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Welcome everyone to this week's DVD/Blu-Ray releases! I'm only familiar with Bleach, One Piece, and Golden Time.

I go over Golden Time which is a romance show with a lot of drama scenes that revolves around a love triangle. A guy has amnesia, so he trying to choose between the high school girl he has forgotten or someone new he met in college.

For unfamiliar series, I definitely try out Yakumo. It sounds like an exciting, supernatural, crime thriller to me.

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.

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Notes

  • Zombie-Loan isn't available on Amazon.
  • Right Stuf listed Ghost in the Shell Blu-Ray 25th Anniversary Edition and Steins;Gates Blu-Ray Complete Collection this week.

DVDs and Blu-Rays

Bleach - Season 22 Uncut Box Set (DVD)

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.82
Ichigo returns from Hueco Mundo at last to battle Aizen.​ But in the face of Aizen's overwhelming power,​ Ichigo begins to lose his will to fight.​ The Thirteen Court Guard Squads are there to support him,​ and along with the Visoreds they launch a full-scale attack.​ Even Head Captain Genryusai Yamamoto joins the fight,​ attempting to incinerate Aizen in a blazing inferno.​ But is anything enough to stop the Soul Society's ultimate foe?​

  • Contains episodes 304-316.​
  • Special Features: Omake,​ Clean Opening,​ Clean Ending.​
  • Spoken Languages: English,​ Japanese,​ English subtitles.​

Golden Time - Collection 1 (Sub.DVD) or (Sub. Blu-Ray)

  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98 (DVD), $59.98 (BD)
Tada Banri is beginning anew in the busy streets of Tokyo as a freshman student at a private law school, away from the troubles of his former life. While managing to get lost on his very first day of class, he finds himself befriending fellow law student Mitsuo on the way. Things get a little more interesting when a stylishly well-dressed beauty suddenly appears - only for her to slap Mitsuo across the face with a bouquet of roses!


The mystery girl is Mitsuo's childhood friend and self-appointed future bride Kaga Koko. It seems that more problems are on the horizon for Banri and his new friends with a troubling secret that will change them forever. What kind of new life has Banri stepped into and will he be able to survive the trials ahead of him? Join this group of friends as they attempt to discover themselves while juggling love, life, and a little drama!

  • Contains episodes 1-12.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Mega Man - The Complete Series (Dub.DVD)

  • Distributor: Discotek Media
  • Suggested retail price: $49.95
He's the super fighting robot, and he's got your powers! Join Mega Man, Proto Man, Roll, Cuts Man, Guts Man, and all the rest of your favorites as Mega Man battles the evil forces of Dr. Wily and attempts to save the city from his evil machinations! Whether holding cities hostage via earthquakes, giant lasers on the moon, or mind control rock music, there is no scheme Dr. Wily won't try!

  • Contains episodes 1-27.
  • Spoken Languages: English.

One Piece - Season 6 Part 1 (DVD)

  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $39.98
While drifting through haunted waters,​ the Straw Hats encounter a ghost ship inhabited by a walking,​ talking skeleton.​ Luffy quickly befriends the ghastly newcomer,​ but the rest of his mates want nothing to do with this panty-obsessed bag of bones.​ Before the mystery of the seagoing skeleton can be deciphered,​ the Straw Hats find themselves trapped within the terrifying walls of Thriller Bark!

The situation gets even spookier as our heroes encounter invisible fiends,​ a graveyard of the undead,​ possessed paintings,​ and a zombie samurai! To make matters worse,​ Zoro and Sanji suddenly vanish – and Chopper,​ Usopp,​ and Nami get trapped inside a coffin.​ While his crew flounders in this floating house of horrors,​ Luffy sets his sights on a showdown with the man behind the madness: the shadow-stealing monster Gecko Moria!

  • Contains episodes 337-348.​
  • Special Features: Select Episode Commentary,​ One Piece in the Booth,​ Textless Opening.​
  • Spoken Languages: English,​ Japanese,​ English subtitles.​

One Piece: Film Z (DVD)

  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $29.98
Said to be comparable to the Ancient Weapons of old, the Marines' trump card, the "Dyna Stones," have suddenly been stolen by a group of renegade vigilantes. The terrifyingly powerful man responsible, former Marine Admiral "Z," now stands in the path of Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates. Can the Straw Hats defeat "Z" and his crew, or will the New World meet its end at the hands of this mad man?

Psychic Detective Yakumo - Complete Collection (Sub.Blu-Ray)

  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98
Haruka Ozawa's sophomore year is getting seriously scary. One of her friends is possessed, another has committed suicide, and Haruka could be next. She has a real talent for digging up secrets, but some killers won't hesitate to kill again to keep those same secrets safely buried. So, how does Haruka get out of this potentially lethal dead end?

She'll have to convince Yakumo Saito, an enigmatic student born with a mysterious red eye that allows him to see and communicate with the dead, to team up with her. Will Haruka be able to solve the ultimate in dead case files with Yakumo's help? Or will they end up in cold storage themselves?

  • Contains episodes 1-13.
  • Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Zombie-Loan - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD)

  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested retail price: $44.95
What would you do if you could see death? Michiru Kita can see rings around other people's necks, and when those rings turn black, death follows. So when two boys from her class, Chika Akatsuki and Shito Tachibana, show up with black rings around their necks, Michiru doesn't know what to do. She tries to warn them, but they don't need it - because they are the ones death needs to hide from!

Neither Chika nor Shito, however, hunt the living dead to be heroes. With a certain loan keeping them alive, they need money to pay back the debt, and when the two zombie slaters learn of Michiru's unique ability, they decide to use her for their own profit and gain. But zombies and debts are the least of their concerns, as both Chika and Shito's pasts may yet catch up to them. And where does Michiru's strange ability come from and what does it all mean?

  • Contains episodes 1-13.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Steins;Gate DVD/Blu-ray Complete Series (Hyb) - Anime Classics

  • Distributor: FUNimation
  • Suggested Retail Price: $54.98

The microwave is a time machine. Okarin proved it. The self-anointed mad scientist nuked bananas into some gelatinous version of the future. Or maybe it was the past. Doesn't matter. No one thought he could do it, but he did it anyway. He sent text messages through time to people he knew. To his friends. Some of them female. Pretty. He should have been more careful. He should have stopped. Tampering with the time-space continuum attracts unwelcome attention.

Clandestine organizations of nefarious origins take notice. SERN. Always watching. Okarin knows; he can feel their eyes. That's why he started the top secret Future Gadget Lab. To stop them. You should join. We get to wear lab coats, and it's dangerous. Danger is exciting because it's deadly. The microwave is a time machine.

  • Contains episodes 1-24 plus the OVA "Egoistic Poriomania."
  • Special Features: Select Episode Commentaries, Textless Opening Songs, Textless Closing Song, U.S. Trailer, Trailers.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Ghost in the Shell Blu-ray (Hyb) 25th Anniversary Edition

  • Distributor: MANGA
  • Suggested Retail Price: $29.99

2029 - A female government cyber agent and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of "The Puppet Master" - a computer virus capable of invading cybernetic brains and altering its victim's memory. Created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and codenamed "Project 2501," this 'hacker' is actually a prototype virtual agent which has now defied its makers by seeking asylum within a new host body outside of the electronic net. Now the two agencies must maneuver against each another in a violent, high-tech race to capture the omnipresent entity.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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  • Producer: Overlap
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Harem
  • Running Time: 50 Min
  • Release Date: November 26

Transcript for Trailer:

  • Text: A completely new OVA debuts on Blu-ray and DVD!
  • Chifuyu: All forces, on stand-by! We will now begin the plan!
  • Chloe: World Purge... Begin.
  • Ichika: I want you...
  • Lingyin: Ah!
  • Ichika: You're beautiful...
  • Lingyin: Ichika...
  • Text: Those “borderline” episodes get an unexpected anime adaptation!
  • Cecilia: Today is the day when Ichika will wash my body for me... I'm in your hands.
  • Text: The girls' fantasies go wild!
  • Hōki: If you could, Ichika, can I ask for you to come and be a son-in-law of the Shinonono shrine, and then the two of us will...
  • Charlotte: Come on, Charlotte, do your best...! When you become his wife, this is going to be an every-night thing...!
  • Laura: Wh-What are you trying to ask for...?
  • Tatenashi: I loooove this kind of thing.
  • Kanzashi: Currently, due to the hacking of someone, the entire academy is being turned powerless.
  • Chifuyu: Bring it on with all you have. You can't lose, not just yet.

It's going to be released with the Blu-Ray on Nov. 26 with all sorts of goodies for fans.

The 50-minute OVA that adapts a fanservice episode from volume eight of the novels will ship in Japan on November 26 Blu-ray for the price of 7,884 yen (about US$78), and on DVD for the price of 6,804 yen (about US$68). Each package will come with a jacket with original art by Kumi Horii, a clear case and a digi jacket, a "super picture label," and special video content. First copies of the OVA will come with a special 50-page booklet and a storage box with art by Kumi Horii.

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This is me as Saya before I got my fake boobs. I think I'll do a better job next time. :P

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Chapter 5 - After detecting poisonous snakes before being attacked. Toriko can remove the snakes from his own body using only the cigarette smoke. He used the cigarette smoke and he conveyed the smoke (probably through the skin) and the snakes been inhale the smoke, the snakes went away quickly.

Toriko can apparently pass smokes through of his own body.

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Chapter 5 - The smell of Toriko can detect beasts, even before they hit.

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Chapter 4 - Here is explained the "Nail Punch". Toriko hits a huge hole in a wall with high thickness.

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I'm analyzing some things with the manga Toriko. I'll start with Chapter 1 Let's see:

The fishing rod of Toriko can handle up to 40 tons of weight.

So the fishing rod of Toriko, easily raises two monsters

First Capture level - CL 3 The Baron Tiger.

Chapter 2 - The fight between Galala Crocodile and Toriko. Galala Crocodile - CL 5

In this fight, we have the basics of the Toriko universe: the techniques of knife and fork, intimidation, Red Oni. Detail at the beginning of the fight Toriko is wounded in the arm (through the bite of the crocodile), the adornment of the wound is irrelevant to Toriko.

Chapter 3 - Toriko shows good agility to jump a good height through the branches of trees. Detail - Toriko paralyzes a beast and he carries it to the nearest town. The dragon weighs 1.3 tons.

Chapter 4 - Here is explained the "Nail Punch". Toriko hits a huge hole in a wall with high thickness. Droll Kong CL - 9. This huge beast can easily destroy 40 tons tanks. Nail Punch - "it is punching simultaneous for multiple times. the more the punch like a strinking a nail the destrution will spread inward."

Chapters 5 and 6 - Toriko confronted a group of Troll Kong (a few dozen). Each Troll Kong has a CL of 9.They can destroy 40 tons tanks, making 2 billion Yen in loss and they can attack with four arms loaded four large rocks. Detail, during of the fight, Toriko was carrying his friend Komatsu. Toriko uses intimidation to paralyze all these Troll Kongs.

Below - The real between Toriko and the Elder Troll Kong. Toriko was using only intimidation, to paralyze it without any effort.

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Here is a list of the Vocaloids I know. There are a lot more but this list will be longer than some other lists Hatsune Miku Luka megurine Teto kasane Rin/len kagamine seeU Kaito A kaito Kikaito Taito Kizaito Hali yowane Meiko Gakupo Gumi Nekomura Ihora Luo tianyi Mizki Piko utatane Miki Ring suzune Lapis Vy1 (Yuma) Mew There is more but unfortunately I can't think of them right now
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Glenn and Maggie Cosplay!
Glenn and Maggie Cosplay!

Bet Acura Max would love this cosplay shot. It was the only cosplay photo I took on my day. If you remember, I'm not good with people in real life. I was waiting, and I saw this opportunity with a bunch of other folks swarming the Walking Dead cosplayers. I took the chance and was fortunate of it. For Walking Dead fans, please check out the The Walking Dead Discussion thread!

Psychology of Harley Quinn Panel
Psychology of Harley Quinn Panel

Today was pretty short. I attended one panel, Psychology of Harley Quinn, that was moderated by Tony Guerrero (G-Man - staff writer of Comic Vine). The speakers were Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (the creators of the new Harley Quinn series). We had Andrea Letamendi who is a real psychologist giving her medical expertise into the panel.

Memorable Moments in the Harley Quinn Panel

  • I loved how the couple, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, engaged the panel with their marriage and linking it to Harley Quinn. It was very amusing. When Amanda admits that mental illness runs in the family, Jimmy jokingly makes fun of his wife. He also mentions his wife still talks to her 1st husband and he knows it. These two writers have made me fall in love with them, figuratively. I wanted to read their works especially on Harley Quinn.
  • What Scares New Comic Readers? - As you know, I'm a new comic book fan who is overwhelmed and doesn't know where to start. When Jimmy Palmiotti mentions this, he connected to me on a level. He said it's the continuity. Comic Books have so many writers, different interpretations, reboots, and canon vs non canon. If you are a new fan, you ask the salesman if it's all right to read the latest issue, let's say #135. You have to read the other 134 issues. Luckily, Jimmy and Amanda's Harley Quinn series is good for beginners. I heard him say if you pick up a random issue, you won't be lost.
  • Amanda's favorites (one of the faves) is the scatapult, a catapult for throwing animal feces. I wished I tape recorded or had a camcorder. I remembered but not clearly. She was inspired by the annoying garbage truck in Florida or New York that comes up every 6 AM or early mornings.
  • Learned a new term, Anti-Villain. I'm a nerd, but we all learn new things every day. I didn't think there was an opposite to Anti-Hero. It makes a good wiki page for Anime Vice. Harley is indeed the anti-villain because she feels she is the heroine in her eyes despite her brutal violence. Amanda described her as the most compassionate and loyal character in the Batman Mythos.

I wished I took pictures of the panel including G-Man. I was too far from the panel to make a good shot. My camera is blurry if flash setting is off. I don't like using flash during a panel. I felt it was rude. I didn't muster the courage to ask the panel since they were so busy.

Goodies

I set up a budget for myself, 60 dollars. I spent 56 dollars in total. I wanted to buy the Harley Quinn comic book series because of the panel. I had reached my budge. The Killing Joke was 11 dollars while Spider-Man was 10 dollars. I chose the Killing Joke because folks recommended the series in the Comic Book club. It was the only thing I can find out of the recommendations I had received from my friends in Anime Vice. The Spider-Man was an impulse buy. On the back cover, I saw Shadow Cat (Kitty), one of favorite X-Men gals, was hooked up with Spider-Man.

In my mind, I was "no!" I was curious to see how the relationship work. Spider-Man is a whore to me. He got Black Cat, Gwen, and Mary Jane. He has more, I know. I haven't read enough comics on Spider-Man. I only know his 1994, Spectacular Spider-Man and Ultimate Spider-Man animated series.

Thank you for reading this blog. I hope it promotes conventions in this site. I do encourage folks to visit conventions because it's worth the adventure.

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Long Beach, CA
Long Beach, CA

Today, I visited the Long Beach Comic Con in Long Beach, California, USA. It's my first comic book convention which will promote the Comic Book Club and the Convention forum we have in Anime Vice. I'm relatively new comic book fan who hasn't read much comic books. I got into the world of comics through the animated series of Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man. It was interesting to see the similarities and differences between comics and anime/manga media. I have attended Anime Expo back in 2013 which was my first time.

I got the convention a bit late due to missing the metro and getting lost in this city. I finally found it. Thanks to folks at the supreme court building (the image on the far right). The convention was located around Pine Ave and East Ocean BLVD. I was at Magnolia Ave. Somehow I walked pass it. I'm like Zoro of One Piece who has no sense of direction.

Layout of the Convention
Layout of the Convention

The Long Beach Convention is much different from Los Angeles Convention center. LB was near the ocean. It was a windy day. You can smell the sea. I walk on the bridge that connected the beach to the convention when I was exploring the area. I never been to the beach for a long time. It was sight to see.

After sightseeing, I went inside the convention and see the wonders of Long Beach Comic Con. It was not very crowded compare to Anime Expo. Plus, this comic con was more family friendly. I see more children and parents at this convention at Anime Expo. Forgive for comparing the conventions. AX was my first anime convention while this one was my first comic one. This would be the last comparison. I do like both conventions. They are both different.

I somehow walk past the artist alley or exhibit hall as I was lost a bit. I forgot to to take their programming booklet when I went to pick up my badge. The panels were located past the artist alley. Later on, I found out the artist alley and exhibit hall was located underground. I line up for a random panel. It turns out it was for the Batman 75/Tales of the Dark Knight. Speakers were Marc Andreyko, Brian Buccellato, Chris Burnham, Kyle Higgins, Babs Tarr, Marv Wolfman, and Ralph Garman. I was lucky the subject of the panel was very familiar to me. I haven't read Batman comics, but I'm familiar with the animated series. It was a fun panel.

Things I Learn from Batman 75 Panel

  • I learned Marv Wolfman (if I remember correctly) was the creator of Tim Drake. He said he created the character to be the opposite of Dick Grayson. He wanted the character to have no trauma, living family members, and be intelligent.
  • Babs Tarr - She is the writer of Batgirl. She has only been to 2 comic cons and only seen 5 Batgirls and a crossplayer. A crossplayer is a new term I picked up. It's like cross-dressing (I hope I described it politely). We had a guy dress up as Batgirl. He was proud of it.
  • Ralph Garman's favorite Catwoman is the lady portrayed by Julie Newmar.

That's all I can remember. I didn't take notes or had my tape recorder. This was my first time meeting these talented comic book artists and writers who contributed a ton to the Batman mythos.

Artist Alley

I saw comics were packaged differently than manga. Some booths have them on display or in boxes
I saw comics were packaged differently than manga. Some booths have them on display or in boxes

I had a list of comic book recommendations from Marshal Victory, Taichokage, GokaiRed, and Supreme Marvel. I was a bit too shy. I just browse around and look at the comic books and artists' work. I didn't find those particular recommendations. I did notice Silver Age and Bronze Age comics were a lot of cheaper. I assume because they were older issues, way older than me. As an anime fan who hasn't read comic books, these are a lot thinner than tankobon. I recall comic books were shorter than manga chapters. A manga chapter is about 20 (weekly) and up to 40 pages (monthly types). I never opened up a hard copy comic book. I read a few on Comixology.

At the end of the day, I only bought two items. In the I'm going to Long Beach Comic Con 2014! blog, Marshal recommended me writers and artists to visit and to see their works. I'm fortunate to meet one of the folks he recommended: James O' Barr.

As a shy person who never read comic books, I didn't want to tell the artist that I haven't read his works yet. I felt that was disrespectful. I stood around the corner, observing his fans interact with him for 30 minutes or so. I wanted to observe how folks talk to their beloved artists. It was the same interaction I saw how anime fans spoke with their beloved voice actors and actresses. I learned one etiquette from one observation. A camera guy was taking pictures of O' Barr's works. The lady who was assisting O' Barr asks him to not photograph the works unless you purchases them. I eventually muster up courage. I didn't get a chance to speak with O' Barr. He was busy sketching for a fan. I just quietly bought one of his works for 20 dollars which had cars on it. I'm a grease monkey (see Recommend some Awesome Car Wallpapers). I love how he drew the cars.

The Despicable Me/Sora of Kingdom Hearts tiny portrait was a gift for my little sister who couldn't attend this convention with me. She loved Despicable Me and Kingdom Hearts. It was a double win. It was made by talented artists. I donated 15 dollars to them.

I forgot to bring my poster tube. I had to hold the poster in my hand without damaging the work.

Cosplay

Last but not least. I will share some photos!

Some of you may know, I'm a different person on the web and in real life. I have a hard time asking folks to take pictures of their beautiful cosplay. I stick around, wandering the area where the panels are located. If there is a large group taking pictures, I would join them. In the Anime Convention Survival Guide! that BigHeart711, myself, and sickVisionz wrote, we emphasize respectfulness. When you take pictures, you always ask first. If it's a group shot, they already consented to. Go ahead and join in. I followed what we wrote in the guide.

Thank you for reading this blog! I hope to see more folks sharing their experiences in any conventions for this community. I fully support anyone who goes to a convention. It's worth your time. Go out and meet these folks who share your passion.

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So this documentary focus is more on robots in emergency use. But it shows how fast things are progressing. Including a robots thats 22k to buy an can be programed by showing it how to do the task. Thats tword the end of the video. Its bit long for a youtube video but its well worth looking at how far an fast robots have progressed.

Just like with computers as one thing leads to another. Tech gets smaller an fast, so to does the design an refine aspect of drones an robots.Just think this was 2011 an it was 16k or so to own one.

Just think what we will see in 10 years? I think the other vid was right this century is the robot revolution one.

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Welcome to the Fall 2014 Trailer Guide (Work in Progress)! The reason we have 2 versions is because the final version will have shows that are confirmed. I have to compare multiple sources instead of relying one. This version will be in the Just Anime Forum with more information than necessary and includes leftovers from summer 2014. The final versions will have a separate articles: Anime, OVA/Movie Guide, and a simulcast article and rooted in #Anime Vice Discussion Threads.

We're not finished yet with the guide. We did get every show on Anichart in the database. There are some shows not confirmed. Ai Tenchi Muyo is confirmed as a fall 2014 show for some of the sources. No trailer has been found. Knights of Sidonia 2 and Soukyu no Fafner are listed as winter 2014 series while some listed as fall 2014. We hope you check out the trailers and comment. It means a lot to us.

Past Anime Vice seasonal guides

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Fall 2014 Anime Series

1. Aikatsu! 3
  • Genre: card games, idols, music, school
  • Producers: Sunrise
  • Type: Adaptation of Collectible Card Game
  • Release Date: October 2

The third season of Aikatsu! In place of Ichigo Hoshimiya who was the protagonist in the first two seasons (she will still be in the story as a supporting character), the new season will feature her underclass girl Akari Ozora with her classmates.

2. Ai Tenchi Muyo!
  • Genre: Harem, Romance, Comedy*
  • Producers: AIC
  • Type: Adaptation of Light Novel Series
  • Release Date: October 6
  • Trailer

In the story, the world is in trouble because Washu is stirring up trouble again. In order to save the world from crisis, Tenchi goes undercover as a teacher in a girls' school. However, many problems arise as Tenchi is predisposed to finding trouble.

3. Amagi Brilliant Park
  • Genres & Themes: Romance, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Producers: Kyoto Animation
  • Type: Adaptation of Light Novel Series
  • Release Date: October 2
  • Trailer

The series centers around a high school student, Seiya Kanie. On a Sunday, a mysterious transfer student who carries a musket gun, Isuzu Sento, takes him to an old and deserted amusement park, Amagi Brilliant Park, in Amagi-city, which is located in the western part of Tokyo. He is told that if the park can't attract 100,000 visitors in the next two weeks, it will be closed immediately. For some reason, Seiya has to save the park as an acting manager.

4. April is Your Lie
  • Genres & Themes: Romance, Music, Drama
  • Producers: Fuji TV (Noitamina)
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October
  • Trailer

Kousei Arima was a piano prodigy until his mother died when he was eleven years old. The shock of losing her made him lose any interest in piano, and his life has felt monotonous ever since. Then, when he's fourteen, his childhood friend Tsubaki introduces him to her classmate Kaori, a free-spirited violinist. Her enthusiasm reignites his interest in music and in life.

5. Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie
  • Genres & Themes: Romance, Shoujo, Harem, Slice of Life
  • Producer: Silver Link, Connect
  • Type: Adaptation of Mobile Phone Game
  • Release Date: October 11
  • Trailer

The show revolves around Sayuri Haruno, a young woman that goes to the elite confectionery school Fleurir on a scholarship. While there to follow her dream to open a pastry shop, she ends up meeting and dealing with a number of rather charming young men.

6. Chaika - Coffin Princess 2
  • Genres & Themes: Fantasy, Romance, Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • Producer: BONES
  • Type: Based on a Light Novel
  • Release Date: October 8
  • Trailer

Toru Acura is a 20-year-old retired soldier meandering through life now that the war has ended. He encounters Chaika Trabant, a 14-year-old sorceress carrying a coffin, and follows her in hopes of finding meaning to his life again. The two travel with Toru's adopted sister, Akari, the employed member of the group and thus Toru's source of income.

7. Cross Ange
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mecha
  • Producer: Sunrise
  • Type: Original Series
  • Release Date: October 4
  • Trailer

Humanity has advanced to great heights since it obtained the information technology known as "Mana." With that nearly magical power, problems like war, food shortages, and pollution have been eliminated. This age of peace and freedom, the Empress Angelese of the Misurugi Empire is a privileged girl with no disabilities. She learns, however, that she is a "Norma," a kind of human who cannot use Mana and are outcasts of society. Having lost everything, she is sent to an isolated island. There she meets other Normas who ride in humanoid weapons called Para-mails, protecting the world from dragons invaders from another dimension.

8. Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai
  • Genres & Themes: Drama, Harem, Romance
  • Producer: Hoods Entertainment
  • Type: Adaptation of Adult Visual Novel Game
  • Release Date: October 9
  • Trailer

The story revolves around the main protagonist Kyotaro Kakei, who is the sole member of the Library Club at Shiomi Academy. One day he receives an email from the "shepherd" (hitsujikai) who is said to be able to fulfill any wishes. It says, "You will experience a life changing event today." After an encounter with a second-year girl Tsugumi Shirasaki on the day, more and more girls join the club to be with him.

9. Denkigai no Honya-san
  • Genres & Themes: Comedy, Slice of Life
  • Producer: Shin-Ei Animation
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 2
  • Trailer

The "youthful bookstore comedy" revolves around the folks who work in a manga shop deep in a certain "Electric Town" neighborhood. ("Denki-Gai" or "Electric Town" is a popular name for shopping areas that specialize or used to specialize in electric and electronic items, like Tokyo's Akihabara.) The protagonist Umio works part-time at "BOOKS Umanohone" along with his senior at work (but not in age) Hiotan. As many dedicated manga fans visit the store, there is always something going on.

10. Donten ni Warau
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Historical
  • Producer: Dogakobo
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October ?
  • Trailer

In the eleventh year of the Meiji era carrying swords was forbidden by the government and those known as samurai were slowly fading away. However, there were plenty who didn't like those changes taking place in Japan and inevitably the crime rates increased. The country's only solution was an inescapable lake prison. Since the prison had no other way to access it except by water, the three boys of the Kumo family were assigned to transport the criminals to their new "home".

11. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Supernatural, Drama
  • Producer: ufotable
  • Type: Adaptation of Visual Novel, Remake of a Movie
  • Release Date: October 4
  • Trailer

Based on the Type-Moon's visual novel, the anime adaptation is produced by Ufotable and features Rin's route, Unlimited Blade Works, from the visual novel. Prior to this anime adaptation, there is a movie adapted to Rin's route, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, which is produced by Studio Deen in 2010.

12. Garo: Honoo no Koukin
  • Genres & Themes: Fantasy, Action, Horror, Samurai
  • Producer: Mappa
  • Type: Adaptation of Live Action franchise
  • Release Date: October 3
  • Trailer
Mendosa, the chief adviser of the king of Valiante, begins a campaign to hunt down "witches," resulting in the deaths of many magical knights and their sorcerer assistants. Anna, a sorceress married to the knight Herman Lewis, gives birth to a son before her execution. Herman takes their child, Leon, and flees, raising him to be the heir of the legendary Golden Armor. By the time Leon grows up, Valiante is completely in the control of Mendosa, who drives out Prince Alfonso and his mother. Alphonso decides to seek out the man who inherited the Golden Armor to reclaim the throne and save his people.
13. Girlfriend Beta
  • Genres & Themes: Romance
  • Producer: Silver Link
  • Type: Adaptation of Smartphone Game
  • Release Date: October 13
  • Trailer
An anime adaptation of a Smartphone game developed by CyberAgent for iOS and Android devices. The game is a dating simulator which features over 100 different virtual girls each with their own unique voice actress.
14. Gugure! Kokkuri-san
  • Genres & Themes: Comedy, Slice of Life, Supernatural
  • Producer: TMS Entertainment
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga
  • Release Date: October 5
  • Trailer
A little girl named Kohina ends up summoning by a Kokkuri-san, a lower-ranking ghost in Japanese folklore. The Kokkuri-san she calls ends up being a white-haired handsome, young man. Although he had intended to merely haunt her at first, he becomes worried about her terrible eating habit of cup ramen for every meal, so he decides to haunt her in order to protect her.
15. Gundam Build Fighters Try
  • Genres: action, tournament
  • Producer: Sunrise
  • Release Date: October 8
  • Trailer

It has been seven years since Sei Iori won the 7th Gunpla Battle Championship World Tournament. Gunpla Battle is now more popular than ever, with new rules and new ways to battle. Fumina Hoshino is the president of the Gunpla Battle Club at Sei's old school, Seiho Academy, and a big fan of the game, but unfortunately, she cannot attend the upcoming All-Japan Gunpla Battle Championship tournament without a three-person team. Desperate to participate, she meets transfer student and young martial artist Sekai Kamiki, as well as a young Gunpla builder named Yūma Kōsaka. The three decided to join up to form Team "TRY FIGHTERS", a new team of Gunpla builders and fighters that will together face the challenge of winning the tournament.

16. Gundam Reconguista in G
  • Genres & Themes: Mecha, Sci-Fi
  • Producer: Sunrise
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 2
  • Trailer
The series takes place in the timeline after Universal Century, called Regild Century (R.C.), in the year R.C. 1014, and follows the story of a young pilot cadet named Bellri Zenam (ベルリ・ゼナム), who is a member of the Capital Guard, an organization charged with protecting the orbital elevator, the Capital Tower. When the Capital Tower was under attack by a band of space pirates called the Pirate Corps, Bellri encounters and captures a highly advanced mobile suit, the G-Self, and its pilot, Aida Surugan (アイーダ・スルガン). Feeling an immediate connection with both the G-Self and its pilot, Bellri was somehow able to pilot the mobile suit, which is only operable by a few. Joining the Pirate Corps to fight the Capital Army, Bellri and the rest of the pirates would be involved in a plot that will shake the entire Regild Century era.
17. I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying
  • Genres & Themes: Comedy, Slice of LIfe
  • Producer: Seven
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 2
  • Trailer
Kaoru is a serious office lady who's passionate about her job. Her husband Hajime, on the other hand, is a hard-core otaku who lives a nearly shut-in lifestyle. Kaoru worries about her husband, but they get along better than you'd think.
18. Inou Battle Within Everyday Life
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
  • Producer: Trigger
  • Type: Adaptation of Light Novel
  • Release Date: October 6
  • Trailer

In the original novel series' story, the five members of the literature club awakened with extraordinary powers half a year ago. Although the members expected to be thrown into a world of super-powered battles (inō-battle) at their school, their normal daily routine continued. No secret organizations bent on world destruction, no super-powered wars, no braves or demon kings.

However, the members still look forward to the possibilities of adventure, and continued to believe that with each day, they were getting ever closer to those days of fantasy. Their days of romantic comedy and battles with extraordinary powers begin!

19. Le Fruit De La Grisaia
  • Genres & Themes: Drama, Romance, Harem
  • Producer: 8-Bit
  • Type: Adaptation of Visual Novel
  • Release Date: October 5
  • Trailer
The story of the anime takes place at the private Mihama Academy, where five girls who seem normal attend the school due to "certain reasons." A sixth student "with reasons" named Yūji Kazami transfers in. Yūji has an ego with such darkness that he does not fade in comparison to the five girls, who are so different from the norm. As they each meet each other, they deepen their understanding of one another. Through the small bits of progress they make, each of their hearts will be affected. When Yūji arrives, a story of girls who are trapped by their pasts begins.
20. Log Horizon 2
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Romance
  • Producer: Studio Deen
  • Type: Adaptation of Light Novel
  • Release Date: October 4
  • Trailer
The story begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale. What was once a "sword and sorcery world" is now the "real world." The main lead Shiroe attempts to survive with his old friend Naotsugu and the beautiful assassin Akatsuki. Nyanta is a mysterious player who looks like a cat.
21. Madan no Ō to Vanadis
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance Animation
  • Production: Satelight
  • Type: Adaptation of Light Novel Series
  • Release Date: October 4, 2014
  • Trailer

The titular Vanadis of Tsukasa Kawaguchi's fantasy series are beautiful girls who ride into battle, brandishing weapons received from dragons. There are seven such Vanadis who rule seven territories and instill fear in neighboring countries. A boy named Tigre is a minor noble in the kingdom of Buryūnu who encounters a Vanadis in battle. She is the silver-haired, red-eyed "silver fraulein" Ellen. She defeats him, but instead of killing him, she takes him prisoner.

22. Magic Kaito 1412
  • Genre & Themes: Action, Comedy
  • Producer: A-1 Pictures
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga
  • Release Date: October 4
  • Trailer

High school student Kaito loves magic. His father was a genius magician with a secret identity as the Phantom Thief Kid. Unfortunately his father died in an unforeseen accident in a magic act. Eight years later, Kaito unexpectedly learns of his father's secret identity, and that he may have been murdered. In order to uncover the truth, he dons a silk hat and a white cape to follow in his father's footsteps as the Phantom Thief Kid.

23. Mushishi: The Next Chapter
  • Genre & Themes: Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Supernatural
  • Producer: Artland
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga
  • Release Date: October 19
  • Trailer

They existed long before anyone can remember. They are simple and strange in nature, not resembling any other plant or animal in this world. In ancient times, people revered these bizarre creatures and called them “Mushi.” People once again began to believe in the existence of these "Mushi" when they began affecting their lives in inexplicable ways. The one who connects the world of “Mushi” to the world of humans—they were called the "Mushi-Shi." All life exists not to hinder others in this world. They are simply there to live as they were meant to.

24. Mysterious Joker
  • Genres & Themes: comedy, mystery
  • Producer: Shin-Ei Animation
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 6
  • Trailer

The thief Mysterious Joker doesn't just steal things. An audacious and elusive miracle-maker, he travels the world searching for treasure with his partner and cook Hachi. As they circle the globe, they must avoid traps set by the police and compete in various competitions to reach their final goal, the Timeslip Treasure.

25. Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu.
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Romance, Comedy, Supernatural
  • Producer: Production IMS
  • Type: Adaptation of Light Novel
  • Release Date: October 10
  • Trailer
The protagonist of the story is ordinary high school boy Souji Mitsuka, who is obsessed with twintail hair style. One day, he meets a mysterious girl named Thouars from a different-dimension world. At the same time, monsters appear in the town where he lives. Thouars gives him an imaginary armor "Tail Gear" which can be activated with the strong love for twintail. Obviously, he is the perfect candidate. He transforms into a twintail soldier "Tail Red," which looks like a loli-girl, and starts fighting against the enemies.
26. Parasyte: The Maxim
  • Genres & Themes: Horror, Monsters, Action, Drama
  • Producer: Madhouse Studios
  • Type: Adaptation of Original Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 8
  • Trailer
Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself "Migi" ("right"). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and Shinichi slowly develop a grudging friendship. Migi isn't the only Parasite on earth, however, and as cases of Parasites killing humans begin to emerge, humans seek to kill off Parasites. Shinichi and Migi find themselves caught in between these two sides of the struggle over planet earth.
27. Psycho-Pass 2
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Dystopia, Crime
  • Producer: Production I.G., Tatsunoko Production
  • Type: Original Anime Series
  • Release Date: October 9
  • Trailer
Having learned the true nature of the Sybilla System, Akane Tsunemori chose to obey the system, believing in both humanity and the legal order. She's part of a new police section and spends her everyday life facing down criminals. Unbeknownst to Akane, however, a monster who will shake the system to its core is about to appear before her.
28. Rage of Bahamut Genesis
  • Genres & Themes: Action, War, Monsters, Fantasy
  • Producer: Mappa
  • Type: Adaptation of Video Game
  • Release Date: October 4
  • Trailer
Mistarcia is a magical world where humans, gods, and demons mingle together. In the past, the black-and-silver winged Bahamut has threatened to destroy the land, but humans, gods, and demons overcame their differences to fight together and seal its power. The key to that seal was split in two, one half given to the gods and the other to demons, so that they would never be united and Bahamut never released. Now, two thousand years later, the world is in an era of peace - until the day a human woman steals the gods' half of the key.
43. Ronia, The Robber's Daughter
  • Genre & Theme: Adventure, Monsters
  • Producer: Ghibli
  • Type: Adaptation of Novel
  • Release: October 11

The story revolves around Ronia, the only daughter of Mattis, the chief of a tribe of bandits who live in a large castle in a forest. Ronia studies the ways of the mysterious creatures who live in the forest.

29. Selector Spread Wixoss
  • Genres & Themes: Game, Psychological
  • Producer: J.C.Staff, Warner Bros.
  • Type: Adaptation of Collectible Card Game
  • Release Date: October 4, 2014
  • Trailer

WIXOSS is a card game that's popular with teenagers. Supposedly there exist "LRIG Cards," female character cards with wills of their own. Special girls can hear the voices of the LRIGs, and those who possess them are called "Selectors." These Selectors have card battles in a dimension that other humans cannot access. It's said that whoever triumphs in these battles will have their wish granted. Ruko Kominato is the latest girl to find a LRIG card. She names hers Tama, and without any further explanation is thrown into her life as a Selector.

30. Shirobako
  • Genres & Themes: Slice of Life
  • Producer: P.A. Works
  • Type: Original Anime Series
  • Release Date: October 9
  • Trailer
Five girls chase their dreams. The story revolves around the everyday troubles and hardships that occur when working in the anime industry, and the results and conflicts that happen day-to-day among the group of girls.
31. Sora no Method
  • Genres & Themes: Sci-Fi,
  • Producer: Studio 3Hz
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 5
  • Trailer
The story begins one winter day when the wish of a few girls was realized with a miracle, changing the landscape of a town. "In the skies above this town, a disc is always there."
32. Terra Formars
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Producer: Liden Films
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: September 26, 2014 (Anime), August 20, 2014 (OVA only)

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.

33. The Circumstances in My Home's Bathtub (Alias: OreFuro)
  • Genres & Themes: Comedy, Slice of Life, Shoujo, Monsters
  • Producer: Asahi Production
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 10
  • Trailer
Tatsumi is a high school student who lives on his own, until a merman named Wakasa takes up residence in his bathtub. His solitary lifestyle is turned upside down by the self-centered (but handsome) new roommate.
34. The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Genres & Themes: Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Action, Magic, Swords
  • Producer: A-1 Pictures
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 5
  • Trailer
When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth - the Sins were framed by the king's guard, the Holy Knights - too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne!

Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn't even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins' strength been exaggerated?

35. Tribe Cool Crew
  • Genres & Themes: Children
  • Producer: Sunrise
  • Type: Original Series
  • Release Date: September 28

Haneru is a middle school student who loves dance to the point he can hear rhythm in the sound of chalk during class. One day after school, in the secret spot where he practices dancing, he meets Kanon, who's there to practice as well. The have a great time dancing together, and eventually face off against rivals in dance battles as they grow up.

36. Trinity Seven
  • Genres & Themes: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
  • Producer: Seven Arcs
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 7
  • Trailer
This series' story is set in a world changed by a strange incident called "Houkai Genshyo (Collapse Phenomenon)", during which the protagonist Arata Kasuga's cousin Hijiri was transported into another dimension. In order to get her back and solve the mystery, Arata enrolls in the Royal Biblia Academy where he can learn sorcery. But first he must get through the the bishoujo sorcerers called "Trinity Seven" who stand in his way.
37. Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete (Alias: Waremete)
  • Genres & Themes: Drama, Romance
  • Producer: Feel
  • Type: Adaptation of Visual Novel Game
  • Release Date: October 4
  • Trailer

The story is set one autumn at the beginning of the 21st century in the Uchihama area. Uchihama Academy is growing by leaps and bounds. With the construction of a new school building, there will be one last General Club Festival at the old building that is slated to be closed. The students vow to go all out to make this final cultural festival a success.

The Astronomy Club of the protagonist Sou Akiyama is filled with the big names on campus. Just before the festival on October 1, the club receives a request from the student executive committee to calm the uneasiness among the students. There are reports of ghost sightings, accidents, sleeping sickness, and other mysterious incidents at the old building. When Yui Furukawa, a quiet girl who transfered late into the school, appears before Sou, the gears of fate slowly begin to move.

38. Wolf Girl & Black Prince
  • Genres & Themes: Comedy, Slice of Life
  • Producer: TYO Animations
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 5
  • Trailer
The story centers around Erika Shinohara, a vain 16-year-old girl who tells her friends about her romantic exploits, but she actually has no boyfriend. She claims that a handsome boy in a candid photo is her boyfriend, but it turns out that boy is a schoolmate named Kyouya Sata. She has no choice but to make him her fake boyfriend. Unfortunately, Sata may look like a sweet person, but he is actually an ultra-black-hearted sadist. Sata takes advantage of Erika's weakness and treats her like his dog.
39. World Trigger
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Sci-Fi, Fighting, Adventure, Comedy, High School, Swords
  • Producer: Toei Animation
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 5
  • Trailer
Weekly Shonen Jump's newest series is out of this world! A gate to another dimension has burst open, and from it emerge gigantic invincible creatures that threaten all of humanity. Earth's only defense is a mysterious group of warriors who have co-opted the alien technology in order to fight back!
40. Yona of the Dawn
  • Genres & Themes: Romance, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
  • Producer: Pierrot
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 7
  • Trailer
King Il of Kouka, a land said in legends to have been founded by four dragons, has only one remaining heir, a daughter named Yona. She lives a happy life in the palace with her cousin Soo-won, who she loves in spite of her father's opposition to them marrying. Her life is turned upside down when Soo-won murders her father and steals the throne. Yona, with her childhood friend and bodyguard Hak, must retreat to gather allies and reclaim her place as ruler of the kingdom.
41. Yowamushi Pedal 2
  • Genres & Themes: Sports, Comedy, Drama
  • Producer: TMS Entertainment
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 6
  • Trailer
Onoda Sakamichi is a rather timid, anime-loving first-year student at Sohoku High School. Upon entering high school, he tried to join the anime research club, but after meeting Imaizumi Shunsuke, a renowned cyclist since middle school, and Naruko Shoukichi, who swept the Kansai cycling championship, he ended up joining the competitive cycling club.
42. Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru
  • Genres & Themes: Fantasy, Slice of Life
  • Producer: Studio Gokumi
  • Type: Adaptation of Manga Series
  • Release Date: October 16
  • Trailer
The story takes place in the era of the gods, year 300. Yūna Yūki lives an ordinary life as a second year middle school student, but she's also a member of the "Hero Club," where club activities involve dealing with a mysterious being called "Vertex."

Fall 2014 OVA

Fall 2014 OVA

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1. Alice in Borderland (OVA)

Genre: Suspense, Survival, Horror, Action, Psychological Animation Studios: Silver Link and Connect Source Material: Manga Series Release Date: October 17, 2014 (1st episode bundled with Vol. 12) http://www.animevice.com/profile/takashichea/fall-2014-ova-trailer-alice-in-borderland/107-11775/ The manga revolves around Ryōhei Arisu (pronounced the same way in Japanese as "Alice"), a male high school student who is irritated with his intolerable everyday life. One night, he tags along with his bad friend Karube and Chōbe to hang out in town. However, the town is suddenly covered in giant fireworks, and when he came to his senses, Ryota noticed that no one else was around. Finding themselves in a different world, Ryota, Karube, and Chota are forced to participate in survival games, or die off the bat. The three fight to live, as well as find a way back to their own world.

2. Attack on Titan: No Regrets (OVA)

Genres & Themes: Fantasy, Horror, Action Producer: Wit Studio Release Date: December 9, April 9, 2015 (2 Episode OVA) http://www.animevice.com/attack-on-titan-no-regrets-ova/11-7089/fall-2014-ova-trailer-attack-on-titan-no-regrets/97-350425/ Bundles with Vol. 15 of Attack on Titan manga series. This prequel to megahit Attack on Titan answers the questions: How did Captain Levi of the Survey Corps go from street tough to humanity's strongest soldier? And how did Commander Erwin become a cold, calculating leader, ready to sacrifice anything to save the human race? The fires that forged this bond of loyalty and trust were intense indeed!

3. Black Butler: Book of Murder (OVA)

Genre: Supernatural, Mystery, Fantasy, Comedy Producer: A-1 Pictures Release Date: October 25, November 15 http://www.animevice.com/profile/takashichea/fall-2014-trailer-black-butler-book-of-murder-oav/107-11726/ It's a two-part OVA that adapts the Book of Murder arc (commonly known as Phantomhive Manor Murders Arc) which covers volumes 9-11. The first volume will be released on October 25, 2014 while the 2nd volume will be released on November 15, 2014.

4. Buddy Complex: Kanketsu-hen - Ano Sora ni Kaeru Mirai de (OVA)

Genres & Themes: Mecha, Sci-Fi Producer: Sunrise Release Dates: Sept. 30, Oct. 1 (2 Episode OVA) http://www.animevice.com/buddy-complex-kanketsu-hen-ano-sora-ni-kaeru-mirai-de-ova/11-7085/fall-2014-ova-trailer-buddy-complex/97-350410/#1 Aoba, along with Dio, set free Hina from the chains of fate and chose to live in a new future. Around this time in Zogilia, a mysterious man who harbors hatred for Aoba secretly begins to make his move ….

5. Hybrid Child (OVA)

Genres & Themes: Drama, Historical, Shounen Ai Producer: Studio Deen Release Date: October 29, November 26, December 24, January 28, 2015. (4 Episode OVA) http://www.animevice.com/profile/takashichea/fall-2014-trailer-hybrid-child-ova/107-11535/ The story revolves around a doll called "Hybrid Child" which grows reflecting the owner's affection. Kotarou Izumi, who is the 16th head of the noble Izumi family, found a hybrid child at the garbage disposal spot when he was eight years old. He has lived with the doll named Hazuki for 10 years since then. However, Kotarou learns Hazuki's life is close to the end. http://www.animevice.com/profile/takashichea/fall-2014-trailer-hybrid-child-ova/107-11535/

6. If Her Flag Breaks

Genre & Themes: Comedy, Romance, Harem Producer: Hoods Entertainment Release Date: Dec 2 Based off of a light novel of the same name written by Toka Takei and illustrated by Cuteg, Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara is about new transfer student Sota Hatate, who has the ability to see the future of those around him in the form of flags above their heads. However, instead of living by himself after transferring to the elite Hatagaya Academy, he somehow winds up under the same roof as a bevy of beautiful girls! Voice actor Ryota Ohsaka, who also voices Eijun Sawamura in Ace of the Diamond, plays the main character Sota; Ai Kayano, also known her for role as Menma in Anohana, voices Akane Mahogasawa; and Ibuki Kido, Chinami Oka from Golden Time, stars as Nanami Knight Bladefield.

7. Infinite Stratos 2: World Purge-Hen

Genres & Themes: Action, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Harem Producer: Overlap Release Date: November 26 http://www.animevice.com/infinite-stratos-2-world-purge-hen/13-2106/fall-2014-ova-trailer-is2-world-purge-hen/97-350417/#1 A program called "World Purge" sends illusions to all the girls about their ideal fantasies.

8. Kill la Kill

Genres & Themes: Ecchi, Action, Comedy Producer: Trigger Release Date: September 9, 2014 Unaired episode included with the 9th Blu-ray and DVD volumes. Ryuko Matoi has come to the giant city-state that doubles as a school, Honnouji Academy, on the trail of her father's killer. Her only clue to the murderer's identity is a woman who has the other half of the Scissor Blade Ryuko carries. In the belief that Student Council President, Satsuki Kiryuin, may have the answers, Ryuko goes on a mission to beat them out of her. With the help of a sentient, blood-drinking seifuku ("sailor suit") called Senketsu, she'll fight her way through every single student club leader until she finds out the truth behind her father's murder.

9. Love Stage!!

Genres & Themes: romance, showbiz, yaoi Producer: J.C. Staff http://www.animevice.com/anime-vice-discussion-threads/22-2380/love-stage-discussion/97-346872/ Release Date: September 19 (Pre Order) with Limited Edition Vol. 5 of Manga on November 22 The anime series revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born into a family of ultra-famous entertainers. However, he is the only member of the family who is not in the entertainment industry, and he is a super otaku college student, too. He has been striving hard to become a manga creator, but he ends up starring in a television commercial. He eventually cross paths again with the very famous actor Ryūma, who becomes aware of his attraction towards

10. Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (OVA)

Genres & Themes: Comedy, Slice of Life Producer: Dogakobo Release Date: Sept 24, 2014 (6 Episode OVA) Chiyo Sakura, a high school girl who fell in love with the unrefined boy schoolmate Umetaro Nozaki, decides to be courageous one day and asks him out. Her feelings weren't conveyed properly, and before she knew it she ends up helping a particular job of his as an assistant... The series is a shojo manga boy comedy which centers around Nozaki, a high school boy that is a popular shojo manga artist, and has a story woven by very individualistic characters

11. Mushishi: The Next Chapter (OVA)

Genres & Themes: Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Historical, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Seinen Producers: Artland, Aniplex Release Date: August 20 Previously unaired episodes 11 and 12 of Mushishi Zoku Shou will be broadcasted as an one hour special on August 20, 2014 and bundled with anime's third Blu-ray/DVD volume on November 26, 2014. It adapts "Odoro no Michi" (Path of Thorns) manga chapters.

12. Nisekoi (OVA)

Genres & Themes: Comedy, Romance, Harem Producer: Shaft Release Date: Oct 3, Feb 4, 2015 (2 Episode OVA) Bundled with the 14th volume of Nisekoi manga. Adapts two chapters from the manga: chapter 58 "Funshitsu" and chapter 64 "Mikosan". Raku Ichijo is an average high school student. He also happens to be the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza Family called the Shuei-gumi. 10 years ago, Raku made a promise… a secret promise with a girl he met. They promised one another that they will “get married when they reunite.” Since then, Raku never let go of the pendant the girl gave him.

13. New Futari H OVA

Genres & Themes: Ecchi, Adult, Producer: Production Reed Release Date: Oct. 10 (3 Episode OVA) Trailer: http://www.animevice.com/new-futari-h-ova/11-7015/ The new OVA series that is being debut on October 10, 2014 is an original series based on Futari Ecchi in 12 long years after the debut of the previous OVA series. There are plans of releasing three volumes of the OVA series. First episode is called Futari no First Christmas. The Second Impression of A Certain Female STudent (Toaru Joshi Gakusei no Second Impression) A Sudden Third Love in the Office (Totsuzen Office de Third Love)

14. Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club! (OVA)

Genres & Themes: Action, Comedy, Supernatural, Military Release Date: September 24, October 29, November 21 The 1st OVA will be included on the first Blu-ray release with with three character illustrations and an eight-page color book. Plot: The story revolves around a 15-year-old first grade high school girl Momoka Sonokawa. At the high school she recently transferred to, she is forced to join the Survival Game Club by the head of the club Miou Outori who is confident in her shooting skills. Unfortunately for her, none of the members of the club is an ordinary high school girl.

15. Seitokai Yakuindomo* OVA

Genres & Themes: Comedy, School Producer: GoHands Release Date: Oct 22, Feb 17, 2014 (3 Episode OVA) Bundled with Blu-Ray/DVD vol. 2 “Our story here circulates around the Osai Academy, formerly an all-girls private high school which has recently been integrated for both genders. Our protagonist, Takatoshi Tsuda is pushed into becoming the vice-president of the student council, where he is the lone male member surrounded by 3 beautiful girls.”

16. Terra Formars (OVA)

Genres & Themes: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi Producer: Liden Films Release Date: August 20, Nov ? (2 Episode OVA) http://www.animevice.com/profile/takashichea/terra-formars-ova-teases-fans-w-a-new-anime-series-in-fall-2014/107-11665/ Vol. 10 will be bundled with the 1st OVA. 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.

17. The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior

Genre & Themes: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance Producer: Brains Base Release Date: December 26 Unaired episode bundled on 7th Blu-ray/DVD volume.

18. Waiting in the Summer (OVA)

Genre: Slice of Life, Drama, Sci-Fi Producer: J.C. Staff Release Date: August 29 Bundled with the TV series' Blu-Ray Disc box. A group of friends have the idea of shooting a film during summer about an alien coming to Earth. Ichika, an female humanoid alien visits Japan, searching for a place. She falls in love with a boy, Kaito.

19. World Conquest Zvezda Plot

Genres & Themes: Action, Comedy, Fantasy Producers: Aniplex, A-1 Pictures, flying DOG Trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x259xlk_%E6%96%B0%E4%BA%88%E5%91%8A-%E7%AC%AC13%E8%A9%B1-%E6%96%B0-%E3%82%BA%E3%83%B4%E3%82%A3%E3%82%BA%E3%83%80%E3%83%BC%E5%A4%A7%E4%BD%9C%E6%88%A6_creation?start=7 http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/09/05/video-world-conquest-zvezda-plot-ova-preview Release Date: October 15 The unaired 13th episode of Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda that will be included in Volume 7 of the BD/DVD. In this special, Kate and company will launch their own idol unit, BBK88. What does it take to CONQUER THE WORLD?! Every leader of the past has thought of it… but all they have done was to merely dream of its greatness. World domination…nobody has been able to achieve it. Until one little girl by the name of Kate Hoshimiya came along. Kate Hoshimiya will shock the world! How was she was able to carry out such a MAGNIFICENT stunt? So FRIGHTFUL! So GLORIOUS! Could this be…the ZVEZDA PLOT?! Let the light of our great ZVEZDA shine upon this land far and wide!

Fall 2014 Movie

1. Happinesscharge PreCure! Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina

Release Date: October 11 Plot: it is set in the doll country as the title shows. The tagline says, "Love and bonds of friendship make a miracle happen!"

3. Cardfight!! Vanguard: The Movie

Summer 2014 Leftovers

1. Akame ga Kill
2. Argevollen
3. Encouragement to Climb 2
4. Francesca
5. PriPara
6. Sailor Moon Crystal
7. Sword Art Online II
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Welcome to Crunchyroll's Fall 2014 Simulcast Guide! Here in Anime Vice, users are encourage to watch anime legally whenever possible. Territories are listed below. I will continually update this blog.

Crunchyroll Fall 2014 Simulcasts

Denkigai no Honya-san
  • Simulcast: every Thursday starting on October 2 at 7:30am Pacific Time
  • Territories: worldwide except for Asia.
  • Link

A blush-inducing, coming-of-age comedy about manga-loving book store employees! The unique cast of characters -- all hard-core manga fans and maniacs of some sort - work at the “Uma no Hone” comic shop. On a daily basis, they display new releases, shrink-wrap comics, shudder at their lack of feminine qualities, question their love for porn literature, and basically have fun while working hard. Girls and guys call each other by nicknames and some begin to develop close relationships!

2. Terra Formars
  • Simulcast: every Friday starting on September 26 at 9:30am Pacific Time
  • Territories: Worldwide except Japan
  • Link

With Earth becoming increasingly overpopulated, an ambitious plan has been put into place to terraform Mars using mold and cockroaches. Nearly 500 years after the plan, a mission to Mars, Annex 1, is under way to accomplish crucial research into the Virus currently plaguing mankind with the crew members who've been injected with various DNA of life on Earth in order to combat the Terraformars, giant humanoid cockroaches.

Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru
  • Simulcast: every Thursday starting on October 16 at 11:19am Pacific Time
  • Territories: worldwide except for Asia
  • Link

Yuna Yuki is an ordinary second-year middle school student. She gets up in the morning, gets ready for school, goes to classes, participates in club activities, and has fun with her friends. But there is one extraordinary thing about Yuki -- she belongs to the “Brave Hero Club.” What does the Brave Hero Club do? Who is the mysterious being called “Vertex?” Yuki Yuna and her friends’ story takes place in Year 300, Era of the Gods.

Sources

  • 1, 2, 3 at Crunchyroll
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Welcome to August - September 2014 Monthly community thread! I'm Taka, your wiki mod who writes these blog to highlight successes and projects while pointing to areas in need of improvement or awareness.

Currently Work in Progress. Sorry, I had to save my work. The sections I need to finish are Discussion and Review sections. Maybe add conventions and fan fic forum since there were new developments.

Thank you.

Wiki

These two months have been successful.

Events

  • We had one anime episode project finished, Chaika Wiki Recognition Project, which was carried out by AgentFakku, Sidapa, and Takashichea.
  • In the Fall 2014 Wiki Task Themes, our community had completed 4 tasks.
  • We had a surge of interest in the Hentai project where Daniel created the page. BigHeart711, Taka, Sonata, AgentFakku, Naughty, Demonic13, and Dekken worked together to attach the Hentai page. The group had attach the page to over 300 episodes and 100 manga chapters as well making an excellent wiki page.
  • FoxxFireArt had continually spotlighted the wiki editors' best work with Taka serving as the reporter who reports on good wiki pages. Taichokage, Yusuke52, Demonic13, BigHeart711, MadnessReaver, Oglaphone, and Dream had done fantastic wiki work.

Wiki Policies and Issues

Current Team Wiki Projects

  • Akame ga Kill: Oglaphone, Takashichea, Dekken, MadnessReaver, Werewolverine4, MrWhiteX
  • Pokemon: AgentFakku, MrWhiteX, and BigHeart711
  • Toriko: Yusuke52, Taichokage, Takashichea
  • Hentai: Daniel, Dekken, Naughty, Sonata, Taka, AgentFakku, Demonic13

Solo Wiki Projects

  • Taka: Tokyo Ghouls (images w/ attachment)
  • Oglaphone: Berserk, Fuuka
  • Taichokage: D. Gray-Man
  • Demonic13: Kenko Zenrakei
  • OEST_MAG: Creamy Mami and various older Magical Girl Series
  • Dream: Fate
  • sickVisionz: Katanagatari

Wiki Editors Who Passed Moderation

5,000

  • AgentFakku
  • Inuyasha2010

1,000

  • OEST_MAG
  • MangaDog

Helpful Wiki Guides

Battle Community

Events

  • Anime Vice Battle User of September 2014: Flashback180 - With users' consent due to Girugamesh's rejecting the August's best battle user title and not responding half a month, Flashback180 became September's best battle user. Flashback180 had started the History's Strongest Disciple battle theme. It was a strong theme until Akame ga Kill and other series displaces it half way through the month.

Battle Policies and Issues

  • WayBig1010101 and Whats_Out_of_Bag opened a discussion on verse equalization with Dream moderating the discussion.
  • New Battle Policies: Dream updated the image requirement rule in light of mobile devices and text editor issues.
  • Lesson 1: When users flag user, there is no need to get angry at the user who flag you. Simply wait until a battle mod arrives on scene to peacefully solve the issue.
  • Lesson 2: Please do not bring outside anime battle communities' quarrel into Anime Vice's battle forums.

New Projects

  • The Hall of Fame started by WayBig1010101 - Inspired by Low's project that didn't receive attention, WayBig began a new project with increased PR. Taka and Dream found issues with the new project due to how many voting rounds and how the process to determine judges and candidates overwhelmingly complex.

RPG Community

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

Henry Ford

This quote serves as a lesson the RPG community and mods of non RPG affiliation must carry out in order for a balance community.

Events

  • Vicer's Awards - Vapovile hosted August's award.
  • Vapovile had been promoted to moderator by only 5 RPG users due to them feeling a need to have mod since Sonata hasn't been active. There was a mishap in communication where the mods were left out of the PM. Mistakes were learned from both parties. In the future, inducting a new mod will take the right processes when the time arrive.
  • RPG Policies Updated - None were found.

New Characters

Helpful RPG Guides

None were made.

RPG Policy and Issues

  • Barriers to Battle Users - Many of the new RPG members were of the battle forums. Some of them had issues with their new characters being over powerful. There are policies to restrict power levels in order to prevent an "arms race" in the community. According to Vapovile, WayBig had the smoothest transition while LHWKnight and SekiryuuDxD had the most bumpiest. 2 Outside users point out that creativity was restricted while the transitional processes is faulty and will prevent battle users from joining the forum. Even in the light of a new mod, this issue will be a periodic one until RPG users and mods developed a process or policies to ease battle users. Historically, new RPG members are mostly from the battle forums as their primary interests. No wiki editor, reviewers, Fan Fic users, and front page users of primary origin has expressed interest in the RPG forum.
Total RPG Users without ALTsRPG Users Who Voted for Vapovile
  1. Samjaz
  2. Lobos del Rayo
  3. Fehafare
  4. Vapovile
  5. Shadowchaos
  6. Kuma_From_Argentina
  7. LHWKnight
  8. Ninja2190
  9. Ownagepants
  10. Justalittlegirl
  11. waybig1010101
  12. Indridcold
  13. BraidyBunch
  14. Chaosknight
  15. Paladin
  16. BlueAliceOasis
  17. Eun?
  1. Kuma_From_Argentina
  2. RPG Community (SamJaz's alt)
  3. Chronowolf (Fehafare's alt)
  4. Lobos_Del_Rayo
  5. Justalittlegirl

Reviews

Snowymountain
Dream
Takashichea
Othus12
Sasukeyagami
CosmicKnight75
Kino88
Sonneko
OwnagePants
MrWhiteX

Othus12 is doing Youtube reviews.

Check out these: TORIKO 294 (LIVE REACTION), Terraformars anime episode 1 First impressions!, and.

Fan-Fic

UltimateHero0406 wrote his newest piece: Ultimate Hero Episode 17: Sunrise.

Discussion Threads

The areas highlighted in yellow are anime discussions for anime series that are sequels or from last season.

The summer 2014 discussions with the most comments:

  1. Akame ga Kill
  2. Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!
  3. Aldnoah.Zero
  4. Free Eternal Summer

The ones with the most views:

  1. Akame ga Kill
  2. Sailor Moon Crystal
  3. Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
  4. Tokyo ESP
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Chapters like this allow me to appreciate the important role great art can play in accentuating a story. Reading through chapter 94 I couldn’t help but dream of just how much more awesome some of these scenes could have been had I been reading Noblesse.

That isn’t to say that this chapter was terrible or lacking in any way; rather chapter 94, while being highly entertaining, chose to utilize an approach with its panels that would have worked best with a less messy style of art.

THE CHAPTER:

Hendricksen reveals the power of his new form to the kingdom. The Holy knights regiment, new and old, stands to oppose him, accompanied by the Seven Deadly Sins.

MY THOUGHTS:
Who knew Deadly sins could unleash so much carnage in such a short span of time? Because I didn’t. Hendricksen tore the Seven Deadly Sins and the knights a new one this week.

Chapter 94 was mostly battle oriented, a sensible approach considering what promises to be an information infused chapter next week. Following the clean, concise and somewhat strategic exchange of blows in the last two weeks, this week was Hendricksen simply presenting himself as the new threat to the kingdom.

Nothing new when it comes to shonen; before the final steps can be taken to save the world, the big bad villain always needs time to show his stuff and prove himself to be a threat worth fearing. That means tanking every gargantuan attack thrown his way and effortlessly schooling the heroes, which Hendricksen did with casual disinterest.

Entertaining stuff, especially the incorporation of different Holy Knights into the attack pattern; Nanatsu no Taizai almost always succeeds when reveling in its overpowered characters and their unique but overblown abilities.

+Highs
The carnage; I am reminded of the old days of Bleach, specifically during the Karakura town arc, when Aizen first emerged. This here, what Hendricksen is doing, is what I expected Aizen to do upon his arrival, to dispatch of enemies left and right instead of playing games.

Chapter 94 chooses to get right to the point and the bodies keep piling up, many times in the most surprising manner. Carnage best serves its purpose when you do not see it coming, as happened with Ban last week, and the various named Holy knights this week.

The action elements were superb as far as keeping the fight with Hendricksen entertaining is concerned.
+Lows
There is a scene that appears in a number of anime and manga; that moment where a girl sinks to her knees, weeping, crying about how sad she is for the many souls that are dying because of her, and how unwilling she is to allow such sacrifices to continue.

Seeing that scene play out with Elizabeth irritated me somewhat; I don’t want to say it was an unnecessary or repetitive and overused scene in anime and manga. I guess the panel only served to emphasize Elizabeth’s pointlessness to the series, a trait she hasn’t managed to break in 94 chapters.

Something about characters whining about how useless they are in a situation grates on my patience; even Lucy (Fairy Tail) managed to leave the damsel in distress mold behind. But not Elizabeth.

Then again if you consider Veronica’s ominous words, Elizabeth just might gain some importance to the story beyond simply acting as Meliodas’ driving force.
 
The art didn’t help the chapter; not that it was terrible. I would used the term Messy. And the panels were so inventive in creating the atmosphere of dread and despair, approaching many of the scenes from outside the action, allowing us to observe the chaos occur rather that put us in the driving scene.

The sort of stuff Noblesse does. Still, artistically Nanatsu no Taizai manages to rise above Magi.

RATING: 8/10, precluding the art this was a great chapter and I hope Deadly Sins maintains its dynamic approach to its panels.

HIGHLIGHTS: Holy knights Vs. Hendricksen. Hauser’s fate. I absolutely cannot wait for the anime. Maybe it can jog my memory. I cannot remember who Veronica is, the girl that appears in the last panel.
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This weekend is Anime Weekend Atlanta 2014. I'm promoting conventions that Vicers had visited (see Vicers in Cons Across the World) in order to build a balanced community with discussions on everything anime and manga related.

If you are an anime fan and live locally or in the state, check out AWA especially if you never been to an anime convention. It's worth the adventure out there.

Here's the website. With conventions, there are so much things to cover. I usually cover guests of honor. My teammate, Dream, occasionally cover conventions that does a lot of industry news such as Otacon and Anime Expo.

I'll briefly touch upon events and activities for those who are new to AWA. Here's the link to all of the events.

I find this diagram nice, sweet, and short. Gives you a glimpse of what AWA offers.

As of now, this is the prices for AWA:

Walk-in Prices:

  • 3 Days: Adult-$65, Child-$50
  • 2 Days: Adult-$50, Child-$35
  • Fri: Adult-$40, Child-$25
  • Sat: Adult-$45, Child-$30
  • Sun: Adult-$35, Child-$20

Guests of Honor

Junichi Suwabe
An experienced topnotch voice actor, Junichi Suwabe started his voice-acting career in 1996. Since then, he has been voicing not only for anime, but also foreign drama/films and games. Besides, he often narrates in TV programs. The main anime characters he played include Grimmjow from “Bleach”, Takashi Komuro from “Highschool of the Dead”, Keigo Atobe from “The Prince of Tennis”, Daiki Aomine from “Kuroko's Basketball”, Toji Kanzaki from “Yowamushi Pedal” and Ren Jinguji from “Uta no Prince-sama”. He is currently playing is Dandy from “Space Dandy”.
Toru Furuya

Toru Furuya is most known for the roles of Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam and its following Gundam sequels, Hy?ma Hoshi in Star of the Giants, Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya, Yamcha in Dragon Ball,Ky?suke Kasuga in Kimagure Orange Road, and Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon. He considers these roles as his most important roles. In addition to these amazing characters, Furuya has been featured in hundreds of anime and video games, and has performed on CDs, radio, and in tokusatsu.

Yuko Minaguchi
Yuko Minaguchi is a veteran seiyuu from Japan, best known for her roles as Sailor Saturn in Sailor Moon S and Sailor Moon Stars, Videl in Dragon Ball Z, Akiko Minase in Kanon and Nadeshiko Kinomoto in Cardcaptor Sakura, She has been featured in numerous anime in addition to video games, and live-action dubs.

HOME MADE KAZOKU, is a unique looking HIP HOP group formed of small (MICRO), medium (KURO), and large (U-ICHI). The group's May 2004 debut from Ki/oon Records /Sony Music Entertainment Japan Inc. won them acclaim as the best upcoming artist of the year on the Japanese music scene. Their first full-length album, “ROCK THE WORLD”, achieved #5 on the Oricon national chart, with over 300,000 sales, and spent an amazing two months in the Top 20s.

HOME MADE KAZOKU also created a buzz with their tracks featured as theme songs on many hit anime series, such as Eureka Seven (“Shonen Heart”), Naruto (“Shooting Star”). Their third single, "Thank You!!", hit #5 on the Oricon chart.

Following their fourth album, “HOME”, which included the lead track “NO RAIN NO RAINBOW” (the theme song of Naruto Shippuden: The Movie, "Kizuna"), HOME MADE KAZOKU headlined their first tour in Japan, including a sold-out show at theNippon Budokan in front of more than 10,000 fans. They host an annual music festival, held for the third time this year in October.

MICRO is widely referred to as a “soul rapper" because of his husky, powerful voice. KURO adds a deep, whispering rap which gives life to the lyrics. Combined with U-ICHI's DJ skills, their positive, heartwarming music has caught many listeners' ears.

HOME MADE KAZOKU will be celebrating their tenth year anniversary this May 2014.

Loverin Tamburin
Loverin Tamburin made their first major debut in 2006 when they released “Aishitageru,” the opening to “Makaisenki-Disgea.” In August 2007 they also released “mo?o!,” the ending music of “Nanatsuiro?drops.”

In 2013 Loverin Tamburin went on a world tour performing in Italy, Germany, Australia, France and many more!

MIQ

The queen of anime singers by day, and a renowned R&B and jazz performer by night, legendary songstress MIQ will make a rare trip from Japan to help make AWA even more epic! Known prior to 2000 as MIO, this dynamic performer is famed worldwide for her theme songs for anime classics "Gundam 0083," "Aura Battler Dunbine," "Heavy Metal L-Gaim," "Area 88," "Bismark," "Xabungle Graffiti" and more. She's also one of the most beloved performers on Japan's anime song concert scene. One of the star attractions in Japan's growing number of Gundam-only concerts, MIQ is also a perennial headliner in the annual Super Robot Spirits and Anime Japan Fes concerts.

Don't miss MIQ's opening act VLOMIQ Tokyo, a dynamic singing and dancing unit nearly a dozen strong, mentored by MIQ herself! With members including a top seiyuu, an Animax Anison Grand Prix finalist, and pro vocalists and musicians, VLOMIQ Tokyoites Eriko, Fumi, kenjyu from ROCKETMOND, Kotomi, Mah, Mako, Mana, Mari, Rie, Yusuke, and Ardith will make their U.S. debut here at AWA.

Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife has been credited with making "the international pop underground more international" by "opening it up to bands from Japan". The trio has a distinctly underground garage rock sound rooted in edgy instrumentation and D.I.Y. aesthetics, which over the course of their long career has earned them a solid, worldwide cult following and made avid fans out of seminal '90s alternative rock bands such as Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Redd Kross.

Their newest release, “Overdrive”, is a tip of the hat to 70’s Hard Rock, and a continuation of Shonen Knife’s journey into the musings of food, fantasy and daily life in the Far Eastern metropolis of Osaka we’ve come to know and love.

Cherami Leigh
Cherami Leigh is an on camera and voice actor from Dallas. She has been in over 75 commercials, and was a live national on air DJ for Radio Disney. She has appeared in many films and television shows, including the soon to be released “Beyond the Farthest Star” and in the hit webseries “Throwing Stones.” She was also in the Emmy award winning “Temple Grandin,” and has appeared on various network television shows.

She stars opposite Sean Astin and Tim Curry in the animated film “Ribbit.” She has also worked on "Doc McStuffins" on Disney Junior and "Zou" on Sprout. In the Anime World- she has appeared as Road in “D. Grayman, ” Sae in “Peach Girl,” Yuti La in “Heroic Age,” Elizabeth in “Black Butler,” Patty in “Soul Eater,” Ayano in “Kaze no Stigma,” Natsumi in “Sgt. Frog,” Naomi in “Witchblade,” Yoshika in “Strike Witches,” Elicia Hughes in “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood”, Setsuna and Akira in “Negima,” Mai in “Ghost Hunt,” Tamaki in “Bamboo Blade,” Himawari in “XXXholic,” Cecily in “Sacred Blacksmith,” Liechtenstein in “Hetalia,” Lucy in “Fairy Tail,” Takeshita in “B Gata H Kei,” Kneesocks in “Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt “, Sunako in “Shiki," Suzuha in “Steins;Gate,” Shana in “Shakugan no Shana," Gaige in "Borderlands 2" and she plays Asuna in "Sword Art Online" airing on Toonami.

She has other projects both animated and on camera that are in various stages of development that she will share soon. She loves screenwriting, painting, making jewelry and positive quotations, reading and stars!

Bryce Papenbrook
Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.

Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Kirito in Sword Art Online, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Chooki & Lydendor in Tenkai Knights, Makoto Naegi in DanganRonpa : Trigger Happy Havoc, Henry in Fire Emblem Awakening, Issachar in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Asbel Lhant in Tales of Graces F, Zidane Tribal in Final Fantasy Dissidia 012, Masaomi Kida in Durarara!!, and Guan Ping in Dynasty Warriors. Past leading roles include Shugo in .hack//Sign Legend of the Twilight, Jack in MAR, Jack Russell in Radiata Stories, Hanabusa Aido in Vampire Knight, and Isami Fujiwara in Noein.
J. Michael Tatum
J. Michael Tatum has achieved the otaku dream. A Starblazers fanboy turned VA, Writer and Actor, J Michael Tatum has held numerous popular anime roles including Kyoya Otori in Ouran High School Host Club, Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, Doumeki in xxxHolic, and Okarin Tintarou from Stein’s Gate, just to name a few.

In 2007, Tatum started working in the ADR directing and adaptive scriptwriting field for Funimation. He’s directed numerous anime, including Aquarion, and Romeo x Juliet, and contributed to the scripts of Ouran High School Host Club, Initial D, Deadman Wonderland and Dragon Ball Z Kai.

In 2010, along with Terri Doty and Stephen Hoff, he launched a web show entitled That Anime Show. The show focuses on Anime Insiders talking about anything, everything, and nothing! Episodes can be found at http://thatanimeshow.com
Scott McNeil
Scott McNeil hails from Vancouver, Canada by way of Brisbane, Australia. He started acting at the age of three and hasn't (his mom would say) stopped since. Spanning over two decades and including over 12,000 episodes, Scott's voice career began with The New Adventures of He-Man way back in (gasp) 1988. He is perhaps best known currently as Duo Maxwell in Gundam Wing, Koga, in Inuyasha, Piccolo (the first) and many others in Dragon Ball Z, Dinobot, Rattrap, Waspinator, and Silverbolt in Beast Wars, Jetfire in Transformers Armada, and Wolverine in X-Men: Evolution, As well as Hohenheim in Full Metal Alchemist, the deeply neurotic Merb Stork in StormHawks, the amazingly inept Voltar in League of Super Evil, Ali al Satchez in Gundam 00, and the inanely musical Flam in My Little Pony.

When his busy schedule allows, he can be found playing his Level 90 Pandarian Monk in World of Warcraft while eating spray cheese…..FOR THE HORDE!!!
Vic Mignogna
Vic has been acting and singing since he was a wee babe. But he started his career in anime almost fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than two hundred shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Yoshimori in Kekkaishi, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji in Saiyuki, Ikkaku in Bleach, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Luciano in Code Geass, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross and many more. Currently Vic recently played Keldeo in the new Pokemon movie, as well as roles G4’s Wolverine and Iron Man series, and the original Mass Effect movie. Vic is currently playing roles in Attack On Titan, Tiger & Bunny, Digimon Fusion, Sword Art Online, Nura, Lagrange and several others. Vic has also voiced roles in a large number of video games including Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Dynasty Warriors, Persona III, Sonic Colours, DBZ, Bleach, FMA and more. But even longer than his voice acting, Vic has been a professional music composer / singer / producer who has written and produced hundreds of pieces for TV, radio and CD. He sings the themes for shows like One Piece & DBGT, and has produced several CDs of his own original music, all available on iTunes. Finally, in addition to anime and music, Vic has a degree in film and is deeply involved as an actor and director in several web series and is executive producing a brand new TOS based series “Star Trek Continues”, where he is not only directing, but fulfilling a childhood dream of playing the iconic role of Captain Kirk. Vic works regularly writing, producing and directing video and film productions of all kinds.
Baby the Stars Shine Bright

Established in 1988, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright is a lolita fashion clothing brand founded by Akinori and Fumiyo Isobe in Tokyo, Japan.

In a time when one truly felt cute and elegant
like a beautiful princess,
happily dressing up in fancy frills and lace.

With the brand concept bearing this mindset, BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT was born.

In 2004, "Alice in Wonderland" lost in the world of pirates found its way as the brand concept of sister brand ALICE and the PIRATES.

Starting in Japan, BABY has now expanded overseas to Paris, France and San Francisco, USA.

Masumi Kano, a designer for this elegant brand, will be joining us for this year's AWA for a Fashion Show, Tea Party, and Signings.

Kamui (Svetlana Quindt)
Kamui (Svetlana Quindt) is a talented costume and prop designer from Germany. Since starting cosplaying in 2003 she focused her skills on armor making. She is widely known for her impressive armor projects from World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft, but moreover because of her passion for sharing her self-taught knowledge with the cosplay community all over the world.

With over 10 years of experience, Kamui has created tons of written step by step instructions, video tutorials and lately became the author of several cosplay crafting books like “The Book of Cosplay Armor Making” and “The Book of Cosplay Painting"
Zanio
ZANIO is a Tokyo-based Hatsune Miku DJ and producer who frequently plays around the world, flying from country to country with Miku while using his house music-centered West Coast musical style.

He has played in countries and cities around the world, from Tokyo to Germany, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Mexico, Chile, Los Angelo and more. In 2013, he released "Worlds" through Tokyo Otaku Mode. The track with vocals by Hatsune Miku ranked in at #9 on the Beatport house charts, making Miku's name known to DJs around the world in the process.

HachiojiP
HachiojiP is the crown prince of the Vocaloid world. Videos of his work uploaded to video sharing websites have gathered over 7 million views. Videos for his songs "Sweet Devil" and "Electric Love" created together with MMD producer WakamuraP quickly gathered attention online as soon as they were released, and the later "Sweet Devil (Full Version)" was the #1 video on Nico Nico Douga, breaking 100,000 views within a week.

He is also well-established as a talented DJ who spins a unique blend of Vocaloid with exciting and electric dance music. In addition, his songs are very popular with "Odottemita" fan dancers online, and he takes pride in creating an overall artistic experience with his works, collaborating with video producers and illustrators. His popularity extends beyond Japan, and even before the 2012 release of his first domestic commercial album, he released "Sweet Devil feat.Hatsune Miku," a best-of album of his earlier work, in Taiwan on November 25, 2011, which reached #4 on the Taiwanese J-POP/K-POP charts.

S*H*S
The embodiment of the hero spirit, in action and in song! S*H*S is a trio of industry pros who love to give back to the fans. This is their first appearance outside Japan.

S*H*S is led by Shocker Oh!No!, who was named by manga master Shotaro Ishinomori himself. This action expert has served as a stuntman and suit actor throughout the Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and Metal Hero franchises, as well as in other TV series and movies. His long list of anime voice-acting credits includes the crazed narration of “DD Hokuto No Ken” and “Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku.” Also active as a movie photography director, event producer, and the iconic emcee of Japan’s top retro anison concerts, Shocker Oh!No! is one of the genre’s foremost chroniclers, with two books and countess magazine articles, and will be sharing what he sees at AWA with eager audiences back home.

Junichi Saito, who sang the theme song for “Kamen Rider Battle Ganbaride” is also a featured vocalist and keyboardist in The Kinds, Ichiro “Aniki” Mizuki’s personally selected men’s chorus group. “Gundam Try Age” and “Knights of Sidonia” are two of The Kinds’ latest chorus contributions, and the group is an integral part of some of Japan’s biggest anison concerts. Saito-san is a concert producer himself, providing a forum to introduce indie anison bands and singers, and is spreading the love by composing theme songs for Japan’s growing legions of local heroes.

Kiyoshi Hayashi has earned his nickname Guts Kiyoshi in a fearless career as a stuntman and suit actor in the Super Sentai, Metal Hero, and Ultraman franchises (most recently in “Ultraman Ginga”), and as action director and combat choreographer for a variety of tokusatsu shows including “Gridman.” Describing himself as “an otaku who loves hero shows so naturally had to work in them,” Guts Kiyoshi is so deeply involved that he currently has the rare distinction of working not only as an action specialist, but also as a digital synthesis engineer, creating CG effects for a number of Toei works.

The Konjos
Here come The Konjos! Fuelled by their lifelong passion for anime songs and hero songs, these five fans are always in the audience at Tokyo’s old-skool anison concerts, cheering on the original performers—and they carry that love into their own performances in anison karaoke contests and Japan’s growing amateur anison concert scene!

In Japan, the world of the amateur anison fan is one that’s kept carefully separate from your (mostly!) normal-on-the-surface real life. Fans know each other only by their handles. The Konjos are a fusion of four Japanese fans code-named Chibiko, Gino, Allen, and Kagawa, and a foreigner called Makibako (although you might know her as U.S. expat Ardith Carlton, co-author of “Robotech Art I”).

The Konjos are on a quest to share the retro anison experience here, focusing on favorites from the ‘70s to ‘90s, and then relay their AWA adventures and observations to a crowd of intensely curious fellow fans in a Tokyo homecoming event this fall. So relive the great old days and sing along as The Konjos and very special guests bring AWA the ultimate in old-skool cool!

Yaya Han

Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with over a decade of experience. After discovering cosplay in 1999, she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day Yaya has made close to 300 costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games, sci-fi and her own original designs.

Over the years, Yaya has built a successful business in the cosplay community, creating a popular cosplay accessories line that is available online and at conventions, as well as her line of Yaya Han Brand merchandising. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim nationwide, and she has been invited to appear as a Guest, Panelist, Judge, Performer and Host to over 100 conventions and other events all over the world. Yaya has been a Guest Judge on 2 seasons of TBS TV Network's "King of the Nerds" competition show, featured in a documentary about cosplay called "Cosplay - Crafting a Secret Identity", as well as is starring in the Syfy (Space) TV Network Docu-Series "Heroes of Cosplay".

But, no matter where Cosplay has taken her professionally, Yaya strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally - fun and creativity. Through hard work, unmatched passion and infectious enthusiasm, Yaya has helped Cosplay gain respect and integrity as an artform in the fandom world and art communities, and her decade long campaign for creativity has helped raise Cosplay to the standards we know today. Everyday, Yaya continues to pave the path for the beloved art and lifestyle we know as Costume Play.

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From Long Beach Comic Con's website
From Long Beach Comic Con's website

I just bought my tickets for the weekend to attend Long Beach Comic Con 2014. If you are in the southern California area, definitely check it out. As I heard, it's a small, growing convention. Back in Comic Vine, PikaHyper and I discuss a lot about Anime Expo. He asks me did I ever visit a comic book convention. I reply no. He brought up this convention which Comic Vine's staff visit yearly. He told me if I wanted to try attending a smaller convention, this is a good start. I thank my friend, PikaHyper.

This weekend will be my first time attending a comic book convention. As you know in the Comic Book Club, I'm a relatively new comic book fan. I first dived in the comic book world when I first watched Batman and Superman animated series and the 1990's Spider-man animated series. Those series were my best childhood cartoons of time. I did read some comic books issues to sample some stories at Comixology. I still didn't know where to start. There are so many writers and comic book stories to jump in. I thank and for recommending comic books to me. I wish I got time out of my busy schedule to read their beautiful recommendations.

Here's the website. I haven't look at the guests of honor and events yet. I will be browsing a bit.

I will share and promote comic books as much as I can in this community. Hope you guys read and get excited to visit a comic book convention in your area. I would love to hear your experiences.

Thank you everyone.

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Sorry for edits after post but it would not let me post text with the video!

Again here we have a compilation of robots an drone tec. An once again I for one welcome our new robot overlords!

But seriously when I was in high school an that movie about that killer robot from the future came out people scoffed at the idea of robots. Hunter Killer drones were fiction to some an silly ideas to others.

An yet here we are the possibility gets closer to probability. Good Sci-Fi always throws in possibility an probability. The future tho is always just one second away.

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Fairy Tail is the king!
Fairy Tail is the king!

Welcome everyone! After the 400th chapter celebration, we also had Fairy Tail's 200th episode aired last week. I love the series dearly. It was one of the first anime series I watched in college and during my first year at Anime Vice. Plus, it was one of the biggest wiki project and most popular anime series for the wiki community at that time. I was glad to be part of the team, Fairy Tail Recognition Blogs for Animevice users. It was the good old days I still cherished.

I was trying to think of something special to celebrate without making a barebone blog. I finally remember I posted the Advanced Guide to Fairy Tail Part 1 which commemorate the 100th episode anniversary. I'll be doing if I get time from school and wiki moderation. I do recommend Fairy Tail to any Shonen fan who loves a comedic, light hearted series with a bit of random, overload of Nakama, and some of fan service.

I would love to invite folks to the Fairy Tail Discussion (Anime) we have. I did stopped doing weekly reviews of Fairy Tail when Daniel ask me to support the discussion threads we had.

Moments of Fairy Tail (Events and News)

I went down memory lane a bit far back.

  • News: Fairy Tail Anime is Coming to End, March 30 - This was a big event. With Bleach gone and Fairy Tail too, I only had Naruto. That was before I tried One Piece.
  • Tower of Heaven Arc and Fighting Festival Arc - I still believe these arcs were the best in Fairy Tail. You guys and gals have different opinions. This was when Fairy Tail was simple and fun while exploring a bit of dark side.
  • Key of the Starry Sky Arc - I usually love the filler episodes of Fairy Tail, but when they brought a filler arc, it was really boring. It was the worse arc besides Edolas. I didn't like Edolas as much. I did love Michelle Lobster or her persona.

Let me know what moments of Fairy Tail you love or hated.

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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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