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Welcome everyone to the first week of September! For those who are in the US, I hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend. This week had a ton of manga releases, over 20 volumes feature in this blog.

I just go over familiar titles that I really love and recommend. We also have 3-in-1 and 2-in-1 special manga series for Naruto, Bleach, and Ranma as lovely box sets for Pokemon Black and White and Adventures.

I would definitely recommend Nisekoi for harem fans, Time Killers for Blue Exorcist fans, Noragami for folks who love Bleach and supernatural, comedic with a action/drama series, and One Piece for all Shonen fans.

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 and Amazon listed A Strange Kind of Woman Vol. 2 this week while ANN and comic stores listed in the week of August 20, 2014.

Manga Releases

A Centaur Volume 4
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Being a teenager is never easy...especially for a centaur!

A Centaur’s Life is an all-new manga series with a wholly unique take on the slice-of-life genre—it focuses on the daily school life of supernatural creatures. This ongoing manga series features quirky and adorable artwork presented in oversized editions that include a color insert in each volume.

Himeno is a sweet, shy girl, who like many teens her age, struggles with the trials and tribulations of attending high school. The difference is she’s a centaur; but she’s not alone. In fact, all of her classmates are supernatural creatures, sporting either horns, wings, tails, halos, or some other unearthly body appendage. Yet despite their fantastical natures, Himeno and her best friends—the dragon-winged Nozomi, and Kyoko with her spiraled horns—are down-to-earth, fun-loving teenagers who grapple with issues of life and love in a mostly normal daily school setting.

Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight's Knowledge Volume 2
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $13.99

Romance and danger with the Knave of Hearts continues!

Seven Seas is pleased to present Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight’s Knowledge, a new ongoing series that focuses on perhaps the most popular character in the Alice series, the Ace of Hearts.

Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight’s Knowledge chronicles the further adventures of Alice as she goes deeper down the rabbit hole. Like the other New York Times bestselling books in the Alice in the Country of Clover series, this new volume is an oversized edition that features impressive artwork and color pinups.

The Ace of Hearts, the Knight of Heart Castle, is Wonderland’s resident bad boy and master swordsman. He may be dashing and handsome, but his love represents a danger the likes of which Alice has never seen. Can the cruel yet charming knight win Alice’s heart?

Dawn of the Arcana Volume 13
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Princess Nakaba of Senan is forced to marry Prince Caesar of the enemy country Belquat, tantamount to becoming a hostage. While Caesar is pleasing to the eye, he is also selfish and possessive, telling Nakaba outright: “You are my property.” With only her attendant Loki at her side, Nakaba must find a way to cope with her hostile surroundings, her fake marriage...and a mysterious power!

Library Wars Volume 12
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

In the near future, the federal government creates a committee to rid society of books it deems unsuitable. The libraries vow to protect their collections, and with the help of local governments, form a military group to defend themselves--the Library Forces!

Library Forces member Iku Kasahara has plans to go out for tea with her supervisor and secret crush, Dojo, but just figuring out what to wear puts her in a tailspin. When an urgent call comes in about an author seeking protection from the government, Iku realizes that the fight against censorship never takes a break!

Mayo Chiki Volume 7
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Kinjiro Sakamachi is a “normal” seventeen-year-old boy who happens to suffer from an abnormal fear of women, otherwise known as gynophobia. His phobia, which surfaces as an occasional nosebleed, has been kept more or less under control...until now.

A fateful visit to the school bathroom turns Kinjiro’s world upside down, as he discovers the dashing and popular Konoe Subaru is actually a girl!? What’s worse, the principal’s cruel and domineering daughter, Kanade Suzutsuki, has every reason to keep this secret from leaking out and makes it her life’s work to torment Kinjiro, while attempting to cure his gynophobia.

Midnight Secretary Volume 7
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Kyohei has been banished from his clan because he refuses to renounce his love for Kaya. But a lone vampire is a dangerous thing to be, and Kyohei finds himself cut off from the vampires' power and protection. He doesn't even have access to blood substitutes anymore! Kaya wants to support him through this crisis, but arranging "dinner dates" for him again might be more than her heart can take!

Musashi
  • Distributor: Shambhala Publications
  • Suggested retail price: $16.95

Miyamoto Musashi, the legendary samurai, is known throughout the world as a master swordsman, spiritual seeker, and author of the classic Book of Five Rings. Acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson has created both a vivid account of a fascinating period in feudal Japan and a portrait of a courageous, iconoclastic samurai who wrestled with philosophical and spiritual ideas that are as relevant today as they were in his time. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was about mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess. Over 350 years after his death, Musashi still intrigues us—and his Book of Five Rings is essential reading for students of all martial arts and those interested in cultivating a strategic mind.

Nisekoi Vol. 5 - "Typhoon"
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Love triangle! Comedic antics!! Gang warfare?! You won’t want to miss out on Weekly Shonen Jump's laugh-out-loud feel-good manga series!

It's hate at first sight when Raku Ichijo first meets Chitoge Kirisaki. But much to their chagrin, the two are forced into a false love relationship to keep the peace between their feuding gangster families. Meanwhile, Raku's still hung up over the girl he made a promise with ten years ago, keeping a pendant around his neck as a memento. The girl, in turn, holds the key that opens the pendant. To Raku's surprise, he discovers three girls have keys from a promise they also made ten years ago—Chitoge, his current crush Onodera, and the police chief's daughter Marika!

Noragami Volume 1
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

Yato is a homeless god. He doesn't even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he's set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he'll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can't afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school.

One Piece Vol. 72 - "Dressrosa's Forgotten"
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber…at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years, later, Luffy sets off in search of the "One Piece," said to be the greatest treasure in the world...

Phantom Thief Jeanne Volume 4
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

High school student Maron Kusakabe has a secret: she’s Phantom Thief Jeanne. She sneaks into private art collections to steal paintings in which demons reside. Jeanne’s task is to seal the demons before they can devour human hearts. So far she’s been able to evade the police on her midnight outings, but now another thief has come onto the scene—Phantom Thief Sinbad—and he’s trying to take the paintings before she does!

Seraph of the End Volume 2
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Now that Yuichiro has earned his place in the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, he prepares to undergo a fiendish test to acquire the most powerful and deadly of humanity's weapons against vampires: Black Demon Series Cursed Gear.

Meanwhile, the vampire nobility welcome a new member: Mika, the best friend Yuichiro thinks died in their escape but who has his own bitter story of survival.

Skip Beat! Volume 33
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Kyoko Mogami followed her true love Sho to Tokyo to support him while he made it big as an idol. But he's casting her out now that he's famous! Kyoko won't suffer in silence--she's going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz!

Time Killers - Kazue Kato Short Story Collection Volume 1
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

Explore realms of imagination in this collection of short stories by Kazue Kato, creator of Blue Exorcist! Time Killers includes Kato's first work, Boku to Usagi (Rabbit and I) and features the stories and character designs that would become Blue Exorcist.

Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Volume 6
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

In New Domino City, the hottest game in town is the Turbo Duel, fought from blazingly fast motorcycles called Duel Runners. On the outskirts of New Domino City, in a district known as Satellite, a new Turbo Duel hero emerges--Yusei Fudo! On his custom-built Duel Runner, Yusei takes on all challengers, fighting for his friends and the future of Satellite!

Zero's Familiar: Chevalier Volume 2
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

The sequel to the hit manga series about a witch and her teenage manservant

Summoned by mistake to the wonderful world of Halkeginia by the bumbling witch Louise “the Zero,” Saito’s role as Louise’s familiar has had its share of ups and downs. At first an unwilling servant, Saito gradually develops feelings for his headstrong mistress Louise, and she, too, has begun to reciprocate. But life keeps getting in the way of a possibly budding relationship.

Now, Louise and her friends are embroiled in a full-scale war, and must defend the land of Tristain at all costs. Can Saito prove himself in battle to Louise, and win her heart once and for all?

3-in-1

Bleach [3-in-1 Edition] Volume 9
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

Ichigo has been hoping to put off dealing with his inner Hollow until after the Arrancar are dealt with. But it becomes horribly clear that he has no chance against Aizen's new army if he doesn't get his Hollow in line. Luckily, he's met a group of ex-Soul Reapers called the Visored, who have harnessed their own Hollows. But can Ichigo really trust his new teachers?!

Collects volumes 25-27 in an omnibus format.

Dragon Ball [3-in-1 Edition] Volume 6
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

The Greatest Hero on Earth Goku and Piccolo finally face each other down in the final match of the Tenka'ichi Budokai! Piccolo is ready and willing to unleash all his power to win - something Goku may hesitate to do. Taking down Piccolo is going to take all of Goku's skill and wits... and courage! But after the tournament is over, life goes on. There will be new enemies to face and even more surprising new allies!

Collects volumes 16-18 in an omnibus format.

Naruto [3-in-1 Edition] Volume 9
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

Sasuke delves deep into his own past to reveal how his ideal big brother, Itachi, became the feared ninja he is today. Then Naruto is drawn into a bloody battle with his best friend. And as their battle rages on, Sasuke and Naruto find themselves to be the fiercest foes either has ever faced.

Collects volumes 25-27 in an omnibus format.

Ranma ½ [2-in-1 Edition] Volume 4
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

Back when Ranma’s father, Genma, and Akane’s father, Soun, were young martial artists, they learned the secrets of Anything-Goes Martial Arts from one of the greatest masters of all time. Unfortunately, he’s also someone they would do just about anything to get away from, and the entire Tendo household is about to find out why. Followed by a stirring rendition of Romeo and Juliet…and Juliet…and Romeo…

Collects volumes 7-8 in an omnibus format.

Pokémon: Black and White - Box Set (Vol. 9-14)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $25.99

Meet Pokémon Trainers Black and White! His entire life, Black has dreamed of winning the Pokémon League! Now he embarks on a journey to explore the Unova region and fill a Pokédex for Professor Juniper. White has an exciting career as the Trainer of a talented troupe of performing Pokémon. She dreams of making her Tepig Gigi a star! Together, Black and White continue on their journey... What surprising new Pokémon and people will they meet next?!

Pokémon Adventures - Ruby & Sapphire Box Set (GN 15-22)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $59.99

Ruby's father Norman is the new Gym Leader of Petalburg City. But Ruby doesn?t want to follow in his father?s footsteps?he wants to win Pokémon Contests! Sapphire?s father Professor Birch is the local Pokémon researcher. But Sapphire is tired of gathering scientific data?she wants to win Pokémon Battles! When Ruby and Sapphire meet, they?re more likely to hit each other than hit it off. But then Sapphire challenges Ruby to a competition! Which of them will achieve their dreams in just eighty days?!

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Welcome everyone to the first week of September! For folks in the US, I hope you had a good Labor Day Weekend. For this week, I'm choosing Blood Lad, Gatchaman Crowds, and Fate Kaleid. That's all the shows I'm familiar with. For unfamiliar titles, I wouldn't mind trying Baka and Test. It looks fun.

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: Right Stuf, ANN

DVD and Blu-Ray Releases

Blood Lad DVD Complete Series (Hyb) (DVD)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.82

Werewolves, zombies, and even the Abominable Snowman fight day and night for the title of Territory Boss. The vampire Staz, however, finds the whole thing to be a serious pain. He spends his time watching anime, playing video games, and daydreaming about going to the Human World. That all changes when he meets Fuyumi, a human girl who instantly win's Staz's heart, and who then loses her life to a man-eating plant.

Refusing to give up on the girl of his dreams, Staz travels across the Demon and Human Worlds in search of a way to bring Fuyumi back to life by any bloody means necessary.

  • Contains episodes 1-10 plus the OVA.
  • Special Features: Trailers.
Blood Lad DVD/Blu-ray Complete Series (Hyb) (DVD)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $69.99

DVD/Blu-Ray includes Contains episodes 1-10 plus the OVA and a 96-page booklet, all housed in a premium chipboard artbox! Special Features: Interactive Art Gallery, English Dub Outtakes, Convention Chalk Art Video, Clean Opening & Ending, Trailers.

Baka and Test Season 1 Collection- [SAVE] (DVD)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $29.98

When a fight breaks out at Fumizuki Academy, nobody throws a single punch. Instead, the students utilize the school's technology to summon Avatars, pint-sized stand-ins with battle powers based on academic ability. That "academic ability" part is bad news for Yoshii: he's an idiot, stuck in lowly Class F with the slackers. If these misfits want to escape their dump of a classroom and earn some respect, they'll have to fight their way up the ranks and take on Class A, the Academy's brightest students. It's going to be tough, that's for sure, but once the underachievers of Class F get motivated, they don't give up - and Yoshii can't even spell surrender!

  • Contains episodes 1-13.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Baka and Test Season 2 Collection- [SAVE] (DVD)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $29.98

The loveable losers of lowly Class F are back for more fun in the second season of Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts! Goofball Yoshii’s still leading his crew in Avatar battles against the brainier students in school, but the girls in Class F have grown way less concerned with improving their status on campus. Instead of moving up in the world, the girls are more interested in getting closer to the guys in the gang! Of course, some of the boys are totally oblivious to the romantic intentions of their female friends. That’s to be expected in a group of dim-wits and misfits. Nonetheless, the femmes of Class F aren’t giving up anytime soon. Because when love is on the line, even the biggest underachievers can find motivation – even if they can’t spell it!

Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya (Blu-Ray or DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $69.98 (Blu-Ray), $59.98 (DVD)

Illyasviel von Einzbern's normal life is suddenly halted by the Kaleidostick Ruby, a magical wand on the run from her former master who instantly decides that little Illya has all the right stuff to become the next great magical girl. However, Ruby's previous owner Rin Tohsaka isn't exactly thrilled to be de-wanded, especially since she's just accepted an assignment to collect the seven legendary Class Cards. It seems the only solution is for Illya to take up the task and learn the ropes under Rin's supervision.


Meanwhile, a girl named Miyu has been chosen by the Kaleidostick Sapphire as HER new master, much to the irritation of Sapphire's previous master, Rin's arch rival Luviagelita Edelfelt! Exactly what kind of plan are the wands conjuring up? Find out as the Fate/stay night universe "kaleids" with a healthy dose of magical girl mayhem!

  • Contains episodes 1-10.
  • Special Features: Clean Opening & Closing Animations.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Gatchaman Crowds - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) or (DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $69.98 (Blu-Ray), $59.98 (DVD)

For most of the residents of Tachikawa city, life seems to be perfectly normal. That's how it seems, but the truth, known only by a tiny select handful, is that this is a city at war. Every day, as the citizens go about their business, they are under attack by alien criminals and mysterious organizations seeking to conquer, enslave and destroy. But to combat these threats, a covert council has secretly selected certain individuals to serve as protectors.

Wearing special suits that amplify latent powers hitherto unsuspected, they blend into the crowds and shadows, waiting until the call is given to fight again. They could be anyone: your neighbor, your best friend's mom, even high school students like Sugune Tachibana and recent college grad Joe Hibiki. And needless to say, schoolgirl artist Hajime Ichinose is probably the last person anyone would ever suspect of being a soldier entrusted with defending mankind. But she is, even if as the latest recruit she still has an awful lot of learning to do. Hiding like ninjas, powered by super-science, they are humanity's first and greatest line of defense.

  • Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Clean Opening Animations, Clean Closing Animations. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Junjo Romantica - Season 1 Collection [litebox] (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $44.99

Three very different couples caught up in a storm of pure romance!

  1. Romantica: Misaki is struggling to prepare for his college entrance exams, so his brother arranges for a private tutor. But Misaki's nightmare is just beginning when his tutor, Usami, comes on to him! How will Misaki ever manage to pass his exam?
  2. Egoist: Just when Kamijou's life is at its lowest, he has a chance meeting with a man who never lets anything hold him back: Nowaki. His name means "typhoon," and he's about to take Kamijou on a whirlwind ride that will turn everything upside down.
  3. Terrorist: Miyagi always seems to shrug off the cares of the world with a joke and a smile. But even he has problems, although he doesn't let them show. Foremost is Shinobu, a relentless young man who's adamant that they're destined to be together.
Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Season 1 U.S. Trailer, Clean Opening and Closing, TV Spot, DVD Commercials.
Love Live! School idol project - Season 1 [Premium Edition] (Sub.Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: NIS America
  • Suggested retail price: $64.99

The traditional school Otonokizaka High is situated between the three towns of Akihabara, Kanda, and Jimbocho. This school is also in imminent danger of closing. Because of this crisis, the second-year student Honoka Kosaka takes center stage with eight others to do something about it!

"To protect the school we love so much, we have to do all we can... We have to become school idols! By becoming idols and advertising how great our school is to the world, more students will want to apply!"

This premium edition includes a 28-page, full-color, hardcover artbook with episode guides, character info, and illustrations! Contains episodes 1-13. Special Features: Clean Opening and Ending, Clean Episode 1 Ending, Clean Episode 13 Ending, Japanese Trailers, Japanese TV Spots. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Special Measures Unit: Stella Girls' Academy High School's C3 Club
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98
When Yura Yamato's roommate Sonora asks her to join her club, it quickly becomes clear that the girls of Stella Women's Academy are VERY different. It turns out that she belongs to a club known as C3 (which stands for Command, Control and Communications) whose main afterschool activity is playing survival games! It's not a typical teenage girl pastime, but Sonora and her trigger-happy friends are seriously into it. The question that puts her in the crosshairs of a dilemma is if she has what it takes to join up, stand up, and deliver in the face of friendly fire.

  • Contains episodes 1-13.
  • Special Features: Clean Opening & Closing Animations.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Adult Releases - NSFW

Black Widow (OAV)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

An erotic camping trip takes a turn for the wild when Seiya discovers a mystery mansion in the woods. Excitement turns to thrills of terror as her friends begin to disappear. Too late, they realize they are trapped in the clutches of the Black Widow, a deadly temptress who lures unsuspecting victims into a web of lust, intrigue, and murder!

Special Features: Trailer, Art Gallery, Anime Artform, Previews. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Demon Warrior Koji DVD
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

It's hungry for vengeance. She's hungry for more! A monster is out for blood, and only the man-demon Koji can hunt down the preternatural killer. Aided by a morbid psychic, he follows the grisly trail of victims to a lonely woman. What unspeakable horrors will he find? And are even Koji's powers enough to curb this devastating threat?

Special Features: Meet the Characters, Meet Mr. Maeda, Anime Artform, DVD-ROM Features (Art Gallery, Scripts, Cast Lists, Production Credits). Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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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.

These are our best Wiki Projects

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.

Credits for the banner: Saber, Toriko, Sousuke, and Ryuko Matoi. I randomly pick out anime characters. Wish I put more for a better representation for our site.

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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.

Star Trek

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:

  • Hercules
  • Xena
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Supernatural
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Raising Hope

If you ask me about Hollywood celebrities, I wouldn't know anything despite being a Californian.

Impressions

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.

Walking Dead

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.

Impressions

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.

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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.

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Notes

  • Chi's Sweet Home Vol. 11 is only listed on Amazon and Comic stores for last week.
  • Btooom Vol. 7 is listed on ANN last week. However, both Amazon and Right listed it for August 26.
  • ANN listed No. 6 Vol. 8 this week while Amazon and Right listed it for August 26.
  • Right Stuf had Claymore Vol. 1 for this week.
  • Right Stuf and Amazon had Spice & Wolf Light Novel Vol. 12 this week.

Manga Releases

Attack on Titan Volume 13
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

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
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

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
  • Distributor: Vertical
  • Suggested retail price: $10.95

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
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13

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
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13

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
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

DADDY DEAREST

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
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

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
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13

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
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

NEW BEGINNINGS

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
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13.99

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
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested Retail Price: $11.99

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...?

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