Tragic News: voice actor Unsho Ishizuka passes away

It has come to my attention that there is bad news in the anime community. An anime voice actor named Unsho Ishizuka passed away this Monday due to esophageal cancer. According to ANN, he was modern age 67, but in traditional Japanese age he is 68. Aoni Production, an agency that represents Japanese voice actors and entertainers, stated that Ishizuka was given medical treatment before his passing, but it all became ineffective. If you don’t know who he is well-known for, he did the Japanese voice dub for well-known characters in anime such as Joseph Joestar in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders and Diamond is Unbreakable, Hercule in Dragon Ball Z and Super, Professor Oak in Pokemon and even the iconic fighter Heihachi in the Tekken video game series.

In recent news of ANN, Tokyo TV recently announced that there are some recorded audio compiled and ready for future Pokemon Sun and Moon episodes with Unsho Ishizuka already in it. These recorded episodes with him will be premiered on Japanese public TVs until late October. These are the last recorded audio of him.

 

Source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-08-17/voice-actor-unsho-ishizuka-passes-away-at-67/.135579

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-08-17/late-voice-actor-unsho-ishizuka-remains-in-pokemon-anime-until-october/.135585

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy delayed!

Source: GameSpot

It looks we’re going to hit some bumps on the road because I got some surprising news to share.

The anticipated remastered collection game Spyro Reignited Trilogy won’t be coming out this September, but instead it will be out this November 13th of this year. According to game developers “Toys For Bob”, the game needs some “love and care.”

Co-head of Toys For Bob Paul Yan commented on this news on the Activision blog:

“We’re deeply committed to getting these games right, so we’ve decided to move the release date of Spyro Reignited Trilogy to November 13, 2018. I really hoped that you would be rescuing dragons and scorching Rhynocs sooner, but the Trilogy needs more love and care. In November when you’re exploring the Dragon Realms, Avalar and the Forgotten Worlds, we know you’ll agree the extra time was worth the wait.”

What do you think about this news?

Spyro Reignited Trilogy will now be releasing on November 13th, 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One.

Friday Funny 174: Birthday for a Disney Queen

TGIF!

Happy Birthday to Allie

TGIF! Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back my friends to the magical day of the week. I am not Walt Disney, but I want to invite everyone for coming here and enjoying this Friday. I don’t have magic, but I do have the power of memes to help bring laughter. I may not be able to par with Robin Williams, but I am similar to him. I am someone who can laugh and make people smile, but even to someone silly like me can also cry. Besides me, today is a special day because I tribute this day to someone very special. The only news for today is that today is a birthday tribute. Today is August 17th and it’s my friend Allison Turman’s birthday. She is the owner of her blog Visionaries and she writes her fanfiction on Loonatics Unleashed. Who is Allie you may be asking? Allie is a college friend I know that I met in my last year of College. 2016 was my last year of college and I met her in a English Class. We actually been in the same class for a while, but I was too shy to talk to her. However, I mustered up the courage and introduced myself to her. I told her that I love anime and I also love cartoons. I can remember the Disney classics and the lyrics. I grew up with classic anime like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! and I seen shows she also seen. I told her that and this led to a beautiful friendship. I also got her into watching Sword Art Online and she loved it; she got me into Loonatics Unleashed. We seen the movies Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale and Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie. She favors Sailor Moon and I favored Dragon Ball. We have our moments in our chats where we can laugh and smile at the simple things, but we do have moments that we just want to vent out and let go of negative emotions. For her birthday, I got her two plushie dolls of Kirito and Asuna for her Yui doll. Last year, I got her Yui and this year, I felt like Yui needed her parents so I bought them and gave it to her. Allison is a great and kind person who I admire. She is an excellent writer who can create vivid imaginations and place it on paper. She can remember any moment from Disney movies and even remember epic Yu-Gi-Oh! moments from the anime. What else can I say about her? There’s a lot I could say to the point I could write a book. Allison is a beautiful friend and I am blessed and thankful to God that I have an amazing friend whom I can trust on. I told her before that if there was a place where she can be a greater self than this reality, she would definitely go there and I would see her as queen of the world. I would want to serve her world as a knight. I would fight for happiness and defend against anything negative. Happy Birthday Allison!

Sorry for being off-topic, let’s begin!

To conclude this episode, here are some videos and each one will be divided into sections. The first section is to remind everyone that the movie Avengers: Infinity War is out on DVD and digital.

Next section is to remind JoJo fans that Toonami will be releasing the English Dub of JoJo Part 4 on TV!

Last but never least, here are some songs Allie will love.

That’s all folks! God bless you all!

Happy Birthday Allison 🙂

Veteran singers LiSA and Eir Aoi sing Sword Art Online: Alicization themes

What’s up everyone and how are you doing? I got some happy and exciting news to share with you in regards to Sword Art Online.

Revealed from the news section of Crunchyroll, Sword Art Online: Alicization will have returning singers to sing the Opening and Ending theme songs. LiSA will be singing the OP titled” ADAMAS”. According to her words, this song is described as a “shining” theme, all about telling your own story and not letting anyone else bring you down.

The Ending theme song will be done by Eir Aoi and the new song will be titled “Iris”. Just like LiSA, Eir Aoi has given an explanation behind the meaning of the song. According to her explanation, Iris means hope in the language of flowers. In her words, “She describes the song as being about “an important person” who encourages you from a distance with a smile, and hopes that she can convey a feeling of hope to the listeners in this new theme.” Iris is planned to be released this upcoming October 24th, making it the 15th single she sold.

In short here is what is listed:

Sword Art Online: Alicization

Release Date: October 2018

Opening: ADAMAS – sung by LiSA

Ending: Iris – sung by Eir Aoi

If didn’t know, LiSA and Eir Aoi are well-known for doing anime Opening and Ending songs for other anime titles; commonly their voices is what makes Sword Art Online recognizable and popular. LiSA did the song “crossing fields”(SAO first OP season 1), “No More Time Machine” (SAO third ED season 2), “Shirushi” (Season 2 second ED) and “Catch the Moment” (Ordinal Scale film). Eir Aoi is well known for doing the songs INNOCENCE” (second OP in the first season) and “IGNITE” (First OP in season two). Currently, she also performed the OP “Ryusei” for spinoff series Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online.

Mark 12:29-31 (NKJV)

29. Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.

30. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.

31. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

 

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 PS4 review

Walmart describes it:

Join Luffy and the Straw Hat Crew on their biggest adventure yet! One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 allows you to re-live the original One Piece story from Fushia village, where everything started, to the kingdom of Dressrosa, a mysterious island dominated by the evil Donquixote Doflamingo, known as the “Heavenly Demon”. Do you have what it takes to defeat the most dangerous pirates, including Doflamingo and many more? Gather every member of the Straw Hat Crew and sail to the most emblematic places and enter the most epic battles: Marineford, Fishman Island, Punk Hazard and Dressrosa!

*There will be no spoilers, but if there was any, I will keep it a minimum

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My Hero Academia movie opens in America and Canada with English Dub

Already screened in Japan, FUNimation along with TOHO announces that they will be screening the anime movie My Hero Academia: Two Heroes. The plan is to screen the movie over 400 theaters in North America and Canada on September 25, 26, 27, 29 and October 2. Tickets go on sale on August 24th. Based on the days you choose, the movie will play either English Dub or Subbed. Here is what to expect:

Subbed:

September 25, 27, and 29

Dubbed:

September 26 and October 2

One-Punch Man season 2 launches at 2019 NOT 2020!

If you have been looking on the news about One-Punch Man season 2, I got some good news for you. Previously yesterday, fans have been seeing rumors of the second season of One-Punch Man landing on the year 2020 thinking we all have to wait for a long time; however, those rumors are false thankfully.

According to the tweet made by Viz, the comedic and epic series One-Punch Man will be having a second season landing on April 2019 instead! Viz revealed the visual image for the new season. What do you guys think about this news? Are you happy it’s coming in 2019 instead of 2020?

Job 36: 22-23

22. “God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher like him?

23. Who has prescribed his ways for him, or said to him, ‘You have done wrong’?

Aniplex news: All new Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Blu-Ray sets for $100 each?!

Welcome anime fans! I bring you news and whether you take it as good or bad news, I am here to share with you what I found online.

Coming from Aniplex of America, the former Funimation anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood returns in a all new set of Blu-Ray sets. If you didn’t know, Funimation’s license towards the anime expired a while back and this meant that Funimation could no longer sell the anime in DVD/Blu-Ray format or stream the series. Instead, the anime was brought back to Aniplex, the same company that previously agreed to sell with Funimation. Announced today, Aniplex of America revealed the news of re-releasing the anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in Blu-Ray sets. There will be two sets with a rigid box art made by the creator of the series and each will cost $100 each. The anime will be released on November 15th, 2018.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a reboot version of the classic series and it follows the manga, or the original story.