Kenshin Update: Author must pay fine

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Remember the recent news about the author of Rurouni Kenshin and his crime on child pornography? I got an update today about his crime and punishment.

Recently reported today, the Tokyo Public Prosecutors Office filed an indictment on the creator of the manga Nobuhiro Watsuki (his real name is Nobuhiro Nishiwaki). The Tokyo Summary Court has ordered Watsuki to pay a fine for his crime for the price of 200,000 yen (in American dollars, that’s $1,900). Watsuki must now pay for the things he did.

If you don’t know what I am talking about, Reported in the fall of 2017 (In October), the police in Japan reported and arrested Watsuki for possessing DVDs of child pornography in his office. Police also found he had pornography in his home as well that goes way back in July 2015. Even Watsuki admitted that the underage girls (ages in late elementary and second year middle school) look attracted.

In result for his crime, the recent and new Rurouni Kenshin manga, The Hokkaido Arc, will be indefinite hiatus and it’s unknown if it will come back.

Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition Android incomplete review

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Google Play description:

A new warrior has entered the ring!

Take control of 32 world warriors and test your mettle against players from around the world. Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition perfects the winning gameplay formula by offering the most exciting fighting game on mobile. Long time Street Fighter fans can jump into the action and have an instant familiarity with the controls. For more casual players Street Fighter IV features numerous settings and tutorials that put you on the path to victory.

– Fight as 32 Street Fighter characters including fan favorite and Android exclusive, Dan.
– Intuitive virtual pad controls allow players to execute full move sets including Unique Attacks, Special Moves, Focus Attacks, Super Combos and Ultra Combos
– Take your game to the next level with a Bluetooth controller (Controllers do not work in menus, they fully function in multiplayer and single-player gameplay.)
– Battle head-to-head against players from around the world via Wifi
– Single player “arcade” and multiplayer modes.
– Unleash super moves with a tap of the “SP” button.
– Four levels of difficulty.

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Spider-Man (2017 TV series) season 1 spoiler-free review

Wikipedia synopsis:

After the death of his Uncle Ben, an intelligent teenager named Peter Parker comes to his own terms of becoming a masked superhero named Spider-Man when he was bitten by a radioactive spider during a school field trip to Oscorp and given spider-like powers.

IMDb synopsis:

An insecure but courageous and intelligent teen named Peter Parker, a new student of Midtown High, is bitten by a radioactive spider and given powers. He becomes a hero named Spider-Man after the death of his uncle and he must adapt to this new way of life.

Since I couldn’t find a good synopsis, I added these two from different sites, but I will also try to give one made by myself with some background information.

Background: Back to basics

This Spider-Man cartoon (I usually call it Spider-Man 2017 since it debuted on TV in 2017), is a new Spider-Man series that replaced the previous running series Ultimate Spider-Man. As Ultimate Spider-Man ended and with the popularity of the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, it was time for Marvel and Disney to try and create a new series focusing on webhead. To help promote the series and make people easily jump into Spider-Man, Marvel and Disney XD released a six part short titled Origins on YouTube which revealed the origin to Peter Parker’s beginning of Spider-Man. I won’t go into details and if you want to know my opinion on Origins and the first episodes, check it out here on the hyperlink.

My Experience on Spider-Man cartoons

If anyone knows about me, my favorite Marvel hero is Spider-Man. I like the character and his powers and the enemies in the stories, whether it is from the movies, comics or video games. My memory is vague, but I think the only Spider-Man cartoons I seen as a kid was Spider-Man and the Amazing Friends and the fan favorite Spider-Man the Animated Series.

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I didn’t get experience other cartoons such as the MTV Spider-Man The New Animated Series (AKA Spider-Man MTV), Spider-Man: Unlimited or everyone’s favorite The Spectacular Spider-Man. I am not sure for myself, but based on what I hear, The Spectacular Spider show that even though it looks like it was designed for kids, it had elements that even adults would like and it combined versions like the Sam Raimi’s movies and the early 1960s comics.

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I did try their previous show Ultimate Spider-Man, but I ended up dropping it. Ultimate Spider-Man was the Spectacular Spider-Man’s replacement after it got cancelled. Ultimate Spider-Man took a kid friendly approach to the the Ultimate comics and the show wanted Spider-Man to interact with other Marvel characters and the themes could be somewhat similar to Avengers cartoons. The reason why I dropped it because it wasn’t because it was kid friendly and silly, I felt it wasn’t a “Spider-Man” cartoon. There would be episodes where Spider-Man would either be solo in his adventures or team up with members of Shield; in a way, it felt like it was trying to be like an Avengers version of Spider-Man.

When I first heard about this show, I was a bit iffy, but then when I heard Robbie Daymond (voice of Prompto from Final Fantasy XV or Masked Tuxedo in the new dub for Sailor Moon) and Max Mittleman (voice of Saitama from One-Punch Man) was going to be in this show, I decided to jump into the series. Anyway, sorry for delaying this review, I am going to try and explain my thoughts on this show’s season and if it’s worth it.

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Friday Funny 149: February Frenzy

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another episode of Friday Funny. Can you believe that today is the last Friday of February and we are near March. March is going to be an exciting month because that is my birth month and also Spring is near. Say goodbye to cold days and nights and get ready for cool and mild climate. Like January, February has been crazy and it’s not just Valentines Day. We had the Super Bowl where the Patriots finally lost and no matter how many times the commentators tried to say the Eagle’s win didn’t count, we won fair and square. We had the Olympics recently and to be honest, I didn’t pay attention. We got to see some trailers of Kingdom Hearts III in which we finally get to see a Monsters, Inc. world and a movie trailer of the Incredibles 2. We had some tragic news such as the school shooting at Florida and now everyone is blaming the government for this tragic event. Some say that gun control needs to be more strict while others say that the problem is the people’s fault.  Besides this, the movie the Black Panther is getting a lot of positive attention and it’s one of the top 5 blockbuster movies besides Star Wars: The Force Awakens. According to some reviewers, this movie did better than most solo MCU movies like Iron Man and Captain America. I watched this movie on a Sunday after the premier and I have to admit, this movie was amazing! It’s so good that my blogger friend Shay loved it and went to see it multiple times. Funny how she is gets excited for Black Panther and here I am happy and excited after watching the Disney XD cartoon Spider-Man. Be sure to support Shay’s YouTube channel and blog and if you like anime, Harry Potter, Marvel or reading, say hi to her!

Let’s not forget that Black Panther is not the only popular African American superhero that appeared in the movies. We have Storm from X-Men and we have Blade. I haven’t seen Blade, but I hear that the movie helped started the Marvel movies years ago.

Anyway, let’s end February with a blast. Also don’t forget to donate to my Ko-fi.

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To end this post, I decided to do something different. I will be sharing some anime video game trailers! I don’t know the exact release dates, but I noticed that we will be getting a lot of anime video games. Games like Black Clover, My Hero Academia (I am hoping it comes out globally!), Seven Deadly Sins, a Gun Online game story of Sword Art Online, an open world One Piece game and a Naruto-Boruto game. Plus some new DLCs coming for Dragon Ball games In Dragon Ball FighterZ, we will be getting the popular DBZ villain Broly and the fan favorite and awesome Saiyan dad, Bardock. In Xenoverse 2, there’s an upcoming DLC pack which will include Universe 11 warrior Jiren and Universe 7 Super version Android 17, along with a swimsuit version of 18. Last but not least, a leak has occurred where fans will be receiving a Mastered Ultra Instinct Goku only for Xenoverse 2. With all this said, save up your money and get ready to play some of your favorite anime games!

Sayonara anime fans!

FFXV news: Pre-order bonus for Steam users

We are near the end of February and as we approach March, Square Enix are giving players more surprises for those who are eager to play FFXV.

To those who don’t know, Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition is coming to PC on March 6th; Windows, Origin and Steam users will be able to experience Final Fantasy XV on their PC in beautiful graphics, fun mods and experience the season pass and Royal Edition.

For an added bonus for steam users, players who pre-purchase Final Fantasy XV before May 1st will receive a Half-Life DLC pack.

According to Twitter, players will be able to dress Noctis as Gordon Freeman from the Half-Life series for the single player story. Also, in Multiplayer Comrades, players will obtain costume pieces to dress up your character as Gordon Freeman.

I never played the Half Life series, but I hear this game is popular for Steam users. Unfortunately, just like Kingdom Hearts III, the third game is stuck on hiatus.

Angel Beats! anime spoiler-free review

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Rightstuf synopsis:

It sucks being dead. It sucks even more to be trapped in a surreal afterlife where you’re caught between the living and the dead – where a mysterious, violent Angel is trying to pull you over to… somewhere. What do you do? Well, if you’re this group of rough-and-tumble teens, you grab every weapon you can get your hands on and give Heaven hell!

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Bleach live-action movie teaser trailer

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Already been announced, Warner Bros Japan will be working on the live action adaptation to Tite Kubo’s Shonen Jump manga series Bleach.

Warner Bros Japan released a teaser trailer of the movie Bleach. The movie in Japan will premier in July 20th this year. This movie will cover the Substitute Shinigami Arc which consists volume 1-8 in the manga (basically season 1 of the anime).

Funimation plans to release Re:Zero home video release

Announced at a panel, FUNimation announced that they will be in charge of releasing home video (DVDs) of the anime Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World –. It’s been set that the first set of DVDs will be released in the summer and it will be set as Season 1 Part 1.

The anime started in Japan in April 2016 and ran for 25 episodes. It’s based on the light novel and it was created by  the author Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrator  Shinichirou Otsuka.

Anime Synopsis:

The story follows Subaru Natsuki, an ordinary high school student who is lost in an alternate world and rescued by a beautiful, silver-haired girl. He stays near her to return the favor, but the destiny she is burdened with is more than Subaru can imagine. Enemies attack one by one, and both of them are killed. He then finds out he has the power to rewind death, back to the time he first came to this world. But only he remembers what has happened since.

Source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-17/funimation-announces-re-zero-home-video-release/.127900

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Sword Art Online news: Alicization entire anime and Spin-off OP/ED singer!

Alicization

Announced at a fan event called SAO and GGO New Anime and Original Work Stage, Kazuma Miki stated that the upcoming Sword Art Online season 3 anime will cover the entire Alicization arc. Kazuma Miki is the light novel editor to the story and producer to the anime. Reki Kawahara is the creator and author of the light novel series Sword Art Online. From assumption, rather than having multiple arcs like the past seasons, season will only be focused on Alicization (SAO season 1 had the Sword Art Online and Fairy Dance arcs, and season 2 had Phantom Bullet, Calibur and Mother Rosario arcs). In the light novels, the Alicization arc covers volume 9-18 and it takes place after the events in Mother Rosario and Ordinal Scale movie.

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Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online

Also announced from the event, we got news on who will sing for the opening and ending song for the spin-off anime, Sword Art Online Alternative Online. It’s been revealed that the voice actress Tomori Kusunoki will be performing for both songs for the anime. It’s unknown what is the name of the songs, but Kusunoki will be doing both parts. She is also the voice actress for the character Llenn. This anime is set to be premiered in April this year.

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Source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-02-16/sword-art-online-alicization-anime-to-cover-entire-alicization-arc/.127914

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Friday Funny 148: Go kitty cat go!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to Friday Funny. I hope everyone is doing okay. I hope everyone also had a good Valentines Day. I am happy to see couples be happy together and even though I am still single, I wasn’t sad to see myself lonely. Anyway, in this post I want to talk about a movie is already out and it’s already getting great reviews. As a way to start 2018, Marvel will be premiering the MCU movie The Black Panther. The Black Panther is a Marvel superhero that is well-known in the comic books in the Avengers, his interaction with the Fantastic Four and according to Shay from Anime Reviewer Girl, the Black Panther is the husband to the X-Men mutant Storm. In this movie, we get to see T’Challa rule over Wakanda after the death of his father. T’Challa is the king of Wakanda and he is geared up with powerful technology like vibranium and his Black Panther suit. With all this gear, he must fight to protect his country from enemies that wants to take his throne. In a nutshell who he is, think of him as Batman; a guy in a black suit inspired by animal and has tons of money and technology, and the death of his father resembles something from Lion King. If you didn’t know, the Black Panther made his movie appearance in the movie Captain America: Civil War along with the debut of Spider-Man. The Black Panther will take place after Civil War and before the Avengers: Infinity War. As usual, if you plan to watch the movie, stay after the credits!!!

Also, I hope you guys saw the trailer for the Incredibles 2. The characters are back and we have the father, Bob Parr, staying home and taking care of the kids while the wife is able to be a superhero.

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Anyway, enough talk and more laughing!

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Here are videos for you cat lovers or non-cat lovers!

That’s all everyone. Go back and enjoy your cat videos. Have purr-fect Friday!