[January 2019 OWLS Blog Tour] One Piece – Luffy’s Painful Metaphosis Journey

Metamorphosis

A brand new year means new beginnings and opportunities. We have a tendency to embrace the new year because it’s a time when we can start fresh. For this month’s topic, we will be exploring our favorite dynamic characters who undergo changes for better or for worse. We will analyze these characters’ transformations and how these transformations benefited or minimized these characters’ potential in becoming “great people/beings.” We will also use these characters as a way for us to reflect on our own lives and who we want to become. Lastly, we would like to say “Happy New Year, everyone!”

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*Will contain spoilers for One Piece!

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One Piece 14th movie shows sketches of Straw Hat’s sports clothes

In my last post about the One Piece 14th movie, we were given a key visual image and the movie being titled as One Piece Stampede. While we still don’t know about the plot of the movie or we haven’t been given a full trailer, we did get some art sketches from One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda. Oda is back and he just revealed the sports gear on the Straw Hat crew in rough sketches.

This is the only information I found at Crunchyroll, but I will try to keep you guys up to date. One Piece Stampede is the 14th movie and it also commemorates 20 years of the One Piece anime

One Piece 14th film is revealed!

Hello One Piece fans! I got some exciting news to share with you. It was announced a while back that Toei Animation was planning another One Piece movie commemorate the 20th anniversary of the anime One Piece. Now, we finally got some news from the once said news! According to the official website, this 14th movie is called One Piece Stampede. The movie is set to be release in Japan in August 2019. It’s unknown if it’s going to be another “Film” title like Film Gold, Strong World or Z in which Eiichiro Oda was involved.

I will try to keep you guys up to date on this 2019 movie.

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One Piece World Seeker release date reveal

Great news from yours truly of Matt-in-the-Hat! It’s been revealed by Bandai Namco that we finally got a release date on the upcoming anime video game One Piece: World Seeker. In a video trailer, Bandai Namco revealed that One Piece World Seeker will be coming out on March 15th, 2019 for PS4, X1 and PC. The game was once going to be released this year of 2018, but the game got delayed in order to clear some bugs and give fans the One Piece experience. The trailer also revealed some gameplay and instruction on how to fight with Luffy’s powers and his Haki and the how to get strong as you travel around the island. The trailer also revealed some pre-order bonuses. Pre-ordering the standard version gives players two DLC costumes for Luffy and a mission. Those who wants to go beyond the standard can try and buy the “Gum Gum Bundle”. The Gum Gum Bundle can only be purchased through the Bandai Namco shop site. The bundle comes with a Luffy figurine, game season pass, soundtrack and a replica of the Gum Gum Fruit.

[OWLS November Blog Tour] Eiichiro Oda – I’m thankful for being a pirate fan

Thankful

Here at OWLS, we are pretty thankful that we are able to come together as a community and share a love and appreciation for anime and manga. This month we will be showcasing our appreciation by giving a shout out post to our favorite manga artists, creators, production companies, and writers who produced some of our favorite works. We will be discussing our favorite works by these creators and our reasons as to why we appreciate them.

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New characters in New Anime Games! One Piece and Kill la Kill!

Kill la Kill

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It’s been a while since we heard any news of the upcoming game Kill la Kill the Game: IF. Besides the obvious news that Ryuko and Satsuki is playable and the game is going to be a fighting game and a gameplay video, we got some news from Crunchyroll! Revealed in the Japanese magazine Famitsu, it’s confirmed that the two characters from the student council will be added to the game. The characters Ira Gamagori and Uzu Sanageyama will be playable. The picture scanned is pretty small, but you can clearly see them. The game will be released for PS4 and PC in 2019.

One Piece

Even though it is mentioned that the upcoming One Piece: World Seeker is delayed in 2019, we are still getting more news from Bandai Namco. It’s been revealed that One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda helped design and create the new characters for this upcoming video game. The new characters is named Isaac and the other is Jeanne. Here is the description and voice actors:

Isaac (CV: Rikiya Koyama) is the warden of Jail Island. He’s a scientist who used the powers of science to create the abnormalities of the island. He was previously a Marine and boasts formidable strength in combat. His true objective is a mystery.

Jeanne (CV: Ayumi Fujimura) A leader of an anti-Marine group who shares love for the island. She knows about the rift between the people living in the urban parts against those living in the rural parts of the island. She aims to go up against the Marines that used science to change the island.

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One Piece World Seeker game delayed for 2019

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Well, you might have heard the news about the One Piece game, but if you didn’t know, here’s the update.

Announced recently, Bandai Namco revealed the news that the anticipated video game One Piece: World Seekers will be delayed and instead of being released in 2018, it will be on 2019. The reason why this game got delayed is because the developers wants to please the fans and give them something to enjoy. This could mean that they want to patch any bugs and give fans the experience to enjoy the world of One Piece.

The game will be playable for PS4, X1 and PC. However, according to a question from Dual Shockers, they asked if it’s possible to port the game for Switch. Their response is that they are currently focused on the three mentioned and this was before the Switch came out, but they did say that if fans are really asking for a Switch version, it could happen.

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https://www.dualshockers.com/one-piece-world-seeker-delayed/

One Piece movie in 2019 confirmed!

Announced at the end of the TV special One Piece: Episode of Skypiea, it is officially revealed that One Piece will be receiving a new film set in summer 2019. This new movie will be the 14th movie and it will be commemorate 20 years of the One Piece anime.

Currently, it’s unknown if it’s going to be another One Piece Film series with Eiichiro Oda being part of the team and directing. I hope you guys are excited for summer!

source: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-08-25/one-piece-gets-new-anime-film-in-summer-2019-to-celebrate-anime-20th-anniversary/.135920

My Top 5 Anime’s of 2017 I seen: Inspired post by Shay Taree

2017 has been one hectic year for all of us. As we approach the end of 2017 and begin anew for 2018, get ready for new anime series and movies. After watching my blogger friend Shay Taree’s recent video “My Top 5 Anime’s of 2017“, I felt compelled to do a list of anime I enjoyed this year. In this list, I will be sharing you guys what anime I seen this year and what I enjoyed the most. Some of the these anime may not be 2017 but it’s something I personally enjoyed. After you get done reading, go check out Shay’s channel and blog!

5. My Hero Academia season 1

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I got into this anime after hearing so much positive reviews from fans. If you like action anime and superheroes like DC comics and Marvel, you will like this anime. In this anime, the story is about people having these special powers called quirks. These quirks are special traits that give people powers and some people use them to become superheroes. The story is about a young boy named Izuku Midoriya who was born without a quirk but he wishes to become a hero like his idol, All Might. After a recent event and encounter with All Might, Midoriya is trained by his hero and signs up with other students at U.A. High School.

This anime has amazing music for the opening and ending songs and I enjoyed the combat. Watching these characters use their powers and face challenges was so good that I was on the edge of my chair.

4. Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!

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As a way to celebrate 20 years of Pokemon the anime and video game, Japan decided to revamp the first journey of the protagonist Ash and Pikachu. From their first encounter and to test their friendship, Ash and Pikachu start their adventure in Kanto and in search for Ho-oh!

This is movie me and my friend Allie enjoyed seeing. Even though we both agreed that the movie was different compared to the first season of the anime, it was good to see Ash start from the beginning of the series. There was stuff I didn’t really like such as fast pacing moments and they replaced Ash’s key friends Misty and Brock with other characters supposedly playing their roles (one uses water Pokemon and the other is a medic). Still, we both enjoyed the main Pokemon song!

3. One Piece: Film Gold

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Being the third film series, Eiichiro Oda takes the helm again and creates an original story for the Straw Hats. After defeating Doflamingo, Luffy and his friends arrive to the city of gold called Gran Tesoro. In this Las Vegas like island ship, Luffy and his friends discover a dark secret behind the owner, Gild Tesoro, of the island and must find a way to save Zoro from being a golden prisoner. GIld Tesoro is the owner and he has the power to turn anything gold! It’s Rubber vs Gold!

This is actually my first ever One Piece Film I seen. I missed out on watching Film Strong World and Z. Aside from that, I really enjoyed the English from Funimation. It has been a long time since I heard the cast in English and the last time I saw English Dub One Piece was in Toonami; however, the anime was removed from Toonami and replaced with other series. This film was beautiful and epic and seeing Luffy fight was an eye catcher. I did enjoy the music in the beginning of the movie.

2. Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Darkside of Dimensions

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Taking place after the events of the story, Yugi and his friends prepare to graduate high school. Meanwhile, Seto Kaiba tries to find ways to bring back the Pharaoh Atem from the spirit world. However, this attracts the antagonist Aigami (real name Diva) and once again, Yugi must return to dueling to stop both Kaiba and Diva. Diva goal is to rid the world of evil and corruption but Yugi must stop him before he takes over the world. This movie was done by the creator of the manga Kazuki Takashi.

Just like Pokemon, this movie is another thing Allison and I enjoyed the most. What was amazing this movie was the English Dub. If you don’t know what I mean, the cast of the English Dub is from 4Kids and even the anime was done, the original cast came back after all these years played the role of the characters. In a funny way, it is like a reunion of our childhood. Allie and I saw the characters grow up and act like the usual habits like the Saturday morning shows.

1. Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale

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Taking place after Season 2 and Mother Rosario, a new gaming experience called Ordinal Scale shows up and players with the Augma can play games in AR! Kirito and his friends play in the real word in a virtual reality simulation. Even though Kirito doesn’t enjoy it, Asuna takes the spotlight of the movie and shows off her skills. However, the movie takes a turn to the worse when someone is attacking survivors from the SAO incident. It’s up to Kirito to find out what is the true purpose of Ordinal Scale and why recreate the monsters from Sword Art Online. The movis was done by the light novel auther Reki Kawahara.

If you knew me, I love Sword Art Online. When I first heard about this movie, I was hyped. When Shay did a video giveaway for tickets to Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale, I immediately entered. I didn’t win but thanks to God, I got picked and I won.

I went to see the movie it was released and I only saw it in English Subbed. I also got to watch it with my friend Allie. We enjoyed every moment of the movie. This movie had tons of Asuna action and it had an amazing LiSA song. More importantly, this was my first time watching an anime movie on the big screen and being surrounded by SAO fans. I didn’t experience this alone. It was the best time of my life.

These are my top 5 anime I enjoyed in  2017. Please go and check out Allie’s blog at her site. Allie, you are reading this post, I want to say that after everything we been through in 2017 and whenever talked about anime, let’s do it again for 2018. As a knight of my word, let me stay with you my queen! God bless you Allison.

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Game News: One Piece VR is coming to West

Besides One Piece: World Seekers coming to America in 2018, we’re getting another One Piece game for 2018 and it’s exclusive for Playstation VR.

It’s been announced that the Japanese game One Piece: Grand Cruise will be coming to the West for PSVR. With the PSVR, players will be able to interact with the Straw Hat crew and even take on enemies like the marines, Kraken and Doflamingo.