Welcome everyone, this is an expanded version from the Condensed Day 3 of Anime Expo blog. Here, I go into greater depth of the panel, and I evaluate the panel on its selling its idea and reaching it target audience.
*Sorry, the panel started late which started before I came in around 10:30PM. PinkShikibu helped me add the names of two hostesses. I only got Yoko's name down.
Before I talked about the panel, I have to explain what Project-H Book is. Project-H Book is a part of Digital Manga Publishing, so it's like a branch, manga distributor that specializes in selling hentai and ecchi manga series.
The Project-H Panel covers 5 parts.
From the Q & A: here are quick facts I picked up:
Project-H Books did release a 2014 calendar of their releases on Tumblr and Twitter.
For the raffle contest, it was Boing Boing poster, Love on the Job with an autograph, and and 3D Breast pads.
While the panel was late, it made up with its Shocking Pink hentai clip. A lot of people enjoyed it. I admit it felt weird watching a clip in a crowd. Interestingly, I remember the demographics from Fakku's panel from last year (see My First Experience at Anime Expo - Day 2 (Complete Edition)) was mostly male. Project-H Book panel had more women and notably, they were in couple, (romantic relationships - I don't know how to phrase that).
When Project-H Book start diving into real world and telling everyone how to apply and work at the company, people started to complain and acted rude. During President Hikaru Sasahara's talk about licensing and piracy issues, a lot of folks left before the last event, the raffle/Q&A.
The hosts did an excellent job. I felt bad that they lost their audience during the halfway point when they got serious and talk about jobs. They are trying to help their fans, the ones who are passionate, get involved.
I apologize for the blurry images. I haven't replace my camera that can only take clear shots by using flash. I try to conserve the battery life due to being ill prepared and not bringing enough batteries. I left the panel around 1:10AM before the raffle since I had to tend to my family.
We are like a small community just like how Project-H Books started out. Its fanbase is growing. The best way to keep it growing is to encourage and get folks involved in the process. President Hikaru Sasahara and Tom Pinchuk's speeches stress the value of driving the community to meet goals and make things better for everyone.
Lastly, Yoko is a sales representative who was friend with Gia Manry, a former staff member of Anime Vice. A year ago or so (before I was a mod), Yoko talked me on Twitter, thinking I was a staff member. I told her I was a regular user, and she asked me to help promote the company with Anime Vice's wiki pages. Also, she recommended hentai reviews for her company. I seen Chris Beveridge and others reviewing hentai for Project-H Books. Since Yoko was my first contact in the manga industry, I took her request seriously.
I wrote the Quick Picks: Erotica Version 2012 and Quick Picks: Erotica Version 2013, to make AV more comfortable with Hentai. I don't want to bombard it with hentai like a mad man. Sex is a private thing. Not everyone is comfortable sharing it. That's why pornography is seen as vile in most media sources.
I thank, Sam Weller, for giving me the courage to do this. I'm still embarrassed to do this kind of thing.
Thanks to the folks who uploaded photos on Twitter.
Welcome everyone! This blog is designed to supplement Foxx's Community Spotlight articles, adding more breadth and showcasing more of user content and major trends in our community on a monthly basis. I'm sorry for being late. May was my month of finals while I was preoccupied with summer school in June which ended on July 3. Hope you guys and gals continue to help out the community.
Credits: The banner comes from this website. I just slap the AV logo on it. It's a nice anime fan art.
We had two stellar users become our best battle users: DBZ_Universe and Kurohige. To read their experiences, check out these threads:
As for battle themes, I didn't keep track of the patterns. We had a rash of Toriko vs Dragon Ball Z battle threads like back in the fall. Kurohige's inverse battle theme was very successful in comparison to DBZ_Universe's theme, Kekkaishi. I assumed the franchise is underrated and obscure while it had a narrow scope compared to Kurohige's.
Low started a new community project called the Debater's Rating Thread: June 2014 which did not get much attention to user outreach and not informing users especially the judges with PMs beforehand.
With Spring 2014 ending, the Summer 2014 Anime Guide is up. The most commented and viewed discussion for spring season is Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Discussion with 108 posts and 1,270 views.
Here are the following 6 top discussion threads. Note, the ones who had legal simulcasts generally had more comments.
|Brynhildr in the Darkness||948||71|
|Chaika - Coffin Princess||863||79|
|Blade & Soul Discussion||700||43|
|Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara||584||55|
The least commented and viewed discussion thread was Magica Wars with 68 and 1 post.
Dream had finished his Anime/ Manga Villains Tournament Voting Thread and he is working on the Best Anime/ Manga Teams/ Organizations Voting Tourney Nominations. WayBig, Vapovile, and I also started our own tournaments.
Not much activity compared to the tournament forums, RPG, and battle forums. Kingofash started the Favourite English dub vs least favourite which is our newest thread excluding the occasional anime/manga request threads. Check out Girugamesh's Which is the better anime, based on animation, music, characters, premise and story? poll, too. OwnagePants's The manga endorsement thread . has some nice recommendations from out users.
After being inspired by Taka's Anime Vice 2013's Top Reviewers and Screened 2013's Top Reviewers projects, Waybig started the Anime Survey and Reviews (Summer 2014) project in order to boost the reviewing community.
Kuma and SamJaz did a role call of all active users without their alts. Thanks to them, we have a count of how many members are there plus the 3 new recruits (WayBig, Vapovile, and LHWKnight) and Sonata. Check out the July 2014 RPG Highlights: Night at the Castle for the best RPG thread and to know about the writers themselves.
Four of the newcomer wiki editors are still burning wiki pages. Taichokage, who was most prolific editor in the Toriko project, has moved on to the Magi, Seven Deadly Sins, and D. Gray-Man projects. He specializes in character pages. Demonic13 is doing volume and plot summaries for Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho. ForgottenOne is rustling up Jojo Bizarre Adventure character pages. Yusuke52 is clearing Bleach character pages.
These past 2 months, I had the pleasure of moderating wiki and working with new editors. These two are MrWhiteX and Lycanmon12. For MrwhiteX, he is a native from Saudi Arabia, and he has trouble writing in English, but he continues to work hard on the One Punch Man pages. He has moved on from text heavy submissions to image submissions due to Taka's advice. Lycanmon12 made his/or her debut on the Pokémon and Digimon wiki pages. I had strong confidence in trusting the user's edits. The wiki editor just needs watch the spelling, and she or he would be fine.
Dream started the Anime Expo 2014 Announcements project.
Taka starts a few Anime Con's Guest of Honor and Industry Guests (see 2014 Anime Convention Hub Thread).
There are overlaps. This is to show which community parts have rapid growths while some are stagnant.
April and Before
Welcome everyone, here is the FUNimation's Summer 2014 simulcast. This blog will be continually updated.
Here in Anime Vice, users are encourage to watch anime legally whenever possible. Territories are listed below. I will continually update this blog. Later in the first half of July 2014, I will have a comprehensive Simulcast guide for all legal anime streaming venue for the community. It will be on the front page.
|Space Dandy 2|
|Terror in Resonance|
|Black Butler: Book of Circus|
In Victorian London, the breathtaking performances of the Noah’s Ark Circus have captured the attention of people all across the city. But the spell of magic and wonderment woven under the big top is not without consequences. Children have suddenly begun to vanish, and some suspect these mysterious performers are responsible. In an attempt to get to the bottom of these disturbing disappearances, the dashing duo of demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, and his young master, Ciel Phantomhive, will infiltrate the circus and uncover whatever darkness may lie at its core!
|Free! Eternal Summer|
The boys of summer are back! Haru, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei, and Rin are reunited for a second season in Free! Eternal Summer. After the last swimming meet, the bonds of friendship have only gotten stronger, and with each passing day these boys continue to grow. This season brings new rivals and new challenges. So get ready, the competition is about to get fierce!
|Psycho-Pass New Edit Version|
The Extended Edition of this sci-fi thriller features all new footage that takes you deeper into a world where justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun. In the future, Detectives work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, and Inspectors make sure their partners don’t cross the line. The equalizer in the war on thugs is the Dominator, a weapon that can tell when citizens are about to turn criminal.
|Sengoku Basara: Judge End|
Get ready for the hacking, slashing battle of a lifetime in the third season of the legendarily violent Sengoku Basara franchise. Based on the best-selling video games, the third installment of this action-packed anime revolves around one massive battle featuring mechanized samurai, mystical ninja, gun-toting warriors, and a blinding array of deadly special moves!
|Shonen Hollywood - Holly Stage For 49-|
These boys won’t stop till they make it to the top! Fifteen years ago, the legendary idol group Shonen Hollywood stole the hearts of thousands adoring fans. Their performance at the famous Hollywood Tokyo Theater is the stuff of legend, and now a new group of boys is determined to become the next generation of this famed super group. Ikuma, Kakeru, Shun, Kira, and Daiki will train day and night as they chase their dreams on the road to superstardom!
In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans -- yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.
Hello everyone! I call this a pseudo day because I didn't get a chance to attend AX today due to school. I might as well report on AX and anything related, so more folks will be encourage to share their experiences in the community.
Finals are over for me today. Unfortunately, it took place at 2PM and ends at 4. I was able to finish it early, but it was pretty challenging. Rushing out of school and taking the bus. I bump into an old classmate who was heading home back in LA. We bordered the metro around 4:40. It was great to catch up with folks you haven't seen it a while. He wanted to go AX, and he never had been to a convention, comic books, video games, or any nerdy thing that can rile up a convention. His stop was before mine. I arrived at Anime Expo around 5:20.
There was no Girls Und Panzer tank in front of convention last year. What was in front and at the intersections were Christian folks telling everyone to believe in Jesus. That was a bit strange sight to see. I saw some folks shouting Star Wars Burlesque and some time I couldn't remember. I noticed a lot of folks carrying bright, orange Crunchyroll handbags. Crunchyroll was working hard, mass promoting their name than the other companies I saw during the evening. As for cosplay, I saw more Street Fighter cosplay than anything else along with obscure maid and school girl characters.
Waited in a long line until 6:30PM because they cut off the line due not able to process badges for unknown reasons. I know some folks were mad because the convention doesn't close at that time. I didn't regret wasting my time. I got to catch up with an old friend while on the bus and the metro. I never done that before. I went home, learning a new lesson I didn't put on the Anime Convention Survival Guide! article. Some conventions will cut the badge processing line early in the evening.
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.
|A Certain Scientific Railgun S - Part One (DVD)|
Something sinister is growing in Academy City. The shadows are filled with whispers of a project to clone one of the super-powered students known as espers. High-ranking master of electricity Mikoto Misaka laughs off these stories until she comes face to face with a copy of herself. The duplicates are real, and are being mass-produced from Misaka's DNA, making each one of them a little piece of her.
These clones - her sisters - are being systematically murdered in a series of experiments designed to turn a sadistic killer into the strongest esper in history. Misaka vows to save her copies and destroy the project, but this might be one fight she can't win alone. High-energy battles and intense action explode in this continuation of the Railgun series from the creator of A Certain Magical Index.
Contains episodes 1-12 of season 2. Special Features: Episode Commentary (5, 7), Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song, Trailers. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
|Cat's Eye - Season One (Sub.DVD)|
Cat's Eye is the most notorious group of art thieves in Japan. No one knows their identities, but for most of Tokyo, the mystery only heightens their allure. To bumbling detective Utsumi Toshio, Cat's Eye is a colossal pain in the neck. They outwit him and the rest of the police at every turn, making them look ridiculous. He would never dream of being in love with someone in Cat's Eye. Except he already is.
Toshio has no idea that Cat's Eye is actually his girlfriend, Hitomi Kisugi, and her sisters Rui and Ai. Running the Cat's Eye Cafe next door to the police station, they bring "hiding in plain sight" to a whole new level. But thievery and romance are difficult to balance. Hitomi will need all the help she can get to stop Toshio from discovering her identity - especially when he starts having feelings for her alter-ego!
Contains episodes 1-36. Special Features: Clean Opening and Closing. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
|Lost Universe Complete Collection - Litebox (DVD)|
Millie Nocturne has one great goal in her life: to be the best in the universe... at absolutely everything. But when she tries her hand at being the best detective, she ends up an unwilling partner to two people who will change her life forever: Kain Blueriver, the psi-blade-wielding master of the starship Swordbreaker, and Canal, the smart-mouthed holographic image of the ship's computer!
These are the adventures of this unlikely trio as they hurtle through space, facing off against intergalactic crime lords, rogue starships, hijackers dressed as chickens... and that's just the tip of the asteroid!
Contains episodes 1-26. Special Features: Character Bios, Liner Notes. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
|Photo Kano - Complete Collection (Sub. DVD)|
This year, however, things will be different for Kazuya, and part of that change may just be because of the big new chick magnet hanging in front of him: the used digital SLR he just received from his dad! But will just having a camera be enough to make talking to girls a snap? Well, if he stays focused and proves to be good enough at making them look good, it might just be! And since it's digital, there are no negatives or having to wait for things to develop!
Contains episodes 1-13. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
|Yuyushiki - Complete Collection (Sub. DVD)|
Everyone knows you can learn a lot on the internet, and some of it is even true. But if you want to know what's REALLY going on and important, then there's just one place to go: the computer club!
Okay, so maybe it's not the club itself, but the three girls you're most likely to find there. And maybe they do spend more time chatting about their social lives and debating things like the virtues of ketchup versus mayonnaise than they do learning about the ins and outs of a keyboard, but whatever they're up to, it's sure to put a smile on your face.
So come learn what the mysterious YuiYukari Formula is all about and join serious Yui, hyperactive Yuzuko and lovable but not quite in touch with reality Yukari as they experience life's ups, downs, surprises, and occasionally, the internet!
Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.