My Dragon Ball game experience from 2002-2019

If you know me, you know that I love watching anime and I also like spend time with video games. As an anime fan, I grew up to the anime Dragon Ball Z and as a kid, I did both by playing the games, collecting the toys and watching the anime. Dragon Ball is an iconic anime/manga series that revolutionized many Shonen Jump titles and it helped gave birth to other titles like Naruto, One Piece, Bleach and My Hero Academia. Most of us grew up watching classic anime like Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, YuYu Hakusho on Toonami after school and that’s why you still see adults who are still showing support for these titles. Back in the day and even still today, Dragon Ball is one of the series that is still making video games. From the Budokai series to the Xenoverse and now to the upcoming Kakarot game, Dragon Ball  is still alive and kicking on consoles and PC. Doesn’t matter how many times Naruto releases the Ultimate Ninja Storm and Clash of Ninja games or other companies tries to new titles like My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball is one of the popular series that knows how to sell in the video game world. In a video I watched from a YouTuber named DevilArtmis, he goes over a quick review on all the Dragon Ball games he played up to 2019.

I may have not played every Dragon Ball game but I do want to share the games I played from 2002 during the era when the Game Boy Advance and GameCube was the highlight of gaming. I am going to briefly discuss these titles by systems.

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Merry Christmas

To whomever reads this, I would like to say Merry Christmas to all and I hope to see you in the next year. It’s been a really awesome pleasure to be here with you and celebrating the holidays with you. I hope for Christmas for everyone to have a blessed time. Whether you are out on vacation and watching Christmas movies or enjoying other’s companies, I hope you guys enjoy the day. For me, Christmas is an important holiday because my family and I observe the day of arrival and birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. God sent Jesus as a human baby down to Earth and grow up and teach about God and the love He brings. If you accept Jesus as your savior, you have obtained an eternal gift. God loves you so much, He sent His son to Earth and die for us. He came back to life in three days and made it easy for us to get to Heaven. I don’t know if you are religious or not, but I hope your Christmas is a blessing. I won’t say Happy Holidays or X-mas, it’s Merry Christmas!

Psalms 34:18-19 (NIV)

18. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

19. The righteous person may have many troubles,

    but the Lord delivers him from them all;

Black (Cyber) Friday Haul 2019

What’s better than Thanksgiving food? Shopping for deals on Black Friday. Technically now, according to some, Black Friday begins after Thanksgiving feasting. In Black Friday, people line up at stores and prepares to buy stuff that in major discounts. Some people stay up early in the morning in order to get those deals while others decides to take a more comfortable and begin an early Cyber Monday and shop online. Even though Cyber Monday begins on the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend, people can shop online early and still get deals. For myself, I am more of a online shopper if I am getting something for myself. On the Black Friday week, I went ahead and order some cool stuff from Barnes and Noble and RIghtstuf.

From Barnes and Noble, I got a Spyro the Dragon and Sparx Pop Funko! figure. This Spyro and Sparx will go great with my collection. He will be with the other video games I have like Crash, Sonic and Sora. Spryo and Sparx is the 38th figure of my collection.

From Rightstuf, I thank God for this sale because I was finally able to get the entire DVD collection of Sword Art Online. Aniplex of America joined this Christmas Holiday sale. As much as I wanted the Blu-Ray version, I stuck with the DVDs. The Blu-Ray collection was too high even for this sale. The collection comes with all the episodes from season 1 and the special episode Sword Art Online: Extra Edition. This cost me about $50.

Even I bought this way back in early November, I feel like sharing this anime collection. I also got the second season of Food Wars in the premium box set. This box set is big as the first set. It comes with exclusive anime items like a pin and scarf. Food Wars: The Second Plate premium set comes with the DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. This was also on sale at the Sentai Filmworks site for whopping of $50.

John 13:34-35 (NKJV)

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Unboxing: Aquaman Walmart exclusive Funko DVD set

Who would have thought that Aquaman would have an awesome movie good as Wonder Woman? Aquaman was a fun DC movie in 2018 in which tells the story about a man named Arthur Curry who is half-man, half-Atlantean who must step up in order to prevent an upcoming war between Atlantis and the people living in the surface land. Arthur will become not just a hero, but a king. As a Pop collector, I was eager to get this movie set; not only I got three copies of the movie (DVD, Blu-Ray and digital), but I also got the keychain Pop Funko figure. Just like my Alita post, this one is small enough to accessorize. Unfortunately, I wish they would have taken better care of the box set. It has some dents and bends, but at least the figures and discs were fine. This keychain counts as my 36th figure of my set.

Excelsior! – Remembering Stan Lee

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It took imagination to create these colorful characters and make them heroes and villains. This one man created a comic book revolution and with many artists like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko and many more, he made characters like Spider-Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Loki, Magneto and much more. This man is Stan Lee. It has been one year since it was announced that Marvel comic book creator and CEO Stan Lee has passed away.

Throughout the years, Stan Lee has created so many heroes and villains and build a world where we grew attached to them. Thanks to him and his team, we can relate to many characters and look up to them. We can be the down to earth and awkward Spider-Man, the rampaging monster Hulk or even someone as patriotic like Captain America. He also made villains that was memorable and gave us lasting impressions on epic heroic battles such as the magnetic manipulator mutant Magneto, the trickster god Loki and the green creep Green Goblin. Not only Stan made so many comics, he was also well known for making cameo appearance in Marvel movies and TV shows. He may not have been in every single film, but he sure knows to attract attention to his fans. He was in Marvel movies (Disney, Fox and Sony), TV shows, video games and even in a DC animated movie called Teen Titans Go! to the movies.

His last cameo was in Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. As a fan of Stan Lee, it still saddens me that he passed away. However, at least he is resting in peace and he is reunited with his wife, Joan Lee. What is your favorite cameo appearance? Did you meet Stan Lee? What was your favorite characters?

Thank you Stan Lee

Marvel:

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Revelations 1:1-3 – Introduction and Benediction (NKJV)

1. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, 2. who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. 3. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.

Fans angry about Funimation’s translation towards anime YU-NO

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Funimation is one of North America’s greatest English Dub licensing companies. They are the ones who helped dubbed great anime like Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia and One Piece. They are pretty big for doing their best to get anime get anime popular all over the world. However, it seems like Funimation also knows hot to tick fans off. Besides the Vic Migogna controversy that is still going on and the whole inappropriate behavior in work field , it appears that they are in trouble once again for changing some dialogue in another anime. In recent news, it is announced that Funimation has gained the English Dub license to the anime YU-NO: A Girl Chants Love at the Bounding of this World. This anime stars protagonist Takuya Arima as strange and unexplained phenomena lead him to travel between parallel worlds in a search for his father, who had supposedly died years ago. It is based on 1996 visual novel and now in 2019, this anime is getting an English Dub thanks to Funimation.

You would think that this is good news for both visual novel and dub fans, but what happens when instead of translating the each dialogue to match up to the original, you instead add something based on your socialopinion or statement. According to news sites Bounding Into Comics and One Angry Gamer, Funimation decides to change the translation by adding a feminist dialogue. This occurs in the first episode where the protagonist Takuya Arima is having a conversation with his friend Mio Shimazu. Here is what is said in the original subtitled version:

Yuki: Wait, boss. You sure know a lot about Shimazu-san. Don’t tell me…

Arima: No way in hell do I want to date that ice queen.

Yuki: Yeah, that’s right! But you know, Shizamu-san’s nice to everybody else, but she’s really mean to you. Ah! Shimazu-san!

Arima: Hey. Milday.

Shimazu: Stop calling me that, please.

Arima: Then how about “Mio-chan, the school idol!”

Shimazu: Why do you make me so mad?

Arima: Not sure. That time of the month?

Shimazu: How crude!

Here is the English Dub version created by Funimation:

Yuki: Wait a minute…why do you know so much about Shimazu? Fess up!

Arima: Calm down. I’d never date that ice queen.

Yuki: That’s good to hear. It is kinda weird though, because she’s nice to everybody. It’s only you who really seems to set her off. Ah! Shimazu!

Arima: Hey. So, what’s up sweet cheeks?

Shimazu: Don’t call me that. You know I hate it.

Arima: Sorry, do you prefer “Queen of the World”?

Shimazu: I’ll never understand how you can get under my skin so easily.

Arima: Good question. Maybe it’s just that time of the month?

Shimazu: Ah! You’re such a misogynist!

It may not be a big issue to some people but some hardcore anime fans may find this offensive because it shows that Funimation would rather meddle with original dialogue and add their own contemporary politics. I like English Dub anime myself but I prefer anime companies focusing on trying to match the original Japanese Dub dialogue. I don’t like it when something original gets changed for the sake of fulfilling one’s goals or message. This isn’t the first time Funimation changed an original dialogue for their own political message. Besides this anime, they tampered in anime such as Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon, Prison School, Interview With Monster Girls and My First Girlfriend is a Gal.

  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon: dialogue referencing Lucoa’s appearance in a hoodie in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid was altered to chastise “pesky patriarchal societal demands
  • Prison School: the dub of Prison School was changed by voice actor Tyson Rinehart to directly accuse a character of being a “GamerGate creepshow.
  • Interview With Monster Girls: bullies negatively accusing a character of being a “social justice warrior” for standing up to them.
  • My First Girlfriend is a Gal: featured embarrassing references to speeches made by President Trump and ‘strawman’ rhetoric which equates those who enjoy anime fan service to “jailbait” loving “freaks who hate women.”

Besides this news, are you interesting in watching YU-NO?

One Angry Gamer

Bounding Into Comics

Naruto 20th anniversary post – Top 10 Female Naruto characters

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If you want to know my favorite Naruto male characters, please check it out down below here:

Top 10 Naruto Male post

In my previous, I shared with you my top favorite male characters in Naruto. In this post, I want to share with you my top favorite female characters from the series. As part of the 20th anniversary of Naruto, let’s look back and remember the characters that we feel in love with. Naruto has a plethora of powerful and beautiful women that can kick butt and stand for us. Just a heads up, there might be spoilers! So let’s get started.

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10. Kushina

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Even though she wasn’t present in Naruto’s childhood, she still loved him and wishes she could be part of his life. I find her really interesting because before Naruto had the Nine Tails, she was the previous host and she was unique. Even after losing Nine Tails Fox, she used last of her strength to help her husband to seal the beast in their own son, even it means dying and not being able to see Naruto grow. A mother’s love is all Naruto needed to help maintain control over the tailed beast.

9. Konan

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Another tough woman in the series but led to darkness. Konan grow up in a time of war along with Nagato and Yahiko. She was trained by Jiraiya and together, she with her friends did their best to bring peace to the lad. But after tragedy, She and Pain (an alias made by Nagato) formed the Akatsuki and seeks to create peace in their own hands. Her paper justu is pretty impressive. I also like how Naruto convinced her to be good and she went on as a changed ninja. However, she later gets killed by Tobi after she tried to protect her fallen friends.

8. Shizune

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Even though she not strong as Lady Tsunade, she is very dependable. Shizune is a skilled ninja who knows about medication and taking on dangerous missions. Shizune is a great partner to not only supporting Tsunade, but also to other Hokages like former 6th Kakashi and now current Naruto.

7. Sarada

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Coming from Sasuke and Sakura, Sarada has the some impressive skills from her parents. She has the Sharingan like her father and she has the brute strength as Sakura. Sarada is the leader of Team 7 who is mentored by Konohamaru and he team is Boruto and Mizuki. Sarada does her best to keep the team maintain (mostly keep Boruto in control). Her intellectual skills is all thanks to her parents.

6. Tenten

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A ninja is already to fight and is always equipped with the best weapons. Tenten is one of Naruto’s friends and her skills involves with using ninja tools for combat. With her skills in combat, Tenten has access to many weapons that she can use to fight and carry on duties.

5. Temari

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Despite coming from the Hidden Sand Village, Temari makes a beautiful wife for Shikamaru in the Hidden Leaf Village. Before settling down for a family, Temari is the sister of Gaara and Kankuro from the Sand Village. Her skills involves with using a giant fan in which she can use to blow her enemies away and even cause wind blade jutus. Don’t her looks intimate you, she is a caring mother and wife.

4. Ino

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To be honest, I didn’t care about her much in the classic Naruto, but my opinion later changed in Shippuden. Ino is a rival and friend to Sakura and these two knew each other in childhood. Ino can use mind transfer jutsu in which she can leave her body behind and take over another person. Ino has help Naruto fight some of the Akatsuki such as the immortal Akatsuki’s like Hidan and Kakazu.

3. Tsunade

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She may look like a young hot babe, she is actually old enough to be a grandma. More or less, she is probably the same age as Jiraiya. Tsunade is a tough woman who can use incredible chakra to heal people with her skills and her summoning jutsu that allows her to summon slugs. What makes Tsunade incredible is that she comes from the same bloodline as the first Hokage and even though she doesn’t have his wood jutsu, she can fight with brute force and lead the village. She’s a woman you don’t want to mess with especially if you get in the way of her gambling.

2. Sakura

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Kind of like Ino, I didn’t care about her in the classic Naruto. In the classic Naruto, despite her being the smartest ninja, she didn’t do a lot of fighting compared to Naruto and Sasuke. In Shippuden, I like her a bit more when she got strong and was helping Naruto fight the Akatsuki. She got better when they needed help fighting Madara and then Kaguya. In Boruto. she is caring mother of Sarada and will fight anyone who hurts her family. I also like her too because she and I have the same birthday.

1. Hinata

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Naruto’s wife is number one! Hinata first starts off as a timid ninja who was scared to fight and too afraid to talk to Naruto, but after seeing Naruto conquer many challenges, she got inspired to follow him and get strong. I really love how she is willing to help Naruto even if it means risking her life. I actually wrote about her in a OWLS post. Hinata is grown so much when she met Naruto. She even stood up against the powerful enemy Pain in order to help Naruto. Despite the enemies she faces and her doubts, she will stand by Naruto.

That’s all for my top favorite characters. What is your favorite girl in Naruto? Comment down below.