Welcome to the weekly Fairy Tail report! My teammate, Newten, will resume doing coverage for Fairy Tail this week. Check out Sora_thekey's thread about the winter watches. To watch the latest Fairy Tail, head over to Crunchyroll. For those who want to try the dub version, check out Funimation.
For those who are new to Anime Vice, my partners are Newten and Annabanana in addition to my old teammates, Obsidian609, Wales, Obscurefan, and Buhssuht. For image gallery, check this link to the wiki page. We also have a lovely stitched cap from Fairy Tail Wikia for this episode. I didn't do an animated GIF for this week.
The Fairy Tail and Grimoire Heart members continue to battle. Gildartz fights Bluenote while Natsu's gang go back to the camp. Bixlow and Freed Justine jump in and defend the camp from Rustyrose. In Erza's battle, Azuma uses his magic to destroy the Tenrou tree. With the tree fallen, will Erza be able to defeat Azuma with everyone's lives on her shoulders?
Find out by watching Fairy Tail!
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Overall, this episode is great. Deserves a B or 4 out of a 5. I'm definitely looking forward to Erza's battle with Azuma.
Fairy Tail Wikia's community member, Rauleli, uploaded this image that reveals Freed and Bixlow in their glory.
Please thank Rauleli for this image.
I thank you guys for reading my team's report, and I thank all of my teammates for working hard to support the community while juggling school.
For Wiki progress, Anna and I finished ep. 113's wiki page. That's it. I was working on Sket Dance and Beelzebub's characters this week and last week. Check out my team's wiki vitae list if you want to see the whole wiki work.
Some of these reports aren't last week. I just put them down because they are the last weekly reports done.
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Welcome to the Beelzebub report! I couldn't fit the whole episode title "Today I'm Different on the Inside." We'll stick with the movie reference for now. For those who don't know my teammates, they are Arrussel, Sreenivas, Annabanana, and ShadowKnight508. Let's discuss this episode today. With the various anime reports, I have to state this fact, Beelzebub is available on Crunchyroll, a legal streaming website. Beelzebub 50 is available for everyone on January 21, 2012.
After an exciting battle between Oga and Behemoth's men ends with a victory and Furuichi's reputation shattered, Oga and the gang have another bizarre day. The aftereffects of Super Milk Time has caused Oga and Beel to switch bodies, will Beel (Oga) get his body back with his reputation intact?
There's not much bad things, but I wish Aoi and Hilda had more fight time to settle the question whether Hilda or Aoi is stronger.
This episode is funny, but it needs some actions such as more Hilda vs Aoi scenes.
Thank you guys for reading my team's report. I thank my team for working hard to support the community. Check out the community spotlight and the winter anime reports, too!
For Rave Master's fans, I wrote a Beginner's Guide to Rave Master. I get on the beginner guide for Beelzebub in the summer.
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This guide is for people who haven't tried Rave Master. If you are a fan of the series, please enjoy this guide as well. It will give you another side of Rave Master to think about. Hiro Mashima is the mangaka behind Rave Master, his first series. He is also known for his other works such as Monster Soul, Fairy Tail, and Monster Hunter Orage. His Rave Master and Fairy Tail are his longest manga series with an anime adaptation. Fairy Tail is Hiro Mashima's current ongoing manga and anime series with over 110 episodes aired and 30 volumes published. Compared to Rave Master, the series has ended with 35 volumes, and for the anime, it ended abruptly at 51 episodes. Despite Rave Master's early end, it is the catalyst and source of inspiration for Hiro Mashima's future works. You'll see the similarities between his works especially the characters. Other outside influences are Toriyama Akira's Dragon Ball work and Yoshinori Nakai and Takashi Shimada's Ultimate Muscle work.
Rave Master was first published by Kodansha in the Shonen Magazine during 1999 to 2005. The first volume was published in November 1999, and the final volume was published in September 2005. For the anime adaptation, Rave Master is produced by Studio Deen and directed by Takashi Watanabe and aired on TBS in October 2001. The series ended in September 2002. In North America, Cartoonnetwork aired Rave Master on its Toonami block in June 2004. After the series was cancelled, it aired on Syfy in 2009.
It's about a teenage boy named Haru Glory who is on a quest to find the Rave with the assistance of Plue in order to defeat Demon Card. In his adventures, he encounters Elie who lost her memories, and he promises to help her as they travel the world and save the innocent from Demon Card.
These are the main characters of Rave Master.
A teenage boy who becomes the 2nd generation Rave Master after meeting Shiba, and before leaving Garage Island, he promises his sister (Cattleya Glory) that he will come back home after defeating Demon Card and helping Plue to get all the Five Rave stones. Haru is a bit of a naive boy since he never been outside of his small island of a home.
A mysterious girl who has amnesia and a past relating to the Rave stones. Don't be fooled by her looks, she packs a mean punch with her powerful Tonfan guns and has an unnaturally good luck on her side when it comes to gambling. Elie happens to like gambling a lot as well.
A carrot nosed dog who helps Haru track down the Rave Stones. He loves lollipops and hates pudding. Go ask Griffon Kato for the whole story. Plue is one of the most adorable things in this franchise and in Fairy Tail.
Griffon Kato is a blue gourd-like, lecherous animal that looks like Squidward and has yellow cilia as feet. He's the map and transportation person.
For Fairy Tail and Monster Soul fans, you see the familiar archetypes from these characters that have strong similarities to your favorite characters. Let's discuss that in the comments below.
I recommend this to both males and females age 10 and up. As the series progresses into tragic and tear jerking moments, the audience has to have thicker skin for it.
Rave Master is an enjoyable series for many of us when we're young. It is cool to see a guy swinging a giant sword and going "Explosion!" and when the anime gets serious with the dramatic and mournful scenes, it made us cry. I watched this series twice, and it was for a team wiki project. Rave Master still appealed to me now because of its funny yet serious moments. Despite the Shonen cliches of friendship and dreams, Rave Master does it in a low key way. It's about friends fighting to protect each other to the very end with their last breaths. The manga is somewhat graphic with the dismemberment and blood than the anime version which is more toned down more. Though, the American version is more censored than its Japanese counterpart. The music of Rave Master is unforgettable and when Haru takes action to do something crazy, the music compliments the action.
For the people who are new, I definitely recommend checking the anime first then the manga. Despite the censorship, the anime is quite faithful to its manga story and the characters in the anime look maturer than its manga counterparts. When you get to episode 51 where the anime has abruptly ended, you can shift to the manga. Since Rave Master is Hiro Mashima's first work, his art style is a bit rough in the beginning volumes. As the manga progressed, the characters' design improve and mature.
Like all good anime, they are subjected to censorship. Check out the wiki page or feel free to ask me what censorship they did. They censor the bath scenes that shows some bits of Elie's breasts, altered Griffon's flashback, changed the gun noises to laser noises, and censor Julius's beatings of Elie when she's down. Sorry for going off on a tangent, I'm becoming more like my mentor. As for name changes, the dub version changes the name such as Dark Bring, Demon Card, Ten Commandments and more.
For dub and sub, I don't have a strong preference. I do watch the Japanese version because it's less censored than the English version. Sadly, I don't know my seiyuus really well. I love both the English and Japanese voices for Haru, Elie, Musica, and Plue. I am amazed that Yuri Lowenthal is the voice actor for Sasuke Uchiha and that Michelle Ruff is the voice actress for Rukia Kuchiki.
Interesting Fact: For Fairy Tail fans, I looked up Tomokazu Seki and Ayako Kawasumi, and they had did some Fairy Tail characters, Lucky and Marl. Like their roles: Haru and Elie, these characters are also a couple. Now, that's deep romance for those pairs.
Rave Master is one of those Shonen series that go beyond with action, romance, and drama with powerful themes of love, friendship, and determination to make things right. For those who think most Shonen animes have a male protagonist who's not in a real relationship, Rave Master will change your mind. The love between the main characters go a long way and withstand time.
Thank you, everyone for reading this 2nd beginner guide. I thank my teammate, Fire_Star, for working on Rave Master project with me during summer of 2011, SuperTiencha for his determination to bring both Anime Vice and Rave Master Wikia together, Sotyfan16 for his helpful guides and advice, and the rest of my team for their hard work to support the community.
Check out these Rad Rave Master Blogs and Sotyfan16's Guide for those who want to make a Beginner Guide themselves.
Team W.I.K.I. Nation
Welcome to the 16th Sket Dance report! I'm Taka of Team W.I.K.I. Nation with another review of this week's Sket Dance. Last time, I said we do a biweekly report for everything, but I'll do that next week.
For those who do not know my team, they are
This week's Sket Dance episode is pretty awesome and damn more hilarious than the last two episodes because it's all about Bossun and Sasuke. Also, we get a bonus story called Biscuit Dance - Sensei's Favorite. It's another adorable story with the toddlers.
Don't forget to check out rad gallery of images for episode 40! We also have new Trivia Questions for everyone!
After a lovely flower scene is wilted away when Bossun and Sasuke fight, they both learn from Takaaki Uchida about an extortionist who has been picking students and taking their cash. Sasuke and Bossun do a little stake out to confront the punk, yet they bump into each other. Will the two ever get along to take out the scumbag?
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*Since there are so many hilarious scenes, I pick these three to be the highlights. What are your favorite scenes?
I love how the toddlers look cute and the art style. Plus, Daisy is a bit of a tsundere which adds to the cuteness. The ending is a great surprise.
I thank you guys for reading my team's report, and I thank my team for working hard to support this community. Please check out the community spotlight by FoxxFireArt and the wiki vitae list for Sket Dance to see our progress for the wiki project. This week, we finished episode 40's wiki page except for the anime/manga differences. I have to find the manga story equivalent.
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Welcome to the 7th weekly Fairy Tail report! I'm Taka, and I'm here to discuss Fairy Tail episode 111 and 112 with you guys and my team. Juvia and Meldy's battle is going end with unexpected yet fantastic way. After that, we get another origin story about Cana. It's going to be interesting to see who is Cana after.
Juvia and Meldy fight with their lives and Gray's on the line. Juvia ends the battle in the only way that Juvia knows, love. After that battle, Fairy Tail gets three more battles: RustyRose finds the camp where the injured Fairy Tail members are, Azuma finds Erza, and Bluenote encounters Natsu's group. Will things go well for Fairy Tail?
Cana is at Mavis's grave where she remembers her story about twelve years ago, the first time she encounters Fairy Tail and her father. However, her father did not recognize as her daughter. Due to her father's frequent missions, Cana find herself unable to confess the truth to him. After the flashback, Cana gains the resolve to realize what is most important to her, her guild. Before she leaves, she is blessed by Mavis's sacred spells, Fairy Glitter. Will Cana be able to protect Lucy and her group from Bluenote?
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I don't have bad stuff to report.
This video is the ending of Fairy Tail. However, it's mirrored. I will find another one. Sorry about that.
Overall, these episodes were great because Meldy and Cana's back stories are reveal, and the action is just getting started.
Newten was working on the bikini page. He is the bikini otaku for anime. Check out his page. He has some nice stitched caps for Fairy Tail. This one is from episode 111.
When I saw this scene, I was like I'm going to make a GIF for this. I call it, Lucy Distress Card.
Click on it to see animated! I made it at Ninja GIF.
I thank you guys for reading my team's report. You guys are awesome. I thank my team for being there to support the community with their contributions. For wiki work, I was too busy working on Guilty Crown episodes and the Wiki Editor Archive blog. Not much Fairy Tail wiki work updates is present for last week. I finished Fairy Tail's ep. 112's wiki page.
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