Rave Master News

Rave Master is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 1 anime series, 1 manga series
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Mashima published the original crossover one-shot manga story in the May issue of Kodansha’s Magazine Special magazine in 2011. The story tells of an odd adventure where the two saga’s main characters Natsu and Haru can’t find their way back and the two main heroines Lucy and Elie become their chasers, ready to find and bring the two disoriented boys back where they belong.

Mashima noted that he is supervising the whole project and it will have more contents than the manga itself. He assured Fairy Tail fans that they can still enjoy the crossover anime even if they have not read Rave yet. He also noted that Musica and Let, two Rave characters who did not appear in the manga version, will be featured in the anime."

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I've been reading some manga for a few years and so far there have been a few I like but are over. I like: Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Hellsing, InuYasha, Rurouni Kenshin, Death Note, Dragonball (Z), Rave or Rave Master, whatever its called, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, & Full Metal Alchemist. All are some interesting series to read. Some of these are ending, some are over and some are still ongoing so I was wondering if they're other good series out there to read.

I was curious about: Fairy Tail, Berserk, Trigun, Shaman King and Ultimo? They sound good but are they worth reading? If anyone can put there opinions down I would appreciate it.

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Intro

Hiro Mashima
Hiro Mashima

This guide is for people who haven't tried Rave Master. If you are a fan of the series, please enjoy this guide as well. It will give you another side of Rave Master to think about. Hiro Mashima is the mangaka behind Rave Master, his first series. He is also known for his other works such as Monster Soul, Fairy Tail, and Monster Hunter Orage. His Rave Master and Fairy Tail are his longest manga series with an anime adaptation. Fairy Tail is Hiro Mashima's current ongoing manga and anime series with over 110 episodes aired and 30 volumes published. Compared to Rave Master, the series has ended with 35 volumes, and for the anime, it ended abruptly at 51 episodes. Despite Rave Master's early end, it is the catalyst and source of inspiration for Hiro Mashima's future works. You'll see the similarities between his works especially the characters. Other outside influences are Toriyama Akira's Dragon Ball work and Yoshinori Nakai and Takashi Shimada's Ultimate Muscle work.

Rave Master was first published by Kodansha in the Shonen Magazine during 1999 to 2005. The first volume was published in November 1999, and the final volume was published in September 2005. For the anime adaptation, Rave Master is produced by Studio Deen and directed by Takashi Watanabe and aired on TBS in October 2001. The series ended in September 2002. In North America, Cartoonnetwork aired Rave Master on its Toonami block in June 2004. After the series was cancelled, it aired on Syfy in 2009.

The Story

It's about a teenage boy named Haru Glory who is on a quest to find the Rave with the assistance of Plue in order to defeat Demon Card. In his adventures, he encounters Elie who lost her memories, and he promises to help her as they travel the world and save the innocent from Demon Card.

Terminology

  • Rave (Holy Bring) - These magical objects are the only things that can destroy Dark Bring. There are only five in existence that were created by Resha Valentine, and they transform Haru's sword into various different blades.
  • Dark Bring or Shadow Stone (Dub) - They are the antithesis to Rave stones, and they come in many shapes and sizes. They come from Mother Sinclair and have the power to corrupt the user.
  • Ten Commandments Sword or Decaforce (Dub) - This is Haru's main weapon that houses the Rave stones. In the dub version, they changed it to Decaforce to avoid a religious reference because the ten commandments are related to the Bible.
  • Demon Card or Shadow Guard (Dub) - An organization that uses Dark Bring to control the world.

The Characters

These are the main characters of Rave Master.

Haru Glory

A teenage boy who becomes the 2nd generation Rave Master after meeting Shiba, and before leaving Garage Island, he promises his sister (Cattleya Glory) that he will come back home after defeating Demon Card and helping Plue to get all the Five Rave stones. Haru is a bit of a naive boy since he never been outside of his small island of a home.

Voices: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese) and Yuri Lowenthal (English)

Elie

A mysterious girl who has amnesia and a past relating to the Rave stones. Don't be fooled by her looks, she packs a mean punch with her powerful Tonfan guns and has an unnaturally good luck on her side when it comes to gambling. Elie happens to like gambling a lot as well.

Voices: Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese) and Michelle Ruff (English)

Hamrio Musica

A Silver Claimer and a thief whose family is massacred by a psychopath seeks the Silver Ray to honor his teacher's will. He's the leader of the Silver Rhythm Gang.

Voices: Showtaro Morikubo (Japanese) and Doug Erholtz (English)

Plue

A carrot nosed dog who helps Haru track down the Rave Stones. He loves lollipops and hates pudding. Go ask Griffon Kato for the whole story. Plue is one of the most adorable things in this franchise and in Fairy Tail.

Voices: Yukiji Kaoru (Japanese) and Mona Marshall (English)

Griffon Kato

Griffon Kato is a blue gourd-like, lecherous animal that looks like Squidward and has yellow cilia as feet. He's the map and transportation person.

Voices: Katsuya Shiga (Japanese) and Tom Kenny (English)

For Fairy Tail and Monster Soul fans, you see the familiar archetypes from these characters that have strong similarities to your favorite characters. Let's discuss that in the comments below.

Why Watch?

Audience

I recommend this to both males and females age 10 and up. As the series progresses into tragic and tear jerking moments, the audience has to have thicker skin for it.

Rave Master is an enjoyable series for many of us when we're young. It is cool to see a guy swinging a giant sword and going "Explosion!" and when the anime gets serious with the dramatic and mournful scenes, it made us cry. I watched this series twice, and it was for a team wiki project. Rave Master still appealed to me now because of its funny yet serious moments. Despite the Shonen cliches of friendship and dreams, Rave Master does it in a low key way. It's about friends fighting to protect each other to the very end with their last breaths. The manga is somewhat graphic with the dismemberment and blood than the anime version which is more toned down more. Though, the American version is more censored than its Japanese counterpart. The music of Rave Master is unforgettable and when Haru takes action to do something crazy, the music compliments the action.

Manga or Anime

For the people who are new, I definitely recommend checking the anime first then the manga. Despite the censorship, the anime is quite faithful to its manga story and the characters in the anime look maturer than its manga counterparts. When you get to episode 51 where the anime has abruptly ended, you can shift to the manga. Since Rave Master is Hiro Mashima's first work, his art style is a bit rough in the beginning volumes. As the manga progressed, the characters' design improve and mature.

Censorship and Name Changes

Like all good anime, they are subjected to censorship. Check out the wiki page or feel free to ask me what censorship they did. They censor the bath scenes that shows some bits of Elie's breasts, altered Griffon's flashback, changed the gun noises to laser noises, and censor Julius's beatings of Elie when she's down. Sorry for going off on a tangent, I'm becoming more like my mentor. As for name changes, the dub version changes the name such as Dark Bring, Demon Card, Ten Commandments and more.

Seiyuu

For dub and sub, I don't have a strong preference. I do watch the Japanese version because it's less censored than the English version. Sadly, I don't know my seiyuus really well. I love both the English and Japanese voices for Haru, Elie, Musica, and Plue. I am amazed that Yuri Lowenthal is the voice actor for Sasuke Uchiha and that Michelle Ruff is the voice actress for Rukia Kuchiki.

Interesting Fact: For Fairy Tail fans, I looked up Tomokazu Seki and Ayako Kawasumi, and they had did some Fairy Tail characters, Lucky and Marl. Like their roles: Haru and Elie, these characters are also a couple. Now, that's deep romance for those pairs.

Conclusion

Rave Master is one of those Shonen series that go beyond with action, romance, and drama with powerful themes of love, friendship, and determination to make things right. For those who think most Shonen animes have a male protagonist who's not in a real relationship, Rave Master will change your mind. The love between the main characters go a long way and withstand time.

Thanks

Thank you, everyone for reading this 2nd beginner guide. I thank my teammate, Fire_Star, for working on Rave Master project with me during summer of 2011, SuperTiencha for his determination to bring both Anime Vice and Rave Master Wikia together, Sotyfan16 for his helpful guides and advice, and the rest of my team for their hard work to support the community.

Check out these Rad Rave Master Blogs and Sotyfan16's Guide for those who want to make a Beginner Guide themselves.

Takashichea

Team W.I.K.I. Nation

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Overview

Brief Background

Hiro Mashima's Autograph
Hiro Mashima's Autograph

His first original work is Magician which won him first place in an amateur manga's artist's competition in 1998. This paved the way for his first series, Rave Master (Groove Adventure Rave), that became well known series with 32 volumes (1999-2005). However, his anime adaptation of Rave Master fell short when the series got cancelled on it 51st episode in September 28, 2002. In the present day, his third work, Fairy Tail, is his longest anime series (104 episodes) to date, and for the manga, it is in its 29th volume and on its 258th chapter.

For more infomation: See Hiro Mashima's page.

Interview

Hiro Mashima
Hiro Mashima

In this interview, Hiro Mashima is interviewed by Brigid Alverson of MTVGeekand the AnimeNewsNetwork staff, Crystal Hodgkins, at the New York Comic Con. Last October 14, 2011, Hiro Mashima and some of the dub voice actors talk in a panel; Oct. 15, 2011, Hiro Mashima did a public signing event. Since there are two interviews, I will list Crystalyn Hodgkin's conversation of ANN first (Her name is staff for some reason) then post Brigid Alverson of MTV Geek second. Thank you.

Crystalyn Hodgkin of ANN

ANN: Last time we spoke with you was in 2008. Since then, Fairy Tail has been made into an anime. What do you think of the anime adaptation?

Mashima: I've been having a great time, just going along with the ride. I wanted to tell [ANN] about the anime during that earlier interview, but I couldn't.

What is your favorite part about having your manga turned into an anime?

Just watching Natsu and Happy move around. There's a limit to the effects I can draw regarding the depiction of the magic in the manga, so seeing that in the anime is so much fun, and it looks very beautiful onscreen. It made me realize how fun my characters are when I saw them moving around.

Did you read manga or watch anime as a child, and if so, what were your favorites?

Dragon Ball, and a lot of the works by Hayao Miyazaki.

At that time, did you ever think that you would become a manga creator?

It all started with me copying and tracing their works, and then, before I realized it, I knew I was going to be a professional. It was what I wanted to be so badly, that I knew I was going to be one.

Loyalty to family and friends is a frequent theme running throughout Fairy Tail. Is this also something you feel passionate about?

Absolutely. My friends have helped me a lot in the past, and that's something I wanted to directly show in this manga. And that was the beginning of Fairy Tail actually. But, because I've so busy lately, my list of friends in my cell phone has been quickly edited down (laughs).

Monster Hunter Orage is based on the Monster Hunter videogame franchise. And yet, it's a manga that those who don't know the game very well can read and enjoy. How is it different to create a manga about a world you didn't make, as opposed to Fairy Tail where it's all yours?

Of course, the first thing I understood was that I couldn't destroy the world of the original authors, so I had to respect that. But there were a lot of similarities, the vision of the world of Monster Hunter was very similar to the world I often depict, so it wasn't too difficult.

In Fairy Tail, often the "villain" characters get redeemed in one way or another. Do you believe in giving people second chances and that anyone can be redeemed?

Absolutely. However, I value life heavily, and that's something to keep in mind. Sometimes I depict where a character passes away, but then it turns out they actually hadn't, but I never draw how someone who was actually already dead coming back to life; that's not something that I depict.

Fairy Tail is a very imaginative manga. It has a lot of surprises in it, and it's also very funny. How do you come up with ideas for your characters and stories, and what do you do when you run out of ideas and inspiration?

So, at the actual moment that the idea is born, I'm not aware of it. It happens coincidentally and spontaneously. But I'm constantly thinking of ideas. Even as I was walking here from the staff room I was thinking about it, and even now, in the corner of my mind, I'm actually thinking of ideas. But when I can't think of ideas, I sleep it off. I just have to change my emotions and feelings.

What message do you have for your English-speaking fans?

There are 15 volumes of Fairy Tail out now in English, but many more interesting and surprising stories await you, so I hope you read on. There are also many more characters, and the plot is thickening and getting ever more passionate. I'm well aware that I have readers not just in Japan, but all over the world, so I hope everyone will look forward to my work.

From AnimeNewsNetwork: Interview: Hiro Mashima by Crystalyn Hodgekins

Brigid Alverson of MTV Geek

Crystal: Our company interviewed you three years ago. Since then, Fairy Tail has been made into an anime. What do you think of the anime adaptation?

Hiro Mashima: I have been having fun, I have just been having a great time just going along with the ride. I wanted to tell you then, but I couldn’t.

Crystal: What is your favorite part about having your manga turned into an anime?

Hiro Mashima: Just watching Natsu and Happy move around. There’s a limit to the effects that I can draw, the depiction of magic in manga so in anime it’s so much fun. I realize how much fun my characters are when I see them move around.

Brigid: I wanted to ask about Monster Hunter Orage. I know this is based on a game, yet it’s a manga that people who don’t know the game very well can read and enjoy. But for you, how is it different to create a manga about a world you didn’t create, as opposed to Fairy Tail, where it’s all yours. What are the challenges?

Hiro Mashima: Of course the first thing was that I couldn't destroy the world of the original author, so I had to respect that. But there were a lot of similarities. The vision of the world of Monster Hunter is very similar to the world that I often depict, so it wasn't too difficult.

Crystal: Back to themes in Fairy Tail: Often the villain characters get redeemed in the series in one way or another. Do you believe in giving people second chances and that anybody can be redeemed?

Hiro Mashima: Absolutely. But, however, I value life heavily, so that's something to keep in mind. Sometimes I depict … where a character passes on and it turns out that they actually weren't [dead], but I never depict … somebody that was already actually dead coming back to life. That’s not something that I depict, resurrections.

Brigid: Fairy Tail is a very imaginative manga; it has a lot of surprises in it, and it’s also very funny. How do you come up with ideas for characters and for stories, and—here’s the hard part—what do you do when you run out of ideas, when you have no inspiration?

Hiro Mashima: At the actual moment of the idea being born, I am actually not aware of it. It is the most spontaneous moment. But I am constantly thinking about ideas, and even as I was walking here from the staff room I was thinking about it, and even now, in the corner of my mind, I am thinking of ideas… But when I can't think of an idea, when my idea runs dry, I just sleep if off. I just have to change my emotion and my feelings.

Crystal: What message would you like to give to your English speaking fans?

Hiro Mashima: There are 15 volumes now, but a lot more different and interesting and surprising stories await you, so I hope you read on. There will be so many more characters, and the plot is thickening, and I am ever more passionate. And I am well aware that I have readers all over the world, so I hope that you will look forward to my work.

From MTV Geek: Hiro Mashima talks about Fairy Tail by Brigid Alverson

*On 2nd Examination: These interviews are similar, so it seems redundant to post two. I'm sorry about that. I collapse the second one into a spoiler block. Feel free to read the second one if you like. Please, click on the other sources for more information.

Sources:

Hiro Mashima draws Natsu
Hiro Mashima draws Natsu

Questions

Since these interviews do not answer everything, I want to know what thoughts or unanswered questions you have. Please feel free to ask. I'll put down any questions that's related to Hiro Mashima and his works from the community here. To start it off:

Fairy Tail

  • How long will you keep on working on Fairy Tail or what is the goal for the manga and the anime? by Taka
  • When Fairy Tail does end, what inspirations from this series would you take for future series? by Taka
  • How successful do you think Fairy Tail would be? Do you think it's up to par with mainstream shounen series such One Piece, Naruto, and Dragon Ball Z? by Taka
  • What features or qualities do you think your work sets it apart from these mainstream series? by Taka

Hiro Mashima

  • Did you ever think about making a female lead protagonist for your series? by Taka
  • What western animation or comic series has inspired you or what is your favorite western animation/comic series? by Taka
  • Are you interested in collaborating with western artists and making a series? Example: Hiroyuki Takei and Stan Lee on Ultimo. by Taka
  • Are you an advocate for online manga simulcasts of your work? by Taka
  • Do you still see manga having strong outlook in the future? by Taka
Happy: Let's make some news!
Happy: Let's make some news!

Thank you for reading this blog. Please support Anime Vice community by doing coverage of your favorite shows and series. All these interviews are property of ANN and MTV Geek.

Takashichea

Team W.I.K.I. Nation

Updates

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Overview

A Major Event and its Domino Effect

Now, I seen people writing beginner guides which makes me want to do more. Plus, Sotyfan16 invented a new guide called the complete guide on Afro Samurai, Superevil225 had published her beginner guide to Baccano, and my partner, ShadowKnight508, is planning a beginner guide as well. I'm way behind everyone.

Ever since I wrote that blog about working outside wiki comfort zone, I had goals of submitting guides before my 1st year anniversary on Anime Vice to prove myself. In the summer, I used summer school and wiki projects as an excuse to delay the beginner guides. In September, things were looking good when I submitted the Beginner Guide to Shaman King two weeks before Oct. 1. However, I got one guide five days after that day due to the hectic lives that my buddy, Perry, and I had.

It doesn't matter if my beginner guide does not get posted on the front news. What matters is that a beginner guide is finished and posted for everyone. I thank Perry for spotlighting the guide to Shaman King under the rad stuff column. That was a bonus point. Whoo!

The NEW Plan

Oct. 1 was too early, so I decided to space my work two weeks apart.

Preparation: As you know I was typing the weekly reports for Sket Dance, Beelzebub, and Blue Exorcist to promote my team's work and to spread the love, the reports help me write better and with passion even though it took a bit more time off for school. Now, I have to get serious since I feeling the pressure from the other Anime Vice users.

  • Rave Master Beginner Guide: Goal is October 23, 2011.

I chose this franchise because Fire_Star and I finished the anime project from May to July 2011. For the guide, I have finished the characters, overview, and the plot. I just need to make the hook, why watch, and the conclusion.

  • Blue Exorcist Beginner Guide: Goal is November 10, 2011**

Since the Blue Exorcist anime was done since Oct. 2, 2011, it makes sense to do this one since most of the episodes' plot are done by Anna, Dochaus, Hibaru, and I. Unlike the other guides, I have picked six characters and the terminology, but I haven't done much.

**This may sting me a bit since midterms are after Veteran's Day, so I might have to published earlier.

  • Beelzebub Beginner Guide: Goal is November 25, 2011.

I loved working on the anime with my teammates, Anna and ShadowKnight508. Hopefully, I get to have a writing buddy for this guide since ShadowKnight508 has some nice style for thrilling plots. In the weekly reports, I do cite his plot summaries because it's brimming with action, suspense, and passion. For the guide, I have the characters, overview, and terminology down.

All I had finished is the characters and the overview.

  • Sket Dance Beginner Guide: Goal is December 10, 2011. **

The team project started back in August, and our team is big. That's why I chosen to do Sket Dance last. I have the overview and the 3 characters (will get six probably) chosen with their descriptions down.

**I may change this because the week after December 10th is finals week.

Conclusion

This is it. I have changed my goals again, and I hoped to get these done every two weeks. It all comes down to time management, fate, luck, and will power. My success rate is 75%. I got to work smart and divide the work up.

Takashichea

Team W.I.K.I Nation and Team Beelzebub

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Welcome to another lovely recognition blog. My partner Fire_Star and I decide to document the contributions of users on Rave Master early as possible. Fire_Star and I started this project since the Rave Master Volume task. I will update this blog since I don't have all the information of the users right now except Fire_Star and mine. Anyone is welcome to join this project. Thank you for reading this blog.

Purpose of this Recognition Blog

Like the Fairy Tail project, this blog is design to boost the self-esteem and morale of the Anime Vice community. Also, this blog is to promote new partnerships for Anime Vice projects in the future. It is more fun (not to sound cheesy) and enjoyable to work with others on a wiki project than working alone.

The goal is to make wiki pages for Animevice the best place to check out anime, manga, and all the current trends. I know Rave Master is "old" but this blog will inspire more users to make partnerships or teams to tackle other anime, manga, or the whole franchise series.

Updates

  1. Before this blog was created, several users worked independently on Rave Master (Circa 2009-2010)
  2. Rave Master Volume Task completed in May 12, 2011
  3. Partnership in Character and Episode project between Fire_Star and Takashichea started on May 17, 2011
  4. Character pages are being formatted and new pages such as Rave, Dark Bring, Demon Card, Hand Shake, and more are created (3rd week of May 2011)
  5. Character Wiki project began on May 17, 2011 and complete on ____.
  6. Anime Episodes work began on May 17, 2011 and complete on June 28, 2011.
  7. Elie's page and many other characters are getting more info and formatted according to Ethan's wiki style.
  8. Anime series page is being formatted, and locations such as Punk Street and Garage Island are created. (May 18, 2011)
  9. Fire_Star's episode 1 " Rave's Heir", AnnaBanana's episode 79 " Fairy Hunting", and Takashichea's Shaman King volumes are spotlighted on May 20, 2011. See FoxxFireArt's spotlight page.
  10. Plan of Attack: Fire_Star focuses on the characters while I focus on the episodes as of May 22, 2011. We will add or edit each other's work.
  11. As of May 27, 2011, Haru Glory's page is spotlighted along with Tamao Tamamura of Shaman King. See FoxxFireArt's spotlight page.
  12. As of June 1, 2011, 25 episodes of Rave Master are finished with plot summaries and necessary things.
  13. On June 2, 2011, the progress report blog on Rave Master and Fairy tail is nominated by the community spotlight page.
  14. As of June 3, 2011, Fairy Tail, Shaman King, Hotd, One Piece, and others are spotlighted.
  15. As of June 9, 2011, a Rave Master Vitae list is created to effectively document characters, concepts, and other pages except episodes and volumes.
  16. On June 16, 2011, FoxxFireArt's spotlight page nominates Rave Master ep. 45.
  17. On June 20, 2011, the anime project's plot summaries are finished.
  18. As of June 24, 2011, FoxxFireArt's spotlight page nominates the 99% Rave Master Anime Project Done blog.
  19. On June 28, 2011, reformatting of all the Rave Master episodes is complete, so the anime project is officially completed.

Summary Table of Contributions

Here is a Summary table of users and their contributions in alphabetical order.

UsersAreas of Contributions
Chengy
  1. Worked on Cattleya's page
  2. Worked on Celia's page
crackedonyx
  1. Worked on Haru Glory's page
Destinyheroknight
  1. Worked on Anime Series page
Ethan
  1. Without his approval, Rave Master page will not exist.
Fire_Star
  1. Provide images, character info, themes and links on the Volume's main page.
  2. Worked on episode 1 by finishing plot summary, add links, and added newly created objects and concepts.
  3. Created Demon Card concept and worked on various concepts and objects.
  4. Worked on various characters and formatting their pages such as Let Dahaka, Shiba, and more.
  5. Best work on character is Elie.
  6. Added links on the Rave Master's franchise page
  7. For the anime main page,
FoxxFireArt
  1. Provided plot summary, table of contents, characters, concepts, creator, and objects on vol. 2.
Gia
  1. Provided two news topic on the franchise page: " The Rest of It:.."
LordAndrew
  1. Worked on Franchise page
  2. Worked on episodes 1, 2
  3. Added Rave Master episodes 1-3?, 5-13
Lordra
  1. Added volumes 20- 32
Manthrop
  1. Linked items on Rave Master's franchise page.
Obsidian609
  1. Worked on episodes 1, 2
  2. Added 1 character and 1 creator to vol. 4 and worked on volume 32
  3. Worked on Celia's page
Robertg
  1. Worked on Cattleya's page.
SilverZeo
  1. Worked on Franchise page, Volume's main page
  2. Worked on plot summary of volume 15
  3. Gearhound's powers?
Takashichea
  1. Worked on expanded plot summary and themes on Volume's main page.
  2. Worked on episode 1's Characters, Points of interests.
  3. Created and worked on objects Rave, Dark Bring, Ten Commandments Sword.
  4. Worked on various characters.
  5. Created characters Griffon Kato, Shiba, Hole, Galein, Lance.
  6. For the anime main page, added opening and ending theme. Also, added story arcs/locations with brief description up to Shuda's arc.
  7. For the franchise, worked on overview, anime/manga differences, and Hiro Mashima's notes.
  8. Created Types of Rave for the object Rave page.
XION66578
  1. Worked on Volume main page
  2. Added volumes 1-14, 16-19, worked on volume 1 and 14-15.
  3. Worked on Celia's page

Note: This table is not exhaustive and it is my estimate of who did what except for Fire_Star and my work. This summary table will be updated.

A new table or two might be needed due to more extensive information of our partnership, or type in paragraph form to make it readable.

Prototype Tables for Episodes and Characters

I might change these into paragraphs to make it easy to read.

See Plan of Attack in the update sections.

UsersWork on Episodes
Fire_StarEpisode 1: Worked on Plot summary. Added concepts, objects, and creator.
Episode 2: Added links, various objects, and other important items. Expanded Plot Summary.
Episode 11: Linking, objects, and editing.
Episode 12: Linking, Points of Interests, adding concepts and objects.
Episode 13: Linking and editing plot summary.
TakashicheaEpisode 1: Worked on Points of Interests (name changes and censorships) and Characters sections. Added images, concepts, objects.
Episode 2: Worked on Plot summary, Characters, and Points of Interest. Added objects, and creator.
Episode 3: Worked on Plot Summary, Characters, and Points of Interests. Added objects, creator, location, and concepts.
Episode 4: Added image for navigation and added Japanese titles.
Episode 5: Finished Plot Summary with Points of Interests and the page.
Episode 6: Added Character Section and one image of Plue.
Episode 7: Finished Plot summary and added characters.
Episode 8: Added Musica's image (to help navigate to the episodes)
Episode 9: Finished plot summary and Points of Interests (contains censorship and name changes)
Episode 10: Worked on Plot Summary, characters, concepts, objects, credits, and locations.
Episode 11: Worked on Plot Summary, characters, concepts, objects, credits, and locations.
Episode 12: Worked on Plot Summary, characters, concepts, objects, credits, and locations.
Episode 13: Worked on Plot Summary, Points of Interests (censorships), characters, concepts, objects, credits, and locations.
Episode 14: Worked on Plot Summary, Points of Interests (censorships and sub vs dubs), characters, concepts, objects, credits, and locations.
Episode 15: Worked on Plot Summary, characters, concepts, objects, credits, and locations.
Episode 16: Worked on Plot Summary.
Episode 17-22: Worked on Plot Summaries, characters, concepts, objects, credits, and locations.
For Ep. 17, 18, and 21, added points of interests (censorships or anime/manga differences) 5-31-11
Episode 23-28: Worked on Plot Summaries, characters, concepts, objects, credits, and locations. 6-8-2011

*Check this table for updates.

UsersWork on Characters
Fire_StarCreated:
Character Wikis:
  • Worked on Elie's origin, creation, and evolution. Worked on story arcs (up to Musica Arc)
  • Worked on Hole's origin, creation, and evolution.
  • Worked on the newly created characters Let and Shiba.
  • Expanded on Plue's powers, expanded on Plue's creation, and adding a Rave Master section. (5-24-11)
  • Expanded on Griffon Kato's creation, added image, added links,
  • Added image and links on Rosa's page
  • Edited Haru's page, add links, and added appearances in the creation section. Added physical traits in his evolution section.
  • Expanded on Shiba's origins.
  • Worked on Let's origin, creation, Tower of Din arc, and Symphonia arc 6-8-2011
Added links on various characters
TakashicheaCreated: Hole, Grifford Kato, Let Dahaka, Galein, Lance, Shiba, Song Continent, Silver Claiming, Gearhound, Dr. Schneider
Character Wikis:
  • Worked on Shuda's origin, anime/manga differences.
  • Worked on Lance's abilities.
  • Worked on Galein's story arcs, origin, creation.
  • Worked on Haru's origin and story arcs (up to Mystery of Elie Arc)
  • Worked on Plue's different actresses and added Plue's attack image. Worked on Plue's various alias section (5-24-11).
  • Worked on Griffon Kato's origin, creation, and evolution (added quote)
  • Worked on Gearhound's story arc
  • Worked on Rosa's origin and Dancing Thunder Arc
  • Worked on Go's origin
  • Worked on Dr. Schneider's origin, quote, creation, Shuda Arc, sub vs. dub sections
  • Worked on Musica's musica arc
  • Worked on Elie's Dancing Thunder Arc 6-8-2011

Misc. Contributions (Objects, Concepts, Locations, Actors, and Actresses

Rave Stone (object) = Takashichea create it, and Fire_Star expanded overview. Taka added "Type of Rave" table up to Rave of knowledge. (5-23-11)

Dark Bring = Fire_Star and Takashichea work on it. Fire_Star expanded and add links on it. Fire_Star added "use" and "similarities between Dark Bring and Rave" sections.

Silver Claiming = Takashichea provided info on characters, added objects and attacks under power, and expanded on similarities.

Future Notes

This recognition blog is more extensive than Fairy Tail's blog. I have to do a better job for my team in Fairy Tail on documenting the work.

To Anime Vice Users

Thank you again for reading this blog. I hope this will motivate users to form teams to work on future projects. I believe this site can truly improve. PM me if I forgot to include you or like to expanded what you have contributed.

Go Anime Vice!

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Purpose:

I'm testing the list's features to see it works or not. This is for my team who's working so hard on these franchises. I had writer's block (please see blog) in August, so I used summer school and wiki editing to put off beginner guides.

New Goals

Now, I have to finish at least two guides before October. Why October? I can't tell you why!

The guides are in reverse order. Shaman King's draft is more complete than the others. I spent too much time on that series, and I think Sket Dance is the easiest one to write about, but I need to funny for that one.

Skills I need to master:

Being Neutral, Funny, and Concise. Due to my wiki editor's roles, I have too much information, so I need to trim it down for the beginner guides.

How do I do that?

I wrote some weekly articles on Beelzebub and Blue Exorcist.

  1. Blue Exorcist
  2. Beelzebub

Bad News: I have the fall semester already started, so I bit the bullet when I failed to do it during the summer. I'm such a scaredy cat, but the beginner guides need to be good. Can't rush it. Going to get someone to proof read it (Preferably, someone who has not watch these franchises).

3. Sket Dance

Beginner Guide: Sket Dance

Unlike Rave Master and Shaman King, I haven't start this one since my team just formed in late August. It's worth a shot for my team. I just to write better. Wiki editing is different from writing beginner guides.

I'm happy with three characters.

1. Bossun

He's the leader in the Sket Dan club. <br> Powers: Concentration mode is where he puts on his goggles to figure out the solution to their requests' problems.

2. Hime Onizuka

She's the powerhouse in the Sket Dan club. <br> Powers: Don't be fool by her pretty appearance. Her field hockey stick, Cyclone, can dish a lot of damage such as bringing the down the roof.

3. Kazuyoshi Usui

He's the brains in the Sket Dan club. <br> Powers: Even though he uses a laptop to speak, he can gather information quickly and helps his team with his gizmos such as a homing device.

2. Rave Master

Beginner Guide: Rave Master Characters

I figure it is more easier to stick a list in a PM. Will finish draft in one week since I promised others that I finished before August in a blog.

I won't fail them now. I just need to finish the verdict and analysis for manga and anime.

1. Haru Glory

A teenage boy who becomes the 2nd generation Rave Master, and before leaving Garage Island, he promises his sister that he will come back home after defeating Demon Card and helping Plue to get all the Five Rave stones.

2. Elie

A mysterious girl who has amnesia and a past relating to the Rave stones.

3. Hamrio Musica

A Silver Claimer and a thief whose family is massacred by a psychopath seeks the Silver Ray to honor his teacher's will.

4. Plue

A carrot nosed dog who helps Haru track down the Rave Stones.

1. Shaman King

Beginner Guide: Shaman King Characters

This is one I struggled with the most. I got too much characters, so I paired them in twos for the shamans and their spirits. Now, I have 10 rows.

What I finished: Characters, Story, and Introduction.

Need to finished: Verdict, Terminology, Conclusion, and perfecting hook.

1. Yoh Asakura

He is a slacker who only wants to listen his music and stare at the sky. Dream: To get the easy life <br> Race: Japanese <br> Spirit Ally: Amidamaru is a samurai whose nickname is the fiend.

2. Ren Tao

Due to his family's reputation, he trains relentlessly. Dream: To restore the honor of the Tao Family, but his goals change about ending the cycle of vengeance and hatred after fighting Yoh. <br> Race: Chinese <br> Spirit Ally: Bason is a warlord.

3. Manta Oyamada

He is Yoh's friend who accompanies him during his battles in the Shaman King fight. Race: Japanese <br>

4. Anna Kyouyama

She is Yoh's fiancee who shares the same goals as Yoh as the shaman queen. Race: Japanese <br>

5. Bokuto no Ryu

Bokuto no Ryu and his punks seek hangouts to find their place in society. Dream: To find his happy place. <br> Race: Japanese <br> Spirit Ally: Tokagero is a bandit who was killed by Amidamaru.

6. Horohoro

From Hokkaido, Horohoro works hard to reach his and his sister's dream. Dream: To build a vast field of Butterbur to save the Koropokku from extinction. <br> Race: Japanese - Ainu <br> Spirit Ally: Kororo is a Koropokkuru.

7. Johann Faust VIII

A doctor who lost his wife to an intruder. <br> Dream: To restore his beloved wife, Eliza, back to life. <br> Race: German <br> Spirit Alley: Eliza is his wife and partner.

8. Lyserg Diethel

A dowser who aspires to be the best detective like his parents. <br> Dream: To avenge his parent's death by killing Hao Asakura. <br> Race: British <br> Spirit Ally: Morphine is a spirit handed down from the dowsing generation.

9. Chocolove McDonell

A former gang member whose life is changed by a Brazilian man named Olona. Dream: To save the world with laughter by becoming the best comedian. Race: African American <br> Spirit Ally: Mic the Jaguar is Olona's former partner.

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Team Rave Master Project

My partner Fire_Star and I have finished all the plot summaries for Rave Master anime. Now, we are going over the episodes and giving the finishing touches: formatting, voices, proofreading, and everything else.

The project was started on May 17, 2011 and the anime finished on June 20, 2011. See Rave Master project blog and Rave Master Team Vitae list.

Rave Master Team Project Vitae

Rave Master Project Vitae

Project started by Fire_Star and Takashichea. It was started on May 17, 2011. The anime project ended on June 28, 2011.

Since my current vitae is getting crowded, I will allocate the pages of Rave Master characters, concepts, actors/actoresses, locations, and objects. I will state date of creation (if created by Fire_Star or I) and Contributions.

This is a supplement to the Rave Master Project (Recognition) blog. and the Team Status blog on Rave Master, Shaman King, and Fairy Tail projects. Some characters and other pages were created before the partnership of Fire_Star and Takashichea.

Updates

On June 28, 2011 (formerly 27th), the whole anime episodes are completely reformatted.

Note: This blog is still in draft mode since my partner and I are still working and the title will change from 99% Rave Master Anime Project Done to 100% Rave Master Anime Project Completed.

The Old Format

  • Two Titles of the episode (sub and dub) with dates
  • Plot Summary (H2)
  • Points of Interests (H2)

The Finishing Touches

  • Arc Name (H2)
  • Two Titles of the episode
  • Short Plot Summary
  • Full Plot Summary (H2) with opening and closing songs
  • Points of Interests (H2)

Reasons for the finishing touches are to make it consistent with the other anime projects' episode wiki layout, Fairy Tail, One Piece, and more.

What we enjoyed in the project

Anime

Fire_Star: fill in soon....

Takashichea: When I was watching the anime in dub and sometimes in the subs (to get some better snapshots), the names of things were very different. I think on of the beginning arcs, Musica, was too long. It wasn't good as the Tower of Din Arc which was the best arc in the anime. Even though the anime ended in a big cliffhanger, the Tower of Din arc was the saddest thing I saw in the anime. Fate is a cruel thing in Rave Master.

Characters

Fire_Star: Will fill in soon....

Takashichea: Haru and Elie definitely grown up at the end of the series, and they have some kind of romance going on. Plue is my favorite character because he acts like a human being who cries and fights to save his friends.

Frustrations we faced in the project

Fire_Star: will fill in soon...

Takashichea: Good images are damn hard to find for this series. Eventually, in later half of the series, I found a good source of images. Also, 51 episodes was tough to complete with all the characters and concepts to maintain.

It's a miracle that we finished the anime in a month compared to another project I have working on alone, Shaman King, which took five months.

Episodes' plot summaries take a long time to complete

Also, it takes about 48 minutes to an hour or more depending on how many images were uploading. I can't imagine how long it would take on volumes because I used to work on Shaman King volumes a month ago that took two hours to finish. I guess it depends on how detailed you want the plot summaries to be. The solution was given to me by Annabanana (see thanks below).

Thanks

Fire_Star:

Takashichea: I like thank Annabanana for revealing a easier way to work on wiki episodes by doing it simultaneously when viewing the episodes. (See some of the frustrations above)

For wiki style, I struggle a bit on it for episodes and characters. It's thanks to Ethan, EgantheVile1, FoxxfireArt, and Fire_Star for helping get on the right track to format the episodes the right way.

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