Funimation sued for patent infringement?

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source: One Angry Gamer

Looks like Vic Migogna is not the only one suing workers of Funimation, but apparently, Funimation might be in trouble with the FunimationNow service. According to One Angry Gamer website, Kojicast LLC is suing Funimation for infringement in regards to FunimationNow, the streaming service. I am not going to go over what’s already said but you can look it up on the website and watch the video. Apparently, what is going on here is Kojicast LLC has filed a suit against Funimation on April 24th, 2019. Here is what the suit is described:

In the suit it alleges that Funimation used the ‘683 Patent in their FunimationNow streaming technology that allows users to stream Funimation content from their mobile device and then pick up and resume that content on additional devices, such as home computers or smart TVs.

According to One Angry Gamer, Funimation is in trouble for allowing users to use the FunimationNow app to watch a show and then resume watching it on another device.

One Angry Gamer:

It’s only 22 seconds long, and the relevant part is at the 16 second mark, where it advertises episode progress syncing across devices, so you can play or watch the content across multiple devices.

You can read more at the wesbite about this. If this is happening, Funimation is getting sued twice this year. One is for the Vic Migonga case for having coworkers Monica Rial, her boyfriend Ron Toye and Jamie Marchi for deflamation and false accusations. Second is this from Kojicast LLC and FunimationNow.

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ICYMI: Perona 5 Royal is the next, new game!

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I know I am late to write this out, but it’s better to be late instead of never mentioning it. Persona 5 fans will be having fun with Persona 5 again as Atlus has just revealed that Persona 5 will be getting an enhanced new version and it will content that didn’t make it in the original game that was released in 2017. The new version will have new elements and additional semester in school and it a new character will be involved with the Phantom Thieves. Her name is Kasumi and she is a transfer student who also enrolled in the same school as the protagonist Joker. According to her info, she rejects the Phantom Thieves. The game is set to be released in Japan on PS4 on October 31, but it also appear on this West in 2020.

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Masashi Kishimoto new manga is here!

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It has been a while since the original Naruto manga has ended. Currently running, we have the Boruto manga which is being supervised by the original creator. However, if you want more Naruto-esque series, I got good news! If you have a Shonen Jump account, Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto has just revealed and released the manga of his next work Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru. The manga story was created by Masashi Kishimoto and the art is being done by Akira Okubo. According to the Wiki, he is one of the seventh assistance in Kishimoto’s job and he helped do the Naruto manga in volume 16. If you’re wondering, Mikio Ikemoto is also one of Kishimoto’s assistance but he is also in charge of the manga Boruto: Naruto Next Generation.

Shonen Jump describes the series:

Samurai 8: Hachimaruden is a sc-fi manga that follows a weak boy named Hachimaru, who can’t survive without a life-support system and has never left his house. While dreaming about becoming a “Samurai” that has a machine body and power beyond human, he has spent his days only by playing online games. The story starts moving when a cat, calls himself a “Samurai,” appears in front of him.

Here is what Masashi Kishimoto said when talking to Viz:

Masashi Kishimoto comments:

Q. “If you give an abbreviated name or nickname for Samurai 8: Hachimaruden…?”

 

Kishimoto: “I want some part of the word ‘Samurai’ to be included. I know it is a bit difficult title to be

shortened. Let’s see…, well, please call it ‘SamHachi!’ I think it is just right. However, it is only my hope.

Please use any abbreviated name that is easy for you to call (laugh).”

 

Q: “Message to the readers.”

 

Kishimoto: “As announced at the Jump Festa at the end of last year, I have been struggling to exceed my

previous work Naruto!! (laugh). Because I had taken hiatus from a weekly serialization work, my sense is

now as same as that of amateur artists. However, the pressure from around is so strong (laugh). I want

them to go easy on me. …But I understand if I keep talking so complacently, any manga can be cancelled

so easily in Shonen Jump, so I brace myself to do my best. Then all I can do left is to send it to the readers.

Its serialization starts this week. So everyone, please read my latest work ‘Samurai 8 Hachimaruden’!

Thank you very much!”

 

 

Masashi Kishimoto

 

Go check out the manga at Shonen Jump website.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer unveiled!

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If you missed out on the big news of Playstation State of Play, I will tell you what is going on in social media. Yesterday, The Play of State just revealed a new trailer for the upcoming remake video game Final Fantasy VII, or commonly called Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Most of the plans are already in place in the run up to launch, so please bear with us a little longer until we can release more information next month – Tetsuya Nomura

The game reveals an updated version of the characters such as Cloud, Barret, Aerith/Aeris, and Sephiroth including enemies like SOLIDER and monsters. The voices in the game is in English Dub. More information in the game will be announced in June. It was previously mentioned that Tetsuya Nomura was working both Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III at the same time. Now that KHIII is over, he can focus on this game.

Friday Funny 212: I choose you Ryan Reynolds!

Pika Pi!

(TGIF!)

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone for another exciting and fun Friday in Friday Funny. As you all know, today is another movie release in theaters. It has been a long time and nobody expected this to happen, but we’re finally getting a live action Pokemon movie. It’s not based on the anime with Ash or the games such as Red and Blue. Instead the movie is based on the game Detective Pikachu. In Pokemon Detective Pikachu, viewers will finally see realistic live action Pokemon! Voicing the talking Pikachu is Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds and he is going to be partnered with actor Justice Smith. According to reviews, it’s actually a funny and good live action movie. A realistic Pikachu looks better than the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Who knows, this could lead on to a Super Smash Bros Initiative movie and we might get phases like the MCU. Besides Pokemon, Marvel just revealed the next and last MCU movie of this year. Taking place after Endgames, we have Spider-Man: Far From Home. I am not going to talk about it because it does take place after Endgame and it has spoilers to the previous movie; however, it does mention multiverses. Still, if you haven’t seen Endgame, go watch it now! May is going to release another live action movie but it’s Aladdin from the Disney cartoon movie. Don’t forget this weekend is Mother’s Day! Please be sure to show your mom how much you love them!

With this said, let’s go catch some Pikachus!

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Later gamers!

Feeling green? Funimation confirms the green tint controversy in the Broly movie

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Dragon Ball Super Broly is one of the most successful Dragon Ball movies ever no doubt about that. The movie made over millions of dollars and it gained positive feedback from the fans. Funimation released the movie in April for a DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital combo pack for anyone wanting to own the movie in their hands. However, many fans noticed something really different when watching the movie in Blu-Ray disc. Fans/viewers noticed that the movie had a “green tint” in the animation. This is just for the Blu-Ray version by the way.

Thanks to ANN, Funimation responded to this controversy:

Funimation‘s home entertainment release of “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” utilized the same master as the U.S. & Canadian movie release. It is identical to what audiences watched in North American theaters earlier this year.

According to Funimation, the way fans are seeing this is exactly how it is in the movie theaters. Even so, many fans have complained about this. I have this movie in both Blu-Ray and DVD. From my experience, the DVD version has better quality in picture than Blu-Ray. I haven’t tried the digital yet.

Did you noticed the green tint in your copy or did you luck out?

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Kingdom Hearts III pre-ordered keyblades are now purchasable !

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Remember the old post news I wrote about Kingdom Hearts III where depending where you pre-order the game, players will be given an exclusive free code to redeem a Keyblade? I got some interesting news to share with you I just found out today from Square Enix. Good news, Square Enix announced through a tweet that the keyblade weapons you could only get from pre-order are now available through the PSN and Xbox Live. Bad news, you have to buy them and according to the American currency, it’s $2.99 each. Worse news, you’re not going to get all of them since some is exclusive to the PS4 and Xbox One. Meaning, if you want the Phantom Green Keyblade, you need to pay and you need an Xbox One. For PS4 users, you can get the Midnight Blue. The only weapon is not exclusive is the Dawn Till Dusk Keyblade. Since I only have a PS4, I could only get 2 out of the 3 keyblades.

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Spider-Verse: The inside scoop of “Alternate Universe Mode” (Spoiler-Free)

Originally, I was going to do a movie review on this topic, but I decided to change my mind and discuss the difference between the original movie and Alternate Universe Mode. There will be minor spoilers but I am not going to cover the entire movie. I want you guys to enjoy this movie as well.

In 2018, Sony released two Marvel movies in the last three months of 2018. In October we had Venom and in December, we had the animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse became a smashing hit that surpassed many other animated movies that it even got an Oscars and knocking down Disney titles like the Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet. I got this movie for my birthday this year thanks to my parents. I got the DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack and based on the description on the Blu-Ray version, you can watch the movie in “Alternate Universe Mode”. Alternate Universe Mode is a special mode where you watch the movie, but you watch with the deleted scenes or scenes that was first idea but didn’t make it into the final cut. I decided to take the time to watch this movie in this version to see what was the changes. In conclusion, the movie had a different direction compared to the final product. Here is my top three points I noticed while watching AUM:

Iron Man confirmed in Spider-Verse?

Marvel has many heroes and it’s pretty common in the common books that they meet together. In movies, it can be complicated. Since this movie was done solely by Sony, we don’t have Tom Holland Spider-Man and instead we have adult Peter Parker and young new hero Miles Morales. In a scene with Miles’ parents, Miles mother us making dinner and she tells her husband that the food is Iron Man’s favorite dish. This caught me by surprise since even though it’s a Sony-Marvel movie, the creators of the movie wanted to mention another Marvel character. I shouldn’t be surprised since this is not the first time because in the Spider-Man PS4 game, Peter has made comments about the Avengers and the game includes Easter Eggs of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Still, I can see why they took this off from the movie since Iron Man belongs to the MCU world and Spider-Man shared with Sony and Disney.

Miles’ Friend Ganke Lee

Unlike Iron Man, this character had a role in this movie and it would have played differently than the final version. When Miles gets Spider powers, he turns for help and seek his friend Ganke for help. Together they do tests and results on how can Miles learn to control his powers. One of the teaching methods is watching a Spider-Man movie played by Tom Cruise. We also get to learn about Miles’ conflicting feelings about being the next Spider-Man.

Jefferson and Aaron

In the movie, we didn’t get much information about Miles’s dad Jefferson and uncle Aaron but we did get implied details that Jefferson doesn’t want Miles to get influenced by his uncle Aaron. In the cut scenes, while in the search for Miles, Jefferson visits Miles and asks if he seen him. These two then get into a short discussion in regards on knowing about Miles personally. You can tell that these brothers have different views and opinions that puts a strain into their relationship.

Overall, if you love the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I would recommend watching this mode to see what would have movie been like if they stuck with their first ideas. Did you see this movie? What did you think about this or Alternate Dimension Mode? These are just some of the points I wanted to talk about. I don’t want to spoiler this for you.

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Classic Devil May Cry game joins the Switch in summer!

Looks like you might want watch switch consoles and use the Nintendo Switch instead of PS4, X1 and PC (pun intended) because here comes a game joining the Switch. It’s been announced today that the hack and slash game Devil May Cry 1 will be joining the Switch. Not to be confused with the Team Ninja version, this one that is joining the Switch is the version from 2001. Capcom will be selling this game on the Switch this upcoming summer.

Friday Funny 211: May the formula be with you, young sponge

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TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Hello everyone! It’s me Matthew and I here once again for another episode of Friday Funny. You might be wondering what’s up with the title, it’s because there is a lot of special days this week. On May 1st, it was the debut cartoon of SpongeBob SquarePants in which this yellow sponge appeared on TV on May 1st, 1999. If you think about it, it’s probably the last 90s Nick cartoon and it is still alive today for 20 years. Even today is May 3rd, tomorrow is May 4th and it’s Star Wars Day on Saturday. Prepare yourself on social media where people will be posting tweets, posts and pictures with hashtags “May the 4th be with you”. If you’re not busy and want to kill time, you can spend the day watch SpongeBob cartoons or posting memes or just watch all the Star Wars movies including the spinoffs. I say watch all the episode movies so you can get ready for Episode 9 in December this year. Also, I hope you avoided spoilers online since this last weekend, Marvel-Disney released the movie Avengers: endgame. Taking place after the events of Infinity War, the remaining heroes are back and want to redo the things Thanos did we he came to Earth. I saw the movie and I can’t wait to buy it on DVD. Is it better than Infinity War? It’s a matter of opinion for anyone who seen this movie and before. I won’t be spoiling the movie so don’t worry. Now that we are in May, get ready for upcoming holidays like Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. We also have upcoming live-action movies like Detective Pikachu and Aladdin. We finally got a Sonic the Hedgehog live action movie trailer and the reviews are heavily mixed. That movie won’t be coming out until November along with Frozen 2. Last but not least, it’s 30th anniversary of Dragon Ball Z and 25th anniversary of the English company of Funimation!

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