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Okay, a lot of this felt unnecessary. Or maybe it wasn’t, but chapter 32 was so weirdly paced that it made most of its 24 pages almost irrelevant.

+THE CHAPTER
The third stage of the tournament begins.

+MY THOUGHTS
The fact that the first two stages of the tournament were filled with such tension and intrigue emanated from the thrill of watching Midoriya essentially overcome his more talented opponents with nothing but his mind, making a conscious effort to keep a lid on his powers.

The third stage of these sorts of tournaments, the One on One part of every such event is often the most entertaining. And why shouldn’t it be. All shenanigans are thrown aside as both heroes and villains square off in single combat.

And considering just how impressive the first two stages were, this final battle oriented stage of the Boku no hero tournament should prove to be the most entertaining of the last ten or so chapters. 

However the set up that was chapter 32 wasn’t just mediocre; in some ways, it was almost bad. In less than half the pages of the chapter, during which we experienced that expected lull that happens between tournament stages such as these , the mangaka not only attempted to execute some miniscule amounts of character and plot progression but the weird reflection that many of the heroes seemed to be doing just didn’t work for me.

All of it essentially felt like drama for the sake of drama, except I didn’t even understand the drama. Two combatants dropped out of the 3rd stage for reasons that seemed a little too nonsensical. 

Midoriya faced his first opponent of the stage, and got angry really quickly for reasons unexplained. It all felt either pointless or too much too quickly. 

The mangaka would have been better off restricting chapter 32 to the lull before the 3rd stage, which should then have kicked off at the end of the next chapter. 

RATING: 3/10

HERO OF THE CHAPTER: Uraraka and Bakugou. The idea of these two fighting is oddly amusing. 

LOSER OF THE CHAPTER: Everyone that dropped out of the 3rd stage. Honestly it all sounded so dumb.
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Here are our wiki teammates for a very popular franchise with a growing fandom in our community! Please support our wiki pages and the folks who contributed to the wiki, making this the number one source of wiki.

Background

Our team formed near the end of 2013 around the same time as Toriko's wiki project began. As a new wiki mod in Fall of 2013, I started putting out wiki tasks on both Toriko and Seven Deadly Sins. I asked if any wiki editor want to join a team. We all work at our own pacing and on things we are good at as well as helping each other out.

When the anime aired in October 2014, the franchise's popularity boom. We got more wiki editors helping out whether they are solo or joining our team.

In a future recognition blog, we go over the accomplishments of our teammates.

Teammates

IconsWiki EditorsSpecialty/Short Bio
TaichokageSpecialty
  • Characters, Manga Scans
Bio
  • Joined the team in 2013
  • Loves Shonen and Seinen
DestinyHeroKnightSpecialty
  • Volume
Bio
  • Joined the team in 2013
  • Loves Shonen
TakashicheaSpecialty
  • Episode, Volume, Anime Caps
Bio
  • Joined the team in 2013
  • Loves mostly Shonen and Comedy but try anything even Yaoi or Hentai
Bigz007Specialty
  • Manga Scans
Bio
  • Joined the team in 2013
  • Loves Shonen, Ecchi, and Seinen
Akronawol17Specialty
  • Characters
Bio
  • Joined the team in 2015
  • Loves Shonen
LowSpecialty
  • Characters
Bio
  • Joined the team in 2015
  • Loves Shonen, Seinen, and Manhwa
ForgottenOneSpecialty
  • Characters, Concepts
Bio
  • Joined the team in 2014
  • Loves Shonen and Seinen

Past Blogs

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Welcome to this month's report where I spotlight our community achievements and their work as well as going through historic events of our site. In this community, we want folks to know we are proud of their works.

Please let me know if I made a mistake or miss something. I try my best to highlight everything from every sub community and forums of Anime Vice. I love this community a lot. Thank you for reading.

Battle

Best Battle Users

  • Anime Vice Battle User of February 2015: Falbium_Asmodeus - Congrats to Falbium for being awesome. Check out the link to learn more about him. He announced last month's battle theme, ecchi (at first, it was perverted men/or women and sexy, endowed women.) It was thanks to HungryWorld and Falbium for promoting the theme and introducing something new we haven't done. Of course, there were some users didn't like seeing a ton of ecchi battle themes. We do encourage folks if they like a theme to help out.

Note: I don't remember what was our actual, prominent theme for this month.

Policies

  • We had some debating issues last month, so mods work on making threads to help new and old users debate without getting into trouble: How to Debate Politely.
  • Feb 10: We temporarily banned Bambina until Pair Arc is done because a lot of threads created by folks who were unfamiliar with Bambina.
  • On Feb. 21, Dream added another revision to the main battle rules for the Who Can Beat XXX matches. He added a power cap since some threads didn't have one often get derailed.
  • With the increased traffic in the battle forums with returning users and new users (Feb. 26), Yusuke52 contacted Dream and Taka about the increased violations in uploading watermarked images. Taka proposed a help desk thread to alleviate the issue and updated How To Show Scans or Any Images's solutions such as using Respect/Feat threads and wiki galleries. Thanks to Yusuke52 for helping clean the scans/point out to watermarked ones.

Guides

New Respect Threads and Feat Discussions

Tournaments

RPG

Vice Awards

On February 19, WayBig posted the January 2015 awards (see page 11). Here are some of the winners and give them a round of applause. Please check the link to see more especially rewards for scenes from various RPG projects.

Policies

Guides

New Bios

RPG Projects

Below are active RPG projects. Check out Kuma's RPG news blog which covers the projects in more depth, providing background of the stories and players along with their characters they used.

Current

New

Wiki

Wiki Milestones

We had several users making milestones in their wiki career. Please congratulate them.

  • Over 1,000 Points! - Othus12, Cloudguy, OverLordArgeist,
  • Over 5,000 Points! - Cloudguy
  • On February 14, Yusuke52 is our 21st Vicer to reached 100,000 wiki points!

Current Wiki Projects

Solo

  • AgentFakku - various Hentai pages
  • AudioNinja - Akatsuki Otokojuku
  • Cloudguy - Manhwa and Magical Girl pages
  • Dekken - various ecchi pages dealing with measurements
  • Dream - Fate Stay Night, Tsukihime, Love Hina
  • EBGamesguy300 - One Piece
  • Fan3 - various Hentai pages
  • KyonyuuFan - various Hentai pages
  • Luthluth - Toriko Powerlistings
  • Naughty - Futabu
  • ShadowChaos - Xenosaga
  • Sonata - various Hentai pages
  • Taichokage - God of High School, Yu Yu Hakusho
  • Takashichea - various Winter 2015 shows
  • Whiskers - Monthly Girls' Nozaki kun
  • Yusuke52 - Bleach

Teams

  • In the Seven Deadly Sins wiki project (Feb. 7 or so), Akronawol17 joined the team. Taka and Taichokage are active.
  • Not officially formed, LHWKnight and Taka worked on The Testament of Sister New Devil, mainly images. LHWKnight uploads LN scans while Taka uploads anime caps.
  • One Piece and Fairy Tail - Dekken and Taka are active
  • Toriko - Yusuke52, Taichokage, and Taka are active.

For a whole list of solo wiki editors and wiki teams, please see the Winter 2015 Wiki Projects (Solo and Teams) thread.

Policies

  • None were added.

Guides

  • Mech Wiki Guidelines - Co-written by Dream, OverLordArgeist, and Taka to establish a consistent naming system for Real Robots as well to establish when one adds separate pages for upgrades.

Wiki Bounty Hunters

Here are our wiki editors who took out those bounties!

Cloudguy

Taichokage

Dream

Completed Wiki Projects

This is the first wiki project to be done for 2015.

Reviews

Here are our community's reviews! Please check theme out.

Dream
ebgamesguy300
Kino88
Sasukeyagami
SMXLR8
RampagingSimian
Takashichea

Front Page and Everything Else

Community Spotlights

Roundtables

  • THE LEGEND OF KORRA Roundtable - Yusuke52 and Takashichea put together a roundtable to celebrate the 10th anniversity of the Last Airbender (Feb. 21, 2005)

Manga

  • Manga Spotlight 1.1 -Hidden Gems - ShadowChaos put up a new project, asking the community to recommend obscure manga series that are like a diamond in the rough.

Tournaments

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Not with that wacked-out logic you got!
Not with that wacked-out logic you got!

Welcome back to By The Week and right here, we have one of the best ways to be yanked out of the life of a shut-in, as displayed 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 if you're subscribed to either one (note that as of this post, Funimation's late AGAIN!). After a week passes, it will be free for all users.

Breakdown and Thoughts

The Earth Conquering Club finds a shut-in at his home on top of a convenience store (which is pretty much Heaven for some people if it weren't for robberies existing), and turns him into a Futon Monster that causes multiple friendships, including Yufuin and Kinugawa's to crumble over due to some spontaneous arguments. This led Yumoto and the others to play detective for a bit until they find the source and deal with it in a rather sweet way.

There may not be as much humor as the previous episode, but it was still greatly meshed well with the storyline of the episode, including the ship-worthy moments of Yufuin and Kinugawa (seriously, those arguments felt really strong as well). Yumoto has a great moment or two as well, and the entire battle ended up being a lot more exciting from the way it was changed up, including the finisher, which is handled differently this time. Overall, I rate this as another great episode. The next one has a member of the Earth Conquering Club more focused on, so I hope it ends up being a rather brilliant one.

Highlights

That&squot;s why you don&squot;t press the "random" button at no porn site!
That's why you don't press the "random" button at no porn site!
I hate it when I transform alone too. :(
I hate it when I transform alone too. :(
Damn, the Heartless spread out a lot further than I thought! D:
Damn, the Heartless spread out a lot further than I thought! D:
But this ship definitely ain't! (Seriously, they're my main ship of the show now.)
But this ship definitely ain't! (Seriously, they're my main ship of the show now.)
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I'll start by introducing myself, I'm Cloudguy, a wiki editor who's been working on wiki's for about 2 years, my main site is ComicVine.

Well as my first blog I've decided to share what the websites I've been using to store all of my images online rather than have them all stored on my pc. It also helps having them on a database because if something happens to your pc you've lost all of your images and work, and in case something happens to the website you're on, you won't have to re-edit all the images you've made.

  1. Imgur

Imgur is a social networking site that allows you to upload images worldwide, I mainly use it to save all of my images I've worked with so I can find them easily and to save space on my computer. Although I think it does have an upload limit (it might be a post limit though) Imgur allows you to organize folders, name each image and describe them for even more organization.

2. Photobucket

Photobucket allows you to upload an unlimited amount of pictures, they also allow you to get them printed, at a cost obviously.

3. Google+

Google+ takes a bit of time to make your images private but allows you to upload an unlimited amount of images.

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I have been working on my very own manga/comic series! Be sure to check it out and let me know what ya's think! ^_^

http://tsubasasan11.deviantart.com/journal/RAN-RAN-PAGE-LINKS-459576218

I am only on Chapter 4, but I plan on working on more pages soon! :)

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Hey everyone, I have made myself public on places like YouTube and Twitter, and thought I would share my accounts on here for my first blog entry!

The problem is I never get comments, so be the first to comment on my videos if there are any that you take personal interest in! I do a variety of different types of videos, from drawing videos, to various anime related videos, to videos where I showcase some of my martial arts abilities.

Here are some examples:

Anime Unboxing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryzmv8lgHF0

Drawing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0nxJg775Tk

I am a long time fan of RUMIKO TAKAHASHI'S work! I love Ranma 1/2 and Urusei Yatsura the best out of her manga/anime creations! The reason I bring this up is because I am presently working on an episode by episode project where I am recapping the entire Ranma 1/2 TV series! :) All 161 episodes, with the possible addition of the 13 OVAs and 2 Movies.

I hope that you will follow me on Twitter, and comment on my videos! :) Even a Like would be nice! :)

I will post another blog tomorrow talking about another project I am working on, but this project is with paper and pencil! You may take interest in it as well. :)

Here's the link to my YouTube Channel and Twitter Account:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoRbP7RgwPzPQq0CNaqZslg (YouTube Channel)

https://twitter.com/tsubasasan11 (Twitter Account)

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Helloooo!!!!!

I'm trying to start up my YouTube account, and hopefully, once I get a new camera I can upload decent videos. I tried with my phone but the result looked a mess. My channel name is Geek Girl, and I'm hoping to put reviews, anime themed, make up videos for everyone to see. Please check it out and give me some tips.

Byyyeeeee!!!!!

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Holy-Who saw that coming? I mean, we figured Meliodas would be getting it back at some point in time but, so soon? And during a fight with a Golem? Not even one of the Ten Commandments but a Golem?

This is why I find reading chapters in bulk so enticing. The idea of waiting another week just to see what a single swing from Lost Vain can do doesn’t appeal to me.

THE CHAPTER: The Deadly Sins arrive just in time to save Camelot from disaster.

MY THOUGHTS:

What is going on exactly? Who else thought that that last conversation Merlin and Meliodas had, specifically the part about Meliodas’  request, was about his sacred treasure?

I love these weird surprises that I didn’t think Nanatsu no Taizai was capable of delivering; so then, what is ‘that’ thing that Meliodas wanted so badly, that the very thought of his sacred treasure escaped him.

What could be more important than what might be the world’s most powerful sword?

Can Nanatsu no Taizai get any more exiting? I think it can. I think next week’s chapter is going to explode. Literally.

-The Golem
A part of me was hoping for something more exciting that a giant monster attacking Camelot; I mean, we caught a glimpse of it last week, but I thought the final revelation would be something different, maybe a sort of amalgamation of the Ten commandments.

But, as Meliodas put it, it’s just a toy. Yet that didn’t prevent it from making quite the impact. Or maybe it is the mangaka we should be commending because the art really popped in this chapter.

The Panels were so much easier to follow than usual, and arranged in such a way as to inject the right amount of tension into this clash.

To put it simply, the pressure Slader felt within the Golem easily manifested off the page. And that is rare for this manga. Admittedly there were a few elements that could have been better, some lines that should have been darker to easily distinguish the characters from their surroundings.

But for now, we can accept that Suzuki Nakaba is capable of delivering in large scale battles as well as, if not better than their small scale counterparts.

-Merlin
Merlin continues to prove just how powerful she is (and the possibility that she might be the Sin’s strongest member). Shielding Camelot the way she did isn’t nearly as impressive as the teleporting feats she achieved when she first appeared, but her skills are none the less worth noting.

Which makes me wonder why she spent this chapter doing more talking than fighting. If the Golem’s weakness is its power core, she should be able to retrieve it with the snap of her fingers. Maybe she was too busy flying Hawk’s mother, but that is not a convincing enough explanation. She’s the closest to the golem in power levels.

Leaving her out of the fighting doesn’t make sense.

-Lost Vain
WHAT CAN THAT THING DO? I WANT TO KNOW NOW.

Let’s put things in perspective. Meliodas split a hill into two using a twig. And he’s often spoken of being so strong when using a sword that he doesn’t even bother carrying one in battle, lest he takes lives by accident.

So…the next chapter cannot come fast enough.

-‘THAT’
Who else finds it a little difficult to believe that Meliodas actually pawned his sacred treasure? I cannot even begin to guess what Merlin took from Meliodas and which he suddenly wants back but it must be connected to his demon side.

I would be surprised if it was something intangible, like his memories. Speaking of sacred treasures, I didn’t think Meliodas would get his till the end, after we had seen everyone else’ treasure.

RATING: 10/10. Nanatsu no Taizai is doing wonders, both the anime and manga
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Welcome everyone to this week's manga releases! This is the last week, and we are ending with a lot of great manga series.

Series I Would Recommend

  • Btooom - If you love survival series, Btoooim is for you. Btooom is about Ryota who finds out he was abducted and forced to play his favorite game in real life. He has to collect BIMs in order to escape the island.

I didn't know a lot of manga series this week. That's pretty much the only familiar one for me.

Series I would try

  • Maria the Virgin Witch - I only seen the anime. Seeing the manga cover shows me how old it is from the art style. I'm curious about the potential differences.

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

  • Dark Horse listed Seraphim for Feb. 18 while Amazon has it for March 10 and Right Stuf has it on Feb. 25.
  • Air Gear is listed on Amazon and Right Stuf for March 24.

Manga Releases

Seraphim: 266613336 Wings
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

A future Earth is devastated by the "Angel Plague," a pandemic that induces apocalyptic visions in the afflicted, even as it ossifies their bodies into dead, seraphic forms. A cult-ridden, army-backed medical unit journeys into the heart of a dying Asian city accompanied by Sera, a mysterious girl linked to the phenomenon itself. Have they come here to kill or cure? And is the Angel Plague a withered branch on the tree of life, or somehow a new flowering of existence?

Ani-Imo Volume 2
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

When elder brother Youta and kid sister Hikaru get into an accident that switches their bodies, Hikaru (in her brother's body) changes into a fiendish sadist, and Youta (in his sister's body) finds himself her "girlfriend." Thrust into a bizarre reality where he's now taking orders from his own body, will Youta ever get himself out of this pinch and back where he belongs?!

Barakamon Volume 3
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $15

Kawafuji, the only friend of handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa, has come to visit the island! ...However, the lack of cell phone signal and any useful landmarks is preventing the two of them from meeting up! Also, why has Kyousuke Kamisaki, who beat out Seishuu for an award (in the "Second-Place Calligraphy Incident"), come along for the ride?

Gou-Dere Sora Nagihara Volume 2
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

Things take a serious turn when the real (?) Sora Nagihara, who Shouta fell for in manga form, shows up in his bed, claiming gou-dere Sora is an impostor! Get ready for another round of rough 2-D Art of Death Secret Techniques! Apartment superintendent Kaburagi, Shouta's landlady Tenka, and all the rest can't help but get caught up in the chaos!

Btooom Volume 9
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested Retail Price: $14

The death game "BTOOOM!" that has driven unarmed captives to fight for their lives with explosives charges headlong into the final stage!! Ryouta Sakamoto survives a fierce battle against his sworn ally, Kiyoshi Taira, but the scars left behind on his heart from the confrontation run deep. Meanwhile, Kousuke Kira, hungry for a rematch with Ryouta, wanders the island in the hopes of a chance to get back into the game. But when Kira runs into a mysterious group with unfamiliar BIMs, their merciless team play has him cornered! Now trapped, the devious junior high schooler has to think fast if he wants to live long enough to settle the score with world ranker Sakamoto...!!

Maria the Virgin Witch Volume 1
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

PURITY AND POWER

As a war to determine the rightful ruler of medieval France ravages the land, it seems that the only hope for most is protection from the heavens above through prayer. But deep in the forest outside of a small, bucolic village, the witch Maria will not stand idly by as men kill each other and commit horrendous acts in the name of God and glory. Using her powerful magic, she'll summon various beasts and demons - even going as far as using a succubus to seduce soldiers into submission under the veil of night - all to stop the needless slaughter.

However, Maria's display of her magical might has drawn the ire of the Kingdom of Heaven and after the Archangel Michael puts an end to her meddling, he curses her to lose her powers if she ever gives up her virginity. Will she forgo the forbidden fruit of adulthood in order to bring an end to the merciless machine of war?

Samurai Executioner Omnibus 4
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

Yamada Asaemon, the shogun's executioner, receives many strange requests from the condemned: a woman who bequeaths her severed locks to her beloved, a gardener who ask for the "beheading" of a chrysanthemum. And while strangers to Asaemon, their final moments and the stories behind their appeals can sometimes reveal more of a person's character than a lifetime of association.

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Welcome everyone! We got a lot of shows on DVD and Blu-Ray. Best design of the week goes to Flame of Recca for me. Got a good balance of characters as well as making a strong flame motif.

Series I recommend

  • Diabolik Lovers - This one I don't recommend since I sort of enjoy and hate it. I can't believe it got a second season in the make. If you are into reverse harem and tolerate the main heroine being a blood bank, try this show.
  • Kill la Kill - Definitely recommend for Gurren Lagann and Gainax fans. If you love over the top animation, action, and nudity, you will love this one. The story is a bit weak compared to its characters and animation.

Series I Like to Try

  • I still have Monogatari or Nisemonogatari (the first in the franchise) on my watch list. Blame it on sickVisionz and Dream for bringing up that addicting, puzzling toothbrush scene and the implied sex scenes.

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

  • Only Right Stuf and ANN has Koimonogatari and Kill la Kill Vol. 4

DVD and Blu-Ray Releases

.hack//SIGN - Complete Series
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $39.98

Tsukasa awakens inside The World, an immense online RPG filled with monsters, magic, and mayhem. When he discovers he's unable to log out of this mysterious game, he joins forces with a colorful group of characters and begins a desperate quest to find his way back to real life.

Contains episodes 1-26 plus 2 bonus OVAs. Special Features: Character Art Reel, Textless Opening and Closing, Promo Video, Commercial Collection, Japanese Trailers. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Diabolik Lovers (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $39.98

Yui Komori has spent her life sheltered by the Church and the man she thinks of as her father, but now she's going to a new home and there's a very different kind of family waiting for her. To her dismay, she discovers that she'll be living with six very attractive young men, and not a single one is human!

If trying to keep an entire brood of vampires at fangs' length wasn't stressful enough, there are even more sinister forces at work, threatening not only Yui's life, but her very soul. Drawn into her wildest fantasies, or perhaps her most salacious nightmares, one thing is certain: Yui's life will never be the same!

Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Flame of Recca (DVD)
  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested retail price: $69.95

A ninja must serve a lord, and Recca Hanabishi has sworn to serve the person who can defeat him in battle. But despite his martial prowess, penchant for traps, and his family's fireworks, his battles amount to little more than schoolyard brawls. Ninjas died out long ago, and though he's always felt a connection, it's all just pretend. Or is it?

When a mysterious woman confronts him and tells him he's the last survivor of an ancient clan of ninja - the chosen one born with the power to control fire - his whole world is turned around. A battle ensues, and he finds out just how true her claims might be when he summons flames from his hands. How much does she know, and what does she want with Recca? Is he really the last surviving member of the Hokage? And what about Yanagi, the girl with the power to heal any wound? Might she be the princess Recca longs to serve?

Contains episodes 1-42. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Kill la Kill - Part 4
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98 (Blu-Ray), $39.98 (DVD)

With both Kyoto and Kobe now under their control, the only region left for Satsuki to conquer is Osaka. Kaneo Takarada - the audacious student council president of Naniwa Kinman High School - is not about to surrender so easily, but can his money buy him victory against the Elite Four?!

Meanwhile, Ryuko rides in on her motorcycle to retrieve Senktesu's final piece from Satsuki. Senketsu is finally back to one piece, but this was all just part of Satsuki's plan! While Ryuko was occupied with her battle with Satsuki, Nonon Jakuzure attacks the Nudist Beach HQ below Osaka under Satsuki's command. With her mission accomplished, Satsuki proceeds to the next phase of her plan to hold the Cultural & Sports Grand Festival with the academy director and Satsuki's mother, Ragyo Kiryuin, as an honorable guest. Ryuko and the others infiltrate the arena to learn what Satsuki is plotting only to find out the shocking truth behind Satsuki's grand scheme!

Contains episodes 15-19. Special Features: Textless Opening & Ending, Web Version Previews. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.

Koimonogatari - Hitagi End
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $74.98

On January 1st, Hitagi Senjyogahara calls her nemesis, the con-artist Deishu Kaiki, to request his services, saying, "There is someone I'd like you to deceive." The request is a bitter choice for her to make, but one that would save her and her dear Koyomi Araragi from a "death sentence."

Kaiki starts to research his target, Nadeko Sengoku, the junior high school girl who became a god of North Shirahebi Shrine. As Kaiki investigates her background, he finds her secret that she has never told anyone before, including her beloved Koyomi Araragi. Can Kaiki save Hitagi and Koyomi before time is up?!

Fifth arc to the Monogatari series' second season. Collects episodes 1-6 plus a deluxe booklet and a pin-up postcard set! Special Features: Textless Openings (solo & duet versions), Textless Ending, Promotional Video & Commercial Collections. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Space Brothers - Collection 1
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98 (Blu-Ray), $49.98 (DVD)

Mutta's life has hit rock bottom. He's been fired, blackballed from his profession, and even had to move back in with his parents. Meanwhile, the career of Mutta's brother, Hibito, has taken off like a rocket as he trains for the job Mutta once dreamed of: becoming an astronaut. But is it ever too late to go after your dreams? Through a little coercing and a bit of covert activity, Mutta's family and friends can get his resume on the right desk, but from that point on it'll be up to Mutta himself.

Does he have what it takes to turn his life around and put his footprint on the moon? The first step on the highway to the stars is always the hardest, and in a job where crash and burn isn't just a euphemism, it'll be the biggest risk Mutta's ever taken. But with the right support team, maybe he'll find what he needs to rekindle the spark inside him and light the biggest candle of them all!

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

Tiger & Bunny: The Rising
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $29.99 (Blu-Ray), $19.98 (DVD)

Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, a.k.a. Wild Tiger, and Barnaby Brooks Jr.'s partnership comes to a sudden end when Apollon Media's new owner Mark Schneider fires Kotetsu and moves Barnaby back into the First League, pairing him up with Golden Ryan, a new hero with awesome powers and a huge ego to match. When the heroes are sent to investigate a string of strange incidents tied closely to the city's Goddess Legend, they discover three super-powered NEXTs plotting to bring terror and destruction to Stern Bild.

Special Features: Interview with Producer Kazuhiko Tamura (Blu-ray exclusive), Art Gallery (Blu-ray exclusive), Weekly Hero Countdown (Blu-ray exclusive), TV Series Special Digest, San Francisco Premiere at New People Cinema, Theatrical Trailer, Pilot Trailer, Promotional Videos, Commercial Collection (Blu-ray exclusive), Theater Manners (Blu-ray exclusive), Clean Opening and Ending. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Violence Jack (DVD)

Distributor: Eastern Star Suggested retail price: $24.95

After a devastating natural disaster, the Kanto region in Japan is now a wasteland of lawlessness, where the weak are playthings of the strong. Ruled with an iron fist by the Slum King, the people of Kanto have no hope left to them, living at the whims of raiders and bandits. In this hellish world, there is only one man with the power to stand up for the powerless, and his name alone strikes terror into evil hearts - Violence Jack! Whether he's saving women from sex camps, protecting the models of Zone C from those who covet their beauty, or exterminating a biker gang bent on destruction; if you oppress the weak, the only thing you can look forward to is a swift death from Jack's knife!

Contains OVA episodes 1-3. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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And look who shows up right after I mention him last blog!
And look who shows up right after I mention him last blog!

Welcome back to By The Week! Well, ain't THAT some shit. Well paid for this blog and shit. (I don't get paid for this, as good as that reference sounded. :[ )

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 if you're a subscribed member. After a week passes, it will be free for all viewers.

Breakdown and Thoughts

After Kaneki undergoes some more past-influenced suffering and confides to the bandaged ghoul (whom is also the book author), he returns to Ainteiku and leaves for some good reason, which part of it is later mentioned when Touka catches up to him (along with her feelings). He wanted to strengthen himself up by upgrading his powers but in order to do that, he had to eat some people and join Aogiri Tree to cover up the tracks (which didn't work since he's caused a media circus alongside Aogiri themselves). On the side, the author ghoul pics some interesting and not-so-interesting tidbits with Hinami at the Gourmet Ghoul's cafe (while he was huffing on Kaneki's blood cloth like a freshly grown rose) and near the CCG Base with Juuzou and Shinohara.

After watching this, I'd have to say that it was really confusing with the initial path that Kaneki chose for this season and I still feel confused now after knowing what his motive was and from the visit to Ainteku. After all of that (and the author ghoul's interviews), this pretty much feels like filler from here. Hopefully, we get a better time next episode, but I feel that this episode was not the weakest either.

Highlights

Dating all of the wrong dudes already.
Dating all of the wrong dudes already.
Now's not a good time to talk about fetish-related novels, madam.
Now's not a good time to talk about fetish-related novels, madam.
Damn, I walked into her brushing Nishio's teeth. Someone's gonna be pissed...
Damn, I walked into her brushing Nishio's teeth. Someone's gonna be pissed...
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There was a point during chapter 29 of Boku no Hero when I thought the manga was progressing at a ridiculously slow pace but…wow, Chapters 30 and 31 more than made up for that.

THE CHAPTERS:
Midoriya and Todoroki finally face off.

MY THOUGHTS:
It is a testament to the mangaka’s ability to create a cast of highly entertaining and engaging characters in less than 30 chapters that this second stage of the tournament was so tense.

That is the only way these three chapters were able to inject so much tension into a select few pages; because you know enough about each character and team to care how well they perform in the event.

And that countdown was something inspired; there was something clever about featuring two of these three chapters within the last minute of the stage, because that made each and every action our heroes made matter so much more. 

You could gasp at Midoriya losing his bandana, because 30 seconds wasn’t nearly enough for him to execute one of his crazy tactics, not against someone like Todoroki. And Bakugou’s fall and rise was both funny and exhilarating.
+The Bad
I have to start with the bad because those moments that I found most irritating manifested in the manga much earlier than all the good stuff.

They were also so miniscule that they almost do not deserve a mention. Almost. 

There were moments in these three chapters that reminded of the parts of Naruto I found so annoying; I am talking about all those bits where Midoriya, Todoroki, everyone in general spent way too much time standing around, thinking and planning. 

Every attack felt way too slow, and afterwards everyone kind of just stood back and watched. At least in Naruto I can sort of see the logic (even if I don’t always like it). Those are shinobi. Every move needs to have meaning. One wrong step and you will take a Kunai to the neck. Better to wait for your opponent to make a move first.

I didn’t get that vibe from chapter 29; in fact all those 24 pages, when animated, couldn’t last longer than 5 minutes. That is how pointless, almost, the chapter felt. I tried and failed to get excited about Midoriya vs Todoroki.
+The Good
While chapter 29 failed to move things along at a faster pace, it managed to further develop its cast of rapidly growing characters, especially showing the workings of the different quirks, their limitations and every strategy that was in play.

It was almost like the first few minutes of a One Piece episode, during which the audience is caught up on where everyone is and what they are doing, before the action finally starts.

In a sense chapter 29 was the set up, and chapter 30 and 31 the execution. Bakugou took the cake in the way he went from bottom to top, while Kaminari managed to prove himself an even more effective member of Team Todoroki. 

IN fact everyone on his team was almost more useful than Todoroki himself was.

The mangaka built the momentum almost perfectly, with those last ten seconds counting down as every noteworthy individual poured into the ice ring, their targets, Torodoki and Midoriya so concerned about besting one another that they paid no heed to Bakugou descending from above like a meteor, or the dozen other figures making for the center pieces of the event.

It was almost perfectly timed and organized, the timer hitting zero at a point where we couldn’t tell who stood where, and could only wait for the smoke to clear and the announcer to tell us just who had made it to the top four.

These sort of mad dashes to the finish line are difficult to execute, working only when the unexpected happens and if you actually genuinely care about the characters involved, which these three chapters managed to do.

-Speaking of Todoroki, he’s really beginning to come into his own as a character; and now that we know he is the type with the tortured past, he is gearing up to be a far superior foe for Midoriya than Bakugou. Bakugou’s crazy. He just wants to win, which actually works for him. The best villains or anti-heroes however must have some conflicted story that is driving them to win no matter what.

You could understand the place Midoriya was coming from; compared to the despair Todoroki had experienced in his life, Midoriya’s reasons for fighting came off as a little trivial. None the less he seems determined to persevere.

The introduction of Torodoki’s demon of a father is setting things up for an interesting collision, especially if he ever figures out Midoriya’s place in All Might’s life and world.
+RATING: 9/10. These were some stellar chapters. With the way Midoriya’s rivalry with Todoroki is progressing I cannot see how Bakugou fits into the picture. 

HEROES OF THE WEEK: Monoma Neito’s copy ability will make him a dangerous foe for Midoriya. Too bad he didn’t make it.

Tsuburaba Kousei (and his solid air quirk)  and Kaminari probably had the biggest impact, the latter essentially beating back a wave of enemies and giving Todoroki an opening to immobilize them all at once, while the former put Bakugou in his place for the second time in that chapter.
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Welcome everyone, I had to cram the title a bit. I'm here to promote the show with short reviews as well as promoting the Kuroko's Basketball 3 Discussion thread. I will love to discuss the anime in reviews or discussion threads. If one falls short, I support the other. I won't be as consistent with anime reviews, but I'll try my best to keep this up.

Not doing the weekly, traditional episode review. I decided to do by matches because I feel it will be convenient on my end. I'm more casual than how usually I review. Just sharing highlights and cons. Please feel free to share your thoughts on these matches. I love this show and how crazy and over the top it gets.

Kise vs Haizaki

I was stoked to see Kise in action again after his team suffered a brutal defeat by Aomine's team back during Interhigh. Like all of our characters, Kise has come a long way. Thought we run out of bad guys after Hanamiya, here comes Haizaki who tries to hit on Alex and beat up Himuro.

This whole match focuses on these two's past and who is better, the thief or the copycat. Speaking of copycat, I wasn't expecting a character to actually "steal" moves from his opponents. Stuff like this in Kuroko's Basketball makes me smile at how far this show goes with their Shonen powers. Their past help build up to Akashi's character, showing us what kind of character is he. The match was excellent. Kise went full on "Kirby" on Haizaki, copying moves from the Generations of Miracle. The ridiculous copy was Kise imitating Murasakibara's block. Oh yeah, I made a comparison of Haizaki with Ban of Seven Deadly Sins for his pillaging techniques.

Historically, I had a hard time distinguishing and remembering characters in this show except Generations of Miracle. I didn't remember Kise's teammates. I mix up Kasamatsu with Hayakawa.

Midorima vs Akashi

Finally, we get to see Akashi in action. Back then, I used to joke with my friends on Akashi's powers and comparing Generations of Miracles to soldiers or stuff in the military.

  • Midorima - the sniper
  • Aomine - the shocktrooper
  • Murasakibara - the tank
  • Kuroko - stealth bomber
  • Kise - chameleon

I assumed Akashi was the tactician since he was seen playing Shogi in the past 2 seasons. With this match, he got ocular powers like from Naruto! I almost called him Kakashi. He is more like the Rinnegan characters or Sven Vollfied from Black Cat because Akashi's Emperor Eye allows him to see all "moves" in the future. One ridiculous thing about Akashi is how he makes folks trip in the match. I can't imagine what the audience on the outside think about the players just tripping because of this guy. It's just weird.

As for the match, I felt this was really one sided and short compared to Kise's match. It's a battle between two Generation of Miracle players, but Midorima's team got trumped by Akashi. When the match ends, Midorima tries to shake hands. I was surprised how Akashi didn't accept it. Low blow from an old teammate. Makes me wonder what kind of team and relationship they had. We only got glimpses mostly of Kise, Aomine, and Kuroko's stories of their team back in middle school.

Next match is a rematch between Kise and Kuroko's team!

Thank you everyone for reading. What were your favorite moments and moments you didn't like? Please share your thoughts.

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Hello everyone, I'm here to address a key issue in the community, voter awareness in how many folks vote in community projects. I'm currently compiling data from various projects I assisted with or started and finding a possible trend as well as discussing strategies to increase votes. In a small community like Anime Vice, we are close knit but separated at that same time. Each microcosm in Anime Vice have their own set values and culture in which project to participate. It's part of the challenge my friends and I faced. I worked with many community projects in the past because folks had asked me to help get folks to vote. I do my best to help my friends.

This blog will help future users who will take our roles and give a good picture of our demographics in the past 6 years of the site.

These are the projects:

  • sickVisionz's Top Anime in 2011
  • Best Battle Users started by myself in 2013
  • Top Manga started by myself in 2013
  • Top Wiki Editors and Reviewers by myself in 2013
  • WayBig's AMV project in 2014

WayBig1010101's AMV Contest

In 2014, WayBig1010101 thought of a fun project. He asked me to ask Tom if it was okay to post on the front page. Tom approved WayBig's project and asks me to help our young user with his community project, setting up the article, fixes any formatting issues, and getting votes in.

The ideas were executed successively because it involves our folks to post AMVs to enter the contest. Then, we post a voting session for folks to vote on the AMVs submitted by the community. Each theme we had, we had less votes coming as you see in the chart below.

DateThemesVotingResults#Votes
04/25/2014AMV 1: None - It was a test trialAMV 1Top 3 Winners: DBZ_Universe, Flashback180 & WayBig1010101 (Tied), Dream & Taka (Tied)21
06/04/2014AMV 2: Main Characters - No HSTAMV 2Top 3 Winners: WayBig1010101, Jinbieifan1, and Vapovile14
08/06/2014AMV 3: VillainsAMV 3Top 3 Winners: SpeedForceSpider, Low and Jinbeifan1 & Chronowolf (Tied)13
10/14/2014AMV 4: HalloweenAMV 4Top 3 Winners: JustalittleGirl, npcompete, and Whiskers9

Best Anime and Manga

In 2011, sickVisionz started a community project, a site wide poll to see what is our community's top anime. I jumped on the idea and promoting the project, writing on people's walls, come and vote! In 2013, he asked me to help create the voting sheets. I helped out to this day. On 2013, I started the manga version on my own. Asked sickVisionz on how he calculated the votes. I had a 10 ranking system for 2013 compared to 2014 where I used the 5 ranking system.

Unlike most polls, this one uses a weighting system as a way to rank the series, and it helps avoid ties for the most part. With a small community, the lower the votes, the higher chance we get ties. The votes were the highest in 2013 for both anime and manga. I believed after 2012 (the year where Whiskey Media was sold off), we had lost a lot of folks. We don't get a lot of folks coming and visiting each of the sister sites of Whiskey Media. I was still assertive in getting votes from our sister sites in 2013. I didn't promote the project to Comic Vine and Giant Bomb due to being busy. I believed that affected our voter outreach. I will try to increase votes in 2015 with more social media PR in all former sites.

Anime

YearsResults#Votes
2011Article: Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Steins;Gate Fate/Zero, Sket Dance, Mawaru Penguindrum, Tiger & Bunny, Anohana, Beelzebub?
2012Vice Pit: Fate/Zero, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Sword Art Online, Kids on the Slope, Persona 4: The Animation, Psycho-Pass, Bodacious Space Pirates, Naruto Shippuden, Space Brothers, Hyouka, Chihayafuru, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Another, Kokoro Connect, Fairy Tail, Binbo-gami ga! From the New World, Nisemonogatari43
2013Vice Pit: Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Monogatari, Psycho-Pass, The Eccentric Family, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Flowers of Evil, Hunter x Hunter, Kuroko's Basketball 2, Garden of Words, The Devil is a Part Timer!, Blast of Tempest, Watamote, One Piece, Pet Girl of Sakurasou, Golden Time, From the New World, Aikatsu54
2014Vice Pit: Parasyte: The Maxim, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Kill la Kill, Space Dandy, Tokyo Ghoul, Hunter x Hunter (2011), Akame ga Kill!, No Game, No Life, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, TERRAFORMARS, One Piece, Fairy Tail (2014), Chaika - The Coffin Princess, Aldnoah.Zero, Psycho-Pass 2, Dragon Ball Kai, The Seven Deadly Sins, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Naruto Shippuden, Rage of Bahamut Genesis36

Manga

YearsResults#Votes
2013Article: Bleach, Attack on Titan, Claymore, One Piece, Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic, Toriko, Naruto, Vinland Saga, Medaka Box, Beelzebub, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Fairy Tail, One-Punch Man, The Seven Deadly Sins, Deadman Wonderland, Gintama, Pupa, Assassination Classroom, Mysterious Girlfriend X, Kingdom28
2014Vice Pit: Toriko, Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, One-Punch Man, Fairy Tail, Tokyo Ghoul, UQ Holder, The Seven Deadly Sins, Assassination Classroom, Claymore, Vinland Saga, Attack on Titan, Blue Spring Ride, Kingdom, The God of High School, World Trigger25

*Note: The bold is the top 10.

Best Battle Users

In Fall of 2013, we had chaos in the battle community. As a young, appointed wiki mod, I had the most difficulty helping Sonata in enforcing the rules. We later found out there was users outside making things worse. In order to keep the morale up and keep our community united, I look back to Fire_Star's Vicer of the Month and implemented the Best Battle User of the Month (formally known as Best Battlation of the Month - coined by AnimeDefender) in December 2013. The purpose of the community project was to highlight role model users to serve as an example as well as bringing in battle themes each month to add more variety and diversity such as promoting obscure manga/manhwa series.

Compared to most polls, this project was active. Every month, we got enough votes in. If there is a tie, we just do a run-off poll. It was only in September that there wasn't any poll because a user didn't do his interview.

MonthsBest Battle Vicers#Votes
December 2013Taichokage10
January 2014SpeedForceSpider12
February 2014WayBig101010116
March 2014Othus129
April 2014Vapovile12
May 2014DBZ_Universe19
June 2014Kurohige10
July 2014Low12
August 2014GIRUGAMESH8
September 2014Flashback1800
October 2014CosmicKnight7513
November 2014Taichokage20
December 2014Othus1217
January 2015EVA_0110
February 2015Falbium_Asmodeus23

Best Wiki Editor and Reviewer

Because there were low voter turnout, 1 in 2013 and then 2 in 2014, I decided to post a blog promoting the community's best wiki editors and reviewers (a small group) out of fairness. I believe we needed to spotlight wiki and reviews because it makes up the site. Unlike RPG and Battle communities, the wiki and reviewing communities do not have their own forums.

Strategies

For the Best Anime and Manga, wall posting isn't enough. I believe I should resort to mass PMs at the later stages as well as increased social media usage during all times. Plus, I need to remain contact with those in Twitter, Giant Bomb, and Comic Vine.

For the best reviewers and wiki editors, the community and its sub niches are very small. For voters, it's hard to choose. This project might be canceled or turn into something similar to the Vice Awards from the RPG community. I will try to think of something to promote wiki editors and reviewers.

Thank you everyone.

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Hello everyone! I'm happy to announce that the Chaika anime project is completed as of February 19, 2015. The project originally started as a team project with Sidapa, AgentFakku, and myself. (Chaika - Coffin Princess Wiki Project Update - Teammates). We work together to make these wiki pages the best we can in our free time. My teammates were relatively new to the site. I was working with them and helping them get adjusted in the wiki community. One of our members was a Wikia editor to Chaika. We had worked across Anime Vice and Chaika Wikia for a little period of time.

Team Members

Takashichea
Wiki Mod of Anime Vice, Admin of Sket Dance, Btooom, To Hollywood and Beyond Wikia
I'm in charge of episode summaries, but I also write up minor sections on character pages if I have time.
AgentFakku
Hentai Wiki Editor Specialist
He attaches pages to the episode pages and creates new pages.
Sidapa
Wikia editor at Hitsugime no Chaika Wikia.
He is a new wiki editor who works at Anime Vice, doing the same roles like AgentFakku. In addition, he writes up minor sections on characters and concept pages.

Like everyone, we are busy with outside obligations. I thank my teammates for all their contributions, minor or major. We worked on the first season together. For season 2, I worked on the rest of the episode summaries, uploading caps, and adding characters.

Thank you everyone. If you need to know about Chaika and the anime series, you can can count on our wiki pages.

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SOOOO glad that this bar allows pets!
SOOOO glad that this bar allows pets!

Welcome back to By The Week and man, the excitement for this one was real. But does it deliver....?

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 if you're subscribed to either one (note that as of this post, Funimation's late AGAIN!). After a week passes, it will be free for all users.

Breakdown and Thoughts

The beach episode has arrived and both the Earth Defense Club and the Student Council are in for some shenanigans. Through the side of "Wild Man Beach", we get Wombat and Yumoto partying like hell (and finding an obvious trap that looks like a dominatrix) while the others relax, a mystery over the usage of Io's toothbrush and a test of courage that turns out to be some rather close crap with the School Council and right next door to the side of the most quiet beach in anime history, said council relaxes up until when they decided to check out the forest for no good reason.

We get a lot of gags here throughout in place of the usual plot (despite the Earth Defense Club transforming in this one), but due to this whole episode's execution and the rather "shounen-ai" scenes being for laughs (and potential ships), it ended up working out for the better on their part (and the fujoshi's too ;] ). It was all in good fun, but next episode is going to be a trip for the Earth Defense Club. There's not much to say here, but it IS a beach episode after all. One of the best beach episodes seen in terms of enjoyment.

Highlights

Nevermind the noise, this guy is so pretty, he puts most of this season's gals to shame!
Nevermind the noise, this guy is so pretty, he puts most of this season's gals to shame!
Wow, McDonald's has an interesting new uniform.
Wow, McDonald's has an interesting new uniform.
Io, just be glad Yumoto asked you instead of people like...
Io, just be glad Yumoto asked you instead of people like...
AND...
AND...
They would choose a LOT worse! (Wrong shows, I know!)
They would choose a LOT worse! (Wrong shows, I know!)

[Other shows in order: Maria, The Virgin Witch, Tokyo Ghoul Season One.]

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Welcome everyone to this week's manga releases! Boy, we have a lot. Most of them are relatively obscure series since the 1st and 2nd week are heavy with Shonen releases. in my opinion, the best manga cover for this week goes to Raqiya. It has a beautiful, detail illustration of the character which makes her come out alive.

Shows I'm familiar with: Nurse Hitomi is a monster girl/guy genre with slice of life themes. I tried the first chapter. Loved the cute character design and the comedic interactions between our nurse and her students. Lastly, I watched Witch Craft Works' anime series. I still crave more for the series. Haven't read the manga yet. It involves a town full of witches, ones that support destruction while the other support order. One guy gets caught in the war, and he is under the protection of a beautiful witch who is the most popular gal at his school, Ayaka Kagari.

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

  • Blood Blockade Battlefront Vol. 7 was listed on Right Stuf this while Amazon has it on Feb. 24.
  • High School DxD Vol. 4 was listed this week while Amazon, Right Stuf, and comic stores have it on Feb. 24.
  • Sankarea Vol. 11 is available on Right and Amazon, March 24, 2015. ANN listed it this week.
  • Both ANN and Amazon have Raqiya: The New Book of Revelation Vols 3-5 this week. Right Stuf has Raqiya Vols 3-5 on March 11.

Manga Releases

Blood Blockade Battlefront Volume 7
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

In Jerusalem's Lot--the mystically transmogrified New York City--a bacteria-sized crimefighter is on the trail of an equally microscopic foe. But the tiny terrorist is hiding out inside the body of Libra agent Leonard Watch's pal Real, and any threat turns poor Real into a titanic monstrosity. Leo's job one is to get the mini-cop inside Real to even the odds before Jersusalem's Lot becomes a parking lot!

Cage of Eden Volume 17
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics USA
  • Suggested Retail Price: $10.99

Yarai is determined to do whatever it takes to save the life of his dear teacher, even if it means taking the life of his friend. But can Yarai actually go through with it? With Yarai and Sengoku facing each other in a battle to the death, it seems like Mami's dreaded vision is actually coming true. However, they may have a bigger problem on their hands, as it appears that the work of uncovering the traps surrounding the mysterious tower may have awoken a new and fearsome beast from its deep slumber.

Devils and Realist Volume 4
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

A New York Times bestseller, for fans of Black Butler

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

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

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

The Hunters and the Destroyers continue to rampage through the city, toying with their prey and piling atrocity upon atrocity. With no time to mourn their fallen, the Paulklee Guild are forced to fend off their enemies' increasingly deadly attacks. The surviving members mobilize to fight back, and despite the terrible losses, hope is kept alive in the form of old vows honored and new ones made.

High School DxD Volume 4
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13

Issei's on a rampage?! "President Rias's virginity is gonna be mine!!" President Rias, the beautiful young devil, is betting her engagement on the outcome of a "rating game," and Issei's joining the fight. Does he even stand a chance against Riser's harem team of devil girls...?!

6. Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $18.99

For fans of Bleach and Berserk comes the adventure of a lifetime, in omnibus format

Everything about college student Amamiya Yuuhi is average: grades, looks, and his blasé outlook on life. So what happens when he awakens one day to a talking lizard, who informs him that there is a gigantic hammer in outer space that is poised to split the Earth into pieces and requests his allegiance in the fight against the forces of evil? Pretend it never happened? Unfortunately for Yuuhi, a bit of coercion in the form of a super-powered princess prevents him from returning to his mediocre life-as-usual.

In the adventure of a lifetime, Yuuhi will join forces with the capricious princess and a motley crew of companions to fight back against an evil mage and his horrifying homunculus before the Biscuit Hammer can destroy the planet!

Manga Dogs Volume 3
  • Distributor: Kodansha
  • Suggested Retail Price: $10.99

Teenage manga artist Kanna Tezuka's series about a high school for Buddhist statues is facing cancelation! Meanwhile, the manga course that's given her so much free time to draw at school is under threat from a principal taken with the next big thing: light novels! Their teacher's solution to this existential crisis is an inspiring field trip, but will it be enough to get these dogs to start drawing at last?!

Nurse Hitomi Monster Infirmary Volume 1
  • Distributor: Seven Seas
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Nurse Hitomi is not your typical school nurse. Newly-employed as a high school nurse, who just happens to be a cyclops, Nurse Hitomi must fumble her way through the many inhuman issues that arise in a school rife with monstrous characters. Welcome to the infirmary! We haven’t been expecting you.

Witch Craft Works Volume 3
  • Distributor: Vertical
  • Suggested retail price: $12.95

Witchcraft Works is a romance comedy set in a modern day world where magic and supernational powers shape the lives of the kids in this high school. High schooler Honoka Takamiya finds himself in the middle of a battle between witches - for his body!

Raqiya Volume 3
  • Distributor: One Peace Books
  • Suggested retail price: $12.95

A truck driver loses control in the Nevada desert and leaves one family dead in an explosive crash. But there is a sole survivor, Luna Hazuki, who makes a pact with a demon to regain the happiness that was robbed from her. Seven years later she is still living with the family that was supposed to be dead. But little does Luna know that the pact she made will lead to the Apocalypse and the end of the human race.

Raqiya Volume 4
  • Distributor: One Peace Books
  • Suggested retail price: $12.95
Raqiya Volume 5
  • Distributor: One Peace Books
  • Suggested retail price: $12.95
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Over the past years in the wiki community, we have a ton of new Shonen series especially for Shonen Jump. Not many new and veteran wiki editors know the work of this one wiki editor, DestinyHeroKnight, who has worked in the community since 2009. His project involves the Shonen Jump. Often he is one of the first Shonen wiki editors to add characters and attach them to the Shonen Jump Anthology magazines before these characters and their series become collected into Tankobon where most wiki editors start their project on.

Potential Issues

The main conflicts I run as a wiki mod is how fan subbing groups and official companies like Viz Media and Kodansha name their characters and the manga series. I often run into dupe pages. To prevent this, I created this blog to inform our wiki editors of all ages.

**It's imperative to check here if you are dealing with new Shonen Jump characters who haven't had a Tankobon yet.

This list will be updated by me or DHK. Please feel free to ask questions and also refer to the Winter 2015 Wiki Projects (Solo and Teams) thread for all active solo and team wiki projects. In this community, communication is key. Thank you.

My Hero Academia

In a world in which 80% of the population has superpowers there are people who abuse their powers and people who use it for the good. The world has become a world of superheroes and supervillains.

Black Clover
Asta has a big dream—he wants to become the next Wizard King! There's just one problem—he can't use magic. Making matters worse, his best friend seems to have an abundance of magical ability. But Asta's not giving up! Not by a long shot! He's determined more than ever to bring out his powers and show the world he can be the King! In my opinion, a good issue of Weekly Shonen Jump should have a little bit of everything. Some sci-fi, fantasy, sports and battle manga. And maybe some kind of love story. We've been sorely lacking in the fantasy department for a while, so it's nice to get a taste of that genre, even if it is only for few weeks.
Kagamigami

According to the manga Bakuman, the second chapter is even more important than the first! Because it's easy enough to hook readers, but keeping them on the line is another story. For the record, I'm paraphrasing there. That being said, or paraphrased in this case, I'd say this is an excellent second chapter. We get to learn more about both the main characters in a fun and amusing way. And we also learn more of those cute/weird white blobby things' powers. And if you're anything like me, learning about new powers is always fun!

E-Robot

What appeared before high school student, Yuuki, was a mysterious cute girl—Ai Roborovskii!! The truth was that she was a robot created by the hands of Yuuki's father who was a professor in Robotics. And this Ai's strongest weapon was…eroticism!? A super slapstick, robotic, erotic comedy!!

Gakkyu Hotei

Bullying, corporal punishment, school hierarchies... In order to have the children solve the problems that thrive within educational settings with their own hands, the current government introduced the School Judgment System!! Taking place in all grade schools, a ruthless school trial begins now!!

Takujo No Ageha

Ririka Otsuka is the hottest girl at school and is at the center of every guy's attention. Her only secret was that her house was a shabby old table tennis center… One day, a transfer student appears before Ririka—Ageha Hanazono. Despite his fairy-tale name, he's a super lame and nerdy guy with glasses. Ririka lightheartedly goes and tries to tease Ageha. However, Ageha responds with— "I'm already in a committed relationship with table tennis. Therefore I do not intend to engage in an illicit sexual relationship with you." How...humiliating! There's actually a guy that doesn't fall for me—Ririka Otsuka?! Ririka sets up a table tennis match to try and outwit Ageha. Once the lame and nerdy pervert (a.k.a. the main character) is given a racket, he flies like a butterfly and dances atop the tables!! An all new hyper fast table tennis manga—Love all!!

Sporting Salt

The main character, Hiroyuki Shioya, at first sight looks to be just a short grade-schooler. However, the truth was that he was a high school student who had the eyes to look past a person's physical features in one look! He aims of becoming the number one sports doctor in Japan!! An all new sports medicine manga starts here!!

JUDOS

The headquarters of Japanese Judo—Sondokan. Who showed up there was what looked to be just an average boy, Hana Yanagi. But the truth was that he and his background concealed an unimaginable secret hidden away in the Japanese Judo world!?

Hi-Fi Cluster

A.D. 2045, Tokyo— A near future where it's normal for abilities to be turned into Apps, and they are downloadable by placing special labels onto the body. In this Ability Society, for some unknown reason, there was a poor boy who couldn't synchronize with any of the labels—Heita. Heita, who didn't have a place in society, unexpectedly meets a man in a black suit with a prosthetic arm—Kandera.

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WHAAAAAAAT! I honestly do not know if I read that right.

So Gowther isn’t even human. Hmm. That actually explains everything we have seen up to this point. Nanatsu no Taizai is getting crazier with each chapter, and I like it.

+THE CHAPTER:
Gowther’s true face is revealed. Camelot faces a dark threat.

+MY THOUGHTS:
Everything that happened in this chapter of Seven Deadly Sins pales in comparison to the revelation about Gowther. Which is sort of like how last week’s chapter revolved primarily around the Meliodas reveal.

Three things happened in chapter 114 of Nanatsu no Taizai:

-Slader- Funny, I thought Slader was called Threader. Or maybe he was and the translation just changed. Either way I am not a fan of the name. With Slader joining the Nanatsu no Taizai team, one can only hope to guess what the mangaka has in store for this arc.

We now have a multitude of characters on the move in this arc at the same time, but approaching the story from different perspectives; it actually reminds me of One Piece.

Though if this was One Piece, everyone would be running around inside Camelot already, but never meeting as they went about performing all sorts of small tasks with Oda pushing the story towards a convergence of sorts.

I like Deadly Sin’s simpler approach. King and Ban are lazing about in the Fairy King’s forest, and who knows what role they are supposed to play in the story.

Griamore, Gilthunder and Hauser left the kingdom for…some purpose the didn’t really explain. And now Slader is joining the sins in protecting Camelot against a demonic threat.

-Camelot- Speaking of Camelot, I am actually surprised that we took so long to head over there. The manga managed to keep things so entertaining that, in the several chapters since we heard the prophecy, the story didn’t have a Magi-esque feel of dragging.

None the less, considering how the chapters kept sidetracking, I am equally shocked that we got their so quickly, more or less instantly, and in time to do battle against the giant threatening Camelot.

Almost reminiscent of Eren emerging in the skies to face off against a menacing titan.

-Gowther- Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the man is a doll. Gowther was never alive, which explains everything that has happened since he appeared. His inability to understand emotions. The damage he was able to soak (to the point of surviving his neck being snapped).

Gowther is Pinocchio and he just wants a heart.

How great or terrible this revelation is (and it cannot be terrible) will depend on what the mangaka has planned for Gowther; let’s hope that he doesn’t remain locked away in some cabinet for the rest of the arc. We now know what Gowther is. Now we need to know what he can do. And what is with the armor?

RATING: 10/10. It looks like Nanatsu no Taizai can do no wrong this year. Every chapter is designed to intrigue and shock. Nanatsu no Taizai has never had more mysteries than it does today.

And Gowther suddenly matters so much more.
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