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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 […]
Sailor Moon Crystal

Review: “Sailor Moon Crystal” – When Efficiency Doesn’t Pay

by Chad Boninon January 12, 2017
She is the once and forever guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. More than two decades after her inception, the pretty soldier has returned in the animated series Sailor Moon Crystal, the 2010 revival of the Sailor Moon franchise that strives to adapt Naoko Takeuchi’s original comic book world more accurately, while updating it with […]

Ghost in the Shell

“Ghost in the Shell” Gets Limited Theatrical Release on February 7-8, 2017

by Ed Liuon January 11, 2017
GROUNDBREAKING ANIME GHOST IN THE SHELL RETURNS TO THEATERS FOR LIMITED ENGAGEMENT FEBRUARY 7 – 8, 2017 Mamoru Oshii Classic to Screen in 110 U.S. Theaters Santa Monica, Calif., – January 9, 2017 —The “Ghost in the Shell” franchise has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years and this February, Lionsgate and Funimation Films […]

Review: Spectacle Abounds in “One Piece Film: Gold”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 10, 2017
Part of what’s kept Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece series so successful and long-lived is the author’s boundless imagination, a sense that anything can and does exist in its world with all its varied characters and environments. One Piece Film: Gold strikes again there with a real treat for committed fans, dropping Straw Hat Luffy and […]

Holiday Gift Guides 2016

by Eileen Cruzon December 19, 2016
It’s holiday gift guides time! We’re in the last stretch of 2016, and we’ve been racking our brains for Digital, Blu-ray & DVD, Comics & Collectibles, and Video Games related gifts for friends and family for the holidays. Everyone loves that warm and fuzzy feeling you get as you see the smile on someone’s face […]