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Back to the Future, Divergence Eve Style: Misaki Chronicles Vol. 2

Divergence Eve is one of those series that I always feel gets a bum wrap. Part of it is its own fault; the cover art and promotional materials for the show make it out to be this air-headed, boob-filled fanservice fest, when in reality it’s a very serious story with very few dedicated “moments” in […]

"Ultimate Avengers" Television Premiere on Toonami (Updated: 2/27)

Ultimate Avengers: The Movie will make its television premiere on Cartoon Network’s Toonami bloc. The animated movie features Marvel characters Captain America, The Hulk, Thor and Iron Man. Toon Zone News’ review of today’s DVD release of the film can be read here. [Source: Cartoon Network] Updated 2/27: The premiere has been pushed back from […]

NYCC: ADV Films Acquires Prefectural Earth Defense Force, Expands Anime Network

The ADV Films panel at the New York Comic-Con was run by co-founder Matt Greenfield, who went almost immediately to a question-and-answer with the audience after a very brief introduction. The highly interactive nature of the panel ensured the maximum content of interest to the attendees. Greenfield announced Prefectural Earth Defense Force, with a release […]

NYCC: The One-Minute Interview Part 1 - Companies

On the closing day of the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone asked a variety of companies and individuals the same 3 questions in a “One-Minute Interview.” The following are the answers that the company representatives gave us, alphabetized by first name just to be different. Any photos that may seem unflattering are no doubt caused […]

NYCC: Heard on the Show Floor

While roaming the incredibly packed show floor at the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone News heard a few tidbits of news from a variety of sources: – Lions Gate repeated that Ultimate Avengers 2 would be coming to DVD this summer. They also promised Foodfight!, a new animated feature film coming in 2007-2008, and their […]

"The Backyardigans" Takes Viewers Abroad

Nick Jr. will take preschoolers on a music-filled journey across land, snow and sea in the new half-hour episode of The Backyardigans entitled “Race Around the World,” premiering Friday, March 10, at 10:30am (ET/PT). The “Race Around the World” episode will also air on Nick Jr.’s sister network NOGGIN on Friday, March 10, at 4:30pm […]

SpongeBob Soaks Up Record Ratings

The half-hour special episode of SpongeBob SquarePants entitled “Lost In Time” marked the highest-rated program on all TV with kids 2-11 for the year behind the Super Bowl, as well as the highest-rated play on all of Nickelodeon since 2001. PR Newswire has more.

"Panda-Z" Vol. 3 & 4: So Cute!

There are few things in life so adorably cute and charming as a giant panda robot. It doesn’t really matter what said giant panda robot is doing, it’s cute just the same. Cuteness will override any sense of judgement a person has and compel them to buy anything. Case in point: Panda-Z Volumes 3 and […]

NYCC: Funimation Goes "Big Gonzo" in 2006

At the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone News spoke to Adam Sheehan of FUNimation Entertainment about their upcoming releases. Rumbling Hearts was announced last week, presenting a dating sim as an anime series. Desert Punk, coming on February 28, is the first of their “big gonzo” anime TV shows, which will be followed afterwards by […]

NYCC: CPM Announces VOTOMS, Animation Runner Kuromi 2, Negadon

The Central Park Media panel at the New York Comic-Con provided mayhem and anime news. The first volume of Armored Trooper VOTOMS was just released, bringing the classic hard sci-fi series to DVD. Otaku Unite!, a documentary film on anime fandom, will be released on March 7. In addition, CPM announced street dates for several […]

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