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NYCC 2014: Sunrise Strikes New Deal for "Gundam" Franchise in the U.S. (Updated)

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At its official panel at New York Comic Con Saturday afternoon, Japanese animation studio Sunrise, Inc had a major announcement in store for American fans of its long-lived Mobile Suit Gundam mecha anime franchise. Sunrise has reached a deal to once again distribute its Gundam animation on home video in the United States, in partnership […]

A First Look at "Gundam Reconguista in G"

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This year is the 35th anniversary of Gundam, Japan’s storied robot anime franchise, and a livestreamed event in Japan began promotion for the occasion in earnest ahead of the start of the AnimeJapan trade fair on March 22nd. A trio of animated works were spotlighted at the event, one being seventh and final chapter of […]

Anime Boston 2013: Sunrise Official Panel Report

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Sunrise Japan came to Anime Boston for the first time this year and gave a presentation on some of their upcoming projects and made several announcements.  They announced the launch of Daisuki-a joint project between themselves, Aniplex, Toei and Toms.  They also announced that multiple titles formerly held by Bandai Entertainment USA are currently being […]

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 […]

Otakon 2012: "Gundam Unicorn" Focus Panel

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Saturday evening at Otakon 2012, the spacious panel 3 room was mostly filled for a two-hour event focused on Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. After a screening of the fifth and latest episode, The Black Unicorn, fans were treated to a focus panel featuring four guests: Sunrise producer Shin Sasaki, production manager Yasufumi Kobashi, Japanese voice […]

Otakon 2012: Vertical Publishing Announces "Gundam: The Origin", "Wolfsmund" Manga

Vertical Publishing announced several new titles at their panel at Otakon 2012. Gundam: The Origin will be released in a series of hardcover collector’s editions. Each will be 400-500 pages and will include color pages and essays from a number of prominent Japanese animation producers. The exact list is currently not finalized due to issues […]

"Gundam AGE Limited Edition Blu-ray Volume 1": This Is the AGE of 'Are These Prices Serious?'

It’s become the tradition now for new Gundam series to appear roughly every two to three years. In contrast to the high turnover rate of the 90s, this gives fans a bit of breathing space between the big pushes. The previous series, Gundam 00, acquitted itself well, but seemingly failed to become a long term […]

"Gundam 00" Season 2 Wraps Up Nice

Grant White reviews of Gundam 00‘s second season: “Gundam 00 Season 2, Part 3″: Always Clenching “Gundam 00 Season 2, Part 4″: Successful Innovation

"Gundam Unicorn" Volumes 2 and 3: Brilliance Undimmed

The first episode of Gundam Unicorn (a.k.a. Gundam UC) was an outstanding accomplishment; it was a reintroduction to the long-lived Gundam franchise capable of both engaging new viewers and pleasing long-time fans with its incisive narrative and first-rate production values that are more than worthy of an animated feature film. With The Second Coming of […]

Bandai Entertainment Slates "Gundam 00" Movie For July 2011, Delays June Titles

Bandai has announced Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie – A Wakening of the Trailblazer for release on both Blu-Ray and DVD for 7/5/11. The Blu-Ray will retail for $34.98 while the DVD release will sell for $24.98. The Blu-Ray release will include theatrical trailers, TV commercials, promotional videos, a “TV Series Guide” and a […]

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