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CLIP: New Trailer for Marvel's "Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher," Coming March 25, 2014

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Review: "Good Luck Girl" - Feelin' Lucky, Anime Fan?

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The term “born lucky” has been around for a long time, so it’s kind of amazing no anime series has attempted to take the term and run with it to its natural conclusion: that being born lucky will somehow decide the fate of the world. Finally, one anime has, and that is Good Luck Girl! Good […]

CLIP: Cartoon Network Premieres for Week of January 20, 2014

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FUNImation Will Release Season Six of One Piece to U.S. Home Video in 2014

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More adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates are coming to home video. FUNImation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the U.S. home video rights to season six of One Piece. Season six contains the “Thriller Bark Saga” and spans episodes 337-384. FUNImation will release the season in four installments throughout […]

Cruise to Cuteness in Hello Kitty Kruisers for Android and iOS

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It is a little-known international law that every cartoon character must eventually star in a kart racer. Hello Kitty doesn’t want any trouble with the man, so now she and her very cute and very Japanese friends tear hell-bent for leather around very cute tracks in a very cute new game for iOS and Android. […]

Cross Media International Will Bring Osamu Tezuka's Cast of Characters to North America

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Astro Boy and friends have a new representative. Cross Media International, a San Franscisco-based production and management company, announced today that it entered into an agreement with Tezuka Productions of Japan to develop distribution opportunities for Osamu Tezuka’s properties and characters in North America. Tezuka, known as the “God of Manga” and the “Walt Disney […]

Sakura Has Full Lupin Plates

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If you are one of the lucky residents of the town of Sakura in Japan this month, then you don’t need to be told what to get excited about, but for those not currently residing under a Japanese rock, Sakura has been awarded 3000 limited edition motorcycle license plates bearing the image of anime superstar […]

Animation Dominates Japan 2013 Box Office Charts

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that the 2013 annual box office results in Japan are dominated by animation, with 7 out of the top 10 grossing films of the year being animated, and one prominently featuring a CGI character in a live-action movie. Hayao Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) was the #1 top grossing film […]

2014 Best Animated Short Candidates: Shuhei Morita's "Possessions"

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In the run-up to the announcement of the nominees for the 2014 Best Animated Short Film, Toonzone is taking a look at some of the shortlisted candidates for the category. Out of the ten shortlisted films, three to five candidates will be nominated. Longtime Toonzone readers may recall Shuhei Morita’s name from the short film […]

PR: "Kids on the Slope" Jazz Anime Premieres on Neon Alley on January 17, 2014

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VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE OF JAZZ ANIME DRAMA KIDS ON THE SLOPE ON NEON ALLEY NEXT WEEK Launching On The 24/7 Digital Anime Channel, Series By The Acclaimed Team Behind Cowboy Bebop Follows A Group Of Young Jazz Musicians In 60s Era Japan San Francisco, CA, January 9, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ […]

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