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PR: Anime ace Shinichiro Watanabe to star at MCM London Comic Con

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 OCTOBER   Anime ace Shinichiro Watanabe to star at MCM London Comic Con   Top anime director Shinichiro Watanabe will be the Anime Guest of Honour at October’s MCM London Comic Con, show organisers have announced. Famed as the director of  critically-acclaimed series such as Cowboy […]

Review: "Outlaw Star - Complete Collection (UK Edition)": Going On The Lam In Nostalgia County

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Maybe it’s just because my most coherent formative years were part of it and that most of the initial Japanese titles I sampled came from it, but I have a soft spot for 90′s anime. There just seems to be an energy in the titles from the decade that I don’t think quite transitioned into […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2014: Anime UK Industry Panel

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A few hours after the Aniplex panel, the collective representatives of the UK anime industry took to the stage- Jeremy Graves of Manga Entertainment, Andrew Partridge of Anime Limited, Yosuke Kodaka of Aniplex US and Ross Liversidge of MVM. MVM announced a slate of forthcoming titles- Garden of Sinners in October, Kokoro Connect, Blast of […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2014: Aniplex Panel

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Hosted by Yosuke Kodaka, Aniplex US’ Licensing Manager, the panel began with a brief video montage of popular titles that Aniplex were involved with including Kill La Kill. Stating that it was the companies first time hosting a UK panel, he asked for a show of hands to gauge awareness of the company over here […]

Review: "Patema Inverted (UK Kickstarter Project/Theatrical Release)": Makes Your Spirit Soar

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The opening moments of Patema Inverted successfully grab one’s attention and curiousity. As we watch through what appears to be a video camera and hear panicked, static-riddled cries in different languages, a city’s worth of buildings begin to rupture and float upwards into the vast sky. Instead of being a misguided attempt to turn Pixar’s […]

PR: What's on at MCM London Comic Con?

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY What’s on at MCM London Comic Con? The UK’s biggest and best celebration of pop. culture, MCM London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 23-25 May for a long weekend packed with special guests, sci-fi, movies, videogames, comic books, eSports, online video, anime and […]

"Patema Inverted" Released In UK Cinemas This May

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  Anime Limited will be releasing Yasuhiro Yoshiura’s Patema Inverted in UK cinemas this May. Patema is the princess of a subterranean society of humans who longs to go beyond the winding maze of tunnels. Doing so leads her to encounter a boy named Age, whose entire world is literally 180 degrees from that of […]

Review: "Durarara!! Complete Series Blu-ray (UK Edition)" Knows How to Get Ahead

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Durarara!! is set in the Ikebukuro sub-district of Tokyo, Japan. When country boy Mikado Ryugamine moves to the city to attend school with his childhood friend Masaomi Kida, he hopes to find the excitement and adventure that eluded him back home. This isn’t a difficult task as Ikebukuro is bustling with all kinds of amazing […]

Review: "Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning (UK Edition)" - The Super Not-So-Much Friends

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Now don’t kill me, but I’ve yet to watch Tiger & Bunny. I know it’s a very popular show, and like a lot of people I enjoy superhero stories, but I just haven’t got around to it yet. However, that does make me an apt choice to look at the semi-compilation movie Tiger & Bunny: […]

Anime Limited Launches Kickstarter To Dub and Release 'Mai Mai Miracle'

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UK based anime licensor Anime Limited have begun a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund a release of 2009 film Mai Mai Miracle. Receiving the blessing of director Suano Katabuchi (whose credits include Kiki’s Delivery Service and Black Lagoon), the Kickstarter has passed its initial goal and is now on track for an initial stretch […]

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