Posts Tagged ‘Anime’

Welcome to Toonzone’s Miyazaki Week

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2010
To commemorate the release of Ponyo on DVD and Blu-ray on March 2, 2010, Toonzone is kicking off Miyazaki Week: 5 days of reviews and essays on the work of Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki. OK, fine, that’s a business week, but “Miyazaki Business Week” sounds like a magazine. Work with us, here. To many fans […]

Miyazaki Week: “My Neighbor Totoro” as a Reverse Coming-of-Age Story

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2010
The coming of age story is a common plot in cinema, and in the works of Hayao Miyazaki in particular. The coming of age can be literal, as in Kiki’s Delivery Service, where the plot revolves around the title character reaching the age when she must strike out into the world and find her own […]

Stoneham Sun on How Sandro Corsaro Created "Kick Buttowski"

by Ed Liuon February 23, 2010
The Stoneham Sun has profiled Sandro Corsaro, who has gone from local boy to creator of the new Disney XD series Kick Buttowski. The article follows Corsaro’s educational and professional career and how Kick Buttowski went from a concept Corsaro came up with 8 years ago to the new animated series.

Bandai Entertainment Announces New May Titles Including "MSG Trilogy"

by Dr. Daedaluson February 23, 2010
The following Bandai titles have been announced for May: (DVD unless otherwise noted) * Hayate the Combat Butler Part 5 (Sub Only): 5/2/10 – 150 min. – $39.98 * Kurokami Part 2 (Blu-ray) (Dub Only): 5/2/10 – 100 min. – $24.98 * Kurokami Part 2: 5/2/10 – 150 min. – $29.98 * Mobile Suit Gundam […]

Media Blasters Announces New May Titles Including "Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei"

by Dr. Daedaluson February 18, 2010
The SHAFT-animated school comedy anime Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei makes its debut on 5/25/10 with the first volume, running 150 minutes and priced at $24.99. It will not contain an English dub. Other May titles from Media Blasters: * Dairugger Collection 2: 5/25/10 – 450 min. – $34.99 * Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny Premium Box Set: […]

The Awesomeness from the "Black Lagoon"

by Radical Ravenon February 12, 2010
Black Lagoon is a really awesome show. Believe it or not, I’ve rewritten that sentence several times, trying to find a better, more intelligent way of putting it. But there really is nothing more to say. It is beautifully drawn, skillfully choreographed, and voice-acted by people with enormous talent. It manages to be funny, frightening, […]

"Heat Guy J" Complete Series Recycles Too Many Clichés

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2010
He’s a renegade! His partner is a robot! Together they fight crime! This is the high concept of Heat Guy J, a mildly entertaining but ultimately inconsequential anime series originally released by Geneon in 2003 and now re-released in a new boxed set by FUNimation. While its 26-episode span includes some reasonably entertaining and intermittently […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New April Titles Including "Lucky Star" Collection

by Dr. Daedaluson January 21, 2010
Two DVD titles are slated for April releases from Bandai Entertainment: * Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens Complete Collection: 4/6/10 – 350 min. – $59.98 * Lucky Star Complete Collection (Anime Legends): 4/6/10 – 600 min. – $49.98 Additionally, the following titles have all been delayed to 3/2/10: * Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young […]

Anime in the Coming Decade

by Karl Olsonon December 17, 2009
Moe Won’t Die, But It Can Kill Moe is a trend in anime towards the use of underage, often barely-clad heroines with no unique character traits. One of the biggest anime of 2009, maybe even of the decade in Japan if we’re talking merchandise and media sales, was a little slice-of-life show by the name of K-ON. […]