Friday Funny 189: Are you ready kids?

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone for another episode of Friday Funny. I hope everyone had a good November this year as today is the last day of November. It’s time to say goodbye to the month of Turkey and the sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In my opinion, it feels more like Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday week. With some sales coming to a close, get ready to save some money and spend it all for gifts for others and yourself! As we make it to December, get ready for some awesome movies and releases. We have Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros Ultimate coming out this early December. We also have movies such as the Transformer’s spinoff Bumblebee. DC is dishing out the origin movie Aquaman. Marvel is going to conclude their movies of 2018 with a PG-13 “Christmas” movie of Deadpool called Once Upon A Deadpool and Sony Animation is giving fans an awesome Spider-Man cartoon movie called Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Besides buying gifts, I hope you guys saved enough money for popcorn and tickets to see these movies. Last but never the least, in case you missed out, the creator of the cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants has died this week. Stephen Hillenburg died in the age of 57 from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or also known as  Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a terminal disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. SpongeBob SquarePants made his debut in May 1st, 1999 and it’s considered a great cartoon in Nickelodeon. The cartoon made over 11 seasons including specials and even had celebrity guests in some episodes such as Johnny Depp and David Bowie. It even has two movies and appeared in video games. It’s unknown what’s going to happen now for the yellow sponge’s future, but it’s important to know that Stephen is no longer suffering. He gave us something to laugh whenever we watch TV.

Let’s end November with a powerful note.

Credit to the artist. Comment down below so I can know who they are and give credit.

As a way to honor Stephen Hillenburg, here are some SpongeBob clips:

That’s all kids!

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Breaking News on Netflix: Daredevil series is canceled after season 3!

The hero defending Hell’s Kitchen is unfortunately retiring!

I found this piece of news on IGN stating after three seasons, the Netflix series on the Marvel hero Daredevil will no longer be making more episodes. Here is the official statement from Netflix:

Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note. We’re thankful to showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.

This is not the only Marvel series that got canceled on Netflix. Netflix series Iron Fist and Luke Cage were both recently canceled after two seasons. The only remaining shows that is still in progress is Jessica Jones and the Punisher. The Punisher is going to have a second season in 2019 and Jessica Jones is in progress of another season. It’s unknown what’s going to happen with these three canceled heroes and we don’t know why the sudden cancellation.

Final Fantasy XV 2nd Anniversary!

It’s been two years since Square Enix released the recent installment of Final Fantasy XV. Final Fantasy XV first came out on November 29th, 2016 for PS4 and Xbox One. Fast forward, we got it on PC, DLC episodes which focuses on Noctis’s friends Prompto, Ignis and Gladiolus and we have got a Pocket Version for mobile phones and eventually on consoles including the Nintendo Switch. As a way to celebrate the 2nd anniversary, the English voice cast of the game shared their thoughts and feelings towards the game and their fans.

In the video, we have the following voice actors:

  • Adam Croasdell (Ignis)
  • Amy Shiels (Lunafreya/Luna)
  • Matthew Mercer (Cor)
  • Karl Wahlgren (Aranea)
  • Jim Pirri (Regis)
  • Darin De Paul (Ardyn)

According to Darin De Paul, he mentioned that next year get ready for the upcoming DLC story Episode Ardyn and there is a plan of an anime based on Ardyn in 2019.

Also from Square Enix, they also shared some concept art made by Yuuki Matsuzawa and Yuusaku Nakaaki when making the May 2016 cover for Game Informer. You can read their interview here.

You can also download the second anniversary pictures as wallpapers from the official Final Fantasy XV website.

I am so happy to be a fan of Final Fantasy XV and I don’t regret it at all. I will stand tall! Here are some saved pictures I found from Final Fantasy XV to celebrate the two years of Final Fantasy XV!

Last but not least, I am on my 91st streak post.

 

Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc *Spoiler Review*

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Although she’s only sixteen and looks even younger, Misao Makimachi is already a skilled and competent member of the Oniwabansh? ninja clan. Which is a fortunate thing for Misao, as her onimitsu talents may be all that keeps her alive when a journey in search of the leader of the clan, Aoshi Shinomori, leads her instead into a face-to-face encounter with an even more dangerous man and a plot to overthrow the Meiji government!

91st Post Streak!

* Warning: It will have spoilers and this includes the story arc which will be taking place. If you have not watched the Kyoto Arc in season 2 of the original anime or read the manga,the review is going to be heavily spoiled.

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Anime Netflix news: Classic Evangelion and Live-Action CowBoy Bebop joins Netflix!

Greetings anime folks! It is I Matthew and I bring you some exciting news for your viewing. If you have Netflix or planning to get it, you might want to add this on your watch list. It’s been announced this week that the classic anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion will be joining Netflix! The series was created and directed by Hideaki Anno and he also directed the rebuilt films. According to ANN, Netflix will be obtaining the anime series and even the movies as well; the movies are Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth and Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion. The anime and movies will be joining Netflix in spring of 2019. ANN added some notes that it’s unsure if the English Dub will be from ADV Films, the same company who once had the rights home release videos before shutting down in 2009.

Hold on there space cowboy, we’re not done yet! It’s also been announced that Netflix plans to do a live-action series on the well-known and popular series Cowboy Bebop. According to Variety, the live action series plans to do 10 episodes with the anime director Shinichiro Watanabe. It’s unknown what’s the release date for this series, but keep your eyes peeled for news and what to expect from this adaptation.

Sad News: SpongeBob Creator Stephen Hillenburg died

If you thought losing Stan Lee was awful, I got some unfortunate news I recently heard from Twitter. According to the official Nickelodeon Twitter, it’s been announced that Stephen Hillenburg has died. If you don’t know who is Stephen Hillenburg, he is the creator of the late 90s cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants.

According to Variety, the cause of death was ASL. At the ALSA.org site, ASL, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It was announced a while back that Stephen was diagnosed by ASL in March of 2017. Now that he is gone, it’s unknown what’s going to happen with the SpongeBob cartoons and how is this going to affect Nick. SpongeBob SquarePants first premiered in May 1st, 1999. In 1993 to 1996, he wrote and directed the cartoon series Rocko’s Modern Life. SpongeBob has been getting a lot popularity from old and new fans. It’s around now season 11 and even has two movies.

SpongeBob SquarePants is a cartoon that I will always enjoy. I remember watching every episode and quotes. It’s part of my life and I am saddened that Stephen Hillenburg is gone. I am thankful for him for giving us something to laugh about. God Bless his friends and family.

Sailor Moon Musical in the US!

Do you love Sailor Moon? I got some exciting news for you! I got this news from Hot Topic, but more information is from the news Nerdist and the official Sailor Moon website, it’s about the live action Sailor Moon Musical. The Sailor Moon Musical, also known as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, is coming from Japan to the United States. However, it will be limited and the only places that are playing the musical will be in Washington D.C. and New York. The musical play will be premiering in these two places on March 2019. So far, there is no news about ticket sells yet.

According to Nerdist, it’s a play that is described as “2-D”. Meaning, the characters are actors play as the main cast from the series and the sound effects and background setting is supposed to replicate from manga and anime.

Kingdom Hearts III Amazon Exclusive news!

With only a month or two left until Kingdom Hearts III is release, Square Enix still have plans up their sleeves for pre-order bonuses. If you want to get Kingdom Hearts III and get more incentive for your order, Amazon has you cover. It’s been announced that players who pre-order any version of Kingdom Hearts III, this means standard or deluxe, from Amazon will receive

a free DLC in which players will be able to use the the keyblade Dawn Till Dusk.

This is not the only DLC exclusive for this game. Players can receive the Starlight Keyblade by playing the classic minigames in the app game Kingdom Hearts Union Cross. The Starlight Keyblade is a default keyblade where players first use as a weapon.

In my opinion on the Amazon pre-order, you are better off pre-ordering the game from GameStop. GameStop will give players a poster instead of DLC. What’s your opinion about the news? Do you plan to pre-order this game from Amazon?

My Pop Funko figure collection…thus far

Howdy fans! Welcome back to another fun filled post from yours truly. Some of you already know this, but I like to collect stuff. I collect anime, manga and video games. If I was a Marvel character, I would be the Collector. One of the things I enjoy collecting is Pop Funko figures. You probably seen these bobble-head like figures in stores like Hot Topic, GameStop and Walmart. These figures can come from any media like anime, video games, Disney, movies and other titles. Recently, I did an old post about my collection and I am back for an exciting update. I have officially filled one of my cabinets with Pop Funko figures. And yes, these figures are blocking my anime DVD collection too; they my personal protectors. I have two that is not in this picture and on a different shelf because I ran out of cabinet space.

I am going to go over what I collected and how I got them.

1. Kirito from Sword Art Online

Kirito was my very first figure ever owning. I got him in 2017 for a birthday weekend at a trip to Little Tokyo.

2. Donald Duck from Kingdom Hearts (Hot Topic Exclusive)

On my actual birthday in the same year, I bought this exclusive figure from Hot Topic. This was my first exclusive figure. This is Donald Duck from the Kingdom Hearts series in his royal wizard uniform.

3. Goofy from Kingdom Hearts (GameStop Exclusive)

I got this one from GameStop. Unfortunately, I don’t remember getting this same day as the exclusive Donald figure or day after. This version of Goofy is in his royal knight uniform from Kingdom Hearts.

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4. Tony Stark w/Iron Man Helmet from Spider-Man:Homecoming (Summer 2017 convention exclusive)

I got this one from winning a contest from the official Pop Funko Twitter page. All I had to do was to follow the account and retweet for a chance to win. Winning this was an awesome experience. It was my first convention exclusive.

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5-7. Asuna from Sword Art Online + Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 bobble head (with gun blaster) + Sora from Kingdom Hearts

For Christmas of 2017, I got two figures; one from Sword Art Online and the other was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. My younger brother got me Drax (carrying a gun) and my friend Allison got me Asuna. Drax is my favorite character in Guardians of the Galaxy. I needed Asuna since I had Kirito and I felt like these two need to stay together. My friend Ezra also got me a figure since he knows I collect them. I got Sora from Kingdom Hearts; this is Sora in his KH2 appearance.

8. Super Saiyan Trunks from Dragon Ball Super (Hot Topic Exclusive)

I got this figure on the same day when Dragon Ball FighterZ was released in January 26th. Of course, I bought him and thanks to my parents encouraging me, I also bought Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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9-12. Sonic with a Ring from Sonic the Hedgehog + Shadow the Hedgehog from Sonic the Hedgehog + Dr. Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog + Crash Bandicoot

I got this sweet deal from the Box Lunch store at a mall. I was happy to snag these babies since I did grew up playing these games and it’s nice having toy versions of my heroes and villains. I wish I could have got Cortex in the sale. Now I need to try to get Spyro.

13. Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

I actually wrote this in a late birthday post a while back. Once again, Allie knows m best. She got me baby Groot to go with my Drax figure, even though the box doesn’t say it and this is from movie GotG: Vol. 2.

14 + 15. Mickey Mouse (Steamboat Willie) + Mickey Mouse (Gold Diamond Barnes and Noble edition)

I like to use Twitter to find sales on anything. When I heard the Diamond Mickey Mouse figure was back for limited time at Barnes and Noble, I didn’t hesistate. For an added bonus, I bought the Steam Boat Willie version of Mickey Mouse to go along with the golden diamond version. Mickey Mouse did start off in a cartoon called Steamboat Willie.

16. Sora in Guardian Form from Kingdom Hearts III (Fall Convention 2018 exclusive)

As you can tell, I enjoying grabbing exclusives. When I heard there was an exclusive Sora figure being sold at the Walmart site, I unsuccessfully missed out. I was indecisive and debated if I should get this one or buy it with other figures for free shipping. When I told myself to get this one only, I added it to my cart, but then it was too late and it was out of stock. There was other retailers selling it approximately $40 and I thought it was a ridiculous price. The following day, @churozz , an expert in Kingdom Hearts merchandise news, gave an update that the figure was back in stock. Without hesitation, I bought it. This version of Sora is from the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III but with a new form called Guardian Form. There’s not much about this new form, but based on videos, Sora is shown fighting Heartless at Hercules world and his keyblade is able to transform into a shield and pummel his foes with incredible power.

17 +18. Venomized Tony Stark/Iron Man + Venomized Steve Rodgers/Captain America

Thank you Barnes and Nobles for your sales. Barnes and Nobles was having a buy one and one half off sale for any Pop figures. As someone who loves Venom and Marvel heroes, I bought these two. As a way to promote Sony’s movie Venom, Pop Funko designed these new figures which has the Marvel characters overtaken by the alien symbiotes. Ironically, there is no news of a Spider-Man figure with the black alien on it. I grabbed the Captain America and Iron Man versions to participate for the sale.

19. Sora with Dual Blasters from Kingdom Hearts III (Funko Insider Club from GameStop)

Some exclusives are hidden in websites. I bought this one when I found out from @churozz account that this figure was selling at GameStop. This version of Sora is from one of the trailers of Kingdom Hearts III where Sora can transform his keyblade into a pair of guns.

20. Hercules from the Disney movie Hercules (Limited  Edition Glow Chase)

I recently got this from a contest from the Twitter account @fundotcom_ and it was pretty simple to enter. It’s a pretty cool figure. I wonder what Glow Chase is.

With all these figures in total, I have 20 figures. Do you collect any Pop figures too? What is your favorite figure you enjoyed from this post or do you have one you cherish the most?

*This is my 87th post on my streak!

Kill la Kill game on Switch?! Two characters join the roster!

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As we are getting close to 2019, get ready for some new video games. Besides the anime games One Piece: World Seeker and Jump Force, another anime is set to be released in 2019 and it’s from Arc System Works. The video game Kill la Kill the Game -If- (Ifu) is a game based on the popular Trigger anime Kill la Kill and it will be a 3D fighting game developed by Arc Systems Work who is well known for doing Dragon Ball FighterZ and Guilty Gear. It’s been announced that the game is not only coming for PS4 and PC, but a Switch version is expected for this game as well. It’s unknown however if it will be released the same day, but this is good news for Switch fans. Also confirmed, two new characters join the roster. We have the anime’s main antagonist Ragyō Kiryūin and her servant Nui Harime.

With these two characters included, here is the following roster:

Roster:

  • Ryuko Matoi
  • Satsuki Kiryūin
  • Ira Gamagoori
  • Uzu Sanageyama
  • Houka Inumuta
  • Nonon Jakuzure

It’s been mentioned that the game will have an original story and the protagonist will focus only on Satsuki. I will try to keep everyone posted on more news on this game. As a quick recap, this game will be released sometime in 2019. The game will be on PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch.

 

Also, I am on my 86th post streak!