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Attack On Titan: Things we need to Know for Season 3

The long awaited second season of Attack On Titan has finally entered into the stratosphere, but as soon as it landed, it felt like it left us so quickly. This past Saturday was the season finale of Attack on Titan, now fans of this anime have been waiting nearly almost 2 years for the release of this second season, and all of us wondered why did it take so long? Was it production? was it not enough content in the episodes? were they trying to make every little detail perfect so critics wouldn’t have anything bad to say about the long wait. As the years went by I did not know so many people watched this show, but the more time went by, the more you found secret anime watchers, or if you even mentioned the name Attack on Titan people popped up like Meer Kats in the sand. But Everyone was wondering as soon as Season was announced we all thought this was just a joke especially with the premiere episode landing on April 1st, and in America April 1st is commonly known as April Fools Day. This only made fans of this show more skeptical; everyone said I won’t believe until that first episodes pops up, and it sure did right on crunchyroll.

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Now with this newly Season of Attack on Titan we did not get a full 20  or so episodes, but this go around we were given 12 episodes, mixed with a lot of action leaving us excited for the next episode, especially with how a lot of these episodes ended. The show runners left us with a lot of unanswered questions that I feel we need answers, and even subtle things that they slightly touched on that left you guessing what is that? or who is that. I have condensed a short list of things I believe we need in Attack on Titan Season, and yes ladies and Gentlemen, Season 3 has recently just been announced for the upcoming year of 2018.

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Iron Blooded Orphans: Tekkadan’s Last Stand

Happy 38th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam!! April 7th aka Gundam Day marked the anniversary of this worldwide franchise. I myself a huge Gundam fan just found this out, like why am I so late on this I didn’t even know so it makes it even more right to share this with you. Just Recently this past Sunday Mobile Suit Gundam’s newest branch Iron Blooded Orphans just had it’s Second Season finale and what also appears to be the end of all ends for this new branch. I myself have only recently got into this anime when I binged watched all of first season last year. Iron Blooded Orphans is the 14th installment in the long history of Gundam franchise and was first released in June 2015 and the first ended in March 2016. Then we were issued with a second season in October 2016 all the way up until now.

 

Iron Blooded Orphans takes place 300 years after the Calamity War, where the use of Gundams is only being used by military forces if necessary. We meet a group of young Orphans on Mars who all are made to clean up this facility, almost child labor in a since, but they are treated poorly and are called “Human Debris” this name comes from an experiment which was done to most of them early on called Alaya Vijnana which allows Gundam pilots to be able have more control over their Gundam and be more connected into the system. The procedure is very dangerous and only a handful of children survived. We meet, Orga a strong leader of the group, and we also meet Mikazuki the strong silent type, who is willing to fight at any cost.

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Ghost In The Shell: The Disappearing Act Of Asian Faces

As Ghost In the Shell ends a grin forms over my face as I hear the iconic music from the anime in the end credits. I was almost disappointed that I did not get to hear that song. Now before you jump down my throat I have so many things to talk about but first I would like to review this new box office thriller that everyone is talking about “Ghost In The Shell” This film is a reboot of the 1989 Japanese manga created by Masamune Shirow and anime film directed by Mamoru Oshii which was released in 1995. This manga and anime are both iconic and was once people’s first glimpse into the world of anime, I know for me I used to watch Toonami late night growing up and would catch Ghost In The Shell, Cowboy Bebop, Gundam and Tenchi Muyo. So it is only right that so many people would want the reboot to be represented in the best way possible. Ghost In the Shell is almost synonymous when anyone from nerds, to people who have only briefly scratched the surface of anime even talk about Manga’s or classic anime production, so what is the problem that everyone is having with this reboot. Check out the trailer below

Now to catch everyone up to speed, over the last year and some change and even all the way up to the premiere date of this movie on March 31st, their has been so much talk about Scarlett Johansson and the whitewashing of this film. Many fans and critics believe that the main character would’ve at least been played by an Asian actress, and that Hollywood is still not changing there minds about diversity and actually bringing forth new faces to the big screen. We have seen movies like Gods of Egypt which was a total flop and even I for one was happy it flopped, but examples like that show Blatant misrepresentations of a place like Egypt that’s in Africa for most people who did not know that. But Ghost In The Shell has driven a wedge between many people between what’s right and what’s wrong. I want to show my opinion on what I thought of the movie, but also the controversy behind not having Asian actors on the big screen.

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Justice League Dark: The Animated Movie

Just Recently I had the opportunity to check out one of the most anticipated DC Universe Animated movie this year, Justice League Dark. Now I do not know much about the branch of the Dark arts section of Justice except for two characters such as John Constantine, still mad they cancelled the tv show, but also Zatanna, and also I have seen Etrigan off and on. Now many of us we were hit with a trailer for this movie during comic-con which had the internet and all the comic book fans buzzing. This movie definitely got me excited because the trailer right off the bat shows you, the Justice League is not going to be apart of this mission, that it will take other Justice League operatives and people with special abilities to take on this task,will show you the trailer, and we will get back to this.

This movie does have an R rating, but there is no need for it except for a few adult jokes, and maybe more blood then usual, but I would like to say I do enjoy that Comic book movies more and more are getting that R rated feel, you can tell it lets the creators branch out a little more and even give each character more dialogue to work with. Before going into this I was already going in knowing I wouldn’t see as many regular justice league characters, but this movie will surprise you, but in a good way.

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Re:Zero: Reasons Why We Need A Second Season

This summer we were blessed with so many interesting anime. One, in particular, that caught my eye, and was one of the most interesting I’ve seen in a while, goes by the name of “Re: Zero: Starting Life in Another World”. Now, I first encountered this show by just scrolling down my timeline on Facebook and seeing a gif  on Crunchyroll’s page. I got so hyped because the fight scene was dope and kind of reminded me of Black Lagoon. So I went and looked up the show, saw pictures, and even a preview. It didn’t look anything like the gif, but I still wanted to watch this anime because it sounded very interesting. After asking one of my friends about it and continuing to contemplate it, I gave it a shot. Check out the trailer below:

Now I thoroughly enjoyed this anime; Re:zero has everything from fight scenes, to drama to love and even some very tripped out what-just-happened moments. It  has yet to be officially announced that there is a season 2, but many fans including myself, are wondering what is next, and why are there so many unanswered questions. For instance there are so many characters who have untold stories or mysteries behind their methods, leaving us wonder what could they be hiding. The season finale had a cliffhanger edge to it as if there should’ve been more – but, I mean, with 25 episodes how much more can you put in one season? So I want to give my reasons why I think  we need a season 2.

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