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"Transformers" Fan Forum Reveals 'The Allspark Foundation' Charity

by Grant Whiteon December 15, 2014
After many successful charity drives on behalf of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Transformers/My Little Pony fan community The Allspark has announced the formation of a committed charity foundation. Their first charity focus will be to raise $10,000 by February 28th for the Hospital’s Scrabble Ball, due to be held March 7th. Those within the US […]
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Review: "Ghost in the Shell: Arise" - Shadows Of The Successor?

by Chad Boninon December 15, 2014
It’s time to reboot the system and the timeline. Major Motoko Kusanagi has not been forged in the fires of the Laughing Man and the Individual Eleven, but is instead a budding hacker with a debt to the government: she owes them her body, literally. Recruited to investigate a bombing, she must deal with the […]

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Review: "The Devil Is A Part-Timer!" is Full-Time Fun

by macattackon December 12, 2014
The Devil is a Part-Timer! is a hard show to classify. It is not an “action” show, since there aren’t enough action sequences to make it qualify as such. It is not a drama, since there are too many comedic sequences, but it’s not a pure comedy either, as the dark backstory of the main […]
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"Yakitate!! Japan" Part 1 Coming to DVD on March 3, 2015

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2014
YAKITATE!! JAPAN, PART 1 Format: DVD (Litebox) Pre-Book: 2/3/2015 Street Date: 3/3/2015 Runtime: 675 minutes Genre: Comedy Suggested Rating: 13+ Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo) Subtitles: English subtitles, plus English on-screen translations Video: 4:3, Color Catalog #: RSDVD1532 ISBN: 1-57032-690-8 UPC: 7-42617-1532-2-8 SRP: $49.99 Disc Count: 5 Case Qty: 30 GRIMES, IA, December 10, […]

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Mamoru Hosoda's Next Film Is "The Boy and the Beast"

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison December 11, 2014
In a press conference held at the headquarters of Toho Co, Ltd. in Japan, The Boy and the Beast (a.k.a. Bakemono no Ko) was announced as the next feature film from director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children). The film is being produced by Nippon TV and Studio Chizu, […]
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Studio Ghibli's The Tale of The Princess Kaguya Review - A Feast for Both the Eyes and Heart

by Soniaon December 10, 2014
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is based on the Japanese folktale, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. The story is about a bamboo cutter named Okina who one day discovers a strange but beautiful miniature girl hidden inside the base of a glowing bamboo stalk. He takes the girl home to his wife, Ona, […]

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Ghibli Documentary "The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness" on Digital HD Dec 9; DVD on Jan 27, 2015

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2014
AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE LANDMARK STUDIO THAT PRODUCED PRINCESS MONONOKE AND SPIRITED AWAY THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS Remarkable Tale of Passion, Creativity and Exploration Arrives on DVD and Video on Demand January 27 Available For Digital Download December 9 The first-ever look at the inner workings of Studio Ghibli, the successful Japanese […]
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Review: "Red Data Girl" is Shortsighted

by Chad Boninon December 5, 2014
In the modern era, can you imagine a teenage girl blindly wandering through life without her cell phone, a Facebook page, or even an iPod? Izumiko is that girl, having lived a sheltered life at an ancient shrine hidden in the forest. More country bumpkin than city bigwig, she’s a shy wallflower in high school […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 4

TMNT Exec. Producer Ciro Nieli Talks Ninja Turtles, Robot Monkeys, and the United Kingdom

by Grant Whiteon December 5, 2014
Toonzone recently had the chance to talk with Ciro Nieli, executive producer of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, during his latest visit to the United Kingdom. TOONZONE NEWS: Season two is racing towards its dramatic conclusion, season three is soon to start and a fourth season has been confirmed. You’ve said before that ideally you […]
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PR: MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda

by Grant Whiteon December 3, 2014
MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda Three brand new shows, record-breaking attendance figures and a first foray into mainland Europe; 2014 has proved to be a milestone year for MCM Expo Group; unquestionably the most successful to date. Overall, 401,000 visitors came to MCM events throughout 2014, compared to […]