Game News: Bayonetta! Musou Stars! Naruto English Dub!

Bayonetta

 

Teased with a countdown in April Fools, Sega recently announced some terrific news for Bayonetta fans.

 

Now with the countdown over, Sega re-released the video game Bayonetta for PC on Steam. This remastered version comes with the following:

  • mouse and keyboard support
  • Japanese and English voice over tracks
  • enhanced resolutions up to 3840×2160
  • the game runs at 60 fps, with cut scenes running at 30 fps

According to IGN, players who buys the game beore April 25th will unlock the Digital Deluxe version for free. This version comes with a soundtrack sampler and enhanced version of the digital art book from the original Climax Edition.

The game was originally for the PS3 and Xbox 360. This was created by Sega and Platinum Games. It got a sequel but it was ported to the Wii U along with the first game. Bayonetta also joined in Super Smash Bros fro 3DS and Wii U.

Musou Stars

To those who didn’t know, Koei Tecmo is creating a game crossover filled with game franchises filled with characters from different series. Here are the game franchsises joining the game: Ninja Gaiden, Nioh, Samurai Warriors, Dyanasty Warriors, Toukiden, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book.

It’s been announced that this game under the title as Warriors: All-Stars will be heading to the West for PS4 and PC. The game will come out for West on August 29th and the UK will get the game on Spetember 1.

Here is the description of the game:

Warriors All-Stars begins in a mysterious land brought to the brink of destruction when a magical spring, the source of its power, dries up after its king’s passing. Following a legend that calls for the summoning of champions from other realms in times of dire need, the young princess Tamaki performs a ritual that goes horribly wrong when her powers spiral out of control, scattering the heroes across the domain. Emboldened to restore peace to the world, Tamaki must recruit the best and strongest among these visitors to revitalize the spring – and crown the land’s savior as its new ruler.

Naruto to Boruto

Remember the news of the new Naruto game Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strikers? I got good news for English fans!

Gamespot recently released an English Dub trailar of the game and it mentions that the game will be for PS4, Xbox One and Steam! However, there is no release date yet.

Game News: New Naruto games!

Recently announced in a trailer and 19th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan, Namco Entertainment will be releasing some new Naruto games.

In a trailer, a game called Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker will be for PS4, Xbox One and Steam. The game will be developed by Soliel, a subsided company of Vahla Game Studios. Here is what the game is described so far:

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is an “acrobatic ninja battle” game for the PlayStation 4. The game will have an online component, and players can form four-person cells in multiplayer to fight against another four-person cell for a total of eight players. The game has no set release date.

Another Naruto coming out but in collection format is called Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Trilogy. In the issue described, the game collection will include Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 1, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 along with the DLCs.

Players who buys the game early will receive a product code to watch the Boruto anime screened from  Jump Special Anime Fiesta and folded poster.

Even though the news say the games will be for PS4, it will more than likely will be available for PS4, Xbox One and Steam. I think these games were made for PS4 only in Japan.

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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TGIF Friday Funny 94: Happy Anniversary!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome to the Carnival… I mean welcome to TGIF Friday Funny. I am Matthew and welcome to another exciting post. We officially ended January and it has been an eventful month. As part of the OWLS, I want to say that the January Blog Tour was a success. You can read everyone’s, including mine, post here. As most of you are aware, this week has also been exciting because of past announcements.

This year marks the 30th anniversary to the game franchise Final Fantasy. Square Enix recently released on updates on games like a Remastered Final Fantasy XII release date, a key image to Final Fantasy VII Remake, and new DLC for Final Fantasy XV! As a reborn Final Fantasy fan, this year will be great and it will hurt my wallet. I will have to spend time on both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts.

Also, if you missed out on the livestream podcast from Weekly Shonen Jump last week, you can watch it below. The American Weekly Shonen Jump announced that 6 new Jump Starts are coming to the new issues as part of the 5 years anniversay of the digital platform Weekly Shonen Jump. Another exciting news discussed that the movie Boruto: Naruto the Movie will be released on March 28th with English Dub. This movie takes place after the story of Naruto and focuses on the new generation of children.

To celebrate the anniversaries, here is some funnies!

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Here are some Final Fantasy songs to call it a day!

Stand tall, my friends.

Top 5 anime look-a-likes!

As an anime fan, you meet a variety of unique and different characters. However, have you seen a character that seemed too similar to another character? I am saying, have you seen a character that looked almost similar in appearance? Sometimes, a mangaka artist or author may create their characters by coincidence or they base it off from someone’s work. If it’s based on works, they either (a) really respect the original artist and wanted to do their own creation or (b) steal the idea and claim it as their own. In this top post 5 posts, I will be showing some anime characters that look strikingly similar to other characters in different works. This will be focused on different works and not on the same genre (in short, this may not be limited to only anime. Also this is not in order. Just things that popped in my head).

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Naruto and Boruto News! Film and Anime in 2017

I got some exciting news from this Orange suit, blond hair ninja!

Naruto

Revealed at Jump Fiesta, it’s confirmed from Lionsgate that the movie director Michael Gracey (who will also do The Greatest Showman) will be directing the live-action Naruto film. Also revealed at the event, Naruto creator Masahi Kishimoto will be helping with this film too.

So in other words, another manga/anime series gets the live-action treatment!

Boruto

Also announced at Jump Fiesta, the Boruto manga created by  Ukyo Kodachi and Mikie Ikemoto will become an anime on April 2017. Viz Media also confirmed it to be real but it’s unsure when will it be on TV specifically. Kishimoto, original creator of Naruto and Boruto, announced this is another special project he was working on. According to his quote “I plan to make it even better than Naruto“. this anime will surpass the previous anime.

It’s also confirmed that the previous voice actors to the Boruto film will return. This new anime will be called Boruto – Naruto Next Generations.boruto-kv for this anime!

 

Response: Top 5 Positive Influences in Anime

This is a response and answers post to Anime Reviewer Girl’s post to “5 Positive Influences Of Anime!!!“.  Shay did a top 5 list on how watching or liking anime can be a positive impact in our lives. In my list, I will list how anime can be a positive in my daily life and how does it affect me. My top 5 will include some points in which also agrees with her. So yes, this post was influence by hers and I decided to do my own response.

In  this list, I will be talking about watching anime can sometimes be a positive factor in life and how well it does it affect me. Everyone’s reaction is different and it’s up to you to know how does anime can be a good thing in your life. Everyone has a different answer on anime made a positive impact on their lives. Mine, here, will cover 5 things that made my life better with anime. Anyway, here is my top 5 points and their positive effects. 🙂

5. Peace in solitude

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Just like what Shay said in her list, anime helps me get away from the “noise” of the world. There are some days, I just want to get away from stress like work and enjoy some alone time with anime. Sometimes, even thought I love my friends and family, I just want some solitude for myself. Anime helps me unwind from everything and reminds how silence can be a bliss. Some people need a coffee break, I need an anime break. A series about interesting characters, fantastic art and music helps me block the outside world.

4. It’s my identity

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Anime deines who I am as a person. There are people out there who is known for liking activities/hobbies like sports, art or gaming. Besides video games, anime help let’s people know that I am a guy who enjoy a genre outside the United States and appreciate a story. I may not be the guy you see in a convention that has a shirt that says “I love anime” or “It’s Over 9,000” with a body pillow of my waifu. I could be just an average guy who wears a casual shirt and jeans but with a vast knowledge in anime and manga. My passion of anime is what makes me different than people.

3. It’s the source to my pride and confidence

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Even though anime is just a genre or animation with fictional characters and exaggerated story situations, some anime with interested characters help me stand up for myself. If you knew me as a in real life, I am very shy and timid person. I tend to just hide and get the urge to run away from my problems. When I see one of my favorite characters acting tough and showing no fear, it reminds me that running away and hiding doesn’t solve anything. It’s an act of cowardice and nothing can come from it. When I see a character face off against something impossible, I sometimes imagine myself in a battle and the only way out of it is to stay strong.

2. Meet new people

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Even before anime, I had some friends in real life. Some liked anime but only a few. When I first came to the blogging world, I didn’t even know to begin and who to talk to. There was no place for me to chat about anime and what to talk about. The first person I met was Arria from Fujinsei and I came to her site when she mentioned something about One Piece. As a One Piece fan, I paid a visit and left a few comments at her site. After a while, I later became her friend in the WP community. Along the way, I met some amazing anibloggers. If it wasn’t for anime, I would never be here this far.

1. Understanding the World

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Even thought you don’t see giant robots in the military or actual ninjas that can run water or pink haired girls in the real world, anime helped me understand real life situations and people. Slice of Life anime like Clannad helped me see how life can be hard and it can be difficult to find any happiness in the world. However, Clannad also showed me sometimes the slightest “light” of the world can a make huge difference in the dark times of life. Another anime I want to mention is Naruto. Besides the story focusing on a child reaching for a dream, the anime helps us see how violence of war can be devastating on both sides of the battle. The anime also shows that following your dreams will be a difficult challenge but once you reach that dream, everything you worked hard for will be worth it. Anime can be more real when approached in a different angle.

That’s my top 5 Positive Influences from Anime. I hope you enjoyed reading them. If you like them, don’t forget to check Shay’s post and video in the above link of this post. 🙂

TGIF Friday Funny 78: Happy Birthday Big Sis!

TGIF!

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!

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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!! 🙂

Anime/Manga news: Naruto Novel Anime Adaptations and Bleach Surprise Announcement

Naruto

Japan announced that August 4th will be the Naruto novel release of “Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls“; the story story is about Mirai Sarutobi (daughter of Kurenai and Asuma) with Kakashi Hatake and Might Guy and taking placing between the manga chapter 700 and Naruto Novel “Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring“. Announced with the new Naruto book release “Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls“, it’s been announced that three of the Naruto Novels will be become TV anime adaptations. They will be release for the winter. Here is the novels that will be in the anime:

 

Bleach

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Already been announced, the manga Bleach along with Nisekoi will be ending this month and Weekly Shonen Jump will be doing a special color page for these two manga. However, earlier scans in the Japan’s issue reveal that Bleach will have special announcement on August 22nd’s 38 issue.

What do you think is the announcement about? Anime returning? A movie? A manga sequel? Comment below.

Naruto – The Lost Story anime OVA review

Amazon Synopsis:

Naruto and the others arrive at the Village Hidden in the Waterfall on an escort mission for Shibuki, the young leader of the village. Things seem peaceful until Kakashi leaves on urgent business and the village is attacked by Suien, a former Hidden Waterfall jonin, and his band of rogue ninja, who are after the village treasure, Hero’s Water. Now Naruto must join forces with cowardly Shibuki and show him what it means to be a hero!

(Spoiler-Free, may have minor spoilers. I will also keep it short.)

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