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Anime Vice's Quick Picks Erotica
Anime Vice's Quick Picks Erotica

A couple of months ago, my partner BigHeart711 and I included adult titles in Quick Picks until Geo told us to be family friendly. There was no more adult titles until now. This is a special edition for all the releases in 2012 for you hentai fans. Right now (due to time constraints), I will cover the manga portion. Sorry guys and gals, I will put up the hentai anime later. Oh, my partner and I made this interesting observation about the hentai market. It appears that Yaoi dominates the manga section while Straight dominates the animations.

Warning: This blog is for adults age 18 and up. Don't worry, I won't put nudity due to the Anime Vice's community rules. :)

I hope you find something you like and please support these series legally.

Thank you.

Hentai Anime Titles

Angelium (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: February 14, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles, English,

Distributor: Kitty Media

Tomonori is thrown into confusion when his mother suddenly passes on and his father marries the sexy and mysterious Hanae right away. Tomonori is able to discover his new step-mother's secret: she had been having an affair with his father for many years. Not wanting the secret to get out, Hanae and her daughter from a previous marriage will do anything to keep Tomonori quiet - including bribe him with their bodies!

Another Lady Innocent (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: February 14

Distributor: Kitty Media

During the Civil War, the powerful landowner Carson had a beautiful daughter with an innocent heart, Faye. As Faye enjoys an intense sexual relationship with her friend John and her servant girl Sophia, the end of her innocent days draws near. The mysterious Lord Mark has set his eyes on her and will stop at nothing to get her.

Classroom Atonement (DVD)

MSRP: $14.99, Release Date: August 7

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Nanase's father has just been arrested for murder. While his guilt remains in question, Nanase's classmates have already passed judgment and are punishing her for her father's crimes. To atone for his sins, she must obey their every sexual command to satisfy their twisted desires. At school, in her room, even on a crowded train - no matter where they are, Nanase must pleasure them in any way possible. But not all of Nanase's classmates can be so easily satiated. Someone's publishing very detailed articles about her nightly lustful escapades in a special Atonement Newspaper! Spread across campus, this public humiliation might just be worse than her nightly tortures!

Classes in Seduction (DVD)

MSRP: $12.99, Release Date: November 6, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Professor Shino's out to change the world - one lusty lesson at a time! Shino might be a science teacher, but her specialty really lies in teaching her students about their sexual chemistry! Whether it's guiding two virgins through their first time or teaching a tough guy what it really means to make love, this sultry Professor has all the gentle advice and sexual skill to make a man out of anyone. But even though her sex ed is second to none, Shino has needs, too. She aches to find that special someone who can help her achieve the fulfillment that she teaches to others. How many lustful encounters will she have before she finds someone who can please both her body and her heart?

Cool Devices - Collection (DVDs 1 - 4)

MSRP: $39.99, Release Date: July 10

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Enter a world of forbidden pleasure tightly bound together inside eleven erotic tales of lust and desire where the darkest yearnings and deepest hatreds intertwine to create the most exquisite ecstasy imaginable. Where sex and depravity shatter the illusion of innocence and replace it with the unquenchable flames of desire!

Special Features: Digitally Remastered, Art Galleries, Cool Devices Teaser & Trailers, Previews.

Note: They did sold each DVD separately for $9.99 prior to this release in 2012. I didn't list these DVDs separately for this blog. It's better to get the whole package for more "satisfying experience."

Fifty Shades of Hentai (DVD)

MSRP: $24.99, Release Date: July 24

Distributor: Adult Source Media

These couples engage in innocent and not-so-innocent trysts. Consumed by their dark desires to embark on daring, physical sex, these thrill seekers experience the erotic pleasures reserved for those who like to play. No need to sign a contract. Are you and your lover ready to play?

Fifty Darker Shades of Hentai (DVD)

MSRP: $24.99, Release Date: November 13

Distributor: Adult Source Media

Undaunted by the curious preference and shady desires of sexy, anguished young women, men cannot resist the urge to dominate. The searing affairs of the heart take second stage to the sensual curiosity that these men and women explore as they confront their playful fantasies head on.

Hooligan (DVD)

MSRP: $39.99, Release Date: July 7

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Five girls. One guy. Seven sex toys. It all started when our hero, Yukito, was trying to score with his favorite blonde bombshell, Olga. Things were just heating up when one of her science experiments exploded, and it screwed up all of time and space. Now it's up to Yukito to find and collect each of the seven sex toys from the beautiful maidens who possess them! To win these seven sabers, Yukito must face off against their lusty owners in a sensual skirmish, where sex is the name of the game - and the winner is the one who can keep going the longest! He'll be battling it out with the lovely shrine sisters Yuka and Yuki... the foxy ninja Victoria... the sweet and spicy Hiromi... so many women, so little time! It's a tough job, but it's up to Yukito to get his freak on and save the universe!

Hot for Teacher (DVD)

MSRP: $14.99, Release Date: September 11, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Yumi is a busty, dark haired beauty who knows how to give her students what they want. But unfortunately, she's never been good at getting what she wants and lately everything seems to be going wrong. First she has a nasty break-up with her fiance, and then she's sexually harassed by the Vice-Principal. One thing leads to another, and before she knows it, the VP and some very horny students trap her into a hot and heavy orgy. After ravishing her over and over again, they make her swear to become their secret sex slave. Now Yumi's only hope is the reluctant Katsutoshi and his perky girlfriend Keiko. But even with their help, it'll be hard for Yumi to escape her bonds of sexual slavery, since everyone seems to be hot for teacher...

Kite Uncut (Blu-Ray)

MSRP: $29.99, Release Date: February 28

Distributor: Kitty Media

Sawa is a school girl, an orphan, and an assassin. She is being controlled by a corrupt cop who gives her targets to kill, detailing to her the crimes these men have committed in order to justify their death. Some of his power over Sawa has to do with her deceased parents and the promise of revenge. When another orphan, a teenage boy called Oburi, is brought in to assist Sawa, the two teenage killers form a bond of sorts. As they heal each other's emotional wounds, they begin to dream of a life that would not be spent under the shadows of murder.

Nightmare Campus - Complete Collection

MSRP: $39.99, Release Date: January 3

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Masao stumbles upon a bloody occult rite that opens the gates of Hell. He escapes with his life, but a demon possesses his soul... and his college campus! One by one, Masao's peers degenerate into lustful fiends, and terror ravages the student body!

Notes: It has five episodes in total.

Private Sessions - Complete Collection (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: September 11, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Professor Saki was a normal woman - until her heart and mind were twisted by her sadistic boyfriend Mikami. Fired from his last teaching job for assaulting one of his students, he forces Saki into getting him a teaching position at her all-girl college.

With beautiful, buxom ladies everywhere, Mikami's dark desires quickly target his new female students for some very special private sessions - and this time he plans on making Saki help him. Will Saki's misguided love for Mikami drive her to help him trap innocent women in his demented little world?

Step MILF (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: February 14, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles, English,

Distributor: Kitty Media

Tomonori is thrown into confusion when his mother suddenly passes on and his father marries the sexy and mysterious Hanae right away. Tomonori is able to discover his new step-mother's secret: she had been having an affair with his father for many years. Not wanting the secret to get out, Hanae and her daughter from a previous marriage will do anything to keep Tomonori quiet - including bribe him with their bodies!

Step Up Love Story (Complete Collection)

MSRP: $14.99, Release Date: July 10, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles, English,

Distributor: Media Blasters

Makoto and Yura Onada are a newly married couple. They're happy and deeply in love. But there's just one problem: they're both inexperienced in the ways of intimacy. As a result, their expressions of love and passion tend to be a little awkward. Seeking advice from wherever they can get it (neighbors, relatives, co-workers, etc.), the couple begins to explore all the ins and outs of the married life.

Notes: Contains 2 DVDs (4 episodes).

The Erotic Temptress - The Tower of Lust (DVDs 1 - 5)

MSRP: $9.99 Each,

Release Dates: June 5,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Maya: unspeakably beautiful, her body drives men insane with desire. Wherever she goes, chaos erupts just for a chance to touch her sensuous body and experience true ecstasy...

Variable Geo Neo - Collection (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: November 13, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Variable Geo: an all-girl fighting league where the winner walks away with an incredible fortune and the losers are stripped of their dignity and raped for the amusement of the spectators. Yuu Asuka dreams of winning the money so she can save her brother's restaurant, but first, she must battle her way through the world's sexiest martial artists! The list of Yuu's buxom competitors includes her childhood friend Misumi, who isn't about to miss a chance to finally beat Yuu. Unfortunately, Misumi doesn't know anything about the penalties for losing, and she's been selected as Yuu's opponent in Round One! Will Yuu sacrifice her own dream in order to save her friend from the terrible punishment that awaits the loser?

Note: Contains 3 episodes.

Viper GTS (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: March 6

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Carrera, Rati, and Mercedes are three succuba demons who will grant any wish in exchange for a soul. Ogawa uses a summoning spell to gain vengeance, but when he sees the sexy Carrera, he gets a better idea for a wish.

Hentai Manga Titles

All summaries are from Anime News Network.

Awkward Silence

  • Released on October 9 (Vol. 2)
  • Distributed by SuBLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Satoru Tono is too shy to speak to classmate Keigo Tamiya. Instead he fills his sketchbook with drawings of the boy he likes. But perhaps Keigo has noticed him too...?

Story and art by Hinako Takanaga.

Bad Teacher's Equation

Atsushi can hardly believe his good luck - he's scored an actual, day-long date with the man of his dreams! But will he manage to stay totally cool, calm, and collected during the biggest moment of his young life? And will the rest of the gang leave him alone... or stalk his every nervous move?!

Story and art by Kazuma Kodaka.

Bond of Dreams, Bond of Love

  • Released on August 14
  • Distributed by SuBLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

High school student Ao has been dreaming about his longtime neighbor Ryomei, a priest at the local Shinto shrine. A little freaked out - and a lot excited - at the prospect of having a relationship with Ryomei, Ao gathers up his courage, confesses his feelings... and gets turned down flat. Luckily, Ao's not the kind to give up easily. Thanks to some creative persistence (and Ryomei's weakening resolve), he finally gets a kiss. But one single kiss won't satisfy him for long!

Story and art by Yaya Sakuragi.

Border

  • Released on January 31 (Vol. 3)
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Sweet (and sugar-addicted) programmer Kippei is an invaluable part of his team! But when a client's case regarding a long-lost heir suddenly brings the bright young boy into the spotlight, everyone is forced to look back on Kippei's shadowy former life in order to uncover the darkest of secrets. Will the squad stand strong... or will they lose Kippei forever? Border breaks down the barrier between work and play with a team of brilliant guys who think nothing of fighting crime and roughhousing after hours! Though they come from totally different backgrounds, these men share a bond that runs much deeper than blood. But will they be ready to let go in the toughest of circumstances?

Story and art by Kazuma Kodaka.

Colorful Harvest

  • Released on July 27
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.99

Ryosuke fled his family's country vineyard to go to college in Tokyo after his lifelong crush turned him down cold! But what will happen when a trip back home bears juicy, surprising fruit? And how can one clumsy guy suddenly be so irresistibly popular?

Colorful Harvest bursts with the succulent sweetness of fresh flirtation! Will a hopeful guy get a second chance to woo the love of his young life? And how may delicious interludes does it take to totally wipe out a budding romantic?

Finder - Passion within the Viewfinder

  • Released on July 10 (Vol. 6)
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.99

“The worlds we live in are just too different!” After his imprisonment in Hong Kong, Akihito returns to Japan with Asami…and slips away to freedom! But when a celebrity stalking case gets the hotheaded photographer mixed up with a pure psychopath, Asami’s underworld influence once again seems to be everywhere…

Story and art by Ayano Yamane.

Flutter

  • Released on July 10
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

Asada is hypnotized by a handsome co-worker he sees on the street nearly every day. When the two men are paired up for a high-pressure project, he can't believe his good luck! But what will happen when Asada's defenses are shaken by their immediate, undeniable connection?

Flutter beats with the racing pulses of brand-new lovers! When success at work leads to an after-hours confession, an exciting relationship sparks to life. But is the flash of intimacy the beginning of a fiery blaze... or just a passing flicker?

Story and art by Momoko Tenzen.

Gentlemen's Agreement Between a Rabbit and a Wolf

  • Released on January 31
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

It's all in a name - USAGIKAWA, the rabbit. KAIOOKAMI, the wolf. They''re both in a creative and promotional department of a toy manufacturing company. Were they destined to fight? Every time they see each other, they fight like cats and dogs! One day, as a special promotional campaign, they''re assigned to go out on the street wearing a animal suits. Huffin' and puffin', whining and complaining, they head to the locker room to change into their suits. But, when the wolf sees the rabbit getting change, he finds him charming and attractive. Can the wolf suppress his desire - and appetite?

Story and art by Shinano Oumi.

Good Morning

  • Released on April 25
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

One morning, Hayashi wakes up naked - next to another man. That man: Shinohara, a client everyone says is gay! Hayashi, hung over with no memory of the night before, is horrified when Shinohara tells him they slept together. He doesn't know Shinohara is lying. Plus, normally a cool character, Shinohara's turned beet red, and he's crying and yelling... and incredibly, Hayashi thinks this new Shinohara is kinda cute!

Story and art by Ritsu Natsumizu.

His Favorite

  • Released on December 11 (Vol. 2)
  • Distributed by SuBLime
  • MSRP: $12.99

Awkward Yoshida is hated by all the girls in school for his perceived closeness with hot guy Sato, who uses hanging out with Yoshida as an excuse to turn them all down. If Yoshida is merely an excuse, why does Sato taunt him in private about “his favorite”? Is it possible Sato’s feelings run deeper than friendship? And what could he possibly see in the funny-looking Yoshida? Watch Yoshida’s life turn upside down with hilarious results!

Honey Darling

  • Released on June 12.
  • Distributed by SubLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Chihiro drifts through life with no purpose, going from girl to girl, until one day he finds an abandoned kitten in a box. He quickly falls in love with little Shiro and couldn't imagine his life without her. One evening, Chihiro finds Shiro has fallen ill. While searching aimlessly for an animal hospital, he runs into Kumazawa, a local vet who takes Shiro into his care.

Watching Kumazawa in action, Chihiro realizes he wishes to learn the value of life and asks Kumazawa to consider hiring him at the vet clinic. Kumazawa agrees, but only if Chihiro serves as his live-in housekeeper. Has Chihiro finally found his purpose in life, or will living with the handsome vet be a little too much to handle?

Story and art by Norikazu Akira.

Hot and Steamy

  • Released on December 26.
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.95

Matsuno, a former employee of a big enterprise, quit his job to work at a rural hot-spring inn. That inn was renowned for its romantic matchmaking efficacy so it brought in a crowd of newlyweds and couples. One day, after a hard day’s work, Matsuno accidently shares a bath with the head mistress of the inn and ends up having sexual relations with her. What will be the outcome of this casual fling?

Story and art by Hiroshi Itaba.

Kiss Ariki

  • Released on August 14.
  • Distributed by SubLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Toru, the son of a yakuza boss, is sent into exile on a deserted island for his own protection during a gang feud. Fiery and impetuous, he isn't thrilled to be sidelined when he'd rather be in the fight, and is even less thrilled that Mutsumi, son of the gang's second in command, is going with him. The serious, studious Mutsumi is Toru's opposite in every way, and it doesn't take long before the sparks between them begin to fly!

Kizuna Deluxe Edition

  • Released on January 31 (Volume 5) and May 30 (Volume 6).
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

Handsome and powerful Masa has been made an offer of marriage! In a political move meant to cement ties with another faction, the sweet daughter of a local heavyweight is offered up... but Masa's heart (and body) are meant only for Kai. Will he stay true to his "young master" and save himself for the man he really loves?

Story and art by Kazuma Kodaka.

Love Hair

  • Released on June 27.
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.95

This collection of multiple, short-situational stories will surely strike the fancy of fans alike. The first story of this fine collection revolves around a cute blonde-haired girl, who, despite her innocent looks, is always on the lookout for a stimulating sexual experience. Through her quest, she comes across a weak-looking man, and to her surprise, he is quite the beast in bed! Another story focuses on a girl working as a waitress at a maid cafe, who tries hard to avoid the aggressive approaches of a customer. Other stories include a power struggle relationship, a couple getting cozy on a cold winter's night, and much more.

Story and art by Maban.

Love on the Job

  • Released on June November 30 (Vol. 1).
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.95

Ryou and Minori are two newly graduated lovers ready to find employment, but when they finally land jobs, it turns out they’re working for two companies embroiled in a bitter rivalry! “Associating with rival workers is prohibited. If you’re found out, you’ll get the pink slip!” they’re told. And so Ryou and Minori must live day to day hiding their relationship from their employers…

Story and art by Chihiro Harumi

My Cute Crossdresser

  • Released on June 27.
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.95

A bunch of nerdy guys (without girlfriends) get together to try to catch a perverted predator on a crowded train and decide to run a sting operation. But... how will they do that? Who or what would they use for a decoy to catch this predator? Oh, we know! Let's dress up one as a girl! He looks so cute! He's just perfect and anyone would fall for him... including his classmates!

Story and art by Mitohi Matsumoto.

Private Teacher

  • Released on April 25.
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

Rintaro's gotten into college, and he's finally moved in with Kaede. But just when they're getting ready to enjoy each other's company a little, Rintaro's older brother Sentaro blows in, bringing storm clouds with him!

Story and art by Yuu Moegi.

Punch Up!

  • Released on July 10 (Vol. 1) and October 9 (Vol. 2)
  • Distributed by SuBLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Architect Maki Motoharu is hanging out at the construction site ogling a particular hunky, well-toned construction worker when he is unexpectedly reunited with his lost cat, Shinobu. The reunion is all thanks to Ohki Kouta, a foul-mouthed young ironworker who found and cared for the lost cat. Unfortunately for Ohki, this act of kindness led to his eviction! When Maki agrees to take in young Ohki, will he be able to tame this feisty stray?

Includes a bonus "P.B.B" (Play Boy Blues) side story.

Story and art by Shiuko Kano.

The Tyrant Falls in Love

  • Released on April 25 (Volume 6) and August 29 (Volume 7).
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

Waiting for Tatsumi to return to Japan, Morinaga's sure that his unstable lover is finally changing his ways. But Morinaga's hopes are soon overridden by sheer terror! Tatsumi's brought someone with him - his father! And as Morinaga heads into his first meeting with Tatsumi Sr., he can't quell his worries that the old man's come to tear his life apart!

Story and art by Hinako Takanaga.

Velvet Kiss

  • Released on June 27 (Vol. 1) and October 31 (Vol. 2)
  • Distributed by Project-H
  • MSRP: 17.95

What does it mean to become "her friend"...? Nitta, unable to pay back his huge debt, receives a phone call from his loan advisor and tells him they would work something out if he becomes "friends" with this woman at his work. Mysterious, pretty, and unaware of what's going on, Nitta approaches her. They eventually end up having a relationship... but everything comes with a price, and it's not what it all seems to be!

Story and art by Chihiro Harumi.

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Welcome everyone! Here are my experiences attending Anime Expo for the 2nd time. My first time was in 2013, My First Experience at Anime Expo - Day 1 (Complete Edition). Unlike last year, I could not purchase the 2 day badge. I heard on Anime Expo's Facebook page that they discontinue it after sales didn't meet their expectations. It forces folks to buy the 4 Day Badge or the 1 Day Badge.

Check out the Anime Convention Survival Guide! which BigHeart711, sickVisionz, and I co written for folks who have never attended a convention.

Note:

This is a condensed version. For panels, I expand my experiences and write down my evaluations in a separate blog. I only got to attend two panels:

To recap on Day 1, I finished finals on July 3 by 3:30 PM. When I got to Anime Expo around 5:20PM or so, I waited in line until 6:30PM where they told everyone that they will not process anymore badges. This frustrated a lot of folks. Later on, I found out the reason for this was Anime Expo's printers broke down being overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of pre-registered folks who paid for their badges. I remembered hearing one person in line that they used to mail badges 10 years ago or so. I assumed with the increasing popularity and participants that made mailing less profitable and manageable to do.

Day 3

This is the day I brought my little sister since she only wanted the 1 Day Badge. When we looked at the programming, she decided to pick Sailor Moon and SAO Panel. I let her pick because I wanted to make this day special. Being so busy with college, I don't get enough time to spend with my family members. We arrived at 8:35 AM to get badges. I think we finished at 9:20 AM. I checked Twitter on my phone to see if Tom and Sam had a location to meet up. It turns out he Tweeted at me a day before. I felt bad I didn't check Twitter on July 4th. I couldn't reply well since I have a flip phone. I manage to reply using my sister's phone which had a keyboard.

The exhibit hall wasn't open, so I thought we had enough time to get to the Sailor Moon Panel which started at 10AM. I should have realized it was full by the time. Panels' lines tend to fill up 2 hours ahead. Since Sailor Moon had a new anime series for the summer, the hype made it almost impossible. I looked at the programming and suggested to check out the Crunchyroll panel. My little sister reminded me that I wasn't paid to do news coverage on Anime Vice. Her words mirrored Foxx and Sotyfan16's words. She told me to take a break from the site. I knew that, but I must at least attend one industry panel for the site. We lined up for the Crunchyroll panel that occurred at 10:45 AM.

For the full version, see the Anime Expo 2014 (Day 3) Crunchyroll Panel (Part 1/2). The Crunchyroll panel started on time, and it was fun anticipating what Summer 2014 anime series they will announce. The key speakers were Luigiamania and Danica. The panel focused on simulcast, simulpub, drama, and social media. After the panel, we went to exhibit hall and lost track of time while shopping. I realized we're going to miss Sword Art Online panel when it was around 1PM or so. It's not worth losing lunchtime over it. My little sister got tired due to the heat and big crowds, so after lunch, I walked her home. I made it back to Anime Expo within 2 hours or so. I thought I can line up for the FUNimation panel that occurred at 5:30 PM. I almost forgot about Tom's meetup location. When I checked Twitter, Tom had schedule a meet up at Bang Zoom Auditions in the exhibit hall around 5PM. I got out of line and meet up with Tom Pinchuk, Sam Weller, and Joseph. Joseph is not a staff at Anime Vice, but he's the cameraman for the Vice Pit. I enjoyed seeing fans doing their voice acting for Magi 2. The Vice Pit Crew and I went to do a Sailor Moon photo shoot. Tom and Sam thank me for the hard work I contributed to the site. I told them I couldn't have done it without my teammates, BigHeart711 and Acura Max.

Note: I forgot to use my camera, so the photos were taken by Sam Weller. Hopefully, I get the photos and post in this blog.

Around 6:30 PM, I enjoyed hitting the arcade with Tom and the gang. We were shooting zombies for 30 minutes or more. Sam Weller went out to buy a gift for his wife, 4 of the Mystery Minis figures and got a glowinthedark Derpy. (At first, I forgot the name of the pony. I think it was Princess Luna and Twilight Sparkle. Sam corrected me.) We did something special together which I cannot reveal yet. Sorry, I have to keep this a secret until Sam gets back.

Once Tom and his gang are gone, I killed time in the gaming room. I met Caleb from Northridge, California. It was his first time at Anime Expo. We were charging our phones. We just talked for an hour or more until 9PM. He told me to attend the dance sessions. It doesn't matter you are a good dancer or not. There are no cameras and it's done in the dark. You can dance with friends or random strangers. He talked about hot gals he didn't know but danced with. I got him interested in Chaika - The Coffin Princess and Kill la Kill. He wasn't a big fan of mech series, but he loves any other anime series. He finds himself leaning towards shows with action, fan service, and fantasy. He loves sport and game anime like No Game, No Life and Kuroko's Basketball. He recommended me to check out Hikaru no Go.

Project-H Book panel started late due to the Megaman panel that started late as well. I came in around 10:30 PM. For the full details on it, please check out the Anime Expo 2014 (Day 3) Project-H Panel (Part 2/2). It was pretty fun and embarrassing to watch a clip of Shocking Pink! in a crowd of folks. One guy kept making lewd comments which made me lose my composure.

I start laughing and couldn't stop to take notes on the panel. I attended the panel to get the Digital Sampler for PikaHyper. I gave my Digital Sampler to my friend who couldn't make it as well my poster. I got home around 1AM.

Day 4

I woke up late and got to AX at 11AM. I forgot to replenish my wallet and bring my memory card for my camera. I couldn't take any new photos for cosplay.

My friend Jose who I met again on July 3 on the metro and bus told me that the last day had discounts on merchandise. I didn't see much discounts. In fact, there wasn't much price changes. I saw the same price on some of the merchandise. Most new anime and manga titles were cheaper on Amazon and RightStuf. There are a few booths whose prices were cheaper, but I had to read it carefully. One manga store only did 25% off each manga if you want bought 8 manga volumes. There is not tax paid. Some booths have tax included. If I had a lot of cash or a big manga list to read, I would have benefited from the discount.

My last booth was the Kodansha. I bumped into Ben Applegate, who was the host of Kodansha Q & A Panel at Anime Expo 2013. He didn't remember our community site's name which means I need to work harder to form relationships between Kodansha and Anime Vice. I didn't have time to talk with him about Kodansha and Anime Vice since he was dealing with customers.

Cosplay and Photos

I only took 2 photos. Sorry, I was still too shy in asking folks. The most sold out figure I saw was Asuna. She even beat Levi. The Gargantia art book was about 100 dollars. I thought of Acura Max when I took this picture.

Goods

On Day 3, I bought one gift for my siblings. I bought Deadpool ($10) for my little brother and Magi fanbook ($25) for my little sister. I wished I could have bought the Kingdom Hearts fan book, but the price was higher than Right Stuf. Sometimes, I don't listen to my cheapskate conscience when I bought Vinland Saga. At Kodansha booth, it was buy 4 regular manga titles for 30 dollars. An omnibus cost $15 dollars. I paid $20 due to tax. For Case Closed, Right Stuf was weird. The DVDs were $6 and I saw it had 6 episodes. The one I bought for 25 dollars had 25 episodes. It was roughly a dollar per episode excluding tax. I bought Case Closed Season 4 to see why fans love Ai Haibara. I never got to see the character on TV because the channel on the antenna box always skipped her episode which was an hour special.

Summary and Evaluation

My first time at Anime Expo was actually more fun than my 2nd time before I met up with Tom's gang and we play games. That was my best moment in AX 2014, playing Zombie games with Tom and Sam. I felt bad for my little sister who didn't get to enjoy her 2nd time. She loved the Blue Exorcist panel last year. This year was more packed while the panels overlapped so much. I didn't get to attend the SAO or Sailor Moon panel with my little sister.

Improvements Needed for Anime Expo

  • Anime Expo needs to fix the issues for this year. On the first day, a lot of folks were mad being cut off from picking up their badges. Not a lot of folks can make it in the mornings. It does a disservice to folks who paid for their badges ahead of time. The registration line was much shorter.
  • They need a phone charging station. I had to scour the walls for outlets. I couldn't sit by the wall due to fire safety issues.
  • They need tents. Since Anime Expo gets bigger and bigger with each year, the lines for the panel often takes place outside in the hot sun. It would be nice if they have tents to provide shade.
  • They need more dining areas. My little sister and I couldn't find space to eat and enjoy. We had to sit outside and against the wall.

Thank you everyone for reading this. I hope you guys and gals share your experiences for Anime or Comic Book conventions in Anime Vice. I really encourage it. It makes our site better when people embrace the inner nerd in them.

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Welcome everyone, this is an expanded version from the Condensed Day 3 of Anime Expo blog. Here, I go into greater depth of the panel, and I evaluate the panel on its selling its idea and reaching it target audience.

Key Speakers:

  • Yoko
  • Natasha
  • Spicy Tentacles
  • President Hikaru Sasahara

*Sorry, the panel started late which started before I came in around 10:30PM. PinkShikibu helped me add the names of two hostesses. I only got Yoko's name down.

What is Project-H Book?

Before I talked about the panel, I have to explain what Project-H Book is. Project-H Book is a part of Digital Manga Publishing, so it's like a branch, manga distributor that specializes in selling hentai and ecchi manga series.

The Project-H Panel covers 5 parts.

  • Teaser - Showing Shocking Pink Hentai clip to rile and arouse fans.
  • History - Project-H explains their upbringing of their company.
  • How to work for Project-H Book - The hosts emphasizes their fans to dive into their Digital Manga Guild which involves Translation of Japanese manga, Photoshop (cleaning text), and Editing.
  • Battle Against Piracy.
  • Q & A, Trivia, and Raffle

New Things I Learned

From the Q & A: here are quick facts I picked up:

  • Shocking Pink was the first hentai manga book that Project-H Book licensed.
  • Digital Manga Guild as Yoko and her hosts quoted, "It's like fapping for money." She means that fans can get involved and start working for the company by entering this guild which is like an internship. They have to demonstrate efficiency in one of three areas: Translation, Editing, and Photoshop.
  • The old URL address for Project-H Book was Project-HBook.xxx, but they changed it to Projecthentai.com due to Google blacklisting them.
  • In the near future, Project-H Books announced a magazine which picks out fan favorites in uncensored version.
  • Project-H Books has teamed up with a new publisher called Fujimi Shuppan.
  • While Doujinshi (fan drawn manga) is allowed to be sold in Japan, they cannot be licensed in America due to licensing and keeping manga family friendly. They would get into trouble with Viz Media and other manga distributors.
  • Benefits of working at Project-H Books can be summarized in four words: Recognition, Money, Experience, and Fun.

New Hentai Announcements

Non Hentai example of how the process of translation
Non Hentai example of how the process of translation
President Hikaru Sasahara explains the lack of licensing titles drive piracy and increase scanlation demands
President Hikaru Sasahara explains the lack of licensing titles drive piracy and increase scanlation demands

Project-H Books did release a 2014 calendar of their releases on Tumblr and Twitter.

  • Yellow Rock - It's a censored released for January 2015.
  • Princess Lucia - I didn't write the date quickly. It's a censored release as well.
  • Magical Warriors: Chocolate and Pudding - It's an uncensored release.
  • Fetishisms with Dignity - I don't have a complete information on it.

Goodies

  • Ecchi, uncensored posters (Aqua Bless and Cute Devil Girlfriend)
  • Physical copy of the Project-H Sampler 2014 which has a promo card for a digital copy.
  • I Heart Hentai shirts (pink with a red heart).

For the raffle contest, it was Boing Boing poster, Love on the Job with an autograph, and and 3D Breast pads.

Evaluations

While the panel was late, it made up with its Shocking Pink hentai clip. A lot of people enjoyed it. I admit it felt weird watching a clip in a crowd. Interestingly, I remember the demographics from Fakku's panel from last year (see My First Experience at Anime Expo - Day 2 (Complete Edition)) was mostly male. Project-H Book panel had more women and notably, they were in couple, (romantic relationships - I don't know how to phrase that).

When Project-H Book start diving into real world and telling everyone how to apply and work at the company, people started to complain and acted rude. During President Hikaru Sasahara's talk about licensing and piracy issues, a lot of folks left before the last event, the raffle/Q&A.

The hosts did an excellent job. I felt bad that they lost their audience during the halfway point when they got serious and talk about jobs. They are trying to help their fans, the ones who are passionate, get involved.

Editor's Note

I apologize for the blurry images. I haven't replace my camera that can only take clear shots by using flash. I try to conserve the battery life due to being ill prepared and not bringing enough batteries. I left the panel around 1:10AM before the raffle since I had to tend to my family.

Why Does This Relate to Anime Vice?

We are like a small community just like how Project-H Books started out. Its fanbase is growing. The best way to keep it growing is to encourage and get folks involved in the process. President Hikaru Sasahara and Tom Pinchuk's speeches stress the value of driving the community to meet goals and make things better for everyone.

Lastly, Yoko is a sales representative who was friend with Gia Manry, a former staff member of Anime Vice. A year ago or so (before I was a mod), Yoko talked me on Twitter, thinking I was a staff member. I told her I was a regular user, and she asked me to help promote the company with Anime Vice's wiki pages. Also, she recommended hentai reviews for her company. I seen Chris Beveridge and others reviewing hentai for Project-H Books. Since Yoko was my first contact in the manga industry, I took her request seriously.

I wrote the Quick Picks: Erotica Version 2012 and Quick Picks: Erotica Version 2013, to make AV more comfortable with Hentai. I don't want to bombard it with hentai like a mad man. Sex is a private thing. Not everyone is comfortable sharing it. That's why pornography is seen as vile in most media sources.

I thank , Sam Weller, for giving me the courage to do this. I'm still embarrassed to do this kind of thing.

Twitter Photos

Thanks to the folks who uploaded photos on Twitter.

From PinkShikibu:

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Welcome to the news report for Project-H Books. This is a company that sells eromanga, so it's not a place for children and teenagers below the age of 18. Any nudity on a manga cover is censored by editor Takashichea. To see the uncensored version, visit the company's page, Project-H Books.

Thank you.

This is related to the Quick Picks: Erotica Version 2013 project where I list off all legal and available eromanga in North America (generally the US).

Aqua Bless
Aqua Bless
TELEPAsweet☆: Mari Kyunko has a very special kind of telepathy: She receives the sensual input of people, who have sex in her vicinity. But her talent is out of control, bringing her to her knees–until a concerned boy tries to help her. Has she found the right boy at last?
Princess Lucia
Princess Lucia
Vol. 1-3
Koizumi Yuta is a 14 year old boy who has quite a bit of a problem. The demon princess of the magical world, Lucia, has to procreate with him. That child would have the ability to engulf the entire world for 7 whole days. Mikamoto El and Kasukabe Rie are the two angels assigned to make sure that doesn’t happen. Kasukabe Rie happens to be the girl he likes. Just how is he going to survive this ordeal?
Sexless Friend
Sexless Friend
Vol. 2
With his handsome face,incredible body, and gentlemanly ways, 18 year old university freshman Tsukasa Suo is the hottest guy around! Although by all appearances he lives a charmed life as the local babe- magnet, due to certain circumstances, he has absolutely zero experience with women! Wanting desperately to stop being such an innocent as soon as possible, he teams up with equally inexperienced new professor, Mikoto Himenoya, so they can "study" how to overcome their nervousness in the presence of the opposite sex. The main goal of these study sessions is for Suo to finally be able to woo the woman of his dreams, his classmate Megumu Kisaki...so why does he find himself getting closer and closer to his young professor instead?!

Hidetaka Kakei's first volume of Sexless Friend is a quirky love-comedy that balances cute and sexy with charmingly hilarious results!
Witchcraft
Witchcraft
Our protagonist is a wimp who one day tries to stand up to the bullies constantly picking on him.. At which point his courage fails him and he quickly retreats to the nearest place to hide – A fortuneteller who wants to test her powers of hypnosis. Can our hero manage to stand up to his bullies? Can our fortuneteller manage to test her hypnosis?

Disclaimer

This blog was written to promote buying eromanga legally. Anime Vice does not endorse a specific manga distributor company. All companies get similar treatment. All news blogs and level of exposure depends on the writers in the community.

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