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I had work on Saturday, so I came home a bit late. I have some time to finish some wiki pages, episode summaries. I did finish wiki moderation. First, I have to relink the Summer 2014 Guide, Crunchyroll, and FUNimation Simulcast guides. PM me if you
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Welcome everyone, today I'm going to promote The Severing Crime Edge anime series. It's a new spring 2013 show, and we have a lovely discussion thread located in the Community Directory board. I hope to see you guys and gals over there.

Plot

Based on Tatsuhiko Hikagi's manga series of the same name, it is produced by Studio Gokumi and directed by Yuuji Yamaguchi.

It's about Kiri Haimura who has an obsession to cut hair. One day, he meets Iwai, a Hair Queen, who is cursed with long but luscious hair that cannot be cut. Once Kiri cuts Iwai's hair and gets acquainted with her, he finds himself being Iwai's bodyguard in a twisted game where many serial killers want to slaughter Iwai. Can Kiri protect Iwai, his precious queen?

Before I introduce the characters, I'll have to explain some terminology. It's not much. Overall, it's a simple series.

  • Killing Goods are heirloom items that was previously used to kill people. It's passed down from generation to generation.

Characters

Kiri Haimura

He looks like a normal student, but he has this obsession to cut hair. He carries his heirloom scissors with him. Unbeknownst to him, his ancestor is a serial killer who killed many people using the same scissors. Now, he uses it to protect Iwai.

Iwai Mushiyanokouji

Iwai is the Hair Queen who is under Sumeragi's care. After meeting Kiri, the two become a inseparable since Kiri has to protect from psychopaths. She nicknames Kiri's weapon as the Severing Crime Edge.

Yamane Byouinzaka

Yamane is Houko's sister whose Killing Goods is a syringe, and she has this obsession to inject things. She calms her urge when she "plays" with Houko.

Houko Byouinzaka

Despite that she abuses Iwai, she does have some heart (or a bit of neglect) in her when she entrusts Kiri, a stranger, to protect Iwai.

Sumeragi Kanae

He's a crazy doctor with a loli fetish and a member of the Gossip organization.

Misumi Kashiko

Misumi is Kiri's classmate who is a model working at her family's hair salon business. She and Kiri share the same obsession with hair to an extent. She remarks that hair can make a woman.

Naruto Koutaro

Naruto is Kiri's classmate who is the ace of the Iai team at school.

Nigi Ubusato

Nigi is Kiri's classmate who loves the occult.

Why Should You Watch It?

It's a funny, romantic series with a weird fetish and some scenes can be misinterpreted as euphemisms. If you are into romance, this show is a must watch. However, if you have trouble with blood or creepy hobbies, this show might turn you off with its violence and crude scenes.

I hope you give this series a try. Don't forget to go the Severing Crime Edge Discussion!

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Accel World and Fate Zero's dub will premiere on Neon Alley on April 19.

Plot

(To add on to the banner above)

The "future teen" story of Accel World revolves around a bullied middle school boy named Haruyuki. One autumn day in 2046, he has an encounter with Kuroyukihime, the prettiest girl in his school, that changes his life. Through a mysterious piece of software from Kuroyukihime, Haruyuki learns of the existence of the virtual "Accel World." In that moment, the lowest of the "school caste" becomes "Burst Linker," a knight defending a princess.

Cast

  • Haruyuki Arita — Erik Kimerer
  • Kuroyukihime — Kira Buckland
  • Takumu Mayuzumi — Lucien Dodge
  • Chiyuri Kurashima — Michelle T. Hseih
  • Niko — Sarah Williams
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Hi everyone, I'm Takashichea. For those who are new to the community, I'm a wiki editor who works on two important projects such as the Spring Anime 2013 Trailers Archive Blog and past seasons back to Spring 2012 and the Quick Picks with my teammates, Acura Max and BigHeart711.

Also, I help set up discussion threads with Daniel Newton in the #Anime Vice Discussion Threads forum after Daniel has combined the wiki projects and anime projects into one simple thread for the community.

All the past anime wiki projects that I work on had their anime series ended in March 2013. These include Fairy Tail, Pet Girl of Sakurasou, Robotics;Notes, and Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic. I did finish Magi's episode summaries while both Acura Max and I finish Robotics;Notes episode summaries. I have to put these projects on hold to make room for the Spring 2013 anime series, and I have selected five from this season.

If you are interested in these projects, feel free to jump in and notify me. I welcome any help. If you are new to wiki editing, I can teach you. It's pretty easy.

1. Attack on Titan

Alias: Shingeki no Kyojjin

Teammates: None

Attack on Titan is the story of Eren and Mikasa, the foster brothers that live within the wall of the fortified cities. Walls which are the last defense against the Titans, a gigantic species that almost decimated the human race, 100 years ago.

2. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Alias: Suisei no Galgantia

Teammates: Acura Max

In the distant future, a planet covered almost entirely by oceans, known as Earth, grows in space. Ledo, a boy who has known nothing but fighting all his life, saw the sea there for the first time. On its vast, faintly green waters, men organize huge naval fleets and live modest but active lives. Due to language and cultural barriers, Ledo lives as a lonely foreigner... but he's not alone. Ledo is just beginning his days on this green planet, asking what he must do to survive here, and what he is living for.

3. The Devil is a Part-Timer!

Alias: Hataraku Mao-sama!

Teammates: Daniel Newton, DocHaus,

Plot: Devil King Sadao is only one away from conquering the world when he is beaten by Hero Emilia and forced to drift to the other world: modern-day Tokyo. As "conquering the world" are the only skills the Devil King possesses - and are obviously unnecessary in his new situation - he must work as a freeter to pay for his living expenses.

4. The Severing Crime Edge

Alias: Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge

Teammates: None

Plot: Haimura Kiri is a seemingly ordinary boy with one slight problem: he is obsessed with cutting other people's hair. One day he meets Mushiyanokouji Iwai, the "Hair Queen" who cannot cut her hair because of an inherited curse. Kiri finds out that his scissor, "Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge" is the only thing that can cut them. But little did he know that their meeting sparked the start of an old murder game to kill the "Hair Queen" using the cursed killing tools, the "Killing Goods." Can Kiri protect Iwai from the Killing Goods Owners? Let the game begin!

5. Valvrave the Liberator

Teammates: Acura Max

Valvrave the Liberator is set in a future where 70 percent of humanity lives in space after the development of Space Capitals. The two major powers in this era are the Dorsia Military Federation formed by military alliances and the Atlantic Ring United States (ARUS) formed through various trade agreements. Between these two superpowers is Diol - a small neutral country which has prospered greatly in these times. This story is about a high school student in Diol named Haruto Tokishima, who encounters the mysterious humanoid weapon Valvrave during an invasion by Dorsia troops.

Thank you.

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Tagline: Ayumu is a zombie who wants a regular life. One day, he crosses path with a Magical Girl, and his life is forever changed when he dons the Magical Girl outfit to become the world's first cross dressing, Magical Girl? Zombie.

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? (Is This a Zombie?) is a franchise that is originally a light novel series, and it was created by writer Shinichi Kimura and illustrators Kobuichi and Muririn. The series spawn multiple adaptations: five manga series and two anime series. The manga is produced by Fujimi Shobo. For the anime, both seasons are produced by Studio Deen and directed by Takaomi Kanasaki. The first anime season is legally licensed by FUNimation.

Plot

Ayumu Aikawa is a lazy teenager who wanted a normal life, and when he meets a beautiful, silver haired maiden clad in iron, Eucliwood Hellsythe, and befriends her, he goes home where he gets murdered. Eucliwood resurrects Ayumu as a zombie using her necromancer powers. Now, he lives with Eucliwood and goes to school without revealing to anyone that he is a zombie. As he goes to school, he searches for his killer. One day at the cemetery, he encounters Haruna, a Magical Girl, who falls from the sky and on top of him. Ayumu's life gets crazier when Haruna and busty vampire ninja live with him.

Characters

Ayumu Aikawa

Voiced by: Junji Majima Austin Tindle

The sunlight hating, cross dressing, Magical Boy who has fantasies about Eucliwood calling him, "Onii-chan." He seems to get in troubling situations with Haruna and Seraphim who sees him as a pervert.

Eucliwood Hellsythe

Voiced by: Midori Tsukimiya (Ep. 12*) Cherami Leigh

Eucliwood (AKA Yuu) is a quiet, silver haired necromancer. Others see Yuu as the Harbinger of Death, but Ayumu sees her as a close friend and possibly more. Unable to talk due to her powers, she communicates with a notepad.

*Note: She is voiced by many Seiyuus due to Ayumu's fantasies.

Haruna

Voiced by: Iori Nomizu Jad Saxton

Haruna is an energetic, flat chested, Masou Shoujo girl with a passion for inventing things. After being stripped of her magic, she lives with Ayumu and teaches him the way of the Masou Shoujo. Her specialty is cooking fried eggs that look like gold!

Seraphim

Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa Morgan Garrett

She's a busty, vampire ninja who loves saying Tsubamegaeshi with her attacks. Her favorite word to called Ayumu is dung beetle.

Yuki Yoshida

Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto Brittney Karbowski

She is another voluptuous, vampire ninja who loves Tonkotsu Ramen soup and uses it as a weapon. She belongs to a faction opposite of Seraphim. She goes by Yuki, Maelstrom, and Tomonori.

Taeko Hiramatsu

Voiced by: Rie Yamaguchi Erica Harte

She is the only normal girl in the series, and she has a crush on Ayumu.

Sarasvati

Voiced by: Aya Gōda Caitlin Glass

She is a vampire ninja and the superior of Seraphim. She is a conservationist who upholds traditions with utmost priorities.

Orito

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino Anthony Bowling

He's Ayumu's best friend who is a super pervert. He doesn't know that Ayumu lives with 3 beautiful ladies.

Why Watch?

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? is for older audience due to graphic violence and abundance of fan service scenes. It's a show for those who love the supernatural themed harem. Don't take the story too seriously for the show. It's a comedic series that puts an emphasis on its ladies and male lead but mostly the ladies.

To add more information about the story, the difference between season 1 and season 2 is that season 1 has the element of mystery and focuses on the relationship of Ayumu and Eucliwood while season 2 focuses on the rest of the girls.

Manga, Anime, or Light Novel?

The anime and manga have different art styles. If you love big boobs and older female character art, go with the anime. If you prefer younger female character, go with the manga. The manga has more fan service focused on Haruna while the anime has more fan service towards the bustier characters such as Seraphim and Yuki.

Story-wise, I only read the first 2 volumes of the manga (illustrated by Sacchi). There are some minor changes such as how Ayumu met Seraphim. The anime has an exclusive scene where Seraphim fights Ayumu. The manga does not have the scene. For the most part, the manga and anime has the same storyline. However, I assumed the manga is ahead of the anime since the anime's season 2 just set up things.

Sub or Dub?

It's up to you. The best way to decide is to watch both the first episodes in sub and dub. The weird altercation to the dub is the use of Magical Garment, and it ruins the theme a bit.

(This is the 2nd season trailer for the video above).

Thanks

Thank you everyone for reading this Beginner Guide! I thank these guys who supported me in the wiki project and Anime Vice community: , , , and .

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A set of 1/2 scale (5cm) fairies from Humanity Has Declined are now available for pre-order ahead of an August release. The six pre-painted figures in the first set features a quartet of dancing Yōsei-san from the anime's finale, The Fairy's Secret Tea Party, with one in three different dance poses, along with a tea set.

The set goes for 3600yen ($36).

Via Crunchyroll

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