Welcome to the weekly La Storia della Arcana Famiglia report! Last week was an episode where Nova and Liberta were tested by Dante as they face their past once more. Oh, I'm sorry about the delay. Starting in September, I'm not sure if I can keep covering this series with the other anime series, doing wiki work with my teammates, and doing school at the same time.
I might do this biweekly.
Felicitá, Luca, Debito, and Pace are trekking towards Luca's secret herb garden, so Luca can whip up a cool potion. Meanwhile, Nova and Libertà are looking for Felicitá to deliver Sumire's letter, but they got lost along the way.
What's in Sumire's letter? Check out episode 7 of La Storia della Arcana Famiglia!
Beware of spoilers!
Compared to the last week's episode, this episode can be boring or not which depends on you. It got more characters insight but not much action. So far, the slow pacing of this story is for fans who like to take it slow.
Thank you guys and gals for reading this report. Please support the anime and the wiki editors. I welcome any help to the project or other wiki projects in this community. Just don't plagiarized. My teammates are Sonata and BigHeart711.
Wiki Progress: I don't think I updated the character pages yet, but I did finished Ep. 7 wiki page.
Due to the community's demands, this blog serves as an index for those who love Tom Pinchuk's Watch and Learn articles. I'll update this every day bit by bit.
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Haruyuki is a middle school student who is constantly bullied for his appearance to escape this he plays games in his schools virtual network. One day the Student Council Vice-President invites to play the game Brain Burst a massive multi-player online fighting game.
26 years ago, a girl named Misaki died, but her classmates pretended as though she was still alive. Now, in 1998, a boy named Kouichi notices a quiet girl named Mei in his class drawing pictures by herself. How are these two connected?
Ichiko Sakura is an incredibly smart, athletic, wealthy, beautiful and otherwise talented high school girl, so much that the Japanese kami are concerned. Apparently, the reason Ichiko is so talented and lucky is because she unknowingly sucks out the "happiness energy" of everyone around her, giving herself extra luck at the expense of others. Momiji, a Japanese god of poverty and misfortune, is sent to suck out some of this energy in order to restore the balance of karma in the world, but not even Momiji's god status can save her from Ichiko's abundance of luck as she is thwarted time and time again in her efforts. (Anime Vice)
Toraji Ishida is a high school kendo teacher. His friend and fellow kendo teacher makes him a bet: if Ishida can assemble a girls' kendo team that can defeat his girls' team in a practice match, he'll treat Ishida to free meals at his father's sushi restaurant for a whole year. Now Ishida must find five girls to join the team. (Anime News Network)
One of the noble families of England—Phantomhive—has a butler, Sebastian Michaels. He has unquestionably perfect knowledge, manners, talent with materials, martial arts and much more. But for some reason, he serves a 12-year-old master...
Bodacious Space Pirates is an anime based upon the light novel series written by Yūichi Sasamoto. Marika Kato is skilled pilot who discovers one day that not only is her mother a former space pirate, but the father she never knew has passed his pirate ship down to her.
In a crime-ridden future Japan, Kyohei Tachibana is a peaceful student at a culinary school, dreaming of going to France for advanced study as a patissier (pastry chef). To afford the trip, he accepts a part-time job as private cook to a strange group of women - Sei, Meg, Jo and Amy. To Kyohei's astonishment, they turn out to be a band of violent mercenaries, and he finds himself in the line of fire. (Anime News Network)
During a memorial service for one of his ancestors, ordinary teenager Kio Kakuzu finds a large-breasted girl with cat ears and a matching tail eating at the buffet. After passing out from drinking beer, he finds that the catgirl is an alien named Eris who decided to stay with him while she studies humanity for her species. On top of that, his uncle, his two best friends, and his teacher all seem to be harboring their own secret agendas that all revolve around the appearance of this alien.
In the distant future, where robots and humans struggle to survive after the war which destroyed the world, Casshern awakens with no memory's of his own past. In barren and dark dystopian world, where every being alive seems to hate his existence and the evil from his past wants him dead, Casshern, haunted by his memories has to survive and figure out who or what exactly he is and how he got to where he is now.
The world has changed, during the time of the Hell Gate rising, people with powers began to rise. These people where kept secret from the world at large and became known to contractors and do not answer to the laws and are able to kill and steal with no punishment. The worlds governments have started to use them and their skills to gain information often resulting in powerful battles between contractors. Each time they use their powers they must make a type of sacrifice to make up for the use, some drink blood, others break bones. They are very cold and highly logical and take the quickest move for victory, even if it means killing.
Ganta Igarashi is the prime suspect in a mass murder of his school classmates and is then taken to the "Deadman Wonderland" where he meets a girl named Shiro who helps him while trapped in the hellish prison. It isn't soon after that he realizes that he is a contestant in one big game between the "Deadmen", a race of super-humans who use their own blood as weapons and Ganta is one of these individuals... (Anime Vice)
The semi-coherent story of a pair of teenage intergalactic private eyes, Kei and Yuri. Their code name is "Lovely Angels", but they're better known—universe-wide, in fact—as the "Dirty Pair". Their arrival at the scene of a mystery is always a source of hope and dread, since: 1) they always solve the case, 2) wherever they go, something gets horribly wrecked, up to and including entire planets. Lucky for them—but not-so-lucky for the rest of the universe—there are always some sort of extenuating circumstances that support their most often-used phrase, "It's not our fault". (ANN)
Renton is a young mechanic who loves to lift (air surf). One day a strange girl named Eureka crashes into his house as she is piloting her mech. Little does he know, Eureka will change his life forever, and set him on a tough action-filled journey. (Anime Vice)
The story is set on Okinawa's isolated island of Iwado, which has seen a growing movement advocating a return to an autonomous government. Ao Fukai, a 13-year-old boy with a missing father, lives on the island with an old doctor named Toshio and is about to enter middle school. Ao's mother was taken away a decade ago by unknown individuals. Naru Arata, Ao's 13-year-old childhood friend and the story's heroine, lives with her father, older sister, and grandmother. She has a "Yuta" power awakened within her due to an incident when she was young. A mysterious entity called "Secret" suddenly appears and launches an attack on the Scub Coral lifeform on the island. Ao launches a certain military FP called "Nirvash" aboard a Japanese military transport in his fervent desire to protect the island. (Anime Vice)
It revolves around Natsu, Lucy, and Happy who are part of a guild called Fairy Tail, a guild of mages.
After losing their mother, Alphonse and Edward Elric attempt to bring her back using the forbidden science of human alchemy. However, alchemy operates on the theory of equivalent trade, and breaking the human alchemy taboo carries a heavy price. Ed loses his leg, and Al loses his body. Ed is able to seal Al's soul inside of a huge suit of armor, at the cost of his arm. Years later, Ed (now with two mechanical limbs) and Al (still trapped in the armor) leave their childhood home, each brother concerned with the other's happiness. Ed, who has a natural talent and skill for alchemy, becomes nationally certified and is soon known everywhere as the "Fullmetal Alchemist." Their true objective is to search for any information on the fabled Philosopher's Stone, hoping it will allow them to regain their old bodies. All of their hopes rest with this mythical stone, which may not even exist at all. However, the brothers soon learn that they are not the only ones after the powerful stone.
In a distant future, Tetsuro is a human boy who wants his body replaced with a robotic one. This is possible, but to do so he has to reach the Immortal Planet onboard the space train Galaxy Express 999. Maetel, a beautiful and mysterious blonde woman dressed in Russian style, joins him in the long journey through space. Every episode sees our heroes arriving in a new planet's space train station.
Tomoki Sakurai is haunted by a re-occurring dream in which a mysterious girl is taken away from him by the sky. His hopes for a life of "peace and quiet" are shattered when a falling Pet-Class Angeloid Ikaros falls from the sky and into his life.
In Camphorwood Village, the Mediator comes to her home village, and she works with the UN. She helps her village to overcome their obstacle, famine. It turns out that humanity is losing their source of food while Fairies are not having trouble. Strange things occur when food and skinned chicken mysteriously appear in the village. They bear the FairyCo brand, so the Mediator, her assistant, and Grandpa (Village Leader) head out to investigate FairyCo.
The story revolves around Kaoru Nishimi a boy who is constantly moving due to his father work. He is accustomed to be an outcast and whichever school he attended, the first days had become a routine to him, until he starts to get along with Ritsuko Mukae the class-president and Sentaro Kawabuchi a problematic classmate, and their friendship grows based on the mutual love for music.
Fujiko Mine, an incredibly beautiful thief and spy whose charms can seduce any man or woman, has been traveling around the world looking for excitement and adventure in stealing rare and valuable items. However, her latest adventures take her to exotic locations where she will run into a handful of interesting characters whose skills might rival her own: the legendary master thief Lupin III, the cold-hearted marksman Daisuke Jigen, and the heroic samurai Goemon Ishikawa XIII.
Madoka, an average girl, dreams of a ruined city and a defeated magical girl. She is told that she has the power and the choice to change that, but is unable to respond with her decision before waking up. While Madoka is able to resume her normal life the morning after, a girl transfers into her class who resembles the defeated magical girl. Gradually, Madoka's dream invades her reality.
A young boy gets saved from drowning by a mermaid but, according to mermaid law, if a human sees a mermaid's true form, both have to be killed. The only solution to the problem is for him to marry her.
Long, long ago... well, not that long ago, in a land far, far away. The basic premise of the story of Okamisan follows a young girl named Ryoko Okami as a member of the special group called Otogi Academy Mutual Student Aid Association, the Otogi Bank for short. One day after one of her regular missions with her best friend, Ringo Akai; a voice from nowhere confesses love for her. The mysterious pursuer is a student from Ryoko's class, Ryoshi Morino. The oddest thing about this boy is that hew suffers from opthalmophobia, a fear of being stared at. Though his first attempt at a confession doesn't go over well. Ryoshi takes the offer to join the Otogi Bank in order to show his strengths and be the one who will protect Ryoko. (Anime Vice)
All's well that ends well.
Twenty -two years ago the greatest pirate that has ever been known was caught by the World Government. His name was Gold Roger. He was returned to the village that bore him so that he could be executed. Though in shackles, he walked down the roads as if he was a conquering hero come home. Before his execution someone in the crowd shouted to know where did he hide his greatest treasure, One Piece. Still smiling Gold Roger gave his final words. The swords of the executioners fells and the greatest pirate of them all died. This was thought to of been a warning to all and extinguish the hopes of all pirates, but it failed. The last words of Gold Roger ignited the excitement of the world, and thus began "The Great Age of Pirates"!
Inspired as a child by the pirate Red-Hair Shanks, the carefree teenager Monkey D. Luffy sets out to find the fabled treasure, One Piece; and become the Pirate King. On his side: a rubber body, thanks to having eaten a particular fruit that give powers to those who eat it. The price one pays for the price of the Devil Fruit is that the person will never be ble to swim for the rest of their life. Over time, Luffy is joined by the swordsman Zoro, thief and would-be cartographer Nami, and a host of other colorful characters who all join Luffy's Straw Hat Pirates crew in the search for the One Piece.
Roughly based on Treasure Island, Outlaw Star mainly revolves round two characters Gene Starwind (the captain) and Jim Hawkins (computer hacker). They were two friends who would take many different jobs and crossing paths with a wanted outlaw. They ended up with an advanced star ship named the Outlaw Star and an android called Melfina. Many missions take them to different places, and they soon set out to discover of mythical treasure of outlaw legend hidden in the galactic Leyline. On the way, they find other crew members searching for the galactic Leyline for similar purposes, which include an assassin and a ambassador who make up the crew of the outlaw star. (Anime Vice)
Amamizukan is an apartment complex where no boys are allowed. Tsukimi, a girl who adores jellyfish, lives there happily with her friends who all have nerdy obsessions of their own. Their peaceful lives gradually start to change when a beautiful woman helps Tsukimi out of a pinch. She stays overnight at the apartments—but it turns out "she" is really a "he".
The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person's state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term "Psycho-Pass" in the anime's title refers to a standard used to measure an individual's being. The story centers around the "enforcement officer" Shinya Kōgami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.
It is a super deformed series that revolves around the antics and adventures of Rock Lee and his friends. (Anime Vice)
Tsukune Aono is the very definition of average, with the one exception being his absolutely abysmal grades. So when his high school application tests comes around, it's not surprising nobody will accept him. Luckily for Tsukune, his mother stumbles upon a flier for a school that an odd priest dropped. Without having a second thought Tsukune applies to Yokai Academy, which he finds out later that the school is for monsters and he is the only human being in the school. However being the only human in a monster only school isn't so bad, since he has Moka Akashiya, a beautiful vampire watching his back.
Samurai Champloo revolves around three individuals, Mugen (a vagabond samurai), Fuu (a ex-waitress), and Jin (a ronin) who travel in Japan looking for Fuu's samurai, a man who smell like sunflowers. Along the way, they encounter remnants of their past. It's a series whose plot is not linear but character driven. (Anime Vice)
A small village is being persecuted by robbers who return every harvest to seize the village's crops. Faced with starvation, the villagers send out a mission to find and recruit some samurai to defend them. With no pay to offer except rice, and knowing full well that only down-on-their-luck samurai would even consider accepting such an deal, the villagers can only hope that their saviors will appear before the rice is ready for harvest. (ANN)
In the bloody Warring States period of feudal Japan, many generals fought in an endless struggle for power, but one man proved to be too big a threat - The dark lord Oda Nobunaga. Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune, two young warriors from different regions who become heated rivals, begin to form an unlikely alliance with the rest of the generals to take down the Devil King. (ANN)
After a cease-fire during a long war: A second-class Bugler soldier, Kanata Sorami, is reassigned to her new outpost to a stronghold Fortress in the little city of Seize, where other female soldiers reside to serve in a multi purpose task, 1st: maintain the fortress, 2nd: contribute to the traditions of the city since all are young females and the folklore tales that the young maidens keept a demon under control, and 3rd: also to be prepared in case of a non-probable attack due to the isolation of the city.
Mutta Hibito is a hard working engineer at a car company in Japan. However, because of an altercation with his irritable boss, Mutta headbutts his boss and is fired. Elsewhere, over in U.S.A. his younger brother Nanba Hibito is training hard with NASA to go out into space as an astronaut. Mutta and Nanba's dreams are to become astronauts. Seeing as how Mutta is now unemployed and struggling to find a new job, it happens that JAXA (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, the japanese equivalent of NASA) is recruiting for a few new astronauts. Space Brothers follows Mutta as he tries to become an astronaut, and also maintain his dignity as an older brother. One of Mutta's mottos is "the older brother should always lead." (Anime Vice)
Yamada is a high school student, and a virgin, who aspires to have 100 casual sex partners. Despite this, she soon finds herself targeting and pursuing only one boy.
Yu Yu Hakusho follows the story of Yusuke Urameshi, who dies in his attempt to rescue a young boy from being hit by incoming car by throwing himself. Evidently Yusuke's spirits pops out, wondering around to figure out what just had happened to, which was really confusing for him since he was looking at his dead body and still had no clue that he just died. Yusuke is soon greeted by Botan, female guide to the underworld. (Anime Vice)
In pursuit of achieving goal of creating perfect human beings, Mitsugai Amagi, CEO of Amagi corporation secretly started N.E.T. Project. However at some point, his creation escaped experiment and named themselves as Players, now either causing havoc or hiding. To fix his mistake Mitsugai Amagi starts another project, named Z.E.T. However his second plan was foiled when the lead scientist of team Gorou Kanzaki decides to take away the baby ZET, not wanting him to become murderous machine. Story continues years after the event with their 'grandchildren', Jin Kanzaki and Kouga Amagi. (Anime Vice)
I decided to change this anthology blog to cover articles in 2012.
These are articles that Tom writes and stand alone as they cover a single episode.
Welcome to the weekly Sword Art Online report! We also have a Sword Art Online discussion thread. I'm okay with both threads if two people or more can keep the discussion thread alive. I might not be able to cover this series with other summer anime series and school. Anyway, last week is the first time we got a mystery murder case in this series. This episode is the conclusion.
Find out by watching this episode!
Beware of spoilers!
Overall, this episode is good especially for Asuna and Kirito fans.
Thank you guys and gals for reading this. Any blogs, comments, or wiki edits would be appreciated.
Wiki Progress: Some of the characters' names in Anime Vice don't match Sword Art Online Wikia. I'll change them or add them as alias. I was following Crunchyroll's translations.
The inspiration behind this question came when I learned that Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Tite Kubo (Bleach), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), Hidaeki Sorachi (Gintama), and most shonen artists who commented that they were inspired by Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball work in their interviews or artist comments. Plus, the concepts and cliches are recycled throughout Shonen series and many of these works reference Dragon Ball in some form.
I was wondering what was the most inspirational Shoujo series that most Shoujo artists look up to.
I guess Sailor Moon or Cardcaptor Sakura, but I didn't think so since not much anime or manga series imitated or made references to the shows. I might have to check some of the mangaka for their inspirations.
What do you folks think is the most inspirational Shoujo work for shoujo manga artists?
Tagline: It's about a delinquent who finds himself a demon baby and has to raise the child to destroy humanity.
This guide is for people who haven't tried Beelzebub. If you are a fan of the series, please enjoy this guide as well. It will give you another side of Beelzebub to think about.
Beelzebub is a franchise created by Ryuhei Tamura. Beelzebub was first introduced as a one-shot manga, however, it became highly popular and was soon written as a full fledged franchise. Its serialization began in February 2009 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Shueisha published the Beelzebub manga into Tankobon volumes in July 2, 2009. Later, an anime version of the popular manga was produced Pierrot + and directed by Nobuhiro Takamoto on the network, Yomiuri TV, and it first aired on January 9, 2011. Also, Crunchyroll started its simulcast of Beelzebub. The anime has ended with a total of 60 episodes; the manga is an ongoing series with a total of 16 volumes.
Via Beelzebub Wiki Editors
Beelzebub is about a young man named Oga who gets into fights with delinquents at Ishiyama High, the poorest and dumbest school in Japan. One day by the river, Oga finds a strange man (Alaindelon) floating down the river. He splits the man with a karate chop and out comes a green haired baby, Beelzebub (Beel). He finds out from a wet nurse named Hildagarde who informs Oga that he must raise Beel to destroy humanity as proclaimed by the Demon Lord. Now, Oga finds himself stuck Beel until he finds someone worthy enough to raise Beel.
|Oga Tatsumi (voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi) is a punk who does not care for his fellow men. When delinquents try to pick on him, he smashes and pummels them into submission. When he meets Beelzebub, his life changes forever.|
Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV AKA Beel (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro) does not look like a demon baby, but he possesses a deadly voltage shock when he cries. He is the son of the demon king who is sent to destroy humanity with the help of a chosen human.
|Hildagarde AKA Hilda (voiced by Shizuka Ito) is the demon wet nurse who is in charge of Beelzebub's care. Despite looking down on Oga, she helps Oga raise the child together to destroy all of humanity. She loves Beelzebub like a true mother.|
Aoi Kunieda (voiced by Aki Toyosaki) is the head of the Red Tails group and one of TKKH. Despite her reputation as the strongest female, she tends to misunderstand things especially when she is around Oga.
Beelzebub has a great story and characters who appeared to be selfish, bizarre, and crazy, but the characters will grow on you. Oga and Beel do not get along at first, but as you watch the series, their bond grows. Like most Shonen shows, watch out for potential shipping relationships. For action and battles, it's great but not perfect. I find Beelzebub doing better in the comedic department than battles. Filler-wise, the anime can get filler heavy at the end because it caught up to the manga's storyline. The theme songs are quite good, and some of them you probably won't forget.
Despite the anime's abrupt ending, I say try out the anime first, and when you finish all 60 episodes, you can read the manga and find little things such as censorship and manga exclusive characters. I find when you read the manga after the anime, you can picture hearing the anime characters' voices. It makes reading manga enjoyable.
If you are looking for a light-hearted comedic anime with no drama and some action, Beelzebub is an anime that you should try. There's not much anime out there that involves demons and delinquents.
Winter Wrap Up 2012: Beelzebub by ShadowKnight508 and I.