Friday Funny 300: Fact or Fiction? As seen on TV!


Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back for another episode of Friday Funny! It’s me, Matthew and I am here to help kickstart the weekend with some cheesy memes! Before we begin, let’s talk about some quick news from Marvel. Marvel is coming back in the movie and TV genre this year and with some anticipating projects. Today is the TV series debut of WandaVision for DisneyPlus. Since Star Wars is taking a break from The Mandalorian until next, Disney is going to be providing us some Marvel superhero TV shows. WandaVision will be focusing on the lovely couple Wanda (Scarlet Witch) and her android husband Vision in a reality based on some sitcoms. This will be the first of the TV shows that will be released this year. MCU president stated that the iconic potty mouth merc with the mouth Deadpool will be joining the MCU in the third movie of Deadpool and yes, it will be rated R. Sony announced that the upcoming Spider-Man villain/anti-hero Morbius will be pushed back from March to October. Make sure you have your Disney Plus and your Marvel comic books because this year, Marvel is coming back strong and kickstarting the Phase 4 of the MCU and another round for Sony. So far there is no news yet for Black Widow for being released on Disney Plus; it’s still planned to be released on May 7th, 2021 in theaters.

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Here is a trailer for WandaVision and see if this is worth the hype:

If you remembered playing this game on the Wii U or you missed out, you wouldn’t want to miss this Switch port. Super Mario 3D World is coming back with an all-new expansion pack called Bowser’s Fury.

Let’s a go!

Marvel movie news: Deadpool 3 will remain rated R! Morbius pushed back for Oct!

Deadpool 3

3 Things I Learned from Deadpool. The Art of Living and Dying | by Glen  Binger | Betterism | Medium

Remember when Disney bought the Marvel characters from Fox? This includes characters from X-Men, Deadpool, Blade and the Fantastic Four. This is both good and shocking news for Marvel fans. It’s good because that means Disney is able to bring more movie projects in the MCU world along with characters such as the Avengers. However it also means that since MCU is owned by Disney, it also means content will be made for an audience recommended for families. Fans worry thinking if characters such as Deadpool joined the MCU, the future movies will be tamed to a PG-13 rating.

However, the president of Marvel Studios made an announcement recently. While talking to news site Collider, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that the upcoming Deadpool 3 film will remain to be rated R and it will fit within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

There has been a total of three Deadpool movies in which one and two are rated R and there is a PG-13 version retelling of Deadpool 2 titled Once Upon a Deadpool. Deadpool 3 will be filming in early in 2022.




Sony Marvel Movie 'Morbius' Moves To The Fall – Deadline

Looks like the upcoming Sony-Marvel movie Morbius will be pushed back to the Halloween season. Previous, the movie Morbius was going to be released on March 19th of this year, but now it will be released on October 8th due to Covid-19.

Morbius will be part of Sony’s own Marvel universe in which tie into other projects such as Spider-Man and Venom, but no plans for being part of Disney’s movie universe.



Weekend Recap news: Voice Actor Brad Venable passes away

Devil May Cry 5 Griffon: Who is Griffon? | dbltap

Brad Venable Was The Voice Of Venom In Venom (2018), But Was Uncredited

I have some unfortunate news to share with you in the world of anime and video games. It has been reported this weekend that a well respected voice actor has passed away. Prolific voice actor Brad Venable passed away this weekend; with permission from his friends and family, his death was reported on January 8th. Brad Venable was the age of 43. Venable is well known in many works such as voicing Griffon in Devil May Cry V, Scratchman Apoo in One Piece and even the voice of Marvel’s 2018 film Venom. While Tom Hardy played as Eddie Brock and Venom, Venable was the one who provided the voice of Venom, but Hollywood discredited him and left him out of the credits.



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The Gamer (Venom news)

Friday Funny 299: Stop, Rewind and Skip!


Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back for another episode of Friday Funny from yours truly, Matthew. I hope everyone had an awesome New Years day. I had a nice time being at home at New Years Eve, but I had to work the next day. It doesn’t help when you have to work the next day and it’s vacation time for others. Before we begin, I am going to do some fast news. The pirate Shonen Jump series One Piece has reached the 1,000 chapter mark in the series. If you been reading One Piece from the beginning, you made it this far and I hope you continue to hang on just a bit more until the end. In My Hero Academia, I heard there’s a big spoiler moment involved with one of the main characters. I haven’t been reading the manga much, but I don’t want to get spoiled. If you already been caught up in the manga, don’t spoil it for the others! Besides My Hero Academia news, if you like Black Clover, the anime is back. In this anime’s return, Asta and his friends are ready to rumble and fight the Spade Kingdom. This kingdom is very dangerous as they depend on the powers of the devil. Once again, if you been reading the manga of Black Clover, don’t spoil the story for anime viewers! Get ready for the next couple of Saturdays because Toonami will be adding new anime shows on TV. We’re getting the final season of Attack on Titan along with the debut of the anime mecha series SSSS.Gridman.

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Here are some JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure songs with some minor alterations:

Let’s hope we get an anime version of Part 6: Stone Ocean this year!

Manga news: Attack on Titan manga ends in April! Jujutsu Kaisen Eng translator arrested!

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan, Volume 27 by Hajime Isayama, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®

With Attack on Titan coming back for the final season, some of us are asking the question: how long do we have to wait until Attack on Titan concludes? According to Crunchyroll, the manga of the hit series will most likely meet its end in early 2021. It has been reported that Hajime Isayama (mangaka of Attack on Titan) will be publishing his last chapter on April 9th in Japan’s Bessatsu Shonen magazine. June 9th is where the last chapters will be compiled in one last manga volume which will be volume 34th.

In short, the last chapter will be on April and the last volume is going to be released in Japan in June.



Jujutsu Kaisen Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 1 (1) (9781974710027): Akutami, Gege: Books

I haven’t started this series, but I have heard some good things in the manga and anime. It is a series that is currently being streamed by Crunchyroll and HBO Max. However, despite the series getting praised, we have reports of some bad news.

Released in a police report, Viz Media (English Publication Company) translator Stefan Koza was arrested for accounts of child pornography. According to the Herndon Police Department, Koza faces five counts of possession and five felony cases of distribution of child pornography. The arrest took place in December 7th, 2020. He is expected to be on court on March 3rd, 2021.

Stefan Koza is well-known for the English translation in manga such as Jujutsu Kaisen, Tokyo Shinobi Squad, Ghost Reaper Girl and We Never Learn. He also has a YouTube channel called Steady Studios.


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Herndon Police Department

Blogger Recognition Award by Yaoi Playground

I want to thank Mistress of Yaoi for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. Feel free to check out her blog if you are interested in her content; don’t forget to read her post from her nomination. Here are the rules for this Blogger Recognition Award:

  • Post the award banner somewhere on your blog.
  • Share the reason why you started your blog.
  • Share two pieces of advice that could benefit new bloggers.
  • Nominate a maximum of fifteen other bloggers.
  • Tell your nominees about your award post so they can participate!

Matt-in-the-Hat Origin – Why I started this blog

Apple made an ad to highlight the history of MacBooks in anime - The Verge

How I started this blog was not what I expected. I signed up with WordPress for an English college class in the topic of the public and private sphere. In this class, we talked about what was the public sphere and how does people engage public information and what was considered private. In order to understand the public sphere, my professor wanted us to sign and create a blog with WordPress and write a post on anything news related around the world. Once I got done with the class, I was planning to leave and abandon this blog and move on life. However, I remembered a while back my family told me that I was a good writer and I should make use of it. I decided to use this blog again for my own purposes.

At first I was going to use this blog as a diary of my life and vent out any emotions I have been collecting. While brainstorming, I was thinking about using this blog to talk my opinions on certain topics such as anime and video games. Rather than making this a life journal blog, I decided to use this as a place where I can talk about anime. I would use this platform to share news regarding my interests. The name Matt-in-the-Hat would be a reference to Cat-in-the-Hat also a play on words towards me.

As time passed, I used this blog to review nerd content such as anime, video games and movies. I would also try and share any news I have read in regards to Japanese pop culture and media and news in the United States. On Fridays, I dedicate those days on Friday Funnies, posts I share that is filled recap news and memes I collect.

Two Pieces of Advice for new bloggers

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1. Write what interest you

When you start off on your writing adventure, make this about. Talk about who you are and what makes you unique. Write as if you are the audience and how do you want to be heard. When I started off writing here, I wanted to talk about things that would piqued my interests. If there was video game I enjoy hearing or something I played, I want to talk about it. Whether if it gets heard or not, I want to put my heart in this writing without holding back the details.

2. Your blog is yourself

Similar to my first piece of advice, how do you want to be well-known online. Everyone has their own style on how they do their blogs and you can tell even in YouTube, people has different topics in their videos. I talk about anime and video games like any other fan, but I present them in a way I try to present in person. I am very basic and I want to be known as someone who knowledge on these topics, but I want to be able to hold a casual conversations. However you want to organize your site, what kind of person do you want to be recognized?


  1. Pinkie’s Paradise
  2. Daiyamanga
  3. DReager1
  4. Two Happy Cats
  5. Mel’s Universe
  6. Wretched and Divine
  7. Scorpzgca
  8. Secluded Observations
  9. Crow’s World of Anime
  10. Denny Sinnoh
  11. Animated Observations
  12. All About Anime and Manga
  13. Al’s Manga Blog
  14. Nerd Ramble
  15. Shay Taree
  16. Anyone can join! If you are not listed here, but you want to take this blog award, go ahead and write and share!

Thank you for reading my post. After you’re done, go ahead and check out these amazing writers. God bless you all!

Friday Funny 298: Redo the Damage


Happy New Years!

Thank God it’s Friday and thank God 2020 is over! Can you believe 2020 is over and we are in 2021? I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas last week. My Christmas was fun because I got to spend time with my girlfriend and my family. We saw the movie Wonder Woman 1984. Santa Claus came to my house and he gave me the Infinity Gauntlet based on the Marvel movie Avengers: Infinity War. Now that the holidays is over, we are back to square one. Here we in January of 2021 and let’s start the year on the right foot. I don’t have much news except for recap news. In January, Toonami will be adding some anime in the schedule such as the final season of Attack on Titan and the anime SSSS.Gridman will be a new addition along with Fire Force and Sword Art Online Alicization. While The Mandalorian will take a break until 2022, Disney Plus is going to be busy with other works in Marvel shows such as WandaVision. In manga, One Piece will be entering its 1,000 chapter mark. Have you been reading the manga up to the main arc?


Instead of a Thanos Snap, let’s do a flashpoint and fix 2020!

Goodbye 2020. Thanks for the memories. Let’s start with a new slate. New year, new me.

Goodbye everyone!

Anime Game News: Pikkon joins Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2! Yoruichi Gameplay trailer in Jump Force

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Pikkon | Dragon ball super, Dragon ball z, Dbz

Are you guys still playing Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2? I got some interesting news for you. It’s been revealed that Bandai Namco will be adding this Dragon Ball Z character in Xenoverse 2. Meet Pikkon! Even though he is a noncanon fighter, he is a strong opponent for Goku during the Other World Tournament and ally. He will be joining in Spring 2021.

Jump Force

Yoruichi Shihouin from Bleach is coming to Jump Force – My Nintendo News

Already announced, Yoruichi from Bleach will be joining the crossover game Jump Force. So far there is no release date for her availability in the game except for the fact she will be released in early 2021. Bandai Namco has just released a gameplay trailer of her highlighting her skills and power. Are you excited for her?

November 2020 Funko Pop Haul

Better late than never! Sorry for this late unhauling post. I been really busy with the holidays and with work taking up much of my energy, I haven’t had the time to share with you my updated collection. Today I share with you another haul post showcasing the new Funko Pop figures I bought in November. Sit back and observe.

71. Hulk from Avengers Endgame (Funko Insider Club edition)

Anyone remembered Avengers Endgame from 2019? I got this Hulk (or people call him Dr. Hulk or Professor Hulk) from a sale at GameStop in order to get free shipping. Based on the box, this is a different figure with different colors on his clothes. Based on pictures I seen on the figures, there is one with the Quantum spacesuits and the other with the Infinity Gauntlet. Still, I got for free shipping and I like collecting specially marked figures.

72. The Mandalorian  with The Child 10-inch figure from Star Wars The Mandalorian

I got this figure along with the Endgame Hulk figure from GameStop. I have collected many big figures before, but nothing like this. This is a 10 inch figure of the Mandalorian holding the adorable Child. Besides the size, this figure is different than the one I have because this one has a chrome helmet. Just like how the show tries to imitate the Beskar armor, the face of figure is chrome and it is very reflective.

73. The Child with the Control Knob (GameStop Exclusive)

Likewise from GameStop, I just had to get this Child. In this GameStop version, the Child is holding the control knob like a toy. It is funny gag in the show since the Child is little kid and is very amused with Mando’s stuff. I believe I got these following three in a buy 2, get 1 free deal.

74+75. Mitsuki (Sage Mode) from Boruto (Hot Topic) + Yugi Muto from Yu-Gi-Oh!

I got these two characters from spending my Hot Cash from Hot Topic. I got Mitsuki from Boruto and I got Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh. Now that I got Yugi, Joey, Pegasus and Kaiba, the next character I want to get is Yami Yugi. What makes this MItsuki special is that in this Hot Topic edition, this figure can glow in the dark as it supposed to imitate his sage mode ability. It’s an ability where Mitsuki learns from trainning with Orochimaru.

76. Dark Magician Girl from Yu-Gi-Oh!

I actually bought this one from Walmart online. It’s always hard to get figures from different venders especially if they charge shipping for express. This Dark Magician Girl is cute and was released the same time Funko released Yami, Kaiba and Blue-Eyes White Dragon. The next target to get is her partner, the Dark Magician.

I have a total of 76 figures.

Friday Funny 297: Have a Wonderful Christmas!

Hallelujah, let’s rejoice!


Thank God it’s Friday! This is Matthew Castillo and I am here to say Merry Christmas. There’s not much to say today except, I hope you have a blessed day today! I am going to be real quick on this news because I have one piece of news for you. Today is the movie release of DC comics Wonder Woman 1984. Check out Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman in this sequel. This is the second DC movie released this year in 2020 (the first being Birds of Prey way back in February). If you are going to watch this movie, this movie is out on theaters today and it’s on HBO Max. If you want to watch a superhero movie this Christmas, go check out this movie.

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All hail the King of kings!

I bring you some Christmas songs:


This is for you, Allie:

Merry Christmas to all and God bless you. Thank you for reading this post. Go and spend time with others.