Manga News: Hunter x Hunter returns

According to the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump website, Yoshihiro Togashi’s hiatus series Hunter x Hunter will be coming back on June 26th!

The manga went on a hiatus last year in April due to the author having really bad, lower back pains.

Let’s keep our fingers cross and hope it stays on the magazine much longer.

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Kingdom Hearts/Final Fantasy news: 3 more years?!

According to recent news from Square Enix, the upcoming anticipated video games Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake are expected to be released within three years or more. President Yosuke Matsuda states that these games will probably be out in the fiscal year of 2018 or more.

Game director Tetsuya Nomura states that this time span fits in with these games. In his words, they have “still have a way to go”. Square Enix is also recruiting people to help work on the game Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Friday Funny 110: Captain of Memorial Day

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome to another exciting episode of TGIF Friday Funny! This weekend is a three day weekend for some because Monday is Memorial Day in which we pay our respects for the veterans and soldiers who gave their lives to war and protection. While some may have to work in the weekends, others have days off; some are even graduating in schools and I would like to say congratulations to all the students. You guys made it this far and it’s up to you know which path do you want to take in life.

In other news, today is the movie (and fifth film) release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tells No Tales. This movie will have your fan favorite characters like Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and much more as they deal with some undead pirates seeking vengeance and try to find a sacred and powerful item called the Trident of Poseidon, an object that allows the user to control the seas. If pirates is not your interest, I got other news if you like samurais; Toonami on Saturday will be doing a Samurai Jack season 5 marathon and encore of the last episode if you missed out or want experience the moments again. I also did a spoiler-free review of the cartoon season if you want to know my thoughts and see if it’s worth watching.

Last but not least, feel free to check out the OWLS recent posts. In this week, check out posts from Lita, Rai, Arria and Takuto as we tackle on the topic of Strength and how do we conquer our weaknesses. Also, please support OWLS blogger Becknaja as she also writes for MANGA.TOKYO, a site dedicated for fans who have an interest in Japanese media; she wrote a review for the BL manga series Ten Count.

Anyway, let’s end this May!

Here is some booty I found for this post

When in doubt, if you can’t watch the new movie, watch this classic cartoon!

See you later in Davy Jone’s Locker!

Samurai Jack season 5 full cartoon review

Google Play Synopsis:

It’s been 50 years since we saw Samurai Jack and time has not been kind to him. Aku has destroyed every time portal and Jack has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel. It seems he is cursed to just roam the land for all eternity. His past haunts him as well as a cult of assassins dedicated to killing him for Aku’s glory. Samurai Jack is created, executive produced and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky.

(Might contain spoilers if you have not seen the previous seasons but I keep them from minimum to none)

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Aniplex USA News: Hulu, Dubs and DVDS

Aniplex of America have been busy lately with some anime titles.

Hulu

If you have Hulu and you like English Dub, I got some news for you. Aniplex USA announced that they will be streaming Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga exclusively in English Dub for Hulu users. The voice actors in the previous anime returns and if you don’t remember, this arc covers the Impure King Arc from the manga.

Synopsis:

Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons. Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the material world. But among the human race, there are those who can exorcise such demons—the exorcists.

Rin Okumura kept the fact that he was Satan’s offspring a secret from everyone and decided to become an exorcist. He began his training at True Cross Academy but following the incidents involving Amaimon’s raid, his lineage became apparent. Fearing his true nature and the blue flames marking his connection to Gehenna, Rin’s classmates all distanced themselves from him. Meanwhile, the academy was on high alert when they realized that the “Left Eye of the Impure King” had been stolen! What lies ahead for Rin and his classmates?

DVDs/Dubs

Aniplex USA participated in a convention called Anime Central and they released some new infomation.

They will be releasing a complete Blu-Ray DVD set of the first Blue Exorcist anime. The anime will collect all 25 episodes and OVA and a anime short called “Ura-Eki”. The set will be available on June 27th.

Aniplex also licensed the anime Occult; Nine and will also be releasing the anime in Blu-Ray sets in English and Japanese Dubs on September 26th and December 26th.

WWW.WAGINARIA!! is another anime licensed by Aniplex and will also be receving a Blu-Ray set but only in English Subbed. The anime will be released in sets in July 18th and October 17th for Blu-Ray.

There is more information left in the hyperlink above so you can read more. If you are interested in buying these DVDs, save up your money!

 

Friday Funny 109: Welcome to Neverland!

TGIF

Thank God it’s Friday! Today is Friday and here we are again this Friday. I hope everyone is doing okay this week and I hope everyone made it out alive. So far I got some video game news to tell. Sega recently announced that the upcoming Sonic game Sonic Force will allow players to create their own characters and help Seonic save the world. If Hedgehogs are not your thing, Call of Duty: Black Ops III recently released a DLC called Zombie Chronicles in which collects the Zombie maps from Black Ops 1 and 2 and World at War with the original cast (Dempsey, Nikolai, Richtofen, and Takeo). The map pack will have a total of 8 maps and remastered for the price of $30. If you want to experience Zombies again with the same characters in high graphics, download the game and the best part is that the DLC is out first on PS4!

Toonami will be busy because tomorrow is the final episode of the season 5 of Samurai Jack. After going through all the pain and suffering, the cartoon will reach the end and fans will witness the conclusion of Jack’s adventure.

Last but never the least, today is a special birthday to my Twitter friend and sister in Christ, Naj from @minna_satu. She is a loving friend that loves Disney, Kingdom Hearts and knows how to draw wonderful art. She is also responsible for drawing this picture of me and  @Keith_XV_.

She also the one in which I have been constantly sharing positive quotes with her. She is not active in Twitter and she is taking a break but I told her that I will be doing this shout out for her because she is my friend. Naj, if you are reading this, I wish to say Happy Birthday and God bless you! Here is a picture of me smiling. I know you like smiles and I am here to show you mine 🙂

With this said, let’s have a laugh!

In honor for the birthday girl, here are some songs she loves to hear!

Here is some songs I chosen for her:

Happy Birthday Naj! Good bye everyone. See you next week!

Anime News: Saint Seiya Live-Action Film and Lupin joins Toonami!

Saint Seiya

This may true or false or good or bad but here is what I saw this morning. According from Anime News Network and from Eiga.com, Masami Kurumada manga series Saint Seiya (or English known as Knights of the Zodiac) will become a Hollywood live-action film. Toei Animation and Chinese distribution company A Really Good Film Company (ARGF) will be co-producing the film. Director Tomasz Bagiński will be in charge of the film along with Kozo Morishita and Yoshiyuki Ikezawa as producer and executive producer.

The story is described in the series here:

The story follows Seiya, a mortal who has trained to earn the sacred cloth of Pegasus. He joins the Saints, a group of fighters who must defend the universe and the reincarnation of the goddess Athena.

Lupin the 3rd

Announced through Twitter and PRWEB.com, the anime series Lupin the 3rd: Part 4 will be joining Toonami on June 17th, 2017. The anime will be English Dubbed by Pioneer dub, the same team who previously did the Dub when Lupin the 3rd was in Adult Swim years ago.

Video Game and Anime news: Sonic Force Character reveal and Fruit Basket Blu-Ray!

Revealed today, Sega releases new information for the upcoming Sonic video game Sonic Force. In the previous trailers, players and fans witnessed a new and original character’s silhouette. Some speculated that it is a new Sonic character joining the series while others joked that it is the retro game character Bubsy from the classic NES and SNES series. Sega has finally revealed that the new character is an original character created by the player!

According to the new information, Sonic Force will allow players to create their own original character and will help Modern and Classic Sonic and fight against Dr. Eggman (or Robotnik). The  feature is called Hero Character Creation and players will be given seven archetypes and each has their own abilities:

  • Bear — Blows away enemies with a homing attack
  • Bird — Flies high with double jump abilities
  • Cat — Keeps one ring after being hit
  • Dog — Restarts with five rings after the player dies
  • Hedgehog — Collects rings when getting damaged
  • Rabbit — Has longer invincible time after receiving damage
  • Wolf — Automatically draws in rings when near them

So far the game doesn’t have a release date but it will come out this holidays for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.

Fruit Basket

Well-known classic along with YuYu Hakusho and Dragon Ball, FUNimation announced that they will be re-releasing the classic anime Fruits Basket for Blu-Ray in August 1st.

This collection titled “Sweet Sixteen Anniversary Edition” will include all 26 episodes, textless opening and ending credits, 12 art cards, interviews, behind the scenes and much more. Here is the anime synopsis:

Life for 16-year-old Tohru is turned upside down when she suddenly loses her mother. Without a home and unwilling to burden her friends, she’s stuck living in a tent. But what she doesn’t realize is she’s on Souma family property and her life is about to get even more complicated when she gets caught up in their big family secret!

If you love Fruits Basket, you should save up for this set.

The Mystery Blogger Award nominated by Lynlynsays

Hey everyone, I want to thank my blogger friend Lynlynsays for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award. With all these awards, I should expand my shelf! Anyway, after you get done reading this, go check out her blog and support her!

Rules

1) Display the award logo on your blog
2) List the Rules
3) Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
4) Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
5) Tell your readers three things about yourself
6) Answer five questions from the nominee
7) Nominate anywhere from ten to twenty bloggers
8) Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog
9) Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question
10) Share the link to your best blog post

3 Facts about myself

1. I still play Pokemon Go.

2. I have two real life friends in which we both talk about anime. One friend of mine talk about series like Naruto, KonoSuba and RWBY. My other friend talks to me about Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, and Sword Art Online.

3. My favorite Disney film is The Lion King and my favorite Pixar film is Toy Story.

Questions

1. What’s your dream job? Or if you already have it, what is it?

My dream job is to become a news writer for anime/manga companies and write news and share them to all fans.

2. Favorite book of all time?

I love reading the Series of Unfortunate Events and Captain Underpants.

3. What’s your best dance move?

This is a funny questions. I actually don’t have a best dance move. I just shake my hips and swing my arms around lol.

4. Have you heard of the All-American Rejects? If you know who they are, what’s your favorite song from them? If not, check out their music and tell me if there’s a song that captured your interest while browsing.

I have heard about this band but the only song I know is the song Move Along.

5. Favorite type of ramen?

Since I mostly eat cup noodles, my favorite type ramen is shrimp flavor.

My 5 questions for the nominees:

1. If you play video games, which console do you support? Nintendo, Microsoft, or Sony?

2. What is you favorite you seen so far in theaters?

3. What fictional character represents you (it can be from anime, cartoon or other media)?

4. Besides WordPress, what kind of social media do you use the most and what is the least?

5. Do you pick your nose in public places or when you are alone?

Nominees

  1. thedailydayrescollection
  2. Anime Girls NYC
  3. scorpzgca
  4. Shower of Sunshine
  5. D Talks Anime
  6. WeekendOtaku
  7. Anjim Plays
  8. Mechanical Anime Reviews
  9. Rai Anime Blog
  10. Plain Pasta and Plain Rice

News: Black Butler expiring license

Sad news for Aniplex anime.

It is confirmed on Thursday that the FUNimation anime Black Butler season 1 license will expire on May 29th. However, it is also mentioned that the other anime like Black Butler II, Black Butler: Book of Circus, Black Butler: Book of Murder will be available especially for streaming.

This is not new for other anime. This sort of events have happened to others like Fullmetal Alchemist, Bacanno!, and Sekirei. If you haven’t got this anime yet, now it’s the time to buy the first season and the rest of the anime before they disappear.