Thank God it’s Friday! Thank God it’s the last Friday of January! Welcome back to another episode of Friday Funny! It’s me Matthew and I am here for your weekly dose of memes. I hope everyone is having a good week this week. This month was something else. From the beginning of the month, we people posting WW3 memes, Australia Bush Wildfire, Coronavirus outbreak and then we had the death of basketball player of Kobe Bryant. The news of Kobe broke out on this past Sunday and one the news came out, it hit every Lakers and basketball fan heart. All these news broke out this month and I hope February doesn’t leave us with more stress than this month. On bright side, we did get some cool game content such as Byleth joining Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Joker joining Mortal Kombat 11 and the Kingdom Hearts III getting the Re Mind DLC. We also had the release of the anime video game Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, a game which made you feel like you were in the world of DBZ. We also had the movie release of Weathering With You, a movie directed by the same guy who did Your Name. Now, as we enter February, be prepared for more interesting stuff. We have two movies that is coming out in the following Fridays, so you better save up for popcorn and candy. Next Friday we have DC’s Birds of Prey and the Friday after, we have the movie adaptation Sonic the Hedgehog. If Valentines Day is not your interest, go check out these movies. Before I forget, this upcoming Sunday we have the Super Bowl LIV. The teams playing against each other is the 49ers and the Chiefs. Go and support the teams and enjoy some ads in which you can use for meme materials.
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I don’t have any funny videos to share, but instead I will share some Kingdom Hearts III videos. It has been a whole year since the release of Kingdom Hearts III. This is a game we all been wanting for a long time. Don’t forget, the XB1 version of Re Mind comes out on February. Here’s a warning, if you are going to fight the Data bosses, you better be prepared to die multiple times!
That’s all folks. May your hearts be your guiding key.
In old news, I mentioned before that Death Note was coming back in a special one-shot manga. Today, I found some good news if you are eager to read this special manga. Announced on Twitter, the English manga company Shonen Jump released a tweet stating that the one-shot manga will be coming in English. The one-shot will be out on Feb 3rd, Monday.
It has been a whole year since the controversy in regards to Vic Mignogna with Funimation and Rooster Teeth. Last year, what could been a good year for anime fans with the success of Dragon Ball Super Broly and the anticipation to RWBY volume 7, voice actor Vic Mignogna was fired from both these companies due to being accused of harassing his fans. According the allegations, Vic harassed his fans by hugging and kissing without consent and to make matters worse, his friends from Funimation has turned against him and state he is a creep. Because of this controversy, there has been a split with fans in the community; the ones that believes in Vic’s innocence is part of the IStandWithVic group and the one group that believes he’s not innocent is KickVic. In my past posts, I mentioned before that this controversy had shed some light in regards to Funimation’s skeleton closet such as Chuck Huber’s affidavit revealing some dark rumors about Vic’s so called “friends” and a possibility that Chris Sabat could be the cause of Stephanie Nadolny’s voice career. In case you didn’t know, Vic tried to take this allegation to court and go against Funimation as well deal with his accusers such as Monica Ria and Jamie Marchi, but unfortunately, it failed on his part and he lost the case. In recent trial news, Vic later appealed the case and he got the seal of approval and it is too late to dismiss it.
Despite the news, Vic Mignogna has been busy trying to participate in cons and trying to stay positive online and through livestreams for his fans. However, in livestream from January 23rd, he decides to speak up and defend himself. In the livestream he calls out people who has accused him and telling his fans that his “friends” from Funimation has lied to him. In a emotional statement, he tells his fans to not engage the haters and don’t get involved if it means risking themselves for suffering.
“I have never once in the history of my life forced myself on anyone. …I’ve never hurt anyone & I never would. Anyone who thinks differently doesn’t know me at all. Anyone who claims differently is a liar.”https://t.co/kfFpsH6pRK
During the livestream, he points out the people that have wronged him and they were the ones that wanted to hurt Vic. He mentions Sean Schemmel, Chris Sabat, Monica Rial, Jamie Marchi, Kara Edwards and DC Douglas. Interesting enough, he specifically detailed the voice actors and their interaction with him.
Sean Schemmel (the voice of Goku, King Kai and Nail in Dragon Ball) *always didn’t like Vic*
Vic mentioned that during the premiere of the Dragon Ball Super movie, Sean stated that he should not share his faith and Sean has been open about hating him. Sean is an exception to being a fake friend because he has shown he does not like Vic.
Jamie Marchi (voice of Rias Gremory in High School DxD and Uzume from Sekirei) *fake friend*
Vic mentions about Jamie and tells everyone that Vic had no attraction to her and he always considered her as a friend. In the past, Vic thought she was a good friend based on fun experiences such as going to conventions together and how they always have fun time teasing and goofing off. The playing and teasing in which was described was Vic playing with Jamie (in her story, Vic pulled her hair and harassed her) However, Vic points out that one week before the controversy started, while Vic was still working at Funimation, Jamie appeared friendly and even asked how was his Christmas. Here is what she said:
Jamie: “Hi Hun! How was your Christmas?” *in a happy tone. this was one week before the controversy in 2019.
Monica Rial (voice of Bulma in Dragon Ball Super and Tsuyu Asui from My Hero Academia) *fake friend*
Vic considered Monica a dear friend. During the investigation of the controversy, Vic considered asking Monica for help and try to find out what to do during this troubling time. He thought of her as a close friend and even before the new year, Vic enjoyed the fun time with her during the Broly movie premiere. Before she wrote her story about the allegations, Vic wrote out a private message to her. In this message, he asked her what did he do to make her feel this way and he apologized for any misunderstanding. Vic went through the trouble to ask Monica what did he do to cause all this and Monica DID NOT respond back. It was revealed later Monica instead used the apology messages against Vic when he was in court.
Kara Edwards (voice of Goten and Videl from Dragon Ball) *fake friend*
According to Kara affidavit, Vic assaulted her and this made feel traumatized at work. However! Vic points out during the livestream that if Kara was traumatized, why did she get upset when she couldn’t sit next to him while signing autographs? Also, if she was still hurt from Vic, why did she wanted to go out and eat with Vic at A-Kon. Why did she try to audition in Star Trek Continues (Vic is also an actor in Star Trek Continues)? These are the three questions Vic brings up in regards to Kara. If Kara was traumatized about Vic, she wouldn’t want to be near him. Was she actually lying or was she just making sure to keep things in appearance for the fans?
Vic’s friend are disgusted in regards to these fake friends
In the later half of the video, Vic tells us that he still has some friends that are working in Funimation and without giving out names, his friends are disgusted to these known fake friends. His friends have witness there actions and behavior and they saw the fake friendship and saw the actions in which was the beginning of the controversy.
Usually, I would say what is your opinion on this video and how do you feel about Vic and the other voice actors. Instead, I won’t force you to comment since I don’t want to bring in any heated debate. I don’t care if you are a ISWV or a KV, let’s not bring any heated dispute. With an exception with Sean, these are the voice actors who pretended to be friends with Vic.
Great news One Piece fans! If you already now, One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 is about to be come a fun and hectic game with this news. Announced yesterday, One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 has upgraded the online gameplay which allow not just two players be part of a mission but now four players can work together. Revealed in the trailer down below, you can play up to four players online and work together and tackle online missions. One of the missions shown below is a four player battle with one giant boss. This game will be out on March 27th. 2020 for PS4, XB1, Switch and PC. The game story will go all the way up to the Wano Country arc.
Online co-op is coming to ONE PIECE Pirate Warriors 4! Recruit friends to form your crew of up to 4 players to take on thousands of enemies.#OPPW4 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on March 27th, 2020. Pre-order today: https://t.co/FtkmLmN25Ypic.twitter.com/09RECi6Bmb
Greetings anime and manga fans! I bring you news for those who have Netflix or is a One Piece fan. It has been revealed by IGN and Crunchyroll that a live-action One Piece series is in production and it will be in Netflix. According to sources, the first season will have up to 10 episodes and the live-action series will be oversees by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda. Steven Maeda, who worked on Lost and The X-Files, will be the show’s showrunner and executive producer. Matt Owens, who worked on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Luke Cage, will be the writer and executive producer at Netflix and Tomorrow’s Studio, while Netflix handles the physical production.
Here is a translated note made by Oda himself about the project:
Sorry for the late news; better late than never. One-Punch Man isn’t the only new anime game that is coming out. Bandai Namco made an announcement of a brand new anime video game featuring Yōichi Takahashi sports manga Captain Tsubasa. Captain Tsubasa is a Shonen Jump sports manga that focuses on soccer (or football in some places) and it made its debut in manga in 1981. Bandai Namco announced that they will be making a video game based on the manga and the game will be called Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. The game will be released in 2020 for PS4, Switch and PC.
Friends. Rivals. Competition. Get ready to hit the field with CAPTAIN TSUBASA: Rise of New Champions! Arriving in 2020. pic.twitter.com/xT3ayJurv3
Hey guys welcome back for another Funko Pop unboxing. As a way to start the new year, I purchased some Pops from two different retailers which was Walmart and Hot Topic. From Walmart’s purchase, I bought the Walmart bundle of the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home movie with a retro toy figure along with Aqua from Kingdom Hearts III set.
From Hot Topic, I got two exclusives and regular Pop figure. One is Lea from Kingdom Hearts III with a keyblade and the other is SSGSS (or SSB) Goku. I also bought Kairi to go along with the Kingdom Hearts III collection.
39. Aqua from Kingdom Hearts III
40. Kairi from Kingdom Hearts III
41. Lea with a keyblade from Kingdom Hearts III (Hot Topic Exclusive)
42. SSGSS Goku (Hot Topic Exclsuive)
Aqua: Hello. My name is Aqua and I am happy to see you guys. I can’t wait to see the others.
Kairi: Hi, I am Kairi. I am so glad to be here. I wonder where is Sora? I hope he’s not off sleeping somewhere.
Lea: The name is Lea. Got is memorized? I better go tag along with Sora and his friends and see if they need company.
SSGSS Goku: Hey I’m Goku. You might be wondering what kind of form is this. This is a Super Saiyan God form that I was able to tap into that piwer in my own and it is the Super Saiyan level.
It has been a while since we got an animated Mortal Kombat; the last animated Mortal Kombat is the cartoon series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm. Announced today in a trailer, the hit video game series will be getting a rated-R animated movie called Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge. According to IGN, the movie will be released on spring 2020 on blu-ray and DVD and it was inspired by 2011’s Mortal Kombat video game; the 2011 video game focuses on the original three Mortal Kombat video games from the 90s.
Here is the synopsis:
“Based on the worldwide hit game created by Ed Boon & John Tobias, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge spotlights the once-in-a-generation tournament between the champions of Outworld and Earthrealm – a competition that will ultimately determine the fate of Earth and all its citizens. Lord Raiden, protector of Earthrealm, must gather the greatest fighters of his realm to defend it from the evil Shang Tsung in the battle to end all battles – Mortal Kombat!”
The movie was made by the same team who has worked on DC animation movies. The whole cast has been listed and to make this even exciting, IGN reports that Patrick Seitz will be back to play as Scorpion and Kevin Michael Richardson will be back as Goro. Kevin Michael Richardson was the voice of Goro in the live action 1995 movie of Mortal Kombat. Here is the full cast:
I want to thank Keiko from Keiko’s Anime Blog for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog Award. It’s been a while since I got nominated but I am happy to get this award and participate. Go check out her post when you are done with reading my post. I enjoy these award posts and I thank you for taking the time reading my articles. When it comes to awards, I am always up for a challenge.
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What’s your favourite genre of anime?
Is there an anime you wish you had watched last year but didn’t get the chance to?
If you could have any pet from an anime, what pet would you pick?
Do you prefer watching anime weekly as it comes out or binge watching it once it has finished airing?
What anime from this season surprised you in its first episode?
Is there an anime you were looking forward to this season which left you underwhelmed after the first episode?
Is there an anime character that you feel is similar to you? If so, who?
1. I like action anime especially from Shonen anime like Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto. I also have a soft spot for fantasy series like Isekai anime.
2. It’s not a series but I missed out on watching this movie. I really wanted to see Promare. I heard this anime was a combination of Fire Force and Gurren Lagann. I really like Studio Trigger and their worlds like Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill and I heard the dub for this movie was pretty good.
3. I would want Pina from Sword Art Online. I think it would be cool to have a dragon pet.
4. Out of the two, I would prefer binge watching an anime. I want to sit down and watch through an anime in completion.
5. The anime Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? definitely surprised me in the first episode. Not only the title caught me off guard but the first episode was really different. I would never imagine seeing an Isekai anime featuring a protagonist and his mom.
6. As far as I know, there hasn’t been any anime that made me feel underwhelmed.
7. I feel like Geomon from Lupin the 3rd is somewhat I feel I can have some similarities. Reason why is because if I am not doing anything, I am just kicking back and making comments and just watching afar. In my blogs, if I feel like writing, I jump right into my lap top and write away. If I am not online, I am away and just enjoying some peace and quiet.
Now that I am done answering questions, it’s my turn to nominate people to do this post!
Hey gamers, are you guys ready for heavy hitter games like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Doom Eternal, Cyberpunk 2077 and Animal Crossing? Some of you guys may have already been alerted but to those who don’t know, the games Cyberpunk 2077, Marvel Avengers and Final Fantasy VII Remake are delayed in order for the companies to fully complete the games and polish them. To those who pre-ordered Final Fantasy VII Remake from the official Square Enix store BEFORE the delayed news announcement, you need to read this news. Square Enix released a tweet online stating that due to the game getting delayed, gamers who pre-ordered the game through the website before the delayed news must opt-in and confirm your order of Final Fantasy VII Remake. If you don’t opt-in by February 28th, your order of the game will be cancelled and you will not get this game for April 10th. Square Enix will send an e-mail reminder on February 20th and remind everyone to have their payments up to date.
To anyone who pre-ordered the game through the Square Enix Store, make sure you have an updated payment and make sure you secure your order before the last days of February.