch. Having risen to fame as Starfire in Teen Titans, she has returned to the animated DC multiverse a few times to play Harley Quinn and is perhaps currently most […]
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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 – Rocksteady Arkham Knight Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2015
Promoting Arkham Knight, the conclusion to Rocksteady’s hugely popular ‘Batman Arkham’ games, the panel consisted of game director/Rocksteady co-founder Sefton Hill, art director David Hego, character artist Albert Feliu and John Noble, voice of lead antagonist the Scarecrow. The game is set one year after the events of Arkham City. An alliance of villains, led […]


Nickelodeon UK And Forbidden Planet Unite For Retro Ninja Turtles Merchandise

by Grant Whiteon May 27, 2015
Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products have teamed up with cult merchandise store Forbidden Planet to produce a line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle merchandise inspired by the original Fred Wolf animated series. Boasting the iconic chubby faced Turtles that many will remember from the 80s and 90s, the line includes t-shirts, posters, cards, homeware and more. Although […]
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Cartoon Network UK Mixes It Up With ‘Mixels Rush’ App Game

by Grant Whiteon May 21, 2015
Cartoon Network UK have announced the launch of new game ‘Mixels Rush’. A joint development between Cartoon Network and the LEGO Group, Mixels focuses on various tribes of crazy creatures who can use their special ability to combine together into powerful new forms. The game, available on iOS, Android and Amazon devices, sees players guide […]