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NYAF2009: Toon Zone Interviews "Soul Eater"'s Laura Bailey & Travis Willingham

With dozens of titles between them, Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham are clearly battle-scarred veterans of the anime voice acting scene. Both kicked off their careers with parts in Dragon Ball Z, and have gone on to give voice to many of the most popular characters in anime today, with Bailey providing the voice for […]

Toon Zone Goes to New York Anime Festival 2009

The New York Anime Festival is underway in New York City, and Toon Zone News was there on Saturday. Check this page for all our New York Anime Festival-related news, or search our news for “NYAF2009.” FUNimation Announces “X”, New “Initial D” Dub and “FMA: Brotherhood” Cast Bandai Announces New “Eureka Seven” Coming to DVD […]

NYAF2009: Attendance Up 16% from Last Year

New York Anime Festival organizer Lance Fensterman is reporting that this year’s festival had 21,388 attendees on Saturday, including fans, professionals, press, guests/speakers but not exhibiting staffers. The number represents a 16% jump from last year’s festival attendance. Return to New York Anime Festival 2009 Round-up

NYAF2009: VIZ Announces "Inuyasha the Final Act" Near-Simulcasts Begin Oct 3, 2009

At the New York Anime Festival 2009, VIZ Media announced that Inuyasha The Final Act will be released in the United States within hours of its debut in Japan via the ShonenSunday.com and Hulu.com streaming video websites. The subtitled series will debut on October 3, 2009, with new episodes airing every Saturday thereafter. The full […]

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 […]

NYAF2009: The Bandai Panel Report

There isn’t a whole lot of new news to report from the Bandai panel at the New York Anime Festival 2009, which was hosted by Bandai’s Robert Place Napton and Ken Iyadomi and assisted by Anthony Foronda (I think). The first indication that this would be true was the fact that the slide show at […]

NYAF2009: Bandai Announces New "Eureka Seven" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray Jan 26, 2010

At their industry panel at the New York Anime Festival, Bandai announced that Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers will be released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on January 26, 2010. Current suggested retail pricing is $24.98 for the DVD and $39.98 for the Blu-ray. Also, check our full Bandai panel report. Return […]

New York Anime Festival Opens September 25-27, 2009

The New York Anime Festival will take place this weekend, September 25-27, 2009, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Mobile Suit Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, voice actor Yui Makino are this year’s guests of honor, with the pop music group AKB48 making their US debut. The usual gamut of industry […]

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