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The Red Turtle

Review: “The Red Turtle” Presents a Beautiful Mystery

by slaion February 24, 2017
Among this year’s nominees for Best Animated Feature is The Red Turtle, a French-Belgian collaboration with some help from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. It tells the tale of a man stranded on a deserted island, and though it would seem akin to Robinson Crusoe, the tale twists into much more along the way. The Red Turtle […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Takeshi Honda Interview

by Grant Whiteon February 13, 2017
Takeshi Honda has many prolific credits in the Japanese animation industry, including Evangelion (both the original series and new movies), Ponyo, Millennium Actress, Kill la Kill and Space Dandy. Toonzone News had the chance to pose some questions to him during his UK visit on behalf of Studio Khara and Anime Limited. TOONZONE NEWS:  I’d […]

Anime Limited Gets To Burning A UK Blu-ray Release For ‘Martian Successor Nadesico’

by Grant Whiteon February 6, 2017
Anime Limited have announced they will be producing a Blu-ray boxset for 90’s mecha satire Martian Successor Nadesico. Future Earth finds itself outclassed by the invading robotic armies of the Jovian Lizards. In response the arms manufacturer Nergal Heavy Industries independently produces a state of the art battleship, the Nadesico. The ship is staffed by […]

Naoko Yamada To Attend Glasgow Film Festival Screening Of ‘A Silent Voice’

by Grant Whiteon February 6, 2017
Director Naoko Yamada will be making a rare appearance outside of Japan to discuss her latest film A Silent Voice after a screening to be held by Anime Limited. Occurring at the Glasgow Film Festival Thursday 23rd February, Yamada (whose credits include K-On! and Tamako Market) will discuss with noted anime historian Jonathan Clements the […]

Toonzone Podcast Episode 11

by Eileen Cruzon February 3, 2017
It’s the first Toonzone Podcast of 2017 and we’re talking about anime! This episode is hosted by Todd “GWOtaku” DuBois. The podcast panel includes Keith “John Crichton” Hayward, Mackenzie “Macattack” Haa and Eileen “Harley” Cruz. We discuss how we became interested in the genre and talk about our favorite anime and anime news from 2016. […]

Review: “Summer Wars” Is a Digital Delight

by Neo Yion February 3, 2017
One of my fondest memories from my youth were the annual family reunions. As I stood and watched the nearly 30 – 40 people I was related to – whether through blood or marriage – I was overcome with a powerful sense of pride; “The Yi Clan” as I affectionately would say to myself. I haven’t […]

Blood Blockade Battlefront

Review: “Blood Blockade Battlefront” Has Potential Held Hostage

by macattackon February 1, 2017
Blood Blockade Battlefront is a title whose pedigree matters more to Western anime fans than to the nation it came from. After all, the manga is drawn and written by Yasuhiro Nightow, renowned in the West for creating Trigun and to a lesser extent Gungrave, both of which had much more impact on our shores than in their […]
Ronja the Robber's Daughter

Review: “Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter” Mostly Robs Your Time

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2017
My review of Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter could begin and end with the statement that I couldn’t get through all 13 screener episodes of the show that Amazon Studios sent over to us, even after multiple attempts. The anime series from Studio Ghibli and Saltkråkan (the Astrid Lindgren company) looks extremely impressive in its pedigree […]

Naruto Shippuden

Our Fan Favorite Top 5 Naruto Shippuden Battle Scenes

by Jeffrey Harrison January 24, 2017
Featured at the end of our Top 5 video is a quick trailer for Tales of Berseria. Players embark on a journey of self-discovery as they assume the role of Velvet, a young woman whose once kind demeanor has been replaced and overcome with a festering anger and hatred after a traumatic experience three years […]

Toonzone Interviews Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery on “Voltron Legendary Defender” Season 2

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2017
Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery have put their stamp on modern action animation, with both racking up numerous credits on TV shows like Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Avatar the Last Airbender, and The Legend of Korra, as well as earning numerous credits on the DC direct-to-video animated features (and hey, if you don’t […]