New Pokemon Sword and Shield anime announced!

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So, Ash finally won the Alola Championship, so now what?

It’s been announced by Japan during a broadcast of the Sun and Moon anime that there is a new Pokemon anime in the works. In a trailer, Ash gets a redesign and this anime introduces a new character named “Gou”. Gou will also be accompanies with the new Pokemon Sword and Shield Scorbunny. Character designer Ken Sugimori designed Gou and the voice for this new character is Daiki Yamashita (the Japanese voice of Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia and Jun from Sword Art Online II). The anime is set to be released on Japanese TV on Nov 17 at 6 PM.

The website describes Gou:

Gou

A 10-year-old boy whose goal is to capture the Mythical Pokémon Mew that he met when he was young. He has a calm personality but a hot heart. His dream is to catch every Pokémon.

source:

Crunchyroll

ICYMI: Ash Ketchum wins Alola Championship

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It took 22 years for this 10 year old trainer to become a champion. This news has been buzzing like crazy on Sunday. It was announced in Japan and revealed in the Japanese Pokemon anime Twitter than Satoshi (English name Ash) has just won the Alola League Championship. This has happened in the Japanese TV programmings and this will be shown in America with the English Dub at Disney XD channel. This is the first Ash has ever won a champion ship; in the past, Ash had his share of defeats and even came up as a runner up in the previous region in Kalos.

How do you feel about Ash winning? Check out Veronica Taylor’s response to Ash winning. She was the first English Dub voice actress for Ash:

source:

Crunchyroll

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield 6/5/19 game update news

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In case you missed it, Nintendo released a Pokemon Direct game news in regards to the game Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. I am not going to talk about every single detail, but I will tell you the biggest highlights in the trailer provided. Pokemon Sword and Shield will be the 8th generation of Pokemon and players will take part of the adventure in the Galar Region. The game will be coming out this year in November for the Nintendo Switch. In this trailer, we are given new battle mechanics such as Dynamaxing and raid battles. In Dynamaxing, trainers will be able to send out their Pokemon as giants in which will increase a Pokemon’s power. Unfortunately, the transformation will only lasts for three turns in one battler. In raid battles, you can team up with other players and work together to catch powerful Pokemon similar to Pokemon Go. There is also new characters in this game such as the Pokemon Champion named Leon and he has younger brother who will also be your rival; his name is Hop. The professor in this game is named Professor Magnolia and her granddaughter is Sonia. Last but not least, the legendary Pokemons are revealed: the sword-wielding Pokemon named Zacian and shield-protecting Pokemon Zamazenta.

Are you ready for Pokemon?

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Elite 4: Upcoming Pokemon Projects!

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Pokemon fans, I hope you brought your Poke balls because The Pokemon Company International has four major announcements for you trainers. In a series of tweets, we’ll be getting some awesome projects such as neat features for Pokemon Go, Detective Pikachu and a Pokemon game.

1. Detective Pikachu for Switch

Based on the 3DS spinoff and also based on the Warner Bros live action movie, the game Detective Pikachu is heading towards the Nintendo Switch. According to the Pokemon website, the new Switch version will have a new entry that is different the 3DS version. Originally in the 3DS, Detective Pikachu ended with a cliffhanger. If you have a Switch and you want to see the game’s conclusion, get ready to save your money. There is no further details yet.

2. Pokemon Home

With so many Pokemon in video games, it’s hard to keep track on what you have and where to keep them. It’s been announced that there is plans of a cloud service called Pokemon Home where trainers can store Pokemon and manage their collection through an app. According to the website, Pokemon Home will be available to use on iOS and Android devices. You can use the service on Pokemon titles like Pokemon Go, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield and even Pokemon Bank.

3. Pokemon Sleep

Similar to the walking GPS game Pokemon Go, Pokemon Sleep is going to be a new app game where the game will detect your sleep patterns.  Based on the tweets, you will be able to interact with Pokemon through sleeping and waking up instead of walking around and there will be a device similar to Pokemon Go Plus.

Pokemon Home and Pokemon Sleep will be available in mobile devices in 2020.

4. Pokemon Masters

Last but not least get ready for a new Pokemon game app. According to Twitter and the site, The Pokemon Company and game company DeNA will be working together to create this Pokemon game for mobile devices. This new game will allow players to compete against trainers and even face against classic characters from the Pokemon world. It’s scheduled to be release in 2019 but June will give us details on it.

source:

Pokemon Company International

Detective Pikachu movie experience

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It’s not going to be a review, but more like an experience I want to share. It’s going to be a short post.

Going to the movies is my favorite hobby especially since I live near my local theaters. On Wednesday last week, I went to see the movie Detective Pikachu by myself. The movie theaters gave an exclusive Pokemon trading card pack which has two cards. Surprisingly, when I went to find a seat, there was nobody here. In a weird way, I thought it was cool. I felt like I owned this entire place to myself. I truly felt like I was a king like T’challa in Black Panther. All hail the king. The cards I got was a Pikachu card and a Jigglypuff card. The movie itself was actually pretty good. I like Ryan Reynolds voice of Pikachu and seeing Pikachu in live action is so cute. I wish I could hug him but then I might end up getting electrocuted. I would recommend this movie to anyone who still loves Pokemon. This movie gave me vibes and flashbacks from Pokemon: The First Movie.

Having the whole room to myself was an awesome experience in my opinion. Have you ever had the whole place to yourself?

Pokemon Sword and Shield announced

Today is Pokemon Day and what better way to start the day with an exciting new game! Nintendo unveiled the 8th generation Pokemon game and the game(s) is called Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. These two games will be on the Nintendo Switch similar to Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. It’s only a bit of footage, but we got to see the first look on the starter Pokemon. The grass type Pokemon is Grookey, the fire type is named Scorbunny and the water type Pokemon is Sobble.

The game is expected to come out in late 2019 for Switch,

Pokemon 21 film limited screening dates confirmed!

Hello trainers! I got some exciting news for everyone who loves Pokemon. The official Pokemon Company announced that the 21st Pokemon film, Pokémon the Movie: the Power of Us will be in English Dubbed and will have limited screen dates at the movie theaters. According to Fathom Events, the movie will be screening in theaters on November 24, November 26, November 28, and December 1.

Here is the synopsis:

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us tells the story of Ash and Pikachu as they journey to a small seaside town filled with a diverse set of characters, including a young athlete, a compulsive liar, a shy researcher, a bitter old woman, and a little girl with a big secret.

Every year, the townspeople gather to celebrate the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, who brings the wind that saved the town from destruction many years ago. The festival is a time for celebration, with a Pokémon Catching Race and a ceremonial flame burning brightly to summon Lugia. But when a series of incidents threatens not just the festival, but all the people and Pokémon who call the town home, it’s going to take more than just Ash and Pikachu to save the day. Will these people be able to put aside their differences and work together to rescue their town? Or will it all end in destruction?

Source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-07-30/pokemon-the-movie-the-power-of-us-film-gets-u.s-theatrical-screenings-in-november/.134873

New Games for Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokemon!

A new Sonic game and a Pokemon Switch? This sounds like something you would hear from Chris-Chan and his webcomic of Sonichu. Zap to the Extreme lol.

Real talk!

Yesterday, Nintendo recently revealed a new Pokemon game and it is available on Nintendo Switch. Revealed in a trailer, this new game will play like the traditional Pokemon games on the handheld systems with a combination of catching Pokemon like Pokemon Go. Just like the games, there will be two versions of the game in which will allow players to start with either a Pikachu or Eevee. The games is called Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! In this new game, players will be able to walk with their Pokemon and battle wild Pokemon and trainers; pretty much do the same you would do in the previous games. As a twist, in order to catch Pokemon, players will have to attempt and try to catch Pokemon just like the phone game Pokemon Go! Players will be able to carry their caught Pokemon in a Pokeball controller in real life to bond and even transfer Pokemon from the phone to console. This Switch game will come out in November 16th, 2018 just in time for the upcoming holidays.

Originally as a teaser, Sega has finally revealed the mysterious Sonic the Hedgehog racing game. Revealed in Twitter, this new game is called Team Sonic Racing. Thanks to the blog site SCORPZGCA, it was actually leaked by Walmart. According to the game’s description, players will be able to play as Sonic and his friends and customize their vehicles and also use the power of the Wisps. The game will be available to play on PS4. X1, Switch and Steam and it will come out this upcoming winter.

Amazon New Streaming Service: Pokemon Channel

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Remember the news of Amazon getting rid of the anime streaming service Anime Strike? Well, Amazon is back again but this time, they are targeting Pokemon.

According to IGN, Amazon announced that Amazon Prime members will be able to stream and watch their favorite episode/seasons of the anime Pokemon. The new service is called Pokemon Channel and the service will also include TV seasons, specials like Pokemon: Origins and movies. According to Amazon, the movies will be rotated “regularly” which means that the movies they stream will be changed periodically. Here is what is being streamed currently:

Movies

  • Pokemon: The Movie 2000
  • Pokemon 3: The Movie
  • Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
  • Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea

TV

  • Seasons 2-5
  • Seasons 10-16

However, there is a catch to this service. In order to use Pokemon Channel, you have to be a Prime member AND you have to pay $3 (USD) a month. If you are curious about this, they are offering a seven day trial to Pokemon Channel.

Are you going to try Pokemon Channel?

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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