Toonzone @ MCM London May 2018 – Review: “Gundam The Origin VI” – The End Of The Beginning

by Grant Whiteon June 3, 2018
So here we are. Four years after I began this series of reviews, the sixth and final episode of the Gundam The Origin OVA is here at last. It’s a sombre milestone for a few reasons, chiefly that by all evidence this is indeed the end of The Origin as an animated adaptation and we […]
FLCL Alternative

Review: “FLCL Alternative Episode One” – The Same Notes but a Fresh Arrangement Still Rocks!

by Karl Olsonon May 4, 2018
I am going to be very honest, I have not written a proper anime review in about half a decade. I’ve been a little busy for a lot reasons that I’ll mostly spare you. However in my 5-year gap of writing for ToonZone, I’ve visited Japan twice, spending a lot of time in smaller cities […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Review: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Blu-ray Is “Search Your Feelings, You Know It To be True” the Movie

by Neo Yion March 27, 2018
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was comfort food. It repeated the basic premise of the original trilogy of a band of rebels fighting against an oppressive powerhouse hellbent on dominating the entire galaxy. New characters stepped in to take over, but they were guided by returning favorites in a deliberate attempt to pull old fans […]
Disney Pixar Coco

Review: “Coco” – Music Is Life

by Weathermanon March 14, 2018
After 6 years and more awards that you can fit in a guitar case, Disney/Pixar’s Coco finally lands on Blu-ray/DVD. Should you buy it? Do you like good moves? Do you like Pixar movies? Do you like good Pixar movies? Ok, self-answering question, but yes, yes you should buy this. Whatever teething troubles Coco had […]

Thor: Ragnarok

Review: “Thor: Ragnarok” – Are We Not Men? No! We Are Asgard!

by Weathermanon March 9, 2018
Thor: Ragnarok is the….*tries to count* umpteenth movie in the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. Starring Thor, Loki, and a few other misbegotten members of the larger MCU cast, it somehow manages to be both surprisingly moving and overtly ridiculous at the same time. Is it perfect? No, there are some issues with pacing and I […]

Review: “The Star” Lacks Shine

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2018
The good news is that the trailers for The Star sell it far too short, making it look like the only thing the Nativity was missing was a lot of dumb singing, talking animals. The bad news is that the movie is still fundamentally about the Nativity from the animals’ perspective, which leads to a […]

Oscar Academy Award Best Animated Short Film

Review: The 2018 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion March 2, 2018
This year, Shorts.TV provided numerous venues, besides going to the theater, for everyone to enjoy this year’s Oscar nominated animated shorts offerings which include on-demand via the various cable and satellite companies and online, so there really is no excuse not to watch them anymore. This year’s batch is a lot less dark than the […]

Review: “Sekirei: The Complete Series” – Flickering Rays of Light

by macattackon March 1, 2018
I generally grade ecchi anime on a different scale from other anime. Ecchi anime is something I do not naturally gravitate too, and even as I’ve become desensitized the idea of ecchi, there’s always a lingering discomfort in that I am watching giant animated boobs flopping around like water balloons glued to a washboard. So […]

The Breadwinner

Review: “The Breadwinner” Reveals Harsh Realities

by slaion February 28, 2018
I admit I was a bit reluctant to even watch The Breadwinner because it definitely is not your typical happy go-lucky kiddie animated movie. Like Schindler’s List in animated form, it was a very eye-opening experience and a must-watch, especially now. The Breadwinner tells the tale of a girl named Parvana and her struggling family […]
Bikini Warriors

Review: “Bikini Warriors” – You Get What You Pay For

by Classic Speedyon February 26, 2018
I’m about to review Bikini Warriors, and I almost feel like saying, “What’s the point?” The “high concept” name tells you everything you need to know about it: scantily-clad girls battle supernatural monsters in fantasy landscapes. Really, why even review it? The name either excites you or nauseates you. This will be a short review, […]