Jiren hates Dragons? Talking about Dragon Ball Super episode 127 *Spoilers Discussion*

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If Jiren was in Pokemon trainer, he would probably not have any dragon type Pokemon in his party or if he was in Yu-Gi-Oh!, he would be the one to destroy all of Kaiba’s Blue-Eyes White Dragons. If you don’t know what I am talking about, it’s about the recent English Dub episode of Dragon Ball Super on Toonami on Sept 7th. In episode 127 of Dragon Ball Super. Jiren is the last remaining fighter from Universe 11 and he takes on Universe 7 warriors (Goku. Vegeta, 17 and Frieza). Jiren easily dispatches everyone on his own and the god of destruction Belmond tells everyone the reason why Jiren is strong. He tells everyone that Jiren, as a child, lost his parents from an unknown powerful enemy. He was spared and he was raised by a martial artist who taught him and his students to fight. Unfortunately, the same enemy kills half of the students and even his master. Jiren tries to convince the survivors to work together and fight this enemy, but they all leave him. Back in the present, Jiren makes a comment about having the benefits of strength.

Depending on which language you prefer, Jiren’s response is different. In the original Japanese, Jiren states that having strength is important and having incredible strength will forgive everything including the past. However, in the English Dub provided by Funimation, Jiren gives a weird “DIO” speech about strength. He tells Android 17 about having strength and his opinion on the dragon from Super Dragon Balls. He comments that he doesn’t trust anyone including the dragon and all dragons. He thinks his strength will even go beyond time itself

The reason why I am writing about this is because I been seeing people these past couple of days making of Jiren and commenting on the awkward English Dub. In my opinion, as much as I prefer watching Dragon Ball in English, I did think it was kind of awkward. I felt like I was watching JoJo Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders. The voice of Jiren is Patrick Seitz, the same guy who voices Dio from JoJo and Franky from One Piece. Hearing this dialogue made me see Jiren as Dio instead.

What do you guys think about this dialogue? Time to include this text to your Dragon Ball Super memes folder.

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Sega Dreamcast 20th Anniversary

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9/9/99 – September 9th, 1999: The birth of the Sega Dreamcast (NA)

The Sega Dreamcast was Sega’s most powerful and last home console. The Sega Dreamcast may have had a short life span, but it brought in many amazing games that fans hold dear to their heart. We had games like Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Dead or Alive 2, Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, Shenmue, Soul Calibur and Power Stone. Even though some of these games later got ported to consoles to other consoles, it was thanks to the Dreamcast that gave us epic game memories.

I never owned a Dreamcast, but I always wanted one. My late uncle got one and he would let me play with it even though I wasn’t good at gaming at that time. The games he let me play was Sonic Adventure 1 and Sonic Adventure 2. In Sonic Adventure 1, I remember playing as Sonic and running through Emerald Coast trying to get away from the killer whales. Sonic Adventure 2 was the one game that made a lasting impression on me. I remember playing as Sonic in City Escape and the first hearing Crush 40’s song “Escape from the City”. I remember seeing Shadow the Hedgehog and I thought he was the coolest character in that game. I never beat SA2, because the Dreamcast was a bit damaged due to my uncle always bringing it whenever he played with his friends (that explains why the audio didn’t play in cutscenes). Eventually, when I got a bit older, I got a GameCube and I got Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 and I completed both games. Fast forward in couple years when my sister and brother-in-law was still dating dating, my brother-in-law had a Dreamcast and we played a quick match of Marvel vs Capcom 2. I always pick Marvel characters and I always picked Venom in my team. I didn’t care if I lost many times, I just enjoyed this console.

I may not have owned this console, but I lived the dream of experiencing Sega’s incredible, fun console.

Did you owned a Dreamcast? What games did you played?

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Sayonara, Shadow the Hedgehog

Mark 15:1-5 – Jesus Faces Pilate (NKJV)

1. Immediately, in the morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council; and they bound Jesus, led Him away, and delivered Him to Pilate. 2 Then Pilate asked Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”

He answered and said to him, It is as you say.”

And the chief priests accused Him of many things, but He answered nothing. Then Pilate asked Him again, saying, “Do You answer nothing? See how many things [a]they testify against You!” But Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate marveled.

Mark 15:16-20 (NKJV) The Soldiers Mock Jesus

16 Then the soldiers led Him away into the hall called Praetorium, and they called together the whole garrison. 17 And they clothed Him with purple; and they twisted a crown of thorns, put it on His head, 18 and began to salute Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 Then they struck Him on the head with a reed and spat on Him; and bowing the knee, they worshiped Him. 20 And when they had mocked Him, they took the purple off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.

Unboxing: Alita Battle Angel Motorball Gift Set

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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.

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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.

 

Mark 4:35-41 – Wind and Wave Obey Jesus

35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”

39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”

Missing Bonus Features: Vic Mignogna answers fans questions in Broly film #IStandWithVic

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Hey everyone, this is Matthew. If you been on Twitter and been following this storm on Funimation and fans, you may have noticed the controversy between VIc Migogna and Funimation. I am going to be real brief what’s been happening. In the last week of January during the time when Dragon Ball Super Broly was in theaters, news started to spark of women speaking out and saying that the voice of Broly (Dragon Ball) and Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) Vic Mignogna has sexually harrassed his fans. Voice actors like Monica Rial and Jamie Marchi has also spoken against him and stated they felt hurt. This news has been going on for about 7 months and right now it’s already in court. Before I begin I explain the purpose of this post, I want to say this about Vic and my position.

Until proven guilty and until we see credible facts and none of the “he said, she said” or “just believe in the victims”, I think Vic is innocent. The way Funimation handled it was not good. Even if it hypothetically speaking if Vic has done these things, why did Funimation hide this and why did Monica and the other VAs lie behind his back. From I seen and the way I been hearing from online, Vic hasn’t done anything wrong and the true crime is people like Monica and Jamie who wanted to hurt this man’s reputation. That’s all I am going to say.

Because of this ongoing news, Funimation fired Vic and won’t allow him to be in any anime projects and any other anime that he was currently involved will be replaced with a different voice actor. His last known voice performance was the successful movie Dragon Ball Super Broly. In this piece of information I found, Vic answered some questions from fans about him and the character Broly. These Q&A was going to be in the bonus features in the Blu-Ray DVD of Dragon Ball Super Broly along with questions for Sean Schemmel, Chris Sabat, Monica Rial and Jason Douglas and Ian Sinclair. However, because of the accusations, Funimation removed the questions for Vic. This is bad news for Vic fans since Amazon stated in the product description that it was supposed to be included in all Blu-Ray copies.

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Anyway with this said, Funimation removed this special Q&A. However, thanks to a tweet and IGN, people can still view this video of Vic online for free on Youtube. I am going to post this here so you can watch.

I know this old news and nothing really special. I am also sorry for putting out my opinion like this. It’s just somethng that’s been really bugging for quite some time. I don’t care if you think Vic is guilty or innocent, please don’t start attacking people online. If you disagree with me about Vic, that’s fine. Please don’t be harmful to others and me, I am willing to agree to disagree.

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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.

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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!

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?

John 3:1-5 – The New Birth

1.There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”

 3. Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

4. Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”

5. Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.