Today, I just came home from Church and worked on the Summer 2014 Guide and its trailers with my teammates all day long. I didn't get a chance to watch any harem and reverse harem shows.
Got to explore Apollon's route in the series. It's always the blond ones that are clingy. After Balder who seems normal, I expected Apollon to have something crazy. He doesn't have the crazy thing like Balder had. Apollon has been haunted by his dead girlfriend. I thought it was going to turn out like Inuyasha's Kikiyo and Kagome. No, it turn out cool. I loved the change on Yui's face when she got possessed by Cassandra.
Check out the Kamigami no Asobi Discussion! RavenBuster is doing a great job on the wiki page. I see her uploading cool pics weekly.
Will Add Stuff later. I didn't get to watch it today.
I'll add something extra: Animedia and Newtype. I have been collecting posters for Daniel's Megami and Nyantype Magazines all year long. Share them with folks in The Ecchi Club. I get bored of the posters. It's the same ecchi theme: bath, undressing, hot spring scenes. Animedia and Newtype features shows I don't get to see spotlight in those two ecchi magazines. It gives more variety. There are more Japanese text which I can't read. I get to enjoy the cool posters.
I ran out of room in the title. It should "5 Year Streak in 1/2 Year Sales." For the first time ever, a monthly manga series has beaten a weekly manga series. I'll let Anime News Network speak for itself.
Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga sold 8,342,268 copies to rank #1 among comic series in Oricon's sales chart for the first half of 2014. In doing so, it ended One Piece's five-year reign (2009-2013) as the top-selling comic series in the same period. One Piece sold 4,936,855 copies at #2.
Isayama commented that he only imagined being #1 on Oricon as a once-in-a-lifetime dream. He thanked all his readers for making Attack on Titan #1.
Oricon's book ranking charts cover sales from November 18, 2013 to May 18, 2014 in Japan.
Attack on Titan ranked #4 in the first halves of 2011 and 2013, but this year is Attack on Titan's first at #1. In the first half of 2014, Attack on Titan nearly doubled its sales from the same period last year (4,292,208 copies).
One Piece volume 73 was the top-selling single volume with 2,825,339 copies. (The volume debuted in March.) It was the only volume to top two million copies in the first half of 2014. In doing so, it maintained One Piece's six-year streak at #1 among single volumes.
Attack on Titan volume 12 sold 1,770,746 copies in the first half of 2014 to rank #2 among all single comic volumes. (The volume debuted last December.) Volume 13 debuted in April and sold 1,665,561 copies to rank #3. All 13 volumes in the main Attack on Titan series ranked in Oricon's top 100 comic volumes for the period. In all, 17 Attack on Titan books (including limited editions and tie-in books) ranked in the top 100.
How do you guys and gals feel? Personally, I love both series, and you can't be number one forever.
I was searching threads for the banned episodes in the Pokemon forum of Google Groups and I found this thread from 1999! Yes, This episode was originally listed in the episode guide of the official pokemon site before it was later removed.
Note: This episode was banned in the english dub because of the guns were used by Kaiser in this episode!
In one version of Pokerap featured some footages from this banned episode:
It has been a long time since Haruhi Suzumiya's anime series had ended. The once popular anime series is back with a mysterious game and a teaser trailer.
The video marks the release of Sankyo's pachinko game, Fever Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu (Fever: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya). In the trailer, fans must gather up 707 photo frames taht are scattered throughout Japan, magazines, websites, etc. for the Haruhi Hunting campaign. Fans must upload the photos to the website that will slowly built the secret, new footage.
Welcome everyone to this last week of May's manga releases! For this week's releases, I'm pretty excited to read Attack on Titan Colossal Edition, the Madoka one, Btooom, and Soul Eater. I'm interested in Cage of Eden and My Little Monster. My Little Monster was recommended to me by UsaChanMan who loves romantic series.
Please feel free to share your thoughts on what manga releases you're interested in this week. Thank you.
All summaries are from Anime News Network. It's thanks to PikaHyper for uploading the English covers. I'll add the three missing volumes.
There are differences between Comic Book stores, Manga exclusive stores, and online stores with their manga releases.
|Attack on Titan Colossal Edition|
Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition is an oversized collection of the first five volumes of the Attack on Titan manga series. Weighing in at a massive 960 pages and a 7-inch by 10.5-inch trim, the Colossal Edition contains the same material as the original volumes, but bigger and on higher-quality paper.
Humankind is down to just a few thousand people who live in a city surrounded by three concentric walls. The walls protect them from their enemies, the ravenous giants known as the Titans. The Titans appear to have only one purpose: to consume humanity.
For one hundred years, what's left of mankind has lived in the city on earth, protected by walls that tower over even the Titans. Untouched by the Titans for a century, humanity has become complacent. But Eren Jaeger has had enough. While his fellow citizens are content to hide, Jaeger has the passion to take action to not only protect the city, but to learn what the Titans actually are. On his first mission he comes face to face with horrors beyond his imagination... and secrets from his own past that could shift the tides of war.
|Btooom Volume 6|
Thus far, Ryouta Sakamoto and Himiko have narrowly managed to survive on the cruel island battlefield of the survival game "BTOOOM!" with the aid of their BIMs and each other. But now, confronted by a man who just might be the strongest opponent on the island, Ryouta is at a serious disadvantage. Not only is the man fearless, but also his movements are precisely calculated, and he possesses a superior athleticism that allows him to entrap his enemies. Just who is this guy?! As the action ramps up, it becomes apparent that playing solo spells one's doom!! The game progresses with speed as the players lay their bets on teaming up to survive!!
|Cage of Eden Volume 14|
Sengoku has a plan to infiltrate the mad doctor Nishikiori's camp, but things backfire and Sengoku and his crew are sent on what may be a suicide mission to explore deep inside the mysterious pyramid. As they explore the treacherous depths of the pyramid, they make new discoveries but as always, just as the mysteries of this island begin to reveal themselves, Sengoku and his crew encounter more questions than answers. What incredible and inexplicable things will they find next in the deepest regions of this puzzling pyramid?
|High School DxD Volume 1|
When unlucky high school letch Issei is murdered by his first-ever girlfriend on his first-ever date, who should jump to his rescue but the hottest girl in school, Rias-senpai! She informs Issei that he's been reincarnated as a demon and that it's about time he got to work-for her! Caught in the bosom of an age-old war between angels and demons, Issei soon discovers that being enslaved by a demonic beauty isn't quite all that it's cracked up to be!
|My Little Monster Volume 2|
Haru's big brother suddenly appears with unclear motives. What is clear is Haru's hatred for his big brother. Haru disappears at the sight of his big brother and Mizutani is left with even more questions about Haru. What are her feelings for him? How can she make him like her? And what is the deal with his big brother?
|Puella Madoka Kazumi Magica Volume 5|
Trapped inside the witch's barrier with the vengeful Kanna, Umika and Kaoru struggle to protect Kazumi as their beloved friend slowly succumbs to her darkening soul gem. If the girls can rally, the witch's grief seed could be used to purify all of their gems, but even that would be only a temporary solution. Facing cruel fate and questions of her own identity, Kazumi will make the ultimate choice whether or not to join her friends in their vendetta against destiny in the final volume of The Innocent Malice!
|Soul Eater Volume 20|
You are not the only ones playing this game." Clues discovered in a new room only lead down a new path of despair, and the time comes for the brutal sentencing of the third Judgment. The line between perpetrator and victim begins to blur. Until all is revealed, time is on no one's side...
|Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Volume 18|
A new school year means fresh blood for the SOS Brigade! But not just anyone can join this elite group of alien-, time traveler-, and esper-hunters! As Haruhi puts the new recruits through their paces in one timeline, the veteran members visit the ailing Yuki in the other. Yuki reveals that her illness may be the work of other humanoid interfaces like herself, but when Kyon rushes to confront them, he runs into a familiar face he had hoped he would never see again...!
|Triage X Volume 6|
Another hour ticks by as the police formulate their next move to draw out the terrorist group that has taken over NEO TV. Any further delay could prompt the criminals to send one of the station's top stars plummeting to his or her death, but every effort to save them seems to play right into the enemy's hands! But the idols may not be the terrorists' true objective - the carefully planned takeover seems to have been designed specifically for Oriha and Black Label!
|Until Death Do Us Part Volume 6|
In the tunnels of the Kakuhoukai's secret base, Mamoru chooses to challenge Wiseman to a duel on the criminal mastermind's own turf! Mamoru realizes that his enemy has the advantage of numbers and weaponry and will stage a coordinated attack that Mamoru has no hope of surviving - alone, that is. Haruka's guidance will be critical to her protector's survival. Gathering her courage, Haruka rallies the resources she has on hand and leaps into the fray!
Viewer Advised! Don't read this if you're underage!
Distributor: Project-H Suggested retail price: $17.95 When it comes to flirting with girls, shy Kenji never knows how to make the first move! Too bad his anxiety keeps him from seeing the sly glances and sweet smiles of his lifelong friend and neighbor Kaori. Will the cutie right under his nose finally end Kenji's devastating dry spell? And can a well-done homework assignment win one young man the extra credit he's always craved?
No Dub Cast has been announced by Sentai Filmworks.
Earth year 2110. Having expanded into space and secured many asteroids abundant in natural resources, it seemed mankind's prosperous future was assured. However, Earth is now being invaded by Urgal, a mysterious galactic empire from Jupiter. Just as mankind is facing certain destruction, the secret military agency MJP undertakes a gene manipulation project to create humans who can adapt to life in space. The result is Team Rabbits, a group of children who are given combat devices called "Ash" and sent to the front line as shields for the Global Defense Force (GDF).
Akame ga Kill is a two cour show that is produced by White Fox, directed by Tomoki Kobayashi, and written by Makoto Uezu.
Please see Akame ga Kill Discussion.
A member of Night Raid. She has mastery over the Teigu "Murasame" (Showers) and rarely shows emotion.
A boy warrior who sets out on a journey to become a military officer to save his village.
A member of Night Raid who's hard on Tatsumi when he joins. She wields the gun Teigu "Pumpkin.
A member of Night Raid with a lively disposition. She teaches Tatsumi how to be a soldier. Her Teigu is "Lionel."
A member of Night Raid. She's normally calm but is ruthless in battle. Her teigu is "Extras."
a member of Night Raid in charge of searching for the enemy. He's easily excited and weak against girls. His Teigu is "Cross Tail."
A member of Night Raid and soldier in the old empire. He acts like an older brother to Tatsumi, and possibly likes men. His Teigu is "Inkrushio."
A member of Night Raid and a general in the old empire. She has an artificial right arm that hides various devices.
The empire's new general. She detests weak people and enjoys torture. She freely wields ice.
A girl who lives in the Empire and helps Tatsumi
She's Tatsumi's childhood friend.
He's Tatsumi's childhood friend.
I'm conflicted with the discussion threads we have. Before we did them, we had trailers separated from discussion threads. After combining due to Daniel's favors and routing every anime related news, it strips the wiki's blog and forum naked. I come up with some sort of solution to promote the wiki, the forum, and the discussion thread.
This thread will be locked but updated. All comments will just be streamed to the discussion thread.
Welcome everyone! Only one person in this community attended this anime convention, Calaggie, whose article History of Sports Manga & Anime will be published on the front news soon. After rigorously promoting anime conventions such as MomoCon and FanimeCon and publishing these threads:
It's time to relax and enjoy! I gather cosplay photos from Twitter. I listed all the links I bookmarked to give the people credit.
Children of the 80s, 90s and early 2000's, you're about to get hit with a dose of nostalgia. LeVar Burton (aka the host of Reading Rainbow and Geordi La Forge, from Star Trek: The Next Generation) is set to bring back the beloved children's television show back from the dead through kickstarter. This time however, he is bringing Reading Rainbow to the next generation. This means that the new Reading Rainbow will be available on the internet as well as a wide variety of devices so that children everywhere (in the USA) will have access to this education program. In addition, the series will feature a classroom edition so it can be utilized across the country in classrooms everywhere. And for cash strapped schools, the series will be made available for free.
Burton says you can't put a price on education. "Our educational system -- the way we educate our kids -- is failing our children," Burton said. "We're getting our assess kicked right now. Long term, I know if we're successful we're going to have a better educated populace in America, and we'll be better prepared to compete going forward."
-Quoted in the Huffington Post
The initial goal of the kickstarter is $1 million. However, by the time you have read this, the kickstarter will have long since passed this goal. At of this moment, the kickstarter has produced $1.5 million after a day of promotion with every passing minute bringing in a thousand or more dollars.
Welcome everyone to the May's last week for DVDs and Blu-Ray releases! For my Quick Picks, I would choose Lupin the 3rd, Servant x Service, and Love, Chunibyou. I remember my teammates, Dekken was enjoying Servant X Service while Bigz007 and Marshal Victory were both enjoying Love, Chunibyou & Other Delusions. I'm curious about those two shows.
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.
|DearS - Complete Collection (DVD)|
One year ago, an alien spacecraft crashed into Tokyo Bay. With no means to return, aliens obtain Japanese citizenship and begin a home-stay program with regular families and schools. They are given the name "DearS," meaning "beloved friend."
However, Takeya, an opinionated teen, doesn't trust the aliens one bit. But when Takeya encounters a mysterious girl who is cold, hungry and wrapped only in a blanket, he takes pity on her. As he brings her home to care for her, he finds that she is quite possibly one of the DearS. Add an alien cat-girl, an over-sexed teacher, and this DearS considers Takeya her master, life is beginning to become a little more than he can handle.
|Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions - Complete Collection (Sub. DVD)|
Yuta Togashi has a problem. He used to be a "chunibyo," one of the thousands of Japanese students so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden powers. But now that he's starting high school, he's determined to put aside his delusions and face life head on. The trouble is Rikka Takanashi, his upstairs neighbor, is just a little bit delusional herself. And she knows all about his past indiscretions. Yuta thought his delusions were all behind him. Now he's not so sure. "Crazy in love" gets a whole new meaning as fantasy worlds collide!
|Lupin the 3rd - The Complete First Series (Sub. DVD)|
Hard-boiled, cocky, classy and silly. These words only begin to describe the amazing master thief Lupin the Third. With the help of some quick gunplay by his partner Jigen, Lupin takes on the world in elaborate heists, classic car chases, and nasty explosions.
Fujiko, a buxom redhead with a penchant for betrayal, always gets tangled up in Lupin's capers. The stoic but swift swordsman Goemon is just as inclined to kill Lupin as he is to help him. And Lupin can never seem to lose the relentless Tokyo Police Inspector Zenigata. What sort of trouble will this band of misfits get into next? Contains episodes 1-23 and the pilot film.
|Lupin the 3rd: The Hemingway Papers (Sub.DVD)|
A draft of Ernest Hemingway's final novel might hold the secret to an immense hidden treasure, and master thief Lupin the Third is on the hunt! He'll have the help of his partners and the beautiful bartender Maria, but he'll have to contend with a local civil war, the mercenary Crazy Mash, and his super-wealthy boss Marces to get it.
|Motto To Love-Ru (Blu-Ray)|
The insanity that began when a very naked (and very female) alien teleported into Rito Yuki's bathtub (while he was in it) continues. And even though Princess Lala has finally started to admit her true feelings for the young man she's inexplicably engaged to marry (as a result of what happened in said bathtub and Develuke customs), her sometimes erratic technology and the snags and snarls of intergalatic politicse and intrigue are still causing major problems.
That transporter? Yeah, it still has the nasty habit of leaving the clothes behind. Alien bounty hunters? Yep, even more of them and they're even more devious. Add body switches, alien skunks, a bathroom that changes size and shape, the inevitable sleepover that you just know it's going to go horribly, horribly wrong (spoiler: it does). Worst of all, there's Valentine's Day, and even in space you'll be able to hear Rito scream!
|Servant x Service - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD)|
Distributor: Aniplex of America Suggested retail price: $74.98 Lucy (abbrev.) Yamagami is a newly-hired civil servant who has been assigned to work in a certain government ward office in a certain city in Hokkaido Prefecture. Not only does Lucy have so many things to learn at her new job, she needs to do all of that in the company of her colleagues, who are all more than a little eccentric. If you thought a job as a government employee was dull, you better think again! Lucy and her colleagues, actively and covertly (?!) serve their community every day! *This story has no connection to actual public officials.
|Tenjho Tenge - Complete Collection|
Distributor: Eastern Star Suggested retail price: $49.95 Souichiro and Bob want to rule their new school, but just as they begin cracking heads, their plan is shot to hell. First there's the Natsume sisters and their Juuken Club. If the older sister, Maya, isn't kicking their butts, then the younger sister, Aya, is trying to force feed Souichiro and make him her husband! Then there's the Student Executive Council that sends executioners to "educate" anyone who questions the council's authority! Their education is just beginning! Contains episodes 1-24 plus OVA episodes 1-2. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Latest from Aniplex, Recent Announcements, KILL la KILL English Cast Reveal, Physical Release Details and English Dub Trailer Premiere and more!
We are 30 minutes away before the Aniplex Live Show featuring the Kill la Kill English Cast Reveal, English Dub... http://t.co/hFqNWPZ78v— Aniplex USA (@aniplexUSA) May 29, 2014
Kill la Kill will be released in 5 volumes. There are three types of releases: Standard, BD, and Limited Edition (that has soundrack CD).
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Kenjiro Hata, notable for creating Hayate the Combat Butler, also created the new series Hayate the Combat Butler! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. In this series, Hayate Ayasaki continues to work alongside Maria at the Nagi Sanzenin’s mansion. Nagi receives a call from “Area 51” inviting her to the universe but will she accept?
According to Crunchyroll, there are 3 planned episodes that will be bundled with volume 41 on June 18th, 2014.
Welcome, again to my blog! I recently attended MomoCon 2014 and man, it was fun! Although, I went aggro and visited a lot of places and didn't even have lunch until much later and even met a few friends along the way. The stay in the Dealer's Room was quite long and while I was in the con, my family also had fun and even took a pic of someone as a Minecraft character. Surprisingly, I also ran into a card area and got a few cards and sleeves as well. The stuff that I obtained from there including gifts was...
And here are two of the most notable gifts:
WAY more stuff than I had at my past cons! I hope I don't ever get reckless when I go to a con for the full 3 to 4 days.
I used a new phone that I had this time and took all kinds of photos! This time, I met up with some Power Rangers, ran into some Kill La Kill cosplayers, found some people from Frozen, discovered a few Madoka characters and somehow screwed up and met Yuno and a SWAT team. Yeah, it was awesome. I feel much stronger because of this and it's not just from the nearly endless walk and the complements I got from my Vocoloid shirt. (That long register line in the beginning of it, though!) XD
Thanks for reading, everyone! It's been too long since I had such fun, especially since my last blog, but I hope to have more times like this in my life. See you guys later!
Hello everyone, this is a schedule update. In addition to serve as a temp mod in the battle forums to assist Sonata and Dream and moderate the forums, I moderate wiki. Depending on the submission, it can take up to an hour for me to review wiki submissions because to root out plagiarism, fix formatting style according to the Anime Vice Wiki Style Guide, and enforcing the image policy (Wiki Main Image Rule).
Please bear with me. Even though we have 4 wiki mods, I'm the only active one here. I wish we had a rotation of wiki mods by certain days, but my teammates, the mods, are busy with obligations outside of the site.
I will try to moderate wiki every day during the evening.
I have summer school classes from May 27-July 3th. I still have to complete a checklist from My Current Wiki Projects and Goals for Spring 2014 blog. I have four main episode summary projects:
Thank you everyone. I'll try to support the community and assist new and veteran wiki editors. I was chosen as a wiki mod, but I wasn't meant to moderate the forums especially the battle forums.
Please let me know if you have questions. I'll direct you to the right person if it deals with battle threads, RPGs, or specific wiki pages I'm not knowledgeable in.
Viz Media describes the series as follows:Weekly Shonen Jump's newest series is out of this world! A gate to another dimension has burst open, and from it emerge gigantic invincible creatures that threaten all of humanity. Earth's only defense is a mysterious group of warriors who have co-opted the alien technology in order to fight back!
World Trigger debuted in last year's 11th issue of Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Viz Media added the series to its digital anthology version of Weekly Shonen Jump, and it will publish the first print volume on October 7.
Ashihara previously wrote the four-volume Kashikoi Inu Lilienthal manga in Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump from 2009 to 2010.
Check out the World Trigger Discussion (Manga)!
Welcome to this week's harem and reverse harem blog where we talk about this season's new shows.
The idea behind this project is to promote the #Anime Vice Discussion Threads in the community. I'll be taking comments or pics to highlight the best moment of the anime series' episode on a weekly basis.
** Images will be placed soon due to glitches in the site.
Please beware of spoilers, but I try not to put so much. Feel free to check out the last Harem Sundays with some Reverse Harem Love: 5/11/2014 edition.
Nisekoi finally finishes well, but not with a bang. We get to see everyone for the last time doing their own shenanigans. The two main love interests, Onodera and Chitoge, get a huge chunk of attention. I got hand to the megane characters for driving the relationships.
Check out the Nisekoi Discussion!
The only dark reverse harem I seen was Amnesia, but it was a boring show until your most unexpected surprise came in episode 9. For Kamigami no Asobi, we get that dark turn with an unexpected duo. I loved the 2 episode arc we had on Loke and Balder.
Check out the Kamigami no Asobi Discussion!
Kazumi was known for being bold, but in this episode, she went the extra mile and asks Murakami to have sex with her. She strips naked for him, but she got rejected by Murakami. It was a pretty touching episode for Kazumi. If you're a fan of her character, you'll love episode 8 and 7.
Check out the Brynhildr in the Darkness Discussion!
This is the only series I haven't watch. I have to reply on Twitter. For this week, I used Sankaku Complex.
It's another typical beach/pool/lake trope for fan service. On top of that, you got Eco fondling girls and the new, loli girl sleeping naked with Ash Blake.
At FanimeCon, Crunchyroll announces that it will stream the new Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, starting on July 5 at 6:00 am ET which is the same time worldwide on the Niconico service. It will be a 26 episode series that will be stream twice a month.
Crunchyroll will stream the three episode compilation of the series starting on May 30 at 12:30 ET.
It’s been a while since I did one of these posts; you could say I have been on an anime and manga break for sometime now, not necessarily separating myself from the medium altogether, simply restricting myself to the weekly titles I was already reading, and even then not regularly following them.
It’s odd; it didn’t think it was possible to watch too much anime and read too much manga. Not that I got sick of it at one point. Rather I just found myself bored with everything. Anyway, I have been watching a few things this week, reading some new manga, so I thought I would pick these posts up again.
This is my week in anime and manga. I am interested in hearing what your week has been like, what you’ve been watching or reading, if you have encountered any of these titles, whether they are worth pursuing or better off dropped.
Anime has always been my problem, for a few months at least. I am looking for something to simply blow me away, and that has yet to happen.
+Hajime No Ippo- Following the story of a young high school kid who, after several years under the thumb of his local bullies, learns to box, Hajime No Ippo has simply made my last two weeks.
My first taste of Ippo was New Challenger, the second part of the anime; and only now have I finally returned to the beginning, to watch how the story started. And wow, I have said this before (at least I think I did), I am not a fan of sports. I just don’t get the appeal, yet if real sports was anything like anime sports, I would probably become the biggest fan.
Because I have never thought of the exciting aspects of what I always thought of as the boring sport of boxing until I watched Hajime no Ippo, a ridiculous thrill in displaying matches round by round, up close, in the ring, availing a glimpse into the minds of two individuals seeking to put each other down within a limited time period.
Oh, and Takamura is simply awesome. Seriously, something about these matches can keep me glued to the screen for several hours on end, at the edge of my seat, trying to figure out who will finally win a match that my mind recognizes as fiction.
RATING: 10/10, not even a question. My anime week has been made because of Hajime no Ippo, especially Ippo Vs. Sendo. Hajime no Ippo: The fighting is a must watch.
+Blast of the Tempest- Its strange; this is one of the first anime I ever watched in 2013, and only now have I gotten down to wrapping up with its second part. Following the story of Hakaze, the most powerful mage of the Kusaribe clan, stranded on an island in the past, attempting to prevent her clan, now gone rogue, from reviving the murderous tree of Exodus, which would prove detrimental to the source of her power, the tree of Genesis, I remember initially picking interest in this show because of crazy Mahiro and his friend Yoshino, two kids chosen by Hakaze to save her and prevent the revival of the Exodus tree.
Mahiro was crazy and would have destroyed the world if he felt it necessary.Yoshino was calm and kept his best friend in check, as they tried to save earth from the fruits of Exodus. Both only cared about solving the murder of Mahiro’s sister (and Yoshino’s secret girlfriend) Aika.
It was an intriguing working formula. The second part of this series is proving to be anything but intriguing, a little too convoluted for my liking, and with oddly dumb characters. Seriously, I liked Hakaze, why did they have to ruin her. I remember someone writing a post about how romance can kill the plot of some anime.
Blast of the Tempest is an example, with the way it is progressing.
RATING: 4/10, more meh than anything.
+Hellsing Ultimate OVA- Here is what you need to know about Hellsing. Dracula is now called Alucard and he works for Van Helsing’s daughter to destroy vampires and other such monsters.
The original Hellsing anime was okay. Two episodes in, this OVA is starting to annoy me; there is way too much drama preceding the action or twists in the story, too many minutes wasted on everyone telling use how dark and evil they are, especially Alucard; too much damn time wasted on Alucard laughing manically.
Too much waste at this point.
RATING: 2/10, there are more monologues than there is dialogue in this series, too many people taking too much time talking to themselves, usually about themselves. Very little character development.
All in all, not the most interesting week in anime; not with irritating disappointments like Tempest and Hellsing. Of course Hajime managed to keep me entertained.
+Noblesse- Noblesse has a lot of these chapters, especially after a great arc, random villains sent to the city to investigate recent defeats, only to encounter the less impressive portion of the heroes, who must take a beating and either ran back to Frank, or wait for Rai’s appearance.
I was starting to tire of the werewolves, until The Lord made his appearance last week. This week, it was M-23 finally flexing his muscles that allowed the chapter to take on a more exciting form. Finally someone in the RK4 is rising to become something more than a punching bag.
+Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic- As someone who was initially ecstatic about learning of Alma Toran’s history, these flash back chapters are starting to irritate me. I get the need, learning intimate details about Solomon and all the djinn when they were still human, but I am losing patience with the dragging pace of the chapters.
This week simply solidified the pace at which the darkness was spreading across the land, with all those species that Solomon and company had saved from the Orthodox magicians now turning and starting to fight each other.
I guess there is a message somewhere there, about the belligerent nature of all living things, that former slaves would now turn against each other and even Solomon. But I don’t have nearly as much interest in Sheba and group, despite the fact that this week’s chapter probably set her up to be Aladdin’s mother, with Solomon as his father.
+Nanatsu no Taizai- An intriguing chapter; I wish other manga would do this more, give me something to think about at the end; The Seven Deadly Sins this week brought Diana, King, Gowther, Hauser, Geera and Dreyfus together, the holy knights and sins combining forces after determining the threat of the demon clan and choosing to enter a truce to stop its revival
Gowther keeps surprising me; one can never tell what his limits are, considering the nonchalant way in which he shrugged off his previous injuries. Because I don’t like Elizabeth that much, there is little tension in the question of whether they will save her in time.
More intriguing is the goddess clan relic. Ban, offering his life for Elaine’s return? Well, I guess it isn’t much of a surprise, considering what we know of him. But that brings into question just how powerful the goddess clan are to bring about such an occurrence, and why Ban’s so desperate to resurrect. Because even King found a way to exonerate him of fault regarding her death.
Further chapters need to devote some time to Meliodas’ conflict; with two powerful sides clashing, it does require that some focus.
RATING: 6/10, decent, not mind blowing.
+Fairy Tail- These days I don’t have too many great things to say about Fairy Tail, mostly because the manga makes it too easy to root for the bad guys, because the good guys a way too strong.
None the less Chapter 385 was kind of entertaining; Hades and the spirit king began their battle and it seems like they know each other, which is another interesting mystery.
Lucy got a power up but one I could accept. The idea that she was going to use Urano Metria to obliterate her enemies always infuriated me, especially after the savage beating she had taken. Hiro took the time to replenish her magic in a way that I can accept, which makes her use of Urano Metria alright.
It wish she could quit the whining about her bloody spirits, which are perfectly alive and which she can visit anytime. Hiro’s attempt to spin a tragedy out of last week’s chapter is annoying.
RATING: 7/10, strangely decent chapter. This arc has had way too many irritations, that good chapters such as this really surprise me. And the action was pretty cool.
+Until Death Do US Part- A young girl with psychic powers, on her way to a life of incarceration, in the hands of criminals intent on using her powers for profit, runs into the arms of a random blind man with a cane.
A blind man that she dreamt of as her only salvation.
It’s been a day or so since I picked this manga up. Following a blind swordsman fighting crime with his hacker partner, there are two things I can say about it after only ten chapters.
The art is awesome, the fights displayed in surprisingly fluid and easy to interpret ways.
Watching Mamuro (I think that is his name) cutting gangsters down on the streets using his futuristic samurai sword has proven entertaining enough to keep me glued to the manga, especially his clashes with gun wielding thugs.
However that isn’t going to last long. I still don’t know what the manga is about, what direction its main plot will follow, and whether or not I will like it will depend on how the story take shape.
RATING: 7/10, a decent start to a manga, focusing largely around the action.
+Apocalypse no Toride- Meada is thrown into a juvenile academy, with other vile and sometimes murderous delinquents for a crime he didn’t commit. A virus turns everyone in the city (and possibly the world) into zombie like mutations. Meada and his friends struggle to survive in the new world.
I am only 12 chapters in, and truth be told, all I can see is High school of the dead, but with no fan service or female characters. There is this one naked fellow with three pupils who likes to sit at the peak of towers made up of zombies, using them as his personal chariot as they wreath about like one giant monster.
RATING: 3/10, still not convinced.
All in all, not a terrible week in anime and manga for me, not horribly exciting either, but acceptable. That was my week, how was yours? Read anything new? Anything interesting? Or have you encountered one of these titles in the past or present?