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Hello everyone, this is a list of anime shows that will expire after this year. For all four, the date of expiration is December 31, 2014, 7am PST. For those who haven't seen them, this is the last chance to catch them on Crunchyroll. Some of these titles aren't licensed for audiences outside of Japan such as Beelzebub.
Oga Tatsumi is a first year student in Ishiyama High, a notorious school for delinquents. One day he sees a man floating by, and the man suddenly splits in half to reveal a baby boy inside!
|Ishida and Asakura|
The friendship of high school boys can be a unique and oftentimes surreal existence for outsiders looking in. Of course, the friendship between our protagonists Ishida and Asakura, are no different. Join these two crazy characters as they get into all sorts of hilarious antics this winter season!
Growing up with an abusive father, Utsutsu is highly protective of his younger sister Yume. One day, Yume sees a red butterfly and contracts the strange Pupa virus. She begins to sprout grotesque wings and to indiscriminately attack both animals and humans. Hoping to find a way to stop the advance of the virus, Utsutsu seeks out Maria, a researcher who knows the secret of Pupa. He decides to sacrifice his own body as live bait for the sake of saving Yume.
|Encouragement to Climb|
Aoi prefers indoor hobbies and is afraid of heights, but her childhood friend Hinata loves to show off her passion for mountain climbing. As young children they once watched the sunrise from the top of a mountain, and now they've decided to take up mountain climbing in hopes of seeing that sunrise again. They have cooking battles with mountaineering gear, climb small hills in their neighborhood, and meet new mountaineering friends as they learn the ropes of the hobby. When will they finally see that sunrise again?
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4K Media announced that 4 Yu-Gi-Oh! series are going to be legally available on Crunchyroll, November 15, 2014. There will be English dubbed episodes and then, subtitled and local language versions in later months.
Meet Yugi and his best buds Joey, Tristan and Téa. They share a love for the newest game that’s sweeping the nation: Duel Monsters!
Legend has it five thousand years ago, ancient Egyptian Pharaohs used to play a magical game very similar to Duel Monsters. This ancient game involved magical ceremonies, which were used to foresee the future and ultimately decide one’s destiny. They called it the Shadow Games. Since the game used so many magical spells and ferocious creatures, it wasn’t long before the game got out of hand and threatened to destroy the world. Fortunately, a brave Pharaoh stepped in and averted this cataclysm.
Now, in present times, the game has been revived in the form of playing cards.Giant monsters! Powerful magic! And ancient Egyptian legends!Yu-Gi-Oh! is one action-packed adventure series that holds all the cards! It’s your move!
Set several years after the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! series, GX follows a new generation of duelists at the prestigious Duel Academy—a highly competitive boarding school where pencils and books have been replaced by Duel Disks and monster cards! Still, it’s not just about making the grade for these up and coming students – it’s about becoming the next King of Games!
The future of dueling is revving up! And with it begins a new legend! Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's!
Welcome to New Domino City! Once the playground to legendary duelist Yugi Muto, this sprawling metropolis has since been transformed into a futuristic society where dueling has kicked into overdrive. With recent technological advancements made by KaibaCorp, dueling has undergone a metamorphosis that has revolutionized the makeup and pace of the game! It’s now a heart-pounding, adrenaline-filled and fuel injected competition where duelists ride supercharged hyper cycles called Duel Runners and battle it out in hi-octane contests called “Turbo Duels.” The winners and losers aren’t just separated by skill and strength… but by SPEED!
However, for five special duelists, it's not just about winning or losing anymore - it's about survival, for they are the chosen "Signers" who have been marked by destiny to uncover the secrets of the five dragons! With new cards, new players and new adventures, you’d better start your engines and get set to duel! Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's – don’t let the revolution pass you by!
Get ready to feel the flow as Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL takes dueling to the next level of excitement!
When aspiring duelist Yuma meets Astral, a mysterious visitor from another world, it seems like the perfect match: While Yuma requires Astral’s dueling expertise, Astral needs Yuma to gather 99 Number Cards that contain his lost memories. They would be dueling’s greatest tag team…. if they could only get along!
Our two heroes better get their act together because it’s time for the World Duel Carnival – the greatest tournament in history! With Yuma and Astral facing off against the world’s most skilled duelists, the stakes have never been higher… or more dangerous! And just when things can’t get worse, sinister new enemies emerge from the shadows to plunge the world into chaos!
Unstoppable new monsters! Magical spells and traps! Secrets revealed! Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL – New Rules, New Duels!
Welcome to Crunchyroll's Fall 2014 Simulcast Guide! Here in Anime Vice, users are encourage to watch anime legally whenever possible. Territories are listed below. I will continually update this blog.
|Denkigai no Honya-san|
A blush-inducing, coming-of-age comedy about manga-loving book store employees! The unique cast of characters -- all hard-core manga fans and maniacs of some sort - work at the “Uma no Hone” comic shop. On a daily basis, they display new releases, shrink-wrap comics, shudder at their lack of feminine qualities, question their love for porn literature, and basically have fun while working hard. Girls and guys call each other by nicknames and some begin to develop close relationships!
|2. Terra Formars|
With Earth becoming increasingly overpopulated, an ambitious plan has been put into place to terraform Mars using mold and cockroaches. Nearly 500 years after the plan, a mission to Mars, Annex 1, is under way to accomplish crucial research into the Virus currently plaguing mankind with the crew members who've been injected with various DNA of life on Earth in order to combat the Terraformars, giant humanoid cockroaches.
|Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru|
Yuna Yuki is an ordinary second-year middle school student. She gets up in the morning, gets ready for school, goes to classes, participates in club activities, and has fun with her friends. But there is one extraordinary thing about Yuki -- she belongs to the “Brave Hero Club.” What does the Brave Hero Club do? Who is the mysterious being called “Vertex?” Yuki Yuna and her friends’ story takes place in Year 300, Era of the Gods.
|Tribe Cool Crew|
Japan’s first full-fledged dance anime about coming of age coming-of-age through meeting friends and dance battles with rivals, starts this season! Haneru Tobitatsu is a middle school student who loves dancing! He can even dance to the rhythm of the chalkboard in class. One day, Haneru meets Kanon, a shy girl who is practicing at a secret dance place. The two learn the joy of dancing together and find happiness in their dance moves.
|Cross Ange Rondo of Angel and Dragon|
Leveraging the advancement in technology – called “Mana”, humanity has been able to eliminate all wars, starvation, pollution, and other problems on Earth by using its power. Earth has become a peaceful utopia free of material needs.
CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon focuses on the first princess of the Empire of Misurugi, Angelise. She is the celebrated ruler of the Empire until one day she finds out the shocking truth that she is a “Norma” – an irregular being who cannot use “Mana”, and are treated as "things" rather than people. Having her name taken from her, Ange isolates herself on a remote island. There, she finds a group of Norma women who spend their days hunting dragons that have come to invade.
|The Fruit of Grisaia|
Based on the Japanese visual novel by Front Wing, The Fruit of Grisaia revolves around Mihama Academy, a prison-like school built to preserve fruit that has fallen too far from its tree. It is home to five female students who each have their reasons for enrolling in the academy and live their life idly within the walls of Mihama.
One day, Kazami Yuuji the institute’s first male student arrives and throws the orderly rhythm of Mihama off balance. Is Yuuji what the girls need to hold of their lives once more, or will the weight of their pasts prove too steep a wall to overcome? Or is his past even heavier than any of the others?
One day, a gate to another world suddenly opens in Mikado City. Aliens invincible to Earth’s weapons, called “Neighbors”, start coming over. Earth’s only line of defense is a mysterious group called the “Border” who are armed with weapons called “Triggers”.
Four years later, the city has recovered from initial attacks and citizens of Mikado City have started to get use to the Neighbor’s attacks. Yuma Kuga, a transfer student, and his classmate Osamu Mikumo find themselves fighting a Neighbor that suddenly appears. Osamu, who is actually a Border agent, activates his Trigger but is unable to defeat it. This leaves Yuma to activate his own Trigger and defeat the alien. Yuma reveals that he is not part of Border and is actually a Neighbor who has transferred from the other side http://www.crunchyroll.com/world-trigger
|Yowamushi Pedal 2|
Plot: Sakamichi Onoda is a rather timid, anime-loving first-year student at Sohoku High School. Since the fourth grade, he had been riding his commuter bicycle 90-kilometers to and from Tokyo’s otaku hot spot, Akihabara after school. Upon entering high school, he tried to join the anime research club, after meeting Imaizumi Shunsuke, a renowned cyclist since middle school, and Naruko Shoukichi, who swept the Kansai cycling championship, he ended up joining the competitive cycling club. All kinds of trials and rigorous training awaited Onoda, but with the support of his many friends and upperclassmen, the talented road racer inside him began to awaken! *** The second season will focus on Inter High bicycle race continuing from the first season of the series! High school students pushing themselves to the limit as they bet everything on their bicycles! http://www.crunchyroll.com/yowapeda
|10. Lord Marksman and Vanadis|
Tigrevurmud Vorn, the young lord of a remote region far from the kingdom's center, is commanded by the king to go fight the war against a neighboring country. The leader of the enemy is Eleonora Viltaria, one of the seven Vanadis given supernatural arms from a dragon. The moment when an archer boy and the silver-haired beautiful war maiden meet, it is the beginning for the legend of a hero that will be told for generations to come. http://www.crunchyroll.com/lord-marksman-and-vanadis
|11. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works|
“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.”
|Bottom Biting Bug 3|
Plot: The family-friendly kids series features the protagonist, Bottom Biting Bug the 18th (age 10), who is endlessly cheerful and energetic, and just loves to sing and dance. When bitten correctly by a bottom biting bug, a person with a hunched back will have perfect posture, a depressed person will start to laugh, a timid person will gain confidence... Anyone bitten will seem like a whole new person! However, even bottom biting bugs make plenty of mistakes... The story of B.B.B.'s crazy life continues with more of the humor and gags that kids love!
|13. Celestial Method|
Celestial Method is an original anime series produced by Infinite and directed by Masayuki Sakoi, who was also an episode director in Spice and Wolf and Heroman. The story revolves around a group of girls whose wish becomes realized with a miracle, changing the landscape of a town.
|14. Selector Spread Wixoss|
The anime selector spread WIXOSS revolves around the hugely popular card game WIXOSS. Supposedly there are special cards called LRIG cards that only certain girls called selectors are able to use. These selectors use the LRIG cards to have battles in another dimension that cannot be accessed by other humans. The winner of these card battles will have their wish granted. http://www.crunchyroll.com/selector-infected-wixoss
|15. Wolf Girl & Black Prince|
While the proud Erika boasts to her friends about being lovey-dovey with her boyfriend, she has never really had one for 16 years. Feeling the limits of lying, she took a picture of a cool guy she found in town and showed it to her friends as her boyfriend. But the person in the picture happens to be Sata Kyouya who is in the same grade in their school. While she was able to explain the situation and convince him to act like his boyfriend, he was not the nice looking boy she thought he would be: he was a super sadistic schemer! Thus begins Erika's life blackmailed into being Sata's dog. http://www.crunchyroll.com/wolf-girl-and-black-prince
|16. Mysterious Joker|
"Welcome to night to shine!" Phantom thief joker! We do not only steal! Audacity! Coming and go most unexpectedly! We cause miracle splendidly [miracle maker]! With Hachi of fellow for treasure to the whole world! Well, show is the start! http://www.crunchyroll.com/joker
|17. I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying|
Kaoru is an OL you can find anywhere, serious and works diligently, but her husband is a super otaku and more-or-less a NEET. She is caught up in one of her husband's whims one day or the subject of his concerns another, but the two are so close that it's embarrassing to even watch them! http://www.crunchyroll.com/i-cant-understand-what-my-husband-is-saying
|The Circumstances in My Home's Bathtub|
Get ready for a heartfelt comedy about a teenage boy named Tatsumi who is frequently housing some strange guests; including Wakasa, a good looking mermaid who has taken over his bathtub! This cute but selfish freeloader is a perfect match for the cool but tender and caring Tatsumi. Let's see how they get by together!
|19. When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace|
http://www.crunchyroll.com/when-supernatural-battles-became-commonplace http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-868931/new-fall-titles-gugure-kokkuri-san-log-horizon-2-when-supernatural-battles-became-commonplace-high-school-entrance http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/10/01-1/crunchyroll-to-stream-when-supernatural-battles-became-commonplace-anime
|20. Yona of the Dawn|
Currently, Hiryuu Palace has no one else next in line for the throne other than the fifteen year old princess, Yona, who had been raised with care. Finally, the night of her sixteenth birthday arrives. She expects it to be a wonderful day spent with her peace-loving father, Il, her servant and friend Hak, and her cousin Soo-won, who she had feelings for... However... That night, Yona goes to visit her father to tell him how she really feels, because he opposes to her getting married to Soo-won. However, when she gets to her room, she encounters a shocking truth.
|21. Trinity Seven|
These are the seven sins laid upon seven girls who rule over Biblia Academy. To retake his world, the boy decides he must control these sins... The boy, Arata Kasuga, has had the world he knows by a mysterious "Collapse Phenomenon", and his cousin Hijiri disappears into another dimension. To understand the Collapse Phenomenon and win back his cousin, he comes to Biblia Academy. There he finds the seven girls and their sins.
|22. Chaika - Coffin Princess 2|
Toru, a young former soldier was left living a life of meaningless self-indulgence after the war ended. While searching for food in the forest, Toru met Chaika, a young girl carrying a coffin, and found a reason to live again. After she gave him a job to do, he declared her his master and joined her, along with his younger sister Akari, on a journey to fulfill Chaika's goal. http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/10/07-1/crunchyroll-to-stream-chaika-the-coffin-princess-avenging-battle-anime http://www.crunchyroll.com/chaika-the-coffin-princess- --- During their travels, other girls who look just like Chaika appear before them one after another, each claiming to be "Chaika" as well. One dressed in red, one in blue, and one in white... but all the "Chaikas" share the goal of gathering the emperor's remains. Which is the real Chaika? What exactly IS "Chaika"? Many mysteries intertwine in a complex web, all centered upon "Chaika" and the remains. What truth will be revealed when all the remains have been gathered together?
|23. Parasyte: The Maxim|
|Karen Senki (ONA)|
In the post-apocalyptic aftermath of a war between machines and their creators, machines rule while humans exist in a state of servitude. Titular character Karen leads Resistance Group 11, an eclectic group of humans who find themselves fighting for their lives as they are hunted by the robots in each episode. Is this the end of humanity? Are they fighting a losing battle?
Through Karen, we delve into a struggle between right and wrong, between indifference and love that explores some of the deepest questions about humanity. What is the difference between a thinking machine and a human being? What is a soul?
|Hi-sCool! Seha Girls|
Hi-sCool! Seha Girls revolves around the Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, and Mega Drive reimagined as girls who have just enrolled in SeHaGaga Academy at Tokyo's Haneda Ōtorii station. They are given an assignment needed to graduate by a suspicious teacher. To clear this requirement, the girls must enter the world of Sega games to graduate without incident.
Plot: In a school in northeastern Japan, five friends in the animation club, Aoi, Ema, Shizuka, Misa, and Midori swear to complete a new anime called "Shinbutsu Konkou SHICHIFUKUJIN" with some donuts. Since then, day after day, the five spend all of their time on anime production. The awe of going from rough sketches to animation, and the awkward acting in the after recording session... The final product was finished at the cultural fair six months later. After they graduated they still pursued animation and swore on some donuts that they would make another anime together.
|Your lie in April|
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. http://www.crunchyroll.com/your-lie-in-april
|Gonna be the Twin-Tails!!|
Twin tail enthusiast Mitsuka Soji suddenly meets Twoearle, a mysterious girl from another world who gives him the power to transform into a female Twintail warrior. To protect the Earth from monsters, Soji and his friend Aika Tsube transform into TailRed and TailBlue! http://www.crunchyroll.com/gonna-be-the-twin-tail
Based off of a popular smartphone game developed by CyberAgent, Girl Friend BETA is a dating simulator that features over 100 different girls to choose from, with each of them being voiced by a unique voice actress. SILVER LINK, which also did the animation production for other works such as Non Non Biyori, will also be handling the production for Girl Friend BETA.
|Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie|
Sayuri Haruno dreams of becoming a pastry chef and enrolls in Fleurir Confectionary Academy, an elite school located in Tokyo’s trendy Aoyama district. At Fleurir, she finds herself surrounded by charming boys, each one distinctly unique. Out of the entire class, Ryo Kouduki’s desire to become a pastry chef is the strongest. Blessed with unparalleled technique, instructor Mitsuki Aoi acts like a prince and is hugely popular at the school. Gilbert Hanafusa, the mood maker of the bunch, is a student from France. Yoshinosuke Suzumi is not very good at expressing his feelings, but underneath his stony exterior lies a wholehearted passion for wagashi (Japanese sweets).
Dazed, confused and not knowing who to turn to, Shinichi heads for home where he comes across his neighbor and a scientist, Dr. Agasa. After some intensive convincing, Dr. Agasa finally believes that this little boy is in fact Shinichi. As the mysterious liquid appears to be some kind of a new invention, there is no way to turn Shinichi back to his formal self until the ingredients of this liquid are discovered. Therefore, to keep Shinichi away from any more trouble, Dr. Agasa advises him to hide his true identity and stay at his girlfriend’s house whose father, Kogoro Mouri, operates a detective agency. It is from here that Shinichi will be able to obtain the information about the men in black who poisoned him, and the evil organization behind them.
As he must remain incognito, Shinichi now must assume a new identity and is henceforth known as Conan Edogawa and as such, the distinguished Detective Conan is born. With the brains of a genius detective and the looks and strength of an elementary school student, Detective Conan proceeds to solve crimes for Kogoro and Inspector Megure using his inborn talents as well as secret weapons created by Dr. Agasa all the while without letting them know he is the one solving these mysteries. Will Detective Conan be able to find the men in black so that he can return to his true and former self?
|Log Horizon 2|
One day, while playing the online game Elder Tales, 30,000 players suddenly find themselves trapped in another world. There, eight-year veteran gamer Shiroe also gets left behind. The trapped players are still alive, but they remain in combat with the monsters. The players don't understand what has happened to them, and they flee to Akiba, the largest city in Tokyo, where they are thrown into chaos. Once proud of his loner lifestyle, Shiroe forms a guild called Log Horizon with his old friend Naotsugu, female assassin Akatsuki and others.
Welcome to Crunchyroll's Summer 2014 Simulcast Guide! Here in Anime Vice, users are encourage to watch anime legally whenever possible. Territories are listed below. I will continually update this blog. Later in the first half of July 2014, I will have a comprehensive Simulcast guide for all legal anime streaming venue for the community. It will be on the front page.
Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.
As the ending of the first hit season suggested, Free! Eternal Summer returns to continue the saga of the Iwatobi Swim Club! After the last swimming competition, the bonds between Haru, Makoto, Nagisa and Rei have greatly deepened. With each passing day, each member continued to grow. Rin tries to overcome him past and, with the help of his new teammates, aims to create the strongest swim team yet. Holding on to their ambitions, they face themselves and welcome the new summer!
It has been three months since the incident at Yokohama. Things have been settling down at Cafe Nowhere. Murasaki and Hajime have teamed up and started investigating again. After an unforeseen reunion, Art holds Nice at gunpoint. What are his real intentions? What will become of the connection between Art and Hamatora?
Dr.Jurgen of DC developed a global defense system to combat potential alien threats. This system has two elements. First is the VTX-001 Vartoul unmanned anti alien PT. Governing these drones is the ODE worldwide network system. However, this system has a noteworthy secret. A living human is needed to control the ODE core. Furthermore, the ODE core needs human organs to support itself. At the present day, the drone have gone on a mass abduction spree. Kyosuke and co has been sent in to take care of the problem.
An original title being produced by Xebec, also known for their work on Future Card Buddyfight and Occult Academy, ARGEVOLLEN takes place in a world where the two countries of Arandas and Ingelmia have been fighting for a very long time. Susumu Tokimune, a young man fighting with the Arandas forces saves a girl named Jamie Hazaford when she is attacked by the enemy. To survive, he uses the weapon Argevollen and fights.
Voice actor Ryota Ohsaka, who also voices Eijun Sawamura from the ongoing Ace of the Diamond, stars as Susumu, and Saori Onishi, La Folia Rihavein from Strike the Blood, voices Jamie. The opening theme is “Tough Intention” by KOTOKO, and Sachika Misawa sings the ending theme “Face.”
The next title from P.A. Works, the studio who did Nagi no Asukara (Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea), GLASSLIP follows the story of Toko Fukami, an aspiring glass-blower whose family runs a glass-working business. During the summer, she and her four friends meet a transfer student, Kakeru Okikura, who claims that a voice from the future lead him to Toko. His arrival sets off a chain of events for the six of them that will make their final summer together full of hope and heartache.
The plot takes place 15 years after the original light novel’s story in a fictional theater called Hollywood Tokyo in Harajuku. The five aspiring members, Kakeru, Kira, Ikuma, Daiki and Shun, work together to develop their talents as idols.
Marvelous’ Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock- game gets an anime adaptation! The story is set n the Bakumatsu Era, at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate’s rule over Japan. The government has been using “Heaven’s Song” played by the top idols in the Shinsengumi to brainwash its citizens. Writing or singing any other song is considered a crime. Ryoma Sakamoto and the other rockers, want to start a revolution against the shogunate using their rock’n’roll for freedom and justice.
The story features inhabitants of Earth and Mars waging in an interplanetary war. The story touches upon the effects wars have on a country’s government and its people.
Naru is a junior high school girl who is average in every way. She loves fairy tale heroines, though she’s never had the courage to escape her ordinary life. One day, she sees Hana, a transfer student, dancing in the moonlit and becomes inspired to learn Yosakoi dancing.
Under the rule of a tyrannical empire, Tatsumi, a young swordsman, leaves his home to save his poverty stricken village. He meets a girl named Akame, an assassin who was bought, brainwashed and trained to kill by the Empire. Akame is a member of the secret assassin group called “Night Raid” who use special weapons called Teigu. Together, Tatsumi and the members of Night Raid confront the corrupt empire.
At the end of her first year of high school, the main heroine, Futaba suddenly has a chance encounter with her first love, Tanaka Kou. Three years ago, he transferred schools before she was able to say how she felt about him. After meeting each other again, Futaba realizes that he has gone through many changes. He acts more cool and even had his last name changed to Mabuchi. Gradually the two rekindle their love while piecing together what had happened in the time that they were apart.
The popular boys-love visual novel from Nitro+CHiRAL, DRAMAtical Murder gets an anime adaptation! The story revolves around a young man named Aoba who works in a junk shop. Recently, an online cyber game called “Rhyme” becomes popular on the island he lives on. Though Aoba has no interest in Rhyme, he is somehow pulled into it. Without knowing it, his peaceful days have come to an end!
Sakura Chiyo, a high school girl who fell in love with the unrefined boy schoolmate Nozaki Umetaro, decides to be courageous one day and asks him out. Her feelings weren't conveyed properly, and before she knew it she ends up helping a particular job of his as an assistant.
Spring. Far from the city, time flows peacefully in this rural town. As the cherry blossoms scatter in the wind, a young man named Yu Narukami steps off the train at Yasoinaba Station. Yu has come to this town, where his uncle lives, for family reasons; he will be transferring into the local high school, Yasogami High. And so begins his school life... The shopping mall after school. A series of murders taking place in town. The Midnight Channel, airing late at night.... What lies in store for Yu and his friends ‘this time around?
Momo Kyun Sword is a retelling of the Japanese folktale of Momotaro, only this time, instead of a boy named Momotaro, Momoko is a girl who was born inside of a peach! She lives with her companions, the dog god Inugami, the monkey god Sarugami, and the pheasant god Kijigami. However, when a demon army lead by the devil king invades her parade and steals the treasures that protect her land, she embarks of a grand adventure to retrieve the treasures and save the people.
By her uncle’s request, Nanako is an ordinary high school girl who teams up with her upperclassman Yukari to become their town’s local idols. The two get paid by the town to do interviews at malls, appear on local TV broad casts and hold small live events on department store rooftops. Together, the two form the "locodol" group Nagarekawa Girls.
Illyasviel von Einzbern is an ordinary middle school student in Japan who becomes a magical girl after the magical Kaleidostick Ruby deems her a more suitable master than the sorceress, Rin Tohsaka. Unable to dissuade Ruby, Rin forces Illya to collect the mysterious Class Cards in her place. Illya's own mysteries may have unknowingly attracted Ruby to her.
His father and older brother are famous singers, his mother is a renown artist, Izumi Sena was born into a family of super entertainers! However, unlike the rest of his family, Izumi is an otaku who aspires to become a manga illustrator.
One day, he is roped into starring in a television commercial dressed as a woman. The actor Izumi is featured with, Ryoma, falls in love at first sight upon meeting him. It turns out that they had actually met 10 years prior and Ryoma's attraction hasn't changed even after finding out Izumi is a boy.
1 year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijiro Kikuoka from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department “VR Division” with a rather peculiar request.
That was an investigation on the “Death Gun” incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO). “Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world…” Failing to turn down Kikuoka’s bizarre request, Kirito logs in to GGO even though he is not completely convinced that the virtual world could physically affect the real world.
Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the “Death Gun.” Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic “Hecate II” rifle extends Kirito a helping hand. With Sinon’s help, Kirito decides to enter the “Bullet of Bullets,” a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes to become the target of the “Death Gun” and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar.
Do you want to see sunrise again from the top of mountain?
Aoi and Hinata are childhood friends. Aoi prefers staying indoors and is afraid of heights, whereas Hinata is outgoing and loves mountaineering. They both decide to climb a mountain in order to see a sunrise they saw together when they were younger.
The loveable manga club girls are back! Ai, Mai, Mii, and Ponoka-senpai who might be fighting evil invaders threatening Earth, facing off against rivals in tournaments, and dealing with other absurd situations when they are not drawing manga!
Based on an original manga written and illustrated by Beruno Mikawa, Strange+ Season 2 is a comedic mystery focused on a boy named Kou who joins his brother's detective agency. Hilarious hijinks ensue with every new client that books them.
In Victorian London, the breathtaking performances of the Noah’s Ark Circus have captured the attention of people all across the city. But the spell of magic and wonderment woven under the big top is not without consequences. Children have suddenly begun to vanish, and some suspect these mysterious performers are responsible. In an attempt to get to the bottom of these disturbing disappearances, the dashing duo of demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, and his young master, Ciel Phantomhive, will infiltrate the circus and uncover whatever darkness may lie at its core!
Takayama Naoto is a high school second-year who dreams of being a train conductor. In hopes of getting a job with Japan National Railways, one of the most stable businesses in Japan due to government support, Naoto has applied to an on-the-job training program for students.
Only a pure maiden can have the privilege to contract with a spirit. Priestesses, who can summon spirits from Astral Zero, the world of spirits, and have full command of their power, are called elementalists. Kamito Kazehaya is the only male with this privilege, and due to what happened in the past he comes to Areisha Spirit Academy where priestesses are trained t become elementalists. He is then told that he is to transfer to the school, form a team with priestesses to compete in Blade Dance where the most powerful elementalist is chosen, and win.
Momoka Sonokawa is a new transfer student at an all-girls high school. On the train ride to her new school, she is saved from an old pervert by a girl with a Desert Eagle. She later finds out that the gun is an airsoft pistol and the girl is Mio Ootori, a senior student and head of the "Sabagebu" or Survival Game Club. Seeing Momoka's skill with a pistol, Mio convinces her to join the club by tricking her into filling out a club registration form.
Rinka is a financially struggling high school girl living with her single father in Tokyo. One day, while going home from school, she sees a penguin flying in the sky towards the Tokyo Sky Tree. She chases after it only to find fish swimming in the air! One of the fish goes through Rinka and causes her to pass out. She wakes up to find that she has developed the ability to slip through solid objects.
Based off a manga by Wataru Watanabe, the author of popular cycling manga Yowapeda, Magimoji Rurumo follows the story of a boy named Kota Shibaki, who suddenly gets a bunch of magical tickets one day. Rurumo, a witch that was demoted to an apprentice witch, uses these tickets as training in the human world, and Kota can use these tickets to grant wishes, which are part of Rurumo’s training. However, the catch is that each ticket that is used shortens Kota’s lifespan, so will he help out Rurumo, even at the expense of his own life?
Due to some unlikely events, Saburo is flung back in time to the Sengoku Era. In the past, he meets a young, but sickly Oda Nobunaga, one of Japan’s greatest war lords. Unable to shake Saburo’s uncanny resemblance to himself, Nobunaga asks Saburo to take his place as war lord. Equip with knowledge from the modern era, will Saburo be able to unite Japan?
“I won’t relinquish this rokujyouma (rent: 5000 yen a month) even for a beautiful girl!” Satomi Koutarou, a self-supporting high school student, begins a new life alone in a one-room rokujyouma at a bargain of 5000 yen a month. However, his room, “Corona Complex Room 106,” was under target! Cute invaders begin to appear before Koutarou the moment he moves into “Corona Complex Room 106,” all vying to capture the room to fulfill their aspirations. Emotions crash and spark an epic battle between Koutarou and the girls in this tiny rokuyouma!
Himegoto follows high-schooler Hime Arikawa, whose absent parents have left him saddled with a huge debt. After being saved from debt collectors by three girls on the student council, in exchange for paying off his debt, he agrees to spend the rest of his high school career dressed as a girl.
RWBY is a new animated series from Rooster Teeth, directed by Monty Oum. The story focuses on a group of four girls in their first year at a legendary academy where they will learn to fight monsters.
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Welcome everyone! Here are my experiences attending Anime Expo for the 2nd time. My first time was in 2013, My First Experience at Anime Expo - Day 1 (Complete Edition). Unlike last year, I could not purchase the 2 day badge. I heard on Anime Expo's Facebook page that they discontinue it after sales didn't meet their expectations. It forces folks to buy the 4 Day Badge or the 1 Day Badge.
Check out the Anime Convention Survival Guide! which BigHeart711, sickVisionz, and I co written for folks who have never attended a convention.
This is a condensed version. For panels, I expand my experiences and write down my evaluations in a separate blog. I only got to attend two panels:
To recap on Day 1, I finished finals on July 3 by 3:30 PM. When I got to Anime Expo around 5:20PM or so, I waited in line until 6:30PM where they told everyone that they will not process anymore badges. This frustrated a lot of folks. Later on, I found out the reason for this was Anime Expo's printers broke down being overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of pre-registered folks who paid for their badges. I remembered hearing one person in line that they used to mail badges 10 years ago or so. I assumed with the increasing popularity and participants that made mailing less profitable and manageable to do.
This is the day I brought my little sister since she only wanted the 1 Day Badge. When we looked at the programming, she decided to pick Sailor Moon and SAO Panel. I let her pick because I wanted to make this day special. Being so busy with college, I don't get enough time to spend with my family members. We arrived at 8:35 AM to get badges. I think we finished at 9:20 AM. I checked Twitter on my phone to see if Tom and Sam had a location to meet up. It turns out he Tweeted at me a day before. I felt bad I didn't check Twitter on July 4th. I couldn't reply well since I have a flip phone. I manage to reply using my sister's phone which had a keyboard.
The exhibit hall wasn't open, so I thought we had enough time to get to the Sailor Moon Panel which started at 10AM. I should have realized it was full by the time. Panels' lines tend to fill up 2 hours ahead. Since Sailor Moon had a new anime series for the summer, the hype made it almost impossible. I looked at the programming and suggested to check out the Crunchyroll panel. My little sister reminded me that I wasn't paid to do news coverage on Anime Vice. Her words mirrored Foxx and Sotyfan16's words. She told me to take a break from the site. I knew that, but I must at least attend one industry panel for the site. We lined up for the Crunchyroll panel that occurred at 10:45 AM.
For the full version, see the Anime Expo 2014 (Day 3) Crunchyroll Panel (Part 1/2). The Crunchyroll panel started on time, and it was fun anticipating what Summer 2014 anime series they will announce. The key speakers were Luigiamania and Danica. The panel focused on simulcast, simulpub, drama, and social media. After the panel, we went to exhibit hall and lost track of time while shopping. I realized we're going to miss Sword Art Online panel when it was around 1PM or so. It's not worth losing lunchtime over it. My little sister got tired due to the heat and big crowds, so after lunch, I walked her home. I made it back to Anime Expo within 2 hours or so. I thought I can line up for the FUNimation panel that occurred at 5:30 PM. I almost forgot about Tom's meetup location. When I checked Twitter, Tom had schedule a meet up at Bang Zoom Auditions in the exhibit hall around 5PM. I got out of line and meet up with Tom Pinchuk, Sam Weller, and Joseph. Joseph is not a staff at Anime Vice, but he's the cameraman for the Vice Pit. I enjoyed seeing fans doing their voice acting for Magi 2. The Vice Pit Crew and I went to do a Sailor Moon photo shoot. Tom and Sam thank me for the hard work I contributed to the site. I told them I couldn't have done it without my teammates, BigHeart711 and Acura Max.
Note: I forgot to use my camera, so the photos were taken by Sam Weller. Hopefully, I get the photos and post in this blog.
Around 6:30 PM, I enjoyed hitting the arcade with Tom and the gang. We were shooting zombies for 30 minutes or more. Sam Weller went out to buy a gift for his wife, 4 of the Mystery Minis figures and got a glowinthedark Derpy. (At first, I forgot the name of the pony. I think it was Princess Luna and Twilight Sparkle. Sam corrected me.) We did something special together which I cannot reveal yet. Sorry, I have to keep this a secret until Sam gets back.
Once Tom and his gang are gone, I killed time in the gaming room. I met Caleb from Northridge, California. It was his first time at Anime Expo. We were charging our phones. We just talked for an hour or more until 9PM. He told me to attend the dance sessions. It doesn't matter you are a good dancer or not. There are no cameras and it's done in the dark. You can dance with friends or random strangers. He talked about hot gals he didn't know but danced with. I got him interested in Chaika - The Coffin Princess and Kill la Kill. He wasn't a big fan of mech series, but he loves any other anime series. He finds himself leaning towards shows with action, fan service, and fantasy. He loves sport and game anime like No Game, No Life and Kuroko's Basketball. He recommended me to check out Hikaru no Go.
Project-H Book panel started late due to the Megaman panel that started late as well. I came in around 10:30 PM. For the full details on it, please check out the Anime Expo 2014 (Day 3) Project-H Panel (Part 2/2). It was pretty fun and embarrassing to watch a clip of Shocking Pink! in a crowd of folks. One guy kept making lewd comments which made me lose my composure.
I start laughing and couldn't stop to take notes on the panel. I attended the panel to get the Digital Sampler for PikaHyper. I gave my Digital Sampler to my friend who couldn't make it as well my poster. I got home around 1AM.
I woke up late and got to AX at 11AM. I forgot to replenish my wallet and bring my memory card for my camera. I couldn't take any new photos for cosplay.
My friend Jose who I met again on July 3 on the metro and bus told me that the last day had discounts on merchandise. I didn't see much discounts. In fact, there wasn't much price changes. I saw the same price on some of the merchandise. Most new anime and manga titles were cheaper on Amazon and RightStuf. There are a few booths whose prices were cheaper, but I had to read it carefully. One manga store only did 25% off each manga if you want bought 8 manga volumes. There is not tax paid. Some booths have tax included. If I had a lot of cash or a big manga list to read, I would have benefited from the discount.
My last booth was the Kodansha. I bumped into Ben Applegate, who was the host of Kodansha Q & A Panel at Anime Expo 2013. He didn't remember our community site's name which means I need to work harder to form relationships between Kodansha and Anime Vice. I didn't have time to talk with him about Kodansha and Anime Vice since he was dealing with customers.
I only took 2 photos. Sorry, I was still too shy in asking folks. The most sold out figure I saw was Asuna. She even beat Levi. The Gargantia art book was about 100 dollars. I thought of Acura Max when I took this picture.
On Day 3, I bought one gift for my siblings. I bought Deadpool ($10) for my little brother and Magi fanbook ($25) for my little sister. I wished I could have bought the Kingdom Hearts fan book, but the price was higher than Right Stuf. Sometimes, I don't listen to my cheapskate conscience when I bought Vinland Saga. At Kodansha booth, it was buy 4 regular manga titles for 30 dollars. An omnibus cost $15 dollars. I paid $20 due to tax. For Case Closed, Right Stuf was weird. The DVDs were $6 and I saw it had 6 episodes. The one I bought for 25 dollars had 25 episodes. It was roughly a dollar per episode excluding tax. I bought Case Closed Season 4 to see why fans love Ai Haibara. I never got to see the character on TV because the channel on the antenna box always skipped her episode which was an hour special.
My first time at Anime Expo was actually more fun than my 2nd time before I met up with Tom's gang and we play games. That was my best moment in AX 2014, playing Zombie games with Tom and Sam. I felt bad for my little sister who didn't get to enjoy her 2nd time. She loved the Blue Exorcist panel last year. This year was more packed while the panels overlapped so much. I didn't get to attend the SAO or Sailor Moon panel with my little sister.
Thank you everyone for reading this. I hope you guys and gals share your experiences for Anime or Comic Book conventions in Anime Vice. I really encourage it. It makes our site better when people embrace the inner nerd in them.
Welcome everyone, this is an expanded version from the Condensed Day 3 of Anime Expo blog. Here, I go into greater depth of the panel, and I evaluate the panel on its selling its idea and reaching it target audience.
Before I talked about the panel, I have to explain what Crunchyroll is for new folks. Crunchyroll is a company that specializes in legal streams and simulcasts of anime, manga, and drama. It's one of biggest simulcast companies in the market. We have HULU, Daisuki, Aniplex of America, Anime on Demand, FUNimation, and Netflix. Crunchyroll specializes in targeting newer anime series from upcoming seasons, and its library for older anime series is smaller than HULU and Netflix. As of now, Crunchyroll is available for mobile devices, computers, and gaming consoles such as PlayStation 3.
Notes:I wish I could take a picture of the speakers in the future. I think that would be better, but I had crappy seating in both Crunchyroll and Project-H panels. My camera cannot zoom far enough and take a clear shot without flash.
I have a Crunchyroll's Summer 2014 Simulcasts blog added before this panel, so after today, I'll update it with announcements from this panel.
I didn't write down all of the information. Thank god, ANN has a news article.
|Akame ga Kill|
July 6 at 9AM
The dark action fantasy manga follows the title character, Akame, a girl who was bought, and raised by the Empire as an assassin. After meeting Akame, a boy named Tatsumi vows to stand up to the evil of the corrupt Empire with the secret assassin group Night Raid and special weapons known as Teigu.
|Survival Game Club!|
July 7 ? Time
It revolves around Momoka Sonokawa, a girl who transferred into a certain girls' high school. The club she ended up joining at school was the "Sabagebu!," a club that conducts survival games.
July 7 at 9 AM
The game's story centers on a young man named Aoba who lives with his grandmother on the island Midorijima. He works at a junk shop in the island's Former Residents District after Toue builds the Platinum Jail resort on part of Midorijima and forces residents to move. Aoba is content with his simple life but gets pulled into mysterious events unfolding on the island.
|4. Blue Spring Ride|
July 7 at 11:30AM
The story revolves around Futaba, a girl who was in love with a boy named Kō Tanaka in middle school. However, after a misunderstanding, their relationship as friends ends when he transfers schools over summer vacation. In high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets Kō again, this time under the name of Kō Mabuchi.
|5. Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun|
July 6 at 12:05 PM
A romantic comedy story begins when high school student Chiyo Sakura confesses her feelings to her classmate Nozaki. Due to a misunderstanding, Nozaki thinks Sakura is just a fan of his shōjo manga work. Sakura has to convey her true feelings while her relationship with Nozaki develops
I didn't include Persona 4 Golden Animation since that was announced days before the panel. Crunchyroll did a PV on it due to the hype this series has.
These are Crunchyroll's new acquisitions:
Simulcast: Crunchyroll will do a simulcast for the new GTO live adapted series.
Crunchyroll did a 2.0 for phones. It will improve zoom in and zoom out features. It improves search engine's sort and filter mechanic. For manga, you can bookmark your pages. That's all I wrote, but there are more features I missed.
Sorry about that.
There are stickers of Crunchyroll's mascot, Hime-chan, and bracelets.
Crunchyroll's two hostesses have done extremely well in catching their audience's attention while announcing their company's recent acquisitions and developments. The audience has been wonderful, enthusiatic and respectful in their responses.
The two series that had most audience roars were GTO and Persona 4: the Golden Animation.
I would say this panel was my best out of the two in my 2nd visit to Anime Expo. My second panel was Project-H Book.
Thank you for reading. Please visit Dream's Anime Expo 2014 Announcements thread.
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.
Right now, this is a working Crunchyroll simulcast list. It will be continually updated. Once I have both Crunchyroll, FUNimation, HULU, and Daisuki simulcasts lists, I will have a full simulcast guide for the spring season in mid April.
|Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san|
The potentially twisted story of a girl who loves dogs, and a girl who loves cats, Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san features animation produced by studio Seven (Recorder and Randsell)
Regions are WORLDWIDE except Japan...
See CR article.
|Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders|
The year is 1987 and 17-year-old Jotaro Kujo finds himself suddenly plagued by a ghost-like entity. Jotaro’s grandfather Joseph Joestar, a veteran of a fight to save humanity fifty years prior, arrives with his own supernatural aura and explains that this power, known as a “Stand,” physically manifests its user’s spirit and can be controlled by its user at will. The sudden emergence of these Stands is revealed to be caused by the revival of the megalomaniacal vampire DIO (the Joestar’s longtime enemy) whose awakening from his century-long slumber has triggered Stands to awaken down the Joestar family line, including in Jotaro’s mother whose uncontrollable Stand will ultimately kill her in a few weeks’ time. Jotaro, Joseph, and their allies have fifty days to locate DIO (using their Stands to thwart DIO’s network of devoted Stand-user minions along the way) and eliminate DIO himself in order to save Jotaro’s mother and prevent DIO’s ambitions of world domination.
WORLDWIDE ex Japan!
Friday, April 4, at 9:30am Pacific Time, 1 hour after Japanese broadcast
See CR Article
This story began before the Earth was born. Now, in the modern age, the creator of the unvierse, Majin, has revived suddenly. At the same time, visitors from the darkness have descended to Earth. As danger nears the Earth, three men pursue a young boy. “Is he a match? Could he really be humanity's last hope?” Ryuujin Shougo is your average high school student, spending his days in peace and quiet. But that peace and quiet is about to come to an end. “Dark Bone” appears before him. Dark Bone is merciless in his attempts to kill Shougo. It takes all of Shougo's skill just to avoid his strikes, but the monster catches up to him. The end seems near, when suddenly... A card that appears from deep in the ground. Shougo touches it, and an incredible event occurs! The card shines, and Shougo is wreathed in its light... “He's a match!” cry the three youths pursuing Shougo. From that light steps “Dragon Bone” – Shougo's transformed form. Why did Shougo transform? What is this “Card”? Who are the three men? Can Shougo beat “Dark Bone”? And what is the creator of the universe, Majin? A new legend is now beginning!
Majin Bone will simulcast Tuesdays at 4:00am starting with ep 2 on April 8. Episode 1 will be airing today, April 1 at 5pm, due to delivery of materials.
USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America (Central and South America including Mexico)
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion
First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.
Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53
Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.
Beginner's Guide to FLCL
Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.
Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!
Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs
Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!
HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER #2 -- Special Review
Wow... even the Narrator is taking pot-shots at him.
ONE PIECE Ch. 771 Review
What starts as disturbing has a surprisingly heartwarming outcome.
AH! MY GODDESS! #2 -- Retro Review
BLEACH Ch. 610 Review
Ichibe's fate is just about as brutal and obvious as Samuel Jackson's in DEEP BLUE SEA.
Anime Caption Contest -- 12/26/14
Last Caption Contest of the Year, New Year's Day Theme!
BLEACH Ch. 610 Review
Ichibe's fate is just about as brutal and obvious as Samuel Jackson's in DEEP BLUE SEA.
Anime Caption Contest -- 12/26/14
Last Caption Contest of the Year, New Year's Day Theme!
ONE PIECE Ch. 771 Review
What starts as disturbing has a surprisingly heartwarming outcome.
AH! MY GODDESS! #2 -- Retro Review
HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER #2 -- Special Review
Wow... even the Narrator is taking pot-shots at him.