Rosario to Vampire News

Rosario to Vampire is a franchise comprised of 2 anime series, 2 manga series
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Hey Vicers! I haven't been active recently but I do have a lot of content to cover (as you will see in these videos). I've got some material ready to be recorded so I'll get to it soon. But I didn't want to take up a bunch of blogs so I'm putting all my recent purchase videos in this blog. Some of it is from RightStuf and some is from Amazon. Enjoy!

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-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88)

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Sure I have ordered stuff of the net before but I never actually paid online. For the manga I could just order in advance and pay them at the shop. I still do this to this day. But I never actually got to buy something with paypal and shipping till now.

Issues And What I Ended Up With

I was already a plastic addict before I tried this and being online I always see cool cheap stuff I just have to buy. First It was a Gokaiphone and rangerkeys (Which whent unavailable pretty quickly) Then a 2nd grade Turbo Robo (cheap plastic) from Turboranger. Which I changed my mind on because it didn't look that great and the seller wasn't that trustworthy. Then I started planning stuff and finally ended up with a bunch of things I want to get for my birthday, and which I am going to blog about somewhere next month. But for now I planned to go with

So after some mistakes with my mother who didn't trust Paypal as much as I did. But eventually we got some compromise and things seem to go smoothly at the moment.

So About That Black RX

Its really cool and it didn't take as long to get here as I thought it would. I ordered it from CStoys International a great export shop located in Matsuyama who always to live pack and ship shows on Tuesdays and Fridays if any costumers want to see them packed. When I was watching the show on Friday the 29th it was around 4 AM here and Mr.S the host of the show was showing us some of the last Kamen Rider OOO medals they got from Bandai though a middleman. It was stormy and despite the many close lightning strikes in my neighbourhood I decided to stay up.... Then the tree next to our flat was hit and our power got cut off....

And I had to get to bed with out seeing it being shipped :P

Any way back to the figure, It arrived right on time and despite the fact that the Black RX got about was around 5 more to ship through CStoys then it did on other the sites (I couldn't find it there) My mom did agree that my decision was right. It is one hell of an awesome figure and sadly I don't think my skill as a blogger is enough to fully describe the figure. So here's Internet Personality Vangelus to explain the epicness that is this figure.

While I going to ramble about why I bought it other then all the above ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Firstly it is my birthday Kamen Rider!!!

Yes it started in October 1988 but it ended in September 1989. My birthday episode would be Episode 37 (07/16/1989) which is a fairly decent episode about Crisis ninja's.... Sadly I never watched it with subs that weren't urine yellow and as accurate as a book hand written by a blind alcoholic. But going by the episodes I did watch with good subs by Grownups in Spandex (link will be up later) and the fact that I watched most of Kamen Rider Black - Subbed by Pal from Century Kings tells me the show is as epic as the fact that it seems to be linked to me throughout most of my life. XD

The Other Reasons

The first time I learned about Kamen Rider Black RX was when I was watching Power Rangers in the Friend In Need storyline. In the 3 episode storyline Saban dubbed RX to be Prince Dex of Edenoi who got his powers from his father. Who wasn't that bad in the story line. But then again it was a bit hazy for me. I mostly remember it from the fact that Kimberly the Pink Ranger was sick and alone... poor Kim. Any way shortly after that Dex got a spin-off and a evil muppet..... O $^%$^$%@# God it was a ^$&$@^%&$ pile of crap. I HATED IT!! I STILL HATE IT!! DAMN YOU OLD SABAN DAMN YOU!! I despise it >_>

I bought this for closure so I can continue loving Black RX now and forever more and forget the shit pile that is Saban's Masked Rider....

Sadly Kotaro is still stuck to Dex who got more and more douchy with every second that passed in the series..... :(

Lastly

The figure was made in 2009 so technically its a 20th anniversary figure. Though I only thought of that after I got it. The first reason was actually something that's been going on for a long time now. In 1996 I bought a bike which no figure and it stayed without that figure till now.

My Accrobatter is in almost a perfect scale with this action figure. I kept it in *almost* mint condition for this long and all this time the batteries didn't even gave up. Sure I still have no damn Idea what its saying (NO ITS NOT JAPANESE) but it still works fine non the less.

It fits in so well that the legs just barely can touch the pegs which where supposed to support the original figure.

The only pet peeve I have with this figure is the fact that It didn't come with hands that could grab the handles of Accrobatter. Which do come with the much more to scale but more expensive Tamashii Exclusive S.H.Figuarts Accrobatter. And sadly even if they where packed with the RX figure I do doubt they would be able to grasp the handles. So now I just use the concentrated hands of Black RX like he's slightly grasping the handles. I'm not that happy with this because its not that secure at the moment... Maybe I'll get little see-through plastic bands to secure the hands or something like that... That's about it with Black RX. Seems this blog ended up as much of a boring mess as Saban's Masked Rider was. So I'll end it here, by saying that I'm going to blog about what I got for my birthday LONG after my actual birthday and I'll blog about them one by one ^^

I'll just leave you guys with the opening:

See you when I feel like it

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  Welcome to another Addition of Fanart Fridays!
This time it's all about Cosplay. :D
I had the idea of having the character's from Rosario+Vampire (Harem,Comedy,Fanservice Anime series about a school for monsters)
cosplaying as characters from the medieval based fighting game series:
Soul Calibur 4
It's basically a combination of one of my favorite anime series and my favorite fighting game series.

Here we have Inner Moka crossplaying (kinda like cross-dressing) as Raphael since their both vampires
and Kokou as Amy because they look kinda similar (though Kokou's hair style is much easier to draw than Amy's) and
because of their unique relationships. And I believe the both might be vampires too.

I'm think of making the rest of the cast from Rosario+Vampire is cosplay.
But next time it won't be Soul Calibur, but maybe another fighting game series perhaps? ;)

So I hope you all like it

Comments And Constructive Criticism Welcome.

Picture By: AJV (Me)
Rosario+Vampire Created By: Akihisa Ikeda
Soul Calibur Created By: Namco Bandai


If you want to see more of my art check out my blog or go directly to my art site
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Mebbe... but no one's shooting anything my way. I probably suck at what I'm trying to do, but since no one's throwing me a frickin' bone here, the problem shall persist. 
 
  
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If you are a fan of the anime series Chrome Shelled Regios or Rosario Vampire, FUNimation has announced somethign you all might be excited about. FUNimation has finally announced some of the English dub cast for these two series now that they are finally ready to start releasing these officially to the U.S. market. The announcement was made at their Anime USA Convention event and they boasted about it recently on their blog. Along with these announcements also came the release dates for the DVD box sets. No real mentions about Blu-ray releases.
 

Chrome Shelled Regios Cast

CharacterEnglish VA
Layfon Alseif  Todd Haberkorn
Nina Antalk  Brina Palencia
Felli Loss  Monica Rial
Sharnid Elipton Eric Vale
ADR Director: Chris Cason

DVD Box Set 

Chrome Shelled Regios – Part One – LE


Available February 2011 featuring:
  • Art Box – Holds Part One and Part Two (sold separately)
  • Collectible Miniature Flag 
  • Contains episodes 1-12 on 2 discs.
 

Rosario + Vampire / Rosario + Vampire CAPU 2 Cast

CharacterEnglish VA
Moka Akashiya
Alexis Tipton
Tsukune Aono  Todd Haberkorn
Kurumu Kuruno  Brina Palencia
Yukari Sendou  Monica Rial
Mizore Shirayuki  Tia Ballard
The Bat Jerry Jewell
ADR Director: Jason Grundy
 
DVD Box Set
Rosario Vampire
Available on DVD Spring 2011 featuring: 
  • Art box
  • Art booklet (subject to change)
  • Contains episodes 1-13
 
Rosario Vampire - CAPU2
Available on DVD Spring 2011 featuring: 
  • Contains episodes 14-26
 
The only thing I'm a bit unclear about the DVD releases of Rosario Vampire. Is it if these are going to be two separate box sets or an all in one package.

While you are waiting till spring for the dub work. If you are interested in checking out the full two seasons of Rosario Vampire, FUNimation has the full series available online subtitled through their video website. 
Watch Rosario Vampire / Capu2  on FUNimation site: HERE

Source: FUNimation Blogs

 -Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.-
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Mini Review - Rosario + Vampire (Anime)

 
 From Left to Right:  Kurumu, Moka, Yukari, Mizore
 From Left to Right:  Kurumu, Moka, Yukari, Mizore
Rosario + Vampire is an anime series based on the manga of the same name, Rosario + Vampire.  Both seasons of the anime were produced by Gonzo and directed by Takayuki Inagaki.
 
Rosario + Vampire is an action, supernatural, romance, harem comedy show with themes of harem and fanservice.
 
 
 
 
 
Plot Summary for Season 1 ( Rosario + Vampire):

Due to poor grades, Tsukune Aono, an average high school student, has been unable to get accepted into any private academy of his choice. By exceptional accident, the only school to accept him turns out to be anything but ordinary; the school is attended by youkai disguised as humans. Fearing for his life, he attempts to escape only to meet Moka Akashiya, a beautiful girl who just happens to be a vampire. Despite this, Tsukune decides to stay at the academy, hiding his human nature from students and teachers. Tsukune also discovers that when the rosary around Moka's neck is removed, her true nature emerges. 

-- Anime News Network
 


Plot Summary for Season 2 ( Rosario + Vampire Capu2):
 

A new semester has arrived for Tsukune and the gang featuring a handfull of girl obsessed female first years and it seems like among these first years emerges another vampire who holds a grudge against her sister Moka. What shall this grudge lead to in the future and shall Tsukune suceed in taming this new problem child into his friend, no one knows what the future holds.

The new season is set to continue to follow the manga, introduce new characters from the manga and characters created strictly for the anime.

-- Anime News Network

 
Pros:
  • A goofy cast of characters, very fitting for a harem.
  • While a high school setting, the supernatural/fantasy setting made it more enjoyable.
  • Episode 5 of season 2 is one of the strangest, yet entertaining episodes I have seen in a show in a while.
 
Cons:
  • Most episodes in the first season follow the same formula.  Everything starts fine, we meet a new monster, everything goes bad, Tsukune accidentally removes Moka's rosario, the other Moka comes and saves the day.  Rinse and repeat.
  • While the monster of the week thing is cool at first, it gets irritating over time.  The second season did it as well, but they change it up a little more so it's not as bad.
 
Notes:
  • The first season was kinda slow and it kinda dragged on.  The second season was much more enjoyable to me and got me liking the series a lot more.
  • The show has toooooooooooooons of fanservice.  Panty shots in every episode.
  • I found it kinda funny that there was more censoring in season 2.  Sure it's common in ecchi shows, but I just thought it was weird because the first season didn't censor a lot of things while the 2nd season kinda went a little overboard.
 
 
If you are looking for a new harem romantic comedy, you could give this a shot.  While it's kinda slow during the first season, the second season was far more enjoyable.
 
 
 Ice cream.  Yummy...     :)
 Ice cream.  Yummy...     :)


What's Next:

This is the part where I talk about what I'm going to watch next.  Well, I can't think of anything to watch.  I'm not sure what I really want to watch next.  I was maybe thinking of watching something that's similar to Shakugan no Shana, but I haven't found anything yet.  What I will do though is check out the manga of Rosario + Vampire.  While the first season of the anime got me a little interested, the second season got me even more interested so I deiced to read the manga.  Also, I haven't read any manga since the beginning of the year so I thought I would check a new manga out.
 
EDIT:  Found a show to watch that I completely forgot about!  Next I'm going to check out Ah! My Goddess.  Earlier in the year I was going to check it out, but at the time I wanted something shorter.  Now I finally check it out.  I will still check out the manga for Rosario + Vampire.
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Am I the only one that notices that the main character is NEVER commited to any one character of the opposite sex by the end? Why bother making somthing if you aren't going to finish it? 
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Just a small list of games and movies / series have on my R4 DS :)
I never keep track of which games i save on memory sticks/cards its just easier to put it here next time :)












Games roms on the R4
NDSL

100 Classic Book Collection (E)
Big Bang Mini (U)
Super Robot Taisen W (J)
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia (U) +cheats
Harvest Moon Wind Baazaar (J)
M&M's Break'em (U)
Mario Kart DS (E) +cheats
Mushroom Men Rise of the Fungi (U)
Bangai-O Spirits (U)
The Rub Rabbits (U)
The World Ends With You (E)
Project Rub (U)
New Super Mario Bros (U) +cheats
Mario 64 DS (U) +cheats
Pokemon Diamond (U) +cheats
Pokemon Platinum (J)
Rosario + Vampire: Tanabata no Miss Youkai Gakuen (J)
Rune Factory: A fantasy Harvest Moon 1+ 2    +cheats
Space Invaders Extreme (U)
Spider-Man Web of Shadows (U)
To Love Ru Trouble (J)
Tomica Hero Rescue Force DS (J)
Yatterman 1 (J)
Yatterman 2 (J)
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller (U) +cheats
N+ (U)

Game roms i wanna have but that arent out yet
Pokemon Platinum (U)
Harvest Moon Shining Sun and Friends (U)
Harvest Moon Wind`s Bazaar (U)

Game cartridges i actually own
Mario Party DS
Pokemon Pearl
Jump Ultimate Stars
Electroplankton
Nintendo Browser
Dragon Quest: Monsters Joker
Prince of Persia: Tactics     It came with the DS :-[ 
Yu-Gi-Oh 2008
Harvest Moon DS

Series/Movies .DPG
Kamen Rider the First
Kamen Rider the Next
Kamen Rider Shin
Kamen Rider Faiz 555 (1 to 50)
Kamen Rider Faiz 555: Paradise lost
Kamen Rider Blade (1 to 49)
Kamen Rider Kabuto (1 to 49)
Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love
Kamen Rider Den-O: the movie
Kamen Rider Den-O vs Kiva : Climax Deka
Kamen Rider Den-O 27
Kamen Rider Den-O 28
Kamen Rider Den-O 44
Kamen Rider Kiva 24
Kamen Rider Kiva: King of Hells Castle
Kamen Rider Decade (1 - 3)
SMAP! Kamen Rider G
Himitsuu Sentai Goranger Vs JAKQ Dengekitai
Choriki Sentai Ohranger vs Ninja Sentai Kakuranger
Super Sentai World
Seijuu Sentai Gingaman vs Denji Sentai Megaranger
Mirai Sentai Timeranger vs KyuuKyuu Sentai GoGoV
Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs Super Sentai
Ninpuu Sentai Hurrikenger vs Juuken Sentai Gaoranger
Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger vs Ninpuu Sentai Hurrikenger
Mahou Sentai Magiranger vs Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
GoGo Sentai Boukenger vs Super Sentai
Jyuken Sentai 47 to 49
Juken Sentai Gekiranger: Nei-Nei! Hou-Hou! Hong Kong Decisive Battle
Juken Sentai Gekiranger vs GoGo Sentai Boukenger
Cutie Honey The Live 26 + Special
Madan Senki Ryukendo (1 to 52)
GARO (1 to 13)
GARO : Beast of The White Night
Chousei Kantai Sazer X: The Movie
Chō Ninja Tai Inazuma!
Chō Ninja Tai Inazuma!! SPARK
Justice league: a new frontier
Chibby Vampire Karin (1 to 13)
Rosario + Vampire (1 to 13)
Rosario + Vampire Capu2 (1 to 13)
Azumanga Daioh season 1 + 2
Magikano (1 to 13)
To Love-Ru (1 to 26)
Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children
Skullman ( 0 to 13)
Zoot Suit
Fith Element
Casshern
Mercury Man
Zebraman
Nang nak
Cloverfield
Paprika
Avatar The Last Airbender Sozin`s comet

More to come soon :)
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