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Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt

Review: “Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt” DVD Box Set: Subversively Sardonic But Egregious In English

by Karl Olsonon October 24, 2012
The last decade of anime has been dominated by one trend above all others. Moe. I could spend some lines describing what exactly that means, but I think this is easier: Moe is the opposite of character like Fujiko Mine from Lupin The 3rd and Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop. Instead of a strong, adult […]

NYCC 2012: Sunrise Anime Panel Report

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2012
On Friday afternoon, a gathering of talent from Sunrise Animation Studios gathered at New York Comic Con to give anime fans a sample of current and upcoming projects. In attendance were Masayuki Ozaki, director of Sunrise; Akane Hagino, manager of the international sales department; Kazuhiko Tamura, producer of Tiger and Bunny; Dai Otsuka, who does […]

NYCC 2012: Aniplex of America Panel Report

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2012
The Aniplex panel at New York Comic Con 2012 was hosted by E.J. Rivera, who gave a quick rundown of Aniplex’s recent and upcoming offerings. Blue Exorcist is available in full on DVD now in a subtitled version only, though a dubbed version is exclusively available on VIZ Media’s Neon Alley streaming channel. Bryce Papenbrook, […]

Review: “Gasaraki” Still Holds Up Over A Decade Later

by Karl Olsonon October 11, 2012
I’ve said before on toonzone that I think that 1998 may be Sunrise animation’s finest single year. Whether it was it was the pair of wild west space adventures in Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star, or the unusually good ren-ai game adaptation in Sentimental Journey, Sunrise was simply on fire. Part of that amazing run […]

Production I.G. Running Kickstarter Campaign for “Kick-Heart” Animated Short

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 8, 2012
The Japanese animation studio Production I.G. has launched a project on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter for a 10-minute short film titled Kick-Heart. Directed and written by Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Kaiba, Kemonozume, The Tatami Galaxy), the short and its Kickstarter initiative are intended as an “experiment” to pioneer a new way of supporting “artistically driven […]

PR: Section 23 Films Announces December 2012 Slate

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2012
SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES DECEMBER SLATE NINJA SCROLL Available on December 4th HOUSTON, September 12, 2012 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its December slate of releases; including the classic anime masterpiece: Ninja Scroll.  The movie that’s been called a “gateway drug to anime” will be available for the first time ever on Blu-Ray, […]

PR: Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee,” “Ninja Scroll,” and “Penguin Drum”

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2012
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “TEGAMI BACHI: LETTER BEE” HOUSTON, September 10, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks’ is pleased to announce their latest acquisition: Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee.  Directed by Akira Iwanaga with character designs by Minako Shiba (Black Butler, Noir) and music by Kunihiko Ryo (Emma: A Victorian Romance, Level E). In a dark land of near-perpetual […]

PR: Right Stuf & Nozomi Entertainment Relaunch comingsoon.rightstuf.com; New Acquisition Announcement on Sept 12, 2012

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2012
RIGHT STUF & NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT RELAUNCH COMINGSOON.RIGHTSTUF.COM New acquisition announcement at 12 noon EDT on Wed., Sept. 12, 2012 WHO: Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment WHAT: New Acquisition Announcement WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. MT / 9 a.m. PT WHERE: – Visit comingsoon.rightstuf.com (http:https://comingsoon.rightstuf.com) […]

PR: Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Love, Elections & Chocolate”

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2012
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES LOVE, ELECTIONS & CHOCOLATE HOUSTON, August 29, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks’ is pleased to announce their latest acquisition: Love, Elections & Chocolate.  With series composition by Katsuhiko Takayama (ef ~ a tale of memories., And Yet the Town Moves), this series is sure to have the right recipe to win at the […]

Review: “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” Vol. 2 LE: Die a Hero or Become a Villain

by Karl Olsonon August 21, 2012
Well, we’re now on volume 2 of fan favorite and deconstructionist magical girl anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The so-called Evangelion of magical girl series continues to shock and delight with intense revelations and fantastic character development, yet the question still lingers from volume 1: is this worth $100 a volume for it’s limited editions? […]