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Review: "Hal DVD/Blu-ray Combi (UK Edition)": Do Androids Dream Of Human Girlfriends?

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I first became aware of Wit Studio’s Hal last year, shortly after its Japanese premiere. Just a few months later I got a chance to talk to director Ryotaro Makihara, which only whet my curiosity about the film further. Just shy of a year later I am finally able to sample the film itself. Was […]

Review: "Attack on Titan" Pt. 1 - Titanic Successes with Towering Flaws

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Attack on Titan became a buzzword that broke out of anime fandom rapidly, attracting a lot of attention from general audiences. However, I’m left with very mixed feelings after watching the first 13 episodes on FUNimation’s Attack on Titan Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. On the one hand, the series quickly creates a richly detailed world infused […]

Review: "Attack On Titan Part 1- Blu-ray (UK Edition)": FEE FI FO FUM, I SMELL QUALITY AND THEN SOME!

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If you look at the fairy tales many of us grew up with, there are several common elements: brave knights, beautiful princesses, evil sorcerers, and, of course, giants. It’s a fairly simple concept- take something commonplace like a person or animal and transform it to something several times bigger. A stomping leviathan that makes the […]

"Beware the Batman", "Attack on Titan" to Air on Toonami in May

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In a pair of recent announcements, two action cartoons were confirmed for Adult Swim’s weekly Toonami block on Saturday nights: the anime series Attack on Titan and Beware the Batman. Attack on Titan, based on Hajime Isayama’s best-selling manga, is an apocalyptic dark fantasy chronicling humanity’s desperate struggle for survival against a horde of man-eating […]

PR: Get ready for MCM Ireland Comic Con! (RDS Dublin, 12-13 April)

MCM IRELAND COMIC CON – RDS DUBLIN – 12-13 APRIL Get ready for MCM Ireland Comic Con! Calling all Irish sci-fi, videogame, comics, cosplay and anime fans! The first ever MCM Ireland Comic Con comes to Dublin’s RDS on 12-13 April for a weekend jam-packed with geeky goodness. Special guests already confirmed for the show […]

Titans Attack Puny Subaru Forester

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Titans from “Attack on Titan” anime converge on a hapless Subaru Forester in a recently premiered Japanese commercial for the vehicle…

toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 - Wit Studio Panel

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Following directly on from the Manga Entertainment panel, Anime Limited and Wakanim’s Andrew Partridge took to the stage in the company of three guests- George Wada (president of Wit Studio), Ryotaro Makihara (director of Hal) and Katsuhiko Kitada (character designer on Hal, animation director for Attack on Titan). Each introduced themselves starting with George, who […]

toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 - Interview With Wit Studio

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Prior to the Wit Studio panel held in the main convention, toonzone had a chance to talk with George Wada (president of Wit Studio), Ryotaro Makihara (director of Hal) and Katsuhiko Kitada (character designer on Hal, animation director for Attack on Titan) at the nearby Novotel. How involved was original creator Hajime Isayama with the […]

toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 - Manga Entertainment UK Panel

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Chaired by Manga UK’s community liaison Jeremy Graves, acquisitions and marketing manager Jerome Mazandarani and product manager Andrew Hewson, the first announcement of the panel was that Dragonball GT will be released in two sets in 2014. The first set will be released in January with the second set following soon after in March.  This […]

PR: Studio WIT (Attack On Titan, Hal) to be Anime Guests of Honour at London Comic Con

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 25-27 OCTOBER Studio WIT (Attack On Titan, Hal) to be Anime Guests of Honour at London Comic Con Dark fantasy Attack On Titan has been the anime sensation of the year, so we’re delighted to announce that the studio behind the smash hit series are to be […]

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