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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 […]

Review: In “King of Thorn,” Even the Apocalypse Wants to Be Green

by Weathermanon November 21, 2012
What would you do if the world was coming to an end and you were given a way out? Or you thought you had a way out? King of Thorn tosses you straight into that world. Yes, apocalyptic-themed sci-fi is all the rage these days, but King of Thorn isn’t just another “2012” blow ’em […]

Platform International Animation Festival: Toonzone Interviews Katsuhiro Otomo on His New Short Hi-No-Yojin: Combustible

by Christopher Glennonon November 12, 2012
Katsuhiro Otomo debuted as a manga writer/artist in 1973 and is known for such works as Domu and Akira. Otomo directed the animated adaptation of Akira in 1988, which went on to become highly influential in the world of animation. Otomo also directed 2004’s Steamboy; his most recent work is a short film “Combustible (Hi-No-Yojin).” […]

“Dragon Ball Kai” Receives New Episodes for International Broadcast

by Jacob T. Paschalon November 7, 2012
Veteran voice actress Mayumi Tanaka revealed via her blog that she and her fellow co-stars were recording new Dragon Ball Kai episodes for international release, with no plans for release or broadcast of these episodes in Japan at this time. Dragon Ball Kai ended broadcast March 27, 2011 amid the 2011 Touhoku earthquake and tsunami, […]