Posts Tagged ‘Anime’

"The Sound of the Sky": Death by Killer Drone

by on September 19, 2011
Well, here’s a personal first: an anime series so boring it made me want to barf. Yes, halfway through the seventh episode of The Sound of the Sky I actually had to put my head down, close my eyes, and breathe slowly until the nausea had passed. The energy needed to concentrate on the series’ […]

Media Blasters Announces New November Titles Including "Bakuman"

by SB20xxon August 16, 2011
Bakuman, a comedy series from J.C. Staff about two high school students who want to become manga artists, comes to DVD on 11/29/11 for $24.99. Its first part (running 175 minutes) will contain both English and Japanese languages. Additionally, Squid Girl‘s second half comes out on 11/15/11 for $24.99, with a 150 minute running time. […]

"Casshern Sins" Complete Series: Repenting Won’t Save This Soul

by on August 12, 2011
When FUNimation first started marketing Casshern Sins, I thought the series looked rather neat. The animation had a simple, charming feel while the humanoid robot premise reminded me of Cyborg 009, a series I nostalgically enjoyed. But as a story that depends largely on its characters, Casshern Sins falls short due to those characters’ inability […]

Otakon2011: Toonzone Interviews Anime Voice Actress Lisa Ortiz

by on August 3, 2011
TOONZONE NEWS: How did you first get the role of Lina in Slayers? LISA ORTIZ: At the time, I was doing a lot of work with Central Park Media. It was really early on, I had just started. I had done my first role, which was Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War. Then I was […]

Otakon2011: Press Conference with Anime Director Makoto Shinkai

by on August 2, 2011
Just two months after its release in Japan, Makoto Shinkai’s new movie, Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, had its U.S. premiere at Otakon with English Subtitles. Makoto Shinkai is a Japanese Director known for Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days and 5 Centimeters Per Second. After […]

"RideBack" Complete Series: Pick a Lane and Stick With it!

by on August 2, 2011
I can’t say I have ever heard of a story about a ballerina who turns into a mecha pilot. I’m always asking for anime to try new things, so right from the start I was pulled into Rideback by its new-to-me concept. Unfortunately, having a good concept does not automatically mean a series will be […]

Otakon2011: Toonzone Interviews Anime Japanese Voice Actor Akira Sasanuma

by on August 1, 2011
TOONZONE NEWS: Would you have any interest in returning to a Gundam series in the future? Perhaps in the Gundam Seed movie should it ever be made? AKIRA SASANUMA: If there is opportunity, very well. TOONZONE NEWS: What has been the most difficult role for you to voice, a role that has really pushed you […]

Otakon2011: Industry Panel Reports

by Todd DuBoison August 1, 2011
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A+E Networks Home Entertainment To Rerelease "Robotech" In October

by Todd DuBoison July 22, 2011
A+E Networks Home Entertainment has reached an agreement with Harmony Gold USA to distribute its sci-fi mecha series Robotech on DVD. Originally televisied in syndication in 1985 and later broadcast on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block in 1998, Robotech told a three-generational tale where humanity struggles to preserve itself and the Earth against the threat of […]

Media Blasters Announces New October Titles Including "Twelve Kingdoms" Part 2

by SB20xxon July 21, 2011
Two new Media Blasters anime titles are slated for October: * Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians Part 2 (DVD): 10/25/11 – 150 min. – $29.99 * Twelve Kingdoms Part 2 (Blu-ray): 10/11/11 – 475 min. – $59.99 [Source: Right Stuf ]