After some long delays, it looks like the July 2014 setting for newly named Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal is for real when the official poster and synopsis appeared on Toei's official website for the project. It revealed the previously announced staff credits as well as the countdown meter that was shown on the previous day.
"Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess.
Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold….
Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!?"
The anime will be streamed worldwide via NicoNico, and it will be an adaptation of the original manga and not just a remake.
EDIT: It turns out that the revealed picture and information was leaked early when the countdown failed to process and well, the cats went out of the bag quickly. There was also a site page by Toei, but it went 404 on us even though everything is revealed now.
Note: This is about the release of the Sailor Moon Remake. To talk about the series and the past iterations in general as it will go on, please visit the Sailor Moon Discussion.
In case none of you know me at all, I'm one of those guys that just happen to like the cutesy stuff at times. The Wooser franchise is no different with it's art style, but Wooser's antics with the other characters and his lazy attitude ended up sticking to me. It was one of the anime that I was marathoning (before Season Two showed up) after getting thrown off due to my college studies, but it ended up being worth it and as a plus, watching an episode even lifted my spirits up when I was feeling down one day. I had to break down and add plot summaries to the episodes of season two as a start to adding summaries in general. I hope to finish working on this franchise in a good light and I hope Season Two gets better by the episode. (which it is! :D )
Up to ten recent updates will be recorded in this opening page. I will include a full backlog for the work on the series as a blog.
1/28/2014 - Added all episodes of Season Two so far and gave them summaries and added images. Characters were added on an earlier date.
2/1/2014 - Did Episodes One and Two of Season one and did a character bio for Wooser. Will add more seiyuu tomorrow or Monday since they're absent.
2/20/2014 - Chuuni-senpai was added as well as three additional episodes from the time gap. Seiyuu and Episode 7 was added later on.
2/21/2014 - Episode 7 and the entire summary has been added as well as most of the Seiyuu. Pink Wooser's seiyuu is still not present yet on account of the translation of her name.
2/27/2014 - Oshirase Wooser's name has been changed from her alias in the anime, "Wooser News" by Takashichea due to the discovery of her name's true translation. I filled her page in.
3/17/2014 - Up to Episode 10 of the Awakening Arc has been summarized. Later, all of Season One's summaries as of Episode 4 now have screencaps inserted as well.
3/20/2014 - Had to add a seiyuu from the guest of Episode 11 (Yukari from Girls und Panzer).
3/27/2014 - All televised episodes are summarized! There may be an OVA episode to consider, however.
There was an official "most moe" character of the year poll that's been going on in an site called Saimoe that went annual since starting out as a thread in an random 2Channel thread (an Japanese version of 4Chan as presumed) and boy, was it crazy this time. Many characters were entered, but at the top 16, there were some real contenders. Here were the semifinalists and finalist...
Here were the other contestants from the poll and the bracket results:
Most of the Madoka Magica Main Characters ended up in the Top 16 along with some others from more recent anime series and movies, with best friends Madoka and Sayaka having to face each other in the finals after Kyouko and The Mediator were eliminated in the semi-finals. Hopefully next year becomes even crazier, even though this is the craziest that the polls have ever been.
It's been a while since last ADW, but I made up for it from remembering a lot of events and they're all about games. One of them more troublesome than the other two.
The last time I was into any card games up until 2011, I was just collecting them, but I was playing Yugioh just for fun. I have a Ninja deck, but my main deck is a Non-Psychic Madolche deck. Running the Madolches were up my alley because of their cuteness and their playstyle. All of that does tend to annoy some users, however; A well-learned lesson when three-to-five people were on my case when I play Madolche Chateau for the first time in separate games. Funny as it was, I managed to win, even when things got so serious, one of my opponents was blasting Eminem's "Fight Music" through his phone. Silly stuff tends to happen whenever playing the deck, even when going after the September 2013 Banlist update (I ran both Heavy Storm and Solemn Judgement at one until I removed them recently), playing with them is still fun.
...However, I'm more of a Cardfight Vanguard person. I started out playing a Bermuda Triangle build (Velvet Voice, Raindear to be exact) in January and it turned out to get me hooked into the game, the more I was playing against multiple opponents. Since then, I made an Dark Irregulars deck because I like monsters that want to destroy/take over the world (Amon, Will definitely play his Reversed form next year), Spike Brothers (Seifried) because of the early game rushes (my first purely for fun deck) and two more Bermuda Triangle builds: Coral and Labrador(Both of which I pulled a copy of in the sneak peek. Coral's RR while Labrador's RRR). Even though Labrador was much stronger, the Coral ride chain is fun as hell to play. I even won the mat for Coral after me and a buddy of mine from school entered the Dazzling Divas sneak peek in the previous month. (It was in a raffle because we got beat down HARD in the first battle. My friend also won one that way in the same draft.) I hope this game lasts a very long time. Below is everything I got in high rarities (Vert in RR, Clear in RR and 2 copies of the Promo Card, Charlotte) , the mat and the realization that my laptop's camera is WORSE than my 3DS'.
A week or two ago, I found this browser game through one of the sites that I frequent and since I've seen all of the Madoka Magica series, I felt quite ashamed of myself for even playing it. It's because You're playing Charlotte (Ms. Pac-Man) and you have to eat the main cast (Ghosts) when you eat the cheese power-up. 50 levels of mayhem (With the Finale being a Walpurgisnacht shaped stage) and being pissed off enough to get the cheese and eat all the girls (despite them being able to respawn). I recommend it if you like playing Pac-Man games (or if you just want to eat up the cast).
Controls for Pac-Magi as Translated
Arrow Keys: Move Charlotte Up, Down, Left, Right. Z Button: Proceed. X Button: Reset Level. Sweets and Fruits [Dammit, Kyouko!] are the "small dots" of this game. "Big Dot" of the game: Slice of cheese (Turns you into Charlotte's other form to eat the girls up).
See you next time, everyone! Until then, may the Bermudas be with you! XD
Hey, everyone! Master Menos again with the drop on what happened from my picks from the 2013 Winter Anime Season. I still haven't finished some of 'em, but it was fun with my buddy Takashichea of Anime Vice. Most of it was good, but some were dropped because it was some of the worst minutes of my life since peeking at Phantasmagoria and the first two Guinea Pig movies in one sitting. (Neither involve pets. Just pure literal torture to the eyeballs.) Let's get this started, shall we?
This slice-of-life series about a gal and her family working in a shop was the first to tackle due to curiosity. The first episode was an big introduction to the family and friends as she goes about her day until a talking bird with a last name that made him look like a hypocrite later on stole the damn show, which actually made things more entertaining. Even though the major plot hasn't kicked in yet, I ended up having a lot of fun with it all. More fun than I thought.
Rating: 5/5 Hearts
This one also heightened my curiosity after I read about it. This this, in a nutshell is about one hero from a quartet that went to charge after the Demon King and kill him, but gets in a shock when he discovers that the Demon King is really a Demon Queen who states that she wants to end the war a different way since since killing either her or the main Human(s) leading said war would only make things a lot worse than they already are (There's a war between the Humans and Demons mind you). Of course the hero thought she was also Queen of Bullshit Island, but the convincing and the events leading to the hero's decision, as well as their journey so far revealed that this wasn't like the other fantasy series I ran into (in terms of plot so far) made up for a good experience and makes me want to see if she was really on Bullshit Island or if she's far away from it.
Rating: 3.5/5 Hearts
Well, here we have another fanservice show and I tried it for the hell of it. Here's the gist on the plot (per se): A group of trainee shinobi, including the daughter of a grandmaster ninja (whom I presume to be the very main character) are training to hone their skills, but a dire time might commence when a number of rival ninjas show up. I like how this seems to have more plot than most fanservice shows I've seen, but sadly, it's totally bland aside of the rival ninjas themselves. I'll look into it a bit more, but if it starts to become boring once more, then my time with this is done for.
Rating: 2/5 Hearts
Back on an news article that me and my buddy Takashichea did back in the AV, I picked this as a show that I got excited about from my intuition and thought it would be good. Instead, it became the exact opposite. The first episode had the most ineffective comedic material in all my life as an anime viewer ever and the second only had one good decent joke, and it involved mayonnaise and it wasn't sexual at all. It also tries extremely hard to be funny from its drug-like weirdness, but it ends up critically hindering the experience. My verdict: Stay the actual fuck away from Ai Mai Mi. FAR away.
Rating: 0/5 Hearts
First of all, the title is intended as the fusion of the words “Manga” and “Girl” and does not involve cross-dressing or gender bending of any kind (like what I thought at first). It's actually about a group of amateur mangaka who are starting a magazine on their own, despite their constantly over-zealous leader. If the comedic material for this show and the last one were a street fight, the previous would've been killed in seconds. Actually, Mangirl's material works very well, and even adds a tiny bit of depth to some of the characters. I'm looking forward to continuing with the series after a few days of hard work.
Rating: 3/5 Hearts
That sums up everything for what I checked out for the Winter picks, but stay tuned for the Spring picks, as one of them kept me at edge, another had me in a cute spell and a card game anime that I ran into as I was playing the real game. Until then, stay awesome!