Happy Birthday Monica Rial! Now RAGE internet!

Today is Monica Rial’s birthday, and her’s and Funimation’s BFF TOEI wished her a happy birthday, and once again showed support of her being Bulma in Dragon Ball Super!

Some people were not okay with Toei Animation wishing a happy birthday to one of the women involved with Botox Chad, AKA  Vic Mignogna, loosing his shit and suing a bunch of people and Funimation of defamation because they didn’t want to have sex with him? Here’s a pic of someone who complained about a threat of violence against Toei.

monica rial bulma toei kickvic

VickyVic Mignogna>Toei? Seriously… fuck off internet. He has admitted cheating on his fiance of 12 years, hiring a prostitute, and the pictures show him being unexpectedly clingy towards young women in photos without asking if he could kiss them beforehand. He has a sick sense of humor towards young children. He tried to bang early 20’s twin sisters, no not his new super young fiance and her twin sister, and struck out despite how fit he is. He is a silver tongued devil, not some sort of victim or heroic saint.

Vic Mignogna is still fired, Happy Birthday Monica Rial!!!!!!

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?

Speak English? Puh-lease!

vegita shockedThere are a lot of choices when it comes to watching Dragon Ball Z in English… and honestly, that kind of sucks? Emotional attachments have formed over years and decades of watching a show. Dub vs. Sub was hard enough… but which Sub and Dub just kind of sucks as there are different voice actors and scripts in both original raw and Kai even.

*Sigh* These videos from youtuber FumeiCom dives deep into all of Dragon Ball, Z, GT, Kai, and Super English dubs. *sigh*

I just want a Blu-ray collection of different English dubs for posterity at this point.

The crazy thing is… I’m still going to probably just watch the Japanese version though.

Jump a train to Nerima, Tokyo, Japan!

Sean Ranma sketchWhile on vacation, I met a man who quite possibly has the largest collection of merchandise from popular 1989-1992 anime Ranma 1/2, or らんま 1/2 if you are from Nippon.

When he told me that he needed help fulfilling the bucket list entry visit a real life location from the aquatic gender bender comedy, as a fellow fan, I had to help.

So what location in Nerima was this? Furinkan High? The Tendo Dojo? Shakuji-Koen Park? Hah! No. We went to the famous fence alongside the river that was used in many episodes, especially when walking to or from school!

Ranma Fence

While most of the photos were taken with his camera, here are some of the results that I captured from this trip to the real fence seen in Nerima!

River walk in Nerima.jpgOne path on each side, one lane street in between. Not much to see, or too much? Who knows. This was an interesting place for a cosplay photo shoot.
Nerima with Ryouga.jpg

This area is west of Oizumi-gakuen station along the Seibu Ikebukuro line. While to many, this may not seem like a worthwhile excursion, I actually had a lot of fun going along!

Wait… why was Urusei Yatsura’s Lum in one of those pictures?! The Oizumi Gakuen station is the closest station to Toei, known for shows like Dragon Ball and Sailor Moon, so naturally this is known as the birthplace of anime!

Oizumi Anime Gate

They have statues out front from Astro Boy, Tomorrow’s Joe, Galaxy Express 999,  and even one of that obnoxious alien from Urusei Yatsura!

Urusei Yatsura Lum statue

Astro Boy

Tomorrow's Joe

Galaxy Express 999Also, I got to see the Galaxy Express 999 train! Or rather… a train promoting this 1977-1981 Manga and Anime!

Galaxy Express 999 trainEven if the photo shoot would have been a bust, which it was not, the station alone made the trip completely worth it!

All shall be revealed…

In time. I’m back from Japan, but between Jet Lag, unpacking, and sorting through things from comiket and Akihabara, I just haven’t had a real chance to make a new post. Below are some collages from some of my pictures though to wet your appetite!

Toei Supper
Dinner with animators from Toei
Akihabara
Akihabara
SNK
SNK @ Comiket
Kimonos
Kimonos @ Kyoto

There will be a Mer-Monday this Monday that is Japan based. Figured I’d give everyone  a heads up, as starting next week I’m going to attempts to get back on schedule.

Moon Prism Power! Back… Up?

Sailor Moon is on Hulu! Not the new series which comes out in like, what… June? July? But The original anime series will be shown both subbed and complete! WE ARE OFFICIALLY GETTING SAILOR MOON STARS! When? Hulu is pacing themselves…. here, just watch this trailer…

Oh my GOD?! Did it say there was going to be an all new English dub, and there were going to be DVDs and Blu-Ray? WTF?! AMAZING!!!

Sailor Moon. Every Monday. Hulu. GO WATCH ALREADY!