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Hello everyone to my belated anniversary which was October 1. That was the deadline for Fall 2014 Anime Guide as well as my 2nd midterm that week. It has been increasingly busy here in Anime Vice along with juggling school, work, and family. I'm a bit sick right now, so I cut this blog short. Plus, I have so many people to thank which you can refer to these blogs. The amount of users I know has increased 2 fold over the years due to my wiki work and community work.

I became mod at the consent of wiki editors, independent and teammates, after Daniel Newton and Tom Pinchuk recognizes the cultural interviews I had done as well as the past seasonal anime guides my teammates and I have build. It's thanks to them.

Quote Henry Ford:

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

This is a community. Everyone contributes based on their preferences and strengths. I wouldn't be here if it was for my wiki teammates.

When I became mod last year, it was a pretty tough experience where I made plenty of mistakes. I always strive to correct them and find compromises. I have build relationships outside of the wiki community because I was mod. Many others call me for help that not in my area said I was the most active and responsive person. I did violate segregation of duty, but my heart was for the community. I always put the community above the individual. Of course, that clashes with many folks including my teammates' philosophies. That got me into trouble. I learn things. I'm not American born. I was raised outside of the states where the community was more important. It was hard to getting the right balance on roles I had taken along with priorities outside of the site. I did change my major last year after the wiki and battle forums had taken a toll on my time.

The Balance and Relationships title is what I had the most struggle with during the 4th year. I was a wiki editor for so long. I never went into the battle forums, the RPG forums, the fan fic forums, and many others. Becoming mod had opened my eyes a bit. Anime Vice is a unique community that has a lot of potential. It was same for Screened. No other site was like the Whiskey Media sites.

Accomplishments

  • Always work with wiki editors intimately on projects. Help form teams. Toriko, Akame ga Kill, Chaika, and many others were my team projects. Got to meet and see how new wiki editors became editors.
  • Help pointed awareness and suggested policies for the wiki community. We needed to fix our image wiki policy. Before Screened was shut down, we had argued so much what we should include in our database, What Counts as Anime and Manga in the Wiki thread.
  • Helped users from Screened during the closure. I helped move wiki pages with users' consent to Hollywood and Beyond Wikia.
  • Kept making seasonal guides.
  • Help the battle forums and RPG forums get spotlighted. Tom was glad to see user spotlighted articles. I did wish I had asked earlier to put the best battle of user on the front page. I didn't think it was front page material since most of the front page dealt with anime and manga reviews.
  • Kept promoting anime and manga industry with legal means of accessing it such as Quick Picks and the Simulcast Guides.
  • Made Wiki and Battle Archives: Wiki Editors Project Archive 2013 and Battle Forum Archive Nov-Dec 2013
  • Helped users become well rounded users. I saw how WayBig, Yusuke52, Taichokage, Vapovile, Bigz007, SMXLR8, Kuma From Argentina started projects to help the site.

WayBig had the AMV Contest, Hall of Fame, and Summer Survey

Vapovile had the AV Battle Usage Project which we spent 2-3 months on inputting data.

Because of Yusuke52, he help started the Toriko project. We were asking users to help with the wiki project. That help promote Toriko in both wiki and battle forums. Yusuke, ForgottenOne, and Taichokage became one of the best wiki editors this year. I barely met Taichokage, Yusuke, and the gang. It was great seeing them trying out the wiki for the first time.

Bigz007 started the List of filler episodes project where we list filler episodes for the community.

Although SMXLR8 had troubles executing his project due to the rules he had set, he had good intentions with the closed project, The Battle Callout Phonebook ☎ AnimeVice Edition. He still promotes the CAV.

Kuma was a new user I met this year. I saw him delete his comment in one of the community spotlights during the time I wrote the Invisible Walls in Anime Vice blog. He was asking why the RPG community hasn't been spotlighted in the community spotlight. I quoted the user immediately and invited him to one of the Community Spotlight weekly report PMs I made. When there was an argument between Fox and Kuma, I suggested a compromise, making news blogs that will promote the RPG thread. Foxx only accepted blogs into his community spotlight at the time. Threads weren't in his scope.

Thanks

I listed so much folks in my 1st and 3rd anniversary blogs. I do thank everyone for helping out the site. It's going to be really long if I list folks. I put these individuals who helped me through the rough times of my 4th year.

  • Daniel Newton - He didn't take no as an answer when I rejected the offer to be mod in front of the wiki editors. He had so many ideas to improve the site. I had been supporting his ideas and see how they worked out. He helped me with the wiki and forum issues many times.
  • BigHeart711 - One of my closest friends. He knows me pretty well. We had worked on many things together. It was hard but worth it and sometimes, it was fun.
  • PikaHyper - The best Comic Vine mod I met. He contributed a hell lot to Anime Vice and Comic Vine. He would help me with wiki issues if I reach stalemates with my teammates on policies.
  • FinalDasa - A down to earth guy who knows the Whiskey Media staff extremely well. He's a former Screened manager and now a mod at Giant Bomb. I took his advice as I helped both Screened and Anime Vice.
  • ZombiePie - He's a crazy guy with a bit of controversial things. He was a different person in Giant Bomb. He knows his job. He often comments on what Anime Vice needed improvement. I had asked him for advice back then especially for Kickstarter threads.
  • FoxxFireArt - He's one of the best wiki mods I met. He's very charismatic and passionate about the wiki and the plight of Anime Vice. He always fought for the community when we were alienated as a site in the Whiskey Media family.
  • Acura Max - He was a great teammate of mine. He and I worked on various wiki projects. When we had policies, he was the first one to spoke. He believe we needed to push forward not matter what.
  • Dream - I met Dream before as a reviewer and wiki editor. I never spoke with him in the battle forums until I became mod. He was very blunt and honest with what Sonata and I were doing. He cared for the site and knew the stress mods were taking on. I was grateful to him when he accepted the battle mod position. Things didn't work out when Sonata got busy. I couldn't quit the battle forums in the end. Such an ironic twist. I didn't regret it. I helped Dream because I didn't him to suffer a lot of stress like I did. Teammates look out for each other.
  • sickVisionz - He and worked on the Best of Anime project since 2012 I think. I found his project really fun. I did a lot of PRing. I was surprised when he ask me to help me record shows on the Gdocs. I worked hard for sickVisonz. I took his ideas for Screened. He helped me and Acura calculate votes for the Top Movies and TV shows.
  • Tom Pinchuk - Met Tom at Anime Expo back in 2013 and 14 in person. He's a great guy. Never thought I will be playing arcade games with him, Sam, and the the gang at Anime Expo. It felt so surreal to me. He spoke of how much work my teammates and I had done. Said Geo and Daniel talked highly of my work and sacrifices I took. I thank him for posting the cultural interviews and some of the crazy ideas.

Thank you everyone. I have hopes of making a balanced and active community. I will continue to work hard in my community.

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Hello everyone, I missed the exact day when we hit 500. BigHeart711 and I were regular users like everyone else. When the staff stop posting trailers, we took action and adding trailers from the incoming series. We started back in 2012.

We made a change in the community without the need of a mod or staff. We proven that this a user driven community. We continue to show this. Anime Vice folks always got around and taking charge. Doing things for the benefit of the site.

In 2013, we change trailer threads to discussion threads.

Past Anime Vice seasonal guides

I thank BigHeart711, Acura Max for working on this project for 2 years. I thank others who posted threads when I hit flood fail: Dream, Vapovile, Low. I contact random folks to post threads we hit flood fail a lot.

Thank you everyone. Please check out Anime Seasonal Guides. It means a lot for you to show your support and comment on the discussion threads.

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Welcome everyone, it's my first year anniversary becoming a mod in this beautiful community. The title was awkward to make. I tweak it later.

Wow, time flies. It's almost 4 years being an Anime Vice user as we approach October. I make this blog sweet and fast. It was a wild roller coaster ride for me. It was out of blue when Daniel ask Tom to make me a mod after seeing the cultural interview projects and the 2nd Anime Vice reunion in an anime convention. I believe Sora_thekey was the first Anime Vice user among us to personally meet the Whiskey Media gang in person. It was cool hanging out with Tom Pinchuk and his crew at Anime Expo back in 2013 and this past summer of 2014. Daniel figured it was a crime to let a well rounded user who made so much contributions to the site not get promoted as a mod.

I rejected his offer since I had school on my plate, fall 2013 was rolling out. He didn't take no for an answer. I had no previous mod experiences in forums, but I had experiences being a Wikia Admin at Sket Dance and Btooom Wikia. To be honest, life would be easier if I never violated the laws of segregation in terms of mod roles. I couldn't help it. Being mod means folks from all niches of our site will ask you for help. Many said I was so active and they wanted resolutions quick. The only tasks I turned down were community projects I could not hold my promise to fulfill. That was the Tournament and CAV projects for the battle forums. I notice the teamwork was pretty shaky. I figured those were dead end projects that needed major overhaul by veteran battle users who had cohesive team work. I wasn't an expert in the battle forums.

Regrets or not, I did whatever was best for the community, and I kept working with users, constantly changing my approach to get things done no matter what hardships or pitfalls we fall in. I'm human and the rest of us are human. We just learned with it. I seen past teammates, old mods, and former users leave the site due to arguments or mistakes they felt regretful over. I'm here to stay until the very end.

I had ups and downs, but I won't let it bog me down because this is one of my online communities I put so much time in. I dropped my Admin roles and Giant Bomb and rest of online communities I spent time for Anime Vice.

Here are my accomplishments and failures in condense form. I hope to keep on working on making this a better site with everyone's help.

Accomplishments

Wiki

  • Help make wiki teams and work to produce great wiki pages: Toriko, Akame ga Kill, Chaika, Kill la Kill, Chaika, Hentai, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Help these new wiki editors reached over 1,000 or 5,000 wiki points: BIG RULE, CWF123, Inuyasha2010, Gyn, OEST_MAG, AgentFakku, WayBig1010101, SpeedForceSpider, Low, DBZ_Universe, ForgottenOne, Demonic13
  • Increase awareness in wiki issues. I always ask questions. It does get me into trouble when I asked about our wiki scope (What Counts as Anime and Manga in the Wiki) and the image policies. We never did get through with making policies we could agree on. I'm glad to point out stuff we need to work on for the future. With Screened gone, the wiki scope for Anime Vice became lax a bit. We allowed RWBY in.
  • Make helpful wiki threads: Wiki Editing 101: Naming Image Galleries and Organizing Images and Tips On Getting Bigger, Hi Res Images.
  • Help users during the big site slowdown in spring 2014 especially wiki.

Battle

  • Not my accomplishment. I was proud to help Dream out. Dream created a new battle rules thread after Sonata and myself made comments on it.
  • Used Fire_Star's Vicer of the Month template for the Best Battle User of the Month in order to make users feel proud of themselves in Anime Vice. Since the battle forums are a mecca where users from various outside anime communities come and visit. We had some issues back in fall 2013 due to the heated arguments and tension. I figured we need role model users to help the forum.
  • Take over sickVisionz's Facts and Feats project. Following the new wiki proposals to eliminate battle feats and calcs that were fan made and not directly from the original sources, I thought we should make respect threads to help users put their creativity, an outlet to help their fellow users. I always try to find something for users to jump on, stuff from community projects or something fun.

Reviews, RPG, and everything else!

I tried to spotlight the reviews with the Anime Vice 2013's Top Reviewers which only got one vote. Taichokage voted on it. I didn't have time to promote it due to Fall 2013 seasonal project. SnowyMountain did most of the Screened 2013's Top Reviewers since he knew the reviewers and their styles personally than me. WayBig101010101 started the Anime Survey and Reviews (Summer 2014) to tackle the same goals. I'm working on that project with him.

For the RPGs, I still have yet to get to know them personally. I got into contact with them to minor disputes. I didn't resolve it as well since I wasn't the right person. It resolve on its own. I'm proud of the gang when they showcase their work on the front page, July 2014 RPG Highlights: Night at the Castle. I asked Tom to promote the RPG work.

Recruitment of New Teammates

Recommend and brought new two Mods, Acura Max and Dream.

  • Dream - I felt he was the best choice for battle forums. He did not accept the position until January or February 2014 when Sonata and I were caught off-guard to one user. I had school while Sonata had work. Most battle users said we needed more battle mods, but Sonata and Daniel didn't agree until that incident. Dream had more forum moderation experiences than me with better judgement. I'm not very knowledgeble in battle forums, feats, and such. I have to ask folks why certain matches are mismatch if I can't find an answer. Dream is quick like lightning. Even if he encounters something unfamiliar in anime and manga, he's able to adapt quickly and resolve it without any issues.
  • Acura Max - With Screened ending, I felt the site needed closure. His background in TV was ideal because he brought something new to the group of mods. He was the best man for the job because he was a mod at Screened. He would provide the soul anchorage in Anime Vice, helping Screened users find a 2nd home in Anime Vice. Most users went to Comic Vine and Giant Bomb out of fear that Anime Vice had a cloudy future. We still try to remain contact as we can. Mike20 started a Wikia called To Hollywood and Beyond where Acura, myself, Mike, Djames, SnowyMountain work on wikia pages in our spare time. Please check out the Anime Vice and Screened Timeline and the Screened Yearbook (April 2010 - March 14, 2014)!

Improvements Needed

  • Find a middle path between strict and lax moderation for the battle forums.
  • Find a place between individualism and community. I had some philosophical arguments with users, mods or my teammates, on our views of the community. Being brought up in Cambodia, I'm more of a community person. I place that above myself and individuals. This got me into heated arguments a few times. America is about individualism unlike back in certain Asian countries.
  • Balance college with Anime Vice. I did changed my major during fall 2013 when I became mod. I guess I was putting too much energy into the site over school at the cost of my grades. I couldn't manage my time well.
  • Need more fun stuff. WayBig is doing the AMV contest, Daniel has the caption contest, Dream has his tournament. All I have is the Tsundere Tournament. Look forward to the Monster Tournament. BigHeart711 wants to do it.

Thank you everyone. I will continue to do my best to help the community. I look forward to working with everyone.

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Hello everyone! I barely notice it, but we hit over 25,000 character wiki pages!

Technically, we made 25,115 characters in the database and made 25,100 character pages on August 30, 2014. I wished I check the numbers more frequently. It would nice to get a date on when we hit 25,000 and put a date in our Anime Vice's 2014 Wiki Archive or the Timeline. I recall sickVisionz mentioning we had an unknown amount of test pages which are blank wiki pages without a Top Editor feature on it. Don't worry about the technical thing.

We as a community should be proud of our wiki editors who invested their free time to make our site better. Without wiki pages, Anime Vice doesn't have much foundation to attach reviews, blogs, forums, lists, and more. We need wiki pages as much as we need battle forums, RPG threads, and every feature of the site because we are a unique anime oriented community. No other community has what we have!

Like any community, we had hardships and struggles. One of our struggles is what counts as anime and manga which plays a huge factor on what characters we include in our database. We do include video game characters who have anime and manga adaptations. Anime influenced shows such as RWBY and Korra/Avatar and Manhwas characters are also included despite not being traditional pages. We do emphasize quality wiki editing so our folks will depend on our wiki pages not the Wikia or Wikipedia. Not every wiki page of a project gets equal love.

These are our best Wiki Projects

No matter what happens in the past and the future, we are making our wiki scope broad as we grow as a site to welcome all folks to this community. The wiki serves as a main attraction that keeps our site running.

Keep on working hard everyone. Thank you to everyone who support our wiki pages and contribute on it.

Credits for the banner: Saber, Toriko, Sousuke, and Ryuko Matoi. I randomly pick out anime characters. Wish I put more for a better representation for our site.

Related Topics

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Hello everyone, I'm Taka, one of the wiki editors in the community. This is the first blog of a project called Trends in Anime Vice. Originally, I had planned to release surveys, but the surveys didn't work out like I wanted them to. Instead of using the surveys, I have to rely on experiences and observations in my 3 to 4 years in the community. I'll be explaining the pros and cons of these different formats. With different communities, you have to use one or both depending on the situation: small vs big community, active writers, etc.

Background

One of the complaints in Anime Vice was that we don't discuss anime and manga. You see this from the former Whiskey Media sites and other sites outside of the family. That's obviously a wrong statement made about our community. We do talk about anime and manga.

A group of of us, well rounded users and the mods, took out weekly reviews of our favorite shows. The mods did reviews on the Winter 2011-12, and they will PM their reviews to Tom Pinchuk who posts them on the front page. For me, I was a regular user, and I started in Fall 2011 with reviews on Beelzebub, Sket Dance, and Blue Exorcist. My purpose was to spotlight my teammates' wiki work while informing folks about these great shows. The more people knowing our wiki projects, we can get more help. Kuro joined me with his reviews on Guilty Crown. We were both wiki editors working on 2 projects together, Sket Dance and Guilty Crown.

During the Whiskey Media sale off in March 2012, the mods stopped doing their Winter Watch articles. After that day, we don't see any episode reviews from the mods. One of the reasons was that there wasn't much comments. In Summer 2012, BigHeart711 was reviewing Humanity has Declined while I was reviewing a few shows like Campione. I started experimenting with things from what I saw from My Anime List. I didn't want folks to bear so much burden especially my teammates on doing weekly episode reviews on top of wiki and school work. My Anime List had discussion threads where folks chimed in to talk about that episode. I found out less time consuming to do. I started a few discussion threads based on much hype and interests from the comments I got from the Summer Anime 2012 Trailers Anthology Blog. It was better to put out discussion threads on popular shows like Binbogami Ga! anime Discussion.

In Fall 2013, Daniel notice the discussion threads and talked to both BigHeart711 and I to start making them with wiki attachments. Then, we abandoned the trailer threads and converted everyone into a discussion thread.

That's our community's history in a nutshell.

Pros and Cons

Weekly Reviews

ProsCons
  • With a weekly thread, you putting influence on the community. Informing them directly by comments and indirectly by one's presence. Example: Sket Dance and Beelzebub had been placed in the Anime Vice's Top 2011 Anime.
  • In a personality driven site like Random Curiosity, the reviews have more individualistic appeal. You're able to share what your thoughts on. It's your opinion.
  • It's time consuming. One has to keep up a schedule and upload screenshots. If one is a wiki editor and a reviewer, you have double the work.
  • Division of Comments: one who likes the reviewer's style while one does not like the reviewer's style. It all falls on the reviewer. It can be a hit or miss. We are have our unique preferences. Some folks love friendly reviews while others prefer blunt reviewers.
  • You can say the funnel of comments pattern also takes place in weekly reviews. Same thing happens. Folks will drop the show and won't comment. It's okay because it's up to them.

Discussion Threads

ProsCons
  • It's not time consuming because the thread gets created.
  • A set pacing: Some folks cannot catch up to the reviewer in a weekly review setting. In a discussion format, users can comment on their own leisure. You don't feel rushed to post comment.
  • Without a one personality being dominated, a lot of opinions can be expressed. There is more freedom to express any thoughts, good or bad.
  • It's comment driven. You need at least 2 folks to comment. If there is only one person, the discussion thread is dead.
  • Funnel of Comments: You get more variety of comments in the discussions, those who love and those who hate. For those who dislike the show, they will drop the show and discussion. For those who love the show, they will still put the good and bad but not as severe as the ones who dropped the show.

There is also a common con for the two, and it's more on how your readers watch anime.

  • Marathon: There are folks who prefer to watch the whole series once it's finished airing. It's normal because some shows are more enjoyable in that style.

Nothing is perfect. All we have to do is adjust one or both for the community. Let me know if I missed some pros or cons.

Thank you for reading.

Next topic would be: Personality vs Community.

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The purpose of this thread to record all Roundtable discussion threads that past mods and regular users had hosted. To promote user content in the community. Part of Anime Vice's community and staff's goals is to promote user content because we are community driven. Feel free to use this thread to pool ideas.

My style was to promote anime and manga series that dealt with the wiki projects where my teammates and I worked on. That was when Fire Star was taking over Sora's job in the Roundtable discussions. Fire Star and Sora invited well rounded and respected users to partake in the roundtable discussions. With Fire Star and Sora being inactive, I'm somewhat reviving the roundtable discussions. I'm doing it less frequently given how much time it takes and what topics are hot during seasons. It's better to do a roundtable when you have a momentum during when a new anime or popular manga series is on the majority's watch/ read list. Today, I invite everyone who has a good standing with the community.

After my meeting with Tom Pinchuk back at Anime Expo 2013, he told me we're community driven. He said users shouldn't be shy in promoting their stuff on the front page. As I work with the community, I was looking for ideas. I ask Daniel, sickVisionz, Foxx, Gia, and plenty of others in Anime Vice and on Twitter. Finally in August or September 2013, I got a break through, the cultural interviews (An Entire World of Anime Fans! -- THE VICE PIT). Let's keep on working on it.

Lastly, remember, anyone in this community can start a roundtable of their own. I'm not a leader, just a facilitator.

Sora_thekey

Fire_Star

Halberdierv2

Takashichea

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Welcome everyone, here is Anime Vice's Top 20 Manga Series of 2013! This poll was started on January 30, 2014 and ended on March 15, 2014 (See Top 10 Manga of 2013 Voting Project). With you guys and gals' help, I was able to record 145 manga series for the voting sheet. Out of 145 entries, only 77 manga series got voted. 28 Vicers had voted, and submitted a total of 108 votes. This is your community's results! I was surprised by the results.

I was asked by many folks to start a manga poll contest since sickVisionz's top anime poll had an incredible response. Last year, we had about 50 voters. (See Top 10 Best Anime of 2013!) 2013 was the first time the community had voted for their top manga series. Another reason I wanted to start the poll was curiousity. I put some extra information to see where the community loves the most:

  • Are we leaning towards a particular manga publishing company?
  • Is weekly manga more popular than monthly manga series?
  • Are we predominantly Shonen manga fans?

I'm sorry for being a bit late with the results. With Screened closing down on March 14, 2014 and the Spring 2014 Guide in the works, it's a bit tough managing this poll and making the results. It was fun seeing the results. I put in about 5 hours today: working on tallying the numbers, making the list below, and double checking the math. If you want to see the Gdoc spreadsheet, here is the sheet.

1. Bleach
Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a shinigami (spirt of death) and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family, but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy.
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
9187Shonen Jump2001WeeklyOngoingViz Media
2. Attack on Titan
Humankind is down to just a few thousand people who live in a city surrounded by three concentric walls. The walls protect them from their enemies, the ravenous giants known as the Titans. The Titans appear to have only one purpose: to consume humanity.
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
8162Bessatsu Shonen2009MonthlyOngoingKodansha
3. Claymore
A Claymore - a female warrior named for the sword she carries - travels from medieval village to village to destroy Yoma, monsters who disguise themselves as humans and who are almost impossible to kill. Claymores are half-humans, half-demons who willingly transformed themselves by mixing their blood with monster's blood. Claire, nicknamed silver-eyed killer, is such a powerful Claymore, she can slay a Yoma using only one hand. But she must constantly struggle to keep from becoming a monster herself.
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
9142Jump Square2001MonthlyOngoingViz Media
4. One Piece
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
8136Shonen Jump1997WeeklyOngoingViz Media
5. Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
9133Shonen Sunday2009WeeklyOngoingViz Media
6. Toriko
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
5115Shonen Jump2008WeeklyOngoingViz Media
7. Naruto
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
7111Shonen Jump1999WeeklyOngoingViz Media
8. Vinland Saga
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
4110Shonen (Oct 2005)
Afternoon (Dec 2005)
2005Weekly (Oct 2005)
Monthly (Dec 2005)
OngoingKodansha
9. Medaka Box
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
599Shonen Jump2009WeeklyEndedNone
10. Beelzebub
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
587Shonen Jump2009WeeklyEnded (2014)None
11. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
482Shonen Jump1986WeeklyOngoingViz Media (Part 3 Only)
12. Fairy Tail
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
676Shonen2006WeeklyOngoingKodansha
Crunchyroll
13. One-Punch Man
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
472Young Jump2009 (Web)WeeklyOngoingViz Media
14. The Seven Deadly Sins
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
568Shonen2012WeeklyOngoingKodansha
Crunchyroll
15. Deadman Wonderland
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
561Shonen Ace2007MonthlyEndedTokyoPop (Former)
Viz Media (Current)
16. Gintama
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
460Shonen Jump2003WeeklyOngoingViz Media
17. Pupa
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
452Comic Earth Star2011MonthlyOngoingNone
18. Assassination Classroom
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
549Shonen Jump2012WeeklyOngoingViz Media
19. Mysterious Girlfriend X
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
248Afternoon2006MonthlyOngoingKodansha
Crunchyroll
20. Kingdom
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
341Young Jump2006WeeklyOngoingNone

Weighted System

For those who are wondering about the weighted votes and why I used them. Since our community is small, raw votes won't help decide the winners. As you see from the data, the most votes for a manga series was 9. There were many ties. I had to go back and figure out how my teammate sickVisionz carry out his calculations. After talking to him on Twitter, he told to me to used his formula. Here's the formula from I need your help for the Best Anime of 2012 votes! thread. I couldn't use the numbers since this poll uses 10 slots instead of 5 slots.

FirstSecondThirdFourthFifth
2923191713
SixthSeventhEighthNinthTenth
117532
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Anime Vice and Screened Timeline

Welcome to the Anime Vice and Screened's Timeline project. Because of Screened's closure on March 14, 2014, I was concerned about Screened and Anime Vice. I realized our time is short. As a former historian in a college club, I carried that influence into Anime Vice by documenting mainly wiki work when I first started in Anime Vice. Here I am, doing this to preserve our two community's hard work and struggle.

I welcome all help because this is a community's time line, anything significant (Wiki, Battle, RPG, Reviews, and Staff) should be here.

Thank you everyone.

Nov - Dec 2008Anime Vice's website was launched. It was a site devoted to anime and manga.
May 23, 2009
May 23, 2009
Gia Manry introduces a new staff writer, GodLen (also known as Chris). GodLen was known for his reviews on the HST (Holy Shonen Trinity): Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach.
May 6, 2010
May 6, 2010
Gia Manry wrote a letter about her farewell to the Anime Vice community. She mentioned she and John Martone will be leaving the community to pursue different interests. John Martone took up teaching while Gia took on jobs relating to her freelance career, Anime News Network and other sites.
May 12, 2010Screened's website was launched. It was a site devoted to TV shows and films.

Matt Rorie and Alex Navarro launched and ran Screened.com until it was purchased by Berman Braun. They both used to work at Gamespot.com along with Jeff Gerstmann, Ryan Davis (RIP), Brad Shoemaker, and Vinny Caravella in the years prior to Jeff's controversial sacking from Gamespot in 2007. Both Matt and Alex now work at Giant Bomb with their Gamespot buddies of old. They all have strong ties with Gamespot of one sort or another. Some might say that Gamespot before November 2007 was its "golden age" in terms of popularity and video content. Although I personally think Gamespot are getting better again with personalities such as Danny O'Dwyer and Jess McDonnell. But they'll never recapture their golden era.

April 1, 2011Takashichea started the first wiki recognition blogs, Fairy Tail Recognition Blogs for Animevice users.
May 4, 2011
May 4, 2011
Ethan publishes the Data Hentai: Anime Vice April 2011 - Super Wiki Editor Edition for Anime Vice. It spotlights the growth of the wiki pages, how wiki tasks were closed during wiki bounty themed months, and reveals data on the new and veteran wiki editors.
May 13, 2011Makoto _Mizuhara_Sakamoto shared his frustrations with Giant Bomb which caused a huge uproar.
July 2, 2011
July 2, 2011
Dream starts his Ani-Crap project with his first review on Eiken. He reviews the worst garbage in the anime world as he tortures himself for you viewing pleasure. He usually starts Ani Crap polls where folks vote on shows for him to review.
Dream: Originally, I meant to do Ani-Crap as sort of a bi-annual special thing I'd do for Anime Vice. But with it gaining a following here on Vice, I chose to make it more frequent.
September 5, 2011
September 5, 2011
FoxxFireArt publishes the Whiskey Media - Top 10 Wiki Editors where he compiles the top 10 wiki editors from Screened, Giant Bomb, Comic Vine, and Anime Vice.
Oct. 1, 2011
Oct. 1, 2011
Takashichea started one of the first massive wiki archives, Wiki Editors Project Archive 2011.
January 9, 2011
January 9, 2011
sickVisionz started the first Anime Vice's Top Anime of the Year project, starting with 2011. He and the mods created a concept page and has people make lists of top five anime series.
The Top 10 Anime Series of 2011 by Anime Vice
  1. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  2. Steins;Gate
  3. Bunny Drop
  4. Fate/Zero
  5. Sket Dance
  6. Mawaru Penguindrum
  7. Tiger & Bunny
  8. Hanasaku Iroha
  9. Anohana
  10. Beelzebub
March 15, 2012
March 15, 2012

Whiskey Media Sale Off

  • CBS Interactive bought Giant Bomb and Comic Vine.
  • BermanBraun bought Tested, Screened, and Anime Vice.
  • On the same day, Alex Navarro announced that he will be leaving Screened for Giant Bomb.
May 31, 2012
May 31, 2012
Because the transition into a community driven site, Dead Pool and other staff members left after the Whiskey Media Sale Off. There were no staff posting new trailers in the video library. Taka proposed carrying the tradition of making anime seasonal guides with trailers. BigHeart711 and Taka formed a team and started working on these anime seasonal guides from this day.
April 2, 2012
April 2, 2012
Rorie left the site.
It has been a fun couple of years, and I’d like to thank everyone who’s visited, commented, or sent in podcast questions, and especially those of you who took the time to edit the wiki. I appreciate all the support for our crazy little venture. The notion that what we’ve done here has been worth you taking some time out of your day to come by for a visit means a lot to me. A big thanks go out, as well, to our freelancers, who helped create some amazing content that I was proud to publish. Also, all of our mods deserve a big round of applause, but especially ScanCase and Finaldasa for helping out with the Community Showcases over the past months. And of course I'd be remiss if I didn't shoutout Alex, who invited me along on this crazy ride almost two years ago. Lastly, Joey Fameli deserves a ton of credit for making me look much more capable of hosting a video than I actually am.
I greatly appreciate all the well-wishes that you guys have sent my way recently; it's been very touching to hear how Screened has been a part of your life over the last couple of years.
May 28, 2012
In the Who Will Be the Next Wiki Editor with 100,000 Points? thread, Daniel Newton and Wales raced to the 100,000 wiki finish line. The race took a whole day as these 2 kept editing wikis. Meanwhile, Taka and KuroNeko who were doing the Guilty Crown Round Table commented on the Wiki Race on Twitter. Daniel beat Wales in the race. It was a very close race. The two were only 500-1,000 wiki points apart.
July XX 2012
July XX 2012
Because of the toll on writing weekly reviews that KuroNeko and Taka had done, Taka decided to implement a few anime discussion threads on the new anime season. He got the inspiration from MyAnimeList's discussion threads. The pros of having discussion threads were that it required less time to make rather than making weekly anime reviews. The cons were that the site didn't have enough people since most of the activity was in forum games or battle forums.
July 17, 2012
July 17, 2012
GodLen left the site.
I just want to take a moment here and thank you all for taking time out of your busy days to read myNARUTO, ONE PIECE, and BLEACH weekly reviews. It has been a pleasure watching all of our favorite character’s grow up as a community as weeks and months passed.
Unfortunately circumstances do happen that are beyond my control, and life does move on. Sadly, I will no longer be writing for Anime Vice. However, this will not be the end of my writing career, I will be on the blog scene again.
Till then, see you Space Cowboy.
- Chris
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
Stacy takes control of the site.
This is what I love: movies and television. And movies on television. And television on movies, oh wait.
This is what I also do: photography and producing. I produced a music video for my brother-in-law's band last year, and I am working on various other projects, including a short film. This is all in my "free" time or lack thereof, so don't worry, you get my attention during the day. I just don't sleep. That is fun.
This is who are great: Screened Pups. I thank you all for your support during this transition and it has been a true pleasure to get to write and post for you.
This is who I am obsessed with: Benedict Cumberbatch. Mostly, from Sherlock, but really from anything. ANYTHING! He's delicious. Here you see a picture of us together. Cute, right?
December 31, 2012
December 31, 2012
Aleasha starts one of the first chat rooms in Anime Vice. She and along with Acura Max arrange movie nights where Vicers would watch movies and anime series on monthly basis.
February 24, 2013PikaHyper, a mod from Comic Vine, reached 100,000 wiki points within a month that he had started working in the community.
March XX, 2013About a month or so later, PikaHyper reached 200,000 wiki points.
March 22, 2013
March 22, 2013
Stacy leaves the site.
Now…enough about me, lets talk about Screened. When discussing what is special about Screened, we know that it is the community and all of the hard work all of you do. For that reason, your fearless moderator, will now be your community manager and the one posting articles on the front page. He already has helped me immensely with writing features, so it will be an easy transition. However, he does cry easily, so go easy on him. (Alright, I made that up, but still...be nice.) He will also likely be getting help from other community members, so keep up the good work and maybe that will be you.
In the end, the good news is, this means that you all know that Screened will be left in good hands and it will be around. I will also make myself available to FinalD to give him guidance and answer any questions he has.
It has been an incredible year and I thank you and will miss you all. Very much.
So say we all.
March 25, 2013
March 25, 2013
Your Community, Your Way
FinalDasa becomes the manager of Screened.
With my taking over I wanted to first introduce myself to those who may not know me all to well. I'm FinalDasa, or Michael if you wish, and probably like you am a fan of movies and TV. Some of my favorite movies include Star Wars,National Treasure, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and right now I'm keeping up with shows like The Walking Dead,Community, and soon to be watching Game of Thrones. I've been on Screened for years and a user of all the former family of Whiskey Media websites.
As what will happened with Screened, you hopefully won't experience any more turbulence with your normal everyday visit. I'll start right away with the normal articles you're used to seeing like What to Watch, Netflix Instant Update, About Last Night, Community Showcases, and so on. Give me some time while I hammer out details and get used to the shiny new buttons I have to navigate around in order to keep the lights on and the website running.
So what should you do? Keep using Screened, keep commenting, keep posting in the forum, keep editing the wiki, keep writing reviews, and keep being the super awesome amazing community you have been ever since I signed up.
I'd love suggestions about new features, what you'd like to see, what you don't want to see, and anything else you would like to say about Screened's content. It's now more community focused than ever and getting users like you more involved and interacting with what happens on Screened in priority number one
April 29, 2013
April 29, 2013
Kuma_From_Argentina wrote The New Viceverse Canon where he and his team record events and reboots in their RPG community.
August 12, 2013Daniel Newton proposed a new format to the discussion threads, adding wiki attachments. He asked Taka, Acura Max, and BigHeart711 to convert trailer threads into discussion threads. They implement this new style starting with Fall 2013 Seasonal Guide.
Month X, 2013In 2013, there was a big glitch in the wiki pages. It was a six month period glitch in which users were unable to add new films to the wiki.
September 12, 2013Takashichea became mod in Anime Vice.
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
In Screened, Acura Max reached 100,000 wiki points.
Dec 1, 2013
Dec 1, 2013
After Takashichea started the first Battlation of the Month community project to promote role model users for the battle forums, Taichokage became the first Battlation of the Month, December 2013.
December 5, 2013Anime Vice: Sonata and Takashichea implemented the meme ban, 100 post limit rule, and removal of watermarks from scans policy. There were high resistance from a few battle users.
January 2, 2014
January 2, 2014
  • SpeedForceSpider became Battlation of January 2014. (Taka made a typo in the banner. Just ignore that). His battle theme was Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Saint Seiya, and Toriko while his non anime theme would be Spider-man and Flash.
  • Takashichea started the AV's Newest Wiki Projects Updates: Toriko and Seven Deadly Sins to help wiki editors work on these two popular series' wiki pages.
January 6, 2014
January 6, 2014
Takashichea and Acura_Max started the Screened's Top TV and Movie Choices of 2013 back in December 27, 2013. With sickVisionz's help in carrying out weighted calculations, the three posted the results.
  • Top 5 TV Shows: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Hannibal, Gravity Falls, and Orange is the New Black.
  • Top 5 Films: Pacific Rim, Gravity, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Before Midnight.
January 7
January 7
Takashichea wrote the Anime Vice 2013's Top Reviewers to promote the review community. This inspires SnowyMountain to start the Screened version with Taka and Acura's help.
January 14, 2014After 2 months of working together to compile a Anime Vice Battle Usage List that record how many times a certain character is used in a battle thread, Vapovile and Takashichea posted the project to make it known. To assist Vapovile and his community project, Taka started a Gdoc poll for Battle users to fill out their battle threads.
Week of Jan. 23, 2014Comic Vine's RPG folks invaded Anime Vice's RPG forum. Some of them disperse into the battle forums. Sonata left his post as a battle mod and moderates the RPG forum heaveily, leaving Taka to moderate the battle forums.
Taka posts the List of Banned Characters in the Battle Threads when the battle forums were flooded with multiversal and omnipotent characters. Due to his inexperience in moderating the battle threads, Taka asks the battle community to help. Dream contributed and helped Taka with the project. Eventually, order was restored in the battle forums.
January 25After being inspired by Jokergeist (Comic Vine)'s Battle Phone Project, SMXLR8 copy his idea and implement as his community project in the battle forums. Taka helped SMXLR8 revise the boxes while others like Vapovile urge SMXLR8 to adjust the rules (IE: Post Count) to accommodate new users.
February 2, 2014
February 2, 2014
  • WayBig1010101 became Battlation of February 2014, and his battle theme were Claymore, Magi, Seven Deadly Sins, and female characters. Also, any underrated anime and manga series will fall under WayBig's Battle Theme.
  • On the same day, Sonata repealed the meme ban in Anime Vice's battle forums.
February 6, 2014Taka completed as much as he can for the Wiki Editors Project Archive 2013.
February 19, 2014Taka shares his thoughts on segregation among users in Anime Vice (Invisible Walls in Anime Vice)
February 20, 2014Dream became mod in Anime Vice. With Dream taking the helm of the battle threads, Takashichea scaled back his involvement in the battle forums and focus on community projects and wiki. Dream took over the List of Banned Characters project.
Feb. 22, 2014
Feb. 22, 2014
Kuma wanted exposure on the RPG forum by leaving a comment on one of Foxx's community spotlight articles. Catching Kuma's comment (which was deleted by Kuma), Taka responded and suggested a RPG news blog, so FoxxFireArt could showcase in the Community Spotlight. From that day, Kuma publishes weekly RPG news to promote RPG and invite new folks in.
February 27, 2014
February 27, 2014
FinalDasa sent out a PM to a select group of users to inform them about Screened's closure on March 14, 2014. He wanted to inform them earlier but not before the official announcement. Takashichea took actions and discreetly posts the Screened's Top Reviewers of 2013 in Anime Vice to save the work. Credits go to SnowyMountain, Taka, and Acura Max for writing the blog.
February 28, 2014FinalDasa posted the announcement of Screened's closure and informed everyone to start saving their blogs, reviews, wiki, and other things. ZombiePie of Giant Bomb included FinalDasa's message in his community spotlight. FoxxFireArt never spoke of the Screened's Closure in the Anime Vice community spotlight. Taka had to drop a comment.
February 28, 2014
February 28, 2014
Screened is announced for shutdown, March 14, 2014.

FinalDasa: Screened will be shutting down on March 14, 2014, at which time our features and content will no longer be available. It’s been a great run, and we thank you for your support over the years.

Screened may be going away but Moviefone is our latest entertainment website. If you'd like to keep up with the latest news at Moviefone.com and via the Moviefone app!

March 1, 2014
March 1, 2014
Othus12 becomes the Battlation of March 2014. His battle themes were UQ Holder and Magi: the Labyrinth of Magic.
March 1, 2014
March 1, 2014
Mike20 started a Wikia community of his own, To Hollywood and Beyond. He enlists the help of Djames216, Acura Max, and Takashichea who help transfer their works to this new Wikia. The four members work on promoting the Wikia in order to get more members.
March 4, 2014Acura Max became mod in Anime Vice after serving as a mod in Screened back in 2013. He will be assisting the transition of Screened folks into Anime Vice's community by setting clubs and discussion threads.
March 4, 2014
March 4, 2014
CherryBomb's Last Fashion Blog
CherryBomb is one of Screened's best users known for her reviews, wiki, and her fashion blogs. She has a passion for fashion, and she publishes her take on Oscars and Emmies.

CherryBomb: I have had a heavy heart ever since Screened gave the announcement that it was closing down. Like a catchy Dido song, I'm yelling out "I will go down with this ship, I won't put my hands up and surrender" and so I'm bringing to you my final "Cherry's Choice" fashion blog post, and what better way to end it than with the 86th Academy Awards?

2013 was a glorious year for cinema but was this reflected in the 2014 fashion of our glitzy, glamorous stars? Let's see:

March 6, 2014
March 6, 2014
Takashichea, Acura Max, and BigHeart711 wrote the Screened Yearbook (April 2010 - March 14, 2014) to cherish and preserve the memories of Screened community and to acknowledge their hard work.
March 12, 2014
March 12, 2014
4 Years A Critic: Screened & I
On March 12, 2014, Callum Petch says goodbye to Screened by fondly reflecting on the site that gave him so much. He shares how he found the site and how much it changed him. Callum thanks everyone for their contributions for making Screened the best TV and Movie online community.

Callum: I honestly have no idea how to wrap this up. I held off a week before writing this, because I wanted to fully process the news before I set about putting words to electronic paper. Maybe I thought that would make me more prepared. Like I had something profound and insightful to close out my time on this site with. But I’ve got nothing. My mind is blank. In just about 48 hours, this site will shut down and there is nothing I can do about it.

...

My heart hurts. Thanks for everything, everyone. It really has been a blast and, despite the last 5 A4 pages, words genuinely can’t describe it. So, thank you. I love you all.

March 14, 2014Screened shuts down.
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Community Spotlight -- 12/12/2014

With the year nearly over, I hope checking out this week's spotlight is a part of your weekend plans.

RAGE OF BAHAMUT #9+10 -- Watch & Learn

She's actually supposed to be Joan of Arc...?!?!

Anime Caption Contest -- 12/15/14

Tis the season to be jolly! Which of these Santas are good?

Gohan Gets A New Look in the Next DRAGON BALL Z Movie

Track suits are in next year!

Toei Redraws SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL?

They heard the fans!

DRAGON BALL -- Revisiting the Red Ribbon Army

I don't know if this show ever actually "matured."

PARASYTE - THE MAXIM #11 -- Watch & Learn

What're we gonna do when these freaks get organized?

PSYCHO-PASS #32 -- Watch & Learn

A wolf in... wolf's clothing?

Gohan Gets A New Look in the Next DRAGON BALL Z Movie

Track suits are in next year!

Anime Caption Contest -- 12/15/14

Tis the season to be jolly! Which of these Santas are good?

PARASYTE - THE MAXIM #11 -- Watch & Learn

What're we gonna do when these freaks get organized?

Toei Redraws SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL?

They heard the fans!

PARASYTE -- What if it Were More Like the Manga?

Wonder no more! There's a video!

THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA -- Movie Review

Truly one of Studio Ghibli's best films...

PSYCHO-PASS #32 -- Watch & Learn

A wolf in... wolf's clothing?

DRAGON BALL -- Revisiting the Red Ribbon Army

I don't know if this show ever actually "matured."

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