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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 – 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 […]

Rimba Racer – Season Two, Episode Two Review: “Right On Time”

by Joshua Baileyon May 26, 2018
I’ve always loved clock levels in video games. Tick Tock Clock, in Super Mario 64, was one of the best levels in the game. With its spinning gears and swinging pendulums, the level’s moving parts made for a challenging platforming experience. It’s rarer to find cartoons that make use of the setting, but clock towers […]

Rimba Racer – Season Two, Episode One Review: “Back In The Game”

by Joshua Baileyon May 12, 2018
The first season of Glue Studios’ Rimba Racer stunned me by how well written it was.  I went into it expecting a fairly straight-forward racing cartoon but quickly found it to be so much more.  Its narrative weaved through many twists and turns, taking the show in unexpected directions and leading up to a season finale […]

Review: “Gundam The Origin V” – When It Feels Like The World Has Gone Insane

by Grant Whiteon February 20, 2018
It’s been over a year since the last The Origin review. Some of that is production drama (the original director was let go over misconduct, delaying the next episode) and some of it is down to odd release choices. With the closure of the mostly Sunrise owned Daisuki streaming service late last year, the choice […]
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Review: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Luke Be A Jedi Tonight

by Grant Whiteon December 15, 2017
When last we left the Star Wars Saga, Rey had finally tracked down Luke Skywalker to request his aid in fighting the First Order. So in a surprise to her and quite likely the audience, at the start of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke wants no part of this war and resents the legend […]

Cars 3

Review: “Cars 3” Blu-ray Reaches the Front of the Pack

by Classic Speedyon November 20, 2017
Cars 3, much like the main character in it, did some soul-searching. The first Cars, while a fairly predictable film in its storytelling, worked due to its main character’s development, the large and varied cast, the re-imagining of an ordinarily human world as a cars-only world, and its worthwhile moral. The second film went in […]

Call of Duty: World War II – Streamlined Multiplayer, Epic Zombie Mode Highlight Best COD In Years

by James Harveyon November 13, 2017
After flinging the franchise into the future with Infinite Warfare, Activision takes Call of Duty back to familiar territory with Call of Duty: World War II. Foregoing future tech and alien landscapes, players are now flung back into the hellish landscape of World War II, and the results are fantastic. While the short single-player campaign is […]

Review: “Your Name” UK IMAX Theatrical Release: Simply Unforgettable

by Grant Whiteon August 21, 2017
I’m a bit late to the party on Your Name.  Lauded the world over, the Makoto Shinkai film received a limited run here in the UK last year but sadly not in any venues local to me. Though I may seem lazy in the face of an associate who went up and down the country […]
DC Super Hero Girls

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2017 – “DC SuperHero Girls: Intergalactic Games” Review

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2017
Comic book superheroes have never been a stranger to other media. In fact it’s likely that many of us encountered certain heroes by way of cartoons, toys or movies long before we had the chance to read one of their paper outings. My Batman fandom certainly started with repeats of the Adam West show after […]