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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Kindaichi Case Files Returns Discussion

I've gotten through the first arc, it is a pretty interesting show, having updated the original series to fit in this era, but I just don't have time to watch as many anime as I used to. Heck, I've only just now finished Chaika and there's still a couple from last season I need to finish but don't know if I will.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aldnoah.Zero Discussion

Kinda ballsy how they killed off a main character in the first episode, but considering how the space-nobles were talking I saw it coming a mile away.

"Wow hey you know what would be great? If the Princess died on Earth and I could use her death to finally invade the Earth! Not that I've secretly sent some men down ahead of time to make sure that happens or anything...just thinking out loud."

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Just Manga » The manga endorsement thread .

STEALTH SYMPHONY

You know Narita, the guy behind Baccano! and Durarara!! right? He's teamed up with Yoichi Amano (artist of "Xamurai" and "Over Time" if either manga rings a bell) on a brand new Shonen Jump title that was released both stateside and in Japan at about the same time! Featuring a boy named Sieg, an invisible bodyguard, dragons, and a ton of surprisingly unique characters taking on odd jobs for different people and creatures in this city that seems to attract all kinds.

Despite this, it's been doing poorly in the SJ rankings, so rumor has it the series might be axed unless the tankobon sells well and saves the series like what happened with Medaka Box. So enjoy it while you can, as the action's taken one hell of a crazy turn.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Tokyo ESP Discussion

Not the most, but the one I'm personally looking forward to, though finding that Studio Xebec's behind the production is a bit concerning.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Hitsugi no Chaika Discussion

Fun fact: nearly all the main characters in this show are named after some kind of automobile or auto manufacturer.

Also, good show.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

The manga is...not for the faint of heart. Several characters get dismembered in very gory ways because the writer/artist feels the need to explicitly remind you that everyone is a real bastard in his world. Some of the later chapters took it way too far to the point where I'm reluctant to read any further.

I'm predicting the anime will be censored so heavily as to be almost incomprehensible or just plain bad when the limits of the writing become quickly apparent. Maybe both.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Space Dandy Discussion

Yep, premiering on Cartoon Network in July iirc. Thanks for the trailer.

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Afro Samurai » SON OF AFRO

@AlbertSowells:CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU WANT SOMEONE ELSE TO WRITE YOUR FANFIC IDEA FOR YOU!

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Mekaku City Actors Discussion

I updated the franchise page, apparently the project started with a Light Novel series paired with some catchy Vocaloid-ish songs and the plot kinda took off from there. The story behind episode 4 came from the first (and most popular) single off the album, and episode 5 came from a prequel story in the second LN. Might explain all the disjointed narrative.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Tokyo ESP Discussion

This is probably my most anticipated show this season because the manga was pretty good, also from the same person who made Ga-Rei (which also got an anime, though as a prequel to the main story).

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Soul Eater Not! Discussion

Actually it takes place before the events of Soul Eater. Don't know where it'll go from here, but the 1 Weapon 2 Meisters thing is the main quirk of the the series. Not sure if I like it, but it is an interesting twist on the usual Soul Eater action.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Witch Craft Works Discussion

For being a leader of the Tower Witches and having her arm broken by Kazane, Chronoire is surprisingly laid-back.

Also, the most powerful enemy (so far in the manga I've read) is coming, and she's voiced by Aya Hirano!

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General Discussion » so is nationalism increasing to much in Japan....?

Instead of an article about Anne Frank, you'd probably want to look up Shinzo Abe's recent visits to the Yasukuni Shrine which pissed off every other southeast Asian country nearby, or one of the board members of the NHK denying the Rape of Nanking/Nanjing ever happened. While the Anne Frank story you linked is a real tragedy, that's not something that we can tie to official policy, as opposed to the aforementioned events which were the result of actions the current PM of Japan has taken.

But hey, what can you say, being a nationalist and trying to marginalize or hide the dirty laundry is part of the job when you lead a country. Not that it excuses these things.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Space Dandy Discussion

Episode 8 death toll: Laika due to old age, the last of the Machinians due to comb-over and accidental squishing, Dr. Gel and Bea due to black hole.

I think Meow leads the death count with 5, and the rest of the main cast is tied at 4, except for QT with 3.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Space Dandy Discussion

In this episode: WE REDLINE NOW!

Also, brief deathcount from the series so far. Tell me if I missed anything.

  • Episode 1: Dandy, Meow, QT, the entire planet they were on due to secret weapon. Dr. Gel, Bea and their entire ship blown up by Perry for incompetence.
  • Episode 2: Did anyone die in this one? Maybe Dandy and Meow if you count being ejected from the space station at the start.
  • Episode 3: Meow (and an expired Boobies point card) due to Deathgarian.
  • Episode 4: The entire universe (technically) due to zombification, though Dr. Gel, Bea and their entire ship were blown up earlier due to Perry getting tired of their moaning.
  • Episode 5: None that I know of.
  • Episode 6: Meow and Dandy (maybe?) due to surfing on an exploding moon without so much as a helmet. Also, the last Vestian and Undian.
  • Episode 7: Dr. Gel and Bea after crashing into a giant pillar, QT (maybe?) being ejected into space, a large amount of racers due to Dandy having an incredible amount of explosives under the hood. Prince's and Honey's fates unknown.
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Just Manga » Top 10 Manga of 2013 Voting Project

It's a hell of a lot easier to keep track of which anime premiered/continued in a year than the many, many manga that exist in various magazines. Having said that I did put together a random list of titles I loved that appeared in 2013:

  • Beelzebub: Possibly the purest form of shounen comics. Problem for our hero? He punches it. Is the problem still there? Continue punching it until problem is solved.
  • Hinamatsuri: Emotionally stunted little telekinetic girl lives with a low-level Yakuza man. Actually more heartwarming than you'd expect, especially when her classmate begins chewing up the scenery behind her.
  • Ubel Blatt: one resurrected part-fairy warrior on a quest for revenge in a surprisingly deep fantasy world.
  • Assassination Classroom: Possibly the best new Shonen Jump series going right now. AssClass!
  • Onepunch Man: All these superheroes and supervillains and they fall before the might of a bald guy who can end fights with just one punch.
  • Ouroboros: Two brothers picking similar career paths to take down the high-level cop who killed their mentor. Can get surprisingly tragic at times as the mysteries unravel.
  • Area D - Inou Ryouiki: Somewhere in between S-cry-ed and Deadman Wonderland lies this series.
  • Gintama: Gorilla-sensei's still got it.
  • Kiba no Tabishounin - The Arms Peddler: Berserk with a few spoonfuls of Jormungand. Sadly, did not spark a new wave of "scary girl arms dealer" characters in manga.
  • UQ Holder: Akumatsu's new not-Negima shounen manga, pretty cool stuff.

Honorable mention: 6 no Trigger, like reading a manga of a Suda 51 game that never happened, including the part where the story never really ties together the stuff that happens in the middle.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » D Frag! Discussion

Great anime love triangle? Or greatest?

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Witch Craft Works Discussion

@takashichea: Not really a harem series, considering there's only one girl who loves Takamiya in that way, maybe two if you count Ayaka seeing herself as more than a bodyguard. The rest just want to get his "white stuff" and are trying to kill him just to get it, or are just doing their own witchy things.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunagun Discussion

I haven't seen this show yet but I heard this guy has a blade with the spirit of Jack the Ripper and that he's basically Raiden from Metal Gear Rising Revengeance and someone else made this video.

Suddenly everything fits.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » D Frag! Discussion

Seems to be more slapstick comedy than harem romance, pretty much what I expected after the handful of manga chapters I've seen. I wonder how Kenji will survive next.

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