takashichea (Level 25)

I'm currently at Church. Just doing some catch up with Fall 2014 wiki and discussion threads. I'll work on the 2nd sitting of Dec manga releases as well as add more winter 2015 trailers. PM me if you need me.
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Welcome everyone! For those who are new, I do these blogs to show that Anime Vice's community does do recommendations and to get you guys and gals started, too. I take recommendations and post them in a blog. This winter season, it was pretty busy with the Winter Anime 2014 Trailers Guide and the end of 2013 projects. I had tried 4 shows.

No worries, I don't put spoilers. All I'm putting are my experiences and what audiences would these shows appeal to. Feel free to drop a recommendation here or on my list. I would be happy to accept them.

No. 6

Recommended by little sister and her friend

Did a marathon on this show during the first weekend of December with my little sister and her friend. Her friend was the one who recommend From the New World (Shin Sekai Yori). It had the same themes, a utopia that was actually a dystopia. These type of shows pushes the questions about our human nature and differences between the poor & outcast outside the walls and the elites who lived in the walls. I love those type of shows. It illustrates the barriers about the gap between different classes. Your mileage may vary if you hate scenes of a guy kissing another guy. Like Shin Sekai Yori, it has a bit of homosexuality elements with the bromance. The characters and story are pretty linear, but you'll probably like them.

I recommend this show if you are open minded and like shows that explores human nature and its conflicts. There is a bit of gore, but it's not too brutal compared to the From The New World.


Recommended by Supreme Marvel, Acura Max, and Marshal Victory


A year ago, Supreme Marvel and Acura Max recommended this show for me to jump into the Sci-Fi genre. That was after Robotics;Notes. I forgot about the series until we had the Vote for Your Favorite Anime in 2013! project in December 2013. I remembered this show and it was hyped a lot. It was written by Gen Urobuchi, and I did enjoy his works in Fate Zero, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. With Marshal's help, I gave this series a try.

After completing a marathon on HULU, it was on my list of top 2013 anime series. Psycho Pass has a memorable cast, story, and music. Their characters and their struggle to cope with society's use of machines to assess people's place in society. The Sibyl System monitors' folks's Psycho Pass. For folks whose Psycho Pass is cloudy, they wind up in a correctional facility.

I recommend this series to folks who love series that examines human nature and society issues. It makes you question our criminal justice system and their system. Marshal Victory commented that the series is one of the best gateway drug for adults who haven't seen anime yet.

School Days

Recommended by Rachel

I did a marathon on this show back in Veteran's Day weekend with Rachel (alias), my middle school friend who goes to Church. She was the one who recommended the show. At first, the series looked normal until it reached the end with the infamous scene. It was pretty shocking, and the main character deserve it because of how much he change and grew into a jerk in the series. Rachel commented that the series was like a parody SIM games. Showing you the consequences of dating other women and not being honest with others. I later found out School Days was based on a visual novel game. The series did a good job on the Yandere concept.

I recommend this show to folks who have a bit of thick skin. If you're new to anime, don't try this show. Look for a true romantic show.


Indirectly Recommended by Yusuke52, Taichokage, and his folks in the Battle Threads

Back when I was a new mod, I saw a lot of Toriko threads in the battle forums because of Taichokage's Battle Themes. I was curious about the show. When Yusuke52, my teammate, ask me for help on the Toriko project, I decided to give this series a try. I was mostly a Shonen fan when I first started out Anime Vice. The thing with Toriko is that it's an unusual Shonen battle anime series about food. It's like One Piece with the exploration themes and living life to the fullest. Toriko is a kind of man who respect all living beings and only kill animals for sustenance. I enjoy Toriko a lot. I'm only in the Century Soup arc. I haven't watched up to a 100 episodes.

I did an intense analysis for Fairy Tail fans whether they should try One Piece and Toriko: Shonen Experiences: Moving From Fairy Tail to One Piece and Toriko. I'll take some of the points I made for you guys and gals, whether you should try Toriko. I'll highlight some of the stuff that Toriko did well.

  • Short Battles - Thanks to Othus12 for clearing this up. If you hate long battles, Toriko's battles are shorter than Naruto and One Piece's battles.
  • Bromance - With Toriko and Komatsu, there is no shortage of these scenes.
  • Incorporating Dudes in Distress and no fan service - If you're the feminist type, you know a lot of Shonen series has a bit of sexist thing in it. Bleach, Naruto, Fairy Tail, and One Piece has a lot of damsels. Toriko is probably the first Shonen show I saw that went gender reversal. There is no fan service in Toriko. For those who like a bit of T & A, you won't like Toriko. I haven't seen a beach scene, one of those common themes that features fan service in your usual anime.

Your mileage will vary with the anime if you hate censorship. The anime tones down violence (IE: animals eating other animals) and takes out the blood.

Thank you for reading this blog. I hope you try these shows if they are up to your liking.

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Welcome everyone! I'm Takashichea, your neighborhood wiki editor. We had another great year in wiki editing. Why I do these archive threads is because I'm a former historian for a club at my university back in 2010. I took pictures of my club and their happiest and proudest moments. My experiences from college are reflected in this community. I want to give recognition to my teammates and everyone. We are the driving force in this community. A majority of the community are wiki editors, either as a hobby, full time, seasonal breaks, etc.

Please give these guys recognition for their hard work this past year. It means a lot to our community.

If I miss you, please tell me. I would love to add you if you committed to a project for a week.

Related Threads

Wiki Milestones

We had a Who Will Be the Next Wiki Editor with 100,000 Points? thread back then. It was fun watching Wales and Daniel duke it out for the finish line. I still do this, so we have some history for our community. I separated this list into 100,000 class and above 100,000 class.


  • February 24: PikaHyper
  • May 13: Bigz007
  • July 9th: Dekken
  • August 9th: DestinyHeroKnight
  • November 11th: DocHaus

200,000 and Above

  • Bigz007 - 200,000 - 300,000 - Date Unknown. If I had to guess, I think Bigz007 had earned 200,000 points in summer 2013 and reached 300,000 in late December. I worked closely with Bigz007 in the majority of the wiki projects.
  • PikaHyper - 200,000 - He got to 200,000 within a month after Feb. 24.


  • Reached 500,000 on February 5, 2013
  • Reached 600,000 in May 2013
  • Reached 700,000 on August 21, 2013
  • Became a wiki mod on September 12, 2013.
  • Reached 800,000 on November 9, 2013

Finished Wiki Projects

In 2013, we finished a lot of projects, mainly episode summaries. A lot of these were newer anime series that came out in 2013.


The Severing Crime Edge

Start Date: 4-7-13

  • Takashichea finished all episode summaries.

End Date: 6-29-13.

Attack on Titan
Start Date: April 14, 2013
  • Takashichea finished all episode summaries
End Date: September 29, 2013
Notes: There were other independent wiki editors on the project, but Taka and them didn't really make a formal team.
However, Annabanana came back after a year break. Taka and her formed partnership temporarily until Anna had to leave.



October 20, 2012:

Teammates: Acura Max and Takashichea

  • Acura Max and I work on the episodes and characters. We finished around the week of March 29, 2013.
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Teammates: Takashichea, Daniel Newton, and Aleasha
  • Daniel worked on the project for a bit. He was experimenting with the anime series's wiki layout.
  • Aleasha finished on the franchise page.
  • Takashichea finished the episode summary project in March 2013.
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Teammates: Acura Max and

  • Acura Max and I take turns on the episode summaries. He and I finish all summaries on 6-30-13.
Devil is a Part Timer ! (Hataraku Maou-sama!)

Teammates: Daniel Newton, DocHaus, Takashichea

  • Takashichea finished all the summaries on 6-29-13 with Daniel and Dochaus's help.
Oreimo 2

Start Date: June 2013

Teammates: Daniel Newton and Takashichea

  • Takashichea finished Oreimo 2 on 6-29-13. Also, Oreimo 1's ONA (True Route) was finished on that day in one sitting.
  • On August 22, Takashichea finished Oreimo 2's True Route episode summaries.
  • For characters, Daniel and I only finished Kuroneko's page.
Valvrave the Liberator

Teammates: Acura Max and Takashichea.

  • We finished all summaries for season 1 as of July 2. For season 2, we finished on December 31, 2013
Wanna Be the Strongest in the World!
Teammates: Bigz007 and Takashichea
  • Bigz007 uploaded episode screenshots
  • Takashichea finished episode summaries on January 5, 2014

List of Ongoing Projects

I have divided the project into two: Solo and Teammates just like before.

Solo Wiki Editors

Wiki EditorsProjects

Acura Max
  • No individual wiki projects. See team wiki projects.

  • Sol Bianca: The Legacy (OAV) - Attachment
  • Amazonian Beauty & Brawn Hilda - Concept attachments

  • Brandish - Volume & Episode Attachment
  • Misc Hentai Series (for Hentai Club) - Episode and Character page Creation

  • Naruto Wiki Bounty Project - Concepts
  • Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Anime

  • Yamada and the Seven Witches - Manga & Volume attachments

  • Bunny Drop - main anime page
  • K - main anime page
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions - main anime page
  • Negima! - main anime page

  • Fatal Fury and its series - Main page and episode summary

  • Mysterious Girlfriend X - Episode Summary
  • Space Brothers - Episode Summary

  • Naruto - Images

  • Claymore - Volume Attachments
  • Day Break Illusion - Episode attachments
  • Hyoka - Main anime page and Episode attachments with images
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia
  • Naruto - Episode attachments
  • Occult Academy - Main anime page and Episode attachments with images
  • K-on! - Main anime page and Episode attachments with images + Volume Covers
  • Yu-Sibu - Character Creation
  • Hitman Reborn - Episode Attachments, Character Creation
  • Nozoki Ana - Character Creation

  • Pokemon - Images

  • Case Closed - Episode and Volume dates
  • Sket Dance - Volume Covers

  • Samurai Jack - misc wiki page creation
  • Legend of Korra - misc wiki page creation

Note: Samurai Jack's wiki page is deleted due to AV's new wiki scope policies

Daniel Newton
  • Mysterious Girlfriend X - Volume Summaries
  • Samurai Bride - Images
  • High School DxD New - Episode formatting with images


  • Pokemon - Volume Summary
  • Psyren - Volume Summary


Note: DocHaus is a foundation type wiki editor who will work on various projects, mainly newer anime series.

  • The Guyver
  • Macross

No individual wiki projects. See Team Projects

  • Cross Manage - Volume,
  • Code Geass - Characters, Movie,
  • Gun x Clover - Volume Cover
  • Magi - Anthology Manga Volumes
  • Misc Hentai Manga - Note: Foxx isn't part of the Hentai Club faction in Anime Vice.
  • Strike Witches - Movie, Manga, Characters
  • Triage X - Volume, Characters

No individual wiki projects. See Team Projects

  • Dragon Ball GT - Concept, Characters

  • Heroic Age

  • The Breaker - Characters
  • History's Strongest Disciple - Characters
  • Upotte!! - Characters

  • National Location Wiki Pages - Creating Characters and attaching them to locations like Canada, Africa, and other national countries

  • Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere - Character Creation

  • Pokemon
  • Digimon
  • My Little Pony

Note: Obisidian609 is a foundation type wiki editor who will work on various projects, mainly old anime series.

  • Attack on Titan - Characters (Reiner Braun)
  • Akame Ga Kill - Volumes, Characters
  • Good Luck Girl - Characters
  • History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi - Characters
  • One-Punch Man - Characters
  • Princess Lucia - Characters

  • AKB0048

  • Diabolik Lover - Episode Summaries with attachments and images

  • Astro Boy
  • Gaiking
  • Love, Chunibyo % Other Delusions

  • Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok - Character creation, volume and episode attachments
  • Penguin Brothers
  • Misc Shoujo manga series for her Shojo weekly project. Note: Her project did had a chance to begin.

  • Blue Seed - Episode attachments
  • Captain Harlock
  • Eyeshield 21 - Episode attachments
  • Guyver - Episode attachments
  • Ghost Hunt - Volume attachments
  • Ranma 1/2 - Episode attachments

  • Attack on Titan - Character Creation,
  • Dorohedoro - Volume Creation
  • Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo - Main Movie page
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation - Episode Attachments, Images
  • Gatchman Crowds - Character Creation
  • Genshiken 2 -
  • NoitaminA
  • Wolfsmund - Volume main page

  • Xiaolin Showdown - Character
  • Dan Doh! - Character
  • Dragon Ball Z - Concept

Note: Xiaolin Showdown page was deleted b/c of recent wiki scope policies.

  • Misc Hentai Series (for Hentai Club) - Episode and Character page Creation

  • Kagaku na Yatsura - Volume/Episode attachments, Character Creation
  • Misc Hentai Series (for Hentai Club) - Episode and Character page Creation

Supreme Marvel

No individual wiki projects. See Team Projects


  • Blazblue - Character Creation, Volume Covers, Episode Attachments
  • Death Note - Volume and Special OVA page creations
  • Attack on Titan - Episode/Volume Attachments

No individual wiki projects. See Team Projects

  • Fatal Fury

Wiki Editor Archive 2013 Team Projects

Danganronpa: The Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair

Start Date: July 6

Teammates: Takashichea, YotaruVegeta, Sonata, Dekken

  • Takashichea - Episode Summaries with images, Anime's Main Page, Volumes
  • Sonata - Character Creation with Profile Portraits
  • Dekken - Character Creation with Profile Portraits
  • YotaruVegeta - Anime's Main Page
Fairy Tail
Start Date: Around October - December 2010?

Teammates: Annabanana, Bigz007, Buhssuht, Daniel Newton, DestinyHeroKnight, Obisidian609, Wales, and Takashichea

  • Annabanana - Character Writer, Episode Summary with images + attachments
  • Takashichea - Character Writer, Episode Summary with images + attachments
  • Wales - Volume Summary
  • Obsidian609 - Episode and Volume Attachments
  • Daniel Newton - Episode Format, Main Volume Page
  • DestinyHeroKnight - Volume Attachments
  • Buhssuht - Concept, Location, and Character Writer
  • Bigz007 - Episode Images
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
Start Date: July 3, 2013

Teammates: Takashichea, Sonata

  • Sonata - Character Attachments
  • Takashichea - Episode Summaries/ Images, Main Anime Page
Freezing Vibration
Start Date: Fall 2013

Teammates: WereWolverine4, Bigz007

  • Werewolver4 - Main Anime Page
  • Bigz007 - Episode Images, Attachments
High School DxD New
Start Date: Summer 2013

Teammates: Daniel Newton, Galebenta, Bigz007

  • Daniel Newton - Episode Formatting with images
  • Bigz007 - Episode Attachments
  • Galebenta - Character (predominantly Issei)
Kill la Kill
Start Date: Oct. 4, 2013

Bigz007, Daniel Newton, Dekken, FoxxFireArt, KingofAsh, and Takashichea


  1. Daniel and FoxxFireArt format episode pages.
  2. Taka fill in episode summaries
  3. Bigz007 and Taka take turns uploading episode screenshots
  4. Foxx and Taka work on character and other misc wiki pages
My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy
Start Date: Summer 2013

Bigz007, Dekken, Takashichea

  • Bigz007 - Episode Images/Attachments
  • Dekken - Main Anime Page (predominantly character section), Character Creation, Episode Attachments
  • Takashichea - Main Anime Page (overview), Character Creation
Start Date: December 2013

DocHaus, Daniel Newton, and Obsidian609

  • DocHaus - Main Anime Page, Episode Summaries
  • Daniel - Main Anime Page, Episode Formatting
  • Obisidian609 - Misc Wiki Page Creation, Episode Attachments
The Seven Deadly Sins
Start Date: December 2013

Bigz007, DestinyHeroKnight, Low, SMXLR8

  • Bigz007 - Volume Attachments
  • DestinyHeroKnight - Misc wiki page creation, Volume contents & attachments
  • Low - Character Writer
  • SMXLR8 - Character Writer
Start Date: Dec. 19, 2013

Teammates: Yusuke52, ForgottenOne, Othus12, SpeedForceSpider, Taichokage, WayBig1010101, and Takashichea

  • Yusuke52 - Franchise page, Character & misc wiki page creation, character writer
  • Takashichea - Character Writer and Episode summary
  • ForgottenOne - Character and Concept Writer
  • Othus12 - Character Writer
  • SpeedForceSpider - Character Writer
  • Taichokage - Character Writer
  • WayBig1010101 - Character Writer

Note: Taichokage and WayBig1010101 joined in January 2014.

Mysterious Girlfriend X
Start Date: 2012?

Teammates: Daniel Newton, Auron570

  • Daniel - Episode Formatting, Volume Summary
  • Auron570 - Episode Summary
Start Date: 10-10-12
Teammates: Annabanana (retired), Buhssuht (retired), Bigz007, RavenBuster (semi-active), and Takashichea
  • Annabanana (her work took place in 2012) - Volume Covers and Character Creation
  • Buhssuht - (his work took place in 2012) Main Franchise Page
  • Bigz007 - (started in season 2) Episode Screenshots
  • Takashichea - (started in season 1) Episode Summary with images, Volume Covers, Character Writer
  • RavenBuster - Fan Art (mainly Sinbad)
Note: Taichokage and WayBig1010101 joined in February 2014.
One Piece
Start Date: 2010?
Teammates: FoxxFireArt and Dekken
  • FoxxFireArt - Characters, Episode with images, formatting, and attachments
  • Dekken - Character creations, Profile Portraits, Images

Misc Projects

Below are special concept pages that wiki editors in Anime Vice team up together to expand image galleries or add a large amount of anime/manga series of a particular genre (IE: Hentai).

Big Boobs

Dekken has several lists of measurements for various sizes.

Start Date: Oct. 11, 2012

Teammates: Bigz007, Dekken, Daniel Newton, DestinyHeroKnight, and Takashichea

See Wiki Task: The Eyecatch Collection

Title Card
Start Date: Aug. 27, 2013

Teammates: Bigz007 and Takashichea

See Wiki Task: The Title Card Collection

Hentai Club
Start Date: August 15, 2013
Teammates: Sonata, SpeedForceSpider, AgentFakku, Takashichea
  • Sonata adds hentai anime
  • SpeedForceSpider adds hentai anime with characters
  • Takashichea adds hentai anime and manga with general info. Works on the Quick Picks: Erotica Version 2013 project
  • AgentFakku adds hentai anime and manga
Implied Sex Scene
Teammates: Dream, Bigz007, and Takashichea
  • Everyone adds images and descriptions of various implied sex scenes from various anime series.

See Conditions for Implied Sex Scene thread.

Magazine Wiki Project

In 2013, the Anime Vice wiki editors work on magazines, and their main work are usually adding issues with some form of attachments: characters or dates.

Weekly Shonen Sunday

Takashichea (Issue numbering Problems)

Comic Earth Star Magazine

Takashichea (Up to Date)

Nyantype Magazine

Daniel Newton and Takashichea: The two editors add posters for a large collection. These posters would be attached to various characters' galleries, Anime Art.

Megami Magazine

Same as Nyantype Magazine project.

Manga Time Kirara Magazine

Takashichea (Not up to date)

6. Megami Magazine Deluxe

Start Date: 10-27-13

Takashichea (Not up to Date)

Bessatsu Shonen Magazine

Takashichea (Not up to date)

Monthly Dragon Age Magazine

FoxxFireArt (Up to Date)

Weekly Shonen Jump (US)

DestinyHeroKnight (Up to Date): Adds characters and dates

Shonen Jump

DestinyHeroKnight: Same as the US version.

Comic Hotmilk Magazine

FoxxFireArt: Contains NSFW images

COMIC Potpourri Club Magazine

FoxxFireArt: Contains NSFW images

Canopri Comic Magazine

FoxxFireArt: Contains NSFW images

Monthly Sunday Gene-X Magazine

FoxxFireArt: Up to Date

COMIC Kairakuten Magazine

FoxxFireArt: Up to Date

Dengeki Black Maoh Magazine

FoxxFireArt: Up to Date

Ultra Jump

PikaHyper: Up to Date

Community Spotlight 2013 Archive

FoxxFireArt writes the community spotlight pages while I gather wiki reports from the community.






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Welcome everyone! Unfortunately, I couldn't complete this report for this week in one sitting, so I'll finish it tomorrow night.

For the manga releases this week, we have a lot. For Shonen fans, we have Bleach, One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, and Toriko. For romance fanatics, we have Devil and Her Love Song, Happy Marriage?!, and Kamisama Kiss. I heard good things about Air Gear. Haven't tried it yet. I have read Ogure Ito's Tenjou Tenge.

I hope you find something you like. Please support the official release if you can. For folks who live in countries that manga and anime are scarce commodities, don't fret. You can support them with the power of wiki editing and having a discussion in Anime Vice.

Sources: All plot summaries and data are from ANN's Manga Releases page. Plus, I stole some English covers from PikaHyper, a great mod from Comic Vine. He probably knows I do.

Past Quick Pick Manga Threads

A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 13
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Meet Maria Kawai—she’s gorgeous and whip-smart, a girl who seems to have it all. But when she unleashes her sharp tongue, it’s no wonder some consider her to be the very devil! Maria’s difficult ways even get her kicked out of an elite school, but this particular fall may actually turn out to be her saving grace...

Air Gear Vol. 30
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

Chaos erupts on board the Colonel Sanders aircraft carrier, as four Air Treck teams and a special police squad converge into battle. Agito is plagued by a pair of foes with vexing reflective powers, and Kururu must search deep inside herself for the inspiration to stand up and seize her dreams. But how will this coalition against evil respond when a freak accident threatens to derail their entire plan?

Bleach Vol. 59
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

After Captain General Yamamoto's death at the hands of the Vandenreich's King, Ichigo travels to the palace of the Soul King in order to train. Meanwhile, Kenpachi undergoes his own training as he fights against Retsu. Can Kenpachi finally achieve Bankai?!

Dragon Ball [Full Color] - Saiyan Arc Vol. 1
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

Son Goku is the greatest hero on Earth. Five years after defeating the demon king Piccolo, he's grown up and had a family - he's married, and he has a child, Son Gohan. But what is the real reason for Goku's incredible strength?

A visitor from outer space arrives bearing terrible news: Goku is an alien, and the visitor, Raditz, is Goku's brother! When Raditz turns out to be a ruthless killer, Goku must fight his incredibly strong brother to save his family and the entire human race. A surprising alliance may be Earth's last hope: Goku will team up with his old enemy Piccolo - archenemies united to save the world!

Dragonar Academy Vol. 1
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Learning to ride and tame dragons comes easy to most students at Ansarivan Dragonar Academy - except for first-year student Ash Blake,​ who is known by his fellow classmates as the "number-one problem child.​" Poor Ash is the laughing stock at school because,​ despite his unfashionably large star-shaped brand that marks him as a future dragon master,​ he has nothing to show for it.​ His dragon has never appeared.​ Until now,​ that is.​

One fateful day,​ Ash's dragon awakes in full glory,​ but appears different from any dragon ever seen before - it's in the form of a beautiful girl! What's worse,​ Ash soon discovers that this new dragon has attitude to spare as she promptly informs him that she is the master,​ and he,​ the servant.​

Happy Marriage?! Vol. 4
  • 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?!

Chiwa Takanashi has married a total stranger—company president Hokuto Mamiya—to get her father out of debt.

With her first attempt at making love with her husband foiled, Chiwa starts going out drinking every night with Yu Yagami. Hokuto blames himself for what happened, but how long will Chiwa allow her husband to keep her at a distance?

High School Debut [3-in-1 Edition] Vol. 1
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

Hapless Haruna needs help finding a boyfriend! After failing to win the eye of any guy in high school, Haruna enlists the help of cute upperclassman Yoh to coach her on how to make herself more appealing to the male species. Yoh agrees, with one catch: Haruna had better not fall for him!

With Yoh's help, Haruna starts to discover all sorts of things: how to dress better, which guys to avoid, and what it feels like to fall in love for the first time. Haruna's foray into love has its ups and downs, but nothing's going to prepare her for when she actually lands herself a boyfriend!

Collects volumes 1-3 in an omnibus format.

Kamisama Kiss Vol. 14
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity!!

Himemiko and Kotaro’s happy ending has triggered some confusing flashbacks for Tomoe, and his memories are affecting more than just ...

9. Ghost Story: Kudan

Distributor: Viz Media Suggested retail price: $9.99 Rihan and Kurotabo join forces in decadent Edo Period Japan,​ forming an otherworldly bond in order to vanquish their enemy.​ Little do they know that the Hundred Stories clan and its leader - the dreadful,​ dismembered Sanmoto - are far from defeated! Back in the present,​ a yokai named Kudan is spreading rumors that Rikuo is bent on world destruction and must be stopped by any means.​..

10. Vivi's Adventure

One Piece [Omnibus] - Baroque Works Vol. 8 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 again—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’s epic clash with Baroque Works pirate captain Crocodile... Covers Vol. 22-24

11. Volume 40

Distributor: Viz Media Suggested retail price: $9.99 Awesome adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon Platinum video games! All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! Finally together again, Dia, Pearl, and Platinum must battle Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia, who are being controlled by Cyrus, the powerful boss of Team Galactic! Then a new Legendary Pokémon leaps into the fray! Whose side is it on...? And who will rescue Platinum's hapless bodyguards from the mysterious Distortion World they've been banished to...? Plus, hang with Lopunny, Claydol and Ivysaur and meet Porygon-Z, Gallade, and...Looker?! Lady faces a new Pokémon battle challenge when she must swap her Pokémon with her opponent and fight with rented Pokémon. Meanwhile, the Battle Frontier begins to suffer from a mysterious communications malfunction... What does it signify? Then, Dia and Pearl set out to visit several Legendary Pokémon of the Sinnoh region. Will they be able to protect them from Team Galactic? Plus, say hello to Togekiss, Empoleon, Heatran, Kakuna, Seedot, Ledian and Rotom!

12. Volume 12

Distributor: Viz Media Suggested retail price: $9.99 Sakura is the granddaughter of a mysterious moon princess who slew demons with her Blood Cherry Blossom sword. All her life Sakura has been forbidden to look at the full moon without knowing why. Then one night, unhappy over her impending marriage, Sakura gazes up at the moon, only to see a demon attacking her... Princess Sakura has been engaged to Prince Oura since birth. Aoba, an emissary from the court, has come to accompany her move to the capital for her upcoming nuptials. Taking a dislike to Aoba and wanting to escape a life arranged by others, Sakura runs away - and finds her true destiny has caught up to her.

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (GN 19)[200]VIZ2014-02-04$9.99
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Welcome everyone! It's the first week of February, and we start it off with Idols (AKB0048), Romance (Antique Bakery and Fruits Basket), Action (Saint Seiya) and Slice of Life (Wagnaria 2 and Natsume's Book of Friends) themes.

I haven't seen any of these anime series, so I can't make a quick recommendation on it. I would love to try Saint Seiya since it was SpeedForceSpider's battle theme back in January 2014. I heard so much about Fruits Basket, and it's on my watch list. I find it unique since it's a love triangle that centers on a female protagonist.

If you have seen these shows, please drop a comment. Thank you, I hope you find something you like. Please support the official releases!

Sources: All plot summaries and data are from ANN's Video Releases page.

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AKB0048 next stage - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

The road trip to war has already been brutal for the 77th generation of understudies to AKB0048, the combination singing group and combat squad seeking to bring peace and entertainment back to the universe. However, the competition between the individual candidates, as well as the remaining 75th and 76th generation understudies, is about to get even rougher.

With the opportunity to become a successor to one of the original members of the legendary singing squad hanging in the balance, the fights on stage and on the battlefield will become even more cutthroat, and things are only going to get nastier when it turns out that someone has been feeding critical information to the opposing DES forces.

Will the revelation of the source of the Kiraras prove to be a deadly misstep in the intricate choreography that's allowed the team to keep dancing out of danger? Will public opinion prove to be more important than actual skill and valor as the squad undergoes a series of grueling trials by fan? The harmony and harmonization that's held this band of sisters together will be pushed to the breaking point!

AKB0048 next stage - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $69.98
Antique Bakery - Complete Collection [Litebox] (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $39.99

Kidnapped as a child, Keiichiro Tachibana's had trouble coming to terms with the haunting memory. He doesn't remember much, only that the kidnapper forced him to eat sweets. As a way of dealing with his past, Tachnibana decides to open a bakery. But will his choice in staff – a playboy patisserie who's been fired from every job he's ever had, an ex-boxer with a huge sweet tooth, and an absent-minded childhood friend – be a recipe for disaster or success?

Blessing of the Campanella - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $49.99

Leicester Maycraft leads a charmed life. His parents are nobility and he spends his days crafting inventions and questing alongside his friends in Clan Oasis. It also doesn't hurt that every pretty girl in town is in love with him, including the Duke's daughter, Carina Verriti. Life couldn't possibly get any better. Until it does.

Energy from a supernatural meteor shower awakens the adorable automaton, Minette, who imprints on Leicester as her "papa". Just like that, Leicester's entourage of beautiful girls goes from flattering to ridiculous. Joined by Sacred Knight Chelsea Arcot and automaton artisan Agnes Boulange, Clan Oasis sets out to discover Minette's origin.

But all work and no play isn't exactly what these adventurers have in mind. They'll get around to solving the mystery - when they're not performing oddball quests or hanging out at the beach! Contains episodes 1-12, plus the 30-minute OVA.

Fruits Basket
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98

Based on the best selling manga by Natsuki Takaya, Fruits Basket is a heartwarming story about good friends turning tragedy into triumph. This must-see series features a perfect blend of lovable characters and unique humor that makes it a true fan favorite! The Sohma family may look normal, but they've got a curse they've kept hidden for generations. Whenever a member of the clan is hugged by the opposite sex, they turn into an animal from the Chinese Zodiac! They've found ways to maintain ordinary lives, and all is well until young Tohru Honda falls on hard luck and stumbles upon the truth. To keep the peace, she must find a way to fit into this unusual household. But above all, she must promise to never reveal their secret - or her most cherished memories could be lost forever.

Natsume's Book of Friends - Season 1 & 2 (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: NIS America
  • Suggested retail price: $59.99

Natsume has always been an outcast because he inherited his grandmother Reiko's ability to see yokai (strange beings that are invisible to most people). After moving to his grandmother's hometown and accidentally releasing a yokai who was imprisoned in a Lucky Cat statue, he learns about one of his grandmother's keepsakes, her "Book of Friends," which contains the names of the yokai she defeated, and allows its wielder to command the yokai named within.

Since then, his life has gotten much more hectic, and yokai now visit him on a daily basis, seeking to either get their names back or take possession of the Book of Friends.

Contains episodes 1-13 of season 1 and episodes 1-13 of season 2 plus a story guide leaflet.

Saint Seiya - Sanctuary Classic Collection (Dub.DVD)
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $99.95

Five mystical warriors called the "Saints" fight wearing sacred armors, the designs of which are derived from the various constellations. They have adopted their destined guardian symbols, and are empowered by a mystical energy. The Saints have sworn to defend the reincarnation of the Greek goddess Athena in her battle against the other Gods who want to dominate the world.

Wagnaria!!2 - Complete Second Series [Premium Edition] (Sub.Blu-Ray)

Sota Takanashi, Popura Taneshima, and the rest of Wagnaria's zany crew are back! Whether it's Sota being reduced to tears over the death of an innocent bug, Kyoko calling in her old gang to cover some shifts, or Soma hilariously meddling in the personal lives of his co-workers, each day brings something new to the table! But if you're a man, be warned! Inami still packs quite a punch...

Contains episodes 1-13, plus a 32-page, full-color, hardcover artbook featuring episode summaries, new character biographies, and original illustrations.

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Below, there are two Hentai DVDs released by Critical Mass Video.

My Brother's Wife (DVD)

All his life, Takashi has been compared to his older brother, Satoshi. Satoshi is smarter. More athletic. More handsome. More successful. But despite the constant reminders that he's "not as good as his brother," Takashi was never jealous because Satoshi took him in after their parents died. But that was before Satoshi stole Miwa, the love of Takashi's life, and married her.

Miwa. Both incredibly beautiful and kind, she captured Takashi's heart long before she ever agreed to marry his brother. And now that she's Satoshi's wife, Takashi sees her every day. Sees her with him. Hears her having sex with him through the bedroom wall. And each day Takashi's jealousy towards his brother grows a little more.

But it seems the tables may turn when Takashi's voluptuous college professor discovers that Takashi scores in one way over his brother: his sexual prowess. Now with the right clothing, the right hairstyle, and lots and lots of hands-on sexual tutoring, she's going to turn Takashi into a ladies' man that even his brother will envy!

Naughty Nurses (DVD)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $24.99

Producers Shiyuuta Biwajima and Chikara Niki (I Love You / MeiKing / Spotlight) and writer Shinbashi Makino (Sex Ward) once again have a prescription for lust! In Naughty Nurses, Aoshima General Hospital is well known for its sexy staff that fulfill their patients' every need! Nimura and Mayu are having major relationship problems. Too nervous to have sex with Mayu, Nimura decides that it'll be better if they just break up. But while they might want to go their own separate ways, fate has its own plans for the two of them. Both Nimura and Mayu end up working at Aoshima General Hospital! While having to work together might be uncomfortable for them, it's also stirring up a lot of gossip among the hospital's staff.

But the gossip isn't really having much of an impact on either of them since the hospital's sexy staff and horny patients are keeping them on call night and day! The young nurse Satsuki taunts Nimura relentlessly with her hot body... the voluptuous head-nurse Ryoko seems to have her mind set on landing him in bed... not to mention that the patients can't get enough of him!

All of this attention is great, but Nimura is still struggling with his feelings for Mayu and seeing her every day is making him more anxious than ever. Will this young couple find a way to patch things up despite all of the sexual distractions?

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Hello everyone, it's a huge list of manga series that have an anime adaptation that's coming soon.

Agame ga Kill!

By Takahiro & Tetsuya Tashiro

The dark action fantasy manga follows the title character, Akame, a girl who was bought, brainwashed, and raised by the Empire as an assassin. After meeting Akame, a boy named Tatsumi vows to stand up to the evil of the Empire.


Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

By Ruri Miyahara

The "adolescent comedy with 3/10ths love and 7/10ths humor" revolves around Usa Kazunari, a boy who is now living alone thanks to his parents' job transfer. However, his new Kawai-Sō apartment complex is filled with only odd perverts. And yet, Ritsu Kawai, a sempai he adores, also happens to live there….


Daimidaler the Sound Robot (Kenzen Robo Daimidaler)

By Asaki Nakama

The comedy centers around a high school boy named Kōichi Madanbashi who has Hi-ERo particles, the power source to operate the robotic weapon Daimidaler. With the help of Kyōko Sonan from the mysterious Prince Beauty Parlor organization, he stands up against the Penguin Empire that troubles humanity.


Dragonar Academy

By Shiki Mizuchi

Learning to ride and tame dragons comes easy to most students at Ansarivan Dragonar Academy—except for first-year student Ash Blake, who is known by his fellow classmates as the “number one problem child.” Poor Ash is the laughing stock at school because, despite his unfashionably large star-shaped brand that marks him as a future dragon master, he has nothing to show for it. His dragon has never appeared.

Until now, that is. One fateful day, Ash's dragon awakes in full glory, but appears different than any dragon ever seen before—in the form of a beautiful girl! What's worse, Ash soon discovers that this new dragon has attitude to spare, as she promptly informs him that she is the master, and he, the servant.

Ash's problems with dragon riding have only just begun.


Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?

By Koi

In the four-panel manga, the main character Kokoa (a pun of “hot cocoa”) arrives at the cafe Rabbit House one day, excited for rabbits. She actually all but lives in that café. She meets lots of different girls there, including a tiny and cool girl named Chino (from “cappucino”), a tough and soldier-esque girl named Lize (“Thé des Alizés” tea), a spacey and quintessentially Japanese girl named Chiyo (“Uji matcha” tea), and the ordinary but dignified Sharo (“Kilimanjaro” coffee).


Hi Score Girl

By Rensuke Oshikiri

The "'90s arcade romantic comedy" begins in 1991, during the heyday of the 2D fighting game boom. Sixth-grader Haruo spends practically his entire day at an arcade in the seedy part of town, oblivious to the world around him. However, one day at his usual arcade, he encounters Akira, his female classmate with good grades and money. She may look out of place at the arcade, but she is actually a top-class gamer. Akira completely outmatches Haruo in one Street Fighter II round after another, and their relationship develops from this unlikely encounter.


Isshukan Friends

By Matcha Hazuki

The story of the manga revolves around Yūki, a boy who wants to become friends with his classmate and desk neighbor Kaori. However, she gently declines his friendship, saying, “But, my... Memories of my friends disappear in a week...” Even so, Yūki wants to become her friend, and so the two become friends over and over again as the weeks pass.



By Ougyo Kawagishi

The story centers around Yūki Akamatsu, a boy who joins the staff of his school's second newspaper. The editor-in-chief Ayaka Nikaidō immediately assigns him to the life (jinsei) advice column. Three girls — the science representative Rino Endō, the liberal arts representative Fumi Kujō, and the physical education representative Ikumi Suzuki — answer requests from students about whatever is troubling them.


Mako-Chan no Lip Cream

By Namie Odama

The manga's story centers around a "mysterious lip cream" that can transform you into anything. The witch Zaiaa was cursed for using the lip cream too much, and it ends up in the hands of an ordinary elementary school girl named Mako-chan.



By Hitoshi Iwaaki

The story is set in a world where alien beings called Parasites come to Earth. They start taking over humans by entering in through their noses and ears and attaching themselves to their brains. One alien called Migi is only able to take over high school student Shinichi Izumi's right arm, and is unable to control Shinichi completely. Migi and Shinichi learn to co-exist, and the two battle other Parasites who see humans only as food.



By Rensuke Oshikiri

The story centers around Wakaba Himeji, a fifth-grade girl who can see things others cannot. As a result, she is scared by her surroundings, keeps her distance from others, and lives a lonely life. One day, she meet a mysterious soft, pink creature that cries "Pupipō!" — and her life is changed from that day forward.


Soul Eater Not!

By Atsushi Ohkubo

Tsugumi Harudori is a halberd and a new student at Death Weapon Meister Academy. She is a part of the NOT class and is there to learn how to control her powers, not to fight or become a Death Scythe. Tsugumi must learn about and adapt to the quirks of DWMA, as well as select a meister.


Sugar Soldier

By Mayu Sakai

The romantic comedy centers around Makoto Kisaragi, a 15-year-old girl whose "special ability" is her persecution complex. She was raised well but in relative obscurity compared to her big sister, a famous model. Despite her negative personality, Makoto vowed to become popular when she entered high school, but things did not turn out quite so well for her. One day, she meets Iriya, Mr. Popular in their class, and they become friends.


Baby Steps

By Hikaru Katsuki

The story follows "Ei-chan," a punctual and earnest boy who has strived for straight As since elementary school. He began going to a tennis school during high school. There, he meets Natsu, a beautiful, earnest girl who only has passion for tennis.


The Romantica Clock

By Yoko Maki

The Romantica Clock is a comedy about twins: the beautiful, popular, and energetic Akane, and her smart, aloof brother Aoi. Akane, who has felt jealous of Aoi since she was a young child, continues to be unable to get along with him even as the two grow older.


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