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"Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok" Vol. 1: If Conan Was a God

Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok is a charming fantasy series about Norse mythology. Of course, most of the charm comes from the large charms on the female protagonist, Mayura. But it also comes through the varied and colorful palette, the relatively light-hearted tone (which also becomes serious when needed), and a lack of any real violent […]

"Zixx Level Two": Talk Like an Egyptian, Sound Confusing

It’s rather hard to describe Zixx. I know that the majority of you, the readers, have never heard of the show, given that most of you likely live in the United States. But we’ve somehow snagged weekly advance copies, so you’re getting the inside scoop whether you like it or not. And you should like […]

"Ghost Stories" Vol. 1: It's Okay If You're a Muslim, a Christian, or a Jew...

Satsuki’s the new girl in a new town, one with an inhabited, good school right next to a deserted and haunted one. When she, her potentially retarded brother, the Jew, the stud, and the born-again Christian chick accidentally go into the wrong school, they get wrapped up in a world of ghastly evils. Can Satsuki […]

"Wallace & Gromit": 24-Carrot Filmmaking

Stop-motion animation has never achieved the same popular success as the hand-drawn variety. Its painstaking production, which involves photographing small models moving in miniscule increments a frame at a time, would drive away all but the most dedicated filmmakers, and the days of shooting to obtain mere minutes of film demand patience well beyond the […]

"Kakurenbo": Freakily Satisfying

When Toon Zone covered the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival, one of the short films highlighted was a piece by Shuhei Morita entitled Kakurenbo. After winning a bunch of awards, Central Park Media has brought this little piece over to our shores, but was it worth it? There is an old folk tale that […]

Zixx Level Two: This "Pet Project" Recalls Unpleasant Ewoks

Lately on Zixx: Level Two, Zixx, Riley, Meghan, and Dwayne, along with the permanentally digital Flanngo, have been defending The Keep from aliens, most recently Mark O. Things get a little creepy in this week’s episode, “Pet Project,” as the world turns all Children Of The Corn with a freakish little girl. Can the heroes […]

"Jubei-chan 2" Vol. 1: The Ninja Girl Returns

The original Jubei-chan the Ninja Girl was damned by its title. Every time I saw it being pushed somewhere I assumed it was one the same old corny, pointless magical girl shows. When I finally did see it, I realized how wrong I was. It’s pointless, but in a truly unhinged, hilarious way. So when […]

"The Simpsons" Season 6: Hours of Heady Goodness

Here it is: The sixth season of The Simpsons, all in a brand new case (more on that later). Seasons five and six (1994-1995) were what most people generally consider to be the finest hours of The Simpsons, and the stellar episodes on this new set prove it. So now, without further Apu, let’s break […]

"Zixx Level Two": "Now You See Him." Just Not in the States

Zixx Phunkee Zee, Flanngo, and a host of humans from suburbia have, if you’ve been watching the show up in moose country or reading the reviews here on Toon Zone, been defending the planet from an alien threat. Their battleground is not just their streets, but The Keep, a digital world accessible by portals. But […]

"Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki" Vol. 1: Here Comes The Bride, All Dressed in Exposition

Tenchi Masaki is the luckiest teenager in Japan. After a run-in with a space pirate years ago, he became the Prince of the Juraian Empire. What’s more, he’s surrounded by various space babes who want him. Life has been quiet since he wielded the three Light Hawk Wings in a climactic battle, but things are […]

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