My Hero Academia Season 4 in October 2019

Hey hero fanatics! I got some good and bad news for you in regards to My Hero Academia. It’s been revealed by Funimation that the popular Shonen Jump series My Hero Academia is a release date/month for the upcoming season 4. That’s the good news, it’s confirmed to be in 2019. Here is the bad news. My Hero Academia season 4 is set to be released and streamed on October 2019. Which means, this anime is going to be a fall anime title and you are going to have wait for the Halloween season to see your favorite hero students.

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Izuku Midoriya joins Jump Force! Story Mode trailer revealed!

Look who’s joining Jump Force with Renji, Hancock, Trunks and Asta!

It’s been revealed by Bandai Namco that Izuku Midoriya “Deku” will be joining the Shonen Jump crossover game Jump Force. Midoriya is a young student who wants to be a superhero like his idol All Might. He’s also from the insane popular superhero anime My Hero Academia, Also revealed today is story mode! Revealed in a trailer, players will create their original character and use Shonen Jump accessories like Yugi’s hair or Luffy’s strawhat and even use special attacks in order to save the world from the game’s antagonist.

Who do you want to be in this game?

Here is the now updated roster including Deku:

My Hero Academia

  • Izuku Midoriya/Deku 

One Piece

  • Luffy
  • Zoro
  • Sanji
  • Sabo
  • Blackbeard
  • Hancock

Naruto

  • Naruto
  • Sasuke

Bleach

  • Ichigo
  • Rukia
  • Renji

Dragon Ball

  • Goku
  • Vegeta
  • Frieza
  • Piccolo
  • Cell
  • Trunks

Yu-Gi-Oh!

  • Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi

YuYu Hakusho

  • Yusuke
  • Younger Toguro

Hunter x Hunter

  • Gon
  • Killua
  • Kurapika
  • Hisoka

Rurouni Kenshin

  • Kenshin Himura
  • Makoto Shishio

City Hunter

  • Ryo

Fist of the North Star

  • Kenshiro

Saint Seiya

  • Pegasus Seiya
  • Dragon Shiryu

Black Clover

  • Asta

Jump Force news: Hancock, Trunks and Renji joins the game

If you guys thought that Asta joining Jump Force was cool, get ready for some more exciting news!

Announced by Bandai Namco, we are going to get three different characters from the series One Piece, Dragon Ball and Bleach. From One Piece, we have the Empress and one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea Boa Hancock. With the power of the Love-Love Fruit, Hancock can use her lovely charms and attacks to turn her enemies into stone. She is the coldest pirate in the seas, but her weakness is the rubber pirate Monkey D. Luffy and she is in love with him and she can’t help but not say no to him. Joining her is the son of the Saiyan Prince Vegeta named Trunks Briefs. Sent from a dark future, Trunks is sent to the past to help Goku and his friends from Earth’s destruction from the hands of the Androids and save their future. In Bleach, make way for Renji Abari. Renji is Rukia’s childhood friend while becoming Soul Reapers at the academy. Renji later became a vice captain to Rukia’s brother Byakuya. Renji was also Ichigo’s rival when they first met, but after their fight, these two became great friends and allies against evil threats. In this version, players will be able to play as Renji during the Thousand-Year Blood War (final arc in the manga).

Jump Force is set to be released on February 15, 2019 for PS4, X1 and PC.

Renji (Bleach)

Trunks (Dragon Ball)

Boa Hancock (One Piece)

Currently, here is the roster with the updated playable characters (Light Yagami and Ryuk from Death Note are in this game but non-playable):

One Piece

  • Luffy
  • Zoro
  • Sanji
  • Sabo
  • Blackbeard
  • Hancock

Naruto

  • Naruto
  • Sasuke

Bleach

  • Ichigo
  • Rukia
  • Renji

Dragon Ball

  • Goku
  • Vegeta
  • Frieza
  • Piccolo
  • Cell
  • Trunks

Yu-Gi-Oh!

  • Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi

YuYu Hakusho

  • Yusuke
  • Younger Toguro

Hunter x Hunter

  • Gon
  • Killua
  • Kurapika
  • Hisoka

Rurouni Kenshin

  • Kenshin Himura
  • Makoto Shishio

City Hunter

  • Ryo

Fist of the North Star

  • Kenshiro

Saint Seiya

  • Pegasus Seiya
  • Dragon Shiryu

Black Clover

  • Asta

Funimation president states they wanted to renew contract with Crunchyroll

Remember the ground-breaking news about Funimation and Crunchryoll splitting up? I got some news to share from the words of the Funimation president Gen Fukunaga about what happened that led to these powerhouse companies to depart ways. Also to add to that is Sony bought Funimation.

Gen Fukunaga: “Sony had to make this tough decision,” Fukunaga said. “If [Crunchyroll wasn’t] going to budge on those terms, then we just have to double down and decide if we’re going to go at it alone. And that’s what happened.

Meaning, Funimation wanted to renew the contract with Crunchyroll, but Crunchyroll didn’t agree with the terms and wanted to instead do its own thing.

source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2018-12-14/funimation-president-we-tried-to-renew-deal-with-crunchyroll/.140793

FFXV Episode Ardyn anime prologue announced and release date!

Hello everyone, this is your FFXV fanatic friend Matthew in another exciting post in regards to Final Fantasy XV. As we reach 2019, get ready for some new stuff coming up. I mentioned this but I will remind you guys, that the next DLC for Final Fantasy XV will be called Episode Ardyn and it will focus on the villain’s backstory before Noctis was the focus and we see a young King Regis. However, even though the DLC won’t be out until March, Square Enix has an appitizer for you potential Ardyn fans. It’s been announced by Final Fantasy that there will be anime prologue focusing on Ardyn. So before you play Episode Ardyn in March, tomorrow you can watch an anime special which shows about Ardyn’s life and his brother Somnus before the game story.

Depending where you live, you can catch this anime tomorrow at your timezone. This anime is called Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn – Prologue -.

This is not the first time Square Enix did an anime on Final Fantasy XV. There is also an anime called Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV in which focuses on Noctis’s friends and how they cross paths and form bonds before starting the adventure.

Asta from Black Clover joins Jump Force!

Hey anime fans! I hope you guys are having a great day today. Today I bring some fun news because it is all about Jump Force. We are getting a new character to join the roster. This new character is well known for shouting and having no magic and he is from a world where everyone has magic. Introducing, Asta from Black Clover! It’s been revealed from Bandai Namco that Asta will be joining Jump Force and he is ready to slice his enemy with his anti-magic sword. Jump Force is released on Feb 15th. Who do you want to see join the game?

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Out of Print?! No. 6 is on sale

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Need something to buy for Christmas like a stocking stuffer for your cart? I may have the solution to your problem. I got an email from Sentai Filmworks that the Shonen-Ai (or yaoi) series No. 6 is on sale as low as $9.99 for Blu-Ray. At first, I thought it was letting me know to shop since Sentai Filmworks is well-known for cutting down prices for the Christmas holiday, but after looking at the cover, there could only be one good reason why they are telling about this particular anime: Aniplex. The email I got told me that this anime is going out of print! I don’t know much about this anime, but I know the manga is licensed by Kodansha, same team who does the Attack on Titan manga and A Silent Voice. I did hear that the main male characters have romantic feelings for each other. According to the wiki, it doesn’t say Yaoi, but it feels more of a Shojo or Shonen-Ai series. Here is what the plot is described by Sentai Filmworks:

In a near future world after the last great war, most of mankind now lives in a handful of city states. There, for the privileged elite, life should be perfect. But for young Shion, the only thing perfect has been the nightmare his life has become since letting a strange boy called Rat spend the night in his apartment. Banished to the outskirts of the city and stripped of all privileges for helping the mysterious stranger who has since disappeared, Shion now finds himself in even worse danger as his inquiry into a new series of mysterious deaths results in his being arrested on suspicion of murder! But even as Shion is being sent to the city’s Correctional Institute, the long missing Rat reappears to rescue him! Now, on the run, the two young men have only one chance at survival: uncover the mysterious secrets that lie at the sinister heart of No. 6!

So if you are someone who wants to save an anime licensed by Aniplex, get this one! If you want a male-male relationship series, get this one! If you want to save money and try a new anime, get this one!

One Piece 14th film is revealed!

Hello One Piece fans! I got some exciting news to share with you. It was announced a while back that Toei Animation was planning another One Piece movie commemorate the 20th anniversary of the anime One Piece. Now, we finally got some news from the once said news! According to the official website, this 14th movie is called One Piece Stampede. The movie is set to be release in Japan in August 2019. It’s unknown if it’s going to be another “Film” title like Film Gold, Strong World or Z in which Eiichiro Oda was involved.

I will try to keep you guys up to date on this 2019 movie.

Source:

ANN

Sword Art Online news: New OP/ED songs, episode 10 controversy, Netflix uses fan art?

Sword Art Online Alicization has been getting a lot of attention lately and some of the reasons are mostly controversial and some minor good. Let start with the good news.

Good news

It’s been announced that there will be a new OP and ED song for the next episodes of Sword Art Online: Alicization. The OP for this second part of the anime is RESISTER by ASCA. The ED will be forget-me-not by ReoNa.

Bad news: Episode 10’s response

I am late in joining the series and I need to get started on this series, but recently, episode 10 of Sword Art Online got really dark. If you guys thought episode 1 of Goblin Slayer was too dark because of violence and rape, well you might get bothered in this episode. Episode 10 of Sword Art Online: Alicization contained some extreme violence and even sexual assault in which warned anime viewers ahead of time to those watching in Crunchyroll. This anime had to get it censored in some platforms such as Crunchyroll. The one in charge of censoring and editing the specific scene is from Aniplex of America.

This episode was described as one of the most violent and uncomfortable episodes that even Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara wrote to the voice actors on Twitter saying sorry that they had to perform this scene.

Reki Kawahara:

“Ms. Ishihara, who plays Tiese, and Ms. Kondo, who plays Ronye, both performed a painful scene with aplomb. Thank you so much! And I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.”

Here is the response from one of them:

Reina Kondo:

“Thank you! I think that everyone became stronger because of the experience! I will continue to work hard alongside Ronye. I’m looking forward to what happens next.”

I haven’t seen this episode, but I will say sexual violence like this does make me feel uncomfortable, but it’s something that we can’t deny that it’s real. There is someone that commented on the video comparison saying something about this scene:

Monta Anik: “This scene is just realistic. This is the world we live in. And the author is only showing it. Many people abused of women because of their noble rank. I called this episode: Hard reality of the old time”

Yes, I will admit, Kawahara does add this stuff in his works from the first season of SAO in the Fairy Dance Arc, SAO II with Sinon and now this. I can agree with this person that the reason he put these stuff in his works to show the scary reality that there are some people who wants to take advantage of the weak. In episode 10, we see high ranks people tormenting women and trying to get what they want because they think they’re better. I am not saying that this is true for everyone, but what I like about Reki Kawahara is that he doesn’t hold back on the truth. Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Yes, but it’s something to be aware of in reality. Other than that, if you think this episode was dark or even this anime, do not watch Beserk, Helssing Ultimate or Goblin Slayer.

source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-11/sword-art-online-episode-censors-more-content-on-u.s-based-streaming-services/.140630

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2018-12-11/reki-kawahara-apologizes-to-voice-actors-for-latest-sword-art-online-episode/.140635

Netflix

If you think that stealing someone’s art was bad, imagine Netflix using someone’s art for their shows. I am not sure if it’s already taken care of, but based on an article by ANN, Netflix apparently used someone’s fan art as a banner for the anime Sword Art Online. The picture was taken by a user and identified the art by Keeta from their Pixiv.

I don’t know the situation right now, but Netflix is trying to resolve this issue.

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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