A friend pointed out All Might's cameo in the Steven Universe comic, and since I dig SU, and respect the writers and creators when they do little cameos and things, I figured there was a good reason for this one, and since it was currently airing on Toonami, that I'd put in some time to check it out! Also, I'm now caught up with the SimulDub (Episode 59), so I'll have more time to be focused more on plowing through the manga.
This picture was floating around the time Naruto ended (Nov, 2014) and it was around that time when MHA boomed in popularity in the manga community (by that time MHA was already 5 months in publication but not many pay attention to it until then).
Because you were reminded Ichigo exists despite the entirety of the shounen anime world completely disowning him?
I'm not bitter. I was just given one job when I went to Japan and that was to bring my buddy back something from Bleach, preferably a figure. I found one god damn keychain of Hitsugaya waayyyy in the dingy, back corner of a box in a JUMP Store!!!
I have a feeling that Jump Force & the live action film will help to pull the classic Bleach characters back into the spotlight. That picture's such a great emotional look at the legacy that WSJ titles have though. One Piece is still the only one that I haven't gotten in on, because it was just monumentally large when I found out about it, and I wasn't watching anime as much, since I was just reading manga.
Where's everybody else at when it comes to the anime right now? I figure that a good policy for this thread would be to spoiler tag anything that hasn't hit the SimulDub yet (~2 weeks out from the anime), once as everyone's caught up to there.
That's why I suggested the anime simuldub date since it's also quite popular, and it's only 2 weeks behind the subbed anime release at the moment, and that's close enough that it seems like it should be a big deal for the thread overall.
(Also, I'm watching that instead of the sub for once, solely because I just can't get enough of Chris Sabat as All Might).
'She was panicked. She was saying, 'Help me.' Then, at one point, she said, 'This guy's going to kill me,'' said Joe Harris, a friend who was with Hodge, according to KNET. 'Everyone else was running away, and he was the first person to run straight to the action,' Harris said of his friend. 'He was like, 'I'm going to stop this guy regardless if I get stabbed or not.'
The attack was brutal. Hodge required 200 stitches and had to undergo surgery on his right hand. It is still not yet clear as to whether he will regain the use of his right hand or fingers. 'There was a person in danger and I couldn't just let her die,' Hodge told the news station from his hospital bed. 'I'm okay, it's still lit, it's always gonna be lit and I appreciate all your concerns and hopes and prayers that have been going up. I'm gonna make it out of this okay.'
Hodge's girlfriend Tori Tony said she wasn't surprised her boyfriend did his best to help the victim. 'I believe it because it's him. I believe that he took a machete to the hands for someone else,' Tony said to WTVM. 'He would do it again. He could lose an arm, and he would still do it again. And that's just Blaine.'
Hodge's sister Faheemah Salahud-Din posted updates from the hospital room where Hodge is still recovering. 'It has been a long painful day, but it has also been a day of joy, laughter and resilience. Anyone who knows Blaine Hodge knows that he is always smiling, and that's exactly what he did today,' she wrote on Facebook. 'We waited at the hospital with him from around noon to midnight and he was more concerned with us being sad than he was about getting close to two hundred stitches.'
I'm still totally amazed by the fact that the REALITY of a little viral post like that was SO MUCH BETTER than I'd ever have hoped.
Like, the dude makes music under the name "Static" and his new album he's putting out in two weeks even has the design of his Hero costume:
And yeah, I'm hoping that the fact that his GoFundMe passed its goal means he's able to cover the medical costs for everything, since there'll definitely be more than just initial surgery and whatnot for physical therapy and other things in the long term. 200 stitches is just crazy, and I can't imagine what it'll be like to figure out how much mobility he'll be able to regain.
Either way though, MHA already has him emotionally covered:
LMAO IRL Recovery Girl!!! Good to know he’s doing well! Seriously, what a hero. It makes me wonder how much of an influence MHA might’ve been on him when he decided to act that day. Did the anime make him more heroic, or does he like the anime because he already is? Either way, I love the parallelism here.
I’m going to see the movie on the 27th! I tried to watch it when it premiered at AnimeExpo, but con-goers were lining up the night before There was no way it was going to happen lmao