My birthday gifts

Here is another short post.

Besides the stuff I bought from Little Tokyo, I got some gifts from my  family and I want to share some pictures for you guys on what I got for my birthday.

My younger brother got me a Marvel t-shirt, my sister and her husband got me two Pokemon shirts and my parents got me a Mortal Kombat shirt. They also got me the Final Fantasy XV – Piano Collection.

I also got some money from my grandparents. I used some gift money and purchased some Kingdom Hearts goods from Hot Topic: a lanyard and an exclusive Donald Duck Pop Funko figure.

My mom, who works in Scentsy, also got me a new burner and the burner is designed to look like stacked stones. I have  a habit of stacking stones whenever I go to the beach and my mom got me this candle. Scentsy is a company that sells lamps that burns and create fresh scents from burning wax, scented candles to be exact. It looks like this:

Whenever I try to stack stones, I feel like Smoker from One Piece.

I also got to download the dlc to Final Fantasy XV, Episode Gladiolus. I still need to finish the story, but I did play Chapter 13, verse 2 with Gladio. Gladio is a strong fighter and I enjoyed seeing his story.

To end this post, I will let Donald and Kirito say good bye.

Kirito: Good bye everyone. Thanks for the love for Matthew.

Donald: Bye! Bye! Come back real soon. You made Matt  a very happy boy.

Thank you guys for the nice comments and messages. God bless you all.

Happy Birthday to me! – A Special Top 10 posts and Personal Shout-Outs!

Hello everyone, this is yours truly Matthew of Matt-in-the-Hat, and today is a special day because today it’s my birthday! Today I turn 23 and I have been waiting for a long time to reach this number. As a way to start this post, I will be doing a special top 10 posts but with a twist. If you guys know me enough, you would know that I have a gaming obsession with Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts. For this top 10, this will actually be divided into top 5s instead but in the end, it will be 10. Also, there is no particular order. Here is the reason behind this. Also, I will be doing personal shout-outs!

Today is the DLC add-on to the game Final Fantasy XV, Episode Gladioulus. In this episode, players will be playing as Noctis’s friend Gladiolus and they will experience what is like to play as the strongest man of the group. Taking place after facing Ravus, Gladiolus leaves the party and tries to obtain new skills. With the help of Cor, Gladio will be fighting daemons and he will have to face the ultimate challenger, Gilgamesh. If players bought the season pass, this episode is free; otherwise, you will have to pay $5.

Also coming out today is the release of of the HD collection game Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, (in the UK, this game comes out on March 31st). This game will include the past Kingdom Hearts that was previously included for the PS3 but now it will be on PS4. The graphics are enhanced with 60 FPS. This game will include the following: Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (HD Cinematic Remaster), Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (HD Cinematic Remaster).

Now that I have giving you this information, going back to the top posts, I will tell you the titles to these top posts. I will be sharing my top 5 Strongest Male Humans in dedication to the Episode Gladiolus and my personal Top 5 Anime Worlds that could join Kingdom Hearts.

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Sad news: High School of the Dead creator dies

Daisuke Satō, manga creator to the ecchi violent zombie series High School of the Dead and Imperial Guards died on March 22nd. He was 52.

According to ANN, Satō died from ischemic heart disease. His family arranged a funeral service and his younger sister Yuko Shinmyo was the chief mourner.

Previously mentioned, he was the creator of High School of the Dead. The artist for the series was Shoji Sato. He also did Imperial Guards but with Yu Ito.

Anime Jungle Experience

I am going to be quick on this post. Today was my unofficial, or unhappy birthday today and for this day, my family took me on a trip to Little Tokyo. They know that I love anime and manga and my fascination on Japanese culture. Little Tokyo was an exciting place to go. In a funny way, it was like being in actual Tokyo from Japan. My family and I went to the Anime Jungle, also known as the Entertainment Hobby Shop Jungle. I went to three stores and I bought something from each one. I got my first ever Pop! figure of Kirito from Sword Art Online, two manga books of Rosario Vampire Season 2, and a Tobi mask from Naruto Shippuden.

My actual birthday is on March 28th!

Friday Funny 101: It’s Morphin Time!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Today is another exciting episode of Friday Funny. You might be wondering, what makes this day exciting, it’s because I got some important news to share with you all. Today is the movie release of the Power Rangers. It’s been forever since the classic 1995 version but now that we are in 2017, get ready to experience the classic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with an updated cast and some intense action martial arts combat and Megazord fights. Watch as teenagers with an attitude deal with an evil so powerful that needs to be defeated by a colorful team. This movie is another addition to this March month of movies. Excluding the movie Sword Art Online since some were very limited, we had Logan, Kong and Beauty and the Beast and next week we having the last film of March, Ghost in the Shell.

I also have some gaming news from the people who makes Final Fantasy and really long and delayed titles. Square Enix will be releasing a new collection game of Kingdom Hearts for PS4. The game is called Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and it will include 6 games remastered for the PS4 systems. Personally, this is perfect if you want to get into Kingdom Hearts. If that doesn’t interests we got more stuff for Final Fantasy XV. On March 28th, SE will be releasing a DLC episode that will focus on Noctis’s friend Gladiolus. Episode Gladiolus is a special episode where players can play as Gladio and fight against enemies with a brute strength.

Last but not least, we got some birthdays coming up! This Sunday is my mother’s birthday. Not only it will be her birthday but it will also be my parents anniversary! My birthday is coming up too and it will be on March 28, on Tuesday! I will also be doing a special post on my birthday on Tuesday. Keep your eyes peeled!

So let’s start this day with a celebration!

To end this post, here is a collection of videos to pump up this weekend!

Kingdom Hearts 1.5

Kingdom Hearts 2.5

Good bye and have a wonderful weekend!

Live-Action Death Note released date news

IGN

If you have been following online, Netflix recently released a teaser trailer to the live-action movie to the manga and anime series Death Note (American version). The teaser revealed the three main casts Light (Nat Wolff), L (LaKeith Stanfield) and Mia (Margaret Qualley). He wasn’t shown but his voice was heard but Willem Dafoe will be Ryuk. Here is the plot synopsis:

Death Note tells the story of high schooler Light, who comes across the Death Note notebook, which gives him the power to kill others simply by writing their name in the book. The Death Note comes with a few extra rules, however, but Light begins to use his powers to kill those he sees unfit to live.

The film will be released in Netflix on August 25.

Personally, this looks really interesting. I just hope it follows the main story like the original. If you guys thought the Ghost in the Shell movie looks terrible or good, check this trailer out.

Final Fantasy XV DLC Review: Holiday and Booster Pack

In this review, I will be talking about the recent DLC packs for the game Final Fantasy XV. Final Fantasy XV is a game filled with an amazing story and cast of characters Square Enix wants to continue to make this game even more fun for players by adding exclusive items and content for players. Some are fun to play while others help add a challenge or support to the story. Besides the single DLC like Reglia Decal skins or weapons, Square Enix recently released two DLC packs with a certain amount of content. The first one is called the Holiday Pack and the second is the Booster Pack. They are free DLCs but if you bought the season pass, players will receive exclusive items (If you got the season pass, players will be able to download the packs with plus sign on the side e.g. Booster Pack +). I bought the season pass and I will be going over each pack.

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Friday Funny 100: Didney Worl

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome to another new episode of Friday Funny. I got some exciting news to tell you before we begin. Today is the movie release of the live-action Disney movie Beauty and the Beast. Watch as Emma Watson dresses up as Disney’s beloved princess Belle and teach the most scariest creature named Beast the importance of love. If you enjoy the movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie, I got great news, it’s been announced that the movie is coming back to select theaters but in English Dub. However, you will have to wait on April 22nd for the movie. In the meantime, you can sit back and wait for upcoming films like the Power Rangers or Ghost in the Shell. Also, if you are one of the few people to watch Toonami, what did you think of the cartoon return of Samurai Jack? Personally, this was the best show to watch on Saturdays. Tomorrow is a new episode!

Also, don’t forget to this week’s OWLS blog tour of Sanctuary. In this week, we have Rai’s discussion of Love, Chuunibyou, and Other Delusions, Arria’s and One Piece, and Stephanie Clark’s pick.

Now, please be my guest, let’s start the Friday post!

To end this post, I will be leaving some classic Beauty and the Beast songs for you in celebration for this film.

Bye and I hope you enjoyed this post!

Toonami News: Tokyo Ghoul replaces One Piece

If the news is true and no mistake, this is happening.

Announced early this morning, Toonami announced on their Facebook that starting on March 25th, the long Shonen series One Piece will be replaced with the anime Tokyo Ghoul. Tokyo Ghoul will be taking its spot and if One Piece is taken off, that we will not be getting the Sabaody Archipelago arc on TV.

Here’s a random fact, One Piece joined Toonami on May 2013 starting episode 207.

News: Upcoming Rurouni Kenshin manga arc! Sword Art Online movie English Dub

Rurouni Kenshin

English license company Viz Media posted up an English-Subtitled interview of Hisashi Sasaski (vice president for global Shonen Jump at Viz Media and former editor-in-chief of Shueshia’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine). In the interview, he mentions his experience as editor to Rurouni Kenshin Nobuhiro Watsuki. In this news however, it appears that he and Watsuki are meeting together again for an upcoming arc for the Rurouni Kenshin manga. The new arc is called the “Hokkaido Arc”. The new series will have 5 arcs. The manga will be published in the spring.

Recently, he and his wife Kaoru Kurosaki have worked together to release a two-chapter prologue to the arc called Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido Arc Prologue: The Criminal Ashitaro.

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale

If you enjoyed the Sword Art Online movie Ordinal Scale and you want more, I got some news for you. Recently tweeted, the Sword Art Online Twitter page announced that fans can experience the anime again but with English Dub. If you love the movie with the Japanese actors but you like actors like Bryce Papenbrook and Cherami Leigh, you can watch it again. The English Dub movie will be on April 22nd.