I have yet to watch the anime or read the manga, but it looks the creator of the manga series Please tell me! Gaiko-chan has been arrested. According to the Kyodo news, the Aichi Prefectural Police arrested Kenya Suzuki. The manga creator went missing and it was reported that he was importing nude content of children from Germany. In the testimony, he commented: “really wanted to obtain nude photos of children from abroad which are not readily available in Japan”. Japanese police confiscated a total of 46 books and publications of child pornography. In ANN, manga creator of Battan reported on Twitter that he disappeared on December 13 and then later found the next day.
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Thank god it’s Friday! Welcome back everyone for a new episode of Friday Funny! Before we begin the memes, here are some news for you. Getting into the meat of the news, we have the theaterical release of Spider-Man: No Way Home. This is the third and final movie of the Home Trilogy and it’s been the most hyped movie compared to Avengers: Endgame. Taking place after the events of Far From Home, Spider-Man and Dr. Strange must work together and fix the multiverse when ghosts of Spider-Man’s enemies from different universes are coming to Peter’s home universe and wrecking havoc. We have iconic villains showing up in this movie like Doc Ock, Green Goblin and Electro and much more. According to the trailers, we have the following villains: Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, Sandman, the Lizard and Electro. If this is the Sinister Six, who is the last member. One of my coworkers say Venom is going to be the last one, but I think it’s either Mysterio from Far From Home or the Vulture from Homecoming. In other news, the Netlfix live adaptation of Cowboy Bebop has been cancelled after one season due to negative reviews. Revealed in the video game awards, we got some new Sonic the Hedgehog news. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the new movie and direct sequel to the 2020 film and this movie will have the new characters such as Tails and Knuckles. Also revealed is the new video game Sonic Frontiers. Created by Team Sonic, same people who did Sonic Forces and Sonic Lost World, Sonic Frontiers is a brand new game which will have Sonic in a whole new “open zone”. There is not much gameplay details on this game yet, but fans can expect a brand experience and with a story penned by Sonic IDW comic writer Ian Flynn.
Give me pics of Spider-Man!
We came a long way. Take me home to the place I belong…
Go get’em tiger!
Besides the upcoming live action series One Piece and Cowboy Bebop, get ready for another anime to get the live action treatment. According to the official Netflix Geeked Twitter, it is been announced that the manga series YuYu Hakusho is coming to Netflix and will be a live action series. The series will be streamed on December 2023.
Greetings fans! While we have yet to get news for the Bleach final arc anime, but we may have something else from the creator of Bleach for the time being. According to a tweet by the official creator of Bleach, Tite Kubo announced that Bleach will be returning to Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump for a special one-shot chapter. The one-shot will be in the 36/37th issue on August 10th. It’s unknown if this chapter will be launched for Western fans.
Well, it’s been a while since we got anything new related from Fullmetal Alchemist until today! A while back in Japan, Monthly Shonen Gangan made an announcement that there is some announcement for the 20th anniversary to the hit series Fullmetal Alchemist. It’s been announced in a teaser trailer that there is a smartphone game app is in the works based on the series. The game will be worked by Square Enix and while we don’t have gameplay yet, expect some game details later this year. During the announcement, Japan also announced that there is plans of reopening an art exhibit dedicated to Fullmetal Alchemist, digital release of the one-shot and a brand new cafe collaboration for 2022.
While it’s not Fullmetal Alchemist, it’s news from the creator herself. It’s also been revealed manga author Hiromu Arakawa will be working on a brand new manga series. While there is no release date or title, we are given a visual image;
Funimation – game app
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News broke out yesterday and I have unfortunately have to inform everyone that manga author Kentaro Miura has passed away. Revealed through the official Berserk Twitter, Kentaro Miura passed away on May 6th due to an acute aortic dissection. He was only 54. Miura was born in 1966 in Chiba City and by age 10, he was inspired to write manga. In age 18, he became a manga artist assistant and worked with George Morikawa who created Hajime no Ippo. In 1988, he created his first draft of Berserk at Nihon University and in 1989, he revised the first chapter and published it.
It’s unknown what’s going to happen for the Berserk manga, but Miura’s work helped inspired fans and gave them an exciting story.
Dragon Ball fans rejoice! Bandai Namco has some major announcements for you Dragon Ball gamers!
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Move aside Baby, because get ready for another Dragon Ball GT character to join the roster. Already announced, Bandai Namco revealed the last two characters of the FighterZ Pass 3 which was the Dragon Ball GT characters Super Baby 2 and Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta. Today, Bandai Namco reported that the last character SS4 Gogeta will be joining the game this March. Depending on what you purchased, FighterZ Pass 3 owners will get access to the character on March 10th earlier than the regular gamers. In the worldwide release, Gogeta is set to be available on March 12th. Are you ready for this form of Gogeta? Do you like him more than SSB Gogeta?
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Here is another dish of more action in this action-adventure RPG game. If you are a fan of Dragon Ball Z, you might want to make space for more story content adventures for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Joining as the third DLC, fans of DBZ will be able to play a brand story focusing on the young Trunks as he must fight against the powerful androids in world where Goku is not here to protect the Earth. As the Z-Warriors are crushed by the deadly Android 17 and 18, it’s up to Trunks and adult Gohan to protect the Earth. Fans will be able to see through the eyes of Trunks on his dark future and see why he came to the past to help Goku. The DLC is called Trunks: The Warrior of Hope and it’s expected to drop online in early Summer 2021.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Don’t worry, according to Bandai Namco, this update is going to be free for all Xenoverse 2 gamers. Coming to March 16th, a free update is coming to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Based on the trailer, a new story will focus on the villain character Fu messing with the timeline and he will corrupt iconic Dragon Ball characters like Toppo and Janemba. Legendary Pack 1 will include Toppo (God of Destruction) and Pikkon.
Attack on Titan
With Attack on Titan coming back for the final season, some of us are asking the question: how long do we have to wait until Attack on Titan concludes? According to Crunchyroll, the manga of the hit series will most likely meet its end in early 2021. It has been reported that Hajime Isayama (mangaka of Attack on Titan) will be publishing his last chapter on April 9th in Japan’s Bessatsu Shonen magazine. June 9th is where the last chapters will be compiled in one last manga volume which will be volume 34th.
In short, the last chapter will be on April and the last volume is going to be released in Japan in June.
I haven’t started this series, but I have heard some good things in the manga and anime. It is a series that is currently being streamed by Crunchyroll and HBO Max. However, despite the series getting praised, we have reports of some bad news.
Released in a police report, Viz Media (English Publication Company) translator Stefan Koza was arrested for accounts of child pornography. According to the Herndon Police Department, Koza faces five counts of possession and five felony cases of distribution of child pornography. The arrest took place in December 7th, 2020. He is expected to be on court on March 3rd, 2021.
Stefan Koza is well-known for the English translation in manga such as Jujutsu Kaisen, Tokyo Shinobi Squad, Ghost Reaper Girl and We Never Learn. He also has a YouTube channel called Steady Studios.
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Want to hear the buzz that happening online? According to Crunchyroll, it looks like the manga Boruto: Naruto Next Generation will be under new management. Revealed in a tweet, Naruto/Boruto creator Masashi Kishimoto will return and write the story for the manga running series Boruto: Naruto Next Generation.
Starting with Chapter 52 of Boruto, which is set to be published in the December issue of V Jump (on sale November 21), the production team will change as planned from the start.
We would like to thank Kodachi-sensei for all his hard work on writing the story thus far.
From now on, we will continue to produce the series based on drafts written by Masashi Kishimoto-sensei.”
Originally, the Boruto manga was led by Ukyo Kodachi. On Nov 21 of chapter 52 of the Boruto manga, Kishimoto will be in charge.
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Did anyone watch Toonami at Saturday night? This past Saturday, Toonami aired the last episode of the English Dub version of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 5: Golden Wind. Viz teased of an announcement on Twitter after the show has reached its finale. With the anime ended, Viz announced online that they will be working on the English translation to the manga of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind. Golden Wind will be released outside of Japan for print and digital in the summer of 2021. If you already have Phantom Blood, Battle Tendency, Stardust Crusaders and Diamond is Unbreakable, you can save your money and add Golden Wind in your collection.