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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 […]

Help Control the Stupid Kid Population: Don’t Let Them Watch "Ghostbusters"

by Dukeon February 27, 2007
If you’re reading this review, chances are you’ve seen the excellent Ghostbusters movie. If you haven’t, stop right now and go buy the Ghostbusters I & II Boxset. Not only will you get an awesome film and its decent sequel, you’ll also get a couple of episodes of The Real Ghostbusters, an animated spinoff series […]

NYCC: Toon Zone News Interviews Tad Stones & Mike Mignola on "Hellboy: Blood & Iron"

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2007
In 1993, a promotional comic book made for the San Diego Comic Con by Dark Horse Comics introduced a giant spawn of the supernatural fighting to keep the monsters in the world at bay. Created by Mike Mignola, Hellboy soon became a fan-favorite comic book character, becoming one of the pillar characters for Dark Horse […]

Final "Nerima Daikon Brothers" DVD Coming April 24

by Maxie Zeuson February 27, 2007
ADV Films will release Nerima Daikon Brothers: Daikon Field of Dreams, the final volume in the series, to DVD on April 24, the company said yesterday. The release will present the final four episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include ADVid-notes; commentary with Nabeshin and Showtaro Morikubo (Ichiro); commentary […]

PR:ADV Announces April 24 Release of "Nerima Daikon Brothers: Daikon Field of Dreams"

by Maxie Zeuson February 27, 2007
“Fun Songs, Fun Characters, Fun Show.” – Anime News Network HOUSTON, February 26, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the final volume of Nerima Daikon Brothers, a title that has otaku and critics alike marching to the beat of a different daikon. Join the […]

NYCC: Jeff Smith Reads "Bone" and "Shazam!"

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2007
Tucked away in Sunday’s afternoon panels at the New York Comic Con was a rare treat for comic book fans of all ages: a panel hosted by Cartoon Books’ Jeff Smith titled, “Bone Reading.” As it turns out, it almost seemed that Smith himself wasn’t quite sure what that meant, since he admitted to the […]