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“Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms” – Mari Okada and Kenji Horikawa Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 21, 2018
Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms, the directorial debut of Mari Okada, is set to be released in the UK and Ireland on 27th June by P.A. Works in partnership with Anime Limited. Toonzone News had the chance to pose some questions to Okada and the film’s producer/P.A. Works president Kenji Horikawa. (Note- This interview […]

Review: “Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms (UK theatrical release)”

by Grant Whiteon June 21, 2018
Mari Okada has been a prolific script writer for anime for most of the 21st century thus far, her works populated with vivid, firmly realised characters and engaging dialogue. Okada has made little secret of the fact her own complicated life has inspired much of her creative process. Without going too deep myself I can […]

Toonzone @ MCM London May 2018 – “Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory” Screening/Shouji Gatou Q&A

by Grant Whiteon June 21, 2018
On both the Saturday and Sunday of the convention, Shouji Gatou attended panels at which the first dubbed episode (presented by FunimationNow) of Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory was screened. Although the episode was the same for both days, MC Jeremy Graves from Anime Limited presented a Q&A after each screening that were different, with […]

Toonzone @ MCM London May 2018 – Shouji Gatou Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 21, 2018
Shouji Gatou, the creator of works such as Full Metal Panic! and Amagi Brilliant Park was the Anime Guest of Honour for this May’s MCM London Comic Con, primarily to promote FMP’s 4th season ‘Invisible Victory’. Toonzone News was given the chance to pose some questions to the celebrated writer. TOONZONE NEWS: What influences gave […]

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 […]

Review: “Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time” – The Witching Hour

by Grant Whiteon May 18, 2018
Little Witch Academia is a Japanese animated series created by Studio Trigger. The series is a pastiche of the likes of Harry Potter and The Worst Witch; in a version of our world where magic is an openly known if considered archaic force, young Japanese girl Akko thrills to the stage shows of the witch […]

Anime Limited Announces “Code Geass” Films For UK Release; First Film In Cinemas This Month

by Grant Whiteon March 4, 2018
Anime Limited, in partnership with National Amusements, have announced they have licensed the Code Geass anniversary movies for release in the United Kingdom. The trilogy of films are being created like many such compilation movies in the Sunrise library, repurposing footage from the original television version alongside a selection of new footage/scenes and a brand […]

Hands On At Bandai Namco UK With “Ni no Kuni II”, “Soulcalibur VI”, “Little Witch Academia” & “New Gundam Breaker”

by Grant Whiteon February 25, 2018
This past Wednesday I was invited to represent Toonzone at a special evening hosted by Bandai Namco UK, allowing attendees to get hands on with the current builds of four major upcoming games. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom I’ve never really got into the RPG scene for one reason or another. However they hold […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2017 – Dan Green & Eric Stuart ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Panel

by Grant Whiteon December 3, 2017
On the opening Friday of MCM London, star voice actors Dan Green (Yugi) and Eric Stuart (Kaiba) took to the stage to discuss Yu-Gi-Oh! and their careers in general. Asked if they were familiar with the series prior to working on it, Stuart revealed that he was actually asked to be the voice director prior […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2017 – Bandai Namco “Little Witch Academia” Interviews

by Grant Whiteon November 6, 2017
Bandai Namco, working alongside Anime Limited, arranged to bring a quartet of guests to MCM London to promote forthcoming game Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time– Yusuke Futami (Game Director), Yoh Yoshinari (Anime Director), Naoko Tsutsumi  (Anime Producer) and Katsuhiro Takei (Anime Producer). Toonzone was given the opportunity to pose questions to three of these […]