Greeting fans of anime and manga, I have some exciting news to share that has been on the buzz on the internet. Remember that dark, paranormal Shonen Jump manga Death Note? According to Crunchyroll, Death Note creators Tsugumi Ohba (author) and Takeshi Obata (artist) are coming back together and releasing a special one-shot manga of Death Note. This one-shot will take place after the events of Death Note. It’s unsure if other places will be able to read this but Japan will be able to read it on February issue (Feb 4th) of Jump SQ.
Do you like live-action movies based on anime? I got some news for you. It has been announced by Funimation on Friday that they got the license to release home video sets of the Japanese version of the Death Note movies. The movies that got licensed are Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name, and Death Note: Light up the NEW World. According to ANN, Funimation will release these movies in subtitled only. The first two movies will be bundled together and these three movies will be available to purchase on January 22, 2019.
Here is a side note: The first two movies have a dub version with the English voice actors from the anime but they are owned by Viz Media. So if you don’t care about the dub and you only want the movies in Blu-Ray, DVD and digital release, wait for the Funimation. If you want to watch the movie in dub, you might have to look far and wide for the Viz Media versions. If you don’t like the American Netflix version, get these instead!
Light Turner finds a supernatural notebook and uses it to mete out death, attracting the attention of a detective, a demon and a girl in his class.
Willem Dafoe – Ryuk
Nat Wolff – Light Turner
Lakeith Stanfield – L
Margaret Qualley – Mia Sutton
Shea Whigham – James Turner
Paul Nakauchi – Watari
*This review will not have any spoilers.
Live action adaptation of anime/manga or video games can leave a bitter taste to certain fans. Released in 2017, Netflix users and fans was able to see the “American” live action movie of Death Note. The movie was heavily criticized for major and obvious changes on the characters and their personalities. The movie got so much hate that the director of the movie deleted his Twitter account because he got death threats!
However, it looks like this movie is coming back with a sequel. Revealed at THR (The Hollywood Report), the Netflix Death Note movie will be getting a sequel. As far as we know, it’s unknown if the director Adam Wingard will return. The writer of the movie will be Greg Russo who will also be writing the story for the upcoming reboot film Mortal Kombat.
What do you think about this news?
“What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?”
Due to recent events that happened in September, this month’s OWLS topic will be on “Dreamers.” Every individual has a goal or ambition that they devote their whole life to with passion and courage—whether it’s landing your dream job, traveling, or finding the love of your life. However, there are those who spent their whole life working towards a dream but it was cut short due to an unexpected occurrence. Those people are left only to dream and wonder about the possibility.
This month’s topic will be dedicated to these characters in pop culture entertainment. We are not going to focus on the individuals that achieved their aspirations but instead, we will focus on characters that weren’t able to. We will explore what happens to characters who had their wings forcefully cut off as well as those who gave up before they even started their journey. We will also discuss what it means for “a dream to be deferred.”
(Main topic: Death Note. It will contain spoilers to the anime/manga)
Some of you may have seen my Twitter but I recently bought the entire manga collection Death Note all in one book, literally! As a way to promote the live-action Netflix film Death Note movie, Viz Media, English Company that license the manga and anime of titles like Death Note, Naruto and others, licenses and re-release the entire 12-volume of Death Note and compile it into a single book. With this book in my collection, I will talk about the interesting details of the book and I won’t spoil anything related to the story.
When you buy the book new, it has a promotional sticker attached to the plastic wrap promoting the Netflix movie. The book itself is actually encased in a protective case that helps clear away from dust and keep the pages white.
The white sleeve case displays Light with the characters in front and on the edges, it shows the Shinigami Ryuk staring at you. Once you take out the case, you get the book itself with all the pages compressed and the cross on the cover.
Here comes the meat! The book is very small compared to the other manga I own. According to the description, the manga edition has shrunk to pocket size for easy holding and make it easier than caring it like a VizBig or carrying a case of individual books. I was worried that the book was going to have transparent pages; from I heard, the 3-in-1 of the Dragon Ball manga had issues where the paper was too thin. However, the pages in the manga here wasn’t see through and it felt really fine. The binding of the book is pretty strong and durable! You can turn the page to all the way back to the book or start in the beginning and it doesn’t damage the book. I did look into the book and we do get an Epilogue chapter as promised but the took away the funny comic panels instead. One of the comic that I liked is when Ryuk asks Santa Light for a silver GameBoy Advance SP, but it didn’t show up and I think the only way to see it again is if you have the individual books or the black editions (2-in-1).
Overall, the One-in-All set is perfect for new and old fans. It helps collect the entire story and the price is reasonable. I got my book from Barnes and Noble for $28 online and that was with taxes in it. If you don’t mind having a large pocket as oppose to a manga volume, I would recommend it.
Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome again to TGIF Friday Funny, a day where I post up more silly content. I hope everyone is doing okay as we make it to the another week of September. As Hurricane Harvey drifts away, Hurricane Irma appears and I pray that everyone will be safe on the East side of the United States. This week is also the beginning of the a new blog tour for the OWLS. If you go to the blog, we already started a new topic called Treasures in which we talk about the importance of what is that we value and the dangers of mental illness.
In my life news, I completed the story for the DLC for the game Final Fantasy XV Assassin’s Festival. I am hoping to do a review for the story and what I thought about this collaboration. I also started watching a new anime and it’s called My Hero Academia. So far this anime has a great cast of characters and I love the music in it. Also most importantly, this month will be very busy this month as I will deal with stuff related with my family. As a heads up, my blog writing might be cut down a bit as we get to the middle of the month. Hopefully, this won’t lead to a hiatus or a break but just in case I disappear this month, something has come up. I will still try to blog as usual and I will keep you guys informed.
With this said, let’s have fun!
Some of you have seen the Netflix Death Note 2017 movie and I bet you guys were traumatized on how awful (or good) on the presentation. To help boost or forget the live action movie, here are some anime clips.
But wait there’s more! To end this post, please check out my best friend Allie’s blog. Just like me, she is a writer like me and she made a blog to write out a fan-fiction of her favorite cartoon Loonatics Unleashed and she made her own adaptation of season 3. Please help and give her feedback on her writing. She is a more awesome writer than myself and she would be happy if she had people read them. Once you read them or at least one, tell her I said hi!
Here is a link for Episode 1:
Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another fun-filled Friday. Today I got some exciting news to tell you before we begin. In North America, we have the movie based on the popular anime/manga series called Death Note. The movie will actually be played in Netflix and it will have well-known actors such as Nat Wolff, Willem Defoe and Lakeith Stanfield. Since I don’t have Netflix, I will be missing out but if you guys have Netflix, go and check it out. I will warn you, this is an American version of the movie and if you have an opinion, be careful online. Trolls are the worse than having to deal with Kira!
Besides Death Note, here is super brief recap news. Square Enix just started giving out beta codes for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT! They also announced some new games in regards to Final Fantasy XV. In the Fall, they will release a mobile version of FFXV called Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition. The game will have chibi characters and the story will have 10 Episodes but with Episode 1 being free. In 2018, FFXV will have PC port! If you have Windows 10, Steam and Origins, you can play the game in the best qualities and graphics. It is also hinted that they might do a Switch port too. For the PC game, it is said they might include mods!
That’s enough talk today, let’s start begin. I will submit this post… and laugh at it!
To end this post, here are some videos!
Since yesterday was one of my friends birthday, here are some songs from Twenty One Pilots!
See you next time… if you survive!
Happy Birthday ToniAnne!
If you have been following online, Netflix recently released a teaser trailer to the live-action movie to the manga and anime series Death Note (American version). The teaser revealed the three main casts Light (Nat Wolff), L (LaKeith Stanfield) and Mia (Margaret Qualley). He wasn’t shown but his voice was heard but Willem Dafoe will be Ryuk. Here is the plot synopsis:
Death Note tells the story of high schooler Light, who comes across the Death Note notebook, which gives him the power to kill others simply by writing their name in the book. The Death Note comes with a few extra rules, however, but Light begins to use his powers to kill those he sees unfit to live.
The film will be released in Netflix on August 25.
Personally, this looks really interesting. I just hope it follows the main story like the original. If you guys thought the Ghost in the Shell movie looks terrible or good, check this trailer out.
After looking at Anime News Network and seeing this posted on @josefcd904 Twitter, Reki Kawahara’s light novel series Sword Art Online will be getting an American Live-Action TV series. The recently announced news states that it got the rights to release the TV series globally from independent production company Skydance Television. The TV series will have script writer Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Terminator Genisys) and the executive producers are David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross.
There is also plans by Skydance Interactive on having a reality experience of Sword Art Online after the TV series.
With this announced and even the upcoming Netflix American series Death Note, it looks like America are doing their versions of our favorite anime series.
What are you thoughts on this news? Comment below.