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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Gundam The Origin Staff Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 8, 2016
Prior to the Gundam The Origin III screening and panel, Toonzone News had the chance to talk to producer Osamu Taniguchi and designer Mika Akitaka about the production. TOONZONE NEWS: What was the genesis point in deciding to produce an adaptation of The Origin? OSAMU TANIGUCHI: That’s a tough one [thinks] …I’m not even sure […]
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Blizzard Shacks Up With Facebook For Video Game-Sharing Prowess

by Alex Beanon June 7, 2016
Social media giant, Facebook, and video gaming giant, Blizzard Entertainment, have reached an agreement to expand their partnership allowing Blizzard Entertainment to integrate Facebook Live into all of its PC games. This means players will be able to log into Blizzard Entertainment video games using their Facebook accounts and begin touting their awesome video game […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Anime Limited Sunday Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 5, 2016
With various attendees and guests nursing hangovers, Anime Limited kicked off the Sunday of the event in the right way with a bright and charismatic panel chaired by president Andrew Partridge, product managers Kat Hall and Keith and marketing representative Jeremy Graves. It was highlighted that the previous day was Jeremy’s birthday, leading to an […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Gundam The Origin III Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2016
Following the screening it was time for both Osamu Taniguchi and Mika Akitaka to take to the stage, joined by Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge and interpreter Bethan Jones. Andrew began by explaining that the screening of the episode at MCM London was held in tandem with ones occurring in the franchise’s native Japan. At […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – “Gundam The Origin III” European Premiere Review

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2016
Last October, Anime Limited partnered with Sunrise to theatrically screen the first two episodes of Gundam The Origin at their MCM Loves Anime festival. With May bringing the first MCM London convention of the year, this partnership returned but now with the screening held within the main convention itself and presented by two of its […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Tamashii Nations / Bandai UK Booth Images

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2016
Bandai have become a recurring staple of MCM London, with toy collectors like myself serviced by the existing UK branch offering collector items from the ever popular Power Rangers in addition to Banpresto while Tamashii Nations offer a range of figurines and accessories from their namesake in Japan. Although previously we’d seen a push for […]

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“Venture Bros” Creator Jackson Publick To Attend MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 11, 2016
Following on from previous announcements, MCM have revealed they have their fingers in many sinister soups by adding Jackson Publick to the list of guests for their May London convention. Real name Christopher McCulloch, Publick is known for creating and voicing in the popular Adult Swim The Venture Bros with his creative partner Doc Hammer. […]
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“Batman V Superman” Star Jesse Eisenberg To Attend May MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 6, 2016
He’s known for trying to get legendary heroes to meet up and now fans will have the chance to meet him. Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor in Warner Brothers/DC’s recent Batman V Superman will be attending the Sunday of this month’s MCM London Comic Con. Eisenberg, also known for roles in films including The […]

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“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 […]
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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 […]