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It's 5 AM on my end. My nightly patrol has ended. Good night everyone, I'll see you in the afternoon or evening. I finished everything this week except for Claymore Q's and Fairy Tail 199. PM me if you need me.
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Howdy everyone! It has been a long time since I done a Fetish Friday blog. I'm sorry for being absent. College was rough while I had too many wiki and community projects, being a mod in Anime Vice. I love doing these embarrassing blogs because doing this and laughing at yourself takes a lot of stress off.

Let's get on why Robots are awesome!

If you're new to Fetish Fridays, it's a dumb idea I had when my fellow teammates didn't indulge me enough with new ideas. I had a idea to boost the blog activity in the site by having a theme each day.

  • Moe Monday - I didn't understand what Moe was. I ended up talking about my first Moe show instead.
  • Tsundere Tuesday - ended up being Tsundere Match Ups along the way.
  • Wed - ?
  • Thurs - ?
  • Fetish Friday
  • Sat
  • Sun

I didn't have much time to fully flesh it out. Plus, I don't watch a lot of anime especially older series prior 2000. I would run out of ideas fast.

Past Fetish Fridays

Why Do We Find Robots Irresistible in Anime and Manga?

Before we dive in, I made this blog's robot term more of an umbrella, so I include cyborgs (half human). Makes a life a bit easier.

Guys

For guys, we like cool robots like Franky and Optimus Prime. Think of Megas XLR, where you just watch robots destroying stuff. That's pretty much for male robots, carnage and destruction in a bad ass way. (Unless you're talking about Bender. He's an exception.)

We dig female robots for being cool, sexy, and cold. Some are pretty cute. Androids are popular in anime. You mostly see female versions: kicking ass in DBZ or being your best friend in Chobits.

Gals

Sparklykiss's fave: Cyborg!
Sparklykiss's fave: Cyborg!

I wish I done research and interview folks on Twitter like I did for uniform and glass fetish friday blogs. What I got on Google was a game called Girls Like Robots which didn't help me. As I was searching online, I remember a Giant Bomb user named Sparklykiss. In the Pass The Whiskey - Episode 9: PsEG Must Die, she had a huge crush on Cyborg because he was cool and good looking.

In the end, there is not much difference between genders and their love for robots and cyborgs. I guess I had that misassumption from One Piece where the girls and women don't understand why guys in One Piece love robots. Every time, Franky shows off especially in Punk Hazard arc. Guys would go "Awesome!" while the gals go "eh?" I don't know why there is a gender disparity. That's why I had the same thoughts in this blog. Why women love robots? was in my head. Oh well, I find the answers soon.

What's the hell is Pygmalion?

It pop up in my head when I was doing this blog.

If you're curious about the Pygmalion thing, it's a play written by Bernard Shaw. I was in British Literature (yeah, it was an actual class in high school for 12th grade. I don't know why we had that in American high school in the first place). My British teacher would force us to read a lot of plays. This play was memorable because it was the only thing I liked. If I remember correctly, Pygmalion is based on the concept on making the perfect woman. There was a Greek myth about this guy who built a beautiful woman from a statue. Venus or some goddess animated the statue after seeing the guy obsess over this statue.

It relates to the robot thing because we building the perfect person, the perfect husband or Waifu, if you must. That's the big thing in Chobits. Sorry for messing up.

I need to fact check this.

Most Sexiest Male and Female Robots

Here are my choices for most sexiest robots. I also included a friend's list here.

Thank you for reading everyone. Please feel free to share your most sexiest robots in anime and manga!

Fetish Friday: Sexy Robot Gals

Chii

Chii is a Chobit that Hideki finds (practically) naked in the trash. He activates and befriends her, finding her ignorant innocence endearing. Chii's past is quite mysterious and a big focus in the series.

I put Chii on my list because I came into Chobits during my time on Anime Vice. She's damn cute. Plus, she puts the taboo in robot fetish. In that franchise, folks were loving Persocoms more than their humans.

Android 18

Android 18 is one of the androids created by Dr. Gero designed to kill Goku.

She's pretty much the most bad ass chick in Dragon Ball franchise and on most folks' favorite DBZ women lists. Cell saga is pretty much the best arc in Dragon Ball Z in my book.

Ruri Ninjabayashi
She's from If Her Flag Breaks, a harem show. It was the first I seen a robot and a trap in a harem. It was pretty unique. Ruri didn't get much spotlight. She went into cute, chibi mode and then, ninja mode at the end of the series. That was it.
R. Dorothy Wayneright

Dorothy is the android sidekick of Roger Smith in the Big O series.

She's like the Homer version (Iron Man) or Alfred Pennyworth version. I didn't know she was a robot when I first saw Big O. I never had a chance to complete the series.

Dekken's Sexy Female Robots

I would thank Dekken for giving me suggestions, so I made a separate list to honor my dear friend. He has a bigger list than me.

Rauri
She's from Asobi ni Ikuyo.
Kotoko-01
She's a support android with the appearance of a ten year old girl from Divergence Eve.
Mimi Takaoka
She's the servant and sex robot/computer of Akira Takaoka. from I Dream of Mimi.
Suishou Kibougaoka

She is a student of St. Cargo All-Girl Academy in the Medaka Box series.

Motoko Kusanagi

Motoko is an intelligent and talented cyborg with a secretive past. Known as "The Major", she is the leading field agent of Public Security Section 9, and the protagonist in the Ghost in the Shell franchise.

Disk

She's "mecha musume" with the ability to Scan people and things to gather more information about them. An informant who carries a lot of data in her body.

Sexy Male Robots

Casshern

Casshern is a cyborg superhero and savior of the human race.

I got into Casshern Sins due to Toonami's revival on Adult Swim. Casshern Sins was a good watch for me. I never had exposure to older anime series. Casshern is on my list for being cool and good looking at the same time. I mean Casshern attracts a lot of female robots. There was romance in this series and plenty of unrequited love, too.

Mega Man
I played Megaman during middle school, the 2nd and 3rd game on the GBA. I got into Megaman NT Warriors which makes my first anime series for the franchise. Megaman reminds me of a younger version of Optimus Prime. Lan was the main character who experience character development.
Franky
I got into One Piece and finally caught up after a year long marathon. Franky is the rock star for younger children. He would make them go "Super!"

Franky is a combination of Bender (his pervertedness) and Megaman (his badass mode) into a Hentai Cyborg!

Credits for the Banner

I used two images, Franky and Chii. Chii is the only one I had to alter and make into a transparent PNG.

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Welcome everyone to another week of manga releases! This week has a fairly huge amount. The manga titles that came up and surprise me was D-Frag! Having watched the series with and the gang in winter of 2014, I'm curious to see how the manga was like. Fairy Tail had a Blu-Ray release this week, and now, it has a manga release, too. Missions of Love is a manga series my sister is currently reading. I haven't read it, but it doesn't seem to be my type of manga to read. Having seen Knights of Sidonia, I wanted to see another Sci-Fi and horror manga series. Terra Formars looks like it fit that desire.

Please feel free to share your thoughts on what manga releases you're interested in this week. Thank you.

The Mission of Love, Lone Wolf Club, Fairy Tail, and What You Eat Yesterday manga covers come from Right Stuf while the rest come from Amazon.

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.

Sources

Notes:

  • Right Stuf has Terra Formars listed this week.
  • Comic Book stores don't have What You Eat Yesterday? Vol. 3.

Weekly Manga Releases

D-Frag! Volume 1
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99
Kazama Kenji thinks he's a delinquent. He's got the look, the style, and the attitude to match; he even has a second-rate entourage of sorts. Deep down, however, Kazama is a good-hearted kid who finds himself and his loyal gang in over their heads when they stumble upon the Game Creation Club. The club's formidable members, Chitose, Sakura, Minami and Roka, are four girls who he might actually be attracted to if they weren't so freaking weird.

The girls claim to have otherworldly powers which they use to defeat Kazama's gang and force him to join their offbeat club. Can Kazama resist the girls' bizarre charms and return to some semblance of a normal, everyday life... or is it "game over" for our hapless hero?
Devils and Realist Volume 2
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99
Devils and Realist is an all-new supernatural manga series that pits a young, suave nobleman against Hell’s princely demons.

William Twining has it all—a sharp intelligence, dashing good looks, and a noble station in life. There’s only one problem: he’s broke. With no way to finance his prestigious education, William decides to search through his uncle’s mansion for something of value to sell. But William’s logical worldview is about to take a hit, when he comes across a mystical seal which he unintentionally uses to summon a demon.

The demon’s name is Dantalion, a Grand Duke of Hell, who informs the young nobleman of his destiny—that he is the new “Elector” whose sole responsibility is to appoint the next ruler of Hell in place of Lucifer. Such news might drive a lesser man mad, but not William Twining. He’s a realist whose views don’t allow for the existence of demons, even when scores of demonic candidates begin to knock down his door and seek his favor. None of this can possibly be real—can it?—and besides, he’s got bills to pay.
Fairy Tail Volume 40
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99
Summary is not available.
Missions of Love Volume 8
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99
Shigure's plan to get close to Yukina by helping her overcome her weakness gets off to a good start, but runs into trouble when Yukina meets into an old acquaintance–the preschool teacher who traumatized her in the first place. Can Shigure keep Yukina's old wounds from reopening?
Monster: The Perfect Edition Volume 1
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99
Johan is a cold and calculating killer with a mysterious past, and brilliant Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Conspiracy and serial murder open the door to a compelling, intricately woven plot in this masterwork of suspense.

Everyone faces uncertainty at some point in their lives. Even a brilliant surgeon like Kenzo Tenma is no exception. But there’s no way he could have known that his decision to stop chasing professional success and instead concentrate on his oath to save peoples’ lives would result in the birth of an abomination. The questions of good and evil now take on a terrifyingly real dimension. Years later, in Germany during the tumultuous post-reunification period, middle-aged childless couples are being killed one after another. The serial killer’s identity is known. The reasons why he kills are not. Dr. Tenma sets out on a journey to find the killer’s twin sister, who may hold some clues to solving the enigma of the “Monster.”
What Did You Eat Yesterday Volume 3
  • Distributor: Vertical
  • Suggested retail price: $12.95

No summary available.

World War Blue Volume 6
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99
World War Blue is an all-new fantasy manga series inspired by the “console wars,” the historic struggle for market share between manufacturers in the video game industry. In World War Blue, this conflict is represented by satirical versions of famous video game characters, who fight each other in a sprawling RPG-like world.

In the continent of Consume, an endless war rages between bitter rivals: the Segua Kingdom vs. the Ninteldo Empire. Upon his dinosaur steed, the stern Emperor Marcus has led the Ninteldo Empire to near-victory. Now, with the majority of Consume under its control, Ninteldo has Segua up against the ropes.

Enter a fleet-footed lad named Gear, who seeks vengeance against Ninteldo for his brother’s death. After joining Segua’s Army, Gear is enlisted in the Special Forces, due to his amazing speed. Yet the inexperienced, hasty youth may not be ready for the realities of war—or he might just become the Segua Empire’s last and greatest hope.
Terra Formars Vol. 1
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested Retail Price: $12.99

In the late 26th century, overpopulation on Earth is reaching the breaking point, and humanity must find new frontiers. The terraforming of Mars has taken centuries, but is now complete. The colonization of Mars by humanity is an epoch-making event, but an unintended side effect of the terraforming process unleashes a horror no one could ever have imagined...

After humanity's first manned mission to the Red Planet was lost, a second expedition arrives. The explorers prepare to exterminate the cockroaches that were used to transform the Martian environment. They are shocked to discover that the insects have mutated into giant, aggressive humanoids with one overriding goal: exterminate the humans! But this crew of explorers has each undergone the "Bugs Procedure," terrifying experimental surgery designed to make them more than human...

  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99
Separated from his son while battling Yagyu assassins,​ Itto Ogami’s mission of retribution heats to a boil as he cuts through any obstacle to find his missing child.​ But little Daigoro,​ though a mere toddler,​ is the son of the most formidable and resourcefull samurai in the land.​ Though alone in a cruel world,​ Daigoro has the heart of a warrior!

Collects two stories from volume 10 and volumes 11-12 in an omnibus format.​
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Welcome! This week has a large selection. I'm interested in Kill la Kill, but I have to wait until they have the complete collection. They're selling about 4 episodes a piece. Fairy Tail dub got to the Key of the Starry Sky arc. I'm curious to hear Michelle Lobster's dub voice.

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.

Notes

  • Right Stuf has Deadman Wonderland, Fairy Tail, Gurren Lagann, Majestic Prince, and Silver Spoon listed.
  • One of the thumbnails, Momonoke, couldn't be enlarged for some odd reason.

Sources

DVD and Blu Ray Releases

anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - [Collector's Edition] (Sub.Blu-Ray + DVD)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $79.98
Jintan, Menma, Anaru, Yukiatsu, Tsuruko, and Poppo - six grade-school students who were the best of friends. As the "Super Peace Busters," they always played together at their "secret base" until Menma died in a tragic accident. Five years later, Menma appeared before Jintan, now a high school freshman. No one could see her but Jintan, and Menma told him that she wanted the Super Peace Busters to grant her a certain wish. But not even Menma herself remembered what that wish was. Having been traumatized by Menma's death, the five had drifted apart, but after giving vent to their bottled-up feelings in an emotionally-charged moment, they gradually went back to being the "gang" of years past. And then Menma said goodbye, leaving letters to everyone of the Super Peace Busters. One year later - once again, they gather at their secret base, each of them with a letter to Menma in hand.

This special collector's edition includes a compilation music CD (including the theme song "Circle Game" by Galileo Galilei), a memorial postcard set, a double-sided Menma poster, and a deluxe booklet, all housed in an artbox illustrated by character designer Masayoshi Tanaka!

  • Special Features: Textless Opening (Special O.A. Version), Theatrical Trailers, TV Commercial Collections.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.
Kill la Kill (DVD or Blu-Ray 1 of 5)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98 (BD), $39.98 (DVD)
Honnouji Academy - where the school is ruled by students clad in special outfits called Goku Uniforms. Deriding the student body as "pigs in human clothing," Student Council President Satsuki Kiryuin, along with her loyal underlings, the Elite Four, has the academy under their absolute control.

One day, a vagrant schoolgirl named Ryuko Matoi appears and tries to get Satsuki, who recognizes her Scissor Blade, to talk. Was their encounter a mere coincidence or fate? The clash between the two will soon consume the whole academy!

  • Contains episodes 1-4.
  • Special Features: Textless Openings, Web Version Previews.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.
Mononoke - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $19.95
In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the spirits using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the evil spirits in his wake.

DISC 1 (Episodes 1-7): Zashiki Warashi / Zashiki Warashi Part II / Sea Bishop (Sea Bonze) Part I / Sea Bishop (Sea Bonze) Part II / Sea Bishop (Sea Bonze) Part III / The Faceless Monster Part I / The Faceless Monster Part II

DISC 2 (Episodes 8-12 & Bonus): Nue–The Japanese Chimera Part I / Nue–The Japanese Chimera Part II / The Goblin Cat: The Opening Act / The Goblin Cat: The Second Act / The Goblin Cat: The Final Act / Bonus
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (DVD)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $39.98
Madoka Kaname is an eighth-grader who leads a peaceful, fun-filled life as a student, surrounded by her beloved family and her best friends. One day, a transfer student named Homura Akemi arrives in Madoka's class. She is a dark-haired beauty with a somewhat mysterious disposition. Soon after meeting Madoka for the first time, Homura goes on to issue Madoka a strange warning.

Madoka also meets Kyubey, a mysterious looking white creature. He says, "Make a contract with me and become a magical girl!" To make any wish come true – Madoka didn't know the meaning of this miracle nor what its cost may prove to be. An impending loss triggers a drastic change in her destiny...

Special Features: Textless Ending, Theatrical Trailers, TV Commercial Collections.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal (DVD)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $39.98

The young girls have discovered the truth... the cruel fate of a magical girl. Madoka's best friend, Sayaka Miki's Soul Gem turns pitch-black as its owner falls into despair and it is transformed into a Grief Seed. Upon seeing this fate, Kyoko tries to save Sayaka, and ends up sacrificing her own life. One magical girl after another is destroyed.

Throughout it all, there is one magical girl who continues to fight alone - Homura Akemi. All this time, she has been acting with one goal in mind. "I promise... I'm going to save you, no matter what it takes." Homura renews her vow. And then it happens - a miracle powerful enough to sway the fortunes of the universe...

Special Features: Textless Opening, Theatrical Trailers, TV Commercial Collections.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie DVD/Blu-ray (Hyb) Limited Ed. (Parts 1-2)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $79.98

This limited edition includes a deluxe booklet housed in an artbox designed by character designer Junichiro Taniguchi!

Special Features: Textless Opening and Ending, Theatrical Trailers, TV Commercial Collections
To Love-Ru Darkness (Blu-Ray or DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98 (BD), $49.98 (DVD)

As close encounters of the twisted kind between the residents of the planet Deviluke (represented primarily by the female members of the royal family) and the inhabitants of Earth (represented mainly by one very exhausted Rito Yuuki) continue to escalate, the situation spirals even further out of control. When junior princesses Nana and Momo transferred into Earth School where big sister Lala can (theoretically) keep an eye on them, things SHOULD be smooth sailing. But when Momo decides she'd like to "supplement" Rito's relationship with Lala with a little "sisterly love," you know Lala's not going to waste any time splitting harems. Unfortunately, it's just about that point that Yami, the Golden Darkness, enters the scene with all the subtleness of a supernova, along with an army of possessed high school students! All of which is certain to make Rito's life suck more than a black hole at the family picnic. Unless, of course, a certain semi-demonic princess can apply a little of her Devilukean Whoop Ass to exactly that portion of certain other heavenly bodies!

  • Contains episodes 1-12.
  • Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Yu-Gi-Oh! - The Complete Set (DVD)
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $229.64
Based on the wildly successful playing card franchise, YU-GI-OH! follows the adventures of a boy named Yugi and his friends who love the newest card game that is sweeping the nation. This complete set includes all five seasons of the YU-GI-OH! classic collection, as well as the movie single, YU-GI-OH! Bonds Beyond Time.
Deadman Wonderland - Complete Series
  • Publisher: FUNimation
  • Suggested Retail Price: $34.98

Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He's framed for the carnage, sentenced to die, and locked away in the most twisted prison ever built: Deadman Wonderland. And then it gets worse.

At Deadman Wonderland, convicts are forced into brutal deathmatches for the amusement of the masses, the cheers of the crowd drowning out the screams of the dismembered. Even when Ganta befriends Shiro, an unusual female inmate, his dark fate crushes all hope – until he discovers the strange ability to wield his spilled blood as a weapon. Ganta learns his new skill might be related to the murderous man in red and uncovers disturbing secrets that could expose those who stole his freedom. He's determined to see justice served – but first he'll have to fight for his life in a prison that holds a million ways to die.

Contains episodes 1-12 plus the OVA "The Red Knife Wielder."

Special Features: Episode Commentary (6, 12), English Video Commentary, Promotional Videos, Textless Opening Songs, Textless Closing Song, Original Commercials, U.S. Trailer, Trailers.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Fairy Tail DVD/Blu-Ray Part 11
  • Publisher: FUNimation
  • Suggested Retail Price: $32.98

When a mighty dragon attacks, Fairy Tail's most powerful members go missing for seven years. Once they finally return, they find that much about the Fiore Kingdom - and their guildmates - has changed. With the guild's headquarters and reputation in shambles, it's up to Natsu and the others to get Fairy Tail back to its former glory by accepting any jobs that come their way - like being dancing guards at a fancy magic ball and taking on the infamous Butt Jiggle Gang.

Meanwhile, a mysterious girl appears with a strange item from Lucy's father - a relic that a secret order of wizards will stop at nothing to obtain. Will this artifact ultimately prove to be Fairy Tail's undoing?

Contains episodes 121-131.

Special Features: Episode Commentary (130), Todd Haberkorn at Otakon, Textless Opening Songs, Textless Closing Songs, U.S. Trailer, Trailers.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Gurren Lagann The Movie Double Feature Blu-Ray (Childhood's End/Lights)
  • Publisher: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested Retail Price: $70.98

This double-feature set includes the Gurren Lagann movies Childhood's End and The Light in the Sky Are Stars on Blu-ray!

Childhood's End
This is the story of a man who has yet to realize what destiny holds in store for him... Far in the future, humans have lived underground, quietly and restlessly, for hundreds of years, suffering from frequent earthquake and land subsidence. In Giha Village, one such underground community, live two young men. Simon is shy and naive, while Kamina believes in existence of a "surface" world above their heads.

Their destinies start moving drastically when the ceiling falls and a gigantic "Gunmen" and a beautiful girl named Yoko with a superconductive rifle come from the surface. Kamina, Simon and Yoko get on the "Lagann" that Simon digs out from the ground, and jump out to the surface! However, the surface is not such a dreamland as Kamina imagined. The world is reined by the Spiral King and his army. Kamina and Simon, along with their comrades challenge the Spiral King to change the desperate world to the one with hope for the future by Gurren Lagann!

The Lights in the Sky Are Stars
"When the heavens are pierced open, the young man sees a path to the future..."

Valiantly persevering through the traumatic aftermath of previous events, Team Dai-Gurren finally reaches Teppelin, the royal capital, where Simon battles the Spiral King, Lordgenome. Seven years pass after the battle of Teppelin, and humans reclaim the surface of the earth and enjoy an unprecedented period of peace and prosperity. However, humanity's increasing population growth triggers the sudden emergence of an unknown, powerful enemy.

Majestic Prince DVD - Collection 1
  • Publisher: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested Retail Price: $50.98

In the not-so-distant future, the people of earth have expanded their frontier into the solar system. And now, we're under attack! Advances in physics and genetic engineering have created astonishing new flying war machines and pilots with a wide array of enhanced abilities.

Young Izuru has been chosen to lead the hapless Team Rabbits into battle against the sinister Wulgaru forces. Spearheaded by the cold and savage Prince Jiart, these dark invaders possess both superior firepower and technology, as well as an unwavering thirst for earthly destruction. It will be up to Izuru and his brash band of misfits to vanquish the enemy and save us all... if they don't kill each other first.

Contains episodes 1-12.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Silver Spoon DVD Complete 1st Season
  • Publisher: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested Retail Price: $74.98

The only reason why Yugo Hachiken decided to attend the Oezo Agricultural High School (a.k.a Ezono) was simply because the school had a dormitory. Entering Ezono was a way for Yugo to run away from the stifling academic pressures in the city, however, it didn't take long for him to realize that life is not that simple.

Yugo is soon forced to face more hurdles in his new environment surrounded by all the farm animals and the magnificent Mother Nature. He also begins feeling a different kind of pressure as he deals with his classmates who, unlike him, all have a clear view of what they want for their futures.

Even so, as Yugo overcomes one challenge after another at Ezono and deepens his bonds with his classmates, he begins to grow stronger both physically and mentally. This is a coming-of-age story filled with sweat, tears, and literally a lot of dirt!

Contains episodes 1-11.

Special Features: Textless Openings, Textless Ending, Commercial, Trailers.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

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I needed to take a break from my job and my work on Anime Vice. Today, I receive the first part of my order from Right Stuf.

There was a Kondansha sale off at Right Stuf when I was doing Quick Picks last month. I'm not much of a big spender due to the wage I earn working at the family business. While I tend to buy manga that I'm familiar with, I didn't see much new titles that grabbed much attention excluding Vinland Saga. I previewed first before buying, but it was too late when the sale off ended midnight. I ended buying Vinland Saga at Anime Expo via Kodansha booth.

Got Vinland Saga at Anime Expo
Got Vinland Saga at Anime Expo

The Missions of Love books are for my little sister who loves that series. Haven't read it yet. It doesn't seem like the type of manga I'm into. I bought three Attack on Titan manga: Attack on Titan No Regrets, Before the Fall, and Junior High. I used to read Attack on Titan manga via Crunchyroll's simulpub before I decided to postpone it for the anime's return. I didn't buy new volumes since I'm paying for the subscription. I'm excited to read manga in physical copy since I usually read online. I'm curious to see Levi's back story as well finding out what's Before the Fall is all about. Junior High seems fun to read after two drama heavy Attack on Titan books.

Purpose of this thread is to not show off manga collection or what I bought. Part of this is promote buying manga and anime legally to promote the industry and to encourage folks to show off their collection, too. I write the Quick Picks every week, telling everyone to not resort to piracy if possible. You have folks in Anime Vice outside of the states where licensing of anime and manga titles are scarce or not available. Giving them hope and motivation to support the industry. Also, this is part of 's project called "My Collection." Back then, I was asking my teammates for new ideas to boost the forum activity. Kelleth suggests doing blogs showcasing collection of anime, manga, and memorabilia. Kelleth loves showing off his collection on Twitter. I haven't done a proper blog for that project.

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This is going to be a short blog since today would be very busy. I'm behind in two weeks worth of episode summaries due to finals from last week and Anime Expo last weekend. Plus, I had the battle interview for Low and Summer 2014 Anime Guide on top of things.

After summer school ends, I am heading back into the workforce, working at the restaurant or volunteering at Church. It's not bad because I still have time to work on Anime Vice. School is more problematic, not only I have to attend classes and I have to put in time to study and work on problems.

Accomplishments

Goals

  • Finish the Summer 2014 Simulcast Guide
  • Finish the Wiki Recognition Article
  • Write some reviews for WayBig's Anime Survey and Reviews (Summer 2014).
  • Finish the Tsundere Tournament ♀ with Vapovile
  • Finish Walking Dead season 4 with Acura Max. The project was postponed when we were busy with school during the summer.
  • Clear Spring 2014 Wiki Tasks. While some mods cancel their wiki tasks, I finish mine up if no one takes it. That's my style.

Summer 2014

Aldnoah.Zero
Part of the wiki mod's role is to help expand pages that the front page focuses on. That's why you see me working on Kill la Kill, Attack on Titan, Gargantia, Stardust Crusaders, and Blade & Soul. Whatever Tom and his gang reviews, I upload images or edit the wiki pages.

This title might be reviewed weekly since Tom Pinchuk is a big fan of Gen Urobuchi's work. I have to be on stand by if that happens.
2. Akame ga Kill
The pilot episode in this one really pulled me. Despite DocHaus's heavy warnings, I guess I'll be heading down the dark road of anime.
I have been desensitived to violence and other taboo things in the industry. I haven't seen the worse yet since I haven't seen Gantz and Elfen Lied.
3. Sword Art Online II
Since I completed Sword Art Online's episode summaries, I'll be carrying my work over.

Small Projects

These are minor projects where I just add characters and images.

Current Spring Projects that are still on my plate

Chaika - The Coffin Princess
I'm almost with the episode summaries. Just need to finish 4, 5, and 12. I did went into character pages when Sidapa needed help writing and formatting the pages.

My teammates are Sidapa and AgentFakku. They became inactive along the way. For me, wiki editing is done at everyone's own pacing. I don't force or push them to complete stuff. That's not how I work with my teammates.
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
I jumped in a bit late in the episode summary. I still to complete Ep. 13-15 and Ep. 1-5 summaries.

My teammates are Toxin45, ForgottenOne, and SpeedForceSpider. ForgottenOne and SpeedForceSpider are the character writers. Toxin45 deals with creating episode and volume pages. Sometimes, he makes mistakes a lot and tends to pages bare without leaving general information like publisher and author on the volume pages, so I have to watch his back.

There was another teammate called MrWhiteX who works on the wiki tasks. Since he hasn't developed his writing enough, I told him to avoid text heavy wiki submissions. I did moderate his wiki in the past, and he has trouble with spelling and grammar to an extent that articles he wrote was unreadable.
One Piece
I'm currently working on episode summaries, but I got behind as well. Dekken, my teammate, is uploading images. Sometimes, I see MrWhiteX adding characters to the newer episode pages that I haven't got to yet. He's not on our team officially. I have to talk to him.
Fairy Tail
This is my solo project since my old teammates are quite busy. I'm behind on this as well.

Old Projects That are Still on My Tasks

  • Seven Deadly Sins
  • Magi
  • Toriko

For Toriko, I just write character pages. I still have Rin, Match, and Tina's pages to do. I don't think I can do episode summaries. Seven Deadly Sins is a manga project. I work on volume summaries. I think I finished 2 volumes so far.

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