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"Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 2" Transmutes Another Winner

Despite its shortcomings (Episode 4, I’m looking at you), Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 1 has more going for it than the best volumes of some of the best anime series out there. Volume 2 makes me sit back and wonder if this is the greatest anime series of all times. The first four episodes served as […]

"Elfen Lied: Vector One" Love Hina, But Kill Bill

Ah, Japan. Home of unapologetic perverts who get off on both gore and nudity. With Elfen Lied they’ve now combined two of their favorite styles. The equation is almost mathematical: Take Love Hina, subtract the humor, then add Kill Bill-levels of Tarintino-esque violence. Or you could describe it in terms of the cliches it uses: […]

Boyd Kirkland Interviewed At World's Finest

here. managed to catch up with Batman: The Animated Series director Boyd Kirkland to talk about his work on the show. Kirkland directed several episodes on the upcoming DVD set (review) including Second Chance, Catwalk and Read My Lips. To read the interview, click here.

WB Announces "Batman" Vol. 3 and "Superfriends" Season 2 (Updated)

Update (5/24): Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Three is now available, . Superfriends: Volume Two is now on sale, . Update (5/19): Disc Art Added For Both Releases. Further details inside. Update (5/13): ‘Superfriends’ Back Cover Added Update (4/9): ‘Superfriends’ Front Cover Updated (Disc Art Included) Update (4/2): ‘BTAS’ Front Cover (Disc Art Included) […]

"'The Batman: Training For Power' Season 1, Vol. 1" Press Release

Update (5/24): The Batman: Training For Power – Season 1, Vol. 1 is now available, . WHV has sent Toon Zone the full press release for the upcoming ‘The Batman: Training for Power’ DVD, set to release on May 24th. BURBANK, CA – Bruce Wayne returns once again to put on the Batsuit and protect […]

'Samurai Jack' Season 2 DVD Set Press Release

Update (5/24): Samurai Jack: Season Two is now available, . WHV and mPRm have released the official press release for the upcoming second season of Samurai Jack on DVD. For full specs and package art, see the newspost. ______________ The stylized action series from the acclaimed creator Genndy Tartakovsky (Star Wars: Clone Wars, Dexter’s Laboratory) […]

'Batman: The Animated Series' Volume 3 and 'Superfriends' Volume 2 Press Release

WHV has sent Toon Zone the full press release for the upcoming ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Volume 3 and ‘Superfriends’ Volume 2 DVD collector sets, set to release on May 24th. Just a note to those reading the press release: WHV still lists “Batman: The Animated Series Vol. 4 (Multi-Title)” under it’s related titles for […]

MC Chris: Nerd Herder

Nerdcore rap artist MC Chris, best known among animation fans as the voice of Hesh on Sealab 2021 and the voice of MC Pee Pants on “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”, is currently concentrating on his musical career. Toon Zone had a chance to catch up with him after his performance at Mojo’s in Columbia, Missouri […]

"Superfriends": Cut to the Cheese

As a kid, I grew up with the likes of Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman/Superman Adventures and Batman Beyond. Whenever I would flip over to Cartoon Network and see Superfriends, I would quickly turn the channel. Even at a young age, I couldn’t stand its hokey dialogue and animation. Something must have happened […]

"Dragonball Z: Cooler's Revenge/Return Of Cooler" Not The Coolest

Over the course of its Japanese run, Dragonball Z had thirteen theatrical releases. Continuity was always a problem with these: the series, running simultaneously with the movies, tried to stay relatively close to the manga, so it was hard to fit the new stories in. Instead, for the movies the producers usually just created new […]

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