Top 5 “new” anime that should join Toonami

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Almost like my top 10 post about Toonami and previously aired anime, I have another top post to share with all of you. Last time, I talked about what anime should return to Toonami. Today, I want to talk about “new” anime that has yet to join this Saturday night block. When I say new, I don’t mean new as in current year/season anime that was made in this current year. I say new as in anime that never showed up on Toonami. For example, the anime Hunter x Hunter joined Toonami with an English Dub on 2016, but the anime original aired on 2011-14 in subbed online. Even though anime wasn’t brand new to most viewers, this anime was new and fresh for TV users. We also got some new anime joined Saturdays such as Dr. Stone, Mob Psycho 100 and The Promised Neverland. In this post, I want to list my top 5 new anime that could join Toonami.

5. Fairy Tail

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We had many long-going anime before such as Dragon Ball, One Piece, Bleach and even the current Naruto Shippuden. Now joining along these titles is these Funimation titles Black Clover and My Hero Academia. I never watched Fairy Tail. but I heard from people that this is a great Shonen anime that is fun to get into if you like anime like One Piece and Naruto. Oddly enough, despite this anime having a huge fanbase, this anime has not appeared on Toonami. One of these days, I do want to get into this series. With this COVID-19 going on, Funimation has been dealing with the dub for the anime My Hero Academia . I feel like once they are done with recording the English Dub of season 4 of the anime, I think it would be nice to see them take a break and give fans something different that is already recorded and will keep people wanting more Saturday nights.

4. Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online

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Just like My Hero Academia, Sword Art Online Alicization next arc is hit by the COVID-19 delay. I feel like until things get busy again, I think it would be cool if Toonami includes this spinoff anime, Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online. In this anime, taking place in the same world of SAO, the story focuses on new characters besides Kirito and the group and the anime centers on Gun Gale Online, which was a game introduced in season 2 of the main SAO story. This anime does have Kirito, but this anime does have cute and likeable characters and it will be a breather from the main story’s “serious tone” in plot. I seen this anime and I like it.

3. Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga

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Anybody remember Blue Exorcist joining Toonami? This is not a sequel to the main anime that aired in 2012. According to sources, Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga focuses the Kyoto Impure Arc from the manga; specifically, according to Otaku Magazine, this anime takes place after episode 17 where the story sticks to source material. In short, this new version of the anime replaces the second half of the old version. I really like the anime and if you like themes like exorcism and fighting demonic evil, this is something to watch. I would like to see Toonami add this anime on TV. Similar to One-Punch Man season 2, this anime can be streamed anywhere, but last time I checked, the English Dub is exclusive in Hulu.

2. Accel World

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Made by the same creators of Sword Art Online, Reki Kawahara created this series called Accel World. Unfortunately in the community, this anime doesn’t get much attention like SAO. I seen some of the anime, but I say it’s a good and fun series to watch. If you like Sword Art Online and video games, this something to watch. This anime about 24 episodes and I think it will keep viewers entertain.

1. The Rising of the Shield Hero

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I haven’t seen this anime, but I have others saying this anime is really good, while others say controversial stuff about it. Despite this anime getting bad reviews from ANN and this series dealing with controversial themes, fans have said this anime hits the nail and it’s a great isekai anime. With an anime popular and having the green light for more seasons, I wouldn’t be surprised if Toonami adds this title on Saturdays.

These are just suggestions. What about you guys? What kind of anime you want to see on TV? What new anime deserves a chance for public?

Top 10 previous-aired anime that should return to Toonami

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Greetings anime fans! I hope everyone is doing well. By the time you read this, it’s already days after Saturday (05/02/20). I am going to cut to the chase and tell you why I am sharing with you a top 10 posts. Recently in Toonami, we have many anime leaving Toonami and this means the Saturday night block has been cut short. It’s already been announced that the anime Mob Psycho 100 season 1 will be returning to Toonami. If you look at the schedule for May 9th, there is only 6 anime titles premiering. Since Food Wars season 3 won’t be airing on TV and Demon Slayers recently finished the season, Toonami has been removing titles from left to right. It also doesn’t help that some anime won’t be airing until summer or fall. Dr. Stone and season 2 will be back later in 2020 and the final season of Sword Art Online Alicization will be pushed back in summer.

I really like how Toonami does its best and give us the recent anime titles in the same time as fans are watching seasonal anime. Despite some people finishing some titles early, in essence, viewers from Toonami can still participate in the anime viewing. However, as much as I like the direction Toonami is going with these new anime series, I sometimes miss the old anime that was once aired on TV. One of the cool things that Toonami sometimes does is bring back previous anime in their time slot for new and old fans such as FLCL, Paranoia Agent and Outlaw Star. In this post, I want to share my top 10 previously aired anime I think people will enjoying today. This is won’t be ranked and it will be anime that has been in my mind. These titles are anime that was on Toonami in the past!

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Wishlist post: top 5 costumes I want to see in Spider-Man sequel game

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With a potential Marvel’s Spider-Man sequel and for the upcoming PlayStation 5, we can only hope that the next Spider-Man game will surpass the first game that was released in 2018. One of the fun moments while playing the first game is the ability to unlock Spider-Man costumes. These costumes originated from comic books such as 2099, Noir and some come from movies such as the iconic Sam Raimi and Iron Spider suits. Some are silly like Spider-Man in his underwear or with a college t-shirt. As players unlock them, they gain special abilities like the Iron Spider suit allows Spider-Man to grow extra limbs for extra damage and the Noir suit allows him to do stealth without detection. If everything goes well with Sony and Insomniac Studios, we can hope whatever costumes that didn’t make it in the first game will appear in this game. In this list, I want to share my top 5 costumes I would love to see appear in the sequel. Not only I will list my top 5 costumes, but I will also briefly describe the ideal ability for each one.

5. Symbiote Spider-Man

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Surprisingly, this costume never made it in the game and not even as a DLC. The symbiote suit (also called the black suit) is Spider-Man fan’s favorite costume in all media such as movies, cartoons, video games and comics. Comic book veterans will know that the symbiote suit came from Marvel’s 1984 crossover Secret Wars in which Spider-Man dons a mysterious black suit after his red and blue clothes are damaged. In Amazing Spider-Man #252, Spider-Man keeps the suit and uses it for crime fighting. Unfortunately, he finds out the suit is actually a living alien that wants to use Peter as a host. Peter ditches the alien but ends up taking over a new host named Eddie Brock and he becomes Venom.

If Marvel’s Spider-Man sequel includes characters like Venom and Carnage, it would be cool to see Peter wear the symbiote suit along with his Advanced Suit as part of the story. For the ideal ability, players who wears the suit will give players unlimited webbing and tech for a limited. Just like in the comics where the symbiote gave Spider-Man unlimited webbing, the suit will give players unlimited use of webbing and tech.  In similarity, this suit would play like Spider-Man’s Anti-Ock suit.

4. Octo-Spidey (Spider-Man Earth-11983)

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I don’t much about this Spider-Man other than the fact he makes an appearance in the 90’s Spider-Man: The Animated Series and I am assuming he makes an appearance in the infamous Clone Saga. This version of Spider-Man utilizes Dr. Otto Octavious’s mechanical tentacles. If this was added in the game, players could play the suit as if it was the Iron Spider and give extra reach and power to enemies.

3. Spider-Phoenix

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This is another version of Spider-Man I don’t know about. According to CBR and ComicVine, this version of Spider-Man is from Spider-Man issue 25 in annual comic with the Excalibur crossover. During this crossover, Spider-Man and the Excaliburs are up against the villain Arcade. Arcade has trapped the heroes in his Murderland and pitting them in a battle royale. By using the technology against him, Spider-Man uses Arcade’s illusion technology and scare him by pretending he is has the Phoenix in him and thus becoming Spider-Phoenix (trying to imitate Jean Grey’s Phoenix powers). Even though Spider-Man never obtains the power of the Phoenix, in video games, players can use it. In the PS1 game Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro, players can unlock this version of Spider-Man and the game’s narrator Stan Lee states it gives the player invulnerability.

Even though invulnerability is cool, I would like thinking of using the suit as if it was the Scarlet Spider. Players would use the ability to project holograms to trick enemies thinking they are fighting the real Spider-Man.

2. The Amazing Spider-Man suit (Marc Webb 2012)

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Like most of anything in a franchise, there is always a black sheep. The Amazing Spider-Man had potential, but it flopped big time and failed to get a third film. Andrew Garfield may not have been Tobey Maguire nor Tom Holland, but he did his best to give us a good Spider-Man despite Sony trying to push many story plots. Garfield became Spider-Man in Sony’s reboot The Amazing Spider-Man after the director Sam Raimi left due to creative differences, The movie was directed by Marc Webb and he helmed even the sequel. Reason why I picked this version since it feels weird that the first game didn’t include this suit, but rather include Raimi’s suit and the Stark Suit (Tom Holland suit). They even included the Spider-Verse and both suits from Far From Home. For abilities, I am not sure what to give for this suit. It would probably be a default suit like the other DLC costumes.

1. Spider-Man/Takuya Yamashiro (a.k.a. Supaidaman)

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This is a bizarre request to ask, but I would like to see this Spider-Man in the sequel. This version of Spider-Man comes from Japan in which a man named Takuya Yamashiro becomes Spider-Man and fights evil in Japan. Unlike Peter Parker, this Spider-Man can summon a giant robot mech named the Leopardon and fight monsters. This Japanese show helped spawn the beginning of the Super Sentai franchise which is also leads to the creation of the Power Rangers. Despite this Spider-Man being vintage, it has made an appearance in the comic Spider-Verse and it is mentioned by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse director that this Spider hero will be in the sequel.

If this was in the game, I would imagine this suit give players the same ability as the Stark Suit. This Spider-Man will call out a mini spider drone and help the player fight the bad guys. If the player is wearing the suit, Spider-Man wll instead say Leopardon and the spider drone will be replace as a tiny Leopardon drone instead.

This is my top five suits I would like to see in the sequel. What is your choices?

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Before I officially end, here is my most honorable mentions:

Homemade Black Suit

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When things get serious for Spider-Man, he doesn’t wear the red and blue suit, he goes all black. Unlike the symbiote, this is a homemade suit Peter has crafted as back up for his costumes. He doesn’t wear it often since it scares Mary Jane during the time when Venom was born and she got terrified of him. However, like I said, this suit when worn means Spider-Man is not playing around with his enemies. He is not quipping. he is beating enemies in a pulp. Spider-Man has worn this in many comics such as facing against Kraven the Hunter, in a what-if story where he kills Kingpin for killing Mary Jane and in alternate future stories like Renow Your Vows and Reign.

If this was in the game, I would see this having the same ability as the Noir suit or Last Stand. With the Noir ability, Spider-Man can sneak up and perform stealth attacks without detection. In Last Stand, he would deal serious damage on enemies including some with shields and taser weapons.

Superior Spider-Man

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What if Spider-Man was more assertive on his job of duty and it wasn’t Peter. This version of Spider-Man is not the same Spider-Man we know. Superior Spider-Man is actually Dr. Otto Octavius in Peter’s mind. In the comics, Otto steals Peter’s body and tries to be a better Spider-Man by dealing with criminals in his own way. Unfortunately, Otto realizes that even with his high intelligence and his access to technology, he could never be Peter. Otto returns Peter to his body and he accepts death.

If this suit was included in the game, I would imagine it being played as the Iron Spider suit due to them having the same ability to using extra spider legs for combat.

It would be a plot twist if Otto from the first game returns to this sequel and ends up becoming this Spider-Man.

Venomized Spider-Man

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I don’t know much about this version of Spider-Man except for the fact this version will be appearing in the third season of Disney XD’s Marvel Spider-Man cartoon series. The third season will be released in the spring and it will be called Maximum Venom. Spider-Man will have to deal with facing the Marvel heroes in possession of the symbiotes. In a promo and even in a Funko Pop, Spider-Man comes in contact with the symbiote but the alien attaches to him partially and he resembles something similar to Anti-Venom.

For his abilities, I would imagine it having the same abilities as the Advanced Suit but with an added bonus. The suit will give Spider-Man fast charge in his special abilities for takedowns and recover health.

That is the end of my honorable mentions!

Naruto 20th anniversary post – Top 10 Female Naruto characters

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In my previous, I shared with you my top favorite male characters in Naruto. In this post, I want to share with you my top favorite female characters from the series. As part of the 20th anniversary of Naruto, let’s look back and remember the characters that we feel in love with. Naruto has a plethora of powerful and beautiful women that can kick butt and stand for us. Just a heads up, there might be spoilers! So let’s get started.

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10. Kushina

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Even though she wasn’t present in Naruto’s childhood, she still loved him and wishes she could be part of his life. I find her really interesting because before Naruto had the Nine Tails, she was the previous host and she was unique. Even after losing Nine Tails Fox, she used last of her strength to help her husband to seal the beast in their own son, even it means dying and not being able to see Naruto grow. A mother’s love is all Naruto needed to help maintain control over the tailed beast.

9. Konan

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Another tough woman in the series but led to darkness. Konan grow up in a time of war along with Nagato and Yahiko. She was trained by Jiraiya and together, she with her friends did their best to bring peace to the lad. But after tragedy, She and Pain (an alias made by Nagato) formed the Akatsuki and seeks to create peace in their own hands. Her paper justu is pretty impressive. I also like how Naruto convinced her to be good and she went on as a changed ninja. However, she later gets killed by Tobi after she tried to protect her fallen friends.

8. Shizune

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Even though she not strong as Lady Tsunade, she is very dependable. Shizune is a skilled ninja who knows about medication and taking on dangerous missions. Shizune is a great partner to not only supporting Tsunade, but also to other Hokages like former 6th Kakashi and now current Naruto.

7. Sarada

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Coming from Sasuke and Sakura, Sarada has the some impressive skills from her parents. She has the Sharingan like her father and she has the brute strength as Sakura. Sarada is the leader of Team 7 who is mentored by Konohamaru and he team is Boruto and Mizuki. Sarada does her best to keep the team maintain (mostly keep Boruto in control). Her intellectual skills is all thanks to her parents.

6. Tenten

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A ninja is already to fight and is always equipped with the best weapons. Tenten is one of Naruto’s friends and her skills involves with using ninja tools for combat. With her skills in combat, Tenten has access to many weapons that she can use to fight and carry on duties.

5. Temari

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Despite coming from the Hidden Sand Village, Temari makes a beautiful wife for Shikamaru in the Hidden Leaf Village. Before settling down for a family, Temari is the sister of Gaara and Kankuro from the Sand Village. Her skills involves with using a giant fan in which she can use to blow her enemies away and even cause wind blade jutus. Don’t her looks intimate you, she is a caring mother and wife.

4. Ino

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To be honest, I didn’t care about her much in the classic Naruto, but my opinion later changed in Shippuden. Ino is a rival and friend to Sakura and these two knew each other in childhood. Ino can use mind transfer jutsu in which she can leave her body behind and take over another person. Ino has help Naruto fight some of the Akatsuki such as the immortal Akatsuki’s like Hidan and Kakazu.

3. Tsunade

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She may look like a young hot babe, she is actually old enough to be a grandma. More or less, she is probably the same age as Jiraiya. Tsunade is a tough woman who can use incredible chakra to heal people with her skills and her summoning jutsu that allows her to summon slugs. What makes Tsunade incredible is that she comes from the same bloodline as the first Hokage and even though she doesn’t have his wood jutsu, she can fight with brute force and lead the village. She’s a woman you don’t want to mess with especially if you get in the way of her gambling.

2. Sakura

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Kind of like Ino, I didn’t care about her in the classic Naruto. In the classic Naruto, despite her being the smartest ninja, she didn’t do a lot of fighting compared to Naruto and Sasuke. In Shippuden, I like her a bit more when she got strong and was helping Naruto fight the Akatsuki. She got better when they needed help fighting Madara and then Kaguya. In Boruto. she is caring mother of Sarada and will fight anyone who hurts her family. I also like her too because she and I have the same birthday.

1. Hinata

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Naruto’s wife is number one! Hinata first starts off as a timid ninja who was scared to fight and too afraid to talk to Naruto, but after seeing Naruto conquer many challenges, she got inspired to follow him and get strong. I really love how she is willing to help Naruto even if it means risking her life. I actually wrote about her in a OWLS post. Hinata is grown so much when she met Naruto. She even stood up against the powerful enemy Pain in order to help Naruto. Despite the enemies she faces and her doubts, she will stand by Naruto.

That’s all for my top favorite characters. What is your favorite girl in Naruto? Comment down below.

Naruto 20th Anniversary post – Top 10 Male Naruto characters

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It’s been 20 years since the debut of Naruto has appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump manga. Who would have thought that a story about a young ninja kid named Naruto Uzamaki would be a hit sensation not only in Japan but all over the world. Naruto has evolved from the manga, to anime to video games and even movies and he is loved by many fans. Through thick and thin, Naruto is a series popular as Dragon Ball and Sailor Moon and it’s highly praised not only for the story, but it is praised for the characters, their development and real life themes such as war and over coming obstacles. Recently, the main character Naruto had his birthday on October 10th. I missed out doing something special on his day but I want to do something for his 20th Anniversary on the manga. I am going to be doing a special top 10 post on my favorite characters on the series. It’s actually going to be more than one post. This one is going to focus on my favorite male character in the series. On my next planned post, I want to do one focusing on the women and hopefully do another about villains. More than likely, I want to do male and female first before I consider doing more about Naruto top 10 posts. I got this idea from a friendly blogger named Mel from the blog website Marvelously Mismatched. She is a great friend of mine and I remember reading her posts about her favorite Naruto male characters. If you want to check out her blog, I will leave her blog and posts down below. Be sure to say hi. While you are at it, please donate to my blog through Ko-fi.

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Anyway, here is my top 10 favorite male characters. (Spoilers coming up!)

10. Jugo

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Jugo is one of my favorite characters in the series. At first he appears like a gentle giant but when he gets angry, he becomes a monster. When Sasuke enlists him in his team, the rampaging Jugo agrees to serve Sasuke and the rest of Team Hebi. With his skills, Jugo can heal Sasuke wounds by using his curse mark and even use his mark to unleash monster strength.

9. Gaara

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Almost like Naruto, Gaara is a character I feel sympathetic towards him. Just like Naruto, Gaara was outcasted by his own village because he had the one-tailed beast Shukaku. To make matters worse, his own father tried to kill his own son multiple times by sending his own men but failed in the process.Without love and care, Gaara became a heartless ninja. But after facing Naruto, Gaara later learned about friendship and he dies whatever it takes to take of his village.

8. Yamato

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He’s not Kakashi, but he is a cool sensei. Yamato first appeared as a substitute sensei to watch over Naruto, Sakura and newly introduced, Sai. What makes Yamato interesting is that he has an unique chakra which allows him to use wood style jutsu that can help suppress Naruto’s nine tails chakra. When he’s not watching over Naruto, he’s making houses and boats with his jutsu. Don’t ever make him mad because he gives off a creepy face.

7. Might Guy

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He may look weird, but he is one of the strongest taijutsu shinobi in the Leaf Village. Might Guy is a ninja that ultizes taijutsu, jutsu that relies on physical combat and strength. Guy is a sensei who watches over his team which includes Rock Lee, Neji and Tenten. He may look weird with his haircut and green clothes, but he is actually strong ninja. I like how even though he only has taijutsu, he is still strong and he knows how fight and go beyond limits.

6. Kakashi Hatake

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This guy has some awesome skills. Kakashi is a real ninja who can toy with his opponents. When he had the Sharingan, Kakashi can imitate hand signs and perform jutsu and counter attack his opponent. Even with his mask on, Kakashi shows a lot of emotions. He cares about his students and he doesn’t hold back on his enemies. He went from being a student, anbu, sensei and even Hokage. Kakashi is a powerhouse ninja.

5. Obito Uchiha

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When life turns their back on you, you turn your back on the world. After dealing with tragedy, the innocent Obito Uchiha decides to seek vengeance in the world. After losing his childhood crush Rin, Obito wants to create a world where anything is possible and he do drastic measures. I like how he is powerful and manipulative in the series and tricking people that he was Madara Uchiha.

4. Shikamaru Nara

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Don’t be fooled by his appearance. First started off in the show as a lazy student, Shikamaru is actually pretty smart. He plans out his moves and outsmarts his opponents. He also appears calm minded which helps him concentrate and not make the situation stressful. I also like his jutsu in which he can possess people with his Shadow Posession Jutsu.

3. Itachi Uchiha

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We all hated this guy before but after learning about him, Itachi is one of the coolest characters in the series. Itachi first appears in the show as an antagonist but after learning about him and trying to prevent coup between his clan and the Leaf Village, he was willing to kill off his own clan and save his only little brother Sasuke. Itachi is an opponent you should never underestimate especially when facing someone who killed their entire clan.

2. Naruto Uzamaki

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He’s the star of his own story and he shows us that with enough determination, dreams can come true. Naruto may have had a bad beginning without having parents and failing in school, Naruto shows us that never giving up pays off. Naruto is one tough kid who refuses to give up and when the going gets tough, he gets stronger.

1. Jiraiya

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Jiraiya is my number one favorite character. He may look like an old funny pervert, but he’s surprisingly a cool shinobi. When he’s not doing “research”, he is writing and training Naruto. As a Sanin, it’s his job to protect the Leaf Village from evil. Jiraiya is the master of the Rasengan and he knows how to summon powerful toads and even hold secrets about chakra control. I wish he was alive in the series so he can see Naruto become Hokage. I admire that he is a writer and I like his dedication to finding out how to find peace in the ninja world.

This is my top 10 favorite male characters in Naruto. What are yours?

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Happy 30th Anniversary Dragon Ball Z – My top 5 characters I wish to see canon in Dragon Ball

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Remember the news that Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama was involve with making the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly? Because of his involvement, fans rejoiced and saw that after all these years, the antagonist Broly was going to be canon and be part of the Dragon Ball universe. Not only him, but we also get see characters like Bardock, Gogeta and even Goku’s mother Gine as canon; Gine first made her appearance in the manga Jaco: The Galactic Patrolman manga in a special chapter called Dragon Ball Minus. This is could be good or bad news since this means that Toriyama retconned the story. Meaning, we don’t see Bardock’s old friends from the movie Bardock: The Father of Goku or we don’t see his Super Saiyan transformation Episode of Bardock. Regardless of the changes, fans was still happy to see these characters canon and part of the main story. Just like I mentioned before with Bardock, this also means that Toriyama changed Broly. In the DBZ movies, Toriyama did designed Broly but he wasn’t part of the past movies and Broly was just another noncanon villain in the DBZ movies like Cooler or Lord Slug. Broly made more appearances in three movies due to popularity and seeing him come back as canon, he is involved with the main story. Now here is the main topic of this post: What if Toriyama said today that he wanted to do another Dragon Ball movie and bring back and character that was originally noncanon? What if Dragon Ball Super comes back and he wants to reintroduce a character he designed and be in the Dragon Ball Super? I have five characters in my mind that I would love to see return. These characters are from the past DBZ movies and filler arcs of Z. This is also a tribute to the 30 years of the Dragon Ball Z anime! Happy Anniversary Dragon Ball Z and thank you for the characters and story!

*Warning: Spoilers!

5. Pikkon (Dragon Ball Z)

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Remember that epic fight with Goku and Hit in Dragon Ball Super where Goku used Kaioken and Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan together? Before that happened, Dragon Ball veterans saw something similar in the classic Dragon Ball Z anime. In Dragon Ball Z, this anime did have filler that was not part of the original manga. Taking place after the events of the Cell Games, Goku is dead and rather than training with King Kai, he decides to part in tournament where all the Kais come together and pit their strongest warriors and see who is the strongest, in thus this leads to the Other World Tournament episodes.  In this filler, Goku and Pikkon are faced against each other and both are equally matched. Despite Pikkon being stronger than Frieza and even Cell, Goku has an ace up his sleeve. He transform into Super Saiyan and mixed his attacks with Kaioken for a boost.

What I am trying to say is that even though Pikkon is not noncanon, I did like him and I really like the friendship with him and Goku. I am also impressed how strong he is. It was mentioned in Bio Broly that when Broly died, King Kai wanted Goku and Pikkon stop Broly rampaging in the Other World. If Pikkon ever comes back, I would love to see him Super where Goku could team up with Goku and fight with dead warriors for training.

4. Tapion (Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragons)

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He didn’t show up in the filler episodes but he appeared in the noncanon Z movies. Tapion is a new character introduced in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon,. He is a mysterious hero who is on a quest to prevent the powerful monster Hirudegarn from destroying the world. I pick him because I like friendship between Kid Trunks and him. In the movie, Trunks becomes interested in him and sees that looks like a very cool hero and Tapion soon begins to like him since he reminds him of his younger brother who helped prevented the rampaging monster from rampage years ago. In the end of the movie, the monster slain and as Tapion returns him home, he gives powerful sword to Trunks. In the credits, we see Trunks wielding a sword and slaying Frieza after the events in Namek. I would love to see Toriyama bring back Trunks again and go over the details on how did he get the sword. I could possible see him referred or at least explained in a movie focusing only on Trunks.

3. Bojack (Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound)

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Remember this muscled green giant? Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound introduced Bojack and his minions and we got see how scary they are. It is mentioned by King Kai that all four Kais sealed Bojack and his servants because they were evil and they had too power to be stopped in the galaxy; however, after King Kai died from Cell because of Goku, the seal is broken Bojack and his crew escapes and decides to have fun by attacking Earth. With Goku out of the picture, it’s up to Gohan and the Z-Warriors to stop him. If Bojack ever comes back, I would love to see him in the sequel/Dragon Ball Super anime. In the manga, DBS is still going and Goku and Vegeta are faced against a powerful energy stealing foe called Moro and the only one who can match against him is Majin Buu. What if while Goku and Vegeta are away, what if there is new threat and Gohan is Earth’s last resort. It was mentioned a while back that Toriyama planned to have Gohan to be the main protagonist in Dragon Ball Z when it first started, but then he became a side character since fans loved Goku more than Gohan. I would love to see Gohan in action and show fans that he still the same kid who once saved the world from Cell. He did come back strong in Dragon Ball Super in the last arc, but I would like to see him fight in a battle of life and death in the same way in Android Saga.

2. Slug (Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug)

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Goku can’t catch a break with evil Namekians. In Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, Goku and his friends must stop the evil Namekian Lord Slug from freezing the planet. In a similar way like Evil King Piccolo in the Dragon Ball classic anime, Goku is faced against a young Lord Slug in his prime and just like King Piccolo, he is evil to the core and will do what it takes to kill anyone stopping his goals. Goku barely made it out alive when he almost tapped into a Super Saiyan form and Gohan using his whistling skills to weaken Slug. Just like my point with Gohan and Bojack, what if the earth needed Piccolo’s protection. I could see an arc in Dragon Ball Super where Piccolo teams up with Gohan and fight against Slug. Not only Piccolo would get the spotlight, but I would love to see the teacher-student relationship with Gohan and Piccolo.

1. Cooler (Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge)

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Just like Broly, Cooler is another movie character that gets a lot of popularity from Dragon Ball Z fans. Cooler made his appearance in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge and then came back again as a metal version called Metal Cooler in Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler. Cooler is the older brother of Frieza and just like him, he is heartless. He comes to Earth to find the one who killed his brother and he is not doing this to avenge him, he wants to kill to honor the family and his own pride. It’s mentioned in the movie that he was already planning to kill Frieza to shut him up. Cooler will go beyond and even try to kill Goku’s friends in order to see him go mad. Cooler has gotten a lot attention even in the video games that he was added in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 in the PS2 and he came back in the Dragon Ball Heroes anime spinoff where he learned how to transform into Golden Cooler. He is also a DLC character in FighterZ along with Broly and Bardock. In Dragon Ball Super, he doesn’t show up at all and the only Frieza-like character we got was Frost in Universe 6. I would love to see story focusing on Frieza and his race. We could learn about his relationship with his brother and his father King Cold.

That’s my top 5 characters I want to see canon in Toriyama’s movies and Dragon Ball Super. What about you guys? Do you have any characters that you want to be canon? Comment down below.

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What-if?: Top 5 what-if episodes for Final Fantasy XV

As you may have noticed, Square Enix just announced that they released the last DLC for the game Final Fantasy XV. The last DLC is called Episode Ardyn and it allows players to play as the game’s antagonist Ardyn Izunia and get revenge on the people that turned against him years ago. Originally, Episode Ardyn was going to be part of a DLC pack called Dawn of the Future where players will be able to download and play this episode and other Episodes called Episode Lunafreya, Aranea and Noctis. Unfortunately, the plans were cancelled, but the episodes will still come back as a novel. As of now, excluding Comrades, we have Episodes Gladiolus, Prompto, Ignis and Ardyn. In this post I made, I want to share some interesting ideas what-if the plans for DLC was not cancelled and we got to see more stories on other characters. I compiled a top 5 list for characters to have their share of the story.

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5. Episode Cindy

What if we could play the car mechanic Cindy? It may sound weird because Cindy never fights in the game, and according to fans, she’s the fanservice of the game. She’s well known for taking care of Noctis’ car, the Regalia. She did have a big role in the Assassin’s Creed Festival event where she wanted to help Noctis save her friend Holly from Loqi. She also was part of missions in Comrades. What if Square took the time to show more development for her and made her a strong woman type character. She could be helping the remaining glaives during the ten year darkness and this could be an opportunity to explore her past. It was revealed by Cid that CIndy lost her parents from the daemons and she was raised by him. It would be interesting to see how far will Cindy go to go against the Empire and Daemons. We might get information Cid as well.

4. Episode Iris

What if Iris got attention? Iris is the little sister of Gladiolus and she is also a childhood friend of Noctis. She has a crush on him as well. She teams up with you for a bit as you try to escort her away from the Empire. She knows how to fight hand to hand combat and she has her cute Moogle doll to fight with. She’s also a great healer. It would be an interesting story to see her perspective in the story and learn about her relationship with Noctis. Her adventure could take place during the ten years of darkness or during the story where she is helping people escape from Old Lestallum.

3. Episode Nyx Ulric

What if you were a glaive like Nyx? Nyx first appeared in the CGI movie Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. He is a character who helps Lunafreya escape from Crown City when the Empire took over and destroyed the kingdom. What if you could play as this guy in his youth years or still in training as a glaive? His gameplay would probably feel like a mix between Noctis because he is the given the ability to warp and and he would like Ignis because he is an expert with his daggers. It would be cool to play in his eyes and explore Crown City and interact characters from the movie like Crowe and Libertus.

2. Episode Cor

What if Cor had more action time? Cor made his appearance early on the game and he helped Noctis fight against the Niflheim enemy Loqi. It only took some downloads for him to get some attention again. In Episode Gladiolus, he helped Gladio to take the trials to fight against Gilgamesh. In the Royal Edition update, he shows up 10 years later and helps Noctis take back Crown City. I would love to play as Cor and see what has been doing while Noctis and his friends were on a road trip. It was mentioned in the game, he was helping hunters. Cor is a tough man and when  fought him in Episode Gladiolus, this guy brought me down in a flash. Cor would be a fun character to use in combat.

1. Episode Regis (young version)

What if Square gave us a story based on Noctis father King Regis? Regis is an interesting man who has the same powers of Noctis and he even knows of the tragic fate for his son. It would be interesting to see what would be like if we could play as a young version of Regis in his early years of being king. We did kind of had the chance to play as Regis in his youth in his free game A King’s Tale where Regis told young Noctis a story about himself saving the Crystal. It would be awesome to play as Regis and have his friends work together to face against monsters and the Empire. It would be a bonus to see young characters like Cid, Clarus, Weskham and probably Cor.

These are my top five characters I would love to see happen. Do you have any ideas for yourself? Comment down below!

We are one! – Top 5 anime characters with symbiotic partners (Happy Halloween!)

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“We are Venom!” This is a quote from Sony’s movie adaption of Marvel’s antihero Venom. I saw this movie and I have to admit, it was good movie and I would love to see a sequel or possibly have Venom crossover with Spider-Man.  What makes Venom interesting is how the main character Eddie Brock is teamed up with an unknown creature unexpectedly and must learn to control. However, unlike most characters with super powers, Eddie gained these powers by accident and he struggles to control them and what’s worse is that Venom is a living creature with its own motives. In other words, Venom and Eddie has to work together in order to survive against enemies that wants them both dead.

This kind of relationship also exists in the world of anime and manga where characters receive a special power, but changes their lives differently. Some characters get rejected by society and some loses a part of their identity in order to live. In this post, I want to list my top five characters who gained powers but goes through hardships. Anime characters that obtained a power source without any characteristics like Deku from My Hero Academia will not be in this list since even though he does get the quirk One for All from All Might, the quirk is not a living creature. This list will focus on characters obtaining living, powerful beings and learning to cooperate with the hosts. I wasn’t sure how to properly title this post, so if you have any title suggestions for this post, comment down below.  It’s been a while since I did a top post so excuse me for my rusty writing.

*There might be minor spoilers, but I will keep it to a minimum! This is not ranked! I am only listing from the top of my head. Also, I will be referring to the movie Venom more often. So if you are reading this and getting tired of me saying, “just like Venom or just like Eddie…”, get used to it!

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Top 5 Strongest Female Humans in Anime

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I recently did a top 5 on strongest human men and now I am going to do a top 5 strongest human women!

Just like men in anime, there are some women out there that are so strong that can make men shake in fear. Sometimes, they can be relatable and can exist in the real world. In anime, women can look both cute and scary or beautiful and dangerous. In this list, I will be listing my choices for top 5 strongest girls in anime. Just like my male list, these girls are humans; no aliens, monsters, demons or androids, ONLY humans! This list is not ranked either and no spoilers here either.

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Happy Birthday to me! – A Special Top 10 posts and Personal Shout-Outs!

Hello everyone, this is yours truly Matthew of Matt-in-the-Hat, and today is a special day because today it’s my birthday! Today I turn 23 and I have been waiting for a long time to reach this number. As a way to start this post, I will be doing a special top 10 posts but with a twist. If you guys know me enough, you would know that I have a gaming obsession with Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts. For this top 10, this will actually be divided into top 5s instead but in the end, it will be 10. Also, there is no particular order. Here is the reason behind this. Also, I will be doing personal shout-outs!

Today is the DLC add-on to the game Final Fantasy XV, Episode Gladioulus. In this episode, players will be playing as Noctis’s friend Gladiolus and they will experience what is like to play as the strongest man of the group. Taking place after facing Ravus, Gladiolus leaves the party and tries to obtain new skills. With the help of Cor, Gladio will be fighting daemons and he will have to face the ultimate challenger, Gilgamesh. If players bought the season pass, this episode is free; otherwise, you will have to pay $5.

Also coming out today is the release of of the HD collection game Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, (in the UK, this game comes out on March 31st). This game will include the past Kingdom Hearts that was previously included for the PS3 but now it will be on PS4. The graphics are enhanced with 60 FPS. This game will include the following: Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (HD Cinematic Remaster), Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (HD Cinematic Remaster).

Now that I have giving you this information, going back to the top posts, I will tell you the titles to these top posts. I will be sharing my top 5 Strongest Male Humans in dedication to the Episode Gladiolus and my personal Top 5 Anime Worlds that could join Kingdom Hearts.

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