One Piece – ToonBarn http://www.toonbarn.com Cartoon news from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, The Hub, Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, CG animation, anime, movies, or any kind of cartoons! Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:29:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 4530339 Luffy and Sanji Throw Down in One Piece Anime Special Preview http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/luffy-sanji-throw-one-piece-anime/ http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/luffy-sanji-throw-one-piece-anime/#respond Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:00:17 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=86409 This is old news for people who are up to date on the One Piece manga, but those who are only watching the anime will have to watch out for October 1 as the Whole Cake Island Arc reaches one of its most notable high points. While it’s not exactly the climax, the very emotional […]

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This is old news for people who are up to date on the One Piece manga, but those who are only watching the anime will have to watch out for October 1 as the Whole Cake Island Arc reaches one of its most notable high points. While it’s not exactly the climax, the very emotional fight between Luffy and Sanji is about to occur.

For the uninitiated, Sanji has been coerced into joining his family, the Germa 66 and to follow through with an arranged marriage to one of the Yonko Big Mom’s daughters. Despite not wanting anything to do with the criminal organization that is the Germa 66, Sanji chose to comply in an effort to protect the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates from harm. The Strawhat Pirates’ captain Luffy, on the other hand, will not allow Sanji to be taken against his will and refuses to eat anything that is not cooked by the cook. And so the two friends resolve their difference of opinion through the well-worn tactic of beating the crap out of each other.

As promotion for the upcoming event, a couple of clips have been released:

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One Piece: Burning Blood to Add Garp and Caesar Clown in Next DLC http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/one-piece-burning-blood-add-garp-caesar-clown-next-dlc/ http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/one-piece-burning-blood-add-garp-caesar-clown-next-dlc/#respond Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:00:44 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=78107 If you’ve already played the heck out of the One Piece fighting game, Burning Blood, and feel that it needs more playable characters, fret no more – Bandai Namco has recently announced that the fan elections for new characters will finally bear fruut, as 2 additional characters will be added via a paid DLC on […]

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If you’ve already played the heck out of the One Piece fighting game, Burning Blood, and feel that it needs more playable characters, fret no more – Bandai Namco has recently announced that the fan elections for new characters will finally bear fruut, as 2 additional characters will be added via a paid DLC on December 22.

To those who have forgotten (or were not aware), the fan poll was won by Monkey D. Luffy’s grandfather and former marine vice admiral Monkey D. Garp, and the villain Caesar Clown. Those who already have the Wanted Pack 2, the Gold Pack, or the Gold Edition don’t need to do anything because it will be part of a free update, but those who only bought the base game might want to save up because if the images below are any indication, both Garp and Caesar will look awesome in action:

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Luffy Fights Goku in Extreme Butouden/Great Pirate Colosseum Crossover http://www.toonbarn.com/dragonball/luffy-fights-goku-extreme-butoudengreat-pirate-colosseum-crossover/ http://www.toonbarn.com/dragonball/luffy-fights-goku-extreme-butoudengreat-pirate-colosseum-crossover/#respond Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:00:33 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=77971 Bandai Namco has just released a new video designed to promote the One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum and Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butouden crossover multiplayer update. Of course, purists will balk at the idea that Monkey D. Luffy, even in his 4th Gear Bound Man form, will be able to keep up with Son Goku […]

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Bandai Namco has just released a new video designed to promote the One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum and Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butouden crossover multiplayer update. Of course, purists will balk at the idea that Monkey D. Luffy, even in his 4th Gear Bound Man form, will be able to keep up with Son Goku in his Super Saiyan Blue form, but ridiculously unfair power scaling aside, one cannot deny that this is all sorts of awesome:

The way that it works is that owners of One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum and Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butouden (both exceptional 2D fighters for the Nintendo 3DS) can play against each other both locally and online, with the restriction that they will only be able to use characters from their respective games (which is a shame, as this could have been a great method of cross-promoting between fanbases.)

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One Piece: Luffy and Chopper Show Off Rapping Skills in New Fanta CM http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/one-pieces-luffy-chopper-show-off-rapping-skills-new-fanta-cm/ http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/one-pieces-luffy-chopper-show-off-rapping-skills-new-fanta-cm/#respond Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:00:05 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=77413 Pirates are not really known for their ability to drop phat rhymes, but if there’s one thing the Straw Hats are good for, it’s venturing out into unexplored territories so two of the crew’s representatives, Luffy and Chopper, decide to show off their skills in the most recent CM for carbonated fruit beverage Fanta: The […]

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Pirates are not really known for their ability to drop phat rhymes, but if there’s one thing the Straw Hats are good for, it’s venturing out into unexplored territories so two of the crew’s representatives, Luffy and Chopper, decide to show off their skills in the most recent CM for carbonated fruit beverage Fanta:

The cross promotion is not limited to the CM. Fanta has released eight time-limited special bottles that feature One Piece characters at Japanese stores.

Official introduction:

“Fanta,” the most popular fruits carbonated beverage especially among teenagers, and “ONE PIECE,” the super popular TV animation have made an exciting collaboration TVCF. A squeeze of juice has made “Fanta Grape” and “Fanta Orange” much tastier, and in the TVCF, ONE PIECE characters “Luffy” and “Chopper” express the tasty flavor, which makes other characters full of joy. Also, by reading the QR cord on the “ONE PIECE Collaboration” bottle, you can enjoy special ONE PIECE movies!

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REVIEW: One Piece – Burning Blood Steam Port http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/review-one-piece-burning-blood-steam-port/ http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/review-one-piece-burning-blood-steam-port/#respond Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:00:19 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=77375 After being delayed a couple of months beyond its original June release date, the Steam/PC version of Spike Chunsoft’s One Piece: Burning Blood finally launched on 2 September 2016. We’re here to provide our take on the game, with focus mainly on how well the port was done. Most PC-exclusive players will automatically think of […]

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After being delayed a couple of months beyond its original June release date, the Steam/PC version of Spike Chunsoft’s One Piece: Burning Blood finally launched on 2 September 2016. We’re here to provide our take on the game, with focus mainly on how well the port was done.

Most PC-exclusive players will automatically think of CyberConnect’s Naruto Storm games since both are 3D cel-shaded arena fighters based on a popular shonen franchise, but the actual closest comparison would be J-Stars Victory VS+ on the PS4, as it is made by the same developer and probably uses the same engine.

To be more specific, anyone coming in from the Storm games will be in for a rude awakening. Combat in One Piece: Burning Blood is slower but more methodical. Like the Storm series, you are given control of a character and will have access to normal and special attacks, as well as an “awakening bar” that can be used to enter a powered-up mode, which can then be used to launch a massive cinematic super move. Beyond those similarities is a rock-paper-scissors mechanic that allows (or requires) a more strategic approach to fighting – OPBB is not the game that you can steamroll just by mashing a single attack button.

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Blackbeard is the new black.

For starters, characters handle differently from one another. Heavy-set characters like Whitebeard, for instance, move ever slightly slower while smaller characters like Marco are lithe and can cover distances much more easily. Each character is also categorized either as a devil fruit or haki user (though there are some that are classified as both, staying true to the franchise.) This categorization is important as the abilities that are inherent in a character’s class play a big role in every match.

Many devil fruit users, particularly those of the logia class, can enter a transformed state that allows them to repel or nullify most attacks. When used at the right time, these transformed states can turn the tide of battles and will have no weaknesses except for – you guessed it – haki. The same button that unleashes a devil fruit user’s logia state will unleash a Haki user’s haki. Where logia state is defensive, Haki is offensive as it can break through logia states. There are also other functional uses such as juggling a downed opponent or stunning an idle enemy.

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Logia long time.

The class system is just one part of a very complex fighting system that requires thought as much as reflexes. Spamming may work on low level AI or through sheer luck, but for consistent wins one must know when to block, and when to sidestep, and exactly which move to use during a bout. This level of complexity is a double-edged sword. It does allow for a higher level of play compared to other anime fighting games, but to players who got used to games that only require you to mash a single attack button, it may come off as clunky and unwieldy.

There is also the matter of balance – there’s very little, if at all. A simple run through the available characters will show any observant user exactly which ones are overpowered and which ones are at a natural disadvantage. There are also little quirks that might have went past Spike Chunsoft’s testers, such as Chopper getting a free pass against many attacks from certain tall characters just by standing still.

What’s worse, and what may turn off many players, is the fact that Spike Chunsoft seems to have taken the easy way out when it comes to introducing difficulty into the story mode. We don’t even need to address allegations of the AI reading user inputs. The big indication that Spike phoned it in is the fact that AI opponents in story mode deal insane levels of damage. We’re talking about AI taking away half of your lifebar in a single attack, or a single combo string that kills you when it lands regardless of how much HP you have left. This cannot be justified by saying that the devs are going for story fights in line with the source material, because nowhere in the anime or manga was Buggy the Clown able to take down Whitebeard in 2 hits. We’re calling a spade a spade here: the developers wanted the story mode to be challenging, but were too lazy to actually program decent AI.

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This is canon.

That being said, the difficulty may be ridiculous in story mode but not impossible. This reviewer managed to beat the story mode and all the EX missions in around 4 hours’ worth of retries, despite having the reflexes and manual dexterity of a wet rag. But one could assume that the steep learning curve will frustrate less patient individuals with no review deadlines to worry about.

So How Was the Port?

Now we get to the most important part. There are already a ton of gameplay reviews out there based on the console versions that came out earlier, but how was the PC port?

Basically: It depends.

If you want a port that takes advantage of all the number-crunching and polygon-pushing powers of a gaming PC, you will be disappointed. The developers have announced beforehand that they were merely trying to replicate the console experience while adding a few bells and whistles, which meant that we got a game locked to 30 FPS and with a max resolution of 1080p (though there is a way to play in 4K resolutions using a third party software meant for forcing borderless windowed mode on games that don’t support it.) If, on the other hand, you just want a solid port that gives you a smooth experience and crisp manga-inspired visuals even on a PC with mediocre specs, One Piece: Burning Blood will be well worth its price in Gold (edition.)

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Pictured: Gameplay.

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One Piece: Burning Blood DLC Characters to Be Chosen by Fans http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/one-piece-burning-blood-dlc-characters-chosen-fans/ http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/one-piece-burning-blood-dlc-characters-chosen-fans/#respond Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:00:10 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=63982 Bandai Namco Entertainment is getting ready to expand the roster of their Eiichiro Oda-inspired fighting game One Piece: Burning Blood via a new set of DLC characters, but before they do so, they want to ask for fans’ input first. A new campaign was started in order to encourage players to visit the official game […]

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Bandai Namco Entertainment is getting ready to expand the roster of their Eiichiro Oda-inspired fighting game One Piece: Burning Blood via a new set of DLC characters, but before they do so, they want to ask for fans’ input first. A new campaign was started in order to encourage players to visit the official game site (http://www.onepiece-game.com/us/grand-fighter-vote/) and choose their favorite characters from a list of potential DLC additions, with the 3 characters with the most votes to be added as playable characters in the next DLC update of the game.

The characters that are up for a vote include:

Rob Lucci
Kaku
Magellan
Caesar Clown
Arlong
Kuro
Don Krieg
Vergo
Cavendish
Señor Pink
Diamante
Trebol
Tashigi
Rebecca
Nefertari Vivi
Monkey D. Garp
Coby

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New Batch of One Piece: Burning Blood Images Showcase Support Characters http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/new-batch-of-one-piece-burning-blood-images-showcase-support-characters/ http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/new-batch-of-one-piece-burning-blood-images-showcase-support-characters/#respond Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:00:04 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=58337 We’re only a few months away from the release of the fighting game One Piece: Burning Blood, so we’re bound to see the trickle of teasers and promo materials turn into a flood. This time around, we’re getting a batch of high quality art that features some of the supporting characters. Sorry if you’re expecting […]

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We’re only a few months away from the release of the fighting game One Piece: Burning Blood, so we’re bound to see the trickle of teasers and promo materials turn into a flood. This time around, we’re getting a batch of high quality art that features some of the supporting characters. Sorry if you’re expecting one of the Straw Hats, but the images highlight the underappreciated characters, which means no Monster Trio.

The images feature:

• Bepo
• Kureha
• Dadan
• Karoo
• Laboon
• Square Sisters

Burning Blood hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS Vita, and PC in North America on May 31, followed by Europe on June 3.

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New One Piece: Burning Blood Screenshots Focus on Marineford Arc http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/new-one-piece-burning-blood-screenshots-focus-on-marineford-arcood/ http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/new-one-piece-burning-blood-screenshots-focus-on-marineford-arcood/#respond Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:00:32 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=58122 Bandai Namco has just released a new batch of screenshots for the upcoming fighting game One Piece: Burning Blood, and has revealed a new mode called “Paramount War Mode.” The official description goes: Paramount War mode is a solo story mode that enables players to experience the Marineford Arc of the One Piece story from […]

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Bandai Namco has just released a new batch of screenshots for the upcoming fighting game One Piece: Burning Blood, and has revealed a new mode called “Paramount War Mode.” The official description goes:

Paramount War mode is a solo story mode that enables players to experience the Marineford Arc of the One Piece story from a completely new perspective. Select from four separate campaign episodes featuring Monkey D. Luffy, Whitebeard, Portgas D. Ace, and Akainu, each with their own series of iconic battles and beautiful cut scenes.

The screenshots feature several characters that played a big part in the Marineford Arc, which is one of the biggest turning points in the series and featured the deaths of a couple of major characters.

One Piece: Burning Blood will be coming out for the PS4, Xbox One, and PS Vita in May 31 for the American market, followed by a European release on June. The Steam version will also come out on June.

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One Piece: Burning Blood to be Launched on May 31 in the Americas http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/one-piece-burning-blood-to-be-launched-on-may-31-in-the-americas/ http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/one-piece-burning-blood-to-be-launched-on-may-31-in-the-americas/#respond Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:00:39 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=58025 Bandai Namco has just officially announced the launch date of One Piece: Burning Blood for the Americas. The brawler is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on May 31 in the region, with Brazil following on June 3. Also, the PC version will be available this June via Steam. According to the […]

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Bandai Namco has just officially announced the launch date of One Piece: Burning Blood for the Americas. The brawler is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on May 31 in the region, with Brazil following on June 3. Also, the PC version will be available this June via Steam.

According to the announcement, there will be a bunch of new playable characters that have never been playable in any One Piece fighting game, and will also feature updated versions of the character. There will also be a “Paramount War” mode, where the players can relive the drama of the Marineford Arc from the manga and anime series. The company also included screenshots of the new characters:

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Its Saturday Morning – And The Room Is Empty. http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/ http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/#respond Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:47:43 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=57589 Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way) Note: The Opinions shown on this essay does not reflect the views of Toon Barn and its affiliates. Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday […]

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Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way)

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Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday rolls around again, the next Friday is 2016 and then the first day of the new year – Saturday rolls around again.

But the room is empty.

Children are sleep – or trying to go into lessons of music, art or sport in a what has become a rarity in this late 2015 – frost. Not much snow, not much of a winter. And some on twitter worry that its a bad omen…even those that dont believe in a creator.

Its strange to hear that – those who are my friends on twitter usually are headstrong, racing against those with differing opinions – sometimes in a passive aggressive way, other times for legit reasons, still others to talk in jest, tact etc.

But some say the spirit of Christmas overrides these worries.

They may have been right in a past time – before things changed – some for the better – and some for the worse.

But all changes effect us in many ways.

This year – the Christmas spirit seems to be tempered by the Star Wars machine. And as the new engine of the creation of a “Corporate Safe Space” start in earnest, three films before 2020, many TV series – other animated spots – video games, toys and other trinkets; its more of a cynical promotion of the greatest and most secretive fan fiction ever created.

In any other time – it would have been just one of the many major blockbusters – didn’t effect next weeks numbers or so on. We would have other things to pass the time. But the concept of the “Corporate Safe Space” is much more insidious – it promotes the other products from other companies it competes with as the literal manifestation of evil, and their own product – as the good work – the holy work – the one you turn to when all is lost.

Made simple and plain by this post on twitter:

to people who complain about some movies being too long: do you realize your own garbage life goes on like forever

make good movies last as long as possible. 3 hours, 100 years, forever. put us out of our misery

And Misery loves Company. Its the end as entertainment as a way to relax, and at times to wonder about our human condition, or even to have fun. It now has become a cradle to grave mantra of endless content creation for the content men who via their advertising agencies promote a existence that doesn’t exist in reality.

I could tell other stories. How, why and for what reason things arnt the way it seems anymore. But more often than not – its because people, companies, multi-nationals, educators and even those who were meant to represent us dont. They turn out to be more of a maguffin. A sad fate of madding ideals mixed with the most banal pragmatism.

I just want to focus on us. The fans of animation.

Its hard to deal with but – just because a show has some merit doesn’t mean its good.

We have seen with My Little Pony (and Equestria Girls), Steven Universe – and even the weaker shows such as Regular Show and Gumball – the sense is that they talking above the adults and the children are just asking questions about things that are in the show and they just become so lost. Their fanbases are taken over not just by adults who just love the show by its own merits, but by those who feel the show creates a space where everything else feels lost to them. They didnt develop strength and character even when the show was dark – now as the animated series promote a light hearted fare – it becomes a way to promote all sorts of dank memes and even more politically charged language, and using the concept of sexuality as a way to  ease a man or a womens shadow natures into quiet repose. In the west and most western animation Its a sad, banal attempt to extend ones love of a work of fiction or genre. The east handles this better – and sees it as it is – integration, fashion, technique and embracing the work as is and nothing more or less.

We talk about what happened to Zamii, and the media has done so in many ways. But what people dont realized is that when the creators backed down from comments made by those who wished Zamii dead, it proved to me that nobody knows when to stand their ground and say – enough. It started from the day the Thundercats got canned, to the day that they made the move for Korra, to the issues with Steven Universe and the issues with their fanbase. The Internet given voice, the voice given form and now it has power even over the creators of these shows.

Its because the executives and the fans are from the same economic structure. The creators not only have to cowtow to said executives when it comes to content – which always been a problem for years, now have to deal with the views that has the money. The advertising agencies may aim for most viewers, but we seen now, even despite advertising laws made in order to make sure that children dont become mindless consumers, it just made things worse for all involved.

It has been mentioned before about education and the E/I. I also mentioned about the scandal concerning the lowering of wages and collusion in the theatrical animation sector. Did you know that Ed Catmull  bought a 12 million dollar house? This is after the trial finds out that the Disney board knew about these issues.

Welcome to Poof Poof, Glitter Boots, the force is with us. Netflix is about to spend five Billion dollars on “content creation” while Netflix is overvalued in the stock market by a value of 400X its price. Its the time of complaints of how a animated character looks via the eyes of a fan. Its the time when ratings “dont matter”, its audience share, that # social network outreach, insta connections and all the rest. In a world when ignorance is awarded, all those who run entertainment – and in animation, “create”and manufacture the look and feeling of a inglorious look. Not for satire, not even to make fun of the world – but to create safe spaces that don’t challenge the characters, nor the setting – and most important the viewers.

Increasingly, the Holiday classics take more importance. Years ago, they were apart of a extended program of network kids shows and which many popular shows joined in specials during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Today these holiday specials stand as the guard of a time long  past. For the shows now air on Cartoon Network/ Nick and Disney XD  are now run by feckless creators, some who feel that kowtowing to powers and those that perceive they have power, only hurts the show in the end of the day. They are not creators, they are PR men, propaganda for either a education mandate that doesn’t work, a form of social uplifting of the misfits of the world that doesn’t uplift anything but Pateron accounts and Kickstarter Funds, and content that all dines in the mesh and morrass of pesudo-scarlet letter trigger warnings, slights of political gotcha checks, and all and all out purriance. Its the wonderful world of dung emoji and it been that way since that’s all what the “Corporate Safe Space” will give us.

And in one of the sad ironies of the time, Toys has lost wonder – even Lego uses Japanese culture tropes to sell product. You usually have team ups with diffrent shows in many of a Japanese product – but it doesnt happen in the states…unless you Lego and have more clout than most other franchiser in the kids business.

It even reaches Toonami in a sense. After the announcement that they were bringing back Samurai Jack, Mr Demarco stated he wanted one of the newer Lupin series, Yukyo Mine. Not the best of the Lupin works. But even he was told by the censors he couldn’t. Its strange. Lupin hasnt been apart of American culture – so it becomes to most hardest of sells to even put it on Toonami. Of course he would get Wakfu, but then they are on Netflix.

The fact that a dude who makes Adult Swim money over fist – gets denied a show – while the Creators of the Steven Universe are allowed to get away with everything – and the creators bows down to pressure from people who wish other fans of their show dead, is sad to me. Mine(And Lupin for that matter) isn’t going to cause your network problems, the show you promote next  to the 5th iteration of legendary Looney Toons characters has become more problematic and the fact they don’t see this tells me all i need to know.

They have given up on us. The American people – the American audience. who they feel are too lost in their “common sense” to talk to. We got so many was to view the content – they think its OK to delay shows for months on end. They will watch it again and again, old episodes – six, seven times a week. It will be greater than everything we have done before.

Then the holiday classics come on. The humanity. Coming from puppets, from animation, from the voice overs, the backgrounds. They stood, even when things were being built for children around, and torn down by government edict. Yes, animation is for all.

But at times, the little ones are to be reminded there are things beyond numbers, letters, and such things we as people need to be in the world. They need the journey of the heroes, the power of belief and the joy of overcoming life’s grand trials. And these folks who would easily falter to the hands of those willing to kill don’t understand and never did truly loved the work. They loved the fame, and sold their souls to the oligarchic power structures they trying to fight against and say they are against, but in reality work for them and are in tandem with them.

They are nothing more than the Grinch.

He could be redeemed, but I doubt they can.

Can anybody be redeemed?

Not so.

Thats why these specials, are truly are. They show us were we have fallen – the simple reasons why – and putting complications on it – and excusing it only causes us to lose the plot.

“Baby stuff”, Charlotte said to Virgina there is no Santa.

“Baby stuff”, when those demons said to Zamii when they said to her kill herself – “You know how she looks LIKE!”

But its that spirit of Christmas, that these specials represent show the best of ourselves, the hope in a manger. The hope in a child born in poverty gets the only thing that can get him out of it, a football. The hope in a woman who is homeless – to get 100 bucks from a man, not for favor, but out of his heart and his own reasons. The hope of a man, who after being told after he comes back from war, that the people he fought for calls him names, cishet, warmongerer, etc. That he – suffering from a lost hand, and lost heart and mind, can find a home, an honest job, and finally a smile from a grateful nation.

But for 345 days of the year, America is “We The Spiteful”. It feels more like pity.

We don’t know what we had until its gone.

And these holiday specials remind us every year of what we truly lost, the sense that good will truly win, and hope never truly dies.

They used to be apart of a place children could go.

Now these shows, these specials that only come one time a year, are now the gold standard of the industry.

Its not a popular opinion.

But in the end, the facts remain.

Maybe we adults can never be redeemed.

But Tomorrow isnt not the far away…

And the young must find that tomorrow.

Even if time runs short.

This Saturday and for the foreseeable future of every Saturday, the rooms of the American living room is quiet like the grave…

But its never silent.

Yes, Virgina there is a Santa Claus…

If only they just believe…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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New Trailer for One Piece – Adventure of Nebulandia Anime Special http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/new-trailer-for-one-piece-adventure-of-nebulandia-anime-special/ http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/new-trailer-for-one-piece-adventure-of-nebulandia-anime-special/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:00:11 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=57543 This coming Saturday, December 19th, the Foxy Pirates will be returning to One Piece via an original special titled ‘Adventure of Nebulandia,’ where they will most likely butt heads once again with the Straw Hat pirates. A new promo video in support of the special has been aired during this week’s episode of the TV […]

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This coming Saturday, December 19th, the Foxy Pirates will be returning to One Piece via an original special titled ‘Adventure of Nebulandia,’ where they will most likely butt heads once again with the Straw Hat pirates. A new promo video in support of the special has been aired during this week’s episode of the TV anime, you can view it below:

In Adventure of Nebulandia, the Straw Hat Pirates find themselves in the eponymous island, which is covered in a mist of sea water that renders all devil fruit abilities useless. Unfortunately, their two strongest non-Devil Fruit users Sanji and Zoro, are indisposed due to the effect of something called ‘good-for-nothing-shroom.’

Source: ChibiJFZ via crunchyroll.com

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New English trailer for One Piece: Burning Blood http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/new-english-trailer-for-one-piece-burning-blood/ http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/new-english-trailer-for-one-piece-burning-blood/#respond Thu, 29 Oct 2015 07:00:32 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=56945 Bandai Namco has just unveiled a brand new trailer for the upcoming fighting game One Piece: Burning Blood. The difference this time around is it’s an English trailer meant to herald the international release on PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One. The official description: ONE PIECE: Burning Blood is built upon the wacky and rich […]

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Bandai Namco has just unveiled a brand new trailer for the upcoming fighting game One Piece: Burning Blood. The difference this time around is it’s an English trailer meant to herald the international release on PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One.

The official description:

ONE PIECE: Burning Blood is built upon the wacky and rich ONE PIECE universe and will offer a never-seen-before experience thanks to the fast-paced gameplay and unique ONE PIECE elements! Speaking of which, Logia Devil Fruits and “Haki” can be used to throw massive special moves and take down the fiercest opponents! Stay tuned for more reveals.

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New One Piece Smartphone Game, Thousand Storm http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/new-one-piece-smartphone-game-thousand-storm/ http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/new-one-piece-smartphone-game-thousand-storm/#respond Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:00:56 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=56619 Despite the rocky start One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 has had on Steam, the franchise is still going strong as proven by the announcement of the fighting game, Burning Blood. However, that’s not the only thing fans can look forward to, as a new smartphone game has also been revealed recently. Titled “One Piece: Thousand […]

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Despite the rocky start One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 has had on Steam, the franchise is still going strong as proven by the announcement of the fighting game, Burning Blood. However, that’s not the only thing fans can look forward to, as a new smartphone game has also been revealed recently.

Titled “One Piece: Thousand Storm,” this new smartphone game is a free to play game supported by in-game purchases and will have players forming three-man teams consisting of their favorite One Piece characters both in solo play and with the help of friends over the Internet.

For more details you can check out the screenshots below, as well as the official site at http://onepiece-ts.bn-ent.net

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Preview Video for One Piece: Burning Blood Fighting Game Released http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/preview-video-for-one-piece-burning-blood-fighting-game-released/ http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/preview-video-for-one-piece-burning-blood-fighting-game-released/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:00:21 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=56590 Bandai Namco has recently posted a new preview video for an upcoming fighting game based on the One Piece franchise. Titled “One Piece: Burning Blood,” the game is developed by Spike Chunsoft and is scheduled for international release in 2016 for the PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One. The video shows off several of the […]

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Bandai Namco has recently posted a new preview video for an upcoming fighting game based on the One Piece franchise. Titled “One Piece: Burning Blood,” the game is developed by Spike Chunsoft and is scheduled for international release in 2016 for the PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One.

The video shows off several of the playable characters, including both pre and post timeskip Luffy, Ace, Sabo, Doflamingo, Eneru, Crocodile, Law, and the adorable Bartolomeo.

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Bandai Namco’s official description:

ONE PIECE: Burning Blood is built upon the wacky and rich ONE PIECE universe and will offer a never-seen-before experience thanks to the fast-paced gameplay and unique ONE PIECE elements!

Speaking of which, Logia Devil Fruits and “Haki” can be used to throw massive special moves and take down the fiercest opponents! Stay tuned for more reveals.

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New One Piece Fighting Game Revealed: Burning Blood http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/new-one-piece-fighting-game-revealed-burning-blood/ http://www.toonbarn.com/one-piece/new-one-piece-fighting-game-revealed-burning-blood/#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2015 20:00:38 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=56501 During the recent Tokyo Game Show, Sony revealed a new game based on Eiichiro Oda’s pirate-themed shonen series, One Piece. Titled ‘Burning Blood,’ the game is said to be slated for release in Japan via the PS4 and Vita platforms. There was no announcement on whether the game is making its way to the west, […]

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During the recent Tokyo Game Show, Sony revealed a new game based on Eiichiro Oda’s pirate-themed shonen series, One Piece. Titled ‘Burning Blood,’ the game is said to be slated for release in Japan via the PS4 and Vita platforms. There was no announcement on whether the game is making its way to the west, but the trailer is worth noting that the trailer is in English (plus the fact that Pirate Warriors made a killing even with the problematic PC release.)

One Piece: Burning Blood is being developed by Spike Chunsoft, which is known for the mega popular Dragonball Budokai Tenkaichi series and J-Stars Victory VS, which should give you an idea on what to expect from the game with regard to quality. There’s also a trailer, so we get to see what the game looks like in action:

Credits to Turtlebird from Orojackson.com for the information.
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