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Gundam: The Origin

Review: “Gundam The Origin IV” – Visions Of The Future, Echoes Of The Past, Lessons For Today

by Grant Whiteon November 22, 2016
What a difference six months can make. When I reviewed the third episode of The Origin, I noted how the story highlighted the simple ways that the ambitious can cultivate destructive nationalism to drive the general population. A month after that, just over half the UK population gave a live demonstration of this by voting […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Bandai & Tamashii Nations Booth Images

by Grant Whiteon November 14, 2016
Bandai once again had a strong presence at MCM London Comic Con, with both their own booth and a Tamashii Nations stand. The Bandai stand focused on both Power Rangers and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, including exclusive merchandise for both such as a Tokyo Vinyl Megazord and an exclusive two-pack of Ladybug […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Gundam The Origin Staff Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 8, 2016
Prior to the Gundam The Origin III screening and panel, Toonzone News had the chance to talk to producer Osamu Taniguchi and designer Mika Akitaka about the production. TOONZONE NEWS: What was the genesis point in deciding to produce an adaptation of The Origin? OSAMU TANIGUCHI: That’s a tough one [thinks] …I’m not even sure […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Gundam The Origin III Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2016
Following the screening it was time for both Osamu Taniguchi and Mika Akitaka to take to the stage, joined by Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge and interpreter Bethan Jones. Andrew began by explaining that the screening of the episode at MCM London was held in tandem with ones occurring in the franchise’s native Japan. At […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – “Gundam The Origin III” European Premiere Review

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2016
Last October, Anime Limited partnered with Sunrise to theatrically screen the first two episodes of Gundam The Origin at their MCM Loves Anime festival. With May bringing the first MCM London convention of the year, this partnership returned but now with the screening held within the main convention itself and presented by two of its […]

“Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky” Announced For UK Release

by Grant Whiteon April 26, 2016
Following from the news that Right Stuf would be releasing it in America, Anime Limited have announced they will once again be acting as Sunrise’s regional partner in the UK in order to release Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky, the compilation movie of the recent four part series released online in Japan. Based on […]

Review: “Mobile Suit Gundam Part 2 (UK Edition)”: Yes, My Sweet! Yes, My Sweetest!

by Grant Whiteon February 8, 2016
One of the good things about releasing the original Gundam in two sets is that it creates a nice line between the two major stages of the story. We started with the Federation losing to Zeon and the White Base crew being a messy band of refugees forced into being soldiers. This second set marks […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Gundam The Origin II” World Premiere Review

by Grant Whiteon October 30, 2015
On the Saturday of MCM London Comic Con this October, Anime Limited tried something new. Drawing on their successful involvement with the ongoing Scotland Loves Anime, they staged the MCM Loves Anime event roughly 10 minutes away from the main convention. The idea being this independent film festival would take advantage of the migration habits […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – Tamashii Nations UK Booth Images

by Grant Whiteon October 28, 2015
Having long been a fixture of American conventions, Bandai’s Tamashii Nations returned once again to MCM London Comic Con as part of their recent move in to the UK market. Tamashii Nations is a name that will be familiar to those who import Bandai’s various collector aimed toylines such as S.H. Figuarts and Metal Build, […]

“Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin II” To Receive World Premiere At MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon September 27, 2015
Anime Limited have announced plans to present a special ‘MCM Loves Anime’ film festival the Saturday of next month’s MCM London Comic Con (23rd-25th October), an off shoot of AL’s involvement with the annual Scotland Loves Anime event. The centrepiece of the event will be the world premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin II: Artesia’s […]