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Otakon 2014: FUNimation Announces "Hellsing Ultimate 9 & 10" and more

FUNimation at Otakon 2014

At Otakon 2014, FUNimation made numerous licensing announcements, both for new and re-licensed properties, as well as cast announcements and a number of home video releases. The biggest new license announcement was the final two episodes, 9 and 10, of Hellsing Ultimate. They also announced the full rights for Black Butler: Book of Murder OVA. […]

Otakon 2014: Thoughts on Friday

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Well, so far so good this year. The weather is pretty decent if a touch humid, the con funk is minimal, and I think the registration line is finally gone, but I could be wrong about that. Apparently there were folks in line until after midnight Thursday who were told that they couldn’t get their […]

Otakon 2014: The Prelims

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Night before the con. The anticipation. The lines. The….sirens. Yep, it’s Otakon time again. Hey, it’s Baltimore, sirens come with the territory. Hopefully not like the last time I stayed in this particular hotel, the Renaissance Harborplace, since the last time I stayed here for Otakon was 2001… the year Baltimore kinda…well…exploded…during the con. Seriously, […]

"Patema Inverted" Opens August 29, 2014, at IFC Center in NYC

Patema Inverted

PATEMA INVERTED OPENS August 29, 2014 AT THE FOLLOWING THEATER IN NEW YORK CITY: IFC CENTER 323 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10014 Time of Eve director Yasuhiro Yoshiura is a perspective-twisting sci-fi adventure about two kids separated by opposite gravities. Patema lives in an underground world of tunnels, the long-abandoned ruins of […]

Viz Media Has Plans For 2014 Comic Con

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Viz Media Has Plans For 2014 Comic Con Viz Media will be appearing at the 2014 Comic Con this week in San Diego and that means attendees will see plenty of Naruto Shippuden, Catbug [“Bravest Warriors”], Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon and Doraemon throughout the week at the Viz Media Booth 2813. In addition, Viz Media […]

Kether Donohue On Voice Acting, Pitch Perfect, and Her New FX Comedy 'You're The Worst'

Kether Donohue in You're the Worst

Toonzone recently got a chance to talk to Kether Donohue, one of the stars of the upcoming FX comedy, You’re The Worst. You might have seen Kether in one of her roles, such as the girl with the cute haircut in a memorable iPhone 4 commercial or the mean choral leader in Pitch Perfect, or at least heard […]

Review: "Date A Live" Decidedly NOT Second-Date Material

Date A Live

Oh, Japan. My love/hate relationship with you will likely never end. Date A Live is based on a light novel series of the same name that is currently running in Japan. 30 years before the start of the series, the first of many “spacequakes” claimed the lives of 150 million people. Date A Live is […]

FUNimation Acquires "FREE! - Eternal Summer"

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FUNimation Entertainment acquires FREE!- Eternal Summer Flower Mound, TX –(6/27/14)- FUNimation Entertainment announced today at that it has acquired simulcast and home video rights for Free! -Eternal Summer-, the new continuation of the hit swimming anime that made waves across the internet. Episode one will premiere this coming Wednesday, July 2, at 11:30 AM EST […]

VIZ Media Premieres "Blood Lad" on Neon Alley and Hulu

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VIZ MEDIA PREMIERES THE SUPERNATURAL ACTION COMEDY ANIME SERIES BLOOD LAD ON NEON ALLEY AND HULU An Otaku Vampire Obsessed With The Human World Falls Hard For a Pretty Girl That Becomes A Ghost And He Vows To Help Her Regain Her Body; Series Premiere Features New English Dub Cast San Francisco, CA, June 30, […]

Shonen Hollywood To Receive Blu-ray/DVD Release

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Good news if you live in Japan [or can easily order items from Amazon Japan] as the anime adaptation of the “Shonen Hollywood” novel series is set to come to Blu-ray and DVD. The series – due to air next week [July 5] in Japan – follows the lives of boys who attend the imaginary […]

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