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NYAF2010: Bandai Licenses Gundam 00 Movie, Announces Re-Release for Original MSG

For their industry panel during NYCC/NYAF Bandai Entertainment has announced the licensing of the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 movie A wakening the Trailblazer. Gundam Unicorn has also been licensed for a three part DVD release with 2 episodes per part for $29.98. Bandai also announced a two-part Anime Legends set for the original Mobile Suit […]

NYAF2010: The Anime in Academia Panel

You think Anime and Manga is just a hobby? Think again. Anime and Manga are being utilized not only as a practice of art or entertainment, but also for academic purposes. Like books, film or any other media outlet, Anime and Manga also cover a wide range of topics and ideas that can be analyzed […]

NYAF2010: Aniplex Announces Additional Voices for Durarara!! & Website Details

In the third part of their voice cast announcements, Aniplex revealed that Brian Beacock would voice Walker Yumasaki, Steven Blum as Kyohei Kadota and Mela Lee as Erika Karisawa in their upcoming dub release of Durarara!!. On their website for the show, www.DurararaUSA.com, English voice cast videos have been released, with Crispin Freeman as Shizuo […]

"Toradora!": Simple but Fun!

When it comes to Toradora! I find myself slightly torn. On one hand, the plot is simple and nothing really special; on the other, it is a fun, light-hearted show with hilarious moments. It definitely has a specific audience and isn’t a series for individuals who like deep, meaningful stories. As a romantic-comedy of sorts, […]

"PERSONA -trinity soul-": Personally, I Think It's Great

PERSONA -trinity soul- (that’s the way NIS America is formatting the title) starts off with two brothers, Shin and Jun Kanzato, leaving their relatives in Tokyo to reunite with their elder brother, Ryo Kanzato, in Ayanagi City after being separated for ten years. As it turns out, their brother isn’t particularly interested in meeting with […]

"Star Driver", "Mardock Scramble" Getting US Premiere at NYCC/NYAF

Aniplex of America and Studio BONES will screen the US Premiere of STAR DRIVER -Kagayaki no Takuto- Episode 1 at the New York Comic Con and Anime Festival, the companies said today. It will be presented with English subtitles at 1:15pm in Room 1E14 and be immediately followed by a Q&A and autograph session with […]

"Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW": A Universe of Beauty

I like my movies story- and character-heavy; visual beauty is just a bonus. But Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW, directed by Koji Masunari with the help of Tomonori Ochikoshi, Masashi Ishihama and Hideyuki Kurata, shows that beauty sometimes really is enough to please me. Masunari has television experience—he had directorial duties for Read or Die-TV, […]

Otakon 2010: Toonzone Interviews Anime Voice Actor Vic Mignogna

While at Otakon, I had the pleasure of conducting my first interview with none other than voice actor Vic Mignogna. He has been in over 150 dubs; he is most known for his roles as Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suoh from Ouran High School Host Club, Broly from the Dragon Ball Z films, […]

Otakon2010: Press Conference For The Creators of Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW

On Sunday morning, I got to attend a press conference featuring the creators of Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW; Koji Masunari, Masashi Ishihama and Tomonori Ochikoshi. While there was quite a bit discussed such as giant robot shows, how they relax and their plans for the future, the main focus was obviously on the movie […]

Otakon2010: Days 2 and 3

Otakon Day 2  Day two started out rather calm for me, mainly because there wasn’t too much going on until a bit later in the day. As far as screenings go, I didn’t really get to check out any on Friday (I watched a small clip or two, but not an entire episode). So, in […]

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