Welcome to the 3rd week of October! We got a small selection this week. Since Fate Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works anime series is airing this fall 2014 season, we have the original anime series, Fate Stay Night, out this week as Blu-Ray. I definitely check that one out. For unfamiliar series, Hanasaku Iroha catches my eyes with its beautiful cover. I'm not much of a slice of life fan, but I'm willing to try anything new.
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.
|Fate/Stay Night - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)|
Raised by a mysterious sorcerer after the horrific death of his parents, Shiro Emiya has only just begun to help others using the small tidbits of magic that he's learned. However, when he's suddenly caught in a battle between two more powerful Magus, Shiro finds himself performing a spell above his expected ability, summoning the beautiful spirit warrior Saber to protect him! But safety is only momentary as Shiro and Saber now find themselves thrust into in a secret world of dark magic and deadly challenges: a no-holds-barred duel to the death known as the Holy Grail War!
At stake is a prize of unimaginable power, but can the inexperienced Shiro and Saber survive long enough to even enter the contest? First they'll have to withstand waves of treachery and assassination, even as Shiro scrambles to learn everything he'll need to know to stay alive as seven teams of Magus and Spirit Servants face off in mortal combat!
Contains episodes 1-24. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
|Hanasaku Iroha the Movie: Home Sweet Home [Premium Edition] (Sub.Blu-Ray)|
This premium edition includes a 32-page, full color hardcover artbook featuring scene-by-scene director commentary, staff member interviews, concept sketches, and setting illustrations! Special Features: Original Japanese Commercials. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
|Holy Knight (DVD)|
Shinta is a student at an elite university in Tokyo, leading an ordinary and peaceful life. One day he meets Lilith, a beautiful girl from Romania who has just transferred to the school. This encounter changes Shinta s life, as he soon finds out that he is the last living vampire slayer and Lilith is in fact a vampire, his eternal foe! In order for Lilith to live, she must conceive a child with the slayer, and then kill him. Faced with their inevitable destiny, what does the future hold?
|Kill Me Baby! - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)|
Yasuna Oribe isn't your typical Japanese high school girl. For one thing, she's a little slow on the uptake, and for another, her best friend, Sonya, is actually a highly trained foreign assassin who's in Yasuna's class as part of her assignment. Though perhaps Yasuna's definition of "best friend" is a bit strange, as Sonya has the habit of regularly attacking Yasuna, especially when startled.
However, as noted, Yasuna isn't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, and while Sonya knows precisely what to do with every one of those sharp objects, even she is hard pressed to deal with the day to day oddities that seem to fill their class schedule. Things like: escaped bears, voodoo curses, juggling and killer mosquitoes. And puppet shows. And just in case Yasuna's life wasn't weird or hazardous enough, there's her ninja classmate, Agiri, swarms of bees and assassins targeting just about everybody, a mysterious red-haired girl with a personal vendetta and the perils of slipping in the public bath.
Contains episodes 1-13. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
|Meganebu - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) or (DVD)|
You don't necessarily have to wear rose-colored glasses to get a better view of the world; you just have to wear glasses! At least, that's the philosophy of Akira Souma, a high school student who breaks humanity into three kinds of people: those who wear glasses, those who don't, and girls. Akira's focus on eyewear has so framed his thoughts that he's formed a Glasses Club at Himaraya Third Technical High School with the goal of creating X-ray glasses. Fortunately, his X-ray vision inspires all his glasses-wearing (and ridiculously good-looking) friends to join as well, even if it sometimes means making a huge spectacle.
Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
|Naruto Shippūden (DVD box20)|
As the Leaf Village prepares for war, each shinobi and clan must contemplate the role they will play in the battles to come. While Naruto's peers seek training from surprising sources, Naruto himself must confront both his biggest weakness and greatest strength – the Nine-Tailed Fox.
To reach optimum power, Naruto must learn to control the beast within him, so he seeks help from the one person who has mastered just that, Killer Bee! But the Jinchuriki of Eight Tails wants nothing to do with training Naruto!
Contains episodes 245-257. Special Features: Storyboards, Clean Opening and Endings. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
|Naruto Triple Feature (DVD)|
Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Naruto and his team are sent on a mission to guard Yukie Fujikaze, a popular actress starring in the hit movie "The Adventures of Princess Gale." The crew is heading toward the Land of Snow, a land forever covered in snow, to shoot the final scenes of the film. When Yukie refuses to go and escapes from the set, she is brought back by force by Naruto and his teammates. But little do they know there are three rogue Snow Ninja lying in wait with a sinister purpose that forces Yukie to make a crucial decision and face her hidden past.
Legend of the Stone of Gelel
Naruto, Shikamaru and Sakura are in the middle of the easiest mission ever, when a young knight, Temujin, attacks them out of nowhere! Soon they are drawn into a fierce struggle over a treasure harboring legendary power – the Stone of Gelel. Temujin's master wants to use the stone's power to create a utopia, while the last of the clan who once controlled the stone wants to keep it sealed away forever. When the dream of utopia becomes a nightmare, it'll take a ninja to set things right!
Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
Naruto, Sakura and Kakashi team up with Rock Lee to protect Prince Michiru and his son Hikaru on their return home to the Crescent Moon Kingdom. Easy enough, until the royal family becomes a royal pain! Prince Michiru can't help indulging his son, even buying him a circus along the way! Naruto has a tough time putting up with both the spoiled Hikaru and a saber-toothed tiger, but the real adventure begins when they reach the Land of the Moon and find themselves facing a villainous uprising. Does Naruto have what it takes to save an entire kingdom?
Special Features: Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival Special Footage, On-Screen Naruto Guide, Audio Commentary, Trailers.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Season 1 (Dub.DVD)|
Contains episodes 1-52.
|Princess Jellyfish - Complete Series [S.A.V.E. Edition] (DVD)|
When threat of losing their cozy convent inspires this glamour boy to turn the neurotic entourage into a portrait of success, will Tsukimi take her chance to bloom or will she end up a hot mess?
In this month's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine, Atsushi Ohkubo announced that Soul Eater Not! is ending in the December issue which will be on sale, November 12, 2014. To commemorate the end of the series, there will be a special cover and a bonus clearfile. Also, the magazine is giving away signed t-shirts in a prize drawing where readers submit messages for the manga series.
Yen Press is currently publishing the series for North America with the 4th volume coming out on November 18. According to ANN, the manga series had a minor hiatus before its final chapter.
Get ready to meet the newest class at Death Weapon Meister Academy! Tsugumi Harudori and her outrageous friends make up the NOT class at this stylish school dedicated to training living, breathing weapons and uniting them with the Meisters who’ll wield them! Soul Eater fanatics will be psyched to meet these epic new characters – and catch up with all their favorites from the original series. Don’t miss a minute of the adventure as Tsugumi and her pals weave their own exciting tale of deadly life at DWMA!
|Tsugumi Harudori (Harudori Tsugumi)|
Voiced by: Haruka Chisuga
Affiliation: Magic Weapon - Halberd
|Tsugumi Harudori is a young girl who enrolled at DWMA. Part of the story of Soul Eater Not! revolves around her choosing her partner (Meister) between Meme and Anya.|
|Anya Hepburn (アーニャ・ヘプバーン Ānya Hepubān)|
Voiced by: Saori Hayami
|Anya is from a wealthy family and a student of DWMA's NOT class. She is one of Tsugumi's roommates and possible partner as her Meister.|
|Meme Tatne (多々音 めめ Tatane Meme)|
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki
|Meme is a spacey, young girl who is Tsugumi and Anya's roommate at the women's dormitory. Like Anya, she is Tsugumi's possible partner as her Meister in the near future.|
Welcome to the European and Australian Fall 2014 simulcast guide.
Here in Anime Vice, users are encourage to watch anime legally whenever possible. In the latter half of October, I will publish the Fall 2014 Simulcast article. It's a bit of waiting game.
No dates and time are listed yet.
Celestial Method is an original anime series produced by Infinite and directed by Masayuki Sakoi, who was also an episode director in Spice and Wolf and Heroman. The story revolves around a group of girls whose wish becomes realized with a miracle, changing the landscape of a town.
|CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon|
Leveraging the advancement in technology – called “Mana”, humanity has been able to eliminate all wars, starvation, pollution, and other problems on Earth by using its power. Earth has become a peaceful utopia free of material needs.
CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon focuses on the first princess of the Empire of Misurugi, Angelise. She is the celebrated ruler of the Empire until one day she finds out the shocking truth that she is a “Norma” – an irregular being who cannot use “Mana”, and are treated as "things" rather than people. Having her name taken from her, Ange isolates herself on a remote island. There, she finds a group of Norma women who spend their days hunting dragons that have come to invade.
|Gundam Reconguista in G|
Some time has passed since the end of the Universal Century, a history marked by space colonization and space warfare.
Humanity's prosperity, which ushered in a new era known as Regild Century (R.C.), was believed to endure alongside the global peace.
It is the year R.C.1014.
The Capital Tower is an orbital elevator that rose above the Earth's surface and linked Earth and space. As the conduit of the Photon Battery energy source to the surface, it is regarded as sacred.
Beruri Zenamu is in the middle of training for the Capital Guard (established to protect the Capital Tower), when the tower is attacked by G-Serufu — a highly maneuverable mobile suit with technology that is not from any known country.
Beruri, who joins the battle in the maintenance mobile suit Rekuten, successfully captures the G-Serufu. However, Beruri feels something for the space pirate girl named Aiida Reihanton who piloted the G-Serufu. It is the same feeling he has for G-Serufu, even though he supposedly never seen it before. The G-Serufu, which should only be operable under specific conditions, is somehow started up by Beruri.
The objective of Aiida and the space pirates who attacked the Capital Tower, and the fate followed by Beruri who was chosen by G-Serufu, will lead to truths that will shake the entire Regild Century era.
|Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works|
Fuyuki City—a city surrounded by the ocean and the mountains becomes the setting for an age old ritual. To realize the mythical Holy Grail, which is said to grant any wish from its possessor, seven masters are given seven heroic spirits chosen by the Grail. These heroic spirits or servants are: Saber, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Assassin and Berserker. Each master will enter into a contract with their assigned servants and battle the other masters and servants to the death until only one pair remains…This is the ―Holy Grail War.
|Log Horizon 2|
One day, while playing the online game Elder Tales, 30,000 players suddenly find themselves trapped in another world. There, eight-year veteran gamer Shiroe also gets left behind. The trapped players are still alive, but they remain in combat with the monsters. The players don't understand what has happened to them, and they flee to Akiba, the largest city in Tokyo, where they are thrown into chaos. Once proud of his loner lifestyle, Shiroe forms a guild called Log Horizon with his old friend Naotsugu, female assassin Akatsuki and others.
Having learned the true nature of the Sybil System, Akane Tsunemori chose to obey the system, believing in both humanity and the legal order. She's part of a new police section and spends her everyday life facing down criminals. Unbeknownst to Akane, however, a monster who will shake the system to its core is about to appear before her.
|Rage of Bahamut: Genesis|
Two thousand years ago, the black-and-silver-winged dragon, Bahamut, terrorized the magical land of Mistarcia. The humans, god, and demons that inhabited the land united forces against the fiend and sealed its power into a key which was split in two, one half protected by gods and the other protected by demons. Now, Mistarcia is a peaceful realm – until a human woman steals the god’s half of the key. Based on the immensely popular digital card game, Rage of Bahamut is an exciting blend of action and fantasy brought to you by the creators of Space Dandy and Tokyo Ghoul.
With Earth becoming increasingly overpopulated, an ambitious plan has been put into place to terraform Mars using mold and cockroaches. Nearly 500 years after the plan, a mission to Mars, Annex 1, is under way to accomplish crucial research into the Virus currently plaguing mankind with the crew members who've been injected with various DNA of life on Earth in order to combat the Terraformars, giant humanoid cockroaches.
|Wolf Girl & Black Prince|
While the proud Erika boasts to her friends about being lovey-dovey with her boyfriend, she has never really had one for 16 years. Feeling the limits of lying, she took a picture of a cool guy she found in town and showed it to her friends as her boyfriend. But the person in the picture happens to be Sata Kyouya who is in the same grade in their school. While she was able to explain the situation and convince him to act like his boyfriend, he was not the nice looking boy she thought he would be: he was a super sadistic schemer! Thus begins Erika's life blackmailed into being Sata's dog.
|Your lie in April|
Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. His monotonus life was about to change forever.
|Yowamushi Pedal 2|
Sakamichi Onoda is a rather timid, anime-loving first-year student at Sohoku High School. Since the fourth grade, he had been riding his commuter bicycle 90-kilometers to and from Tokyo’s otaku hot spot, Akihabara after school. Upon entering high school, he tried to join the anime research club, after meeting Imaizumi Shunsuke, a renowned cyclist since middle school, and Naruko Shoukichi, who swept the Kansai cycling championship, he ended up joining the competitive cycling club. All kinds of trials and rigorous training awaited Onoda, but with the support of his many friends and upperclassmen, the talented road racer inside him began to awaken! *** The second season will focus on Inter High bicycle race continuing from the first season of the series! High school students pushing themselves to the limit as they bet everything on their bicycles!
This blog contains most of the announcements from the anime and manga companies at New York Comic Con. New York Comic Con took place at Javits Center in New York from October 9 to October 12, 2014.
Aniplex announced Onimonogatari's Blu-Ray will be available on Dec. 30 and Valvrave's 2nd season will be available on January 20, 2014. Pre-orders start on Oct. 13. Kill la Kill OVA was broadcased at NYCC on Oct. 11 at 8: 15 PM. The event features a meet-and-greet session with the English voice cast, with special guest Christine Marie Cabanos (Mako).
Crunchyroll announced it will stream the uncensored version of Terra Formars in the near future. Crunchyroll has announced its new fall 2014 simulcasts: Girlfriend Beta, Case Closed, Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie, (see Crunchyroll's Fall 2014 Simulcasts). For Live action shows, Ultraman Max (starting on Oct. 14 for USA, Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.), Future Diary: Another World (starting on Oct. 15 for USA, Canada, Central and South America including Caribbean Europe except Russia, South Africa Australia, and New Zealand.), and Switch Girl (starting on Oct. 15 for USA, Canada, Central and South America including Caribbean Europe except Russia, South Africa Australia, and New Zealand.)
Kodansha USA has announced several acquisitions of the following manga series: InuYashiki, Fairy Tail spin-off Blue Mistral, Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE, L DK.
Yen Press announced its acquisition of the following manga series: Chaika the Coffin Princess, Trinity Seven, Prison School, First Love Monster, Alice in MurderLand, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Welcome to HULU, Aniplex, and Niconico's Fall 2014 Simulcast Guide! Here in Anime Vice, users are encourage to watch anime legally whenever possible. In the latter half of October, I will publish the Fall 2014 Simulcast article. It's a bit of waiting game.
For these sites, I don't have a lot of information. For HULU, assume it's one week behind Crunchyroll and FUNimation's simulcast dates.
|Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie|
The show revolves around Sayuri Haruno, a young woman that goes to the elite confectionery school Fleurir on a scholarship. While there to follow her dream to open a pastry shop, she ends up meeting and dealing with a number of rather charming young men.
|Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works|
|Your lie in April|