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Finished Fairy Tail Ep. 196 and 197. I'm done for today. I'll finish Stardust Crusaders, One Piece summaries, just short ones tomorrow. PM me if you need me.
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Aniplex USA is working with Eleven Arts to screen Blue Exorcist movie (in dub) in six selected cities:

  • Los Angeles Downtown Independent on August 17
  • San Francisco's 4 Star Theatre on August 17
  • Houston's Vintage Park on August 17
  • Katy, Texas' Mason Park on August 17
  • Chicago's Music Box on August 17
  • New York's Big Cinema Manhattan on August 17 and 18

In July 2013, Aniplex is screening the movie at Anime Expo.

Set at a time when True Cross Academy is in the midst of preparing for a festival celebrated every 11 years, a mysterious demon named Usamaro suddenly appears. Since Usamaro's appearance, strange events have been happening across True Cross Academy. It's up to Rin and the other exorcists to figure out what is going on before their city falls apart.

Via Aniplex

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Kenji Utsumi (内海 賢二 ), aged 75, had passed away at Tokyo Hospital on June 13, 2013 3:01 PM due to cancerous peritonitis. He was born on August 26, 1937 Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka, Japan. He was well known for his roles in voicing Raoh (Fist of the North Star), Sally's Papa (Sally the Witch), Senbei Norimaki (Dr. Slump Arale-chan), Shenlong (Dragon Ball), Gido (Needless), and Alex Louis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist).

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Nickelodeon is preparing to air Legend of Korra Book 2 in the near future.

Back at last summer's Comic Con, co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko machine gunned some teaser facts about what's to come

  • Team Avatar will travel to the Southern Water Tribe.
  • Concept art for the Southern Air Temple was also shown
  • Book Two, called Spirits will take place six months after the events of book one
  • It will explore and even visit the Spirit World with a look at how the "Avatar" lineage began
  • Korra was previewed traveling through a storm to find a glowing iceberg very reminiscent to the iceberg Aang was trapped in.
  • New costumes were also showcased
  • Asami is now the head of her dad's Future Industries
  • Tenzin's brother Bumi has a larger role
  • His sister Kya is also a new regular
  • Korra's expanded family will be introduced. The creators mentioned that Korra was inspired by MMA fighter Gina Carano, which explains her build.

From Crunchyroll

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Hello everyone, below is an index for all of the manga series ending this spring and summer. If I miss any, please feel free to tell me.

Spring 2013

Sasurai Afro Tanaka

Written and illustrated by Masaharu Noritsuke. The franchise was first published by Shogakukan and ran in Big Comic Spirits magazine. There were four manga series: Koko Afro Tanaka (2002-20004), Chutai Afro Tanaka (2004-2010), Jokyo Afro Tanaka (2007-2010), and Sasurai Afro Tanaka (2010-2013).

It follows a 24-years-old Afro-haired young man named Hiroshi Tanaka who falls in love for the first time.

Source: ANN

Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san

Written and illustrated by Masahiro Hirakata. It was first published by Shueisha and ran in the Weekly Shonen magazine from November 19, 2012 and ended on May 20, 2013.

Anjou Haruki was eagerly awaiting the day he would get his first junior in the police station at the rural town of Nagashima, so without a second thought, he accepted the responsibility of training and looking after someone who was just transferred to his post. However, not in his wildest dreams could he imagine that his new junior, Otonashi Kiruko, is a former mercenary without an ounce of common sense. Along with her superhuman strength, how will Haruki cover up for all the trouble she stirs?

Sources: ANN, MyAnimeList,

Summer 2013

Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers)

Written and illustrated by Takako Shimura. The manga was first published by Ohta Publishing and ran in the Manga Erotics F magazine from November 17, 2004. It will end on July 6, 2013.

Fumi Manjoume and Akira Okudaria were close friends when they were young, but when Fumi moved away, they lost contact. Ten years later, they meet again as high school freshmen. Although they find that things between them have changed, they try to help each other through hard times, and maintaining the new lives they've built without growing apart.

When Shimura was writing her manga Dōnika Naru Hibi, she became interested in a story between girls, leading her to create Sweet Blue Flowers. While she felt that the story focus should be on girls for yuri works, Shimura also wanted to introduce some males since she thought it would add an interesting aspect to the series. (Wikipedia)

Sources: ANN, Wikipedia

Gantz

Written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz was first published by Shueisha and ran in the Young Jump Magazine in July 2000. The 24th issue of Young Jump has announced the manga will end in two more chapters, Jun 19, 2013.

Somewhere in Tokyo, there is a room. In that room is a black sphere. Periodically, people who should otherwise have died are transferred to the room. There, the sphere gives them special suits and weapons, and sends them out on a mission to kill aliens here on Earth. While these missions take place, the rest of the world is largely oblivious to them. These missions are lethal - few participants survive them. The sphere calls the shots, and it's not the slightest bit nice. Its name... Gantz.

Sources: ANN,

Needless

Written and illustrated by Kami Imai. It was first published by Shueisha and ran in the Ultra Jump magazine from October 18, 2013. It will end on June 19, 2013.

The action gag comedy with "bishōjo x violence" is set in 2130, when large swaths of Japan have been quarantined as polluted "Black Spots (BS)" in the aftermath of World War III. However, there are people who have settled behind the massive walls of the Black Spots, where they have developed mysterious powers. The city people on the outside have a label for the Black Spot people they have ostracized: "Needless."

Source: ANN,

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

Written and illustrated by Maybe. It was first published by Square Enix and ran in the Gangan Joker Magazine in April 22, 2009. It will end on June 22, 2013.

A young woman, by some strange occurrence, was left to die alone in the former building of the Academy for Sincere Teachings. Mysteriously, there is one person who can see her in ghost form: Niiya Teiichi, a freshman. Now they both seek to find out the reasoning behind her death, and what could have caused it.

Source: ANN,

Soul Eater

Written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo. It was first published by Square Enix and ran in the Shonen Gangan Magazine in June 22, 2004. It will end on August 12.

In a world where technicians wield the select humans who can turn into weapons, Shinigami-sama created a school to teach young technicians and their shape shifting partners what it means to be a just death god. In order to create the ultimate weapon, the students of the school must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and 1 witch.

Source: ANN, Crunchyroll,

Flowers of Evil

Written and illustrated by Shuzo Oshimi. It was first published by Kodansha and ran in the Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in August 9, 2009. No end date has been reported for the manga series.

Takao Kasuga receives an F on a math test. But he doesn’t even seem to notice because he’s too engrossed in surreptitiously reading Beaudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil. And the day goes downhill from there. In a moment of weakness, he finds and takes home the gym clothes belonging to sweet, pretty Nanako Saeki on whom he has a major crush. Unfortunately for Takao, there’s a witness to the theft: Nakamura, who has a huge chip on her shoulder and a sadistic streak. As the saga unfolds, we see Takao struggling to decide whether to confess or cover up his misdeeds at the same time that he tries to win over the girl of his dreams, and avoid the blackmail attempts of Nakamura, his new BFF.

Source: Crunchyroll,

Binbogami-ga!

Written and illustrated by Yoshiaki Sukeno. It was first published by Shueisha and ran in the Jump Magazine in June 4, 2008. It will end on July 4, 2013.

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.

Source: ANN,

Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration

Written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It was first published by Shueisha and ran in the Jump Square Magazine in May 2, 2012. It will end in July.

During the violent upheaval of the Bakumatsu era, Hitokiri Battosai was a feared and ruthless assassin. But now that the Meiji Restoration has begun to heal the wounds of civil war, Battosai has taken up a new name…and a new calling! He is now Himura Kenshin , a rurouni wanderer who has vowed to only draw his sword to protect those in need. But not everyone is pleased with Kenshin’s new direction, and enemies from his dark past have vowed to bring him down!

Source: ANN,

Sket Dance

Written and illustrated by Kenta Shinohara. It was first published by Shueisha and ran in the Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine in July 16, 2007. There is no end date set, but it will end in volume 32.

The story follows Yusuke Fujisaki and the other members of Kaimei High School's Living Assistance Club, or "Sket Dan." The club was created to help students with problems big or small, but most of the time the members find themselves hanging out in the club room with little to do. In spite of this, they still throw all their energy into solving these worries.

Source: ANN, Crunchyroll,

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Welcome to the Weekly Fairy Tail manga edition! I'm Taka, an Anime Vice wiki editor. You can also check out Katmic's review of the same chapter. My reviews are more neutral and wiki oriented since I promote the wiki pages. All comments are welcome here or the Fairy Tail Discussion (Manga) thread.

Plot

When Millianna stumbles upon Erza and Jellal, Ultear comes out and explains that Simon's death was on her own hands. Meanwhile, Sting joins present Rogue in the battle. Elsewhere, Gray and Lyon meet up with Juvia and Meredy. When Gray is about to tell Juvia something, he gets shot multiple times by the dragons.

Will Gray survive?

Verdict

Good

  • Kagura's scene
    Kagura's scene
    Present Rogue regains his focus when Sting joined him. I would love to see these guys fighting together.
  • While Ultear gets a huge burden off her shoulders, she still holds regrets. How does this tie with Gray's scene in this chapter? I'm guessing she might make a sacrifice to save Gray maybe to atone for her sins. It's a wild guess after all chapter is named Sin and Sacrifice.
  • Kagura's scene demonstrates that she has come to terms. It was more convincing than Millianna's scene.

Bad

  • The scene where Ultear explains to Millianna didn't feel finished. Those conflicts and hatred for Jellal cannot be forgiven that easily. I don't expect Millianna to forgive Jellal or put all her hatred on Ultear. She doesn't know Ultear well.
  • Juvia's distraction breaks the tension a bit before Gray gets shot. It didn't match up the flow of the chapter.

Overall, it's a great chapter with a surprise. Gray fans are left with a giant cliffhanger. I'm sure that Hiro Mashima won't be killing off Gray because it's not his style to kill off supporting characters. I'm familiar with his earlier works, Rave Master. I'm guessing Ultear and Meredy will have a big role with Gray in the near future. I'm hoping Gray and Ultear will have interaction.

Thank you for reading. Please support Fairy Tail legally when the manga or the anime comes out in your home country.

Wiki Progress

I still have lots of work with the manga chapters to go through. I've been preoccupied with Attack on Titan and the Gargantia wiki pages.

I welcome any help on the Fairy Tail wiki pages.

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