Welcome to the last 2 weekw of anime releases in the United States! I combined two weeks for this report. The anime series I'm familiar with are Devil is a Part Timer! and Severing Crime Edge. If you love romance comedies with a bit of MacDonalds and supernatural element, Devil is a Part Timer is for you. I loved it. It was a bit short though. Severing Crime Edge is a bit dark and ecchi a bit since it involves folks trying to kill one little girl. There is a lot of loli and mature fan service in this one along with censored gore. Plus, the folks, the murderers, who go after our young heroine each has a bizarre fetish. Watch this show with caution.
I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.
Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.
|Hetalia Seson 5 (The Beautiful World) DVD Set|
They said it couldn't happen, but they were as wrong as a stack of pancakes in a cage full of bears! The adorable boys of Hetalia are back with some new friends and a super sparkly new look. Not to mention the long-awaited Buon San Valentino OVAs!
What's more fun than Germany squatting in a dandelion patch? How about the Axis Boys joining the witchcraft club? Or maybe Russia suffering through a traumatic hamster flashback? Any way you slice the spaghetti, every cute boy enjoys a little quality bath time, and Turkey and Greece can't wait to start splishing and splashing! Belgium throws a mouthwatering waffle party, and America shows off his sweet dance moves! And when Santa Claus goes missing, Canada (who's that?) tries to replace him with a polar bear! A POLAR BEAR!?
|My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU - Complete Collection (DVD)|
Hachiman finds himself coerced by his well-meaning student advisor into joining the one-member Service Club. There he encounters club founder Yukino Yukinoshita, a smart, attractive, walking superiority complex who looks down on the entire student body. These two negative personalities are quick to attract Yui Yuigahama, who's cute, bright, cheerful, and needs the Service Club's help to... bake cookies? Is this a recipe for romance or the precursor for a nuclear meltdown? Will there be cookies, nookie, or a reason for everyone to play hooky?
|Dr. Slump: The Movies (Films 1-5)|
Contains the following Dr. Slump films:
|Devil is a Part Timer (DVD/Blu-Ray) Complete Series|
When Satan is run out of his infernal kingdom, he finds himself virtually powerless in modern-day Tokyo. Stuck in a feeble mortal body and desperate for cash, there's only one way for the dark lord to survive: by getting a job manning the deep fryer at "MgRonald!"
As Satan flips burgers and tries to regain his evil magic, he's pestered by a righteous hero who tracked him to Earth, a video-game-loving fallen angel looking for a way back into heaven, and the most unholy of enemies: a rival fast food franchise. Will he figure out a way to reclaim his homeland and throne? And if not, will this demonic burger king at least sell enough featured menu items to be promoted to shift supervisor? The devil can't survive on minimum wage!
|Severing Crime Edge - Complete Collection (DVD/Blu-Ray)|
Kiri Haimura loves cutting hair. Actually, he doesn't just love cutting hair, he obsesses over it and even has a special set of scissors he delights in using. But when his mane obsession for a bit of trim draws him to Iwai Mushanokoji, whose long hair has never been cut, he finds himself entangled in a situation no shears can hack him out of. You see, Iwai is heir to a strange curse that makes her hair impossible to cut. Or at least, it was until Kiri's clippers take off a lock, thereby revealing that his scissors are cursed as well!
But now that she's shorn free, Iwai has a slew of "murderers" after her, each armed with their own cursed implements and eager for the chance to kill the "Hair Queen." And if that's not enough to make Kiri wig out, it seems that many of them actually attend his own school! Will this evil crew cut in on Kiri's Hair Queen, or will he snip their ambitions in the bud?
Contains episodes 1-13.
Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
|Appleseed Alpha (Blu-Ray)|
Left to survive in a post-World War society, two mercenary soldiers - Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos – are sent on a mission on the outskirts of their war-torn city. During the operation, they run into Iris and Olson, two citizens from the utopian city of Olympus, who might have a way to save the world but the ruthless Talos and the scheming warlord Two Horns have their own plans. It's up to Deunan and Briareos to safeguard their newfound contacts and help save humanity's last hope.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
|Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they? (Blu-Ray)|
Of course, Earth-born Izayoi, Asuka and Yo don't know any of this when they accept the invitation to come to Little Garden, nor do they know how dangerous the games actually are. Fortunately, all three are far more formidable than anyone can imagine. Still, before they can win the games, they'll have to learn how to work together and with the other No Names, and time is rapidly running out!
|Dear Brother - Box 1|
Hello everyone, I'm your neighborhood wiki editor, Taka. I'm here to highlight a group of users who have taken the role of historians in our community. My background was that I was a historian in a club back in college. I was working with a new president. She was really smart and compassionate person who revive a dead club. I documented everything, all our hard work. It's strange that I'm applying the techniques I learned from her in Anime Vice during the many community projects (wiki or not) in my three (almost 4) years.
Historians are tasked with recording our people's work. It's valuable to see how our community had grew. We are leaving our mark on this community. Historians are preserving that mark. While there is fear in Anime Vice in that our community will not last forever, our memories and bonds we create with one another shall not be erase. The historians are the ones who makes the story alive. Please give these Vicers a round of applause for investing their time and efforts into recording our history.
|Kuma_from_Argentina is a veteran RPG member who has been with the site for five long years. While I don't know him really well, I do recognize him for his public outreach and promoting the RPG community during our first encounter on Foxx's community spotlight. He started the RPG weekly news and then shift to a monthly spotlight approach. I hope to work with him and the rest of the RPG community to make sure their presence is known in the community.|
The historian project he had started and worked on is the The New Viceverse Canon where he and folks record events, reboots, and significant changes in the RPG community.
|SMXLR8 is a battle user and an inexperienced, young historian. His first community project was The Official CAV Thread which includes a small archive of past CAVs.|
|Vapovile is a young user who joined the community back in September 2013. He first joined the battle threads and quickly became a well rounded users during those chaotic times of Fall 2013. He had a community project called AV Battle Usage Project which record how many times a character used. He hope to shed light on what Anime Vice's battle community has used a lot in an effort to persuade others to use obscure characters to balance things with the data he and I had gathered for 3 months. However, our project ended due to school and other obligations. The poll wasn't used often. We figured not much people had not used our data much.|
|In 2010, I was a wiki editor who was promoted to a wiki mod on September 12, 2013. Before I was a mod, I started several recognition blogs and wiki archive threads to highlight our wiki editors. I worked with large and small groups over the years. I cherished our work. I kept working in this community ever since then.|
Here are my works. I don't have everything listed.
Thank you everyone.
Welcome everyone, here are the Wakanim UK and Niconico's Summer 2014 simulcast lists. This blog will be continually updated.
Here in Anime Vice, users are encourage to watch anime legally whenever possible. Territories are listed below. I will continually update this blog. Later in the first half of July 2014, I will have a comprehensive Simulcast guide for all legal anime streaming venue for the community. It will be on the front page.
I don't have complete information. I have listed links to the website's simulcast channels. Some have dates, but not all of them have dates or times. I had to rely on Wakanim UK's twitter for time.
|Space Dandy 2|
Wakanim UK: July 12
Space Dandy is a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!
|Terror in Resonance|
Wakanim UK: starting on July 12
|3. Tokyo Ghoul|
Wakanim UK: July 12
In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans -- yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.
|Sailor Moon Crystal|
Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.
|5. Minarai Diva|
Niconico: Can't find it. I notice on MAL that they reported NicoNico streaming the series. Couldn't find any evidence.
Toonami and Adult Swim will be airing Gurren Lagann on August 16 at 2 AM Eastern and Pacific Time for the states.
In their closed-off underground village, Kamina and Simon chafe at the limits imposed by the village elder. Yet all this will change, when Simon stumbles across a fantastic device - just as the village's peace is broken by a violent intrusion. What follows is a grand adventure that will shake the earth, heavens, and the very galaxy to its core.
I made to check the forums before posting this thread.
Welcome everyone! This blog will be cut short since I have a job at the family business that starts at 4:30 PM. The purpose of this blog is give recognitions to folks who completed the wiki tasks for Spring 2014 and set up a theme for Summer 2014. Please give everyone a round of applause for their hard work. Wiki editing is an important part of our community because it attracts foot traffic to our site and it helps set up a place for discussion, reviews, and blogs.
Note: I'll add user images.
Like every anime season, Anime Vice does its best to prep up new anime series page.
|Dai - Shogun - Great Revolution|
|Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders|
|ForgottenOne||He's a big Zelda fan who first got into the wiki, starting with Toriko. He currently works solo in the Medaka Box franchise while working with the Jojo wiki team.|
|Taichokage||He's a battle veteran who used to go to the library to work on the wiki. His solo work involves D. Gray-Man while he works with the Toriko and Magi team. Now, he has a computer! Watch out for Taichokage. He will be shooting for the stars.|
|RubberLuffy||He's a well knowledge fan in Jojo from the manga, the anime, and culture. His first big wiki page was Lisa Lisa.|
|SpeedForceSpider||One of the best battle users who started in the wiki by joining the Toriko team. His favorite character was Caesar Zeppeli. He made his favorite character proud of the wiki page he had done.|
|MrWhiteX||From Saudi Arabia, MrWhiteX is a new wiki editor who has struggles with English. That doesn't stop him from contributing on the wiki. He's a big Hunter x Hunter fan who loves mainly Shonen series.|
|BigHeart711||One of our well rounded and popular users in Anime Vice, BigHeart711 shines when he shares his adventures of MomoCon. He helped the community with his work on the seasonal anime guides, the Roundtables, and convention pages.|
Not every wiki task is successful. I had some wiki tasks that didn't attract much attention. Out of the four, I cleared If Her Flag Breaks and Kamigami no Asobi pages. WayBig will be transferring his synopsis from his review to the Kamigami no Asobi wiki page.
This one was done by MrWhiteX, but it wasn't done with enough details. He was an inexperienced wiki editor who rushed this page. It was good effort on his part. He should be tackling wiki pages that is within his scope. This one was too difficult.
I'll take care of Rin's page and make it a top notch page. It was plagiarized before. That's why I had a wiki page on it.
|2. Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire|
|3. If Her Flag Breaks|
|4. Kamigami no Asobi|
|1. Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club!|
Please feel free to suggest wiki tasks as long as you can complete it. My style is to be flexible. When I notice a strong anime trend, I make wiki tasks for that trend. Our biggest anime trend in the spring of 2014 was Jojo.