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Review: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Awake But Half Asleep

by Grant Whiteon December 18, 2015
When I reviewed the two season premieres for Rebels, I commented that I’ve generally been happy with Disney’s treatment of the franchise. However, I should clarify this was mostly approval of how they were handling the television side of things. Their plans for cinema have caused doubt in my mind, mostly for two major reasons. […]
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What Do The Critics Think Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

by Peter Paltridgeon December 16, 2015
Those of us who remember the overblown hype surrounding The Phantom Menace back in 1999 may feel an uneasy sense of deja vu when remembering how severely all those hopes were shattered, and how unsettlingly similar the hype over Episode VII seems now. Well, the movie has had its big Hollywood premiere, the review embargo […]

Review: “Mobile Suit Gundam Part 1 (UK Edition)”: Gundam Calling To The Faraway Towns

by Grant Whiteon November 30, 2015
My name is Grant and I’m a fan of Gundam (how my family wishes they could just say I’m an alcoholic), although being one in the UK hasn’t been easy. While beez Entertainment released various titles back in the day, we never saw the push that markets like America got. That is looking to change, […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Miss Hokusai” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Anime Limited picked some high quality Japanese cinema for their MCM Loves Anime event and the opening title was no exception. Coming from the much respected Production I.G., Miss Hokusai is a pseudo-canonical story concerned with the daughter of the famous Japanese painter. In the tradition of many Japanese films, there is less so a […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Love Live! The School Idol Movie” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Ah, Love Live!, an anime series with fans the world over. For those not familiar, Love Live! is a Japanese entertainment franchise focussed on a group of fictional idols who via their real life voice actresses release songs and related projetcs. Easily the most famous arm of the franchise is the anime, produced by Sunrise. […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Gundam The Origin II” World Premiere Review

by Grant Whiteon October 30, 2015
On the Saturday of MCM London Comic Con this October, Anime Limited tried something new. Drawing on their successful involvement with the ongoing Scotland Loves Anime, they staged the MCM Loves Anime event roughly 10 minutes away from the main convention. The idea being this independent film festival would take advantage of the migration habits […]

Review: “Sword Art Online II – Volume One Collector’s Edition (UK Edition)”: Bringing A Sword To A Gun Fight?

by Grant Whiteon October 19, 2015
As I said the last time I reviewed a show inspired by MMORPGs, the genre has never really been my thing. I have my creative outlets which includes writing (though my poor editor may feel differently) but I’ve got enough commitments and drama in my real life to carve out a second one. That said, […]

Review: “009 Re:Cyborg (UK Edition)”: A Re:Boot That Needs Re:Considering

by Grant Whiteon October 1, 2015
Fans of Japanese pop culture will likely be familiar with Shotaro Ishinomori, one of the key architects of the framework for many long running superhero works such as Super Sentai and Kamen Rider. One of his only slightly less well known works is Cyborg 009. Sharing themes with Kamen Rider, the story focuses on nine […]

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Review: “We Bare Bears” Cartoon Network UK Premiere: A Honey Of A Show

by Grant Whiteon September 4, 2015
When I reviewed the superb Over The Garden Wall earlier this year, I spoke of the renaissance that has been occurring with Cartoon Network originals in recent years. While original programming has always been one of the network’s strong points, the current crop have hit a new stride with some great creator driven content that […]
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Review: “Space Dandy Season 2 Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: Make Room For Seconds, Baby

by Grant Whiteon August 25, 2015
Space Dandy, as the opening to nearly every episode informs us, is a dandy guy in space. In many ways, that’s about all you need to know going into the show even as it begins its second season, though there are of course wider details. Dandy resides in a familiar anime vision of the future […]