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Samurai’s Thanksgiving Dream

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Samurai Here…and I have to tell you about this weird dream I had. Now, normally, I don’t share my dreams, but as this dream is anime related, and since this was one of my more amusing dreams and I would rather like to remember this one, I figured, as a bit of a thanksgiving treat, I would share it with you guys. More after the break.

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The “Dragon Soul” English Dub Power Countdown!

Hey guys! Samurai here! As you’re probably already aware, on November 8, Dragon Ball Z Kai made its debut on Toonami with much fanfare. One piece [no pun intended] of that fanfare that greeted Kai upon its arrival to the anime time slot was the opening theme song “Dragon Soul”. However, instead of the original Japanese opening, we were given the Sonny Strait English version of the song. Upon further research, I discovered that there are at least 7 different versions of “Dragon Soul” floating around out there, performed by different Funimation voice actors/actresses. I found myself wondering “I wonder how they stack up against each other?”

So, like the good otaku scientist I am, I went to YouTube, collected 7 versions of “Dragon Soul” like the mystical dragon balls, burned them to a disk, and went to the one place where I know I can get quality results–my 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, nicknamed “Jiro 2″. Don’t judge me; music just seems to sound better when played through my stereo. After driving around the greater Baton Rouge area for most of the late afternoon blasting “Dragon Soul”,  I came to a conclusion–I have WAY too much time on my hands. Then I came to another conclusion–that all the versions I listened to were different in their own way. Some were flawless, some were flawed. But all of them were good overall! So, that being said, here’s my countdown from “Meh” to “HELLZ YEAH!!”

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Breaking News: “Naruto” Manga To End in 5 Weeks-ttebayo

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Hey guys, Samurai here, and I have some breaking news for you guys of some historic consequence. Masashi Kishimoto, creator of the long running series “Naruto”, announced today that his series will end in 5 weeks. Anime News Network reports that the final volume of the series will be released on November 10th.

The end of the “Naruto” manga will bring the end to one of the longest running and popular manga series around, having first appeared on the scene in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, and spinning off a wildly popular, multi-season anime, movies, video games, and toy franchise among many other things. Here in the US, “Naruto” has served as a gateway manga and anime series for many fans, and has, in some small circles, been referred to as this generations DragonBall Z.

News: Renton Gives Birth, Pharrell Turns into an Anime and a Samurai Turns Rōnin

1391719685959Welp, it was bound to happen sooner or later! Hey guys, Samurai here! Yes, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ll get into why it’s been so long since I actually wrote up a review…or much of anything for a while, but let’s start off with some good news, shall we? Anime News Network reports that Renton Thurston has just given birth to a bouncing baby today. Yes, I’m just as confused as you guys are as to how the heck Renton was able to have kids, what with the lacking of the appropriate equipment, but that’s what Anime News Network reports, so I guess it must be true. Congrats to the proud papa and–

[::phone rings::] Excuse me. [::answers::] Yes? Uh-huh. Oh…Ohhhhhhh…I got it now. Uh-huh. Yeah, that makes more sense. Okay. Yeah, thanks. Bye.

Ahem. Forgive me, everyone. It seems as though I was mistaken. That’s what happens, I guess, when you’re out of the writing loop for so long. I’ll correct myself and more after the break!

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Adventure 03 Update

Greetings all, I’d be remiss in my duties if I did not share what I knew.

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After a month of playing a tedious game the people of the internet (including myself) came together and was awarded the above screenshot. I’d like to first thank everyone that made that possible. Now let’s begin analysis. Frankly it’s absolutely nothing. The silhouette is clearly Yagami Taichi. The text is clear enough but the English translation they gave leaves out it was indeed Hikari telling Taichi to have a nice day. Other then that. We got nothing other then… WE get to play the game again! YAYYYY.

Stay tuned for more.