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"Spriggan" Special Edition: Number One With a Bullet

by Chris Woodon May 29, 2005
It’s been ten years since the domestic release of cult favorites Akira and Ghost in the Shell, but mature anime films struggle for acceptance in the U.S. Although too violent or sophisticated for a young audience, the prime adult demographic generally dismisses them as juvenile cartoons. An effective cure for this perplexingly persistent disconnect remains […]

Preview: "Gilgamesh": Goth That's Awesome, Only It's Not

by Dukeon May 29, 2005
One of the more obscure genres of anime is goth. Sure, you’ve got giant robots out the wazoo, enough bouncing breasts to form a trampoline the size of Texas, and angst-filled pretty boys (AFPB), but not too often is this done in a goth setting. Apparently, there’s no love for our leather-wearing, spikey-haired brooders of […]

"Juniper Lee" Worth Looking Into... Once It Gets Off the Ground

by Killtacularon May 27, 2005
Juniper Lee is a very odd new action show from Cartoon Network. Part of it is cool, part of it is clever, and part of it is head-scratchingly cliched. To everyone who reads this and thinks, “Great, here comes another complaint-fest,” this isn’t one. I think that, of the series that have debuted in 2004-05, […]

"Howl's Moving Castle" Debut Press Release

by Ed Liuon May 26, 2005
Nausicaa.net has published the press release for the debut of Howl’s Moving Castle at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The movie is scheduled to debut on June 9, 2005; tickets are available by phone at 1-800-DISNEY6 or at the El Capitan Theatre website.

"Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum: 07" It's Apparently The End Of The World...

by Chad Boninon May 26, 2005
Evangelion is a failed giant robot show. There are shows where the giant robots are secondary; look at Martian Successor Nadesico and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. There are shows where the giant robots are the true stars, such as Mobile Fighter G-Gundam, Gravion Zwei, and even America’s own Megas XLR. Neon Genesis Evangelion falls into […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 2" Transmutes Another Winner

by James915on May 24, 2005
Despite its shortcomings (Episode 4, I’m looking at you), Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 1 has more going for it than the best volumes of some of the best anime series out there. Volume 2 makes me sit back and wonder if this is the greatest anime series of all times. The first four episodes served as […]

"Elfen Lied: Vector One" Love Hina, But Kill Bill

by Chad Boninon May 24, 2005
Ah, Japan. Home of unapologetic perverts who get off on both gore and nudity. With Elfen Lied they’ve now combined two of their favorite styles. The equation is almost mathematical: Take Love Hina, subtract the humor, then add Kill Bill-levels of Tarintino-esque violence. Or you could describe it in terms of the cliches it uses: […]

MC Chris: Nerd Herder

by William C. Mauneon May 23, 2005
Nerdcore rap artist MC Chris, best known among animation fans as the voice of Hesh on Sealab 2021 and the voice of MC Pee Pants on “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”, is currently concentrating on his musical career. Toon Zone had a chance to catch up with him after his performance at Mojo’s in Columbia, Missouri […]

"Dragonball Z: Cooler's Revenge/Return Of Cooler" Not The Coolest

by Chad Boninon May 22, 2005
Over the course of its Japanese run, Dragonball Z had thirteen theatrical releases. Continuity was always a problem with these: the series, running simultaneously with the movies, tried to stay relatively close to the manga, so it was hard to fit the new stories in. Instead, for the movies the producers usually just created new […]

"Dragonball Z: Vegeta Saga 1" Uncut All Cracked Up?

by Chad Boninon May 22, 2005
Nearly a decade ago, Dragonball Z made its American premiere in syndication. The original dub infamously shoved 65 or so episodes into a 52-episode, syndication-ready package. The show eventually moved to Toonami, acquired a dub from FUNimation, and became the epic series we now know it today. In time, FUNi promised to go back and […]