Dragonball Z

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Above: In the weeks following any awesome con there’s always a flood of great cosplay. Proof in point, this kick ass WWII Wonder Woman worn by Jessica Lynn. Those Nazis won’t know what hit ’em. (Fashionably Geek)

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This absolutely has to be the year that the world is going to end because news like this is just too good to be true. Anime nerds around the world have begun to rejoice over the news of Dragonball Z creator Akira Toriyama has confirmed there will be another DBZ movie. This time however they’re going back to anime since we all know how well the live-action adaptation did.

Originally thought of as nothing more than a wish from a floating dragon, Toriyama has said that the ball has already begun rolling, and they’re currently involved in the screenwriting process. And best of all: it’s going to be canon!

Apparently, this new animated movie will take place between the Majin Buu saga and the epilogue, set 10 years after the final major fight in the series. For those keeping track, this is between chapters 517 and 518 of the Japanese manga, so you hardcore Dragonball fans will already know about this. Sure, every movie that has been made in accordance to the anime was ridiculous (except the one where Goku gets punched in the dragon balls), but it’ll still be better than the crap they pulled with Dragonball Evolution.

Be sure to expect its release on March 30, 2013 (even if you can’t read Japanese you can still know what a date is). Are you excited for another round of constant yelling and awkwardly long stare downs between two super powered space aliens?

Source: Topless Robot

If you are an Anime fan, you’ll know that the three longest running Anime/Manga so far are Once Piece, Naruto and Bleach. I remember these particular Anime/Manga appearing around the end of my freshman and the beginning of my sophomore year of high school. I’m currently a Senior in COLLEGE. So yeah, these three Titans of the Anime/Manga world have been around longer than many other Anime or Manga in ciruculation since Inuyasha, Dragonball Z, and my favorite Sailor Moon, which is making a comeback with bi-monthly reprints that started earlier this year.

In February, a Japanese Magazine made a small announcement that the Bleach anime series would be ending March 27th, and it set the Internet on fire. People began making theories of what would become of Bleach. Some said it would make a comeback with a slightly different name, like Naruto did when it became Naruto: Shippuden and went forward in time from the events of the  former series. Others though, began to slowly accept the reality that the show was really over and instead began the contemplation of how long the manga would last.

(original article from Japan announcing the last episode of Bleach)

Seeing as Tite Kubo, the creator of Bleach, has been saying that the current arc of Bleach in manga format will be the “last arc” there has been no definite date or year that this arc will finish. This is what is leading many to speculate that there will be a small break of non-filler/no air time, before they just pop back up with the LAST season.  As of today, two days after the set ending of the show, there have been no reports of the show coming back on air just reminders that the manga is still being released.

The U.S & United Kingdom will probably not begin to see the last arc until about a year or so from now, after it is dubbed. Voice actors Johnny Young Bosch, Stephanie Sheh, Michelle Ruff, Jamieson Price, and  the other members of the American cast will assuredly be missed for their roles in such a monumental piece of otaku/anime culture that has made a large impact on the current generation of Anime/Manga lovers everywhere.

While I’m sure some Otaku’s may be reading this, my friends included,wondering whether I’ll give spoilers or my opinion on the last episode I’ll just let you know now that I’m not planning on it unless there is a ‘desperate’ need for my opinion. If you’d like to know what happened in the last episode “google it” and you’ll find many blogs that have posted up a play by play with comments on the last episode.

The last episode of the series Ep. 366  entitled Changing History, Unchanging Hearts is part of the 16th Season, also known as the Lost Substitute Shinigami arc. The arc takes place seventeen months after the teenager Ichigo Kurosaki lost his Soul Reaper powers and meets a man known as Kugō Ginjō who proposes him to recover them.
What are your favorite memories involving Bleach? Whether its meeting with friends in High School or College, what was your favorite arc, or if it helped you through a difficult time go ahead and share with us we want to hear your story?

DBZ Rap: Livin’ In A Saiyan Paradise

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Here are two things of my childhood mashed together as I remember the nineties while listening to this rap parody done in character. And I’m not talking about Coolio, I’m talking about that the rap is done in character by the characters of DragonBall Z. From Vegeta raping about his home planet to Piccolo rapping about the balls are inert, they were able to get some internet meme’s in there.

Whether it be an Android’s Paradise, a Dragon’s Paradise, a Namek’s Paradise, or a Saiyan Paradise, check the video out as it’s done well (although, I will admit, I could pull a better Vegeta) and let’s hope Coolio doesn’t freak out that some one has once again parody his music.

Source: Dorkly

dragon-ball-kaiWere you tired of all the excessive screaming? Were you tired of all the filler in the series? Were you as angry as I was when Freeza said that Namek will explode in 5 minutes and it dragged on to 15 episodes or so? If you said yes to any of the above, you are in luck! Dragonball Kai is pretty much Dragonball Z with none of the filler, that means no fake Namek, no Garlic Jr., and more. This morning it was recently announced by Navarre, which is Funimation’s parent company, that Dragonball Kai has been licensed and will be released later this year.

I’ve been watching Dragonball Kai when it first came out in Japan early last year and have been enjoying the fast pace. How fast you asked? Well, Raditz died in episode 5 in Dragonball Z and in Kai, he died in episode 3 and not even a year later, Kai is already at Goku vs. Freeza. I’m happy to see that one of my favorite series is still going strong after 25 years. If there is only one upsetting thing about Kai is that the Driver’s License episode will be taken out as that was one of my favorite filler episode.

Update: Looks like the Funimation Blog revealed that it will be called Dragonball Z Kai.

Source: Daizenshuu EX, Funimation Blog