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Welcome to the weekly Sket Dance blog! This week's episode is a bit of morbid episode for Sojiro fans because he and Shinba are graduation. The story in Sket Dance is moving on.

Plot

The torch has passed from Sojiro to Sasuke who is new president. Being anxious, Sasuke starts being strict with the rules until Sojiro has a man to man talk with Sasuke. He tells him that he has his friends as his support. Later, a stranger calls Sojiro and threatens to hurt Saaya if Sojiro does not solve the four puzzles that he has set up.

Will Sojiro save his little sister, Saaya?!

Verdict

Beware of Spoilers!

Good

Otsukare "Great Job!"
Otsukare "Great Job!"
  • Despite that Sojiro is a minor character, he helps mold Sasuke and Bossun. He's an unforgettable character with a unique laugh and a sheer devotion to protect his sister. I just like how he thinks his sister is twisting the hearts of Bossun and Sasuke.
  • Bossun's farewell ceremony is pure genius! I loved how he set up Sojiro who showed why he is the president the first place. I hope to see those two battling each other in a game of wits.

Bad

  • There is not much bad things about this episode, but he is a character for comic relief just like the others: Moe and Enigman. Unlike Sojiro, he didn't change much.

Overall, this episode is great, and the puzzles can be confusing. We had a special ending with a slower version, Sekai wa Okujō de Miwataseta, and a compilation of the Kaimei Student Council.

Thanks

Thank you guys and gals for reading this weekly report. Please support the franchise and the wiki editors who are working hard here in the community and over at Anime Vice. Feel free to drop any comments, post blogs, or do wiki edits. The more we get involved, the better this community would get.

Wiki Progress For Sket Dance Wikia

  • Utipintar: She finished Episode 70's summary, manga and anime differences, and cast. She created the snapshot page for Ep. 70.
  • Takashichea: My teammates beat me to the episode page and the manga chapters it covered. All I did was add minor things to that page and organized images. I created the snapshot page for Ep. 69.
  • Balthierfan: He proofread Ep. 70, Ch. 141, and Ch. 203.
  • Kiseki69: He edited the Romaji lyrics for Clear.

Wiki Progress For Anime Vice

I finished Episode 70 and Ch. 147-148 for Vol. 17.

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Hey everyone! I'm Taka, your friendly neighborhood wiki editor. Today, I like to share some of anime and manga series that I have heard about and finally have a chance to try it out. With summer, this is my only chance to get out there in the vast anime universe and outside of my comfort zones. There is so much anime and manga out there that I feel left out from the discussions here in the community. I can't comment. It's pretty ironic that a wiki editor like myself is a noob who can't call himself a true anime fan.

Some of these are old while some of these just began airing in Japan a month ago or so. I thank BigHeart711 who got me into the Summer and Spring 2012 trailer video projects. For the new stuff, I just post links to the weekly reports to make this blog shorter. I usually don't do long blogs because I don't want to bore you guys and gals.

One Piece (Manga Only)

Began in June: Some folks are surprised that I haven't read One Piece yet since I'm mostly a Shonen specialist wiki editor. I heard so much about it from my colleagues especially with the debate between Fairy Tail and One Piece. I, like many others, made a mistake and thought the first cover of Fairy Tail manga was one of Eiichiro Oda's works. In time, you see the differences. Anyways, I tried One Piece to support the fans when Godlen was gone. I got hooked on One Piece after the first chapter. Luffy reminds me so much of Goku. They are both big eaters, gentle spirited, and stupid at some points. The big difference between the two is Luffy's ambitions. His dream to become king of the pirates remind me of Naruto and Yoh Asakura. The only thing I had to get used is the drawing style. I seen it on the wiki pages and battle forums, but when I read the manga, their mouths are huge, and their faces are so simplistic.

Right now, I'm in Skypiea. I was surprised that they gone up to the sky to become sky pirates. In one of DestinyHeroKnight's blogs, I asked when are the mermaids appeared. It turns out they won't appear for a long time. One Piece is not a true pirate story until I get to see some mermaids.

Puella Magi Madoka★Magica

Started in early July: I heard about this anime when it made first place as best of 2011 in Anime Vice. I took BigHeart711's recommendation and instantly fall in love with the anime. It got dark in episode 3 which I can't spoil you. Like everyone said, this anime will change your perception on magical girls genre. It was surprising that Gen Urobuchi created the story since I usually associate him with Fate Zero, another favorite anime of mine. They both have a cyclic fate element sewn into them since witches and magical girls are doomed to repeat a cycle of despair. In Fate Zero's case, the servants are stuck in the past and brought back to life as a tool to get the grail. I seen this more in Saber than others. They had great characters who are unique in their own ways, and for characters I will not forget is Kyuubei because he is an interesting yet the most despised and creepiest character in the show. The show has a unique animation when you enter the witches' world. I can't seem to stop staring at the eyes that have this random pencil shading.

All in all, it's an awesome show. I'm glad I got to try it.

Astarotte's Toy

Started on July 28: I tried this one because I was researching reverse harem shows due to the recent wiki work in La Storia della Famiglia and Alice in the Country of Hearts. There was not much good reverse harem series that were originally based on video games. I chose to do Astarotte's Toy because of the premise, a young succubus must form a harem of men in order to live off of their "life seed." The bad thing was that Daniel and Sotyfan16 told me it was not a reverse harem which reminds me to remove it from the Reverse Harem concept page. After Daniel told how great the anime was on Tom's Watch and Learn article, I decided to check it out out of curiosity. What I have seen made me laugh hard. I heard how people didn't tried it because it had lolis in it. I didn't give a damn about it if it made me look a pedobear. The fan service is not that bad after I got used to the panty shots which I'm not a fan. It was Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? level. My little sister joined half way when she got curious. I hated the anime at first, but I eventually liked Astarotte (tsundere problems and mommy's girl problems) and Naoya (moral issues with his relationships with Astarotte and her mother). I did not expect that plot twist with Naoya and his daughter who is a weird girl. I did not want Naoya and Astarotte together, but the manga will probably have them married. Speaking of the manga, I haven't read it.

This series is great if you can tolerate the fan service and innuendos. When it got good, the anime ended abruptly. I hoped to see a second season.

Highschool of the Dead

Started on August 6: I avoided this one show for a long time, but as I get used to Anime Vice, the folks gradually stripped my innocence where I don't feel ashamed watching bad shows except for H wiki pages. I still feel dirty. I avoided shows that are not family friendly since I usually watch anime with my little sister. After watching Hagure Yusha no Estetica and Deadman Wonderland, I was ready to tried something extreme violence with a perverted fan service like Seikon no Qwaser. However, I did tried HOTD a year ago, but I started on episode 9 for a special wiki concept project: Implied Sex Scenes. I had to start all over yesterday to get the full story. HOTD was a thrilling experience when I watched Monday night. It was hella scary and mind numbing, and the panty shots were freaking annoying in the battles. In time, I got dehumanized as I got comfortable with the violence, immorality, and absurd fan service. I liked every character except for Saya Takagi and that messed up teacher.

I haven't finished the anime, but it's 12 episodes which is pretty damn short. From what Sotyfan16 said, I'm not looking forward to the ending. I will have to try out the manga to find out how it ends.

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Since I'm running out of time, I leave the weekly reports and first impressions that people made. Thank you guys and gals for reading this blog. I hope you continue discussing anime in this community. Please check out the discussion threads for the new summer anime shows.

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Tsundere Mash-Up

Welcome to the second Tsundere Mash-Up blog (female edition)! Our combatants are Astarotte Ygvar (Astarotte's Toy) and Haruna (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?). I pick these two because they are violent loli girls who have snaggle tooth. Also, they both sang one time.

For those who are unfamiliar with Tsundere characters, here is a definition by our Anime Vice wiki editors:

"Tsundere" is a portmanteau of two Japanese phrases: "tsuntsun" and "deredere" and refers to characters who act hostile to the object of their affections, but secretly (or not-so-secretly) harbor feelings for them.

Facts

I tried not to give too much facts that leads to spoilers. Beware of the facts I give if you are looking forward to try these series.

  • Astarotte is a succubus who hates men. Yet, when she matures, she has to form a harem of men in order to survive by taking their semen.
  • Astarotte's love interest is Naoya Tohara who she finds perverted. At first, she hates him due to his gender. Like all tsundere, she warms up to Naoya.
  • If Naoya sees someone's panties, she punishes him with silly requests such as having him cross dress.
  • Example: She secretly wants Naoya step in and say he loves her during the scene where a foreign prince tries to propose to her at school.
  • Haruna is a magical girl (Masou Shoujo) who hunts Megalos for a living until she meets Ayumu who robs her of her magical powers. Now, she is forced to live with the pervert.
  • Haruna's love interest is Ayumu Aikawa, but it's implied because Haruna never confessed in the series.
  • She usually beats him bloody for doing perverted things.
  • Example: It's implied that Haruna has feelings for Ayumu because she beat Ayumu in jealously when she sees Ayumu and Yuki are getting close.
  • Note: According to Dai, Haruna remembers people's name who she deemed important.

Given the facts, who do you see as the most/better Tsundere character?

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Tsundere Mash-Up

Welcome to the first Tsundere Mash-up blog (female edition)! Our combatants are Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Lum (Urusei Yatsura). I pick these two because they are oldest and well known Tsundere characters.

Facts

I tried not to give too much facts that leads to spoilers. Beware of the facts I give if you are looking forward to try these series.

Definition of Tsundere Characters

"Tsundere" is a portmanteau of two Japanese phrases: "tsuntsun" and "deredere" and refers to characters who act hostile to the object of their affections, but secretly (or not-so-secretly) harbor feelings for them.

Via Anime Vice

Asuka SoryuLum Invader
  • She is a prideful woman who wants to be recognized as an Evangelion pilot.
  • Her love interest is Shinji Ikari who she finds a pathetic loser. Despite how she views Shinji, she flirts and teases Shinji. Like all tsundere characters, she can get abusive. She uses words as main form of abuse.
  • Lum is an Oni Alien of royal heritage. Her race invades the planet earth, and when Lum plays tag with an Earth boy, Ataru Moroboshi, to determine the fate of man kind, she falls in love with him.
  • Lum is only abusive with Ataru if she sees Ataru flirting with other girls. She shocks Ataru for his unfaithfulness.

Given the facts, who do you see as the most/better Tsundere character?

Note: Unfortunately, I have not seen the anime shows to get to know these girls. Feel free to correct facts that I researched. A lot of people argue that Lum is not a tsundere character. I couldn't think of classic character of a well known series to combat Asuka.

I will do more mash-ups since Gia did some for the Moe concept. Oh yeah, I welcome any improvements to these threads.

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Welcome everyone to the Weekly La Storia della Arcana Famiglia report! Last week's episode was another exposition story where we learn about Nova's past. This week's episode links both Libertà and Nova's pasts. It is interesting, and plus, we get some action to this series.

Plot

When pirates have kidnapped Nova's father, Moreno, it's up to Felicitá, Nova, and Libertà to rescue him. From the shadows, a masked man from Libertà's past stalks them.

Can the three save the day?

Verdict

Beware of spoilers!

Good

  • We get some action and some Arcana Powers revealed in this episode.
  • For those who like Jolly, he is a weirdo. In the ending, he makes Libertà drinks a concoction that has one confessed to their carnal desires. The words that came out sounds like a Light Novel or Visual Novel's typical sex scene without the graphic description of private parts.
  • Nova and Libertà's character shine a bit with Nova smiling more and Libertà proving himself.

Bad

  • Repetitive Response: It's only funny for the first time, but Felicitá's scene where she kicks Libertà for being a pervert is not needed.

The episode is better than the earlier episodes since it's not an exposition or a slow episode. You got some humorous scenes and action. How do you guys and gals dig this episode?

Thanks

Thank you guys and gals for reading this report. Please support the franchise and the wiki editors who are working hard. Any help to the wiki pages, nice image uploads, comment, or blogs would be appreciated. I wouldn't mind sharing the episode work since it's insane to work on multiple wiki projects.

Wiki Progress: I finished Ep. 6's page and added evolution sections to Nova and Libertà's pages.

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