Hello everyone! I barely notice it, but we hit over 25,000 character wiki pages!
Technically, we made 25,115 characters in the database and made 25,100 character pages on August 30, 2014. I wished I check the numbers more frequently. It would nice to get a date on when we hit 25,000 and put a date in our Anime Vice's 2014 Wiki Archive or the Timeline. I recall sickVisionz mentioning we had an unknown amount of test pages which are blank wiki pages without a Top Editor feature on it. Don't worry about the technical thing.
We as a community should be proud of our wiki editors who invested their free time to make our site better. Without wiki pages, Anime Vice doesn't have much foundation to attach reviews, blogs, forums, lists, and more. We need wiki pages as much as we need battle forums, RPG threads, and every feature of the site because we are a unique anime oriented community. No other community has what we have!
Like any community, we had hardships and struggles. One of our struggles is what counts as anime and manga which plays a huge factor on what characters we include in our database. We do include video game characters who have anime and manga adaptations. Anime influenced shows such as RWBY and Korra/Avatar and Manhwas characters are also included despite not being traditional pages. We do emphasize quality wiki editing so our folks will depend on our wiki pages not the Wikia or Wikipedia. Not every wiki page of a project gets equal love.
No matter what happens in the past and the future, we are making our wiki scope broad as we grow as a site to welcome all folks to this community. The wiki serves as a main attraction that keeps our site running.
Keep on working hard everyone. Thank you to everyone who support our wiki pages and contribute on it.
Welcome everyone! I know it's a bit late, but I wanted to do a blog similar to my project called Anime Vice Recommendations and Experiences where I take folks' recommended anime and manga and try it out. I do a marathon, might not finish it, but I share my experiences and recommend to the right folks who will love it. Originally, I wanted to do as my last blog in Screened when it shut down on March 2014. I never got a chance due to school and trying to save people's wiki work and reviews from Screened.
I do these series of blogs to show our community does discuss anime and manga while getting folks to try new and old shows!
Don't worry, I won't go into spoilers. I just want to give a general impression, not a traditional review.
Recommended by Mike20, FinalDasa, and Acura Max
This is the original series. Back in the fall 2013 or was it summer 2013, we had a Star Trek wiki project. Acura Max asks me to help out. I never watched Star Trek before. I have heard of it back then. FinalDasa and Mike20 mentions this series is episodic, so I won't be too lost when I work on certain episodes and upload caps. Acura Max and FinalDasa told me it was good Sci-Fi show for a beginner like me. I don't watch a lot of TV shows since I didn't have cable or rely on the internet much until college. I had cable once in middle school for a year, but I ended up watching Cartoon Network, Nick, and Tech TV's cartoons instead.
This is my list of TV series I watched in my entire life:
If you ask me about Hollywood celebrities, I wouldn't know anything despite being a Californian.
I heard of the series when I writing an autobiography of George Takei in middle school for English class. Dad picked out a book and told me to write about Asian Americans. Sorry, my dad wasn't warming up to Americans and other nationalities who aren't from our country at that the time. I never picked up Star Trek until Screened in 2013. My first episode was the Naked Truth which coincidentally features Sulu. It got me in. I only watched a few episodes:
My favorite characters included Captain Kirk, Spock, and Sulu. Star Trek is more about exploration and how Captain Kirk's crew get out of tough situations. Miri wasn't my favorite since it was kind of creepy. I would say The City on the Edge of Forever and Naked Truth were my favorite episodes. Naked Truth had more excitement for me while The City one involved time travel and a bit of drama. Captain Kirk is a playboy in the series. Lots of women all develop crushes on him, Miri, Edith, and Christine Chapel. Wish I saw more episodes about Spock and learn about his Vulcan kind.
It's a bit difficult for me to recommend this show since I haven't watch enough, and I need to refresh my memory. If you like space opera shows with exploration and how mankind interacts with aliens, try this show out.
Recommended by Acura Max
During the fall of 2013, Acura Max and the Screened crew were talking a lot about Walking Dead in their discussion thread. It was one of the most popular shows next to Breaking Bad and Hannibal if I recall correctly in the community. I was curious about Walking Dead. After I became mod in Anime Vice right in the middle of fall semester, I started losing control and mismanage my time. There was too much crap with school and too much crap with the battle forums. Wiki community was my safe haven since I did better as a wiki mod, given it was my preferred job where I was happy and comfortable in. I dropped all my classes and change my major for the 3rd time from Microbiology to Asian American Studies. In November, I felt so weird. I had no school. I had all this free time which I used to help both Screened and Anime Vice. With any time leftover, I dedicated to watching a new TV show, Walking Dead.
Recommendation from Acura Max was a heavy, horror drama show and it requires a thick skin. He told me it was more brutal than Supernatural. I'm not a big fan of horror movies, shows, or video games. Supernatural was unique because it had bizarre humor to supplement its horror. Walking Dead was a different beast.
Walking Dead was a hell of roller coaster ride. Don't expect your favorite characters to live. Anything can happened. Crap just hits the fan several times. In season 3/prison arc, I cried a lot. Don't want to spoil folks, but I should have saw the death flags. The story and the writing was better than most TV shows and anime I seen in my life. I will keep Walking Dead on par with Fullmetal Alchemist because Hiromu Arakawa is one of the best Shonen mangaka I seen in anime. The TV series was built weird. I first watched the series on Amazon Instant Video and completed season 1 on it. Season 1 only had 6 episodes. Then, I purchase the DVD Set 1-3 since I couldn't find Set 2 and 3 together for a cheaper, better price. I regret selling the Walking Dead DVDs because the bonus clips shares a lot of info on the characters, story, and how they create the set. It's so awe inspiring to see the magic work.
I would definitely recommend this show to fans who like zombie apocalypse shows. It's like a soap opera show. Is that right word? Anyways, it's a show that's full of surprises, victory, and hardships. It shows you that when the world is in hell, it brings out everyone's ugly side, but there is a spark of humanity you will see every now and then. I recall a flaw from FinalDasa. He points out the series is too over stretch. If you like shorter shows, you might not pick this up.
Welcome to the last week! For manga series, I'm excited to read are Attack on Titan, and the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. For unfamiliar manga series that attract my eye are Sankarea because of Ben Applegate's recommendation back at Anime Expo 2013's Kodansha panel. Also, I wanted to give Maximum Ride a try since my little sister likes the novel series.
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. All summaries are from ANN.
|Attack on Titan Volume 13|
NO SAFE PLACE LEFT
At great cost to the Garrison and the Survey Corps, Commander Erwin has managed to recover Eren from the Titans who tried to carry him off. But during the battle, Eren manifested yet another power he doesn’t understand. As Eren and Krista find new enemies, the Survey Corps faces threats from both inside and outside the walls. And what will happen to Ymir, now that she has decided to make herself the Titans’ prize?
|Cage of Eden Volume 15|
THE SECRET GARDEN
Sengoku and crew evade various pitfalls to venture deeper inside the pyramid. As they finally make their way to the deepest depths of the pyramid, they will make their greatest discovery yet and come that much closer to figuring out just what happened on this mysterious island. Meanwhile, Kokonoé and Ohmori hatch a plan to escape their impending execution, but will it be enough to save them from a fiery death?
|Vanguard Volume 3|
The basis of the hit trading card game and animation franchise, Cardfight!! Vanguard is a modern fantasy tale of trading card playing and making friends through gaming.
|High School DxD Volume 2|
Is love in the air between lowly servant Issei and his mistress, the bewitching Rias?!
Reincarnated as a demon by Rias, the school beauty, Issei finds himself in servitude to his devilish mistress. But when Issei befriends Sister Asia, a nun from the Church, which is widely known to be hostile to demonkind, he's practically asking for a target on his back-as Rias is quick to inform him! Worse yet, when the good sister is kidnapped by a fallen angel, Issei rushes to her aid! But little does he know that Heaven plays dirty...!
|Maximum Ride Volume 8|
Joining a scientific expedition gives Max and the flock a perfect opportunity to distance themselves from the heated debate over their future, but frostbite isn't the only danger in the Antarctic! A powerful figure in the underworld has promised the super-human kids to the highest bidder-and he has the robotic army to ensure the goods are delivered!
|Sankarea: Undying Love Volume 8|
Barely escaping an untimely end, Chihiro is on the run from his zombie pursuers but to his surprise, he is joined by his grandfather, who has come to ZoMA to right the wrongs of his sordid past—if he can remember what's going on, that is. Elsewhere, a light is shined into the dark corners of Chief Salva's curious past, bringing insight into his relationship with Darin as well as his deep infatuation with Rosalie. What is it that fuels Chief Salva's intense passion for zombies? Is it pure love or just madness?
|Say I Love You Volume 3|
It's hard for the once-loner Mei to believe that she's been going out with Yamato for six whole months! He's taught her a lot about how sweet love can be, but now she's about to learn a new lesson: love can be war!
When a serious rival arises for Yamato's affections (and a roundhouse kick isn't an option), how will Mei handle it? Let the battle begin!
|The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Volume 19|
After Haruhi's rigorous selection process, a new member has been selected for the SOS Brigade! But Kyon feels uneasy around Yasumi Watahashi, not only because of the girl's odd behavior, but also because he knows the peculiar-and sometimes threatening-types that tend to congregate around Haruhi Suzumiya...
|The Wallflower Volume 33|
Noi and Takenaga clash on a group date at the amusement park! There’s no time for love when it’s an all out battle! And the trouble doesn’t end there when a New Years Eve countdown party at the Nakahara mansion turns into a scene of chaos. With giant crabs and hoards of savage girls, will Sunako and the boys ever make it out of the year alive?!
|Triage X Volume 7|
A pair of fierce combatants calling themselves the Highjetters face off against Yuko Sagiri and Ample Zero near Tobioka Harbor. Who are these powerful girls whose strength rivals even that of the elite Black Label team? And why do they call Hitsugi "senpai"? Black Label's own dark past gradually comes to light as the battle for the city rages on...
|Spice & Wolf Light Novel Volume 12|
To obtain a map of the northlands, Lawrence and company leave the Kingdom of Winfiel and return to Kerube. But instead of the silversmith they seek, they cross paths with a beautiful girl named Fran, who offers to draw them a map. However, Fran's map comes with a price: in exchange, the party must travel with her to a village where an angel is said to have alighted and discover the truth behind the legend. But what of the rumor that a witch lives in that very same village...?
Welcome everyone! It's the last week of August. I have meaning to try Monogatari because of my friend, Supreme Marvel, recommended to me. Besides that one, I'm psyched to hear Watamote on dub. I'm interested in seeing how the dub fare with the sub. I seen the series on Crunchyroll. My siblings and I love the show.
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. All summaries are from ANN.
Banner: Used a transparent PNG from an external source for Uta Pri.
Sources: Right Stuf, ANN
|Kabukimonogatari - Mayoi Jiangshi [Limited Edition] (Sub.Blu-Ray 2)|
On August 20th, on his way to delivering Mayoi what she had forgotten at his home, Koyomi encounters Yotsugi Ononoki, a familiar girl. Koyomi spends the day buying Yotsugi ice cream instead of doing what he originally planned to do. Unable to find Mayoi, Koyomi gives up and heads home and realizes that he has not done any of his summer assignments, even though tomorrow was the first day of school. With help from Shinobu, Koyomi travels back to the past so that he can finish them, but instead, they end up traveling back 11 years ago!
The date is May 13th, the day before Mother's Day when Mayoi was killed in a car accident on her way to see her mother. Koyomi realizes that he can save Mayoi by changing the past, but what will be the outcome of his actions...
This limited edition includes a deluxe booklet and a pinup postcard set! Contains episodes 1-4. Special Features: "Omnibus 2" Video, Textless Opening and Ending, Promotional Video & Commercial Collections. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
|Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie|
Across stormy waters, a forgotten love still burns. It's a lucky day when Sakura wins a trip to Hong Kong, but why are her dreams haunted by dark waters and a strange woman? There's no time to enjoy her vacation, however. Sakura is hypnotized and led to discover both a watery phantom world, and the evil woman who inhabits it. But is this spirit as malicious as she seems, or does she burn with a desire for revenge?
|Cybersix - The Complete Series (DVD)|
Mysteriously beautiful... she is Cybersix! A beautiful cyber-engineered creature developed by the evil and ambitious Von Richter is on the run in search of her true identity and freedom from her creator. However, truly evil Von Richter, whose ambition is to rule the world with terror, considers her a failed genetic experiment that must be exterminated. One after another, he generates wicked clones to obliterate anything that gets in his way, and he is determined to destroy his only failure and strongest enemy Cybersix.
To escape the hands of Von Richter, by daylight she disguises herself as local high school teacher, Adrian Seidelman... But when darkness covers the serene town of Meridiana, Cybersix finds herself forced to fight against her own kind. To live as a human being and to love as a woman are her only two desires. Yet, she will fight to save the humans she loves and will not succumb to her vicious oppressor, Von Richter. She is Cybersix.
Contains episodes 1-13. Special Features: Commentary on Episodes 1 and 13 with Voice Actors Cathy Weseluck and Brady Hartel.
|Fatal Fury - Complete OAV (DVD)|
If they can get good enough, fast enough, furious enough, maybe they can stand a chance? But only one son will be chosen by their father's master to learn the legendary Hakkyokuseiken technique. Which one will it be - older brother Terry, the street-fighting lone wolf? Or tough little brother Andy, silver-haired and beautiful, trained in Japan in the deadliest of the martial arts?
In the second adventure, Terry Bogard is demolished in a battle against the deadly German nobleman Wolfgang Krauser. With the help of his brother Andy and their friends, the kickboxer Joe Higashi; bouncy, red-haired ninja girl Mai Shiranui; and scrappy, young street punk Tony; can Terry rebuild his shattered pride enough for a rematch?
Contains OVA episodes 1-2.
|Fatal Fury: The Movie (DVD)|
According to legend, the person who collects all six pieces of the mysterious "Armor of Mars" will become heir to the timeless, all-powerful techniques rumored to be at the base of all the world's martial arts schools, techniques upon which both Master Tung and Wolfgang Krauser's techniques are based.
Laocorn Gaudeamus, the arrogant young descendant of the armor's long-ago original owner, has scoured archaeological sites around the world, thus far managing to recover half of the mystical armor. Can anything stand in his way? Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
|Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic (DVD or Blu-Ray)|
The British are coming! The British are coming! Or to be precise, one very specific person from Great Britain is coming. You see, when Shinobu Omiya was still in middle school, she had the amazing opportunity to study in England as an exchange student while living with a host family. While that was several years ago and she still doesn't do all that well in English class, Shinobu has had warm feelings for everything English ever since.
When Shinobu learns that the daughter of her host family, Alice Cartelet, is coming to stay with her and study in Japan, she's thrilled. But will Alice be able to fit in with Shinobu's Japanese schoolfriends, Yoko and Aya? And how will the arrival of Shinobu's old friend Karen, who's half-English and half-Japanese, affect the potential culture clash?!
|Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit - The Complete Series (DVD) or (Blu-Ray)|
She carries the pain of eight souls. He carries the burden of one sacred spirit.
Young Prince Chagum has been suspected of demonic possession by court advisors who see only one solution: Death. But his salvation may lie in the hands of Balsa, the spear-wielding bodyguard from Kanbal, the kingdom across the mountains. Her vow to save eight worthy souls has led her to the imperiled Chagum and into the mystery of the water spirit, a mystical entity that may hold the key to saving millions of lives from drought. Her skill and tenacity are legendary, but can she fend off an entire empire?
This remastered Blu-ray edition is presented in true 1080p.
|Toriko - Collection 1 (DVD)|
Welcome to the Gourmet Age, a time when the world is full of deliciously-deadly ingredients that the wealthiest appetites in existence can't wait to devour. But only a mighty masticating mercenary like Toriko can track down the rarest animals on the planet and put them on a plate! This gluttonous gourmet hunter is one of the four Legendary Kings, superhuman warriors born to battle the likes of Troll Kongs, Gararagators, Devil Pythons, and the ferocious Regal Mammoth!
But there's more than just tasty beasts on the prowl. Toriko faces stiff competition in the form of a GT Robot. This seemingly-indestructible mechanized menace is controlled by an unseen evil, and it wants all the delectable delicacies for itself. To save his friends and quench his heroic appetite, Toriko must level up his punching power and turn the bad guy into a bucket of bolts!
|Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% - Comlete Collection (DVD) or (Blu-Ray)|
After the amazing high note that capped the first season, would it be fair to expect Haruka and her hunky harem of beautiful boy singers to be able to top themselves? What if they had a little more help? Yes, believe it or not, now there are even more gorgeous guys lining up for the attention of the song-mistress!
Fortunately, since she's moved into the dorms Haruka's available for even more music making. Only now StArish has some real competition, as the new golden-throated warblers from the Senior Master Course make it their job to show the first six what it really takes to become a J-Pop star. And what about that mysterious seventh member of StArish? He's back as well in his own catty fashion! But does he plan to take Haruka to fantasyland? Will the boys get kicked to the street if they can't stay in sync? And will Haruka stay composed and keep composing when the sophomore slump hits her writing?
|Space Cruiser Yamato|
Can the Yamato punch through the Domel Fleet?
|Heaven's Lost Property Season 2 DVD/Blu-Ray Complete Set|
The hormonal, heavenly hijinks continue in Heaven's Lost Property: Forte! Tomoki's life was normal until a wish-granting angelic android named Ikaros fell from the sky and started calling him master. Things got even crazier when Ikaros's fellow android, Nymph, came fluttering down to join the fun. With the winged vixens adjusting to life on Earth, you'd think Tomoki's dream of a peaceful existence might finally be coming true – but you'd be wrong!
With his teenage impulses and dirty mind, Tomoki's wishes are causing more chaos than ever before. Plus, there's a curvy new android on the scene – Astraea. She definitely looks as angelic as Ikaros and Nymph, but there's a chance the beautiful blonde newcomer is up to no good!
|Watamote - Complete Collection DVD or Blu-Ray|
At the tender age of 15, Kuroki Tomoko has already dated dozens and dozens of boys and she's easily the most popular girl around! The only problem is that absolutely none of that is real, and her perfect world exists only via dating games and romance shows. In fact, the sad truth is that she gets tongue tied just talking to people, and throughout middle school she's only had one actual friend. All of this makes Kuroki's entrance into the social pressure cooker of high school a new and special kind of hell.
While Kuroki desperately wants to be popular, she's actually worse off than she would be if she was completely clueless as to how to go about it. After all, the things that work in "otome" games rarely play out the same way in reality, especially when the self-appointed "leading lady" isn't the paragon she thinks she is. There's not much gain and plenty of pain ahead, but even if it happens again and again, there's always someone else to blame!
Contains episodes 1-12.
In the October issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine, there was an announcment from Riichi Ueshiba that Mysterious Girlfriend X will end on September 25.
For those who are new to Mysterious Girlfriend X, here is a summary written by our wiki editors in Anime Vice:
Akira Tsubaki was just living his normal school life until a strange girl named Mikoto Urabe transfers into his class. One day, without thinking, he tastes the drool left behind on her desk at school and becomes ill the next day. Urabe pays Tsubaki a visit at home, and using the same drool he tasted before, seemingly cures him. Urabe tells him that it was love sickness and that he has fallen for Urabe, and has become dependent on her drool. From then on, the two start to form a bond, discovering that their drool can transmit feelings and other things between them. Tsubaki soon finds himself with a very mysterious girlfriend.
Check out the Mysterious Girlfriend X Discussion.
Please check out the List of Manga Series Ending in 2014 which I'm compiling for 's Top Manga Series of 2014. It's a current work in progress.