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NYAF2010: Gundam 00 Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer is Flawed but Entertaining!

On the final day of NYAF 2010 the long awaited Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Movie: A wakening of the Trailblazer premiered with English subtitles just a mere month after the Japanese release. For Gundam fans this was quite the treat and judging from the line that formed, probably the most anticipated movie premiere during NYAF. […]

Otakon2010: Of Unicorns and Gundam Unicorn

Although final days at conventions are only half days and can be less substantial than the first two days in my experience, my Sunday at Otakon 2010 was fully occupied by two satisfying events. Longtime readers may recall the tribute I paid to what I consider one of the finest Rankin-Bass productions and a marvelous […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces "Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam" Movies for June 2010 Release

By way of their official FaceBook page, Bandai has announced they will release the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam films on DVD in June 2010. Mania.com has a full listing of all the DVDs being released (the movie trilogy set, plus each movie individually, part 2 of Kurokami, and part 2 of Gundam 00′s second season), […]

"Gundam Unicorn Volume 1" Is Expensive But Outstanding

This is not the review I expected to write. When the the six-part OVA Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (a.k.a. Gundam UC) was first announced in 2009 as the flagship commemoration of the long-running Gundam franchise’s 30th anniversary, I was hoping for a high-quality product with strong characterization and thrilling giant robot action, but I was […]

Gundam Week: Top 5 Gundam Series

As mentioned before, Gundam has been around for quite some time. It has managed to produce several different series with different styles, characters, and of course mobile suits. Some left the viewers wanting more, whether it be due to a weak plot, characters you couldn’t care for, or simply because the action wasn’t entertaining. Others, […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New March Titles Including "Gundam 00" S2

Two new Bandai DVDs are set for March releases: * Code Geass R2 Part 4: 3/2/10 – 150 min. – $39.98/$44.98 (Limited Edition) * Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 Part 1: 3/2/10 – 175 min. – $39.98/$44.98 (Special Edition) [Source: Mania.com ]

NYAF2009: Yoshiyuki Tomino Q&A Panel Report

The New York Anime Festival was a proud host to Yoshiyuki Tomino, the legendary father of the Mobile Suit Gundam anime series, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. On Saturday afternoon, the festival hosted a special Q&A session with Tomino-san, beginning with a highlight reel of his many hit series, starting with Triton of the […]

"Mobile Suit Gundam 00" to Debut on Sci Fi Channel in November 2008

At Bandai Entertainment’s Anime Expo panel, the company reported that Mobile Suit Gundam 00 will premiere on the Sci Fi Channel on November 17, 2008, with two episodes airing per week. It will be the first new Gundam television series to air in the United States since Mobile Suit Gundam Seed. (via Toon Zone member […]

Toon Zone Throwdown Round 1: Top 5 Bare-Knuckle Brawls

Here at Toon Zone News, we firmly believe that non-violent solutions to Real World problems are the ones that should be actively sought out and implemented. These solutions are harder to do, but if done correctly, they will tend to be more permanent, resulting in less ancillary suffering of innocent bystanders and more long-term happiness […]

"Gundam MS IGLOO": More Milk from the UC Cash Cow

If you look at the Gundam landscape here in America, what little there is consists mostly of Cosmic Era stuff. While that’s fine for fans of the various SEED series, there’s still tons of Universal Century stuff that hasn’t been seen outside of Japan. Problem is, America hates the Universal Century. But does that stop […]

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