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Community Spotlight: 3/9/12

Tornadoes and torrential storms won't drown out this Community Spotlight!

For any of you out there in the community that were wondering why there wasn't an Anime Vice Community Spotlight last week. There wasn't a national holiday you missed, and it wasn't Hayao Miyazaki's birthday -- that's in January. The real cause is that last Friday my area of Kentucky was hit with some serious storms and tornado warning. Sure, I could have written it late that Thursday, but I had been up late playing Uncharted 3 multiplayer. How was I to know that putting it off till Friday morning wasn't going to be an option? Damn, my selective omniscience. It never works when I really need it. Thankfully, my area wasn't hit at all. Didn't even lose power.

Nick and I were still able to post the Amateur vs. Expert for Persona 4 Episode 20. That turned into a wild debate about the use of fan service. Not really warranted in a series that uses it so little.

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Anime Vice Task Initiative: Wiki Style Guide: HERE

Task Queue Theme of the Week: Character Pages - HERE

Anime/Manga Trailer Suggestions: HERE

Character Format List: HERE

Wonderful Wikis

WANTED Wikis

I've created a special bounty for the Katanagatari franchise page. I've yet to get to watch any of it, but it looks amazing. The page is blank, and I've set a bounty for anyone who can fill it out in fine detail.

Blog-o-sphere & Formidable Forums

  • Dunce Cap: GlDeMo Rocks the Afterlife by sotyfan16 HERE
  • Beelzebub episode 56 anime review:Are You a Traitor? Is It A Time by Sreenivas HERE
  • What Are Your Favorite Sket Dance Theme Songs/Sound Tracks? by takashichea HERE
  • Can you SPRING for a new show? (Spring '12 Capsule Previews) by DocHaus HERE
  • Winter Watch Anthology: Nisemonogatari by sickVisionz HERE
  • Wiki Project -- Waiting in the Summer by sora_thekey HERE

Anime AMV Showcase

This week isn't for so much an AMV, but a seriously impressive fan made trailer for the One Piece: Marineford arc. It's well edited and has a really nice musical score that I feel matches the One Piece theme. It does a really good job of setting the stage for the war of this arc without spoiling much at all.

Remember, if you would like to submit something for the Spotlight. You can send me a PM, but please be sure to add "Spotlight" to the subject line. I can't stress how important that is because it might just be lost in my Inbox when I clear it. Even if you have worked on something yourself and are really proud of your work. Get to work, and make more content for the next Spotlight!! Jana!!

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

EganTheVile1on March 11, 2012 at 5:07 a.m.

Anyways great work all

sickVisionz moderator on March 11, 2012 at 6:40 a.m.

Congrats to everyone tolling away on wikis and blogs. The fervor caused in last week's AvE and Nisemono articles makes me think that perhaps a long form article or roundtable about fanservice is in order.

sotyfan16on March 11, 2012 at 7:03 a.m.

Good job Vicers!

@sickVisionz:

I'd be down for taking part in a RT on that. I'm too biased to do an article on the topic.

takashichea moderator is online on March 11, 2012 at 12:31 p.m.

Congrats everyone! Kudos to my teammates for their support. It's good see them back. Most of us wiki editors are college students with a busy schedule. It's tough to juggle those tasks.

Bigheart711on March 11, 2012 at 1:11 p.m.

This week's stuff looks better than usual! Nice work!

Hailinelon March 11, 2012 at 3:11 p.m.

I'm still waiting for to give a proper response to counterpoints made by others in the A vs. E column. He shouldn't just pick and choose who he responds to when his arguments are challenged and expose a lack of knowledge on his part.

sora_thekey moderator on March 11, 2012 at 5:35 p.m.

Anime Vicers rock!

ShadowKnight508 moderator on March 11, 2012 at 5:37 p.m.

@takashichea said:

Congrats everyone! Kudos to my teammates for their support. It's good see them back. Most of us wiki editors are college students with a busy schedule. It's tough to juggle those tasks.

Amen to that. Cheers to those busy AV Community members who's hard work in the Wiki Database and Blogs was featured this week!

EganTheVile1on March 12, 2012 at 3:36 a.m.
@sickVisionz said:

Congrats to everyone tolling away on wikis and blogs. The fervor caused in last week's AvE and Nisemono articles makes me think that perhaps a long form article or roundtable about fanservice is in order.

would take part in that given the chance
takashichea moderator is online on March 15, 2012 at 3:28 p.m.

Wiki Works This Week

I'll look for more. Thank you.

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.

Ballz Deep

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!

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Pays Homage to Stephen King?

STARDUST CRUSADERS #13 -- Watch & Learn. Christine?

NARUTO Ch. 685 Review

In some ways, NARUTO is becoming the TWILIGHT of manga.

PERSONA 4: THE GOLDEN ANIMATION #1 -- Special Review

This finally makes sense to me?

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL #1 & 2 -- Special Review

Now that the second episode's out, how does this franchise fair after 25 years?

Does JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Work as a Horror Story?

STARDUST CRUSADERS #14 -- Watch & Learn. It's scary!

Is DRAGON BALL Dated?

DRAGON BALL #11 -- Retro Review. Rusty pinballs?!

SAMURAI JAM-BAKUMATSU ROCK #1 -- Special Review

The secret history of bishonen?

ARGEVOLLEN #1 -- Special Review

Well, I can say the suit looks cool, at least.

DRAMAtical mURDER #1 -- Special Review

Must all nerds be bullied?

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL #1 & 2 -- Special Review

Now that the second episode's out, how does this franchise fair after 25 years?

PERSONA 4: THE GOLDEN ANIMATION #1 -- Special Review

This finally makes sense to me?

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Pays Homage to Stephen King?

STARDUST CRUSADERS #13 -- Watch & Learn. Christine?

Does JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Work as a Horror Story?

STARDUST CRUSADERS #14 -- Watch & Learn. It's scary!

Summer 2014 Simulcast Guide

What's flipping off the stream this season?

ARGEVOLLEN #1 -- Special Review

Well, I can say the suit looks cool, at least.

BLEACH Ch. 589 Review

Pick up lines you should never try outside of manga.

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