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Shigeto Koyama Anime Guest Of Honour At MCM London

by Grant Whiteon October 12, 2015
Shigeto Koyama has been announced as the Anime Guest Of Honour at this month’s MCM London Comic Con, due to be held 23rd-25th October. In addition to being the art director on the globally popular Kill la Kill, his credits include Disney’s Big Hero 6, Gurren Lagann, Heroman, Eureka Seven and No More Heroes. Koyama […]
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“Shimmer and Shine” Comes To Nick Jr. UK This November

by Grant Whiteon October 12, 2015
The brand new animated series Shimmer and Shine will debut on Nick Jr. UK with a week of premieres starting Monday 9th November at 4:30pm and every Monday at the same time in the weeks following. Created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz, post production supervisor on Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go, the series focuses on a human girl named Leah […]

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Thunder Agents Movie On The Way

by Alex Beanon October 12, 2015
A movie based on the “Thunder Agents” comic book series of the 1960s is on the way after China’s Huayi Brothers Media has teamed with “Batman” producer Michael Uslan to launch both a feature film as well as a television series based on the comics. The “Thunder Agents” feature film will also include a cameo […]
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Viewster’s Omakase Anime Subscription Launches With “Kill la Kill” Themed Box

by Grant Whiteon October 7, 2015
Following on from a period of beta testing, Viewster have this week launched their Omakase subscription service to the public. Costing $29 for a bi-monthly subscription and currently available in America, Canada & the UK, the service will offer a specially themed and selected box of anime/Japanese merchandise every two months in addition to ad […]

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Cartoon Network UK Announces “Anything” App

by Grant Whiteon October 6, 2015
Following on from successful distribution in the US, Cartoon Network UK have announced that the channel’s Anything app will be released in EMEA countries from the end of October. Supported by both iOS and Android, Cartoon Network Anything is focussed on providing a mix of games, activities and clips lasting ten to fifteen seconds on […]
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Anime Limited ‘MCM Loves Anime’ Tickets Now Available

by Grant Whiteon October 5, 2015
Following on from our previous report , Anime Limited have begun selling tickets for their MCM Loves Anime film festival due to be held at MCM London Comic Con this month. Tickets, which grant access to the entirety of the festival, cost £20 each on an early bird tariff until 13th October when they will […]

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Review: “009 Re:Cyborg (UK Edition)”: A Re:Boot That Needs Re:Considering

by Grant Whiteon October 1, 2015
Fans of Japanese pop culture will likely be familiar with Shotaro Ishinomori, one of the key architects of the framework for many long running superhero works such as Super Sentai and Kamen Rider. One of his only slightly less well known works is Cyborg 009. Sharing themes with Kamen Rider, the story focuses on nine […]
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Toonzone News Interviews Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai & Hiroshi Shimizu About “The Rolling Girls”

by Grant Whiteon September 29, 2015
This past weekend Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai and Hiroshi Shimizu attended MCM Glasgow Comic Con to promote their work on the studio’s latest hit The Rolling Girls, licensed by Anime Limited for UK Blu-ray and DVD release in 2016. Collectively the pair have ample experience in the Japanese animation industry and Toonzone News got the […]

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“Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin II” To Receive World Premiere At MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon September 27, 2015
Anime Limited have announced plans to present a special ‘MCM Loves Anime’ film festival the Saturday of next month’s MCM London Comic Con (23rd-25th October), an off shoot of AL’s involvement with the annual Scotland Loves Anime event. The centrepiece of the event will be the world premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin II: Artesia’s […]