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toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 - Interview With Wit Studio

by Grant Whiteon November 3, 2013
Prior to the Wit Studio panel held in the main convention, toonzone had a chance to talk with George Wada (president of Wit Studio), Ryotaro Makihara (director of Hal) and Katsuhiko Kitada (character designer on Hal, animation director for Attack on Titan) at the nearby Novotel. How involved was original creator Hajime Isayama with the […]
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toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 - Manga Entertainment UK Panel

by Grant Whiteon October 30, 2013
Chaired by Manga UK’s community liaison Jeremy Graves, acquisitions and marketing manager Jerome Mazandarani and product manager Andrew Hewson, the first announcement of the panel was that Dragonball GT will be released in two sets in 2014. The first set will be released in January with the second set following soon after in March.  This […]

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toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 - Mega Ultimate Voice Talent Panel

by Grant Whiteon October 30, 2013
Taking to the stage in the spacious Theatre A of the convention, guests Richard Epcar, Ellyn Stern, Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt, Elias Toufexis, Troy Baker and Roger Craig Smith began things by jovially introducing themselves and select highlights of their voice acting careers. Asked for favourite role they’ve played, Tara enthusiastically offered Wonder Woman to […]
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Review: "Space Battleship Yamato" Live Action Movie Blu-ray (UK Edition): To Boldly Go Where Mainstream Sci-Fi Has Gone Before

by Grant Whiteon October 28, 2013
There’s a pantheon of space opera anime that includes Gundam, Macross, Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999, to name a few. Those last two lead us to Space Battleship Yamato, which is arguably the greatest entrant from its co-creator Leiji Matsumoto. Indeed there can arguably be no better benchmark for a story being legendary than […]

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PR: Who's Coming to London Comic Con? Special Guest Round-Up

by Grant Whiteon October 17, 2013
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 25-27 OCTOBER Who’s Coming to London Comic Con? Special Guest Round-Up MCM London Comic Con, the biggest event of its kind in Europe, returns to ExCel London on 25-27 October. As well as hosting a galaxy of great sci-fi, movie, games, comics,  anime and cosplay content, we’ve […]
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PR: Shaun the Sheep Scores With Rugby World Cup 2015 Partnership

by Grant Whiteon October 17, 2013
SHAUN THE SHEEP SCORES WITH RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 PARTNERSHIP   Bristol UK, Thursday 17th October 2013 – Aardman have partnered with Elite Sports Properties UK Ltd (ESP), Master Licensee for Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC 2015), in an exciting joint licensing programme starring family favourite, Shaun the Sheep.  The licensing initiative will include a […]

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PR: Namco Bandai Games UK Announce Biggest Ever Line-Up For MCM London Comic Con 25th-27th October

by Grant Whiteon October 15, 2013
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES UK ANNOUNCE BIGGEST EVER LINE-UP FOR MCM LONDON COMIC CON 25th-27th OCTOBER Critically acclaimed Dark Souls II, Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Z, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst and Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles to lead the charge at this year’s MCM London Comic con at London’s Excel NAMCO BANDAI […]
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PR: UK Animation Powerhouses Team up to make Digby Fly

by Grant Whiteon October 7, 2013
UK Animation Powerhouses Team up to make Digby Fly   Bristol UK – Monday 7th October  – Top UK  animation company, Blue-Zoo has teamed up with Nickelodeon UK as Commissioner and Aardman Animations as rights representative on Digby Dragon, an animated preschool series based on original work from Sally Hunter, creator of the celebrated preschool […]

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PR: Play Your Cards Right at London Comic Con!

by Grant Whiteon October 7, 2013
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 25-27 OCTOBER Play Your Cards Right at London Comic Con! Collectable card games specialist Chimera is to host a Bushiroad Anime Games Area at this month’s MCM London Comic, giving show visitors the chance to try their hand at three great games from Japan’s Bushiroad Games – […]
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PR: The Punisher Comes to Town; Thomas Jane & Tim Bradstreet to Guest at London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon October 3, 2013
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 25-27 OCTOBER The Punisher Comes to Town; Thomas Jane & Tim Bradstreet to Guest at London Comic Con Movie actor and comic book writer Thomas Jane and top cover artist Tim Bradstreet will attending to this month’s MCM London Comic Con to promote comic book company RAW […]