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"Le Chevalier D’Eon Livre 1": One for All

by Chris Woodon February 28, 2007
Tales of feudal Japanese political intrigue and rampant limb severing have long been popular in anime. Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi’s Rurouni Kenshin is probably the most notable example, and last year Furuhashi returned to historical swordplay, albeit in a distinctly French form, in the spectacular Le Chevalier D’Eon. By Friday, Durand’s three-duel commute had really got […]

NYCC: Toon Zone News Interviews Stan Lee on "Mosaic" and "Condor"

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2007
Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. To the general public, his name is synonymous with comics, and his frequent cameos in movies and voice-over work in Marvel Comics animation may make him the most recognizable personality in the comic book industry. I can say that the experience of interviewing Stan Lee is […]

Yen Press Announces Five New Titles

by Weathermanon February 27, 2007
Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Books, announced five new titles at the New York Comic Con. Four of the titles come from Square-Enix — Zombie-Loan, Alice on Deadlines, Black God, and Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna — and the other, Nightschool, from Svetlana Chmakova — the creator of the OEL Drama Con. Spiral: […]

DC Comics Announces "Countdown"

by Weathermanon February 27, 2007
DC Comics has announced a new weekly series entitled Countdown to serve as the “spine” of the DC Comics universe once 52 reaches its end in May 2007. The project will count down from #51 to #0 over the course of one year. Paul Dini will run the story line. [Source: ICv2.com]

Marvel Releases News Regarding Movie and Television Schedule

by Weathermanon February 27, 2007
Marvel Studios head David Maisel confirmed details of the upcoming slate of movies from the company. The Incredible Hulk will be filmed in Toronto starting early summer 2007 with a release date of June 13, 2008. Iron Man begins principal photography on March 12, 2007. Both movies will have a budget of between $100 million […]

New York Comic Con: Complete On-Site Coverage (Updated March 3, 2007)

by William C. Mauneon February 27, 2007
The annual New York Comic Con is currently taking place in chilly New York City and Toon Zone News’ Ace the Bathound is on the scene. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from the Con all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone’s coverage so far can be found here: NYCC: Anime Network Continues […]

‘El Cazador’ Targetting TV Tokyo Broadcast in April

by Nobuyuki samaon February 27, 2007
El Cazador [de la Bruja], the final installment in Kouichi Mashimo’s thematic trilogy of “women with guns” anime series (Noir and MADLAX) will begin airing in Japan April 2nd on TV Tokyo. Like its predecessors, El Cazador will deal with desperate women with complicated pasts and conflicting goals. The heroine of El Cazador is Ellis, […]

‘Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo’ Named Best Animated Film at Japanese Academy Awards

by Nobuyuki samaon February 27, 2007
In a ceremony held in Tokyo on February 16th, Madhouse Studios’ Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo (“The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”) won the award for best animated film at the 30th Japanese Academy Awards ceremony, receiving top honors over fellow nominees Gedo Senki (“Tales of Earthsea”), Brave Story, Detective Conan: The Private Eyes’ Requiem and […]

NYCC: Kadokawa Pictures USA, Right Stuf to release ‘The Third’

by Nobuyuki samaon February 27, 2007
During a short last-minute panel held Sunday morning at New York Comic Con, President/CEO Shawne Kleckner of The Right Stuf International announced his company had been selected by Kadokawa Pictures USA to handle North American production and distribution for the 2006 anime series The Third: The Girl With The Blue Eye (The Third – Aoi […]

Virgin Media Customers May Lose Out On New "Simpsons"

by Grant Whiteon February 27, 2007
Recently launched UK entertainment source Virgin Media has announced potential plans to cut channels from the Sky family including Sky One, home of The Simpsons premiere episodes. Sky is urging all Virgin Media customers to contact the company and let them know they want the channels kept. Contact info can be found at Virgin Media’s […]