Posts Tagged ‘UK’

Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai and Hiroshi Shimizu to Attend MCM Scotland Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon September 8, 2015
Director Kotomi Deai (The Rolling Girls, Silver Spoon, Kids on the Slope) and animator Hiroshi Shimizu (Porco Rosso, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Space Dandy), both attached to Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Hal and The Rolling Girls itself), will be in attendance at MCM Scotland Comic Con to be held 26-27th September at the SECC in Glasgow. […]

Anime Limited Announces UK Exclusive Collector Box For ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’

by Grant Whiteon September 4, 2015
Anime Limited, UK rights holder for the long running Gundam franchise, have announced that the first volume of their forthcoming Blu-ray release of the original 1979 series due in November will come with a UK exclusive art box designed to hold both volumes. Only 1000 of this exclusive will be produced, with Anime Limited advising interested fans […]

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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 […]

David Baddiel Encourages Children To Enter Cartoon Network UK’s Imagination Studio Awards

by Grant Whiteon September 2, 2015
Cartoon Network UK have announced the launch of their Imagination Studios Awards, an initiative to encourage children to engage with the creative process of animation. Linked to their newly unveiled online Imagination Studios, which will enable fans to learn more about the behind the scenes making of their favourite Cartoon Network shows, the awards are […]

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Nickelodeon UK Screens New Animated Shorts For International Programme

by Grant Whiteon August 20, 2015
Nickelodeon UK are currently presenting a quartet of animated shorts via their Nicktoons website and the Nick app. For the next 12 weeks four shorts will be released together at a time, with viewers able to vote at the Nicktoons website for which shorts they like best and the possibility of popular shorts being expanded […]
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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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]