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!



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


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)


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


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


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.


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!!!


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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The Seven Deadly Sins of One Piece

Inspired by ExperGamerz for his video “The 7 Deadly Sins of Dragon Ball Z”, and just like DragonBall Z, the anime One Piece is filled with  many interesting characters with different personalities and quirks. Today I will be discussing the idea of religion and the characters of One Piece. Not so much on the discussion of God or religious symbolism but on the topic of the Seven Deadly Sins. Here are the 7 Deadly Sins: Pride, Lust, Gluttony, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Greed.

If you are familiar with One Piece, you might notice these sins on these characters from the show. Some may have committed a sin or even both or all but I will picking the one that sticks out the most. Here are my choices on these sins. (this post is also an assumption if you know about One Piece and the characters. Brace yourself some spoilers.)


Sloth, laziness, is a sin that makes people do less labor and not wanting to do anything. If you are too lazy to help people or do any work, you just committed a sin. In One Piece, I can think of two characters to fit in the category: Kuzan (Aokiji) or Gecko Moria. If I had choose one, I would pick Aokiji. Reason being is because, Aokiji is known for being lazy and always sleeping on the job. It’s surprising to see an admiral of the Marines just lay around and prefer to sleep than actively serving the marines. However, that doesn’t mean Aokiji is weak because he when does serve, he is actually quite powerful. He was able to defeat both Luffy, Zoro and Sanji in the first encounter. Aokiji represents the sin sloth.

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Lust is another one of the seven sins. Lust is when someone has a sexual desire for someone. Usually, when someone lusts, they are thinking impure thoughts like having sex or wanting to see nudity. In One Piece, I bet most you believe that Brook because he has obsession of seeing woman’s panties but actually, I think the number one pervert would be Absalom. With the power of the clear-clear fruit, Absalom has the ability to turn himself invisible. With this ability, he was able to sneak a peak at Nami when she was bathing. After peeping her, Absalom plots to marry Nami by capturing her by force. Lust is not the same as love.

Absalom_Trying_to_Marry_Nami one piece


This one is easy to explain. Greed is when someone is wants more of they want and they do not want to share, usually it involves money or other material items. I can safely say that the one person who fits this would be Nami. Even as a child, Nami is well-known for stealing. Even though she had to steal to try to buy her home island from Arlong, she’s still greedy up to this point. One of the funniest parts in the anime is when she stole money from her own village after the fight with Arlong. If there is treasure nearby, she is willing to go out of her way and steal treasure.

Nami_and_Belly one piece


Having tons of anger to something or someone is an example of wrath. With all that anger, people can cause destruction towards others and other things. Have you felt so angry that you wish you can crush people? I believe one person that can fit in this category is Whitebeard. Whitebeard is usually a calm old man but when you mess with his crew or even kill one of his “children”, you just signed off your own death. After witnessing the death of son Ace, Whitebeard, with the power of the tremor-tremor fruit, unleashes his rage on the killer, the admiral Akainu. If that wasn’t bad enough, he even wanted to sink and destroy the Marine Headquarters. Whitebeard is a man you don’t want to anger.

whitebeard one piece mad


The definition of pride is being happy of one skills and boasting about their personal strengths and honor. This one is actually a tough one because there a lot of characters that can fit into this category. Out of the choices, I have Ace, Arlong, Eneru, Spandam, Don Krieg, and Crocodile. Unfortunately, I have to pick one and I choose Crocodile. I pick him because he fought Luffy, he kept bragging about how powerful he is and he told Luffy that he doesn’t stand a chance against fighting a Warlord. He relied on his own sand powers and himself. He even tried to kill off his partner Miss All Sunday (codename of Nico Robin) because he never any trusted anyone to begin with. He only focused on his goals and his abilities.

episode-one-piece-108 Crocodile


Almost like greed, gluttony is when is consuming more than they should. This is mostly common for people who eat too much. Before you say that Luffy fits in the category, Luffy needs food to get stronger and it helps be active. Just like Goku, he’s using the food replenish himself and fight. The one person that fits in this category is Wapol. With the power of the munch-munch fruit, Wapol can eat anything and never be hungry. The reason he fits this category is that not he eats everything, but he doesn’t use the food to fight. As a king, he instead sends his troops to do the dirty work and he just gets his way every time. This king will do anything for something in his stomach.

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Last but not least, we have envy. Being envious is the same thing as jealous . It’s when people gets displeased when they not happy for they have and they seek more after comparing themselves to others. This was pretty hard because I can only think of two people for this one. Sanji and Boa Hancock were my choices, but for this one, I pick Sanji. I can three moments from the anime that showed Sanji being jealous. First, he was jealous after seeing he didn’t get bounty on his head when Luffy first got a wanted poster. Second, he was mad that someone like Absalom has eating the clear-clear fruit and it crushed his dreams of peeping at girls. Lastly, he was very upset after finding out that Luffy spent 2 years trainning at Amazon Lily, the same island where the Empress Boa Hancock lived and filled with women. Even with his gentlemen composure, Sanji can not hide his jealously and it’s quite funny to see him. He might as well be a Super Saiyan.

sanji one piece mad

That’s all folks, I hope you enjoyed this fun post. Who do you think fits in these sins? Comment down below and tell me about it. Be sure to check out ExperGamerz channel. It all thanks to him that I got inspired to do this post.

Time to set sail!

One Piece: Unlimited World Red review

In this video game, One Piece: Unlimited World Red is a video game where players will be able to play as Straw Hat Crew and explore uncharted areas of an unknown island. Play as your favorite member and fight waves of enemies, collect treasure and hunt/catch animals for cooking and construct items. This game also includes two original characters created by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda, “Red Count” Redfield and Pato, a tanuki with a pen as a tail.

Also included in this game is a mode called Colosseum Mode. In this mode, a separate story involves the Straw Hat crew and Law participating in tournament created by the villainous Warlord Doflamingo and supported the Marines and Marine Admiral Fujitora.

Platforms available:

  • PS3
  • PS Vita
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo 3DS

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Friday Funny (Order) 66: Golden Issue + Knuckles!

TGIF! Thank God it’s Friday!

Hello comic book lovers, or non-comic lovers! Today on this special episode, we got a busy weekend yet again. Here are my 3 reasons why.

It’s not Fanime, E3, or Anime Expo, it’s the Comic Con 2016! Comic Con begins on July 21 and ends on July 24, from Thursday to Sunday. It’s another special time where people go and meet actors and other fans who love Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, or even manga. Dress up as your favorite hero, villain or both and meet other fans all in one place. Get the latest scope on Superhero films and meet the actors or meet TV actors like The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones. If you plan to go to Comic Con, get ready to walk a lot and be careful out there. It will also be a hot weekend.

On July 23rd, Eiichiro Oda’s anime series “One Piece” will be getting another movie titled “One Piece Film: Gold.” The movie was made by the same creator of One Piece and he was in charge of designing the costumes and new characters. If you live in Japan, you wouldn’t want to miss this. According to recent news, an old enemy returns from the Water 7 Arc.

Way back at June 23rd, Sega announced that it was Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th anniversary. The Blue Hedgehog was born in 1991 for the Sega Genesis. It was announced by Sega that there is a new Sonic project being developed and it will be out on 2017. On July 22nd through Twitch, Sega will provide details on this new project. It will be at July 22nd.

With everything settled, let’s begin young heroes!

Here are some Sonic songs from his past games:

One Piece FUNimation Openings:

That’s all folks. See you next time! 🙂

I am late to say this but Happy 25 Years Sonic and Thank You Sega!! – June 23, 1991 (NA)

Happy Birthday to One Piece!!! – July 19, 1997