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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.

Simulcast List

Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie
  • Niconico: ?
  • HULU: ?

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
  • HULU: ?
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.
Your lie in April
  • HULU: ?
  • Aniplex: ?
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.

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Welcome to the 2nd week of October! For some strange reason, we have 29 volumes for this week's releases plus 7 or so adult manga. It's the hugest I seen in all my years of working on this project. I'm currently working on this.

For this week, I'm interested in trying Food Wars since I haven't seen a lot of shows that centered on cooking. For familiar titles, I'm still reading Toriko, Knights of Sidonia, Vinland Saga, and Vampire Knight. Oh, I definitely will buy the limited edition of Vampire Knight Vol. 19 since it's the last volume of the series. I haven't read the series for a long time. It's one of the rare Shoujo series that has action, horror, and tragedy with a bit of comedic side to it.

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.

Sources

Notes

  • ANN does not have any of Project H Books' erotic manga on catalogue. Both Amazon and Right Stuf have it. However, Amazon lists You See, Teacher Vol. 1 for January 13, 2015.
  • Magical Girl Apocalypse is available on Amazon and Right Stuf on October 14, 2014.
  • Strike Witches Zero: 1937 Fuso Sea Incident was listed on Right Stuf and Comic stores on August 20, 2014.

Manga

Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar's Volume 6

Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment Suggested retail price: $12.99

Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game continues the adventures of Alice as she goes deeper down the rabbit hole to the country of Joker. Each volume features impressive artwork by Mamenosuke Fujimaru, the same artist for Alice in the Country of Clover, and includes color pinups.

Alice Liddel has now entered a new realm—the country of Joker—where she is reunited with old friends.​ Yet new challenges abound,​ as Alice must unravel the mystery of the Circus and the Prison Realm,​ and deal with the enigmatic Jokers.​

7. Apple and Honey
  • Distributor: Digital Manga Publishing
  • Suggested retail price: $12.95

Natsuki sees the world through a lonely haze. So, why is strange and popular Komano suddenly circling him with a sly smile? Is his attention a cruel joke... or is something delicious bubbling just beneath the surface?

Will the beach bring a secret couple closer together? And can the end of the world mark the beginning of lasting love?

Black Bird - Complete Box Set (GN 1-18 of 18)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $149.99

This box set includes volumes 1-18, which comprise the entire series. With an exclusive premium art book and great savings over buying the individual volumes, this set is sure to ignite the passions of any manga fan.

There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with magical realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend. But she is the bride of demon prophecy, and her blood grants incredible powers, her flesh immortality. Now the demon realm is fighting over the right to her hand...or her life!

Happy Marriage?! Volume 8
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president, Hokuto Mamiya—a man she doesn’t know—at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?!

Honey Blood Volume 1
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

When a girl at Hinata Sorazono's school is attacked by what seems to be a bloodsucking vampire, everyone is on edge and wonders who's next. Hinata refuses to believe that vampires even exist, but then she meets her new neighbor, Junya Tokinaga, the author of an incredibly popular vampire romance novel.

Dressed in a kimono with an old-world air about him, Junya has a taste of Hinata's blood and tells her it's sweet... Hinata can't help but be drawn to Junya, but could it be that he's actually a vampire - and worse yet, the culprit behind the attacks?!

Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Volume 2
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Leaving home for the first time in his young life, Soma moves into the school's Polaris Dormitory - a place run by an old crone and filled with crazy and eccentric students! Barely settled in, Soma quickly finds himself in one of Tohzuki's legendary cooking duels - a shokugeki! Who will his very first opponent be?

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 1
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99
The zombie survival genre has just met its match!
High-schooler Kii Kogami is stuck in a rut, loathing the monotonous doldrums of his everyday life. If only something exciting were to happen, something magical. As fate would have it, Kii is about to get his wish, but in a way more terrifying than anything he could have imagined.

When a little girl clad in gothic lolita attire appears at school and starts to gruesomely bludgeon, dismember and mutilate all who cross her path, while chanting the mantra “Magical Girl” under her breath, the school devolves into a state of bloody chaos.

Just how will Kii escape from this murderous magical girl? To make matters worse, the magical girl’s victims reanimate and join her killer rampage. Is there no way out of school for hapless Kii Kogami? And even if he escapes, what will be left of the world outside?
A New Season of Young Leaves
  • Distributor: Digital Manga
  • Publishing Suggested retail price: $12.95

Cool, friendly Mariya is the undisputed king of his year! But why does he always hang around with shy and painfully awkward "Mr. Mannequin" Nachi? Can these boys withstand the non-stop judgment of a school filled with jealous rivals and confused classmates?

How will the most popular guy in class deal when his wallflower confidant suddenly steals the social spotlight... and a beautiful girl's affection?

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

MEET THE COMIC RELIEF

Kanna Tezuka is a serious 15-year-old manga artist, already being published as a pro. So when she finds out her high school is starting a manga drawing course, even she gets excited. But it's a fiasco! The teacher is useless, and the only other students — three pretty-boy artist wannabes — quickly adopt Kanna as their (unwilling) sensei. But they all have ridiculous delusions about being an artist, and if Kanna can't bring them back down to Earth, she'll never get any work done! --- A sharp-witted satire of the manga world from the creator of I Am Here! and Missions of Love!

Missions of Love Volume 9
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

QUESTIONABLE LOVE

After coming to the realization that Kirishima-sensei was her first love, Yukina goes to face him on her own to finally know the love that she’s been seeking all this time. Meanwhile, Shigure hears a rumor that reveals Kirishima-sensei’s dark past and rushes off to tell Yukina, but before he can catch up with her, Yukina is whisked away by Kirishima-sensei in his car. Can Shigure reach them in time before Kirishima-sensei repeats an action from his sordid past?

My Love Story!! Volume 2
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Takeo Goda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!

Naruto Vol. 67 - Breakthrough
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Just as victory seems at hand, Obito turns the tables on the Allied Shinobi Forces and becomes the Ten Tails jinchuriki. With the powers of the great Sage of Six Paths now under his control, Obito seems unstoppable. Naruto and his father will have to team up if they have any hope against this beast!

One Piece Omnibus 10 - Skypiea
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Fruit, an enchanted Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to stretch like rubber. Its only drawback? He’ll never be able to swim gain—a serious handicap for an aspiring sea dog! Years later, Luffy sets off on his quest to find the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world…

Luffy and the Straw Hats clash mightily on the sky island of Skypiea with a wannabe deity named Kami Eneru. Kami’s got an arsenal of thunderously destructive weapons at the ready, but the Straw Hats are just as determined to win the battle. At stake is a bounty of gold beyond the pirates’ wildest imagination!

Oresama Teacher Volume 17
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Someone has been blackmailing members of the Public Morals Club into resigning! Mafuyu and Hayasaka have figured out what got Akki and Okegawa to quit,​ but Yui rejoined the student council and they haven't seen him for days.​ Worried about their friend,​ they break into his room to find him.​ But Yui's defection wasn't coerced - and he's more determined than ever to protect Miyabi's interests! Will this be the end to more that just their friendship?​!

Pokémon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl/Platinum Box Set Vol. 1-11
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $89.99

Pokemon Trainers Pearl and Diamond are star struck! Their goal? To perfect their Pokemon comedy act. So how do they wind up as bodyguards to a spoiled little rich girl on a quest to reach the peak of Mt. Coronet? Will there be more thrills or laughs as Pokemon Adventures continues with Pokemon Platinum...?

Pokemon Black and White Volume 18
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $4.99

In his next Pokemon League battle,​ Black fights his young friend Iris and discovers he has underestimated her skills! Then,​ Black is shocked to discover that his friend Cheren is mistreating his fans - and even his own Pokemon! How can Black set his childhood friend straight?​

Toriko Volume 24

Distributor: Viz Media Suggested retail price: $9.99 After playing a crucial role cooking up lifesaving mochi during the battle against the Four-Beasts, Komatsu rises to #88 in the World Chef Ranking. As a result, he gets to compete in the upcoming Cooking Festival against the world's top chefs. Whet your appetite for a more dazzling display of cooking by more crazy chefs than you can shake a ladle at!

Vampire Knight Volume 19
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

Vampire Knight Vol. 19 Limited Edition
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $15.99

The final volume of Vampire Knight in a limited edition featuring an alternate cover, mini art book and bonus manga story.

Vinland Saga Omnibus 5
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $22.99

The Viking invasion of England has reached a fever pitch, and Askeladd and Thorfinn rush to take part in the carnage! Their goal is the capture of Canute, the son of King Sweyn Forkbeard and heir to the throne of Scandanavia and the Danelaw. But standing in their way is Thorkell, one of the Viking world's most daring warriors. The defeat of a living legend will be a formidable test of Askeladd's cunning and Thorfinn's ruthlessness!

Voice Over! Seiyu Academy Volume 7
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Hime’s summer vacation is packed with work, and she’s getting a lot of really great experience. But her successes are overshadowed by a new and looming fear—facing Senri Kudo! Ever since her reaction to his prerecorded voice, the thought of seeing him has sent Hime into a panic. Will her anxiety ruin the beginning of a beautiful friendship…and her career?!

World Trigger Vol. 1 - Destroy Thy Neighbor!
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

A gate to another dimension has burst open, and invincible monsters called Neighbors invade Earth. Upstanding Osamu always does the right thing, whether it means pitching in to save Earth after school or turning the other cheek to bullies. But when he meets a feisty humanoid Neighbor named Yuma, everything that he thinks is right is turned on its head. Can the two natural enemies ever become friends?

World Trigger Vol. 2 - Befriend Thy Neighbor!
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Ever since meeting Yuma, Osamu has protected the feisty Neighbor's secret through a combination of covering up and taking credit for Yuma's actions. Turns out, though, Yuma isn't the only person Osamu's been protecting. He sets in motion a plan to help his friend Chika, who for mysterious reasons seems to attract Neighbors. And it also becomes clear that Osamu isn't covering for Yuma as well as he thinks...

Adult Releases (NSFW)

Cute Devil Girlfriend
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.95

Hibiki only wants her best friend Kazuki to be happy! So why does she get a nasty feeling whenever the ultra-hot elf Elena shows up on his arm? Will these two combatants wage a love-potion war to lay claim to the man they adore?

Cute Devil Girlfriend plays for keeps with hot-headed demons and angelic cuties galore! Will a pair of nurses prove to be too much for a young guy to resist? And can a computer fantasy morph into the ultimate hot reality?

Club for Crossdressers
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $17.95

When mystified Mizuki wanders into a meeting for a school fashion club, he has no idea that there's much more than meets the eye! Will he find the courage to cross over into a world of surprise and strange attraction? Can a new nurse give a lesson in extra-special patient care? And is the solution to one guy's longing sweet, secret stripes?

Moon and The Sun
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.95

Cursed with a tiny physique, pretty face, and a meek personality, it’s no wonder Yota is constantly harassed by his busty coworker, Miya. After another day of teasing, Miya thrusts a Maid porno in front of Yota and tells him to learn how to service her. --- Confused by her demand, Yota isn’t paying attention when he happens to bump into the sweet and curvy maid, Aira, who begs Yota to hire her for her services. It isn’t long before Yota realizes that Aira’s definition of maid and his definition of maid are two completely different things. Maybe Aira can teach Yota a few things on how to service Miya!

Doggy, missionary, cowboy, cowgirl, or classic, this book has it all and then some! What’s your favorite position? With some happy sex, a side of maid lovin, and a healthy dose of soft breasts and pretty faces, Shachi Kamaboko’s first volume will leave you all hot and bothered and wanting for more!

Vagina Manifesto
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.95

Every experienced stewardess knows that passengers can be a real pain! But will a private flight filled with hot (and hands-on) rich guys suddenly turn into a tantalizing trip deep into an illicit fantasy zone?

Vagina Manifesto digs deep into the psyches of deviants who want nothing more than to tease, tempt, and entice! Can a shy girl overcome her social anxiety with the help of private lessons? And will a peaceful tea ceremony become a steamy tryst?

Twittering Birds Never Fly
  • Distributor: Digital Manga Publishing
  • Suggested Retail Price: $12.95

Yashiro is the young leader of Shinseikai and the president of the Shinseikai Enterprise, but like so many powerful men, he leads a double life as a deviant and a masochist. Chikara Doumeki comes to work as a bodyguard for him and, although Yashiro had decided that he would never lay a hand on his own men, he finds there's something about Doumeki that he can't resist.

Yashiro makes advances toward Doumeki, but Doumeki has mysterious reasons for denying. Yashiro, who abuses his power just to abuse himself, and Doumeki, who faithfully obeys his every command, begin the tumultuous affair of two men with songs in their hearts and no wings to fly.

Nyotai-ka! Volume 4
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $17.95

Makoto Manaka is a magical minx to some…and a total mystery to others! So what’s the surprise that keeps suitors from the past and present guessing? And just how far will gender bend in the name of everlasting love?

Nyotai-ka! keeps pulses racing with carefree adventure…and super-sexy secrets! If you’re not used to attention from the opposite sex (or any sex, for that matter), what do you do when the whole world suddenly falls at your beautiful feet?

You See, Teacher...
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $17.95

Taichi Kakenishi, an all-boys high school teacher, has spotted one of his best students, Asuka Nakamura, working a questionable part-time job, and dressed as a scantily-clad woman! Against all odds, Asuka steals Taichi's heart and the two must reconcile a forbidden affair in an intolerant world.

You See, Teacher... Vol.1 is just the beginning and already this teacher-student duo can't keep up with who gives the grade and who receives it! Will their relationship survive or is Asuka just getting a kick out of seducing the teacher? Can they keep their desires secret?

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Welcome to the first week for the anime releases! We got a good selection this week. For me, I want to try out the new movie, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. I haven't seen it yet, and I was waiting for the English release. For familiar shows, I have Gargantia and Pokemon. My favorite Pokemon movies be the first one, Heroes, and 4Ever. Gargantia is a lovely mech series that doesn't rely too much on action and fighting. It's incorporates a fish out of water trope where Ledo learns to how to live life on Earth after being stranded.

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.

Sources

Notes

  • Right Stuf does not have Pokemon DVDs listed this week.

DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Junjo Romantica - Season 2 DVD Collection [Litebox] (Sub. DVD)
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $44.99

Three intertwining love stories threaten to unravel as each couple struggles to find its own path.

Romantica: College student Misaki and his unlikely lover, the eccentric novelist Usami, are slowly growing closer - but their relationship could be in trouble when Usami's older brother appears and the two begin to vie for Misaki's attention!

Egoist: Nowaki loves Hiroki with all his heart, but sometimes he's afraid Hiroki doesn't feel the same way. When Nowaki asks Hiroki for permission to address him by his real name, as others do, Hiroki flatly refuses. To Nowaki, this is just another reminder of the invisible gap that separates them... a gap that he must close, if they're ever going to truly be a couple.

Terrorist: Miyagi is growing anxious. Shinobu used to be relentless in his devotion, but recently the relationship has gone quiet. As a 35-year-old university professor, is Miyagi really content with living at the mercy of a younger man whose actions are still such a mystery?

Contains all 12 episodes of season 2. Special Features: U.S. Season 2 Trailer, TV Spots, DVD Commercials, Clean Opening and Closing, Previews. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Bodacious Space Pirates - Complete Collection
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $89.98 (BD), $69.98 (DVD)

Most families have a skeleton or two in the closet, but Marika is understandably shocked to learn that what her family has been hiding is a skull and crossbones! While the revelation that her late father was a space pirate would have been earthshaking enough for most teenage girls, discovering that he was the captain of the notorious pirate ship Benten Maru will change Marika's life forever. You see, pirating is a family business, and she's just inherited the position of captain - and her father's former crew is quite intent on making sure Marika accepts the job!

What's a girl to do? Well, if you're a high school student whose prior total naval experience has been working at the space yacht club, there's really only one moral dilemma that has to be resolved: are pirates allowed to wear really short mini-skirts? Contains all 26 episodes. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $29.98 [Uncut Edition] (DVD), $34.98 [Extended Edition] (Blu-Ray)

Prepare to witness Dragon Ball Z as it has never been seen before! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!

Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it's too late. Only Goku, humanity's last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus's from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet - The Complete Series
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.82

In the distant future, Ledo, a young soldier from space, wakes up and finds himself marooned on an ocean planet. Growing up in space and knowing nothing but battle, he is a stranger in a strange land, full of odd customs and a foreign language, but he's not alone. Starting a new journey on this verdurous planet, Ledo must find a way to survive and reconcile the fact that he may never be able to return home!

Contains episodes 1-13 and OVA episodes 1-2. Special Features: Clean Openings & Ending, Original Japanese Commercials, Japanese Promotional Videos. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn - Part 4 (DVD)
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $29.99

Industrial 7's Magallanica, where the current conflict began, has been revealed as the hiding place of Laplace's Box. Banagher heads for Industrial 7, but his way is barred by Riddhe and Angelo, who are trying to prevent him from reaching the Box. After the resolute Marida launches from the Nahel Argama to provide support, Banagher and Mineva make their way to Magallanica, where Syam is waiting.

Martha, the acting head of the Vist Foundation, her nephew Alberto, and Riddhe's father Ronan, a Federation government leader, have all gathered at the Earth Federation's Cheyenne base. They have decided to use a certain "System" to protect the secret of the Box. Londo Bell commander Bright Noa, noticing this unusual activity, rushes toward Cheyenne with the warship Ra Cailum.

Contains episode 7. Special Features: Episode EX "One Hundred Years of Solitude," Story So Far, Promotional Clips, TV Commercials, Character Highlights. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.

Pokémon Heroes: The Movies (Dub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Lions Gate Films
  • Suggested retail price: $9.98

In a magical water city of canals and mazes; Ash, Pikachu and the rest of the gang face off against a slick pair of thieves who plan to steal and awesome and dangerous jewel guarded by Latios and latias. To save the city from total destruction, our heroes must defeat the evil duo and overcome impossible obstacles... but time is running out.

Pokémon 4Ever (Dub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Lions Gate Films
  • Suggested retail price: $9.98

In order to escape a greedy Pokemon hunter, Celebi must use the last of its energy to travel through time to present day. Celebi brings along Sammy, a boy who had been trying to protect it. Along with Ash, Pikachu, and the rest of the gang, Sammy and Celebi encounter an enemy far more advanced than the hunter left behind in the past. This new enemy possesess a Pokeball called a "Dark Ball", which transforms the Pokemon it captures into evil and far stronger creatures. When Celebi is captured, the fate of the entire forest is threatened. let Pokemon 4Ever trasnport you to a world of adventure as Ash, Suicune and the rest take action to save the day.

Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys (Dub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Lions Gate Films
  • Suggested retail price: $9.98

Four years ago, a strange meteorite crashed to Earth carrying a powerful secret. Ash and Pikachu travel to the futuristic city of Larousse where they meet Tory - a new friend who is afraid of Pokemon and their trainers. New fears surface when a mysterious aurora appears over the city along with Deoxys - a Pokemon unlike any seen before. When a spectacular battle between Deoxys and Rayquaza begins, Ash and Pikachu will need help to stop it.

Pokémon Jirachi Wish Maker (Dub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Lions Gate Films
  • Suggested retail price: $9.98

Only once every thousand years when the Millenium Comet is visible in the night sky does Jirachi awaken from his slumber. And when he awakens this time at a traveling circus, he's got a whole new set of friends by his side; Ash, Pikachu, max and the whole gang. But soon, they must rescue Jirachi from the clutches of an evil magician and former scientist named Butler who wants to harness Kirachi's incredible energy to bring life to one of the most legendary and powerful Pokemon of all!

Rozen Maiden: Zuruckspulen - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

Each decision we make in life leads us down a different path. Have you ever wondered what would be if the path not chosen weren't lost to the chaos of the universe? For Jun Sakurada, just such an opportunity is presented to him in his darkest hour: a chance to communicate with a future version of himself who did not win the key and bring forth the Rozen Maidens, and a chance to fix the shattered remains of his own world.

For Jun-who-did-not-win, the messages from his younger self represent a beacon of light in his mediocre and disappointing existence. When the adult Jun discovers a box with parts and building instructions for a familiar red-dressed doll, the goal becomes clear: revive Shinku in his world to save both worlds from succumbing to the evils of Kirakisho, the seventh Rozen Maiden in a desperate search for a body and master. The Alice Game will become a war of dimensions as two worlds hang by the threads of fate.

Space pirate mito - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $29.99

Most teenage boys have enough trouble just dealing with the pressures of school and dating, but 15-year-old Aoi Mitsukuni's life becomes exponentially more complicated when his mom returns from a long "business trip." He discovers that not only is his beautiful mother actually an alien, but she's the notorious Space Pirate Mito to boot! To make matters worse, the girl Aoi likes at school is actually a secret Galactic Patrol agent attempting to find and arrest his mother. No one ever said being a teenager in love was easy!

Contains episodes 1-26. Special Features: Clean Openings and Closings, TV Commercials, Promotional Videos, and a special bonus episode. Spoken Languages: English (episodes 1-13 only), Japanese, English subtitles.

Adult Releases (NSFW)

Xtra Credit (OAV)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

When the new professor arrives, her lesson plan is filled with debased acts and sinful examinations! The only way to get some extra credit is to volunteer for some hands-on learning. It's Debauchery 101 as this insatiable instructor satisfies her thirst for knowledge with the eager student body.

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

Blood Royale (DVD)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

A perverted pirate plunders the seven seas, armed with a torture chamber and his depraved imagination! He seizes wenches and plunders booty without mercy. Nothing is off limits in this bizarre excursion into a world of erotic peril!

Special Features: Art gallery, Storyboards, Anime Artform, Trailer. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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Welcome everyone, here is the FUNimation's Fall 2014 simulcast. This blog will be continually updated.

Here in Anime Vice, users are encourage to watch anime legally whenever possible. I will continually update this blog. Later in the first half of October 2014, I will have a comprehensive Simulcast guide for all legal anime streaming venue for the community. It will be on the front page.

FUNimation's Fall 2014 Simulcast

Psycho-Pass 2
  • First episode available October 9th. Streaming Thursdays at 11:50am CT/ 12:50pm ET
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Don’t miss this mind-blowing continuation of the futuristic sci-fi series set in a world where the cops can read your mind – and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun!

Selector Spread Wixoss
  • Fridays at 12:05pm CT/ 1:05pm ET
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After Ruko battled to free the LRIGs in selector infected WIXOSS, the series returns for a second season with selector spread WIXOSS. Kanon Wakeshima, who performed the first season’s opener, also returns with spread’s opener, “world’s end, girl’s rondo”. Join Ruko once more in the strange world of the popular game, WIXOSS.

Fairy Tail

Fridays at 9pm CT/ 10pm ET

One Piece

Saturdays at 9pm CT/ 10pm ET

Buddy Complex: Kanketsu-hen - Ano Sora ni Kaeru Mirai de (OVA)
  • September 30 at 12:00 p.m. EDT (2nd episode)

Aoba, along with Dio, set free Hina from the chains of fate and chose to live in a new future. Around this time in Zogilia, a mysterious man who harbors hatred for Aoba secretly begins to make his move ….

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-09-29/funimation-streams-buddy-complex-conclusion-specials/.79335

Gonna be the Twin-Tails!!
  • Streaming Thursdays at 1:46pm CT/ 2:46 ET
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Soji is an average high school boy and devoted lover of pigtails. But when monsters with a thirst for human spirit energy invade earth, Soji (along with the help of a mysterious pig-tailed stranger) must transform into a pigtailed girl to defeat them.

In Search of the Lost Future
  • First episode available October 4th, 2014 Streaming Saturdays at 12:30pm CT/ 1:30pm ET
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A series of increasingly strange events have been reported at Uchihama Academy’s soon-to-be-replaced aging school building. When the student council grows concerned about the spectral encounters, puzzling sleep disorders, and bizarre mishaps, they enlist the aid of the Astronomy Club to crack the case before it’s too late. One evening after school, club member Sou Akiyama is rocked by a sudden earthquake – and an encounter with a beautiful and mysterious naked girl who appears to know him even though he has no recollection of ever meeting her. The next day, the very same girl arrives at his school as a transfer student who’s interested in joining the Astronomy Club. In the blink of an eye, Sou’s fate – along with the fates of all the girls in his club – begin to change in very dramatic and mysterious ways.

Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai
  • ? Date and Time

Kyotaro Kakei is a shy student at a prestigious academy known for its massive library. The sole member of the school’s library club, Kyotaro’s always been better with books than girls – until a text message from the mysterious “Shepherd” hints that his fate will soon be changing. Life gets wild in a hurry after a vision allows Kyotaro to rescue Tsugumi, a beautiful girl who also received a text message from the “Shepherd.” Soon, Tsugumi announces her intentions to join the Library Club and, with Kyotaro’s help, make school life much more interesting! It doesn’t take long for a host of other pretty girls to follow Tsugumi’s lead and join the club in the hopes of spicing up their boring academy lives. But just who is this “Shepherd,” what does he or she have to do with the Library Club’s sudden popularity, and how in the world will Kyotaro survive being surrounded by all these girls!?

GARO THE ANIMATION

The King’s close advisor implemented a large-scale witch-hunt. The tragic victims of this hunt were not witches, however, but Makai Knights and Makai Priests. One Makai Priestess gave birth to a child while being burned at the stake. That child carried the bloodlines of the Golden Knight. Although he was saved by his father, a Makai Knight himself, the newborn, León Luís, suffered greatly from the unjust death of his mother. And so he vowed to learn the ways of a Makai Knight from his father, Germán Luís, and use his training to seek revenge. During his battles against the demons known as “Horrors,” León must gradually approach reality and accept the truth.

Meanwhile, the powerful former adviser to the King, Mendoza, banished Prince Alfonso and his mother while the king was bedridden. Eager to reclaim his kingdom and save his people, Alfonso embarks on a quest to find the legendary Knight – but destiny holds a twist of fate in store for him.

Together, León and Alfonso begin long and difficult journey filled with many hardships.

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
  • First episode available on October 5th Streaming Sundays at 10:30am CT/ 11:30am ET
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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.

Lord Marksman and Vanadis
  • First episode available on October 4th Streaming Saturdays at 9am CT/ 10am ET
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Tigre, a young noble, is captured by a beautiful female general from an enemy country. But her curves aren’t the only dangerous thing about her. She’s backed by an army of lovely warrior-goddesses called the Vanadis. Discover Tigre’s fate in this action-packed blend of fantasy and fanservice.

Laughing Under the Clouds
  • First episode available on October 6th at 10am CT/ 11am ET Streaming Fridays at 1:28pm CT/ 2:28pm ET

When swords were outlawed in the eleventh year of the Meiji era, the mighty samurai population began to dwindle. Those who rejected the ban on blades rebelled, causing violent unrest to erupt throughout the countryside. To combat the rise in criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumo line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement – but could there be more to their mission than meets the eye?

Sources

  • FUNimation (1, 2)
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Hello everyone to my belated anniversary which was October 1. That was the deadline for Fall 2014 Anime Guide as well as my 2nd midterm that week. It has been increasingly busy here in Anime Vice along with juggling school, work, and family. I'm a bit sick right now, so I cut this blog short. Plus, I have so many people to thank which you can refer to these blogs. The amount of users I know has increased 2 fold over the years due to my wiki work and community work.

I became mod at the consent of wiki editors, independent and teammates, after Daniel Newton and Tom Pinchuk recognizes the cultural interviews I had done as well as the past seasonal anime guides my teammates and I have build. It's thanks to them.

Quote Henry Ford:

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

This is a community. Everyone contributes based on their preferences and strengths. I wouldn't be here if it was for my wiki teammates.

When I became mod last year, it was a pretty tough experience where I made plenty of mistakes. I always strive to correct them and find compromises. I have build relationships outside of the wiki community because I was mod. Many others call me for help that not in my area said I was the most active and responsive person. I did violate segregation of duty, but my heart was for the community. I always put the community above the individual. Of course, that clashes with many folks including my teammates' philosophies. That got me into trouble. I learn things. I'm not American born. I was raised outside of the states where the community was more important. It was hard to getting the right balance on roles I had taken along with priorities outside of the site. I did change my major last year after the wiki and battle forums had taken a toll on my time.

The Balance and Relationships title is what I had the most struggle with during the 4th year. I was a wiki editor for so long. I never went into the battle forums, the RPG forums, the fan fic forums, and many others. Becoming mod had opened my eyes a bit. Anime Vice is a unique community that has a lot of potential. It was same for Screened. No other site was like the Whiskey Media sites.

Accomplishments

  • Always work with wiki editors intimately on projects. Help form teams. Toriko, Akame ga Kill, Chaika, and many others were my team projects. Got to meet and see how new wiki editors became editors.
  • Help pointed awareness and suggested policies for the wiki community. We needed to fix our image wiki policy. Before Screened was shut down, we had argued so much what we should include in our database, What Counts as Anime and Manga in the Wiki thread.
  • Helped users from Screened during the closure. I helped move wiki pages with users' consent to Hollywood and Beyond Wikia.
  • Kept making seasonal guides.
  • Help the battle forums and RPG forums get spotlighted. Tom was glad to see user spotlighted articles. I did wish I had asked earlier to put the best battle of user on the front page. I didn't think it was front page material since most of the front page dealt with anime and manga reviews.
  • Kept promoting anime and manga industry with legal means of accessing it such as Quick Picks and the Simulcast Guides.
  • Made Wiki and Battle Archives: Wiki Editors Project Archive 2013 and Battle Forum Archive Nov-Dec 2013
  • Helped users become well rounded users. I saw how WayBig, Yusuke52, Taichokage, Vapovile, Bigz007, SMXLR8, Kuma From Argentina started projects to help the site.

WayBig had the AMV Contest, Hall of Fame, and Summer Survey

Vapovile had the AV Battle Usage Project which we spent 2-3 months on inputting data.

Because of Yusuke52, he help started the Toriko project. We were asking users to help with the wiki project. That help promote Toriko in both wiki and battle forums. Yusuke, ForgottenOne, and Taichokage became one of the best wiki editors this year. I barely met Taichokage, Yusuke, and the gang. It was great seeing them trying out the wiki for the first time.

Bigz007 started the List of filler episodes project where we list filler episodes for the community.

Although SMXLR8 had troubles executing his project due to the rules he had set, he had good intentions with the closed project, The Battle Callout Phonebook ☎ AnimeVice Edition. He still promotes the CAV.

Kuma was a new user I met this year. I saw him delete his comment in one of the community spotlights during the time I wrote the Invisible Walls in Anime Vice blog. He was asking why the RPG community hasn't been spotlighted in the community spotlight. I quoted the user immediately and invited him to one of the Community Spotlight weekly report PMs I made. When there was an argument between Fox and Kuma, I suggested a compromise, making news blogs that will promote the RPG thread. Foxx only accepted blogs into his community spotlight at the time. Threads weren't in his scope.

Thanks

I listed so much folks in my 1st and 3rd anniversary blogs. I do thank everyone for helping out the site. It's going to be really long if I list folks. I put these individuals who helped me through the rough times of my 4th year.

  • Daniel Newton - He didn't take no as an answer when I rejected the offer to be mod in front of the wiki editors. He had so many ideas to improve the site. I had been supporting his ideas and see how they worked out. He helped me with the wiki and forum issues many times.
  • BigHeart711 - One of my closest friends. He knows me pretty well. We had worked on many things together. It was hard but worth it and sometimes, it was fun.
  • PikaHyper - The best Comic Vine mod I met. He contributed a hell lot to Anime Vice and Comic Vine. He would help me with wiki issues if I reach stalemates with my teammates on policies.
  • FinalDasa - A down to earth guy who knows the Whiskey Media staff extremely well. He's a former Screened manager and now a mod at Giant Bomb. I took his advice as I helped both Screened and Anime Vice.
  • ZombiePie - He's a crazy guy with a bit of controversial things. He was a different person in Giant Bomb. He knows his job. He often comments on what Anime Vice needed improvement. I had asked him for advice back then especially for Kickstarter threads.
  • FoxxFireArt - He's one of the best wiki mods I met. He's very charismatic and passionate about the wiki and the plight of Anime Vice. He always fought for the community when we were alienated as a site in the Whiskey Media family.
  • Acura Max - He was a great teammate of mine. He and I worked on various wiki projects. When we had policies, he was the first one to spoke. He believe we needed to push forward not matter what.
  • Dream - I met Dream before as a reviewer and wiki editor. I never spoke with him in the battle forums until I became mod. He was very blunt and honest with what Sonata and I were doing. He cared for the site and knew the stress mods were taking on. I was grateful to him when he accepted the battle mod position. Things didn't work out when Sonata got busy. I couldn't quit the battle forums in the end. Such an ironic twist. I didn't regret it. I helped Dream because I didn't him to suffer a lot of stress like I did. Teammates look out for each other.
  • sickVisionz - He and worked on the Best of Anime project since 2012 I think. I found his project really fun. I did a lot of PRing. I was surprised when he ask me to help me record shows on the Gdocs. I worked hard for sickVisonz. I took his ideas for Screened. He helped me and Acura calculate votes for the Top Movies and TV shows.
  • Tom Pinchuk - Met Tom at Anime Expo back in 2013 and 14 in person. He's a great guy. Never thought I will be playing arcade games with him, Sam, and the the gang at Anime Expo. It felt so surreal to me. He spoke of how much work my teammates and I had done. Said Geo and Daniel talked highly of my work and sacrifices I took. I thank him for posting the cultural interviews and some of the crazy ideas.

Thank you everyone. I have hopes of making a balanced and active community. I will continue to work hard in my community.

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