Dragon Ball FighterZ Evo trailer reveals new DLC characters

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Hello gamers! I hope you been playing some fighting video games because I got some exciting news for you. This weekend is Evo 2019 where gamers compete to see who reigns supreme in fighting. Today, we got some awesome news in the insanenly popular Dragon Ball game Dragon Ball FighterZ. In a trailer released today, Dragon Ball FighterZ unveils one of the newly announced DLC fighters. Joining the game’s roster is the villain Janemba, an villain made up of evil spirits that caused destruction and order in the Other World in the movie movie Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Rebron. Janemba is expected to be available in the shops on August 8th. Also revealed in a gameplay, we have the fusion character Gogeta. In this appearance, Gogeta is a fusion warrior created by Goku and Vegeta by performing the fusion dance instead of using the potara earings. Gogeta officially became canon in this year’s recent movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

Janemba will be joining Aug 8th. Gogeta doesn’t have a release date, but it is reported he’s coming soon.

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Netflix review – A One Year Reflection

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If you remembered my old post about me getting Netflix, it’s been about a whole year since I became a subscriber to Netflix. I actually signed up on April 2018, but you get the picture. I wasn’t sure if I should do a review on Netflix or a reflection post, so I decided to combine both into one. There won’t be spoilers obviously. I will tell you what movies and shows that I enjoyed. I will also talk about the pros and cons of using Netflix.

Netflix: Before the Streaming Era

Before Netflix became on of the popular streaming service, we had Blockbuster. As a kid, I would go to Blockbuster for renting games like Nintendo 64 games. It was a simple time and I used to remember seeing Blockbuster had these special stations for people who took pictures in the game Pokemon Snap; I never did it so I missed out. As time passes, we later got rental services such Gamefly and then old fashion Netflix. Back then, Netflix was a rental service where you ordered the movies, get them by the mail and keep them as long as you want. Fast forward in time, Netflix decides to expand their service where you can pay to rend a movie and watch on your computer. You get the idea. Later on, Netflix would later allow subscribers to watch movies on laptops, smart TVs and mobile devices. Companies like Hulu would later join in the subscription service world. To make sure Netflix has the upper hand, they included exclusive shows and movies such as Marvel Netflix shows like Daredevil and 13 Reasons Why. Everyone has their own opinion about Netflix and I am happy to share my thoughts.

Easy and selective viewing

So what kind of shows did I watch from Netflix? For starters, I did get into some really good anime. Thanks to Netflix, I was able to watch shows like Devilman: Crybaby, Violet Evergarden and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online all in English Dub. Devilman: Crybaby was an anime I thought I would ever enjoy. I was recommended to watch this from someone on Twitter and I was surprised that the anime only had ten episodes. Devilman: Crybaby was one epic ride for ten episodes and it really made me see who was the demon, humans or a devil with a human heart. Devilman: Crybaby in the end made me a crybaby. I also wrote a review on this anime. Violet Evergarden would be the next anime to make me cry. After I heard one of my favorite voice actress was going to be in this anime, I jumped it. Erika Harlacher voices the main character Violet and the anime talks about a young girl raised to fight like a soldier learned how to feel with emotions through writing letters. I wrote both a review and I used this anime as topic for an OWLS post. This anime gave me the ugliest cries and I haven’t cried this much since I seen Clannad. It’s not an Netflix exclusive, but I wanted to watch it in English Dub. The next anime I got into was Sword Art Online Alternative. SAOA was a spinoff anime that took place within the Sword Art Online main story but focused on a different story and new characters. The story would take place in the online shooting MMO game Gun Gale Online where the cute and tiny player Llenn would compete against gun crazy opponents. This anime was pretty good regardless if it didn’t have characters like Kirito and Sinon. This was another anime I wrote a review and used for the OWLS.

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Besides anime, I did get into some live action movies and TV shows. I saw the live action movie of the American Death Note movie. I reviewed this movie and I can say that I like the idea it wanted to do, but I feel like it went one step forward and two steps back. This movie really over did it with the blood and gore fatalities; it felt like I was watching a Final Destination movie.

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I also took some time to watch some superhero shows. There is a funny story about this because it’s one of the reasons why I wanted to get Netflix. My sister and her husband used Netflix to watch all the episodes of the Flash.. I really like the Flash, so after I got Netflix I ended up watching all the way up to season 1. I then also found another show I got into from the DC universe called The Arrow. The Arrow talk about a rich billionaire named Oliver Queen who uses his skills in survival to rid the corruption of Starling City. This show is what led to other shows to being born like The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow in which this would be called the Arrowverse. Also looking for some vigilante action, I got into watching Daredevil. I remember watching Daredevil the movie years ago with Ben Affleck, but after hearing positive reviews of the TV show, I decided to pay a visit. Daredevil without a doubt, is way better than the 2003 movie. For season 1, this show was dark and violent, but it really shows how Netflix did their best to capture the dark essence of the comics.

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Also, I was able to see movies I thought I would miss out such as the original Terminator!

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Netflix Gripes! 

I blame myself for getting high hopes. As someone who first got Netflix, I thought I was given the keys to every show and movies I could possibly imagine like watching all the Marvel movies from Disney and Fox, DC movies like the Christopher Nolan Batman movies or even classic TV shows from Nick, Unfortunately, I was dead wrong. I later found that Netflix doesn’t do that and they can only add certain titles to their list. If you wanted to watch TV shows, I would need Hulu. I also learned that Disney was going to be doing their streaming service as well in which they will also stream Disney movies including Star Wars and Marvel movies. This also means that Disney is going to be removing titles from Netflix once the service begins. One thing that really bugged me is that the infamous news that Netflix cancelled the Marvel TV shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. I been hearing Daredevil is a successful Marvel TV show and I third season really nailed it. Unfortunately, Netflix had to unplug the show and stop producing the episodes. I don’t know how it works with Netflix and the way they handle the shows, but I can’t help but get annoyed when they have to either stop a show and discontinue it or they pick a TV show and remove it from their subscription. I heard people got angry when Netflix mentioned they either wanted to get rid of Friends or The Office.

Conclusion

Even though I do appreciate the many variety of shows I am given, I do see the trade off from Netflix. I can enjoy my shows without commercials and pick out which catches my eyes. I really like the feeling watching episodes without getting interrupted and I like trying out new titles with ease. The thing that irks me is that Netflix system when handling shows is pretty complicated. I don’t know how they do it, but it just bothers me that they will sometimes cancel a series or they take risks and remove a popular TV show. Either way, I don’t really hate Netflix. I like it, but it’s something I can live without in the same time. I might stick around so I can watch those Nick movies like Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim and hopefully see the Netflix version of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Enjoy streaming!

Violet Evergarden movie date details

Let’s hope this movie shows up globally soon. Crunchyroll has announced some details on the upcoming anime film based on Violet Evergarden. This movie is going to be a spinoff movie based on Kyoto Animation’s anime. The title of the movie is called Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off -Eternity and Auto Memory Doll-.  The spin-off film is going to be released on September 6th, 2019. It’s going to be played in Japan in 73 theaters and will run for 3 weeks. It will be directed by Haruka Fujita who worked on the special episode and episodes 1, 2, 5 and 13th episodes. The main ED song for this film is going to be sung by Minori Chihara and the song is going to be called Amy. This is the same singer who sang the anime ED song Michishirube. The CD single is expected to be released on September 4th.

 

Last but not least, there is also plans of a Violet Evergarden movie. It’called Violet Evergarden the Movie and it is set to be released in theaters on January 10, 2020 in Japan.

You can watch the English Dub of Violet Evergarden on Netflix.

KyoAni works saved from fire attack

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It’s been a week since the horrific arson attack at the Kyoto Animation  studios. It’s been confirmed that thirty-five lives have been loss because of the fire. I found this news from Crunchyroll on the status report after the attack. According to Crunchyroll, some of the project works survived. It’s been reported that projects and, production materials and ongoing works have been safely secured in a digital server and the server was safe in a room with thick concrete walls. So this good news for the company that the past and current works of anime is still safe.

President of Kyoto Animation, Hideaki Hatta gave a statement in both languages in regards to the attack:

An unprecedented atrocity has robbed many of our friends and colleagues of their bright futures and has left many deeply injured.
News from all over the world tells us that amazingly many number of people has sent us their hearts and prayers, which are like candles in the darkness, for those of us trapped in the darkness of deepest grief.
There are many friends and colleagues who are hospitalized and suffering, fighting for their lives.
Please give us some time.
We promise that Kyoto Animation will continue to create animation that help people have dreams, hope and impress them.
Kyoto animation will continue to make its employees and staff lead happy lives, and contribute to society and local community.
I assure you that Kyoto Animation will not give up, we will not go quietly into the night…we will not vanish without a fight!

Please give us time.

-Hatta to the fans all over the world

On July 29th, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga held a speech conference in regards to the attack and all the donations given to them. There is going to be a bipartisan coalition proposal  in which will help the studios of Kyoto Animation and the victims will be given a tax break. The money received domestically and internationally will be used for the victims and to new animators who wishes to join Kyoto Animation.

This arson attack is a real tradgey that took the lives of innocent people. This company help bring out many lovable anime such as Clannad, Violet Evergarden, Free! and A Silent Voice. With the donations given from all over the world and the works still intact, we can help restore what damaged. We may have lost people, but we should not let their legacy be forgotten. These people created our favorite stories and characters. We need to pray for the familes and friends.

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My Hero Academia author befriends One Piece author due to Pokemon GO

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Whether you either a fan of Pokemon for a long time or just wanted to join the trend, Pokemon is a revolutionary franchise that brings people together for fun. Whether you played the games, watched the anime or even played the card games, Pokemon has some kind of magic that attracts them.  Thanks to the phone app game Pokemon GO, people are stepping out and exploring the world in order to catch Pokemon. With the new updates, people can be friends by sending friend requests. This allows people exchange gifts and also trade Pokemon.  Did you know it can also bring friendship? It’s been reported by Crunchyroll that two well known Shonen Jump manga authors have become friends from Pokemon GO and how the game changed their habits. In a tweet, it’s revealed that it was My Hero Academia author Kohei Horikoshi who befriended One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda. In a tweet, Horikoshi said after he befriended Oda sensei in Pokemon Go, he got inspired to take walks out of his office and take up exercising more for his free time. In his tweet, he sketched out one of the characters from his series. The sketch shows Mina Ashido playing Pokemon GO on her phone. Mina Ashido is a friend and classmate to protagonist Izuku Midoriya and her quirk is the ability to spur out acid.

Do you still play Pokemon GO?

Trigun anime review (Spoiler-Free)

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Rightstuf synopsis:

Vash the Stampede is a wanted man with a habit of turning entire towns into rubble. The price on his head is a fortune, and his path of destruction reaches across the arid wastelands of a desert planet. Unfortunately, most encounters with the spiky-haired gunslinger don’t end well for the bounty hunters who catch up with him; someone almost always gets hurt – and it’s never Vash.

Oddly enough, for such an infamous fugitive, there’s no proof that he’s ever taken a life. In fact, he’s a pacifist with a doughnut obsession who’s more doofus than desperado. There’s a whole lot more to him than his reputation lets on – Vash the Stampede definitely ain’t your typical outlaw.

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Jump Force update includes free characters

Gamers, you don’t need money for these characters. You just need a WiFi connection to get them. Whether you have the season pass or not, Jump Force gamers will be able to get these exclusive fighters. Bandai Namco announced that a planned update is coming for the game Jump Force and this update will give players access to these exclusive villain characters, Galeena and Kane. Galenna and Kane are Jump Force’s main antagonist in the story and they were designed by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama. So far, here is a trailer for Kane.

Final Evangelion film release date revealed!

Evangelion fans, I bring some exciting news for you! If you been waiting for the conclusion to the reboot films of Evangelion and Netflix Evangelion wasn’t enough, look no further. According to Crunchyroll, the franchise behind Neon Genesis Evangelion announced that the final and fourth film Evangelion: 1.0+3.0 is set to be released in Japanese theaters on June 2020.

Sword Art Online: Alicization part 2 reveals updated promos and visuals

In my past post, I wrote that it’s been revealed that Sword Art Online: Alicization will be entering the second act of the story in the anime on October this year. Today, Crunchyroll has given more updates regarding this anime. The Sword Art Online franchise revealed an updated promo visual for the second part of the anime, Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of the Underworlds. The official Japanese Twitter account of SAO has also just released a teaser trailer of this new upcoming anime. Based on the details given, this anime will take place after the events of the first act of the anime of Alicization. Kirito lost an arm and has lost of fighting spirit and Alice is there trying to take care of him. An upcoming war is approaching is up to Alice to stand up and fight with her free will. Meanwhile back at Rath, Asuna is desperately wants to help Kirito while the place is being invaded. This anime will begin this fall.

Firefighter anime Fire Force joins Toonami

If you guys are happy to see Food Wars and Gundam Origins in Toonami, you better make space for your DVR because here comes another anime title joining TV. Revealed in a tweet by Jason DeMarco, co-creator of Toonami, announced that the newest and currently running anime Fire Force is going to be added to Toonami. Fire Force will be on TV on July 27th. The show will begin after Attack on Titan and before Lupin the 3rd: Part V. Currently, this anime fairly new with only two English Dub episodes. ANN announced that the series planning to have a total of 24 episodes, but it could expand to 48.

Synopsis:

In the year 198 of the Age of the Sun, Tokyo is a crowded cosmopolis. But the world’s most populous city is threatened by devils that cause people to burst into flame at random. The only ones who can stop it are the Pyrofighters, a team of specialized firefighters. The young Shinra, blessed with the ability to ignite his feet and travel at the speed of a rocket, wants nothing more than to be a hero, and knows that this is the place for him. But he’s not the best at following orders.

The third English Dub episode got postponed in regards to the KyoAni fire tragedy.

Fire Force was created by Atsushi Ōkubo who also created the hit manga series Soul Eater.

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