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Otakon2011: "Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos" Shines Brightly

When Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos was first announced I was a bit wary. It’s no surprise that the creators of the show would want to leverage their popular franchise to support a side-story, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it should be done. There have been far too many series and movies cheapened […]

Toonzone Goes to Otakon 2011

Otakon 2011 was held last weekend in Baltimore, MD, and Toonzone’s Todd DuBois (GWOtaku), Nick Hobbs (Lelouch), and Eric Stehmer (Weatherman) were there on the scene to cover the event. Search for “Otakon2011″ in our News for all related articles, or check back here for links to all our coverage of the event: Pre-Con Otakon […]

Otakon2011: Cosplay Photo Gallery

It’s not an anime convention without cosplay, and Todd “GWOtaku” DuBois captured some of the costumes on display at this past weekend’s Otakon 2011. Click on any of the thumbnails below to view full-size:

Otakon2011: Toonzone Interviews Anime Voice Actress Lisa Ortiz

TOONZONE NEWS: How did you first get the role of Lina in Slayers? LISA ORTIZ: At the time, I was doing a lot of work with Central Park Media. It was really early on, I had just started. I had done my first role, which was Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War. Then I was […]

Otakon2011: "Angel ScandyS" Press Conference

On Friday afternoon, Otakon played host to a press conference focused on the upcoming anime series Angel ScandyS, said to be “…a comedy about three normal girls, three demons, and three angels, trying to become idols.” The catalyst for the plot is the death of the Principal of the prestigious Lilliard Music School, who passes […]

Otakon2011: The "Tiger & Bunny" Panel

On Sunday morning, an impressive crowd filled up a great part of Otakon’s immense panel 3 room to attend the panel for Tiger & Bunny, an original superhero action series from studio Sunrise that has been aired and simulcasted outside Japan since its premiere in April. In the show a group of metahumans battle crime […]

Otakon2011: Makoto Shinkai Introduction and Q&A Session

After the presentation of “Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below”, Makoto Shinkai came forward to address the crowd and take questions from the fans in attendance. Shinkai directed the film and was also responsible for the screenplay and storyboarding. What follows here is a mostly-complete transcription of this event, reproduced to the best […]

Otakon2011: Press Conference with Anime Director Makoto Shinkai

Just two months after its release in Japan, Makoto Shinkai’s new movie, Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, had its U.S. premiere at Otakon with English Subtitles. Makoto Shinkai is a Japanese Director known for Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days and 5 Centimeters Per Second. After […]

Otakon2011: Toonzone Interviews Anime Japanese Voice Actor Akira Sasanuma

TOONZONE NEWS: Would you have any interest in returning to a Gundam series in the future? Perhaps in the Gundam Seed movie should it ever be made? AKIRA SASANUMA: If there is opportunity, very well. TOONZONE NEWS: What has been the most difficult role for you to voice, a role that has really pushed you […]

Otakon2011: Industry Panel Reports

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