Terra Formars's OVA will be shipped with volume 10 on August 20, 2014. The second OVA will shipped with the 11th volume in November.
The television anime will animate the Annex 1 arc of the manga, while the original video anime (OVA) project will adapt the Bugs 2 arc. The Annex 1 arc takes place 20 years after the Bugs 2 arc. The Annex 1 arc takes place 20 years after the Bugs 2 arc.
The story of the original manga begins in the year 2577, hundreds of years after scientists sent cockroaches and mold to terraform Mars. However, when the first manned ships land on Mars, they encounter large humanoid cockroaches with great strength, and are wiped out. Humanity then sends elite warriors to Mars to eliminate the cockroaches.
As soon as Fall 2014 hits, this thread will be locked for Terra Formars Anime Discussion thread since all trailers are being introduced through discussion threads.
At San Diego Comic Con 2014 (July 26), Kodansha announced that it licensed Yamada and the Seven Witches and Let's Dance a Waltz. For Yamada and the Seven Witches, it was available on Crunchyroll's simulpub back in 2013 (see Crunchyroll is streaming Manga with Kodansha as their Partner).
Check these manga series out!
|Yamada and the Seven Witches|
|Let's Dance a Waltz|
At an announcement conference in Shinigawa, Tokyo just today, the staff and crew for the upcoming Fate/ Stay Night TV anime at Ufotable revealed their production plans with the popular Type-Moon franchise. Instead of one project, they will be working on two animated projects for the franchise. The TV anime they will be developing will be an all-new adaptation of the Unlimited Blade Works route from the Fate/ Stay Night visual novel that will be made to air for two separate seasons. The first half of the series will premiere on Japanese television on October 4 and the second half will resume things in April 2015.
Unlimited Blade Works is the second route in the Stay Night visual novel game that focuses on Shiro Emiya's interactions with Rin Tohsaka as the two team together to deal with developments in the fifth Holy Grail War where magi can summon the spirits of seven legendary heroes to compete in duels to the death where the winner will be able to make a wish upon the Holy Grail. Unlimited Blade Works was previously adapted into a 90-minute film adaptation by Studio Deen in 2010, where it was later licensed for American video release by Sentai Filmworks. A trailer for the upcoming Unlimited Blade Works TV anime can be seen here:
As for the second animated project...
Ufotable will be adapting the Heaven's Feel route of the Stay Night series into a film adaptation that they are presently in development with. Heaven's Feel is the third route in the visual novel series that had yet to receive an animated adaptation until now. It is the darkest among the three routes of the visual novel as it will focus on Shiro's interactions with Sakura Matou, a girl in his class who has romantic interest in him and regularly deals with an abusive relationship that she has with members of the Matou family that escalates during the events of the Holy Grail War. A trailer for the upcoming Heaven's Feel movie can be seen below:
There isn't much information on the movie. I mark this as an unknown trailer for future seasonal anime guides.
It will be an original story for the movie.
For those who are new to Girls Und Panzer anime series:
In this world, Sensha-do (戦車道), the art of tank-combat, is a traditional Japanese martial art for girls. Miho, a girl who just transfered into the Ōrai Girls' Academy in Ibaraki Prefecture, has been ordered by the academy's student council chairperson to join the school team and compete in the national Sensha-do championships.
Bessatsu Shounen Magazine's hugely popular story of survival and suspense moves to Weekly Shounen Magazine as a completely brand new series! With the appearance of a strange daruma doll, ordinary life crumbles away in an instant. Even so, live on. Survive. This is the story of the “life” bestowed upon all those who have wished to die. Are you beef or chicken? Live, that's the only rule.
Read legally at Crunchyroll
It's a new thing I learned about the wiki we have in Anime Vice. We do allow live adaptations. I haven't work with those types of wiki pages.
Or alternate title "I welcome our new robotic overlords!"
So this is a real thing ..
then I seen this...
So one could drop the robot spiders with drones silently most any where. Fairly quietly to. I mean what could go wrong?
Add this story I seen today.. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/07/23/how-a-solar-storm-nearly-destroyed-life-as-we-know-it-two-years-ago/ So the take away is " There is a 12 percent chance of a Carrington-type event on Earth in the next 10 years according to Pete Riley of Predictive Science Inc."
So yes the future is always trying to kill us. If mother nature does not kill ya well maybe robots will. Thus live life an enjoy what you can while you can. These days after all are numbered for a reason.
Welcome to the last 2 weekw of anime releases in the United States! I combined two weeks for this report. The anime series I'm familiar with are Devil is a Part Timer! and Severing Crime Edge. If you love romance comedies with a bit of MacDonalds and supernatural element, Devil is a Part Timer is for you. I loved it. It was a bit short though. Severing Crime Edge is a bit dark and ecchi a bit since it involves folks trying to kill one little girl. There is a lot of loli and mature fan service in this one along with censored gore. Plus, the folks, the murderers, who go after our young heroine each has a bizarre fetish. Watch this show with caution.
I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.
Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.
|Hetalia Seson 5 (The Beautiful World) DVD Set|
They said it couldn't happen, but they were as wrong as a stack of pancakes in a cage full of bears! The adorable boys of Hetalia are back with some new friends and a super sparkly new look. Not to mention the long-awaited Buon San Valentino OVAs!
What's more fun than Germany squatting in a dandelion patch? How about the Axis Boys joining the witchcraft club? Or maybe Russia suffering through a traumatic hamster flashback? Any way you slice the spaghetti, every cute boy enjoys a little quality bath time, and Turkey and Greece can't wait to start splishing and splashing! Belgium throws a mouthwatering waffle party, and America shows off his sweet dance moves! And when Santa Claus goes missing, Canada (who's that?) tries to replace him with a polar bear! A POLAR BEAR!?
|My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU - Complete Collection (DVD)|
Hachiman finds himself coerced by his well-meaning student advisor into joining the one-member Service Club. There he encounters club founder Yukino Yukinoshita, a smart, attractive, walking superiority complex who looks down on the entire student body. These two negative personalities are quick to attract Yui Yuigahama, who's cute, bright, cheerful, and needs the Service Club's help to... bake cookies? Is this a recipe for romance or the precursor for a nuclear meltdown? Will there be cookies, nookie, or a reason for everyone to play hooky?
|Dr. Slump: The Movies (Films 1-5)|
Contains the following Dr. Slump films:
|Devil is a Part Timer (DVD/Blu-Ray) Complete Series|
When Satan is run out of his infernal kingdom, he finds himself virtually powerless in modern-day Tokyo. Stuck in a feeble mortal body and desperate for cash, there's only one way for the dark lord to survive: by getting a job manning the deep fryer at "MgRonald!"
As Satan flips burgers and tries to regain his evil magic, he's pestered by a righteous hero who tracked him to Earth, a video-game-loving fallen angel looking for a way back into heaven, and the most unholy of enemies: a rival fast food franchise. Will he figure out a way to reclaim his homeland and throne? And if not, will this demonic burger king at least sell enough featured menu items to be promoted to shift supervisor? The devil can't survive on minimum wage!
|Severing Crime Edge - Complete Collection (DVD/Blu-Ray)|
Kiri Haimura loves cutting hair. Actually, he doesn't just love cutting hair, he obsesses over it and even has a special set of scissors he delights in using. But when his mane obsession for a bit of trim draws him to Iwai Mushanokoji, whose long hair has never been cut, he finds himself entangled in a situation no shears can hack him out of. You see, Iwai is heir to a strange curse that makes her hair impossible to cut. Or at least, it was until Kiri's clippers take off a lock, thereby revealing that his scissors are cursed as well!
But now that she's shorn free, Iwai has a slew of "murderers" after her, each armed with their own cursed implements and eager for the chance to kill the "Hair Queen." And if that's not enough to make Kiri wig out, it seems that many of them actually attend his own school! Will this evil crew cut in on Kiri's Hair Queen, or will he snip their ambitions in the bud?
Contains episodes 1-13.
Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
|Appleseed Alpha (Blu-Ray)|
Left to survive in a post-World War society, two mercenary soldiers - Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos – are sent on a mission on the outskirts of their war-torn city. During the operation, they run into Iris and Olson, two citizens from the utopian city of Olympus, who might have a way to save the world but the ruthless Talos and the scheming warlord Two Horns have their own plans. It's up to Deunan and Briareos to safeguard their newfound contacts and help save humanity's last hope.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
|Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they? (Blu-Ray)|
Of course, Earth-born Izayoi, Asuka and Yo don't know any of this when they accept the invitation to come to Little Garden, nor do they know how dangerous the games actually are. Fortunately, all three are far more formidable than anyone can imagine. Still, before they can win the games, they'll have to learn how to work together and with the other No Names, and time is rapidly running out!
|Dear Brother - Box 1|
There is a part of me that couldn’t really take seriously the tension Nanatsu no Taizai seemed determined to inject into the final panels of chapter 86; maybe it’s because Ban has been gone for so long that I more or less forgot about him.
I don’t want to call this a cheap attempt on the mangaka’s part to elevate the sense of danger, but that is what it looks like.
The victory Meliodas and crew attained seemingly shatters as Hendricksen makes his final move. It is just as Merlin returns to her new master’s side, taking her immense strength with her, that the scourge of the demon blood is loosed against the kingdom’s wounded remnants.
Maybe I am leaping to conclusions a little too quickly; I mean, what do we really know about the sins? Is it that difficult to believe that Ban would betray Meliodas for Elaine’s sake? Has Ban actually done anything to prove himself too honorable to commit such treacherous acts?
No, not really; I still do not buy that last panel though, and suspect that the next chapter is going to focus around Ban’s fight with Hendricksen. It should prove to be quite interesting, considering Ban’s immortality and all.
Then again it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to suggest that Meliodas probably only managed to permanently scar Ban the immortal because of his demonic aspects; chances are Ban doesn’t have the advantage of immortality as he would expect against Hendricksen, in which case next chapter might take an interesting turn.
I don’t think anyone is going to take the berserker new generation threat seriously, not with the team that has been assembled at the palace; if the sins are smart they will let Gowther end the battle in one go, allowing everyone else to focus their efforts upon stopping Hendricksen.
I don’t know if I was that impressed with the way in which Dreyfus so easily broke down; even with Gilthunder’s revelation about the envy that drove him to kill his father I expected him to put up more of a fight that he did. Instead he simply crumbled like a child.
The art was a little off in a number of panels these past two weeks.
RATING: 7/10, Chapter 85 was pretty slow, very uninteresting but things picked up the pace with chapter 86; with Arthur’s offer to Meliodas accepted, I can take a guess at where the story is going to go in the next arc. Even with all these revelations coming to light one chapter after another, Nanatsu no Taizai still has a lot of story to tell.
That is it. This has to be the last time I read Noblesse, at least until next month. Then again that is what I said two weeks ago, except I broke and simply couldn’t wait to see what was happening with this slowly burgeoning back story.
This is what I love about Noblesse. Most manga have good moments and bad moments. Naruto will publish an odd chapter once in a while, while One Piece might drastically slow its story down over a few weeks.
Noblesse just moves from one level of excitement to another, never really hitting levels so low as to be considered bad, merely not as exciting in some places as it is in others.
But ‘not as exciting’ still means exciting to a degree. Bleach needs to be read in bulk because barely anything happens on a weekly basis. Noblesse needs to be read in bulk because it is that good and waiting can become irritating.
Muzaka finds himself weighing human freedoms against the the desires of his people as the werewolves and nobles approach imminent conflict.
I know, I have already said it more times than is necessary; BUT NOBLESSE IS SIMPLY GORGEOUS.
Some of these panels look like they were included just for drama’s sake, and I can’t complain; and I am specifically referring to that dramatic entrance Muzaka made.
Maybe that is Noblesse’s strength; it views itself as an anime and thus includes all those tiny little details only present with anime.
Noblesse is one of those really rare Manhwa that manages to combine both great art and interesting story telling, as opposed to most other Manhwa that seem almost obsessed with pristine art at the detriment of the story.
This is only the second Noblesse flashback in the manhwa’s run and it is doing a brilliant job of fleshing out the Noblesse world, steadily and at its own pace but without crawling like Magi, providing revelations and character development but without dwelling endlessly on irrelevant elements again like Magi.
Even with the fact that the pair haven’t shared more than a few panels together, one can already sense the relationship between Muzaka and Rai begin to develop. What makes this flashback so interesting to watch is how little we know of anything related to it.
We understood the relationship between Frankenstein and Rai before we had the opportunity to see it develop in the first flashback; and that was a treat because we knew so little of Lukedonia.
In this case, We didn’t even know Muzaka existed; but Frankenstein named him in the situation that brought Rai to the edge of death. That is intriguing. Noblesse has dealt with almost every facet of this ancient incident, with Rai facing against, confronting and even judging all those nobles that betrayed their people and one and only Noblesse.
And that had me believing that we had put the matter to rest. But have we really? Sure we know the nobles who were involved in the incident. Most if not all have been dealt with- and all were surprisingly repentant.
But outside of knowing who was involved, we don’t actually know what happened or who did what. And that is what makes Muzaka’s flashback so intriguing to read.
I cannot even fathom how the werewolf Lord’s path intertwined with the noble traitors. There is still so much to know before we arrive at that point that pits Rai against Muzaka
+VERDICT: Thinking about it, the conflict between Rai and Muzaka is a little easier to predict; clearly the traitorous nobles are going to use him to execute their uprising. We know the conflict within Lukedonia stemmed from their attempts at entering man’s affairs and even ruling over them. Which is exactly what Muduke has been doing for a few decades now.
It wouldn’t surprise me if both groups of nobles and werewolves were in bed together.
And it isn’t even that difficult to see why Muzaka would treat Rai in such a hostile manner. The Lord of Lukedonia is clearly a calm rational man that will approach the werewolf situation with care as it develops.
Rai on the other hand isn’t going to approach human deaths on a large scale so calmly; where he to encounter werewolves murdering humans, he would obliterate them and on a similarly massive scale. Even where it proves justified, I don’t see Muzaka taking this lying down.
+RATING: 10/10, this story is unfolding nicely. And clearly the pair behind the Manhwa know what they are doing. SO few manga are ever so well paced.
Hello everyone, I'm your neighborhood wiki editor, Taka. I'm here to highlight a group of users who have taken the role of historians in our community. My background was that I was a historian in a club back in college. I was working with a new president. She was really smart and compassionate person who revive a dead club. I documented everything, all our hard work. It's strange that I'm applying the techniques I learned from her in Anime Vice during the many community projects (wiki or not) in my three (almost 4) years.
Historians are tasked with recording our people's work. It's valuable to see how our community had grew. We are leaving our mark on this community. Historians are preserving that mark. While there is fear in Anime Vice in that our community will not last forever, our memories and bonds we create with one another shall not be erase. The historians are the ones who makes the story alive. Please give these Vicers a round of applause for investing their time and efforts into recording our history.
|Kuma_from_Argentina is a veteran RPG member who has been with the site for five long years. While I don't know him really well, I do recognize him for his public outreach and promoting the RPG community during our first encounter on Foxx's community spotlight. He started the RPG weekly news and then shift to a monthly spotlight approach. I hope to work with him and the rest of the RPG community to make sure their presence is known in the community.|
The historian project he had started and worked on is the The New Viceverse Canon where he and folks record events, reboots, and significant changes in the RPG community.
|SMXLR8 is a battle user and an inexperienced, young historian. His first community project was The Official CAV Thread which includes a small archive of past CAVs.|
|Vapovile is a young user who joined the community back in September 2013. He first joined the battle threads and quickly became a well rounded users during those chaotic times of Fall 2013. He had a community project called AV Battle Usage Project which record how many times a character used. He hope to shed light on what Anime Vice's battle community has used a lot in an effort to persuade others to use obscure characters to balance things with the data he and I had gathered for 3 months. However, our project ended due to school and other obligations. The poll wasn't used often. We figured not much people had not used our data much.|
|In 2010, I was a wiki editor who was promoted to a wiki mod on September 12, 2013. Before I was a mod, I started several recognition blogs and wiki archive threads to highlight our wiki editors. I worked with large and small groups over the years. I cherished our work. I kept working in this community ever since then.|
Here are my works. I don't have everything listed.
Thank you everyone.
I tend to relate anime and manga to their titles, using these normally short descriptors to take a guess at the nature of the story that is awaiting me. Darwin’s game isn’t giving away much, though with the content witnessed so far, one can presume that it revolves around the concept of evolution and man’s ascendance or something in that vain.
Sudo Kaname receives a message from good friend Kyoda, asking for his immediate assistance. Kyoda would disappear soon after that, stranding Kaname with a proposal from a mysterious app known as Darwin’s game.
When he flippantly chooses to engage with the it, Darwin’s game proves to be anything but fun instead throwing Kaname into a world of murder and mayhem, in which the streets of his world are colored with the blood of the desperate on the daily basis, various combatants around the world seeking to engage in battle and take each other’s lives for financial gain.
As the police cracks down on these mysterious incidents, slowly beginning to piece together the pattern within a random set of supposed deaths, Kaname must face a difficult decision: kill, earn points and get rich, or run, hide and await the oncoming death that results from failure.
Whatever the outcome, Darwin’s game wins.
I didn’t expect to make it past the first chapter of Darwin’s game. Why? Because it’s called Darwin’s game, and truth be told I have had it with anime and manga about young individuals disappearing into a virtual world to enjoy a great adventure
What drew me towards Btooom! was the anime’s choice to to approach its story from the reverse, engineering gaming mechanisms within the real world rather that thrusting its characters into a gaming environment.
IN that regard, I was more than ready to give Darwin’s game a chance once I realized that I would be utilizing gaming elements within the real world, rather than running away to a virtual realm.
The plot is actually quite similar to the T.V series Chosen in which a lawyer finds a box at his front door one random morning, containing a gun and the picture of the man he would have to find and kill within two days, lest bad things happen to his family, even while he evaded the eye of those other individuals who had received similar boxes but with his photograph in it.
Chosen created a moral dilemma in its approach; you have all these normal people going around murdering each other, but with little choice in the matter, what with most having to make the difficult decision, choosing between the life of a random stranger and that of their own kin and kith.
Darwin’s game isn’t quite as deeply layered and focuses largely around the financial rewards involved with mastering the game; but it does introduce the same level of thrill, in a character that must quickly adapt to the new threat in his life and make some difficult decisions especially regarding his blood thirsty pursuers.
Darwin’s Game revolves around a Kill or be killed concept, allowing players to challenge each other for points, each battle- whose initiation immediately teleports a player to their target-only ending either after one player kills the other or the time runs out, at which point that individual considered to be on the losing side is eliminated by the game (pixelated, it’s actually more gruesome than it sounds).
Earned points can be used to activate one’s seal, a special gift availed to each player upon their entrance into the game (categorized in classes), make purchases of special items or be converted into cash to be withdrawn from an ATM.
As such it is only those most murderous individuals that are availed the opportunity to enjoy immense wealth and all of life’s pleasures.
Ten chapters in, the manga continues along what might be termed as the introduction arc, bringing our hero Kaname into situations through which he-and us- may come to understand the Darwin’s game world.
With the cast still restricted to the bare minimum, the manga is none the less commendable for its pretty strong start, entertaining purely through Kaname’s induction experience into the game, that and the detectives slowly coming to the knowledge of the vast amount of bloody deaths that might be occurring in the shadows.
With minimal character evolution and world building at this point in time-as would be expected from the first ten chapters of a manga- Darwin’s Game is progressing successful; the art is gorgeous, the dialogue informative and the pacing appropriate.
Whether Darwin’s Game matures into a true gem remains to be seen; for now however, the manga is more than worth the read.
+RATING: 7/10, I can see a future with Darwin’s Game, though that all depends on how the series progresses.
Welcome everyone, here are the Wakanim UK and Niconico's Summer 2014 simulcast lists. This blog will be continually updated.
Here in Anime Vice, users are encourage to watch anime legally whenever possible. Territories are listed below. I will continually update this blog. Later in the first half of July 2014, I will have a comprehensive Simulcast guide for all legal anime streaming venue for the community. It will be on the front page.
I don't have complete information. I have listed links to the website's simulcast channels. Some have dates, but not all of them have dates or times. I had to rely on Wakanim UK's twitter for time.
|Space Dandy 2|
Wakanim UK: July 12
Space Dandy is a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!
|Terror in Resonance|
Wakanim UK: starting on July 12
|3. Tokyo Ghoul|
Wakanim UK: July 12
In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans -- yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.
|Sailor Moon Crystal|
Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.
|5. Minarai Diva|
Niconico: Can't find it. I notice on MAL that they reported NicoNico streaming the series. Couldn't find any evidence.
Toonami and Adult Swim will be airing Gurren Lagann on August 16 at 2 AM Eastern and Pacific Time for the states.
In their closed-off underground village, Kamina and Simon chafe at the limits imposed by the village elder. Yet all this will change, when Simon stumbles across a fantastic device - just as the village's peace is broken by a violent intrusion. What follows is a grand adventure that will shake the earth, heavens, and the very galaxy to its core.
I made to check the forums before posting this thread.
Welcome everyone! This blog will be cut short since I have a job at the family business that starts at 4:30 PM. The purpose of this blog is give recognitions to folks who completed the wiki tasks for Spring 2014 and set up a theme for Summer 2014. Please give everyone a round of applause for their hard work. Wiki editing is an important part of our community because it attracts foot traffic to our site and it helps set up a place for discussion, reviews, and blogs.
Note: I'll add user images.
Like every anime season, Anime Vice does its best to prep up new anime series page.
|Dai - Shogun - Great Revolution|
|Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders|
|ForgottenOne||He's a big Zelda fan who first got into the wiki, starting with Toriko. He currently works solo in the Medaka Box franchise while working with the Jojo wiki team.|
|Taichokage||He's a battle veteran who used to go to the library to work on the wiki. His solo work involves D. Gray-Man while he works with the Toriko and Magi team. Now, he has a computer! Watch out for Taichokage. He will be shooting for the stars.|
|RubberLuffy||He's a well knowledge fan in Jojo from the manga, the anime, and culture. His first big wiki page was Lisa Lisa.|
|SpeedForceSpider||One of the best battle users who started in the wiki by joining the Toriko team. His favorite character was Caesar Zeppeli. He made his favorite character proud of the wiki page he had done.|
|MrWhiteX||From Saudi Arabia, MrWhiteX is a new wiki editor who has struggles with English. That doesn't stop him from contributing on the wiki. He's a big Hunter x Hunter fan who loves mainly Shonen series.|
|BigHeart711||One of our well rounded and popular users in Anime Vice, BigHeart711 shines when he shares his adventures of MomoCon. He helped the community with his work on the seasonal anime guides, the Roundtables, and convention pages.|
Not every wiki task is successful. I had some wiki tasks that didn't attract much attention. Out of the four, I cleared If Her Flag Breaks and Kamigami no Asobi pages. WayBig will be transferring his synopsis from his review to the Kamigami no Asobi wiki page.
This one was done by MrWhiteX, but it wasn't done with enough details. He was an inexperienced wiki editor who rushed this page. It was good effort on his part. He should be tackling wiki pages that is within his scope. This one was too difficult.
I'll take care of Rin's page and make it a top notch page. It was plagiarized before. That's why I had a wiki page on it.
|2. Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire|
|3. If Her Flag Breaks|
|4. Kamigami no Asobi|
|1. Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club!|
Please feel free to suggest wiki tasks as long as you can complete it. My style is to be flexible. When I notice a strong anime trend, I make wiki tasks for that trend. Our biggest anime trend in the spring of 2014 was Jojo.
Howdy everyone! It has been a long time since I done a Fetish Friday blog. I'm sorry for being absent. College was rough while I had too many wiki and community projects, being a mod in Anime Vice. I love doing these embarrassing blogs because doing this and laughing at yourself takes a lot of stress off.
Let's get on why Robots are awesome!
If you're new to Fetish Fridays, it's a dumb idea I had when my fellow teammates didn't indulge me enough with new ideas. I had a idea to boost the blog activity in the site by having a theme each day.
I didn't have much time to fully flesh it out. Plus, I don't watch a lot of anime especially older series prior 2000. I would run out of ideas fast.
Before we dive in, I made this blog's robot term more of an umbrella, so I include cyborgs (half human). Makes a life a bit easier.
For guys, we like cool robots like Franky and Optimus Prime. Think of Megas XLR, where you just watch robots destroying stuff. That's pretty much for male robots, carnage and destruction in a bad ass way. (Unless you're talking about Bender. He's an exception.)
We dig female robots for being cool, sexy, and cold. Some are pretty cute. Androids are popular in anime. You mostly see female versions: kicking ass in DBZ or being your best friend in Chobits.
I wish I done research and interview folks on Twitter like I did for uniform and glass fetish friday blogs. What I got on Google was a game called Girls Like Robots which didn't help me. As I was searching online, I remember a Giant Bomb user named Sparklykiss. In the Pass The Whiskey - Episode 9: PsEG Must Die, she had a huge crush on Cyborg because he was cool and good looking.
In the end, there is not much difference between genders and their love for robots and cyborgs. I guess I had that misassumption from One Piece where the girls and women don't understand why guys in One Piece love robots. Every time, Franky shows off especially in Punk Hazard arc. Guys would go "Awesome!" while the gals go "eh?" I don't know why there is a gender disparity. That's why I had the same thoughts in this blog. Why women love robots? was in my head. Oh well, I find the answers soon.
It pop up in my head when I was doing this blog.
If you're curious about the Pygmalion thing, it's a play written by Bernard Shaw. I was in British Literature (yeah, it was an actual class in high school for 12th grade. I don't know why we had that in American high school in the first place). My British teacher would force us to read a lot of plays. This play was memorable because it was the only thing I liked. If I remember correctly, Pygmalion is based on the concept on making the perfect woman. There was a Greek myth about this guy who built a beautiful woman from a statue. Venus or some goddess animated the statue after seeing the guy obsess over this statue.
It relates to the robot thing because we building the perfect person, the perfect husband or Waifu, if you must. That's the big thing in Chobits. Sorry for messing up.
I need to fact check this.
Here are my choices for most sexiest robots. I also included a friend's list here.
Thank you for reading everyone. Please feel free to share your most sexiest robots in anime and manga!
I put Chii on my list because I came into Chobits during my time on Anime Vice. She's damn cute. Plus, she puts the taboo in robot fetish. In that franchise, folks were loving Persocoms more than their humans.
She's pretty much the most bad ass chick in Dragon Ball franchise and on most folks' favorite DBZ women lists. Cell saga is pretty much the best arc in Dragon Ball Z in my book.
She's from If Her Flag Breaks, a harem show. It was the first I seen a robot and a trap in a harem. It was pretty unique. Ruri didn't get much spotlight. She went into cute, chibi mode and then, ninja mode at the end of the series. That was it.
|R. Dorothy Wayneright|
She's like the Homer version (Iron Man) or Alfred Pennyworth version. I didn't know she was a robot when I first saw Big O. I never had a chance to complete the series.
I would thank Dekken for giving me suggestions, so I made a separate list to honor my dear friend. He has a bigger list than me.
She's from Asobi ni Ikuyo.
She's a support android with the appearance of a ten year old girl from Divergence Eve.
She's the servant and sex robot/computer of Akira Takaoka. from I Dream of Mimi.
She is a student of St. Cargo All-Girl Academy in the Medaka Box series.
Motoko is an intelligent and talented cyborg with a secretive past. Known as "The Major", she is the leading field agent of Public Security Section 9, and the protagonist in the Ghost in the Shell franchise.
She's "mecha musume" with the ability to Scan people and things to gather more information about them. An informant who carries a lot of data in her body.
I got into Casshern Sins due to Toonami's revival on Adult Swim. Casshern Sins was a good watch for me. I never had exposure to older anime series. Casshern is on my list for being cool and good looking at the same time. I mean Casshern attracts a lot of female robots. There was romance in this series and plenty of unrequited love, too.
I played Megaman during middle school, the 2nd and 3rd game on the GBA. I got into Megaman NT Warriors which makes my first anime series for the franchise. Megaman reminds me of a younger version of Optimus Prime. Lan was the main character who experience character development.
I got into One Piece and finally caught up after a year long marathon. Franky is the rock star for younger children. He would make them go "Super!"
Franky is a combination of Bender (his pervertedness) and Megaman (his badass mode) into a Hentai Cyborg!
Who knew video games rots you brains.Who knew you had more than one brain? See its not just some bone head at Fox who says this egotistical ignorant arrogant myth that video games cause what ever social ill at the moment.
Never mind studies that show other wise. " Research says video games can prove to be extremely conducive for boosting our critical thinking skills as well. According to Dr. Brian Glass, of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, “Previous research has demonstrated that action video games . . . can speed up decision making, but the current work finds that real-time strategy games can promote our ability to think on the fly and learn from past mistakes.” from http://www.gearfuse.com/video-games-can-help-improve-mental-skills/
Now that might be why they don't want you to have better critical thinking skills. Because if video games does help in that regard then you just might stop thinking these talking heads are experts on what they claim to be. Or that they have your best interest at heart. few years ago even in Entertainment weekly the question was asked "Video games vs. Movies: Have games replaced films as the modern popular narrative medium?" http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/08/18/movies-videogames-inception-red-dead-redemption/
Expect more of this as the summer season for movie under preforms.
Welcome everyone to another week of manga releases! This week has a fairly huge amount. The manga titles that came up and surprise me was D-Frag! Having watched the series with @DocHaus @Marshal Victory and the gang in winter of 2014, I'm curious to see how the manga was like. Fairy Tail had a Blu-Ray release this week, and now, it has a manga release, too. Missions of Love is a manga series my sister is currently reading. I haven't read it, but it doesn't seem to be my type of manga to read. Having seen Knights of Sidonia, I wanted to see another Sci-Fi and horror manga series. Terra Formars looks like it fit that desire.
Please feel free to share your thoughts on what manga releases you're interested in this week. Thank you.
The Mission of Love, Lone Wolf Club, Fairy Tail, and What You Eat Yesterday manga covers come from Right Stuf while the rest come from Amazon.
Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.
|D-Frag! Volume 1|
The girls claim to have otherworldly powers which they use to defeat Kazama's gang and force him to join their offbeat club. Can Kazama resist the girls' bizarre charms and return to some semblance of a normal, everyday life... or is it "game over" for our hapless hero?
|Devils and Realist Volume 2|
William Twining has it all—a sharp intelligence, dashing good looks, and a noble station in life. There’s only one problem: he’s broke. With no way to finance his prestigious education, William decides to search through his uncle’s mansion for something of value to sell. But William’s logical worldview is about to take a hit, when he comes across a mystical seal which he unintentionally uses to summon a demon.
The demon’s name is Dantalion, a Grand Duke of Hell, who informs the young nobleman of his destiny—that he is the new “Elector” whose sole responsibility is to appoint the next ruler of Hell in place of Lucifer. Such news might drive a lesser man mad, but not William Twining. He’s a realist whose views don’t allow for the existence of demons, even when scores of demonic candidates begin to knock down his door and seek his favor. None of this can possibly be real—can it?—and besides, he’s got bills to pay.
|Fairy Tail Volume 40|
|Missions of Love Volume 8|
|Monster: The Perfect Edition Volume 1|
Everyone faces uncertainty at some point in their lives. Even a brilliant surgeon like Kenzo Tenma is no exception. But there’s no way he could have known that his decision to stop chasing professional success and instead concentrate on his oath to save peoples’ lives would result in the birth of an abomination. The questions of good and evil now take on a terrifyingly real dimension. Years later, in Germany during the tumultuous post-reunification period, middle-aged childless couples are being killed one after another. The serial killer’s identity is known. The reasons why he kills are not. Dr. Tenma sets out on a journey to find the killer’s twin sister, who may hold some clues to solving the enigma of the “Monster.”
|What Did You Eat Yesterday Volume 3|
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|World War Blue Volume 6|
In the continent of Consume, an endless war rages between bitter rivals: the Segua Kingdom vs. the Ninteldo Empire. Upon his dinosaur steed, the stern Emperor Marcus has led the Ninteldo Empire to near-victory. Now, with the majority of Consume under its control, Ninteldo has Segua up against the ropes.
Enter a fleet-footed lad named Gear, who seeks vengeance against Ninteldo for his brother’s death. After joining Segua’s Army, Gear is enlisted in the Special Forces, due to his amazing speed. Yet the inexperienced, hasty youth may not be ready for the realities of war—or he might just become the Segua Empire’s last and greatest hope.
|Terra Formars Vol. 1|
In the late 26th century, overpopulation on Earth is reaching the breaking point, and humanity must find new frontiers. The terraforming of Mars has taken centuries, but is now complete. The colonization of Mars by humanity is an epoch-making event, but an unintended side effect of the terraforming process unleashes a horror no one could ever have imagined...
After humanity's first manned mission to the Red Planet was lost, a second expedition arrives. The explorers prepare to exterminate the cockroaches that were used to transform the Martian environment. They are shocked to discover that the insects have mutated into giant, aggressive humanoids with one overriding goal: exterminate the humans! But this crew of explorers has each undergone the "Bugs Procedure," terrifying experimental surgery designed to make them more than human...
Collects two stories from volume 10 and volumes 11-12 in an omnibus format.
The internet diesI Dsl was out for me yesterday. So what does a anime fan do? Pray? Curse the fates an panic? Why yes an then I started watching some anime I had saved for just such a emergency!
1st up finished off on blue ray Soul Eater was down to the last disc any way, but never really seen it all the way threw. Think Excalibur stole the show for me tho. Probably because I would like to yell Baka! as much as he does.Ok that killed a few hours. I use http://www.arcsoft.com/totalmedia-theatre/ as my player on my computer an skiling the intros an end songs an crits were never easier.
Then with no internet an to sick to play any comp games off line I drowned my sorrow in more anime! Black Lagoon + Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage have on blue ray dvd combo an a bloody marathon was off to a high body count start. Seen more an caught more of the subtle use of dialogue an action in the series. From the 1st episode it tells you straight up it knows what it is. Which is to say self aware an does not care. It takes shots at its own dialogue as well as hollywood.
It sets the mood so well with its opening an closing music. A high energy almost metal song at the start to a down sober tune at the end. Kind of telling us when the adrenaline rush has passed whats left is dull remorse an regrets. Which sum up the shows bloody ride. Then I started on Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail . Never watched all of the series back to back an it flows fairly well. You see character evolution done with insight an history when watching it all together.
This was the MADHouse Studios that I love. Over the top action an animation. None of this over color saturation haze blur style they have had last few years on an off. Clear crisp style an lines all presented with no blur to hide the mistakes. Brutal gore unhindered by lens flair an unapologetic.
For me no time was wasted watching these discs of blue. A satisfying us of time to entertainment ratio. But it does beg the question.... What would you watch anime wise in a situtation similar to this? What anime do you have stored for just such a emergency?