Last year’s Sailor Moon art?

My 2018 tour of Japan had an elaborate dinner set up with people from Toei… and an open bar. I had shared a post about that previously, but here is the collage I made of that event… just for fun!

Toei Supper

Now what this post is going to be about, is sharing the videos of Ikuko Itoh and Hisashi Kagawa drawing Chibi-Usa and Sailor Jupiter respectively.

I decided to go ahead and share these videos despite my reservations not to… because I have once again abandoned an attempt to make a video from my 2018 trip. *sigh* Anyways, I hope you enjoy?

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Judge Chupp is tired of #ISTANDWITHVIC’s bullshit.

Vic Mignogna’s fans might have, at one time, been his best asset. They would beg conventions to let Vic come back whenever there was even a hint that he could be banned from a con, and hey… his fans would then go to the convention.

In fact, he’d even whip them into a frenzy and have them post good encounters with the VA. So people who complained about his inappropriate behavior, and fans would then find the tweet or whatever and go “Vic can’t be bad! He’s a Christian who used to be a cop and he told us how he got stabbed by someone!”

Well… with this whole lawsuit against voice actresses, a husband, and Funimation has reached a new level of wtf. Journalist Sharon Grigsby shared this on twitter:

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2019/09/17/latest-in-anime-s-metoo-moment-tarrant-county-judge-orders-mediation-and-shares-threats-of-violence-in-vic-mignogna-lawsuit/

Apparently fans attacking and threatening a judge online does nothing for your defamation case. Now the case has been ordered into mediation, and if there is no settlement by October 3rd, Judge Chupp will rule that very next day. In short… #ISTANDWITHVIC Nick Rekie… Ricka… err… Screech.  Judge Chupp is tired of your bullshit.

What the hell was the Hero Club?

HeroClub logoI have a used Sailor Moon R VHS tape that I bought for 10 yen back in 2010 from what I believe was a rental shop. It has this logo on for something that is known as the Hero Club. I assume that this is just a line of VHS tapes to introduce newcomers to a new anime series by having like the first episode or two on them, possibly with some exclusive narration on it? I haven’t watched the tape since 2010 though, and even then… I don’t speak Japanese? Anyways, I think my Sailor Moon R tape looks cool, even if it’s not very functional. I just wish I knew more about The Hero Club.

<Update> So, I found out more about the Hero Club! Here’s a copy and waste from the wiki article on Tokupedia!

Hero Club (ヒーロークラブ Hīrō Kurabu, HERO CLUB) is aseries of Toei Video releases, on VHS from 1988 to 2004 before beginning on DVD from 2003, featuring children’s tokusatsu superhero works of Toei. The recording time is 30 minutes per volume.

In the VHS era, Toei Animation also dealt with animated works produced, but after the transition to DVD it is only composed of tokusatsu

Below are some pictures that I found around the web, mostly from Amazon.jp, of Hero Club titles!

switchWhen Switch was coming out, I joked that they should just include an NES classic pre-loaded onto it and everyone would buy that. Then they basically did that with their online service having NES games. A year later, SNES games. Awesome, I suppose… but it’s not the Virtual Console. The games that you purchased before aren’t all on this paid service. Still no N64, Sega Genesis, etc. and we should be happy? Eh… I’m good still.

zelda lttp screen shot heartI can play old games on my classics, Wii U, or phone… so the thrill just isn’t there. I’ll still get Switch eventually, but not because I can play Super Metroid on the go… because I’ve been doing that for a decade play on a tablet using a wii mote w/ classic controller. Seriously… the wii mote was blu tooth, after all.

I might get a Nintendo Switch sometime soon… after all, Terry Bogard is coming to Smash in November.

Terry in Smash!

I, and many others, were right that the SNK representative in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was Terry Bogard.


He will be coming out in November of this year. thus far in the fighter pass we have: Joker from Persona, the Hero from Dragon Quest, Banjo & Kazooie, and there still is one more character in this pass that will be later revealed.

Below it the… umm… Mr. Sakurai direct about everything new coming to Smash soon/today? A better look at Terry Bogard as well. best thing revealed? You can play as Sans Team Rocket Grunt via a costume for your Mii! Awesome!