Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – LeSean Thomas “Cannon Busters” Panel

by Grant Whiteon November 4, 2015
Held in the ExCel Platinum Suite, the Cannon Busters panel was chaired by Manga/Animatsu representative Jerome Mazandarani and Cannon Busters creator LeSean Thomas. Cannon Busters is an animated series covering the adventures of S.A.M., a friendship robot who is a companion to a prince of an affluent kingdom that produces robots.  When a sorcerer wielding […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – Tamashii Nations UK Booth Images

by Grant Whiteon October 28, 2015
Having long been a fixture of American conventions, Bandai’s Tamashii Nations returned once again to MCM London Comic Con as part of their recent move in to the UK market. Tamashii Nations is a name that will be familiar to those who import Bandai’s various collector aimed toylines such as S.H. Figuarts and Metal Build, […]

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Toonzone News Chat With “Space Dandy” Writer Kimiko Ueno At MCM Manchester Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon August 4, 2015
Known for scripting some of the most popular episodes of Shinichiro Watanabe’s latest hit Space Dandy, Kimiko Ueno attended the recent MCM Manchester Comic Con as a guest of Anime Limited. Toonzone News was given the opportunity to pose some brief questions to Ueno about her career and work on the show. TOONZONE NEWS: What […]
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‘Space Dandy’ Script Writer Kimiko Ueno To Attend MCM Comic Con Manchester 2015

by Grant Whiteon July 8, 2015
MCM have announced that Japanese script writer Kimiko Ueno will be Anime Guest of Honour at their Manchester Comic Con 2015, due to be held 25th-26th July. Ueno has worked on a range of titles including the infamous comedy series Shin-Chan, but is possibly most famous for her work on Shinichiro Watanabe’s Space Dandy (released […]


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 […]

Anime Limited To Release Production I.G.’s ‘Miss Hokusai’ In UK & Ireland

by Grant Whiteon February 27, 2015
Anime Limited have announced they have obtained the rights to Miss Hokusai in the UK and Ireland. Produced by the always popular Production I.G., directed by Keiichi Hara and inspired by Hinako Sugiura’s comic Sarusuberi the film focusses on O-Ei, the little known daughter of the famous and influential Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai in 1814 […]


Shonen Hollywood To Receive Blu-ray/DVD Release

by Alex Beanon June 27, 2014
Good news if you live in Japan [or can easily order items from Amazon Japan] as the anime adaptation of the “Shonen Hollywood” novel series is set to come to Blu-ray and DVD. The series – due to air next week [July 5] in Japan – follows the lives of boys who attend the imaginary […]

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution Has A Release Date

by Alex Beanon June 14, 2014
The video game “Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution” finally has a release date – albeit, for Japan only at the moment – as well as the announcement that there will be a playable demo which may be ready in time for the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego next month. Screenshots and videos have […]


CLIP: “Haruhi Hunting” Promotional Video

by Alex Beanon June 4, 2014
Anime sensation Haruhi Suzumiya has not been seen in four years since the release of “The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya” but now, in a promo video for a new pachinko game in Japan entitled “Haruhi Hunting: The Hunt For Memories Lost”, Japanese-based fans of the 2006 anime series are asked to locate 707 missing frames […]

Japanese Soccer Stars Recreate Flash Kicker’s Twin Goal

by Alex Beanon May 29, 2014
You know World Cup is getting tantalizingly closer when two members of Japan’s World Cup team – Takahiro Ogihara and Hotaru Yamaguchi – have time to work on their creativity by recreating the iconic “twin shot” performed by Flash Kicker [Captain Tsubasa] from the popular manga animation series, comic book and video game…