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Review: "Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror Blu-ray (UK Edition)": Reflections On Childhood

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The first thing that struck me about this film was the contradiction in the title. ‘Oblivion Island’ brought up Elder Scrolls-style images of gothic adventure and battles against demonic hordes. But right next to it was the subtitle ‘Haruka and the Magic Mirror’, which sounds considerably softer and child friendly. It both raises and deflates […]

PR: Anime Limited Announces 3D UK Cinema Screenings of "009 RE:CYBORG" Film

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Production I.G, the Tokyo-based studio that brought you Ghost in the Shell, Blood: The Last Vampire and the animated sequence from Kill Bill: Vol. 1 presents: 009 RE:CYBORG DIRECTED BY KENJI KAMIYAMA (East Of The Eden, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex) In Stereoscopic 3D CGI Animation 12A /103 min/ Stereoscopic 3D CGI Animation […]

The Doctor Is Out

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After a four-year run, Matt Smith is officially out as the Time Lord “doctor” in “Doctor Who” – the long-running and highly popular British science fiction series about a time-traveling humanoid alien. Smith was the 11th actor to portray the title character in the series which began in 1963. A replacement for Smith and/or his […]

Toonzone at MCM London Comic Con May 2013 - Mark Meer & Raphael Sbarge Q&A

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Meer took to the stage initially in the company of his Mass Effect co-star Raphael Sbarge. This led to the opening question of how many in the audience had allowed Sbarge’s character Kaidan to die. A majority of hands were raised to Sbarge’s amusement, including Meer’s. Asked if he ever guessed that Mass Effect would […]

PR: TELETOON Springs Into Action with "Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games"

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TELETOON Springs Into Action with Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games This must-see Scooby-Doo! special airs on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. ET/PT in support of Healthy Me Week 2013 (Toronto, Ontario – May 29, 2013) – Creepy culprits and vengeful villains haunt the Mystery Inc. team in Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games, a half-hour special premiering on TELETOON […]

Helicopter Load Of Money Makes Mendes Feel Much Better About Directing Bond 24

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After saying, a few months ago, that the mere thought of directing the 24th installment in the James Bond franchise would make him “physically ill”, director Sam Mendes seems to feel much better after receiving what he termed a “very generous offer” from the Bond franchise overseers to direct Bond 24. Initially, Mendes, the director […]

Toonzone at MCM London Comic Con May 2013 - Shinichiro Watanabe Q&A

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Attending the event to promote the forthcoming releases of Cowboy Bebop HD and Kids On The Slope, the appearance marked the renowned Watanabe’s first visit to the UK. Well known industry veteran and Anime Ltd representative Andrew Partridge asked questions, with Watanabe generally speaking through an interpreter though occasionally offering English responses. Things began with […]

Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2013 - Anime Industry Panels

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The Anime Industry panel was split across the Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday panel opened with two surprise announcements from Manga- Attack on Titan and the live action Space Battleship Yamato have been licensed by them, with trailers running on the theatre’s main screen. No specific dates are currently set for Titan but Yamato is […]

PR: IDW and DC Join Forces for Comics Panel at MCM London Comic Con

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 MAY IDW and DC Join Forces for Comics Panel IDW Publishing and DC Comics will be holding a joint American Comics In The UK panel at MCM London Comic Con this weekend, show organisers have announced. Featuring Bob Wayne, SVP sales and marketing at DC Comics, […]

Review: "Dragon Ball Z" Series Four (UK Edition): Not So Paranoid Androids

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After opening the series with a three volume mega-saga, the fourth volume of Dragon Ball Z offers some variety. Things kick off with the extended filler tale that is Garlic Jr. In Japan, DBZ saw yearly movies which reworked the current plot elements into standalone original stories. The first of these, inspired by Goku and […]

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