Friday Funny 183: A Tale of Souls and Swords Eternally Retold

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome fans and newcomers for today’s Friday Funny. Today episode is going to be good because today I want to announce that the new and anticipating fighting video game Soul Calibur VI is finally released! What makes this game different is that this game appears like a reboot because all the fan favorite characters you know are back, but more young to look similar to the first game. Time to pick up your weapons and unleash your souls and fight against players all over the world. Joining this game’s guest is Geralt of Rivia from the Witcher series. Whether you wield Soul Calibur or Soul Edge, you better brace yourself against hard core gamers. This game series is well known in the fighting game genre and it’s quite popular with other titles like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Tekken. With this sixth title and the upcoming Dead or Alive 6 game, I hear fans are more hyped for SCVI than that. Besides that game, get read for next week for the first DLC of Marvel Spider-Man for PS4. The DLC is the first chapter to the season pass The City That Never Sleeps and it’s called the Heist. This chapter involves with Spider-Man confronting the cat thief Black Cat and it’s up to the players to stop her. Besides her showing up, players who buy the DLC will be awarded with three awesome suits. I hope you guys saved enough money for these awesome games.

Without a further ado, let’s do this fighters!

To hype gamers, here are some interesting videos of previous guest characters in Soul Calibur games.

Get your game on!

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Partnership between Crunchyroll and Funimation ends?

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What started off as an incredible partnership in 2016, now the biggest anime companies Funimation and Crunchyroll are splitting up and going their separate ways. If you didn’t know, Funimation and Crunchyroll teamed up in 2016 to help spread out more anime for fans. Thanks to this, fans were able to stream Funimation licensed anime like Cowboy Bebop on Crunchyroll and Funimation was able to sell anime like Gintama season 3 and Twin Exorcists in English Dub. With this sudden news, Funimation anime that are dubbed and subbed are heading to FunimationNow and it won’t be appearing in Crunchyroll. However, as far I know, it looks like anime planned home videos are still in progress and it won’t be heavily affected. To make matters worse, VRV will be removing the Funimation channel and will be replacing it with HIDIVE. HIDIVE is a streaming site where fans can watch anime titles licensed by Sentai Filmworks such as Clannad, My Love Story and Kill Me Baby. The pact will end this November 9th.

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Sony’s Funimation Ends Anime Licensing Pact With Crunchyroll

Bad news: Goodbye FMA: Sacred Stars of Milos film!

Another title bites the dust for Funimation.

It was announced yesterday by Funimation and according to ANN that the anime movie Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos  will be expiring. Funimation states that they will discontinue sales of the movie until November 21; unless you seen own a copy of the movie, you have until that date to buy the movie.

Here is a brief fact according to ANN in regards about the movie:

Fullmetal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos is a movie that takes place during episode 20 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and the 11th chapter of the manga.

This is not the first time Funimation lost an anime title. Funimation has lost the license for the previous Fullmetal Alchemist anime such as the classic version, Brotherhood and the first movie Conqueror of Shamballa. Fullmetal Achemist: Brotherhood is coming back as Blu-Ray set and will be released this fall and will be sold by Aniplex of America.

Spider-Man PS4 news: 3 confirmed costumes for DLC and free 1.07 update!

Good news Web Head fans, I bring good news for those who have the recent video game Marvel Spider-Man for the PS4.

Next week is the first chapter of the DLC The City Never Sleeps in which it is released on October 23rd. The first chapter is called The Heist it will involve Spider-Man dealing with the return of the cat thief Black Cat. As Spider-Man chases after her, he has to deal new puzzles and enemies. The DLC also comes with three brand new costumes to unlock and use in the game. The three costumes is the Scarlet Spider II, Resilient Spider, and Spider-UK. According to the Playstation Blog, The Resilient Spider is an original costume just like the Advanced Suit in the game and it was designed by a well-known Marvel illustrator named Gabriele Dell’Otto. These costumes are unlocked by purchasing the DLC in which it costs $9.99 for the chapter or paying the whole season pass for $25.

Next important news is that on October 17, a free update will be applied on Marvel Spider-Man. According to Dual Shockers The update is called 1.07 and it will give players a reason to challenge themselves and keep playing the game. Insomniac Studios will give players New Game+ where players who already beat the game can replay the story again with all the upgrades and skills purchased. In addition to this, the company will also give players the “Ultimate Difficulty” which increases the difficult setting to the highest. As a nice touch up, two new trophies will be applied to the modes and players can more with the stickers in photo mode.

[OWLS October Blog Tour] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – Perfectionists always Grotesque masks

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In honor of Halloween, we will explore what we find vile and ugly in pop culture.  For this month’s topic, OWLS bloggers will be exploring characters or aspects of the grotesque in a piece of media and how it is a metaphor or allegory for society, human nature, or some other philosophical or humane idea.

* Warning: May contain spoilers to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood

Please be sure to read the previous post of the month from Heyitszel.

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Attack on Titan returns next year

If you enjoyed the anime Attack on Titan season 3, I got some exciting news to those who already finished the anime. According to ANN, Attack on Titan season 3 has officially concluded this Monday, but this was part one of the anime. Part two of season three will begin this upcoming April. Season 3, Part 2 will begin on April 2019 on Episode 50.

World Trigger manga returns from hiatus!

Shonen Jump readers, I bring good news! If you are a reader for the Weekly Shonen Jump and been a member from the beginning, you might have remembered the sci-fi series World Trigger. The manga disappeared in the magazine because of the author’s health condition. Revealed in a illustration on Twitter, manga author Daisuke Ashihara is coming out from hiatus and will go back to the series World Trigger. World Trigger will be in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on October 29th.

The manga took a week hiatus in September 2014 due to cervical spondylosis  and occasionally took one week breaks. However, his health grew worse and went to hiatus in November 2016.

If you are a subscriber to magazine, mark your calendars for October 29th online!

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-10-14/world-trigger-manga-resumes-on-october-29/.138167

Netflix Iron Fist TV series ends on season 2

Marvel may be the biggest franchise in the media when in comes to movies, TV series and comic books, even the most powerful company has a weakness.

I found this news yesterday in a tweet from IGN stating that the Netflix exclusive Marvel series Iron Fist will be canceled.

According to the news, Netflix officially released the second season of Iron Fist and unfortunately, due to the ratings, Netflix will end the series. With this news however, they commented that the character Iron Fist could still be used in other Marvel Netflix series. However it is possible that Netflix could still use Iron Fist in potential team ups or series like Heroes for Hire where Iron Fist teams up with Power Man/Luke Cage or even Daughters of the Dragon with Misty Knight and Colleen Wing.

Did you like Iron Fist or disliked it? I haven’t seen this series yet, but I plan to watch it after I get done with season 1 of Daredevil.

 

Friday Funny 182: Home Sweet Nuketown

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome all for another funny day in the world of the internet. I hope everyone is doing great in this second week of October. Depending where you are at, I hope you are not freezing cold in this fall weather. I do want people to be careful as some places in the west side of North America are being hit by Hurricane Michael. There’s not much news to do recaps so today post is going to be short on news today. Kingdom Hearts fans can own all the past nine games in one disc in the upcoming compilation game Kingdom Hearts – The Story So Far -in which collects all the collection games like 1.5, 2.5 and 2.8. The game is set to be released on Oct 30th in NA. I am probably not going to get it since I already got 1.5 and 2.5 on the PS3 and I got 2.8 on PS4. I’m still surprised that the new collection is not going to be on Xbox One since Kingdom Hearts III is going to be the first game to be on Xbox One and it’s going to be hard for Xbox fans to follow the story and know the background history. I also saw the movie Venom this Tuesday. It was a fun movie to watch and it was different than watching a MCU movie. Now that I completed Marvel Spider-Man PS4 and seen Venom, my next target is to watch the next Marvel movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Also, if you already played the series, you already know what to expect from Activison and the return of Treyarch. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out today and fans can expect some new things such as the return of the Zombies team like Dempsey, Nikolai, Richtofen and Takeo. The game also is introducing a battle royale game feature where players are pitted together in a big open area and fight to be the last man standing.

Moving right along, let’s get Friday started!

To bring hype for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, here are some iconic songs from Zombies from Black Ops 1.

Get your game on players! See you in the arena!

Jump Force news: Introducing Saint Seiya!

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Great news for Shonen Jump fans, get ready for another series to join the brawl in the upcoming Jump Force game. With characters like Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto being added to the game, players can get happier today as Bandai Namco just announced another Jump title to join the game. The series is Saint Seiya or in America we used to call it Knights of the Zodiac. Revealed in the gameplay trailer, fans can use Pegasus Saint Seiya and Dragon Saint Shiryū.

The game set to be released this February 2019.