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Anime Limited & STUDIO4°C Global ‘Mind Game’ Kickstarter Hits Initial Target Within Hours

by Grant Whiteon March 30, 2017
Anime Limited have partnered with STUDIO4°C to run a Kickstarter aimed to offer Masaaki Yuasa’s surreal animated film Mind Game on Blu-ray and DVD to a global audience. Anime Limited generally work within the UK and France but this specific Kickstarter will produce region free discs available to all interested global audiences who wish to financially […]

Review: “Sword of the Stranger” Is Tried But True Entertainment

by macattackon March 29, 2017
No J-pop song opens or closes Sword of the Stranger. There are no celebrity stunt-casts for either the Japanese or English versions. The director, Masashi Ando, was the ultimate workman of the Japanese industry, with a long credit list of storyboards, key animation, and episode direction, but few series or movie direction at the time […]

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Six Miyazaki Movies To Be Screened In Theaters This Year

by Peter Paltridgeon March 28, 2017
Fantom Events and GKids (a distributor of Oscar-nominated children’s features) have announced STUDIO GHIBLI FEST, a six-month-long theatrical re-release of six Hayao Miyazaki classics. My Neighbor Totoro will screen for two nights in June, Kiki’s Delivery Service will run in July, Castle in the Sky will appear in August, Nausicaa screens this September, Spirited Away […]
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Amazon Channels’ Anime Strike Offers Free Digital Manga

by Ed Liuon March 22, 2017
Amazon Channels’ curated on-demand subscription service Anime Strike is offering its members free digital manga through ComiXology once a month for the rest of 2017. The free title will be selected by the Anime Strike team based on the most popular shows over the past month, with April’s offering being Blue Exorcist Vol. 1 to […]

Miss Hokusai

Review: “Miss Hokusai” Blu-ray – Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman

by Ed Liuon March 15, 2017
Based on a historical fiction manga series, Miss Hokusai is an animated feature film as unconventional as its title character O-Ei, the daughter of the renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Miss Hokusai blends a realistic portrayal of Edo-period Japan with suggestions of strange, otherworldly forces just outside our field of view, mixing these elements together […]

Anime Limited Selling Limited Production “Mobile Suit Gundam” Movie Trilogy UK Blu-ray Set

by Grant Whiteon March 4, 2017
Anime Limited have announced that the UK will see a Blu-ray release of the Mobile Suit Gundam movies. The trilogy, due to ship 27th March, will be limited to 500 units and sold strictly through the company’s online store. Other Gundam releases by the company have seen mass retail release but the limited release for […]

New “Pokemon: I Choose You” Trailer Brings The Nostalgia

by Peter Paltridgeon March 1, 2017
Last year, the 20th animated Pokemon movie, “I Choose You,” was announced on the occasion of Pokemon’s 20th birthday. (The franchise is now 21.) The anniversary movie was revealed as a remake of the very first Poke-animation ever: the anime’s first episode. At the time it was announced all we had were a couple screenshots […]

The Red Turtle

Review: “The Red Turtle” Presents a Beautiful Mystery

by slaion February 24, 2017
Among this year’s nominees for Best Animated Feature is The Red Turtle, a French-Belgian collaboration with some help from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. It tells the tale of a man stranded on a deserted island, and though it would seem akin to Robinson Crusoe, the tale twists into much more along the way. The Red Turtle […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Takeshi Honda Interview

by Grant Whiteon February 13, 2017
Takeshi Honda has many prolific credits in the Japanese animation industry, including Evangelion (both the original series and new movies), Ponyo, Millennium Actress, Kill la Kill and Space Dandy. Toonzone News had the chance to pose some questions to him during his UK visit on behalf of Studio Khara and Anime Limited. TOONZONE NEWS:  I’d […]