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"Legend of the Galactic Heroes" Science Fiction Animation, Novels To Be Released In English

by Todd DuBoison July 6, 2015
Science fiction fans got momentous news this past weekend with separate announcements that media for Japan’s Legend of the Galactic Heroes would be released in English during Anime Expo 2015. Sentai Filmworks announced that it had licensed home video rights for the long-running cartoon, while Viz Media will begin to publish the original books written […]
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Review: "Kill la Kill Volume 3 Blu-ray (UK Edition)" - Puts Its Glad Rags On

by Grant Whiteon July 6, 2015
The second volume of Kill la Kill ended with various big reveals. Satsuki was not the villain she appeared to be, her mother was plotting to offer humanity to alien life that was the genesis of clothing on Earth, and (perhaps most shocking of all) Ryuko was related to both of them: the long lost […]

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Viz Media Licenses "One Punch Man" Animated Series

by Todd DuBoison July 3, 2015
At Anime Expo on Thursday Viz Media announced the acquisition of the animated version of One Punch Man, which was announced for a Fall premiere in Japan earlier this year in March. Viz will stream the series in English concurrent with the Japanese broadcast, and it will be available on the streaming website Daisuki as […]
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Review: "Shirobako" - How Anime, Friendships and Careers Are Made

by KarlOlsonon July 3, 2015
Anime and manga production as the topic of anime and manga is nothing new. However, it’s often an excuse to be meta in the context of a broader work, whether that’s members of the Genshiken sweating over a doujinshi right before before Comiket, or the titular character of Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun gradually roping all of […]

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Review: "The Wings of Honneamise Blu-ray/DVD Combi (UK Edition)": There's A Starman Waiting In The Sky

by Grant Whiteon July 1, 2015
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise is one of those anime titles that is always spoken of with respectful awe. The film is one of the earliest works of Gainax and co-produced by Bandai Visual, who would adopt the Honneamise name for the ill-fated BVUS venture. It focuses on the Kingdom of Honneamise on […]
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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Animatsu/Manga UK Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 17, 2015
Hosted by Animatsu COO Jerome Mazandarani and marketing manager Andrew Hewson, Jerome explained that the dual nature of the panel was that Manga (who he had worked for up until last year) were Animatsu’s UK distributor for titles. At the same time he still maintains Manga’s title acquisition and relationships with companies outside the UK. […]

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Review: "Spirited Away": Miyazaki's Encouragement To Children

by Neo Yion June 17, 2015
Life couldn’t get any worse for ten-year-old Chihiro. Her family is moving to a new home, meaning she had to leave her friends and old life behind. In an attempt to reach their destination faster, her parents take a detour that leads them into what they assume to be a theme park. The two unwittingly […]
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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Hidetaka Tenjin Live Drawing Session

by Grant Whiteon June 15, 2015
The panel was opened by an introduction by Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge. Tenjin (appearing as a guest on behalf of Viewster) opened the panel by beaming in English “Hello, good afternoon! I’m from Japan. Thanks for coming this session!” before wryly adding “I’m from Japan and I can’t speak English, okay?” The rest of […]

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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Hidetaka Tenjin Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 3, 2015
Although popular in his native Japan, the internet has allowed people in many other countries to become fans of the work of Hidetaka Tenjin. Boasting credits in illustration, design and voice acting, he is perhaps most famous for the illustrations he has provided to the world of Macross in addition to box art for Bandai’s […]
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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Hynden Walch Roundtable Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2015
On the Saturday morning of May’s MCM London Comic Con Toonzone News was invited to take part in a roundtable interview with voice actress Hynden Walch. Having risen to fame as Starfire in Teen Titans, she has returned to the animated DC multiverse a few times to play Harley Quinn and is perhaps currently most […]