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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Anime Industry Panel

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Presided over by Anime Limited’s Andrew Partridge and Manga Entertainment’s Jeremy Graves (MVM’s Tony Allen was unfortunately unable to attend the panel due to the sheer number of customers shopping at the MVM booth), the panel began with the now traditional summary of announcements for the major UK anime companies for the year ahead. MVM […]

PR: MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden with Stockholm and Malmo shows

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MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden   MCM Expo Group has partnered with event organiser Artexis to present Sweden’s first ever multi-media comic convention, Comic Con Stockholm, which is currently taking place at Stockholm’s Kistamässan venue from 29 October to 1 November. Meanwhile, a second show – Comic Con Malmö – will make its […]

FUNimation Launches "Broadcast Dubs" Initiative With "Psycho Pass" Season 2, "Laughing Under the Clouds"

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In an interview on nerdist.com Wednesday, FUNimation Entertainment announced a new and unprecedented “Broadcast Dub” effort for Japanese anime available on its streaming video service. On such outlets as FUNimation’s own website and Crunchyroll.com the video streaming of Japanese cartoons with English subtitles as they air in Japan has become standard practice, but under this […]

Review: "Hal DVD/Blu-ray Combi (UK Edition)": Do Androids Dream Of Human Girlfriends?

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I first became aware of Wit Studio’s Hal last year, shortly after its Japanese premiere. Just a few months later I got a chance to talk to director Ryotaro Makihara, which only whet my curiosity about the film further. Just shy of a year later I am finally able to sample the film itself. Was […]

NYCC 2014: The KAKEHASHI Project's "New Japanese Animation Talent" Panel

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On the final day of New York Comic con the Japan Foundation hosted a panel entitled “KAKEHASHI Project – New Japanese Animation Talent”, which spotlighted five young Japanese animators: Saki Muramoto, Ryo Okawara, Saori Shiroki, Aya Suzuki and Yuzuru Tachikawa. The five were joined by special guest Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time, Bee and PuppyCat), while […]

Review: "Gurren Lagann Ultimate Edition Blu-ray (UK Edition)": Well met, fellows!

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Ah, Gurren Lagann. Arguably the jewel of the 2007 anime schedule and a show that seven years on still receives a lot of love and converts. It seemed that when the show was originally airing you couldn’t stop people from praising it. If you’re familiar with my reviews, you’ll know I often talk about the […]

NYCC 2014: Defending the Universe for 30 Years - The "Voltron" Anniversary Panel

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VIZ Media and World Events Production were on hand at New York Comic Con 2014 on Friday for a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Voltron, one of the most beloved and influential anime imports from the 1980′s. The impact Voltron has had on pop culture was evident from the highlight reel that opened the […]

PR: Aygo: From Street To Manga Superhero - Original adventure featuring Toyota’s city car to be launched at MCM London Comic Con

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AYGO: FROM STREET TO MANGA SUPERHERO   Original adventure featuring Toyota’s city car to be launched at MCM London Comic Con The Toyota Aygo enters a new dimension, speeding from the city streets to the frames of an original Manga cartoon. Leading Manga artist Sonia Leong has been commissioned by Toyota to create an adventure story […]

NYCC 2014: Sunrise Strikes New Deal for "Gundam" Franchise in the U.S. (Updated)

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At its official panel at New York Comic Con Saturday afternoon, Japanese animation studio Sunrise, Inc had a major announcement in store for American fans of its long-lived Mobile Suit Gundam mecha anime franchise. Sunrise has reached a deal to once again distribute its Gundam animation on home video in the United States, in partnership […]

"Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" Voice Actors to Appear at NY Comic Con Oct 10-11, 2014

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Bring Home the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition, Now Available on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack with 20 Minutes of Never-Before-Seen-Footage! To Celebrate the Release, Two of the Movies’ Voice Actors Will Appear at New York Comic Con October 10th- 11th Voices of Goku (Sean Schemmel) and Vegeta (Chris Sabat) will be […]

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