Friday Funny 378: Blazing Samurai

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone for another scorching Friday. I hope everyone is doing okay under the heat. I am going to keep this super short on the news before we jump into the memes. Don’t worry there’s no samurais today, but if you want to watch an animated movie this weekend that’s not Minions or Lightyear, go check out Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank. Originally going to be called Blazing Samurai (title is based on Mel Brook’s Blazing Saddles movie). This past weekend, I saw the movie Thor: Love and Thunder. Honestly, I thought it was a good movie and I think I like it more than Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. I’m on the fence and I think it could be tied. Sad news today, I do want to bring up the harsh news that Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi passed away recently due to a snorkeling accident. He is gone, but his legacy will live on in his works from the classic Yu-Gi-Oh. If you are in a spending mood and you got paid, go check out on Sentai and Rightstuf because they got some major hot sales up to 50% off on select items in the inventory.

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Let’s light it up!

Rest in Peace, Kazuki Takahashi.

Enjoy the weekend!

Fav 4 Anime or Video Game Fighters

I want to thank Roki for tagging me for this tag post. I am sorry it took me a while to get to this project. When in comes to mediums like anime and video games, I like characters who can put up a good fight. Roki did his post and featured characters that can fight well and stand out from the crowd. In a way similar to him, I am going to pick 2 anime characters and 2 video game characters for this post. Originally, I was going to do 4 anime character and 4 game characters, but that would mean I would be breaking the rules.

The rules:

  • Number of entries is up to the blogger
  • Tag as many other bloggers you like

1. Son Gohan (Dragon Ball)

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I choose Gohan to be on this list. Gohan made his appearance in Dragon Ball and in the anime Dragon Ball Z. As much as I love Dragon Ball, Gohan is tied in regards to my favorite character. I like Goku, but Gohan would have to be number one. Started off as a crybaby in the series, Goku’s former foe and now friend, Piccolo took Gohan after Goku sacrificed himself to kill his Saiyan brother Raditz. Piccolo gave Gohan a grueling year of training. As time passed, Gohan warmed up to Piccolo and saw the green warrior as a teacher/father. As time passed, Gohan would later be trained by his father Goku, his friend Krillin and then even Elder Kai. While he may not be a full fledged Saiyan, Gohan went through many rigor training to be at the level with his dad and his mentor Piccolo. With the training of Goku and Piccolo, Gohan is one of few warriors to defend Earth and his family.

2.  Yoruichi Shihōn (Bleach)

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First making an appearance as a male black cat, Yoruichi is a cunning ninja woman who can save Ichigo and his friends in a flash. Don’t let her appearance fool you or otherwise you’ll end up seeing her revealing her female naked body like Ichigo did. She’s not only a fighter, she is also a princess in her clan and one of the four noble family in the Soul Society. While she not may not have a sword like the series, she is expert in speed and fast melee combat. With her Shunko unleashed, she is faster than the speed of light. With the help of her friend Kisuke Urahara, she can use tools and weapons on her enemies and make her hands and feet as weapons. I just had to add her because she is my all time favorite girl in Bleach.

3. Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat)

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Jumping into the game world, I am including this icy ninja, Sub-Zero. From the gory game Mortal Kombat, Sub-Zero is a fearsome ninja who can use ice as his weapon and even kill people in a painful experience. As part of the Lin Kuei, he has faced many powerful opponents in the realms. He is sometimes seen constantly fighting with the orange ninja Scorpion from the Shirai Ryu clan. When not fighting with each other, these two put a truce and become a powerful team against the greater evil.

4. Chun-Li (Street Fighter)

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Last but not least, I’m including the thunder thigh beauty. Chun-Li is from Street Fighter. With her martial arts and sense of justice, she’ll fight crime in the streets and even underground terrorist groups. She never skips leg day and if she traps you in her flurry of kicks, you’re going to have a swollen face. She’s a tough woman, but she has beautiful face. Don’t be on her bad side or else you’ll suffer more than a knock out.

That’s my top 4 characters. Here are some I want to tag if you want to participate. Anyone who is not tagged, can still join in.

Friday Funny 377: Thunderstruck!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone for another shocking episode of Friday Funny. I got some exciting recap news for you before we start with the memes. Not to be confused with the AC/DC song, this weekend is the movie release of Thor’s fourth epic movie, Thor: Love and Thunder. This movie is the fourth movie featuring Thor and it’s part of Phase 4 of the MCU. Taking place after the events of Endgame, Thor is trying to seek inner peace, however, there’s a dangerous threat across the galaxy. A villain named Gorr the God Butcher is killing all gods and life. It’s up to Thor to enlist the help of his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to help combat against the god killing foe. Along the journey, we have Korg, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Valkyrie. We recently had Anime Expo and we got some major news. Bleach is coming back and will be adapting the final arc from the manga. The new Bleach anime is titled Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War and it will be airing this October. Trigun is coming back too with a brand new reboot series made from Studio Orange. The anime Trigun Stampede will be released in 2023. In video game news, we’re getting some new announced games. The Switch will be getting Persona 3, 4, and 5 and we’re getting NieR Automata for the Switch. God of War: Ragnarok is coming this November, just in time for the holidays. The 2012 game Lollipop Chainsaw is coming back and will be remade for this modern day generation. If you’re a fan of this game or you’re like me who missed out, you can expect this game in 2023!

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Let’s go mortals!

Cheers to the four films of Thor:

Are you ready for some thunder this weekend?

June 2022 Funko Pop Haul

Hello gamers and collectors! I bring you another Funko Pop haul post. I haven’t been collecting much lately because I am trying to do some late spring cleaning and organize my collection. For this post, it’s going to be really short since I only bought one rare figure.

148. Sonic the Werehog (Sonic the Hedgehog series Hot Topic exclusive)

As soon as I saw this on the Hot Topic website, I just had to get him. As a Sonic fan, this was an offer I couldn’t resist. This version of Sonic is him in his Werehog form from the game Sonic Unleashed. Sonic Unleashed is one of those Sonic games that most fans recommend if you want to experience the speed of Sonic and an epic story. This game was made in 2008 and it came out years after titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Sonic and the Secret Rings and Sonic Riders. According to Wikipedia, Sonic Unleashed was going to be a sequel to Sonic Adventure 2 and it was titled Sonic World Adventure, but the team at Sega decided to take a different path for this game. You can play this game even today for for the Xbox Series console and use the backwards compatibility feature. So far there is no update for this game for the PlayStation, PC or Switch unless Sega decides to give this the “Ultimate” treatment like Sonic Colors.

What do you think of the Werehog form? I wish this figure has a flock fuzzy texture.

Sad News: Yu-Gi-Oh! creator tragically died

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It has come to my attention that I bring you tragic news. According to Japanese public broadcaster NHK, Japanese Coast Guard found a body in the waters in the coast of Okinawa Island of Japan on Wednesday at 10:30 AM. According to the reports, the body was “Yu-Gi-Oh!” creator Kazuki Takahashi. Investigation is in progress, but according to sources, Takahashi was using a rental vehicle and his body was wearing snorkeling equipment. He was alone and a person on a passing boat witnessed the body. According to NBC news, the coast guard commented that Takahashi’s body was damaged as if a marine animal harmed him. As of now, there hasn’t been a full detail on his cause of death.

Kazuki Takahashi passed away of the age 60. His real name Kazuo Takahashi. He created the manga Yu-Gi-Oh! in 1996 through 2004 in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. According to Crunchyroll, he created and supervised the anime movie Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. Because of the success of his story, the Yu-Gi-Oh! world would later expand into multiple series and spin-offs. He also supervised the manga of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V in which the story was written by Shin Yoshida and drawn by Naohito Miyoshi. Despite Yu-Gi-Oh!, he also made some One-Shots such as COMIQ which was released in 2018’s Weekly Shonen Jump and he also did a collaboration graphic novel with Marvel and made Secret Reverse featuring Spider-Man and Iron Man.

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Friday Funny 376: July 4, 1776

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone for a brand new day! We are officially in July and you know what this means. For us Americans, it is the Independence Day weekend. July 4 is the special holiday where the citizens of the United States celebrate our independence from Great Britain. The thirteen North American colonies fought hard against the British and on this day, the important document the Declaration of Independence was signed. We celebrate our freedom and we wear our patriot colors (red, white and blue). Besides this holiday, get ready for some movies of this month. Today is the release of Minion: The Rise of Gru, the sequel to the 2015 first Minions movie. Originally, this movie was meant to be in theaters on July 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this movie got delayed and pushed back. If you are not in the mood to take your kid to see Lightyear, take them to see Minions. Next Friday is the fourth Thor movie, Thor: Love and Thunder. Unfortunately, if you have been dying to see two Thor’s, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Christian Bale as Gorr, you will need to wait next week. Speaking of Thor, if you still play the Avengers video game, Jane Foster Thor is the new playable hero. She is a free DLC and she is going to be joining the rest of the Avengers like Iron Man, Black Panther and the original Thor. This weekend is also Anime Expo. If want your 4th of July weekend to be epic and you love anime, go out and be with your anime fan peers and pay a visit to your favorite voice actors and get anime updates.

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America, the land of the free!

Enjoy some Spider-Man this weekend!

Here is what if Deadpool was in the Doctor Strange 2 movie:

Happy Independence Day!

Anime News: new Trigun anime in the works

Great news for Trigun fans, I got some major news for you if you love Vash the Stampede. It’s been 25 years since the original Trigun anime was released and die hard fans have been wanting more of the pacifist gunslinger, Vash. Thanks to the anime studio, Studio Orange, Yasuhiro Nightow’s manga Trigun will be coming back in the year 2023. The new anime will be titled Trigun Stampede. More details will be revealed at Anime Expo 2022 (July 1-4). In case you don’t know, Studio Orange is well-known for creating anime such as Beastars, Dimension W and Land of the Lustrous.

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Friday Funny 375: Flash is on the move

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone for one final Friday of June! I hope everyone is cooling off this week because we are officially in summer! It’s time to put on sunblock and drink some water because it’s going to be scorching. Let us recap everything in the month of June. We had movies like Lightyear, which unfortunately got overshadowed by Jurassic World. We got Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ms. Marvel on Disney Plus. We also had Father’s Day this past weekend. Once we get to July, it’s time to unleash the power of the sun. We got the upcoming movies, Thor: Love and Thunder and Minions 2: The Rise of Gru. While Disney is busy doing other things with superheroes, Sony announced that the upcoming Kraven the Hunter movie will have a different approach to the character. Unlike the comics, Kraven is a protector of animals and nature and he is vegan. In DC news, Ezra Miller is out running amok in Hawaii for harassment and kidnapping. Warner Bros announced that once The Flash movie is released, they no longer want to work with Ezra Miller. The upcoming Joker 2 movie is in the works and apparently it’s going to be a musical film featuring Lady Gaga in it. So many comic movies going on and I can’t even catch up. Square Enix announced that a remastered version of Crisis Core is in the works and will be released in all platforms this year. Next Winter, we’ll be getting Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, a game in which takes place after the events of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

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Let’s hurry up and end this June Gloom !

With Sony working on Madame Web, Kraven and El Muerto, let’s hope we get a Rhino movie.

It’s time to cool off!

Happy Birthday Sonic! (6/23/1991)

One Piece Film: Red will be in theaters at Fall outside of Japan

I got some exciting news to share with you if you love One Piece. Besides Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero coming to theaters outside of Japan, One Piece Film: Red will be coming to theaters as well. Thanks to Crunchyroll and Toei Animation, One Piece Film: Red will be released outside of Japan in theaters later this year. If you love in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, this movie will be released to select theaters during the fall. The movie will also be subbed and dubbed for your preference.

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Uta —the most beloved singer in the world. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as “otherworldly.” Now, for the first time ever, Uta will reveal herself to the world at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans—excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is Shanks’ daughter.

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[Top 10]: My Top favorite 10 Sonic the Hedgehog characters

A lot is happening in the world of Sonic the Hedgehog and the community. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is getting praised in the movie theaters, Netflix fans are in anticipation for the upcoming Sonic Prime series and gamers are overwhelmingly wanting to play the new Sonic Frontiers video game. To take advantage of the Sonic online bandwagon, I want to share with you my top 10 favorite characters in the world of Sonic the Hedgehog.

10. E-123 Omega

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First introduced in Sonic Heroes, Omega is the last of the E-series robots made by Dr. Eggman. He was deactivated and abandoned by Dr. Eggman. Furious and after being set free from Rouge, Omega seeks vengeance on Eggman for not using his full potential. He would later be part of Team Dark and team up with Shadow and Rouge. Omega is a cool robot. He has many cool weapons and he was fun to play as in Sonic Heroes and Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).

9. Metal Sonic

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Introduced in Sonic CD, Dr. Robotnik creates a metal counterpart of Sonic the Hedgehog. Metal Sonic is a deadly fast robot that is willing to serve Robotnik and will do anything to surpass his counterpart. Metal Sonic is another robot I like in the series. He is formable opponent for Sonic and with his copying features, Metal Sonic is able to compete against Sonic’s speed. However, despite being a robot made to surpass Sonic, Sonic sees him as a worthy challenger and he is always ready to race with him.

8. Espio the Chameleon

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First introduced in the Sega 32X game Knuckles Chaotix, Espio the Chameleon is a valuable team member in the Chaotix Detective Agency led by Vector and partnered with Charmy. With his ninja skills and invisibility, he is the stealthiest team member. Espio is my favorite member in the Chaotix. I enjoyed using him in Sonic Heroes and he had an awesome ability to stick oin the walls when jump across areas. I hope Sega would make a game featuring the Chaotix. In regards to Sonic and his connection, he just sees Espio as a cool friend with ninja skills.

7. Rouge the Bat

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First appeared in Sonic Adventure 2, Rogue is not only a jewel thief, but she is a spy serving for the president of the United Federation. She may act bad, but she is a caring ally. She will sometimes help her teammates like Shadow and Omega or she’ll tease Knuckles and steal his Master Emerald. I had a fun time playing as her in SA2 and in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) game. I always like her kicking skills and I don’t understand why they removed her ability in Sonic 06 and gave her bombs. Despite her always with Shadow, Sonic doesn’t hold anything against her and sees her as a friend.

6. Amy Rose

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First introduced in Sonic CD, along with Metal Sonic, Amy is a character who loves Sonic and she is his number one fan. Doesn’t matter where he is, she knows how to catch up to him. I got to give her credit, this girl supports Sonic no matter what and she is brave. Whenever you see her in a bad mood, stay away from her hammer. Despite her obsession for Sonic, Sonic considers her a great friend for his adventure.

5. Dr. Eggman

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Making his first appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog 1 (1991) under the name Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Eggman is the greatest evil scientist in the games. This guy invents all his technology and doesn’t give up on his goal of getting his Eggman Empire. When technology doesn’t work, he uses other methods like using supernatural creatures or locked up mysterious for his benefits. Besides being an intimidating enemy, he can be a silly goofball who likes to mess with Sonic and give him a headache. It’s his goal to not only conquer the world, but he wants to outsmart the fastest hedgehog.

4. Miles “Tails” Prower

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Making his appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992), Tails is Sonic’s trustworthy companion. He’s more than just a sidekick, he is Sonic’s partner and best friend with a little brother personality. Doesn’t matter what’s the circumstances, Tails is there to help Sonic with his technology and his twin tails.

3. Shadow the Hedgehog

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First appearing in the Dreamcast game Sonic Adventure 2, Shadow is a dark and edgier rival for Sonic. After being asleep for 50 years, Shadow holds a grudge against the humans on Earth for taking his only friend, Maria. After many encounters with Sonic, Shadow would not only be his rival, but also an ally. While Shadow may not be evil, he will do whatever it takes to bring peace and keep his promise to Maria.

2. Knuckles the Echidna

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Knuckles the Echidna made his appearance in 1994 in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and then coming back again in Sonic & Knuckles. Despite being the strongest, he is also known as a knucklehead for being easily tricked by Dr. Eggman and teased by Rouge. Sonic and Knuckles may have their differences, but when Earth or innocent lives are at stake, it takes the power of Sonic’s speed and Knuckles’ brute force to protect the peace.

1. Sonic the Hedgehog

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Sonic the Hedgehog made his debut in Sonic the Hedgehog 1 (June 23,1991) for the Sega Genesis. What can I say about this guy? He’s the fastest character in the series who lives to run in top speed and protect all his friends. He also this upbeat attitude which gives his friends hope and enjoys giving a bad time for Dr. Eggman. He always looks at the good side of people and gives others a chance to be friends.

These are my top 10 characters. Who are your choices? Happy Birthday Sonic. Cheers to the fastest and coolest hedgehog on Earth.

June 23, 1991

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