Yu Yu Hakusho 2018 Special


The other night I had a hankering to watch the fight between Kurama and Roto (don’t know why–I just did) from the TV series Yu Yu Hakusho. So I turned it on, expecting to just watch that one episode, but as you might expect, one episode turned into two and before I knew it I had watched through the Dark Tournament. Even after it was over I just kept going right through the Chapter Black saga (naturally, this took a few days).

I was first exposed to Yu Yu Hakusho at a relatively young age when it was airing on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block. After just watching one or two episodes, I was hooked. And since then it had definitely become one of my favorite shows. Of course, on Toonami it was heavily edited, but for my child-like brain it didn’t pose much of a problem. Honestly, it was probably the only reason my parents continued letting me watch such a violent show. Of course, now that I’m a full blown adult, I only watch the uncut version–much more exciting that way.

300px-YYK_protagonistsRegardless, I love the show even after all these years. All four of the main characters were great, the plot was engaging, and the humor spot on. The dubbing of the show was fabulously done and the script was filled with clever humor and witty sarcasm. At one point in my life I was interested in those super serious shows, but now I much prefer shows with a coherent plot line with plenty of humor spread through it.The show had memorable characters and a fantastic plot. The humor was always on point and the character interactions were top notch. The English dubbing was done incredibly well and I enjoyed the clever jokes and witty sarcasm. All the English voice actors managed to make their voices fit amazingly well with each character, especially Justin Cook as Yusuke.

Anyway, finishing my walk down memory lane, I found out some very interesting information while I was revisiting my childhood show. Apparently, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the TV show a new animated feature will be released sometime this year! I am so excited! Other than the existence of a special, not much else has been released. I have no idea how long it is, what it will be about, or if the original cast members will return (I sincerely hope so!).

Although I know nothing of the special, if I were to guess, it will just be a small update on what the characters have been doing since the end of the series. I know we got one of those already, but this will probably just be a continuation of that. Either that or the main characters will reunite against a new supposed threat in the demon world, but at the end of the special they will realize they were all overreacting and it wasn’t really much of a threat. For a heavy action show, there isn’t much they can do in a short special (I’m assuming this will be 30 minutes tops). Nevertheless, I am extremely excited to see it when it is released!


The special will be released along with a new Blu-ray collection of the series. I’m sure it will be pretty expensive to buy, but honestly the show is worth having, especially if there’s a new special on it. Therefore, as long as I can scrape some money together, I will definitely be adding this to my collection.


Summer 2017

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Honestly, I have a whole pile of half-finished articles sitting on my hard drive, but for some reason I’m having a hard time finishing anything. Motivation is hard to come by.

I figured I’d take a chapter out of someone else’s book and just write some short thoughts on various things I’ve been thinking of.
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Review! Gravity Falls Series Finale (Part 2–Post-Thoughts)


When I first finished Weirdmeggedon Part 3, I wasn’t sure what to think. I didn’t feel satisfied because I felt that there were a bunch of questions unanswered. For example, what was Dipper’s real name? What happened to Time Baby? What
Screenshot72a158ahappened to Blendin (and really the rest of the space time guys)? Is there significance that some characters have 4 fingers, some have 5, and Ford has 6 (other than Ford is an anomoly)? I know that Time Baby and Blendin were disinigrated by Bill, but I thought that was kind of a quick anti-climactic ending for them. I figured that they would show up in the last episode and help Dipper and Mabel beat Bill once and for all, but that didn’t happen. I was never one of those extremely perceptive viewers who were able to crack all the different codes in the show, and after digging around the internet a bit I saw that some of the questions I thought were unanswered were actually answered in the codes. For example, one of the codes at the end of the episode said (from,


As for Dipper’s real name, people say that it was hidden on the tree with all the writing on it at the end. Regardless, after watching the episode these questions (and more) were burning in my head, but after searching around the internet I realized that most of these questions were actually answered in a secret way. I guess in this day and age where the internet makes sharing information so easy it’s not a big deal, but I can only imagine if there was no internet (or I decided not to look for it) then I would never find that information.

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News! Tangled TV Show

Tangled-Poster-disney-18638629-1012-1500There is going to be a new Disney Channel Original Series based on the Tangled movie!

Personally, I would have liked another movie, but you have to work with what you got. Let’s face it, even without seeing the tv show I know that it will not be as good as the movie and it will not have all the elements that made the movie a big hit, but it has the potential to be something halfway decent (maybe).

I have mixed thoughts on this new project of Disney. As most of us know, Disney has made plenty of TV spin-offs from their big box office movies, but  not all of them can be considered a critical sucess. My biggest fear is the way that the show will be animated and my biggest comfort is that much of the original talent will be returning to take part in the show.

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