2015 in review – Matthew’s 2015 Blog Report

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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One Lovely Blog Award by Ignite18

I want to thank ignite18 of Marvelously Mismatched for choosing me for this One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you for nominating me, I appreciate it ^_^

Da rules:

One-Lovely-Blog-Award-Rules

*I will try to reach 15 nominees.

7 facts about me

1. My family and I favorite football team is the Oakland Raiders

Okland Raiders

2. I read Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and listen to the podcasts. I read and interact with many subscribers on Mondays.

3. When I was little, I did not like the sight of violence and blood would always scare me.

4. On every Christmas, my family would make tamales. We would make so many that we share them to friends and family and eat them often.

tamales

5. My brother and I enjoy Star Wars so much that we can memorize any quote and scene from the movies.

6. Besides Nintendo, I prefer Playstation than Xbox.

7. I have a habit of worrying about any little thing. I also tend to worry about others that I can sometimes feel it. Sometimes, I feel it is just the paranoia.

Nominees:

1 shiroyuni – thelimitlessimagination

2 NEETaku – Just… My 2 Cents

3 moonshinezodiac – Season Memories

4 Kausus – Otaku Gamer Zone

5 aniplays – The Otaku Lifestyle

6 regina5000 – Diversion3000

7 jiraiyan – Otaku Orbit

8 drakulus23 – Drakulus

9 mirrorpurple – 紫鏡の天国

10 lifewithlilred – Life is better in red

11 Overwhelmed by Joy – Choosing Joy, whatever life brings

12 Windmills of My Mind

13 DriggerV – New Sekai

14 Unlocking The Magic

15 Rabia – A touch of Everything

If you wish to do this award post, you don’t have to find 15 nominees. I realize that finding 15 can be difficult and you don’t have to do this. You can even post less than 15.

Now that I am done, I hope you enjoy reading my facts.

Gannbatte!

Friday Funny 36: Merry Christmas!

TGIF! TGIF! Thank God it’s Friday! I will make this short and just say Merry Christmas to all! Let’s start:

https://imgur.com/a/EjFom

All jokes aside, I want to tell everyone Merry Christmas and I hope your Christmas will be the best time of the year. I wish I can say it to each and everyone in person but this will do. Let us not forget why are we celebrating Christmas. We are celebrating Christmas because God has sent down His son to be born and save us from Sin. God’s gift was His beloved son, Jesus Christ. Let us give thanks to God for His ultimate gift to us. Let us put the “Christ” back into Christmas.

Merry Christmas and God Bless all of you!

Luke 2:8-14

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

New anime and games for 2016

With 2015 coming to an end, it is time to get ready for 2016. As we approach the new year, new anime and video games have been announced and some are unexpected.

Video Games

It has been announced that the game JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven will be heading to North America and Europe in Summer 2016. The game was released in Japan in December 17 for PS3/PS4.

Konami recently announced that there will be three new Yu-Gi-Oh! games and it will be available for smartphones, Nintendo 3DS, and PC. The smartphone game titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links will be released on Spring 2016 for Android and iOS. The 3DS game is expected to be released in the summer and the PC is the winter.

Anime

Announced in Twitter, the Gurren Lagann franchise posted a link to a website with a “Coming Soon” tagline. It is unknown what is this project and some people speculate it is either an anime reboot or video game.

http://www.gurren-lagann-ps.jp/

 

At Jump Fiesta, it was announced that the manga series D.Gray-man will be having a new anime series in 2016. Also announced but in Young Animal magazine, Kentaro Miura’s manga Berserk will have a new anime in 2016; the promo revealed the main character Guts in his new appearance.

 

Anime DVD Release

Discotek Media recently announced that they licensed the Lupin the Third series 2 (Lupin III: Part II) TV anime and will be releasing the whole anime series in 2016. The set will have 4 discs episodes 80-155 from 1977-1980. According to the company, they stated that they will have the episodes in English Subbed and any episodes that has English Dub already there.

 

 

Toonami news: One Piece marathon

Just like the previous Dragon Ball Z Kai marathon, on December 26 (Christmas weekend), Toonami will be having another anime marathon but this time it is the anime One Piece. This is a way to end 2015 and the original schedule will return on January 2nd in 2016. There will be showing episodes 320 to 326, the epilogue to the Enies Lobby and beginning of the Ice Hunter filler arc.

Saturday News!

Even though I usually wait after the weekend for posting news but this something that popped up and must share:

One Piece

FUNimation announced yesterday that they will be streaming the new One Piece Special – Adventure of Nebulandia today.  It will be simulcasted on Sunday night and the special will start in Fuji TV from 9-11:10 PM E.S.T.

one piece foxy special

Naruto

In Jump Fiesta, Shonen Jump announced that there will be an anime adaptation to light novels of Itachi Uchiha in 2016. The novel is titles Naruto – Itachi Shinden

 

Boruto News

There are three news but I will compile into one.

Now with the countdown finished, it has been announced that there will be a new Boruto manga. Masashi Kishimto (original creator of Naruto) will be supervising the manga. Kishimoto sensei will be doing a special one-shot manga of Boruto in spring 2016 and English publisher Viz will add it to the digital magazine.

 

Friday Funny Episode XXXV: May the Force be with You!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away…

There was a world where people witnessed a great phenomena. A man named George Lucas created one of the best Sci-Fi movies in 1977. That movie was called Star Wars. The world was shaken with great cheers and thus created a generation of fans. The movie expanded to six movies in total and each with positive and negative responses. From movies to video games to cartoon shows and a terrible Christmas special, Star Wars created a space legacy. 

It is the year 2015 and a new director named J.J. Abrams along with Disney, revives the classic movie Star Wars. As this new chapter begins, old friends return and new generation of heroes rise up against a new threat: Kylo Ren.

This is a beginning of a new war.

Thank God it’s Friday! Today is episode 35 of Friday Funny and based on the intro music and opening, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be playing in theaters. Based on what I heard about this movie, this movie has positive reviews and it will appeal new and old fans. If you plan on going, there will be tons of fans in theaters. I advise to be careful and try not to use violence to get the front row seats.

Without a further ado, let’s begin this galactic post!

https://imgur.com/a/Eom1L

 

Star Wars Montage videos!

Other funny Star Wars clips

The end until Episode VIII

We Without Wings anime review

Timid Takashi wants to escape to an alternate world where he is a heralded knight, but is held back by thoughts of his younger sister and his girlfriend. Part-timer and all-around upbeat guy Shuusuke has a disastrous first encounter with a woman who turns out to be his new co-worker. Handyman Hayato is a hard-boiled loner who has random encounters with two gangs and a girl with a uniform fetish. Throw in plenty of fan-service, random humor, an alternate medieval world, and your narrator DJ Condor, and you get We Without Wings – Under the Innocent Sky.

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