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Hello again Vicers! I felt like being generous and made a video of the unboxing of my latest purchase from RightStuf! Nothing really too say that isn't in the video so enjoy!

-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88).

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Hey Vicers! I'm here with another episode of Dunce Cap for your viewing pleasure. This time it's Gungrave from FUNimation! I don't own the series so this review came with the help of Netflix Instant Watch. Comment and enjoy!

WARNING! This video contains explicit language. Also, this video is not edited in any way.

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Please feel free to provide suggestions for an anime or manga for me to talk about and I will do my best to oblige. Also, if you are curious about anything discussed in this-or previous-episode(s) don't hesitate to ask me for more information/opinions.

Last episode: GlDeMo Rocks the Afterlife

-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88).

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For some odd reason lately I've felt compelled to spend a lot more time on YouTube recently. And a good bit of that time has been checking out AMVs. It takes a good bit of time and dedication to make them-though some work better than others. As some of you might know, I'm a hard rock and metal fan when it comes to music. So what I've done is search for some hard-hitting AMVs where the music goes really well with the scenes put together. Hope you all enjoy.

Gundam 00 Featuring "Fading Away" by Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter is a band I've been growing into and this is a song I really like. What makes the band a little different is they are Christian metal. Those aren't usually associated together but there are a number of bands like them. I have seen very little of Gundam 00 but when I came across this AMV it just seemed to work. The lyrics play their part but the editing fuses well with the sound.

Sasuke Featuring "Not Ready to Die" by Avenged Sevenfold

A7X is another band I enjoy. This song was originally made for the Call of the Dead DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops but upon seeing this I was surprised how well it turned out. This AMV contains footage from Naruto far beyond where I've watched. However, the content provided with the song does pretty well with the fight scenes and the telling of how Sasuke isn't going to quit until he does whatever it is he wants to do.

Seras Victoria Featuring "In Waves" by Trivium

Trivium is a band I've only just got into since I'm trying to delve deeper into the harder center of metal. The song only came out last year I think but I'm glad someone used it. That being said, the scenes used work quite well since most of what you see is enemy waves coming. Maybe the lyrics don't quite match up you can't really say the intro isn't pretty cool.

Black Lagoon Featuring "Public Enemy No. 1" by Megadeth

I admit I'm not a big Megadeth fan but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the older crews of metal. This AMV features scenes from all parts of Black Lagoon and I find the editing really good. Not to mention just how suiting the song is considering the scenes used and knowledge of all the happenings in the series. In the world of Black Lagoon there is certainly no shortage of heinous characters.

Seras Victoria Featuring "Waking the Demon" by Bullet For My Valentine

Ok, yes, it seems pretty shotty of me to put another Hellsing Ultimate AMV in here but trust me. Bullet is one of my favorite bands, and though this isn't their heaviest song, it is very suiting the scenes pieced together here. I also like the flashes of negative that go along with the drums. Vampires have demons, too, wouldn't you say?

Bleach Featuring "This War is Ours (The Guillotine II)" by Escape the Fate

Escape the Fate is more metalcore/screamo but I like the Guillotine trilogy the band has done. And I know many of you are disgusted I brought in a Bleach AMV considering there are so damn many of them (along with DBZ and Naruto) that it isn't even funny. But this one is a quick combination of many fight scenes and I found the editing to be pretty good.

Conclusion

So that's what I have for you Vicers. I hope to find more well done AMVs to songs I like but I try to keep away from ones made of the Big Four (I haven't found any I like yet for Fairy Tail). When you look for AMVs is there something in particular you want to find? I prefer searching by band name instead of by anime and I have been happy to find so many people like metal and anime enough to put them together.

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Hello Vicers! Welcome to another episode of Dunce Cap! Today's episode covers the Angel Beats! BD from Sentai Filmworks! Lots to enjoy in this one so be sure to check out the show if you haven't already and tell me what you think.

WARNING! This video contains explicit language. Also, this video is not edited in any way.

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Please feel free to provide suggestions for an anime or manga for me to talk about and I will do my best to oblige. Also, if you are curious about anything discussed in this-or previous-episode(s) don't hesitate to ask me for more information/opinions.

Last episode: Exorcists Are Funny, Too!

-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88).

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Good 'morrow Anime Vice! I hope you are all doing well and had good holidays! I had some good times with the family on Christmas and spent New Years out on the town with friends. Much like my 2010 blog 'My Anime Collection (In Full)', I am using this time to let all of you know just what all I was up to in 2011. I plan on making this a yearly occurrence so I can be a fancy showoff and let all of you feast your eyes on what I bought, wrote, watched, and plan for 2012.

What I Bought

Do any of you remember how I said in the blog linked above that I was going to make manga my priority for 2011? Well even if you don't, you should have no problem believing me when I say that I kept to my word. I ended up with 87 volumes (give or take 1 or 2 as a friend borrowed my volumes of Dorohedoro (Viz Media) and Ultimo (Viz Media)) of manga for the year. Want to see them? Sure you do!

(Almost) all my manga from (and as of) 2011.
(Almost) all my manga from (and as of) 2011.

I am really proud of my collection. There's still about 20 volumes I haven't read yet though and a couple have missing volumes so I will wait until I get them to continue reading. I also read a ton of manga online, Borrowed some from friends, and continue to read what I don't yet own (yes, they are scans). Anyway, I won't specify volumes as I list what I have but I will state which series are complete. First Row: Lives (Tokyopop), Toradora (Seven Seas), AiO (Tokyopop), Negima! (Del Rey), Soul Eater (Yen Press), Red Hot Chili Samurai (Tokyopop), Butterfly (Tokyopop), Laon (Yen Press), and Maximum Ride (Yen Press). Second Row: Jack Frost (Complete/Yen Presss), Rosario + Vampire and Rosario + Vampire Season 2 (Viz Media), Highschool of the Dead (Yen Press), and Peepo Choo (Complete/Vertical). Third Row: Jormungand (Viz Media) B.Ichi (Complete/Yen Press), and Fairy Tail (Del Rey). Fourth Row: BioMega (Complete/Viz Media) and Cat Paradise (Complete/Yen Press). Fifth Row: Black Lagoon (Viz Media). Sixth Row: Claymore (Viz Media). Seventh Row: Sundome (Complete/Yen Press).

But wait! I still have more!

Light's Death Note beat me to my copies of Bakuman.
Light's Death Note beat me to my copies of Bakuman.

There is all 6 volumes of Bakuman ( Viz Media) that are currently available in the US. I love the series so much that after I read Vol. 6 I went online and read up to the most current chapter. I now eagerly wait for a new one each week.

The bulk of the manga came from closing Borders stores as I just couldn't turn down the deals. In one day I went to 4 locations and spent $200 on 20 volumes! I also bought from Walden Books, Barnes & Noble, and RightStuf.

But that's enough about manga; let's get to the anime!

Not my anime! Bad dogs!
Not my anime! Bad dogs!

None of you can probably tell what the fuck any of those boxsets are except for the orange one. lol I went light on anime purchases this year since they seemed to be pricey when I wanted to buy and cheap when I couldn't. But here's what's lying about the floor: Summer Wars (BD/FUNimation), Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Anime Legends/Bandai), FLCL (BD/FUNimation), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Part 1 (BD/FUNimation), Demon King Daimao (BD/Sentai Filmworks), Highschool of of the Dead (BD/Sentai FIlmworks), Neon Genesis Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone (BD/FUNimation), and Neon Genesis Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance (BD/FUNimation). Not a bad haul since only 1 was not a Blu-ray and it was gotten from Best Buy for less than $8 (still in package and brand new). The rest of the sets and movies came from RightStuf and Amazon.

Damnit! I forgot a manga and anime I bought so (for the last time) here you go.

In case users want to complain, I censored the cover for you pussies.
In case users want to complain, I censored the cover for you pussies.

Those there are my Sekirei (FUNimation) boxset and Vol. 1 of Domin-8 Me (Take on Me in Japan/Eros Comix). I was waiting for about 8 months for RightStuf to finally get a new shipment of the hentai manga in. FoxxFireArt and I are big fans of the franchise and hope the 2nd volume comes to the US soon. Sekirei needs no introduction.

What I Wrote

I'm not going to go into a bunch of detail with this one as I having linked what I've done numerous times throughout the year. But 2011 was a big year as I started a new blog segment titled 'Dunce Cap'. I moved away from home so I lost my co-host but I have delightedly gotten Superevil225, Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto, and the upcoming sickVisionz to help me out with some episodes. I also look forward to random blogs about what I bought and newsworthy stories and my new segment 'Sotyfan16 Says'!

I also wrote a handful of Guides. I have a lot of fun writing them and look forward to providing all you Vicers with another one soon. In addition to the Guides, I wrote a couple editorial articles on some random stuff. My other big contributions to AV in written form are my editorial segments 'More Than a Laugh' and 'Epic Moments of Anime'. I have a lot of fun writing all this stuff for users to enjoy and once I get everything situated (again) I plan to get back into writing and blogging weekly or bi-weekly.

What I Watched

It feels like I've watched more anime than ever before this year. And the worst part is that I have not even finished up with 2011's shows! I'm still way back in Summer! I'll catch up eventually but I'm enjoying the ride since I got burned out pretty easy with anime last year. I have liked a lot of anime so far and can't wait to watch some more as i journey further and further into otakudom.

2011 in a Nutshell and 2012 Plans

The funny thing is, I had a lot of financial and job trouble last year. I think I'll cut back on manga purchases for 2012 but look forward to a whole bunch of new purchases to be shown from this year! Other users have shown interest in helping me host an episode of Dunce Cap and I plan to bring them in for what should be a great year of uncensored, and sometimes unedited, reviews of anime and manga. I also hope to submit plenty more editorials and Guides. I have a lot of ideas floating around. Let's not forget all the anime coming out! I am hoping to at least get to only being a season behind so I can stay up-to-date and enjoy what everyone else is enjoying without sounding like an old record.

But my biggest, and most recent, plan for 2012 is attending the San Diego Comic Con! I'm crunching some details right now but if things work out at least sort of how I need/want them to then I will be out in California for the first time only to take all SDCC12 has to offer so I can share it with all of you. If I am able to work out the trip, I will work on seeing if the AV/Whiskey Media Staff will allow me to help bring some good professional content from one of the year's biggest events to your computer screens! I hope that sounds good because I will sure as hell try (if I go, that is).

Oh, before I forget! I want to thank all you Vicers, the AV and Whiskey Media Staff, and Mods who supported me in 2011 and I look forward to your care in 2012. (I said that because I feel there are too many members to thank by writing their usernames out)

But I've went on long enough. Be sure to leave your thoughts and such in the comments below!

Want to guest-host an episode of Dunce Cap? Go here!

-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88).

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