Anime News: new Trigun anime in the works

Great news for Trigun fans, I got some major news for you if you love Vash the Stampede. It’s been 25 years since the original Trigun anime was released and die hard fans have been wanting more of the pacifist gunslinger, Vash. Thanks to the anime studio, Studio Orange, Yasuhiro Nightow’s manga Trigun will be coming back in the year 2023. The new anime will be titled Trigun Stampede. More details will be revealed at Anime Expo 2022 (July 1-4). In case you don’t know, Studio Orange is well-known for creating anime such as Beastars, Dimension W and Land of the Lustrous.

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Crunchyroll

Friday Funny 375: Flash is on the move

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone for one final Friday of June! I hope everyone is cooling off this week because we are officially in summer! It’s time to put on sunblock and drink some water because it’s going to be scorching. Let us recap everything in the month of June. We had movies like Lightyear, which unfortunately got overshadowed by Jurassic World. We got Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ms. Marvel on Disney Plus. We also had Father’s Day this past weekend. Once we get to July, it’s time to unleash the power of the sun. We got the upcoming movies, Thor: Love and Thunder and Minions 2: The Rise of Gru. While Disney is busy doing other things with superheroes, Sony announced that the upcoming Kraven the Hunter movie will have a different approach to the character. Unlike the comics, Kraven is a protector of animals and nature and he is vegan. In DC news, Ezra Miller is out running amok in Hawaii for harassment and kidnapping. Warner Bros announced that once The Flash movie is released, they no longer want to work with Ezra Miller. The upcoming Joker 2 movie is in the works and apparently it’s going to be a musical film featuring Lady Gaga in it. So many comic movies going on and I can’t even catch up. Square Enix announced that a remastered version of Crisis Core is in the works and will be released in all platforms this year. Next Winter, we’ll be getting Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, a game in which takes place after the events of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

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Let’s hurry up and end this June Gloom !

With Sony working on Madame Web, Kraven and El Muerto, let’s hope we get a Rhino movie.

It’s time to cool off!

Happy Birthday Sonic! (6/23/1991)

One Piece Film: Red will be in theaters at Fall outside of Japan

I got some exciting news to share with you if you love One Piece. Besides Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero coming to theaters outside of Japan, One Piece Film: Red will be coming to theaters as well. Thanks to Crunchyroll and Toei Animation, One Piece Film: Red will be released outside of Japan in theaters later this year. If you love in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, this movie will be released to select theaters during the fall. The movie will also be subbed and dubbed for your preference.

synopsis:

Uta —the most beloved singer in the world. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as “otherworldly.” Now, for the first time ever, Uta will reveal herself to the world at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans—excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is Shanks’ daughter.

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Crunchyroll

[Top 10]: My Top favorite 10 Sonic the Hedgehog characters

A lot is happening in the world of Sonic the Hedgehog and the community. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is getting praised in the movie theaters, Netflix fans are in anticipation for the upcoming Sonic Prime series and gamers are overwhelmingly wanting to play the new Sonic Frontiers video game. To take advantage of the Sonic online bandwagon, I want to share with you my top 10 favorite characters in the world of Sonic the Hedgehog.

10. E-123 Omega

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First introduced in Sonic Heroes, Omega is the last of the E-series robots made by Dr. Eggman. He was deactivated and abandoned by Dr. Eggman. Furious and after being set free from Rouge, Omega seeks vengeance on Eggman for not using his full potential. He would later be part of Team Dark and team up with Shadow and Rouge. Omega is a cool robot. He has many cool weapons and he was fun to play as in Sonic Heroes and Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).

9. Metal Sonic

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Introduced in Sonic CD, Dr. Robotnik creates a metal counterpart of Sonic the Hedgehog. Metal Sonic is a deadly fast robot that is willing to serve Robotnik and will do anything to surpass his counterpart. Metal Sonic is another robot I like in the series. He is formable opponent for Sonic and with his copying features, Metal Sonic is able to compete against Sonic’s speed. However, despite being a robot made to surpass Sonic, Sonic sees him as a worthy challenger and he is always ready to race with him.

8. Espio the Chameleon

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First introduced in the Sega 32X game Knuckles Chaotix, Espio the Chameleon is a valuable team member in the Chaotix Detective Agency led by Vector and partnered with Charmy. With his ninja skills and invisibility, he is the stealthiest team member. Espio is my favorite member in the Chaotix. I enjoyed using him in Sonic Heroes and he had an awesome ability to stick oin the walls when jump across areas. I hope Sega would make a game featuring the Chaotix. In regards to Sonic and his connection, he just sees Espio as a cool friend with ninja skills.

7. Rouge the Bat

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First appeared in Sonic Adventure 2, Rogue is not only a jewel thief, but she is a spy serving for the president of the United Federation. She may act bad, but she is a caring ally. She will sometimes help her teammates like Shadow and Omega or she’ll tease Knuckles and steal his Master Emerald. I had a fun time playing as her in SA2 and in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) game. I always like her kicking skills and I don’t understand why they removed her ability in Sonic 06 and gave her bombs. Despite her always with Shadow, Sonic doesn’t hold anything against her and sees her as a friend.

6. Amy Rose

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First introduced in Sonic CD, along with Metal Sonic, Amy is a character who loves Sonic and she is his number one fan. Doesn’t matter where he is, she knows how to catch up to him. I got to give her credit, this girl supports Sonic no matter what and she is brave. Whenever you see her in a bad mood, stay away from her hammer. Despite her obsession for Sonic, Sonic considers her a great friend for his adventure.

5. Dr. Eggman

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Making his first appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog 1 (1991) under the name Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Eggman is the greatest evil scientist in the games. This guy invents all his technology and doesn’t give up on his goal of getting his Eggman Empire. When technology doesn’t work, he uses other methods like using supernatural creatures or locked up mysterious for his benefits. Besides being an intimidating enemy, he can be a silly goofball who likes to mess with Sonic and give him a headache. It’s his goal to not only conquer the world, but he wants to outsmart the fastest hedgehog.

4. Miles “Tails” Prower

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Making his appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992), Tails is Sonic’s trustworthy companion. He’s more than just a sidekick, he is Sonic’s partner and best friend with a little brother personality. Doesn’t matter what’s the circumstances, Tails is there to help Sonic with his technology and his twin tails.

3. Shadow the Hedgehog

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First appearing in the Dreamcast game Sonic Adventure 2, Shadow is a dark and edgier rival for Sonic. After being asleep for 50 years, Shadow holds a grudge against the humans on Earth for taking his only friend, Maria. After many encounters with Sonic, Shadow would not only be his rival, but also an ally. While Shadow may not be evil, he will do whatever it takes to bring peace and keep his promise to Maria.

2. Knuckles the Echidna

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Knuckles the Echidna made his appearance in 1994 in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and then coming back again in Sonic & Knuckles. Despite being the strongest, he is also known as a knucklehead for being easily tricked by Dr. Eggman and teased by Rouge. Sonic and Knuckles may have their differences, but when Earth or innocent lives are at stake, it takes the power of Sonic’s speed and Knuckles’ brute force to protect the peace.

1. Sonic the Hedgehog

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Sonic the Hedgehog made his debut in Sonic the Hedgehog 1 (June 23,1991) for the Sega Genesis. What can I say about this guy? He’s the fastest character in the series who lives to run in top speed and protect all his friends. He also this upbeat attitude which gives his friends hope and enjoys giving a bad time for Dr. Eggman. He always looks at the good side of people and gives others a chance to be friends.

These are my top 10 characters. Who are your choices? Happy Birthday Sonic. Cheers to the fastest and coolest hedgehog on Earth.

June 23, 1991

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Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Major News

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Hello gamers! I got some exciting news to share with you involving the popular game Final Fantasy VII. In case you missed it this past week, Square Enix hosted a livestream event to dedicate the 25th anniversary of the game Final Fantasy VII. If you thought Kingdom Hearts 4 shook the internet, you might want to put away the keyblades and get ready to trade it for a Buster Blade. One of the major news announced is that a new Final Fantasy VII Remake game is in the works. The next game is called Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Taking place adter the events of Remake, the trailer hints of something most fans can recognize which includes scenes with Cloud and Sephiroth and a flashback with Cloud and Zack while conversations is going on in the background. We have no gameplay yet, but for now, the only information we have for this game is that it’s going to PS5 in next Winter.

Another big announcement is a return for a classic game that most fans are familiar with. It’s been announced that Square Enix is going to release a remastered version of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. The new updated game will be titled Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion. Based on the 2007 PSP game, this remastered version will be updated in graphics and gameplay. The game is set to be released for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam and Nintendo Switch this winter. Everyone will be able to experience this game in all platforms. This game is a prequel that leads on to the iconic main story of VII and it focuses on Zack Fair.

Besides Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier, get ready for another FFVII mobile app game to join the market. Get ready for Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis. In this game, players will take on episodic adventure and fans will experience all the Final Fantasy VII stories. This includes the original FFVII game, Advent Children, Before Crisis, Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus. So far there’s no release date, but expect a closed beta this year.

Plus for PC gamers, if you been enjoying Final Fantasy VII Remake on PC, you can finally get the chance to experience Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. This version includes FFVII Episode INTERmission in which you play as Yuffie and the story takes place after the events of FFVII Remake.

 

I hope you’re ready for some Final Fantasy VII action!

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Square Enix – Everything

Square Enix – Crisis Core

Square Enix – Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Friday Funny 374: To infinity and beyond!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone for another episode of Friday Funny. It’s me, Matt-in-the-Hat, and I am here to give you memes and news. First off, let me say some sad news before we start this post. These past couple of days been rough on the anime community. We lost two voice actors this past week due to colon and lung cancer. We lost Billy Kametz who voices characters such as Josuke and Naofumi and we lost Jim White who voices Igneel. This is one of the most heart wrenching news to hear in the anime community, but we got to pray and stay strong in tough times. Sad news aside, here is some happy news. Today is the movie release of Disney-Pixar’s Lightyear movie. This movie will explore the lore and origin of Buzz Lightyear and his job at  Star Command. Instead of Tim Allen voicing him, we have Captain America actor Chris Evans voicing this protagonist. I wonder if we will be getting a Woody’s Round-Up movie in the future. This is going to be the first time since this Covid pandemic that Pixar is finally going to put their movies in theaters. Speaking of movies, get ready for the upcoming Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. Crunchyroll and Toei Animation just released the English Dub trailer and dates have been posted on which you can watch in theaters. Another cool thing about this news is that we’re getting a new voice cast for the movie characters. If you look carefully, we’re getting Demon Slayer characters such as Tanjiro and Zenitsu and even Charles Martinet in this movie. Charles Martinet is well-known for voicing Mario in the Super Mario games as well as Luigi, Wario and Waluigi.

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Let’s go cadets!

 

To end this post, I want to post this iconic speech from Persona 5 Royal. The loss of voice actor Billy Kametz still hurts and it’s going to be rough without him. He gave all his time to voice our favorite characters. This speech in particular is from Persona 5 Royal and he voices the character Takuto Maruki. I posted a YouTube and Twitter video just in case one of them get copyright strikes.

Thank you Billy Kametz. Stay shining up in heaven.

God bless everyone.

Anime News: Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero gets Western theatrical release dates and English Dub cast reveal

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

Great news for Dragon Ball fans! It’s been announced today that we got a major update for the upcoming Dragon Ball film, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. Crunchyroll and Toei Animation has revealed the release dates for the theatrical release for the movie, Depending where you live, here is the following dates for the movie:

  • August 18 – Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Central America, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay
  • August 19 – United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Zambia, Vietnam
  • August 26 – India, Indonesia
  • August 30 – Malaysia, Brunei
  • August 31 – the Philippines
  • September 1 – Singapore
  • September 8 – Taiwan
  • September 15 – South Korea
  • September 29 – Thailand, Hong Kong, Macao

To make this news even better, returning voices for the Dragon Ball characters are back along with new voices.

Returning

  • Son Gohan – Kyle Hebert
  • Son Goku – Sean Schemmel
  • Son Goten – Robert McCollum
  • Piccolo – Christopher R. Sabat
  • Bulma – Monica Rial
  • Vegeta – Christopher R. Sabat
  • Krillin – Sonny Strait
  • Trunks – Eric Vale
  • Videl – Kara Edwards
  • Pan – Jeannie Tirado

Here are the voices for the new characters:

  • Dr. Hedo – Zach Aguilar
  • Gamma 1 – Aleks Le
  • Gamma 2 – Zeno Robinson
  • Magenta – Charles Martinet
  • Carmine – Jason Marnocha

Here is the English Dub trailer:

For the United States and Canada fans, tickets goes on sale on July 22 and the movie will be premiered in select IMAX theaters.

Synopsis:

The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves “Super Heroes”. They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the New Red Ribbon Army’s objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero!

Are you going to watch this movie?

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Crunchyroll

ANN

IGN

Former Fast and the Furious director Justin Lin will direct live action One-Punch Man

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If you enjoyed the Fast and the Furious movies, this might catch your attention for your next movie interest. After leaving Fast X, former Fast and the Furious director Justin Lin will be in charge of directing the live action movie One-Punch Man. He’ll be directing the movie with the help of Sony Pictures. The Sony Pictures team members Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner will be assisting with Justin Lin. Avi Arad and Ari Arad Productions will be producing the movie.

One-Punch Man is a series originally created by Japanese webcomic artist ONE in 2009. In 2012, manga artist Yusuke Murata would team up with him and illustrate the manga series. In 2015, the manga would be localized and published to English reading fans in Shonen Jump.

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ANN

Deadline

Game News: Persona 3, 4 and 5 are coming to Xbox

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I got some exciting game news to share with you if you’re fan of Atlus. Announced this weekend from the Xbox & Bethesda livestream, Atlus will be bringing their popular Persona games to Xbox systems. Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal will be heading to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Window’s PC. Currently, Persona 5 Royal will be first to played on October 21, 2022. The rest of the Persona games will be available on the Xbox Game Pass service.

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Tragic News: Anime VA and Radio Host Jim White passes away

Jim and Vicki White at Dallas Arboretum

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Cancer is the worst thing to deal with because it not only affects your health, but also the people you’re surrounded with. It has been reported that voice actor and radio hosts, Jim White has passed away on June 4th. His wife, Vicki Briley-White revealed at Dallas Morning News that her husband was diagnosed with lung cancer on April 20th and he was in the hospital for 10 days prior. According to ANN, Jim White is well known for voicing Lao G from One Piece. Igneel from Fairy Tail and Zeke’s grandfather from Attack on Titan. Besides voicing in anime, he was also a morning news anchor on KEGL-FM in 1995 and KRLD-AM 1080 from 1995 to 2004.

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Anime News Network

The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Culture Map