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Review: "Dream Eater Merry" Season 1 (UK Edition) - The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of?

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Dreams are nasty buggers, particularly for teens – high expectations from parents, school, television, peers, and society in general are all carried across aspiring youthful shoulder blades, sucking away at the ability to enjoy the present for fear of the future. It’s no surprise that the world of nightmares and daydreams are so widely scattered […]

Review: "Bodacious Space Pirates Part 1 & Part 2 (UK Editions)": It's Time For Some Piracy!

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In the far future humanity extended to the stars and colonised alien worlds. War inevitably broke out between the overseers and the colonists, the latter bolstering their forces by issuing Letters of Marque to pirate ships and using their actions as legal pirates to weaken their enemy. 100 years later pirates have become a little […]

MVM Announces Recall of "Bakemonogatari" Part 1, UK Release Shipped With Wrong Discs

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MVM have announced that a disc packing error has led to Bakemonogatari Part 1 shipping with incorrect discs inside the case. Discussing the problem, MVM’s Tony Allen said “Unfortunately our manufacturers packed the wrong discs (Shana) into the Bakemonogatari Pt1 box. This was spotted a week before release date but some stock had already shipped […]

Toonzone at MCM London Comic Con May 2013 - Shinichiro Watanabe Q&A

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Attending the event to promote the forthcoming releases of Cowboy Bebop HD and Kids On The Slope, the appearance marked the renowned Watanabe’s first visit to the UK. Well known industry veteran and Anime Ltd representative Andrew Partridge asked questions, with Watanabe generally speaking through an interpreter though occasionally offering English responses. Things began with […]

Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2013 - Anime Industry Panels

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The Anime Industry panel was split across the Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday panel opened with two surprise announcements from Manga- Attack on Titan and the live action Space Battleship Yamato have been licensed by them, with trailers running on the theatre’s main screen. No specific dates are currently set for Titan but Yamato is […]

Review: "Canaan (UK Edition)": Promised Land

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I’m not really a fan of shorter, 13-episode series, usually because I find they lack enough episodes to tell a consistent story and in some cases tend to be prone to awkward last minute shock plot twists. Canaan is something of an answer to my misgivings. Low level Japanese reporter Minoru Minorikawa ekes out a […]

Review: "Needless Part 1 & Part 2 (UK Editions)": Not A Fully Accurate Title

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In the 21st century the planet is rocked by World War III. Amongst the damage the country of Japan is heavily bombed. Decades later society has generally rebuilt but the largest blast crater remains in the centre of Tokyo, dubbed the Black Spot. From this no-man’s land emerges those strangely mutated by the effects of […]

Shinichiro Watanabe & Exclusive 'Highschool of the Dead' DVD at MCM London Comic Con

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Famed Japanese director Shinichiro Watanabe will be in attendance for all three days of this May’s London Comic Con. Involved in a range of events during the 24th-26th May event, Watanabe will be promoting both Anime Limited’s HD release of Cowboy Bebop and MVM’s release of his latest work Kids On The Slope. Attendees who […]

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