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"Otaku Unite!" Great, But Not Perfect, Documentary

by Dukeon March 7, 2006
There are very few anime documentaries out there, and most of them poke fun at the fandom instead of looking at it in a neutral light like other documentaries are supposed to do. Who knew a college kid’s final project would be the one to get things right? For his final project, anime fan Eric […]

Filmmaker Eric Bresler On "Otaku Unite!"

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2006
The following interview was conducted with Eric Bresler, director of documentary film Otaku Unite!, at the New York Comic-Con on Februrary 25 and 26, with some supplemental questions being answered over e-mail. Toon Zone: What is Otaku Unite!? Eric Bresler: Otaku Unite! is a documentary on the history of Japanese animation fandom in the United […]

Animation Expert Tim Eldred on "Armored Trooper VOTOMS" (UPDATED March 6)

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2006
The following interview was conducted with Tim Eldred, animation director, anime enthusiast and VOTOMS expert, at the New York Comic-Con on February 25 and 26, 2006, with some supplemental material provided via e-mail TOON ZONE: How did you get into anime and manga professionally? TIM ELDRED: I started out doing comics. Anime played a huge […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Vol. 7: Moments of Character

by James915on March 5, 2006
The fallout from the Elric brothers’ trip to Laboratory 5 sets the stage for the latter half of the series, and claims the life of one of its’ most beloved characters. On a spoiler-laden, somber note, lets jump right in… The first episode on the disc proves to be both exciting and depressing. As Edward […]

Yamato USA Announces Anime Action Figures

by Zeddon March 5, 2006
Yamato USA, the North American division of the Yamato Toy Group, has announced several releases from Yamato’s Story! Image! Figure! collections: Cowboy Bebop — Spike Speigel PVC Statue; Cutie Honey — Hurricane Honey & Sister Jill PVC Statues; Please Twins Karen Onodera & Miina Miyafujii PVC Statues; and Monkey Punch Girls Collection Trading Figures. More […]

Dragonball Z "Crash Course": It’s The End Of The Run As We Know It

by Chad Boninon March 4, 2006
Seven years after the fight with the monster Cell, life has returned to normal. The Z Warriors have all gone their seperate ways since Goku’s death; Gohan is going to High School, Bulma and Vegeta have (relatively) settled down, and the children Trunks and Goten have been sparring. Gohan’s double life as the Great Saiyaman […]

"Baki the Grappler" Return of the Gore

by Dukeon March 3, 2006
Over the various volumes, I’ve actually grown to enjoy Baki the Grappler. However, it has now moved to a tournament-style plotline, which has plagued many, many shonen anime over the years. Baki has been training for two years to become stronger than his father and has entered the Underground Fighting Circuit. One year after his […]

FUNimation Announces Details on Anime Theatrical Releases

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2006
FUNimation Entertainment has announced details and release dates for their theatrical release program (mentioned in our New York Comic-Con report). FUNimation Films will be teaming with the Bigger Picture to bring Japanese anime to movie houses, beginning on March 17 with screenings of Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler followed by the premiere of […]

Bandai Launches "Eureka 7" Official Site

by Classic Speedyon March 2, 2006
Bandai launched the official English site for Eureka 7, a 2005-2006 mecha anime. Among the features on the site include story and character info, a trailer, wallpapers, and more. You can visit the site at the following address: http://eurekaseven.bandai-ent.com/. The first DVD volume of Eureka 7 streets on April 25th. (via Animeondvd.com)

"Galaxy Railways Station 3 – The Vastness Within": Sci-Fi for Lifetime?

by Chris Woodon March 2, 2006
Have you ever confidently set out on a journey, only to find yourself headed in the wrong direction? No? Look, work with me here. Such has been my experience with Galaxy Railways (GR), which, after the exciting space opera of the , seems to be moving toward being a soap opera. This trend intensifies in […]