Review: “Full Metal Panic” Ultimate Blu-ray Set (UK Edition): I Didn’t Know They Stacked Quality That High!

by Grant Whiteon May 5, 2016
The mecha genre is an ever evolving tapestry, with ideas constantly advancing from the groundwork laid by big names such as Tetsujin 28, Mazinger Z, Gundam & Macross. Like most genres these key milestones for a time will generate satellite works that emulate them while waiting for the next true innovator. Full Metal Panic joins […]
Warcraft Movie Slotted For Early June Release In China

Warcraft Movie Slotted For Early June Release In China

by Alex Beanon May 5, 2016
Legendary Entertainment’s “Warcraft” movie has been set for a theatrical release in China on June 8, 2016 – the significance being that China joins several other countries in getting the theatrical release of the movie ahead of North America, which will have its release two days later on June 10, 2016. For China in particular, […]

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Aardman & Ogilvy Unite To Tackle Persil’s “Monster Stains”

by Grant Whiteon May 4, 2016
Marketing firm Ogilvy have partnered with Aardman in order to produce a new campaign for the British laundry brand of Persil. Titled ‘Monster Stains’, the campaign combines live action elements handled by Kode Media and animated elements by Aardman to create a campaign that focuses on the story behind laundry stains. Viewers will see an […]
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Interview: “Thunderbirds Are Go” with Actors David Menkin & David Graham and Head Writer Rob Hoegee

by Ed Liuon May 3, 2016
As part of the American rollout of Thunderbirds Are Go on Amazon Prime, Toonzone News was able to chat with actors David Menkin (who plays both Virgil and Gordon Tracy) and David Graham (who reprises his role as Parker, Lady Penelope’s faithful right-hand man), and head writer and story editor Rob Hoegee. Actor David Menkin […]


Anime Limited Announces “Zeta Gundam” & “Eden of the East” For UK

by Grant Whiteon May 1, 2016
Following on from their previously announced licensing news, Anime Limited have revealed they plan to release both Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Eden of the East. Zeta is the second entry in the Gundam franchise, a sequel to the original show which Anime Limited have previously released across two Blu-ray sets. Seven years after their […]

“Lucky Star” And “Project Itoh” Movies Announced For UK Release

by Grant Whiteon April 27, 2016
Anime Limited have today announced the licensing of Lucky Star and two of the Project Itoh films. Lucky Star is a comedy anime focussing on the female otaku Konata Izumi and her school friends, making fun of life, fandom and the 4th wall. Anime Limited plan to release the show to Blu-ray this September and […]


“Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky” Announced For UK Release

by Grant Whiteon April 26, 2016
Following from the news that Right Stuf would be releasing it in America, Anime Limited have announced they will once again be acting as Sunrise’s regional partner in the UK in order to release Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky, the compilation movie of the recent four part series released online in Japan. Based on […]

G-Con UK Gundam Fan Convention Postponed To September

by Grant Whiteon April 24, 2016
Originally planned for this April, Leeds based Gunpla importer Japan-Cool have updated the official website for the G-Con UK Gundam fan convention to reveal the event has currently been postponed to this September, citing issues with securing a venue and time needed to secure rights from Sunrise for screenings at the event. An ambitious attempt […]


“Gundam The Origin III” Premiere & Mika Akitaka At MCM London Comic Con This May

by Grant Whiteon April 24, 2016
MCM London Comic Con have announced that in partnership with Anime Limited and Sunrise the May convention will play host to the EU premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin III: Dawn of Rebellion. Following from the second episode which Anime Limited premiered at last year’s October event (in addition to a Gundam focus panel), […]
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Review: “Thunderbirds Are Go” is a Retro Rocket

by Ed Liuon April 15, 2016
Thunderbirds Are Go is a revival of the classic 1960’s British TV series, with the marionettes and some of the models replaced with CGI, and some of the social sensibilities updated for a more modern era. Other than that, it is the same show I remember being inordinately enamored of when I could catch it […]