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Animation Dominates Japan 2013 Box Office Charts

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that the 2013 annual box office results in Japan are dominated by animation, with 7 out of the top 10 grossing films of the year being animated, and one prominently featuring a CGI character in a live-action movie. Hayao Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) was the #1 top grossing film […]

Toonzone Goes to Toy Fair 2013: First Salvo - Show Floor, Pop Vinyl, Diamond, DC Direct, Tamashii Nations

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The Toy Industry Association’s Toy Fair descended onto the Jacob K. Javits convention center from February 10-13, 2013, and Toonzone was there to get a look at new and upcoming toys licensed from your favorite animation properties (and a bunch of other cool, shiny stuff that just attracted my attention). Thanks to all the PR […]

"Dragonball Z: Dragon Box 6": The Spiritual Evolution of a Hero?

Years after the Cell Games, Goku’s family and friends have moved on without him. When the hero returns to Earth for a day of fun and martial arts, the Z-Warriors end up having to save all of humanity. Can Goku save the day as he usually does? The bigger question is, should he? At this […]

"Dragon Ball Season Five" Grows Up But Doesn't Get Old

If there is one part of the original Dragon Ball series that a fan who got started on Dragon Ball Z or Dragon Ball Z Kai should watch, it would be this fifth and final season. The majority of it is occupied by the last and best tournament arc of the original series; it introduces […]

Cool Stuff: Dragon Ball Z In Nine Minutes

This collaborative AMV is an oldie by now, but the “Doomrider” project is still very good more than five years later. Full details about the video and the people who made it can be found here. Squeezing the events of 291 episodes into nine minutes is a formidable task; but the excellent editing hits the […]

"Dragon Ball Season Four" Is More Of The Same, Except Better

Season four of Dragon Ball needs very little introduction. Even casual viewers of anime likely either remember Dragon Ball from its television run on Cartoon Network years ago, as I do, or they’ve at least heard of it thanks to the enduring popularity of its sequel, Dragon Ball Z. If the show is brand new […]

"Dragonball Z: Broly Double Feature" Puts The "-" in "Blu-Ray"

FUNimation has stepped into the Blu-Ray arena (which is good, as HD-DVD is officially dead at this point), with a double feature of the eighth and tenth Dragonball Z movies, “Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan” and “Broly: Second Coming”. They’ve remastered the films, and used the Blu-Ray space to fit two flicks on one DVD, […]

Randall Duk Kim joins 'Dragon Ball' as Gohan

According to his website Korean actor Randall Duk Kim is playing the role of Grandpa Gohan in the live action adaptation of the popular Shônen JUMP Japanese comic Dragon Ball. Readers might remember Kim as being the Key Maker in the Matrix Reloaded, sequel to the popular action film The Matrix. Dragon Ball is due […]

Marsters speaks to TV Guide about 'Dragonball'

In the January 21-28, 2008 issue of TV Guide actor James Marsters (Spike, Buffy/Angel, Brainiac, Smallvile) spoke about his involvement in ‘Dragonball’, a live action adaptation of the Weekly Shonen JUMP title by Akira Toriyama (directed and written by James Wong): “Oh, Dragonball is the coolest television cartoon in the last 50, 000 years. It’s […]

Chow Yun Fat Joins the Cast of "Dragonball"

Chow Yun Fat has joined the cast of the upcoming live action Dragoball movie. He will be playing the role of Master Roshi the turtle hermit. He joins Justin Chatwin as Goku, James Marsters as Piccolo, and Emmy Rossum as Bulma. source:http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/11800.html

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