Pokemon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel review (spoiler-free)

Rightstuf synopsis:

Ash meets the Mythical Pokemon Volcanion when it crashes down from the sky, creating a cloud of dust—and a mysterious force binds the two of them together! Volcanion despises humans and tries to get away, but it’s forced to drag Ash along as it continues its rescue mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt minister has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokemon Magearna, created 500 years ago. He plans to use its mysterious power to take control of this mechanical kingdom! Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold!

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Pokemon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages review (Spoiler-Free)

Rightstuf synopsis:

The Mythical Pokémon Hoopa is the star of Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages! When Ash, Pikachu, and their friends visit a desert city by the sea, they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, who has the ability to summon things- including people and Pokémon- through its magic ring. After a scary incident, they learn a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémon long ago. Now, the threat that has been bottled up for years is in danger of breaking loose again! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within… or will a dangerous secret erupt into a clash of legends?

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Pokemon the Movie encore screening dates and Disney XD premiere

If you planning to go watch the movies, I got some good news to tell you. Originally, the anime movie Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You will screen in limited theaters in November 5th and 6th. Now announced, the movie will get an encore screening if you miss these dates. The movie will be in theaters in November 11th and 14th, Tuesday and Saturday. If you miss both these dates, don’t worry because Disney is here to help! The channel Disney XD will be showing the movie on TV 3 weeks after the movie release in theaters. In short, you can watch this movie on November 25th during Thanksgiving weekend.

Anime Movies in the Fall season!

As we approach fall, get ready for some new movies. As people get ready for movies like Justice League or Thor: Ragnarok, anime movies will also be heading towards select theaters too!

Announced in ANN, Eleven Arts are planning to screen some anime movies this October in the US. The first one to be announced is the movie A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Ōima. This manga well known for the story about a bully named Shoya Ishida who picks on a deaf girl named Shoko Nishimiya as kids. After she gets bullied to the point where she leaves the school, Shoya gets bullied by his classmates and then isolates himself in high school. He then later tries to redeem himself and seek to apologize to Shoko. This anime was worked with Kyoto Animation.

Another anime movie joining October is a movie called Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection. Here is the synopsis:

In the story, a pair of researchers stay behind on their dying planet of Eltria with their two daughters, Amitie and Kirie, in hopes of finding a way to revive the planet. But when the husband Granz falls ill it seems their dream of reviving the planet will die. Against her older sister’s wishes, Kirie sets off with her childhood friend Iris to seek help from a distant alternate world. They arrive in Japan on Earth to search for the key to their planet’s regeneration. There, they meet Nanoha Takamachi, Fate T. Harlaown, and Hayate Yagami.

Last but not least, the Pokemon movie, Pokemon the movie: I Choose You will be screened in theaters in November 5th and 6th in English Dub. You can preorder for tickets!

Anime News: Pokemon movie in International Theaters! Sony and Funimation!

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Announced yesterday, the Pokemon Company International announced that the 20th Anniversary movie Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You will be released in international theaters besides Japan. The movie will be in select theaters in November 5th and 6th. Here is the movie synopsis:

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is an origin story highlighting Ash and Pikachu’s first meeting and their adventures as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. The iconic pair encounter familiar faces along the way, new characters including Trainers Verity and Sorrel, and even a mysterious new Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow. Challenges and epic Pokémon battles abound in this unique new story about the beginning of one of the most beloved friendships in popular culture.

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Announced yesterday as well, Sony and Funimation both agreed to form a partnership and Sony will be buying a majority of Funimation Majority Stake. As of now, this new change has not affected the business of Funimation and it’s unknown what will happen in the future. Funimation has posted a FAQ section on the site in regards to the new change.

Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon (Season 20) Episode 1 Impression

Pokemon.com synopsis:

What starts as a summer vacation in the tropical Alola region turns into the next exciting chapter in Ash Ketchum’s quest to become a Pokémon Master! There’s plenty for Ash and Pikachu to explore in this sunny new region, with exciting new Pokémon to discover and interesting people to learn from along the way—including the cool Professor Kukui and the fun-loving Samson Oak. More new faces will help guide Ash’s Alolan adventure, in the form of a group of skilled Trainers—Kiawe, Lana, Mallow, and Sophocles—and a mysterious research assistant called Lillie. Frequent foes Team Rocket have also made the trip to Alola, looking to swipe some high-powered new Pokémon. But they have some heavy competition on the villainy front: the ruffians of Team Skull, who delight in causing chaos and may have more sinister intentions…

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My birthday gifts

Here is another short post.

Besides the stuff I bought from Little Tokyo, I got some gifts from my  family and I want to share some pictures for you guys on what I got for my birthday.

My younger brother got me a Marvel t-shirt, my sister and her husband got me two Pokemon shirts and my parents got me a Mortal Kombat shirt. They also got me the Final Fantasy XV – Piano Collection.

I also got some money from my grandparents. I used some gift money and purchased some Kingdom Hearts goods from Hot Topic: a lanyard and an exclusive Donald Duck Pop Funko figure.

My mom, who works in Scentsy, also got me a new burner and the burner is designed to look like stacked stones. I have  a habit of stacking stones whenever I go to the beach and my mom got me this candle. Scentsy is a company that sells lamps that burns and create fresh scents from burning wax, scented candles to be exact. It looks like this:

Whenever I try to stack stones, I feel like Smoker from One Piece.

I also got to download the dlc to Final Fantasy XV, Episode Gladiolus. I still need to finish the story, but I did play Chapter 13, verse 2 with Gladio. Gladio is a strong fighter and I enjoyed seeing his story.

To end this post, I will let Donald and Kirito say good bye.

Kirito: Good bye everyone. Thanks for the love for Matthew.

Donald: Bye! Bye! Come back real soon. You made Matt  a very happy boy.

Thank you guys for the nice comments and messages. God bless you all.

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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Anime Film news: Sailor Moon and Pokemon Special!

Sailor Moon

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Sailor Moon fans! What did you think of the movie Sailor Moon R: The Movie that premiered in theaters a week ago? I got good news for the fans.

English license company Viz Media announced that the movie Sailor Moon R: The Movie will be screening in Canada! The movie will be screened in theaters on March 1st. If you are in Canada and you want to watch this movie, now it’s your chance to watch this movie and experience Sailor Moon!

Sailor Moon R: The Movie will be in theaters in Canada, March 1st.

Pokemon

I am not sure if I mention this but I will say this now that we are in 2017.

Announced on a variety show, Japan announced that there will be a Pokemon movie special based on the first episode of the anime. The movie is called Pokemon: I Choose You and it will celebrate the 20 years of Pokemon. The movie will be about Satoshi (or Ash) as he begins his quest of being a Pokemon Master. The title is based on the first episode’s title. The movie will premiere in July 15 in Japan.

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Anime News: One Piece film in US/Canada! Pokemon anime on Disney!! Final Evangelion

One Piece

Revealed at IGN, FUNimation released the English Dub trailer to the Eiichiro Oda’s film One Piece Film: Gold. The trailer reveals the English Dub cast for returning characters like the Straw Hat Crew and new voices for these new movie characters. FUNimation announced that they will screen this movie in English Dub on January 10-17 in the United States and Canada. It’s unknown if they will also do a English Subtitled version.

Here is the plot according to FUNimation:

The Straw Hat pirates are hitting the big screen once again in an all-new high-flying adventure! The popular series that has captivated fans all over the world unfolds a new saga in the highly anticipated movie, One Piece Film: Gold.

The glittering Gran Tesoro, a city of entertainment beyond the laws of the government, is a sanctuary for the world’s most infamous pirates, Marines, and filthy rich millionaires. Drawn by dreams of hitting the jackpot, Captain Luffy and his crew sail straight for the gold. But behind the gilded curtains lies a powerful king whose deep pockets and deeper ambitions spell disaster for the Straw Hats and the New World alike.

Pokemon

Announced today, the Pokemon Company International announced that the new upcoming Pokemon anime, Pokemon Sun & Moon, will be broadcasted in the U.S. at the channel Disney XD. The anime will begin on December 5th along with the movie Pokemon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. The first two episodes will be premiered at this day. Also announced, Disney XD confirmed that they have the rights to the previous 19 seasons and 15 movies.

 

Evangelion

It has been a long time since we heard the Evangelion anime. In a interview with UK Anime Network, animator director Takeshi Honda mentions that they have recently started to work on the final Evangelion movie this October. In his words, this is what he said:

“We’re actually working on the new Evangelion film right now. We’re working hard and it’ll come out eventually, so thanks for all of your patience – please continue to be patient, because it’s going to be the last episode.”

In a comment in a another interview, he is hoping that this last film will officially conclude Evangelion and also retire. It is hard for him to draw as he gets older.

In old news, anime director Hideaki Anno mentioned that he will be doing the last Evangelion once he has finished with the movie Shin Godzilla.