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Review: “Gundam Reconguista In G Complete Blu-ray Set (UK Edition)” – The Future’s Bright

by Grant Whiteon November 23, 2016
The current partnership between Sunrise and Anime Limited for Gundam in the UK was foreshadowed by the surprise licensing of Reconguista in G in 2014. One of two television series created for the franchise’s 35th anniversary, the 26-episode series saw the return of original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino as writer and director. Stewardship has been handed […]

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 […]

G-Con UK Gundam Fan Convention Postponed To September

by Grant Whiteon April 24, 2016
Originally planned for this April, Leeds based Gunpla importer Japan-Cool have updated the official website for the G-Con UK Gundam fan convention to reveal the event has currently been postponed to this September, citing issues with securing a venue and time needed to secure rights from Sunrise for screenings at the event. An ambitious attempt […]

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 […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – Shigeto Koyama Interview

by Grant Whiteon November 16, 2015
The Saturday of MCM London Comic Con October, Toonzone News were given the chance to pose some questions to Shigeto Koyama. A talent who has worked on titles including Kill la Kill, Heroman, Disney’s Big Hero 6 and his own original short “Obake-chan,” Koyama attended the event as the Anime Guest Of Honour. TOONZONE NEWS: […]

Gundam UK Fan Convention Under Planning For 2016

by Grant Whiteon July 22, 2015
Japan-Cool, a Leeds based seller for imported ‘Gunpla’ plastic models from the popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, have announced plans for a UK Gundam fan convention titled G-Con to be held in 2016. The focus of the event is currently planned to cover such community events as cosplay, movie screenings, a cafe and sales/tutorials of […]

“Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans” Revealed by Sunrise

by Todd DuBoison July 16, 2015
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, the latest entry in Japan’s 36 year old Gundam sci-fi mecha franchise, was announced by Sunrise Inc this week. The new show is an original and standalone story helmed by Director Tatsuyuki Nagai and Animation Kobe Award-winning writer Mari Okada, both younger creators in their late 30s whose past collaborations […]

Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 – Hidetaka Tenjin Live Drawing Session

by Grant Whiteon June 15, 2015
The panel was opened by an introduction by Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge. Tenjin (appearing as a guest on behalf of Viewster) opened the panel by beaming in English “Hello, good afternoon! I’m from Japan. Thanks for coming this session!” before wryly adding “I’m from Japan and I can’t speak English, okay?” The rest of […]

Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 – Hidetaka Tenjin Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 3, 2015
Although popular in his native Japan, the internet has allowed people in many other countries to become fans of the work of Hidetaka Tenjin. Boasting credits in illustration, design and voice acting, he is perhaps most famous for the illustrations he has provided to the world of Macross in addition to box art for Bandai’s […]