To Love-Ru anime finally gets an English Dub!

If you are an English Dub fan and you like anime like High School DxD and Monster Musume, get ready for this title because it’s coming back in English! It’s been confirmed by Sentai Filmworks that the fan service anime To Love-Ru is getting an English Dub according to ANN. Here is what the plot is described according to Sentai Filmworks:

One should always understand other people’s customs before making commitments. Unfortunately, Rito Yuki had no idea the planet Develuke even existed when their Princess Lala teleported naked into his bathtub, let alone that touching a girl’s breasts is how they propose marriage!

Given that he was in the tub when she appeared, and slippery soap suds being what they are, Rito’s now engaged to a beautiful girl with a pointed tail. Worse, various aliens are showing up on missions of varying hostile intent, the girl that Rito really loves is still completely unaware of his feelings, and all of the new customs he’s got to learn seem to involve touching a girl’s chest! (Okay, maybe he’ll get used to that last one, but he’s still in high school and a bit intimidated.) Can a nice boy from Japan become the next King of Galaxy A or will he just end up feeling like a boob?

This series is based on Weekly Shonen Jump manga created by two people; the artist is Kentaro Yabuki and the writer is Saki Hasemi. Kentaro Yabuki is an artist is well known for doing another Shonen Jump title Black Cat and he was mentored by Takeshi Obata who is known for doing manga like Death Note and Bakuman. Saki Hasemi is an anime screen writer who helped Yabuki in doing the manga and he is involved with the anime. You can buy the manga as well, but it is all owned by Seven Seas Entertainment. To Love-Ru is a Shonen Jump title that belongs to other titles like Naruto, One Piece and Bleach.

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Dibs on Anime! Watch new Funi anime titles at Hulu starting 2019!

Anime fans of the U.S.A., ever wanted to be the first people to watch a new anime series? I got news for you especially if you stream on Hulu. It’s been announced that Hulu signed a deal with Funimation that starting 2019 that they will be the first to choose which new anime will be streamed for simulcasts and simuldubs. Lisa Holme, Hulu‘s VP of content acquisition, commented in Variety that they are hoping to get at least 20 or more different series per year which will include English Subbed and Dubbed. So you like watching Funimation anime like My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan, I hope you are ready to renew your subscription for Hulu for more Funi anime in 2019.

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Dragon Ball game news for FighterZ and Xenoverse 2

Good news Dragon Ball and gamer fans! I found some interesting news from the videos and words of Bandai Namco!

Dragon Ball FighterZ

If you want to spice up your gameplay with music, I got some awesome news. Released in a video, Bandai Namco is allowing players another anime music pack for Dragon Ball FighterZ. This second music pack includes songs from the anime like the second opening of Dragon Ball Super, Genkai Toppa X Survivor and from the movie Battle of Gods, Hero. This is the second music pack and the first music pack has songs from the classic Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z anime opening songs.

In case you missed out, Bandai Namco released a free update to expand on your gaming pleasures. A free November update was announced and this gave players more options on ways to have fun. Players can create their own rules in regards to tournaments. From playing only as Yamcha to invisible health and energy gauges, you can play whatever suits your taste buds.  You can unlock trophies and display it from your matches and you can even customize your lobby with seasonal costumes for your avatar or play any BGM you want.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Announced from Bandai Namco, get ready for more characters to join the fight. Already announced in the movie, Gogeta is arriving in the video game Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and it will appear as SSGSS Gogeta from Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Also showing up as DLC is Super Saiyan Full Power Broly from the same movie. These two characters will be part of the fourth DLC Extra Pack. Also coming in, but free, is a Broly wig and Santa Clause outfit for your custom character. The Tournament of Power stage will also be playable.

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ICYMI: Gogeta is confirmed in Dragon Ball Super movie

Guess who finally becomes canon in the world of Dragon Ball. The fusion character Gogeta finally becomes canon! Revealed in a trailer this week, another Dragon Ball Super: Broly trailer was released in the internet displaying the debut of the character Gogeta. In this new version of Gogeta, Gogeta appears as base form with black hair with a different color pallet for his clothes. Also just like Vegeto, Gogeta is able to transform into Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, a.k.a Super Saiyan Blue.

If you don’t know who is Gogeta is, Gogeta is a fusion character fused by Goku and Vegeta. In order to become Gogeta, Goku and Vegeta must perform the fusion dance, it’s similar to how Goten and Trunks does the ritual in order to become Gotenks. Gogeta actually made many appearances before Super in media such as the video games, and even in noncanon anime. In noncanon anime, he appeared in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn and in the anime Dragon Ball GT, he was able to become Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta.

What’s your opinion towards this version?

Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc *Spoiler Review*

Sentai Filmworks description:

Although she’s only sixteen and looks even younger, Misao Makimachi is already a skilled and competent member of the Oniwabansh? ninja clan. Which is a fortunate thing for Misao, as her onimitsu talents may be all that keeps her alive when a journey in search of the leader of the clan, Aoshi Shinomori, leads her instead into a face-to-face encounter with an even more dangerous man and a plot to overthrow the Meiji government!

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* Warning: It will have spoilers and this includes the story arc which will be taking place. If you have not watched the Kyoto Arc in season 2 of the original anime or read the manga,the review is going to be heavily spoiled.

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Anime Netflix news: Classic Evangelion and Live-Action CowBoy Bebop joins Netflix!

Greetings anime folks! It is I Matthew and I bring you some exciting news for your viewing. If you have Netflix or planning to get it, you might want to add this on your watch list. It’s been announced this week that the classic anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion will be joining Netflix! The series was created and directed by Hideaki Anno and he also directed the rebuilt films. According to ANN, Netflix will be obtaining the anime series and even the movies as well; the movies are Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth and Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion. The anime and movies will be joining Netflix in spring of 2019. ANN added some notes that it’s unsure if the English Dub will be from ADV Films, the same company who once had the rights home release videos before shutting down in 2009.

Hold on there space cowboy, we’re not done yet! It’s also been announced that Netflix plans to do a live-action series on the well-known and popular series Cowboy Bebop. According to Variety, the live action series plans to do 10 episodes with the anime director Shinichiro Watanabe. It’s unknown what’s the release date for this series, but keep your eyes peeled for news and what to expect from this adaptation.

Sailor Moon Musical in the US!

Do you love Sailor Moon? I got some exciting news for you! I got this news from Hot Topic, but more information is from the news Nerdist and the official Sailor Moon website, it’s about the live action Sailor Moon Musical. The Sailor Moon Musical, also known as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, is coming from Japan to the United States. However, it will be limited and the only places that are playing the musical will be in Washington D.C. and New York. The musical play will be premiering in these two places on March 2019. So far, there is no news about ticket sells yet.

According to Nerdist, it’s a play that is described as “2-D”. Meaning, the characters are actors play as the main cast from the series and the sound effects and background setting is supposed to replicate from manga and anime.

My Pop Funko figure collection…thus far

Howdy fans! Welcome back to another fun filled post from yours truly. Some of you already know this, but I like to collect stuff. I collect anime, manga and video games. If I was a Marvel character, I would be the Collector. One of the things I enjoy collecting is Pop Funko figures. You probably seen these bobble-head like figures in stores like Hot Topic, GameStop and Walmart. These figures can come from any media like anime, video games, Disney, movies and other titles. Recently, I did an old post about my collection and I am back for an exciting update. I have officially filled one of my cabinets with Pop Funko figures. And yes, these figures are blocking my anime DVD collection too; they my personal protectors. I have two that is not in this picture and on a different shelf because I ran out of cabinet space.

I am going to go over what I collected and how I got them.

1. Kirito from Sword Art Online

Kirito was my very first figure ever owning. I got him in 2017 for a birthday weekend at a trip to Little Tokyo.

2. Donald Duck from Kingdom Hearts (Hot Topic Exclusive)

On my actual birthday in the same year, I bought this exclusive figure from Hot Topic. This was my first exclusive figure. This is Donald Duck from the Kingdom Hearts series in his royal wizard uniform.

3. Goofy from Kingdom Hearts (GameStop Exclusive)

I got this one from GameStop. Unfortunately, I don’t remember getting this same day as the exclusive Donald figure or day after. This version of Goofy is in his royal knight uniform from Kingdom Hearts.

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4. Tony Stark w/Iron Man Helmet from Spider-Man:Homecoming (Summer 2017 convention exclusive)

I got this one from winning a contest from the official Pop Funko Twitter page. All I had to do was to follow the account and retweet for a chance to win. Winning this was an awesome experience. It was my first convention exclusive.

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5-7. Asuna from Sword Art Online + Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 bobble head (with gun blaster) + Sora from Kingdom Hearts

For Christmas of 2017, I got two figures; one from Sword Art Online and the other was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. My younger brother got me Drax (carrying a gun) and my friend Allison got me Asuna. Drax is my favorite character in Guardians of the Galaxy. I needed Asuna since I had Kirito and I felt like these two need to stay together. My friend Ezra also got me a figure since he knows I collect them. I got Sora from Kingdom Hearts; this is Sora in his KH2 appearance.

8. Super Saiyan Trunks from Dragon Ball Super (Hot Topic Exclusive)

I got this figure on the same day when Dragon Ball FighterZ was released in January 26th. Of course, I bought him and thanks to my parents encouraging me, I also bought Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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9-12. Sonic with a Ring from Sonic the Hedgehog + Shadow the Hedgehog from Sonic the Hedgehog + Dr. Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog + Crash Bandicoot

I got this sweet deal from the Box Lunch store at a mall. I was happy to snag these babies since I did grew up playing these games and it’s nice having toy versions of my heroes and villains. I wish I could have got Cortex in the sale. Now I need to try to get Spyro.

13. Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

I actually wrote this in a late birthday post a while back. Once again, Allie knows m best. She got me baby Groot to go with my Drax figure, even though the box doesn’t say it and this is from movie GotG: Vol. 2.

14 + 15. Mickey Mouse (Steamboat Willie) + Mickey Mouse (Gold Diamond Barnes and Noble edition)

I like to use Twitter to find sales on anything. When I heard the Diamond Mickey Mouse figure was back for limited time at Barnes and Noble, I didn’t hesistate. For an added bonus, I bought the Steam Boat Willie version of Mickey Mouse to go along with the golden diamond version. Mickey Mouse did start off in a cartoon called Steamboat Willie.

16. Sora in Guardian Form from Kingdom Hearts III (Fall Convention 2018 exclusive)

As you can tell, I enjoying grabbing exclusives. When I heard there was an exclusive Sora figure being sold at the Walmart site, I unsuccessfully missed out. I was indecisive and debated if I should get this one or buy it with other figures for free shipping. When I told myself to get this one only, I added it to my cart, but then it was too late and it was out of stock. There was other retailers selling it approximately $40 and I thought it was a ridiculous price. The following day, @churozz , an expert in Kingdom Hearts merchandise news, gave an update that the figure was back in stock. Without hesitation, I bought it. This version of Sora is from the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III but with a new form called Guardian Form. There’s not much about this new form, but based on videos, Sora is shown fighting Heartless at Hercules world and his keyblade is able to transform into a shield and pummel his foes with incredible power.

17 +18. Venomized Tony Stark/Iron Man + Venomized Steve Rodgers/Captain America

Thank you Barnes and Nobles for your sales. Barnes and Nobles was having a buy one and one half off sale for any Pop figures. As someone who loves Venom and Marvel heroes, I bought these two. As a way to promote Sony’s movie Venom, Pop Funko designed these new figures which has the Marvel characters overtaken by the alien symbiotes. Ironically, there is no news of a Spider-Man figure with the black alien on it. I grabbed the Captain America and Iron Man versions to participate for the sale.

19. Sora with Dual Blasters from Kingdom Hearts III (Funko Insider Club from GameStop)

Some exclusives are hidden in websites. I bought this one when I found out from @churozz account that this figure was selling at GameStop. This version of Sora is from one of the trailers of Kingdom Hearts III where Sora can transform his keyblade into a pair of guns.

20. Hercules from the Disney movie Hercules (Limited  Edition Glow Chase)

I recently got this from a contest from the Twitter account @fundotcom_ and it was pretty simple to enter. It’s a pretty cool figure. I wonder what Glow Chase is.

With all these figures in total, I have 20 figures. Do you collect any Pop figures too? What is your favorite figure you enjoyed from this post or do you have one you cherish the most?

*This is my 87th post on my streak!

Kill la Kill game on Switch?! Two characters join the roster!

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As we are getting close to 2019, get ready for some new video games. Besides the anime games One Piece: World Seeker and Jump Force, another anime is set to be released in 2019 and it’s from Arc System Works. The video game Kill la Kill the Game -If- (Ifu) is a game based on the popular Trigger anime Kill la Kill and it will be a 3D fighting game developed by Arc Systems Work who is well known for doing Dragon Ball FighterZ and Guilty Gear. It’s been announced that the game is not only coming for PS4 and PC, but a Switch version is expected for this game as well. It’s unknown however if it will be released the same day, but this is good news for Switch fans. Also confirmed, two new characters join the roster. We have the anime’s main antagonist Ragyō Kiryūin and her servant Nui Harime.

With these two characters included, here is the following roster:

Roster:

  • Ryuko Matoi
  • Satsuki Kiryūin
  • Ira Gamagoori
  • Uzu Sanageyama
  • Houka Inumuta
  • Nonon Jakuzure

It’s been mentioned that the game will have an original story and the protagonist will focus only on Satsuki. I will try to keep everyone posted on more news on this game. As a quick recap, this game will be released sometime in 2019. The game will be on PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch.

 

Also, I am on my 86th post streak!

Thank you for the anime experience – A Thanksgiving Post

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Thank God it’s Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Thanksgiving is an important holiday for us Americans because we take this time and remember what we thankful for in our life. Besides eating turkey and dining with pumpkin pie, we take this time on this holiday and appreciate the things that made us happy whether it is little or big. For me, I am thankful having a family that cares about me and is willing to sacrifice everything to see me smile. I want to thank my friends who always got my back. My real life friends maybe small, but it’ small enough so I can trust them in my life. My online friends like bloggers and visitors help me continue to write and I have am honored to meet such wonderful people. I want to thank my current job in hospitality. I got employed way back in May 4th and I am so happy to be in a job where Christianity is a priority and my co-workers treat me with so much respect.

In this post, I want to talk about the anime I seen and why am I grateful for watching them. It was going to be a top post, but I feel like if it was numbered, it would be limited. To explain the purpose of this post, I have a question to ask you. Have you ever watched an anime and you have no regrets on watching it? Is there a particular anime that holds a special place in your heart? Out of all the anime you seen, was there one you hold dear and it’s considered one of your favorites no matter what? In this post, I want to share some anime that holds dear to my heart.

Pokemon

I am thankful for Pokemon. Like some people, I remember watching Pokemon as a kid and seeing Ash Ketchum start his adventures in the Kanto Region. Even though Pokemon started as a video game, it gained so much popularity in the anime that it spawned into movies, spinoffs and even toys. Pokemon is special to me because it what led me into watching anime. Unintentionally, Pokemon was an anime that will eventually lead me to other gateway anime in my childhood like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Dragon Ball. Some people say you never forget you first encounter or kiss, but I never forgot my first anime.

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball is another anime I am thankful for experiencing in my childhood. Unlike Pokemon, Dragon Ball was a special anime that had the main focus on fighting and gave us so much memorable moments. As a kid in elementary school, we had like three different Dragon Ball series, the classic one with Kid Goku and introduced Evil King Piccolo, Dragon Ball Z which everyone knows about and even witness the iconic Super Saiyan Transformation and we had Dragon Ball GT which was even though noncanon, we had Super Saiyan 4. Before Dragon Ball Super, these three anime was one of the pinnacle in watching anime in Toonami in which kids would come home after school and watch anime. I fell in love with Dragon Ball Z as kid. I remember getting hyped when Goku joins the fight and beating the tar out of villains like Frieza and Buu. I used to play the video games on the GameCube, PS2 and GBA. Overall, Dragon Ball was an experience in which I will never regret watching and it’s one of the anime I wouldn’t mind watching no matter how many times to seen it. Thanks to Dragon Ball success, we later got other amazing anime that got popular such as Naruto, One Piece and Bleach.

Clannad

As someone who really love anime, I didn’t care for drama series or slice of life anime, but I am thankful that I got to enjoy this anime. When I first heard about Clannad, I thought it was going to be a boring anime. Out of curiosity, I checked this anime out on YouTube and I didn’t have high expectations. However, once I got to around near episode 10 of the first season and they played that song called Ana, I started to break into tears. It was that moment that I got hooked into this anime and I even saw the second half of the anime, After Story. After Story is one heck of a emotional roller coaster and this anime almost killed me with the depressing moments. However, I held strong and watched all the episodes and I made it out alive, no doubt about that. Clannad, in opinion, is a great anime that does emphasis the slice of life genre and opened my heart for other anime that can pluck my heart strings.

Netflix anime – Devilman Crybaby and Violet Evergarden

I am late to join Netflix, but as soon as I got Netflix, I started to watch some shows and I am thankful for that. The first thing I jumped in was the anime Devilman Crybaby. Based on the manga in a updated setting focusing on a modern world, the story tells about a young man named Akira Fudo who becomes Devilman and uses his demonic powers to protect the ones he cares for from demons. Another anime I got into after Devilman Crybaby, was Violet Evergarden. Violet Evergarden tells a story about a girl named Violet who was once a child soldier, but now lives in a peaceful world where she has to re-train herself to have emotions. She takes a job as a doll and help write letters for people who want to express their feelings and thoughts but are unable to put it on paper. I chose these two anime because these anime made feel connected to the protagonist. We have Ryo who wants to protect his friends and innocent people that doesn’t deserve suffering. We have Violet who slowly learns what is like to have emotions and we get to see the impact on the importance of “I love you”.

Toonami

Thank Toonami for the anime fanbase. Toonami is a special TV block in which Cartoon Network/Adult Swim allow Toonami to stream anime on public television. Back in the day, Toonami used to be on after school where kids were exposed to anime like YuYu Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin, Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball. Ever since Toonami moved to Adult Swim, we gotten a lot more anime and it made watching TV fun on Saturdays. Thanks to Toonami we have gotten anime from different companies like Funimation, Viz, Sentai Filmworks, Aniplex and Discotek Media. In Funimation, we have Dragon Ball, Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia. In Viz, we have Naruto, Boruto, Hunter x Hunter and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures. Sentai Filmworks provided us Akame ga Kill and Parasyte. Aniplex offered us Sword Art Online and Blue Exorcist. Discotek gave us Lupin the 3rd Part 4. As we continue to get more anime English Dub, Toonami will try to attempt to show these anime before they get release on DVDs. I am so thankful to have anime on TV and made it easy for people to get into anime.

That’s the end of this post. I hope everyone have a great Thanksgiving and God bless you all! Thank you for the love and support.