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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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.

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?

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.

Sword Art Online: Alicization world premiere

ANN

Found from Anime News Network, Aniplex of America announced that the upcoming third season Sword Art Online: Alicization will have a world premiere event. According to the site, the event will show the first episode of Sword Art Online: Alicization in a one hour special. This event will be happening not just Japan but other countries. Here are the following countries:

  • Japan
  • the United States
  • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • South Korea

Also mentioned on the article, Japan revealed their date for the premiere on Sept 15 at the Tokyo International Forum Hall C. It’s unknown for the other countries, but the site will continue to update and reveal the dates and locations at the Sword Art Online site.

 

[OWLS August Blog Tour] Naruto – Jiraiya’s Biographical Life Journey

Journey

We have all heard this saying in some shape or form: “Life is a journey.” We travel down a path in hope that we reach a goal or destination, but the travel in getting there isn’t always easy. Along the way, we encounter some personal struggles. It is in those moments where we must overcome an adversity to complete our journey or take a different route or path instead. In this month’s OWLS post, we will be discussing the personal journeys of pop culture creators, icons, and characters. We will explore the journeys that these characters went through, discuss the process and experiences they had on their journeys, what they discover about themselves, or share our own personal journeys.

*This blog tour post will have spoilers to the Naruto (classic/Shippuden) anime!

Also, please read Takuto’s blog tour at his site Takuto Anime Cafe.

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EVO news: Dragon Ball FighterZ adds Cooler

I hope everyone is doing okay today from this busy weekend. This weekend was busy because we had EVO2018 and this is an event where gamers compete in fighting games and compete against each other to see who’s the king of fighters (pun intended lol). Before I do this, congratulations to @SonicFox5000 for winning in Dragon Ball FighterZ!

Now let’s get to the main news! It’s been revealed in a video trailer that Dragon Ball FighterZ will be adding another character besides Goku and Vegeta (black hair forms). The next character is Cooler and Cooler is from the Dragon Ball Z movies Cooler’s Revenge and Metal Cooler; this version will only be focus on his appearance from Cooler’s Revenge. Aug 8th will be adding Goku (base form) and Vegeta (Saiyan Saga) in the game. If you bought the DLC, it will be a free download from the store, but if not, you have to either buy the season pass or buy them separately.

It’s unknown when will Cooler be released, but is going to be the 7th DLC character in the season pass out of 8 added characters.

Pokemon 21 film limited screening dates confirmed!

Hello trainers! I got some exciting news for everyone who loves Pokemon. The official Pokemon Company announced that the 21st Pokemon film, Pokémon the Movie: the Power of Us will be in English Dubbed and will have limited screen dates at the movie theaters. According to Fathom Events, the movie will be screening in theaters on November 24, November 26, November 28, and December 1.

Here is the synopsis:

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us tells the story of Ash and Pikachu as they journey to a small seaside town filled with a diverse set of characters, including a young athlete, a compulsive liar, a shy researcher, a bitter old woman, and a little girl with a big secret.

Every year, the townspeople gather to celebrate the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, who brings the wind that saved the town from destruction many years ago. The festival is a time for celebration, with a Pokémon Catching Race and a ceremonial flame burning brightly to summon Lugia. But when a series of incidents threatens not just the festival, but all the people and Pokémon who call the town home, it’s going to take more than just Ash and Pikachu to save the day. Will these people be able to put aside their differences and work together to rescue their town? Or will it all end in destruction?

Source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-07-30/pokemon-the-movie-the-power-of-us-film-gets-u.s-theatrical-screenings-in-november/.134873