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A Letter to Momo

PR: "A Letter to Momo" to Open on July 23, 2014, at NYC IFC Center

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2014
GKIDS SETS RELEASE DATE FOR “A LETTER TO MOMO” OPENS JULY 23 AT NYC’S IFC CENTER FOLLOWED BY NATIONAL EXPANSION IN TOP MARKETS ACROSS THE U.S. ****** WINNER GRAND PRIZE – NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL “Stunning!” “As gorgeous as ‘Momo’ is to behold, the film’s sensitive portrayal of a teenager dealing with grief […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2014: Anime UK Industry Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 9, 2014
A few hours after the Aniplex panel, the collective representatives of the UK anime industry took to the stage- Jeremy Graves of Manga Entertainment, Andrew Partridge of Anime Limited, Yosuke Kodaka of Aniplex US and Ross Liversidge of MVM. MVM announced a slate of forthcoming titles- Garden of Sinners in October, Kokoro Connect, Blast of […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2014: Aniplex Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2014
Hosted by Yosuke Kodaka, Aniplex US’ Licensing Manager, the panel began with a brief video montage of popular titles that Aniplex were involved with including Kill La Kill. Stating that it was the companies first time hosting a UK panel, he asked for a show of hands to gauge awareness of the company over here […]
Patema Inverted

Review: "Patema Inverted (UK Kickstarter Project/Theatrical Release)": Makes Your Spirit Soar

by Grant Whiteon May 28, 2014
The opening moments of Patema Inverted successfully grab one’s attention and curiousity. As we watch through what appears to be a video camera and hear panicked, static-riddled cries in different languages, a city’s worth of buildings begin to rupture and float upwards into the vast sky. Instead of being a misguided attempt to turn Pixar’s […]

PR: FUNimation to Premiere "Terror in Resonance" at Anime Expo 2014

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2014
FUNimation to Premiere Terror in Resonance at Anime Expo Flower Mound, TX – May 27, 2014 – FUNimation Entertainment announced today, that it will host a world premiere screening of  Terror in Resonance at Anime Expo in Los Angeles while simultaneously screening at Japan Expo in Paris. The screening will take place Saturday, July 5, […]
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Review: "Space Battleship Yamato" - Battlestar Yamato Doesn't Quite Take Off

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2014
The original Space Battleship Yamato TV series was one of my gateways to anime, although it was called Star Blazers at the time and we didn’t have a fancy special word for it other than, “that cool Japanese cartoon.” Leiji Matsumoto’s space epic was gripping to a generation for whom Star Wars was the latest […]

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Honda Brings Anime-Inspired Motorcycle To London Comic Con

by Alex Beanon May 20, 2014
Japanese anime and manga are big, Honda is big and motorcycles are cool. So naturally it makes sense that Honda will be debuting their new NM4 Vultus motorcycle at the 2014 London Comic Con. Honda hopes the motorcycle appeals to anime and manga fans with its futuristic styling and unique features such as a multi-coloured […]
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Review: "Sekirei" Double Seasons, Double Formats, Double-Ds

by Chad Boninon May 20, 2014
The Sekirei Plan is on! The Sekirei are 108 humanoid girls trained to fight and defeat each other using special powers that are unlocked when they kiss their Ashikabi, a regular guy or girl that they’ll work with to survive. What started as a game turns dark as Tokyo’s sealed off and fights get brutal. […]

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Sword Art Online II Making An Anime Expo 2014 Appearance

by Alex Beanon May 19, 2014
The premiere USA screening of “Sword Art Online II” will be shown at the Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles this summer. In addition, SAO series author Reki Kawahara and illustrator/character designer abec will both be in attendance and participating in panels, autograph sessions and special events. The “Sword Art Online II” premiere screening will […]
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Review: "Blood-C: The Last Dark" - All Apologies For A Beautiful Disaster

by macattackon May 14, 2014
WARNING: Spoilers for the original Blood-C anime series are sprinkled liberally throughout the review below. The ending of Blood-C left things in uncertainty. Only three characters with dialogue survived in the end: Saya, Fumito, and Fuka, along with a mysterious talking dog). Everyone else was gruesomely slaughtered in one of the most brutal massacres in […]