[OWLS August Blog Tour] Naruto – Jiraiya’s Biographical Life Journey

Journey

We have all heard this saying in some shape or form: “Life is a journey.” We travel down a path in hope that we reach a goal or destination, but the travel in getting there isn’t always easy. Along the way, we encounter some personal struggles. It is in those moments where we must overcome an adversity to complete our journey or take a different route or path instead. In this month’s OWLS post, we will be discussing the personal journeys of pop culture creators, icons, and characters. We will explore the journeys that these characters went through, discuss the process and experiences they had on their journeys, what they discover about themselves, or share our own personal journeys.

*This blog tour post will have spoilers to the Naruto (classic/Shippuden) anime!

Also, please read Takuto’s blog tour at his site Takuto Anime Cafe.

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Naruto news: Naruto Legacy game and new Boruto anime!

Here is some juicy Naruto news!

Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that the upcoming Naruto collection game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy game will be released on August 25th for PS4, Xbox One and Stream. The game will be available in physical in all Americas except for the Brazil version. The price of the set will be $79.99 with the steel case and art book. This will also have a special Boruto anime in which was premiered in Jump Special Anime Festa in Nov/Dec. The game set will have the following:

  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 1
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

If you don’t want this game set, Bandai Namco Entertainment will also release Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy in which will include the first 3 games instead.

In the 32nd issue of the Japanese Shonen Jump magazine, the issue revealed that the anime Boruto: Naruto Next Generation will be entering a new arc based on the single volume one-shot Naruto the Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring. The arc will premier this month. If you don’t know what it is, read the synopsis from Viz Media, it involves Sarada and the truth about her parents:

Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. Then he channeled that energy into learning amazing ninja techniques and saving the world! Now Naruto has achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in the village and his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But new troubles are bubbling up in the shinobi world…

With the world now safe and the ninja villages working together, Naruto’s work as Hokage seems pretty mundane. Giving his son, Boruto, enough attention is the toughest task he has. But then Sasuke uncovers a conspiracy that may involve surviving members of the Uchiha clan. And at the same time, Sarada is begins to have doubts about the truth of her origins.

Three Anime Characters Twitter Tag Explanation

After seeing Arria and Kat’s Twitter Tag post explanation, I decided to do my own explanation post. In the past, I actually got tagged more than once but I only going to focus on one since it is the only one that has anime characters. I was also tagged by Lynlynsays. You remembered this tagged picture, Describe yourself in 3 fictional characters,  Twitter users had to not only share 3 characters that represents themselves but they had tag 10 people. I won’t be tagging people but I will explain my chosen characters. This is not a top 3 post, these are characters that I randomly picked from my head. Here is my tweet and my explanations:

Shizuo Heiwajime from Durarara!!

Some may know this but I am very stubborn. Whenever I get provoked by something either minor things or something that is constantly bugging me, my expression on my face says “you better back off or you will get hurt”. I may not be able to toss cars or stop signs like Shizuo but I will admit, sometimes my anger does seem hurtful and I end up hurting the people I care. It’s not something to be proud about but just like Shizuo, I have this scary power inside me and if I can’t control it, I end causing damage. On positive note, we are also physically strong and I do help do heavy lifting in chores and we both have a young brother that we care about.

Shiro Fujimoto from Blue Exorcist

I come from a Christian family and we believe that in God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Just like Shiro, I try to follow God’s words and do what He tells me to do, which is to believe in Him and know of Jesus sacrifice for us and know that Satan will never win. I am not afraid to say I love God and I am not afraid to say that there is one way to get to Heaven, which is believing in Jesus. As long I have God, Satan is nothing to be scared about.

I will admit, I do sin and mess up. Whenever I see a cute anime girl in my shows, I get smitten and get a crush on one and stuck on her for a while until another comes around. Thank God it’s not an obsession but I always pretend I have a harem if anime girls based on the shows I see.

“Tobi” from Naruto Shippuden

I won’t spoil the true identity of this guy but I will just call him Tobi. First started off as a goof ball in the series, Tobi is a funny guy who tends to mess up and annoy people and serves a comedy relief in the villain organization the Akatsuki. Later on, his silliness is nothing more than a ruse and he is actually a dark and manipulative man with a goal for peace. He becomes one of the lasting members of the Akatsuki and tries to capture all the Tailed Beasts for power.

Just like Tobi, I tend to act funny with my friends and family. I am pretty awkward in groups which makes me a target for me being a joke and I sometimes I let them laugh and I laugh with them. Online, I act random and I say things that I just want to share. This explains why I like to do my TGIF posts because I like to share random memes.

However, whenever I am alone or something serious comes up in my life, I revert to a serious personality. I don’t try to take over the world but I do act serious if something is discussed with the world or topics in life. I don’t really like to talk about politics or any laws or social things like (gay rights or ethnicity issues) because I am afraid I will offend groups. In short, besides being funny and chill, I sometimes can be serious and I know when to stop having fun.

This concludes this explanation post!

Anime Jungle Experience

I am going to be quick on this post. Today was my unofficial, or unhappy birthday today and for this day, my family took me on a trip to Little Tokyo. They know that I love anime and manga and my fascination on Japanese culture. Little Tokyo was an exciting place to go. In a funny way, it was like being in actual Tokyo from Japan. My family and I went to the Anime Jungle, also known as the Entertainment Hobby Shop Jungle. I went to three stores and I bought something from each one. I got my first ever Pop! figure of Kirito from Sword Art Online, two manga books of Rosario Vampire Season 2, and a Tobi mask from Naruto Shippuden.

My actual birthday is on March 28th!

News: Pokemon film date and teaser! Naruto arc concludes! One Piece original arc begins! Gundam Wing!

News, News ‘n News!

Pokemon

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Announced at the website, the upcoming Pokemon movie, Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! (or Pocket Monster: Kimi ni Kimeta) will be released in Japanese Theaters on July 15th. The site also revealed trailer and teaser trailer to the movie which shows an updated animation to Ash (Satoshi) and Pikachu. The movie title is based on the same title for the first episode of the series. Here is the plot of the movie:

The film’s plot tells the story of how Ash (Satoshi) and Pikachu came to know each other. Pikachu was not cooperative toward Ash, but Ash only wanted to be friends with Pikachu. On the day they set out toward Pallet Town (Masara Town), both of them saw a Ho-oh flying and made a vow to someday go and meet it.

Naruto Shippuden

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Teased in the 14th issue of Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine, there is an announcement that on March 23rd, the current Naruto Shippuden anime arc Konoha Hiden (or Hidden Leaf Story) arc will reach a conclusion. This concluding arc will be the 500th episode of Naruto Shippuden (720 episodes if you count the classic Naruto). However, it’s unknown if this is the official last episode of Shippuden. The last episode will be on March 23rd and with Iruka giving a message to Naruto’s wedding. To those who don’t know, back in December, the franchise animated the epilogue novels in three parts. They animated Sasuke’s story, Shikamaru’s story and the current arc Shugen Biyori (Naruto and Hinata wedding).

One Piece

Taking a break from the main story, it is also been announced from the magazine that the anime One Piece will be entering a whole new original story arc on March 19th. According to the descriptions, the anime arc will include new characters from the marines and they are known as rookies. The Kanji on their jackets mean rookies but it also share the resemblance to the Supernovas, top powerful rookie pirates. The arc is called the Marine Supernova bridge story arc. Here is the anime description states:

The arc will focus on Luffy and those who are with him traveling to rescue Sanji. After Luffy uses up all their food during their journey, the group infiltrate a Marine base to resupply. Suddenly, three rookie members of Aokiji’s crew appear before Luffy.

The anime will feature the character marine characters (these aren’t official names and will most likely change!):

Grant: who has a strong sense of justice. (voiced by Natsuki Hanae who did Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul)

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Bonam (or Bonamu from Crunchyroll): a member of the Longarm Tribe. (will be voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto who did Yasutora Sado from Bleach)

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Sappa: a dual-sword wielder (voiced by Makoto Furukawa who did Saitama from One-Punch Man)

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Vice-Admiral Prodi (Prody Via from Crunchyroll): who seems to be an old friend of Garp. (will be voiced by Yōhei Tadano)

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Gundam Wing

Last but not least, anime DVD and merchandise online site announced that they will be selling the classic anime to the popular Gundam franchise called Moble Suit Gundam Wing. Thanks to their publisher and distributer Nozomi Entertainment, the anime will be sold on DVD and Blu-Ray this year. The anime was permiered on 1995 with 49 episodes; however, on 2000, this anime became the first Gundam anime to air in the United States. The anime was previously owned by Bandai Entertainment and released for DVD and VHS. You can watch the anime on Hulu as well with English and Japanese audio. Here is the synopsis:

The story takes place in the year After Colony 195, when war between the Space Colonies and Earth has begun. To give the colonies an edge, they send 5 young soldiers, trained to perfection, to earth in the most powerful of Mobile Suits—Gundams. With their arrival, the tide of the war changes as they battle against the Earth forces and the Colonies of their origin.

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Naruto Shippuden the Movie review

Plot Summary:

A powerful spirit that once threatened to destroy the world is back! Naruto’s mission is to protect a priestess named Shion, who is the only one with the power to seal away the monster. She also has the uncanny ability to predict someone’s fate. Her latest prediction: Naruto will soon die. Naruto’s only hope is to abandon Shion, but that’s not Naruto’s style. He decides to face her fatal prediction head-on – and die!

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top 5 awesome character’s death

Ever seen an anime where the character you liked is tragically dead and leaves a hole in your heart? This can make fans angry when a cool character is gone but sometimes it can be a positive for the protagonist. it gives them extra push and helps them reach for the goal. Here are my top 5 (it will have spoilers):

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