Goku returns to Macy Thanksgiving Parade 2019

Image result for goku parade

Thanksgiving is an important holiday for us Americans. Not only we carve the turkey and share food with a friends and family, we reflect what are we thankful for in life. After Thanksgiving, it’s the start of the Christmas season. Black Friday and Cyber Monday become the big hitters for Thanksgiving for shoppers who wants to buy gifts for others and buy something sweet for themselves. If you are going to stay home and watch TV on Black Friday or you want to do something fun, we have the Macy Thanksgiving Parade. Last year, Funimation and Toei Animation teamed up together to create a Super Saiyan Blue Goku float for the Macy Thanksgiving Parade. Goku got to experience a parade with other iconic characters such as Pikachu, Spider-Man and even SpongeBob. It’s been announced that Goku is coming back again for this year.

source:

Crunchyroll

Advertisements

Trafalgar D. Water Law joins Jump Force

See the source image

If you’re a One Piece fan and you are enjoying Jump Force, you might want to keep an eye on this character. If Toshiro isn’t enough for you to get this game, maybe you’ll like Law. Joining the game is another DLC character from One Piece. The character that is joining the fight roster is Trafalgar D. Water Law. Law is Captain of the Heart Pirates and he is one of the Worst Generation Pirates along with Monkey D. Luffy and Blackbeard. Law has formed an alliance with Luffy and his crew in order to take down Kaidou, one of the Four Great Emperors. According to Bandai Namco, Law will be joining the game in December.

Law is the seventh character from One Piece that will be joining Jump Force.

Jump Force video reveals Toshiro gameplay

Image result for toshiro hitsugaya

In my past post, I mentioned that Jump Force will be adding Toshiro Hitsugaya to the crossover game Jump Force. Captain Histugaya is from Bleach and the game will be using his final arc form the manga. Today, Bandai Namco has released a gameplay trailer of Toshiro in action. No release yet, but he is expected to come out late 2019.

Bandai Namco news: DLC characters revealed for Jump Force and DBFZ!

Image result for bleach blood war toshiro

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a good weekend. Today is Monday and I bet some of you wished you stayed home from school or work. Today I found some exciting news from the company Bandai Namco. Whether you bought the season pass or planning to buy some DLC, get ready to play these awesome characters. The crossover fighting game Jump Force is getting a DLC character from the world of Bleach. Joining the game is the Captain of Squad 10 of Gotei 13 Toshiro Hitsugaya. There’s no gameplay yet but players can expect to play this character in later 2019. Toshiro joins in the fight with his Zanpakuto named Hyorinmaru in which he can unleash his ice dragon powers on his enemy. Based on the pictures, it looks like Toshiro will also be able to transform into his adult form just like the final manga arc Thousand Year Blood War.

Also joining in the DLC news is Dragon Ball FighterZ. He was already announced months prior to the early announcement of season pass 2, we have Dragon Ball Super version of Broly. Unlike the other Broly from season pass 1, this Broly is from Akria Toriyama’s movie version Dragon Ball Super Broly. There’s no gameplay or release date yet. In this version, players can play as Broly in Saiyan Armor or shirtless and you can relieve the Broly movie moments. However, it is unknown if English voice actor Vic Migogna will be voicing Broly due to the Funimation controversy. There’s no news of him being reprising in the game nor of him getting replaced.

Image result for broly super

Naruto 20th Anniversary post – Top 10 Male Naruto characters

Image result for naruto 20th

It’s been 20 years since the debut of Naruto has appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump manga. Who would have thought that a story about a young ninja kid named Naruto Uzamaki would be a hit sensation not only in Japan but all over the world. Naruto has evolved from the manga, to anime to video games and even movies and he is loved by many fans. Through thick and thin, Naruto is a series popular as Dragon Ball and Sailor Moon and it’s highly praised not only for the story, but it is praised for the characters, their development and real life themes such as war and over coming obstacles. Recently, the main character Naruto had his birthday on October 10th. I missed out doing something special on his day but I want to do something for his 20th Anniversary on the manga. I am going to be doing a special top 10 post on my favorite characters on the series. It’s actually going to be more than one post. This one is going to focus on my favorite male character in the series. On my next planned post, I want to do one focusing on the women and hopefully do another about villains. More than likely, I want to do male and female first before I consider doing more about Naruto top 10 posts. I got this idea from a friendly blogger named Mel from the blog website Marvelously Mismatched. She is a great friend of mine and I remember reading her posts about her favorite Naruto male characters. If you want to check out her blog, I will leave her blog and posts down below. Be sure to say hi. While you are at it, please donate to my blog through Ko-fi.

Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/matthat

Anyway, here is my top 10 favorite male characters. (Spoilers coming up!)

10. Jugo

Image result for naruto jugo

Jugo is one of my favorite characters in the series. At first he appears like a gentle giant but when he gets angry, he becomes a monster. When Sasuke enlists him in his team, the rampaging Jugo agrees to serve Sasuke and the rest of Team Hebi. With his skills, Jugo can heal Sasuke wounds by using his curse mark and even use his mark to unleash monster strength.

9. Gaara

Image result for gaara

Almost like Naruto, Gaara is a character I feel sympathetic towards him. Just like Naruto, Gaara was outcasted by his own village because he had the one-tailed beast Shukaku. To make matters worse, his own father tried to kill his own son multiple times by sending his own men but failed in the process.Without love and care, Gaara became a heartless ninja. But after facing Naruto, Gaara later learned about friendship and he dies whatever it takes to take of his village.

8. Yamato

Image result for yamato naruto

He’s not Kakashi, but he is a cool sensei. Yamato first appeared as a substitute sensei to watch over Naruto, Sakura and newly introduced, Sai. What makes Yamato interesting is that he has an unique chakra which allows him to use wood style jutsu that can help suppress Naruto’s nine tails chakra. When he’s not watching over Naruto, he’s making houses and boats with his jutsu. Don’t ever make him mad because he gives off a creepy face.

7. Might Guy

Image result for might guy

He may look weird, but he is one of the strongest taijutsu shinobi in the Leaf Village. Might Guy is a ninja that ultizes taijutsu, jutsu that relies on physical combat and strength. Guy is a sensei who watches over his team which includes Rock Lee, Neji and Tenten. He may look weird with his haircut and green clothes, but he is actually strong ninja. I like how even though he only has taijutsu, he is still strong and he knows how fight and go beyond limits.

6. Kakashi Hatake

Image result for kakashi

This guy has some awesome skills. Kakashi is a real ninja who can toy with his opponents. When he had the Sharingan, Kakashi can imitate hand signs and perform jutsu and counter attack his opponent. Even with his mask on, Kakashi shows a lot of emotions. He cares about his students and he doesn’t hold back on his enemies. He went from being a student, anbu, sensei and even Hokage. Kakashi is a powerhouse ninja.

5. Obito Uchiha

Image result for obito uchiha

When life turns their back on you, you turn your back on the world. After dealing with tragedy, the innocent Obito Uchiha decides to seek vengeance in the world. After losing his childhood crush Rin, Obito wants to create a world where anything is possible and he do drastic measures. I like how he is powerful and manipulative in the series and tricking people that he was Madara Uchiha.

4. Shikamaru Nara

Image result for shikamaru

Don’t be fooled by his appearance. First started off in the show as a lazy student, Shikamaru is actually pretty smart. He plans out his moves and outsmarts his opponents. He also appears calm minded which helps him concentrate and not make the situation stressful. I also like his jutsu in which he can possess people with his Shadow Posession Jutsu.

3. Itachi Uchiha

Image result for itachi uchiha

We all hated this guy before but after learning about him, Itachi is one of the coolest characters in the series. Itachi first appears in the show as an antagonist but after learning about him and trying to prevent coup between his clan and the Leaf Village, he was willing to kill off his own clan and save his only little brother Sasuke. Itachi is an opponent you should never underestimate especially when facing someone who killed their entire clan.

2. Naruto Uzamaki

Image result for naruto

He’s the star of his own story and he shows us that with enough determination, dreams can come true. Naruto may have had a bad beginning without having parents and failing in school, Naruto shows us that never giving up pays off. Naruto is one tough kid who refuses to give up and when the going gets tough, he gets stronger.

1. Jiraiya

Image result for naruto jiraiya

Jiraiya is my number one favorite character. He may look like an old funny pervert, but he’s surprisingly a cool shinobi. When he’s not doing “research”, he is writing and training Naruto. As a Sanin, it’s his job to protect the Leaf Village from evil. Jiraiya is the master of the Rasengan and he knows how to summon powerful toads and even hold secrets about chakra control. I wish he was alive in the series so he can see Naruto become Hokage. I admire that he is a writer and I like his dedication to finding out how to find peace in the ninja world.

This is my top 10 favorite male characters in Naruto. What are yours?

Marvelously Mismatched

My Fav Anime Characters Naruto Edition Part 1 and Part 2

One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 adds Snakeman Luffy and Katakuri

Image result for luffy vs katakuri

We are a couple of months away until we reach 2020 and One Piece is still kicking butt in the anime/manga community. If you been following the games, you might have heard that there is plans of another Pirate Warriors game. One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 will be the fourth game in the Pirate Warrior series where the story will go beyond to the current arc, Wano. It’s been announced today that two new characters will be joining the game as playable characters. If you been following the series, Luffy has an unique ability called Gear 4 where Luffy inflates himself and can use his rubber powers and haki at the same time to increase his strength and speed. In Pirate Warriors 4, get ready to play Luffy’s extended use of Gear 4 called Snakeman (or Snake-Man) Luffy. In this form, Luffy still uses Gear 4, but he appears slim and agile than his regular Bounce-Man form. Also joining in this game is Big Mom’s strongest commanders named Katakuri. Katakuri is a powerful foe who ate the devil fruit Mochi-Mochi Fruit. With his powers, Katakuri fights almost like Luffy’s style but instead of rubber powers, it’s all mochi (a Japanese rice gelatin). In the series, these two fought during the Big Cake Island arc.

Here is the current playable roster for this game:

  • Luffy (also including Gear 4: Snake-Man and Bounce-Man)
  • Zoro
  • Sanji
  • Reiju
  • Jimbei
  • Carrot
  • Katakuri

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

source:

Crunchyroll

Day 14 (G)rant Slam – The Animanga Festival

This is day 14 of the Animanga Festival! This festival was collaborated and created by Auri and Naire from Manga Toritsukareru Koto. I hope I am doing this event correctly so excuse me if I mess up. In this prompt I am going to be doing some nitpicking as I discuss my personal rants in the animanga community. I am going to borrow the awesome blogger Takuto strategy and write down top 3 picks but each with a category. Here the categories:

  • Rants towards Anime
  • Rants towards Manga

Rants towards Anime

1. Where’s the next season?

Image result for anime season meme

Imagine yourself watching your favorite anime. You just got done with the last episode and you are left with a void in your heart. As you eagerly look on social media on any news on your favorite anime, you see online of news of other anime getting a season 2, 3 or even 4, but you don’t see any announcement of your favorite title. Have you ever been so mad that your anime left you in hanging during an epic plot? What’s worse is that what if your series is going on during the manga and light novel? Even if the books reached a conclusion, the chances of it getting animated is slim. This is a nitpick that gets in my nerves. We are in 2019 and we’re getting a seasons 2 and 3 of The Rising of the Shield Hero and a season 4 of My Hero Academia, but when are getting a final arc of Bleach. Bleach may not have the One-Thousand Year Blood Arc yet, but at least you can use the characters and even the main antagonist in the game of Bleach Brave Souls. It’s so annoying when your favorite show is on a cliffhanger. No anime season, no movie, no OVA, nothing!

As far I know, we’re not going to be getting the final arc of Bleach:

Image result for bleach one thousand years blood war

Image result for you get nothing!

2. qualifications to be an anime fan 

Image result for name 10 other anime

Regardless of how many titles you watched or hours you put into a show, if you like anime, you can be considered a fan if you enjoy it. Have you ever met someone who tried to convince you that you are not an anime fan unless you watch a certain title (Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon or whatever common title) or someone tells you that you have to watch a total o 10 anime in order to be called fan? I feel like this is pointless. If you want to be an anime fan, you just gotta enjoy anime! It’s simple and throughout my years of watching anime, I don’t remember hearing anything about following rules in order to be called a fan. Being a fan means you appreciate the work and story of anime and if it makes you happy, you can be called an anime fan. If someone told me that if watching Sailor Moon makes me a fan, I probably wouldn’t be considered a fan. I haven’t seen Sailor Moon yet, but if I have seen Dragon Ball, Devilman Crybaby, Clannad, Fullmetal Alchemist and 20+ titles except Sailor Moon, then I am still not a fan of anime. I think this whole anime requirements is a waste of time.

3. Sub? Dub? Why not both?

Image result for both gif

When watching anime, I am mostly concerned about the story and characters. When given the option on which language I want to enjoy an anime, I usually pick English Dub because I don’t want to be reading and watching the same time. Some people can multitask and watch anime in subtitles because it makes the characters sound authentic in Japan’s culture. Regardless on what preference you choose, I am not picky on dub. I hate it when people criticize others based on preference. Rather than fighting about what sounds better, shouldn’t we just focus on the anime’s main premise which is usually the plot, characters. themes? We’re both watching the same anime. There is no perfect dub or sub. What’s important is that these voice actors are lending their voices to make our favorite characters alive.

Rants Towards Manga

1. Don’t be a pirate, don’t use scan sites to read manga

Image result for one piece pirate

I am guilty for doing this in the past. I used to read scanned manga chapters of titles like One Piece and Naruto online whenever the manga in America was slow and Japan was ahead. I later realized it that doing this means I am not supporting my favorite authors. When you are not buying manga, you are not giving money to the creators and company who are giving us the ability to give us manga. We are fortunate enough to have manga outside of Japan. These creators are doing their best to give us a good story for our cup of tea. I know it’s painful to wait for the next week chapter but shouldn’t have to rely on using a shady website for our reading pleasure. This is why Shonen Jump continues to grow and give fans an easier opportunity to read the recent chapters of your favorite series at the same time as Japan in a affordable price.

2. No Spoilers!

Image result for spoilers meme simpsons

Have you ever watched an anime and then when you write about it on your blog or social media, someone who read the manga decides to tell you what happens later in the story? Nobody asked for this! Some anime titles started off as manga such as My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball and Fullmetal Alchemist. As the manga is running, the anime tries to catch up to the manga’s plot. There two types of anime viewers in the community: one group of people watches the anime first and then the manga or some read the manga and then jump into the anime. If you are someone who reads first and then watch, don’t go spoil the plot assuming they did the same. Some people may not have read the manga or light novel. Let others get surprised and shocked.

3. Manga creators are people too

Image result for usopp bandage

Have you read a manga and then get hit by this last message on the bottom of the page saying “series will be back on this date”? Whenever this happens, a manga creator takes a break and doesn’t put up the next chapter in the next schedule. Sometimes they need a break or some people have a medical reason. Eiichiro Oda, One Piece creator, is a workaholic and he would work even if he was sick or hurt. There was a moment where he took a long break because he didn’t listen to his body and he was in pain. Hunter x Hunter creator Yoshihiro Togashi takes constant breaks he has back issues. Personally, I am willing to wait until the creator is back and running and ready to do more chapters. What grinds my gears is that there are people out there who cares only about the manga rather the creator. They get impatient and then they demand more chapters even though the creator is still recuperating. Manga creators are people as well and they deserve breaks. I would rather have a series on a hiatus and have a healthy creator instead of one that is in pain and giving us weekly chapters.

That’s the end of that. I hope you enjoyed my rants XD

One-Punch Man closed beta game announced!

Image result for one punch man game

As you already know, we’re getting a One-Punch man video game. Bandai Namco will be creating a video game where players can play as their favorite hero and villain and recreate their favorite anime moment. The game will allow you play 1v1 and 3v3 battles. If you are interested in this game, I got some good news for you. Bandai Namco will be allowing limited players to try out the game in a closed beta. You can sign up until October 16th and try to sign up. On November 1 to November 3, the beta will begin and players can try out the game in early development. In a trailer, players can create their own character and team up with characters from the series. This game is coming out on 2020 for PS4, X1 and PC. So hurry up and get enlisted!

Viz announces JoJo Part 4 live action movie!

Image result for jojo bizarre adventure part 4 live action

Live action movies can be a hit or miss. They made movies based on Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Tokyo Ghoul and even Attack on Titan. Guess who’s joining the bandwagon. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable is going to be adapted as a live action movie. According to Viz Media announced at New York Comic Con that the live action movie will be coming out for English release on Blu-Ray on February 11, 2020. The movie is called JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 4: Chapter 1. It’s unknown if it’s only going to be subbed or with both formats.

The Big Three! Viz announces novels!

Image result for Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World

Remember the Big 3, One Piece, Naruto and Bleach? Well guess what, they’re coming back with more adventures in novel format. Announced yesterday at the New York Comic Con, Viz Media announced that they are planning to release some novels based on the manga series One Piece, Naruto and Bleach.

Viz Media announced that that Tite Kubo’s series Bleach will be coming back in a novel that takes place after the events of The Thousand Year Blood War (also known as the final arc). You might have seen or heard of this part of the story in Bleach: Brave Souls, but if you haven’t been playing the game, you can experience Bleach again in Summer 2020. The novel is called Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World and the main character is not Ichigo Kurosaki, but instead it’s Squad 9 Lieutenant, Shuhei Hisagi.

You can read the main plot from the Brave Souls website.

Even though he is not in the story this time, he is still loved by the fans. One Piece will be getting a novel focusing on Luffy’s brother Portgas D. Ace. This light novel will be released on Summer 2020. So if ever wandered what was Ace doing while Luffy was having his misadventures, you can pick up this book and read his story.

Image result for one piece ace novel

 

Remember those Naruto novels that came out after the conclusion of the manga? Remember we had novels focusing on Kakashi, Shikamaru, Sasuke and even about Itachi’s life? Well, get ready for another one but this will be about Naruto and his family. This novel is called Naruto: Naruto’s Story – Family Day. Even Naruto is Hokage, it is not easy for him to get a day off and be with his family. This one also comes out in summer 2020.

Image result for naruto shinden family day