Review: “009 Re:Cyborg (UK Edition)”: A Re:Boot That Needs Re:Considering

by Grant Whiteon October 1, 2015
Fans of Japanese pop culture will likely be familiar with Shotaro Ishinomori, one of the key architects of the framework for many long running superhero works such as Super Sentai and Kamen Rider. One of his only slightly less well known works is Cyborg 009. Sharing themes with Kamen Rider, the story focuses on nine […]

Toonzone News Interviews Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai & Hiroshi Shimizu About “The Rolling Girls”

by Grant Whiteon September 29, 2015
This past weekend Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai and Hiroshi Shimizu attended MCM Glasgow Comic Con to promote their work on the studio’s latest hit The Rolling Girls, licensed by Anime Limited for UK Blu-ray and DVD release in 2016. Collectively the pair have ample experience in the Japanese animation industry and Toonzone News got the […]


“Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin II” To Receive World Premiere At MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon September 27, 2015
Anime Limited have announced plans to present a special ‘MCM Loves Anime’ film festival the Saturday of next month’s MCM London Comic Con (23rd-25th October), an off shoot of AL’s involvement with the annual Scotland Loves Anime event. The centrepiece of the event will be the world premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin II: Artesia’s […]
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Review: “Solty Rei Complete Series” – 1985, Is That You?

by Weathermanon September 23, 2015
Some reviews write themselves: “It’s great!” or “I’d rather gargle with razor blades!” Some reviews don’t. Solty Rei is most certainly the latter. There’s certainly a lot about it that isn’t good, but there’s just enough that is to make for a interesting but frustrating experience. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Grizzled detective/private […]


Review: “Code:Breaker” Has Too Many Broken Parts

by macattackon September 21, 2015
I did not have high hopes for Code:Breaker upon sitting down to watch it. I have been a reader of the long-running manga, and I knew the story, at a mere 13 episodes, would either be incomplete or end on an original note that likely would not be satisfying to me. As a result, I began […]

Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai and Hiroshi Shimizu to Attend MCM Scotland Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon September 8, 2015
Director Kotomi Deai (The Rolling Girls, Silver Spoon, Kids on the Slope) and animator Hiroshi Shimizu (Porco Rosso, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Space Dandy), both attached to Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Hal and The Rolling Girls itself), will be in attendance at MCM Scotland Comic Con to be held 26-27th September at the SECC in Glasgow. […]


Anime Limited Announces UK Exclusive Collector Box For ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’

by Grant Whiteon September 4, 2015
Anime Limited, UK rights holder for the long running Gundam franchise, have announced that the first volume of their forthcoming Blu-ray release of the original 1979 series due in November will come with a UK exclusive art box designed to hold both volumes. Only 1000 of this exclusive will be produced, with Anime Limited advising interested fans […]

Stream A Pair Of Pokemon Movies Starting Today

by Peter Paltridgeon August 31, 2015
The Pokemon Company has informed us that two movies from the large catalog of Poke-films that have stacked up over the years have now been released for ownership on streaming platforms. Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, plus Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, are both ready to watch starting today. For a […]

Michiko and Hatchin

Review: “Michiko & Hatchin” Complete Series Blu-ray is Criminally Compelling

by Neo Yion August 28, 2015
Cynicism is a rampant beast. At its worst, a cesspool of negativity and hopelessness. In the world of Michiko & Hatchin, cynicism dominates its rural streets. Crime is frequent and violent, children are treated as objects to be sold, regular folks are forced into uncompromising situations, and survival is a fact of life. For nine-year-old […]

Viewster Announces New Content From Sentai Filmworks

by Grant Whiteon August 28, 2015
Video streaming service Viewster have announced the addition of Sentai Filmworks titles to their growing library of anime titles. Included in the lineup are- Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Ilya S1 (United States & Canada) Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Ilya S2 (United States & Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa) Fate/stay Night TV (United States & Canada) Highschool of […]