A while back, everyone found out the news that Yu-Gi-Oh! manga writer Kazuki Takahashi passed away due to drowning at the coast of the Okinawa Islands in July this year. The news was devasting to Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. Recently reported, new sources has been revealed that Takahashi, a well-known and loved manga writer, died as a hero. According to the site Stars and Stripes, the US military confirmed that Takahashi was out swimming to help save three people caught in a riptide. Diving instructor Major Robert Bourgeau was at Mermaid’s Grotto with his students and saw that three people was trapped out in the sea because of a riptide. One of the victims was a daughter who got caught and her mother was in land and asking for help. While saving the swimmers, Takahashi was around the area and took it upon himself to help the Major. He went out to save the swimmers out there in the riptide, but he never resurfaced. Despite not noticing the manga author in the sea, Bourgeau stated that Takahashi was a hero.
“You play that ‘what if’ game a lot. This guy had a huge impact on the world.”
-Major Robert Bourgeau
With this new information, fans online now know the back story upon Takahashi’s cause of death and the eyewitness of the scene.
It has come to my attention that I bring you tragic news. According to Japanese public broadcaster NHK, Japanese Coast Guard found a body in the waters in the coast of Okinawa Island of Japan on Wednesday at 10:30 AM. According to the reports, the body was “Yu-Gi-Oh!” creator Kazuki Takahashi. Investigation is in progress, but according to sources, Takahashi was using a rental vehicle and his body was wearing snorkeling equipment. He was alone and a person on a passing boat witnessed the body. According to NBC news, the coast guard commented that Takahashi’s body was damaged as if a marine animal harmed him. As of now, there hasn’t been a full detail on his cause of death.
Kazuki Takahashi passed away of the age 60. His real name Kazuo Takahashi. He created the manga Yu-Gi-Oh! in 1996 through 2004 in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. According to Crunchyroll, he created and supervised the anime movie Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. Because of the success of his story, the Yu-Gi-Oh! world would later expand into multiple series and spin-offs. He also supervised the manga of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V in which the story was written by Shin Yoshida and drawn by Naohito Miyoshi. Despite Yu-Gi-Oh!, he also made some One-Shots such as COMIQ which was released in 2018’s Weekly Shonen Jump and he also did a collaboration graphic novel with Marvel and made Secret Reverse featuring Spider-Man and Iron Man.
Welcome back for another haul post on my collection of Funko Pops. If you been following me, anytime I collect Pops within a month, I do a special haul post about my recent collection and explain how and where I got them. In this post, I am going to share with you with my figures I collected in the month of September.
60. Fused Zamasu from Dragon Ball Super (Hot Topic Exclusive)
I got this version of Zamasu from shopping Hot Topic online. Honestly, I got him because I need something to add in my cart for free shipping. I bought this along with a windbreaker jacket of Venom from Marvel. Zamasu is from the anime Dragon Ball Super. This version of Zamasu is when he and Goku Black (a version of Goku where a different Zamasu took over Goku) fused together. Together with the combined powers of a Kai and a mortal Saiyan, they become a dangerous enemy of the dark future of Trunks. However, after dealing with some brutal beatings from Vegito (a fused Potara form of Goku and Vegeta), Zamasu immortal body was unstable and it couldn’t match with Goku Black’s mortal body. The fused body of an immortal and mortal body has made Zamasu a hideous villain.
61-63. Joey Wheeler/Red-Eyes Black Dragon/Jack on angel statue
On a different day, I went shopping at Hot Topic in person and I did some shopping. In my visit, I bought Joey Wheeler and Red-Eyes Black Dragon from the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. If I was going to buy Joey, I had to get his iconic dragon. In the Japanese version Joey’s real name was Jonouchi Katsuya. At the same store, I also got this really big figure of this movie moment Funko figure of a scene from The Nightmare Before Christmas. This movie moment features a sad Jack Skellington with his ripped Santa suit on a statue. This is from a scene where Jack’s plan to take over Christmas fails and he was almost killed by the humans wanting to celebrate Christmas. Jack laments on his failures on this statue that holds him in sadness. This figure is really big and pricy. It cost almost the same price of 2-3 figures.
64. Cara Dune from The Mandalorion
I guess you can’t win some. I order this figure from Walmart online along with another giant figure from the same series. It’s currently delayed, but I placed an order for a giant metallic version of the Mandalorian with the Child. While I wait for this, I got this character, Cara Dune. First introduced in the 4th episode of the series, Mando meets a mercenary named Cara who was once a Rebel Shock Trooper. Together, these two make a great team and they know how to kick butt when fighting the stormtroopers. The actress who plays her is Gina Carano and according to fans, she plays the character quite well and she is also a mixed martial artist. She’s a really awesome character in the show.
I have a total of 64 figures.
Whether you like the Jump Force or don’t, this is good news for gamers who are enjoying the game and paid more for DLC. I got this news from blogger Scorpzgca and from Bandai Namco that Seto Kaiba will be joining the anime crossover fighting game Jump Force. Seto Kaiba is a rival character for Yugi Muto from the series Yu-Gi-Oh! in the anime and manga. players who either bought the season pass or bought this character separately will be able to harness Kaiba’s Blue-Eyes White Dragon and use the Eygptain God monster Obelisk the Tormentor.
Bandai Namco also revealed a diagram map showing people the upcoming updates and DLC for Jump Force in the following months. Seto Kaiba will be available for download in May.
Hello anime fans! I bring you good news in the world of anime and video games! Remember the old news when I mention Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh! was going to be in the upcoming game Jump Force? I got an update revealing that Yugi will have the ability to summon his iconic monsters to assist him battle. Based on the pictures online, he will be using Dark Magician, Dark Magician Girl and one of the Egyptian God Monsters Slifer the Sky Dragon. Bandai Namco hasn’t reveal any information on the gameplay, but I would use you could swap out monsters and each one has their own fight style and Slifer might be an ultimate attack.
Another important news is that we are getting more new characters in the game and they are from Hunter x Hunter. Revealed online, Gon’s friends Killua and Kurapika are joining the fight. Either you want to play as an assassin or a fighter seeking to avenge the Kurta Clan, these kids mean business.
Last but not least, it’s confirmed that Goku’s transformation SSGSS (Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan) or Super Saiyan Blue will be used. If you think Super Saiyan isn’t enough, use this form. Super Saiyan Blue made it’s first appearance in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ and it made more appearances in the TV series Dragon Ball Super.
What do you think about the news?
Throughout our lives, we might have encountered someone that we admired as a role model or has guided us in some life dilemma. This mentor could be a teacher at school, a coach, a boss or team leader at work, or a family friend. Whoever it is that person impacted your life in a positive manner. For this month’s OWLS topic, we will be writing about mentors or mentorships in anime and other pop culture media. Some topics we will be exploring include how a mentorship impacted a main character’s life, the types of mentor relationships a person could have, and/or personal stories about mentors or mentorships.
(Might contain spoilers to the classic version of Yu-Gi-Oh! and I am going to be using the English Dub translations instead of the Japanese)
Harkins description in portion:
Heroic Yugi squares off against archrival Kaiba in an adventure even more dangerous when the imaginary monsters in their playing cards become ferociously real… and when an old evil enters the fray. Who will win this ultimate smackdown? Whether you’re a novice Duelist or a professional, you’ll want to watch and find out!
*I will be reviewing this according to the English Dub. I didn’t watch it in Japanese.
This review will be two parts and once I get to the actual movie review, it will not contain any spoilers! This first part of the review will be my recent experience with watching an anime movie on theaters. Stay tuned and I will keep you updated on the review of the movie. For now, let’s start this experience post!
Thank God it’s Friday and thank me for the memes! Welcome back to another super deluxe of Friday Funny! I hope everyone is doing okay and I DO hope you guys are stuck on the release of Final Fantasy XV. Recently, FFXV got a re-release with all the updates from the season pass along with new content of Royal Editions which allows players experience more bosses, in-depth story and fun content. If you already owned FFXV in the beginning and want to access Royal Edition, just pay $15 and you can get more!
However, I am not here to talk about Final Fantasy; but rather, I want to tell you the news about Yu-Gi-Oh!. Announced weeks ago, 4K Media announced that they will screen the 2004 movie Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie – The Pyramid of Light. The movie will be a remaster and it will be enhanced from 2004 appearance to 2018. I am hoping to see this with my family and friend. If by any chance I see this, I will let you know my experience just like my time with the movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale. It’s funny because Sword Art Online and Yu-Gi-Oh! are one of my favorite anime, and my friend Allie and I love the series. This event play off like last year. However, unlike Sword Art Online, fans will have two days to see this movie. You can watch the movie on Mar 11th around the afternoon (12 pm) and Mar 12th at 7pm. Go reserve your tickets to see the movie. If you like the 4Kids dub of Yu-Gi-Oh!, rejoice! You might have correct me, but I hear that if you do go see the movie, fans might be able to get sneak peak of the English Dub Yu-Gi-Oh! Vrains.
With this said, let’s duel! (I also have Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links on my phone. Comment down below if you want to duel me or at least have me as your friend.)
Here is a old trailer of the Yu-Gi-Oh! movie from 2004!
Just like the Pokemon the 1st Movie, this movie had an amazing soundtrack. Listen:
We made it a long way from the beginning. From the classic, to GX, 5Ds, Zexal, Arc-V and now Vrains. I need to get back into Vrains. Here is the opening and ending themes of Vrains.
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What’s up my Otaku friends! I got some interesting news to share with you. Coming in March, we got an anime movie and it’s not Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale last year. Instead, 4Kids and Warner Bros came together are bringing back the classic 2004 Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie, also known as the Pyramid of Light. According to ANN, the movie will be back in theaters for North America and the dates are March 11th and 12th. In March 11th, the time of the movie will be at 12:55 p.m. and March 12 will be at 7:00 p.m.
In “Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie”, a heroic Yugi squares off against archrival Kaiba in an adventure even more dangerous when the imaginary monsters in their playing cards become ferociously real… and when an old evil enters the fray. Who will win this ultimate smackdown? Whether you’re a novice Duelist or a professional, you’ll want to watch and find out!
But wait, there’s more!
According to the subtext of the headlines, fans of Yu-Gi-Oh! will be treated with an added bonus of seeing a preview of the English of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. VRAINS is the sixth generation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series.
Crunchyroll describes the story:
In “Den City” where the latest network has developed, people were dueling day and night in the VR world called “LINK VRAINS” managed by SOL Technology Inc. The main character, Yusaku Fujiki is a quiet high school student with a great insight. He has been dueling, transforming himself into his avatar “Playmaker”, to battle the “The Knights of Hanoi” that plots to destroy “LINK VRAINS”.