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This blog contains most of the announcements from the anime and manga companies at New York Comic Con. New York Comic Con took place at Javits Center in New York from October 9 to October 12, 2014.

Aniplex

Aniplex announced Onimonogatari's Blu-Ray will be available on Dec. 30 and Valvrave's 2nd season will be available on January 20, 2014. Pre-orders start on Oct. 13. Kill la Kill OVA was broadcased at NYCC on Oct. 11 at 8: 15 PM. The event features a meet-and-greet session with the English voice cast, with special guest Christine Marie Cabanos (Mako).

Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll announced it will stream the uncensored version of Terra Formars in the near future. Crunchyroll has announced its new fall 2014 simulcasts: Girlfriend Beta, Case Closed, Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie, (see Crunchyroll's Fall 2014 Simulcasts). For Live action shows, Ultraman Max (starting on Oct. 14 for USA, Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.), Future Diary: Another World (starting on Oct. 15 for USA, Canada, Central and South America including Caribbean Europe except Russia, South Africa Australia, and New Zealand.), and Switch Girl (starting on Oct. 15 for USA, Canada, Central and South America including Caribbean Europe except Russia, South Africa Australia, and New Zealand.)

Kodansha USA

Kodansha USA has announced several acquisitions of the following manga series: InuYashiki, Fairy Tail spin-off Blue Mistral, Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE, L DK.

Vertical

Vertical announced its acquisition of Attack on Titan - Before the Fall: Kyklo light novel and Harsh Mistress of the City light novel.

Yen Press

Yen Press announced its acquisition of the following manga series: Chaika the Coffin Princess, Trinity Seven, Prison School, First Love Monster, Alice in MurderLand, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

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Welcome to HULU, Aniplex, and Niconico's Fall 2014 Simulcast Guide! Here in Anime Vice, users are encourage to watch anime legally whenever possible. In the latter half of October, I will publish the Fall 2014 Simulcast article. It's a bit of waiting game.

For these sites, I don't have a lot of information. For HULU, assume it's one week behind Crunchyroll and FUNimation's simulcast dates.

Simulcast List

Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie
  • Niconico: ?
  • HULU: ?

The show revolves around Sayuri Haruno, a young woman that goes to the elite confectionery school Fleurir on a scholarship. While there to follow her dream to open a pastry shop, she ends up meeting and dealing with a number of rather charming young men.

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
  • HULU: ?
Fuyuki City—a city surrounded by the ocean and the mountains becomes the setting for an age old ritual. To realize the mythical Holy Grail, which is said to grant any wish from its possessor, seven masters are given seven heroic spirits chosen by the Grail. These heroic spirits or servants are: Saber, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Assassin and Berserker. Each master will enter into a contract with their assigned servants and battle the other masters and servants to the death until only one pair remains…This is the ―Holy Grail War.
Your lie in April
  • HULU: ?
  • Aniplex: ?
Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. His monotonus life was about to change forever.

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Looks like Gundam Unicorn won't be the only Gundam title released via Rightstuf. In an announcement on the distributor's site just today, Rightstuf has announced that they and Sunrise have reached a deal that will grant Rightstuf distribution rights to more anime titles in the Gundam franchise for North American audiences in the near-future. Rightstuf will be releasing the original Mobile Suit Gundam series and the previously unreleased Turn A Gundam TV anime to American video release in Spring 2015. Besides these titles, Sunrise is working on plans to release the upcoming Gundam: The Origin OVA series and Gundam: Reconguista no G to American audiences.

Gundam is a 35-year long anime franchise created by Sunrise that is well known for being one of the first titles to introduce the "real robot" archetype to the mecha genre of anime. The popular space opera franchise has focused around the use of giant robots as tools of war and generated a number of sequels and spinoffs that are either based around the Universal Century timeline of the Gundam franchise or create their own separate continuities. A number of the titles in the franchise have been directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, who is known to older anime fans under the moniker of "Kill Em All" Tomino due to the high death rates of major characters that he is known to have in older mecha titles that he directed. Much of the franchise was previously released in America by Bandai Entertainment before the company announced their closure in 2012.

EDIT (10/12/14): Forgot to mention one other news detail with this announcement. Rightstuf also announced that they have acquired video distribution rights as well to Gundam ZZ, another title to the Gundam franchise never released to video here in America.

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Hello, welcome to this first edition of Kuma’s Toku Corner, a blog in which I while tell you why I love Toku shows and why you should watch them.

Introduction

I started watching Toku at the end of last year, mostly impulse by a friend who always told me Toku shows were really good. I never thought that until thanks to Netflix I watched, under said friend recommendation, Power Rangers RPM.

After a positive experience (adding that I watch History of Power Rangers by Linkara) I jumped to a show a Toku fans group of Latin America in Facebook (Café Sentai) recommended to me as a good starting point. That show was Kamen Rider Fourze.

Apart from the corny factor Fourze had I saw potential and upon discovering Fourze was one of the lightest series it got my interest. From that point onward I saw 13 of the Currently 15 finished Heisei Riders series*

I’ll make a short description of the first 3 Heisei Rider series in this blog and I’ll talk about the rest in other editions.

(Heisei Rider: The Kamen Riders series that started after the rebirth of the series in the year 2000, in contrast the Classic Era Riders are referred to as Showa Riders <70’s to 90’s>)

Kamen Rider Kuuga (2000-2001)

Yusuke Godai is a cook/vagabond/adventurer who stumbles upon an ancient relic of a forgotten civilization usually referred as a “Belt” he will use to transform into Kuuga, an armored warrior created by said civilization to battle the sinister Grongi a mysterious race of creatures with their own language and a hierarchy that can only be changed by competing in human hunting games.

Kamen Rider Kuuga is a deconstruction of the Genre. The villains aren’t plotting scientist or sinister organizations, they are a group of super powered humanoids that ritually hunt and kill humans. You may guess after that line that this show is heavy in violence. In fact in a single episode you may see more blood than in the combined episodes of every power ranger season.

Kuuga is at its heart, a supernatural police procedural show that happens to have a Kamen Rider. In a clear subversion from the genre, policemen in Kuuga are neither ineffectual nor inexistent. They prepare for the Grongi, develop technology to fight them, discover their patters and give support to Kuuga. To me this is one of the strongest and better written series; it has the Kuma seal of approval.

Kamen Rider Agito (2001-2002)

A “sequel” to Kuuga (Can be considered Stand-Alone or not) Agito is about a amnesiac Cook/”Butler”/Farmer called Shouichi Tsugami who, after being found barely alive in a beach is living on the house of the family who found him. Meanwhile the police are dumbfounded on the apparition of mysterious creatures who threaten the populace. To fight them a Hero Cop, Makoto Hikawa, is given by the police an advanced suit of armor called G3 (Who may or may not be based upon Kuuga, depending on how you take the series)

G3 isn’t up to the task and as he is getting his ass handed to him the mysterious Agito (Who is Shouichi) arrives and saves his ass. This series keeps some of Kuuga’s modus operandi, with the police but adds a new layer with the inclusion of individuals who have or will have ESP powers and are the targets of the new monsters, usually called Lords or Unknowns. Now Agito, G3 and a third Rider, the organic, nightmare fuel inducer Gills must join up and forget their difference to fight this threat.

Agito, if not as good as Kuuga, is a pretty solid series compared to the “Bad” series of the show. It’s not good, but it isn’t bad either. It has great designs; the fights are better handled than Kuuga (most of the time) and the cast of characters is pretty likeable. It has a lot of twist and turns and it has almost the same level of violence that Kuuga had, but it derails from being a police story into the realms of hard sci-fi the more you move forward in the story. If you liked Kuuga you could watch Agito, squint your eyes a bit and it can be enjoyable. It has a very dark tone in some scenes and some good mysteries to learn. (Also has a very fucking cool movie that I recommend)

Kamen Rider Ryuki (2002-2003)

Some may know this series, at least its designs as it was used to make Kamen Rider: Dragon Knights. Our protagonist this time is Shinji Kido, a young cadet in a digital newspaper. If the name of the protagonist evokes images of certain character who is a sniveling, self-loathing and insecure little piece of ****, then you came to the right neighborhood my friend. I have a personal grudge with this protagonist. He is the sole horrible element in a really good mix. He discovers the existence of a world inside the mirrors (Please contain your Jojo’s Abridged references for the comments below) and that inside said world people of our world don the Kamen Rider title and battle to death.

We have 13 Riders that want to kill each other to gain ultimate power. If this sounds familiar you are right, is Highlander with Kamen Riders, only that in this case decapitation is optional and blowing up people with more Dakka is a valid option. We have a very varied cast of characters with different approaches to this “Rider War” some want to win it for their own sake, some want to save others and some are for the lulz…. We have Lawyers, Policemen, Street Seers, Criminal Psychopaths and Scientist duking it out inside the mirrors.

This show is good, but has the mistake of having a piece of **** as the protagonist. This guy makes Shinji Ikari look asserting. Yes….is that bad. Still is a good series, has decent effects, cool designs and a lot of mysteries like the identity of whoever created the Rider Belts and Decks (Yes they have Power Cards, once again Yugioh Abridged references go to the comments) It can get mind-screwy some times as it can get quite complex with all the mirrors and multiple time-lines.

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Well this is it for today, please keep checking the Off-topic forum for the next iteration of this blog, we will cover Faiz (The so bad is good that is in every franchise) Blade (I didn’t complete it, but I can tell you the depressing basics) and Hibiki (And underrated series thanks to bad producing)

Kuma out!

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  The first episode of Nanatsu no Taizai is finally out; and I have to say that it was impressive stuff. And having watched the episode shortly before reading this chapter, it was enjoyable finally applying voices and color to my reading experience. 

Colorful and energetic with decent voice acting, animation and music, I can see this 24 episode format working out so much better than the typical Naruto/One Piece/ Bleach approach.

THE CHAPTER:
Elizabeth awakens her right eye. The Holy Knights are rejuvenated once more and prepare to partake in a losing battle.

MY THOUGHTS:
Hawk is dead; I know, that is technically old news. But just as surprising as his death last week was the prospect of his return so soon after his demise, a resurrection that was nipped in the bud upon the revelation that Elizabeth had no power over the dead.

Once more, it isn’t the demise of a beloved character that has lent so much gravity to this chapter and the last, but rather the surprising nature of the manga’s choice of tragic hero.

Hawk is dead, and I found it poignant, the way the manga dangled the hope of his revival only to crush it, making for a biter sweet moment.

  The Seven Deadly Sins have risen once more to fight for the future of the kingdom, but at what cost; Hawk’s death was so sudden and surprising that it became easy to gloss over that one restriction to Elizabeth’s power.

The kingdom has suffered so many sacrifices since Hendy’s little war first begun, knights and warriors much braver than Hawk and whose demise I will admit to having forgotten, this including Dreyfus and Hauser.

The impact of a character’s death in manga is often driven by the reactions of those people that knew them best; deaths in anime and manga always resonate best through the faces of friends and family.

Which makes you wonder, who will moan for Dreyfus? Then again his last minute change of heart doesn’t quite place him in the same league as Hauser, who saw the light a long time ago, was willing to turn against his kith, fight for what was right, and now lies buried under the rubble.

+The good
Hendy continues to impress me; he doesn’t falter in this chapter, doesn’t waste time on boastful or provocative behaviors, a path most villains tend to follow in a not so subtle attempt to allow the heroes time to recover.

The man is an all powerful demon and he shows it. And the fact that the knights recognize that their predicament hasn’t changed only accentuates the tension.

+The Great
I cannot wait to watch Elizabeth develop into an integral part of the story; that aside though, I was somewhat apprehensive about watching her reverse pretty much all the carnage Hendy had unleashed over the last few chapters.

Which is exactly what didn’t happen; okay, maybe something akin to just that did happen. But it didn’t feel quite as cheap as I thought it would be and their were definite restrictions to her capabilities.
Important character or not, it would have been unfortunate if the chapter had diminished Hawk’s sacrifice by reviving him. This is one pig I am seeing in a whole new light at the present.

Watching the sins fight Hendricksen over the last few chapters, it would have been pretty easy to ruin the outcome by diminishing the effort the sins actually injected into the fight, what with their physical forms and abilities worn down from previous (and rather devastating) fights.

This chapter aimed to start afresh, to pit the sins, now fully revived, against Demon-god Hendricksen. And I cannot fault it for this approach, not with the epic battle I foresee playing out in the next chapter.

+The Not So Great
There isn’t much you can say about this chapter in terms of negatives; if I have to complain about anything, it isn’t what chapter 97 did, but what it didn’t do.

I would have loved to see Ban; I need to know what he’s up to, whether he is alive and how. Ban suddenly intrigues me so much more than any other Sin right now. I mean, he was split into two, so, it might be time to take that immortal business a little more seriously.

RATING: 8/10, Nanatsu no Taizai has been doing stellar work for the last four chapters. And there is a consistency to the art that has been absent for a while now. The panels are much prettier to look at and that aids the story.
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Welcome to the 2nd week of October! For some strange reason, we have 29 volumes for this week's releases plus 7 or so adult manga. It's the hugest I seen in all my years of working on this project. I'm currently working on this.

For this week, I'm interested in trying Food Wars since I haven't seen a lot of shows that centered on cooking. For familiar titles, I'm still reading Toriko, Knights of Sidonia, Vinland Saga, and Vampire Knight. Oh, I definitely will buy the limited edition of Vampire Knight Vol. 19 since it's the last volume of the series. I haven't read the series for a long time. It's one of the rare Shoujo series that has action, horror, and tragedy with a bit of comedic side to it.

I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.

Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.

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Notes

  • ANN does not have any of Project H Books' erotic manga on catalogue. Both Amazon and Right Stuf have it. However, Amazon lists You See, Teacher Vol. 1 for January 13, 2015.
  • Magical Girl Apocalypse is available on Amazon and Right Stuf on October 14, 2014.
  • Strike Witches Zero: 1937 Fuso Sea Incident was listed on Right Stuf and Comic stores on August 20, 2014.

Manga

Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar's Volume 6

Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment Suggested retail price: $12.99

Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game continues the adventures of Alice as she goes deeper down the rabbit hole to the country of Joker. Each volume features impressive artwork by Mamenosuke Fujimaru, the same artist for Alice in the Country of Clover, and includes color pinups.

Alice Liddel has now entered a new realm—the country of Joker—where she is reunited with old friends.​ Yet new challenges abound,​ as Alice must unravel the mystery of the Circus and the Prison Realm,​ and deal with the enigmatic Jokers.​

7. Apple and Honey
  • Distributor: Digital Manga Publishing
  • Suggested retail price: $12.95

Natsuki sees the world through a lonely haze. So, why is strange and popular Komano suddenly circling him with a sly smile? Is his attention a cruel joke... or is something delicious bubbling just beneath the surface?

Will the beach bring a secret couple closer together? And can the end of the world mark the beginning of lasting love?

Black Bird - Complete Box Set (GN 1-18 of 18)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $149.99

This box set includes volumes 1-18, which comprise the entire series. With an exclusive premium art book and great savings over buying the individual volumes, this set is sure to ignite the passions of any manga fan.

There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with magical realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend. But she is the bride of demon prophecy, and her blood grants incredible powers, her flesh immortality. Now the demon realm is fighting over the right to her hand...or her life!

Happy Marriage?! Volume 8
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president, Hokuto Mamiya—a man she doesn’t know—at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?!

Honey Blood Volume 1
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

When a girl at Hinata Sorazono's school is attacked by what seems to be a bloodsucking vampire, everyone is on edge and wonders who's next. Hinata refuses to believe that vampires even exist, but then she meets her new neighbor, Junya Tokinaga, the author of an incredibly popular vampire romance novel.

Dressed in a kimono with an old-world air about him, Junya has a taste of Hinata's blood and tells her it's sweet... Hinata can't help but be drawn to Junya, but could it be that he's actually a vampire - and worse yet, the culprit behind the attacks?!

Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Volume 2
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Leaving home for the first time in his young life, Soma moves into the school's Polaris Dormitory - a place run by an old crone and filled with crazy and eccentric students! Barely settled in, Soma quickly finds himself in one of Tohzuki's legendary cooking duels - a shokugeki! Who will his very first opponent be?

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 1
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99
The zombie survival genre has just met its match!
High-schooler Kii Kogami is stuck in a rut, loathing the monotonous doldrums of his everyday life. If only something exciting were to happen, something magical. As fate would have it, Kii is about to get his wish, but in a way more terrifying than anything he could have imagined.

When a little girl clad in gothic lolita attire appears at school and starts to gruesomely bludgeon, dismember and mutilate all who cross her path, while chanting the mantra “Magical Girl” under her breath, the school devolves into a state of bloody chaos.

Just how will Kii escape from this murderous magical girl? To make matters worse, the magical girl’s victims reanimate and join her killer rampage. Is there no way out of school for hapless Kii Kogami? And even if he escapes, what will be left of the world outside?
A New Season of Young Leaves
  • Distributor: Digital Manga
  • Publishing Suggested retail price: $12.95

Cool, friendly Mariya is the undisputed king of his year! But why does he always hang around with shy and painfully awkward "Mr. Mannequin" Nachi? Can these boys withstand the non-stop judgment of a school filled with jealous rivals and confused classmates?

How will the most popular guy in class deal when his wallflower confidant suddenly steals the social spotlight... and a beautiful girl's affection?

Manga Dogs
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

MEET THE COMIC RELIEF

Kanna Tezuka is a serious 15-year-old manga artist, already being published as a pro. So when she finds out her high school is starting a manga drawing course, even she gets excited. But it's a fiasco! The teacher is useless, and the only other students — three pretty-boy artist wannabes — quickly adopt Kanna as their (unwilling) sensei. But they all have ridiculous delusions about being an artist, and if Kanna can't bring them back down to Earth, she'll never get any work done! --- A sharp-witted satire of the manga world from the creator of I Am Here! and Missions of Love!

Missions of Love Volume 9
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

QUESTIONABLE LOVE

After coming to the realization that Kirishima-sensei was her first love, Yukina goes to face him on her own to finally know the love that she’s been seeking all this time. Meanwhile, Shigure hears a rumor that reveals Kirishima-sensei’s dark past and rushes off to tell Yukina, but before he can catch up with her, Yukina is whisked away by Kirishima-sensei in his car. Can Shigure reach them in time before Kirishima-sensei repeats an action from his sordid past?

My Love Story!! Volume 2
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Takeo Goda 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!

Naruto Vol. 67 - Breakthrough
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Just as victory seems at hand, Obito turns the tables on the Allied Shinobi Forces and becomes the Ten Tails jinchuriki. With the powers of the great Sage of Six Paths now under his control, Obito seems unstoppable. Naruto and his father will have to team up if they have any hope against this beast!

One Piece Omnibus 10 - Skypiea
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Fruit, an enchanted Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to stretch like rubber. Its only drawback? He’ll never be able to swim gain—a serious handicap for an aspiring sea dog! Years later, Luffy sets off on his quest to find the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world…

Luffy and the Straw Hats clash mightily on the sky island of Skypiea with a wannabe deity named Kami Eneru. Kami’s got an arsenal of thunderously destructive weapons at the ready, but the Straw Hats are just as determined to win the battle. At stake is a bounty of gold beyond the pirates’ wildest imagination!

Oresama Teacher Volume 17
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Someone has been blackmailing members of the Public Morals Club into resigning! Mafuyu and Hayasaka have figured out what got Akki and Okegawa to quit,​ but Yui rejoined the student council and they haven't seen him for days.​ Worried about their friend,​ they break into his room to find him.​ But Yui's defection wasn't coerced - and he's more determined than ever to protect Miyabi's interests! Will this be the end to more that just their friendship?​!

Pokémon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl/Platinum Box Set Vol. 1-11
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $89.99

Pokemon Trainers Pearl and Diamond are star struck! Their goal? To perfect their Pokemon comedy act. So how do they wind up as bodyguards to a spoiled little rich girl on a quest to reach the peak of Mt. Coronet? Will there be more thrills or laughs as Pokemon Adventures continues with Pokemon Platinum...?

Pokemon Black and White Volume 18
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $4.99

In his next Pokemon League battle,​ Black fights his young friend Iris and discovers he has underestimated her skills! Then,​ Black is shocked to discover that his friend Cheren is mistreating his fans - and even his own Pokemon! How can Black set his childhood friend straight?​

Toriko Volume 24

Distributor: Viz Media Suggested retail price: $9.99 After playing a crucial role cooking up lifesaving mochi during the battle against the Four-Beasts, Komatsu rises to #88 in the World Chef Ranking. As a result, he gets to compete in the upcoming Cooking Festival against the world's top chefs. Whet your appetite for a more dazzling display of cooking by more crazy chefs than you can shake a ladle at!

Vampire Knight Volume 19
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

Vampire Knight Vol. 19 Limited Edition
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $15.99

The final volume of Vampire Knight in a limited edition featuring an alternate cover, mini art book and bonus manga story.

Vinland Saga Omnibus 5
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $22.99

The Viking invasion of England has reached a fever pitch, and Askeladd and Thorfinn rush to take part in the carnage! Their goal is the capture of Canute, the son of King Sweyn Forkbeard and heir to the throne of Scandanavia and the Danelaw. But standing in their way is Thorkell, one of the Viking world's most daring warriors. The defeat of a living legend will be a formidable test of Askeladd's cunning and Thorfinn's ruthlessness!

Voice Over! Seiyu Academy Volume 7
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Hime’s summer vacation is packed with work, and she’s getting a lot of really great experience. But her successes are overshadowed by a new and looming fear—facing Senri Kudo! Ever since her reaction to his prerecorded voice, the thought of seeing him has sent Hime into a panic. Will her anxiety ruin the beginning of a beautiful friendship…and her career?!

World Trigger Vol. 1 - Destroy Thy Neighbor!
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

A gate to another dimension has burst open, and invincible monsters called Neighbors invade Earth. Upstanding Osamu always does the right thing, whether it means pitching in to save Earth after school or turning the other cheek to bullies. But when he meets a feisty humanoid Neighbor named Yuma, everything that he thinks is right is turned on its head. Can the two natural enemies ever become friends?

World Trigger Vol. 2 - Befriend Thy Neighbor!
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Ever since meeting Yuma, Osamu has protected the feisty Neighbor's secret through a combination of covering up and taking credit for Yuma's actions. Turns out, though, Yuma isn't the only person Osamu's been protecting. He sets in motion a plan to help his friend Chika, who for mysterious reasons seems to attract Neighbors. And it also becomes clear that Osamu isn't covering for Yuma as well as he thinks...

Adult Releases (NSFW)

Cute Devil Girlfriend
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.95

Hibiki only wants her best friend Kazuki to be happy! So why does she get a nasty feeling whenever the ultra-hot elf Elena shows up on his arm? Will these two combatants wage a love-potion war to lay claim to the man they adore?

Cute Devil Girlfriend plays for keeps with hot-headed demons and angelic cuties galore! Will a pair of nurses prove to be too much for a young guy to resist? And can a computer fantasy morph into the ultimate hot reality?

Club for Crossdressers
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $17.95

When mystified Mizuki wanders into a meeting for a school fashion club, he has no idea that there's much more than meets the eye! Will he find the courage to cross over into a world of surprise and strange attraction? Can a new nurse give a lesson in extra-special patient care? And is the solution to one guy's longing sweet, secret stripes?

Moon and The Sun
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.95

Cursed with a tiny physique, pretty face, and a meek personality, it’s no wonder Yota is constantly harassed by his busty coworker, Miya. After another day of teasing, Miya thrusts a Maid porno in front of Yota and tells him to learn how to service her. --- Confused by her demand, Yota isn’t paying attention when he happens to bump into the sweet and curvy maid, Aira, who begs Yota to hire her for her services. It isn’t long before Yota realizes that Aira’s definition of maid and his definition of maid are two completely different things. Maybe Aira can teach Yota a few things on how to service Miya!

Doggy, missionary, cowboy, cowgirl, or classic, this book has it all and then some! What’s your favorite position? With some happy sex, a side of maid lovin, and a healthy dose of soft breasts and pretty faces, Shachi Kamaboko’s first volume will leave you all hot and bothered and wanting for more!

Vagina Manifesto
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.95

Every experienced stewardess knows that passengers can be a real pain! But will a private flight filled with hot (and hands-on) rich guys suddenly turn into a tantalizing trip deep into an illicit fantasy zone?

Vagina Manifesto digs deep into the psyches of deviants who want nothing more than to tease, tempt, and entice! Can a shy girl overcome her social anxiety with the help of private lessons? And will a peaceful tea ceremony become a steamy tryst?

Twittering Birds Never Fly
  • Distributor: Digital Manga Publishing
  • Suggested Retail Price: $12.95

Yashiro is the young leader of Shinseikai and the president of the Shinseikai Enterprise, but like so many powerful men, he leads a double life as a deviant and a masochist. Chikara Doumeki comes to work as a bodyguard for him and, although Yashiro had decided that he would never lay a hand on his own men, he finds there's something about Doumeki that he can't resist.

Yashiro makes advances toward Doumeki, but Doumeki has mysterious reasons for denying. Yashiro, who abuses his power just to abuse himself, and Doumeki, who faithfully obeys his every command, begin the tumultuous affair of two men with songs in their hearts and no wings to fly.

Nyotai-ka! Volume 4
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $17.95

Makoto Manaka is a magical minx to some…and a total mystery to others! So what’s the surprise that keeps suitors from the past and present guessing? And just how far will gender bend in the name of everlasting love?

Nyotai-ka! keeps pulses racing with carefree adventure…and super-sexy secrets! If you’re not used to attention from the opposite sex (or any sex, for that matter), what do you do when the whole world suddenly falls at your beautiful feet?

You See, Teacher...
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $17.95

Taichi Kakenishi, an all-boys high school teacher, has spotted one of his best students, Asuka Nakamura, working a questionable part-time job, and dressed as a scantily-clad woman! Against all odds, Asuka steals Taichi's heart and the two must reconcile a forbidden affair in an intolerant world.

You See, Teacher... Vol.1 is just the beginning and already this teacher-student duo can't keep up with who gives the grade and who receives it! Will their relationship survive or is Asuka just getting a kick out of seducing the teacher? Can they keep their desires secret?

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Welcome to the first week for the anime releases! We got a good selection this week. For me, I want to try out the new movie, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. I haven't seen it yet, and I was waiting for the English release. For familiar shows, I have Gargantia and Pokemon. My favorite Pokemon movies be the first one, Heroes, and 4Ever. Gargantia is a lovely mech series that doesn't rely too much on action and fighting. It's incorporates a fish out of water trope where Ledo learns to how to live life on Earth after being stranded.

I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.

Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.

Sources

Notes

  • Right Stuf does not have Pokemon DVDs listed this week.

DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Junjo Romantica - Season 2 DVD Collection [Litebox] (Sub. DVD)
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $44.99

Three intertwining love stories threaten to unravel as each couple struggles to find its own path.

Romantica: College student Misaki and his unlikely lover, the eccentric novelist Usami, are slowly growing closer - but their relationship could be in trouble when Usami's older brother appears and the two begin to vie for Misaki's attention!

Egoist: Nowaki loves Hiroki with all his heart, but sometimes he's afraid Hiroki doesn't feel the same way. When Nowaki asks Hiroki for permission to address him by his real name, as others do, Hiroki flatly refuses. To Nowaki, this is just another reminder of the invisible gap that separates them... a gap that he must close, if they're ever going to truly be a couple.

Terrorist: Miyagi is growing anxious. Shinobu used to be relentless in his devotion, but recently the relationship has gone quiet. As a 35-year-old university professor, is Miyagi really content with living at the mercy of a younger man whose actions are still such a mystery?

Contains all 12 episodes of season 2. Special Features: U.S. Season 2 Trailer, TV Spots, DVD Commercials, Clean Opening and Closing, Previews. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Bodacious Space Pirates - Complete Collection
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $89.98 (BD), $69.98 (DVD)

Most families have a skeleton or two in the closet, but Marika is understandably shocked to learn that what her family has been hiding is a skull and crossbones! While the revelation that her late father was a space pirate would have been earthshaking enough for most teenage girls, discovering that he was the captain of the notorious pirate ship Benten Maru will change Marika's life forever. You see, pirating is a family business, and she's just inherited the position of captain - and her father's former crew is quite intent on making sure Marika accepts the job!

What's a girl to do? Well, if you're a high school student whose prior total naval experience has been working at the space yacht club, there's really only one moral dilemma that has to be resolved: are pirates allowed to wear really short mini-skirts? Contains all 26 episodes. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $29.98 [Uncut Edition] (DVD), $34.98 [Extended Edition] (Blu-Ray)

Prepare to witness Dragon Ball Z as it has never been seen before! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!

Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it's too late. Only Goku, humanity's last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus's from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet - The Complete Series
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.82

In the distant future, Ledo, a young soldier from space, wakes up and finds himself marooned on an ocean planet. Growing up in space and knowing nothing but battle, he is a stranger in a strange land, full of odd customs and a foreign language, but he's not alone. Starting a new journey on this verdurous planet, Ledo must find a way to survive and reconcile the fact that he may never be able to return home!

Contains episodes 1-13 and OVA episodes 1-2. Special Features: Clean Openings & Ending, Original Japanese Commercials, Japanese Promotional Videos. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn - Part 4 (DVD)
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $29.99

Industrial 7's Magallanica, where the current conflict began, has been revealed as the hiding place of Laplace's Box. Banagher heads for Industrial 7, but his way is barred by Riddhe and Angelo, who are trying to prevent him from reaching the Box. After the resolute Marida launches from the Nahel Argama to provide support, Banagher and Mineva make their way to Magallanica, where Syam is waiting.

Martha, the acting head of the Vist Foundation, her nephew Alberto, and Riddhe's father Ronan, a Federation government leader, have all gathered at the Earth Federation's Cheyenne base. They have decided to use a certain "System" to protect the secret of the Box. Londo Bell commander Bright Noa, noticing this unusual activity, rushes toward Cheyenne with the warship Ra Cailum.

Contains episode 7. Special Features: Episode EX "One Hundred Years of Solitude," Story So Far, Promotional Clips, TV Commercials, Character Highlights. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.

Pokémon Heroes: The Movies (Dub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Lions Gate Films
  • Suggested retail price: $9.98

In a magical water city of canals and mazes; Ash, Pikachu and the rest of the gang face off against a slick pair of thieves who plan to steal and awesome and dangerous jewel guarded by Latios and latias. To save the city from total destruction, our heroes must defeat the evil duo and overcome impossible obstacles... but time is running out.

Pokémon 4Ever (Dub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Lions Gate Films
  • Suggested retail price: $9.98

In order to escape a greedy Pokemon hunter, Celebi must use the last of its energy to travel through time to present day. Celebi brings along Sammy, a boy who had been trying to protect it. Along with Ash, Pikachu, and the rest of the gang, Sammy and Celebi encounter an enemy far more advanced than the hunter left behind in the past. This new enemy possesess a Pokeball called a "Dark Ball", which transforms the Pokemon it captures into evil and far stronger creatures. When Celebi is captured, the fate of the entire forest is threatened. let Pokemon 4Ever trasnport you to a world of adventure as Ash, Suicune and the rest take action to save the day.

Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys (Dub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Lions Gate Films
  • Suggested retail price: $9.98

Four years ago, a strange meteorite crashed to Earth carrying a powerful secret. Ash and Pikachu travel to the futuristic city of Larousse where they meet Tory - a new friend who is afraid of Pokemon and their trainers. New fears surface when a mysterious aurora appears over the city along with Deoxys - a Pokemon unlike any seen before. When a spectacular battle between Deoxys and Rayquaza begins, Ash and Pikachu will need help to stop it.

Pokémon Jirachi Wish Maker (Dub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Lions Gate Films
  • Suggested retail price: $9.98

Only once every thousand years when the Millenium Comet is visible in the night sky does Jirachi awaken from his slumber. And when he awakens this time at a traveling circus, he's got a whole new set of friends by his side; Ash, Pikachu, max and the whole gang. But soon, they must rescue Jirachi from the clutches of an evil magician and former scientist named Butler who wants to harness Kirachi's incredible energy to bring life to one of the most legendary and powerful Pokemon of all!

Rozen Maiden: Zuruckspulen - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

Each decision we make in life leads us down a different path. Have you ever wondered what would be if the path not chosen weren't lost to the chaos of the universe? For Jun Sakurada, just such an opportunity is presented to him in his darkest hour: a chance to communicate with a future version of himself who did not win the key and bring forth the Rozen Maidens, and a chance to fix the shattered remains of his own world.

For Jun-who-did-not-win, the messages from his younger self represent a beacon of light in his mediocre and disappointing existence. When the adult Jun discovers a box with parts and building instructions for a familiar red-dressed doll, the goal becomes clear: revive Shinku in his world to save both worlds from succumbing to the evils of Kirakisho, the seventh Rozen Maiden in a desperate search for a body and master. The Alice Game will become a war of dimensions as two worlds hang by the threads of fate.

Space pirate mito - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $29.99

Most teenage boys have enough trouble just dealing with the pressures of school and dating, but 15-year-old Aoi Mitsukuni's life becomes exponentially more complicated when his mom returns from a long "business trip." He discovers that not only is his beautiful mother actually an alien, but she's the notorious Space Pirate Mito to boot! To make matters worse, the girl Aoi likes at school is actually a secret Galactic Patrol agent attempting to find and arrest his mother. No one ever said being a teenager in love was easy!

Contains episodes 1-26. Special Features: Clean Openings and Closings, TV Commercials, Promotional Videos, and a special bonus episode. Spoken Languages: English (episodes 1-13 only), Japanese, English subtitles.

Adult Releases (NSFW)

Xtra Credit (OAV)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

When the new professor arrives, her lesson plan is filled with debased acts and sinful examinations! The only way to get some extra credit is to volunteer for some hands-on learning. It's Debauchery 101 as this insatiable instructor satisfies her thirst for knowledge with the eager student body.

Special Features: Art gallery, Anime Artform, Trailer. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Blood Royale (DVD)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

A perverted pirate plunders the seven seas, armed with a torture chamber and his depraved imagination! He seizes wenches and plunders booty without mercy. Nothing is off limits in this bizarre excursion into a world of erotic peril!

Special Features: Art gallery, Storyboards, Anime Artform, Trailer. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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Hey bros and sistas'! Kamina here, just to say hey. I am going to put up some basic info up about me (my undercover masked IRL persona) and where else you can locate me.

Name: Fasha

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Appearance: a Ginger through and through, very skinny, very short, blueish green eyes, wavy hair down to midback

Personality: A mixed bag for sure, very chipper and excited about life usually, but will lapse into a minor depressive state when bored, worried, stressed, or sad. I love to make people happy(meaning you guys and gals), i am not very girly but i do have my moments

Likes: BOOKS, ANIME, FOOD, MANGA, LIFE, WRITING, SINGING, MUSIC, DANCING, COSPLAY, FRIENDS, CREEPYPASTA

Favorite Anime: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Favorite Manga: Bleach

Favorite shipping: Zoro and Sanji (One Piece)

Favorite band: Black Veil Brides

Favorite ship with self: Me and Germany (Hetalia)

More to be revealed tomorrow because battery is dieing. Good night yall, Konbonwa minna!

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Naruto Vol. 1 JPN (Mar 2000)
Naruto Vol. 1 JPN (Mar 2000)

Despite any opinions one may have over how dragged out its events may have gone, it looks like the end of Naruto is at hand. According to Weekly Shounen Jump's web site, the Naruto manga series will be ending its 15-year run in the magazine next month on November 10. The popular manga from Masashi Kishimoto has been running since September 19, 1999 in Weekly Shounen Jump, with over 70 volumes and almost 700 chapters having been published in its focus on the exploits of Naruto Uzumaki, a mischievous young ninja who is an outcast in his village due to having the demon spirit of a Kyuubi sealed within his body.

The manga's popularity has resulted in a number of anime adaptations of the series to be created by Studio Pierrot. The first series, Naruto, having aired for 220 episodes from October 2002 to February 2007; its second series, Naruto Shippuden, been airing since that time with nearly 380 episodes having aired as of this article; and 10 films being released, with the anime's tenth film The Last -Naruto the Movie- being released to Japanese theaters in December. Most anime and manga adaptations of the series are licensed for American digital, print and home video release by Viz Media.

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Earlier this week Pharell's anime / date sim / 8 bit music video cropped up on the internet and the otaku / general responses has been wildly positive

Animation Production Studio: NAZ (Space Dandy Season 2 + a few other titles)

Producer Takashi Murakami

Director Mr. and Fantasista Utamaro

Showing once again anime's inspiration and influence on western pop culture

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Welcome everyone, here is the FUNimation's Fall 2014 simulcast. This blog will be continually updated.

Here in Anime Vice, users are encourage to watch anime legally whenever possible. I will continually update this blog. Later in the first half of October 2014, I will have a comprehensive Simulcast guide for all legal anime streaming venue for the community. It will be on the front page.

FUNimation's Fall 2014 Simulcast

Psycho-Pass 2
  • First episode available October 9th. Streaming Thursdays at 11:50am CT/ 12:50pm ET
  • Link

Don’t miss this mind-blowing continuation of the futuristic sci-fi series set in a world where the cops can read your mind – and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun!

Selector Spread Wixoss
  • Fridays at 12:05pm CT/ 1:05pm ET
  • Link

After Ruko battled to free the LRIGs in selector infected WIXOSS, the series returns for a second season with selector spread WIXOSS. Kanon Wakeshima, who performed the first season’s opener, also returns with spread’s opener, “world’s end, girl’s rondo”. Join Ruko once more in the strange world of the popular game, WIXOSS.

Fairy Tail

Fridays at 9pm CT/ 10pm ET

One Piece

Saturdays at 9pm CT/ 10pm ET

Buddy Complex: Kanketsu-hen - Ano Sora ni Kaeru Mirai de (OVA)
  • September 30 at 12:00 p.m. EDT (2nd episode)

Aoba, along with Dio, set free Hina from the chains of fate and chose to live in a new future. Around this time in Zogilia, a mysterious man who harbors hatred for Aoba secretly begins to make his move ….

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-09-29/funimation-streams-buddy-complex-conclusion-specials/.79335

Gonna be the Twin-Tails!!
  • Streaming Thursdays at 1:46pm CT/ 2:46 ET
  • Link

Soji is an average high school boy and devoted lover of pigtails. But when monsters with a thirst for human spirit energy invade earth, Soji (along with the help of a mysterious pig-tailed stranger) must transform into a pigtailed girl to defeat them.

In Search of the Lost Future
  • First episode available October 4th, 2014 Streaming Saturdays at 12:30pm CT/ 1:30pm ET
  • Link

A series of increasingly strange events have been reported at Uchihama Academy’s soon-to-be-replaced aging school building. When the student council grows concerned about the spectral encounters, puzzling sleep disorders, and bizarre mishaps, they enlist the aid of the Astronomy Club to crack the case before it’s too late. One evening after school, club member Sou Akiyama is rocked by a sudden earthquake – and an encounter with a beautiful and mysterious naked girl who appears to know him even though he has no recollection of ever meeting her. The next day, the very same girl arrives at his school as a transfer student who’s interested in joining the Astronomy Club. In the blink of an eye, Sou’s fate – along with the fates of all the girls in his club – begin to change in very dramatic and mysterious ways.

Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai
  • ? Date and Time

Kyotaro Kakei is a shy student at a prestigious academy known for its massive library. The sole member of the school’s library club, Kyotaro’s always been better with books than girls – until a text message from the mysterious “Shepherd” hints that his fate will soon be changing. Life gets wild in a hurry after a vision allows Kyotaro to rescue Tsugumi, a beautiful girl who also received a text message from the “Shepherd.” Soon, Tsugumi announces her intentions to join the Library Club and, with Kyotaro’s help, make school life much more interesting! It doesn’t take long for a host of other pretty girls to follow Tsugumi’s lead and join the club in the hopes of spicing up their boring academy lives. But just who is this “Shepherd,” what does he or she have to do with the Library Club’s sudden popularity, and how in the world will Kyotaro survive being surrounded by all these girls!?

GARO THE ANIMATION

The King’s close advisor implemented a large-scale witch-hunt. The tragic victims of this hunt were not witches, however, but Makai Knights and Makai Priests. One Makai Priestess gave birth to a child while being burned at the stake. That child carried the bloodlines of the Golden Knight. Although he was saved by his father, a Makai Knight himself, the newborn, León Luís, suffered greatly from the unjust death of his mother. And so he vowed to learn the ways of a Makai Knight from his father, Germán Luís, and use his training to seek revenge. During his battles against the demons known as “Horrors,” León must gradually approach reality and accept the truth.

Meanwhile, the powerful former adviser to the King, Mendoza, banished Prince Alfonso and his mother while the king was bedridden. Eager to reclaim his kingdom and save his people, Alfonso embarks on a quest to find the legendary Knight – but destiny holds a twist of fate in store for him.

Together, León and Alfonso begin long and difficult journey filled with many hardships.

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
  • First episode available on October 5th Streaming Sundays at 10:30am CT/ 11:30am ET
  • Link

Two thousand years ago, the black-and-silver-winged dragon, Bahamut, terrorized the magical land of Mistarcia. The humans, god, and demons that inhabited the land united forces against the fiend and sealed its power into a key which was split in two, one half protected by gods and the other protected by demons. Now, Mistarcia is a peaceful realm – until a human woman steals the god’s half of the key. Based on the immensely popular digital card game, Rage of Bahamut is an exciting blend of action and fantasy brought to you by the creators of Space Dandy and Tokyo Ghoul.

Lord Marksman and Vanadis
  • First episode available on October 4th Streaming Saturdays at 9am CT/ 10am ET
  • Link

Tigre, a young noble, is captured by a beautiful female general from an enemy country. But her curves aren’t the only dangerous thing about her. She’s backed by an army of lovely warrior-goddesses called the Vanadis. Discover Tigre’s fate in this action-packed blend of fantasy and fanservice.

Laughing Under the Clouds
  • First episode available on October 6th at 10am CT/ 11am ET Streaming Fridays at 1:28pm CT/ 2:28pm ET

When swords were outlawed in the eleventh year of the Meiji era, the mighty samurai population began to dwindle. Those who rejected the ban on blades rebelled, causing violent unrest to erupt throughout the countryside. To combat the rise in criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumo line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement – but could there be more to their mission than meets the eye?

Sources

  • FUNimation (1, 2)
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Hello people! Kuma here, bringing to you the new hottest news of the RPG forum. First and foremost I want to celebrate the selection of a new RPG Mod, all hail Vapovile! Well then, let’s jump to the less important stuff, shall we?

With the new mod we started several projects to enhance and improve the RPG forum, for easier access to new players and more efficient for veteran players. We already created a new an updated Character Index page, already anchored to the forum by Vapovile.

The projects that will follow are:

· Revising the Rules

· Making a Character Creation Guide with input from veteran players

· Removing old or useless anchored threads

· Improving and constantly updating the anchored threads useful to the forum.

As always, before we start, I remind you all that you can ask any questions in the Q/A thread or you can send me a PM. Anybody can play, fanfic writers can, anime fans can, people that originally had 0 writing experience can. Look at me, I’m not even doing it in my native language and I can kick a moderate amount of ass.

In thread news we have some good ones:

A Night at the Castle, a long running thread, is about to end after a thrilling conclusion in which most of the characters participating fought a light manipulating Vampire and then proceeded to uncover the secret of Orasul Sange, the mysterious village in which they fought against bloodsucking bastards. As the creator of said thread I want to thanks all who participated and helped to make it so good.

Lucky Seven, from the mind of user Fehafare, is picking up steam, with a joint force of characters fighting in different locations all across London against nefarious bank robbers who seem to have some hidden motive for their actions, all of them expert warriors facing against the player’s characters in a deadly struggle. Keep an eye on this thread as one of the characters involved almost stole the September Vice RPG Awards.

We celebrated the Vice RPG Awards hosted by user Lobos_del_Rayo, as always a ceremony filled with jokes, references and player/character interaction. The big winner was Vapovile, who’s writing talent and recent ascension to mod status sky-rocketed his popularity on the RPG Community.

Users Fehafare and Samjaz continue their string of rapid fire posts in the King’s Grammar School Storyline. The complex and ever expanding plot they are weaving with dozens of characters interacting on a fancy British high-school is almost as amazing as the quantity of post this style of playing is counting up.

Spotlight

Finally I want to spotlight a feature created by Lobos_del_Rayo, the Author Notes. I could explain it myself, but I’m sleepy and Lobos already has a very good explanation, so enjoy

“I taken it upon myself to start a series of small blogs in the Vice RPG section that deals with certain RPG related topics. I will write them whenever I have a chance or when a certain topic that peaks my interest comes up. I'm calling the series Author's Notes. Below will be a list of the ones I currently written with links to them:"

Theme of the Vice (7/11/2014)

The Balance of Power Levels (7/12/2014)

Lobos and Crow's Growth (7/27/2014)

Close Knit Creativity (9/28/2014)

Well this is everything for today, I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of the RPG Forum and I hope even more that you come and visit sometime, as a player or a reader.

I’ll try to start the player spotlights next week, but I don’t promise anything, you know how real life gets in the way of having fun some times.

This is Kuma signing off! Until the next time people!

IMAGES IN THE TITLE CARD DRAWN BY Rokuro

Previous Blogs

12/09/2014: Threads Spotlight

11/04/2014: Threads Spotlight

04/04/2014: Lobos’s Spotlight

29/03/2014: Hellscraper and Kuma Spotlight

21/03/2014: Villains INSIDE RPG

15/03/2014: Organizations in the Viceverse and Chronowolf's Spotlight

08/03/2014: Fehafare's Spotlight

01/03/2014: Samjaz's Spotlight

22/02/2014: Intro to the Viceverse

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Hello and welcome to another DHK's blog, sorry I haven't been updating that much. (been a little busy) In this blog, I'll be talking about the new Shonen Jump title called World Trigger. Since, the Anime is coming out, I decide to make this blog about the Manga. I hype about the Anime, but it is being done by Toei (there Anime can be disappointing). I hope they do it justice

It have become one of my favorite Shonen, to read week by week. It take a little while to get moving, but where it start it can't stop. Here I Go! Burning Finger!!! :)

The Main Characters Of World Trigger
The Main Characters Of World Trigger

The Story

The story is about Neighbors (the name of the dimension aliens) coming to Mikado City to destroy the city and kidnap its people. But, the city was save by a mysterious organization called Border. Our story take place four years later, with our two protagonist. Named Yuma Kuga and Osamu Mikumo, one is a Neighbor and the other is a Border agent.

I like the story, it have a pretty simple plot. It pretty much about, monsters attack the city and our heroes need to protect it, the plot have room to grow into something bigger. World Trigger give me an Bleach vibe, with the mysterious Neighbors attacking the city. But, the difference are that the humans know of the Neighbors and are fighting back with the Neighbors own technology.

I also like how they world build, they don't info dump you in the first chapter. They usually use Osamu (he new to this) to explain things. But I wonder how he got his Trigger without knowing about Trion. I guess Border was randomly giving Triggers away

The thing I didn't like is the school setting, I have been watching/reading Anime/Manga for a long time. The school setting is very old for me and I wish Anime/Manga move past it. But that the only problem I have with World Trigger.

The Characters

World Trigger have two protagonists, Osamu the goodie two shoes and Yuma who very outspoken. I do like how World Trigger have two protagonists, that are very different from each other. They have an chance to grow from each other as the series go on.

Osamu Being Really Honest
Osamu Being Really Honest

Osamu is a goodie two shoes who become a Border agent to protect people from Neighbors, he will stand up for the little guy if they are being pick on. He won't abuse his power on humans, he believe "it only get worse if you fight back". One of the reason why he join Border, is to fulfill his promise to his tutors. The promise is to protect his little sister Chika Amatori from the Neigbors, if anything happen to him.

At first, I didn't like Osamu. He was to goodie two shoes for me, but he grow on me as the series go on. The thing I like about him is he is a very honest character. He would put his life on the line to protect someone, even though he will get his butt handed to him. That the other part I like about him, that he isn't super smart or super strong. Making his fights more unique, he relay more on his skill to beat his foes.

An Eye, For An Eye
An Eye, For An Eye

Yuma is a very outspoken guy, that hate liars. He is a Neighbor, who came from the other side to find his father's friend. Yuma grow up on the battlefields and believe in "An eye for an eye". If you hit him, he'll probably will send you to a hospital. Yuma also have survivor guilt from his father sacrifice, he willing to sacrifice himself to bring his father back to life. Yuma also, hate lies and liars. He'll call the liar out, by saying that was a stupid lie. It easy for him to detect lies, one of his ability is being a walking lie detector

I like Yuma outspoken, he will call people out on there lies and speak his mind. He isn't like other Jump protagonists, who normally are saints and wouldn't use their power to hurt normal people. If someone mess with him, they will get hurt. I also like how experience Yuma is in fight, and don't like to rush into battle. He fight with a cool head and don't yell. His fighting style is reducing the foes movements and then strike hard, I like his fighting style because it not just punching or slashing.

Hope This Continues
Hope This Continues

Chika is a shy girl who get attack by Neighbors for her high level of Trion, she isolate herself so nobody else would get hurt from the Neighbors attack. The reason why she isolate herself, is because her friend and her brother was abducted by Neighbors and she blame herself for it.

I feel Chika have potential to be a great character in the future, she learning to fight in order to protect herself and others. It seem like she have overcome her trauma, in a battle. I hope she continue to grow in the future

Jin is an elite Border agent, who inspire Osamu to join Border. He have a lay back personality and have no problems with the Neighbors

Jin to me, have been meh. He do really do anything for me. For me, he just the cool lay back character

The Battles

I Guess The World Knows Now
I Guess The World Knows Now

The fighting in World Trigger to me feel more like a sport Shonen then battle Shonen, with it heavy use on strategy and team work. The power source of this series is call Trion. Trion can be use to make almost anything from weapons, buildings and artificial life. But Humans or Neighbors can't manipulate it without special technology call Triggers. When they fight, they replace there normal body with a Trion made one. The Trion body is more stronger and more durable then the normal body. The Border's Trion bodies have a special featured call Bail Out, that let the user real body escape from the battle if the Trion Body is badly damage enough. But the features only for Border's agents, for everyone else they will be stuck on the battlefield

Off With His Head!!
Off With His Head!!

This featured remind me of Super Sentai (Power Ranger), how they transform from normal to there uniform. I like how they replace there body with the Trion ones, because the Mangaka can go all out on the battles without worrying about how will they survive in fights to the deaths. The downside to it, it will take a lot to kill characters. But the characters are more worry about saving the town and its people, if they fall in the fight then dozen of normal people will die. (so I think that balance it out)

The Villains

Hey, I Really Your Neighbor!? Don't Shoot Me!
Hey, I Really Your Neighbor!? Don't Shoot Me!

The villains for World Trigger are mainly Neighbors Trion soldiers. The Trion soldiers are mass produced, bug like robots. They are design to abduct people with high amount of Trion and killing people with low Trion by ripping it out the Trion from the person. The reason why Neighbors are abducting people with high Trion, is because they need more power to fight there enemies. The Neighbors world is in a state of war and need power to win. The second villain, are Border. Most of Border believe Neighbors are evil and should be eliminate on sight.

Overall

I enjoy World Trigger, it somewhat unique and is a fun read. I recommend World Trigger to people who want strategy in there Shonen

Rating

4/5 (Top Notch)

Anyway, thanks for reading my crazy blog about World Trigger. I hope you give it a shot, and let me know if you like it or not

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Hello everyone to my belated anniversary which was October 1. That was the deadline for Fall 2014 Anime Guide as well as my 2nd midterm that week. It has been increasingly busy here in Anime Vice along with juggling school, work, and family. I'm a bit sick right now, so I cut this blog short. Plus, I have so many people to thank which you can refer to these blogs. The amount of users I know has increased 2 fold over the years due to my wiki work and community work.

I became mod at the consent of wiki editors, independent and teammates, after Daniel Newton and Tom Pinchuk recognizes the cultural interviews I had done as well as the past seasonal anime guides my teammates and I have build. It's thanks to them.

Quote Henry Ford:

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

This is a community. Everyone contributes based on their preferences and strengths. I wouldn't be here if it was for my wiki teammates.

When I became mod last year, it was a pretty tough experience where I made plenty of mistakes. I always strive to correct them and find compromises. I have build relationships outside of the wiki community because I was mod. Many others call me for help that not in my area said I was the most active and responsive person. I did violate segregation of duty, but my heart was for the community. I always put the community above the individual. Of course, that clashes with many folks including my teammates' philosophies. That got me into trouble. I learn things. I'm not American born. I was raised outside of the states where the community was more important. It was hard to getting the right balance on roles I had taken along with priorities outside of the site. I did change my major last year after the wiki and battle forums had taken a toll on my time.

The Balance and Relationships title is what I had the most struggle with during the 4th year. I was a wiki editor for so long. I never went into the battle forums, the RPG forums, the fan fic forums, and many others. Becoming mod had opened my eyes a bit. Anime Vice is a unique community that has a lot of potential. It was same for Screened. No other site was like the Whiskey Media sites.

Accomplishments

  • Always work with wiki editors intimately on projects. Help form teams. Toriko, Akame ga Kill, Chaika, and many others were my team projects. Got to meet and see how new wiki editors became editors.
  • Help pointed awareness and suggested policies for the wiki community. We needed to fix our image wiki policy. Before Screened was shut down, we had argued so much what we should include in our database, What Counts as Anime and Manga in the Wiki thread.
  • Helped users from Screened during the closure. I helped move wiki pages with users' consent to Hollywood and Beyond Wikia.
  • Kept making seasonal guides.
  • Help the battle forums and RPG forums get spotlighted. Tom was glad to see user spotlighted articles. I did wish I had asked earlier to put the best battle of user on the front page. I didn't think it was front page material since most of the front page dealt with anime and manga reviews.
  • Kept promoting anime and manga industry with legal means of accessing it such as Quick Picks and the Simulcast Guides.
  • Made Wiki and Battle Archives: Wiki Editors Project Archive 2013 and Battle Forum Archive Nov-Dec 2013
  • Helped users become well rounded users. I saw how WayBig, Yusuke52, Taichokage, Vapovile, Bigz007, SMXLR8, Kuma From Argentina started projects to help the site.

WayBig had the AMV Contest, Hall of Fame, and Summer Survey

Vapovile had the AV Battle Usage Project which we spent 2-3 months on inputting data.

Because of Yusuke52, he help started the Toriko project. We were asking users to help with the wiki project. That help promote Toriko in both wiki and battle forums. Yusuke, ForgottenOne, and Taichokage became one of the best wiki editors this year. I barely met Taichokage, Yusuke, and the gang. It was great seeing them trying out the wiki for the first time.

Bigz007 started the List of filler episodes project where we list filler episodes for the community.

Although SMXLR8 had troubles executing his project due to the rules he had set, he had good intentions with the closed project, The Battle Callout Phonebook ☎ AnimeVice Edition. He still promotes the CAV.

Kuma was a new user I met this year. I saw him delete his comment in one of the community spotlights during the time I wrote the Invisible Walls in Anime Vice blog. He was asking why the RPG community hasn't been spotlighted in the community spotlight. I quoted the user immediately and invited him to one of the Community Spotlight weekly report PMs I made. When there was an argument between Fox and Kuma, I suggested a compromise, making news blogs that will promote the RPG thread. Foxx only accepted blogs into his community spotlight at the time. Threads weren't in his scope.

Thanks

I listed so much folks in my 1st and 3rd anniversary blogs. I do thank everyone for helping out the site. It's going to be really long if I list folks. I put these individuals who helped me through the rough times of my 4th year.

  • Daniel Newton - He didn't take no as an answer when I rejected the offer to be mod in front of the wiki editors. He had so many ideas to improve the site. I had been supporting his ideas and see how they worked out. He helped me with the wiki and forum issues many times.
  • BigHeart711 - One of my closest friends. He knows me pretty well. We had worked on many things together. It was hard but worth it and sometimes, it was fun.
  • PikaHyper - The best Comic Vine mod I met. He contributed a hell lot to Anime Vice and Comic Vine. He would help me with wiki issues if I reach stalemates with my teammates on policies.
  • FinalDasa - A down to earth guy who knows the Whiskey Media staff extremely well. He's a former Screened manager and now a mod at Giant Bomb. I took his advice as I helped both Screened and Anime Vice.
  • ZombiePie - He's a crazy guy with a bit of controversial things. He was a different person in Giant Bomb. He knows his job. He often comments on what Anime Vice needed improvement. I had asked him for advice back then especially for Kickstarter threads.
  • FoxxFireArt - He's one of the best wiki mods I met. He's very charismatic and passionate about the wiki and the plight of Anime Vice. He always fought for the community when we were alienated as a site in the Whiskey Media family.
  • Acura Max - He was a great teammate of mine. He and I worked on various wiki projects. When we had policies, he was the first one to spoke. He believe we needed to push forward not matter what.
  • Dream - I met Dream before as a reviewer and wiki editor. I never spoke with him in the battle forums until I became mod. He was very blunt and honest with what Sonata and I were doing. He cared for the site and knew the stress mods were taking on. I was grateful to him when he accepted the battle mod position. Things didn't work out when Sonata got busy. I couldn't quit the battle forums in the end. Such an ironic twist. I didn't regret it. I helped Dream because I didn't him to suffer a lot of stress like I did. Teammates look out for each other.
  • sickVisionz - He and worked on the Best of Anime project since 2012 I think. I found his project really fun. I did a lot of PRing. I was surprised when he ask me to help me record shows on the Gdocs. I worked hard for sickVisonz. I took his ideas for Screened. He helped me and Acura calculate votes for the Top Movies and TV shows.
  • Tom Pinchuk - Met Tom at Anime Expo back in 2013 and 14 in person. He's a great guy. Never thought I will be playing arcade games with him, Sam, and the the gang at Anime Expo. It felt so surreal to me. He spoke of how much work my teammates and I had done. Said Geo and Daniel talked highly of my work and sacrifices I took. I thank him for posting the cultural interviews and some of the crazy ideas.

Thank you everyone. I have hopes of making a balanced and active community. I will continue to work hard in my community.

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Last Year the One Piece Podcast ran a kickstarter project to fund a trip to japan to cover all things ONE PIECE, from sites, merchandise, staff working on the show and much more

I was happy to back the project and now after months of waiting you can watch the whole movie online for free. CHECK IT OUT - They did a really good job and it's kind of the first of it's kind with the backing of Funimation

-side note...why is it fans had to come up with this and not Funimation of Shounen jump US / Japan itself....

http://oppjapan.onepiecepodcast.com/2014/10/03/the-one-piece-podcast-goes-to-japan-the-movie/

http://oppjapan.onepiecepodcast.com/2014/10/03/the-one-piece-podcast-goes-to-japan-the-movie/

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The last few chapters of Noblesse have been rather disparate, with several plots rising and falling with no distinguishable borders for arcs. Not that Noblesse needs the delineation of arcs to present a good story.

That being said it has been rather odd the way the series has been leaping about; and I guess the purpose lies with maintaining a level of suspense regarding the secrets of the past.
So I can’t complaint; but these three chapters seem to officially forebear the start of a brand new arc. The calm is finally at an end and the storm is here.

THE CHAPTERS:

Muzaka emerges momentarily to engage with his old friend Rai before returning to Cromble’s side. The wolves make their move, but against which enemy?

MY THOUGHTS:
The appearance of Grui and Gaitan falls within what I might call typical Noblesse story telling. That is what Noblesse essentially does, with the end of each arc allowing for a short calm within which we catch up with the lives of Shinwu and group, before the next batch of enemies is unleashed against the city, either a group of elite forces or a pair of exceptional foes.

The resulting events are also equally familiar, with the new foe encountering RK4, giving us quite the show before ultimately triumphing over the weak knights before Rai or Frankenstein finally emerges to deliver a devastating defeat in what tends to be a hilarious and satisfying manner.

Think Dragon Ball Z but so much more sophisticated; and it is a testament of Noblesse's quality that, despite how predictable it can be, the manhwa is none the less consistently entertaining.

Though I might be selling Noblesse a little short, especially taking into account the role Grui and Gaitan will play in the new arc. Typically each Noblesse arc plays out as a Rai and Frankenstein Vs. the Union experience, with victory over each pair or group of enemies only attracting a new pair or team of Union agents to the city, be it advanced mutations or increasingly high ranking elders.

This will be the first time the werewolves play a substantial role as Noblesse antagonist and one has to wonder if they are even that; after all, as agents of the wolves, their only interest should be Muzaka.

This removes Rai and his people from the equation, making this new arc a Werewolves Vs. Union Bonanza. The werewolves have no reason to pursue Rai, and even if they chose to, they know enough about Rai to understand  just how suicidal any such mission would be.

Unless Cromble isn’t operating with the Union anymore; unless Grui and Gaitan are Union forces making a move against Cromble and Rai. Then again one has to ask if there is even a Union left, what with their lord and most of their elders all but destroyed.

This time round Noblesse is choosing to utilize a much grander stage populated with more actors than usual; the question is how well the authors can maneuver the plot to make for rational yet compelling storytelling.   

RATING: 8/10, my only fear now is how badly Noblesse is going to misuse RK4; if there is one failing with Noblesse it is how terrible it utilizes its support cast; more or less the Dragon Ball effect, where those least special characters lose all relevance.

I lost hope of Noblesse finally doing something with Shinwu a long time ago.
HIGHLIGHTS: RK4 TRAINING.
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Strange, I didn’t think that the death of a pig could mean so much; I was kind of annoyed at the end of chapter 95, what with so little having actually happened and the chapter choosing to end on a somewhat forced cliffhanger.
But that was before I noticed that there was a chapter 96 already available for my consumption; and it made all the difference. Reading chapters 95 and 96 back to back makes the pair one of the best five minutes of Nanatsu no Taizai I have read in a while, if not ever.

THE CHAPTERS:

Hendricksen’s assault against the knights continues; and even with the assistance of the Deadly Sins, the tide takes a drastic turn against the only hope for the kingdom.

MY THOUGHTS:
You have to give the holy knights some credit for their work this week; they pretty much poured everything they had into the fight, mostly in vain but none the less an endeavor worth praising. 

With battle manga, the prospect of watching the most powerful elements of each side clash in awesome battle is always exciting; yet it is disturbing how so few manga and manhwa actually justify this excitement.
+The Good
It was only recently that I came to realize why I enjoy reading Deadly Sins and Magi so much more than most other manga, even when they aren’t likely rank at the top of my top ten manga list.

If Noblesse provides the art I can only dream of from other manga, Magi and Nanatsu no Taizai avail the sorts of stories other series seem incapable of displaying, mostly because they are willing to go to lengths that other series are typically unwilling explore.

This is how you do an all out battle royale between good and evil. And I hope you are paying attention, Kubo and Kishimoto.

If I have to read stories about an all powerful villain facing a collection of extraordinarily skilled opponents, the rules for success are pretty simple. I want to see the villain be all powerful. No endless chatting, no reminiscing, no uncharacteristic mercy, just simple destructive and unadulterated brutality.

More importantly I want to see a band of heroes fighting for their lives and actually showing it, basically throwing everything they have got at the villain and more. I don’t want to see protagonists with the advantage of numbers filing at the villain one at a time, or simply standing around watching as the action unfolds around a specific set of heroes.

Most importantly, no saving attacks till the last moment for drama’s sake; this is a fight for survival, and every earth shattering move counts. I think I have mentioned before that Bleach’s 300 odd chapters could have been reduced to 20 if Aizen had just gotten off his ass, fought and killed all his shiningami enemies by himself at the very start (with all of them already under the power of his zanpakutou, no one could have stood up to him) . Relying on Espada merely delayed the inevitable.

Nanatsu no Taizai, I respect your ability to not waste my time with dragging plots; watching Hendricksen smash his efforts against the knights, each of whom brought their all against his invincible form nearly simultaneously and with a clear intent to kill was entertaining stuff.

The stakes were high and the tension rose a few notches with each panel; it was interesting actually fearing for the lives of some of these characters, almost like I was reading a chapter of Claymore.
+The Great
So, Lord Hawk is dead. That was shockingly shocking and probably constitutes 20% of why I loved these two chapters so much. Here is the thing though; I wasn’t impressed by Hawk’s death (if he is dead) because a Deadly sins character died.

No, that would be a much bigger and possibly more epic deal. Rather it was the fact that Hawk, a pig, died that caught me off guard; and this isn’t to belittle his role in the manga but, really, Hawk isn’t exactly essential to the story.

And as such, that the mangaka would choose Hawk for the big heroic sacrifice role was unexpected; I had a long list of characters I foresaw leaping to Meliodas’ rescue when Hendricksen asked him who would stand up to save him.

And none of them was Hawk; he simply isn’t that important. And in any other manga I would have cried foul and accused the mangaka of weakness and an inability to kill off any characters of note when it really mattered.
Not here; I don’t get it, but this was actually sort of sad. It’s kind of like when the Going Merry went down in One Piece; not exactly the biggest deal, except it worked in the context of the story. I didn’t see it coming and, well, it really worked.
+The Awesome
ELIZABETH, YES. I have spent a lot of time complaining about Elizabeth largely because of how useless she is within the context of Deadly Sins and that might seem somewhat odd, seeing as most manga are populated with useless characters in mostly useless roles, doing largely nothing of note in their respective stories, and I make little noise about them.

But Elizabeth’s case is different because she is female; and I don’t remember the last time I saw an interesting female character in a shonen series. There is enough of the war left in Naruto for me to hopefully see Sakura do something of worth.

I am not the greatest fan of One Piece’s Nami; and precluding Erza, Robin is the first and only female character that comes to mind who is actually worth her salt. Not the strongest of the bunch but most definitely weighty in her role as a straw hat.

I don’t have as much patience for female characters in shonen who don’t do anything to aid the story’s progression because there are way too many female characters in anime and manga playing the exact same role.
However when it comes to Elizabeth, all I can say now is WOW. With the cliffhanger at the end of chapter 96, it is impossible to guess exactly where any of this is going; but even then, I am excited to see Elizabeth finally take her place as a crucial member of the sins.

She made these two chapters for me, especially the manner in which her true form was revealed, hidden behind what was assumed to be Meliodas’ rage.

And just how many forms does Chestiefol have; it’s like every time King shows up we are treated to a brand new attack. And Ban. WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS BAN? Because even among the freaks of the Seven Deadly Sins, Ban is a freak.
+The Not So Great
The scene between Hendricksen and Hawk was ridiculously slow; I mean really, every one had time to react, gasp, make a comment of some sort on the situation before Hendricksen’s attack actually struck. It almost ruined chapter 95 for me.

RATING: 10/10, I am so hyped for Nanatsu no Taizai right now; this is how shonen stories should climax. Oh and the art was pretty awesome, especially during the battle  scenes.

HIGHLIGHTS: Hawk Vs. Hendricksen, Elizabeth, Ban’s immortality.
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  • Genres & Themes: Sports, Drama
  • Producers: TMS Entertainment, TOHO Animation
  • Release Date: September 19

Yowamushi Pedal: Re:RIDE will compile the first half of the Inter High arc from the first television anime season with some cuts of new footage added.

Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal (Yowapeda) manga follows Sakamichi Onoda, an otaku at Sōhoku High School. He loves anime and games so much, that he would ride his commuter bicycle to and from Tokyo's Akihabara shopping district in a 90-kilometer (about 60-mile) round trip over steep slopes after school. Onoda's life changes when he encounters his school's cycling team, and he ends up joining the competitive sport of bicycle racing.

Sources

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  • Genres & Themes: Sci-Fi, Mecha
  • Producers: Toei Animation, Nitroplus, Graphinica
  • Director: Seiji Mizushima
  • Screenplay: Gen Urobuchi
  • Release Date: November 15, 2014

Plot Summary is unavailable.

Female protagonist is named Angela while the male protagonist is named Dingo a.k.a. Zarik Kajiwara.

Sources

  • ANN (1, 2,
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  • Full Title: Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Star-Voyaging Ark
  • Genres & Themes: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Space Military
  • Producer: Xebec
  • Release Date: December 6

Plot

2199 AD. Yamato tried to leave behind the great Magellan system, after receiving a "Cosmo Reverse System" at his destination, Iskandal. However, suddenly, he encounters a mysterious group at the edge of the Magellan system. He finds out that they are called the "Gatlantis," and that their leader is the Gutaba expedition group's governor-general who calls himself "Goran Dagam of the Thunder," and the governor-general demands that Yamato be handed over to him. Yamato, wanting to hurry to Earth, escapes the fray. However, Yamato is attacked by a vicious beam weapon called the "Flame Direct Attack Cannon" that can transcend space.

Yamato was able to retreat within a hair's breadth, but ends up getting himself lost, and finds himself in a strangely-colored irregular dimension. He decides to turn off the engine on the ship, and explore the mysterious planet. In order to collect information, Kodai, Kirio, Sawamura, Niima, and Aihara also arrive at the planet. What they saw when they arrived was a ship that wasn't supposed to be there.

Dagam chases after the traces of Yamato's warp, and also reaches the strangely-colored galaxy. The planet on which Yamato landed was in fact what Dagam had been looking for all along.

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