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Future Spotlight: The Amazing World of Gumball - Part V - Review Time

It is a difficult task to review something that you have been following for over a year and a half. When I first learned about The Amazing World Of Gumball on September 24th, 2009, it struck a chord with me. They had only released one image at the time, but the mixture of animation techniques […]

Anime Boston 2011: Day 3 Impressions

Day 3 at Anime Boston was definitely the slowest day of the weekend, but the roundup panels were definitely worth the trip for the day, full of industry insider tidbits, playful banter between colleagues, and, at times, surprisingly heartfelt points of discussion. Voice Actor Roundup: Richard Epcar, Tom Wayland, Sean Schemmel, Brina Palencia, Chris Ayres, […]

Anime Boston 2011: Day 2 Impressions

Day 2 at Anime Boston was the most heavily programmed of the weekend and was also the day for industry panels, though even those were scant. State of the Industry: The only industry guests that ended up showing up to this panel were Justin Rojas and Adam Sheehan from FUNimation, so this was basically “State […]

Happy 30th Day Anniversary, 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS, the legitimate next-generation model of the DS (all those little upgrades didn’t count) has been out for about a month now. When the specs for this one were first revealed, many were shocked that, for the first time, Nintendo had broken its tortoise-like approach to handhelds (the one that always won the […]

Anime Boston 2011-Day 1: Shovin' Off to Boston...(whoaohoh)

The calendar has turned and once again we arrive at another Anime Boston, now featuring the self-owned FUNimation, and the semi-revived ADVFilms in the form of Sentai Filmworks doing a panel and Section 23 Films in the dealer’s room.  So far this year the weather is gorgeous and the cosplayers are out in force, so […]

Anime Boston 2011: Day 1 Impressions

Friday at Anime Boston ended up being much more interesting than I had initially anticipated. After the sardine-like experience that was NYCC in October, Anime Boston was a breath of fresh air in the room and smaller number of con-goers. We spent the majority of our day at panels with voice actors and it was […]

In Defense of Problem Solverz

I’ve made no effort to hide it; I unabashedly love Ben Jones’ new series The Problem Solverz. A simple cursory glance around the internet can reveal a slightly-less-than-warm reaction to the show, though. Another cursory glance at The Problem Solverz itself can explain why; TPS is one of the most actively antagonistic cartoons I have […]

Toonzone Previews the Transformers: Dark of the Moon Video Game

Toonzone was recently invited by Activision and High Moon Studios to sit with Sean Miller, Game Director on Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Designer, Terry Spier to participate in a demonstration of the upcoming game for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. An Activision representative was also able to give us a demo of […]

Your Management Was Bad, And You Should Feel Bad

You know, the anime and manga industry has been pretty beat up over the past few years. It’s probably not an over-exaggeration at this point to say there are probably more dead companies than active ones in the translation and distribution game in the U.S. at this point, and even if it’s not, it’s certainly […]

"Best. Episode. Ever!" Toonzone Talks Cowboy Bebop

Today Toonzone’s “Best. Episode. Ever!” feature returns to discuss Cowboy Bebop, a show that has undoubtedly been one of the best-loved Japanese animated series in North America since it began airing on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block in 2001. What this “Best. Episode. Ever!” feature does is simple; we get some of the TZ staff […]

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