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Part 2 of my fan project.

Toriko in DBZ style!

OZONE HERB ARC

Toriko-155

Komatsu-3.5

Ichiryuu-300,000,000

Toriko-post Ozone herb-160

Nitro-200

REALITY OF GOURMET WORLD ARC

Toriko-160

Asura Tiger-150

Breath dragon-300

King lander-150

Mamyuu-10

Jirou-280,000,000

Jirou(Intimidation knocking)-285,000,000

MELK STARDUST ARC

Melk the 2nd-125

Ruby crab-bellow 1

Scorpion Demon Cattle-130

Melk the 1st-500

Komatsu(with Derous Melk knife)-75

Toriko(post Melk stardust)-175

MELLOW COLA ARC

Toriko-175

Zebra-220

Execution beasts-150

Love-75

Magma tortoise-180

Eight-tailed Scorpion-135

Komatsu (Derous intimidation)-300

Salamander Sphynx-160

Nitro-215

Zebra tired-80

Toriko tired-40

Zebra (Anger boost)-200

Toriko-180

Toriko(post Mellow Cola)-240

Zebra(post Mellow cola)-280

SHINING GOURAMI ARC

Toriko-240

Sunny-235

Quinn-160

Guemon-550

Hercules dragon-200

Toriko(twin Kugi punch)-280

Shining Gourmi- bellow 1

Toriko-250

Sunny-245

METEOR GARLIC ARC

Toriko-250

Coco-235

Match-35

Komatsu-3.5

Liveberear-190

Toriko(post Meteor Garlic)-255

Coco(post Meteor Garlic)-245

Joa- Unknown

To be continued...

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Hello everyone, I'm Takashichea (Taka for short), your neighborhood wiki editor. Every season, I make wiki tasks due to being a requirement of a wiki mod in this community.

I do it for many reasons:

  • For wiki projects with my teammates - I do these for new wiki editors especially those who haven't reach 1,000 wiki points. I help guide them in formatting, objective writing, and technical matters.
  • Compliment Staff Reviews - anytime, we have a staff review a new anime series of that season. I put it up as a wiki task. However, I pick series that have a lot of attention. I don't pick a new anime series whose discussion thread or talks of it is gone or series that fall under wiki projects. In team wiki projects, it will be done by the group without the need for help of a wiki task. Popularity's example would be Nobunaga Concerto which is a dead series in this community compared to Aldnoah.Zero.
  • Event Based - The anime and manga industry greatly influences our community. Events can varied from being a manga or anime series ending, a company beginning or going in closure, etc.
  • Hot Community Trends - In this community, anime and manga interests are dynamic. One series can be really popular at one point and died in the next cycle. To capture momentum, I observe the community's interests especially battle and wiki editing communities due to the large numbers of active users.

Completed Wiki Tasks

Before we go over this season's new wiki tasks, let's congratulate these wiki editors for completing these tasks.

Aldnoah.Zero
Completed by DocHaus and YotaruVegeta (main contributors) - Added Overview, Plot, Characters, and Theme Song

Note: MrWhiteX participated in the wiki task, but he deleted the Romaji and Kanji. I had to add it back and reformat the page.
Anime Weekend Atlanta
Completed by BigHeart711 - Added Images
Kamigami no Asobi
Incomplete

Note: There was no one could took this task. With any wiki task incomplete that I set, I add what I can accomplish. Usually, it's the skeletal details, but not the meat. For this one, I added overview, plot, characters without descriptions, and theme songs.
Weight Gain
Completed by MrWhiteX - Added Images

New and Currently Open Wiki Tasks

We have a Anime Vice Wiki Style Guide for all pages. Concept, Location, and Object pages are more flexible since they are very diverse. Having a strict guide on those concept, location, and object page will limit creativity in wiki data.

Wiki Project Based

These are pages that were suggested from the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure wiki team. I work with the Jojo team back in spring 2014. These are opened until it's completed.

Cars

Leader of the Pillar Men awoken during Part 2 of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. A genius who initially created the vampire-making Stone Masks, he also has light-based abilities.

Write Character Article - Please see wiki task
Wham

The most honorable of the Pillar Men awoken in Part 2 of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Has control over wind and automatically attacks anyone who steps on his shadow.

Write Character Article - Please see wiki task
Noriaki Kakyoin

A man that aids Jotaro in his adventure after he was released from Dio's mind control.

Write Character Article - Please see wiki task

Compliment Staff Reviews

For these pages, I have to pick certain anime series that have a lot of interest but aren't part of any team wiki projects. Every season, I add simulcast data and overview for pages whose trailers I added.

Right now, the summer 2014 season is ending. Excluding Dragon Ball, these tasks will expire by October 2014. I open new tasks. I showcase these in this blog and in my Fall 2014 Wiki Projects blog.

What's interesting is that Samurai Jam didn't get interest yet Love Stage and Dramatical Murder had a lot of response in their discussion thread. I was wrong to underestimate certain genre. I guess Anime Vice loves most anime series except sports and musical types. Yaoi had more response than sports and musical themed anime series.

Glasslip

The next title from P.A. Works, the studio who did Nagi no Asukara (Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea), GLASSLIP follows the story of Toko Fukami, an aspiring glass-blower whose family runs a glass-working business. During the summer, she and her four friends meet a transfer student, Kakeru Okikura, who claims that a voice from the future lead him to Toko. His arrival sets off a chain of events for the six of them that will make their final summer together full of hope and heartache.


See wiki task.
Rail Wars!

Takayama Naoto is a high school second-year who dreams of being a train conductor. In hopes of getting a job with Japan National Railways, one of the most stable businesses in Japan due to government support, Naoto has applied to an on-the-job training program for students.

See wiki task.
Samurai Jam-Bakumatsu Rock
Marvelous’ Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock- game gets an anime adaptation! The story is set n the Bakumatsu Era, at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate’s rule over Japan. The government has been using “Heaven’s Song” played by the top idols in the Shinsengumi to brainwash its citizens. Writing or singing any other song is considered a crime. Ryoma Sakamoto and the other rockers, want to start a revolution against the shogunate using their rock’n’roll for freedom and justice.
See wiki task.
Dragon Ball

The story of the adventures of Goku from a small child to a young adult.

See wiki task.

Event Based

The following wiki tasks are influenced by events in our industry. We have to be a site that is current as best as we can.

Studio Ghibli
With the news on Studio Ghibli closing down, it's imperative to get this page up to speed with the company.

See Wiki Task
History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
With the manga series ended on September 17, 2014 and the rise of interest in the series due to Anime Vice Battle User of September 2014: Flashback180, these new factors increase renewed interest in the franchise.

See Wiki Task

Hot Community Trends

Steel type (Pokémon)
The Pokémon Video Game Club is one of the most popular club threads in Anime Vice. With Pokemon X and Y still current and the new games Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire remakes arriving in stores for the future, it's best to capture the momentum.

Spark wiki interest - I decided to promote our Pokemon Type threads. Simple overview write ups. Make some fun wiki tasks.

Thank you everyone for reading. I welcome all editors as long as you follow the rules, work together, and respect the wiki pages.

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  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Fighting, Ninja
  • Release Date: December 6, 2014
  • Animation Production: Pierrot

Trailer's Script:

  • Narrator: The manga Japan can boast of to the world: Naruto. It's been 15 years since the start of its serialization. His battle is moving toward a shocking development! And so, in winter 2014, finally, the curtain will open on the last stage. The super epic film that connects to the next generation begins! To what's beyond the original work...
  • Narrator: The Last -Naruto the Movie-
  • Naruto: Let's get going.

In the period between 2004 and 2012, a Naruto film was released every year. This will be the last film in the franchise.

Editor's Note

There aren't much information about the summary of the movie. It's likely Naruto and his cast have all grown up based on the film's concept art work.

For the wiki page, I recycled it from Sonata's Hentai pages. The US date will be fixed when we get a US release one day day.

Character Concept Art

Sources

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Note: Seeing as I'm personally not really finding this anime to be horribly bad in any way, I will be tweaking my format of this review slightly to offer up more of my personal thoughts on the series instead of highlighting its flaws. With that said, on with the review.

Blade was a 12-episode TV anime animated by Madhouse Studios that aired from July 1 to September 16 of 2011. It is the last of four TV anime titles adapting one of Marvel Comics' superheroes in a deal between Marvel and Madhouse. The series was later licensed for American video release by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and the series would air on American TV via G4.

The Plot

Awww, they don't explode into gory goodness like they did in the movies.
Awww, they don't explode into gory goodness like they did in the movies.

Blade is a dhampir (half-vampire, half-human) born under unique circumstances when his mother was attacked by a vampire and the strain became inherited by him while still in his mother's body. Due to his unique origins, Blade is blessed with the strengths of a vampire without many of their weaknesses. Growing up to become a vampire hunter, Blade's latest hunt brings him to Japan where he seeks out the vampire Deacon Frost and his organization of vampires known as Existence.

Notable Characters (from left to right)

  • Blade- Born Eric Brooks, he is a man born with both human and vampire blood due to his pregnant mother being attacked by a vampire as he inherits their abilities without their weaknesses. Dedicating himself to slay other vampires as a vampire hunter, Blade comes to Japan to seek out the whereabouts of Deacon Frost.
  • Deacon Frost- A man who turned himself into a vampire via artificial means, Deacon was formerly a scientist who sought to use his knowledge in the field to expose and kill vampires to avenge his son being slain by one. However, his mind became warped from the trauma of his son's loss as the months wore on and led him to use his knowledge of vampire physiology to produce his own strain of vampires to rule the world with. He is responsible for the attack on Blade's mother that resulted in Blade's unique origins as a “daywalker” vampire.
  • Makoto- A teenage vampire hunter in Japan who seeks to kill Blade when he killed her father to save her life when he was turned into a vampire. She wields a pair of spiked knuckles and hidden blades concealed in her boots that are laced in silver to slay vampires.
  • Noah Van Hellsing- A descendant of a long line of vampire hunters who trained Blade in the ways of vampire hunting and gave him the means he needed to rein in his bloodlust as a vampire.
  • Tara Brooks- Blade's human mother who worked as a prostitute in the streets of London before being slain by Deacon Frost.
  • Kikyo Mikage- A returning character from Wolverine, Mikage is hired by Deacon to hinder Blade's efforts to stop his plans. The swordsman is shown to have past ties to Blade as the two were taught together in the use of a sword-fighting style taught to them from the same master.

The Review

Like prior Marvel anime adaptations, Blade mostly revolves around the hero of the series being regularly entangled in fights as they try learning more of the enemy threat they are up against and their motives. In this case, Blade has to go up against the vampire mooks created through the experiments of Deacon Frost and Existence. Blade's journey to slay Frost leads him to travel through a number of Asian countries where Existence have their lairs located, while encountering allies and locals affected by Deacon's plans to some extent. Some anime-only characters like Makoto are made for the series, with the mentioned character being another case where a Japanese character is created to aid the hero of the series in stopping the enemy threat he is up against.

Your garb is so 17th century.
Your garb is so 17th century.

In terms of its source material, Blade adopts elements of its live-action movie trilogy adaptation and the comic version of the character to create Blade's character and several major allies and villains within his title that retain some sense of faithfulness to its source material's story and character elements. Blade's character is a composite take on his movie and comic adaptations where he has the attire, personality and weapons of his movie counterpart, while having the back story of his comic book version. Deacon's character is also a composite take of his movie and comic takes on his character with some aspects to his origins being altered for the anime, having the scientific background and appearance of his comic persona combined with the desire to overthrow pure-blood vampires as his movie persona. The series does devote parts of episodes to explore Blade and Deacon's origins and past history together, as well as providing fleshing out on Kikyo's character when he makes his presence felt in the second half of the series.

In terms of presentation, Blade is similar to Wolverine in terms of its visual quality. Scenery shots and character designs sport plenty of detail with characters shown to be Western-influenced in terms of their design that make them look more realistic. However, the series still resorts to animation shortcuts like those Wolverine pulls during its action scenes. The soundtrack to the series is no different from prior Marvel anime titles in that it consists of mostly high-energy tracks that regularly play throughout many scenes in the series, with no regard for mood or tension played out during key scenes.

Overall, I'd put Blade on a level of quality on par with Iron Man. The series is faithful to elements of Blade's comic book and movie origins, while creating some original elements to expand on aspects to their characters during the show's focus on Blade and Deacon's origins. However like many prior Marvel anime titles, the series is more heavily focused on its battle scenes and its plot layout is not much different from prior Marvel anime titles. Marvel Comic and action anime fans would get enjoyment out of the series. But beyond that, the series is rather forgettable thanks to its straight-forward storytelling formula.

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JUDAR IS HERE! I didn’t think an event as simple as that would make this Magi chapter so much more exciting, but it did, and it has something to do with finally lifting the Alma Toran Arc atmosphere that has been hanging over Magi for the last two chapters.

THE CHAPTER:

Confronted with the truth, Aladdin attempts to bring Sinbad and Kouen into an alliance within which the focus would be to end Al Tharmen’s hold over the Kou empire. But as the egos of these two powerful men rise to overshadow their common sense, an unlikely element emerges on the scene.

MY THOUGHTS:
It’s been two chapters since we existed the Alma Toran arc, however it wasn’t until this chapter that Magi felt like it had finally left the dreary atmosphere of Alma Toran and Solomon behind.

We are finally back into the typical Magi pace and I cannot remember the last time I was this excited about a Magi chapter; yes, Alma Toran had its moments, but at best I was intrigued. At worst I was bored, but never excited.
This is finally Magi like I remember it, with all the awesome characters we’ve been following since the beginning; something about the interactions worked for me this week, specifically Sinbad and Kouen.

NO action to speak of in this battle manga and yet Magi still manages to entertain; this is the Magi that I remember, the one that could do no wrong. 

-Sinbad and Politics
Chapter 239 was all about the political maneuverings; watching Sinbad basically play the summit like a fiddle, turning the world (more or less) against the Kou empire by playing the Al Tharmen card while at the same time extending a helping hand was priceless.

This is the Sinbad I remember, if not a tiny bit more untrustworthy that before; scheming and conniving, unwilling to work with Kouen, even less willing to lose Aladdin and Alibaba’s trust by looking power hungry, then going for the next best thing: forcing Kouen into a position where he would either have to be the one to refuse the offer for peace (thereby absolving Sinbad of all blame with regards to the failure of Aladdin’s treaty), or forcing the peace treaty through but with Sindria at the top.

Yes, I most definitely enjoyed these sneaky machinations; and Kouen’s own response to these games was surprisingly and amusingly frank, his very visible dislike for Sinbad, willingness to use Al Tharmen to achieve his goals, basically equating his ideals to Solomon’s own dreams.

Good stuff this week; I forgot how good Magi could be after the last four months of Alma Toran. And Aladdin could only watch helplessly. The world is going to burn and not even with his father’s wisdom can he prevent it.

-Alibaba- A primary protagonist no more.
Poor Alibaba; it’s like with each new arc, Alibaba loses more and more of his previous importance, and even his deal with Kouen has fallen at the wayside. With Kouen no longer interested in Aladdin or the former prince we need not bother questioning whether Alibaba would go so far as to betray his friends and Sinbad for Kouen’s deal to hand Balbad over to him.

Thinking about it, quite a lot happened this week, from Sinbad’s scheming, Kouen’s revelations about the state of affairs of his house, the exploration of Alibaba’s unimportance in the grand scheme of things, Aladdin’s helplessness, the conflict between Kou and Sindria’s various houses, and finally Judar.

-Judar
What could Judar have in mind for the summit? Something tells me that Hakuryuu isn’t far behind. And now that they have the dark rukh of the medium, is there anything stopping them from laying everything and everyone to waste.
Are we going to see an all out brawl between the summit members and the dark Magi? Because both Kou and Sindria couldn’t be more helpless. And even with their individual attributes and emergency plans in play, someone is dying.

I know it cannot be Sinbad, but there are a lot of popular characters within his house that just might bite the dust next week.

With Hakuryuu by his side, there is no way Judar is fighting for Gyokuen; where he to act in a hostile manner against Sinbad and Kou, that would complicate an already complicated war against Al Tharmen.

+RATING: 8/10, this was good. My zeal for Magi is returning once more. I was fighting to maintain interest in Magi during the flashback. Not so with chapter 239
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Welcome to this week's manga releases! We have a small selection this week. What was surprising for me is that I didn't know Attack on Titan Before the Fall ha a light novel version. I bought the manga version a month ago or so. I'm looking forward to the Attack on Titan guidebook. For new series that caught my eye, I'm interested in Terra Formars which has a new anime series this October 2014. Please check out the Terra Formars Discussion.

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.

Sources

Notes

  • ANN did not list Attack on Titan: Before the Fall (Light Novel) this week. Amazon and Right Stuf has it listed.
  • ANN and Amazon have New Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 2 this week.
  • Both Amazon and Right Stuf has Attack on Titan Guidebook: Inside and Outside.
  • ANN did not list Kamen vol. 1 and Phantasm Japan: Fantasies Light and Dark, from and about Japan.
  • My Little Monster Vol. 4 was on ANN for this week. Amazon listed by September 30.

Manga Releases

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall (Light Novel)
  • Distributor: Vertical
  • Suggested Retail Price: $10.95

Humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming mankind. To combat these monsters, mankind has developed a new set of tools to grant them the skills of flight, speed, and agility. Before the Fall details the development of those tools.

Bokurano Volume 11
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

One summer, fifteen kids innocently wander into a nearby seaside cave. There they meet a strange man who invites them to play an exciting new video game. This game, he explains, pits one lone giant robot against a horde of alien invaders. To play the game, all they have to do is sign a simple contract. The game stops being fun when the kids find out the true purpose of their pact.

Genshiken: Second Season Volume 5
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99
SAKI, I…

Hato's past drove him to cross-dressing, Yajima's got a complex about her looks, and no matter what happens, no one seems to be able to tell what's going on in Yoshitake's head. Still, this newbie trio has finally made themselves at home in the Genshiken. Which makes it a perfect time for a visit by the old boys of the club, in town for the school festival! But when generations collide, Madarame ends up alone in the club room with Saki, with his back against the wall. Everyone expects him to confess his feelings, but what will come out of his mouth at this pivotal moment?

New Lone Wolf & Cub Volume 2
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $13.99

aigoro, young son of the slain swordmaster,"Lone Wolf" Ogami Itto, begins his own training at the hand of Togo Shigekata, Daigoro's benefactor and warrior of the Satsuma clan. But the secret message Togo carries to Satsuma is a fraud, and dark forces have aligned to ensure the planted message's delivery. . . and the delivery of Daigoro to certain death!

Kazuo Koike's Lone Wolf and Cub is an acclaimed masterpiece of graphic fiction, and New Lone Wolf and Cub (Shin Kozure Okami) is the 21st century sequel to this groundbreaking manga. Illustrated by Hideki Mori and translated by Dana Lewis.

Terra Formars Volume 2
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Thailand,​ twenty years after the ill-fated Bugs 2 mission.​ Two American U-NASA agents arrive to find Akari Hizamaru,​ a "child born after the operation,​" and recruit him for Annex 1,​ a new mission to Mars.​ The purpose of Annex 1 is to research the origins of a new disease that is ravaging the earth.​ But the reasons why U-NASA would need the incredible powers that Hizamaru possesses are still a closely guarded secret.​ Once again,​ humanity launches an expedition to Mars that has frightening implications for the future.​

Guidebook

Attack on Titan Guidebook: Inside and Outside
  • Distributor: Kodansha USA
  • Suggested Retail Price: $24.99

The definitive guide to the secrets of the Attack on Titan universe. A single volume of nearly 400 pages, including more than 16 color pages in the center, this guidebook contains concept art, complete character profiles, and setting details - even Titan papercraft!
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Welcome to this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases! We have a medium selection. The only two series that caught my eye are Ranma and Valvrave. I did a Ranma - - Character Spotlight with SamJaz and Hal. I still have to complete the series. It's a fun, romance comedic series that involves gender bending to some degree. For Valvrave, it's hard to recommend. I had mixed feelings on how the series ended. I prefer season 1 over season 2. It's like Guilty Crown. It had promise, but it went down. I see folks get more enjoyment by making fun of it.

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.

Sources

Notes

  • Right Stuf has Ghost in the Shell this week while ANN and Amazon have it next week.

DVD

Dragon Ball Z - Season Seven (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $44.98

Seven years of peace have passed since the defeat of the monstrous Cell, and the Z-Fighters have enjoyed a return to normal life. Goku has eagerly continued his training in Other World, Krillin has gotten married, and Gohan has renewed his scholarly pursuits while attempting to navigate the pitfalls of high school. Two fresh new Saiyan faces have also appeared on the scene - Goku's son Goten, and Vegeta's son Trunks!

This new Blu-ray edition has gone through a frame-by-frame restoration process to remove any blemishes, tape marks, and foreign bodies from the film. All three audio tracks have been re-mastered in the interest of noise reduction and superior sound quality, and the colors are bolder and more vibrant. Lastly, a precise shot-by-shot reframing of the entire series was done to create a modern HD widescreen presentation!

Majestic Prince - Collection 2 (DVD) or (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $69.98 (Blu-Ray), $59.98 (DVD)

For the members of Team Rabbits and Team Doberman, each new sortie becomes increasingly dangerous. As the fight against the Wulgaru continues, it's harder to determine what the real objectives of Team Rabbits are, and the arrival of a new addition to team's lineup only further confuses things. The unwritten rules of mecha combat teams seem to require that there's always at least one mysterious loner in the group, but the enigmas and conundrums surrounding Ange Kuroki are so extreme that even the new pilot's gender is a riddle!

As the pieces of the puzzle come together and the layers of the riddle slowly peel back, it becomes apparent that everything Izuru, Asagi, Kei, Tamaki and Suruga have encountered are interconnected to a greater extent than they ever imagined. Deadly reversals and shocking revelations await!


Contains episodes 13-24. Special Features: Clean Opening & Closing Animations. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Ranma 1/2 - Set 3 (DVD)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.82

Things just can't stay quiet at the Tendo Dojo. After a morning ruckus, Ranma hits his head, falls into water, and turns completely into a girl. Now, even when Ranma transforms back into a boy, he still thinks he's a girl! Things become even more complicated when Shampoo, still in love with Ranma, gets a surprise visit from Chinese Amazon twin sisters Ling-Ling and Lung-Lung, two of her proteges who have it in for Ranma.

Then, after Soun and Genma's master, Happosai, uses moxibustion to weaken Ranma, Ranma must master a new legendary technique and defeat Happosai to become strong again. Everything culminates in a final battle against Happosai as Ranma fights to regain his strength! Contains episodes 47-69.

Ranma ½ - Set 3 [Special Edition] (Blu-Ray)

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $54.97

This special edition includes a full-color art card and a 32-page booklet with episode summaries, all housed in a premium chipboard artbox!
Special Features: "We Love Ranma" Part 3 - The Appeal of Ranma 1/2, Next Episode Previews, Clean Openings & Endings, Trailers.
Valvrave the Liberator - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $149.98

True Calendar, Year 71 - A new age where 70% of the human population lives in space thanks to the development of the "Dyson Sphere," a city in space.

The world is divided into two main powers: The Dorssia Military Pact Federation, a power which grew out of a military alliance, and the Atlantic Rim United States (ARUS), which grew in power as it expanded its trade agreements. The minor nation of JIOR has declared neutrality between these two forces and maintained its peace through economic prosperity.

Within JIOR's Sphere, Haruto Tokishima lived an ordinary life as a high school student in the division known as "Module 77" until the Dorssian military begins their sudden invasion. The whole world will be shaken when Haruto meets the mysterious humanoid weapon, Valvrave!

Contains episodes 1-12 plus collectible postcards and a deluxe poster illustrated by character designer Katsura Hoshino! Special Features: Textless Openings, Textless Endings, Trailers. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Ghost in the Shell: Arise Japanese Collector's Edition 3 Import (DVD)
  • Publisher - FUNIMATION
  • Suggested Retail Price: $69.98

The cyberpunk classic returns with all new story lines! Ghost in the Shell: Arise sheds new light on the mysteries that have haunted fans for decades - while rebooting the genre it helped define.

This collector's edition includes a 22-page guide booklet and a unique cut of the film strip! Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles. This product is an import from Japan, and is limited to 2,400 units total. All sales are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, but unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $24.95

A Duel Monsters player teams up with a ghostly visitor from another world to help the spirit regain his memories, which have been scattered among 99 monster cards.

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So here we are again attacks on video games as the Hollywood movie industry has a down turn. Now one can argue easy enuff that this was not caused by or backed by Hollywood. Tho the overall trend still holds I will digress to the current controversy.

An now video games are sexist. This is a old dead horse, but beatings must be administered. Problem is facts do not back up the claims. An fact do come from some interesting places...

Well worth watching an its probably not what you think.

Here is the boiled down version with more NSFW words...

With a different slant as well as well game industry is not clean an pure, as well what #Gamersgate is which ties into this new round of attacks. follow this link http://youtu.be/FQeWj95tLZA put it o in the back ground as its not a visual youtube video like the ones above. It goes over whats started this last excrement weather event in the game news industry. Guy makes fun of his own voice so try not to judge the content on how its said but what it said. He also has a summery posted to one side of the video as well.

Years ago the music industry had http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payola an not the gaming news industry has #gamersgate. Safe prediction would be that this will blow up an help to fuel the sexism in video games side. Even tho it looks really bad for who they would defend. One should always remember public figures have feet of clay. Or as As I would put it we just hope thats brown stuff is clay.

Edit : found a good write up of what Gamergate is... http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/gamergate

edit 2 um this is getting bigger an axes are bring ground...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2014/09/20/the-escapist-forums-brought-down-in-ddos-attack/ So the side who says gamergate is noting has people doxxing others as well as ddos attacks on sites that even discuss whats going on. Yeah its not looking good.

edit 3

Um list of all the people in the game version of journolist....

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/09/21/GameJournoPros-we-reveal-every-journalist-on-the-list Some names you may know.

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  • 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)

OVA has a total of 3 Episodes Bundled Separately with Vols 12-14, respectively.

Summary

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.

ANN

For more trailers, please see the Fall 2014 OVA list in the meantime. I haven't created a Fall 2014 blog yet.

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On the official website, Okayado and his staff publish a series of polls about what fans would like to see in a possible anime adaptation for Monster Musume. Fans must submit Tweeted answers with the valid has tag in order to win autographed mini-prints.

Editor's Note: I look at the Google Chrome's translated message. I'm not sure if this poll campaign is towards fans outside of Japan. I have to look up further information for you guys and gals in Anime Vice.

Google Chrome's Translated Message - Beware of Typos and Grammatical mistakes
Google Chrome's Translated Message - Beware of Typos and Grammatical mistakes
Autographed Mini Prints
Autographed Mini Prints

Monster Musume's Summary

A manga series following Kurusu Kimihito, a 20 year old volunteer for "The Cultural Exchange Between Species Bill", a law instituted in order to get humans and Extra-species people (monster girls) to associate and build friendship and understanding. As a volunteer for the extra species act, Kurusu volunteered to take in a member of an Extra species, and in his case his resident was Mia A female Lamia. As the Series progresses, more and more monster girls end up staying at his house, each competing for his affection and possible marriage.

Sources

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Is it finally over? It’s been so long since we last interacted with Magi’s primary cast that it was almost odd returning to Morgiana, Alibaba and the rest of them.

I am not going to lie; this flashback took some patient to bare on my part. Not that it didn’t have its moments, but I have been waiting to return to the present for so long that it was almost jarring when Aladdin’s history lesson ended.
But, right now, finally at the end of Solomon’s tedious journey, there is a lot that one could appreciate about the last few months.

THE CHAPTERS:

With Solomon’s demise, the world stands at the edge of a precipice; no longer able to sustain life, it is up to Ugo to transform Alma Toran’s tragedy into hope for a brighter future on a new world.

MY THOUGHTS:
24 chapters; that is how long this particular arc has been running. And within 24 chapters Shinibu Ohtaka has basically laid bare the entirety of the Magi world, all its mysteries and innards finally exposed.

And with the manga just past the halfway point one does wonder if this was the smartest play the mangaka could make, because as things stand there is little about Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic that we don’t know in relative detail.
From the birth of Alma Toran, the presence of an all powerful creator in Il Illah, the origins of the Djinn and their metal vessels, the role of the dungeons, the eventual emergence of the present world, the rukh…every mystery of Magi has been unearthed.

To an extent one might complain that that erases all sense of mystery from the manga, with little new knowledge left to be revealed in the coming few years of its run.

But then again, one might also say that the manga is finally in a position to move forward, unhindered by endless questions and potential plot holes about who did what, when, how and why?

Whatever the case, the flashback is finally over and the manga is the better off for it; to an extent these revelations put the present conflict in a new perspective, even though the future of the Kou empire, what with Arba standing as its current ruler, is still somewhat uncertain.

Chapter 238 wasted way too much time on Alibaba’s reaction to Aladdin’s story; considering how long I had waited to finally read these events, the reaction of the spectators to Alma Toran’s history, Alibaba’s reminiscence was a huge waste of time.

Maybe some people were touched by his realization of the deep connection he shared with Aladdin, but even that made little sense to me. Aladdin and Alibaba couldn’t be more different from each other.
Alibaba’s assertions that he had suddenly found common ground with Aladdin, with the two having suffering under equal loads, seemed forced, especially taking in to account the fact that Alibaba’s past constituted losing his birth right and all his friends and families to political greed, and spending years in slavery crawling from one vile master to another.

I don’t think the fact that Aladdin spent a few months to years in a lonely library quite places him in the same bracket as Alibaba, and if their friendship needed that cheap boost to cement Alibaba’s faith and loyalty to Aladdin, then maybe the manga should quit placing so much emphasis on it.

The more intriguing elements of chapters 237 and 238 received the least amount of time, that being the reactions of Sindria, Kou and Riem. Something about Sinbad’s reaction to the story was disturbing, not just his expression but the way he spoke of ‘King Solomon’.

There is more than meets the eye here than Sinbad merely being awestruck by Solomon; the theory that Sinbad might be Solomon’s incarnation doesn’t seem quite as crazy at this moment.

The next two weeks of the manga are going to be crucial to determining the future story arcs of Magi; though something tells me that even if peace is the outcome of this conference, even if Kou and Sindria agree to come together to obliterate Kouen’s mother, Sinbad and Kouen are going to clash regardless.
PREDICTIONS:
There is going to be war between Kou and Sindria, and Riem will have to choose sides in this war, most likely Kou considering what was said just before Aladdin began his story.

Then again that would make little sense, what with Riem’s master being none other than a newly minted Magi probably programmed to oppose Al Tharmen at all costs.

But that doesn’t explain all that hostility Riem was showing Sinbad at the start of the conference.
Kouen is determined to spread Kou’s rule over the land as the most effective means of bringing peace. Sinbad will take violent action against Kouen and his empire at the slightest hint of treachery from Kou.
It would be a miracle if Aladdin avoided war, either immediately or in the distant future.

RATING: 7/10, it was decent enough material, despite the panels and pages wasted on Alibaba. And I am glad we are finally returning to the present day.
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Had this been any other manga series, I might have been complaining about how it is following typical shonen tropes, with the villain growing ever stronger just when it seemed like he was finished.
That is the curse of watching and reading so much bloody shonen anime and manga; then again Nanatsu no Taizai is doing a heck of a great job of making this fight all sorts of entertaining.

THE CHAPTER:

Hendricksen’s battle with the Deadly Sins is proving to be anything but simple; with the finale rapidly approaching, Hendy takes drastic measures to achieve victory, the deadly sins suddenly faced with a godlike power in the demons, Gray and Red.

MY THOUGHTS:
I am not quite certain what to make of this chapter. Chapter 93 was Ban’s chapter, to an extent, and the results of chapter 94 will determine just how this chapter resonates with me. Because…really…how the hell does someone come back from that?

The battle with Hendricksen continues and, as with the last few chapters, the tide keeps shifting from side to side; where Hendricksen’s demonic form rose to assault the sins, the individual qualities of each former knight kept proving to weighty a challenge even for this demonic abilities.

I honestly do not understand why more shonen manga do not approach their fights like this, where the outcome isn’t so clear cut, where the powers of the heroes isn’t so overwhelming that the villain’s defeat is all but determined.
Granted the abilities of the Sins seem to fluctuate quite drastically, characters like Ban and King sometimes manifesting levels of power so ridiculous as to outshine everyone else; yet that seems easily balanced by Hendy’s craftiness.

This doesn’t look like it is going to keep running for much longer; either Hendriksen or the sins are going to go down in the next chapter or two. And if the events of this chapter are anything to go by, the sins aren’t leaving this battle completely unscathed.
RATING: 8/10, As for those last panels of chapter 93, all I can say is ‘Whoa’. That was brutal, even more than I expected.
HIGHLIGHTS: Ban Vs. Hendricksen.
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Part 1 of my fan project.

Toriko in DBZ style!

GARARAGATOR ARC

Toriko-80

Komatsu-3.5

Gararagator-25

RAINBOW FRUIT ARC

Troll Kong-30

Silverback-35

PUFFER WHALE ARC

Coco-65

Zongeh-6

Jirou-180,000,000

Devil Serpent-50

Toriko Spiked Punch x5-100

Demon Devil Serpent-60

Jirou (Intimidation Knocking)-200,000,000

Puffer whale-1

Starjun (GT robo)-150

REGAL MAMMOTH ARC

Battle Wolf-175

Gerold-45

Gauchi-35

Terry Cloth-50

Battle Wolf (tired)-30

GT Robo-55

Toriko (angry)-105

Mansam-200

Rin-16

Sunny-75

Baby Regal Mammoth-40

Ob-50

Rock Drum-55

Regal Mammoth-120

Giant Gt Robo-60

Sedoru(Gt Robo)-60

Starjun(Gt Robo)-150

Toriko(post Jewel meat)-155

Sunny(post Jewel meat)-125

Coco(post Jewel meat)-115

BB CORN ARC

Terry Cloth-75

Goblin plant-60

Toriko 155

Grinpatch(not full power)-160

Jack-180

CENTURY SOUP ARC

Setsuno-150,000,000

Toriko-155

Komatsu-3.5

Match-35

Takimaru-33

Tommyrod-170

Barrygamon-40

Bogie Woods-35

Tommyrod(buff)-175

Teppei-315

Parasite Emperor-190

Hellboros-175

Alfaro-570

Midora-290,000,000

To be continued...

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Welcome everyone! In the community, we have a fantastic team on a growing, popular anime series that debut in summer 2014 season, Akame ga Kill. I'm proud to be part of the team. We done a lot of great work together. Soon after 1 cour has passed (12 episodes has aired), I will post a recognition blog and highlight the achievements of this team.

For this blog, I'm proud to introduce the Akame ga Kill wiki crew. Please give them a round of applause for contributing to the site in their free time. Our wiki pages help the community and bring them together for the Akame ga Kill Discussion. Of course, you see the team along with folks who love the show or not on the front page.

For those who are new to the series, here is a summary from Anime Vice's wiki editors:

A young man named Tatsumi comes to the capital of his nation hoping to join the army, but things don't go so well. The army doesn't think he's worth recruiting, and a sexy lady steals all his money. With no other options, Tatsumi sulks until a wealthy girl comes along and offers him food and shelter.

Then one night, he discovers the shocking truth behind his new patron when the terrorist group "Night Raid" comes to kill them. Having seen the true horror of those who run the country, Tatsumi joins Night Raid and their goal of killing the country's Prime Minister in order to end the corruption at the very top, but the Prime Minister has the resources and manpower of the entire country at his disposal, and Night Raid finds themselves fighting a desperate battle where survival is not guaranteed.

The Wiki Team

Werewolverine4

My real name is Leonard Moore. I was born in December 1991. I've lived in Tuscaloosa, Al for fifteen years before finally moving to Starkville, MS late last year. I've been playing video games since I was four years old. I prefer playing science fiction or first person shooting since I was a teenager. But that doesn't mean i don't do other things, I also read books from time to time. In my other spare time, I do watch anime as well.

The reason I like Akame ga Kill were the action scenes and the diversity of the female characters. The plot is really good for this franchise that the Empire is corrupt from the inside and Night Raid has to destroy this corruption in order for the people to have meaning in life again.

Oglaphone

I joined Animevice, Comicvine & Giantbomb back around 2008/2009 so that I could work on their wikis. I'm an awful procrastinator, and I've a bit of an aversion to explaining things, so I thought I'd work at those 2 problems by writing up wiki entries for series I'm familiar with. I've wandered back and forth from those sites for years, working on them in phases.

I took an interest in Akame Ga Kill after seeing some pages of the manga posted on 4chan mid-to-late 2012. While the series took a while to grow on me, and I still consider it fairly goofy, I did come to enjoy it after it got going.

Madnessreaver

I joined some years ago in order to edit and fix the information. At first my edit were minor and my grammar was bad and I think I still have some problem with my grammar. I edit pages belong to series, manga, franchise that I take an interest in. However, this doesn't mean that I don't edit other series, manga, franchise in order to help the site. I like editing because I feel that I am helping with something.

I also want to write a novel. I currently working on a novel that I hope that will be published, be successful, adapted into anime and manga one day. I also have other ideas for novel I hope to write after I am finished with the current novel.

MrWhiteX

From Saudi Arabia, MrWhiteX is a new wiki editor who works hard in our community. Despite his struggles with English, he soon found his wiki preferences, images, with the help of Takashichea, Taichokage, and ForgottenOne who helped him out.

Note: Intro written by Taka

Dekken

Well, the feature that attracted me the most when I discovered the site was that you can have your own gallery, and by adding your images to the corresponding wiki page you can contribute to the site, both sides win. Also back in the day, completing quests was a lot of fun and it encouraged me to start making my first wiki edits. In general I enjoy uploading volume covers, screenshots and profile portraits for my favorite characters. The lists that I have to collect the personal info of anime girls also encourage me to create pages for the characters that had not been added yet.

Well, the feature that attracted me the most when I discovered the site was that you can have your own gallery, and by adding your images to the corresponding wiki page you can contribute to the site, both sides win. Also back in the day, completing quests was a lot of fun and it encouraged me to start making my first wiki edits.

In general I enjoy uploading volume covers, screenshots and profile portraits for my favorite characters. The lists that I have to collect the personal info of anime girls also encourage me to create pages for the characters that had not been added yet.

Takashichea

Hey everyone, I'm Takashichea, Taka for short (real name: Kerry). I was born and raised in Cambodia for about 10 years before immigrating to the US. Grew up in California. I started wiki editing in my sophomore year of college. I truly got into anime during college and it's thanks to Anime Vice. I edit any wiki pages. Will join any team wiki projects for shows I enjoy. For Akame ga Kill, it may be generic show, but I found it entertaining and one of the best shows for summer 2014.

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Hello followers! An Absolute Destiny Whatever episode is pending next week after my classes are over with. However, I will be unable to attend Anime Weekend Atlanta due to a huge financial slump me and my parents got in about a month ago. It sucks all kinds since I planned to meet an fellow Anime Vice member outside the site, but it wasn't possible with the slump since I normally prepare in advance.

Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life project is still on! I will resume full work on it starting Thursday. A side project will arrive soon as well and it involves one of the shows that look "embarrassing" to others, but never embarrassed me in the case of it being one of my favorite anime series. That show is Princess Tutu.

I'm also preparing for the Monster Girl Tournament. Chances are, I will have a partner on this since it's literally my first time working on this type of voting format. It will also break the tie that the site had last year between two species.

That's pretty much it on this update. Thanks for reading!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accomplishments

Wiki

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

Battle

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

Reviews, RPG, and everything else!

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

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

Recruitment of New Teammates

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

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

Improvements Needed

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

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

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How is everybody ?
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Battle of the fusions

In dragonball z we have multiple instances of fusion. The resulting warrior born from these fusions are usually among the most powerful fighters in the series. im going to be voicing my personal opinion on who I think is the one superior fusion. Including the DBZ movies we can add gogeta to the pack. Here are all who are included.

Gogeta would have to place second. A fusion between goku and vegeta, no doubt stronger than their sons or son 'Gotenks' !

gotenks is easily the weakest link of the three fusions.

Lastly, Vegito is the single most powerful being in Dragonball z. He easily manhandled super buu and the old kai even stated due to goku and vegetas rivalry, the fusions power was boosted even further.

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Welcome to this week's manga releases. Last week, we had a huge selection, and this week, we have a small selection. I'm pretty familiar with Seven Deadly Sins and From the New World. I don't recommend reading From the New World if you are an anime fan of the series. There are differences between manga and anime. I feel the anime for From the New World was serious and executed better than the manga adaptation. For Seven Deadly Sins, if you want a break from the HST, try this manga series. It's about adventure and action as you follow Elizabeth's quest to unite 7 Knights who bear a sin for their crimes in order to save her kingdom.

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.

Sources

Notes

  • For Blood Blockade Battlefront, it's August 27, 2014 for Comic book stores and Right Stuf while it's September 9, 2014 for Amazon and ANN.
  • ANN did not list Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Vol. 19 for this week. Amazon, Comic book stores, and Right Stuf have it listed.
  • Comic Book Stores did not list From the New World this week.

Manga Releases

07-Ghost Volume 12
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

The paths of one evil god, two rival empires, three unlikely bishops and seven brave ghosts converge in the destiny of Teito Klein, a boy who vows to master a powerful artifact known as the Eye of Mikael in order to lay bare the secrets of the world’s—and his own—murky past.

The Seven Ghosts, guardians of the seal on the evil god Verloren, have lived hundreds of lives over the span of a thousand years. When Teito is thrown deep into his memories by the Eye of God, he meets their previous incarnations. But back in the present, Teito and Frau are in serious danger when the Black Hawks, led by a healed and stronger than ever Ayanami, ambush the Hawkzile race!

Arata: the Legend Volume 19
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

In a mythical world where humans and gods coexist, a ceremony marking the new governing princess is about to occur for the first time in 60 years. Only a girl from the Hime Clan may take this position, but the lack of females born to this family means that a boy called Arata must pose for the role. Meanwhile in modern-day Japan, a boy named Arata Hinohara is starting his new life in high school. He wants to put memories of his difficult past behind him, but things aren't going to be simple when he discovers a mysterious connection to the first Arata...

Blood Blockade Battlefront Volume 6
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Jerusalem's Lot - the Big Apple gone to otherworldly hell - has unique crime problems. One of the Lot's yakuza gangs is looking to up their armor, and dealers from the Beyond can provide serious arcane firepower that may be more than even the special agents of Libra can handle!

Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Volume 19
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested Retail Price: $10.99
Ido and Figure's long journey ends in Earth orbit, on the space city Ketheres, where they can see the world after the ZOTT with their own eyes. What is it Alita has brought into the universe? After a life of defiance, what meaning has she gained?
Wolf Magic
  • Distributor: Digital Manga Publishing
  • Suggested retail price: $12.95

Cool and popular Nagase has no problem getting men to respond to his good looks and charm! But has he ever really been adored? And why is his ultra-shy friend Higuchi suddenly on his mind every minute of the day?

Will a quiet florist find the man of his dreams during business hours? And can an innocent friendship blossom into full-blown romance?

From the New World Volume 6
  • Distributor: Vertical
  • Suggested retail price: $10.95

Saki and her schoolmates enjoy what they consider normal lives in a peaceful provincial setting. Only their village cannot be of this era. Its customs differ from those of any known in modern day Japan. The landscape, while familiar, is also much more constrained than what modern day maps may exhibit. So when six friends embark on a journey of mental and physical training, this fateful journey will lead them to a series of mind-shattering truths.

Underground Tokyo, creepier than ever, may be the conduit to humanity's last best hope: a unique WMD.

Hayate the Combat Butler Volume 24
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Poor Hayate Ayasaki is responsible for repaying his parents' 150 million yen debt. One Christmas, he meets a girl named Nagi, and after a series of misunderstandings, he somehow ends up working as her butler. Nagi covers for Hayate's debt, but has Hayate dug himself deeper into a different kind of hole? A hilarious tale of butlers, love and battles (?!).

Sherlock Bones Volume 7
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

From petty theft to grisly murders, Takeru and Sherdog have tackled any mystery that comes their way. But after the elite detective Kento Munkata makes an astute deduction as to the truth behind Takeru and Sherdog's relationship, Takeru is left to handle his greatest challenge yet without his canine companion! *** This time, Takeru and Kento team up to solve the murder of a stage actor in a classic whodunit. Does the detective duo have what it takes to catch the culprit without the aid of the deductive dog detective!

Seven Deadly Sins Vol. 4 - Farewell to the Deceased

Distributor: Kodansha Comics Suggested retail price: $10.99 The Grizzly Sin, King, is alive! Unfortunately, King not only refuses to help Meliodas, he declares Ban as his mortal enemy for having attained eternal life at the cost of the life of his sister Elaine. During a gripping confrontation between King and Ban, the fearsomely skilled Holy Knight Gila comes bearing startling disaster and devastation!

His FavoriteVolume 7
  • Distributor: Viz Books
  • Adult Releases

  • In the comic stores, its release date is August 20, 2014. For Amazon and Right Stuf, it's September 2, 2014.
  • Suggested Retail Price: $12.99

Awkward Yoshida's life got flipped upside down when the hottest guy in school started going out with him. Sato's feelings for Yoshida are as strong as ever, but is he really planning on revealing their relationship to the entire class? And when a new hot guy joins the cast, things start getting even weirder for Yoshida!

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Welcome to the 2nd week of September's DVD/Blu-Ray releases! It's a short selection this week. Out of the three, I'm only familiar with Tamako Market. Here's my two cents on the series. If you love slice of life shows with a bit of romance and comedy without the drama, this show is for you. It doesn't deal with too much school or romance much since it becomes ambiguous: Tamako can either go with Kanna or Mochizo. Also, there is another thing going on, a talking bird who thinks Tamako would make a good bride for his prince. In the end, the series focuses on Tamako and her town's activities. Listen to Me, Girls looks like a good title to try based on the summary. I can't judge a book by its cover after seeing the genres on it.

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.

Sources

Notes

None for this week.

DVD/Blu-Ray Releases

Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! - Complete Collection (Sub.Blu-Ray)

Distributor: Sentai Filmworks Suggested retail price: $59.98

When Yuta Segawa's sister and her husband disappear after a plane crash, it's up to him to raise her daughter and two stepdaughters. Yuta's world is forever changed and, having just started college himself, caring for three girls whose ages range from an innocent 3 to a world-wise 14 won't make it any easier. At least he can count on help from his friends, though how much help they'll be is debatable.

It will be an educational experience for everyone, and Yuta's nieces may not be the only ones screaming "Uncle" when this nuclear family undergoes a total meltdown!

  • Contains episodes 1-13. Special Features: Clean Opening & Closing Animations. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Tamako Market - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

Tamako knows just about everything there is to know about mochi, the traditional Japanese desert treats. When she's not attending her first year of high school, she even invents new flavors and varieties for Tama-ya, her family's mochi shop. School and growing up, on the other hand, are things that she's still trying to find the right recipe for. But with the help of her best friends Kanna and Midori, Tamako's determined to make the best of things.

It's complicated though, especially when it comes to emotions and her relationship with her best BOY friend Mochizo, whose family runs a rival mochi shop. And lately, Kanna's been feeling a little odd about her feelings towards Tamako as well. And what's with up with that strange bird fluttering around, the one that speaks fluent Japanese? It's all very mysterious and overwhelming, but at least Tamako always has one thing she can count on: no matter if your day's been good or bad, there's certain to be something sugary and delicious waiting at the end of every adventure!

  • Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Clean Opening & Closing Animations. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic DVD 8: Spooktacular Pony Tales (DVD)

Distributor: SHOUT FACTORY Suggested Retail Price: $14.98

Join your favorite residents of Ponyville - Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie and, of course, Spike - as they take on some of the spookiest adventures Equestria's ever seen! Time to gather around and hold on tight, because these exciting tales are a chillingly good romp!

Contains the following episodes:

  • Boast Busters
  • Stare Master
  • Luna Eclipsed
  • Sleepless In Ponyville
  • Castle Mane-ia
  • Bats!
Special Features: Sing-Along.
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