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“In This Corner Of The World” Coming To US Theaters August 11

by Peter Paltridgeon May 18, 2017
Director Sunao Katabuch’s award-winning historical drama, In This Corner Of The World, will be screened theatrically in the US thanks to Funimation and Shout Factory. The anime movie follows Suzu, a fictional housewife who lives in a coastal city not far from Hiroshima. The time is World War II and when Hiroshima is felled by […]
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Lupin The 3rd Part 4 Joins Toonami June 17

by Peter Paltridgeon May 18, 2017
Lupin the 3rd, one of Japan’s most recognizable cartoon characters, turns 50 years old this year.  First appearing as a manga in 1967, the first Lupin TV series aired on Japanese television in 1971. Lupin’s first aired appearance on US television was decades later on Adult Swim, unless you want to count that time he […]

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“Your Name” Comes To Japanese Blu-Ray July 26

by Peter Paltridgeon May 11, 2017
Your Name, a body-swapping animated drama, is now one of the most successful films in Japanese history, grossing 24.94 billion yen. It’s become the most successful anime movie ever made, breaking the record previously held by Spirited Away. Over the past five weeks Your Name has been playing in select American theaters (in both dub […]
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Could Funimation Be Purchased By Sony?

by Peter Paltridgeon May 4, 2017
The business website Bloomberg revealed today that entertainment giant Sony is considering making a bid to purchase US anime distributor Funimation. Sony isn’t alone either; Universal (a tiny division of Comcast) was also reportedly interested in acquiring Funimation, but has decided not to go through with it. Funi is involved with both companies: Universal is […]

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Hayao Miyazaki: The Man Who Is Not Done

by Peter Paltridgeon May 1, 2017
Hayao Miyazaki, the most celebrated anime director in modern history, has announced his retirement several times. But he’s always come back to make something new (before announcing his retirement again). More recently he said he would return only to do shorts, such as “Boro the Caterpillar,” something he’s working on for the Ghibli Museum. In […]
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“One Punch Man” Has Arrived On Blu-ray

by Peter Paltridgeon April 27, 2017
Saitama is a superhero who trained so hard and perfected his body so well that he can now defeat any enemy with just one punch — becoming ONE PUNCH MAN. As he quickly finds out, though, life becomes boring and predictable when there are no challenges left. He now greets every situation with a deadpan […]

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Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Gains Some New DLC Next Month

by Peter Paltridgeon April 24, 2017
Of all the anime properties out there, Sword Art Online is pretty easy to adapt into a video game….the show is set IN a game. A Sword Art Online game subtitled Hollow Realization has been out since November for Playstation 4 and PS Vita, but some new DLC content should put the disc back in […]
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Pokemon Sun And Moon Begins This May

by Peter Paltridgeon April 17, 2017
Disney XD, the new exclusive home of the Pokemon anime, announced today that Pokemon Sun and Moon — the latest iteration of the long-running series — will premiere on May 12. Head to Alola with Ash and friends starting May 12! Catch #Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon on Disney XD, US Trainers: https://t.co/bzVmkZIKYG pic.twitter.com/PK3wiWAPK3 […]

Toonzone Podcast Episode 13

by Eileen Cruzon April 13, 2017
Welcome to Episode 13 of the Toonzone Podcast! This episode is hosted by Todd “GWOtaku” DuBois. The podcast panel includes Eileen “Harley” Cruz, the legendary Jeff “Nemalki” Harris and Graham “Daikun” Finch. In this episode of the Toonzone Podcast the group discusses The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Nintendo Switch, 20 years […]
The Boss Baby

“Smurfs” Underperforms at the Box Office as “Boss Baby” Takes Top Spot for Second Week

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2017
DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Boss Baby has topped the box office charts in its second week of release with an estimated $26.3 million in ticket sales, bringing its domestic total just short of $90 million. The Boss Baby held off a challenge in the family film market by Sony Pictures Animation’s Smurfs: The Lost Village, […]