Welcome to the Anime Vice and Screened's Timeline project. Because of Screened's closure on March 14, 2014, I was concerned about Screened and Anime Vice. I realized our time is short. As a former historian in a college club, I carried that influence into Anime Vice by documenting mainly wiki work when I first started in Anime Vice. Here I am, doing this to preserve our two community's hard work and struggle.
|Nov - Dec 2008||Anime Vice's website was launched. It was a site devoted to anime and manga.|
|Gia Manry introduces a new staff writer, GodLen (also known as Chris). GodLen was known for his reviews on the HST (Holy Shonen Trinity): Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach.|
|Gia Manry wrote a letter about her farewell to the Anime Vice community. She mentioned she and John Martone will be leaving the community to pursue different interests. John Martone took up teaching while Gia took on jobs relating to her freelance career, Anime News Network and other sites.|
|May 12, 2010||Screened's website was launched. It was a site devoted to TV shows and films.|
|April 1, 2011||Takashichea started the first wiki recognition blogs, Fairy Tail Recognition Blogs for Animevice users.|
|Ethan publishes the Data Hentai: Anime Vice April 2011 - Super Wiki Editor Edition for Anime Vice. It spotlights the growth of the wiki pages, how wiki tasks were closed during wiki bounty themed months, and reveals data on the new and veteran wiki editors.|
|May 13, 2011||Makoto _Mizuhara_Sakamoto shared his frustrations with Giant Bomb which caused a huge uproar.|
|FoxxFireArt publishes the Whiskey Media - Top 10 Wiki Editors where he compiles the top 10 wiki editors from Screened, Giant Bomb, Comic Vine, and Anime Vice.|
|Takashichea started one of the first massive wiki archives, Wiki Editors Project Archive 2011.|
Whiskey Media Sale Off
|Because the transition into a community driven site, Dead Pool and other staff members left after the Whiskey Media Sale Off. There were no staff posting new trailers in the video library. Taka proposed carrying the tradition of making anime seasonal guides with trailers. BigHeart711 and Taka formed a team and started working on these anime seasonal guides from this day.|
|Rorie left the site.|
It has been a fun couple of years, and I’d like to thank everyone who’s visited, commented, or sent in podcast questions, and especially those of you who took the time to edit the wiki. I appreciate all the support for our crazy little venture. The notion that what we’ve done here has been worth you taking some time out of your day to come by for a visit means a lot to me. A big thanks go out, as well, to our freelancers, who helped create some amazing content that I was proud to publish. Also, all of our mods deserve a big round of applause, but especially ScanCase and Finaldasa for helping out with the Community Showcases over the past months. And of course I'd be remiss if I didn't shoutout Alex, who invited me along on this crazy ride almost two years ago. Lastly, Joey Fameli deserves a ton of credit for making me look much more capable of hosting a video than I actually am.
|In the Who Will Be the Next Wiki Editor with 100,000 Points? thread, Daniel Newton and Wales raced to the 100,000 wiki finish line. The race took a whole day as these 2 kept editing wikis. Meanwhile, Taka and KuroNeko who were doing the Guilty Crown Round Table commented on the Wiki Race on Twitter. Daniel beat Wales in the race. It was a very close race. The two were only 500-1,000 wiki points apart.|
|GodLen left the site.|
I just want to take a moment here and thank you all for taking time out of your busy days to read myNARUTO, ONE PIECE, and BLEACH weekly reviews. It has been a pleasure watching all of our favorite character’s grow up as a community as weeks and months passed.
|Stacy takes control of the site.|
This is what I love: movies and television. And movies on television. And television on movies, oh wait.
|Stacy leaves the site.|
Now…enough about me, lets talk about Screened. When discussing what is special about Screened, we know that it is the community and all of the hard work all of you do. For that reason, your fearless moderator,will now be your community manager and the one posting articles on the front page. He already has helped me immensely with writing features, so it will be an easy transition. However, he does cry easily, so go easy on him. (Alright, I made that up, but still...be nice.) He will also likely be getting help from other community members, so keep up the good work and maybe that will be you.
|Your Community, Your Way|
FinalDasa becomes the manager of Screened.
With my taking over I wanted to first introduce myself to those who may not know me all to well. I'm FinalDasa, or Michael if you wish, and probably like you am a fan of movies and TV. Some of my favorite movies include Star Wars,National Treasure, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and right now I'm keeping up with shows like The Walking Dead,Community, and soon to be watching Game of Thrones. I've been on Screened for years and a user of all the former family of Whiskey Media websites.
|September 12, 2013||Takashichea became mod in Anime Vice.|
|In Screened, Acura Max reached 100,000 wiki points.|
|After Takashichea started the first Battlation of the Month community project to promote role model users for the battle forums, Taichokage became the first Battlation of the Month, December 2013.|
|December 5, 2013||Anime Vice: Sonata and Takashichea implemented the meme ban, 100 post limit rule, and removal of watermarks from scans policy. There were high resistance from a few battle users.|
|Takashichea and Acura_Max started the Screened's Top TV and Movie Choices of 2013 back in December 27, 2013. With sickVisionz's help in carrying out weighted calculations, the three posted the results.|
|Takashichea wrote the Anime Vice 2013's Top Reviewers to promote the review community. This inspires SnowyMountain to start the Screened version with Taka and Acura's help.|
|January 14, 2014||After 2 months of working together to compile a Anime Vice Battle Usage List that record how many times a certain character is used in a battle thread, Vapovile and Takashichea posted the project to make it known. To assist Vapovile and his community project, Taka started a Gdoc poll for Battle users to fill out their battle threads.|
|Week of Jan. 23, 2014||Comic Vine's RPG folks invaded Anime Vice's RPG forum. Some of them disperse into the battle forums. Sonata left his post as a battle mod and moderates the RPG forum heaveily, leaving Taka to moderate the battle forums.|
Taka posts the List of Banned Characters in the Battle Threads when the battle forums were flooded with multiversal and omnipotent characters. Due to his inexperience in moderating the battle threads, Taka asks the battle community to help. Dream contributed and helped Taka with the project. Eventually, order was restored in the battle forums.
|January 25||After being inspired by Jokergeist (Comic Vine)'s Battle Phone Project, SMXLR8 copy his idea and implement as his community project in the battle forums. Taka helped SMXLR8 revise the boxes while others like Vapovile urge SMXLR8 to adjust the rules (IE: Post Count) to accommodate new users.|
|February 19, 2014||Taka shares his thoughts on segregation among users in Anime Vice (Invisible Walls in Anime Vice)|
|February 20, 2014||Dream became mod in Anime Vice. With Dream taking the helm of the battle threads, Takashichea scaled back his involvement in the battle forums and focus on community projects and wiki. Dream took over the List of Banned Characters project.|
|Kuma wanted exposure on the RPG forum by leaving a comment on one of Foxx's community spotlight articles. Catching Kuma's comment (which was deleted by Kuma), Taka responded and suggested a RPG news blog, so FoxxFireArt could showcase in the Community Spotlight. From that day, Kuma publishes weekly RPG news to promote RPG and invite new folks in.|
|FinalDasa sent out a PM to a select group of users to inform them about Screened's closure on March 14, 2014. He wanted to inform them earlier but not before the official announcement. Takashichea took actions and discreetly posts the Screened's Top Reviewers of 2013 in Anime Vice to save the work. Credits go to SnowyMountain, Taka, and Acura Max for writing the blog.|
|February 28, 2014||FinalDasa posted the announcement of Screened's closure and informed everyone to start saving their blogs, reviews, wiki, and other things. ZombiePie of Giant Bomb included FinalDasa's message in his community spotlight. FoxxFireArt never spoke of the Screened's Closure in the Anime Vice community spotlight. Taka had to drop a comment.|
|Screened is announced for shutdown, March 14, 2014.|
|Othus12 becomes the Battlation of March 2014. His battle themes were UQ Holder and Magi: the Labyrinth of Magic.|
|March 4, 2014||Acura Max became mod in Anime Vice after serving as a mod in Screened back in 2013. He will be assisting the transition of Screened folks into Anime Vice's community by setting clubs and discussion threads.|
|CherryBomb's Last Fashion Blog|
CherryBomb is one of Screened's best users known for her reviews, wiki, and her fashion blogs. She has a passion for fashion, and she publishes her take on Oscars and Emmies.
|Takashichea, Acura Max, and BigHeart711 wrote the Screened Yearbook (April 2010 - March 14, 2014) to cherish and preserve the memories of Screened community and to acknowledge their hard work.|
|4 Years A Critic: Screened & I|
On March 12, 2014, Callum Petch says goodbye to Screened by fondly reflecting on the site that gave him so much. He shares how he found the site and how much it changed him. Callum thanks everyone for their contributions for making Screened the best TV and Movie online community.
No dub trailer has been posted. FUNimation has announced the dub cast by revealing 1 batch and the other batch. Also, for lucky fans, Anime Boston is doing an early special premiere of the English dub. It's held at Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts on March 21-23.
When the man-eating giants called Titans first appeared, humans retreated behind massive walls. After a hundred years of safety, a colossal-sized Titan smashes through the defenses, unleashing a flood of giants and carnage in the streets. Eren Jaeger watches helplessly as one of the creatures devours his mother.
He vows to kill every Titan walking the earth. Eren and his surviving friends enlist to fight against the insatiable monsters. The future looks bleak, but there's more to Eren than meets the eye: he may be humanity's last hope against extinction.
Here is the Attack on Titan's Collector Edition.
The Collector's Edition will retail for US$128.98 and include 104 minutes of on-disc extras, a 3D lenticular art card, 24-page "Notes From Beyond the Wall: Part 1" booklet, four military emblem pins (Military Police Regiment, Scout Regiment, Garrison Regiment, and Cadet Corps), a replica of Eren's key necklace, and a sword necklace "featuring the Titan flesh paring blades." The Limited Edition will retail for US$89.98 and contain the on-disc extras, the 3D lenticular art card, and the booklet. All versions will ship on June 3.
Welcome to this week's manga releases, I'm your editor, Taka. This week has the last volume of Arata: the Legend. I haven't heard or read it yet, but for fans, it's a must buy. I would love to hear thoughts on this series. I'm looking forward to Attack on Titan's prequel story and a parody spin-off series. I'm a big Attack on Titan fan, and any fan should check out these two manga series. I heard about My Little Monster since my friend, UsaChanMan, recommended the anime series to me. I still haven't check it out yet. I'm in a mood for another romantic comedy series.
Hope you enjoy this week's manga releases. All comments are welcome. I would love to hear your two cents on these manga series. Thank you.
This week, I used Fandom Post since I had a few issues with ANN. Gundam Origins Vol. 5 isn't release until next week in stores like Amazon and Right Stuf. ANN did not include Arata: the Legend, Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, and Ranma 1/2. Only the Fandom Post source had them listed.
|07-Ghost Volume 9|
The paths of one evil god, two rival empires, three unlikely bishops and seven brave ghosts converge in the destiny of Teito Klein, a boy who vows to master a powerful artifact known as the Eye of Mikael in order to lay bare the secrets of the world’s—and his own—murky past. / Entangled by the Kraut House’s corruption, Teito finds himself imprisoned in an icy tomb with a strange girl who he swears he’s met before. Learning the dark secrets of Labrador’s past is key to surviving the subzero “garden,” but the trail leading to the gentle Seven Ghost’s sad last days is anything but a primrose path.
|Arata: the Legend Volume 17|
The Shinsho Kikutsune, Arata Hinohara’s most daunting foe so far, has stolen the hearing of everyone but Arata himself. Bad as this is, it’s made worse when Arata learns that music may be the weapon that can defeat his enemy. Arata and his allies work through this problem and manage to launch an effective assault on Kikutsune, only to have nature violently intervene and force Arata to act to save lives and face the very real prospect of losing the battle!
|Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Volume 1|
A prequel series to the number one bestseller in Japan. Humanity has learned to live in complacency behind its high walls, protected from the giant Titans. But when a Titan-worshipping cult opens one of the gates, a Titan wreaks havoc, consuming the cultists. After the rampage is over, two young Survey Corps members are shocked to discover a pregnant woman's partially digested corpse - with her baby still alive inside it! What will the fate of this "child of the Titans" be? And how will humanity learn to cope with the Titan threat?
|Attack on Titan: Junior High|
Eren and Mikasa enter a new school - Titan Junior High! However, Eren's hated Titans for years. Can he get along with his new "harmless" classmates? Featuring all of the characters from the main series as you've never seen them before, this series is sure to delight fans of Attack on Titan with a human vs. Titan volleyball match, a Titan rock band, and more!
|Fullmetal Alchemist Omnibus (Vol. 19-21)|
The story enters its final stretch as the Elric brothers learn of the homunculi's ultimate plan to turn all of Amestris into an alchemical bloodbath on the "Day of Reckoning." While tempted to use the open portal that day to get their bodies back, for now the brothers build opposition to the homunculi-corrupted military with others who have learned of the grisly plan. / While Al learns the secret of the homunculi's origins from his father, Ed joins forces with a familiar homunculus who seems to be having pangs of conscience.
|Sherlock Bones Volume 4|
Takeru loves dogs, so he heads to the pound to adopt one. When he gets there, he notices a dog who doesn't play or interact with the other dogs, and he brings the dog home. Then he starts to hear voices... But he's not crazy. It's just that the legendary Sherlock Holmes has been reincarnated in the body of this small pup, and only Takeru can hear his human voice! Taking on the role of Watson, Takeru and Holmes (aka, Sherlock Bones) work to solve crimes across modern day Tokyo!
|Ranma ½ Omnibus (Vol. 1-2)|
A remastered 2-in-1 edition of the all-time classic hit from one of Japan’s most beloved creators, available for the first time in a format faithful to the original work.
|My Little Monster Volume 1|
Mizutani is a self-absorbed overachiever, concerned only with maintaining the highest grades in school. Haru is an impulsive short tempered brute, who scares everyone with his explosive bursts of violence. Haru gets suspended on the first day of school when he encounters some bullies harassing a student and dispatches the bullies with great bloody violence. Mizutani is tasked with delivering school materials to Haru who interprets this as an act of friendship and latches on to Mizutani, much to her dismay. And so begins a strange and potentially combustible relationship!
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There was some Project-H books that were release this week, but I did not see them on Fandom Post or Anime News Network. I notice my friend, PikaHyper, added them this week in Comic Vine. Thought I make a note here.
|Embracing Love Volume 2|
Adult film stars Iwaki Kyousuke and Katou Yoji continue their romance with a ten-day sexual romp that not only leaves them exhausted but also starts to affect Iwaki's work. To make matters worse, Iwaki decides that now's the time to confess his love for the feisty blond, something Katou is not ready to hear. The tension in their relationship increases when the two are selected to play the leads in competing drama series, causing them to spend even more time apart. Will these two crack under the pressure or will absence make the heart grow fonder?
|Hide and Seek Volume 2|
On a whim, shop owner Shuji Tanihara hooks up with reserved pediatrician Takafumi Saji. Shuji wasn't expecting much from the fling, but after seeing an unexpected side of the serious doctor while out on a date, Shuji finds himself becoming more attracted to the man. When Shuji accidentally sees Takafumi kissing someone else, he's surprised at how conflicted it makes him feel. To make matters worse, the doctor then tells Shuji that he won't be able to see him for a while! Will the relationship that started as a fling finally deepen into something more.
Welcome to the 2nd week of March's Blu-Ray and DVD releases! This week, I find a lot of familiar shows: Accel World, Psycho-Pass, Digimon, and Pet Girl of Sakurasou. I'm definitely looking forward to Pet Girl of Sakurasou and Psycho-Pass. Any fan of Gen Urobuchi or fans of Sci-Fi/Crime would love Psycho-Pass. It's a gritty, dark series with plenty of action and drama. It was a powerful show that makes you think about society and its justice system. For slice of fan and romance fans, you should check out Pet Girl of Sakurasou. It's a character driven show where you see these high school students in struggle for their dreams and finding love at the same time.
I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.
Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release.
|Accel World - Set 2 (Blu-Ray and DVD)|
Haruyuki Arita has come a long way since his days as the helpless bullied kid in school. Reborn as Silver Crow, he now fights to realize his master Kuroyukihime's dream of uncovering the secrets of the Accelerated World. But after suffering a humiliating defeat from Nomi Seiji, a new kid who misuses the power of Brain Burst for personal gain, Haruyuki faces the risk of losing everything dear to him, including his friends and even Kuroyukihime. Guided by the wisdom of a legendary Burst Linker, Haruyuki must now acquire new powers to stop Nomi before his malice can bring an end to the Accelerated World.
Plus, follow the misadventures of Kuroyukihime and friends as they go totally out of control in the mini-series Acchel World.
|Digimon: Digital Monsters - The Official Second Season Vol. 6 (Dub.DVD)|
Digifans, catch the final installment of DIGIMON ADVENTURE SEASON 02 in this 3-DVD set! The last 13 episodes of Season 2 begin with the whole gang enjoying the holidays, but the festivities come to an abrupt end when control spires and evil Digimon pop up around the world. The DigiDestined split up to tackle all corners of the Earth and save their human and Digimon friends from dark forces. When a new enemy appears the group comes back together and vows to restore the DigiWorld back to its original state, ridding it of evil once and for all.
|Digimon: Data Squad: Season 5 (DVD)|
Our heroes and the members of D.A.T.S. ("Digital Accident Tactics Squad"), an organization created to conceal the existence of the Digital World and Digimon from the rest of mankind, are facing a massive conflict between Earth and the Digital World triggered by an ambitious human scientist determined to make use of the Digimon for his own personal gain.
|Psycho-Pass Season One - Part 1 (Blu-Ray)|
Welcome to a world where just thinking about a crime is enough to enough to make you guilty. Bad intentions can no longer be hidden, and the police know exactly which tainted minds are about to cross over to the wrong side of the law. The great equalizer in the war on thugs is the Dominator, a futuristic weapon that can read minds and assess the risk that a citizen will turn criminal.
Cops work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, Inspectors stop their partners from going rogue, and the all-powerful Sibyl System keeps a watchful eye on us all. Society is paralyzed by its deepest, darkest desires, and trial by jury has been replaced by the wrath of the Dominator. Welcome to the future. How guilty are you?
The Sibyl System was meant to grind all criminal activity to a permanent halt, but something's gone horribly wrong. A deranged genius known as Makishima has mastered the art of justifying his own heinous deeds, leaving the Dominator powerless to stop his reign of terror. At the first sign of the system cracking, thugs take to the streets, terrorizing the innocent while wearing special helmets that prevent their cruel intentions from being detected.
With their futuristic weaponry powerless to stop the bloody rampage, Inspector Akane and her Enforcer, Kogami, must take an old-fashioned approach to the law. While Akane infiltrates the Sybil System to discover how far the corruption has spread, Kogami doggedly tracks Makishima, setting the stage for a violent and shocking final showdown!
|Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor - The Complete Series + 45 Minute OVA (DVD)|
Round four delivers double the ditz when the master of school uniform disasters gets a disciple! Word of a tournament gets around, and Hakufu's ready to rumble. But training a pupil is tiring work - and catching some random ZZZs puts a delay on her dreams of combat conquest.
When a sinister force sabotages the rival schools into submission, the warriors' fates reveal themselves in gravity-defying fisticuffs. Can Hakufu muscle her way to victory and save her friends from repeating their fatal past? Only the power of the dragons can tell!
Features the original dub cast, including Carrie Savage, Ted Sroka, and Willow Lane! Contains episodes 1-12 and the OVA, "Shugaku Toshi Keppu-Roku." Special Features: Six Dreamy Views, Promotional Videos, Textless Songs, Japanese Commercial, U.S. Trailer, Trailers.
|The Pet Girl of Sakurasou - Collection 2 (Sub.Blu-Ray and DVD)|
The care and feeding of a pet girl is something only those with the most dogged determination should attempt, but Sorata Kanda never really had a choice in the matter. Tasked with keeping the acclaimed but highly dysfunctional and unfocused artist Mashiro Shiina from forgetting to eat, brush her hair, or wear clothes, it's been a long, slow battle to get to the point where he's reached a general understanding of her extreme quirks. Which doesn't mean that Mashiro doesn't still walk out of the dorm half-naked. It's just that Sorata now understands that it's going to happen.
Unfortunately, the whys, wherefores, and how-tos of comprehending the opposite sex aren't going so well on other fronts. Misaki's attempts to escalate her campaign to win Jin's affections take a disastrous turn, and Nanami's going to have to learn to come to terms with her feelings for Sorata while adjusting to the third wheel that is Mashiro. And then there's still Sorata's "problem" of picking up cats that he's not supposed to keep.
Contains episodes 13-24. Special Features: Japanese CD Spots, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
|Psycho-Pass Season One - Complete Collection [Premium Edition] (Blu-Ray)|
Welcome everyone, here are Viz Media's latest announcements on manga series that they have acquired.
By Naoki Urasawa
Taichi Keaton-Hiraga - born of Japanese and British descent. A former SAS agent with remarkable skills in military tactics and archaeology. Keaton is a single father with a part-time job as a world history teacher in Japan. But when certain international issues arise, he is called upon by Lloyd's of London as a special insurance investigator.
By Yusei Matsui
Alias: Natsu Kyoshitsu
A humorous and action-packed story about a class of misfits who are trying to kill their new teacher – an alien octopus with bizarre powers and super strength! The teacher has just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth – unless his students can destroy him first. What makes things more complicated is that he's the best teacher they've ever had!
|Resident Evil - Maruhawa Desire|
By Naoki Serizawa
The highly virulent C-virus became a global disaster, but where did the outbreak start? In this five-volume manga prequel to the hit Resident Evil 6 game with story and art by Naoki Serizawa, the terrifying origins are revealed. At the prestigious and elite Marhawa High School in Singapore, a female student suffers a horrifying transformation. Called in to investigate, Professor Doug Wright and his nephew Ricky find themselves caught up in a deadly and growing tragedy. As things get rapidly out of hand, Chris Redfield and his team from the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance arrive on the scene, while behind it all a mysterious figure looms. Link: Same as Assassination
|Kiss of the Rose Princess|
By Aya Shouto
Alias: Barajou no Kiss
Anis Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her. Unfortunately she loses that choker when a batlike being named Ninufa falls from the sky and hits her. Ninufa gives Anis given four cards representing four knights whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest?!
By Miko Mitsuki
Alias: Mitsu Aji Blood
When a girl at Hinata Sorazono's school is attacked by what seems to be a blood-sucking vampire, everyone is on edge and wonders who's next. Hinata refuses to believe that vampires even exist, but then she meets her new neighbor, Junya Tokinaga, the author of an incredibly popular vampire romance novel. Dressed in a kimono with an old-world air about him, Junya has a taste of Hinata's blood and tells her it's sweet... Hinata can't help but be drawn to Junya, but could it be that he's actually a vampire—and worse yet, the culprit behind the attacks?!
I will continually update this list as much as I can.