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Hello everyone, this is a progress report on what we saved. All active wiki editors are currently backing up data on their computer, Gdoc, Drop Box, Imgur while some are transferring to Wikia. We highly recommending backing up data first rather than transferring to Wikia since it requires more time to convert it and format it due to different coding systems.

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  • The official Anime Vice Wikia that Tom Pinchuk has personally created. Daniel, myself, Dekken, and Cloudguy are Admins. Right now, we are busy. We'll straighten out wiki policies after April 8th.
  • Comic Vine - Anime Vice's sister site. PikaHyper had contacted myself, and we made arrangements. If you like that, please contact me and PikaHyper so we get you settle in. That way you won't get hit by the Comic Vine's copyright and plagiarism policy.
  • Various Wikia sites

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What We Finished

The links goes to the wiki editors' lists and blogs of what they had done.

Cloudguy's Finished List

  • Naruto characters and episodes
  • Korra and Avatar characters and episodes
  • Angel Beats
  • Clannad (characters and episodes)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (characters and episodes)
  • Death Note (characters and episodes)
  • Blue Exorcist (characters and episodes)
  • Soul Eater (characters and episodes)
  • Devil is a Part Timer!
  • Gurren Lagann

Taichokage's List

  • Akame ga Kill characters

BigHeart711's List

  • Wooser Episode Summaries

Dekken's List

  • See blog for all anime caps and profile portraits


  • Bleach
  • Toriko


  • Medaka Box
  • Toriko

What I finished

  • BigHeart711's Non Wooser pages
  • Gokugx's pages
  • Falbium's pages
  • Eva_01's pages (Kars and Wamuu)
  • CosmicKNight75
  • Annabanana's Fairy Tail characters, Buster Keel, Beezlebub
  • OverLordArgeist's pages
  • Iju's pages
  • My Episode summaries along with characters: Pet Girl of Sakurasou, Btooom, Fate/Zero, Kill la Kill, Oreimo, Binbogami-ga/Good Luck Girl
  • Dekken's wiki
  • BigHeart711's non Wooser pages
  • Taichokage's God of High School, D. Grayman, Toriko, Yu Yu Hakusho, Seven Deadly Sins, Magi
  • Reiyo's Durarara and DBZ subs
  • Attack on Titan characters + Summaries
  • Dream's wiki subs
  • SnowyMountain reviews + wiki subs
  • MadnessReaver's wiki subs
  • Auron570 and my Tari Tari project


  • Roundtables - Here's the Gdoc. Can't really transfer it to the new forum site well on my end.

In Progress

  • Old Team wiki Projects for Taka and his teammates (see To Do List) - I'm currently working on the rest of it.
  • La storia della Arcana Famiglia - Taichokage
  • Gurren Lagann - Cloudguy
  • World Trigger - DestinyHeroKnight
  • Dekken - images (see his blog)
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News fron ANN tells that the next issue of Young King Ours features the news that an anime version of Drifters is currently in the works. Along with the news A production site for said anime has gone up featuring the first Key Visual along with a twitter account belonging to the main villan himself.

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I don't know if this will work, but I thought I should give this a try. First off, I'm writting a fanfiction on Tiger & Bunny Wiki. It's called Kid Whirlwind. Here's a link:

I also created a wiki called Charmed the Wiki.

I just hope you like them.

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Trying to figure out how I'm going to do this...


  • Majikoi - Just normal anime caps.
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Hey guys and gals! It's another weird idea/question I had with a trend. Thanks to Taichokage and the folks at the The Seven Deadly Sins Discussion (Manga) discussion for the inspiration.

These are the four franchises that I think of (I forgot about Toriko until Taichokage reminded me).

Beware of spoilers!

Shaman King
In Shaman King, there is a device called Oracle Pager which measures how much Furyoku a person has. It's like their energy level to summon spirits, fuse them for Oversoul, etc. This series is an example that it does and does not matter. In one of the fight with Tao Ren and Hao's followers, Tao ignores the numbers. (my memory is blurry. He was doing well until they reveal the numbers. He got his butt kicked) When it does matter, Yoh mentions how much Hao has, in the millions, making the unbelievably difficult to beat Hao.
The only way to increase one's Furyoku is near death experiences or getting revived after being killed.
Dragon Ball Z
Raditz along with Frieza's men has those power scouters to measure. This is a case where numbers don't really matter since Goku and the gang can hide their power level. Goku has demonstrated he is man who passes his limits.
Capture Level plays a huge part. There are some Gourmet Beasts with unknown levels. It's guarantee to determine and stratify the power levels of Gourmet Beasts.
The Seven Deadly Sins
I just found out this series has used a number system. I haven't read the manga. You guys can fill me in. Looks like in Toriko's case, numbers do matter.

Thanks everyone. Please share your thoughts.


If you know any franchises that involves numbers and power levels, let us know!

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

How can the chapter end like that? I mean, seriously. 

Considering last week’s fairly tame chapter, I expected this week’s chapter to rise several notches higher in terms of entertainment. 

But having the commandments jump into action so suddenly was unexpected; AND I WANT MORE.

Elation over the defeat of the Albion is short lived as Galan prepares for his assault against Camelot.


Then again, maybe I only found this chapter enticing because of last week’s lackluster King-oriented plot. That doesn’t make chapter 119 any less entertaining. But I can’t help but wonder if my excitement for the chapter isn’t being driven by my determination to thoroughly enjoy Nanatsu no Taizai every week.

I guess that answers things; my initial reaction upon watching Hendy and Dreyfus unleash the ten commandments was to presume that they had been essentially play-fighting during the finale of the previous arc.

This chapter more or less cements the fact that he was being controlled by Dreyfus in someway. I am not certain which is better: having Dreyfus control Hendy or the two working as partners?

I foresee a Griamore/Hendricksen clash, on account of what the son will believe Hendy to have done to his father.

The idea of Hendricksen joining the sins to save the kingdom is intriguing. Though I foresee his death in a Dreyfus-style sacrifice.

-The Ten Commandments
The battle is here, and I couldn’t be more excited. Galan looks like a decent first opponent; though I would have preferred that Hawk not reveal Galan’s stats or mention the fact that his power made Demon Hendy look like a puppy.

I want us to learn firsthand, along with the sins, just how powerful Galan is when he first engages with them. That being said, that power level is just ridiculous.

It is one thing for Hendricksen to almost exceed the Sin’s combined power. Galan surpasses the whole lot of them by a massive margin.

And this is inclusive of the mighty Merlin-who will finally get to fight.

Sufficing to say, the sins do not stand a chance. Not merely against Galan but the commandments as a whole. The same commandments whose abilities are essentially depleted, and yet Galan can somehow muster a power level of 26,000.

RATING: 7/10. This chapter was great. And hey, it seems Gowther is still in the game. I honestly didn’t notice the fact that Slader brought him along. Next week is going to be one hell of a party.

HIGHLIGHTS: Galan’s appearance.
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Welcome to the final blog! I added the Quick Picks name back to honor Geo and BigHeart711 and their work. Gia Manry started the project back in 2009 and then Geo picked it up. He passed it down to me and BigHeart711 back in 2012. Geo had BigHeart711 and myself PM Tom the weekly Quick Picks and put it on the front page. 3 years went into this project to promote the industry and getting people to buy manga and DVDs/BDs legally. The reason I dropped the name Quick Picks because my partner got busy with school. I didn't want to burden him. I went solo in 2013 and adopted the name, Weekly DVD/BD Releases and Weekly Manga Releases and split the workload in half since manga was generally more heavier. I did manga releases later in the week rather than on Tuesday which was mostly school day for me.

I thank you everyone for your support.




Armitage II - The Complete Saga DVD
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $29.98
Armitage is a brash cybernetic cop who sports a racy wardrobe and an attitude to match. Patrolling an unruly metropolis on Mars, she's got a grudge against a society where androids are at the mercy of unsympathetic humans. In the original OVAs - also coalesced as the feature film Poly Matrix - Armitage risks everything to hunt down a vicious android killer and solve the secret to her existence. The sequel, Dual Matrix, finds her in an over-charged battle to save her loved ones from an obsessive doctor and his deadly Armitage replicas.
Place to Place - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98
Everyone has a circle of friends they hang out with.​ But even within a small group there are smaller groups of friends,​ best friends and - here's where it gets complicated - boyfriends and girlfriends.​ Sometimes relationships just develop in a way where you're not exactly sure what you are to the other person,​ which is the problem Tsukimi has when it comes to Io.​

Io's as tall and easygoing as Tsumiki is short in both temper and stature,​ but he also seems to be totally clueless about how she's starting to feel.​ Yet,​ at times,​ he's almost too affectionate.​ It's just confusing and irritating.​ Their prankster friends Mayoi and Sakai aren't much help,​ especially Mayoi,​ as it gives her one more thing to tease Tsumiki over.​ Hime,​ the fifth member of their usual gang of five,​ isn't much better,​ because she's not really well-connected to reality anyway.​ That leaves Tsumiki stuck in a quandary.​ Are she and Io just best friends?​ Is it worth risking that for what Tsukimi wants?​ It's a puzzle she'll have to solve as they live from one moment to the next.​

Contains episodes 1-12 plus OVA episode 13.​

Special Features: Clean Opening Animation,​ Clean Closing Animation.​

Spoken Languages: Japanese,​ English subtitles.​
Pokémon: Black & White: Adventures in Unova - Set 2 (DVD)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $26.95

Our heroes prepare to enjoy the next chapter of their exciting adventures as Ash decides to return home to the Kanto region, and Iris and Cilan join him for an exciting cruise through the Decolore Islands! As our heroes journey from island to island, they meet new friends, new challenges, and even new Pokemon, as well as the occasional run-in with Team Rocket. And finally, a visit to Pallet Town to see family and friends shows just how enduring Ash's dreams really are!

Contains episodes 26-45.

Spoken Lanugages: English.

School Rumble - Season 1 + OVA [S.A.V.E.]
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $29.98
While there is a decided lack of rumble in School Rumble,​ there are more hilarious humdingers than any single dinger can hum… Look that one up! And while there is a truck full of pigs,​ a giraffe,​ flying saucers and crazy dream sequences,​ none of that’s even close to what this show’s about.​ (Though I would probably watch that show,​ too.​) Here’s what you need to know: Sophomore cutie Tenma is completely crushed on classmate Karasuma past the point of freakin’ out.​ Tough guy Harima,​ with his own delinquent style of freak,​ has a long-standing crush on Tenma… And Karasuma?​ Can you say clueless?​ He’s pretty much all about the curry.​ Mmm… Curry.​ With enough tangled triangles for an entire semester of geometry,​ just keep in mind… School Rumble – The absolutely funniest show you’ll ever see that’s not about anything that rumbles… Ever!
School Rumble: 2nd Semester [S.A.V.E.]
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $29.98
Student Council's Discretion
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98
At Hekiyo Academy, all but one of the Student Council members are elected via popularity contests, and since teenagers think with hormones more often than intellects, those seats are filled by the attractive derrieres of the school's most beautiful girls! That makes things extra rough on the one student chosen for academic scores, because besides being the council's only male member, one of Ken Sugisaki's main assignments is writing stories informing the student body about the many achievements of their Student Council.

To do that he'll have to manipulate the truth just a bit, and given that Ken's a besotted fan of dating video games who fantasizes about his fellow council members as his "harem", things tend to get even more out of hand. Plus, exactly who's going to be the leading lady is up for debate, as immature Kurimu, tomboyish Minatsu, twisted Chizuru, and "boy's love" obsessed Mafuyu are all trying to add their own particular spins even as their jealous rivals in the Journalism Club aim to shoot them down!

Contains episodes 1-12.

Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works - Box 1 [Import]
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $498.98
Fuyuki City, a city surrounded by sea and mountains, becomes the setting for an ancient ritual. Seven masters are given control of heroic spirits in order to realize the mythical Holy Grail, which is said to grant its owner any wish. These heroic spirits or servants represent legendary heroes of various classes: "Saber," "Lancer," "Archer," "Rider," "Caster," "Assassin," and "Berserker." Each masters will enter into a contract with their chosen servants and battle the others to the death until only one pair remain... This is the "Holy Grail War."

The young and capable mage, Rin Tohsaka, prepares for her long-awaited Fifth Holy Grail War to begin... With her servant Archer, Rin enters the Holy Grail War as the sole heir to the prestigious Tohsaka family after her father's death. But when Shirou Emiya, a boy from Rin's school, unwittingly becomes a Master and is fatally wounded in battle, she has no choice but to save him. With Shirou and his servant Saber, Rin sets out to strike down the conspiracies surrounding the Holy Grail War. Will the Holy Grail bless Rin and Shirou's path toward victory or will they be cursed with defeat?

Contains episodes 0-12, plus a wall scroll illustrated by original character designer Takashi Takeuchi, a soundtrack CD, a 50-page deluxe booklet including staff interviews, production materials, and more (special English translation included), and an exclusive novel written by Kinoko Nasu and illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi, all housed in a box with exclusive illustration by Takashi Takeuchi.

Special Features: Textless Opening and Ending, Trailer Collection, TV Spot Collection.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles, Japanese subtitles.


Accel World Vol. 3
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13
Having won his clash against Cyan Pile--aka Takumu--Haruyuki, along with Kuroyukihime and the reformed Takumu, begins to fight as a member of the newly formed Black Legion, Nega Nebulus. As Kuroyukihime's injuries gradually heal, Haruyuki and Takumu train hard in tag battles so they can support her when she gets out of the hospital. But when Haruyuki gets enough points to go up to Level 2, he makes a grave error and finds himself on the verge of losing all his points forever?! Will he be able to stay in the game? And what about the baptism by Red Storm Princess that awaits him on the other side?! Haruyuki's new fight begins now!!
Alice in the Country of Joker: Nightmare Trilogy - Late Night Nightmare
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $13.99
Nightmare: He's beautiful,​ with silver hair and skin like snow.​ And his heart is as cold as that same snow.​ Nightmare has confessed his love to Alice - but he won't make a move,​ take her hand,​ or even ask her on a date! Alice is still too unsure of her own feelings to give him an answer.​ To complicate matters,​ Alice finds herself onstage as part of Joker's circus show,​ and learns the stunning secrets of the circus,​ the prison,​ and Joker himself.​ Yet can she learn the secret to melting Nightmare's heart?​
Angel of Elhamburg
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $18
High King Madeth and his dear friend, the knight Lalvan...

By all appearances, the ties that bind the two men are made of the sternest stuff, but in truth their friendship has always struck a most delicate balance. With the arrival of Lady Prima and then her newborn son, Perseus, the precarious harmony between Madeth and Lalvan crumbles. And years later, when the young Perseus, harboring questions about his birth, seeks out Lalvan, will the repercussions be much greater than a friendship lost?

A lone angel, its eyes replete with sadness, watches the tragedy unfold...
Are You Alice?
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Determined to break his fealty to the Queen of Hearts and make his time move once again, the Hatter takes Alice through the Looking Glass to a desolate world devoid of people and overrun by monstrous creatures. The two set out into a forest to locate Tweedledee and Tweedledum, who possess special abilities–one to reissue regrets and the other to issue new names. If Alice returns his current name to its rightful owner and the twins can grant him a new one, Alice just might find his happy ending and reign over the world through the Looking Glass as its Queen! But whether his plans align with the Hatter’s goal remains to be seen…

Bloody Cross
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $11.99
Recovering the first Prophecy Book nearly cost Tsukimiya her life, so securing the second will be no small feat. Now that Satsuki has mobilized in the race to collect God's inheritance, he and Tsuzuki clash violently when the second Book and its key appear simultaneously in two separate locations. Tsuzuki has the conviction, but does he have the strength to defeat the fallen angel, whose determination is such that he is willing to fly in the face of God himself?
Demon from Afar
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $18
From the ultimate nightmare that is Walpurgis, Sorath escapes to modern Japan. There, he lives in an unconventional household that includes Nonoha, the daughter of his dearest friend, and Mephistopheles, the Lord of Hell, who bides his time for a chance to kill his master.

This time, these hands will protect my loved ones!

That’s Sorath’s wish, but somehow Nonoha is slipping through his fingers. Will Sorath’s hands once again be stained by the blood of the person he most cherishes?
Devil is a Part-Timer!
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

After being soundly thrashed by the hero Emilia, the Devil King and his general beat a hasty retreat to a parallel universe…only to land plop in the middle of bustling, modern-day Tokyo! Lacking the magic necessary to return home, the two are forced to assume human identities and live average human lives until they can find a better solution. And to make ends meet, Satan finds gainful employment at a nearby fast food joint! With his devilish mind set on working his way up the management food chain, what will become of his thirst for conquest?!

Genshiken: Second Season Vol. 6
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99
He's My Only Vampire Vol. 2
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99
When Dealer suddenly appears, Kana learns in the ensuing scuffle just what it means to be a Pureblood vampire's "thrall." With the werewolf Jin now fighting beside Kana and Aki as an ally, the three begin their search for the other Stigmas!!
Karneval Vol. 1
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $20
Nai–a young man who travels in search of another by the name of Karoku, a lone bracelet his only lead. Gareki–a willful young man who earns his daily bread by thieving and picking pockets. Thrown together at an eerie mansion, where they are entrapped and framed, Nai and Gareki are soon hunted down as criminals by national security forces. As they are driven into a corner, before them appears the most powerful defense agency in the country, “Circus”–!!
Log Horizon Vol. 1
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13
When thirty thousand Japanese gamers are suddenly trapped in the online game world of “Elder Tale,” a realm of swords and sorcery–that was, up until yesterday, very much a fantasy–is now their cold, hard reality. Severed from their everyday lives, they’re faced with fighting monsters, eating food with no flavor, and being unable to die?! Amid the chaos in “Elder Tale” Akihabara, veteran gamer Shiroe locates his old friend Naotsugu and teams up with the beautiful female assassin Akatsuki. Together they embark on an adventure to change the world as they know it!
Soul Eater Vol. 25
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13
Kid's sense of order stands in sharp contrast to the unpredictable madness of the Kishin. But order and madness are two sides of the same coin. When Asura challenges the "tyrannical" Shinigami and his laws that serve to control humans' lives, Kid can feel the tendrils of madness within himself seeking purchase. The bonds of his friendships and his faith in order are tested to their limits as Asura makes his final stand against the forces of DWMA. When the moondust settles, who will emerge as lord of this world - Shinigami or Kishin?
Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance Vol. 3
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13
Having defeated General Eugene of the Salamanders and having aided the alliance between Sylphs and Cait Siths by protecting their leaders, Kirito and Leafa reach Alne, the town at the foot of the World Tree, at long last. But before they can tackle the tree--and their main objective--server maintenance begins, and they are forced to log out. Back in the real world, Kazuto and Suguha Kirigaya, each unaware of the other's in-game identity, pay a visit to Asuna Yuuki, who still lies asleep in her hospital room. While there, Suguha suffers a terrible shock when she realizes just how strongly her beloved brother cares for Asuna. Meanwhile, Asuna, still imprisoned atop the World Tree within the game world of ALfheim Online, makes a fateful and desperate decision to escape...
The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Vol. 7
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13
Yuki had to rally every ounce of her resolve when she asked Kyon to walk around the festival with her. Seeing him in the company of Sasaki, who talks to Kyon with the ease of a childhood friend, Yuki wonders if she has it in her to reach such a level of friendship with him. Even more, though, Yuki wonders if another contender for Kyon's affections has stepped into the ring!
Triage X Vol. 9
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13.99
Kaoru and Kaori are superpowered twins, the product of an unhinged, unethical maker. Their shadowy past merges with Hitsugi's own origins, a burden she carries as heavily as the coffin on her back. But Hitsugi is breaking free of her past and committing herself to do Black Label's good work. The first order of business: wiping out a pair of red-haired blemishes off the face of the city!
Blade of the Immortal - Final Curtain Vol. 31
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99
Who will survive? Disgraced Edo officer Habaki faces the devious Anotsu in a decisive showdown, while Manga, Rin, and only a few others witness the end of an era. Rin's quest concludes with a violent bang - then things get weirder!
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Yeah, that job as part of Ansem's final form really wasn't paying the bills.
Yeah, that job as part of Ansem's final form really wasn't paying the bills.

Welcome back to By The Week! I admitted it before, and I'll do it again. I'd totally give her the D.

Disclaimer: This will majorly spoil the episode in question since I will talk about some major (and rather graphic) parts (and some identities too)! Read this at your own risk! To view the episode in question legally, you can go to FUNimation or Hulu, provided that you are subscribed to either one. After a week passes, it will be free for all users.

Breakdown and Thoughts

After the owl's rather rough and emotional defeat, the CCG cheer pridefully as their goal had been obtained. Only to find out that there was another Owl: the true Owl. And they're a lot worse than the last owl they faced. Juuzou faces them head on after killing Shinohara and discovering what losing someone through death meant. To some surprise, the True Owl keeps knocking him back as if they intended not to kill Juuzou. After a while of hanging on for Juuzou, An older Yu Narukami a CCG member with a katana-like qiunque comes at the True Owl.

Meanwhile, Amon and Kaneki begin their decisive battle, even though unlike Amon, Kaneki did not consent to it. It looked like a draw at first since the final blow of both combatants was immense, but the victor gets up, and collapses from his injury. Back to the other event at hand the First Owl was eaten by the True Owl after dealing with the other CCG member. Oh, wait. It spat him back out. Turns out that the first Owl was alive and the True Owl was revealed to be Eto (The Author Ghoul!). And oddly enough, she also left Juuzou alive.

Here are my thoughts: This was as solid as the last episode by far, and quite shocking too, considering the events that happened. Especially after the credits. There are some claims that the episode left off some more questions about the rather not-as important CCG members, with the exception of what I assume to be Hide as he finds Kaneki on Ainteku's floor as he awakens. It's quite a mystery on how the series will end more than how their friendship will end, but let's dwell on that later. The next time is the finale! Will it deliver and bring us to a meaningful close?


"Damn, these mob attacks are fun!"
"Damn, these mob attacks are fun!"
There's a lot of hard things and your spear definitely ain't one of 'em.
There's a lot of hard things and your spear definitely ain't one of 'em.
Yeeesh, wonder how Yu Narukami got into this pickle...
Yeeesh, wonder how Yu Narukami got into this pickle...
Yep, still would give her the D.
Yep, still would give her the D.
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I did NOT know that stealing Amon's girl can get you in THAT much trouble...
I did NOT know that stealing Amon's girl can get you in THAT much trouble...

Welcome back to "By The Week"! I had some finals to knock out, which is why this blog's part of a set. Let's get this going!

Disclaimer: This will majorly spoil the episode in question since I will talk about some major parts! Read this at your own risk! To view the episode in question legally, you can go to FUNimation or Hulu. At this time of posting, the episode is free for all viewers.

Breakdown and Thoughts

We've arrived at the battle that this show was building up for the past 3-4 episodes now. The Owl is fighting a horde of CCG members alongside the Devil Ape and the Black Dober (the other two Ainteku members that were hanging around him on the final(?) day of service before all of this) while Kaneki and some of the other ghouls roll into action. Touka is also involved, but she ends up spectating instead. While they had to deal with some of the more peculiar members, things were getting really bad (and they were ready to get annihilated too, considering of their past before they rere recruited to Ainteku) until Kaneki intervienes to help the Black Dober and Devil Ape, but sadly was too late for the Owl as he runs into Amon, who's more than ready to drop the hammer (I know his weapon's not a hammer!) on Kaneki.

The buildup was totally worth it in terms of both the story progressing and the battles. The most impacting one being The Owl's defeat (which had me emotionally stunned). The true reasons being considered are pretty clear now for most of the party except for Kaneki's true choice and it only made this episode better in the midst of the story to me. Believe it or not, the battle isn't over yet as we progress to Episode 11 because of another person in play.


You'd cower too if you got the receiving end of a scythe like Juuzou's.
You'd cower too if you got the receiving end of a scythe like Juuzou's.
Crerator! There's a time and place for drunken Vash The Stampede ripoffs, but not now.
Crerator! There's a time and place for drunken Vash The Stampede ripoffs, but not now.
"You&squot;d try to sell me your awful mixtape at THIS time of day!?"
"You'd try to sell me your awful mixtape at THIS time of day!?"
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Natural catastrophic events intrigue me. In fact I would go so far as to call myself a fan. Why? Well, curiosity.

I would compare it to my curiosity with fainting; I have never fallen unconscious in my life. And I have always been curious  about the experience. Is it like falling asleep? Is their light or are you shrouded in complete darkness? And how about the awareness factor? 

The idea of a tornado curling its way down to the earth from above, magma tearing a path across a landscape, the earth moving beneath your feet like waves. My imagination builds a picture of epicness.

Tokyo Magnitude was a reminder that many of these images that I tend build are devoid of the true impact of these natural phenomena on human life and infrastructure.

Not that my interest in experiencing these events has been dampened; rather Tokyo Magnitude proved educational in presenting a picture akin to what I might experience where an earth quake ever to strike within my vicinity, a picture that is less surfing on rock and more riotous madness.

There is a 70% possibility that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake will occur in Tokyo in the next 30 years. The anime depicts what would happen if an 8.0 earthquake took place. 

The story centers on Mirai, a middle school freshman girl who goes to Tokyo’s artificial Odaiba Island for a robot exhibition with her brother Yuuki at the start of summer vacation.

A powerful tremor emanates from an ocean trench, the famed Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge crumble and fall, and the landscape of Tokyo changes in an instant. With the help of a motorcycle delivery woman named Mari who they meet on Odaiba, Mirai and Yuuki strive to head back to their Setagaya home in western Tokyo.


Tokyo Magnitude plays out almost like a documentary; there were moments partway through the third episode where I expected agents of a secret organization to swoop down, sweep Yuuki and Mirai off to a secret base where they would reveal the cause of the Tokyo’s destruction to be a giant turtle at the center of the earth that, using giant mechs, Yuuki and Mirai would have to destroy.

But no. Tokyo Magnitude is largely a grounded story; an earth quake destroys Tokyo near the end of the first episode and we then have to follow two kids as they attempt to make their way safely home.

If you come into this anime expecting more than that, you will be sorely disappointed. If your interest lies with finding a great story with interesting characters, then Tokyo Magnitude just might surprise you.

+The Good
-Character development
Tokyo Magnitude is fairly straightforward; it is largely character oriented, bringing clearly to the fore the suffering of a wide variety of individuals. 

Without being depressing and unnecessarily shocking, the anime uses its 12 episodes to present the loss and misery in as realistic a manner as possible; which is refreshing.

Considering the number of anime that like to exaggerate the reactions and actions of persons and groups of individuals when they find themselves in dire situations, Tokyo Magnitude allows the men and women that Mirai, Yuuki and Mari meet to maintain their sense of self, never overacting or presenting ridiculous personalities in the anime’s attempt at showing just how desperate they are.

And that is where the anime succeeds; rather than beating you over the head with how bad things are, trying to invoke fake emotional reactions, Tokyo Magnitude is subtle, allows viewers to reach their own conclusions about characters, their intentions and state of mind. 

There is little that can be said about the primary protagonists, of which only Mari was 3 dimensional enough to matter in terms of character development.

Mirai, the female lead, was bratty as hell. And I don’t know if I bought her attitude. Yuuki’s positive demeanor was the perfect foil to Mirai’s negativity. There was hardly a ‘journey to redemption’ style story to latch onto, though.

Tokyo Magnitude was about survival. There wasn’t anymore to it.

Despite their short run, 12 episode anime rarely impress; you would expect 24 episode series to fumble because of their length. 12 episode anime, however, are the ones that tend to waste the first 3/4s of their run, only ramping things up at the end.

Tokyo Magnitude never rushes, so you can never accuse it of glossing over the suffering of the people surrounding Mirai and Yuuki. However it doesn’t drag nearly enough on the suffering for the story to get too depressing.

There is a purpose in the plotting and the story strives to achieve its goals with each episode, especially the struggle within Mari with regards to her duty to her family when compared to two desperate children she must guide to safety but whom she owes nothing.

Overall, the episodes fly by. Rarely does one feel the need to skip ahead because of irrelevant material.

The success of every journey oriented story lies in the payoff at the end; Tokyo Magnitude delivers what I think was a brilliantly crafted finale. 

And I have to say, I found the number of reviews on the internet claiming to have seen that final twist in the story coming, so much so that they thought the final two episodes dragged, surprising.

Without spoiling anything, there are enough hints near the end to suggest that something is truly wrong, but nothing so egregious that they ruin the surprise. And it is because of the finale that the entire anime emerges as a far better story in my eyes.

+The Bad
There was very little bad in Tokyo Magnitude. Or rather nothing so bad that it would affect the overall quality of the anime. Just a few irritations that the Anime could have approached better:

-The Art and Animation wasn’t anything to boast about, and in fact had some inconsistencies. Not enough to deduct from the quality of the story, but noticeable.

-The Music was almost negligible, nothing to cry about but largely unmemorable. Though it might be argued that that was the intent of the director, keeping the score low key enough to allow the anime’s silent atmosphere to reverberate. 

-As the primarily lead, Mirai was insufferable. And the anime didn’t afford her character nearly enough time for us to understand or care about the reasons behind her insufferable demeanor.

Tokyo Magnitude is largely story oriented; it is less about the spectacle of the earthquake and more about the difficulties and suffering of the survivors.

Less about survival in fact and more about one woman’s internal struggles as she strives to do right by her family and the two kids under her charge.

Tragedy permeates the plot but rarely does the story get too depressing.

RATING: 7/10. Tokyo Magnitude is hardly the most memorable anime. However it is the kind of story worth investing time into.

HIGHLIGHTS:  The Yuuki/Mirai finale. No matter what many of the comments on the internet have said, I honestly didn’t put two and two together until Mirai begun running around at Yuuki’s school. And even then, it was merely a suspicion.
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We had a set up chapter three or four weeks back; it came just after the second round and set the stage for the Shinsou/Midoriya showdown.

That set up chapter was lame; not like this set up chapter, which was actually paced appropriately.

The different combatants face off against one another, bringing Uraraka closer and closer to her fight with Bakugou.

After Midoriya's fight with whoever he would be up against (who doesn’t want to see the hero of a Shonen series in opportunities where he gets to keep proving himself), I was looking forward to Uraraka’s fight most.

And not because I thought that this would finally be her Sakura/Sasori moment, where she would finally get to prove herself. No, the fact that she was facing Bakugou of all people just raised the stakes for that fight more than even a Midoriya/Todoroki match up.

Heck, I don’t think Midoriya VS. Bakugou would be as interesting as this. The pairing just…doesn’t work for several reasons. Uraraka is one of the most timid characters in the series. Bakugou is a monster.
And I thought it was interesting for Midoriya to confirm that there was no chance of Bakugou going easy on Uraraka. 

This matchup actually reminds me of the Han Dae Wi VS Yu i-ra fight from The God of HighSchool. Precluding the whole ‘fight amongst friends’ thing, the attraction of that battle primarily lay in the promise of finally showing the power difference between the two characters.

As shockingly brutal as Han Dae Wi was (he more or less obliterated Yu Mi-Ra), it is because I am expecting Bakugou to do so much worse that I am looking forward to the battle.

Uraraka was so psyched at the end of the chapter, talking about her determination to give it her all, that I am really routing for her to come out on top. But, I just simply cannot begin to see that happening.

I guess, the better question would be: how far is Bakugou going to go? And will Uraraka have the sense to surrender when things get crazy? Let’s hope Midoriya hasn’t spoiled her so much that she pushes herself against Bakugou till she breaks.

+RATING: 6/10. A victory for Bakugou would be irritating, merely because of how annoying he can be. But a victory for Uraraka would have to make sense. And I simply cannot see how she can pull off a win.

HERO OF THE WEEK: Midoriya is proving to be a bonified Batman with the way he’s analyzing and creating counter strategies for everybody’s quirk.

Tetsutetsu and Kirishima’s fight also looked epic. Mei was amusing, using IIda to sell her stuff.

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Welcome everyone, this is a preview of the Spring 2015 guide. My teammates and I will prepare a final version. It will not include past seasons and annotations from this thread here. It will break into the main guide, the OVAs & movies, and finally the simulcast guide with talks from BigHeart711 and myself. The main guide will have 2 sub parts, returning series and new series, and it will be alphabetized.

Past Teammates: Geo (sora_thekey), Acura_Max

We hope you guys check out Anime Vice's guide, and it will be the number one anime guide. As a preview blog here, I strongly recommend anybody to help out. We didn't get all the trailers. Not every show will get a trailer. If you have any new information, drop a comment or PM us.

Credits: All summaries are from ANN, Wikipedia, Crunchyroll, Anichart

Progress Report

We have added a total of 43 shows to the wiki, added 30 trailers, reuse 8 old discussion threads, and 2 OVA trailers. The main part is done. All we need is trailers for the 3 shows in the main guide along with the rest of the OVAs and Movies.

***Shows that Need Trailers***

  • Lupin III (2015)
  • Gintama (2015)
  • Baby Steps
  • Angel Beats OVA
  • Rest of the OVAs after Amagi Brilliant Park and Sinbad's OVA

Past Guides

Current Ongoing Series From Past Seasons

Case Closed
  • Season: Winter 1996
  • Genres & Themes: Mystery, Drama, Action, Adventure
  • Producers: TMS Entertainment
  • Trailer

The son of a world famous mystery writer, Shinichi Kudo, has achieved his own notoriety by assisting the local police as a student detective. He has always been able to solve the most difficult of criminal cases using his wits and power of reason.

One Piece
  • Season: Fall 1999
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Adventure, Shonen, Drama, Comedy
  • Producers: Toei Animation
  • Trailer
Fairy Tail
  • Season: Spring 2014
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Adventure, Shonen, Drama, Comedy
  • Producers: Bridge
  • Trailer
The story follows a teenage girl named Lucy Heartfilla who is determined to join the notorious magical Fairy Tail Guild. During a daring rescue, she encounters Natsu who is part of the guild and eventually offers her a place. They become teammates performing various missions for the Fairy Tail Guild. Be prepared for an action-packed adventure!
Assassination Classroom
  • Season: Winter 2015
  • Genres & Themes: Slice of Life, Action, Shonen, Comedy, School
  • Producer: Lerche
  • Trailer
One day, the moon exploded, leaving it in a perpetual crescent-moon shape. The creature who claims responsibility for the destruction also claims it will destroy the world in March of next year. With powers beyond human comprehension, no military can stand against it. Yet, for some reason, it chooses to take up occupancy as a teacher in the worst class of Kunugigaoka Middle School. The fate of the world rests in the hands of its students, as they have until graduation to figure out how to murder their teacher and collect ten billion yen for saving the world.
Kuroko's Basketball 3
  • Season: Winter 2015
  • Genres & Themes: Shonen, Sports, Drama
  • Producers: Production I.G.
  • Trailer

Seirin High School's basketball club has gained the right to go to the semi-finals of the Winter Cup. Seirin has become the topic of conversation after beating Aomine, a member of the Tōō Academy's "miracle generation," and Murasakibara of Yōsen Academy, and the team renews their determination for the semi-finals.

Pushed on the back by Kuroko, Kagami tries to reconcile with Himuro off the court. However, he saves Himuro and Alex when they are being attacked by a man. The man attacking them is Shōgo Haizaki of Fukuda Integrated Academy. A former student at Teikō Middle School, Shōgo was one of the starting members of the basketball team.

Fafner Exodus
  • Season: Winter 2015
  • Genres & Themes: Sci-Fi, Drama, Military, Mech
  • Producers: Xebec
  • Trailer
  • Sequel to Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor, set two years after Heaven and Earth.
Pankis! 2-jigen
  • Season: Winter 2015
  • Genres & Themes: Education, Kids, Music
  • Producers: ?
  • No Trailer
DLE is creating the anime as part of a larger "5D Project," where the five "dimensions" include an anime, a manga, music, a stage play, and voice actors. One of the goals of the new anime series is promoting the next generation of young voice actors.

Spring 2015 Anime Guide

Ace of Diamond: Second Season
  • Genres & Themes: Sports
  • Producers: MadHouse
  • Release Date: April 6
  • Trailer -> Reuse discussion thread

The second season of Diamond no Ace. The story of the original manga follows Eijun Sawamura, a pitcher who joins an elite school with a brilliant catcher named Kazuya Miyuki. Together with the rest of the team, they strive for Japan's storied Kōshien championships through hard work and determination.

Baby Steps 2
  • Genres & Themes: Sports, Romance, Comedy
  • Producers: Pierrot
  • Release Date: April 5
  • No Trailer
Eiichirō Maruo (nicknamed "Ei-chan" for his grades being straight "A") is an honor student, bookworm, and is not interested in anything other than studying. In order to solve his problem of lacking physical strength, he enrolled a tennis school and soon found the fascinating side of tennis. Being a tennis newbie lacking physical strength, he supplement his shortcomings with his excellent observing and analyzing skills.
Battle Spirits: Burning Soul
  • Genres & Themes: Kids, Action, Adventure
  • Producers: Sunrise
  • Release Date: April 1
  • Trailer
In the near future, a battle card game called "Battle Spirits" has gained enormous popularity. Players of the game -- known as "Battlers" -- start duelings everywhere using their color-coded cards with different attributes, creating a "Sengoku (Warring States) period" for the game.
Blood Blockade Battlefront
  • Alias: Kekkai Sensen
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Supernatural
  • Release Date: April 4
  • Trailer
A breach between Earth and the netherworlds has opened up over the city of New York, trapping New Yorkers and creatures from other dimensions in an impenetrable bubble. They've lived together for years, in a world of crazy crime sci-fi sensibilities. Now someone is threatening to sever the bubble, and a group of stylish superhumans is working to keep it from happening.
5. Denpa Kyōshi
  • Genres & Themes: Slice of Life, Comedy, Harem
  • Producer: A-1 Pictures
  • Release Date: April 4

An anime adaptation of the manga which centers around Junichirou, a young man obssesed with manga, anime and games. He was a young genius who published papers in the journals Nature and Science when he was only 17. However, after graduating college, he became a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) absorbed in his anime blog. Unable to watch Kagami throw away his life, his sister Suzune gets him to work at the Ichou Academy she attends. The head of the school's board, Koyomi Hiiragi, assigns Kagami to his new life as a teacher.

6. Digimon Adventure Tri
7. Duel Masters VSR
8. Etotama
  • Genres & Themes: Comedy, Fantasy, Harem
  • Producer: Encourage Films, Shirogumi Inc.
  • Release Date: April 9
The anime's story revolves around Nya-tan, the cat of Chinese astrology who wants to become a member of the Chinese zodiac. Nya-tan is simple and suffers from memory loss, and she tries various foolish ways to become a member. She meets Takeru Tendo, a high school student who lives alone in Akihabara, and becomes a freeloader at his house. Little by little, she gets closer to her goal.
9. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
10. Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
11. Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture
12. Gintama (2015)
13. Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Sci-Fi
  • Producer: A-1 Pictures
  • Release Date: April 4
The story revolves on a group of gunslingers, each from the two universes who participate in Operation Stratos, particularly on a group of four childhood friends: Tohru Kazasumi, Kyōka Katagiri, Kyōma Katagiri, and Shizune Rindo, who all must confront their own flaws and differences when they battle their alternate selves in order to survive.
14. High School DxD BorN
15. I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying 2

Kaoru is a serious office lady who's passionate about her job. Her husband Hajime, on the other hand, is a hard-core otaku who lives a nearly shut-in lifestyle. Kaoru worries about her husband, but they get along better than you'd think.

16. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
  • Producer: J.C. Staff
  • Release Date: April 4

The story takes place in the town of labyrinths, Orario, also called "Dungeon." Bell Cranel is a newbie adventurer that admires "Having a fateful meeting with a person of the opposite gender." One day during an adventure, he is attacked by a Minotaur. Close to destruction, he is saved by a top-class female adventurer, Eyes Warenstein. He falls in love with her at first sight, and begins actions to become an adventurer that is on her level. He later encounters Hestia, a god called a "Lolita god" due to her stature who falls in love with him.

17. Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet
18. Punch Line
19. Rainy Cocoa
  • Genres & Themes: Slice of Life, Comedy
  • Release Date: April 5

Due to various circumstances, college freshman Aoi Tokura begins part-timing at the café "Rainy Color" run by Shion Koga and owned by Kōji Amami. Attending the café are the cool and handsome Keiichi Iwase and the confident Ryōta Sakurai. Aoi's life gets a lot more hectic, but fun.

20. Rin-ne
21. Seraph of the End
22. Show By Rock!!
23. Sushi and Beyond

Based on a book by British travel and dining journalist Michael Booth. Follows Booth, his wife Lissen, and two kids Ansger (6) and Emil (4), on their 100-day trip to Japan as they try a wide variety of Japanese foods. Booth was inspired to make the trip by Shizuo Tsuji's book, Japanese Cooking, A Simple Art.

24. The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan
25. The Eden of Grisaia
  • Genres & Themes: Drama, Harem, Romance
  • Producer: 8-Bit
  • Release Date: April 19

The Eden of Grisaia visual novel continues the Grisaia no Meikyuu visual novel's main route and concludes the trilogy. It also includes a prologue following the five heroines as they arrive at Mihama Academy.

26. The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Triage X
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Ecchi, Espionage
  • Producer: Xebec
  • Release Date: April 10
  • Trailer
Mochizuki General Hospital boasts some of the most well-trained (and well-endowed) nurses in town. But though these ladies spend much of their day battling disease, their after-hours are spent fighting a very different sort of sickness... Under the leadership of the hospital chairman, a handful of staff members and local teenagers form a group of mercenary assassins, targeting the "cancers" of society and excising those individuals before their wickedness spreads.
28. Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
29. Plastic Memories
  • Genres & Themes: Romance, Science Fiction
  • Producer: Dogakobo
  • Release Date: April 5

This story takes place in a future not too far away when androids that look exactly like humans begin to spread across the world. The android production company SA Corp. produced Giftia, a new kind of android that has the most amount of emotion and human-like qualities out of any other model ever seen. However, due to problems in technology, the androids have a service life, and once they pass that, they... Well, it gets pretty bad. For this reason, SA Corp. creates a terminal service in order to retrieve Giftia that have gone past their service life. A new employee at the terminal service named Tsukasa Mizugaki forms a team with the Giftia Isla to retrieve the other androids, but...

30. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 2
31. Re-Kan!
  • Producer: Pierrot Plus
  • Genres & Themes: Comedy, Supernatural
  • Release Date: April 2

The anime centers around Hibiki Amami, a girl who can see ghosts and other supernatural phenomena in her surroundings. The stories follow her daily life with both her friends and the otherworldly.

Sound! Euphonium
  • Genres & Themes: Music, Slice of Life, School
  • Producer: Kyoto Animation
  • Release Date: April 8

The anime begins when Kumiko Oumae, a girl who was in the brass band club in junior high school, visits her high school's brass band club as a first year. Kumiko's classmates Hazuki and Sapphire decide to join the club, but Kumiko sees her old classmate Reina there and hesitates. She remembers an incident she had with Reina at a brass band club contest in junior high school...

Wish Upon the Pleiades

The story centers around an afterschool club of magical girls who help recover fragments so that an alien from Pleiades can return home. The Pleiades is the English name for the star cluster that the Japanese call "Subaru" — the origin of the car maker's name and six-star logo. Subaru and Gainax streamed the original anime online with English subtitles.

Hello! Kin-iro Mosaic
  • Genres & Themes: Comedy, Slice of Life
  • Producer: Studio Gokumi

Shinobu, a 15-year-old, seemingly "pure Japanese" girl who did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she still misses her time overseas. One day, an air mail letter arrives from Alice, the girl in Shinobu's host family in Great Britain. The letter reads, "Shinobu, I'm coming to Japan!" The "Japanese/British girls' light comedy" follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain.

Mysterious Joker 2

"Welcome to night to shine!" Phantom thief joker! We do not only steal! Audacity! Coming and go most unexpectedly! We cause miracle splendidly [miracle maker]! With Hachi of fellow for treasure to the whole world! Well, show is the start!

Nisekoi 2
  • Genres & Themes: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, Harem

Raku Ichijo is an average high school student. He also happens to be the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza Family called the Shuei-gumi. 10 years ago, Raku made a promise… a secret promise with a girl he met. They promised one another that they will “get married when they reunite.” Since then, Raku never let go of the pendant the girl gave him.

Lupin III (2015)

The story of the new series will take place in Italy and San Marino.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid

The manga takes place four years after the JS incident in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, and stars Vivio Takamichi, a fourth-year elementary student at St. Hilde Academy of Magic. Vivio has learned to conjure her adult form and has received her own Device — named Sacred Heart — from Nanoha, and has promised Nanoha to never use either for mischief. Then a mysterious magical fighter appears and targets Vivio.

Mikagura School Suite
  • Genres & Themes: Magical Girl
  • Producer: Dogakobo
  • Release Date: April 6

The story of the original light novels and manga revolves around high school girl Eruna Ichinomiya, who enters the Mikagura Academy dreaming of a boarding school life filled with beauty. However, Eruna finds out that in the culture clubs, there is a rule that battles that are fought with special powers decide a club representative's treatment. Through various circumstances, Eruna becomes a representative of a club, and is thrown into the fray. — ANN

PriPara 2
  • Genres & Themes: Kids, Music
  • Producer: Tatsunoko Productions, DongWoo A&E
  • Release Date: April 4

In season two of PriPara the story continues with Laala and her friends Mirei and Sophy, who are part of the "SoLaMi♡SMILE" PriPara idol unit, which is rising in popularity. In the PriPara amusement park, a new zone called "Dream Theater" has opened, and it's said that when a fateful five-man team filled with charm that performs there, a new event called the "PriPara Dream Parade" will be held. However, it is not known which five people make up this team, and the PriPara idols scramble give the greatest performance in the new zone.

  • Genres & Themes: Comedy, Shounen Ai
  • Producer: Kachidoki Studio
  • Release Date: May ? 2015

The "unorthodox hard surreal gag" comedy centers around the narcissistic (narushi na) Hagito and the masochistic (domazo na) Kei. Together they are "Narudoma." --- Hagito is a handsome yet pitiful man with a loli complex. Anytime, anywhere, a mirror is his constant companion. Surrounding him are a host of highly idiosyncratic characters: the diehard masochist Kei, the unnaturally strong yet girlish Totono, the exceedingly stylish working stiff Saitou, and the extraordinarily negative Roku. Even the one normal guy has his own issues.

My Love Story!!
  • Genres & Themes: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo
  • Producer: Madhouse Studios
  • Release Date: Apr 9

Takeo Gouda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!

Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions
  • Genres & Themes: Comedy, Reverse Harem, Romance
  • Producer: A-1 Pictures
  • Release Date: April 5

The third season of Uta no☆Prince-sama. The six members of ST☆RISH, who have made their shocking idol debut, and Nanami Haruka, who has just begun her career as a composer, have advanced to Saotome Academy's master course. As they continue their lessons in earnest to learn how to be top idols and composers, they join Shining Agency and begin to work as entertainers. But before that, some senpai idols and strange foreign idols with a few odd habits stand before them, and they end up getting dragged into the race for a mysterious "Newcomer Award."


Spring 2015 OVA List

1. The Labyrinth of Grisaia
  • Release Date: April 12, 2015

The Labyrinth of Grisaia is a collection of sequels for all of the game's heroines, and also includes a prequel story for the hero and dozens of short stories. The Eden of Grisaia continues The Labyrinth of Grisaia's main route and concludes the trilogy. The game also includes a prologue following the five heroines as they arrive at Mihama Academy.

2. Amagi Brilliant Park
  • Genres & Themes: Romance, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Producer: Kyoto Animation
  • Release Date: June 26, 2015 (The unaired episode is bundled with the 7th Blu-Ray)

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

Unaired episode bundled with the seventh Blu-ray and DVD volume of Amagi Brilliant Park. (Myanimelist)

3. Angel Beats! Specials
  • Release Date: Jun 24, 2015

Special 1 - Angel Beats!: Stairway to Heaven Operation High Tension Syndrome. Another one of Yuri's plans, this time only so they can meet GOD. A special, unaried, episode of Angel Beats! which is included in the 7th volume of the BD/DVD.

Special 2 - Angel Beats!: Hell's Kitchen A special, unaired, episode of Angel Beats! which is included in the Blu-ray Box.

4. Magi: Adventure of Sinbad

Release Date: April 17

The world of the spin-off series is set 30 years before Magi and tells the story of the younger days of Sinbad, the king of Sindria. According to ANN, the 4th volume of the manga series, Adventure of Sinbad, will be bundled with the OVA as a limited edition in Japan.

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Amagi Brilliant Park (甘城ブリリアントパーク Amagi Buririanto Pāku)

  • Producer: Kyoto Animation
  • Type: Adaptation of Light Novel Series
  • Genres & Themes: Romance, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Release Date: June 26, 2015 (The unaired episode is bundled with the 7th Blu-Ray)


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

Unaired episode bundled with the seventh Blu-ray and DVD volume of Amagi Brilliant Park. (Myanimelist)

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Hello everyone! I was working on some of the Winter 2015 shows, and I notice I hit 1,000 portraits in my user gallery.

Here is some background on profile portraits. It was a project started by Daniel Newton, Building a Better Wiki: Perfect Profile Portraits! [+ tutorial]. He wanted to make a consistent default image guideline across the wiki pages in our community. Most default images were either body shots, renders, and many others. Daniel was inspired by Myanimelist's guidelines. It was a new idea. Most wiki editors jumped on it. It hasn't been an official policy yet. Making one was challenging at first. I remember failing a lot of times until I finally got it. It just takes practice. Over the years, we slowly build the gallery in the #Profile Portraits: Characters gallery. I haven't been on the ball when transferring my images to the gallery. I know for sure some of my teammates made more than a 1,000 portraits than me. Definitely, Bigz007 and Dekken had made more than me.

As for characters, I'm not sure how many I made for. (See this list I haven't updated it much if you like, too) I tend to make several profile portraits for a certain character especially if I'm trying to get a better one each time. Example would be Leone from Akame ga Kill. We couldn't get a good shot for her until Dekken got a front shot of her smiling. I have these weird rule on getting profile portraits of folks smiling. I make the shot centered on their faces. I'm that OCD. I used to do a lot of photography when I was young and migrated to the states from Cambodia. Over there, there wasn't much photos to begin with being in a poor country. I made it my job to capture the memories. It came back in my wiki editing hobby. For the wiki, I wanted to get the best shots and get more so folks can use them in the forums, reviews, blogs. Our wiki pages help our community.

Thank you everyone for reading. I hope you help out our wiki pages in any contribution!

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Hallo! I am Potaku! Heres a little bit about myself:

I love food, anime, and food in anime!

My fave animes are:

  • Attack on Titan
  • Your Lie In April
  • Ouran High School Host Club
  • Fairy Tail
  • Spice and Wolf
  • and Tokyo Mew Mew!

So yeah! Thats a bit about me! Anyway, I have nothing else to write about, so bai!

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Welcome to the 3rd week of manga releases, we got a big selection with a mix of Shonen, Shoujo, slice of life, and Seinen. Best cover art for the week would go to Whispered Words Vol. 3 for representing the spring with those dazzling cherry blossoms.

Series I would recommend

  • Terra Formars - If you love horror, seinen with a high amount of Animal Planet dosage, try this show. The anime wasn't as good as the manga due to pacing and heavy flashback that slow down the anime. Terra Formars is about a group of folks who volunteered from all over the world with different backgrounds. They are caught in a battle against giant cockroaches. Death rate is high. All they have is their friends, luck, and drugs that grant them powers from different organisms back on Earth.
  • Seven Deadly Sins - If you love Shonen, try this one out. It's about Elizabeth who seeks to unite the Seven Deadly Sins (an infamous group framed for being traitors) to save her kingdom.

Series I would try

My Little Monster - It was a manga series recommended by a friend, UsaChanMan, when we were watching Wolf Girl & Black Prince. It was supposed to take out that bad taste in crappy Shoujo rom coms.

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.



  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Origins Vol. 9 is listed this week on ANN while Right Stuf and Amazon have it on April 21.
  • UQ Holder is available on March 24 for Right Stuf and Amazon.
Kokoro Connect Volume 3
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

For the past month, five students at Yamaboshi Academy have been swapping bodies, learning each other's secrets, and becoming even closer because of it. But when one of the group, Iori, has a serious accident, it threatens to tear them apart. As Iori lies in a hospital bed, the others are faced with a horrible choice: let Iori die in her own body, or swap her out and have one of them die in her place!

Master Keaton Volume 2
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

Taichi Hiraga-Keaton, the son of a Japanese zoologist and a noble English woman, is an insurance investigator known for his successful and unorthodox methods of investigation. Educated in archaeology and a former member of the SAS, Master Keaton uses his knowledge and combat training to uncover buried secrets, thwart would-be villains, and pursue the truth…

Attack on Titan Volume 15
  • Distributor: Kodansha
  • Suggested Retail Price: $8.24

Hange's interrogation of a Military Police squad has revealed that Krista (a.k.a. Historia Reiss) is the true heir to the throne. The Corps quickly moves to enthrone her as queen, but a homicidal MP leads a squad that abducts Eren and Krista and throws the Corps into disarray. With Erwin arrested and the Survey Corps on the edge of dissolution, are Levi and Hange finally out of options?

My Little Monster Volume 7
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

Shizuku's mother gives her advice about having it all, success in studies and success in love. All it takes is effort! But it's not only Shizuku who exerts the effort. Oshima reaffirms her love for Haru, and Natsume continues her hopeless assault on Mitchan's heart. And Yamaken struggles to overcome his own arrogance to make an earnest attempt at prying Shizuku away from Haru. So much effort from so many people, will anyone have the energy to actually be happy?

Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 3
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

The highly virulent C-virus became a global disaster, but where did the outbreak start? In this prequel to the hit Resident Evil 6 game, the terrifying origins are revealed.

Missing and presumed dead in an accident three months ago, Marhawa Academy student Nanan Yoshihara has returned—horribly transformed! Ricky, shocked by the grotesque creature she has become, has no choice but to defend himself. The truth is revealed, and Ricky fights for his life, but the monsters his classmates have become may overwhelm him…

Servamp Volume 1
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

When a stray black cat named Kuro crosses Mahiru Shirota's path, the high school freshman's life will never be the same again. Kuro is, in fact, no ordinary feline, but a servamp: a servant vampire. While Mahiru's personal philosophy is one of non-intervention, he soon becomes embroiled in an ancient, altogether surreal conflict between vampires and humans.

Strike Witches: One-Winged Witches Volume 2
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

The war against the Neuroi seems endless. For a young rookie Witch who is just learning to use her magic to protect her homeland and the people she loves, magical power can seem boundless. But all things must come to an end. In the concluding volume of One-Winged Witches, the Isle of Wight Detachment helps fight a pivotal battle that proves to be a major turning point in the war against the Neuroi. Unfortunately, one Witch must come to terms with the loss of her magic and everything that loss entails. Fly with Wilma Bishop and the one-winged witches of the Isle of Wight Detachment one last time!

The Seven Deadly Sins Volume 7
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

Meliodas escapes the Goddess Amber, but he emerges from his prison strangely silent and with a new look. In the blink of an eye, he wrecks Guila and Jericho and begins delivering an epic beating to Sir Helbram, who somehow manages to stand up to the transformed Dragon Sin of Wrath. What is going on with this new Meliodas? And how is Helbram avoiding being stomped by the overwhelming power of the changed Meliodas?

Terra Formars Volume 5
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

As the various teams try to make their way to Annex 1, Team 5, made up of Germans and South Americans, comes under ferocious attack by the Terraformars. The team leader, Adolf, struggles to survive against all odds. The American and Japanese members of Team 1 have their own battles to fight against an enemy that keeps coming, keeps adapting and won’t stop until all the humans are dead!

Whispered Words Volume 3
  • Distributor: One Peace Books
  • Suggested retail price: $16.95

Sumika and Ushio are best friends. Athletic Sumika has a secret that she cannot confess - she's in love with Ushio, who only loves girly girls, or so it seems. Ushio and Sumika continue their lovesick woes in the third installment and many Whispered Words still remain unspoken.

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The first time I watched Yu-Gi-OH, with the series largely revolving around a monster cards game, I remember wondering how or if the writers could ever make the premise of the game matter.

Because that is what I wanted; something that exceeded basic card game shenanigans. I don’t remember how that original series eventually managed to make the virtual world of Duel Monsters matter within the real lives of the characters but I have had similar thoughts about Toriko ever since I begun reading it.

A story about food? And Ingredients? Really? Exactly how is this going to work? How can that plot work outside of Komatsu’s kitchen? How could the mangaka make his story matter within the real lives of the characters beyond the boundaries of Indiana Jones style plots centered around food rather than artifacts.


Toriko recruits Zebra for a mission across the red desert. Within the confines of the Gourmet Pyramid, they will search for the fabled mellow cola, facing new dangers within even as Zebra begins to reveal his true face.


Power. That is what this whole food thing is about. I figured as much earlier on, but with each new arc allowing us to watch Toriko grow stronger by eating new and exciting ingredients, the idea has become that much more cemented.

Yet how good or bad the idea of food as a power source is will depend on the mangaka’s approach; where this Fairy Tail, I would have been worried about the future of the story.

Heck we have seen Fairy Tail go down this road already, with each new Arc seeing Natsu gather new strength by consuming a new type of flame. With Toriko, there is a sense of hard work that cannot be ignored.

Anyway, the Arc. Surprisingly managed to kick things up a notch. I am still uncertain about the primary thread of a plot that is winding through the manga. These arcs really remind me of One Piece, with Toriko and Komatsu heading to a new location for a new adventure every new arc the way the Straw Hats keep skipping from Island to Island, facing new villains and encountering fresh allies and even monsters each time.


Speaking of One Piece, this Toriko arc muddled by opinion of its slow progress even more. The Mellow Cola Arc spanned a paltry 18 chapters. 18 chapters during which we explored the prison, met the warden, zebra was released, his reputation and the impact of his loosing shown around the human world; the trio found some camels, battled the Red Desert’s many threats, found their target and finally engaged in a tense battle with, not one, but two powerful figures. And that isn’t even taking into account the stuff near the end that continued to expand the Toriko universe.

That is how you pace an arc; and this complaint isn’t anchored to the issue of length; the Mellow Cola arc could have been 50 chapters and it wouldn’t have mattered.

Why? Because with each chapter of Toriko, something of note almost always happens. I don’t think their was any one chapter in the arc that I could have called filler. The short adventure was tightly written and to the point.

Which is how a chapter of any decent arc of any decent manga should be.


I look at Acacia as the Hashirama of Toriko; just like Hashirama essentially built the Shinobi world as it was in Naruto, every new revelation about Acacia paints him as the progenitor of the Toriko universe, bringing to life many of the concepts that story depends upon.

Which is why all the images of Acacia do not match the image of the god-like Bishokuya I typically envision; this is Toriko we are talking about, where size and epic presentation are almost always synonymous with strength. I honestly expected these later presentations of Acacia to resemble Melk, possibly even larger.


This goes back to my question about how this story will make food and ingredients matter outsides the kitchen. How the hell can an ingredient lead to a world wide war?

I have a few theories.

God is like the One Piece. It’s not like the One Piece didn’t exist before Gol D. Roger mentioned it. But it was in confirming its existence that Roger initiated the Pirate Age, with anyone that could sail the seas suddenly determined to claim this mythical prize for themselves.

Following that Logic, food in the Toriko world is all about power, and if God is as powerful (or grants as much power) as many expect it to, confirming its existence will initiate a race for what might be essentially the WMD of the Toriko world. Hence, World War.

But this is an ingredient we are talking about. It’s not like the One Piece which, I presume, even if Luffy were to find it, we would still get an all out battle for its possession.

Someone finds God, they will probably consume it their and then. Hence no more God. So, no World War.

-IGO/Gourmet World

We have met a lot of immensely powerful but strangely mysterious characters ever since the Toriko story begun. And one thing that has always bothered me, not in any way that could ruin my enjoyment, but just a nagging thought, was the fact that all these people know one another.

Again, not a big deal. But I just thought it odd that, upon meeting him, Melk showed a familiarity with not only the IGO president but that Seseiya that Toriko met as well as the mafia boss Ryu.

I have always struggled to ignore egregious coincidences, which is why the introduction of a research center in the gourmet world that essentially employed most, if not all, of these ridiculously powerful individuals made a whole load of sense.

And the very fact that they existed as employees operating out of the gourmet world also explained their strength.

Again, no big deal. But I appreciated having that one thread tied up.


Zebra is a surprisingly pleasant addition to the cast; even when I was watching the anime I always paid very little attention to him.

His rough attitude perfectly complements Toriko, even while camouflaging a soft exterior that Zebra seemingly struggles to express.

It was actually fascinating watching him getting taken by Komatsu’s earnestness, even as his bond with Toriko seemed to grow. Though if am being honest, even more awesome than watching him protect Komatsu from kilometers away at a great cost to his own life, was the fighting he did, essentially proving himself to be the powerhouse Toriko proclaimed him to be in the beginning.

Diverse and destructive, I will not mind seeing more Zebra from here onwards. Though I have to admit, I felt betrayed on behalf of Toriko when Komatsu revealed his deal with Zebra.

Thinking on it, Zebra kind of reminds me of Kenpachi; just as heroic even while maintaining that dark sinister spirit.


The Mellow Cola Arc was fast paced, surprisingly so, yet it didn’t feel rushed. I thought the Zebra stuff was a little exaggerated, specifically the impact he supposedly has on economic matters.

More importantly, they could have handled his first appearance better. I mean, first Toriko boasts about Zebra’s power. Then Zebra is released at a time when the surrounding lands are over-run by dangerous beasts, just so Zebra could show us what he could do by single handedly defeating them all.

Really wish those first chapters had been more subtle. On the plus side, I found the warden highly amusing. Beyond that though, everything was largely smooth sailing. The well crafted bond (?) between Zebra and Komatsu.

The antagonism between Toriko and Zebra. The threat of the sphinx and the epic appearance of the Nitro. The desperation of the ensuing fight. Toriko and Zebra’s combos.

The Mellow Cola Arc gives me hope for the future; one step closer to the Gourmet World.

+RATING: 7/10

+HIGHLIGHTS: Toriko/Zebra vs the Nitro

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Hello and welcome to another DHK's review blog. This week I giving double reviews, because I like the last chapter and wanted to do it first. Anyway, I'll stated the World Trigger now.

Chapter 96: Nasu Squad


Wow, Taichi You Are Bad At Your Job
Wow, Taichi You Are Bad At Your Job

We started the chapter off with everyone (beside Rei) making a dash towards the bridge. We then cut to Jin talking about Rei's strategy of take over the riverbank instead of going for the bridge, he explain she being careful of Chika's cannon blast. We then go to Taichi, he is tracking both Rei and Osamu. But the rain and the wind is messing up his aiming, so he can't get a clear shot on them. Yuka then tag both Rei and Osamu, Tatsuya then request Yuka to send him the positions of everyone on the other side of the river. Tatsuya then order Taichi to head toward the river, he explain that Yuma have the Grasshopper and is probably going to use it to get across the river if the bridge goes out. So, he want Taichi to be there to stop him from crossing the river and he then tell Taichi to watch out for Rei's Viper. We then cut to Shiori, she updating Yuma on everyone positions and telling him it not a good idea to use the Grasshopper. We then go to Osamu thinking about the worst-case scenario if the bridge goes out. If all of Nasu Squad make it across and destroy the bridge leaving both Yuma and Ko alone on the other side of the river, they will lose the match. Yuko have made to the bridge and tell Akane to hurry up.

Now, I Hope You Win
Now, I Hope You Win

We then get a flashback with Akane crying. She is crying because her parents decided to move away, because of the last Neighbor attack. Rei understand Akane's parents reasoning, she then promise Akane that they will be number one before she have to leave. The flashback end, when Osamu attack Rei. We then go to Yuko, as she drawing her sword. She thinking that she only need a few seconds, but then the bridge explode behind her. Chika have destroy the bridge, Osamu then thank her and order her to hide.

Ko have catch up to Yuko, he is preparing to fight. We then cut to Rei as she is preparing to fight Osamu. The chapter end with a small flashback of Jin telling Yuko about her two opponents as she tell Ko to bring it on!

My Thoughts

Well, You Guys Are Screw
Well, You Guys Are Screw
Man, That Awesome
Man, That Awesome

I love this chapter, love that we getting to know more about the opponent characters. I like that they not just there to make the main character look good, they have there own reasons to win. I like Nasu Squad's motivation, it so grounded, I can understand why Akane's parent want to move. They fear that there daughter will be kidnapped by the Neighbors or worst be kill. I like how Nasu Squad decide to take the top spot as a goodbye prize to Akane. The other thing I like is that we get a little there personality, I like that Nasu Squad's operator is a shut in.

I also like how the weather is playing a big role in this match, the snipers are having a hard time seeing there targets. There cloaks is causing them trouble because of the strong winds. I like how Akane isn't wearing one, because she knew the weather would be bad and her chances of getting detected by the enemy is about same because of the heavy rain with or without the cloak. That make World Trigger stand out from other Jump series, because most Jump series don't use weather effects that effect of the battlefield. I also dig that she is using a Lightning, I always wanted to see that in action.

I like Osamu taking no chances and order Chika to take out the bridge. He lost his ace but he make the battle a little fairer on his side. I hope we get a Osamu and Chika team up, I hope this time they get some points for them self.

Anyway, it seem that World Trigger is off next week. So, I guess I'll have a different blog up next time. It might be one about Digimon


I'll give this chapter a 5/5, it still a set up chapter, but it make me more interest in the opponent characters

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Well comrades, what many of us have been waiting to hear has become official. I present you with this short blog. As announced in this year's 17th issue, the recent success One Punch Man serialized in Shueisha's Young Jump has been handed over to Madhouse Studios for it's upcoming anime. needless to say I was extremely pleased to hear this. Given it's quality of art, the average studio likely could not capture the essence. Below is a sample of some of the art that is present in the manga. It's a Gif made by rapidly flashing manga panels.

Now the quality isn't always this great but it is consistently high. It becomes apparent why a high quality animation studio is quite important for this particular series.

The 2 most centerpiece characters Saitama and his apprentice Genos (think robin to Batman) are to be voiced by Makoto Furukawa (notable for many minor roles including Gustav from the Seven Deadly Sins) and Kaito Ishikawa (small roles in Kuroko no Basket, Haikyuu and others).

Sources: animenewsnetwork

So what do you guys and gals think of this development. Yay or nay?

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If it's chopping wood, he's beyond saving.
If it's chopping wood, he's beyond saving.

Welcome back to By The Week! Let's cut to the chase here!

Disclaimer: This blog will contain major spoilers for the episode! Read at your own risk! To view the episode in question legally, you can go to Crunchyroll or FUNimation (The latter STILL late) provided that you have a premium account for either one. After a week passes, it will be free for all users.

Breakdown and Thoughts

While the Earth Defense Club conjures up a curry selling plan and The Student Council argues about curry, Zundar and the Press Club Fish are weighing their options on what to do after the Battle Lovers messed up all of their plans. During preparation for the Binan High Fair, the door that was found last episode or two finally opened on Kinshiro catching Atsushi making curry for the Earth Defense Club. This ignites Kinshiro's anger from being rejected after he asked Atsushi to hang out back when they were little boys. They even made a promise to be friends forever under the stars, which was broken the moment Kinshiro found Atsushi inviting En to a curry joint. The enraged battle between The two rivaling clubs ended up beginning in an explosive way and Yumoto's brother senses the danger as well.

This episode ended up being way funnier than the last one (thankfully) and I'm actually still blown away from the final battle's ignition (just over some CURRY). With Yufuin anf Kinshiro's past finally revealed, it ended up making some sense on why he always despises the Earth Defense Club alone (so much, that he gained a new form). We have the epic battle and the end to this rather awesome show coming up (and I'm quite sad to say that too). How awesome might things get!?


Yeah, it's been that way since forever. Humans be on that bullshit.
Yeah, it's been that way since forever. Humans be on that bullshit.
That kind of thing shouldn't have a stench, sir. Somebody ought to visit the clinic...
That kind of thing shouldn't have a stench, sir. Somebody ought to visit the clinic...
Had no idea that color of lipstick would be his shade at all. It suits him.
Had no idea that color of lipstick would be his shade at all. It suits him.
This could be mind-blowing! :O
This could be mind-blowing! :O
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