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Soul Eater is a franchise comprised of 3 anime series, 2 manga series
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Produced by Media Factory as a promo for the January Japanese broadcast of Soul Eater Best Selection, the February 26 release of a Blu-ray box set collection of the Soul Eater TV anime, and the upcoming anime adaptation of spin-off Soul Eater Not!

The Atsushi Ōkubo manga follows three girls in NOT (Normally Overcome Target) track at the Death Weapon Meister Academy, as opposed to the battle-oriented EAT (Especially Advanced Talent) students of the main series. Anime studio Bones returns for the new anime.

I couldn't make a discussion thread on this since I hit flood fail, and there is no real date for this new anime series. We just wait for it.

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While on summer break me and my younger brothers would watch a lot of Netflix when we were at home, eventually it became a ritual for one of us to pick something that caught our eye and we would watch as much as possible. We found a few gems in the anime section like Kaze No Stigma, Hell Girl, and Soul Eater (even though it was ruined by the ending). Everything was going great until it was my turn to pick and I saw something I wish I hadn't an anime called Air Gear. Now don't get me wrong the anime was amazing so amazing that it made me curious about the manga.  
As soon as I finished the anime I promptly went online to check out the manga and boy was I in for a treat art and action was and it was well written. I was eager to read it just to find out how the manga filled the only plot hole the anime had, before I go any further let me explain this plot hole. The main character's older sister comes home from touring and is angry to find out he is a rollerblader, but isn't angry that his three sisters rollerblade one of which is like 8 and the main character is 15-16. She explains to him that the girls are "special" that's why they can rollerblade and he can't so she forbids him and that's it.  

 After he slips and almost kills himself she goes to her paralyzed ex boyfriend and confides in him about how much she worries about him. That is my first problem with the manga if she is that worried about his safety why would she let her sisters skate?  Later we see a flashback showing that her bf isnt human and neither are her sister so I guess that's what she meant by "special". Plot hole sealed right? Wrong her bf is "special" and he still got paralyzed so what's to stop it from happening to her sisters especially the eight year old? Is it a special paralysis that only targets rollerbladers with the Y chromosome? Nope it was just someone who knew he was evil and wanted to stop him but couldn't finish the job.  

Which brings me to my what happened to simple rollerblading and the skates allow certain users to almost fly with them and eight of the very best the are what is known as "Kings" can use them to easily move around in Anti-Gravity.  I t is later revealed that there is a ninth king the "Sky King" is the top dog so everyone wants that title and it turns out the person closest to that title is the main character, and the last person who was supposed to get the title was the boyfriend so that's why she doesn't want to skate but wait. The main character showed that he utterly sucks in Anti-Gravity so why are they so sure he is the next "Sky King"? And how did she know he was that good when she chose not to teach him to skate four years ago if she never saw him skate and her boyfriend wasn't in a wheelchair yet?  
The next examples are all the way at the end (or what I think is the end of the manga) its just a sentence after the older sister and the sister that is the same age as the main character gets into a fight she says that the power that she taught her hurts the user just as much as the oponent and some of the moves are lethal. So she willingly taught her sister moves that could cause her to kill her self but she didn't want to teach her brother to lace up a pair of skates that makes no sense just like this bloody manga! 
  
If you read this thanks a lot if you liked/disliked/didn't care about this post comment I was thinking about making this into a series if people actually read this and comment my next post will be about Freezing . 
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Time for some Soul Eater Not! This time around we get some info about the school and some well known characters. This is really feeling like an all female Harem/Slice Of Life story about weapons and  Meisters, and I like it :)       
 

Story 

The story begin in the DWMA's cafeteria where we see are main characters trying to buy food with money they have left, after Kim stole there money last time. They onlhave enough for one Kake Soba (that sucks). Then Itadakimas (there senpai) walk up to them and give them two bowls of Kake Soda. She trying to make it up for not helping Tsugumi with the Kim thing. Itadakimas then explain the reason why they call Kim a witch, it seem like Kim was pretty nice when she started going to DWMA. I guess she was trying to hide a secret (if you read Soul Eater you probably know). Also we find out one of the bad thing she did, Kim is the one who give Itadakimas the nicknamed Eternal Feather. Itadakimas have to go by that name for two years (man, that evil). Itadakimas then talk about them getting a job to earn money so they won't go hungry. After School they go to a coffee cafe own by Master (Yes, that his name), to get a job. Also Medusa stop by to get some coffee    
        

Character   

We get to meet three more characters and get more info on some well known characters. First we get more info about Kim, she seem to act meaner here then in Soul Eater. It is explain more here why Kim is acting mean, she try to keep people from being close to her. Ox Ford is also in this chapter to, he still head over heels in love with Kim. He  figure out why Kim act mean and also pay back the money Kim stole from Tsugumi, so she won't talk bad about Kim (What a guy). Next are the new characters, Master is the owner of the coffee cafe where Tsugumi and the girls works. He look pretty cool and kind of look like Free a little. Next is there co-workers, Akane is a Meister who is parters with Clay. The reason why they work there is that Clay spend all there money on games. Tsugumi haven't did anything really, just notice that Meme look cute in the maid outfit. Meme is doing pretty good at her job. Anya seems like she having a blast to at working, seem like she not that spoil. Also Tsugumi ask the other girls to not put honorific in her name (to show friendship). 
 

Overall 

This chapter was very good, it give us info on why some characters have strange names and what the best coffee in Death City is. 
4.5/5 
What are your guys thoughts about this chapter? 
 So cute
 So cute
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Yo Anime Vice! This is the best time to post this because I will be very busy this weekend. Also, just a heads up that there is only a 50% chance there will be any "Dunce Cap" episodes next week. Anyway, let's get down to business! Today I got 5 volumes of manga that are sure to intrigue the simplest and greatest of minds! They are as follows: Bakuman Vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata ( Viz Media), B.Ichi Vol. 1 by Atsushi Ohkubo ( Yen Press), Claymore Vol. 1 by Norihiro Yagi (Viz Media), Soul Eater Vol. 1 by Atsushi Ohkubo (Yen Press), and Black Lagoon Vol. 1 by Rei Hiroe (Viz Media).
 
*Note: Sorry about the very rushed ending but I thought I hit the time limit when I actually had another minute!
*Note: Curious about Black Lagoon? Check out the Beginner's Guide to Black Lagoon that I wrote for this site.
 
WARNING! This video contains explicit language. Also, this video is not edited in any way.

  
  

Please feel free to provide suggestions for an anime or manga for me to talk about and I will do my best to oblige. Also, if you are curious about anything discussed in this-or previous-episode(s) don't hesitate to ask me for more information/opinions.

Last episode: You Want Manga? Well I Got It!
 
-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88).
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Every week, new collection of AMVs. The collection goes: fun, sad, strangely fitting, epic, and funny. Enjoy!
  Tao Cruz - Dynamite, anime: mix
  
  Fucking Perfect - P!nk, Anime: Mix
  
  Sherlock Holmes - 2009 Trailer, Anime: Kuroshitsuji
  
  This Is Halloween - Marilyn Manson, Anime: Soul Eater
  
  Tik Tok Parody - Midnight Beast, Anime: Mix
  
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 Ladies and Gentlemen our three main heroines  
 Ladies and Gentlemen our three main heroines  

 
This time around we get to meet two new characters Kana Altair and Misery. All of them bring something new to the table, but it starting to look like an all lady harem. I don't know that have been done before, but I think is pretty funny :)
 

Story

Home sweet, Home
Home sweet, Home
This chapter is mostly about Tsugumi, Meme, and Anya meeting there new roommates. I also find it interesting, about this chapter was they all get $200 allowance, I wish I got that much money when I was going to school. The only thing got me confuse was Kim. I thought she was nice, but this is in the past so she'll probably change as the manga go on
 
 
 
 
 
 

Characters

 
 Wow, she really good at fortune telling
 Wow, she really good at fortune telling
Again I love the new characters, I can't wait until see how they develop. Kana Altair is a fortune teller, I don't know if she a Weapon or Meister. She seem to be very quiet and only talks when she tell a fortune. The next one is the Super Intendent of the Dorm, Misery. She look like Annie Wilkes and she as crazy as her to. She believe that poor Tsugumi look like Mary Smith from her favorite Novel, and as such Tsugumi should act like her. The first thing that come to my mind was "why did Shinigami-sama hire a crazy person to look over his students?" Last but least Kim Diehl, she is totally different from what she like now. Hitting people on the head and stealing money from people, no wonder they call her a witch.  I wonder if something changes her, here hoping I get to see it. I kind of feel sorry for Tsugumi in
 So that why Maka don't live in the dorms
 So that why Maka don't live in the dorms
this chapter, she have to live in a dorm with a crazy lady that probably will try to break her legs and a bully witch that steal her lunch money. I was kind of right about Meme, she able to kick some butt (only when she is asleep). And I didn't find out any new things about Anya, only she get into a fight with Kana
 
 

Overall

This is a good slow chapter, I got a couple of laughs. Here hoping the next will be better. But it is starting to feel like a harem 
3.5/5
What are your guys thoughts about this chapter?
 Sleeping Leg Sweep
 Sleeping Leg Sweep
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 YAH! Anime Vice comments are working again!!
 YAH! Anime Vice comments are working again!!
Well, it's been a hectic 12 hours since Anime Vice when all Hellen Keller. No could write much of anything. I was even right in the middle of working on this week's Anime Vice Japanese Lesson. While that's still coming, I wanted to share with you some of the latest purchases I made in the world of manga and anime today.
 
Back when I first reported on Anime Vice that Yen Press would start releasing Highschool of the Dead to the US. I was really excited. I wanted to start covering that and I looked forward to the release for Jan. 25 since I first heard that date last month. I waited all month and held off using any of my holiday gift cards. I drove to my local Borders only to find that Borders will not be carrying Highschool of the Dead in store. You can only purchase it online. Now, that is irony. I held off pre-ordering, because I wanted to get it on it's release date, in place of waiting a week or so for delivery. I really wanted to write a review of Volume 1 and submit it as an article for Anime Vice. Saying I was disappointed would be an understatement.
 
I did order Highschool of the Dead online, but through Amazon. Borders.com wanted $13 for this. I got it on Amazon for $8.26, and yet Borders still wonders why they can't compete. Once you have removed the convenience factor of having the product same day. They're pretty well screwed. While I was at it, I also pre-ordered Summer Wars on blu-ray, which if you been following the Oscar buzz was denied a nomination. Good news, I'm getting two things I wanted. Bad News, to get the free shipping. I will have to wait until February to get that Highschool of the Dead volume with my Summer Wars.
 
I did use my roughly $90 worth of gift cards today, anyways. Borders was having a special of Buy 4 Manga and Get 5th Free. I really couldn't pass up on that kind of deal. So, here's what I got.
 The advantages of holiday Gift Cards. Roughly about $100 worth, and I didn't technically pay for any of them.
 The advantages of holiday Gift Cards. Roughly about $100 worth, and I didn't technically pay for any of them.
I know some of you are probably going to be pretty shocked about what you might see here. The selection is a bit random. I tend to buy volumes that have scenes I really enjoy and fill in from there.

 Chibi General Grievous is pleased with these purchases.
 Chibi General Grievous is pleased with these purchases.

FoxxFireArt's Pull List

  • Fairy Tail Vol. 5
  • Fairy Tail Vol. 12
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 10
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 17
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 21
  • The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan Vol. 1
  • One Piece Vol. 46
  • One Piece Vol. 53
  • Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Vol. 2
  • Soul Eater Vol. 4
 
That's right, mixed in with the Del Rey and Yen Press books are VIZ Media mangas. I've been considering for a long time relaxing my boycott of VIZ manga. Just seemed as every time I started to soften. Someone would make an absolutely ignorant comment to make excises for censorship. New Flash, people. There is no excuse for censorship of books. Censorship has never improved anything. The ball started rolling with just how great Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood way. I recently finished the anime and was very impressed.
Just don't get the false impression that means I'm not going to keep commenting against VIZ Media any changes I get. Nor am I going to stopped using scanlations for VIZ series. Here's the funny thing. Since it was a "Buy 4 and Get the 5th Free" deal. I technically paid more money to Del Rey and Yen Press. I didn't pay anything for those two volumes of One Piece.

It was hard to select which Fullmetal Alchemists to get. I kind of went with a theme. One is Riza Hawkeye, Olivier Milla Armstrong, and Lan Fan.
 Riza Hawkeye / Olivier Milla Armstrong / Lan Fan - Three ladies you don't want to piss off.
 Riza Hawkeye / Olivier Milla Armstrong / Lan Fan - Three ladies you don't want to piss off.

I plan to read and review all of these volume for Anime Vice. I've currently written 64 reviews on Anime Vice and I have a have a 96% recommendation rate on my reviews. No one on Animce Vice as written as many reviews, and I'm not even staff. You can see complete list of all my reviews HERE
 
I kind of wish I could be a staff writer for the site. I could afford to then buy more manga and anime and write even more reviews. I am a little green in the eyes how Tom Pinchuk was sent a big batch of anime DVDs by FUNimation. Still, I'm happy for him, too
 
So, that was my day. How was your's?

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ animevice / @ FoxxFireArt
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 Tsugumi Looking Over The City
 Tsugumi Looking Over The City

 
Soul Eater Not! is a spinoff of Soul Eater. Its about a new weapon named Tsugumi Harudori, who join DWMA to become a hero.

Story

The story take place before Soul Eater, so canon should not be a problem. I always wonder how the other Meisters and Weapons met, this new story give me a good look at how it is done. I laugh a couple of times, It a good change of paste from the dark story now.
 

Characters

The new characters are pretty good, their is about three new characters. The female protagonist Tsugumi is a weapon, who don't know how to change into a weapon.
 Tsugumi hugging Meme
 Tsugumi hugging Meme
Tsugumi is pretty interesting character, I wonder how she'll grow. Meme is a Meister, who isn't that bright. I have a feeling that she smart, I guess I have to wait and see. Anya is a Meister, who come from a rich family.  She kinda looks like Soul as a girl from the lust chapter in
Soul on the right and Anya on the left
Soul on the right and Anya on the left
Eibon's book, I have a strong feeling that Anya might be a relative of Soul. Maka, Black Star, and Sid have all make a cameo in the first chapter. Sid is alive, I so use to him being dead. Maka give a helping hand to the new girl and Black Star is Black Star. I hoping to see more side characters in the future.
 
 

Overall

Anya and a weapon
Anya and a weapon
This new story is great, if you are a Soul Eater fan. It's really refreshing to get some understanding of how Meisters and Weapon get partnered up and the school life at 
DWMA
4/5    
What are your guys thoughts about this spinoff?   
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