Happy New Years! – Christmas Pop Funko Haul!

Hello everyone, welcome back again. I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas. If some of you got money for Christmas for shopping, I hope you had a fun time shopping and got some sweet deals. For me, I got some giftcards and money, but I mostly used my money to cash in some awesome Pop Funko figures. Also, my friends Allie and Ezra got me some figures from different series I like. Here is what I received during the Christmas season.

21-22. Seto Kaiba and Blue-Eyes White Dragon (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

I got not one but two character figures from the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh!. My friend Allie got me these two since she knows I like Yu-Gi-Oh! Well, technically speaking, we both love the series. Blue-Eyes White Dragon is one my favorite monster card from the series since I like the color blue and dragons are so cool. As for Kaiba, I didn’t like him in the beginning of the series, but as time passed, I like his personality and how he didn’t care about anyone except for his brother Mokuba. I also admire his goal on trying prove himself he’s better than Yami Yugi. I just need two more Blue Eyes so I can summon the Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon Pop Funko Figure! Like the abridged series version says, screw the rules I have money!

23. Sora in Monster Form (Kingdom Hearts III)

My friend Ezra got me this for Christmas. As we are getting close to Kingdom Hearts III, Sora appears to be showing up in different forms as he fights the darkness in each world. In this form, Sora is taken in the appearance as a monster as he enters Monsters Inc. Sora teams up with Sully and Mike as they help get Boo back home, but also avoiding the evil Vanitas.

24-25. Nico Robin (One Piece) and Renji (Bleach)

I got these two characters from Christmas money at a toy store called Optimus Toys. My first choice was getting Nico Robin from One Piece. Nico Robin is an anime crush I love in the anime One Piece. She is my favorite girl in the series. As for the other figure, I got Renji from Bleach. Renji was recently added to the Bleach Pop Funko figures along with the addition of Grimmjow and Renji in his Bankai Form which is an exclusive at GameStop. Renji is one of my favorite characters in the series Bleach.

I have a total of 25 figures! If you want to see the first twenty figures from the beginning, check out the link I left for you at the bottom. This is my collection of 2018!

Happy New Years!

https://matt-in-the-hat.com/2018/11/25/my-pop-funko-figure-collection-thus-far/

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Friday Funny 193: Resetting 2018

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to this season finale of Friday Funny! This is not the end of Friday Funny but this is the end of this Friday 2018. Next week is going to be 2019. A new year and new beginning for all of us. It’s time to put our past behind us and move on. We had our ups and downs of this year. We got some amazing movies in the past like Avengers: Infinity War, Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. We also got some long awaited video games Super Smash Bros: Ultimate, Marvel Spider-Man PS4, and Red Dead Redemption 2. We did lose some well known people like Stephen Hillenburg (creator of SpongeBob) and Stan Lee (creator of Marvel comics). However, as we approach 2019, let’s do our best to make a better year than 2018. Rather than playing Fortnite, let’s focus on Kingdom Hearts III, Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and got some cool stuff. I got some new clothes to update my fashion taste and I finally got Spyro: Reignited Trilogy. As we go to 2019, we are going to be hit by everything new. New anime, movies, video games and events. Brace yourself, we are in the endgame of 2018.

Let’s say goodbye to 2018!

To end this year, I am here to share some music videos we all tried to forget (or you might like). It’s better than YouTube Rewind 2018.

See you next year!

[OWLS December Blog Tour] Final Fantasy XV – Noctis, the Miracle King sacrifice in the dark world

Miracle

Tis the season where miracles happen. For December’s theme, we will be exploring faith in anime and pop culture. We will discuss some of the miracles that enter a character’s life during their darkest moments. Some of their questions we will explore is how does a “miracle” change a person’s life? How do we define miracles? Can miracles only happen due to a legend or a mystical being? Or do miracles happen every day, but we just don’t see it? We hope that you enjoy this holiday season! Happy Holidays! –  the OWLS Team ❤

Please be sure to read Karandi’s post. The next person to do their post on this topic is Carla.

*Will contain spoilers for Final Fantasy XV.

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Merry Christmas to everyone of 2018

There’s nothing to say but Merry Christmas to all! I am going to be real with you, this is going to be a real short post because I want everyone to enjoy this Christmas. Go out and be with someone you care about. I didn’t plan to have top 5/10 post about cartoons or anime. Instead I want to share some pretty awesome Christmas cartoon specials that everyone should see at least once. Some of these are content sensitive because Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. Now in today’s society, public TV channels are censoring anything that has to do with Jesus or anything Christianity. Even saying Merry Christmas is considered offensive and everyone thinks Happy Holidays or Xmas is better. I am against saying those and I am happy to say Merry Christmas. I will say it again, Merry Christmas and God bless you. If you find this post offensive because I said Merry Christmas, I am not sorry and you have my permission to unfollow me and leave. Anyway, Merry Christmas!

A king is born. He was born in a manger.

Friday Funny 192: Jingle Bells, Bumblebee smells, Aquaman laid an egg!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another fun filled episode of Friday Funny. This is yours truly, Matthew Castillo and I am bring memes to good boys and girls. This is the Friday before Christmas. Before we begin, let me just say this just in case I don’t get the chance: Merry Christmas to all you lovely people! I bet most of you are ready for another exciting weekend. It’s that time to go and visit family members and friends and celebrate the good times with Christmas dinner or desserts like cookies or gingerbread men. It’s the time to build snowmen and have snowball fights. It’s the time to watch classic movies like Elf, A Christmas Story or the Grinch. However, if you want to do something when watching movies, I got you covered. Released today we have two action packed movies from Hasbro and DC comics. We have spinoff movie Bumblebee which focuses on the yellow Autobot Bumblebee and his mission to protect Earth from evil Decepticons  and the military that sees him as a threat. We have the solo origin movie of Aquaman from DC comics and Warner Bros. He first made his appearance as a cameo in Batman v. Superman and then showed off some action in Justice League. Now we get to see his origin story how he became a man who can talk to the sea creatures to someone who saved Atlantis. If you are getting tired of watching Marvel movies, you should watch a DC movie before we jump into 2019. I also saw the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and I have to say, this is a really great movie. Sony Animations really out did themselves as they made a visually entertaining movie that feels like something straight out of the comics.

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Let’s begin this Friday with a Sprite Cranberry so we can drink and look at memes.

Here is some options for you if you plan to watch a movie at the theaters:

My Hero Academia Season 4 in October 2019

Hey hero fanatics! I got some good and bad news for you in regards to My Hero Academia. It’s been revealed by Funimation that the popular Shonen Jump series My Hero Academia is a release date/month for the upcoming season 4. That’s the good news, it’s confirmed to be in 2019. Here is the bad news. My Hero Academia season 4 is set to be released and streamed on October 2019. Which means, this anime is going to be a fall anime title and you are going to have wait for the Halloween season to see your favorite hero students.

Izuku Midoriya joins Jump Force! Story Mode trailer revealed!

Look who’s joining Jump Force with Renji, Hancock, Trunks and Asta!

It’s been revealed by Bandai Namco that Izuku Midoriya “Deku” will be joining the Shonen Jump crossover game Jump Force. Midoriya is a young student who wants to be a superhero like his idol All Might. He’s also from the insane popular superhero anime My Hero Academia, Also revealed today is story mode! Revealed in a trailer, players will create their original character and use Shonen Jump accessories like Yugi’s hair or Luffy’s strawhat and even use special attacks in order to save the world from the game’s antagonist.

Who do you want to be in this game?

Here is the now updated roster including Deku:

My Hero Academia

  • Izuku Midoriya/Deku 

One Piece

  • Luffy
  • Zoro
  • Sanji
  • Sabo
  • Blackbeard
  • Hancock

Naruto

  • Naruto
  • Sasuke

Bleach

  • Ichigo
  • Rukia
  • Renji

Dragon Ball

  • Goku
  • Vegeta
  • Frieza
  • Piccolo
  • Cell
  • Trunks

Yu-Gi-Oh!

  • Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi

YuYu Hakusho

  • Yusuke
  • Younger Toguro

Hunter x Hunter

  • Gon
  • Killua
  • Kurapika
  • Hisoka

Rurouni Kenshin

  • Kenshin Himura
  • Makoto Shishio

City Hunter

  • Ryo

Fist of the North Star

  • Kenshiro

Saint Seiya

  • Pegasus Seiya
  • Dragon Shiryu

Black Clover

  • Asta

Jump Force news: Hancock, Trunks and Renji joins the game

If you guys thought that Asta joining Jump Force was cool, get ready for some more exciting news!

Announced by Bandai Namco, we are going to get three different characters from the series One Piece, Dragon Ball and Bleach. From One Piece, we have the Empress and one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea Boa Hancock. With the power of the Love-Love Fruit, Hancock can use her lovely charms and attacks to turn her enemies into stone. She is the coldest pirate in the seas, but her weakness is the rubber pirate Monkey D. Luffy and she is in love with him and she can’t help but not say no to him. Joining her is the son of the Saiyan Prince Vegeta named Trunks Briefs. Sent from a dark future, Trunks is sent to the past to help Goku and his friends from Earth’s destruction from the hands of the Androids and save their future. In Bleach, make way for Renji Abari. Renji is Rukia’s childhood friend while becoming Soul Reapers at the academy. Renji later became a vice captain to Rukia’s brother Byakuya. Renji was also Ichigo’s rival when they first met, but after their fight, these two became great friends and allies against evil threats. In this version, players will be able to play as Renji during the Thousand-Year Blood War (final arc in the manga).

Jump Force is set to be released on February 15, 2019 for PS4, X1 and PC.

Renji (Bleach)

Trunks (Dragon Ball)

Boa Hancock (One Piece)

Currently, here is the roster with the updated playable characters (Light Yagami and Ryuk from Death Note are in this game but non-playable):

One Piece

  • Luffy
  • Zoro
  • Sanji
  • Sabo
  • Blackbeard
  • Hancock

Naruto

  • Naruto
  • Sasuke

Bleach

  • Ichigo
  • Rukia
  • Renji

Dragon Ball

  • Goku
  • Vegeta
  • Frieza
  • Piccolo
  • Cell
  • Trunks

Yu-Gi-Oh!

  • Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi

YuYu Hakusho

  • Yusuke
  • Younger Toguro

Hunter x Hunter

  • Gon
  • Killua
  • Kurapika
  • Hisoka

Rurouni Kenshin

  • Kenshin Himura
  • Makoto Shishio

City Hunter

  • Ryo

Fist of the North Star

  • Kenshiro

Saint Seiya

  • Pegasus Seiya
  • Dragon Shiryu

Black Clover

  • Asta

Psalm 139:23-24

23. Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24. See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

Funimation president states they wanted to renew contract with Crunchyroll

Remember the ground-breaking news about Funimation and Crunchryoll splitting up? I got some news to share from the words of the Funimation president Gen Fukunaga about what happened that led to these powerhouse companies to depart ways. Also to add to that is Sony bought Funimation.

Gen Fukunaga: “Sony had to make this tough decision,” Fukunaga said. “If [Crunchyroll wasn’t] going to budge on those terms, then we just have to double down and decide if we’re going to go at it alone. And that’s what happened.

Meaning, Funimation wanted to renew the contract with Crunchyroll, but Crunchyroll didn’t agree with the terms and wanted to instead do its own thing.

source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2018-12-14/funimation-president-we-tried-to-renew-deal-with-crunchyroll/.140793