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Toonzone Goes to New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival 2010

The New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival 2010 is now finished, and Toonzone News was there! In addition to myself, staffers Todd DuBois (GWOtaku), Nick Hobbs, Caitlin Kelly (purplehairedwonder), Michael Lachman (darkdetective), and Matthew Williams were out in force to cover the panels, screenings, and other events at the con. All our coverage of […]

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. […]

NYAF2010: "Mardock Scramble: The First Compression" Press Conference with Author!

Aniplex presented the World Premiere of Mardock Scramble: The First Compression at New York Anime Fest 2010 and held an exclusive press conference (via interpreter) with Tow Ubukata, the author of the novel the movie is based on. The English translation of the novel comes out in America early next year through VIZ Media under […]

NYAF2010: "Mardock Scramble: The First Compression" Thoughts and Observations

The story does well in mixing the plot, characters and action all together. Balot is a fantastic protagonist. As young as she is, she comes with a lot of baggage in her past, with her father molesting her during early childhood. She becomes psychologically troubled by these events and looks for someone to love her, […]

NYAF2010: Crunchyroll Announces Return of Gundam and New Simulcasts

During their panel, Crunchyroll announced that Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam Z and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 will again be streaming on their site, starting just after the panel finished. In addition to that news, they have also announced several new series that will be simulcasting, many of which have already begun. The shows […]

NYAF2010: Star Driver is Fabulooousss!

Star Driver is nothing short of FABULOUS. The plot is a bit odd, the mechs are quirky and the main character, Takuto, is ridiculous. Typically you’d think this combination wouldn’t result in such a great first impression, but it works for Star Driver. I had the pleasure of watching the first episode today with English […]

NYAF2010: Bandai Licenses Gundam 00 Movie, Announces Re-Release for Original MSG

For their industry panel during NYCC/NYAF Bandai Entertainment has announced the licensing of the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 movie A wakening the Trailblazer. Gundam Unicorn has also been licensed for a three part DVD release with 2 episodes per part for $29.98. Bandai also announced a two-part Anime Legends set for the original Mobile Suit […]

NYAF2010: The Anime in Academia Panel

You think Anime and Manga is just a hobby? Think again. Anime and Manga are being utilized not only as a practice of art or entertainment, but also for academic purposes. Like books, film or any other media outlet, Anime and Manga also cover a wide range of topics and ideas that can be analyzed […]

NYAF2010: Aniplex Announces Additional Voices for Durarara!! & Website Details

In the third part of their voice cast announcements, Aniplex revealed that Brian Beacock would voice Walker Yumasaki, Steven Blum as Kyohei Kadota and Mela Lee as Erika Karisawa in their upcoming dub release of Durarara!!. On their website for the show, www.DurararaUSA.com, English voice cast videos have been released, with Crispin Freeman as Shizuo […]

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