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Swords Of The Three Kingdoms

Good morning Leaguers, Painkillers, Inuyasha fans, and just fans of anime in general. Thank you for supporting this, and everything that the HBCL does. So here we are in week three in Inuyasha month, and I hope that everyone has not only been enjoying what we havebeen doing, that you guys have been liking, commenting, and been sharing these articles. Anyways, you guys didn’t come here for all of that, you guys are here for more Inuyasha, since it is his month. So, let’s get into it, here Inuyasha movie 3: Swords Of An Honorable Ruler.

The movie opens up 200 years ago with Sesshomaru, and his father, The Great Dog Demon, who is badly wounded from a recent battle. They have a quick conversation before his father leaves to protect Izayoi, Inuyasha’s mother. Izayoi is about to give birth to Inuyasha, when Takemaru, a former suitor Izayoi, until he finds out that she was impregnated by a demon, kills her. Inuyasha’s father battles his way inside of the home, as Takemaru orders his men to set the palace on fire. The Dog Demon used Tenseiga to resurrect Izayoi. Takemaru enters to kill the Dog Demon, Izayoi, and their new born half demon baby, Inuyasha. The Dog Demon, took on Takemaru, which allow Izayoi to escape with Inuyasha. Unfortunately, the Dog Demon along with Takemaru die in the fire.

Back in Kagome’s time, while Inuyasha is saving her from a “wicked” volleyball, her family is in a storage room examining an old sword. It turns out to be an evil sword named So’unga, once was one of the three swords once owned by the Great Dog Demon. So’unga breaks a spell that was placed on it by the spirit of it’s own sheath, Saya, and So’unga frees himself and finds the strongest demon he can find to attach himself to, which happens to be Inuyasha. Once attached, he drags Inuyasha back to the feudal time, where they encounter Sesshomaru. During the fight, So’unga finds out about Sesshomaru’s cut off arm, and thanks to Sesshomaru and Kagome, So’unga detaches himself. He goes off and finds Sesshomaru’s arm, and awakens Takemaru, so together, Takemaru could take out the sons of the Dog Demon for revenge.

Meanwhile, Sesshomaru sets off to hunt down So’unga, to stop him, leaving Rin and Jaken behind. Inuyasha also goes off on his own, to do the same as Sesshomaru.Myogo tells everyone the story behind the three swords of the Great Dog Demon, and how Myogo and Totosai where told to give the Tenseiga to Sesshomaru, and the Tessaiga to Inuyasha. They also learned that the only way to stop So’unga, is for Inuyasha and Sesshomaru to work together, and use the combined powers of the Tessaiga, and Tenseiga. Well, fans of the show know by reading that last sentence, they already know that the world is screwed.

This movie was great, and if you guys read the articles on the first two movies I’m not going to say that line, but you already know. Sesshomaru is my favorite character from the show, and I was glad to see him in one of these movies. Now here is the question that I’m sure you are all wondering. Did I like this movie, more than the second one? Of course I did! Sesshomaru was in it! Need I say more. Once again this movie can be found on Netflix, and those following along with the series, this movie falls in between espoides 136 and 137. Make sure that you guys come back next week, and we will dive into the final movie. Until next time!

 

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Down The Rabbit Hole We Go!

Happy Independence Day for my Painkillers in the United States, and welcome all Painkillers from around the world. Thank you all for coming to check out the first article in Inuyasha month. Hopefully this all goes well, and I could do something like this again down the line. Well, let’s not waste any more time, and get right into it. So, here it is, Inuyasha movie one, Affections Touching Across Time.
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Objection!!!

Good evening Painkillers, and welcome back to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Today I got something that I think is a bit cool. This is one of those few times that I get to cover an anime, that is literally ripped from a video game. I’m going to be really honest, I have never played any of these games before, so I had no idea what to expect as I watched this show. Now that I have, I enjoyed it, so I figured that I should share this with you. So then, let’s get right into it, here is Ace Attorney Phoenix Wright.

Phoenix Wright is a rookie defense lawyer that works under his mentor Mia Fey. Unfortunately, Mia is murdered early on in the series. Due to this, Phoenix befriends Mia’s younger sister Maya. She is a medium in training, that can channel dead spirits. Because if this, when Phoenix is in trouble with a case, Maya channels Mia’s spirit. This allows Maya to look exactly like Mia, and helps gives Phoenix some advice and inspiration to help him win the case.

The show is based on the few games in the series, and when I mean based, I mean that they almost completely follow them. (Yeah, I did my research!) So, if you are someone like me that never played the games, now you have, just by watching this show. The show is really funny, and entertaining. If real life court systems were like this, it may or may not be as clogged up as they currently are, since cases don’t go longer than three days. The other characters in the show, are really good in their own unique way. The show is only 24 espoides long, so it’s just right to watch the whole series over a weekend. I watched this on the Funamation app, and I’m sure that this is on Crunchyroll as well. Either way, find it, and enjoy. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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They Didn’t Do This First

Good morning Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Grab A Buddy Monday. Today I’m going to do something a bit different. Yes, I am going to tell you about a game, but it’s going to be about an arcade game. Many of you might remember what an actual arcade was, and good for you. Unfortunately, many of you hear the word arcade, and think about a place like Chuck E Cheese, well Fuck You! That’s not a fucking arcade! I remember going to the arcade with friends or family trying to decide which game to play first, in this giant room filled with arcade game cabinets, and pinball machines. Well if there was four of us, then we definitely knew one of the games that we were going to play. Well, time to bust out your cash, get your quarters from the machine, and race over to whatever character’s joystick that you wanted to be, because it’s time to play The Simpsons arcade game.

Yes, back in 1991, America’s most famous yellow family had an arcade game. The cabinet was a bit larger than usual, since it had four joysticks, instead of the usual two. Each stick represented one of the four playable characters that you could play as. (Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa). So basically whatever slot, under a stick that put your quarter into, that is what character you would play as. Don’t worry, it was clearly marked so you could tell who you were going to be.

The plot of the game goes as follows. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie are out taking a stroll through town. Smithers and two goons just knock over a jewelry store. As they are running out, Smithers bumps into Homer, causing a precious diamond to go flying into the air, and landed in Maggie’s mouth. Instead of just pulling the diamond out of her mouth, Smithers just up and kidnapps her. So now it’s up to the rest of the family to go and rescue her.

This game is a lot of fun. It has eight stages, that takes you all over Springfield, and even Dreamland. There are also some bonus stages for more points. You get so see many of the characters from the show, many will come around to give you food for health, and even some weapons. Each character have special attacks that you can pull off, and there are even tag team moves that you can use as well. I know that most of you can only play this game now via emulators, or on an old Comandor 64, or maybe you are one of the lucky few that still have it from Xbox live, or PSN before it was removed. For the rest of us, hopefully you live near one of the last real arcades that are left, and that the game is there to play. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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Hail To The Dhampir!

Good morning fellow Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Saturday Morning Cinema. Today I’m going to give you a classic movie from 1985. It’s about vampires, and not the bullshit vampires that we have today. These guys don’t sparkle in the sunlight, and humans are actually scared of them, and don’t find them sexy, and are not trying to fuck them. So without further delay let’s get into Vampire Hunter D.

So for those of you that have never heard of this before, I’m going to give you a brief summary of the franchise. The series is set in a far off future that has dealt with nuclear war in its past. It has elements of many genres such as fantasy, si-fi, western, and horror. The main character known as D. He is a dhampir, the son of a full blooded vampire father, and a full blooded human mother. Because of this, he doesn’t suffer from the normal weaknesses that hurt vampires, but he does suffer from sun sickness that hits him once every few years. D is also the host of a symbiote that goes by Left hand, since he resides in D’s left hand. He plays the wise cracking sidekick role, but Left Hand has some very useful powers that helps out D, even though Driving is very powerful himself. The two of them go around and hunt down vampires and other dark beings that threaten the human world. Now on with the movie.

Count Magnus Lee, a 10,000 year old, long lost Noble vampire is in search of a a bride. His choice, Doris Lang, the daughter of a well known deceased werewolf hunter. He attacks her, but she gets away, and happens to runs into D. After explaining what is going on, Doris hires D to protect her from Magnus. A little while later, they come across Doris’s younger brother Dan, and a man named Greco Roman. He is the mayor’s son. He knows what has happened to Doris, and offers to help to protect her as well. In exchange, he wants Doris for himself. Wow! OK, either Doris is rich, the hottest girl in the land, or they are in a small town, and she is the only girl that is single and of age. Anyway, does Doris accept Greco’s offer? Can D and Left Hand protect Doris from Magnus? Does Doris become Magnus’s bride? To get these answers and more, you have to see the movie for yourself, cause I’m not going to give you those answers.

Even though this is an older series, this movie is pretty good. The animation style fits it’s time period, so it doesn’t stand out in that way, it stands out due to its story. I personally saw this movie without ever knowing anything about the Vampire Hunter D series, and not only did I understand it, I definitely wanted more. Luckily there is another movie, but that’s one for another time. If you haven’t seen this, or it has been a while since you seen it last, go find it, or dust off that DVD you have and check it out. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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Time To Hero Up!

Good evening Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Grab A Buddy Monday. Today’s game seemed like the best time to do this game. Since Infinity Wars is currently the number one movie in the universe, it only seems fitting that I tell you about a game that somewhat shares a story line with the movie. So it’s that time to grab your buddy, hook up your PlayStation one, and it’s time to play Marvel Superheroes.
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Towards the Pantheon – Guest review by The SNERDAPERDS

Hey guys, because of Starfleet’s exchange program with the Klingon Empire, I’m here to talk about video games and share what kind of stuff I do over at my corner of the internet – and, hopefully, the League will respond in kind shortly. This is a review about Towards the Pantheon, and I figured it would be a good review to share with you guys!
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Mobile Fighter Ready…. FIGHT!

Good morning Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Today I have a good one for you, and it’s another one of my favorites. Many of you may already know what that means, that’s right we are going Gundam once again. This series is much different than the other Gundam series that I have presented in the past. So let’s get into it, here is Mobile Fighter G Gundam.

In this series, it doesn’t take place in the regular Universal Century timeline, but rather a alternate Future Century timeline. In this timeline, most of the human population currently lives on space colonies, that are assigned to the countries on Earth. The Earth is currently in ruins, and there are not many people that live there. They don’t have wars to decide things. Instead, every four years they set up a Gundam Fighting Tournament. Each country sends a fighter down to Earth to have one on one fight against each other. So basically like a robot boxing or MMA matches. The winner of the tournament, their country rules for the next four years.

The show follows Neo Japan’s Gundam fighter, Domon Kasshu. He is preparing himself for the 13th Gundam Fights. Along with his childhood friend and machanic, Rain Mikamura, they travel the Earth challenging other Gundam fighters. They also have another mission. They are looking for Domon’s older brother Kyoji, who apparently stole an experimental Dark Gundam mobile suit from the Neo Japan government.

This 49 espoide series is one of the best Gundam series out there. The style of the Gundams are so different than the other Gundams, with the stand up cockpit system that actually reacts to the pilots movement. Domon’s interactions with Rain and the other Gundam fighters helps with the uniqueness of the show, especially how things end up near the end. I believe that this is currently on Hulu, so if you haven’t seen this show before, or want to watch it again, now is the time. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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Beastmode Activate!

Good morning my loyal Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Grab A Buddy Monday. Some of you may have noticed the title and the picture, and if you were at the HBCL from the beginning, you may be asking yourself, didn’t The Chairman do this game already? The answer is, yes he did. He did it for his games that scared the shit out of him series, or whatever he called it. (By the way, the article is called Remolded Varmint, check it out in his archive, it’s a good read.) So hears the deal, I’m looking at it as a two player game, so this is going to be much different than his. There might be some similarities, due to the fact that I have to describe the story, since I don’t know who has played this game, or who has read The Chairman’s article. Anyway, let’s get down to it, you know what time it is. Grab your buddy, hook up your Genesis/Master System, and it’s time to play some Altered Beast.

So the story goes as follows, the Demon God from the Underworld name Neff has kidnapped Zeus’s daughter Athena. (How powerful is Neff to be able to kidnap her?) In order to save his daughter, Zeus resurrects a fallen Greek warrior to go and rescue Athena. That’s where you come in, and in this case your buddy, cause Zeus will resurrect two warriors.

In this side scrolling beat’em up, you and your buddy fight your way through five levels of undead creatures. Along the way, you have to collect these powers orbs, that makes you bigger and stronger. Once you collect three orbs, you transform into a wear beast. Level one is a wearwolf, two is a weardragon, three is a wearbear, four is a weartiger, and the final stage you turn into a golden werewolf. Once you transform, you are now able to take on the stage boss. Careful, because if you take too long collecting the orbs, and clearing the stage, the boss will show up regardless.

This game is alot of fun. It can be a bit difficult, since it did come from an arcade game that was designed to take all your money. Once you get the understanding of the game, you can beat it in about 10 minutes or so. It made be short, but it is worth sitting down playing this game. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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Ninjas Everywhere!!!

Good morning Painkillers new and old, and welcome to another addition of Saturday Morning Cinema. Today’s feature will contain something that most of us always wanted to be, ninjas! Woo-hoo! Feudal Japan, secrets, lies, and ninjas, what more can you ask for. So let’s get into it. Stay in your pajamas, grab the biggest bowl in the house, pour yourself some cereal, and plop down on the couch, and watch Ninja Scrolls.

The movie opens up with the introduction of the main character Jubei Kibagami. He is a mercenary that just completed a job, that other ninjas were originally hired to do, and Jubei did it for less money. Those ninjas confront him, and Jubei quickly handles them with ease.

After the deaths of a nearby village, a ninja team is set out to investigate, unfortunately the team is completely wiped out, except for one named Kagero. She is captured by Tessai, a member of the Eight Devils, a ninja team that has supernatural powers. As Tessai begins to molest Kagero, Jubei is nearby to break it up, and he kills Tessai.

Kagero returns home to report what happens, and is told to find out more information about Tessai, and the rest of his ninja team. Jubei runs into a government spy named Dakuna. He has heard about Jubei killing one of the Eight Devils, and wants his help to kill off the other seven. When Jubei refuses, Dakuna stabs him with a poisonous shuriken, and tells him that he will get the antidote once the remaining Devils are dead.

Will Jubei kill the other devils in time to receive the antidote? Will Kagero get revenge for her fallen comrades? Does Dakuna actually have an antidote for that poison, and if so will he actually give it to Jubei? Will all three of them survive? There is only one way to find out.

This movie came out in Japan in 1993, and the English version came out in 1995. The drawing style is really good, and is what you were used to during that period of time. The story is great, and easy to follow, and Jubei character is loosely based on a legendary samurai warrior. Normally this is where I would tell you what site or streaming service you could find this at, so you guys can watch it for yourself. Unfortunately, since I have this on DVD, I honestly forgot to look for it. Sorry, if I happen to see it somewhere, I will post where I found it at in the comment section. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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