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Welcome to the manga releases for this week! We have a large selection of manga series. The series I'm familiar and hyped for are Attack on Titan Before the Fall, Btooom! (which isn't in anime stores this week), and Monster Musume. I'm pretty interested in Food Wars. It got a colorful cover, and the summary sounds interesting. Best cover of the week would go Alice's Adventures. I just like the cover since it's vivid and reminds me of how many manga and anime adaptations on Lewis Carrol's novel.

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 list Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Right Stuf, Amazon, and Comic stores all listed it this week.
  • Chi's Sweet Home Vol. 11 is only listed on Amazon and Comic stores for this week.
  • Btooom Vol. 7 is listed on ANN this week. However, both Amazon and Right listed it for August 26.
  • Comic stores list From the New World Vol. 5 this week. In contrast, Amazon, Right Stuf, and ANN listed its release back in July 29.
  • Regarding From the New World Vol. 5, the same thing applies to Missions of Love Vol. 8 as well.
  • Comic stores have Food Wars Vol. 3 this week. The anime stores do not have Food Wars Vol. 3 or Vol. 2 listed due to digital edition and print edition conflicts.
  • Anime stores, Right Stuf, and Amazon listed Monster Musume Vol. 4 on August 19 while Comic stores have it a day later.
  • ANN listed No. 6 Vol. 8 this week while Amazon and Right listed it for August 26.
  • Comic stores and Amazon (Kindle version) have One-Punch Man Vol. 4 listed this week.
  • Comic stores and Right Stuf list Trigun Maximum Omnibus 4 for August 6 while Amazon and ANN list it for August 19.
  • Oh My Goddess! Vol. 46 is listed on Amazon and ANN for this week. However, Right Stuf and Comic stores listed back in August 6.

Manga Releases

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Volume 2
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

The second volume in a prequel series to the number one bestseller in Japan. Humanity has learned to live in complacency behind its high walls, protected from the giant Titans. But when a Titan-worshipping cult opens one of the gates, a Titan wreaks havoc, consuming the cultists. After the rampage is over, two young Survey Corps members are shocked to discover a pregnant woman's partially digested corpse - with her baby still alive inside it! What will the fate of this "child of the Titans" be? And how will humanity learn to cope with the Titan threat?

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
  • Publisher - SEVEN SEAS
  • Suggested Retail Price: $14.99

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass is an omnibus collection that contains Lewis Carroll's original Alice in Wonderland novels with manga-style artwork.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass is a collection of stories featuring Alice and her misadventures through the curious and fantastical lands of Wonderland. As little Alice goes deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole, she meets an assortment of oddball characters, like the eccentric March Hare, the whimsical Mad Hatter, and the enigmatic Cheshire Cat, who will all become familiar faces within this strange world. If Alice is to navigate the dangerous yet fascinating landscape of Wonderland, she must learn who is friend and who is foe, and use her good breeding and wits to find a way home.

Btooom! Volume 7
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $11.99

Ryouta Sakamoto has overcome countless near-deaths in this survival game, while finding allies in Himiko and Kiyoshi Taira as he searches for a way out. But after Masahito Date, a former doctor who treats the injured Taira, is welcomed to the group, Ryouta begins to see the doctor's true colors! Combining his past experience of having already beaten the game once with his wicked shrewdness, this demon doctor starts to eat away at the trust between Ryouta and Himiko. How will they beat Date and his sinister scheme?!

Chi's Sweet Home Volume 11
  • Publisher: Vertical
  • Suggested Retail Price: $13.95

Chi's Sweet Home is recognized as one of the most popular cartoon properties in Japan today. Chi, this full color comic's titular cat, is beloved by fans worldwide on the Internet and mass media. A tender fun adventure focusing on the life of a newborn kitten and the young family that raises her.

Dorohedoro Volume 13

Distributor: Viz Media Suggested retail price: $12.99 In a city so dismal it's known only as "the Hole," a clan of Sorcerers has been plucking people off the streets to use as guinea pigs for atrocious "experiments" in the black arts. In a dark alley, Nikaido found Caiman, a man with a reptile head and a bad case of amnesia. To undo the spell, they're hunting and killing the Sorcerers in the Hole, hoping that eventually they'll kill the right one. But when En, the head Sorcerer, gets word of a lizard-man slaughtering his people, he sends a crew of "cleaners" into the Hole, igniting a war between two worlds.

En's murder sends his gang into chaos as Shin and Noi attempt to hunt down his killer's whereabouts. Meanwhile, Nikaido and Asu team up to locate the elusive Caiman. And the Cross-Eyes continue their quest to see their boss; unaware of his role in En's death, or that their path is taking them straight into danger themselves. A battle royale of the bloodiest kind awaits…

Gangsta Volume 3
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Ergastulum is a tough town, the kind of place where the rule of law takes a backseat to the law of violence, and where Handymen like Nic and Worick make a living doing odd jobs for their clients, from routine deliveries to extrajudicial killings. Discreet, ruthless, and efficient, the men are respected by both the police brass and the Mafia dons, but it took many long, hard years for them to make their names. Behind those years is the hidden history of how the scion of an elite family and a boy soldier of the Twilights ranks formed an improbable, unbreakable bond.

Food Wars Volume 3
  • Publisher: Viz Media
  • No Suggested Retail Price Yet

The "teamwork and friendshipbuilding" camp from hell begins! While most students are already petrified by the threat of instant expulsion for low marks, the unveiling of the teachers responsible for judging their dishes ratchets their fear to a whole new level! Just which anxiety-inducing teachers hold the culinary futures of Soma and the rest of the Polaris crew in their hands this time? Includes the one-shot "Your and My Romance Counseling"!

Haganai: I don't have many friends Volume 8
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

And then there were nuns...

Kodaka's life hasn't been easy since joining the Neighbors Club. Getting dragged into conversation by another strange nun was the last thing he needed. Then again, her advice seemed sound, until he discovered she was seriously twisted. Now her close ties to another member of the club will make it even harder for Kodaka to escape her.

At this point, however, Kodaka is used to not being in control of his destiny. Whether it's studying with Sena (and discovering an unnatural obsession!), or having Maria invade his home to fight with Kobato, Kodaka's learned to go with the flow. Of course, this may not be the best approach to life, especially when it seems like other people are calling the shots for him!

Ikigami The Ultimate Limit Volume 10
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Congratulations! You have been randomly selected by the government...to DIE in 24 hours! Dear Citizen: Thank you for your loyalty. You've no doubt noticed that the world is a troubled place. People are apathetic, lazy, unmotivated. You've probably asked yourself WHY ISN'T ANYTHING BEING DONE TO STOP THIS SYSTEMATIC DECLINE? Rest assured that measures are being taken. Beginning today, we will randomly select a different citizen who will be killed within 24 hours of notification. We believe this will help remind all people how precious life is and how important it is to be a productive, active member of society. Thank you for your continued attention and your cooperation and participation... Episode 19 : Entrusted Words Episode 20 : The Phantom Country One more time… Live as if you’re about to die.

The Heroic Legend of Arslan Vol. 1
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious prince of Pars who, despite his best efforts, doesn't seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father.

At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the blood-soaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan's destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom.

Monster Musume Volume 4

Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment Suggested retail price: $12.99 Orcs, Werewolves, and Mermaids, Oh My!

So far, Kimihito’s been lucky. The monster girls living with him have been cute, curvaceous, and have never tried to kill him on purpose. But now, the dark side of liminals rises to the surface. Piggish orcs run hog-wild over Japan to satisfy their perverted desires. And the team that the government assembles to combat them is every bit as strange and inhuman as the criminals they’re fighting.

Meanwhile, Kimihito has to contend with adding the lovely and elegant mermaid Mero to his ever-growing menagerie of monster girls. How will the possessive Miia, the noble Centorea, the bird-brained Papi, and the slime-girl Suu react to the newest addition to their household—and yet another contender for Kimihito’s heart?

One-Punch Man Vol. 4 Giant Meteor
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Suggested Retail Price: $6.99 (Amazon Kindle)

Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem-he just can't seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on! Saitama is now a certified hero! And with that title comes great responsibility-he's required to perform one heroic deed per week. While Saitama makes the rounds to meet his quota, and incoming threat from outer space is screeching toward Earth...

Trigun Maximum Maximum Omnibus 4
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

While Vash the Stampede, "The Humanoid Typhoon," fights to stop his evil brother, Knives, from wiping out humanity on the planet Gunsmoke, advanced warships from Earth arrive to rescue the long-lost human colony. Can they avert the impending genocide if Vash fails, or will the homicidal Knives escort everyone to the last roundup? Collects volumes 10-12 in an omnibus format.

Oh My Goddess! Volume 46
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Somewhere inside the Judgment Gate, the minstrel learns the sad truth about the lady of the lake. Happiness can defy their fate for a time... but in the end, it will only turn to sadness again. So Keiichi and Belldandy are told by the power above them - but a couple who've prevailed on Earth and in Hell aren't about to give up their love... even against Heaven!

Strike Witches: 1937 Fuso Sea Incident Volume 1
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Strike Witches is a highly popular dieselpunk franchise that spans manga, light novels, video games, and anime. The series reimagines World War II as a confrontation between the allied human forces and an invading alien menace. Most of the battles featured are fictional recreations of actual World War II dogfights, but in this alternate history, teen girls with advanced weaponry and magic powers perform aerial combat against alien aircraft.

It has been nearly twenty years since the last Great War, and while smaller skirmishes are still taking place across the world, peace is mostly the norm. In the Fuso Empire, Sakamoto Mio is about to join the war effort against the Neuroi alien invaders. She will have to distinguish herself among the other hardworking cadets if she is to become a full-fledged Strike Witch. Soon, she will have the chance to prove herself in battle, as the Neuroi launch their latest brutal attack.

Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

Childhood friends Princess Sakura and Syaoran, the son of an archaeologist, become entangled in a series of events that forces them to traverse through alternate realities on an action-packed adventure!

In the Kingdom of Clow, an archeological dig unleashes an incredible power, causing Sakura to lose her memories. To save her, Syaoran must follow the orders of the Dimension Witch and travel alongside Kurogane, an unrivaled warrior, Fai, a powerful magician, and Mokona Modoki, a curiously strange creature, to retrieve Sakura's dispersed memories! But first, there is a price to be paid... Collects volumes 1-3 in an omnibus format.

Adult Releases

  • In the comic stores, its release date is August 20, 2014. For Amazon and Right Stuf, it's September 2, 2014.
A Strange Kind of Woman Volume 2
  • Publisher: Eros Comix
  • Suggested Retail Price: $14.39

Eros proudly presents a sequel to the wildly successful STRANGE KIND OF WOMAN. Mamaru has landed the love of strange and sexy Shion (and her menagerie of vibrators), but after getting caught in a fight between Shion and the hot and aggressive Yuki he's got amnesia! Mamaru is racing to find his way back to the woman he knows he loved. Meanwhile, a teacher who broke the school doctor's heart when she was a student has returned and offers Yuki a love potion to best Shion and win Mamaru and the price is only- Yuki's body! All presented in the traditional Manga right-to-left style.

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Welcome to the 2nd to last week of DVD and Blu-Ray releases for August! It's a small selection. I'm not familiar with either A Certain Scientific Railgun nor Mayo Chiki! Based on the summaries and DVD/BD covers, Railgun is right up my alley. I do like action, sci-fi series, and I haven't had enough series.

I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.

Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.

Notes

  • None.

Sources

DVD and Blu Ray Releases

A Certain Scientific Railgun S - Part Two (DVD)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

A sadistic program has been creating duplicates of the level-5 esper Misaka, then murdering her sister clones in the name of science. Now that the electromaster knows the truth about the organization, she'll stop at nothing to bring it down - even if that means facing the power-hungry Accelerator in a fight that only one of them can walk away from.

Elsewhere in the city, an adorable young girl named Febrie is brought into Misaka's circle of friends. As they begin to learn more about Febrie's past, they discover that she, too, is a victim of scientific forces in the city - and that's something Misaka and the girls of Judgment simply won't stand for.

  • Contains episodes 13-24.
  • Special Features: Episode Commentary (15, 19), Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song, U.S. Trailer, Trailers.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Mayo Chiki!
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

When you've got acute gynophobia,​ even a pretty girl can be like a malady,​ and as the sparring partner for his family of female wrestlers,​ Sakamachi Kinjiro has the worst case ever! Just one touch makes his nose bleed,​ so school's a bloody nightmare even before Kanade,​ the principal's twisted daughter,​ deduces both Kinjiro's "feminine issue" and that his name contains the sounds "Chi" and "Kin" back to back.​ But Chi-Kinjiro's female troubles don't totally redline until a wrong turn in the men's room exposes the secret Subaru,​ Kanade's manservant,​ has been hiding in the water closet.​ (Well,​ to be fair,​ SHE is still a servant.​)

If Subaru's cross reactions concerning her cross-dressing aren't enough of a drag,​ Kinjiro's girl problems also include a haunted martial artist (with ghosts), a cat-eared fetishist (meow!), and his own sister,​ who's interest in "wrestling" a certain incorrectly packaged butler may result in an unexpected ending!

  • Contains episodes 1-13.​
  • Special Features: Clean Opening Animation,​ Clean Closing Animation.​
  • Spoken Languages: English,​ Japanese,​ English subtitles.​
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It's a short blog because I know myself well. I tend to be scatterbrain and distracted with many things. Using my status bar helps, but it doesn't plan out things.

  • Introduce Akame ga Kill wiki teammates
  • Add Falbium and IndridCold's Manhwa series to the wiki database
  • Write reviews for WayBig's project, Anime Survey and Reviews (Summer 2014)
  • The Best Battle User of August 2014 is having issues since Girugamesh is inactive. So Flashback180 will take over as soon as I get word from him, too.
  • Continue the Tsundere Tournament ♀. Vapovile is doing the semi-finals. Haven't receive word from him either. I might do it without him by Wednesday.
  • Add the Fall 2014 Anime Series to the wiki database. I have to prepare for September when we start adding trailer/discussion threads for the new anime season, fall 2014.
  • Start the Gdoc program for sickVisionz's Top Anime and Manga of 2014. It's important I get a head start because when fall starts, I won't have time.
  • Plan out a wiki schedule for Fall 2014 anime season.

I believe Fall 2014 has the most sequels and Shonen series that were part of my wiki projects.

  • Chaika Season 2
  • Fate/Stay Night Remake (2014)
  • Seven Deadly Sins
  • Akame ga Kill (It's 2 cour)
  • One Piece
  • Fairy Tail
  • Stardust Crusaders (rumored to be 4 cour)

I have teammates to support, but I have to make some sacrifices later on in order to balance school, family work, and Anime Vice moderation roles.

Current Community Projects

  • Assist Daniel with Caption Contest
  • Issue the Weekly Manga and Anime DVD/Blu-Ray Releases
  • Moderate Wiki
  • Post the monthly Megami and Nyantype posters at Ecchi Club
  • Assist WayBig with his AMV project
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Welcome everyone to the Chaika Wiki Recognition blog! With recognition blogs, I give out recognitions for my teammates who worked hard in the wiki projects. My teammates are working to improve the site. With wiki pages, we help create pages for folks to attach blogs, reviews, and discussion topics too. It helps folks meet up with folks and bond while sharing their favorite anime and working together in the wiki community.

That's how we roll in Anime Vice.

First off, let me introduce my teammates.

Team Members

AgentFakku
He's from Brooklyn, New York. His favorite anime series is Sword Art Online, High School DxD, and Blazblue Alter Memory. He enjoys spending time in Ecchi Club and Hentai Club. He's a strong advocate of a hentai site called Fakku. Finally, he's a Hentai wiki specialist, adding new Hentai pages for the Hentai Club monthly. Though, he feels he's still inexperienced but grateful to have me moderating his wiki pages and guiding him to become a top wiki editor soon.

He aspires to be the best Hentai wiki editor in Anime Vice with the most hentai pages created.
Sidapa
He is a new wiki editor who works at Anime Vice, and he originally a Wikia member who used to work at Chaika Wikia.
Unfortunately, I don't have Sidapa's intro since I lost contact with my teammate. This is all I have for now.
Takashichea
I'm a sixth year student of Asian American Studies, a resident of California, and a 3rd year member at Anime Vice. I currently serve as a wiki mod in Anime Vice since September 12, 2013. I'm currently a retired Admin at Sket Dance and Btooom Wikia since I have to stop due to being a new mod in Anime Vice. I still kept my account semi-active at To Hollywood and Beyond Wikia because it's Screened's second home.

I'm an episode wiki specialist, but I do work on other types of wiki pages. My strong skill is gathering groups of editors from across communities and building great wiki pages with them. My goals in Anime Vice is to build a strong, tight knit and balanced community by working with key users of various niches.

For those who are new to Chaika, here's a summary my teammates and I prepare for you. We hope you try out Chaika - Coffin Princess!

Chaika - The Coffin Princess revolves around a trio: a young female wizard named Chaika and the Saboteur siblings, Toru and Akari, who assist Chaika in retrieving her father's remains. Chaika wishes to give her father a proper burial. Her father is Emperor Gaz who had been slain by the eight heroes, and as a result, his empire had been dismantled. Individual countries are now managed by the Kliemann Organization during the post war period. There are individuals who will stop Chaika and her gang from her goals while there are others who compete with her in taking her father's remains.

Our Accomplishments

In the Chaika wiki project of Anime Vice, my teammates and I work in different pages. Sidapa was mostly a light novel and manga editor who also works on concept pages while AgentFakku works on concept pages and attaching things to character and misc pages.

Our work is not done given how difficult it is to obtain light novel and manga data because Chaika isn't available legally, forcing us to resort to other means in order to fulfill our tasks. Though, the light novel text is an issue still.

Best Works

  • Sidapa has written a great page on Fayla.
  • I have written a great page for Chaika Travant. I left the story arcs blank since that's reserved for original source material, the light novel.
  • I prepared a good season 1 wiki page for Chaika - The Coffin Princess's anime page.

Accomplishments

  • August 17, 2014 - I finished all episode summaries for Chaika season 1.

Thank you everyone for reading this blog. Please give my teammates a round of applause for their hard work.

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Welcome everyone, I just picked up a strange idea after working out coding in the community projects I worked with.

For those knew me well, I have this habit of picking up strange ideas when I'm stressed and working hard. I do weird blogs all of the time to relax and have fun with folks in the community while introducing new anime and manga or new ideas and patterns my folks and myself notice.

I was reading Senyu while recalling Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei yesterday. Both are comedic manga series that are crazy and ridiculous. I never notice it had some dark humor in it. This is where the "dark chocolate" idea came in. It's bittersweet comedy with a twist at the end. These two series are in my strange list.

Senyu is a bit an oddball at first. Watching the anime, it never got to the dark twist in the manga. I won't spoil it for folks who haven't tried it. Just don't judge a character by their looks and silly antics. One of the characters has a brutal past which is involved with the whole world going down. I recommend Senyu if you like comedy and want to kill time with silly slapstick and nonsensical humor. If you want to get deep in the story, be sure to try the manga.

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is one I never got far in. I first tried it when Superevil225 started a Weird Or What? - Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei - Episode 1 blog on this series. I got curious about this Shaft produced anime. Speaking of Shaft, I never knew this anime was my first Shaft show after seeing Nisekoi and Mekaku City and bugging sickVisionz if he's a Shaft fan. Shaft actually did a better job with Sayonara Zetsubou than the two recent shows I watch this year because the surrealism works with Sayonara well.

For my recommendation on Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, if you like a show that is rich in Japanese culture and makes tons of parodies and jokes while set in a school by a pessimistic, suicidal teacher and his class of unique and mostly composed of girls, then this show is for you. The dark twist I heard from folks who finished the series. It is a surprise twist which I tried to forget, but I never notice it. I won't spoil you. Just don't judge this series by its book. It's pretty dark humor this series has.

Thank you everyone. I hope you try these two manga series out.

Your Dark Chocolate Manga

Senyu
After a hole in the world is releasing demons, the king has sent out descendants of the great hero to stop the invasion. The story focuses on one hero named Alba who is journeying with Ross. The two encounter Ruki, the daughter of the demon king, who is responsible for accidentally unleashing the demons in the world.
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
Nozomu Itoshiki is not very happy with his life. More accurately, he is depressed, and wants to end it as soon as possible. However, no matter what he does his suicide attempts never seem to work out. So, he's stuck with his ragtag class of crazies. No, they don't band together and learn life lessons. Yes, they get into all sorts of trouble and just become progressively weirder and weirder. And it goes on... and on... AND ON...
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