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I really dont know how or if I should do this?

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Hell Yeah! I finally reached 10,000 wiki points!

People I Thank

  • Dekken - He's the man with the boobs list. Quite a beauty of work. Creates a ton of Hentai pages along with the H crew.
  • BigHeart711 - Vanilla Angel who was part of H crew. He wrote some cool parts on the H page such as Oppai and Guro. I think his fave fetish is big boob, dark skinned elves.
  • Sonata - We hang out in the Hentai Club, watching nothing but messed up shows.
  • Takashichea - Bro is the best wiki mod, no the most hard working mod in the site doing all those archive things.

Goals

  • Reach 100,000 wiki points - I'm pretty lazy. Might take 2 years.
  • Be Top editor of Hentai page and overthrow Taka
  • Unleash the DFC revolution
I'll be king of the pirates
I'll be king of the pirates

Victory Music

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Welcome to this week's DVD/Blu-Ray releases! We got Miyazaki films, Death Note, and so much more.

Familiar Series

  • Tari Tari - Not much of a slice of fan, but this one had a serious theme and revolves around 5 teenagers who are finding their calling and struggling to fight to keep their school open. Some folks want to bulldoze their school for businesses.
  • Princess Mononoke - One of my favorite Miyazaki films of all time. I watched in 6th grade and immediately fell in love with it. None of the Miyazaki films even Spirited Away got me like this show. The big themes of this film is man vs nature. If you love fantasy and nature and breath taking backgrounds, try this film out.

Unfamiliar Series

  • Death Note - I haven't watched it yet. Most folks watched it either loved it or think it's overly hyped like other popular series. I'm open to anything.
  • Wind Rises - It's on my watch list because I wanted to watch all of Ghibli and Miyazaki films. These films have a message about war, nature, and such. It makes anime be an art work with a compelling message.

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 an adult DVD called Night of the Tentacles for this week. ANN and Amazon does not have it listed. Furthermore, there was no encyclopedia data on that show.
  • Right Stuf is releases Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Certain Magical Index, A Season 1.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases

Death Note - The Complete Series (DVD)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.82

Description:

Light Yagami is a genius high school student who is about to learn about life through a book of death. When a bored shinigami, a god of death, named Ryuk drops a black notebook called a Death Note, Light receives power over life and death with the stroke of a pen. Determined to use this dark gift for the best, Light sets out to rid the world of evil... Namely the people he believes to be evil.

Contains episodes 1-37. Special Features: Japanese Creators Interviews, Behind the Scenes with the Japanese Voice Cast, Production Art. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job. (Blu-Ray or DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai FilmworksSuggested retail price: $59.98 (Blu-Ray) $49.98 (DVD)

Description:

Raul Chaser never wanted to work in retail, but when the war against the Demons ended unexpectedly, the Hero Training Program he was in shut down. But although combat-trained Raul may feel out of place dealing with customers in a department store instead of dealing out death with hardened steel, his newest co-worker's culture shock is even worse. While Fino Bloodstone is ready, eager, and willing to please, she's also the daughter of the now-deceased Demon King! Not only are her social skills a little challenged, but it's going to be up to Raul and the staff to teach her the finer points of the human concept of a "pleasant shopping experience"... not to mention when it's proper to wear what kind of clothes and whose bed you can sleep in. And they'll have to do it quick, because there's a sinister major retail chain moving into the area with plans for global domination.

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

One Piece Season 6 Part 2 (DVD)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $39.98

Description:

Luffy's impulsive attack on Gecko Moria ends up costing the rubber-man something he can't live without - his shadow! When Zoro and Sanji find themselves in the same boat, the three fierce fighters must find a way to recapture what was lost, or face the possibility of death by sunlight. Luckily, their skeleton friend, Brook, knows the trick to defeating Moria's zombie army, and he'll gladly share the secret in exchange for a little help defeating a sinister zombie samurai! Meanwhile, Nami is kidnapped by an undead scoundrel who wants to make her his wife, and Usopp must rely on his natural state of negativity if he hopes to survive his encounter with a gothic Lolita and her ghostly minions. Hair-raising thrills are the story of the hour as the Straw Hats attempt to escape Thriller Bark with their shadows – and souls – intact!

Contains episodes 349-360. Special Features: Episode Commentary (352, 356), One Piece in the Booth, Textless Opening. Spoken Langauges: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Tari Tari - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

Description:

The last year of high school is always a time of both looking forward and looking back. Ahead of you lives the future, alternately bright and scary. Behind you lie memories, both happy and sad. And somehow, in the course of one year, you have to reconcile those two and decide where your life is going to go. For Wakana Sakai, who had started studying music, it's time to face the tragedy that made her abandon that path. For Sawa Okita, it's about her dreams of riding professionally. And for Konatsu Miyamoto, it's about bringing her friends together through the magic of song. Can something as simple as the formation of a chorus club really help solve the hurts and pangs that come with growing up? Can music bring people together despite their differences?

Contains episodes 1-13. Special Features: Japanese Blu-ray Spots, TV Commercials and Promos, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

The Wind Rises (DVD)
  • Distributor: Buena Vista Home Entertainment / Disney
  • Suggested retail price: $29.99

Description:

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic, and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo.

A Certain Magical Index Season 1 DVD/Blu-Ray

  • Distributor: FUNimation
  • Suggested Retail Price: $49.98

Kamijo is a student in Academy City, where people use science to develop supernatural abilities. The guy's got a lot of heart – luckily for a young nun named Index. She's on the run from a sorcery society that covets the astonishing 103,000 volumes of magical knowledge stored in her memory.

When Index stumbles into Kamijo's life, she finds a faithful friend and protector, and while Kamijo's easily the weakest kid in Academy City, he's got something else going for him: the Imagine Breaker, an unexplainable power stored in his right hand that negates the powers of others. With scientists and sorcerers attacking from all sides, the Imagine Breaker will definitely come in handy – but it's Kamijo's loyalty to Index that will be his greatest weapon in the fight to keep her safe.

Contains episodes 1-24. Special Features: Episode Commentary (3, 6, 14, 23), Textless Opening and Closing, Trailers. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Princess Mononoke DVD/Blu-Ray
  • Distributor: Buena Vista
  • Suggested Retail Price: $36.99

The march of technology, embodied in the dark iron forges of the ambitious Tatara clan, threatens the natural forces explicit in the benevolent Great God of the Forest and the wide-eyed, spectral spirits he protects. When Ashitaka, a young warrior from a remote and endangered village clan, kills a ravenous, boar-like monster, he discovers the beast is in fact an infectious "demon god," transformed by human anger.

Inflicted with its deadly curse, the young warrior sets out to the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. Once there, he becomes inextricably entangled in a bitter battle that matches Lady Eboshi and a proud clan of humans against the forest's animal gods - who are led by the brave Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves!

Special Features: Princess Mononoke in the U.S.A., Original Japanese Storyboards, Original Japanese Trailers, Original Japanese TV Spots, Featurette.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, French, English subtitles, French subtitles.

  • Distributor: Buena Vista
  • Suggested Retail Price: $36.99

Kiki is an enterprising young girl who must follow tradition to become a full-fledged witch. Venturing out with only her chatty black cat, Jiji, Kiki flies off for the adventure of a lifetime. Landing in a far-off city, she sets up a high-flying delivery service and begins a wonderful experience of independence and responsibility as she finds her place in the world.

Special Features: Introduction by John Lasseter, Ursula's Painting, Creating Kiki's Delivery Service, Producer's Perspective: Collaborating with Miyazaki, Scoring Miyazaki, Behind the Microphone, The Locations of Kiki's Delivery Service, Kiki & Jiji, Flying with Kiki & Beyond, Original Japanese Storyboards, Original Japanese Trailers.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, French, English subtitles, French subtitles.

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http://www.wattpad.com/story/25882273-atlantean-girl-survives

click the link and read the awesome story

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Whoa, I don’t know if there is a weekly manga quite like Magi. Seriously, reading these chapters reminded me a lot of One piece and Oda’s careful plotting, that seems to encompass a wide array of plot lines and characters.

Except that Magi proceeds at a far more rapid pace and gets so much more done within a single chapter than One Piece; in that regard one might call Magi the perfect One Piece/ Naruto blend.

THE CHAPTERS:
Judar and Hakuryuu launch their assault against Gyokuen and the capital of the empire.

MY THOUGHTS:
It is indeed a superior manga that can create villains whose perspectives are as interesting, if not more so, to follow as the protagonists; normally these last five chapters would have provided the perfect opportunity for me to grumble about how slow the series was progressing and the mangaka’s determination to keep us away from our heroes after months spent in Alma Toran.

Yet the rise of Hakuryuu is proving to be so much more intriguing than I would have expected.

+Hakuryuu
Hakuryuu is kind of like Agent Ward from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As a hero he was kind of wimpy, boring and way too whiny about the bad hand life had dealt him.

As a villain, he’s so much more confident, powerful and showing an immovable determination to succeed no matter the consequences; it is the fact that he has knowingly chosen his dark path that sets him apart from so many typically misinformed and misguided shonen villains.

Watching as he refused to succumb to the soothing power of Kouen’s phenex, instead shrugging off the hell his brother had thrust upon him in his attempt to protect Gyokuen, and marching into the capital despite the overwhelming odds was, well, very impressive.

And that isn’t even taking into account the level of intelligence he displayed in seemingly debilitating Al-Tharmen and building his force from nothing up to a few hundred men in mere days.

All in all, the only way Hakuryuu can lose his bad ass status is if Alibaba talks him down; which will not happen, not with the level of determination he has displayed.

+JUDAR
I don’t think we have ever seen Judar so bloody happy; he smiles, and not in that disturbing and nefarious manner. The dark magi seems to genuinely have thrown his lot in with Hakuryuu, loyalty and all. And clearly he enjoys the company of the young prince, with the interactions between the two no different from what we have seen between Aladdin and Alibaba.

There can be no end to the power he will have amassed by the time he makes his move against Sinbad, considering the fact that he is receiving direct tutelage from Margomett himself, the most powerful repository of magical knowledge in the realm.

+KOUEN
Chapter 246 further blurred the line between Kouen and Sinbad; it wasn’t as much about Kouen torturing his brother to protect Gyokuen but how far he was willing to go to prevent civil war and the manner in which Hakuryuu present his brother’s actions.

Both Sinbad and Kouen and megalomaniacs determined to mold the world with their ideals, and using whatever means possible to achieve their goals.

To an extent Sinbad comes out ahead, because Kouen is willing to work with Al-Tharmen to bring piece to the world…which is exactly what Hakuryuu ends up doing at the end of his battle with Gyokuen, now that I think about. He chooses to use Al-Tharmen’s power to achieve his revenge, which makes one wonder if Hakuryuu isn’t simply following in his brother’s footsteps.

  Magi is doing a great job of creating a three way conflict between some really impressive anti heroes. To an extent Aladdin and Alibaba are coming off as considerably less interesting characters.

RATING: 7/10, Magi is really raving up the excitement with this upcoming battle with Gyokuen, though I honestly can’t wait to be done with the entire flash back so we can see what Hakuryuu does next.

He’s a bit of a wild card these day.
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Both of these chapters were pretty much set up; they also managed to inject some excitement back into the manga. To be fair the new villains have done nothing to impress me so far.

And the fact that they take up so many panels with their boasting irritates me to not end; which makes what i witnessed an improvement in chapters 345 and 346, seeing as neither Grui nor Gaitan had that many opportunities to irritate me.

THE CHAPTERS:
Regis embarrasses Rael with his show of appreciation. Muzaka confronts Rai about the possibility of interfering in his battles with the werewolves.

MY THOUGHTS:

So the situation is about to evolve into a werewolf on werewolf war; I think this is for the best because we can momentarily shift the focus away from Rai and group, whose fights have, as of recent, developed a predictable pattern.

Not that that makes them any less interest; yet it would be fun to enjoy a clash that doesn’t include any of our favorite heroes, and in which we can get to see a set of wholly new techniques and moves play out.

If Crombell is standing behind Muzaka then we can probably brand him as the villain here, even if Grui and Gaitan are not exactly pleasant individuals. I think we can all expect Muzaka to come out ahead.

While not quite Rai’s equal, it is only natural that a former lord of the werewolves would stand superior to his former subordinates. That being said, considering all their boasting, I am curious to see what Grui and Gaitan can do.

And no matter what Muzaka asks of Rai, the Noblesse is obviously going to protect his friend if Grui and Gaitan come out ahead; which might explain how our heroes might become involved in this internal strife. 

RATING: 6/10, decent enough material; nothing to keep me at the edge of my seat but none the less building the tension for the coming battles quite nicely.
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Just a normal person saving their images...yep, thats it!

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Hello everyone, welcome to the Girls MATE Vol. 2 Posters Pinup spotlight! The last blog, Vol. 1, was done in August 9, 2014. This is relatively new magazine that came out this year. I'm showcasing the posters from this magazine as well as adding a bit of commentary on the shows to promote the discussions threads. That's all I have for now.

As for content, it's not ecchi like the Megami Magazine or the Nyantype Magazine's pin ups which I share in The Ecchi Club every month. I'm not sure what the contents are in the magazine. An example would be Newtype which has posters, booklets, character profiles, articles, and manga.

If you guys know what's the content, please let me know.

Posters

The cover for this Vol. 2 is Fate/stay Night UBW theme. It's a beautiful cover with 2 extremely popular and gorgeous main heroines of the franchise who rock the winter fashion.

If you are watching the anime this season, check by the Fate/Stay Night 2014 Discussion!

Next poster features the war maidens of Lord Marksman and Vanadis. In that franchise, beauty, strength, and revealing outfits are interwined. If you love ecchi and fantasy shows, check by the Lord Marksman and Vanadis. The anime doesn't have a compelling story or much character development.

The poster has two buxom ladies and an angry loli. I think Ellen made little Ludmilia angry again with the boob jokes.

This show is based on a trading card game. I haven't seen it yet. I believe Marshal Victory is only one in the community who had watched this show. I could be wrong there. Poster has cute, little girls enjoying conversation with a trapped girl in a card?

Swing by at the Selector Infected Wixoss Discussion if you are watching this show.

This show is created by Trigger which was well known for their original anime series, Kill la Kill. My impressions on this show is just a regular comedic, slice of life show with powers that has harem-like aspects to it if you seen how the episodes play out. For the poster, it's magical just like their powers with rainbows on top. Check out the Inou Battle Within Everyday Life Discussion if you are interested!

This is an anime original series created by a new company called Studio 3Hz. It's a very cute, slice of life show about a Noel (think she's an alien) who waits for her friend's return for a long time. As for the poster, this one is the worst one in this issue. Why are the gals look scared and uncomfortable? Noel always has this big smile in the anime. Check out the Sora no Method Discussion if you are interested.

Haven't seen this show yet. I was waiting for it to be legally simulcast. It never did. It's a shame. It's about a princess named Latifah who requests Seiya to help her make Amagi Brilliant Park, the best amusement park, as well as save the park from being shut down.

As for the poster, this is the only bikini and the most ecchi poster we have for this issue.

Thank you everyone, I hope you enjoy the posters. I'll upload to their wiki galleries for everyone. Please check out the discussion threads for these new shows, too.

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Welcome to this belated blog on this week's manga releases. Sorry for being late. School was heavy.

Unfamiliar Series

  • UQ Holder - I heard this series was a sequel to a harem series called Negima. Negima never interested me. In the battle forums, I was curious about UQ Holder. Sounds like it's good action manga series to try.
  • 07 Ghost - I seen this series a couple of times in the weekly manga releases. I like reading fantasy and action manga series since I started out as a Shonen fan. It is still on my To Read List.

I would love to hear your recommendations on the rest of the manga series featured this week. 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 released Blade of the Immortal back in Oct. 29. ANN and Amazon listed this week.

Manga Releases

07 Ghost Volume 13
  • 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. Teito joins the Black Hawks, unaware it is the very organization that has conspired to ruin his soul, end his life and revive the evil death god Verloren inside him. Using the military’s sinister laboratory, they intend to brainwash Teito into reviving Verloren himself! But Teito’s true past resurfaces when he coincidentally attends the funeral of his best friend, Mikage.

2. Volume 16
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL DOCTOR

Kokonoé’s plan comes to fruition, allowing him and Ohmori to evade execution while also creating a diversion for Sengoku and his friends to escape the clutches of Nishikiori. As they make their way back to the others, Yarai reaches Nishikiori’s camp where he comes to face the cold, hard truth about Kurusu-sensei’s condition. But seeing a chance to turn things in his favor, Nishikiori makes a deal with Yarai. Will Yarai go through with Nishikiori’s dastardly request for the chance to save the life of his teacher?

Rin-ne Volume 16
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Ever since a strange encounter when she was a child, Sakura Mamiya has had the power to see ghosts. Now in high school, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! When her mysterious classmate Rinne Rokudo shows up, Sakura finds herself following him into the amazing world between life and death! Sakura gets a postcard from the ghost of a boy who died years ago! Rinne and Rokumon head off to the beach to investigate…and find Ageha already there! The summer fun continues at camp, where Masato is up to his usual shenanigans. Will Rinne ever be able to enjoy his vacation?

Seven Deadly Sins Vol. 5: Signs of A Great Chaos

Distributor: Kodansha Comics Suggested retail price: $10.99

Four of the Sins have been reunited and it feels almost so good. Entering a fighting tournament where the grand prize is Diane's weapon, the unthinkable happens when the Sins and Holy Knights clash on stage! But who is the other faction of Holy Knights, dubbed the "New Generation", and what could this monstrous group of demon-like knights be planning?

UQ Holder Volume 3

Distributor: Kodansha Comics Suggested retail price: $10.99 Tota, Kuromaru, and Karin are on a mission protecting the poor residents of the slums when they come under fierce attack by powerful enemies who seem to specialize in hunting down and killing immortals. Tota and Kuromaru take a nasty beat down and in a moment of desperation, Tota finds a new power that may be great or terrible or both!

Omnibus

Air Gear Omnibus 4
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99
Ikki has officially made it in the world of Air Treck. After winning a big match against reivals Team Behemoth, Ikki and Team Kogarasumaru are the talk of the town... for better or worse. Fame brings a whole new set of challenges. Behemoth might be out of the picture, but now Ikki and his team have bigger fish to fry: overly-inflated egos, internet trolls, and legions of teams coming for their crown. Ikki and his riders might be on top of the world, but do they have what it takes to stay there?

Collects volumes 10-12 in omnibus format.
Fullmetal Alchemist Omnibus 9
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

As the Day of Reckoning dawns, the Elric brothers, their father Hohenheim, and all of their allies battle to the death against the homunculi's "father." The fate of the entire world hangs in the balance. To claim victory, some will have to make the ultimate sacrifice. When the dust clears, will a happy ending await our favorite characters in the final volume of Fullmetal Alchemist?


Collects volumes 25-27 in an omnibus format.
Samurai Executioner Omnibus 3Distributor: Dark Horse
  • Distributor: Kodansha
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.99

When an execution is ordered of a man backed by hundreds whose vital services the city of Edo cannot function without, the Shogunate government seems powerless to carry out the sentence lest the city descend into chaos. And so Yamada Asaemon, the Shogun's sword tester and executioner, must mete out justice unaided in a manner that will keep Edo from exploding!

Collects volumes 6-8 in omnibus format

Tsubasa, RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE 2
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.99
Syaoran and his companions continue their inter-dimensional travels in order to restore the memories of Princess Sakura and this time, they find themselves having adventures in two exciting and mystery-filled worlds. They first come to Jade Country - a cold, snow-covered land where the town of Spirit lives in fear of the legend of a 300-year-old princess who has been stealing the townspeople's children.

Following this, our worlds-spanning adventurers find themselves in Oto, where to earn money, they become hunters of demonic creatures called Oni. Will they be able to find more pieces of Princess Sakura's fragmented memories as they continue on through new and increasingly perilous worlds?

Adult Releases NSFW

  • A Murmur of the Heart is not available on Right Stuf this yet.
  • False Memories is listed on Right Stuf and not on ANN.
  • Apple and Honey was released on Right Stuf back in the week of October 7. ANN listed it this week.
A Murmur of the Heart
  • Distributor: Digital Manga Publishing
  • Suggested retail price: $12.95

Misawa, the physician, harbors an unrequited love for his friend and colleague Kazami, a surgeon. There's only one problem: Kazami is a known ladykiller. Misawa vows never to let Kazami know how he really feels until he meets Touno, an intern who can see right through him. Soon it's revealed that Kazami has a secret of his own. Where will this triangle lead and when will they ever find the time for love in their busy schedules?

False Memories Volume 2
  • Publisher - VIZ BOOKS
  • Suggested Retail Price: $12.99

Tsuda likes Nakano and Nakano likes Tsuda, but somehow the two keep missing each other at the pass. Amused by the awkward relationship between the two, Tsuda's coworker Saeki takes off with Nakano, leaving Tsuda to tear through the whole town in a panic to find them. But what happens when he finally does?

Also includes a short story about a fateful meeting for Saeki, the "eternal teenager."

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So I've been hovering and checking out the battles forum finding the place fun to read when I don't have much else to do so I thought it was about time to get involved and see if I can actually contribute to the battles

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4K Media announced that 4 Yu-Gi-Oh! series are going to be legally available on Crunchyroll, November 15, 2014. There will be English dubbed episodes and then, subtitled and local language versions in later months.

Yu-Gi-Oh!

  • Territories: all 4K Media territories except United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, San Marino and Vatican City.

Meet Yugi and his best buds Joey, Tristan and Téa. They share a love for the newest game that’s sweeping the nation: Duel Monsters!

Legend has it five thousand years ago, ancient Egyptian Pharaohs used to play a magical game very similar to Duel Monsters. This ancient game involved magical ceremonies, which were used to foresee the future and ultimately decide one’s destiny. They called it the Shadow Games. Since the game used so many magical spells and ferocious creatures, it wasn’t long before the game got out of hand and threatened to destroy the world. Fortunately, a brave Pharaoh stepped in and averted this cataclysm.

Now, in present times, the game has been revived in the form of playing cards.Giant monsters! Powerful magic! And ancient Egyptian legends!Yu-Gi-Oh! is one action-packed adventure series that holds all the cards! It’s your move!

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

  • Territories: all 4K Media territories excluding United States, Italy, San Marino and Vatican City.

Set several years after the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! series, GX follows a new generation of duelists at the prestigious Duel Academy—a highly competitive boarding school where pencils and books have been replaced by Duel Disks and monster cards! Still, it’s not just about making the grade for these up and coming students – it’s about becoming the next King of Games!

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's

  • Territories: all 4K Media territories excluding United States, Italy, San Marino and Vatican City.

The future of dueling is revving up! And with it begins a new legend! Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's!

Welcome to New Domino City! Once the playground to legendary duelist Yugi Muto, this sprawling metropolis has since been transformed into a futuristic society where dueling has kicked into overdrive. With recent technological advancements made by KaibaCorp, dueling has undergone a metamorphosis that has revolutionized the makeup and pace of the game! It’s now a heart-pounding, adrenaline-filled and fuel injected competition where duelists ride supercharged hyper cycles called Duel Runners and battle it out in hi-octane contests called “Turbo Duels.” The winners and losers aren’t just separated by skill and strength… but by SPEED!

However, for five special duelists, it's not just about winning or losing anymore - it's about survival, for they are the chosen "Signers" who have been marked by destiny to uncover the secrets of the five dragons! With new cards, new players and new adventures, you’d better start your engines and get set to duel! Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's – don’t let the revolution pass you by!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

  • Territories: all 4K Media territories except United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, San Marino and Vatican City.

Get ready to feel the flow as Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL takes dueling to the next level of excitement!

When aspiring duelist Yuma meets Astral, a mysterious visitor from another world, it seems like the perfect match: While Yuma requires Astral’s dueling expertise, Astral needs Yuma to gather 99 Number Cards that contain his lost memories. They would be dueling’s greatest tag team…. if they could only get along!

Our two heroes better get their act together because it’s time for the World Duel Carnival – the greatest tournament in history! With Yuma and Astral facing off against the world’s most skilled duelists, the stakes have never been higher… or more dangerous! And just when things can’t get worse, sinister new enemies emerge from the shadows to plunge the world into chaos!

Unstoppable new monsters! Magical spells and traps! Secrets revealed! Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL – New Rules, New Duels!

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Here's the PV and cast for this series!

Note: This news is a bit late. I'll post any new updates on any manga series getting anime adaptations. Then, BigHeart711, Acura Max, and I will create the discussion thread once the series has a definite date for a future season.

Plot

  • Genre: Food, Ecchi, Comedy

Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father's culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school!

Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress to the school that he belongs there at all?!

Viz Media

Cast

  • Director: Yoshitomo Yonetani
  • Series composition: Shogo Yasukawa (Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation)
  • Character design: Tomoyuki Shitaya (kissxsiss, Bakuman., Jinsei)
  • Sound director: Jin Aketagawa (Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara, Is the order a rabbit?)
  • Music: Tatsuya Kato (Free!, Celestial Method)
  • Anime production: J.C.STAFF

Sources

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Welcome everyone! Every season, I try my best to promote discussion threads. There are some threads of shows I watch, but it doesn't get much attention. It's all right because we have a small community. So I do little reviews just to promote it. Here's the discussion thread: Yona of the Dawn Discussion.

Plot

Episode 1 pretty much does what most site's synopsis had said. It's light spoiler, but you see everything sets up in just the first episode. I briefly summarize.

Yona is a princess of a kingdom called Kouka who lives with her father, King Il, and her bodyguard, Son Hak. With the arrival of Son-Won and guests for Yona's birthday, Yona tries to muster courage to confess to Son-Won. Though, her father forbids her from marrying Soo-Won without any reason given. Afterwards, Yona finds her father slain by Soo-Won who usurps the throne. Having lost her status, Yona suffers a breakdown while Son Hak does his best to protect her life.

The story of the series follows Yona and her group of all men in how they deal with Soo-Won. Watch it legally at Cruncyroll: http://www.crunchyroll.com/yona-of-the-dawn

Why Should You Watch it?

This is an interesting anime series. I first thought it was a reverse harem. I just look at the cover and saw one girl with a lot of guys. I was surprised it wasn't. It was an adventure genre with a female protagonist. We haven't had a lot of female protagonist driven series that doesn't feature a lot of fan service or sexualizes the characters. I still remember Kill la Kill, and it was a bit controversial for its type after many argue it paved the way for strong women.

Besides the gender, the anime has a cool setting and names. I haven't seen Korean names (I think it's Korean) being used in anime. Plus, I believe this show is a Shoujo adaptation. It's rare to see new Shojo shows these days. My last Shoujo shows was World is Still Beautiful and Wolf Girl & Black Prince. You see harem, comedy, and slice of life shows every season. It's nice to see a different show for a refreshing change.

Flaws So Far

Without spoiling new viewers, it has been heavy with flashbacks. Flashbacks are great for building characters and making the audience attach to the characters. When you dedicate whole episodes to flashback, you are doing more TELL and not SHOW. The Show Not Tell element is to weed out unnecessary scenes and get to the point when storytelling gets slow. (feel free to correct me. I'm not much a literary major). With episode 1 and 2, I already saw their relationships. You don't need to keep hammering it in episode 3.

In Summary

If you want something new, Yona of the Dawn is an action, adventure, and fantasy type of Shojo series with heavy romance elements. Animation is beautiful. Blood is shown, but it's not a gorey show. It's a serious show that doesn't rely on fan service. There are instances of chibi and Manga Iconography used to break tensions.

Thank you everyone. I hope you try it if your preferences match up. I hope to see folks in the Yona of the Dawn Discussion or in the episode reviews. I have to write up the episode 1-6 review in order to catch up.

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This latest arc of Nanatsu no Taizai reminds me of the pain arc from Naruto; we had several great battles on an ever growing scale, with the stakes growing higher and higher, until the villain was finally defeated with a last minute move.

And all the pain and destruction, specifically the death suffered throughout the conflict, was more or less reversed, making for a somewhat happy ending.

THE CHAPTER:
The Kingdom celebrates the victory of the Seven Deadly Sins. Ban gets a new outfit and decides to make for the Fairy King’s Forest.
Has anyone ever given any thought to Escanor? As the last of the Seven Deadly Sins, it is odd how little of him we actually hear, not among Deadly Sins fans, and not even in conversation from the six Deadly Sins that have been introduced to the story so far.

So we finally come to the start of a new arc; it looks like Ban is still hung up on Elaine, King’s sister and intends to go to the Fairy King’s Forest to revive her, the same forest that, we learnt, burned down while King was away.

Which means there will be no Ban Vs. Meliodas fight to look forward to, at least not for the foreseeable future. That brings up questions about his goals in this matter, what secrets the goddesses clan imparted upon him and how he intends to use them to resurrect the dead.
The chapter didn’t really provide any major reasons to get excited over Ban’s activities and this new arc. But things will probably pick up as more is revealed about Elaine’s death, her connection to the goddess clan and how Ban’s plans might back fire.

RATING: 6/10, simple enough chapter, nothing to get excited over. A surprising number of characters were pretty somber about the fact that they survived Hendricksend, though it might have more to do with the terrible actions they took in his name.
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I really tried hard to like Nobunagun and it did nothing to justify that hard work; I find anime in this vein a little irritating, those series that think they can pretty much sail through to success while doing very little to stand out.

I cannot tell if Nobunagun didn’t try hard enough or it simply tried too hard.
THE PLOT
Shio Ogura is a Japanese high school student who is visiting Taiwan on a school trip when she is suddenly attacked by monsters. Agents known as "E-Gene Holders" from the government agency DOGOO arrive, wielding weapons infused with the spirits of historical figures. Shio is revealed to be an E-Gene Holder when the soul of Oda Nobunaga awakens after she tries to rescue a friend.
MY REVIEW:

I really, REALLY, wanted to like Nobunagun, mostly because the anime presented itself as something that could be different if I only persevered through the first few episodes. And I am starting to realize how annoying that is, those anime series that simply refuse to put their best foot forward and expect viewers to slog through several episodes of substandard material just to get to the good stuff. 

And I don’t even think that that description categorizes Nobunagun.

+The Good
The first episode was great. Nobunagun tries hard to stand out and, aesthetically it does just that, with its rich saturated colors and slightly strange character designs that, to an extent, reminded me of Soul Eater. 
 
And maybe i expected a similar gem in Nobunagun. There are enough pieces already in their proper place by the third episode to make for a decent anime. The Alien invasion storyline actually provides enough potential for what could have been an interesting season, the clash between invading forces from outer space and history’s greatest names. 
 
The animation was decent enough to warranty some enjoyment, specifically regarding the action spectacle, primarily the use of special alien weapons. 
 
All in all, a lot of potential to produce a unique series with a fairly captivating story, with the primary attraction being the different characters and their interactions.

+The Bad
Take away the visual appeal and the answer would be: everything. Here’s the thing about the word ‘potential’. It doesn’t actually mean anything, not as far as the real world is concerned. 
 
Potential speaks of the possibility or promise of something coming into being; and in entertainment promises do not mean much. 

Nobunagun pretty much wastes any potential it might have boasted in the first episode. 
 
The characters are pretty bland. Shio Ogura is nothing special as far as main characters are concerned and could be the worst of the series’ entire cast, falling behind less important characters that receive considerably less screen time. 
 
The humor falls flat most of the time and the primary plot is mostly wasted; Nobunagun promises a series in which young heroes are summoned to take upon themselves the strength of powerful historical figures with the aim of contending with an alien invasion.
 
A fairly attractive premise. 
 
Except that these historical figures are rarely present and their influence is not only absent but mostly irrelevant; this reduces the series to just another ‘teens with special powers fighting alien invaders’ anime.

+Verdict:
Nabunagun isn’t really worth the bother; chances are, with the right viewer, it could entertain. However do not expect anything noteworthy. Nobunaga the Fool manages to come out slightly ahead in this year’s Nobunaga related anime race.
RATING: 4/10, one can see the effort that went into creating Nobunagun, effort wasted on a pointless plot and bland cast of characters. So much wasted potential, especially regarding the historical elements.
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Welcome everyone, it's a small selection this week.

Familiar series

  • My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy (Noucome for short) - It's a comedic harem series with mild fan service. It revolves around Kanade who has a curse, a curse that forces him to pick random 3 choices. Otherwise, he gets an insufferable migraine. It's one of those series I believe that works better without the harem aspect.
  • Gurren Lagann - For folks love mechs, fan service with lots of Gainax Bounce, over the top fight scenes, and drama. I seen it back in spring 2013 prior to Kill la Kill which aired in fall 2013. Loved both series.
  • Sailor Moon - I would recommend to any audience. It doesn't matter what gender. Guys can enjoy Sailor Moon. It may seem girly, but it has some stuff that wouldn't appeal to children. I haven't finish the series. It's a good start for fans who hasn't dive into the magical girl genre. You can also check out Madoka which deconstructs the magical girl genre after you watch most of Sailor Moon.

Unfamiliar series

I'm interested in two shows:

  • Patema Inverted - I'm in the mood for sci-fi lately due to Psycho Pass 2 and recent experiences with shows that made touch the surface of the Sci-Fi genre in anime.
  • Time of Eve - After reading the synopsis, Chobits came to my mind first. I haven't finished Chobits. I'm interested in the sociological and psychological aspect of humans and androids.

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

  • Gurren Lagann and Time of Eve are listed on Right Stuf and ANN but not Amazon.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases

Gurren Lagann (Blu-Ray 1)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98
This is the story of a man who has yet to realize what destiny holds in store for him...
In the distant future, mankind has lived quietly and restlessly underground for hundreds of years, subject to earthquakes and cave-ins. Living in one such village are two young men: Simon, who is shy and naive; and Kamina, who believes in the existence of a "surface" world above their heads. The destiny of these two starts moving drastically when the ceiling of their village falls in, and a gigantic "Gunmen" and a beautiful girl named Yoko, wielding a superconductive rifle, come from the surface. Together, Kamina, Simon, and Yoko ride the mecha "Lagann" that Simon digs out of the ground, and fly up to the surface!

  • Contains episodes 1-5 plus a double-sided poster and a 16-page booklet featuring creator interviews and an illustration gallery!
  • Special Features: Textless Opening and Ending, Episode 5 Preview (On-Air Version).
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
High School DxD New (Season 2) (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $64.98, $69.98 (Limited Edition)
Issei Hyodo is back with all of his voluptuous friends, only this time he has more power than ever before. With the Excalibur swords and the Archangel Michael joining him in battle against the deadliest of foes yet, only time will tell if the Occult Research Club continues to thrive or if new leadership is needed to usher in a new magical era.
My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy (Blu-Ray) or (DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98 (Blu-Ray), $49.98 (DVD)
Due to a strange curse called Absolute Choice, Kanade Amakusa's life has turned into a "choose your own adventure" game from Hell. Series of options that seem designed to cause him the maximum possible duress and/or public embarrassment randomly appear in front of him, and if he doesn't choose one he suffers agonizing pain. Needless to say, his resulting bizarre behavior has already branded him as one of his school's five worst social misfits, and things get even weirder when he chooses one of the strangest options yet: "have a beautiful girl fall from the sky."

Not only does the adorable Chocolat drop on him like a bag of bricks, but she seems to have been sent to help remove the curse! Only, she can't remember how because she has amnesia. But it has something to do with missions he has to perform, and if he fails to achieve the objective of any of them, he'll be stuck with the curse for life!

  • Contains episodes 1-11.
  • Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Patema Inverted (Blu-Ray) or (DVD)
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $34.95 (Blu-Ray), $29.95 (DVD)
Princess Patema lives in an underground world, but one day tumbles headlong into a void and out into the wide open world above the surface. Age is a student on this surface world when he spies Patema hanging upside-down from a tree. He pulls her down to safety, struggling to keep her earthbound. Together they master the art of navigating competing gravitational forces and set out to discover the secret that keeps their worlds apart.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Sailor Moon - Season 1 Part 1 (DVD)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.82
Usagi Tsukino is a cheerful 14-year-old schoolgirl who often finds herself in unwanted trouble. One day, she saves a talking cat named Luna from some mean kids, and her life is changed forever. Luna gives Usagi a magic brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon, defender of love and justice! Now Usagi must work with Luna to find the other Sailor Guardians and the Moon Princess, whose Legendary Silver Crystal is Earth's only hope against the dark forces of the evil Queen Beryl!

  • Contains episodes 1-23.
  • Special Features: Convention Highlights, Trailers.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3 - Complete Collection (Sub.Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98
When Yura Yamato's roommate Sonora asks her to join her club, it quickly becomes clear that the girls of Stella Women's Academy are VERY different. It turns out that she belongs to a club known as C3 (which stands for Command, Control and Communications) whose main afterschool activity is playing survival games! It's not a typical teenage girl pastime, but Sonora and her trigger-happy friends are seriously into it. The question that puts her in the crosshairs of a dilemma is if she has what it takes to join up, stand up, and deliver in the face of friendly fire.

  • Contains episodes 1-13.
  • Special Features: Clean Opening & Closing Animations.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Welcome to the Space Show (Blu-Ray) or (DVD)
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $29.95 (Blu-Ray), $19.97 (DVD)
While looking for their missing class pet, a rabbit named Pyon-Kichi, five elementary school kids on a school trip find and rescue a dog that turns out to be an alien. He invites them to visit the moon as a reward for helping him. However, through a strange series of events, they become stranded and must make their way across the galaxy to get to his home world and then return to Earth.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Time of Eve: The Movie Blu-ray (Hyb)
  • Distributor: Pied Piper
  • Soundtrack CD ($34.95), Deluxe Edition + Soundtrack CD ($59.95),
Influenced by the Robot Ethics Committee, it's become common sense for people to treat androids like household appliances. Their appearance - indistinguishable from humans except for the ring over each android's head - has led some people to empathize unnecessarily with androids. Known as "android-holics", such people have become a social problem.

Rikuo, a high school student, has been taught from childhood that androids are not to be viewed as humans, and has always used them as convenient tools. One day Rikuo discovers some strange data in the behavior records of his family's household android, Sammy. Rikuo and his friend Masaki trace Sammy's movements, only to discover a mysterious cafe that features a house rule that "humans and robots are to be treated the same"...

Includes the short films Pale Cocoon and Aquatic Language, plus the official soundtrack.

Special Features: Seven Bonus Videos (Interviews, Behind the Scenes, Opening Day), Audio Commentary, Art Gallery.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, French subtitles, German subtitles, Italian subtitles, Spanish subtitles, Portuguese subtitles, Chinese subtitles, Russian subtitles. Hebrew subtitles for movie and short films only.
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Last Saturday was the premiere of Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction on Cartoon Network. I was at home, babysitting my neighbor's child who wanted me to watch the movie with her. This blog is just a diversion for me to take a break from school, wiki projects, and other forum moderation.

Summary

Ash and his crew run into Diancie who is being pursued by thieves. Once Ash and his crew save Diancie, they become Diancie's body guards on her royal adventure to seek out Xerneas. Diancie is on a quest to receive Xerneas powers in order for her to make the heart diamond which save her kingdom.

Can Ash and his gang get Diancie to save her kingdom?

Verdict

It has been a long time since I watched a Pokemon film. I stopped at Heroes.

Beware of Spoilers!

Good

  • It's a good film for children. It had that Ghibli vibe. I get into that when we get to the bad section. Teaches kids to respect mother nature and to be altruistic. Ash and his gang just help Diance out of their good heart without truly knowing her.
  • Mega Evolution and Pokemon Fun: Besides Diance cheating and making her mega stone, I thought it was cool seeing her Mega Evolve. It was nice to see the final evolutions of the Kalos starters along with trainers who cosplay. You got a fire mage and a water shinobi. It's a bit strange Serena, Ash, and Clemont didn't have any new Pokemon. Their group is a bit smaller than Ash's past groups.

Bad

  • Lack of a Climax: My main problem with Ponyo and Totoro was that their climax was not much of hi stake conflict. It resolves too easily and peaceful. That's why I had a Ghibli vibe from this film. The action for the final fight against Yveltal was lack luster. Xerneas just showed up, and Yveltal left without any resistance. That was it.

Bizarre

  • Continuity Errors: Didn't Ash and his crew see Xerneas in the series during the Pokemon camp arc? They shouldn't be surprised at Xerneas like they saw it for the first time.
  • Diancie isn't provoking the crowd to look at her as a legendary Pokemon. No one is at awe with her, taking pictures of her, or gather around her. She walks in a busy mall. People regarded as a regular Pokemon. I felt that was odd because Mew, Celebi, and others were so secretive and elusive, avoiding human contact.

All in all, it was a good film for young Pokemon fans. For the older audience, it's doesn't match up to the older films in terms of action and story. The music in the film is forgettable.

Thanks everyone! I hope you enjoy the film.

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Hi guys. I'm bored Wanna roleplay?

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I walked around the castle anxiously, somewhat fearful yet interested in the new patients. One was a really nice and pretty green haired swordswoman. She came in with what appeared to be a demon at first glance, though both were out cold and being carried by other people. He still gave me the chills when I treated him or checked up on him. He wasn't mean or anything, quite sweet and nice actually. He just looked so scary.

Anyway, they both seem to have been bitten by a form of insect poison. The female had been bitten by a swarm of blister beetles, while the demon had been bitten by far more than a mere swarms numbers entail. But it shouldn't have affected him as bad as it did.

I just finished the serum to cure the poison within these two. I just gave it to the girl and she should be perfectly fine by tomorrow morning. But, the Demon however..... Is another story. His blisters are even worse and he has begun to scream at the application of the cure.

"Aahhhhh! G-get it o-off! Please! It has wa -AGHHHHHH!" I got the implication of his words. Water can't touch him, or else he'll be hurt and after a while die. I began to quickly but gently scrape of the serum I made and sighed. 'All that time and herbs put to waste' I thought to myself.

He looked at me scrupulously before asking me the request of a lifetime. "I know you're a fire wielder. I can smell it, your scent is of igneel the fire dragon. You have powerful flames in you. Sorry please, I need you to burn me with your fire magic." I gawked at him before nodding slowly in nervous willingness.

I got into my horse stance for my attack and then, I went for it. "KAIRYU NO HOKO!" Fire shot in a waving blast from my mouth and at the demon setting him a light.

Then, as I watched in anticipation. He simply stood up and twirled. Like a dancer, it was the oddest sight I had seen in awhile. He then walked over calmly with a smile and laughed before bending down to my eye level.

"Your powerful and skilled, I ain't the captain. But..... " He smirked and had the look of a child in a candy store." Wanna join me and the others in the Delta Pirates? "

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Ajax P. O. V.

I wondered the castle in awe, the gitty dessert breeze blowing in my face. Hapatchori was with Ace back in town. So with a affirmative grip on Excalibur, I marched on. I had heard that a new pirate crew was docking, so me and Ace were gonna ask to join. I looked around the castle until I reached the lobby and caught view of the group. It was a green haired girl with swords, a blonde wearing a suit, and what I assumed to be the captain Silvia.

I trotted over to them as they were talking and walking out of the lobby. "O-oi! Pardon me good fellows and ladies, but are you the Delta Pirates per chance?" The captain Silvia walked up to me and almost immediately I could sense her dark aura, though I said nothing.

"We are. And you? Why do you wish to speak with us? " I swallowed hard and began. " Me and a friend of mine wish to join your ranks mi lady. We will serve you with our lives or else commit seppuku else wise at our betrayal. "She smiled and nodded motioning for me to follow her.

" Alright, I will hold you to that promise. Else wise I'll kill you myself. "The blonde swooned over her as we walked. " So viscous my lovely Silvia Schwan! " She snorted with amusement and I smiled happily. 'In think I made a great choice in crews'.

Ace P. O. V.

I grinned wide as I saw the signal from Ajax. A white flash above the deltas ship. I ran over and mounted Hapatchori with no effort and flew him over to the ship just as it was pulling out of the docks. I landed, laughing all the while on the main deck. Hapatchori whinnied in exhilaration and I patted his neck before jumping off and sending him off.

As he took off, a tall redheaded man sauntered out of the cargo hold and looked me over in mild curiousity. I waved grinning and he smiled a fanged grin before summoning a fireball in hand and throwing it at me. I caught it with a smile and announced, " I'm Ace, Ajaxs other ally and new member of the Delta Pirates. "He sighed and chuckled." Welcome, I'm Axel by the way, got it memorized? I'm the official swordsman. And now a fellow Pyro to you.... "He smirked and then like it was simply normal to do, he raised his hand and opened a dark hole in... Well. The air and walked through it, portal closing behind him.

I simply blinked in surprise at what happened before shrugging it off and walking into the lounge of the ship to meet the rest of my new family.

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