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Manga Cover Problem Solving Tips

Adding Image covers to galleries may not be as automatic as you think. There's a small glitch on the site. This is actually an issue about dealing with a big of a bug on the site. Normally, I would write these up in a post for the Bug Report section of the forums, but those don't often get taken care of too quickly. Not that I doubt the staff can't or wont. It's more a matter of having bigger fish to fry, as it were.

I've found some work-aronuds that should help you out. I'm going to use the Dakara Boku-ha, H ga Dekinai manga page I added recently as an example.

Manga Covers Not Appearing

Firstly is a pretty minor issue. When creating a new manga series, you should see that the cover image wont appear on the main series page.

No cover appears
No cover appears

This is an easy fix. Just go to the first volume and fill out the release date. Go back to the main page and you'll see the cover image.

Covers Not Appearing in Image Gallery

Some of you may or may not have noticed this next one. Here's bigger problem. I'm seeing users adding a lot of new volumes to the series page, and that's great. The problem is that there is a bug on the site that doesn't sent the images of ever cover you add to the Image Gallery of that series. If you look on the image below, you can see that there are ZERO Images in the gallery when I mouse over it.

Since there are no pictures in that gallery, if you were to do an image search for this series to say use the cover for the wiki page information. It would show no images in that gallery. Up can't easily search for those images anywhere. The only place they are in now is in your own personal gallery when the user who uploaded them.

0 Images in gallery
0 Images in gallery

In the left had tool bar, there is no obvious way to get into that Image Gallery. Here's what you need to do. Just click on the cover image and it sends you to the images. You can see it in the picture below.

Manga series Image Gallery
Manga series Image Gallery

Just add the picture from your personal images into the gallery. It's now searchable in the gallery for that series. If you go to the gallery now, you can find the images for both covers in the series. That's why you can always search for series I work on and find all the covers I've uploaded.

If you've been adding volumes all this time, Those pictures aren't in the series gallery.

TIPS

If you've been adding a lot of covers and you don't like the idea of trying to dig through all your pictures. Just go into your profile's Image Gallery and create an Album called Covers. That way you can add all the covers into in an album that's easy to get to when adding pictures to galleries. This will make searching faster.

Just don't delete the images from that gallery when you're done. That can sometimes remove the image from your personal gallery completely. Just delete the album.

Sending Covers to Franchise Page

Here's another bug that's easily fixed for users. The first image of the volume added are never sent to the Franchise page, providing there is one. Though oddly enough, any picture added to that volume page will be sent to the franchise.

TIPS

First, you need to make sure the franchise is linked on the main series page.

Even though the cover image already appears on the page. Hit the "Edit This Page" on the individual volume. Above the cover you you'll see the next "Upload images for this book". This is how you add additional cover images. Just select this again, and add the original cover image once more. That will send it to the franchise page.

This also automatically created a "(Manga)" album for that series in the Image gallery of the Franchise Page.

Maybe some day the staff will be able to fix some of these issues. In the mean time, these should help you work out these issues.

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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Punk Hazard Island Arc

ONE PIECE Ch. 671 - Gas-Gas Fruit

As Sanji, Zoro, and Brook struggle to find the torso of their samurai friend, Kinemon; Luffy faces Caesar Clown in a battle of Paramecia vs. Logia. Caesar can't depend on his poisons, and Haki gives Luffy a powerful advantage. Inside the labs, Trafalgar Law lures Monet away so Chopper can investigate, but someone is hidden in the labs that Law is very much not happy to see.

The Good

It's nice to get a bit more battling that shows off Luffy's growth. We didn't get to really see the Luffy's armament haki in action. You really see how useful it is against a less corporeal logia devil fruit user. Even the poison Caesar depends on isn't nearly as useful after Luffy's clash with Magellan. I'm just not so sure that Luffy collapsed from the poison gas. It's far more likely he's fallen over from hunger.

I think having Smoker there could make for a good combo against Caesar in the end. Luffy has the haki, and Smoker has his jutte could weaken Caesar. That would just require the two working together. Not as unbelievable as one may believe.

The whole part that I find intriguing is the identity of this dark shadow that seems to know Law pretty well. The name Joker has been thrown around rather recently in this arc. I think good money would be put on him. The real question, why does Law collapse in pain with him near? We can't seem to have a story arc of ONE PIECE without at lease some level of flashback. Perhaps we'll be getting a glimpse of Law's past.

The Bad

You know, I had actually forgotten that Sanji was after Kinemon's torso that had fallen into that lake. It was confusing at first to wonder why Sanji suddenly jumped into the lake. Why did he care about the fish? It didn't click with me until Sanji mentioned a torso. The only thing that saved this scene was the Nami bikini shot.

Verdict 4/5

Color me curious about the identity of this shadowy figure, It's a plot that manga loves to use, and I don't think plays as well in anime. It's melodrama. Yeah, we want to know who this is and for Law to say his name, but when do people ever really say the name of the person they're screaming at. It's a really fun set up for the next chapter. Though, this ended on a very entertaining cliffhanger that we wont get answered for two weeks. Yep, ONE PIECE is on break. I almost went with a 3 out of 5 on this, but that seemed harsh to hold it back on that short lake scene. It's a good chapter that raises more questions than answers, but that's not a bad thing.

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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It's no longer a rumor. Persona 3 is coming to theaters...eventually.

P3 - Persona 3
P3 - Persona 3

On the very day the movie PERSONA 4 THE ANIMATION -THE FACTOR OF HOPE- was released in Japan, rumors were spreading like fog across Inaba that after the credits there was a teaser trailer hinting at a PERSONA 3 Movie. The rumors were little more than word of mouth in forums or Twitter feed, but the green light on this project was confirmed to be true by ANN.

The clip shown after the movie was of the unnamed male protagonist of PERSONA 3 putting a gun to his own head and before making the announcement of the movie. Word is also that a calendar is shown flipping back in time to two years, the timeline for the P3 game. And that's about the long and short of it. The movie is either just starting production, or will be.You're going to find a lot of speculation over the net. For reasons beyond me, some even think this movie will be live-action. Given that the teaser was of an animated character, that seems like wild speculation and little else. This is a Japanese production. Not Hollywood.

It's more likely that this movie will be an abbreviated summary of the game's events, much in the same way the PERSONA 4 movie was an edited version of the P4 anime events.

The PEROSNA 3 game was originally a PS2 exclusive game, but it was re-released for the Sony PSP as PERSONA 3 PORTABLE. The updated PERSONA 3 FES RPG is currently available for download on PSN. Some the the P3 characters will also be appearing in the PERSONA 4 ARENA fighter for the PS3 and XBox 360.

Sources: ANN HERE & Paste Magazine HERE

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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Punk Hazard Island Arc

ONE PIECE Ch. 670 - A Snowstorm with a Chance of Slime

I wanted to write my review of the latest ONE PIECE chapters much sooner, but the original translation that was available was god awful. It looked as if it was written by people who only had a rough idea of how to speak English. Then the rest of the week got busy.

Luffy has made his not so grand appearance right in the middle of the battle field of Smoker's G-5 and all the pseudo-minotaurs and he's out to kidnap Caesar Clown to help out Law's plot to take down the yet unnamed member of the Four Emperors. in the chaos of Luffy clashing with Tashigi/Smoker and Smoker/Tashigi, Caesar's pet monster Slime appears.

The Good

Oda really flexes his ability to entertain and explain exposition in this chapter. Explaining plot detailed to the audience can be a heavy task for any writer. You have to both entertain and inform. I have to image that's even more important in manga when you have a chapter once a week. As the fodder characters are running down what are obviously not the weaknesses of Slime, you can't touch it, can't cut it, and certainly don't set it on fire. Luffy brings the laughs as he fights with Tashigi in Smoker's body. He's easily the savior of this chapter. He's such a loveable dope who has no ability to read the situation. Just as Caesar is trying to play the role of the grand villain lording his superiority over the masses, Luffy puts him in a bear hug to catch him. It's the manga equivalent of playing AZURA'S WRATH and hitting the "Shut Him Up Button".

What wasn't talked about what that we can see that Luffy's Haki has developed to the point where he can now grab Smoker, even while in his less corporeal form. That's always been Smoker's biggest advantage against Luffy in a fight. A rematch between these two would be far less one sided than it's ever been.

The Bad

For being such a grand master, Caesar is also kind of an idiot. You make this creature who can't be touched or set on fire, you go to such elaborate lengths and risks to not let your enemies know how to stop it, then he stands there and tells a an entire crowd how Slime doesn't like water. At lease when Luffy drops his weakness to enemies he's got the excuse of being a dope.

Oda, for some reason, is always so cruel to Tashigi. One of her biggest insecurities is that she feels weak, and over and again he has characters pointing that out to her face. We know she's become stronger since she was in Alabasta, but we've yet to really see any evidence of that. I just hope this is all a build up to something down the line for her.

Verdict 3/5

This is not a stellar chapter by any means, but I got enough laughs out of this from Luffy goofing around. His sudden realization that Tashigi is actually Smoker is great. Law's mind switching ability has been a never ending source of entertainment for Luffy and the rest of us as readers. More character interaction and less Slime would have been welcome. This is a 3 out of 5 chapter, and I do look forward to next week.

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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Waa Za Fak?! FUNimation is offering the first two P&S episodes for free!!

How can you turn down free anime?!

The English anime distribution compant FUNimation has been offering the subtitled PANTY & STOCKING anime series for their paid Elite members for a few months now, and on July 10th they'll be releasing the dubbed version on DVD. Still, if you've been itching to know how this American inspired anime out of GAINAX sounds in English. FUNimation now has something nice for you.

Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt - Complete Series DVD
Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt - Complete Series DVD

Last week, FUNimation began hosting the first two English dubbed episodes of PANTY & STOCKING on their website for free and completely uncensored. You can watch these episodes on their website FUNimation Video HERE. Since this content is rates as mature, you may have to register an account with FUNimation first, but a standard account is free. I've watched these two full episodes, and it really seems as if they had some fun dubbing this anime.

The entire series is available for pre-order on both Rightstuf,com and Amazon.com. Rightstuf is offering a limited time gift for pre-orders of a replica Heaven Coin for pre-orders. It's a while supplies last kind of deal, so, get in on that while they're available.

Source: FUNiamtion HERE

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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