Friday Funny 120: Happy Mania Friday!

TGIF

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to this week’s episode of Friday Funny! This is the second week of Friday for August and I hope we are still intact in this summer heat. As you can see from the title, get ready for another beloved platformer video game coming to the gaming shelves. It’s not Mario and it’s definitely not Crash Bandicoot, but it’s Sonic the Hedgehog and the game is Sonic Mania. Sonic Mania is a video game in which Sega along with Christian Whitehead (Video Game Programmer who Sonic 1 and 2 for iOS and Android) revamped the classic Sonic levels in whole HD game. You get to play in Green Hill Zone, Chemical Hills and experience the same feel as when you played Sonic 1, 2, 3, Sonic & Knuckles and CD. This is a wonderful way to celebrate Sonic’s 25th Anniversary for his video games and yes, we had some good and bad games in the past but Sonic kept on running to this future. Besides this, the OWLS have kickstarted another blog tour theme titled Bloodlines and we talk about the importance of family. So far we had mine, Takuto, Brandon and Lynlyn and the next one is Moonid; feel free to read and share our topic perspective. Last but not least and to have bragging rights, I have complete all trophies in the main game of Final Fantasy XV with a Platinum Trophy! I got the Platinum Trophy by defeating the level 99 monster Adamantoise and finding the equipment for Regalia-F. I also completed Stormy Ascent and got a gem in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and completed Crash Warped (I need to collect all gems and relics). To those who don’t know, Stormy Ascent was a scrapped stage made by the original creators of Crash, Naughty Dog. This stage was and is infamous for the hardcore platforming and trickery for gamers; unfortunately, this stage was removed up until Activision decided to release this stage as a DLC. I am winner!

Anyway,

To end this post, here are some Sonic songs bring hype to Sonic Mania:

Here is one more but this is from the OVA:

See you next time. Sonic Mania is set to be released on Aug 15th!

The Sunshine Blogger Award by Capili Jiron

I didn’t think I was going to get an award but thank you Capili Jiron for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! As usual, here is the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog

Once you are finished with this reading my post, go check out her blog and support her new YouTube channel and send her love!

My answers to the 11 questions

1. What kind of trading cards, if you any, do you collect?

I used to collect Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. Currently, I just get a free rare Yu-Gi-Oh! card from my magazine subscription Weekly Shonen Jump.

2. How do you play video games? On console, portable device (Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita), Smartphone, or PC?

I currently play on console such as PS3 and PS4. I do have a smartphone and I use Android.

3. Do you have a favorite game board to play?

I love Candyland and Monopoly.

4. If you met someone that wants to get into anime, what anime series would you recommend them?

This is my opinion, these are my choices:

Clannad

Dragon Ball Z

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Sword Art Online

Rurouni Kenshin

5. If the same person asked what anime to avoid, what series would you not recommend?

Here is some I wouldn’t recommend:

Rosario Vampire (Anime version)

Hellsing

We Without Wings

6. What was the recent movie you seen this year?

I seen the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

7. What’s the recent cringiest moment you have ever experienced (in anime terms or non)?

Anytime my parents or siblings ask if I’m going to get a girlfriend. Either that or they just bring up some embarrassing moments in my past for laughs and giggles.

8. Do you remember your first follower when you started to blog?

I think the first follower I got was Arria Cross from Fujinsei.

9. Who do you follow the most as soon as you log in your WordPress account?

That depends, I either follow Arria, Scropzgca, or Shay Taree.

10. If you could have any food or meal for your last meal, what would you eat? (money is ignored)

I would want to eat sushi or eat a meat-lovers pizza!

11. What’s the number 1 goal do you plan to do in 2017? It could be about your blog or personal life.

I want to be able to change this blog and upgrade so I can get paid for writing. I want to make it like a business.

My 11 nominees

  1. Rocco B
  2. Lyn Thaler
  3. Sindy
  4. Seasons Memories
  5. Krystallina
  6. Michael Phillip Atkins
  7. ignite18
  8. Anime Girls NYC
  9. TashaNights
  10. Allie of Visionaries
  11. Random Garage

Questions for you

1. What kind of trading cards, if you any, do you collect?

2. How do you play video games? On console, portable device (Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita), Smartphone, or PC?

3. Do you have a favorite game board to play?

4. If you met someone that wants to get into anime, what anime series would you recommend them?

5. If the same person asked what anime to avoid, what series would you not recommend?

6. What was the recent movie you seen this year?

7. What’s the recent cringiest moment you have ever experienced (in anime terms or non)?

8. Do you remember your first follower when you started to blog?

9. Who do you follow the most as soon as you log in your WordPress account?

10. If you could have any food or meal for your last meal, what would you eat? (money is ignored)

11. What’s the number 1 goal do you plan to do in 2017? It could be about your blog or personal life.

Thank you!

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete review

Righstuf synopsis:

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children is a movie sequel to the original game.

Two years have passed since the events of Final Fantasy VII and the ruins of Midgar stand as a testament to the sacrifices made in order to bring peace. However, the world will soon face a new menace. A mysterious illness is spreading fast. Old enemies are astir. And Cloud, who walked away from the life of a hero to live in solitude, must step forward yet again…

(This review will have minor spoilers to the video game, but I won’t spoil the movie.)

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OWLS Blog Tour: FFVII Advent Children – Fight together as a family

Family means everything (or does it?) This month, we will be discussing the importance of family relationships in anime and pop culture. Family relationships include a child and his/her parents, sibling rivalries, adoptions, and etc. Some questions about family that we will be contemplating on include how one’s family shapes his or her identity? How do we define family? How does a broken household influence a person’s view on family? We will be exploring these questions and types of relationships in this blog tour—so enjoy!

(May contain spoilers from the video game but I will not be planning to spoil the entire movie)

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Friday Funny 118: The gang is all here!

TGIF

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone for another grand Friday. To start off this post, I got some amazing news from San Diego Comic Con; instead of creating separate posts, I decided to compile them all here! If you were a 90’s kid like me, you probably remembered the Nickelodeon cartoons Hey Arnold! and Rocko’s Modern Life. Recently in the last weekend, Nick introduced a sneak preview of two upcoming movies for 2018. We are getting the long awaited movie Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie and we are getting reboot “modern” movie of Rocko’s Modern Life; each of the film will have returning characters and voices.

Next, we are also have trailers for upcoming movies this fall. Marvel released a new updated trailer for Thor: Ragnarok and DC released a trailer for Justice League.

Each of the films even released some new information on upcoming films. Marvel revealed that the upcoming Captain Marvel (2019) will take place in the 90s and it might have the enemy Skrulls (common foes of the Fantastic Four). DC will also be having solo films of Flash called Flashpoint, a Batman movie called The Batman and Aquaman and a sequel to Wonder Woman. Last but not least, Marvel released an image promo to the upcoming Avengers movie, Avengers: Infinity War.

Lastly, today is the movie The Emoji Movie. If you want to watch a movie about Emojis, go check it out.

Last conclude July with a bang!

To end this post, I will be sharing some songs in which shows what have I watched recently. I will also share some op songs from JoJo Bizarre Adventures Part 3 to bring hype for the English Dub which will premiere in Toonami!

(Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions)

(One Piece Film Gold)

Here is Stardust Crusaders!

It’s Over!

Friday Funny 117: A Supa Hot Friday!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome again to another sunny day or evening on Friday. I hope you guys are surviving this intense summer heat. As we make it to the second to last week of July, we are heading towards the upcoming August, another hot month. So much news happening that I can put into much words… or can I (To be honest, I have been behind on writing news. My life has been busy here lately.)? Besides the D23 news with Kingdom Hearts, we got more gaming news but from Evo 2017 Gaming Championship. Capcom recently released some news in regards to their titles Street Fighter V and Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite; Street Fighter V will be introducing a new and giant character in the roster named Abigail who came from the Final Fight game and MvCI released news of players being able to play as Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jedah (Darkstalkers). If you are not a fan Capcom, I got other news for you from Tekken, Arc System Works and Arika!

Tekken 7 will be releasing a new character in the fighting roster from a different series. If you like Akuma from Street Fighter, get ready to play as Geese Howard from the Fatal Fury Series. This guy will be playable this winter. Arc System Works have been busy lately but with a good reason. On July 26th, they will be hosting a closed beta for the upcoming Dragon Ball Fighter Z; the game recently revealed that future Trunks, Piccolo and Krillin will join the roster. Besides Dragon Ball, they recently released news of a crossover game called BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. The game will include 4 different series: Persona 4 Areana, Under Night In-Birth and RWBY. Last but not least, we have what was once an April Fools Prank but now it could be an official game. Game developer Arika who once was in charge of the past game Street Fighter EX series will be creating a new fighting game. It is unknown what is the game title is but they will make it.

After 13 years after the second game, Kingdom Hearts III revealed the initial release date in the Toy Story trailer. Kingdom Hearts III is expect to be out on 2018. 13 long years!

Also, to make a long story short, this weekend is Comic-Con held at San Diego!!!

With all this said, let’s start this shindig!

To help kickstart the weekend, here are some YouTube vids with video games!

Overall, this is the current situation with Capcom and Arc System Works:

Friday Funny 117: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone to my magical blog kingdom, it is I, Matthew, and I am here to enlighten your day with some good humor and silly laughs. I hope you children are having a good week of summer because I am going to give you another great episode of TGIF Friday Funny. Before we begin I got some news for you guys to look forward to while you have fun or chill.

This past Tuesday, I went to Disneyland with my whole family (this includes my grandparents, sister and husband, and us). It has been a long time since I been to Disneyland; the last time I went was in 2008 where I went to both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventures. This whole theme brought back my inner childhood and made me really appreciate the magic of this place. Speaking of Disney, if you are free this weekend from today through Sunday, Anaheim is hosting a convention called the D23 (D stands for Disney and 23 is 1923 where Walt Disney became the founder of his company). The D23 will offering information and fun to Disney fans who are interested in Disneyland, Disney cartoons and movies whether it is about Marvel, Star Wars or generally cartoon films. Mark your calendars for Saturday because according online sources, this Saturday will be unveiling some video game information on Kingdom Hearts III, Spider-Man PS4, and Star Wars Battlefront 2.

Also, be sure to support the OWLS this week. Go read Hazel’s post on Psycho Mob, Lita’s talk on Superheroes and Naja’s post on My Hero Academia. We are discussing on the the importance of our reflection on society and comparing ourselves to others and why does it matter today.

Last but least, I recently wrote a post about how did Final Fantasy affected my life the impact it left in commemorating for the 30 years of gaming. My Final Fantasy Legacy: Happy 30th Anniversary #FFLegacies discusses my humble beginnings and my future path of Final Fantasy. What is your legacy?

I also saw Spider-Man: Homecoming last Sunday. It was an amazing movie and I highly recommend it. The story was filled with many intense action scenes and silly humor and Tom Holland really nailed it as Spider-Man.

With all said, let’s begin the magic!

Here are some videos to watch. This will be in 3 parts.

Part 1 is the video games that are expected to show in D23.

Star Wars Battlefront 2

Part 2: Here is my top 10 Disney Songs! (One song out all the movies)

10. We Are One

9. Eye to Eye

8. Son of Man

7. I’ll Make a Man Out of You

6. When Can I See You Again?

5. Immortals

4. You Can Fly

3. Zero to Hero

2. Friend Like Me

1. I Just Can’t Wait to be King

Part 3: random funny humor

Good bye dreamers!

My Final Fantasy Legacy: Happy 30th Anniversary #FFLegacies

I would like to start off by saying Happy 30th Anniversary to Square Enix popular video game franchise Final Fantasy. This year marks the 30th anniversary and I would like to express my love to the this game series. After watching this video FINAL FANTASY XV: New Legacies, I got inspired to write how much did Final Fantasy affected my life. According to the video, fans of the game tells their own stories on how did they came across Final Fantasy and what was the affect to their lives. It may not be greatly impacted like finding romance or dealing with social anxieties but this series has indeed affected for maybe for the better. Warning, this is a lengthy post!

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Colossians 2:2

My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,