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Greetings everyone, sorry for the late Quick Picks. Been working on the Movie and OVA guide after submitting the Spring 2014 Anime Simulcast Guide article to Tom this week. For this week, we have a large selection. I'm psyched for World War Blue, No. 6, and Fairy Tail. For series I haven't tried, I'm interested in Love in Hell, and Missions of Love. World War Blue is a parody of the console wars between Sega and Nintendo. I love picking up video game references. No. 6 is my favorite dystopian themed series next to Shin Sekai Yori. However, I like Shin Sekai Yori anime more than the manga due to the manga having too many fan service scenes. Fairy Tail is one of my favorite Shonen series. I'm glad to see the anime come back for this spring season.

All comments are welcome. I would love your two cents on these series. What series are you interested in? Thank you.

Sources: All plot summaries and data are from ANN's Manga Releases page. Thanks to PikaHyper for uploading the English covers. He's a cool wiki editor who contributes a ton in Comic Vine, but he also helped us Anime Vice folks back then.

Past Quick Pick Manga Threads

A Certain Scientific Railgun Volume 9
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Welcome to a world where mysticism and science collide, and supernatural powers are derived from either science or religion. At the heart of this world is Academy City, an advanced metropolis whose population is comprised mostly of students. The majority of students are enrolled in the city’s "Power Curriculum Program," where they must learn to master their latent psychic powers. Out of several million students, only seven are deemed powerful enough to have Level 5 status.

Meet Mikoto Misaka, the third most powerful Level 5 esper in Academy City. Together with her best friend Kuroko Shirai and the other members of Judgment, a student-run law enforcement agency, Mikoto delves deep into the dark heart of the scientific sprawl she calls home, and uncovers secrets she wishes she hadn’t!

Afterschool Charism Volume 9
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

St. Kleio Academy is a very exclusive school: all of the students are clones of famous historical figures such as Beethoven, Queen Elizabeth I, Napoleon, Mozart, and Freud. All of them, that is, except for Shiro Kamiya. As Shiro struggles to adapt to this unusual campus, St. Kleio’s first graduate, a clone of John F. Kennedy, is killed. Are the clones doomed to repeat the fate of their genetic progenitors, or can they create their own destinies? And how does a normal boy like Shiro fit in?

Devils and Realist Volume 1
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

William Twining has it all: a sharp intelligence, dashing good looks, and a noble station in life. There's only one problem: he's broke. Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment Suggested retail price: $12.99 With no way to finance his prestigious education, William decides to search through his uncle's mansion for something of value to sell. But William's logical worldview is about to take a hit, when he comes across a mystical seal which he unintentionally uses to summon a demon.

The demon's name is Dantalion, a Grand Duke of Hell, who informs the young nobleman of his destiny - that he is the new "Elector," whose sole responsibility is to appoint the next ruler of Hell in place of Lucifer. Such news might drive a lesser man mad, but not William Twining. He's a realist whose views don't allow for the existence of demons, even when scores of demonic candidates begin to knock down his door and seek his favor. None of this can possibly be real, can it? Besides, he's got bills to pay.

Dorohedoro Volume 12
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

In a city so dismal it's known only as "the Hole," a clan of Sorcerers has been plucking people off the streets to use as guinea pigs for atrocious "experiments" in the black arts. In a dark alley, Nikaido found Caiman, a man with a reptile head and a bad case of amnesia. To undo the spell, they're hunting and killing the Sorcerers in the Hole, hoping that eventually they'll kill the right one. But when En, the head Sorcerer, gets word of a lizard-man slaughtering his people, he sends a crew of "cleaners" into the Hole, igniting a war between two worlds.

Fairy Tail Volume 37
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

To the surprise of no one, Natsu hasn't really thought through his plan to rescue Lucy. Along the way, they face a death trap, a team of magical executioners, and... another Lucy?! Meanwhile Erza struggles through a three-way free-for-all with the world's two other most powerful women wizards! Will the world survive Fairy Tail's attempts to save it?!

Love in Hell Volume 3
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $11.99

Love in Hell is a hilarious and irreverant new manga series that takes place in a setting that is endlessly fascinating—Hell. For fans of supernatural comedies like Rosario + Vampire, Love in Hell is sure to entertain those who like their stories devilishly naughty. Rintaro Senkawa is a regular guy in his mid-20’s who got a little drunk one night and fell to his death. But that is just the beginning of Rintaro’s story, as he finds himself unexpectedly in Hell where he meets his guide, the painfully sexy devil Koyori. Can Rintaro take his situation seriously enough to repent for the sins of his former life, or is he fated to be eternally tempted, teased, and tortured by scantily-clad devils with iron spiked clubs?

Missions of Love Volume 7
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

Faced with the knowledge of Mami’s true feelings for him, Shigure has a choice to make...can he reject the girl who loves and needs him? When Yukina realizes the future of her missions is in peril, she decides she may have to make up his mind for him.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary Volume 2
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

First rule of finding yourself in a hole: stop digging! Too bad Shinji can't seem to take that advice - not while he's in debt to the Kaji Detective Agency, while doing all the work of its lazy proprietors! And what should be a relaxing break with Rei at the aquarium turns into an embarrassing encounter with a rival.

No. 6 Volume 6
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

In an underground cavern connected to the Correctional Facility, Shion and Rat meet the mysterious Elder, who promises to reveal the secrets of No. 6. But it turns out the grotesque origins of the Holy City are intertwined with Rat's past. Meanwhile, as No. 6 lurches to life for the Holyday, more and more citizens begins to exhibit strange symptoms...

Wolfsmund Vol.4
  • Distributor: Vertical
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

It is the 14th Century and as the Swiss begin to initiate their movements toward independence a fortress in the Alps known as the Wolfsmund continues to strike fear amongst the German and Italian communities that dare threaten Hapsburg (Austrian) rule!

World War Blue Volume 5

Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment Suggested retail price: $12.99

In the continent of Consume, an endless war rages between bitter rivals: the Segua Kingdom vs. the Ninteldo Empire. Upon his dinosaur steed, the stern Emperor Marcus has led the Ninteldo Empire to near-victory. Now, with the majority of Consume under its control, Ninteldo has Segua up against the ropes.

Enter a fleet-footed lad named Gear, who seeks vengeance against Ninteldo for his brother’s death. After joining Segua’s Army, Gear is enlisted in the Special Forces, due to his amazing speed. Yet the inexperienced, hasty youth may not be ready for the realities of war—or he might just become the Segua Empire’s last and greatest hope.

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... Dear lord... This is messed up! I thought this were suppose to be about card games for children!
... Dear lord... This is messed up! I thought this were suppose to be about card games for children!

Originally posted on comicsin5panels.blogspot.dk

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Welcome everyone, it's a small week of releases. Out of the 4 series, I'm looking forward to From the New World (Shin Sekai Yori). I didn't know it had a English dub. I'm curious about how the dub played out. For One Piece, I'm still waiting for them to reach Marineford, one of the best arcs in One Piece.

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.

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Past Articles

DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent (Blu-Ray) and (DVD)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $24.98 (Blu-Ray) $19.98 (DVD)

It's been a year since Griffith's imprisonment by the Kingdom of Midland. Once praised as the saviors of Midland, the Band of the Hawk is now on the run and on the brink of breaking apart. Much to everyone's surprise, Guts returns to the Hawks, and the search for Griffith begins!

Special Features: Production Art Gallery, Ending Theme, Japanese Trailer, Japanese TV Spots, Japanese Teaser. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 1 Set [Premium Edition] (Sub. Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: NIS America
  • Suggested retail price: $64.99

Mahiro Yasaka finds his quiet life thrown into chaos when he's attacked one night by a fearsome demon. Luckily for Mahiro, Nyaruko, the Crawling Chaos, has been sent by the Planetary Defense Agency to protect him. It turns out all of the creatures from Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos are in fact just aliens! Soon enough, Kuko, the Ravenous Chaos, and Hasuta, the Deity of Wind, have entwined themselves in Mahiro's life as well.

Follow Mahiro and gang as they fight for their lives, learn about love, discover intergalactic video games, and perhaps even save the world!

Contains episodes 1-12 plus a full-color artbook with episode guides, character info, and illustrations. Special Features: Clean Opening & Ending, Japanese Trailers. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

One Piece - Collection 9 (DVD)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $34.98

When Luffy and his mates drop anchor at the bizarre island of Long Ring Long Land, they're challenged to a Davy Back Fight by the fast-talking Foxy Pirates! The Straw Hats are no strangers to squabbles, but the sacred code of pirates decrees that this contest could cost Luffy his crew!

Next on the horizon for the Hats, it's a case of missing memories as everyone but Robin forgets they ever knew each other. Usopp is quick to claim the title of captain, and Zoro does the unthinkable by attacking Luffy! Can Robin recover the crew's lost recollections before disaster strikes?! She'd better work fast, because far greater foes lie ahead, and the Straw Hats will need all hands on deck if they hope to survive the return of Captain Foxy – and the icy arrival of Admiral Aokiji!

Contains episodes 206-229. Special Features: Episode Commentary (211, 215, 218, 229), Textless Opening & Closing Songs, U.S. Trailer, Trailers.

From the New World - Collection 1 (Blu-Ray) and (DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $69.98 (Blu-Ray) $59.98 (DVD)

Born into a world a thousand years in our future, Saki and her friends Satoru, Maria, Mamoru and Shun have lived their entire lives in what seems to be a perfect utopia. Not only is their small, idyllic community overflowing with clean rushing water and abundant green foliage, but almost all technology has been rendered irrelevant by the magical power of "Juryoku," the psychic ability to materialize anything one desires. But when Saki discovers a long-lost artifact from the past, the facade of their world is shattered and the cracks that split the foundation of their reality threaten to swallow them whole!

Faced with a bloody secret history of how their world really came to be and thrust into a nightmarish new paradigm, Saki and her companions are confronted with dangers they never knew existed and a series of choices that may change the fate of every intelligent creature on the planet - human and otherwise! S

pecial Features: Japanese Promos, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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bleach is an awesome show anybody agree

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‘I have heard of such a being who wasn’t a knight…I guess I must be the only one left who still remembers this tale now…since it was like a fairy tale passed down among the fallen. The one who wielded every demonic and holy sword there was, Embraced the gigantic snake that will smash the vessel of the world. And tamed the beast that will rip out the gods’ throats.’

‘The one who grasped in his hands every evil fate in the world. The Primeval demon Lord of Yore. I am sure, his name was-‘

I can’t be the only one that thinks A Fairy Tale of the Demon Lord reads more like a medieval fantasy Grimm story, revealing the darker side of all those sunny tales with happy endings, and less like the Asian comic it actually is.

Not that this is a bad thing; in fact it lends a certain strength to this story, a depth of sorts that makes this series one of the oddest yet endearing I have ever come across.

THE CHAPTERS: The Epilogue to this ancient tale begins to unfold; new fates come into being, binding themselves around three lives-Odin, the Princess and the Nameless knight- that have long sought reprieve from their cruel destinies.

MY THOUGHTS:

It’s been waaaay too long since I last read A Fairy Tale of the Demon Lord; and truth be told I was pretty sure it was over(especially considering the fact that the last chapter included an ‘END’ in its title).

But then again, this season 2 is the Epilogue, coming forth after the end of the tale…which doesn’t even make sense because, rather than closing a few loose ends, these recent chapters only served to continue the primary storyline, whose initial ending by the way was acceptably vague.

Anyway, enough nitpicking, what did I actually think of these recent chapters?

THIS WAS AMAZING!! And why shouldn’t it be? This series has been in my rear view mirror for a long while now; to see it make such a sudden and surprising return is nearly as exciting as learning about the resumption of ZETMAN’s run.

Truth be told I wasn’t even sure where the story intended to progress, though I never did manage to figure out the crux of the A Fairy Tale of the Demon Lord story till the very end, initially certain that the author was wandering about through disparate plotlines in a rather random manner.

[Spoilers Ahead]-Here’s what the Demon lord story was originally about. You have a nameless knight, spending his days in a depressing rote of battle, fighting endless war after endless war, slaying a thousand dragons and an even greater number of enemies.

Said knight puts his mind to freeing the princess from a demon lord that had slaughtered countless knights before him, sent to safeguard the life of his prisoner, a fair princess. With awe striking power, the knight strikes the demon lord down, saving the princess and in the process finding his purpose to live, within the warmth of her light.

The princess proves to be an unattainable object, a doll created by Asgard to safe guard the earth from an oncoming apocalypse; and in seeking her hand, the nameless knight must contend with the mighty power of the Empire and its ruler Odin, within whom the nameless one finds an enemy greater than any he has ever encountered, himself.

Adoration becomes love. Love becomes obsession. Obsession becomes passion. Passion becomes despair in the face of overwhelming power. A nameless knight turns to darker forces and, in his pursuit for the warmth of the princess, becomes a demon lord, eventually stealing the princess and hiding her within his new dark abode.

And how do you think the story finally ended? A new nameless knight rode out of the badlands to challenge the new demon lord, not for the love of a woman, but to safeguard the demon lord and his dark destiny from the curse of a princess that had doomed an endless horde of nameless men to a cyclical fate of victory and eternal despair.

A story not only tragic but intriguing in twisting the nature of the damsel in distress/knight in shining armor concept, sprinkled within the structure of ancient Norse mythology.

Really, the purpose of this epilogue, the final act in the demon lord saga can be summed up with that last line: ‘The one who grasped in his hands every evil fate in the world. The Primeval demon Lord of Yore. I am sure, his name was…’

A story about a nameless knight isn’t much of a story, not without a strong and powerful name, a title even, around which legends may be built; so we find ourselves in a unique position, to finally explore the story behind the story, to understand the purpose behind the order of nameless knights and their various multi purposed swords, the objective behind Odin’s obsession with the demon lord cycle and the true form of the princess’ curse.

All solid considerations that, if properly explored could lend added weigh to a pretty unique story; Oh and did I mention just how EXQUISITE the art was in these previous chapters; each panel an artistic masterpiece in displaying fluid cohesive combat, doing what only a few rare manga and manhwa have achieved, in creating a considerably intense atmosphere within which to play out the drama of this fairy tale.

Not since Noblesse has a colored Manhwa impressed me so, specifically regarding the artistic representation of the various conflicts.

If I haven’t said it before, I will state it now; this series is a must read. If you’re one of those otaku wondering aimlessly around the internet, searching for that most intriguing of manga to dive into, then A Fairy Tail of the Demon Lord is for you.

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  • Producer: A-1 Pictures
  • Release Date: May 16 and August ?

Plot: The world of the spin-off series is set 30 years before Magi and tells the story of the younger days of Sinbad, the king of Sindria.

According to ANN, the 3rd volume of the manga series, Adventure of Sinbad, will be bundled with the OVA as a limited edition in Japan.

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  • Full Title: Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection: Prism Show☆Best Ten
  • Producer: 10GAUGE and Tatsunoko Production
  • Release Date: March 8

Plot: Residents of the Prism World Momo and Penguin-sensei work together to introduce various Prism Shows throughout the history of Aurora Dream, Dear My Future, and Rainbow Live. Within the many Prism Shows performed by Aira, Mia, Naru and their friends, only ten rank on top.

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Hello everyone, it's a month of Jojo's Bizarre Adventures because our community is all hyped up on this awesome franchise.

Front Page

Since Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is legally streamed on Crunchyroll along with Stardust Crusaders, Tom has taken up the series in his W & L articles. It's thanks to RubberLuffy for pushing the requests all this time. Check out Tom Pinchuk's Watch & Learn articles:

Discussion Threads

Check out the discussion threads. Our most active and biggest fans are and !

Battle Threads

With Gremmy hogging the spotlight in April's theme, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is still hanging in there.

Well, there is only one thread I found, but by the end of this month, there are going to lot more in store:

Wiki

With working on the episodes, did an awesome job on Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando's pages yesterday.

If you're new to the wiki, please ask me for help. I do promote wiki editing to everyone as long as you do your best and don't plagiarize.

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Jonathan Joestar
Dio Brando

Active Bounty Tasks

Lisa Lisa
See Wiki Task
Caesar Zeppeli
See Wiki Task
Jotaro Kujo
See Wiki Task
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  • Alias: Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Buddha ~Owarinaki Tabi~
  • Producer: Toei Animation
  • Release Date: February 8 (It's technically not spring, but I had to add it to make up for the movie guide)

This is the 2nd film, so here's the summary from the first movie:

Prince Siddhartha is heir to the Shakya kingdom, which is constantly at war with the more powerful Kosala kingdom. His father tries to raise him as a warrior leader and to shield him from the miseries of the world. Meeting the young outcast girl Migaila, Siddhartha experiences love for the first time but also witnesses the suffering that afflicts humankind. Meanwhile, in Kosala, Chapra rises through the military, despite his lowly origins, to become a hero and general of the army. A final showdown between the two kingdoms forces Siddhartha to re-evaluate the path he is following.

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  • Full Title: Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace
  • Producer: Satelight
  • Release Date: February 22

Plot: Marika Kato, a third year student at Hakuho Girls' Academy, is a legitimate space pirate with a Letter of Marque. Between her studies, leading her school's space yacht club, working part time at Cafe Lamp, and being the captain of the space pirate ship Bentenmaru, Marika's days are very busy. One day, Marika gets a job to rob a high-class passenger ship, and she discovers that on the passenger list is Kanata Mugen (played by Asami Shimoda), a boy who owns a "galaxy pass." Thus, an adventure featuring a hyperspace race between pirates and one young boy begins.

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Anime Mirai 2014 Summaries

7. Harmonie

Ultra Super Pictures Every person has his or her own little world. Among the 34 bustling students of classroom 2-1, there are many such worlds. Akio Honjō's world — my world — is filled with passionate talk about last night's anime with Yoshida, Watanabe, and other friends. It's an fun, comfortable place…. But, I always wonder. Wonder about the world of Juri Makina, smiling and surrounded by gorgeous friends on the other side of the classroom. One day, I enter her world. But it's not as simple as it sounds.

8. Kuro no Su - Chronus

Makoto Nakazono is a high school student with a small dark secret. Since he was little, he has had the mysterious power to see black entities that steal souls. One day, he is suddenly interrogated by one of the black entities. Akira and Makoto are having a strange conversation. At that moment, Makoto didn't notice the threatening shadow approaching his childhood friend Hazuki

9. Ookii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei

A-1 Pictures First-grader Masaya is a crybaby despite his large stature, so he can't walk by himself on the dark path to school. The one who holds his hand is Akiyo, a tiny but capable second-grader. Masaya wants to be strong like Akiyo and admires her, but one day, something happens that leaves Akiyo in tears. To lift Akiyo's spirits, Masaya goes trekking to the distant Ipponsugi forest to find the spotted bellflowers that Akiyo loves.

10. Paroru no Miraijima

Shin-Ei Animation There is a tiny island floating on the other side of a distant sea. Strange animals, still unknown to humans, live there. The children of the island — Paroru, Zūzu, and Rikotto — come across a photo of the human world one day, and fascinated by this beautiful wonder, break the rules and rush out of the island. Paroru and the others are surprised and excited to see the human world for the first time. However, unforeseen pitfalls await them there…. The question is "can they safely reach their journey's destination"

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Hello everyone, this is just a personal log I do, so I can track of what I have done and what team projects I'm involved with. I will post a community's wiki progress for the quadmester of all the current projects that everyone in the site is working on. I have kept tabs on my teammates, solo editors, and new wiki editors. Partly because I do the Wiki Editor archives (see the most recent one: Wiki Editors Project Archive 2013) This is will be brief since I have a lot of things to do. The purpose is to manage my time. I'm bad at time management because I have school, mod roles in Anime Vice, and Admin roles in the Animanga Wikia sites. Don't want to take up too much on my plate.

Individual Wiki Projects

After sampling the new spring 2014 shows (see Spring 2014 Anime Guidevmy teammates and I have done), I pick these two shows. These shows' wiki pages don't conflict with the New Spring 2014 Wiki Task Projects.

Chaika - The Coffin Princess
Started in April 10, 2014:
I'm pretty going to write the episode summaries due to being my specialty.
2. Fairy Tail
Started way back in December 2010 or so.
For the first time ever, I think I'll be alone on this project. This project had a huge team of wiki editors in 2010-2011. Then, it came down to Annabanana, Daniel, and me working in 2012. 2013 - it was Daniel and me. Now, Daniel is busy as the editor for Bago Games. I appreciate everyone's hard work in the past. Wales, Obscure Fan, Buhssuht, and Annabanana were the top wiki editors in those days. Fairy Tail wiki pages had the most love in the community. It's only rivaled by Toriko whose wiki projects rocked all niches in the Anime Vice community.

It's cool. I'll be doing the same thing, writing episode summaries.

Team Projects

I'm lucky to have teammates on these wiki projects. Due to a recent talk with Kuma, there is some implications that having a team means having a leader. I don't really agree with that view point much to Kuma's respect. I'm pretty much a community oriented person. We all work together on different things and contribute for the community.

Here is my progress report.

Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Finished all of the 2nd season's episode summaries on April 3.
Bigz007 uploaded screenshots while I worked on the episode summaries. We didn't have time to work on the character pages. Taichokage and WayBig express interest in the character pages and request some bounty tasks. I put out bounty tasks for Sinbad and Hakuryuu.
Toriko
Started out in Fall 2013 with Yusuke52 and I creating the Toriko pages. We were lucky to have Taichokage, WayBig, Othus12, SpeedForceSpider, ForgottenOne joining the project in January 2014. See Toriko Recognition Blog.

Unlike past team projects I worked with, this project heavily emphasizes character pages. Taichokage and Yusuke52 completed a majority of the character wiki pages. ForgottenOne focus on concept pages. Othus12 and SpeedForceSpider did their first character pages while WayBig was on a good start with 2 character pages. For me, I'm currently working on 3 character pages and did a few episode pages. Bigz007 added story arcs boxes and characters to all episode pages.

The wiki bounty tasks along with the battle themes help boost the awareness of the project. Lots of character pages were completed. It's thanks to the Toriko wiki gang. We celebrated our success with the TORIKO Roundtable.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Started out in Fall 2013 with DestinyHeroKnight, Bigz007, Low, SMXLR8, ForgottenOne, and Taichokage. It's a small project since my teammates DestinyHeroKnight and Bigz007 were mostly foundation editor types. Low and SMXLR8 were young wiki editors with little experiences. I couldn't do much since I didn't have time to read the series. Taichokage and ForgottenOne did a fine job on the wiki pages. They were the ones who benefit from the bounty tasks.

Katmic, a non wiki editor, is a pillar of support. He helps promote the series by writing chapter reviews on it. We also have a The Seven Deadly Sins Discussion (Manga), too.
Kill la Kill
Started out in October 3, 2014: This project had the most mods on it. Daniel was the episode formatter, Foxx was working on character pages, notably Ryuko and Satsuki, Bigz007 helped with uploading images, Dekken helped with profile portraits, KingofAsh worked on concept and object pages, and I focused on the episode summaries.

I finished all of the episode summaries on March 31, 2014. Right now, my teammates are busy. Hopefully, we will work on the characters. That would be it. This project is almost to completion excluding the manga series.

Non Wiki Projects

Finished

Need to Finished

  • Spring 2014 Movie Guide
  • Valvrave Beginner Guide

Ongoing

  • Weekly Manga and Anime Releases
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Here are Wakanim UK's simulcasts for Spring 2014. For those who are not familiar with this simulcast site, here is their statement from the FAQ page:

It caters to UK, France, Isle of Man, and Republic of Ireland.

a community platform for Japanese animation. In France it has daily news, reports, articles, and interviews as well as offering legal simulcasts of some of the hottest series around along with a few classic works too. You can watch new episodes of unusual and cult series along with simulcasts and we hope to bring you a taste of that to the UK now too...

Simulcasts

1. Black Bullet

Simulcast Date: April 8

Plot: The story of Black Bullet revolves around the high-schooler Rentarō, a young man who has a superior, mysterious ability in an age of humans that fight against the Gastrea, a race of viral parasites. The story describes Rentarō's actions in a not too distant future.

2. Haikyu!!

Simulcast Date: April 6

Plot: A chance event triggered Shouyou Hinata's love for volleyball. His club had no members, but somehow persevered and finally made it into its very first and final regular match of middle school, where it was steamrolled by Tobio Kageyama, a superstar player known as "King of the Court." Vowing revenge, Hinata applied to the Karasuno High School volleyball club... only to come face-to-face with his hated rival, Kageyama.

3. Nanana's Buried Treasure

Simulcast Date: April 10

Plot: Disowned by his father, Jugo Yama has run away from home to the island of Nanae. He begins to live by himself, only to discover his room is haunted by the ghost of Nanana Ryugajo. She was murdered ten years ago, and her killer must be found before she can rest in peace. Before her death, Nanana collected things from all over the world and hid them throughout the island. Using the mysterious powers of these hidden items, they should be able to find the culprit. As Jugo begins his hunt for her collection, however, he discovers he's not the only person searching.

4. Ping Pong

Simulcast Date: April 10

Plot: Makoto Tsukimoto (nicknamed Smile) is a quiet high-schooler who's been friends with the loud and energetic Yukata Hoshino (nicknamed Peco) since childhood. They're both in the local table tennis club and both have a natural talent for it, although Smile's personality always enables him from winning against Peco. The club teacher, however, notices Smile's talent and tries to make him gain some sportive tenacity.

5. The Irregular at a Magical High School
Simulcast Date: Not Revealed

Plot: The story takes place in a world in which magic is not a fairy tale, but has existed for nearly one hundred years. In the spring, the Private Magic University Affiliated High School (Magic High School for short) is welcoming its new students, and names the top student with the best grades at the time of their arrival the Bloom (read as “garland” in Japanese), and the student called the Weed is the Bloom's replacement.

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Sound the alarms, my fellow anime friends. Because on may the 3rd, the Titans are coming. that's right, Attack on Titan will premiere on Toonami on May the 3rd.

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AAAAAAH, it’s finally here,the Nanatsu no Taizai anime, coming to a website near you soon; anyone that has made it a point to ignore the fame of this rising star is going to be sorely disappointed to see its final advent into the world of anime.

Should we be worried though, getting an anime adaptation so soon in the manga’s run? IN the face of past experiences with the Big 3 and filler, maybe; unless the powers that be are smart enough to keep the series in an annual run, churning out at least 25 episodes per season per year, allowing the manga to gain ground.

That way we avoid filler while enjoying great production values.

THE CHAPTERS: King confronts Hellbram, who reveals himself to be more than the average holy knight. There clash stirs dark memories from a distant past.

MY THOUGHTS:

I wanted to review the last three Deadly sins chapter in one go, but the next 51 page chapter wasn’t released as normally scheduled on Sunday, so, I will just have to wait for what I hope is a better exploration of King’s sin than what we saw with Ban who was far from impressive.

It is an interesting notion, the idea that The Seven Deadly sins are called so because they each committed a great sin that somehow granted them their power; we know Ban’s greed had something to do with his immortality, the fountain of youth and King’s sister (though that was more misunderstanding than anything).

I am curious to see how sloth fits into King’s past and position as fairy king. Two more weeks have passed of me wanting to see someone put the hurt on Hellbram and Deyfus for what they have done to Diana, and in fact continue to do.

Dreyfus somewhat got his comeuppance, but Hellbram is proving to be a whole other matter; I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised that the great knight is a fairy, considering the sorts of very convenient magical arts Hellbrum has displayed ever since his first appearance in the manga, always slipping out of one impossible jam or another with the perfect anti flame spell or wind countering curse.

Truth be told I am not nearly as intrigued with this particular mystery as I was with Ban; actually it is mostly because of Ban that I cannot help but expect another fairly uneventful flashback to a sin’s past.

But then again, this is a fairy king we are talking about; so we could be in for 51 pages of awesomeness. Speaking of which, considering the durations these two fairies keep speaking about-hundreds and hundreds of years in the past- just how old in King.

RATING: 6/10; here is what I love about The Seven Deadly Sins; even after so many chapters, with so many revelations made in past arcs, we still no almost nothing about the Nanatsu no Taizai world, which makes this manga so much more of an adventure than most other series I have come across in recent times.

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Is this the Claymore Chapter I have been waiting to read for all these years? Well, it is starting to feel like it; I mean here I was wondering how Nagi was planning to fill another 30 pages of ghosts vs. Priscilla without the godlike abyssal one rationally obliterating everything in her sight.

Then it happened, that last page….

THE CHAPTER: What can I say happened in this chapter without giving it all away? Priscilla proves herself to be even more of a monster. Clare takes the battle up a notch.

MY THOUGHTS:

First issue though; where the hell is my Noblesse? It’s been way too long since I last feasted on this Manhwa greatness.

This chapter of Claymore was creepy, at least to me, mostly with the way Priscilla was literally consuming and assimilating her opponents; watching those vines shoot about, with giant human heads attached to their ends was just a little…disturbing for me, especially that scene with Octavia.

The stakes have never been higher and I can appreciate Nagi’s attempts to create an intense atmosphere on a battlefield where death is literally one millisecond away, where characters keep escaping by the teeth of their lives, and only ever really delaying the inevitable…

…Sorry, but none of this matters, not Miria’s speeches or Cynthia’s courage or Raki’s stupidity…THAT ENIDNG…THAT ENDING, the next chapter cannot come soon enough.

RATING: 10/10, THAT ENDING.

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I'm new here and if anyone is lending a hand to me i will gladly accept it and also if i don't get at least 1 follower i'll be depressed hahahaha ;)

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Welcome everyone, here are HULU's simulcasts. Some of there are from FUNimation. In addition to simulcasts, I have listed shows and a movie that are available on HULU. Unfortunately, I don't have the dates for these simulcasts. I assume HULU streams about one week behind FUNimation's shows.

Spring 2014

1. Selector Infected WIXOSS
Plot: In the popular game WIXOSS, there are special cards called LRIGs—cards that possess wills of their own. Ruko is a teenage girl who just found one of these rare cards. If she wins with her LRIG, her wishes will be granted—but what happens if she loses?
Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire
Plot: From the crew that brought you High School DxD comes the timeless story of strange alien invaders known as the Penguin Empire and Earth’s only hope of survival: an easily excited teenage boy with a mysterious power fueled by oversized boobs.
The Irregular at a Magical High School
Plot: Magic– A century has passed since this concept has been recognized as a formal technology instead of the product of the occult or folklore. The season is spring and it is time for a brand new school year. At the National Magic University First Affiliate High School, A.K.A Magic High School, students are divided into two distinct groups according to their academic performances. The “Bloom,” who demonstrate the highest grades and are enrolled in the “First Course,” and the “Weed,” who have a poor academic record and are enrolled in the “Second Course.” This spring, a very peculiar brother and sister enroll as new students. The brother is an under achiever with some deficiencies and enrolls as a “Weed,” while his younger sister is an honor student, who enrolls as a “Bloom.” The brother, with a somewhat philosophical expression, and the younger sister who holds feelings a little stronger than sibling love for him… Ever since these two have entered through the gates of this prestigious school, the calm campus was beginning to change…

Movies

Fairy Tail the Movie: The Phoenix Priestess
Plot: Natsu and his mighty team of mages face evil rising from the embers in this action-packed feature-length exclusive! When a prince seeking immortality unleashes an ancient force, a raging war becomes the fiercest inferno the wizards have ever faced!

Available in Sub and Dub!

Old Shows

The Familiar of Zero
Plot: Louise Francoise Le Blanc de La Valliere may have a long name, but her spell-casting skills just come up short and her classmates call her Louise the Zero. When she is tasked with a test of summoning a familiar, she summons Hiraga Saito, a normal teenager from Tokyo while everyone else summons great beasts. Will Louise figure out what she excels in? Will Saito and Louise make a great team? Find out in The Familiar of ZERO!
Happiness!
Plot: Yuma and Haruhi are both students at Mizuhosaka Academy, but since the classes for magic users and non-magic users are kept completely separate, the odds of their ever getting to know each other are impossibly small. But then a gas explosion on Valentine’s Day renders the Magic section unusable, leaving the school with no choice except to make everything co-ed. As a result, mage in training Haruhi and her best friend Anri find themselves transferred into a normal class with Yuma and his best friends Hachisuke and Jun. Although how “normal” they are is debatable given that Hachi might be the world’s biggest letch and Jun prefers to wear the girl’s school uniform rather than the one for the guys. And there’s something about Yuma as well, something that Haruhi notices almost immediately. But is Yuma aware of it yet? Whatever the answer, the most magical year of classes for both of them is about to begin, and the most important lessons learned won’t be on conjuring or geometry. Gather up your schoolbooks, calculators and magic wands, as a boy and a girl discover the real secret to HAPPINESS!
Casshern: Robot Hunter
Plot: When lightning strikes the prototype android BK-1, the monster Braiking Boss begins to control all robots on Earth. Mankind’s only hope is in the hands of Tetsuya Azuma who transfers his consciousness to an android to become the ultimate robot fighter: Casshan! With his robot dog Flender, and Luna Kozuki, they must save Earth from the Braiking Boss and the Neoroider mechanical army. It’s the ultimate blast from the past as the battle for the future pits the good bots against the bad in CASSHAN!
Super Gals!
Plot: Karaoke, shopping, and crime-fighting! Follow Ran and her super friends as they defend the streets of Shibuya and make their way into history books as the most famous super gals ever.
Parasite Dolls
In a world where androids (“Boomers”) have infiltrated every aspect of society, it’s the job of the Branch to maintain peace between the people and the plastic. Unfortunately, not all Boomers are created perfect and when Boomers go bad, people die!

Sources

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Recently, My Sister is Unusual (also known as Saikin, Imōto no Yōsu ga Chotto Okashiin Da Ga) was a 12-episode ecchi/ comedy TV series that aired from January 4 to March 22 of this year and animated by Project No. 9. The series is based on the ongoing manga series written by Mari Matsuzawa since November 9, 2010. The series was edited for television broadcast to censor some of its perverted content, which will be unedited for its video release in Japan.

The show faced some controversy in its broadcast run on two Japanese TV stations, Tokyo MX and Sun TV, as it got subject to a broadcast decency investigation from a media watchdog group called Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization for its sexually explicit themes airing in an early evening time slot. In response to this, the mentioned networks moved the show to late night time slots.

The Plot

It gets worst for you from here, imouto.
It gets worst for you from here, imouto.

High school student Mitsuki Kanzaki gains an older stepbrother named Yuya when her mother remarries another divorcee. With both parents transferred overseas, Mitsuki is very distant in her relationship with Yuya due to the sudden developments. Her predicament becomes further complicated when a ghost girl named Hiyori starts possessing her body to try making sexual advances on Yuya and is stuck wearing a chastity belt. For the belt to be permanently removed and to get rid of Hiyori, Mitsuki must fill up a meter attached to the belt that rises whenever she experiences sexual feelings for Yuya.

Notable Characters (from left to right)

  • Mitsuki Kanzaki- The female lead of the series. She has a strained relationship with her new stepbrother due to the sudden developments of her mother's remarriage. To her dismay, she is outfitted with a chastity belt and must help Hiyori in trying to start up a relationship with Yuya.
  • Yuya Kanzaki- Mitsuki's stepbrother who desires to have a good relationship with her despite their issues. He assumes that Hiyori and Mitsuki are in a lesbian relationship due to the number of misunderstood predicaments he sees with the two and Mitsuki's chastity belt.
  • Hiyori Kotobuki- The spirit of a dead girl who strongly loved Yuya in her former life and tries pushing Mitsuki in an incestuous relationship with Yuya to allow her spirit to move onto the afterlife, often possessing Mitsuki's body to accomplish this.
  • Yukina Kiritani- Yuya's well-endowed childhood friend, whom he sees as an older sister figure. Oblivious to him, Yukina has feelings for Yuya.

Why It Sucks

While I personally feel some of the infamy of this series is overboard, My Sister is Unusual is still rather bad quality wise and much of this has to do with Hiyori's character being the center of much of the perverted content of the series. Her character is rather obnoxious as she regularly lusts for Yuya and will possess an unwilling Mitsuki's body at points to accomplish this.

Might wanna run before she jumps your bones, boy.
Might wanna run before she jumps your bones, boy.

Most of the show's ecchi content involves Hiyori trying to seduce Yuya while in Mitsuki's body, the ghost girl molesting Mitsuki, predicaments involving Mitsuki's chastity belt or Yuya having misunderstandings about Mitsuki's predicament. The incest vibes that are caused from this title's predicament are mostly triggered by Hiyori's behavior and the show's ecchi content is light in many later episodes, despite the heavy loads that are immediately offered in the title's earlier two episodes.

Beyond the ecchi content, there isn't very much else My Sister is Unusual has to offer. Most of the other characters follow standard character archetypes found in romance titles such as this and for much of the attraction that Yuya gets from Hiyori and other girls, his personality is rather bland. The show has hints of depth it usually drops with Hiyori and Mitsuki that involve their possession and remarriage situations respectively. However, these get little focus due to the title's focus being more on Hiyori being her obnoxious and horny self. The ending to this is especially bad as it trolls the viewer into thinking it ends too conveniently, yet tosses in a poor plot twist that actually leads the series to end inconclusively.

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Welcome to the Spring 2014 season, everyone! I'm Taka, one of the wiki mods in the community. My teammates and I work together to promote the spring 2014 shows through trailers and discussion threads. We completed the Spring 2014 Anime Guide, and it's on the front page. One way to promote the series is through the wiki pages. I welcome all new wiki editors and old. Check out the Anime Vice Wiki Style Guide if you're unfamiliar with our policies on how to format pages.

Recognitions

I was rushing this blog.

To make this more user friendly, the top wiki editors who clear a lot of wiki tasks are

  1. - He's a veteran battle user who did some wiki editing. Due to only having a phone, he hitting the library a lot. He started in the wiki business with Toriko in January 2014.
  2. - She's a veteran wiki editor who started fun projects like the Christmas 2012 Profile Contest!! and the Valentine's Profile Contest 2013!. The Aleasha's twice a month AnimeVice Movie Chat! has been a lot of fun. You can chat with folks in our community while watching movies (anime or non anime) and anime series.
  3. - One of our newest wiki editors who started out on Toriko and Medaka Box. He's a silent warrior on the wiki pages.

I have examples and an outline to follow for the Spring 2014 New Anime Series Wiki Task project.

Here's an example from Attack on Titan.

    Overview

    Attack on Titan is an anime adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The anime series is directed by Tetsuro Araki and produced by Wit Studio, a subsidiary of Production I.G. Music for the series is composed by Hiroyuki Sawano and the characters are designed by Kyoji Asano.

    Licensing

    For audiences outside of Japan, both Crunchyroll and FUNimation are legally streaming the anime series. On both sites the latest episode is made available for subscribers one week before being made available to all viewers. Crunchyroll's simulcasts airs every Sunday at 12PM starting on April 14, 2013.

    Plot

    Attack on Titan is about humanity's struggle against the Titans; giant humanoid creatures that devour humans. After being pushed to the brink of extinction, humanity enjoyed 100 years of peace safely within enormous walls until one day, a Colossal Titan appears and breaches the wall in the Shiganshina District.

    Characters

    Main Cast

    Eren Jaeger (エレン・イェーガー Eren Yēgā
    Voiced by: Yuki Kaji
    Affiliation: Survey Corps
    Gender: Male, Age: 15
    Eren dreams of venturing outside the walls to be free. When his mother is killed by a Titan, he is bent on revenge and joins the Survey Corps to wipe out all Titans.
    Mikasa Ackerman (ミカサ・アッカーマン Mikasa Akkāman)
    Voiced by: Yui Ishikawa
    Affiliation: Survey Corps
    Gender: Female, Age: 15
    After a tragic loss in her childhood, she is adopted into Eren's family. When Shiganshina District is invaded by Titans, she joins Eren in the military to stay with him and protect him.
    Armin Arelet (アルミン・アルレルト Arumin Arureruto)
    Voiced by: Marina Inoue
    Affiliation: Survey Corps
    Gender: Male, Age: 15
    A close friend of Mikasa and Eren. He joins the Survey Corp to fight alongside them.

    Theme Music

    #TitlePerformerEpisodes
    OP01"Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen" (紅蓮の弓矢 Guren no Yumiya, lit. "Crimson Bow and Arrow")Linked Horizon001-013
    OP02"Die Flügel der Freiheit" (自由の翼 Jiyū no Tsubasa, lit. "Wings of Freedom")Linked Horizon014-???
    ED01"Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai" (美しき残酷な世界, lit. "This Beautiful Cruel World")Yoko Hikasa001-013
    ED02"great escape"cinema staff014-???"
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

The year is 1987 and 17-year-old Jotaro Kujo finds himself suddenly plagued by a ghost-like entity. Jotaro’s grandfather Joseph Joestar, a veteran of a fight to save humanity fifty years prior, arrives with his own supernatural aura and explains that this power, known as a “Stand,” physically manifests its user’s spirit and can be controlled by its user at will. The sudden emergence of these Stands is revealed to be caused by the revival of the megalomaniacal vampire DIO (the Joestar’s longtime enemy) whose awakening from his century-long slumber has triggered Stands to awaken down the Joestar family line, including in Jotaro’s mother whose uncontrollable Stand will ultimately kill her in a few weeks’ time. Jotaro, Joseph, and their allies have fifty days to locate DIO (using their Stands to thwart DIO’s network of devoted Stand-user minions along the way) and eliminate DIO himself in order to save Jotaro’s mother and prevent DIO’s ambitions of world domination.

  • See Wiki Task.
  • If you want to join in the discussion, here's the link.
Daimidaler the Sound Robot

The comedy centers around a high school boy named Kōichi Madanbashi who has Hi-ERo particles, the power source to operate the robotic weapon Daimidaler. With the help of Kyōko Sonan from the mysterious Prince Beauty Parlor organization, he stands up against the Penguin Empire that troubles humanity.

  • See Wiki Task.
  • If you want to join in the discussion, here's the link.
Kamigami no Asobi

This is a beginning of the curious school life with the gods and human-beings. One day, Yui is led to the world of gods to teach them about “humans”, but the school life is start with confusion. As Yui teaches about “humans” and “love” to the gods, they feel and develop a “love” or…?

Requested by

  • See Wiki Task.
  • If you want to join in the discussion, here's the link.
Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara

Takei's original romantic comedy light novel series revolves around Sōta Hatate, a boy who has the unique ability to see "Flags" above the heads of other people. The "Flags" mark critical crossroads in people's lives — when the choices they make will determine love, friendship, victory, and even death. He transfers into Tokyo's elite Hatagaya Academy, but instead of living by himself in the boys' dormitory, he ends up living with five beautiful girls under one roof.

  • See Wiki Task.
  • If you want to join in the discussion, here's the link.
Dai - Shogun - Great Revolution

In the late Edo period, Japan faced an unprecedented crisis with the arrival of black ships from overseas. However, Japan drove away the black ships thanks to Onigami, giant robots that have existed in Japan since the ancient times. The country has remained in self-imposed seclusion from foreigners ever since. The story begins in this Japan that never experienced the Meiji Restoration.

  • See Wiki Task.
  • If you want to join in the discussion, here's the link.

Winter 2014 Completed Tasks!

1. Sakura Trick

Haruka Takayama and Yuu Sonoda were inseparable during their junior high school years, but upon entering their senior high school, they end up being seated on opposite sides of the classroom. Having to spend time with more friends, the two decide to do something to make their relationship special.

Completed by

2. Seitokai Yakuindomo *

Takatoshi is a new student in a recently gender-integrated high school, and is asked to join the student council as the vice president. Thus begins his days as the only normal boy among 3 female student council officers.

Completed by

3. Wizard Barristers

In 2018, humans and wizards live together in Tokyo. Police continue to protect order in society, but wizards are tried according to magical law, in special courts defended by wizard barristers. At age seventeen, Cecile has just become the youngest wizard barrister, and begins work at the Butterfly Law Offices. While she hasn't realized it yet, she has tremendous magical potential.

Completed by Aleasha

13. Z/X Ignition
In the not-so-distant future, five portals suddenly appeared acting as gateways to alternative worlds. However, these five worlds are actually the same world, but in different timelines. As the situation becomes increasingly dire, the inhabitants of each world will stop at nothing to ensure the survival of their own timeline, even at the expense of the other timelines. The key to survival lies in one card-shaped device...”
Completed by
*There were some difficulties in completing the task.

Non Anime Series Related Wiki Tasks

1. Full Course Menu

Full Course Menu is a Gourmet Hunter's dream menu consisting of eight courses: Hors d'Oeuvre, Soup, Salad, Fish Dish, Meat Dish, the Main Course, the Dessert, and a Drink.

Completed by ForgottenOne

2. Quincy

A race of spiritual humans in the Bleach franchise.

Completed by Aleasha

3. The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins are the strongest Knights in Lyonesse, they all bare the mark of the seven beasts for there past crimes.

Completed by ForgottenOne

4. Gilthunder

Gilthunder is one of the Holy Knights.

Completed by Taichokage

5. Zebra

Zebra is a major character and one of the 4 Heavenly Kings.

Completed by SpeedForceSpider and Taichokage

6. Ban

Ban is a immortal who is a member of The Deadly Seven Sins, and his sin is Fox Sin of Greed.

Completed by Taichokage

7. Gowther

Gowther is a member of The Seven Deadly Sins, and his sin is Goat Sin of Lust.

Completed by Taichokage

8. King

King is the Fairy King and is a member of The Seven Deadly Sins, his sin is Grizzly Sin of Sloth.

Completed by Taichokage

9. Diane

Diane is a Giant and a member of The Seven Deadly Sins, her sin is Serpent Sin of Envy.

Completed by Taichokage

10. Jirou

Disciple of Acacia, a Gourmet Hunter of legend, and the worlds greatest and most skilled master of "Knocking".

Completed by WayBig1010101

11. Grinpatch

Grinpatch is a Sous Chief of the criminal organization Bishokukai and is one of the main antagonist of the Toriko series.

Completed by ForgottenOne

12. Meliodas

Meliodas is the captain of The Seven Deadly Sins, and he is the Dragon's sin of Wrath.

Completed by Low

*There has been difficulty with wiki style guide.

13. Starjun

Starjun is the Sous Chef of the Bishokukai, an accomplished Gourmet Hunter and one of the major antagonists to Toriko and his friends.

Completed by Taichokage

14. Toriko

Toriko, the "Glutton" is the main character of his titular series, Toriko, a Gourmet Hunter and one of the Four Heavenly Kings.

Completed by Othus12

*This was Othus12's first wiki task and first wiki page. He manages to make a good page since he had difficulty adjusting from battle to wiki page.

15. Sunny

Sunny is one of the four Heavenly Kings.

Completed by Taichokage

16. Visored

A group of shinigami who have obtained powers of a hollow. Except Ichigo, all of the members are former captains and lieutenants of the Gotei 13.

Completed by Aleasha

17. Water City Water 7

Water City Water 7 is an island in the Grand Line best known for it's shipwrights and engineers. Home of the Galley-La Company and Franky Family.

Completed by Aleasha

Since I didn't want to make the blog too long, you can see the list of wiki tasks completed in the Fall 2013 blog listed under Related Threads.

Related Threads

Notes

  • Summaries that are used are from ANN or Crunchyroll.
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