The Greatness of Initial D by Landon F.

I often reminisce about the time when I first discovered the Anime Initial D for the First Time. May 26th, 2015. I started to play the game. At first, it didn’t strike me as anything special. However as the years roll along, the series has grown to something that I admire as one of the greats. It is a anime that I would recommend anyone should watch. Godlike music, excellent chorography, hilarious moments of comedy, and characters that one as a person can relate to.

Review: SD Gundam Force

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the anime series SD (Superior Defender) Gundam Force.

This series consists of 52 episodes (26 episodes per season), making it the longest Gundam series ever broadcast. The storyline of this series involves multiple dimensions as well as characters who traverse between them.

The dimensional locations that are introduced in Season 1 are:

  • The Dark Axis’ home dimension (A dark and desolate realm where evil is absolute);
  • The City of Neotopia (A modern-themed city where people and robots live/work/play together in peace and prosperity); and
  • The Kingdom of Lacroa (A medieval Europe-themed realm where chivalrous knights and magic reign supreme).

The dimensional locations that are introduced in Season 2 are:

  • The Minov Boundary Sea (A location that is set between dimensions); and
  • The Land of Ark (A feudal Japan-themed country where courage and honorable swordsmanship stand triumphant).

In this series, The Dark Axis intends to invade/conquer/destroy any and all dimensions they come across. Fortunately, there is a military force in Neotopia known as the SDG (Super Dimensional Guard), whose goal is to protect/save/restore any and all dimensions in distress.

The main protagonists in both seasons of this series are:

  • Shute (Human Boy)(SDG! Special Member)(Home: Neotopia);
  • Princess Rele (Full Name: Relehimana Miya de Lacroa)(Human Girl)(Home: Lacroa);
  • Captain Gundam (Military Gundam)(Home: Neotopia)(Weapons: Helmet-equipped Vulcans/Wrist-mounted Missile Launchers/Light Beam Rifle/Shield/Beam Saber);
  • Zero: The Winged Knight (Knight Gundam)(Home: Lacroa)(Weapons: Legendary, Sacred Buster Sword/Shield/Magic/Flight); and
  • Bakunetsumaru: The Blazing Samurai (Musha Gundam)(Home: Ark)(Companion: Entengo, Bakunetsumaru’s trusty steed)(Weapons: Twin Katanas “The right-sheathed sword he wields in his left hand is one of Ark’s Five Sacred Swords”).

The main antagonists in Season 1 are:

  • Zapper Zaku (Squad Leader #1)(Home: The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Twin Machine Guns/A Shoulder-mounted Giant Gatling Gun/An Axe);
  • Grappler Gouf (Squad Leader #2)(Home: The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Sword/Shield/Claw Arm/Left Arm-based Missile Launcher);
  • Destroyer Dom (Squad Leader #3)(Home: The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Twin One-handed Bazookas); and
  • Commander Sazabi (Invasion Force Leader)(Home: The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Body-Infused Beam Blasters/Chest & Shoulder-infused Cannons/Energy Shield/Twin Beam Sabers.)

The main antagonists in Season 2 are:

  • Deathscythe: Knight of Darkness (Home: Lacroa/The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Dual-sided Energy Scythe/Dark Magic);
  • Kibaomaru: Warlord of Ark (Home: ARK/The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Katana/The Zanba Sword “A Long, Jagged Blade resembling a Lightning Bolt);
  • Professor Gerbera aka Madnug (Chief Science Officer)(Home: The Dark Axis)(Weapon: Twin Beam Rifles); and
  • General Zeong (An Evil Mecha-Deity as well as the Leader of The Dark Axis)(Home: The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Hand Cannons/Mouth-infused Mega Cannon).

Truly, this series is a perfect cross between U.S. cartoons and Japanese animations.

There is also a Gameboy Advance version of this series that covers the events of the 1st season, as well as a PlayStation 2 version of this series called SD Gundam Force: Showdown, which has its own original story.

In conclusion, I found this Gundam series to be a totally funny, excitingly entertaining and incredibly awesome.

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Inuyasha: Secret of the Cursed Mask (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Inuyasha: Secret of the Cursed Mask for the PlayStation 2. This game was first released on March 18, 2004.

In this game, the main protagonist you play will either be a boy or a girl, per your choice. In this game, you somehow end up being transported from the storehouse at your family’s shrine in modern Tokyo all the way back to feudal Japan. Once there, you team up with Inuyasha and his friends as you try to find a way back to your era, as well as to unlock the mysteries behind your newfound, cosmic powers called Shikigami.

The protagonists in this game are:

  • Michiru Kururugi: Male/Kaname Kururugi: Female (Main Protagonist)(Human)(Power: Shikigami);
  • Inuyasha: Male (A Hanyo – Translation: Half-Demon)(Weapons: Claws/Sword-Tetsusaiga);
  • Kagome Higurashi: Female (Human)(Weapons: Spiritual Powers/Bow & Arrows);
  • Shippo: Male (Fox Demon Child)(Weapon: Fox Magic/Transformation Abilities);
  • Miroku: Male (Human/Monk)(Weapons: Staff/Sacred Sutras/Wind Tunnel-A Cursed Power imbedded in his Right Hand);
  • Sango: Female (Human/Demon Slayer)(Weapons: Sword/A Giant Boomerang called Hiraikotsu); and
  • Sesshomaru: Male (Dog Demon/Inuyasha’s Older Step-Brother)(Weapons: Claws/Swords-Tenseiga and Tokijin).

The antagonists in this game are:

  • Naraku: Male (Demon),
  • Kagura: Female (Demon/Wind Sorceress),
  • Kanna: Female (Demon/Kagura’s Little Sister)
  • Kohaku: Male (Human/Sango’s Little Brother/Demon Slayer),
  • Koga: Male (Wolf Demon/Inuyasha’s Rival),
  • Utsugi: Male/Female (Main Antagonist)

In conclusion, I found this to be one of the best Role Playing Games that I ever played. The story line was very interesting and kept me involved in the game.  I would strongly recommend it for anyone who is a fan of all things anime.

Anime Review Trigun by Sonja


I recently started watching an older anime called Trigun from 1998. It’s the story of the wild west, not on earth but on the planet Mars where humans began creating cities and small towns. Gun men roam the land taking bounties on criminals for money. One of these gunmen is the famous Vash the Stampede. People have said he is a soulless heartless man who will destroy everything in his path. Two insurance ladies Meryln Stryfe and Millie Thompson have been sent to track down the famous gunman in order to prevent more damage to towns. When they finally meet him he is not what they thought. He is kind and funny and not a heartless person and so they follow him and go on crazy adventures. I loved watching this anime. It was really good and the characters are charming and likable. For those who like anime with great stories and deep characters others will love. The anime is from the 90s but just because it’s from an older time still it’s great to watch. 

Final Fantasy VII: ReMake (Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview Final Fantasy VII: Remake for the PlayStation 4. The game is a remake of the 1997 game Final Fantasy VII for the PlayStation 1.

 

Square Enix “ the company that invented Final Fantasy” plans to release the game in episodic installments, with the first scheduled for release on April 10, 2020. The first installment covers the beginning of the game’s storyline from bombing a Mako Reactor to fleeing The City of Midgar.

 

The protagonists in the first installment are Cloud Strife (an Ex-Soldier turned Mercenary)(Weapon: Buster Sword), Barrel Wallace (the leader of the Rebel Force: Avalanche)(Weapon: Gun-Arm), Tifa Lockhart (Cloud’s childhood friend and a member of Avalanche)(Weapon: Martial Arts), Aerith Gainsborough (a Flower Girl and the sole survivor of an Ancient Race known as the Centra)(Weapons: Staff/Magic) and Red XIII aka Nanaki (a Red Lion/Wolf-like Beast).

 

The antagonists in the first installment are Sephiroth (a Legendary Super-Soldier)(Weapon: Masamune), President Shinra (a tyrannical businessman), Heidegger (President Shinra’s assistant and the Head of Public Safety “a euphemism for the military), Scarlet (the Head of Shinra’s Weapons Development), Palmer (the Head of Shinra’s Space Program), Tseng (the Leader of the Turks “ President’s Elite BodyGuards”), Reno and Rude (Members of the Turks) and Hojo (the Head of Shinra’s Bio-Chemical Research).

 

In conclusion, I strongly believe that this game will surpass it’s PS1 counterpart on a level of global proportions and in turn exceed all expectations, beliefs and ideals concerning the vast world of Final Fantasy VII.

TMNT : Turtles Forever (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie TMNT: Turtles Forever. This movie was first released on October 29, 2009. This animated TMNT movie takes place in the 2003 animated series as well as both the 1987 cartoon series and the 1984 Mirage comics series (Turtle Prime).

The protagonists in this movie are the TMNT (2003), TMNT (1987), TMNT (1984), Splinter (2003), Splinter (1987), April O’Neil (2003), April O’Neil (2003) and Casey Jones (2003).

The antagonists in this movie are Shredder (2003), Shredder (1987), Shredder (1984), Krang (1987), Karai (2003), Bebop & Rocksteady (1987) and Hun (Human/Turtle)(2003). 

We also see cameos of the Super Turtles (Leonardo-Graviturtle, Donatello-Shellectro, Raphael-Griddex, Michelangelo-Blobboid), the 1990 Turtles (Live-Action)(1990), the Apocalyptic Turtles (Same As It Never Was), the TMNT (2007)  and the Metal Turtles (1996 OVA).

In conclusion, I found this TMNT movie to be the ultimate, anniversary celebration to Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird’s entire TMNT franchise. Truly a “Turtle Powered/Ninja Timed/Green Machined/Cowabunga” accomplishment on their part.

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(Trailers)

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Preview)

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming game Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. This game is scheduled to be released on Friday, January 17, 2020.

 

This game follows the exploits of Goku and his friends as they traverse the Dragon Ball Z storyline. The Dragon Ball Z storyline in this game consists of the Saiyan Saga, the Namek Saga, the Frieza Saga, the Android Saga, the Cell Saga, the Great Saiyaman Saga, the Majin Buu Saga, the Super Buu Saga and the Kid Buu Saga.

 

Unlike other Dragon Ball games, Goku and his friends also partake in actual martial arts training, Goku and his friends also partake in delicious meals, Goku and his friends also relax around a campfire and Goku and his friends also can freely traverse the Dragon Ball Z universe. In this game, you also encounter familiar faces from the original Dragon Ball series such as Nam, Bora and Bora’s son Upa.

 

This game also features a new Ginyu Force character, Bonyu. In my opinion, I do believe that Bonyu is from the same planet as another Ginyu Force character, Jeice due to them having both red skin and white hair.

 

The protagonists are Goku, Piccolo, Gohan (Kid), Gohan (Adult), Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu, Vegeta, Goten, Trunks (Future) and Trunks (Kid).

 

The antagonists in this game are Raditz, Nappa, Vegeta, Dodoria, Zarbon, Guldo, Recoome, Burter, Jeice, Captain Ginyu, Frieza, Androids 19 and 20 (Dr. Gero), Androids 16, 17 and 18, Cell, Dabura, Babidi, Majin Buu, Super Buu (Original), Super Buu (Gotenks and Piccolo absorbed), Super Buu (Gohan absorbed) and Kid Buu.

 

In conclusion, I strongly believe that this game’s popularity will make it the most “Legendary” game in the entire Dragon Ball franchise.

Pokemon: Sword & Shield (Preview)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming games Pokemon: Sword and Pokemon: Shield for the Nintendo Switch. These games marks the beginning of the 8th generation in Pokemon games.

 

These games take place in an entirely new region known as the Galar region which was based on the actual United Kingdom.

 

The cast of characters are the main character (gender: Male or Female)(name: your choice),

Leon (the Pokemon League Champion and the strongest pokemon trainer in the entire Galar region),

Hop (Rival/Leon’s little brother),

Magnolia (Pokemon Professor),

Sonia (Magnolia’s granddaughter/Leon’s childhood friend),

Bede (Rival),

Marnie (Rival) and Team Yell (the Galar region’s secret organization).

 

In conclusion, I believe these games will in fact be a new chapter in Pokemon gaming for they will also retain game elements from Pokemon: Let’s Go! Eevee and Pokemon: Let’s Go! Pikachu as well as Pokemon: Sun and Pokemon: Moon. These games are scheduled for release on Friday, November 15, 2019.

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The Galar Region

(Trailers)

One Piece: Stampede(Movie Preview)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the movie One Piece: Stampede. This is the 14th One Piece movie which also commemorates the One Piece series’ 20th anniversary.

This movie takes place during the Pirates Expo ” a festival made by pirates, for pirates where pirates all over the world engage in a big treasure hunt for a long, lost treasure. This time, the treasure that is sought originally belonged to the former Pirate King himself, Gol D. Roger aka Gold Roger.

The main protagonists are the StrawHat pirates (Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Sanji Vinsmoke, Tony Tony Chopper, Nico Robin, Franky and Brook).

The main antagonist in this movie are Douglas Bullet (a former member of Gold Roger’s crew).

The World Government officials in this movie are Vice-Admiral Smoker, Captain Tashigi, Fleet-Admiral Sakazuki Akainu, Borsalino Kizaru, Vice-Admiral Monkey D. Garp aka Garp the Fist and CP0-Agent Rob Lucci.

The Seven Warlords in this movie are Boa Hancock, Dracule “Hawkeye” Mihawk and Crocodile.

The miscellaneous cast of characters in this movie are Marshall D. Teach aka Blackbeard (pirate), Buggy (pirate), Alvida (pirate), Perona (pirate), Jewelry Bonney (pirate), Foxy (pirate), Wapol (pirate/royalty), Koby (officer), Helmeppo (officer), Hina (Officer) and Sentomaru (officer).

This movie is scheduled to premiere in select AMC and Harkins theatres tomorrow October 24 to October 31. The subbed version ” Japanese Audio with English Subs” premieres on October 24, 25, 27, 28, 29 and 31. The dubbed version “English Audio” premieres on October 26 and 30.

In conclusion, I believe that this movie will fulfill its role as the One Piece series’ 20th anniversary to both it’s fans as well as it’s creator, Eiichiro Oda.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth-Complete Edition (Preview)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth-Complete Edition for the Nintendo SWITCH. This game is scheduled to be released this Friday, October 18, 2019. This game consists of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and it’s sequel Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth-Hacker’s Memory.

 

The main cast of characters in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth-Complete Edition are Takumi/Ami Aiba (Gender: Male/Female “choice of gender”)(Digimon partner: Hagurumon-Virus, Machine type/Palmon-data, Plant type/Terriermon-Vaccine, Beast type “choice of partner Digimon”),

 

Kyoko Kuremi (Gender: Female)(Digimon partner: Alphamon-Vaccine, Royal Knight),

 

Nokia Shiramine (Gender: Female)(Digimon partners: WarGreymon-Vaccine, Dragon type/MetalGarurumon-Data, Android type/Omnimon-Vaccine, Royal Knight “WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon merged together”),

 

Arata Sanada (Gender: Male)(Digimon partner: Keramon-Virus, Unknown type),

 

Yuuko Kamishiro (Gender: Female)(Digimon partner, Samudramon-Virus, Dragon type) and Keisuke Amasawa (Gender: Male)(Digimon partner: Gotsumon-Data, Rock type/Betamon-Virus, Amphibian type/Tentomon-Vaccine, Insect type “choice of partner Digimon”).

 

In conclusion, I found this game to truly celebrate the entire Digimon Story game franchise to its highest degree of praises and honors.