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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...

Semi-Finalist #2: Kyouko Sakura (Madoka Magica)
Semi-Finalist #2: Kyouko Sakura (Madoka Magica)
Semi-Finalist #1: Humanity Has Declined&squot;s Mediator (Entered as "Main Character" in the poll)
Semi-Finalist #1: Humanity Has Declined's Mediator (Entered as "Main Character" in the poll)
Finalist: Sayaka Miki (Madoka Magica)
Finalist: Sayaka Miki (Madoka Magica)
Most Moe Character of 2013: Madoka Kaname (Madoka Magica)
Most Moe Character of 2013: Madoka Kaname (Madoka Magica)

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.

Source: ANN,Saimoe (Japanese Only)

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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.

How I Got into Card Games Again

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.

Fanart of some of the Madolche monsters. Wanted to share this because it looks cute.
Fanart of some of the Madolche monsters. Wanted to share this because it looks cute.
Have some real artwork of them too! <3
Have some real artwork of them too! <3

Bermuda Triangle Bonanza

...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'.

My other Charlotte was glared. :(
My other Charlotte was glared. :(
The horror of having a bad camera...
The horror of having a bad camera...

"Witches be Like..."

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).

Hey Walpurgis, I still have more room for dessert and Magical Girls to eat!
Hey Walpurgis, I still have more room for dessert and Magical Girls to eat!

See you next time, everyone! Until then, may the Bermudas be with you! XD

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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?

Tamako Market (One episode in)

This is also my face when I hear something totally dumb.
This is also my face when I hear something totally dumb.

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

Maoyu (Three episodes in)

"It&squot;s a long way, but here&squot;s the map to my bedroom..."
"It's a long way, but here's the map to my bedroom..."

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

Senran Kagura (Two episodes in)

Hibari (Pink Hair): "Asuka, WHEN will your grandpa stop giving us those suggestive-ass spring rolls? We&squot;ve been eating them for two episodes already!"
Hibari (Pink Hair): "Asuka, WHEN will your grandpa stop giving us those suggestive-ass spring rolls? We've been eating them for two episodes already!"

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

Ai Mai Mi (Two episodes in)

I don't get what's funny about any of this either.
I don't get what's funny about any of this either.

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

Mangirl (Three episodes in)

"Oh... But you do love me, don&squot;t you?" *blush*
"Oh... But you do love me, don't you?" *blush*

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!

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A few weeks ago, I had visited Momocon once more! I failed to post it in my usual sites last year, but this year, I went all-out with my good buddy, who's moving to California in a while. It was bittersweet, but it was also a good sendoff to his farewell. Aside from that, I found a lot of my friends and many cosplayers were from well done to excellent. A list of the things I managed to get...

  • Full-Series Boxset of Princess Tutu (not the ADV Version, but this one kept most of the extras and had new trailers)
  • Booster Box of Vanguard BT03 (I'm building a Dark Irregulars Deck)
  • Vanguard Oracle Think Tank Trail Deck
  • Keychain of Mami Tomoe (of Madoka Magica)
  • Playmat of a gal with a Buster Sword.

The Cosplay

Here's all of the cosplay pictures that I managed to take! This time, I even ran into someone using a Serinity Form Sailor Moon, a Chibi-Usa and even an Elizabeth cosplayer. <3

Well, that pretty much sums everything up, except getting back home was the best workout ever (for me, not for my folks). XD Until next time!

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First of all, I'm very sorry with my absence as of late. My school work took a major toll on me and it really showed within the past month, so I'm making it up to you all by listing all the anime (and stuff of interest) within over the past month! Here goes! [This will be updated as I go because real life's calling me AGAIN. Will be back with more, including images and video games!]

Anime Series

Title (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts (Season 2 and OVA, DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Packs)FUNimationS2: $69.98
OVA: $34.98
S2: $59.98
OVA: $20.19
S2: $
OVA: $
S2: 1/29/2013
OVA: 2/19/2013
Battle Girls - Time Paradox (Full Series, DVD and Blu-Ray)Sentai FilmworksBD: $69.98
DVD: $59.98
BD: $59.48
DVD: $49.99
BD: $
DVD: $
2/26/2013
Bunny Drop (Full Series, DVD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack)NIS America$64.99$64.98$1/29/2013
Casshern Sins (Full Series: S.A.V.E. Edition, Blu-Ray and DVD)FUNimationBD: $29.98
DVD: $29.98
BD: $24.99
DVD: $26.98
BD: $
DVD: $
2/5/2013
Emma: A VIctorian Romance (Season 1, DVD)Nozomi Entertainment$39.99$29.83$2/5/2013
Fate/Stay Night (Part 1, Blu-Ray)$69.98$$1/29/2013
Fushigi Yugi (Season 2, DVD)$49.99$$2/12/2013
Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up (Full Series, Blu-Ray)NIS America$59.99$$1/29/2013
Heaven's Lost Property the Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork (Movie, DVD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack)FUNimation$34.98$$2/26/2013
Inuyasha (Seasons 2-7 Reprints, DVD)Viz MediaPer Season: $24.98Per Season: $Per Season: $1/29/2013
Inuyasha: The Final Act (Part 2, DVD and Blu-Ray)Viz MediaBD: $54.97
DVD: $44.82
BD: $
DVD: $
BD: $
DVD: $
2/12/2013
Kamisama Dolls (Full Series, DVD and Blu-Ray)Sentai FilmworksBD: $69.98
DVD: $59.98
BD: $
DVD: $
BD: $
DVD: $
2/19/2013
Listen To Me, Girls I am Your Father! (Full Series, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$49.98$$2/5/2013
Lupin III: The Mystery of Maomo (Movie, DVD)Discotek Media$24.95$$2/26/2013
Mad Bull 34 (Full Series, DVD)Discotek Media$24.95$$2/26/2013
Naruto Shippuden (Box Set 13 [Uncut], DVD)Viz Media$44.82$$1/29/2013
New Fist of the North Star (Full Series, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$14.98$$2/12/2013
Nisemonogatari (Full Series, Limited Edition Blu-Ray)Aniplex of America$149.98$$2/26/2013
Oreimo (Full Series, Blu-Ray)Aniplex of America$329.98$$2/27/2013
Qwaser of Stigmata (Part 2, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$49.98$$2/26/2013
Crayon Shin-chan (Season 3, DVD)FUNimation$49.98$$1/29/2013
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee (Part 2, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$49.98$$2/19/2013
Tiger and Bunny (Part 1, Blu-ray and DVD)Viz MediaBD: $54.97
DVD: $44.82
BD: $
DVD: $
BD: $
DVD: $
2/19/2013
Toriko (Part 2, DVD)FUNimation$39.98$$2/5/2013
Waiting in the Summer (Full Series, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$49.98$$2/12/2013
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