Manga/Anime (Quick) news: Blue Exorcist! Bleach!! Hunter x Hunter!!!

Blue Exorcist

I am late to post this online but here it is:

Announced at the official website Blue Exorcist website, it has been confirmed that the series Blue Exorcist (author Kazue Kato) will return for a new series. The anime will return in 2017. The next part of the story will take place in the Kyoto Impure King Arc.


According to the 31st issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, Tite Kubo announced that the manga series Bleach will be near the end of the story. He also, purposely, teased on the chapter lengths.


Hunter x Hunter

Also announced in the 31st issue, Hunter x Hunter creator Yoshihiro Togashi announced for another indefinite hiatus. The manga will be back on unknown time.


Sonic the Hedgehog Project in 2017?

To those who didn’t know, June 23rd was the 25th anniversary to Sega’s mascot Sonic the Hedgehog. Besides him teasing Dr. Eggman (or Dr. Robotnik) on Twitter or insulting the new game Mighty No. 9, Sonic is still alive and running.

Announced by Sega’s producer Takashi Iizuka during the end of Sonic’s “25th Anniversary Party” in Tokyo, Iizuka stated that a new Sonic Project will be launched in 2017. Sega mentioned that more details will be announced in July 22 at San Diego in a livestream at Twitch.

What do you think the project is? A new Sonic game? A cartoon? Movie?

Speaking of Sonic, it’s also been confirmed in February by Sega Sammy Holdings and CEO Hajime Satomi that there is a plan of making a live-action/ animation hybrid movie of Sonic the Hedgehog. It will be helped by Sony Pictures Entertainment and the movie is planned for release in 2018.


Viz Manga News – Previews first chapter of new manga!

Announced yesterday and posted on Friday, English publisher Viz posted three spinoff manga first chapter at their site. The spinoff manga is from their series Dragon Ball Z, Tokyo Ghoul, and Naruto. These spinoffs are Dragon Ball Super, Tokyo Ghoul [Jack], and Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend. These can be read at their website for free.

Along with these spinoff series, Viz posted on Wednesday of other manga series like The Emperor and I, Kuroko Basketball, Blue Exorcist, One-Punch Man, Haikyu!!, and Boys Over Flowers Season 2.

They are all free but only the first chapter.

Daisuki news – Streamed anime will be removed

Daisuki made an announcement that certain anime titles will be removed from their site and become unavailable to watch. These anime are reaching their expiration dates. By the end of June, these are titles that are expected to be removed:

  • Sword Art Online II
  • Black Butler Book of Circus/Book of Murder
  • Aldnoah.Zero
  • Persona4 the Golden Animation
  • Charlotte
  • Classroom Crisis
  • WORKING!!! (Wagnaria)
  • DURARARA!!x2
  • Akame ga Kill
  • Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-

Deck-Building Game Plans for Space Dandy, Tokyo Ghoul, Spice and Wolf and Strike Witches

It’s a been announced that Seven Seas Entertainment and Ninja Division Publication are collaborating on game company under the name Shinobi 7. Shinobi 7 will be creating tabletop games based on anime, manga and other pop culture brands. It’s also been announced that this fall, they will release a game called Space Dandy Galactic Deck-Building Game. Not the game itself but the game is from the anime Space Dandy. It is described here:

The game contains over two hundred cards, forty star tokens, player boards, and a full-color rulebook. Space Dandy Galactic Deck-Building Game will be available in retail stores Q4, 2016, and will list at $49.99.

Besides Space Dandy, other anime titles will be getting games too such as Tokyo Ghoul, Strike Witches and Spice and Wolf. These titled games will most likely be release on 2017. Here is what it is described for these games thus far:

  • Tokyo Ghoul, a deck-building game, adapted from the hit anime franchise about an alternate reality where monstrous ghouls and humans coexist.
  • Strike Witches, a miniature-based board game, adapted from the anime of the same name, that pits a team of flying girls with advanced weaponry in dogfights against an invading alien force.
  • Spice and Wolf, an economy-based board game, about traveling merchants peddling their wares, based on the hit anime franchise of the same name.

So what do you guys think? Is there any titles you think should be made into a game? Comment down below.

Friday Funny 62: New Chapter

TGIF! Thank God it’s Friday!! Good Morning or Good Afternoon or Good Evening!!!

Today is another episode of Matt-in-the-Hat’s TGIF Friday Funny and we made it to episode 62. We are officially in Summer and I hope you are keeping cool under the sun. Any of those who are in summer vacation, I hope you have a great time of fun at home or work lol. It’s that time to travel, chill at home, or go camping. So far we had exciting news in the past days and weeks. Last week, we had E3 and we saw the new videos. It’s been announced that Pokemon Go will be coming out at the end of July. Also, FUNimation got the licensed to the live-adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin! If you have been following me in Twitter or read this post, I have graduated from college at CSUSB. Now that I am done with school, it’s time for another chapter in my life. Life is a mystery road with different obstacles. To be honest, I was quite nervous of revealing my face here in my blog. I hid behind the monitor as if I was hero with a mask. But, I gathered the courage to reveal myself. I made this meme on the featured picture as a dramatization of my experienced :P.

Anyway, let’s start this TGIF!

To end this post. Here are some anime songs that could inspire to move forward in life. Check it out. Remember, anything is possible! 🙂

This is not anime but a game, here is the song “Stand By Me” by Florence + The Machine

Sayonara my peeps. We are the protagonist of our stories!

FUNimation: Licensed Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin films

Announced by FUNimation and shared by IGN, based on the popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga and anime, the live action trilogy film Rurouni Kenshin will be licensed by FUNimation and be released in the fall of this year.

The first of film is titled Rurouni Kenshin: Origins (North American title) and the second and third films are Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends.

What are your thoughts? Are ready to see the wandering swordsman in action? Oro?

Graduation – My School Life and The Future Story time

0:58 – This is how I felt when I went to my ceremony


I did it. I am done. I made it to the end.

Hello everyone, this is Matthew, or Matt, the owner of Matt-in-the-Hat, No Doubt About that. Today on this post, I am going to tell you a little story. To those who don’t know or already know, I have graduated from my University at CSUSB (@ 06/18/16). I received a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing. This past quarter has been really busy for me compared to the past classes I have taken. In this Spring quarter, I took five different classes and they were both English Writing classes; two online courses and three regular. As this school life comes to an end, another part of my life opens up and I must walk the path. As main character of my story, there will be challenges but I must never lose. Today I will tell you a little bit of my college life and I would like to share my emotions about my life at school and how am I feeling now.

When I first started – Fall September 2012

I wasn’t too worried about experiencing college because I did experience some at community college back when I was in high school. I was in a high school program from Sophomore to Senior year. I took regular HS classes and then took some college classes. I will admit, when I first attended a University, I was nervous on the first day. Everything was big, the place and the classrooms, I felt like a guppy in the ocean. I knew my friends from high school was going to attend here too but they were far away. We couldn’t hang out because of busy schedules. I later met some new friends in a English class for three quarters. It was an awesome feeling because they were the same like me, a couple of young kids in a big school for adults. However, it did have to end and I had to move on and meet new people in different classes in different years.

School life had it’s ups and downs, I passed my classes with ease and I had my struggles here and there. You win some and you lose some. I changed my major two times! I originally wanted to major in computer science but that was really hard. Next, I tried graphic arts and that wasn’t fun at all.

Finally, I chose English Writing and I enjoyed it. I didn’t really like writing papers for each class but it better than writing codes or buying paint supplies. Writing became my focus in school. I didn’t want to teach, I wanted to use it to say what I want to say. I wanted to express my voice. I wanted people to hear me.

the wind rises writing gif

English Writing

As I took classes, I took a class which will also change my life again. I took English 240 and the whole was required to make a WordPress Blog account and use it for class.

Brief Blogger Story – Spring 2014

I mentioned this one of my past awards from Blogger award posts, but I will briefly tell how about my early blogging life.

simon picking up jacket cape

After completing this particular English course, I told myself I wasn’t going to use this blog. As you can see, I changed my mind and decided to devote this to my hobbies, which is anime, manga, video games and randomness. It took me a while to get used to blogging and nobody knew me. After a while, after visiting some sites, I decided to comment and explore other blogs; this is how met all of you guys. I will be honest, when I first started talking to you, I was nervous. Besides school work, I never actually talked to anyone online. I was really shy talking about anime to you guys. After I participated in posts, I got an idea on who you are and what you enjoyed. I really enjoyed talking to everyone. You know who you are, talking to you was the most satisfying thing to do online. I hope we can stay friends :).

Graduation – June 18 2016

Now that I made it this far in school, it’s time to end this chapter of college. Most of are asking, “how do you feel now, Matthew”? To be honest, I am happy and proud to say that I finally did it. Ironically, I did have my doubts. I was afraid I wasn’t going to make it. I am glad I was wrong and I can now look back and smile with satisfaction :). It feels like beating the final boss of a video game. It took sweat and tears to finally complete everything. I felt like a winner. It’s all because of God, my family, my friends, professors, and you guys!

I will admit, graduation can be sad too. It also means saying goodbye to the ones that you used talk to at school. It means saying goodbye to the professors whom you made friends with. It also means saying goodbye school life. I have to say goodbye to my friends, classmates and the professors that helped build my future. My success has its moments of being bittersweet.

But, this is not the end. This is just the beginning of another exciting adventure. I am moving on to the next chapter!

The Future – What will the path take me next?

Now that I completed school, I am stuck this question that I have asked numerous times: “now what”?

To be honest, I don’t know. The only thing I can do is pray to God and ask Him what does He want me to do. I do know what I want to do. First things first, I want to spend my time with my family. School work has got me distracted this quarter and it’s time to go back and hangout with my family. The next thing would catching on my hobbies like watching anime, reading manga and playing games. I will continue to blog and tweet as well like the usual. I will also post Bible verses. I want people to know that I am a Christian and my kindness towards you was gift from God. With more free time, I want to start looking for a job. I want to be able work and earn more money.

I am walking in a unknown path and I don’t know what’s going to happen. I will move on and take with me the knowledge and courage I have gained. Thank you for reading this post. Let’s continue doing our best. We are anime fans, let’s reunite and stick together. I will still be here to talk to you. You can chat with me anytime and when that does happen, I will try to respond quickly. If you wish to follow me, let’s go together. Sometimes it does get lonely walking in a unknown road.

I am the blueninja777 of Weekly Shonen Jump, I am the owner of Matt-in-the-Hat. I review anime and manga, I share the news, and I write random posts. I like anime, manga, and video games. I am now a graduate of 2016.

I am Matthew Castillo and I love anime. No doubt about that!

simon adult walking boota

Me graduation:

Top 5 Anime Dads: A Special Father’s Day Post

Happy Father’s Day everyone!

On this special day, we reflect and thank our father’s for the many things  they done for us. Just like Mother’s Day, today is the day we celebrate the importance of having a father in our lives and how much they made an impact to our lives. Just like mother’s out there, fathers have taught us on how to love and how stay strong no matter what. For us guys here, fathers have taught us to stand up for ourselves and they serve as a role model to us. A man must be caring to others and never give up. A real man is never afraid to love and he will always protect what he cares about, which is his family. In this post, I decided to create a post of the top 5 anime dads just the previous mother’s day post. Like before, there is no order or rank. These are just the five that came to my head:

(There might be spoilers)

5. Isshin Kurosaki (formerly Isshin Shiba) (Bleach)


Like most dads out there, especially mine, there is always the funny fathers out there. If you are one of those kids that comes home late, your dads may lecture to death but if he is like Isshin, he will punch or kick you. Isshin is the father the main character Ichigo Kurosaki and the daughters Karin and Yuzu. In the anime, Isshin is a funny dad who tries to surprise Ichigo but attacking him unexpectedly, whether it is coming home or waking up in the morning. Besides, being funny he is also a cool dad. We later find out he was a former Soul Reaper Captain and he was quite tough. He also helped Ichigo train and learn the Final Getsuga Tenshou when they fighting against Sosuke Aizen. This is a dad you would want to have to back you up.

4. Maes Hugh (Fullmetal Alchemist)

maes hugh

Almost like Isshin, Maes is another funny father in anime. The military officer is good friends with Roy Mustang and the main characters the Elric Brothers. He is mostly seen bragging about his daughter with pictures and her cuteness. He is devoted to his daughter, he always tries to make it important to mention her every time. Besides loving his daughter and wife, Maes is hard worker in his job and he can actually look pretty cool when he is serious. He takes his job seriously and when he does, you don’t want to see his bad side. I won’t go into details that much in series but he impacted me and later in the anime.

3. Soichiro Yagamai (Death Note)


I expect dad’s job is never easy but if your dad is the head police, then you have to deal with stress every day. Soichiro is the father of the protagonist character Light Yagami. Unaware of his son’s actions, he doesn’t realize that his son is actually Kira, the one that is killing criminals with the Death Note. Unable to fight Kira, Soichiro calls L, the great detective, to capture Kira. As the story progresses, L suspects that Soichiro’s son is actually Kira. Unable to accept it, Soichiro rejects the idea and tries to protect his son.

Without giving away too much of the story, Soichiro is a dad that is willing to go through extreme lengths to protect his family. Whether it is having the choice to kill Light and himself or even giving up the Death Note to save his daughter from a gang, Soichiro puts family first before duty.

2. Akio Furukawa (Clannad)


Akio may seem like tough guy to talk to, but he is actually a sensitive guy. Akio is the father main girl in Clannad, Nagisa Furukawa. He and his family owns a family business of making and selling bread (he has to do all the work since his wife makes bad bread). When he is not making bread, he is playing baseball with the kids in the neighborhood and teases the male protagonist Tomoya Okazaki.

Akio is another great father anime because of the sacrifices he goes through. THE FOLLOWING IS A SPOILER!!!

Since Nagisa was born with a weak immune system, Akio and Sanae had to give up their career just to be with Nagisa and keep safe. Before going to the bread business, Akio wanted to be an actor in plays but he gave that up to protect Nagisa. Later in the anime, in After Story, while Tomoya stuck in depression, he couldn’t raise his daughter Ushio by himself and he had Akio to do parenting; he agreed to do it.

Akio is the kind of father to give up their time to help someone they care about.

1. Whitebeard/Edward Newgate (One Piece)


Just like One Piece characters, sometimes your parents doesn’t have to be blood-related, anyone can be parent if they have heart to do it.

Before becoming one of the Four Emperors, Whitebeard wanted to have family instead of all the treasure in the world. While becoming the powerful pirate, Whitebeard recruited many different pirates and instead of calling them minions or crewmembers, he called them children. He treated his crew like a family. One of the memorable moments in the series is when he meets the flame pirate Portgas D. Ace and his crew. After defeating Ace, he recruits Ace and offers him to be his son. Later on the series, Whitebeard shows his love to his family and warned anyone that threatens his members would feel the wrath of him. Even when his children gets tricked into hurting him, Whitebeard doesn’t even hurt them but instead hugs them. He even goes as far to say, “I Love You”.


The reason why I pick Whitebeard as a great father is because of his tremendous love. He treats crew as a big family and anytime so one makes a mistake, he doesn’t hesitate to show love. Just because he has love, doesn’t mean he is weak. When someone kills his crew members, Whitebeard is ready to kill the murderer. Whitebeard is a dad who is quick to love and slow to anger for his children.

That’s all folks, I hope you enjoyed my top 5 post. What is favorite anime dad? Comment below on your choice. Happy Father’s Day!

I will close with this song from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and ft. Ed Sheeran – Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)

Friday Funny 61: New Game+

TGIF! Thank God it’s Friday! Hello good people! This is another exciting episode of Mattew’s Friday Funny. In this episode, I will be sharing some exciting and busy news and I will tell you why! I originally was going to titled this episode “Video Games, Father’s Day, Graduation… Dory?”

This week I have been busy on my studies and my finals in my classes. Today is my last final for my college.  It’s time for me finish school once and for all and move on to the next chapter of my life.

Tomorrow will be my graduation ceremony and I am ready for the ceremony. But for now, it’s my last test! I will continue to keep you guys updated for tomorrow at Twitter and in my blog.

If you are planning on watching a movie today, go check out Disney Pixar’s movie “Finding Dory”. This movie is the sequel to the movie “Finding Nemo”. Old and new characters join the movie as they help Dory find her family.

Sunday is Father’s Day! Keep your eyes peeled because I have another interesting post on Sunday.

If you are gamer, you may have seen the news of new video games. To be honest with you, I am really interested on Sony’s games and I am glad I got a PS4 haha. New God of War, remastered Crash Bandicoot, and Spider-Man PS4! I love gaming as much as I like anime.

Let’s end this final day of

To end this post, I decided to end it with some anime opening songs. It’s not a top 5 or 10 or whatever. It’s going to be a theme in which I call “started from the bottom and now we here” (this does not involve with Drake)! Enjoy! Hopefully YouTube copyright laws doesn’t mess this up!


One Piece


DragonBall Z


Sword Art Online


Fullmetal Alchemist – 2003 and Brotherhood

Grand Finale!