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Meet Your 3-Minute Expert! This Week: Facefaults

A new ongoing feature: 3-Minute Expert.

Welcome to the first of several new video features here on Vice! Today's new feature is called "3-Minute Expert," and the basic idea of the feature-- which I also go over in the video, if you'd like to skip over the boring text and go straight to the video --is that I'll go just a bit in-depth on a topic of interest to you, the readers, so that you can be an expert in less than three minutes (or at least fluent enough to carry on a conversation).

This week's topic is a slapstick oldie: the facefault. Watch on as we explore a bit of the history and some of anime's best facefaults!
 
 
A few thank yous are due here: first to Ana for her awesome first video for Vice, and to Brandon Godfrey, Kitonlove, and TimeTrax for their lovely background photos.
 
If you guys want to submit a question or topic suggestion, send me a private message and I'll add it to our potential to-do list!
AjayRazon Nov. 12, 2009 at 3:33 p.m.
haha, that was pretty funny, and great use of the new green screen! 
i like this feature, specifically because i probably have the least Anime / Manga knowledge on this site. 
InfiniteGeasson Nov. 12, 2009 at 3:42 p.m.
I think this is a great idea for a vidoe series. I always had seen the face fault,but never really understood why the characters did that or where it came from. And now I know.  And

king_mon Nov. 12, 2009 at 3:42 p.m.
amazing! I think I will like these 3 minute expert videos
newmarcomon Nov. 12, 2009 at 3:59 p.m.
I like the concept of this video series. But that final facepalm joke felt forced. If Gia did a facepalm and have not said anything, as if she was a part of the montage, it would of been funnier. I hope this gets to be a daily occurrence!
John_Martoneon Nov. 12, 2009 at 4:02 p.m.
Oh man, that was pretty awesome. I totally dug it. Do want moar!
 
@newmarcom: Sure, that make sense, but don't blame her, she's trying! ^_^ *hides from gia's wraith*
giaon Nov. 12, 2009 at 4:21 p.m.
@InfiniteGeass: GEEE AYE JOOOOOOOOOE! (I still do this to people. It drives them crazy.)
 
@newmarcom: You're hired. We'll consult you next video. ;) (Edit: lest anyone think I'm being sarcastic, I'm not; that's a great idea.)
ethan staff on Nov. 12, 2009 at 4:23 p.m.
The library in the background is so appropriate and cool.   Thanks Gia for making this video series.  This will help me understand you better.  :)
AHR staff on Nov. 12, 2009 at 4:32 p.m.
@newmarcom what I REALLY wanted was at some point to feature a LIVE ACTION facefault...I swear I will find a way to work one into a future video.
FLStyleon Nov. 12, 2009 at 6:13 p.m.
This video has really raised the bar for AV content, great job! I'm also more informed than before so it's win-win :D
Agent_Loston Nov. 12, 2009 at 6:19 p.m.
This is nice.
Black_Roseon Nov. 12, 2009 at 7:01 p.m.

I really liked it. Keep em' coming. 
FoxxFireArt moderator is online on Nov. 12, 2009 at 9:55 p.m.
This is a really good feature. 
 
I think the nose bleed would be a nice feature of manga and anime to cover. I always saw that as a rather good tool for comedy. It's a way to show arousal. The real biological ways are far more subtle in a visual sense. For women at least. Men's tend to "stand out" a bit. It's normally not seen outside of hentai anime/manga. The nosebleed they can use as universal to both sexes. It can be used to get the point across and not be crude.
giaon Nov. 12, 2009 at 10:10 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt: That one's already on the list :)
JJOR64on Nov. 13, 2009 at 12:34 a.m.
Awesome new feature.  Now I'm an anime/manga know it all now!  Thanks Anime Vice.  :)
Riezon Nov. 13, 2009 at 9:48 a.m.
Very awesome! Great job Gia
coonce staff on Nov. 13, 2009 at 1:27 p.m.
hell yeah gia! this is an AWESOME video. so fired up on you guys!
N15PCAon Nov. 15, 2009 at 8:01 a.m.

I wish I had that many manga/books in my room.
kcthreeon Nov. 18, 2009 at 10:17 a.m.
Totally awesome feature. Thanks for the education.  Is the audience ever going to get to send in suggestions for topics they are interested in having you cover? 
Dethfishon Nov. 21, 2009 at 4:36 a.m.
Green screen GO!
 
I never knew that was called a "face fault". I usually just call it "something weird that happens in anime, but then again, what isn't weird in anime". Face fault is much shorter.
John_Martoneon Nov. 21, 2009 at 8:28 a.m.
@kcthree said:
" Totally awesome feature. Thanks for the education.  Is the audience ever going to get to send in suggestions for topics they are interested in having you cover?  "
Yeah, sure. Gia is kinda taking them where she can get them, but I'm sure she would love suggestions of what you guys want to hear/learn about.

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