Friday Funny 30: Anime is for Children

TGIF! Thank God it’s Friday! This is the second Friday of November and that means we getting close to Thanksgiving. If you were not looking forward to the Turkey on Thursday, get ready and make a list because Black Friday and Cyber Monday is near.  I haven’t been doing reviews compared to October because college is now starting to get a little intense ever since we got done with midterms.

I also want to say thank you to all the soldiers out there for protecting our country. Thank you putting your life out there to protect us. Let’s initiate this Funny Friday (WARNING: Not all anime is suitable for children!)

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Anime for the kids! Kids love anime ^^ Here are 13 chosen anime songs for your children!

Have a nice Friday!

Boruto Sweepstake winner!

A while back in October, Weekly Shonen Jump held a contest during a podcast to win one of five large theatrical (27″ x 39″” movie posters or ten of smaller (12″ x 18″) card stock Boruto: Naruto the Movie posters. This was a special sweepstakes for the film Boruto: Naruto the Movie which was in select theaters on October 10. In order to particpate, listeners had to listen to a podcast and here for a secret word and type it in the links.

Yesterday evening (11/9), I won one of the posters; I won the card stock poster! After opening the package, I was completely surprise because I never expected to win.

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I want to thank Team Jump for this awesome prize. Too bad I missed the movie, but at least I got a really awesome poster.

Anime News: One Piece Foxy special and Akame ga Kill box set preview

One Piece

It is reported from the official site that there will be a One Piece TV special on December 19th. The special will be about the return of the Foxy Pirates and the special is titled “Adventure of Nevlandia” . Here is the plot synopsis:

The special with a completely original story will take place on a “Devil Fruit blocking” fog island in the New World that keeps Devil Fruit users from being able to use their powers. The crew will also again meet and have a rematch with the Foxy Pirates from the Davy Back Fight arc. Foxy now has three new subordinates: Dōjack, Kanshō, and Kōmei, the latter of whom is a member of a family of genius tacticians.

Kōmei devises a plan where Zoro and Sanji take part in an eating contest, and the two eat a strange “good-for-nothing-only” mushroom that turns them into good-for-nothing men. The two are then locked in a jail cell. When the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates chase after their imprisoned crew, they land on the island of Nevlandia, which features a mysterious fog made from sea water, and it has the same effects as seastone. The Straw Hat Pirates’ arrival on Nevlandia is also a part of Kōmei’s plan.

So far it is unknown if it will be streamed at Crunchyroll or FUNimation. The director of this special is Kônosuke Uda, the same person who worked on the movies One Piece: Dead Island and One Piece: Mega Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle.

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Akame Ga Kill

Sentai Filmworks uploaded a preview of the limited edition Premium box of the first collection of Akame Ga Kill!. The set will be release on February 9th and the retail price is  $129.98. The first set will also connect to the upcoming second set. Here is what set has to offer:

Chipboard Box

Limited Edition Poster

Stickers and tattoos

100+ hardcover booklet

DVD/BLU-RAY COMBO

The Akame ga Kill! Collection 1 Limited Edition Premium box set will come with both Blu-ray and DVD versions of episodes 1 – 12, uncut and uncensored.

Disc Extras include:

Akame ga Kill! Theater

Tatsumi and Leone
1 Minute Meals
Hot Springs
TV Shopping, Part 1
Glasses
Esdeath’s Fun Class on Torture
Field Trip
The Tale of Estaro
Interview
DX Incursio
Girl’s Bar
TV Shopping, Part 2

Japanese Promos

Clean open and close animations

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TGIF Friday Funny 29: November Already? Good Grief!

TGIF! Thank God It’s Friday! This the first Friday of November and it also means we are in the second to the last month of 2015! Time really flies. Now that we are done with Halloween, it is time to get ready for Christm… I mean Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. I will admit, I am mostly looking forward to Christmas. Time to save up money and keep an eye on sales because this is also the season for discounts on shops. This weekend, we have the movie “The Peanuts Movie” playing in theaters. Charlie Brown and the gang are back and on the big, silver screen! Are you ready for Thanksgiving or Christmas or both? For gamers, this is the month of new games. This month we have Star Wars Battlefront, Fallout 4, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Who will win for the best shooter game? Here is a weekly dose of funny:

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To end this post, I decided to do another top 10 of Man At Arms weapons. This time it is focused on video games (no particular order)!

Adiós Amigos 🙂

Kingdom Hearts 3 and 2.8 news! Toy Story and Fragmentary Passage

In the is recent KH news, Square Enix released screenshots of Kingdom Hearts 3 and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. In one of the screenshots here, Sora and his allies, Donald and Goofy, are riding an attraction looks strikingly similar to the Toy Story ride Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters from Disneyland. The attraction in this game is called Shooting Ride. This could mean that Pixar films might show in this game, such as inspired worlds.The screenshots also reveals that the game will increase the clarity of the 3DS game Dream Drop Distance.It is also confirmed that Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage will be a playable chapter. The screenshot shows Riku, Kairi, King Mickey and Yen Sid discussing about the Master of Sorcery

Free Spirit Award

I want to thank ignite18@MarvelouslyMismatched of Marvelously Mismatched for nominating me for the Free Spirit Award. It has been a while since I was nominated for an award. Once again, thank you :). Here are the simple rules:

  • You are given a topic from the authors who nominated you to write your award post about!
  • Include the image in your post!

Sorry for this delay, I have been busy but now I got the time to do this. For this topic, ignite18@MarvelouslyMismatched gave me a topic about anime specially speaking, anime do’s and don’t or anime hits and misses.

So what is a hit anime and a miss anime? A “hit anime” would be series that is quite popular and gets the well deserve attention. It has some memorable moments, characters, and story. It may have some downfalls but they can be forgiving and/or overlooked. A “miss anime” is an anime series that fails to reach the viewers expectations. The show might start off good for a while but it might it can sometimes plummet to the ground and give the viewers a bad taste. It could have a rushed story, only one character to remember, unnecessary fanservice or overly used cliches moments.

Hit anime

Attack on Titan (or Shingeki No Kyojin) is an example of a hit anime. The reason why Attack on Titan is a huge hit in Japan and even the West is because it has an original story and theme; we have story about soldiers fighting hideous giants with blades and devices that enables them to swing around like Spider-Man. You don’t see many anime that involves people fighting giants. Even the first episode is appealing because it doesn’t hold back on the violence and the motivations of the characters. The opening songs are very addicting. Unlike most Japanese songs, AoT opening songs is a mixture of Japanese and a Rock and Roll Opera symphony that matches the theme of the show.

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Another anime that is considered a hit Dragon Ball Z

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Dragon Ball Z is classic Shonen anime that anyone can get into. Technically, even though this anime is a sequel to Dragon Ball, the show can be very easy to get into without having to watch the first series. The show has many unique characters that gets the spotlight in fight scenes and saves room for some funny bits. We even have a main character who shows no fear when facing somebody strong and even shows mercy to some people, even though they did greater harm to others. This show is filled with explosive action and memorable elements that any fan enjoy and are used today. Even cartoons mimic DBZ.

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The Fairy OddParents- Maho Mushi!

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Also, the Dragon Ball series even inspired other creators to make well known series like Bleach, Naruto and One Piece.

Miss anime

Rosario Vampire can be an anime that can be a miss. Even though I really enjoy the manga, I felt that the anime was a miss in the series. The anime first starts off following from original material, but then the creators decided to add unnecessary ecchi cliches. I will not spoil the manga, but I will say the manga gets dark and the art style changes to a dark, harem series. The anime is more of silly, cute series.

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Throughout online, I hear that Sword Art Online is a miss anime.

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I love Sword Art Online but I do notice why people would say that. Sword Art Online has a tendency to make the protagonist OP just for the story and the anime tries to make an excuse to make him strong. Throughout the series, the protagonist, Kazuto/Kirito, often draws in female characters and creating a harem. The show mostly focuses on him and not much on the characters he encounters which often times can be boring for the viewers. I heard online that the Mother Rosario arc was good because it does NOT focus on Kirito and more on his girlfriend Asuna. A show that mainly focuses on one character and forgets the secondary character can be missed.

These are some hit and miss anime I have to talk about in this award post. I hope this was entertaining for some readers out there. What are your hit and miss anime?

Here the nominees I choose for this Free Spirit Award:

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Row

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Anime Review Girl

Denny Sinnoh

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Muranodo

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For this new topic, I want to know what is the ideal Friendship? Does it consist a group of friends that stay together or it it just one friend? Do you act like a family or brother/sister? Basically I am saying is what makes a good friend? Have fun writing about this question ^^

One Piece Episode of Sabo: the Miraculous Reunion and the Inherited Will review

Synopsis:

After two years of training, the Straw Hats reunited at Sabaody Archipelago. Getting past the Fish-Man Island, they finally made it to the final sea – the New World. At Punk Hazard Island, they met again with Trafalgar Law, forming a pact to oppose the Four Warlords. The crew entered Dressrosa, the country ruled with an iron fist by Doflamingo. As a struggle for independence spread across the island, Luffy was reunited with Sabo, whom he had thought to be dead…

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