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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 […]

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Review: "Naruto Shippuden" Set 22 - Loose Lips Sink Shonen

by macattackon May 27, 2015
The biggest difficulty with writing this review is that it’s difficult to articulate the same points that I did in the previous boxset without using the same words. The same issues that plagued the previous set of episodes are all throughout this one, although sometimes in lesser capacity. There are obvious, heavy-handed efforts to stall and […]

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Japanese Mecha Designer And Illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin To Attend MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 13, 2015
MCM have announced that Japanese design talent Hidetaka Tenjin will be attending as Anime Guest of Honour for the Friday and Saturday of their May London event, 22-24th. Tenjin’s work includes a long history with the popular mecha classic Macross, Hellsing Ultimate, Glass Fleet and Aquarion. He has also provided the lavish box art for […]
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Review: "Tokyo Ravens" Season One Part One - Taking Flight

by macattackon May 8, 2015
Another review, another anime series based on a light novel series. It would be so easy to just go “ho hum,” right? Light novels have almost supplanted manga as source material for anime adaptations, and while there might be any number of reasons why the format is so appealing, it is a trend that feels […]