Fate/Zero - "Summoning Ancient Heroes" - Episode 1 Recap

Taking place ten years before the events in Fate/stay night, Fate/Zero details the fourth Holy Grail War- a battle among seven masters and servants to obtain the relic that will grant any wish to the winner. The servants are divided into seven classes (Archer, Saber, Assassin, etc) and feature the world’s greatest warriors from history. […]

"Eden of the East: Paradise Lost": What's Lost is Found

Eden of the East started out with an interesting premise that seemed fresh and ambitious during a time where most series struggle to be original. Its ability to weave an intricate story with bold characters made for entertainment any viewer could enjoy. The first movie, The King of Eden, took the momentum of the series […]

Aniplex of America Announces Free Stream of Rurouni Kenshin OVA via Nico Nico Douga

Aniplex of America has announced that they will be collaborating with Nico Nico Live on Nico Nico Douga to present a free live streaming event of Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal in english subtitles. The stream will take place on August 19th at 10:00 PM PST. The stream will be available at the following URL: […]

PR: Aniplex of America Presents Free Live Streaming Event via Nico Nico Inc.

Aniplex of America has announced that they will be conducting a free Live Streaming Panel through niconico.com. The event will take place on August 12th at 7:30PM PST for 90 minutes. The streaming event will be treated like a panel, where fans can ask Aniplex questions during the stream. Aniplex will be having special guest […]

"Casshern Sins" Complete Series: Repenting Won't Save This Soul

When FUNimation first started marketing Casshern Sins, I thought the series looked rather neat. The animation had a simple, charming feel while the humanoid robot premise reminded me of Cyborg 009, a series I nostalgically enjoyed. But as a story that depends largely on its characters, Casshern Sins falls short due to those characters’ inability […]

Otakon2011: "Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos" Shines Brightly

When Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos was first announced I was a bit wary. It’s no surprise that the creators of the show would want to leverage their popular franchise to support a side-story, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it should be done. There have been far too many series and movies cheapened […]

Toonzone Goes to Otakon 2011

Otakon 2011 was held last weekend in Baltimore, MD, and Toonzone’s Todd DuBois (GWOtaku), Nick Hobbs (Lelouch), and Eric Stehmer (Weatherman) were there on the scene to cover the event. Search for “Otakon2011″ in our News for all related articles, or check back here for links to all our coverage of the event: Pre-Con Otakon […]

Otakon2011: Toonzone Interviews Anime Voice Actress Lisa Ortiz

TOONZONE NEWS: How did you first get the role of Lina in Slayers? LISA ORTIZ: At the time, I was doing a lot of work with Central Park Media. It was really early on, I had just started. I had done my first role, which was Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War. Then I was […]

Otakon2011: Press Conference with Anime Director Makoto Shinkai

Just two months after its release in Japan, Makoto Shinkai’s new movie, Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, had its U.S. premiere at Otakon with English Subtitles. Makoto Shinkai is a Japanese Director known for Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days and 5 Centimeters Per Second. After […]

"RideBack" Complete Series: Pick a Lane and Stick With it!

I can’t say I have ever heard of a story about a ballerina who turns into a mecha pilot. I’m always asking for anime to try new things, so right from the start I was pulled into Rideback by its new-to-me concept. Unfortunately, having a good concept does not automatically mean a series will be […]

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