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Gundam UK Fan Convention Under Planning For 2016

by Grant Whiteon July 22, 2015
Japan-Cool, a Leeds based seller for imported ‘Gunpla’ plastic models from the popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, have announced plans for a UK Gundam fan convention titled G-Con to be held in 2016. The focus of the event is currently planned to cover such community events as cosplay, movie screenings, a cafe and sales/tutorials of […]
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Review: "Tiger & Bunny: The Rising (UK Edition)": This Summer's Surprise Superhero Hit

by Grant Whiteon July 20, 2015
Last year I reviewed Anime Limited’s release of Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning, a compilation lead in movie to the popular superhero anime. It left a strong impression on me and I commented it had increased my desire to finally watch the full show. I have to confess that’s an ambition I haven’t fulfilled in […]

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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 […]
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Review: "Kill la Kill Volume 3 Blu-ray (UK Edition)" - Puts Its Glad Rags On

by Grant Whiteon July 6, 2015
The second volume of Kill la Kill ended with various big reveals. Satsuki was not the villain she appeared to be, her mother was plotting to offer humanity to alien life that was the genesis of clothing on Earth, and (perhaps most shocking of all) Ryuko was related to both of them: the long lost […]

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Review: "The Wings of Honneamise Blu-ray/DVD Combi (UK Edition)": There's A Starman Waiting In The Sky

by Grant Whiteon July 1, 2015
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise is one of those anime titles that is always spoken of with respectful awe. The film is one of the earliest works of Gainax and co-produced by Bandai Visual, who would adopt the Honneamise name for the ill-fated BVUS venture. It focuses on the Kingdom of Honneamise on […]
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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Hidetaka Tenjin Live Drawing Session

by Grant Whiteon June 15, 2015
The panel was opened by an introduction by Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge. Tenjin (appearing as a guest on behalf of Viewster) opened the panel by beaming in English “Hello, good afternoon! I’m from Japan. Thanks for coming this session!” before wryly adding “I’m from Japan and I can’t speak English, okay?” The rest of […]

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Nickelodeon UK And Forbidden Planet Unite For Retro Ninja Turtles Merchandise

by Grant Whiteon May 27, 2015
Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products have teamed up with cult merchandise store Forbidden Planet to produce a line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle merchandise inspired by the original Fred Wolf animated series. Boasting the iconic chubby faced Turtles that many will remember from the 80s and 90s, the line includes t-shirts, posters, cards, homeware and more. Although […]
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Japanese Mecha Designer And Illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin To Attend MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 13, 2015
MCM have announced that Japanese design talent Hidetaka Tenjin will be attending as Anime Guest of Honour for the Friday and Saturday of their May London event, 22-24th. Tenjin’s work includes a long history with the popular mecha classic Macross, Hellsing Ultimate, Glass Fleet and Aquarion. He has also provided the lavish box art for […]

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Anime Limited Bumps Up Revised Release Of "Durarara!!"

by Grant Whiteon May 6, 2015
Anime Limited’s revised release of Durarara!! for the UK has been bumped up Monday 18th May. This release, available on both DVD & Blu-ray, corrects assorted presentation issues found within the company’s previous release of the title (read our review of that version/the series here).  Anime Limited have personally created this revised release using the […]
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Chris O'Dowd Narrates New Nick Jr. UK Show "Puffin Rock"

by Grant Whiteon April 24, 2015
Irish actor and comedian Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, Moone Boy) will be taking the role of narrator in Nick Jr’s new animated series Puffin Rock. Produced by an alliance of Oscar nominated Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, Penguin Random House Children’s publishing and Dog Ears media, the series focuses on the puffling Oona and […]