One Piece is becoming the longest going series in Shonen Jump history. Not only the anime is reaching over 900 episodes and with the recent movie Stampede being a success, we’re getting another One Piece Pirate Warriors game. Already mentioned, One Piece will be getting a fourth Pirate Warriors game for the PS4, X1, Switch and PC. It’s been announced that the following playable characters are Luffy, Sanji, Zoro, Reiju, Jimbei and now Carrot. Originally, the game will be covering the Whole Cake Island. Now, according to Tokyo Game Show, fans will go beyond to the current arc in the land of Wano, the county of samurais and ninjas. Based on the trailer, players will be in the current arc of the story and it may be an original story different than what’s going on in the manga/anime. It’s pretty common especially since the 3rd game did the same thing in the Dressrosa arc. Also in the trailer, it looks Luffy will be facing another Emperor of the sea; his name is Kaido and he is one of the Four Emperors of the Sea. This game is coming out in 2020.
Are you excited for this game?
2020 is going to be an exciting year for anime gamers. Revealed in Tokyo Game Show, Bandai Namco has revealed a new trailer for the upcoming Dragon Ball game, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. This trailer shows that players will be able to experience Dragon Ball Z from the Saiyan Saga to newly announced Buu Saga. What makes this announcement even greater is that that game finally has a release date and people can also pre-order for exclusive contents. The game is set to be released on January 17th, 2020 for PS4, X1 and PC.
People who pre-order the game will get a bonus sub-quest where players can work together with friends, an early access training mission with Akira Toriyama’s original character Bonyu and a cooking item.
However, if players pay for the collector’s edition, they will get the following above and some physical gifts. They will be awarded with a steelbook case, an artbook and a diorama figure set.
One Piece is the longest running Shonen Jump title for both anime and manga. For its length, it was dubbed by fans one of the “Big 3” in manga and anime; Bleach and Naruto was one of the Big 3. The manga of Naruto ended in 2015 and Bleach ended in 2016, but the anime ended in a cliffhanger without entering the final arc in 2012. Now that these two are done, One Piece is the only one still kicking it. However, the question is this: how long can One Piece survive?
Prior to the Japanese theatical release of One Piece Stampede, a special YouTube video was released by Japanese YouTube comedy collective Fischer in which the YouTuber had a special interview with One Piece author Eiichiro Oda. Oda made a comment regarding how long he wanted One Piece to continue.
“I want to end it in five years,” said Eiichiro Oda
According to Crunchyroll and J-list, this time span is pretty vague but it also may be inaccurate. It could take 5 years or might even take within the 5 years. It was already mentioned that One Piece will have over 100 volumes and it is currently 65% done with the story.
Fans, rejoice, especially if you are a Fairy Tail. It’s been announced that the Hiro Mashima’s series Fairy Tail will be getting a video game. So far it’s just an announcement and we haven’t gotten details yet but all we know is that Fairy Tail is going to be coming out on 2020 for PS4, Switch and PC/Steam. This game will also be done by Koei Tecmo, the same company that works on Orochi Warriors, One Piece Pirate Warriors and Attack on Titan. However, this game will not be “musuo-style” game, a game where the player fights waves of enemies; this Fairy Tail game will be an RPG game. More details on coming in this upcoming Tokyo Game Show (9/12-15)
If you been following One Piece in the anime and manga, you might know who is Carrot. Carrot is a mink, similar to Fish-Men where they are anthropomorphic animals that can walk and talk like humans. Their civilization has seculded themselves in Zou of Mokomo Dukedom. After the events of Dressrosa, Luffy and his friends encounter them at Zou and then later be friends. They even helped out on saving Sanji from Big Mom.
In One Pirate Warriors 4, we are shown that the following playable characters is Luffy, Jimbei, Reiju and Sanji. According to a recent scan from Weekly Jump, the cute rabbit character and friend Carrot is going to be playable. It is also implied that her powerful beast form, Sulong Form, will also be in this game allowing players to power up. More details on this game will be revealed at the Tokyo Game Show at Sept 12 to 15.
Marvel is not just popular in America, but it’s also very popular all over the world. Announced yesterday, Shueisha announced that Japanese fans who has the Shonen Jump + app will be able to read manga shorts of various Marvel characters starting Sept 4th. Here is the schedule for these shorts:
- September 4: “SECRET REVERSE” Part 1 (Iron Man, Spider-Man) by Kazuki Takahashi (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
- September 14: “Gag Reel” (Avengers) by Hachi Mizuno (Akuten Wars)
- October 2: “Interview with Heroes” (Avengers) by Ken Ogino (Lady Justice)
- October 16: “Samurai” (Deadpool) by Sanshiro Kasama and Hikaru Uesugi (Tsugihagi Quest)
- October 30: “Halloween Avengers” (Avengers) by mato (Darling in the Franxx four-panel comedy spin-off)
- November 13: “Antman+” (Antman) by Toyotaka Haneda (Vocchi-men)
- November 27: “SECRET REVERSE” Part 2 by Kazuki Takahashi
The first short coming out will be drawn by Yu-Gi-Oh! manga author Kazuki Takahashi and it will feature an adventure with Spider-Man and Iron Man.
Unfortunately, this is going for residents in Japan. There is no confirmation of America getting these Marvel manga shorts.
Boo! Just kidding, I got some exciting news for you horror fans. During Crunchyroll Expo, Production I.G CEO Maki Terashima Furuta announced that they are going to be adapting Junjo Ito’s horror manga Uzamaki. However, this anime adaptation will be a miniseries that will be have up to four episodes. The anime director is going to be Hiroshi Nagahama who worked on anime Mushishi and Hollywood film composer Colin Stetson who worked on Heredity. Production IG has previously worked on titles like Kuroko’s Basketball and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
To make this more exciting news, fans of Toonami will be able to watch this on TV on Toonami in 2020! According to the Toonami Faithful, Toonami will help produce this anime and broadcast it on TV just like how they worked on the FLCL anime.
The manga is licensed by Viz Manga. Here is the synopsis:
Kurozu-cho, a small fog-bound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the world.
It manifests itself in everything from seashells and whirlpools in water to the spiral marks on people’s bodies, the insane obsessions of Shuichi’s father and the voice from the cochlea in our inner ear. As the madness spreads, the inhabitants of Kurozu-cho are pulled ever deeper into a whirlpool from which there is no return!
Please be sure to follow their official Uzamaki Twitter page.
Back in February, there was a sci-fi movie called Alita Battle Angel that got a lot of attention for both sci-fi lovers and manga fans. Alita Battle Angel is based on the manga created by Yukito Kishiro. James Cameron brought this cyberpunk series into the big screen and it got so much love for both audiences. I saw this movie with my brother and we both loved the action of the movie. When I heard the movie was released in DVD, I was ready to place the order. Depending on where you buy your set, some places offer some exclusive goodies like a steelbook case. In Wal-Mart they had a gift set bundle for those who wanted more. Walmart was selling the movie with the DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital and a keychain Pop Funko figure. This set is called the Motorball Gift Set.
As Pop collector, I wanted that Alita figure. In this post, I am here to share you pictures.
I plan to watch this movie and review it in the future. With my Alita keychain pop figure, she is number 32.
32. Alita (keychain)
This is a random picture but after the movie, I wanted more Alita. Here is a picture dedicated to the series. I am hoping to read the manga and get ready for a possible sequel. The pin is from Rightstuf when they were giving away Alita Battle Angel pins on February in partnership with Kodansha, the manga company who license the English manga.
If free boss characters isn’t enough for your enjoyment of Jump Force, maybe these updates will solve your problem. It’s been announced that the upcoming DLC characters (Good) Majin Buu and Katsuki Bakugo will be joining the crossover fighting game Jump Force soon! Whether you bought the season pass or just going to buy them separately, these two characters will be available on August 23th. Majin Buu is from the series Dragon Ball and Katsuki Bakugo is from My Hero Academia. They are the 4th and 5th DLC characters out of the 9 characters in the DLC pack. You can also buy the previous characters All Might, Seto Kaiba, and Biscuit.
I don’t have Jump Force, but I hear people complain that Jump Force online battles lack the rematch button. They are unable to fight the same person online. After a long time, Bandai Namco will fix this problem because they also announced that they are going to be adding the ability to have rematches. However, depending on region and platform, people will get this update on different times. These platforms are PS4, X1 and PC.
This is an odd collaboration, but then again, this is Japan we are talking about and it’s pretty common to see collaborations like this. It’s been announced today that there is plans of a Pokemon Go and One Piece collaboration. From July 22 to 29, players who are playing Pokemon Go will get exclusive items referencing the manga/anime series One Piece. If fortunate, players will be able to catch a Pikachu wearing a Straw Hat and players will also be able to wear Luffy’s iconic straw hat. I am not sure if it’s only going to be Japanese exclusive, but based on sources, it doesn’t say anything that anywhere it’s excluded. If it’s global, it is good news for us.