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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Miss Hokusai” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Anime Limited picked some high quality Japanese cinema for their MCM Loves Anime event and the opening title was no exception. Coming from the much respected Production I.G., Miss Hokusai is a pseudo-canonical story concerned with the daughter of the famous Japanese painter. In the tradition of many Japanese films, there is less so a […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Love Live! The School Idol Movie” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Ah, Love Live!, an anime series with fans the world over. For those not familiar, Love Live! is a Japanese entertainment franchise focussed on a group of fictional idols who via their real life voice actresses release songs and related projetcs. Easily the most famous arm of the franchise is the anime, produced by Sunrise. […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Gundam The Origin II” World Premiere Review

by Grant Whiteon October 30, 2015
On the Saturday of MCM London Comic Con this October, Anime Limited tried something new. Drawing on their successful involvement with the ongoing Scotland Loves Anime, they staged the MCM Loves Anime event roughly 10 minutes away from the main convention. The idea being this independent film festival would take advantage of the migration habits […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – Sunrise/Anime Limited Gundam UK Panel

by Grant Whiteon October 28, 2015
Held in the lavish Plantinum Suite of the ExCel, the Gundam panel was overseen by Sunrise International Sales representative Eri Suzuki, Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge and interpreter Bethan Jones translating Eri’s comments. Eri began by briefly introducing herself and Sunrise, explaining the studio was founded in 1972 and that its work is primarily focussed […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – Tamashii Nations UK Booth Images

by Grant Whiteon October 28, 2015
Having long been a fixture of American conventions, Bandai’s Tamashii Nations returned once again to MCM London Comic Con as part of their recent move in to the UK market. Tamashii Nations is a name that will be familiar to those who import Bandai’s various collector aimed toylines such as S.H. Figuarts and Metal Build, […]
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Review: “Sword Art Online II – Volume One Collector’s Edition (UK Edition)”: Bringing A Sword To A Gun Fight?

by Grant Whiteon October 19, 2015
As I said the last time I reviewed a show inspired by MMORPGs, the genre has never really been my thing. I have my creative outlets which includes writing (though my poor editor may feel differently) but I’ve got enough commitments and drama in my real life to carve out a second one. That said, […]

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Mobile Suit London: Sunrise “Gundam” Panel To Be Held At MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon October 16, 2015
MCM London Comic Con will play host to a special Gundam presentation on the Sunday of the show, October 25th. Hosted by Sunrise international representative Eri Suziki the panel (a first for the United Kingdom) will discuss future plans between Sunrise and Anime Limited regarding the Gundam franchise in the UK. Last weekend at NYCC […]
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Viewster Talk “Kill la Kill”, Omakase And Exclusive Creative Content At NYCC

by Grant Whiteon October 14, 2015
Viewster were present at this past weekend’s New York Comic Con, promoting their online streaming content and the soon to debut Omakase subscription service.  As mentioned previously, the service will run as a bi-monthly, cancel at any time subscription for which fans will receive a specially selected box of themed merchandise every two months in […]

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“Love Live!” Movie Confirmed For MCM Loves Anime Event

by Grant Whiteon October 12, 2015
Having already confirmed the world premiere of Gundam The Origin II, Anime Limited have revealed the second title for their upcoming MCM Loves Anime film festival will be Love Live: The School Idol Movie! A huge success in Japan, the film is a sequel to the Sunrise television series about a group of school girls who […]
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Shigeto Koyama Anime Guest Of Honour At MCM London

by Grant Whiteon October 12, 2015
Shigeto Koyama has been announced as the Anime Guest Of Honour at this month’s MCM London Comic Con, due to be held 23rd-25th October. In addition to being the art director on the globally popular Kill la Kill, his credits include Disney’s Big Hero 6, Gurren Lagann, Heroman, Eureka Seven and No More Heroes. Koyama […]