Sad news: voice actor Brice Armstrong passes away

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I have come to tell you some terrible news in the world of the anime community. According to Anime News Network, voice actor Brice Armstrong has passed away. According to a Facebook page from Mary Collins Agency, Brice died on January 10, 2020 from natural causes and he was 84 years of age. If you don’t know who Brice voiced, he was well-known for voicing Dragon Ball characters such as Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug and was also Douglas in Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus.

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Friday Funny 248: Friday Funny Z

Rock the Dragon!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome followers for a fun-filled Friday where you can spend the morning, afternoon or evening looking at memes. Before we start this episode, let’s talk about some recap news of this week. It’s been announced that the DC rated-R movie Joker got about 11 Oscar Nominations which surpassed movies like The Dark Knight. Speaking of DC, Warner Bros revealed a trailer for the upcoming Harley Quinn movie Birds of Prey. This will be the first DCEU rated-R movie focusing on Harley and other powerful women taking on the notorious gangster Black Mask. In Marvel, Marvel has released two trailers from different companies. Disney revealed another trailer of Black Widow and it is going to be in theaters in May 1st. Sony has just released the trailer for the upcoming vampire movie Morbius; this movie will be coming out this summer and it will more than likely appear in June. In video game news, the video games Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers will be pushed back in further months for final touches. FFVII Remake is coming out on April and Avengers is on September. Today, the official release of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is already out for purchase. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an RPG, adventure fighting game where players will play through the eyes of Goku and other characters and relieve epic moments of the sagas. The game will also offer fun side missions in which players never got to experience while watching the anime. Are you going to get this game? If you are interesting on DB games I have played, check out this post I wrote of my experience with DB games.

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With this said, let’s rock the dragon!

To end this post I will share some Dragon Ball Z videos.

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Super Smash Bros 5th DLC character revealed! New Fighter Pass announcement and Mii Fighter costumes!

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Today, we finally got news on who is the last DLC character for the game Super Smash Bros Ultimate for this Fighters Pass. Some of may have requested characters like Dante, Sora or even Shantae but now get ready for this character. Joining Super Smash Bros Ultimate, we have Byleth from the Fire Emblem series. Byleth can be played as either a male or female character and this character is from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Byleth will be available for download in Jan 28th.

Besides this news and also coming out on Jan 28th, fans can also pre-purchase on that day for Fighters Pass Vol. 2. There will be a total of 6 DLC characters in this pass and if you buy the pass, you’ll get a bonus Mii outfight called the Ancient Soldier Gear.

Last but not least, get ready for some more Mii outfits. Players will be able to purchase costumes such as Altair (Assassin’s Creed) Rabidds (Raving Rabbids series), X (Megaman X series), MegaMan.EXE, and Cuphead.

Joker joins Mortal Kombat 11 in Jan and Feb

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If you own Mortal Kombat 11, you probably heard about that MK11 was going to be adding many characters in its season pass. Some of these characters is the Terminator, Joker and Spawn. Today, Mortal Kombat has just released a gameplay trailer of the Clown Prince himself. Reprising his voice, we have Richard Epcar  who will provide the Joker once again. According to IGN, Joker will be available to play in Jan 28th if players have purchased the game in Early Access. For general players who didn’t pay for Early Access, Joker is coming out on Feb 4th.

Richard Epcar is a voice actor who is well-known for voicing Joker in both Injustice games, Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe and this Joker in MK11. He has also appeared in anime such as Jigen from Lupin the 3rd in most recent titles, Zangetsu in Bleach and old man Joseph Joestar in JoJo Bizarre Adventures. Besides Joker, he also appeared as Ansem, Seeker of Darkness in Kingdom Hearts.

mobile game Final Fantasy Mobius is ending service this year

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If you like Final Fantasy games, you might have played some of the mobile games such as Record Keeper, Mobius and Brave Exvius. If you’re a fan especially to Mobius, I got bad news concerning for Japanese and also global fans. According to Kotaku, Final Fantasy Mobius will be shutting down. In Japan, this game will shut down its service on March 31st while it will also shut down for world wide players on June 30th. In Japan players can no longer purchase any in-app purchases. Global players will have until March 31st to buy anything from the store. If you enjoy this game and you have it, play it and make these lasting memories as possible.

Here is the official statement:

Greetings, Warriors of Light.

 

Thank you for playing and supporting MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY throughout the years.

 

After many difficult discussions, Square Enix ended service for the Japanese version of MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY in December 2019, after the Warrior of Despair story concluded.

 

Service for the global version of the game will continue until the Warrior of Despair story has concluded on June 30, 2020, at 6:00 pm PDT (UTC-7), at which time service for it, too, will end.

 

The schedule until end of service is as follows.

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[Future Schedule]

■Jan. 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm PST (UTC-8)

・End-of-service notification (this notice)

■Mar. 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm PDT (UTC-7)

・End of “Magicite” sales in the global version of the game

* Any purchased “Magicite” can be used until the end of service.

■ Jun. 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm PDT (UTC-7)

・End of service

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We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all our players who have supported us since service began back on August 3, 2016.  It is with heavy heart that we must now bring you this sad news.

 

We will continue to implement updates to in-game events, including the conclusion of the Warrior of Despair story, until the end of service, so it is our fondest hope that you will see our adventurers’ fates out to the very last.

 

Thank you for fighting alongside the Warriors of Light and for being a part of the world of Mobius Final Fantasy. May you continue to bring the light of hope to those around you.

 

January 15, 2020

MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY Operations Team

Sad news: anime director of Fate/stay night 2006 passes away

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If you are a Fate/stay night fan, you may have watched anime such as the Fate/Zero prequel series and the Unlimited Blade Works series. However, before all this a studio called DEEN created a Fate/stay night series in 2006. The one that directed the 2006 version was Yuji Yamaguchi and according to Crunchyroll, he passed away. Studio DEEN tweeted the news but according to the site, they removed and they haven’t explained the cause of death.

Yamaguchi is well-known for only doing this 2006 anime but he also helped directed the 2010 film Unlimited Blade Works.

Crunchyroll also listed anime in which he also in worked in the following:

  • 1999’s Angel Links
  • 2001’s Strawberry Eggs
  • 2007’s Touka Gettan
  • 2014’s Z/X IGNITION

Delayed news: Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel Avengers pushed back!

“A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad” – Shigeru Miyamoto

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I got some news that may upset you but it might also be good news if you want these games. Today, Square Enix announced that the upcoming remake classic Final Fantasy VII Remake will not be released on March 3rd, but instead will be pushed back in April 10th. In a statement, the team apologize for the news, but they mentioned that they want o polish the game and make it a fun experience for anticipated fans.

Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS4 will be released on April 10th.

From a different branch of Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics also shared some news for their upcoming Marvel license game Marvel’s Avengers. In a statement made online, the upcoming Avengers game will be released on September 4th instead of May 15th. Marvel’s Avengers will be released for PS4, XB1, PC and Stadia for Sept 4th.

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Star Wars: The Mandalorian season 1 *Spoiler-Free Review*

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Star Wars site synopsis:

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

list of episodes: 8

Exclusive on Disney+ (regions like UK and others will be able to watch Disney+ on March 31)

Created by Jon Favreau

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Marvel Morbius movie teaser trailer

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Greetings Marvel fans! If you been hearing the buzz online, I got some exciting news to share with you. As we enter 2020, Marvel has some plans with movies from different companies. Disney is planning to do the solo Black Widow movie and Fox will finally release New Mutants in April of this year. Sony on the other hand is planning to expand its universe. Coming from the same company that did the MCU Spider-Man movies Homecoming and Far From Home and Venom, we have the vampire antihero Morbius. Sony released a teaser trailer showing Jared Leto as Michael Morbius as he becomes the vampire antihero. There is no official release date yet but this movie will be released in theaters in summer 2020. The movie may also be a tie-in to the MCU Spider-Man movies. Even though it’s a teaser, what do you guys think about this movie?

Funimation news: Violet Evergarden spin-off movie and MHA Heroes movie

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Get ready for not one but two anime movies in 2020. It’s not Dragon Ball Super Broly again like last year but this time it’s about My Hero Academia and Violet Evergarden. Announced today in Twitter, Funimation announced that they will be premiering the second movie of My Hero Academia in theaters. The movie My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising will be in English Dubbed and Subbed on February 26th.

Even though this movie won’t be in English Dubbed, you can still enjoy this beautiful anime in subtitles. At Ohayocon 2020, Funimation announced that they will be premiering the anime spin-off Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll. This is a side story version not the upcoming movie Kyoto Animation announced. This movie will be in subtitles only and it will be premiering in early 2020.

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Which one are you looking forward too?

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