Quantcast

Toonzone Interviews Gainax Co-Founder and Anime Producer Hiroaki Inoue

hiroakiinoue

A bona fide veteran of the anime industry, Hiroaki Inoue began his career as an animator at Tezuka Productions and would ultimately go on to be a successful producer as well as a co-founder of the animation studio Gainax during the 1980s. In addition to producing Lensman, the first anime work to use 3D graphics, […]

Review: "Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt" and Blu-rays

thumb-pantystockinguk

These aren’t the lovely angels, and they’re barely considered angelic. Panty and Stocking are sent on a mission from God (or more likely, a guy named Garterbelt) to take down ghosts to earn their way back into Heaven. The Anarchy sisters couldn’t be any more different from one another: Panty is obsessed with sex (and […]

Gainax Revives Its "Blue Uru" Film Project

BlueUruConceptArt2

The Japanese animation studio Gainax has announced that it is restarting work on its Blue Uru film project. Blue Uru is intended to be a sequel to Gainax’s first theatrical film, the 1987 sci-fi drama Royal Space Force – The Wings of Honnêamise. Work on the film first began in 1992, but it was suspended the following […]

Review: "Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt" DVD Box Set: Subversively Sardonic But Egregious In English

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt

The last decade of anime has been dominated by one trend above all others. Moe. I could spend some lines describing what exactly that means, but I think this is easier: Moe is the opposite of character like Fujiko Mine from Lupin The 3rd and Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop. Instead of a strong, adult […]

Review: "Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt" (UK Edition): Where Is Your Moe Now?

03A_c069

The common visual style of Japanese animation and comics is considered to have begun with the influx of the American versions of these two categories following the Second World War. The wide eyes and button noses of American toons were quickly adopted and over the years integrated with elements of Japan’s own artistic history to […]

Review: "Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt" Complete Series: Stay Classy, Gainax

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt

I won’t beat around the bush: Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt is a wasted opportunity. Here we have a show that should have been a lot of fun: It’s brimming with visual creativity, sports a unique look compared to many modern anime, and doesn’t take itself seriously at all. In many ways, it shares aspects […]

FUNimation Announces New July Titles Including "Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt"

A number of new anime titles are coming in July from FUNimation: * El Cazador de la Bruja Complete Series (S.A.V.E.) (DVD): 7/10/12 – 650 min. – $29.98 * Ergo Proxy Complete Series (Anime Classics) (DVD): 7/3/12 – 575 min. – $39.98 * Fractale Complete Series (L.E.) (Blu-ray/DVD combo): 7/17/12 – 275 min. – $69.98 […]

PR: FUNimation Acquires "Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt"

FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Anime Fan Favorite Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Flower Mound, TX (April 14, 2011) – FUNimation(R) Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast and digital rights for the madcap anime series “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt”from Kadokawa Shoten Co., Ltd. The 13-episode original series is the latest creation by […]

"Panty And Stocking With Garterbelt": Rebirth of Fun Anime

Let me lead by saying that it’s not like there haven’t been good anime the past few years. There’s Baccano, Gurren Lagann, Nana, and Trapeze to name a few from the series side of things, and I must admit that Summer Wars and the new Evangelion movies are all great animated films. Plus, sometimes the […]

Single Sign On provided by vBSSO