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"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" Volume 1 Eclipses the Competition

Kodansha Comics’ republication of Naoko Takeuchi’s Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon manga marks nothing less than the long-awaited return of a giant. For those with any amount of serious interest in anime or manga, Sailor Moon should need little introduction. The anime series televised for years in syndication and on USA Network in the 90s before […]

The Potential of JManga

By any standard, this has been a tough year for the manga industry. Sales are dramatically down compared to the heights reached a few years ago, Tokyopop went out of business and left a myriad of titles out of print, and the immenent closure of the Borders bookstore chain eliminates a major source of business and,makes it that much […]

Ten Aging Anime That Should Be Brought Back

The big players in the R1 anime industry may be largely focused on recent titles, but old anime has been making a noticeable comeback these past twelve months. Bandai Entertainment recently announced the return of Akira return to DVD, while Mobile Suit Gundam is finally getting boxed sets this Fall after a long hiatus. Thanks […]

Reading Room: Captain America

There are some characters that comic book creators feel the need to “try out,” to put in a backup story or a guest appearance somewhere to see if they garner any reader interest. That wasn’t the case with Captain America. Joe Simon knew he had a hit on his hands when he and Jack Kirby […]

Archer - Best. Episode. Ever.

Our favorite egotistical spy Sterling Archer will be coming back this fall on FX for Season 3 and that means it’s time to for the Toonzone crew to throw down the gauntlet with our picks for the “Best. Episode. Ever.” As always, “Best. Episode. Ever.” posts assume you’re familiar with the show and anything beyond […]

Toonzone Transformers Week - BEST. EPISODE. EVER! - Beast Wars Transformers

BEST. EPISODE. EVER! – Beast Wars Transformers Released on syndication in 1996 with a 52 episode run and a 26 episode sequel series Beast Machines on Fox Kids, Beast Wars introduced Transformers to a new generation.  Switching from vehicles to Earth fauna past and present, it brought out it’s own unique spin on the franchise.  The […]

Toonzone Transformers Week - BEST. EPISODE. EVER! - G1 Transformers

BEST.  EPISODE.  EVER! – Transformers Generation One Ah, the first Transformers series.  There are 98 episodes of pure, unadulterated, nostalgic bliss in this beginning entry to a nearly three decade franchise.  But we are here to honor our most favorite of the batch.  These are the episodes that truly exemplify the best of G1 Transformers, […]

Get ReBit by ReBoot Today

There are bad cartoons. There are passable ones. There are ones that are pretty good. And then there’s that rare cartoon that satisfies you like a good book. The kind of cartoon that makes you recline in your easy chair, take a deep breath and think, “Wow. That was incredible.” ReBoot is one of those […]

Reading Room: Top 5 Reasons Why Walt Simonson's "Thor" Rules All Midgard

One idea we had for Thor Week was a Reading Room blog entry documenting the top 5 Marvel Comics Thor stories worth checking out. The only problem is that I hit the original Stan & Jack comics (Jack’s sci-fi/fantasy Asgard is really something to behold), and then the Walt Simonson run on Thor…and that was […]

Who Shall Wield The Hammer? Marvel's Thor Versus the Thor of Myth

If you have any familiarity with Marvel comic books, Marvel movies, and Marvel cartoons, you’re probably familiar with Thor. You know the Mighty Thor; imposing, hammer swinging, beardless, blond-haired, talks with sort of a fake Shakespearean accent and says “I say thee nay!” a lot. Thor is … Wait a minute, Shakespeare? Beardless? Isn’t Thor […]

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