Super Smash Bros 3DS/WiiU
is one of the finest games ever made for the WiiU. With so many likable characters, there is a lot of replay value, especially with friends. On this day, the WiiU version was released in North America, the same day that Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire were released almost worldwide.
One of the characters that made the roster in Smash 4
is Lucario, the Fighting/Steel-Typed Aura Pokémon from Gen 4. In its home series, Lucario is well-loved character, having great offenses for mixed sets and a badass Mega Evolution that further enhances its prowess with Adaptability. Lucario is also the star of the movie Lucario & the Mystery of Mew
, where he learns that humans and Pokémon can truly bond together and is the second Pokémon after Latios to die without resurrection. In the English dub of the movie, he's played by Sean Schemmel, who is also known for voicing Son Goku in the Funimation dub of the Dragon Ball
series, including Z and GT. Either it's coincidence or a clever shout-out as to how Lucario is able to use his own Kamehameha Wave, Aura Sphere, as well as becoming stronger the more injured he is. Lucario's taunt even has him charging like a Super Saiyan! Mega Evolutions are Super Saiyan forms for Pokémon! Schemmel reprises his role as Lucario in Smash 4
, replacing Bill Rodgers. In essence, Lucario is the closest thing to getting Goku in Smash
Why is Fievel Mousekewitz in this picture, you may ask? In the Japanese version of the Lucario movie and Smash 4
, Lucario is played by Daisuke Namikawa, who was the original Japanese voice for Fievel. An American Tail
is one of my favorite animated films, about a young mouse boy from Russia who goes through many struggles as he tries to find his family after a storm separated them during immigration. An American Tail
would be in my top 3 for favorite animated films (the other two being Finding Nemo
and The Lion King
). For other roles Namikawa has done, he was Ryouta Kajiki (Mako Tsunami) in Yu-Gi-Oh!
, Giorno Giovanna from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
, and Lucian from the Diamond & Pearl
seasons of Pokémon.
For dubbing, he was also Elliot in the first Japanese dub of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
, Hikaru Sulu from the 2009 reboot of Star Trek
, and Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars
Happy birthday, Sean Schemmel!
This day also marks the 30th anniversary of An American Tail
. Bless the souls of the late Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, and James Horner.
belongs to Satoshi Tajiri, Nintendo, GameFreak, and The Pokémon Company. Super Smash Bros for 3DS/WiiU
belongs to Bandai Namco Games, Sora Ltd., and Nintendo. An American Tail
belongs to Don Bluth.
"The winner is... Lucario!"
Edit: Namikawa is now voicing Rotom-Dex in the Sun & Moon