Amazon New Streaming Service: Pokemon Channel

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Remember the news of Amazon getting rid of the anime streaming service Anime Strike? Well, Amazon is back again but this time, they are targeting Pokemon.

According to IGN, Amazon announced that Amazon Prime members will be able to stream and watch their favorite episode/seasons of the anime Pokemon. The new service is called Pokemon Channel and the service will also include TV seasons, specials like Pokemon: Origins and movies. According to Amazon, the movies will be rotated “regularly” which means that the movies they stream will be changed periodically. Here is what is being streamed currently:

Movies

  • Pokemon: The Movie 2000
  • Pokemon 3: The Movie
  • Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
  • Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea

TV

  • Seasons 2-5
  • Seasons 10-16

However, there is a catch to this service. In order to use Pokemon Channel, you have to be a Prime member AND you have to pay $3 (USD) a month. If you are curious about this, they are offering a seven day trial to Pokemon Channel.

Are you going to try Pokemon Channel?

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My Top 5 Anime’s of 2017 I seen: Inspired post by Shay Taree

2017 has been one hectic year for all of us. As we approach the end of 2017 and begin anew for 2018, get ready for new anime series and movies. After watching my blogger friend Shay Taree’s recent video “My Top 5 Anime’s of 2017“, I felt compelled to do a list of anime I enjoyed this year. In this list, I will be sharing you guys what anime I seen this year and what I enjoyed the most. Some of the these anime may not be 2017 but it’s something I personally enjoyed. After you get done reading, go check out Shay’s channel and blog!

5. My Hero Academia season 1

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I got into this anime after hearing so much positive reviews from fans. If you like action anime and superheroes like DC comics and Marvel, you will like this anime. In this anime, the story is about people having these special powers called quirks. These quirks are special traits that give people powers and some people use them to become superheroes. The story is about a young boy named Izuku Midoriya who was born without a quirk but he wishes to become a hero like his idol, All Might. After a recent event and encounter with All Might, Midoriya is trained by his hero and signs up with other students at U.A. High School.

This anime has amazing music for the opening and ending songs and I enjoyed the combat. Watching these characters use their powers and face challenges was so good that I was on the edge of my chair.

4. Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!

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As a way to celebrate 20 years of Pokemon the anime and video game, Japan decided to revamp the first journey of the protagonist Ash and Pikachu. From their first encounter and to test their friendship, Ash and Pikachu start their adventure in Kanto and in search for Ho-oh!

This is movie me and my friend Allie enjoyed seeing. Even though we both agreed that the movie was different compared to the first season of the anime, it was good to see Ash start from the beginning of the series. There was stuff I didn’t really like such as fast pacing moments and they replaced Ash’s key friends Misty and Brock with other characters supposedly playing their roles (one uses water Pokemon and the other is a medic). Still, we both enjoyed the main Pokemon song!

3. One Piece: Film Gold

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Being the third film series, Eiichiro Oda takes the helm again and creates an original story for the Straw Hats. After defeating Doflamingo, Luffy and his friends arrive to the city of gold called Gran Tesoro. In this Las Vegas like island ship, Luffy and his friends discover a dark secret behind the owner, Gild Tesoro, of the island and must find a way to save Zoro from being a golden prisoner. GIld Tesoro is the owner and he has the power to turn anything gold! It’s Rubber vs Gold!

This is actually my first ever One Piece Film I seen. I missed out on watching Film Strong World and Z. Aside from that, I really enjoyed the English from Funimation. It has been a long time since I heard the cast in English and the last time I saw English Dub One Piece was in Toonami; however, the anime was removed from Toonami and replaced with other series. This film was beautiful and epic and seeing Luffy fight was an eye catcher. I did enjoy the music in the beginning of the movie.

2. Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Darkside of Dimensions

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Taking place after the events of the story, Yugi and his friends prepare to graduate high school. Meanwhile, Seto Kaiba tries to find ways to bring back the Pharaoh Atem from the spirit world. However, this attracts the antagonist Aigami (real name Diva) and once again, Yugi must return to dueling to stop both Kaiba and Diva. Diva goal is to rid the world of evil and corruption but Yugi must stop him before he takes over the world. This movie was done by the creator of the manga Kazuki Takashi.

Just like Pokemon, this movie is another thing Allison and I enjoyed the most. What was amazing this movie was the English Dub. If you don’t know what I mean, the cast of the English Dub is from 4Kids and even the anime was done, the original cast came back after all these years played the role of the characters. In a funny way, it is like a reunion of our childhood. Allie and I saw the characters grow up and act like the usual habits like the Saturday morning shows.

1. Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale

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Taking place after Season 2 and Mother Rosario, a new gaming experience called Ordinal Scale shows up and players with the Augma can play games in AR! Kirito and his friends play in the real word in a virtual reality simulation. Even though Kirito doesn’t enjoy it, Asuna takes the spotlight of the movie and shows off her skills. However, the movie takes a turn to the worse when someone is attacking survivors from the SAO incident. It’s up to Kirito to find out what is the true purpose of Ordinal Scale and why recreate the monsters from Sword Art Online. The movis was done by the light novel auther Reki Kawahara.

If you knew me, I love Sword Art Online. When I first heard about this movie, I was hyped. When Shay did a video giveaway for tickets to Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale, I immediately entered. I didn’t win but thanks to God, I got picked and I won.

I went to see the movie it was released and I only saw it in English Subbed. I also got to watch it with my friend Allie. We enjoyed every moment of the movie. This movie had tons of Asuna action and it had an amazing LiSA song. More importantly, this was my first time watching an anime movie on the big screen and being surrounded by SAO fans. I didn’t experience this alone. It was the best time of my life.

These are my top 5 anime I enjoyed in  2017. Please go and check out Allie’s blog at her site. Allie, you are reading this post, I want to say that after everything we been through in 2017 and whenever talked about anime, let’s do it again for 2018. As a knight of my word, let me stay with you my queen! God bless you Allison.

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New Years Special News: Pokemon Movie Marathon in Disney XD

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To start the year 2018, Disney XD will be premiering a Pokemon movie marathon starting at New Years at 10 a.m. sharp. At the beginning of the marathon, Disney XD will premiere the first three Pokemon movies, Pokemon the First Movie, Pokemon the Movie: 2000, and Pokemon the Movie: 3.

The site also mentions that on Jan 2nd, Disney XD will be showing the rest of the movies and TV series all the way to January 19. The marathon on Jan 2nd will begin at 3:30 p.m.. The last and current movie that will conclude the marathon will be Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!

The end of the marathon will be at January 20 and 21 when they start running encore movies.

New Pokemon movie in 2018: Ash has a new look! Thank you Anime Girls NYC

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As usual, I am starting to develop a bad habit of writing news a little bit late, but not right now! Thanks to a blogger friend of mine, Anime Girls NYC, I found out there’s another new movie coming out in 2018 and it’s Pokemon! According to her blog, the same team who did the movie “I Choose You!” will be part of this movie and creating the story.

I had to do some research as well and based on the trailer, another team changed Ash’s appearance as oppose to his Sun and Moon version. From the looks of the trailer and trailer, the movie will probably be taking place in Sun and Moon but Ash doesn’t look like his anime version from the TV series. According to Polygon, Attack on Titan studio WIT Studios took over the design of Ash. If you like the designs of Attack on Titan, I hope you like their style for this Pokemon movie. The movie will be released in theaters in Japan on July 13, 2018.

I want to say thank you to Anime Girls NYC for the news and updates. Go visit her site for more anime content!

 

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.

Sony

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.