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Toon Zone Was There: Anime USA Overview

For anyone asking what Anime USA is, it’s an anime convention. To be a little more direct to the point, Anime USA is an anime convention now in its 7th year held in Northern Virginia–as of late in the Sheraton Premiere Tyson’s Corner. For a convention that started with about 75 non-staff people, Anime USA […]

Anime NEXT 2006

Having recently covered Anime Boston, Toon Zone decided to send me off to the very heart of suburbia, the Meadowlands, for Anime NEXT. Staged across two hotels and the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Anime NEXT 2006 was the fifth edition of the event. Having grown from just over one thousand to over five thousand this year, […]

Del Rey at Anime NEXT

* Del Rey Publishing has announced the licensing of the one-shot Shoujo version of the Train Man story. The company plans to announce many more properties at Anime Expo and at San Diego Comic-Con. * Del Rey does not have any current plans to engage in the business of downloadable manga due to hesitancy from […]

FUNimation at Anime NEXT

* At Anime NEXT, FUNimation announced the licensing of Origin-Spirits of the Past (a.k.a. Gin-iro no kami no Agito), a theatrical movie from Gonzo. Additional titles will be announced at Anime Expo. * The FullMetal Alchemist movie will debut in theaters on September 12, along with volume 12 of the television series; volume 11 will […]

JEWEL to Assist with New Nickelodeon Character

Pop star JEWEL is developing a new girl-power character for US cartoon network Nickelodeon. The singer’s creation will be called PUNK ROCK ANGEL GIRL. [Source: ContactMusic.com] (via AntiMusic.com)

Metallica and Other Metal Acts Lend Voices to New Cartoon Network Series

Metallica members James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett have lent their voices to the new Cartoon Network series Metalocalypse, which follows a Norwegian heavy metal band called Dethlok and the mayhem they cause. In addition to the Metallica stars, members of Nevermore and Arch Enemy are also contributing their voices to the series. [Source: Gigwise.com] (via […]

Anime Boston 2006

Anime Boston, now based out of the Hines Convention center in the Prudential Center (a.k.a. The Pru) in the Back Bay area of Boston, is what all great conventions should aspire to be in most ways. It was decidedly different being a member of the press, rather than a regular attendee who would have been […]

Anime Boston 2006: ADV Films

ADV announced at Anime Boston 2006 the licensing of a new property, Jinki: Extend. The show, based on a manga by Sirou Tunasima, tells the story of a young, somewhat flighty middle-school aged girl named Aoba who lives in near future Japan with her grandmother and has a knack of model kits and other things […]

Anime Boston 2006: Media Blasters

Media Blasters gave a brief panel on their current plans for 2006 and beyond. This year is the 10th anniversary of Media Blasters. The company plans to have some major property announcements at AX. Highlights of the panel are as follows: * Media Blasters confirmed a new OVA in the Kite universe not staring Sawa, […]

Anime Boston 2006: TokyoPop

TokyoPop’s panel presentation at Anime Boston 2006 did not feature any new property announcements. Company representatives highlighted the full slate of productions for the next several months including manga-based novels, anime-based novels and several upcoming previously announced new mangas, as well as global comic properties including comic adaptations of several of the former Jim Henson […]

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