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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Naoyoshi Shiotani Interview

by Grant Whiteon May 25, 2017
Director Naoyoshi Shiotani’s career includes work on productions such as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Oblivion Island and Fullmetal Alchemist. He attended the convention to specifically discuss his director role in the Psycho-Pass franchise being released by Anime Limited and Toonzone News had the chance to interview him. TOONZONE NEWS:  It’s been said that […]

Review: “Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion” – Prodigious! This Digi-Movie is a Digi-Blast!

by Neo Yion May 25, 2017
Previously considered cult classics tucked away in the back of VHS stores in the “Foreign” section, anime reached broader range in the mid-90s, with the gateway drug for many being the money-making monstrosity that is the PokĂ©mon franchise. Its pop cultural impact cannot be understated, so it should not be a surprise that FOX Kids […]

Review: “Boruto: Naruto the Movie” – The Kids Are (Mostly) Alright

by macattackon May 24, 2017
WARNING: Spoilers for the end of the Naruto manga and the Naruto Shippuden anime series are placed throughout this review. This is unavoidable due to Boruto‘s subject matter. This is your only warning. It’s hard to believe that the Naruto manga had ended back in 2014. It seems like the franchise has never truly left us, since the Naruto Shippuden anime kept going […]
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Sailor Moon Is Coming To Anime NYC

by Peter Paltridgeon May 22, 2017
EDITOR’S NOTE: The original article stated incorrect information based on the following text from the below official press release, “VIZ Media is proudly releasing the original Sailor Moon anime uncut for the first time and the all-new series Sailor Moon Crystal to North American fans.” While this is information directly from the 5/22/2017 press release, […]

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Viz Media Will Show Off A Live-Action “Death Note” This Summer

by Peter Paltridgeon May 22, 2017
Viz Media’s booth at the 2017 Licensing Expo will be highlighting the various properties they own the US licenses for — Jojo, Hunter Hunter, all things Naruto — but their big presentation this year will be the live-action adaption of Death Note, set to premiere on Netflix this summer. For the uninitiated, Death Note follows […]
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Review: “One-Punch Man” – Superman as the Salaryman

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 22, 2017
Superhero stories are dime a dozen in our media landscape today, but few if any tackle the genre with a perfect balance of penetrating satire and loving tribute the way One-Punch Man does. In a genre where physical feats or high ideals (or the lack of the latter) so often take center stage, here we […]

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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 […]