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PR: Section 23 Films Announces March 2013 Slate

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2012
SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES MARCH 2013 SLATE RUROUNI KENSHIN ~ NEW KYOTO ARC Available on March 5th HOUSTON, December 12, 2012 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its March slate of releases; including Sentai Filmworks newest acquisition from Aniplex Inc.: Rurouni Kenshin ~ New Kyoto Arc, which will be available on both DVD and […]

PR: Right Stuf’s Lucky Penny Announces “Hyakko” Complete TV Series Litebox DVD Set Coming April 2, 2013

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2012
RIGHT STUF’S LUCKY PENNY ENT. Announces Release of HYAKKO Complete TV series available as a Litebox-style DVD set on April 2, 2013 GRIMES, Iowa, Dec. 12, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Lucky Penny Entertainment label are pleased to announce the HYAKKO Complete TV Series DVD set will be available […]

PR: “Emma: A Victorian Romance” Season 2 Litebox DVD Set Available on April 2, 2013

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2012
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces EMMA: A Victorian Romance – Season 2 Complete second season available as Litebox-style DVD set on April 2, 2013. GRIMES, Iowa, Dec. 12, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce the EMMA: A Victorian Romance – Season 2 DVD […]

Studio Ghibli Announces Hayao Miyazaki’s “Kaze Tachinu” and Isao Takahata’s “Kaguya-hime no Monogatari” Features for Summer 2013

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2012
Crunchyroll relays Studio Ghibli’s traditional December 13 announcement of new films this year, with both studio founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata slated to release films in the same season (the first time since the double-bill of My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies). Miyazaki’s feature is Kaze Tachinu, based on Miyazaki’s manga and […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: “Dirty Pair: Project Eden” (1986)

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2012
The opening credits sequence to the Dirty Pair: Project Eden OVA movie are a tantalizing blend of sex, technology, and spy thrillers, along with some bracingly bizarre images and segues. It reminds me of the best Maurice Binder opening sequences to the James Bond movies, using powerfully evocative imagery to create a distinctive artistic statement […]

Review: “Aria the Scarlet Ammo” is a .22 Caliber Series in a .45 Caliber World

by Ed Liuon December 10, 2012
I don’t follow anime terribly closely, but is there some sub-genre dedicated to stories about gaggles of girls that range from dingbats to the thoroughly disagreeable, all of whom are determined to fling themselves vehemently at a lead boy character with little to no personality? I thought the patronizing idiocy of Freezing was a one-off, […]

Review: “Freezing” == “Pokémon” + Blood + Breasts – Humor

by tzAdminon December 5, 2012
Toonzone News recently received two copies of Freezing: a DVD-release and a Blu-ray copy. Maxie Zeus and Ed Liu watched each. Here, in classic Siskel-and-Ebert style, are their thoughts on this recent FUNimation release: Maxie Zeus: Let’s get the obvious pun out of the way: Freezing is a series to make the blood run cold. […]

Review: “One Piece” DVD Collection No. 8: Cloud Nine

by Jacob T. Paschalon November 28, 2012
The serial sea-faring adventures of Captain Luffy and friends continue in One Piece Collection No. 8. Picking up from where Collection No. 7 left off, Luffy continues his heated battle with the God of Skypiea, Eneru. Eneru, having deemed the people of Skypiea unworthy, has set out to use his ‘Ark Maxim’ to amplify his […]

PR: GKIDS in Deal for “Grave of the Fireflies,” Screening in Ghibli Retrospective; 25th Anniversary Release Planned for 2013

by Ed Liuon November 27, 2012
GKIDS IN DEAL FOR GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES 1988 STUDIO GHIBLI MASTERPIECE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ISAO TAKAHATA FILM TO APPEAR IN NYC STUDIO GHIBLI RETROSPECTIVE AT IFC CENTER 25th ANNIVERSARY RELEASE PLANNED FOR 2013 NEW 35MM AND DIGITAL PRINTS New York, New York – November 20, 2012 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation […]

Review: “Strike Witches 2”: More of the Same

by Classic Speedyon November 26, 2012
Hype is a funny thing.  Ever since Strike Witches debuted, all I heard from some anime fans was how it was nothing but creepy loli bait and an example of everything wrong with modern anime.  A big portion of the criticism was that the girls don’t wear pants or skirts, instead having a formal military […]