One Piece becomes Live-Action

Via Crunchyroll + Anime News Network

As part of the 20th anniversary, the popular manga series One Piece will become a live-action Hollywood TV series. It will be worked by Tomorrow Studios and producer Marty Adelstein (Teen Wolf, Prison Break). Eiichiro Oda, manga author of One Piece left a message to studios in regards to sticking to the original story and concern of fans:

This is the person and studios who are also working on the live-action Cowboy Bebop TV series.

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New One Piece special East Blue Episode!

Revealed in the 30th issue of the Japanese Shonen Jump magazine:

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Announced on Monday, One Piece will be receiving a 2-hour anime special covering the East Blue arc. The special is called One Piece Episode of East Blue: Luffy and His 4 Crewmates’ Big Adventure. The special will premiere on August 26 at 9:00 p.m. and it will include the East Blue characters Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp and Sanji. The special will also have the iconic chapter covers and the song “We Are” as part of the manga’ 20th anniversary. The special will start from Luffy’s beginning to him and his friends entering the Grand Line. The animation will also be redone as well.

 

NEWS: Fairy Tail Ending! One Piece port! Parasyte Tribute Manga!

Fairy Tail

Even though I haven’t started the series yet, I know that this series is popular for fans. Mangaka Hiro Mashima revealed in his 61st volume of the manga Fairy Tail that the story will be concluding 2 more volumes!

Also mentioned, Mashima also plans tp work on another new series involving new characters and new worlds.

It’s already old news, but the recent Fairy Tail movie Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry website confirmed that the manga is already in the last arc.

One Piece

Announced in the 24th issue of the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump, the video game One Piece: Unlimited World Red be receiving a PS4 and Nintendo Switch port. The game will also be changed and titled in the name One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition. The game will include all the DLCs in it and an offline 2 player co-op. The game was originally sold in Japan November 2013 for 3DS and June 2014 for PS3, PS Vita and Wii U. The game later later got released for North America in July 14 and Europe got it in June 2014. You can read my old review here. Hopefully we get this game soon.

Parasyte

Manga publisher and license company Kodansha confirmed that they will be releasing the tribute manga to Parasyte called Neo Parayste m (in Japan it’s called Neo Kiseijū). The book is will be out to be sold in November 14 and it will collect 12 short stories done by many authors like Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail) and Akira Hiramoto (Prison School). Here is the synopsis to the original Parasyte manga:

The manga takes place in a world where alien beings called Parasites come to Earth and start taking over humans by entering in through their noses and ears and attaching themselves to their brains. One alien called Migi is only able to take over high school student Shinichi Izumi’s right arm, and is unable to control Shinichi completely. Migi and Shinichi learn to co-exist, and the two battle other Parasites who see humans only as food.

The manga even got an anime called Parasyte: the Maxim and it was licensed and dubbed for English from Sentai Filmworks.

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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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: Pokemon film date and teaser! Naruto arc concludes! One Piece original arc begins! Gundam Wing!

News, News ‘n News!

Pokemon

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Announced at the website, the upcoming Pokemon movie, Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! (or Pocket Monster: Kimi ni Kimeta) will be released in Japanese Theaters on July 15th. The site also revealed trailer and teaser trailer to the movie which shows an updated animation to Ash (Satoshi) and Pikachu. The movie title is based on the same title for the first episode of the series. Here is the plot of the movie:

The film’s plot tells the story of how Ash (Satoshi) and Pikachu came to know each other. Pikachu was not cooperative toward Ash, but Ash only wanted to be friends with Pikachu. On the day they set out toward Pallet Town (Masara Town), both of them saw a Ho-oh flying and made a vow to someday go and meet it.

Naruto Shippuden

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Teased in the 14th issue of Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine, there is an announcement that on March 23rd, the current Naruto Shippuden anime arc Konoha Hiden (or Hidden Leaf Story) arc will reach a conclusion. This concluding arc will be the 500th episode of Naruto Shippuden (720 episodes if you count the classic Naruto). However, it’s unknown if this is the official last episode of Shippuden. The last episode will be on March 23rd and with Iruka giving a message to Naruto’s wedding. To those who don’t know, back in December, the franchise animated the epilogue novels in three parts. They animated Sasuke’s story, Shikamaru’s story and the current arc Shugen Biyori (Naruto and Hinata wedding).

One Piece

Taking a break from the main story, it is also been announced from the magazine that the anime One Piece will be entering a whole new original story arc on March 19th. According to the descriptions, the anime arc will include new characters from the marines and they are known as rookies. The Kanji on their jackets mean rookies but it also share the resemblance to the Supernovas, top powerful rookie pirates. The arc is called the Marine Supernova bridge story arc. Here is the anime description states:

The arc will focus on Luffy and those who are with him traveling to rescue Sanji. After Luffy uses up all their food during their journey, the group infiltrate a Marine base to resupply. Suddenly, three rookie members of Aokiji’s crew appear before Luffy.

The anime will feature the character marine characters (these aren’t official names and will most likely change!):

Grant: who has a strong sense of justice. (voiced by Natsuki Hanae who did Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul)

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Bonam (or Bonamu from Crunchyroll): a member of the Longarm Tribe. (will be voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto who did Yasutora Sado from Bleach)

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Sappa: a dual-sword wielder (voiced by Makoto Furukawa who did Saitama from One-Punch Man)

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Vice-Admiral Prodi (Prody Via from Crunchyroll): who seems to be an old friend of Garp. (will be voiced by Yōhei Tadano)

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Gundam Wing

Last but not least, anime DVD and merchandise online site announced that they will be selling the classic anime to the popular Gundam franchise called Moble Suit Gundam Wing. Thanks to their publisher and distributer Nozomi Entertainment, the anime will be sold on DVD and Blu-Ray this year. The anime was permiered on 1995 with 49 episodes; however, on 2000, this anime became the first Gundam anime to air in the United States. The anime was previously owned by Bandai Entertainment and released for DVD and VHS. You can watch the anime on Hulu as well with English and Japanese audio. Here is the synopsis:

The story takes place in the year After Colony 195, when war between the Space Colonies and Earth has begun. To give the colonies an edge, they send 5 young soldiers, trained to perfection, to earth in the most powerful of Mobile Suits—Gundams. With their arrival, the tide of the war changes as they battle against the Earth forces and the Colonies of their origin.

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Durarara!! author creates One Piece Ace Novel

Mentioned early this year, according to the One Piece magazine, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of One Piece, it has been announced that Durarara!! and Baccano! novelist Ryohgo Narita will be writing a novel focusing Monkey D. Luffy’s big brother, Portgas D. Ace. Based on the description, the novel will tell the story about Ace’s early life as a pirate from leaving Mt. Corvo to meeting the WhiteBeard pirates.

I would go on and tell you why Ace is an important character but I don’t want to spoil the story. I will say that this novel will reveal Ace’s character just like the anime and show his life as a Spade Pirate.

Ryohgo Narita is also doing a Bleach side story of Shuhei Hisagi for the spring and he previously did a past Bleach novel called Spirits Are Forever With You.

Mobile Gaming news: One Piece app game comes to the West!

Just like anime app games like Bleach or Naruto, the West (North America) will be getting a new app game. Bandai Namco announced that they will be releasing the Shonen Jump app game “One Piece Thousand Storm” to the West. Players can pre-register for in-game bonuses and exclusive content. Here is what players will receive if they pre-register:

During the pre-registration period, all players who pre-register will receive three berry cards and five rainbow coins when 50,000 users pre-register the game–and three character medals for Trafalgar Law (2 years ago) with five rainbow coins when 100,000 users pre-register.  Further goals will subsequently be unlocked as more people pre-register, with all users getting a chance at more bonus gifts once the number of pre-registered users reaches those goals.  Details for pre-registration goals and rewards can be found at the ONE PIECE Thousand Storm official Facebook page and Official web site.

Game description:

In ONE PIECE Thousand Storm, players will hunt for loot on exhilarating quests, unleash brutal special skills in timed events, and even play in epic multiplayer battles with up to three friends in real time!  Even more exciting, fans of ONE PIECE can develop their favorite characters with special scene cards from the anime storyline.  ONE PIECE Thousand Storm stars all your favorite Straw Hat Pirates from the exciting “2 Years Ago” and “New World” story arcs.  Relive the adventure, and sail through the universe of ONE PIECE!  

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If you like One Piece and have enough space for your phone, make sure check this out! This game will be available for Android and Apple phones!

Anime News: Gundam! One Piece!! Dragon Ball Super!!!

Gundam

Announced in the official Facebook, the TV channel program Adult Swim’s Toonami announced that they will add a new anime in the line-up. The anime is called Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:009. The anime will premiere on January 7th at 1:00 a.m. EST.

Here is the description of the anime according to Anime News Network:

The anime adapts Harutoshi Fukui‘s original Mobile Suit Gundam UC novel series, which is mainly set in the year Universal Century 0096, 16 years after the events of the One Year War depicted in the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime, and three years after the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack anime film. In a renewed conflict between the Earth Federation and Neo Zeon remnants, the Vist Foundation has a potentially devastating secret from the founding of the Federation a century before.

The anime is also streamed in English Subbed and Dubbed at Crunchyroll.

 

One Piece Film: Gold

With news of FUNimation owning the license to the recent One Piece movie “One Piece Film: Gold”. FUNimation announced that the movie will be screened in select theaters in U.S. and Canada. The dates for the movie in theaters is from January 10-17. Recently, Fandango announced that pre-tickets can now be purchased and you can view nearest theaters by inputing zip codes and city.

Dragon Ball Super

With already exciting news of the English Dub of Dragon Ball Super, FUNimation announced and listed the cast of the voice actors and their roles. Most of these characters are voiced by the same voice actors. Currently, there’s no official date for home DVDs or English Dub streaming.

  • Sean Schemmel as Goku
  • Christopher R. Sabat as Vegeta
  • Jason Douglas as Beerus
  • Ian Sinclair as Whis
  • Sonny Strait as Krillin
  • Kyle Hebert as Gohan
  • Monica Rial as Bulma
  • Christopher R. Sabat as Piccolo
  • Alexis Tipton as Trunks
  • Doc Morgan as Narrator
  • Kara Edwards as Goten
  • Cynthia Cranz as Chi-Chi
  • Meredith McCoy as Android 18
  • Chris Rager as Mr. Satan
  • Josh Martin as Buu
  • Sean Schemmel as King Kai
  • Christopher R. Sabat as Shenron
  • Kara Edwards as Videl
  • Christopher R. Sabat as Yamcha
  • John Burgmeier as Tien
  • Chris Cason as Shou
  • Mike McFarland as Roshi
  • Brina Palencia as Puar
  • Chuck Huber as Pilaf
  • Kyle Hebert as Ox-King
  • Brad Jackson as Oolong
  • Tia Ballard as Marron
  • Kent Williams as Kibito Kai
  • Kent Williams as Elder Kai
  • Justin Cook as Dende
  • Brina Palencia as Chiaotzu
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard as Mai

One Piece Movie 8: Episodes of Alabasta review

Rightstuf describes:

The island kingdom of Alabasta is about to erupt in civil war – a war engineered by Crocodile, one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, and his criminal organization Baroque Works. Monkey D. Luffy, his Straw Hat pirates and Princess Vivi race to the island, where the strongest warriors of Baroque Works wait to stop them. Can Vivi and her friends stop an entire war? And how can Luffy fight Crocodile, when Crocodile can turn into sand?

(This review will have spoilers unless you already seen Alabasta Arc. I will also try minimize the spoilers in the best of my ability.)

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