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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 […]

PR: Section23 Films Announces April 2014 Slate

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SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES APRIL 2014 SLATE FROM THE NEW WORLD Available on April 15th HOUSTON, January 6, 2014 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its April slate of releases; including the epic tale From the New World, which will be available on both DVD & BLU-RAY. Product details follow, in order of release […]

PR: VIZ Media Acquires "Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit" Anime Series & Debut on Neon Alley

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VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES LICENSE ACQUISITION OF MORIBITO: GUARDIAN OF THE SPIRIT ANIME SERIES AND DEBUT ON NEON ALLEY Anime Fantasy Action Series About A Wandering Warrior And A Fallen Prince Launches This Month On VIZ Media’s Innovative 24/7 Anime Channel Neon Alley San Francisco, CA, January 8, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the […]

Review: "Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail" Deserves to Be Followed

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The anime makes a several diversions for the better from the manga source material, with the biggest centering on Rock, the meek Japanese salaryman who abandoned his unfulfilling career at the start of the series to join the Lagoon Company. In the original manga, Rock was largely a bystander nearly ground up by the bloody […]

Japanese Government Launches "Cool Japan" Initiative

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Anime News Network reports that the Japanese government has funded a new “Japan Channel” dedicated to exporting Japanese cultural programming internationally, including anime, dramas, music, and travel program. The initial seed money of 15.5 billion yen (approximately $14.7 million) is for subtitling and dubbing costs and publicity, as well as setting up foreign broadcasting offices […]

Review: "Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar" - No Need For Kenshi?

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All the girls love him, with most wanting to take advantage of both his body and his unnatural superpowers. He’s a sweet and kind guy, although a little oblivious, and is thrust into a world he doesn’t understand. His name is Tenchi Masaki- wait, no… this is about Kenshi Masaki, Tenchi’s half-brother. Kenshi has been […]

Review: "A Certain Scientific Railgun" - Does This Electromagnetism Attract or Repel?

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Electromagnetism is a funny thing. It can attract and repel with equal power depending on how you use it. A Certain Scientific Railgun is a companion piece to A Certain Magical Index, centering on Mikoto “Zapper” Misaka, who is blessed/cursed with an incredible amount of electromagnetic power as one of the only 5th level espers […]

PR: VIZ Media Announces Classsic "Ranma 1/2" Anime Series on Restored Blu-ray and DVD

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VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES PRE-ORDERS FOR THE CLASSIC RANMA ½ ANIME SERIES ON RESTORED BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME AND DVD Legendary Martial Arts-Action-Adventure-Comedy Debuts In High Definition In New 3-Disc Sets That Feature The First Season Of The Celebrated Series And An Array Of Special Bonus Features San Francisco, CA, December 20, 2013 – VIZ […]

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