Daniel_Newton (Level 20)

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Bug Reporting » We got Giant Bomb's Medals for some reason...

@Bigheart711: It's just a glitch, I've noticed it on all the sites so I'm sure staff knows about it.

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Bleach » Bleach: Where Did It Go Wrong?

So with Bleach apparently ending soon, though there's no real indication of how far off the ending really is, I've been seeing people talk about when and where they think the series went wrong. Maybe you think it never did, but it's clear that the show isn't as popular as it once was.

So where do you guys think it went wrong? What are your problems with Bleach in general? What could Tite Kubo do to make the franchise awesome again?

Personally, I think there are two major problems with Bleach. Firstly, Ichigo became too powerful too quickly. Not that long after Ichigo got his Shinigami powers, he quickly climbed the ranks earning his Shikai and Bankai and before long was fighting on par with captain-level characters. When you also keep in mind that the other Shinigami trained for hundreds of years to get to that level of power, it gets a little ridiculous. He went from tough-guy-human to top-tier-death-god in a matter of months. Even Goku never powered up that fast.

The first problem then feeds directly into the second one; because Ichigo got so powerful, there had to be new foes for him to fight. Bleach then became a series that introduced hordes of characters at a time and once they were defeated, most of them were put to one side and forgotten about. It's got to the point now where Kubo is introducing entirely different types of characters with, frankly, dumb powers that weren't needed at all! I would have been much more interested in going back to the Shinigami and other characters from earlier in the series. The Soul Society is potentially an entire world that could be explored, but instead everything involved with it revolves around Seireitie and occasionally we see parts of Rukongai.

Another problem I have is the manga vs. the anime. I don't know how everyone else feels about this, but I've been talking to sickVisionz about it and we both think the anime is superior. For me, the pacing and atmosphere make it a much better experience. During the Fullbring arc (I don't know if that's over in the manga yet, don't spoil anything for me) I was on the verge of dropping Bleach completely. Since I switched back to the anime I've enjoyed it magnitudes more, everything has an extra level of emotional kick that I didn't feel at all in the manga. On top of that, Bleach filler (most of it anyway) is some of the best anime filler I've ever watched.

What do you guys think? Any thoughts on the franchise in general?

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Conventions » Megacon 2012? You going?!

@finaldasa: A bag is fine as long as it's a bag you don't mind carrying around while you're there. You usually end up with some free stuff given to you at cons so it's not a bad idea.

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic » The 5 steps of Brony Development

@Anzendenai: Until we live in a world where people aren't ridiculed for the things they like, I don't think the public will ever be "ready" for things like Friendship is Magic. People in general are becoming more and more open-minded as the years go by though, which is good.

I still don't know what "violent behaviour" you were talking about though, and this show is way too popular to get cancelled any time soon.

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Off-Topic » Who Do You Love, Right Now?!

I love pizza. Had a microwave Chicago Town pizza earlier, which are far more delicious than they have any right to be.

God yeeeeees
God yeeeeees
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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic » The 5 steps of Brony Development

My stages were more like; confusion (is this a joke or something?) --> curiosity (come at me youtube) --> astonishment (holy crap, these characters are great!) --> acceptance (hang on, is that "Q" from Star Trek? ...THIS IS AWESOME!).

@Anzendenai said:

Cause of violent behavior of viewers show must be canceled

...what?

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General Discussion » Moderators' Weekly Anime Vice Articles

I've moved Weekly Ponies to Tuesday (they've been going up on Tuesdays so far anyway) because I believe that's the day episodes go up on iTunes, and until they hit iTunes I don't have a "clean" source for screen caps.

Also pinned the thread to all boards so users won't miss it.

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic » Ongoing Wiki Project: Friendship is Magic

Added Daring-Do. I don't think her voice actress has been confirmed though.

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic » Ongoing Wiki Project: Friendship is Magic

Added Daring-Do. I don't think her voice actress has been confirmed though.

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Editing & Tools » Character's Friend and Enemy Pages' Appearance - Useful or Not?

These sub-pages in the wiki are hidden away and most people don't really know they're there. That doesn't mean we should get rid of any of that stuff though. If anything I think the "edit" link on the friends/enemies section should be removed so you would have to go to the sub-page to add or remove characters.

Anyway, from what I've heard the engineers are doing a lot of work on the wiki so we should be seeing some changes soon. I'd wait and see what happens.

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Bug Reporting » About the "Coming up on Anime Vice" Header....

@DocHaus said:

On that note, there is the header "Your hang out for anime and manga news, reviews, and forums. Right now we're really into Fullmetal Alchemist." Is that ever going to be changed to something more recent?

Yeah that should be changed to Persona 4 or something.

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General Discussion » Persona 4 animation

@Novai: As far as I know it's US-only so if you want a legal stream you're kind of stuck. Links to all the current anime simulcasts, including Persona 4, can be found here.

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic » Make your Own My Little Pony

@sora_thekey: That pony is way to angry-looking to be you. You're all smiles!

I'll make one in a bit.

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic » Do you watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic?

@AHR: Completely agree! And I've always loved your pony pic.

You say all this though yet you haven't commented on the latest article. For shame Ana!

Saying that and haven't either. You all suck.

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Off-Topic » Rate the avatar above you

6 (this thread is so exciting you guys)

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Off-Topic » Review an anime/manga in 5 words (Game thread)

@Superevil225 said:

Darker Than Black - Chinese electric Batman + talking cat.

Wait, what? That sounds awesome.

Pokémon

Massive part of my childhood.

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General Discussion » Moderators' Weekly Anime Vice Articles

@sickVisionz said:

On top of that, even if someone in the community made something that was quality and along those lines, we're not allowed to spotlight it outside of a once a week community round up post.

That's not true, we also have the community section on the homepage for that stuff too. We just have to tell Perry to put stuff there, that's all.

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General Discussion » Moderators' Weekly Anime Vice Articles

@Cloudenvy said:

Let's see what you could do..Instead of episodic blogging about Nisemonogatari one could for example study and explain all the in-jokes and references to Japanese media and products that's hidden in there. You could also do that with Bakemonogatari or Zetsubou Sensei if you so wished.

That's a little much to ask, especially when most people just want to read about/talk about the actual episode. If you want to talk about that stuff though, by all means do so it the comments. I'm sure some people would find that interesting. Remember, these articles are there so people can talk about the show, not just read about it.

@Cloudenvy said:

One could compile all the shows airing and make a list on who's subbing them and thereafter rate them so you know where and who to get your subs from.

We have a list of legal streams here. We don't promote fansubs on this site though, so that's a no-go. We do our best to support the anime industry.

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Off-Topic » Review an anime/manga in 5 words (Game thread)

Totally stealing this idea from Sweep on Giant Bomb, check out his thread here.

Review/sum up any anime or manga series in just five words, for example:

Bleach

Dragon Ball but with swords.

Highschool of the Dead

Zombies, panties and bouncing boobies.

Clannad

Touching classic you should watch.

Your turn.

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General Discussion » Moderators' Weekly Anime Vice Articles

@Cloudenvy: Okay, now how about you tell us something useful. What exactly do you want to see?

Keep in mind though that we have to send our articles through staff as we can't post them ourselves. That makes posting "breaking news" articles kind of hard, that's a big part of why we've been doing weekly anime articles.

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