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Picked up my neighbor's kid. She reminded me of tonight's orchestra event. Since her mom works overtime and her dad gets wasted at the bar, I'm pretty much her parent, even though I'm 15 years older than her. I got to finish things fast before night
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I haven't tried any other anime on this list except for K. I haven't finished K. K is known for having one of the best visuals; however, the heavy blue hue and colors can be distracting. It's a good anime series if you like gangs with superpowers and a mystery murder case. The series builds its characters based on their pasts, and the secrets behind the mystery murder case all comes full circle. That's what I heard.

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.

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Appleseed XIII: Tartaros & Ouranos (DVD)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $29.98

In the wake of destruction from a worldwide non-nuclear war, the city of Olympus has become the control center of the world. As humanity adopts biological enhancements in attempts to achieve perfection, a terrorist organization uprises to prevent what could be the eventual extinction of the human race. Two former LAPD SWAT members join a special mech-piloting, military force to take down the leader of the terrorist organization.

Blast of Tempest - Complete 2nd Season (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $74.98

A month has passed since the showdown at Mt. Fuji, but the world is once again thrown into chaos with the appearance of the "Mage of Exodus." In order to discover the truth behind Aika's murder, Hakaze decides to return to the past. There, she meets Aika and is told something completely unexpected. If everything happens for a reason, is Aika's unfortunate death actually a blessing in disguise? All the puzzle pieces finally come together to reveal the shocking truth! Contains episodes 13-24 plus a 16-page booklet and a reversible mini-poster.

Dallos - Complete OVA Series (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested retail price: $24.95

Shun Nonomura is a young man out of Monopolis, a sprawling miner's colony on the lunar surface. His people mine helium-3 and other essentials for Earth, but in the late 21st century, Earth's resources are depleted and the planetary government has resorted to authoritarian rule to get what they want. As the put-upon miners - including Shun's own family and friends - start to organize a revolt, they come under attack from Earth's new lunar commander: Alex Rigel, a military man unafraid to use force to put down the uprising. As Shun's idealism and Alex's chilly pragmatism clash, Monopolis is thrown into chaos. The last, best hope for victory lies within a mysterious alien artifact that the lunarians worship as a god: Dallos!

Contains OVA episodes 1-4.

Di Gi Charat: Winter Garden (special) (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $24.98

Things have changed a bit for Dejiko, the alien princess who came to Earth to become a famous idol singer. She's grown up and her teens are practically a memory, though her sidekick Puchiko still has a few years to go before becoming an official "adult." They don't wear their cat ears anymore, and the affectation of sticking nyo or nyu on their sentences got old along the way as well. And the game store? That's in the past as well. Instead of cooking up mischief, Dejiko works in a local bakery. And yet, there's still something strange and mystical about her. But will that be enough to draw the attention of a handsome young man she first accidentally encounters in the park? It had better be, because Di Gi Charat is about to discover the most powerful Earth magic of all. Love hits Dejiko and it's going to hit her hard, as the original saga concludes in Di Gi Charat: Winter Garden

Mighty Space Miners (DVD)
  • Distributor: Discotek Media
  • Suggested retail price: $19.95

When disaster strikes an asteroid mining colony, who can the trapped miners call? No one! That's why only the bravest and most resourceful of individuals can ever become space miners, the hardworking pilots, scientists, and technicians who keep Earth supplied with priceless metals and isotopes from deep-space asteroid mines in the year 2060.

When a military satellite triggers a catastrophic disaster, the colonists must cope with a world turned literally inside out with a nuclear reactor that theatens to turn the entire asteroid into a miniature sun in a matter of hours!

K - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.82

K introduces viewers to Shiro, an easygoing teenager content with just being a student – until his seemingly perfect life is suddenly halted when a bloodthirsty clan, glowing red with fire, attempts to kill him in the streets. Unbeknownst to Shiro, he is suspected of murdering a member of their clan and will need a miracle to escape their vengeance. Miraculously, a young man named Kuroh Yatogami swings in and aids Shiro in his getaway, only to reveal afterward he's also after Shiro's life. Now a hunted man, Shiro will have to evade the clans of seven powerful kings and desperately try to prove his innocence – before it’s too late!

Special Features: Clean Openings & Endings, K Events - U.S Convention Highlights, K Trailers, More from VIZ!

Lily C.A.T. (DVD)
  • Distributor: Discotek Media
  • Suggested retail price: $24.95

2264 A.D.: The Starship Saldes is sent into deep space to explore a newly discovered planet. The journey will take twenty years. The Saldes' crew of thirteen, mixing experienced space jockeys with eager but naive scientists, are prepared for anything - except an unseen alien invader with an insatiable appetite and the ominous force that takes over the ship's controls. The voyage becomes a grim struggle for survival in a vessel which has become a coffin orbiting the paradise world which was to be its destination.

Love, Election & Chocolate - Complete Collection (Sub. Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

In Japan, participation in extra-curricular activities is as fundamental a part of an education as chalk and gym shorts. However not all students are overachievers, and for those like Yuki Ojima, groups like the Food Research Club are welcome havens in which to slack-off. But what's a slacker to do when the radical new candidate for Student Council president announces her intent to get rid of clubs like the FRC? Well, getting the help of the current Student Council president is a good start, but HIS suggestion is so counter-intuitive that it's crazy: Yuki's going to run for the Student Council himself! And yet, it's SO crazy that it just might work. Especially when Chisato, the chocolate-adverse president of the FRC, not to mention Yuki's best childhood friend, and members of other targeted school clubs start to join the swelling FRC army. But can this army of goofs and goof-offs coast all the way to political victory? Or will someone have to step up to the plate and take one for the term? They may savor victory, they may taste defeat, but you're certain to eat up LOVE, ELECTION AND CHOCOLATE!

Love Election & Chocolate - Complete Collection (Sub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98
Star Blazers 2199
  • Distributor: Voyager Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $44.99 (Blu-Ray), $34.99 (DVD)

The year is 2199. Mother Earth is on the verge of breathing her last. Earth has been rendered a dead world by meteor bombs launched by Gamilas, a mysterious interstellar state. The time left to humanity, which has fled into underground cities, is a mere year.

Mankind's final hope is the Yamato, which rests off of Kyushu's Cape Bonomisaki - the Space Battleship Yamato! Believing in a message of salvation sent from the distant depths of the galaxy, the Yamato now sets sail with a young crew under the command of Captain Okita! Contains episodes 1-4: Messenger from Iscandar Our Destination is the Sea of Stars Escape From Jupiter Space Gravestone on the Ice Field

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My Burrito Review of Fairy Tail
My Burrito Review of Fairy Tail

Welcome to the Fairy Tail review! I'm Takashichea (Taka for short) who is a big Fairy Tail fan and wiki editor. There are so much content in Fairy Tail, so I decide to review the last parts of Fairy Tail because it's fresh in my head. Since this review is for the Anime Vice's Write A Review & You Could Win A Copy of FAIRY TAIL! contest, I have to set it up like a burrito.

See Link to the Fairy Tail Facebook page!

Spicy!

Some of these ingredients are fantastic, and these make Fairy Tail enjoyable. The unique part about Fairy Tail's Time Skip was that it did a 7 years skip, but the main characters along with a few supporting characters didn't age. Compared to Bleach, Naruto, and One Piece, everyone had aged. The Grand Magic Games/ Tournament arc in Fairy Tail may seem a cliche arc you see in most Battle Shonen series. For Fairy Tail, it had build up the characters to this point where you want to root for your favorites and new characters. For the filler arc, it's has some good parts and bad. Overall, it wasn't exciting as the tournament arc. When you hit the filler arc, you may skip it or not. If you eat a breakfast burrito each day, you might get bored of it. That's how I personally felt with the filler arc.

Story and Characters

Ravages of Time and Old Wounds
Ravages of Time and Old Wounds

The Key of the Starry Sky filler arc is an extension of Lucy Heartfilia who suffers from the ravages of time. Even though she still has her guild as a secondary family, she lost her father. She regrets not spending the time with her father who was worried about her those seven years. Because of the Phantom arc, Lucy had distance herself from her father. It was tear jerking to see her story with her father reach closure. The rest of the gang didn't have a lot of issues with the time skip like how Lucy did. Later in the Grand Magic Game, Erza encounters her past when Jellal and Millianna come into play. That makes the story in Fairy Tail come full circle. These past arcs still have their roots embedded.

Random Funny Moments + Shipping
Random Funny Moments + Shipping

For the characters, their fight and struggles are what gets the audience revved up. Lucy's fight with Flare just makes you want Fairy Tail to win. Natsu's and the guild's drive to back up Lucy makes you feel you're part the experience. Even though the friendship theme is a bit overwhelming, Natsu's speech manages to stir me up. With the action and drama, Fairy Tail's comedic scenes are often warm and enjoyable. Happy's scene of Lucy's sex appeal finally working or Mirajane vs Jenny's cosplay fight were great and memorable. Some of the humor comes from shipping characters make some scenes irresistible like Erza and Jellal's scenes by the beach. The fans loves this part of Fairy Tail, the silly romance we make it up in our heads.

The flavor of this series' burrito is memorable. You can't forget these characters and their stories.

Just Needs More Seasoning or Flavor

Music

Personally, the music in Fairy Tail wasn't memorable. I sometimes hum different anime songs along with other music at random points in the day. I don't really hum the Fairy Tail theme songs. It's not that I hate Fairy Tail songs. It's a bit average.

Animation

I don't know if it's my eyes or Crunchyroll. That's the legal streaming site I use predominantly for Fairy Tail until Crunchyroll remove the episodes later on. I feel the animation was sharper and crisp in the Tenrou Island arc. For the animation in the Starry Sky arc and Grand Magic Games, the animation looks blurry. Close up of characters look fine, but shots of characters in the middle ground are pretty blurred. The animation in the fight scenes are lower than ones you see in Kill la Kill and other anime series that are produced by companies like Production I.G, Inc.

Bitter!

Big Butt Gang - Hit or Miss. Wendy look good
Big Butt Gang - Hit or Miss. Wendy look good

Everyone might run into a bad burrito or ate a stale burrito. There are some stale parts in Fairy Tail's last arc or some times there is an odd combination of flavors.

  • Big Butt Gang - This group is from Hiro Mashima's old work, Rave Master. There is a hit or miss with this group. Personally, I find them annoying. While it's funny to see Erza, Wendy, and Carla wearing these outfits, the Big Butt Gang can be gross. The Big Butt Gang can be an odd flavor that's out of place like anchovies. You don't see anchovies in burritos.
  • Overuse of Friendship - This is part of eating the same burrito gets boring. Fairy Tail solves its serious fights with friendship often. For children, it's a good theme to reinforce. For the adults, you get tired of it.
  • Being a filler arc, the Key of the Starry Sky arc does a lot of padding and set ups for the next fight. You find yourself wanting to get this done. Some of the plot seems predictable like Michelle's identity coming out. When Lucy has a late epiphany that to resolve means defeating Oracion Seis. That's pretty predictable. Fairy Tail solves everything by punching in the face.
  • Tournament arc had a slow start and short matches. Some folks love short battles compared to some Shonen series that are known for ridiculous long battles. For Fairy Tail, these matches that pit your favorite character against another. You want it to be satisfying. Some fights like Wendy vs Chelia are stalled. I remember most of the fight began in the next episode.

Tortilla - End

The Tortilla part in the burrito is what holds the ingredients together. Fairy Tail did a decent job for its last arc back in 2013. It's coming back from a year break starting this spring 2014 season. The story does get stale and look like its running out of ideas, but it keeps you going with its characters and their zany adventures. Fans will look forward to Fairy Tail. Newcomers will enjoy Fairy Tail if they like the simplistic characters, a bit of fan service, and light hearted fun.

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I know it's almost March 2013, but given the activity of the Fan Fiction forum, I believe a monthly fan fic contest would be too much. Fan fiction is normally written at different paces because folks operate differently. I don't to force folks to compete at the expense of promoting the fan fiction forum.

Even though I had a low turnout in the Vote For the Best Anime Vice Reviewer for 2013, I decided to go with another poll. Get you guys and gals to read some of our community fan fiction that was written in 2013. Make them feel acknowledged. That's the overall purpose of this blog.

Guidelines

  • Any user can vote.
  • The Fan Fiction piece must be written in 2013. Length doesn't matter.
  • If it's part of project, judge it as a project. Same goes for individual stories, judge it as a story.

Let me know if the rules need adjusting.

Inspiration for this project goes to DBZ Universe (Caesar) and . They wanted to promote the project and asked me to help them promote the fan fic forum.

Thank you everyone.

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Hello everyone, I'm Takashichea, a wiki mod. After having a conversation with folks, they ask me to start a project to promote fan art in our community, a contest. A lot of folks including myself are pretty shy in showcasing art because you know why.

Don't be shy! I'm probably worse than you guys and gals! Submit your fan art! We'll vote. It would be fun.

Revised: Instead of a contest, we go with a theme.

Guidelines

  • No Hentai or Nudity! We have teenagers prowling the web. We can't ruin their innocence.
  • No graphic violence! You can show Happy smacking Kon. Just don't submit something really bloody or graphic.
  • No racial or homophobic fan art.
  • Mods and any users can enter. Only one fan art can be submitted. I do check for dupe profiles just to make things fair.

Let me know if I miss anything.

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Good morning Anime Vice! I'm one of the Toriko wiki editors, and I stumbled upon this news article in Crunchyroll. Instead of announcing Toriko anime is ending, I put the question, is Toriko ending or is it taking a break. When Fairy anime was announced to end back in March 2013, I wrote a sappy blog (News: Fairy Tail Anime is Coming to End, March 30) on Fairy Tail anime ending. I cause so many users to think it's truly ending. Then, the following year, Hiro Mashima announces the anime is coming back (Fairy Tail Anime is Back for Spring 2014). I don't want to cause another misunderstanding.

News

Toriko will end on March 30, 2014 after three long years, its first debut was April 2011. V Jump Magazine and Mantanweb stated that Dragon Ball Z Kai will take Toriko's time slot at 9 AM, April 6, on Fuji TV. Dragon Ball Z Kai will start the retelling of the Majin Buu saga.

For those who are new to Toriko, here is a summary:

In a world where the taste and texture of food is extremely important there exist individuals known as Bishoku-ya (luxury food providers) who specialize in the acquisition of rare ingredients and animals. Toriko is one of these hunters and it is his dream to find the most precious foods in the world and create the ultimate dinner course. As one of the most skilled hunters in the world he is regularly hired by restaurants and the rich to seek out new ingredients and rare animals. A man with inhuman ability, he utilizes his incredible strength and knowledge of the animal kingdom to capture ferocious, evasive and rare beasts to further his final goal, the ultimate dinner course composed of the most delicious food in the world. He is currently accompanied by a weak and timid chef who, inspired by Toriko's ambition, travels with him to improve his culinary skills and find rare ingredients.

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