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Welcome to this week's manga releases, I'm your editor, Taka. This week has the last volume of Arata: the Legend. I haven't heard or read it yet, but for fans, it's a must buy. I would love to hear thoughts on this series. I'm looking forward to Attack on Titan's prequel story and a parody spin-off series. I'm a big Attack on Titan fan, and any fan should check out these two manga series. I heard about My Little Monster since my friend, UsaChanMan, recommended the anime series to me. I still haven't check it out yet. I'm in a mood for another romantic comedy series.

Hope you enjoy this week's manga releases. All comments are welcome. I would love to hear your two cents on these manga series. Thank you.

  • Disclaimer: I'm not selling manga to you guys and gals. This blog is to promote the manga industry by getting you guys and gals to support the official release.
  • 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.

This week, I used Fandom Post since I had a few issues with ANN. Gundam Origins Vol. 5 isn't release until next week in stores like Amazon and Right Stuf. ANN did not include Arata: the Legend, Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, and Ranma 1/2. Only the Fandom Post source had them listed.

Past Quick Pick Manga Threads

07-Ghost Volume 9
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99
  • Amazon: $9.45
  • Right Stuf: $6.69

The paths of one evil god, two rival empires, three unlikely bishops and seven brave ghosts converge in the destiny of Teito Klein, a boy who vows to master a powerful artifact known as the Eye of Mikael in order to lay bare the secrets of the world’s—and his own—murky past. / Entangled by the Kraut House’s corruption, Teito finds himself imprisoned in an icy tomb with a strange girl who he swears he’s met before. Learning the dark secrets of Labrador’s past is key to surviving the subzero “garden,” but the trail leading to the gentle Seven Ghost’s sad last days is anything but a primrose path.

Arata: the Legend Volume 17
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested Price: $9.99
  • Amazon: $8.99
  • Right Stuf: $6.69

The Shinsho Kikutsune, Arata Hinohara’s most daunting foe so far, has stolen the hearing of everyone but Arata himself. Bad as this is, it’s made worse when Arata learns that music may be the weapon that can defeat his enemy. Arata and his allies work through this problem and manage to launch an effective assault on Kikutsune, only to have nature violently intervene and force Arata to act to save lives and face the very real prospect of losing the battle!

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Volume 1
  • Distributor: Kodansha USA
  • Suggested Price: $10.99
  • Amazon: $8.11

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?

Attack on Titan: Junior High
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $16.99
  • Amazon: $13.29
  • Right Stuf: $12.74

Eren and Mikasa enter a new school - Titan Junior High! However, Eren's hated Titans for years. Can he get along with his new "harmless" classmates? Featuring all of the characters from the main series as you've never seen them before, this series is sure to delight fans of Attack on Titan with a human vs. Titan volleyball match, a Titan rock band, and more!

Fullmetal Alchemist Omnibus (Vol. 19-21)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99
  • Amazon: $12.31
  • Right Stuf: $10.04

The story enters its final stretch as the Elric brothers learn of the homunculi's ultimate plan to turn all of Amestris into an alchemical bloodbath on the "Day of Reckoning." While tempted to use the open portal that day to get their bodies back, for now the brothers build opposition to the homunculi-corrupted military with others who have learned of the grisly plan. / While Al learns the secret of the homunculi's origins from his father, Ed joins forces with a familiar homunculus who seems to be having pangs of conscience.

Sherlock Bones Volume 4
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99
  • Amazon: $8.93
  • Right Stuf: $8.24

Takeru loves dogs, so he heads to the pound to adopt one. When he gets there, he notices a dog who doesn't play or interact with the other dogs, and he brings the dog home. Then he starts to hear voices... But he's not crazy. It's just that the legendary Sherlock Holmes has been reincarnated in the body of this small pup, and only Takeru can hear his human voice! Taking on the role of Watson, Takeru and Holmes (aka, Sherlock Bones) work to solve crimes across modern day Tokyo!

Ranma ½ Omnibus (Vol. 1-2)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested Price: $14.99
  • Amazon: $9.48

A remastered 2-in-1 edition of the all-time classic hit from one of Japan’s most beloved creators, available for the first time in a format faithful to the original work.

My Little Monster Volume 1
  • Distributor: Kodansha
  • Suggested Price: $10.99
  • Amazon: $8.89

Mizutani is a self-absorbed overachiever, concerned only with maintaining the highest grades in school. Haru is an impulsive short tempered brute, who scares everyone with his explosive bursts of violence. Haru gets suspended on the first day of school when he encounters some bullies harassing a student and dispatches the bullies with great bloody violence. Mizutani is tasked with delivering school materials to Haru who interprets this as an act of friendship and latches on to Mizutani, much to her dismay. And so begins a strange and potentially combustible relationship!

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There was some Project-H books that were release this week, but I did not see them on Fandom Post or Anime News Network. I notice my friend, PikaHyper, added them this week in Comic Vine. Thought I make a note here.

Embracing Love Volume 2
  • Distributor: SuBLime
  • Suggested retail price: $16.99
  • Amazon: $13.53
  • Right Stuf: $11.38

Adult film stars Iwaki Kyousuke and Katou Yoji continue their romance with a ten-day sexual romp that not only leaves them exhausted but also starts to affect Iwaki's work. To make matters worse, Iwaki decides that now's the time to confess his love for the feisty blond, something Katou is not ready to hear. The tension in their relationship increases when the two are selected to play the leads in competing drama series, causing them to spend even more time apart. Will these two crack under the pressure or will absence make the heart grow fonder?

Hide and Seek Volume 2
  • Distributor: SuBLime
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99
  • Amazon: $10.45
  • Right Stuf: $8.70

On a whim, shop owner Shuji Tanihara hooks up with reserved pediatrician Takafumi Saji. Shuji wasn't expecting much from the fling, but after seeing an unexpected side of the serious doctor while out on a date, Shuji finds himself becoming more attracted to the man. When Shuji accidentally sees Takafumi kissing someone else, he's surprised at how conflicted it makes him feel. To make matters worse, the doctor then tells Shuji that he won't be able to see him for a while! Will the relationship that started as a fling finally deepen into something more.

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Welcome to the 2nd week of March's Blu-Ray and DVD releases! This week, I find a lot of familiar shows: Accel World, Psycho-Pass, Digimon, and Pet Girl of Sakurasou. I'm definitely looking forward to Pet Girl of Sakurasou and Psycho-Pass. Any fan of Gen Urobuchi or fans of Sci-Fi/Crime would love Psycho-Pass. It's a gritty, dark series with plenty of action and drama. It was a powerful show that makes you think about society and its justice system. For slice of fan and romance fans, you should check out Pet Girl of Sakurasou. It's a character driven show where you see these high school students in struggle for their dreams and finding love at the same time.

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.

Sources

Past Articles

Accel World - Set 2 (Blu-Ray and DVD)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $54.97 (Blu-Ray), $44.82 (DVD)
  • Amazon: $49.47 (BD), $29.99
  • Right Stuf: $39.99 (BD), $28.99

Haruyuki Arita has come a long way since his days as the helpless bullied kid in school. Reborn as Silver Crow, he now fights to realize his master Kuroyukihime's dream of uncovering the secrets of the Accelerated World. But after suffering a humiliating defeat from Nomi Seiji, a new kid who misuses the power of Brain Burst for personal gain, Haruyuki faces the risk of losing everything dear to him, including his friends and even Kuroyukihime. Guided by the wisdom of a legendary Burst Linker, Haruyuki must now acquire new powers to stop Nomi before his malice can bring an end to the Accelerated World.

Plus, follow the misadventures of Kuroyukihime and friends as they go totally out of control in the mini-series Acchel World.

  • Contains episodes 12-24 plus 8 bonus mini-episodes.
  • Special Features: Production Sketches.
Digimon: Digital Monsters - The Official Second Season Vol. 6 (Dub.DVD)
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $19.95
  • Amazon: $12.96
  • Right Stuf: N/A

Digifans, catch the final installment of DIGIMON ADVENTURE SEASON 02 in this 3-DVD set! The last 13 episodes of Season 2 begin with the whole gang enjoying the holidays, but the festivities come to an abrupt end when control spires and evil Digimon pop up around the world. The DigiDestined split up to tackle all corners of the Earth and save their human and Digimon friends from dark forces. When a new enemy appears the group comes back together and vows to restore the DigiWorld back to its original state, ridding it of evil once and for all.

Digimon: Data Squad: Season 5 (DVD)
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $79.95
  • Amazon: $46.96
  • Right Stuf: $71.96

Our heroes and the members of D.A.T.S. ("Digital Accident Tactics Squad"), an organization created to conceal the existence of the Digital World and Digimon from the rest of mankind, are facing a massive conflict between Earth and the Digital World triggered by an ambitious human scientist determined to make use of the Digimon for his own personal gain.

Psycho-Pass Season One - Part 1 (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $64.98
  • Amazon $29.96
  • Right Stuf $38.99

Welcome to a world where just thinking about a crime is enough to enough to make you guilty. Bad intentions can no longer be hidden, and the police know exactly which tainted minds are about to cross over to the wrong side of the law. The great equalizer in the war on thugs is the Dominator, a futuristic weapon that can read minds and assess the risk that a citizen will turn criminal.

Cops work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, Inspectors stop their partners from going rogue, and the all-powerful Sibyl System keeps a watchful eye on us all. Society is paralyzed by its deepest, darkest desires, and trial by jury has been replaced by the wrath of the Dominator. Welcome to the future. How guilty are you?

6. Psycho-Pass
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $64.98
  • Amazon $29.96
  • Right Stuf $38.99

The Sibyl System was meant to grind all criminal activity to a permanent halt, but something's gone horribly wrong. A deranged genius known as Makishima has mastered the art of justifying his own heinous deeds, leaving the Dominator powerless to stop his reign of terror. At the first sign of the system cracking, thugs take to the streets, terrorizing the innocent while wearing special helmets that prevent their cruel intentions from being detected.

With their futuristic weaponry powerless to stop the bloody rampage, Inspector Akane and her Enforcer, Kogami, must take an old-fashioned approach to the law. While Akane infiltrates the Sybil System to discover how far the corruption has spread, Kogami doggedly tracks Makishima, setting the stage for a violent and shocking final showdown!

Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor - The Complete Series + 45 Minute OVA (DVD)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98
  • Amazon: $50.98
  • Right Stuf: $44.99

Round four delivers double the ditz when the master of school uniform disasters gets a disciple! Word of a tournament gets around, and Hakufu's ready to rumble. But training a pupil is tiring work - and catching some random ZZZs puts a delay on her dreams of combat conquest.

When a sinister force sabotages the rival schools into submission, the warriors' fates reveal themselves in gravity-defying fisticuffs. Can Hakufu muscle her way to victory and save her friends from repeating their fatal past? Only the power of the dragons can tell!

Features the original dub cast, including Carrie Savage, Ted Sroka, and Willow Lane! Contains episodes 1-12 and the OVA, "Shugaku Toshi Keppu-Roku." Special Features: Six Dreamy Views, Promotional Videos, Textless Songs, Japanese Commercial, U.S. Trailer, Trailers.

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou - Collection 2 (Sub.Blu-Ray and DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98(Blu-Ray), $49.98 (DVD)
  • Amazon: $49.99 (Blu-Ray) $44.99 (DVD)
  • Right Stuf: $35.99 (Blu-Ray) $29.99 (DVD)

The care and feeding of a pet girl is something only those with the most dogged determination should attempt, but Sorata Kanda never really had a choice in the matter. Tasked with keeping the acclaimed but highly dysfunctional and unfocused artist Mashiro Shiina from forgetting to eat, brush her hair, or wear clothes, it's been a long, slow battle to get to the point where he's reached a general understanding of her extreme quirks. Which doesn't mean that Mashiro doesn't still walk out of the dorm half-naked. It's just that Sorata now understands that it's going to happen.

Unfortunately, the whys, wherefores, and how-tos of comprehending the opposite sex aren't going so well on other fronts. Misaki's attempts to escalate her campaign to win Jin's affections take a disastrous turn, and Nanami's going to have to learn to come to terms with her feelings for Sorata while adjusting to the third wheel that is Mashiro. And then there's still Sorata's "problem" of picking up cats that he's not supposed to keep.

Contains episodes 13-24. Special Features: Japanese CD Spots, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.

Psycho-Pass Season One - Complete Collection [Premium Edition] (Blu-Ray)

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Exclusive Limited Edition Chipboard Art Box
  • 2 PSYCHO-PASS Soundtrack CDs
  • Criminal Investigation Division Logo Decal
  • Criminal Investigation Division ID Holder
  • Official Public Safety Bureau/Criminal Investigation Division ID Holder
  • Actor Commentaries
  • PSYCHO-PASS at Sakura-Con Parts 1 & 2
  • Textless Songs
  • U.S. Trailer
  • Trailers
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Welcome everyone, here are Viz Media's latest announcements on manga series that they have acquired.

Master Keaton
By Naoki Urasawa

Taichi Keaton-Hiraga - born of Japanese and British descent. A former SAS agent with remarkable skills in military tactics and archaeology. Keaton is a single father with a part-time job as a world history teacher in Japan. But when certain international issues arise, he is called upon by Lloyd's of London as a special insurance investigator.

Assassination Classroom

By Yusei Matsui

Alias: Natsu Kyoshitsu

A humorous and action-packed story about a class of misfits who are trying to kill their new teacher – an alien octopus with bizarre powers and super strength! The teacher has just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth – unless his students can destroy him first. What makes things more complicated is that he's the best teacher they've ever had!

Resident Evil - Maruhawa Desire
By Naoki Serizawa

The highly virulent C-virus became a global disaster, but where did the outbreak start? In this five-volume manga prequel to the hit Resident Evil 6 game with story and art by Naoki Serizawa, the terrifying origins are revealed. At the prestigious and elite Marhawa High School in Singapore, a female student suffers a horrifying transformation. Called in to investigate, Professor Doug Wright and his nephew Ricky find themselves caught up in a deadly and growing tragedy. As things get rapidly out of hand, Chris Redfield and his team from the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance arrive on the scene, while behind it all a mysterious figure looms. Link: Same as Assassination

Kiss of the Rose Princess
By Aya Shouto
Alias: Barajou no Kiss

Anis Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her. Unfortunately she loses that choker when a batlike being named Ninufa falls from the sky and hits her. Ninufa gives Anis given four cards representing four knights whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest?!

Honey Blood
By Miko Mitsuki
Alias: Mitsu Aji Blood

When a girl at Hinata Sorazono's school is attacked by what seems to be a blood-sucking 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?!

Editor's Note

I will continually update this list as much as I can.

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Welcome to the Anime Vice's Best Fan Fic Writers of 2013! I know it's late, but a few folks ask me to promote the fan fic forum. I started a contest, but it had the same low voter turnout like the Reviewers project. Like the Reviewers project, I'm going to write a top Writers blog and promote the writers. Please check out their fan fic threads!

Best Fan Fic Writers

UltimateHero0406

UltimateHero0406 is a seasoned battle veteran who makes his own fan fic series called Ultimate Hero. It's about Ultiman, Captain Palmer, and his crew who are saving the Earth from a mysterious being from space. It's an original series He's a big Psyren, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Bleach fan. He enjoys Shonen, Ecchi, and Slice of Life series and video games like Persona 4 and Sonic. Now, he's into Space Dandy! He has completed over 50 anime series. He loves women from exotic countries.

His list of Fan Fic episodes:

Jinbeifan1

Jinbeifan1 is a frequent battle veteran who loves to comment on the HST manga discussion threads. His favorite series are One Piece, Bleach, Dragon Ball Z, and Fairy Tail. His biggest fan fic project is Protector of Monster which is a crossover of Avengers and Rosario Vampire.

His list of Fan Fic episodes

LHWKnight

LHWKnight is a new user in Anime Vice who loves light novel series and making battle threads on High School DxD, Problem Children, and other light novel series. He likes all sorts of anime series, and he's a frequent poster in the #Anime Vice Discussion Threads. He has a thing for strong women. Occasionally, he writes reviews.

Honorable Mentions

Since the fan fic forum has a lot of first debuts, I wanted to give some recognitions to these guys and gals.

Related Threads

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Welcome everyone! This is our Yearbook for Screened. We wanted to preserve the memories of everyone's time and hard work in the community. As most of you know, the site is closing down on March 14, 2014. It's very hard on our users, and this is a way to help Screened and all users to remember the good times.

Podcast and Video

Screened had a great video section. We had trailers for incoming films and TV shows. Half-Good was Screened's video segment that look at films that exist in the realm between masterful and mediocre. It was done by Matt Rorie. Another video segment, Defending Your Movie, was a feature that defends movies that are notoriously stupid and half-ass. It was done by Alex Navarro and Matt Rorie. Besties is Screened's video segment of movies that made in their cinematic hall of fame. Remake Rematch is a segment that pits a film and its remakes, and the staff puts a final verdict on which is better. BOWL is a segment that focuses on Box Office Winning films.

In the podcast section, Screened did live streaming of the Oscars, and folks could comment. However, the site's podcast's video experience glitches.

Wiki

Top Wiki Editors
Top Wiki Editors

Here's a short introduction on our Top 10 Wiki Editors:

  1. Mike20 was our top wiki editor in Screened with 1 million wiki points, and he was the first Whiskey Media user to accomplish that feat. During the end phase, he started a Wikia for our wiki editors, To Hollywood and Beyond.
  2. Gort, our staff, is a big Battlestar Galactica fan who makes bad flash mini-games.
  3. Daemon is a big gaming fan since 1976 and a film connoisseur with great reviews in Screened. He specializes in foreign and silent films.
  4. Milkman is a wrestling and video game lover. You'll find him over at Giant Bomb.
  5. Revolver8990 is a wiki editor from Philadelphia who loves comic books.
  6. VioletEyedDragon is a fan of comic books and films with big guns. His top two edits are Django Unchained and Skyfall.
  7. cardician loves comedy films like Eddie and American Pie.
  8. CherryBomb is our Screened fashionista from the UK. She loves posting fashion blogs and laying down her critiques.
  9. Redemption is an anime, comic book, and sci-fi fan. His top wiki edits are Batman, Batman Returns, and The Avengers.
  10. Acura Max is our mod who loves video games, anime, and movies. His favorite TV shows are Hannibal, Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones.

We'll do a special blog on the Top Wiki Editors of 2013 for Screened soon.

After the Whiskey Media Sale out, we lost a lot of users. Our active wiki editors that continue to work on the site until its end were etragedy, Mike20, Toasterburner_B, Acura_Max, myself, Djames216, CherryBomb, Revolver8990, Providence, and Stevemagegod.

Like Anime Vice, Screened has wiki pages. Acura, FinalDasa, and myself wrote the Screened & You! that has a lot of information about the wiki. I won't go into much details but highlight key details. One key difference is that we don't attach wiki pages to episodes like how Anime Vice does, and we add voice actors and actresses first. However, we can only attach one VA to one character at a time. What's unique about Screened is that it has wiki pages like awards and cliches and wiki sections: trivia, music, references, and quotes.

Here are some snapshots of the wiki.

RPG

From Anime Vice and Comic Vine's RPG section, Sha and his/ or her crew ask Acura and FinalDasa to start a RPG group in Screened. Their group started on May 23, 2013. While it was small, Sha's group was a tight knit community. Sha and her group would make their own stories that were like movies. They would assume their characters and play it live.

What separates this RPG from Anime Vice and Comic Vine's RPG section was that it had purely movies, no anime nor comic book characters were used. Some of their stories took place on a distant planet while other stories involve a murder mystery.

Reviews

Screened's review section had a lot of love and work with hundreds of film reviews from our dedicated users. When SnowyMountain, Acura Max, and myself wrote the Screened 2013's Top Reviewers blog, I was blown away by the sheer amount of reviews. SnowyMountain and Etragedy were our active reviewers until the end of the site. They were our best reviewers. I'm currently working on saving one user's review, Etragedy, on Gdoc.

Here is a portion of SnowyMountain's Top Reviewers of 2013. I wanted to give some info on our top reviewers.

CherryBomb

First up is CherryBomb, our SuperReviewer! She’s been around the site since 2010 and is a major forum contributor, fashionista, and blogger. She’s contributed quite a few reviews in the past and even though her numbers have dropped slightly this past year, with only 10 reviews; we expect that she’ll stick around to post some more for 2014.

She’s a very broad minded reviewer who is a true professional who breaks down each film into good and bad parts and an objective summation of it all. Congratulations Cherry!

jackanderson

Excessive tweeter, blogger, and occasional writer of stuff, jackanderson is one of our Super Reviewers for 2013, having contributed no less than 11 reviews. His reviews are long, rambling page of plot summaries interspaced with his personal thoughts and details about what was good or bad about each movie as it progresses. He’s also one of Screened’s biggest bloggers too and maintains his own Twitter @CallumPetch.

VioletEyedDragon

Active since 2010, VioletEyedDragon is one of our most highest ranking members with a massive amount of forum posts and spends most of his time selflessly expanding our wiki pages in vast detail. Even with all that going on, he still found the time to post 14 reviews throughout 2013, making him one of our Super Reviewers! He loves crafting beautiful reviews peppered with images interspaced with his prose about the facts, flaws, and good points to each movie along with comparisons to other films.

TheLawnWrangler

One of our Champion Reviewers with 22 reviews to his credit this year; TheLawnWrangler has been around since 2010 and is an inveterate blogger with long, detailed, and massive blogs. Much like his blogs, his reviews are massively detailed and complex where he picks apart each film and gives us the nitty gritty.

biggest_loser

A fairly recent addition to Screened having just joined in 2012, biggest_loser is one of our Top Reviewers for 2013. A passionate reviewer with an awesome 50 reviews, he has a poetic way of describing characters. He’s a reviewer who picks out key scenes, characters, and actors in addition to talking about major trends and ambiance of the movie.

SnowyMountain

Our second Top Reviewer is SnowyMountain who just joined in 2012 but already has made an impressive benchmark this year with 83 reviews. He has a wide range of interests including sci-fi, fantasy, and anime but he’s especially fanatical about superheroes which compose most of his reviews.

As a reviewer, he’s very interpersonal with his comments and likes to bring his experiences of watching the shows as well being blunt, straight forward, and getting to the point quickly. He’s known to point out the flaws in a movie such as music, special effects, or voice acting and break them down.

etragedy

And last but certainly not least is our greatest Top Reviewer! None other than the Man With An Opinion on Everything! Despite having only joined in 2010, etragedy is a major contributor to the reviews on Screened. The man is a machine, providing prolific reviews on not just major films but also independents, documentaries, foreign, and art films. In this year alone, he wrote 161 Reviews! He writes short reviews with key points in his conclusion, talks about trends in movies, and is an avid reviewer who engages with the reader. Many thanks etragedy for helping expand Screened.

Hidden Gem

Hidden Gem is a forum where Screened Pups would post threads about their movies they treasured. It was like a hybrid between reviews and forums. Folks would review their favorite movies and highlight special moments with their friends.

Mods

Acura Max

He was promoted mod weeks after Stacey took over the site.

Acura: Back then, we were just starting to get videos from cinefix. So, after seeing BigHeart's video compilation. I thought that Screened should have a compilation on the site so users can watch the videos without having to go to youtube. Meanwhile, the spam started to pile up on the forums. FinalDasa decided that it was time to get another mod help out with the spam. So, he recommended me to Stacey and Stacey asked me if I wanted to be a mod. I immediately said yes and became a mod within an hour or so after.

In Anime Vice, Acura_Max was an invaluable teammate to myself and BigHeart711 when we team up to publish anime seasonal guides. Our most recent was the Winter 2014 Anime Guide .

Daniel Newton

From Coventry, UK, Daniel Newton was one of the veteran users in the Whiskey Media sites, and he was well known across the sites due to his hard work and enormous love of video games, movies, and anime. Because of his mod status in Anime Vice, he was assigned by Ethan and the staff to be a mod in Screened to ensure the young community start off on the right foot.

Kelleth

The Super Sentai aficionado was one of the very first moderators to look after Screened. He searched high and low for any unruly behavior like he has done for Anime Vice for over three years and managed to set some users and fellow mods up to become model users. However, due to his busy schedule, Kelleth had to leave the site and revoked his mod status shortly after. His brave work on the wiki and keen eyes continue to watch over Anime Vice for over five years now.

Mistress Redhead

One of the former moderators that were hired on in Screened's early days alongside Kelleth and Daniel Newton (formerly named as Newten). She was mainly tasked with policing the forums of Screened alongside pre-buyout Comic Vine, but had to leave the site due to her busy life as a mother and wife thanks to an real life relationship with who happened to be a fellow Moderator from Comic Vine.

MrMazz

An dedicated wiki editor and a person who often reported the goings on from television shows that were of interest to the site. He later became a Moderator due to all of his dedicated work and continued to even create staff movie reviews alongside JackAnderson and Litrock (Matthew Marko). After the confirmation of Screened's departure, MrMazz decided to continue on to his tumblr page to further his exploits for movies and television.

PatVB

Originally Pat4327 before he changed his name, PatVB had became a mod during the time that Ethan had control of the site. According to Ethan's last blog on Screened, Pat had became a mod around January 9th, 2011. As a user, Pat wrote content for the gundam pages as well as the Law & Order page. He was, as you can probably tell, very fond of Randy Savage (aka Macho Man). On his profile page, he would had a picture of Macho Man body slamming Jesus. Sadly, PatVB had to take away from Screened due to life commitments.

ScanCase

One of the normal users who was a mod a year or two into Screened. Before Acura Max stepped in, he mainly was in charge of community content and showcased the community's efforts alongside FinalDasa. He was also known for the Projects that he made for the James Bond movie franchise and even did a couple of live blogs for it. He later had become inactive and left the site due to reasons unknown.

Notes: Acura Max and I don't have complete knowledge of the mods. We only did four mods.

Staff

The staff part is written by BigHeart711 who has tremendous knowledge of Screened.

Matt Rorie

Rorie was known for his love of puppies from a couple of months into Screened and it stuck with the community until the site's end. Alongside Alex, Rorie also had to review many movies when they were released and shared his thoughts. After the Whiskey Media buyout between CBS Interactive and BermanBraun (now known as Whalerock Industries due to the owners making their separate ways) He stuck with the site for a short time after the buyout, but was laid off after a short time and later hired into most of Giant Bomb's staff, whom migrated alongside with their site.

Alex Navarro

An Giant Bomb staffer whom made double the time as a staffer for Screened as a partner alongside Rorie. During his time with reviewing, he was known for ripping apart movies and even made the most reviews with a score of 0 stars, which made the rating become controversial to the community. Aside from his reviews, he became a more charismatic person as he was contributing with both sites, but as of the buyout of Whiskey Media, he decided to move out alongside the Giant Bomb staff and parted ways with Rorie only to be partnered alongside him again months later into Giant Bomb after Rorie's layoff from Screened.

FinalDasa: Alex was actually just a Screened staffer before eventually splitting time and then fully working for GB after his move to New York. (or at least that's what I believe happened)

Tom Pinchuk

During the times not long before Tom was declared the shogun of Anime Vice, he became an article writer for Screened on the side with his "Welcome to Weird" articles, showcasing some of the rather odd and mysterious movies to even exist into the records. Outside of that he has also delved into the community's threads and even plugged some of his articles at Anime Vice at times. From his pronouncement as the Vice's Shogun onwards, he has a main goal: to run Anime Vice and further promote the site with entertaining articles alongside many model users, moderators, old ,and new and the brand new staffers (Sam Weller and Matt Murphy) that was hired alongside him.

StacyWi

The post-buyout staffer that had a rather bad debut, but improved herself from the mistakes that she made in order to make Screened into a more viable site. Months after her rule, she promoted Moderator FinalDasa into a Staffer and the new overlord for the website as she mysteriously departed from the community. Stacey left to pursue a different career and I think she spends a lot of time as a photographer.

FinalDasa

Started out for Screened as a normal user who had an affinity for the Star Wars franchise as he make many wiki articles. From his hard work and perseverance, he became a moderator as approved by staffers and a few other moderators. He made sure that things were in shape for the forums alongside his partners and his efforts were made even further when also creating articles and even a twitter fan page for Screened. Still holding on to his efforts after the infamous buyout, FinalDasa became a full fledged staff member and the new ruler of the website after StacyWi's departure and made even more colleagues as he ran the site. Alas, after the announcement that Screened will be closing down for good, he painfully waved goodbye to the site in his own words on an article. it's been a long road for him, but all of his hard work, shall never be forgotten.

FinalDasa: I actually became a mod after, drunkenly perhaps, creating the ScreenedPups twitter for community stuff. It actually happened during the Happy Hour one Friday and by that Monday I was a mod.

Closing

Thank you everyone for reading. Please give all of our Screened brothers and sisters some recognition. It's hard to imagine a great community shutting down. It was such a unique community that it had a wonderful video library with such variety of different angles, great staff with plenty of front news content, and a bustling wiki and review community. No other TV and film oriented community has that. Because of that, most of our users will be separated by their specialties: wiki, forum, reviews, etc.

Screened was a place where all people of different backgrounds and interests could come together. That's the beauty of Screened.

Credits:

  • BigHeart711 wrote the staff section with FinalDasa adding his take.
  • Acura wrote the mod section.
  • Takashichea wrote the Wiki, Review, RPG, Video, Hidden Gem, and Closing sections.

2nd Revision:

  • BigHeart711 expanded the mod section (rewrote MrMazz, ScanCase, MistressRed, and Kelleth).
  • Taka added podcast.
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