Shippuden Episode 323 Review

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Sadly, not as awesome as last week’s episode was, but it wasn’t too bad either.

There was too much dialogue going on at the beginning which almost makes you think this will be a talky episode, but those who have read a head and know whats coming in the story know better, and so we stick with the episode because we know badassery is afoot.

The episode picks up about midway through with it’s action. And let’s face it the episode is called “the five kage assemble,” not “the five kage show up and fight.”

So I went into this one not expecting to see a lot. Sadly that’s one of the areas that I think the Ninja Storm games shine better than the anime. You get the 5 kage fight, and damn do you get it!

It ends with more orless how the manga chapter ended with Naruto and “Masked Madara” (like we don’t all know who he is now.) headbutting into each other.

Overall I give this episode a 3 out of 5

There was lots of dialogue and explanation, but not too unnecessary that it served no purpose. All dialogue moved the plot forward, and at least it wasn’t moving at a snails pace like Attack on Titan is.

That anime is frustrating. Seriously, if you like the anime DO NOT READ THE MANGA! Please just continue to enjoy the anime, once you are current you will hate the anime for moving so slowly.

Preview

So the next episode will be the Jinchuriki fight and judging from the title, it will have a bit to do with bubble boy the 6 tails jinchuriki.

Please god stick to the story, we get it, you met him before in the anime, but you didn’t in the manga so please do not make a whole episode about Naruto coming to terms with having to fight this guy.

That’s all for now guys, I’ll see you again when I review the manga.

– Gothic Gaara –

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The Lost Tower finally Arrives!!!

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So the trailer for the Lost tower is coming soon. And whether you like the dub or not this is good news, because it means the movie will be available to add to your collection of Narutardness!!!

This is worthy of a “Shannaro”

I remember how hyped up to see this movie when it was only in theaters in Japan. I can’t wait to sit down and watch this one at home.

But the best part about this announcement is we finally have a release date!

September 19, so get your frog wallets full for this one!

If you don’t know the premise, here is a brief rundown that isn’t spoiler heavy.

Forgettable movie villain messes with time Naruto gets sent back around 20 years.

He fights with several members of Konoha back then including papa Hokage.

There is so much awesome stuff in just the parts where no one is fighting going on in the past.

If you a fan of Minato, Kakashi, and Naruto. You will want to add this one to your collection.

For full details you can read the full story on Crunchyroll.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/08/01-1/video-naruto-shippuden-the-movie-the-lost-tower-official-english-trailer

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Episode 322 – Madara Uchiha Review

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So , if you didn’t know. The fillers in the anime for this year finally ended at episode 321 so you should definitely hop onto Crunchyroll and check out the anime starting there.

Now onto this episode.

OMG!!! This is why we watch anime. So much action going on in this episode and the animation was not the crappy Pein vs six tailed Naruto animation we saw before.

Madara shows up at the battle field and lays waste to every thing like I knew he was going to, but this is where I think the anime exceeds the manga.

The manga does a good job of being engaging and quicker to get through the story, and it definitely has just as much emotional draw, but when it comes to the action the anime wins hands down.

This is one of the times that I am not mad at the animation team for adding more to it.

In the manga Madara laid waste yes, but it was quick and focused too much on the attacks and Jutsus he used.

First you see Madara just jumping in using hand to hand and basic weapons, and just owning every ninja he comes across. This really drives it home that he has more than earned his reputation as being god like. And let’s face it, he is the best Sharringan user by far just by this episode alone. He doesn’t even put Susano’o out for a while and when he does he just starts massacring everything in sight.

When he does finally unleash the Rinnengan it seems he’s already wiped out half of the troops there. And when he does finally summon “meteor” it’s just because he wants to look flashy. And when the second one hits it’s made more dramatic by how hard Oonoki had to work to stop the first one and the after math.

In the manga we really didn’t get to see just how much damage Madara did to the shinobi forces. Seeing so many dead or injured ninja really brought the point across.

The conversation between Madara and Kabuto through Muu also seemed to be a way to help the story continue forward instead of a break from the action to explain what’s going on, and then we go back to the action. Or in terms everyone here can get. It didn’t feel like kidney punch, kidney punch, kidney punch, and pause… stomach punch style of fighting.

But this is just my opinion, and I want to know yours. So leave a comment and let me know what you thought of the episode.

-Gothic Gaara-

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Momocon Video game live dub panel

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The crew sits down for a nice quiet dubbing of Ninja Storm 3 at Momocon… yeah right!
Come see what crazy trouble we get into this time at Momo!

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Episode 155 news, Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals!!!

News

“Evangelion 3.0” Breaks Box Office Record in Japan

Even Hollywood entertainment bible Variety has taken note, and has reported that Shinji, Asuka, Rei and co. have just sold US$13.9 million, making this the biggest opening weekend of any movie this year in Japan. Part of that success is that the film was playing everywhere (224 screens in all) and even took over all nine screens at the Shinjuku Wald 9 theater with shows starting at 6am on opening day. Unreported in the Variety article is the “repeat viewing” effect, where wild Eva fans would exit the theater only to turn around and march right back in to watch it over again to try and figure out what the heck they had just seen. Other fan reactions are ranging from “WTF” to “Nani kore?” (“What is this?”). While it’s not a bad movie, it’s certainly not a conventional one either. The fact that it is likely to out-perform the previous two Rebuild of Evangelion films is kind of remarkable in that respect. Are you surprised by this or is it to be expected from Eva?

Evangelion Rhinestones Offered For iPhones

Lets face it, the image caught my attention just like it did yours.

Believe it of not Eva fans coan now decorate their decorate the home button of their iPhone with something a bit gaudy, Strapya has begun offering Eva 3.0 cubic zirconia gems and gold color finish coins in the motifs of NERV, Seele, Ayanami Rei, Ikari Shinji, Asuka Langley, and Makinami Mari Illustrious. Both varieties are selling for 945 yen (US $11.61) each. To me this just sounds like a waste of money, but what do you think?

“Kung Fu Hustle” Director/Star Adapts “Journey to the West”

“God of Manga” Osamu Tezuka became associated with his adaptation of classic spiritual epic Journey to the West such as the biographical anime about him, I Am Son Goku, referred to it. Akira Toriyama gained international fame with a little spoof called Dragon Ball. Now Kung Fu Hustle’s martial arts comedy master Stephen Chow is ready to put his mark on the oft adapted legend. Chow is on board to direct, write and produce the film. Current plans don’t have him starring in the picture. The Chinese production is offering something on-par with Hollywood blockbuster standards. Do you trust Stephen Chow to do a good job, or is this just another flop waiting to happen?

Dark Horse Previews “The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia”

While Dark Horse’s release of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, came out back in August hitting #1 status on Amazon’s best seller list. The hardcover tome version is due out on January 29, 2013. But is this really worth shelling out shelling those hard earned rupies? Hyrule Historia packs nearly 300 pages of Zelda history, from the much-debated timeline to creator interviews, concept art, an exclusive Akira Himekawa comic, and more. But the question of whether or not it’s truly worth it is up for you to decide. So use your Triforce of Wisdom well and let us know what you decide.

Gamer Plays “CoD: Black Ops II” for Five and a Half Days

Gamer Okan Kaya of Australia (28) went for a wolrd gaming record on CoD Black Ops 2 recently. The good news is he was not sent to the hospital and is just fine. The bad news? He was playing CoD and not Halo 4. (Looking forward to your hateraid in the comments below.) Following new Guinness regulations that allowed him a ten-minute break every hour (which could also be taken consecutively). So he operated with a bit of a safety net on this one. There was plenty of attention given to Kaya’s marathon multiplayer session, like bringing in new witnesses every four hours, with video footage of the marathon being sent to Guinness for verification. While it hasn’t been confirmed as the world record yet, the previous longest time was held by two Canadian gamers playing the Resistance games for 120 hours and 7 minutes. Gotta love those Canadian gamers.

“It was a lot of fun, but I’m glad it’s over,” Kaya said after the event was over.

It seems FPS’s are all the rage when it comes to marathoning right now, but if you were going to marathon a game what would it be and why? And how long do you think you would last?

Is Microsoft Planning An “Xbox Live” TV Set-Top Box for 2013?

Let me be honest, I don’t understand most of what was said in this article, but you might so I’m just gonna be lazy and copy and paste what I read and maybe you can translate for me.

Hot on the heels of the first reports of the specifications for the next Xbox console last weekend, tech site The Verge is reporting on multiple confirmations received from sources whithin Microsoft that are acknowledging the existence of an Xbox-branded set-top box for televisions in the same vein as a Roku or OnLive box, which in theory would allow for casual gaming instead of the more complete gaming experience found on current consoles and is being slated for next year’s holiday season alongside the next Xbox console.

Xbox Live Entertainment

The box itself would be running select parts of the recently released Windows 8 operating system, inline with Microsoft’s internal “One Windows, Many Devices” strategy currently employed with the Microsoft Surface tablet and Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. The company is also said to be heavily considering the addition of a cellular telephony component for porting to its latest mobile operating system and future devices for a complete Xbox Live experience as well as licensing the software to television manufacturers as an integrated “smart TV” platform with gaming capabilities. While Microsoft has yet to even acknowledge the specifications of its next console, the idea that it would be adopting a simpler set-top box and possible smart TV platform as a secondary alternative for those that aren’t dedicated gamers isn’t all that surprising, considering its current direction with Xbox Live being more focused on general entertainment options for streaming content (including an app for Crunchyroll) than straightforward gaming, especially with today’s earlier domain transfer leak adding credence to the rumor, which includes a domain for “Xbox Live TV”. For its part, Microsoft has released a statement neither confirming nor explicitly denying the plans:

“Xbox 360 has found new ways to extend the console lifecycle by introducing controller-free experiences with Kinect and re-inventing the console with a new dashboard and new entertainment content partnerships. We are always thinking about what is next for our platform and how to continue to defy the lifecycle convention.”

 With Microsoft’s plans for next year coming into focus, what does everyone think about this?

Toonami Schedules Naruto’s Return

You wanted it, you got it! Guess whose back on the Toonami block?! Yup, that hyper lovable ninja is back! For those of you groaning about how it’s not Shippuden, just remember that Disney owns the rights to that series right now. So Cartoon Network can’t touch it. On December 1st our favorite ramen eating orange ninja returns to his Toonami home. This will be all uncut, so there will be blood this time around. The plan is to start from the very beginning of the series and go through the whole story. Keep your fingers crossed that CN can work out a deal with Disney to grab up Shippuden before the 80 episode filler arc starts. Here’s a look at the schedule once it starts back up.

The schedule going into effect includes:

12 – Bleach
12:30 – Naruto
1 – Tenchi Muyo GXP
1:30 – Thundercats
2 – Samurai 7
2:30 – Symbionic Titan
3 – Eureka 7
3:30 – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
4 – Cowboy Bebop
4:30 – Cowboy Bebop
5 – Inuyasha
5:30 – Inuyasha

So what do you think, are you glad to have him back and what are you looking forward to seeing on Toonami next?

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

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We hope everyone was safe during Black Friday. Personally I think the concept is crazy, not the sales part, just the people acting like total mindless retards to get the latest whatever. Cyber Monday in my opinion is better. Since it’s all online, you don’t have to worry about all that violence that gets spread over YouTube each year. But is there anything going on for the anime fan out there. Well grab your parents and your wishlist, because there are some crazy awesome deals out there for you too! Just remember to share this info with you fiends and family so they know what to give you!

Crunchyroll

It seems Crunchyroll is slicing the price on their premium subscription. All the anime you could want to watch streaming online in glorious 1080p. Show the industry you care by helping to support the official releases at a cheap cheap price.

Funimation

From Afro Samurai Blu-ray to just $10 to the longest savings deadline yet FUNimation is making sure you can get what you want for the Holidays. Starting on Sunday all the way through the 23rd FUNi is putting discounts on so much awesome stuff you will squee yourself to sleep on Christmas Eve.

The RightStuffUSA

Right stuff is getting you set for the holidays with some crazy discounts on your favorite anime series.

And the best deals around on all your favorite manga titles!

Comics

Crazy deals going on in the world of comics too!!!

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Episode 153 Show Notes!!!

Podcast News

Deadline for the Fairy Tail Podcast feed is coming up.

Switching to Justin.TV steams starting Tonight

News will still be conducted over YouTube via Google+ as a separate segment.

What do you guys think of our news segments, are they informative and should we keep doing them?

Our first interview from GMX is up on our channel!

Anime News

VIDEO: “Assassin’s Creed III” Style Real-Life Parkour

What did you think of this video?

Is this something you would like to see more of?

olice Mistake “Resident Evil” Cosplayer as Armed Suspect

How does this look for future cosplayers?

Do you understand why the cops were called?

What is you take on this situation?

Do you think that it was handled appropriately?

Latest Look at the “Blue Exorcist” Anime Movie

How do you feel about Blue Excorsist?

Are you excited for this movie?

What did you think of the trailer?

Spanish Distributor Reveals Live-Action “Rurouni Kenshin” Sequel in Development

Are you happy to hear that a sequel is in the works?

Or are you going to hold back until the official work comes out?

What do you plan to do when you finally get to sit down and watch this movie?

What do you think about the film’s sucess thus far?

Fans Jump On “One Piece” Creator’s Kenshin Tribute

Did you know Oda was an assistant on Kenshin?

How do you feel about his portrayal of Kenshin himself?

Do you agree with the Japanese fans, or do you think they are being too harsh?

“Evangelion” Fans Find Victoria’s Secret Angel Model’s Outfit Shockingly Familiar

Are you really surprised that Victoria’s Secret is ripping off Eva?

What are you thoughts on this?

And would you wear it?

If You’re Named “Shinji,” “Rei” or “Asuka” Head Over to Izakaya Pub for Your Evangelion Discount

Is this good promotion?

Would this make you want to go to the bar if you were close by?

Why or why not?

VIDEO: Comedy Horror Film “Dead Sushi” Japanese Trailers Posted

What were your thoughts on this trailer?

Is this a genre of movie you would watch?

Would you watch this movie if available near you?

Latest Looks at “Fate/EXTRA CCC” and “Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya”

Are you excited for more Fate/ series?

Happy to see old characters again?

What were your thoughts on the first 2 series?

Should this have even been made?

Gaming News

China Likely To Lift Gaming Console Ban

Did you know that consoles were banned in China?

How does this story make you feel?

Are you glad that they could have console gaming soon?

VIDEO: Latest “Gintama No Sugoroku” PSP Game Preview and Commercial

What do you think of the trailer for this game?

Glad to see Gintama on the PSP?

What do you think of Gintama as a whole?

VIDEO: Nintendo Outlines Network ID and More Wii U Online Details

What did you think of the video?

Does this make you want to purchase a Wii U?

Did you see anything you like?

If so, what?

VIDEO: The Mini Mario Orchestra’s “Epic RPG Medley”

What were your thoughts on this video?

Was your favorite RPG theme in there?

What other RPG themes would you have added?

VIDEO: Freddie Prinze Discusses “Mass Effect: Paragon Lost” Then Apologizes

Do you guys think that an apology was necessary?

Does this make him seem better or worse in your eyes?

Will this change whether you pick up the movie or not?

VIDEO: “Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3” Arena Interaction Preview

Harley Quinn! Show us your BURNING PASSION with Kotobukiya!

Gonna join in the contest?

Coming Soon with Kakuzu

Manga Review

Current Chapter

What did you think of seeing Kakashi and Obito fight?

Did you like how Kakashi slipped out of Obito’s Jutsu?

What did you think of Naruto’s actions this week?

Gai Sensei stepped up and stopped Madara’s attack, do you think he might be able to take him on and would he have to open the 8th gate to do it?

What do you think is going to happen in the next chapter?

Shonen Jump Alpha

Black Zetsu is part of Madara and White Zetsu is Part of Hashirama, so what are you’re thoughts on Zetsu now?

Now that you know the story behind how Obito became Tobi how do you feel about him now?

Did this change you opinion of him?

So the “Good Boy” Tobi was really white Zetsu’s personality, do you think Zetsu is a good boy?

Now that we know the Gedo Statue is the shell of the 10 Tails what are your thoughts on the 10 Tails revival?

Q&A

You wanna know, we’re gonna tell you?

Be careful what you ask, you may get an honest answer!

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Episode 151 show notes and news links!

Episode 51

Post Show

Podcast News

Should we be seeking sponsors and what could we do to help our audience grow?

Honestly, what segments would you like to see us add and what should we maybe throw away?

Are you spreading the word online to get people to come and watch the show?

What sites should we be on to spread the word about KC? And would you be willing to post info from the show?

What do you think of the new website for KC?

Are you glad we post our news info early?

News

Please leave comments on the website because we don’t always see them on YouTube

Cute Cat Cardboard Cosplay

If you like cats make sure to check this one out! 

“Dragon Ball Z Budokai” Screens Compare Original and HD Versions

Comparing one side to the other, what do you think? Should this have been done or is it a waste of money?

VIDEO: “Sonic Jump” Trailer Forces Sonic to Stop Running for Once

Are you going to go out and get this? Was this a good move for Sonic? Are you tired of seeing him? Or should he just stick to console gaming?

VIDEO: “Toriko” English Dub Trailer

I’ve never seen this show, I know very little about it, but the trailer made me interested. Do you like the show? Are you glad FUNimation got a hold of it? Are you going to go buy it? Are you glad it’s being dubbed? Should it be on TV?

Amazon.co.jp Opens Online Pokémon Store, Offers Life-Size Pikachu

Is this a step in the right direction for Japanese retailers to possibly market regional items for other countries? What do you think the fair price should be for items from Japan? Is shipping too expensive? Let us know if you would use Amazon.co.jp to buy items, and if you have, what have you bought?

“One Piece Film Z” to Feature Singer Avril Lavigne

Is this really a good thing? Would you like to see more English artists involved in anime music? What would be your dream musician to do a song for an anime series and which series?

Latest “Hunter x Hunter” and “One Piece” Anime Movie Sneak Peeks

What are your thoughts on either of these upcoming films? Are you excited? Do you know anything about either series? If so what are you most looking forward to?

“Battle Royale” Audio Book Offered for Download

Is this something you would by, or do you need the visual for this to enjoy it? What did you think of the movie? Finally which do you like better Battle Royale or the Hunger Games?

Hands-On: Shueisha’s “Jump Book Store” Digital Manga Platform

Do you think this is good news for Japan? What ideas from this would you like to see used in Alpha? Is it a fair price, yes or no and why?

“Senran Kagura” Bouncy Ninja Anime Slated for January 2013

Do you know about this series? Are you looking forward to it coming to anime next year? Are you tired of Ninjas? Should Tsunade make a cameo?

PS Vita Version of “Jet Set Radio” Gets Delayed

How many of you even know what Jet Set Radio is? Do you like the music? What console is your favorite to play it on? And are you looking forward to its release on the PS Vita?

FEATURE: “Resident Evil 6” Review

Have you seen my play throughs so far? Do you like the Resident Evil Franchise? What is your zombie plan? Whose story do you like the most so far? Who is your favorite character in the series? Movies Vs. Games, who kicks more ass and why?

 

Crunchyroll Rolls Out 720p Support On PS3 App!

Do you use this app? Are you looking forward to it coming out on the 360? What shows are you hoping to watch on either console in HD? Is this a good move for Crunchyroll? Should there be a theatre mode, where you can hang out with friends and comment with them about the show as you watch it?

“Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3” to Feature “Dragon Ball” Costume

 Is this a feature you are looking forward to?

Does this even really matter?

Are you going to pre-order to get this, or were you going to do it anyway?

Naruto To Celebrate 500 Anime Episodes with Filler Arc – Chikara Force!

Dear god why?!

Do we really need more filler?

Hidan is back, is it good or bad?

Is this really how we should be celebrating 500 episodes?

Are the writers just trying to get the anime cancelled?

Upcoming releases

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Anime Recap

Sai-tastic episode.

What did you think of Kakashi Vs. the Helmsplitter?

Do you think getting more story behind the sealing technique with Sai was a good move or a waste of time?

Were you happy to see Rock Lee back in action in the anime?

Manga Recap

Current

Now that we know what made Obito become Tobi what are your thoughts?

How will this turn out for Naruto and Kakashi?

Is Madara the unbeatable god character?

Or did he screw up when he released himself from Edo Tensei?

SJ Alpha

The poo tastic chapter!

Where you glad to see some flash backs of team Minato?

Did you like seeing how alike Obito and Naruto are?

Is it possible for Naruto to have another heart to heart with Obito and stop him?

Or are they destined to fight?

Obito Trains while Zetsu shows his derpy side, what did you think of goofy Zetsu?

What did you think of the explanation about how Zetsu and Obito merged to become Tobi?

Debate

Screw the election, we are gonna talk about the issues that really matter!!!

You’re Naruto questions answered here.

Q&A

You wanna know, we’re gonna tell you?

Be careful what you ask, you may get an honest answer!

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