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Black Out 2022 – Anime Short For Blade Runner 2049

by Alex Beanon September 29, 2017
The highly anticipated film “Blade Runner 2049” starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, debuts next week [October 6, 2017] – but before that, you have a prequel short [“2036 Nexus Dawn”] and this anime short prologue entitled “Black Out 2022”. The backstory – It is 2022 and an EMP detonation has caused a global blackout with the predictable worldwide massive, […]

Shinichiro Watanabe Directs Blade Runner Short

by Peter Paltridgeon September 20, 2017
You’re familiar with Shinichiro Watanabe, famed director of Cowboy Bebop, correct? A lot of anime was inspired by Blade Runner….what would a Watanabe ‘toon look like if it was a direct adaption? We’ll find out in a little more than a week, when “Blade Runner: Black Out 2022” premieres. Directed by Wantanabe, the short will […]

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There Could Be A Live-Action Version Of Cowboy Bebop

by Peter Paltridgeon June 6, 2017
Shinichiro Watanabe’s Cowboy Bebop is arguably the pinnacle of Japanese animated entertainment. It’s got very appealing characters, a top-notch narrative, stellar animation, and one of the choicest soundtracks of any cartoon ever. Despite being just 26 episodes long, it ran in an endless loop on Adult Swim for over a decade, from 2001 until 2014. […]

Toonzone News Interviews Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai & Hiroshi Shimizu About “The Rolling Girls”

by Grant Whiteon September 29, 2015
This past weekend Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai and Hiroshi Shimizu attended MCM Glasgow Comic Con to promote their work on the studio’s latest hit The Rolling Girls, licensed by Anime Limited for UK Blu-ray and DVD release in 2016. Collectively the pair have ample experience in the Japanese animation industry and Toonzone News got the […]

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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 […]
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Toonzone News Chat With “Space Dandy” Writer Kimiko Ueno At MCM Manchester Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon August 4, 2015
Known for scripting some of the most popular episodes of Shinichiro Watanabe’s latest hit Space Dandy, Kimiko Ueno attended the recent MCM Manchester Comic Con as a guest of Anime Limited. Toonzone News was given the opportunity to pose some brief questions to Ueno about her career and work on the show. TOONZONE NEWS: What […]

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‘Space Dandy’ Script Writer Kimiko Ueno To Attend MCM Comic Con Manchester 2015

by Grant Whiteon July 8, 2015
MCM have announced that Japanese script writer Kimiko Ueno will be Anime Guest of Honour at their Manchester Comic Con 2015, due to be held 25th-26th July. Ueno has worked on a range of titles including the infamous comedy series Shin-Chan, but is possibly most famous for her work on Shinichiro Watanabe’s Space Dandy (released […]

Review: “Space Dandy: Season One BooBies Edition” Has Dandy Boobies

by Chad Boninon March 9, 2015
He’s a dandy guy in space. Really, that’s all you need to know going into Space Dandy, the latest psychotrophic animated series from the brilliant minds behind Cowboy Bebop (Shinichiro Watanabe) and a host of other amazing shows. It’s an exploration of what’s possible in animation when you don’t have to worry (too much, at […]

Review: “Space Dandy: Season One Aloha Oe Edition” Goes With the Flow, Baby

by Neo Yion March 9, 2015
In the depths of space lies the man with the to-die-for pompadour. His name is Space Dandy; he’s a dandy in space. As an alien hunter, Dandy scans the far reaches of the galaxy to capture exotic, unknown species for registry in exchange for money. But as determined as he is, Dandy would rather relax […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Shinichiro Watanabe Interview

by Grant Whiteon November 4, 2014
On the closing Sunday of MCM London Comic Con October 2014, Toonzone was given the chance to pose some questions to legendary anime director Shinichiro Watanabe. TOONZONE NEWS: In the past year you’ve directed both Space Dandy and Terror in Resonance, two shows with vastly different tones. What do you look for when considering involvement […]