Bad news: Goodbye FMA: Sacred Stars of Milos film!

Another title bites the dust for Funimation.

It was announced yesterday by Funimation and according to ANN that the anime movie Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos  will be expiring. Funimation states that they will discontinue sales of the movie until November 21; unless you seen own a copy of the movie, you have until that date to buy the movie.

Here is a brief fact according to ANN in regards about the movie:

Fullmetal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos is a movie that takes place during episode 20 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and the 11th chapter of the manga.

This is not the first time Funimation lost an anime title. Funimation has lost the license for the previous Fullmetal Alchemist anime such as the classic version, Brotherhood and the first movie Conqueror of Shamballa. Fullmetal Achemist: Brotherhood is coming back as Blu-Ray set and will be released this fall and will be sold by Aniplex of America.

Friday Funny 150: A Royal Friday

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another exciting Friday. It’s time to say goodbye to February and say hello to March, my favorite month of the year besides December. A lot of things are happening in this month such as new movies for this month. We have movies like Tomb Raider which is based on the young Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider games and then we also have the upcoming Sci-Fi nerd experience movie coming out called Ready Player One. In this TGIF post, I want to dedicate this Friday to my favorite video game Final Fantasy XV. The reason why is because on March 6th, get ready to experience Final Fantasy XV in new and different ways, especially if you are new to the series. On March 6th, if you are PC owner, get ready to play Final Fantasy XV on the PC. Whether you have Steam, Windows, Origins or download it from the Square Enix store, players who are interested in this game will be able to experience Final Fantasy XV in an exciting way. According to Square Enix, FFXV on the PC will have an enhanced graphics and players will have access to content previously released such as the Episode DLC, Online Multiplayer, the alternate chapter 13, and the Royal Edition content (I will explain soon). Depending on where you pre-purchase, you can get exclusive DLC costumes for Noctis or your custom character. On Steam pre-purchase, you can cosplay as Gordon Freeman from the Half-Life series. On Origins, you can dress up as with the Sims 4 Pack. Also, you can mod the game and have silly things like change the NPC as Cactuars!

However, there is more for FFXV fans! If you want to play FFXV on the consoles with the recent updates and DLC, there is a way. Also released on the same day, Square Enix will release Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition. According to the info, this edition will have the FFXV game, the Season Pass DLC like the Episodes and Online, new attacks and items such as the new Armiger Unleahsed and Royal Vessel boat, and new enemies and dungeons in the Ruins of Insomnia (we get to see older Cor and explore more of Insomnia). I believe that in American dollars, this game will cost about $50. However, if you already have the game and don’t want to spend for another copy, the Royal Edition will be a DLC (I think it will be about $20).

Last, but not least, SciFi Japan is holding a contest to anyone who wants to win the anime movie Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rogue and the first volume of Hunter x Hunter. Both are in English and Blu-Ray. Phantom Rogue takes place before Greed Island arc and Gon and Killua must find out who stole their friend Kurapika’s eyes. According to Kurapika, the thief has a spider mark and it’s possible that this thief is from his clan.

Anyway, let’s kick start this Friday!

Here is what to expect from the Royal Edition and updates to Online. The Royal Edition will also be included in the PC.

PC owners:

To end the series, I will share some anime songs. I heard about the anime awards and that some awards were given to My Hero Academia. I haven’t seen season 2, but I am happy to hear this anime get popularity. I didn’t care much about Yuri on Ice and how it won last years. However, instead of focusing on MHA and since Netflix released the live-action movie Fullmetal Alchemist, here are some songs from the anime! I totally recommend watching Fullmetal Alchemist, classic and Brotherhood. Brotherhood is actually better because it follows the manga and has a satisfying ending. In both series, it has a great English Dub cast, animation is perfect, unique storyline and amazing songs.

See you next Friday!

Ko-fi:

https://ko-fi.com/H2H45DBY

Top 5 Anime Dads: A Special Father’s Day Post

Happy Father’s Day everyone!

On this special day, we reflect and thank our father’s for the many things  they done for us. Just like Mother’s Day, today is the day we celebrate the importance of having a father in our lives and how much they made an impact to our lives. Just like mother’s out there, fathers have taught us on how to love and how stay strong no matter what. For us guys here, fathers have taught us to stand up for ourselves and they serve as a role model to us. A man must be caring to others and never give up. A real man is never afraid to love and he will always protect what he cares about, which is his family. In this post, I decided to create a post of the top 5 anime dads just the previous mother’s day post. Like before, there is no order or rank. These are just the five that came to my head:

(There might be spoilers)

5. Isshin Kurosaki (formerly Isshin Shiba) (Bleach)

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Like most dads out there, especially mine, there is always the funny fathers out there. If you are one of those kids that comes home late, your dads may lecture to death but if he is like Isshin, he will punch or kick you. Isshin is the father the main character Ichigo Kurosaki and the daughters Karin and Yuzu. In the anime, Isshin is a funny dad who tries to surprise Ichigo but attacking him unexpectedly, whether it is coming home or waking up in the morning. Besides, being funny he is also a cool dad. We later find out he was a former Soul Reaper Captain and he was quite tough. He also helped Ichigo train and learn the Final Getsuga Tenshou when they fighting against Sosuke Aizen. This is a dad you would want to have to back you up.

4. Maes Hugh (Fullmetal Alchemist)

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Almost like Isshin, Maes is another funny father in anime. The military officer is good friends with Roy Mustang and the main characters the Elric Brothers. He is mostly seen bragging about his daughter with pictures and her cuteness. He is devoted to his daughter, he always tries to make it important to mention her every time. Besides loving his daughter and wife, Maes is hard worker in his job and he can actually look pretty cool when he is serious. He takes his job seriously and when he does, you don’t want to see his bad side. I won’t go into details that much in series but he impacted me and later in the anime.

3. Soichiro Yagamai (Death Note)

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I expect dad’s job is never easy but if your dad is the head police, then you have to deal with stress every day. Soichiro is the father of the protagonist character Light Yagami. Unaware of his son’s actions, he doesn’t realize that his son is actually Kira, the one that is killing criminals with the Death Note. Unable to fight Kira, Soichiro calls L, the great detective, to capture Kira. As the story progresses, L suspects that Soichiro’s son is actually Kira. Unable to accept it, Soichiro rejects the idea and tries to protect his son.

Without giving away too much of the story, Soichiro is a dad that is willing to go through extreme lengths to protect his family. Whether it is having the choice to kill Light and himself or even giving up the Death Note to save his daughter from a gang, Soichiro puts family first before duty.

2. Akio Furukawa (Clannad)

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Akio may seem like tough guy to talk to, but he is actually a sensitive guy. Akio is the father main girl in Clannad, Nagisa Furukawa. He and his family owns a family business of making and selling bread (he has to do all the work since his wife makes bad bread). When he is not making bread, he is playing baseball with the kids in the neighborhood and teases the male protagonist Tomoya Okazaki.

Akio is another great father anime because of the sacrifices he goes through. THE FOLLOWING IS A SPOILER!!!

Since Nagisa was born with a weak immune system, Akio and Sanae had to give up their career just to be with Nagisa and keep safe. Before going to the bread business, Akio wanted to be an actor in plays but he gave that up to protect Nagisa. Later in the anime, in After Story, while Tomoya stuck in depression, he couldn’t raise his daughter Ushio by himself and he had Akio to do parenting; he agreed to do it.

Akio is the kind of father to give up their time to help someone they care about.

1. Whitebeard/Edward Newgate (One Piece)

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Just like One Piece characters, sometimes your parents doesn’t have to be blood-related, anyone can be parent if they have heart to do it.

Before becoming one of the Four Emperors, Whitebeard wanted to have family instead of all the treasure in the world. While becoming the powerful pirate, Whitebeard recruited many different pirates and instead of calling them minions or crewmembers, he called them children. He treated his crew like a family. One of the memorable moments in the series is when he meets the flame pirate Portgas D. Ace and his crew. After defeating Ace, he recruits Ace and offers him to be his son. Later on the series, Whitebeard shows his love to his family and warned anyone that threatens his members would feel the wrath of him. Even when his children gets tricked into hurting him, Whitebeard doesn’t even hurt them but instead hugs them. He even goes as far to say, “I Love You”.

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The reason why I pick Whitebeard as a great father is because of his tremendous love. He treats crew as a big family and anytime so one makes a mistake, he doesn’t hesitate to show love. Just because he has love, doesn’t mean he is weak. When someone kills his crew members, Whitebeard is ready to kill the murderer. Whitebeard is a dad who is quick to love and slow to anger for his children.

That’s all folks, I hope you enjoyed my top 5 post. What is favorite anime dad? Comment below on your choice. Happy Father’s Day!

I will close with this song from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and ft. Ed Sheeran – Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)

FUNimation news – Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 expires

Just like what happened to Brotherhood, FUNimation announced that the classic anime Fullmetal Alchemist’s (2003) license will expire in July 31. Once it expires, FUNimation will cease streaming the series and production of the DVD and Blu-Ray and Collector’s Set.

Previously, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa lost their license on March 31.

If you haven’t bought the classic series, now it’s the time to do so. If you wish to buy the collector’s set, click here. The regular Blu-Ray set is here.

Anime film news: Sword Art Online film visual and details and Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film

Sword Art Online

Mentioned at the Sakura-Con 2016, Aniplex has unveiled the new visual for the 2017 anime film Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale.

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At the official Sword Art Online site, Shingo Adachi designed the “Ordinal Scale” designs for the characters. Characters such as Kirito, Asuna, Lisabeth, Silica, Sinon and Klein are redesigned. They can be viewed at the site. The site mentions that the previous voice actors from the anime will return. The site also describes the story’s new device for the game and story Ordinal Scale called “Augma”.

Website description:

Augma

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A next-generation, wearable multi-device that looks like a pair of small headphones. In terms of size and portability, it is far superior to the existing VR machine “Amusphere.” Augma doesn’t have a full-dive function, however, its AR function is greatly enhanced to compensate for it. It can transmit visual, audio and tactual sensation data to players while they are awake, thus enabling the users to enjoy fitness and health management like a game.

Ordinal Scale

“Ordinal Scale,” an ARMMO-RPG that was designed exclusively for “Augma.” Following its release, it has become the most discussed game due to its advanced technology. In this game, players can raise their rank by collecting items that appear in various places in the real world and by defeating monsters. This “Ranking System” is the main feature of the game, and in this system, each player’s status is determined by their rank which is indicated by an ordinal number instead of a cardinal number. As the result, high ranking players are given overwhelming power and often rank has become a major factor in deciding the outcome of a PvP battle.

This movie takes place after Mother Rosario and it is an original story created by Reki Kawahara.

Fullmetal Alchemist

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Also being released on 2017 and in the works, a live-action adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s series Fullmetal Alchemist is in the works. The movie is planned to be release on 2017. Fumihiko Sori (Ping Pong, Ashita no Joe) will direct the film and Ryosuke Yamada (Nagisa in the live-action Assassination Classroom films) will play as Edward Elric. The film will begin from June to August of 2016 in Italy, It will also use CGI effects to create fantasy elements like Alphonse Elric’s Armor.

Captain America: Civil War trailer 2 reaction!

Three simple words for this trailer: Oh My Gosh!

Marvel recently released a teaser yesterday revealing that March 10th, today, they will release a new Captain America: Civil War trailer. The new video is out and was uploaded an hour ago. I will not spoil the trailer but after watching it from beginning to end, my reaction just exploded. And no, Deadpool will not join this film. I will leave this trailer here for you guys to watch:

Here are some GIFs to represent my reactions

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Bakuman fangirling

Bleach Kon fangirl dance

As a Marvel fan, I approve to this! Comment below and share this to other fans. Are you team Captain America or Iron Man?

My first Music Tag!

I want to thank moonshineszodiac for tagging me for the Music Tag :). The music are from anime songs in which I bought for my iPod. I will be putting the English translations.

Rules:

  • Write ten songs that come on shuffle (no skipping).
  • Write your favourite lyric from each song.
  • Tag people

(1) Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) by Utada Hikaru

Fly me to the moon
And let me play among the stars
Won’t you let me see what spring
Is like on Jupiter and Mars

(2) Toki O Kizamu Uta by Lia (Clannad After Story opening 1)

It’s only you, it’s only you
Who I loved
My eyes tear up in the wind
And you become distant

(3) Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan opening 1)

We are the hunters hot as flames!
We are the hunters cold as ice!
We are the hunters! Draw yourself into the arrow!
We are the hunters! Pierce all that comes before you!

(4) Kesenai Tsumi/ Inerasable Sin by Nana Kitade (Fullmetal Alchemist ending 1)

And together we’ll keep on walking, because we can’t go back
Even now, the inerasable sin deep in my chest hurts, but-
Darling

(5) Crossing Field by LiSA from the Shirushi Soundtrack (Sword Art Online opening 1)

I’ve got to make a change
Grow stronger every day
I need you here with me

(6) Promise/Yakusoku by Lia (Clannad the Motion Picture image song) – thank you for the lyrics Atashi

The promise echoes from the distant sky
And the voice of wishes reaches me

(7) Hero – Kibou No Uta – by FLOW (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods)

That’s why you’re running, running, running
Running for the future!
Trying to live up to your dream!
I see you dashing through the wind just like a hero! (FUNimation dub)

(8) This Will be the Day composed by Jeff Williams feat. Casey Lee Williams (RWBY volume 1 opening)

they see you as small and helpless
they see you as just a child
surprise when they find out that a warrior will soon run wild

(9) Tsunaida Te by Lil’B (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood ending 3)

We’ll talk until sunrise!
We’ll walk hand in hand until sunset!
Let’s stay like this until tomorrow and the day after,
Like light and shadow, always together!

(10) Startear by Luna Haruna (Sword Art Online II ending 1)

For too many times have I turned back, looking at my past that could never be changed
I’ll conceal these scars for the rest of my life, for I will not show them to anyone

nominees / tagged people:

tanteikid94

Psychicpostpirate

Anime Prince

DriggerV

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Friday Funny 42: It’s (Not) Super Bowl Time!

TGIF! Thank God it’s Friday! Good morning everyone! Today is Friday and this weekend will be busy because on February 7th, it’s the Super Bowl 50. The Carolina Panthers are going against the Denver Broncos. Who side are you on? Don’t forget to stay tune for the ads. In other news, the long awaited anime film Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo is finally released for Blu-Ray and DVD for the N. America. Speaking of FUNimation, the company recently announced that he license for the anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and the film Conqueror of Shamballa will expire on March 31. Grab them now! With this being said, let’s kick this off with this silly post!

https://imgur.com/a/wS0US

Here are some anime openings of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Enjoy it until YouTube takes it down.

(Regular Show’s version)

To end this post, I will leave this awesome song for half time. This is for Squidward. Squidward was there for us we needed him!

FUNimation news: Fullmetal Alchemist anime license

With anime like Darker than Black, Air TV, and Baccano!, another title gets attacked by expiring licenses… Fullmetal Alchemists. However, there are some good news and bad news for it.

Bad News:

It was announced yesterday that the anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood license will expire at the end of March; precisely in March 31. Another title is the movie, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa – and it will also expire in March 31.

Good News:

Confirmed by ANN, FUNimation states that they still hold the license to the Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) anime series (or commonly called Fullmetal Alchemist classic).

Also, on July 31st Hulu will release the 2003 version of the anime.

TGIF Ep. 27: Welcome to Beacon Academy! Won’t cost an arm and a leg!

TGIF everybody! Today is Friday and this is the second to last week of October. We are getting to close to Halloween and to November. This weekend, don’t forget to check out the new volume of the returning series RWBY! I hope Monty is proud to see his work still loved and continuing. God bless him. I meant to do this last week but it was too late but this theme will share with Fullmetal Alchemist. Reason being is because I recently bought volumes 3, 4, 6 and 9 of the classic Fullmetal Alchemist from a sale from Righstuf.

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Previously I had volumes 1, 2, 5, and 8. I really want to watch them but I college is real drag :/ Still, let’s get started, This is what we have been waiting for (WARNING: may contain random stuff. you have been warned)!

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Let’s make it happen!

Also don’t forget to check out my friend’s Anime Reviewer Girl’s YouTube channel. Also, check out her recent video collaboration with Legendary Agwang and her choice top ten recommended anime.

Time to say goodbye!