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PR: MCM Birmingham Comic Con to host UK's first showing of 'Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day'

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MCM BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON & MEMORABILIA – NEC – 22-23 MARCH Birmingham Comic Con to host UK’s first showing of ‘Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day’ Anime and manga fans rejoice! Bandai Namco Games will be giving visitors to this weekend’s MCM Birmingham Comic Con the first UK showing of the unique anime and videogame […]

Katsuhiro Otomo's "Short Peace" Anthology to Run in US Starting March 3, 2014

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Review: "Akira" Blu-ray - The Masterwork Back in High Definition

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The history of Akira on home video turns out to encapsulate the history of anime on home video in the United States as well. The success of the film in Japan led to the first VHS releases in the early 1990’s, in both dubbed and subtitled versions as well as in full-frame and letterboxed releases. […]

Toonzone Interviews Gainax Co-Founder and Anime Producer Hiroaki Inoue

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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, […]

Platform International Animation Festival: Toonzone Interviews Katsuhiro Otomo on His New Short Hi-No-Yojin: Combustible

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Katsuhiro Otomo debuted as a manga writer/artist in 1973 and is known for such works as Domu and Akira. Otomo directed the animated adaptation of Akira in 1988, which went on to become highly influential in the world of animation. Otomo also directed 2004’s Steamboy; his most recent work is a short film “Combustible (Hi-No-Yojin).” […]

PR: Platform International Animation Festival Honors Katsuhiro Otomo with Lifetime Achievement Award

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PLATFORM INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL HONORS KATSUHIRO OTOMO WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD The October 27th event is the first public U.S. appearance of Otomo since 1990 Los Angeles, CA — PLATFORM, the internationally acclaimed animation festival, will present renowned Japanese artist Katsuhiro Otomo with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, October 27th at 9:30pm. The evening […]

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