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"Guardians of Luna" Preview: Good Moon Rising

Sometimes you come across something that’s not on television yet, but should be. Avi Melman, CEO of Cybergraphix Animation sent Toon Zone a screener copy of their new series, Guardians of Luna. Nothing of the current animated offerings available on television has captured my attention for an entire episode, so this was definitely an unexpected […]

New "Batman Beyond" and "Justice League Unlimited" Season Sets in October

Final details on the upcoming season sets of Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited are still not finalized, but so far we have initial cover art as well as a few early specs. Please keep in mind that while Justice League Unlimited is stated as the complete “first” season, it may contain both the first […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow Vol.1": Cute, Cool Comedy For (Almost) Everyone

Cute shows get a bad rap these days. No, really, it seems you can’t make a cute show without some skeptic or pervert screaming “OMG LOLICON” at the top of his or her lungs (or in the largest font size available on the skeptic’s message board). You know what? That might even be justified in […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow Vol. 1": Put it in the Fire

I really restrained myself. I was going to title this review: “Strawberry Marshmallow: A Cure For Insomnia.” It’s been done to death, but it’s another way (albeit very clichéd) to describe something that is just plain boring. Strawberry Marshmallow is about four middle school girls: Miu, the crazy one, Matsuri, the shy glasses wearer, Chika, […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow OST": An Electronic Melancholy Beneath the Sweet Surface

Strawberry Marshmallow is a cute show and the soundtrack for it is no exception. However, it’s interesting to note that in amongst the sugary sweetness there is a surprising array of electronic music influences. There is just a touch of pathos alone with the cuteness, and ultimately, that not only grounds the music in a […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow Art Book": Certainly Cute, But It Could Have Been Cooler

Even the most niche anime shows can often release an art book or two. However, because a lot of shows didn’t have much in the way of promotional art, or they didn’t really do a lot in the character design process, sometimes they can end up a little thin. The Strawberry Marshmallow art book (or […]

ICv2.com Names 10 Most Powerful People in Anime Industry

ICv2.com has posted their list of the 10 most powerful people in the anime industry, as taken from their recently published ICv2.com Retailer’s Guide to Anime and Manga #15. Number 1 on the list is Gen Fukunaga, President & CEO of FUNimation Entertainment, followed by John Ledford, CEO of ADV Films; Kim Manning, Programmer Adult […]

Comedy Central Airs Controversial "South Park" Episode Again

E! Online reports that Comedy Central is airing the controversial South Park episode “Trapped in the Closet.” The Emmy-nominated episode, which makes fun of the Church of Scientology, was pulled from the schedule in March. It will return to Comedy Central on July 19.

Press Release: "Negadon: The Monster From Mars" Attacks Texas

“NEGADON: THE MONSTER FROM MARS” ATTACKS TEXAS The Award-Winning “Negadon,” “Kakurenbo,” and “Cat Soup” Are Set To Play At Alamo Mason Park Cinema New York, NY (July 10, 2006) – Leading North American anime publisher Central Park Media announced today that its highly anticipated computer-generated monster movie Negadon: The Monster From Mars along with Kakurenbo: […]

Angelina Jolie Joins Cast of "Kung Fu Panda"

DreamWorks Animation has announced that Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has joined the cast of Kung Fu Panda, a CGI-animated comedy slated for release in May 2008. Jolie will play Tigress, a martial-arts master who will aid in training Po, the title character voiced by Jack Black. Other cast members include Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, and […]

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