This is my response to Shay’s video and Kauses (creator of Otaku Gamer Zone) post. In this special post, I will briefly discussing how did I get into anime and what kind of shows did I see growing up. I am going to use the best of my best memory to write down my life. It may not be 100% but I am going to share it. I don’t want to bore you with the details so I will just briefly describe my experience.
Revealed today, Sega releases new information for the upcoming Sonic video game Sonic Force. In the previous trailers, players and fans witnessed a new and original character’s silhouette. Some speculated that it is a new Sonic character joining the series while others joked that it is the retro game character Bubsy from the classic NES and SNES series. Sega has finally revealed that the new character is an original character created by the player!
According to the new information, Sonic Force will allow players to create their own original character and will help Modern and Classic Sonic and fight against Dr. Eggman (or Robotnik). The feature is called Hero Character Creation and players will be given seven archetypes and each has their own abilities:
- Bear — Blows away enemies with a homing attack
- Bird — Flies high with double jump abilities
- Cat — Keeps one ring after being hit
- Dog — Restarts with five rings after the player dies
- Hedgehog — Collects rings when getting damaged
- Rabbit — Has longer invincible time after receiving damage
- Wolf — Automatically draws in rings when near them
So far the game doesn’t have a release date but it will come out this holidays for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.
Well-known classic along with YuYu Hakusho and Dragon Ball, FUNimation announced that they will be re-releasing the classic anime Fruits Basket for Blu-Ray in August 1st.
This collection titled “Sweet Sixteen Anniversary Edition” will include all 26 episodes, textless opening and ending credits, 12 art cards, interviews, behind the scenes and much more. Here is the anime synopsis:
Life for 16-year-old Tohru is turned upside down when she suddenly loses her mother. Without a home and unwilling to burden her friends, she’s stuck living in a tent. But what she doesn’t realize is she’s on Souma family property and her life is about to get even more complicated when she gets caught up in their big family secret!
If you love Fruits Basket, you should save up for this set.
Originally announced on Wednesday, Viz Media announced that they are releasing the home DVDs of the anime superhero series One-Punch Man. According to the news,Viz Media will be releasing One-Punch Man on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 25th. Here is the price list according to Rightstuf:
- DVD: $39.99
- Blu-Ruy: $49.99
- DVD/Blu-Ray combo: $59.99
However, Viz mentions that people who buys either the DVD/Blu-Ray Combo or just Blu-Ray will receive 6 OVA specials.
The DVD/Blu-Ray combo will also include exclusive goods such as six collectible art cards, and a booklet containing interviews, character profiles, and other exclusives. Each media release will have all 12 episodes of the anime, available with an English dub and the original Japanese audio.
If you want the OVAs, get the combo or Blu-Ray!
Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another episode of Friday Funny! Before we begin, I got some important news to tell. As we get close to March (my favorite month), a lot of new events and things are coming and it’s important to be prepared. Here is what to expect:
My Birthday is on March 28th!!!
Logan (March 3): This Marvel movie is the last film of the Wolverine series and it will be Hugh Jackman’s last performance of Wolverine.
Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale (March 9th ONLY): Created by Reki Kawahara, the movie will take place after Sword Art Online II and it will involve Kirito and his friends playing a game with augmented-reality devices.
Kong: Skull Island (March 10th): According to Wikipedia, this movie will serve as a reboot to the King Kong movies and apparently a prequel to 2014 Godzilla movie. This movie talks about a crew visiting a dangerous island filled with creatures and one is a giant ape called King Kong.
Beauty and the Beast (March 17th): Disney once again turns a classic cartoon into a live-action film. Emma Watson (well-known for being Harry Potter) will be Belle and show the frighting Beast the importance of love and kindness.
Power Rangers (March 24th): Based on the popular franchise, Power Rangers will finally be in the big screen and it will be based on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The cast will feature new characters in a dark story. It is said it plans to have 7 more films.
Ghost in the Shell (March 31st): Based on the 1995 anime film, Scarlett Johansson will play as Motoko Kusanagi and will fight against a hacker who wants to destroy technology.
Nintendo Switch (March 3rd): From NES to the 3DS, Nintendo will be releasing a new console but it will also play as a portable device. The Nintendo Switch is a portable game console where players can play video games at home or on the go. New games are expected to be in the console like Mario, Link, Sonic and 3rd party games like Skyrim.
NieR: Automata (March 7th): If you like Square Enix and you like hack-and-slash beat’em ups, this game is for you. This game is a spinoff of the NieR game and players will be able to play as the female character 2B and much more and fight against an apocalyptic world. Check out my impression post to learn about the game’s demo.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 (March 28th): If you have ever wanted to join the Kingdom Hearts fandom or want to relieve the classic games on better graphics, I recommend getting this game. This game includes 6 games (excluding 2.8) and it will introduce old and new fans to better Kingdom Hearts experience!
Final Fantasy XV DLC: Gladiolus Episode (March 28th): In this DLC, whether you got this free from the season pass or just paid $5, players will experience Final Fantasy XV in a different perspective. Players will control Gladiolus and experience his story and skills as he teams up with Cor and fight powerful monsters and also Gilgamesh.
As far as I know I found two interesting news:
Samurai Jack season 5 (March 11th) : If you have been watching Toonami on Saturdays, you may have noticed that Toonami are showing season 1 of Samurai Jack. On March 11th, Samurai Jack returns with a new season. The creator and people return and they make the story even violent and dark.
Boruto: Naruto the Movie (March 28th): Taking place after the original story, the movie stars a new cast of a new generation of ninjas. Naruto is Hokage and everyone are adults and helping the new kids. Boruto is Naruto’s son and he wishes to be better than his father. He even gets help from Naruto’s friend/rival Sasuke, who is now his mentor.
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (or DanMachi for short) (March 28th): If you like anime with fantasy and video game themes, this anime is for you. Based on the light novel, Sentai Filmworks releases the anime in English Dub will feature voices the fan favorite characters like white-haired Bell and the cute goddess Hestia!
Whew! I think that’s all the upcoming news so far, let’s begin this funny and last Friday of February!
To end this post, here are some trailers!!!
Onward to March! Goodbye people!
Thank God it’s Friday! Today is another episode of TGIF Friday Funny. Excuse me for the lack of news or reviews this week, I have been busy with work and I also got distracted on some new video games. Besides getting Final Fantasy XV on the release day, last Saturday, I recently bought Sword Art Online: Lost Song for PS4 from GameStop for $21! This game is really fun and I enjoy flying around as Kirito. Even though I haven’t been posting news in regards to anime, I do got some important news to bring up again.
To those who didn’t know, a couple of anibloggers came together for a special project and decide to devote their time to help people feel good about themselves and keep the community strong and positive. They are called the OWLS.
First brought up by Kauses of Otaku Gamer Zone, he messaged the groups about this project in early November this year and we have decided that we need to make sure people feel safe about being an individual. Here is the mission:
“We are a group of otaku bloggers who promotes acceptance of all individuals regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability. We emphasize the importance of respect, kindness, and tolerance to every human being.”
Also here are the members working at OWLS:
President: Katrina Sade (Grimmgirl)
Vice President: Kausus (Otaku Gamer Zone)
Secretary: Arria Cross (Fujinsei)
Co-secretrary: crimson613 (Crimson Blogs at Night)
Chief Creative Officer: LynLyn (Just Something About LynLyn)
Members Review & Disciplinary Committee Officer: Pink-chan (Pinky’s Palace)
Members Review & Disciplinary Committee Officer: Venus (Japanime Talks)
Public Relations Officer: Naja B.(aka pokeninja90) (Nice Job Breaking It, Hero)
Besides this important news, get ready for some other news. As we get close to Christmas and people are finishing up finals at school, it’s time to kick back and go Christmas shopping. If you don’t plan to shop yet, go ready for some movies! Today is the movie release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. This movie is a side story about a new cast of characters who set out on a quest to uncover the secret plans of the Death Star. This story takes place between Episode III and IV. Another movie to look forward to is movie adaptation to the popular Ubisoft title “Assassin’s Creed”. In this movie, Callium Lynch will go through the experiences of his ancestors with the help of advance technology. He goes through the eyes of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Aguilar. Aguilar is part of a secret organization known as The Assassin’s and Callium will go through the hidden mysterious of his past. The movie will be in theaters December 21.
Whew! Done with the news, now it’s time for some funnies!
To end this post, here are some video trailers for 2017:
Have an awesome day or night! (I have one more funny picture to show but it’s a spoiler to the movie Star Wars The Force Awakens. If you have not seen this film. Ignore the read more!!!)
If you already heard from Twitter or other places and you think this is a dream, this is for real. Announced today, FUNimation Entertainment (English anime license owner and distributer) finally got the license to stream and own Dragon Ball Super. With an agreement with Toei Animation and the anime will be shared for United States and Canada. This also means FUNimation will be in charge of streaming. digital downloads, home DVDs, merchandise and broadcasting. FUNimation will reveal more news in regards to broadcast dubs later in the future.
Revealed today, Bleach volume 74 revealed that there will be two planned novels for the series Bleach. The novels will focus on some of the characters and they will be written by different authors. The first novel will focus on Rukia and Renji and it will be slated for release on December. The author of the novel will be done by Makoto Matsubara.
The second novel will focus on Shūhei Hisagi and his secret battle. The novel will be released in 2017 and it will be done by Ryohgo Narita (the same person who did Durarara!! and Baccano!).
Confirmed The Pokemon Company, Pokemon Go will be starting it’s first ever event. This event will be a special Halloween event.
In this event, there will be an increase chance of encountering “spooky Pokemon.” Here is what players are expected to meet:
The event will begin on October 26 to November 1. In addition, players will also be getting extra candy. The Professor will give you 2 pieces of candy instead of one for every time you transfer Pokemon. Catching Pokemon will give you 6 candies. Your buddy Pokemon will give you 4 candies.
Announced at the official website, the anime KonoSuba (or KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!) will be getting a second season and it will be streamed on January 11. It’s also revealed that Machico (the same artist who did the previous opening in the first season) will perform the new opening song. The voices for the main cast will also return and play the ending theme song. The site also released a new visual. The anime is based on Natsume Akatsuki’s light novel.
Here is the synopsis of the anime:
Kazuma Satō, a hikikomori (shut-in) die-hard fan of games, anime, and manga. A traffic accident brings his disappointingly brief life to an end … or it should have, but he wakes up and sees a beautiful girl who introduces herself as a goddess. “Hey, I have some good news — would you like to go to an alternate world? You may only bring one thing you like with you.”
He responds, “…So, I’ll bring you.” With that, he is transported to another world and his great adventure subjugating the demon king begins … but first the hard work of finding food, clothing, and shelter begins. Kazuma wants to live in peace, but the goddess raises one problem after another, and then the demon king’s army has its eyes set on him.
Also joining in for another season is High School DxD. It’s been announced that the ecchi harem High School DxD will return with a 4th anime season!
Light novel describes it as:
Issei Hyōdō, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu, a high-level devil who is also the prettiest girl on Issei’s campus.
Announced at the official website, Pokemon U.S. will be premiering Pokemon: The First Movie in 200 Cinemark Theaters. This first movie hasn’t been in theaters since 1999 and now the very first Pokemon film will be returning to theaters on October 29, Saturday and November 1, Tuesday. The movie will also be screening the Pikachu Short, “Pikachu’s Vacation”. This film has been popular for 17 years. At the site, you can order tickets now. $5 dollars each for October 29 Matinee shows and November 1 evening shows.
This epic cinematic debut stars Ash and Pikachu as they face off against the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo.
Thank God it’s Friday! Good morning everyone. It’s me Matt and I am here again for another episode of TGIF Friday Funny. In today episode, I got some exciting news! The first piece of news is that today is my older sister’s birthday! She was born today, October 14 and it’s a blessing to have her as an older sister. My sister loves to read and her favorite books are Harry Potter and the Hunger Games. She likes to paint, read her Bible and loves to listen to music. She also has a boyfriend but things are going to get better at January! Happy Birthday!!!
In other news in my personal life, I recently got a job and now that I am done with school, I will be gaining work experience. I am working at Amazon! However, since I am working, this also means my schedule might be busy again just like college life. Don’t worry however, I will still be here blogging and on Twitter. 🙂
Last news is that if you still watch Toonami, you may have heard that One-Punch Man has ended. However, a new anime will be joining Toonami and it’s called JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures. Based on the recent promo video, voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch will be the English voice of Jonathan Joestar and Patrick Seitz is Dio Brando. With this said, let’s boogie!
Here are some songs that my sister will love:
If you are not into Disney Songs, enjoy some JoJo Bizarre Adventure opening songs to help bring hype for Toonami premiere!
Happy Birthday sister! I hope everyone has a wonderful day and weekend!! 🙂
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is the second Dragon Ball film personally supervised by the series creator Akira Toriyama, following Battle of Gods. The new movie showcases the return of Frieza – one of the anime world’s greatest villains. Frieza has been resurrected and plans to take his revenge on the Z-Fighters of Earth. Goku and Vegeta must reach new levels of power in order to protect Earth from their vengeful nemesis.
(This review will have minimum spoilers because this movie takes place after Battle of Gods. I will try to not spoil everything.)