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On other Whiskey Media sites I've been doing wrap ups of Movies I've watched and comic books I've read. Well here on Anime Vice I'm going to change it up a bit...
I am trying a lot to contribute to this site as much as I do to the others, but I don't watch as much anime as before, and most of my money goes on comics rather than Manga. So I decided to add it all up into a Blog post so you all can see what I've been up to Anime Vice-wise...

Reviews

Manga

Kingdom Hearts Vol 1
Kingdom Hearts Vol 1
Kingdom Hearts Vol. 1 
by Shiro Amano
Tokyopop
I read this manga originally a few years back, and when I was into the video game KH craze (believe me it was worse before) so I took this old manga out of my bookcase and re-read it, so then I thought about it and decided to review it here on the site. I found it funny that this time around as I read it I found that the adaptation was not as great as when I first read it, because I realized that the seriousness was taken away to an extreme. 
So, be sure to read my review on this KH adaptation of My Favorite Video Game Adapted into a Comedy.  
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
 
Anime
 
 She cut her beautiful long hair in this episode!
 She cut her beautiful long hair in this episode!
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 
Season 1 Episode 2 - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya I
FUNimation 
This is one of my favorite anime series and I've watched every episode except The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie. Today I was bored and decided to watch the first episode (or the second rather... it's all very confusing) again. So, I reviewed it and ended with an "I'm Intrigued!" expression. Be sure to check out the Review!
Rating: 4 out of 5 
 
 
Movies 
(Originally posted on Screened.com for my blog post: Sora's Movie/TV Wrap Up #3)

 I regret it!
 I regret it!
The Last Airbender (2010)
Cost: $5 
Boy do I regret watching this movie! I am a huge fan of the Avatar: The Last Airbender series and like all of those who read the book then watch the movie, by the end you have some complaints. Well I had more complaints than the complaint box at Avon! M Night Shyamalan has lost his sense of movie-making completely. Not only that but I had to endure the movie with bad Dubbing into Spanish because there were no screenings in English! I will admit that the movie had great CGI scenes with all the elements but the whole movie's pace was so slow that even the climatic event of the movie was horribly dull for my taste. The acting was not bad at all but the story was horrible and did not follow the series for the exception of the first 10 minutes of the movie. I thought I was able to get past all of the things that were going to be changes and that I knew was going to be changed but in no way that was possible!
Rating 1 out of 5  

Articles

 Bakuman: One of the Anime I am the most interested in for this Fall!
 Bakuman: One of the Anime I am the most interested in for this Fall!
I don't know if you know this, but even us users of Anime VIce can submit an Article for the front page. Well I submitted one: 2010 Anime Fall Season Preview 
I noticed that the site was in need of new material and stumbled upon the Anime Fall Preview somewhere on the internet. So I went on an anime hunt on the the internet through various anime -related sites and it took about 2 or 3 days to find images for every anime, a plot description for every anime and as many trailers as I could find.
I hope you've seen it and you have commented on it!
If not... what are you still doing here?!?!
 

Wiki Submissions

 
So that's what I've been doing here on the site. 
Just like me I invite all of you to do something similar so we can all see what you do to contribute to the site in a compressed, blogged manner!
What do you think of my first Wrap Up here on the site?
-- Geo (sora_thekey) 2 year user, blogger, wiki editor of the Whiskey Media Sites, and an all time geek!
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First let me say, Wow. Second, let me say thank you to Agent Lost on the Anime Vice IRC for showing me this beautiful masterpiece of sculpted PVC. It's probably one of the greatest Rin Tohsaka figures I've ever laid eyes upon, and believe me, I am hyped. I looked into it, and the wonderful folks over at AkibaHobby.net have recently posted a figure photobook from Tokyo Anime Fair 2010. Of the several new wonderful works by Good Smile Company, I am definitely going to allocate funds for a preorder on this once they start taking them.
 


Delicious            ZR, no other fanservice compares.
Delicious ZR, no other fanservice compares.
They're also working on a new 1/7th scale Saber Alter, and they have the finished version of the new Hitagi Senjougahara figure we saw earlier this year at Wonfes. Feel free to check them all out yourself so you know what to save your money for:
 
On another note, I finally decided to buy the Emiya Shirou figma that I had been looking at from AmiAmi's English site. I also bought the "Trace on" circuit t-shirt that any Fate/Stay Night fan would recognize almost instantly.
  
AmiAmi's 50% off all shipping including international EMS and SAL sale is still going on for another 3 days, so if any of you are looking at buying figures or character goods, I highly recommend capitalizing on that now since their prices are pretty nice and half off shipping is difficult to beat.
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(Thanks Void for pointing this out to me btw)
 
I knew when the Saber Portraits art book came out that this was an inevitability, but it's finally out!
 
 There it is boys.
 There it is boys.
I am sooooo getting one of these.
(pictures courtesy of akiba blog)

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Today I experimented with a number of options for greatly increasing editing speed for the Gundam Wing sections I'm working on. Through experimenting with various subtitle ripping programs and screenshotting methods, I've finally settled on ways that I think I can settle for. I even have the episode subtitle version transcript up as an example, and I believe the work I've done on episode 1 will serve as an otherwise fair example of what I plan to hopefully accomplish with EVERY episode of the 49...

I realize this is quite an ambitious project I've embarked on, but if some people can write a 12 page essay on Edward Elric, then I feel it can't hurt to put in as much effort.

That said, today I spent most of my available time creating pages for all the various locations that appear in the series, and also pages for some of the more minor characters that still have a measureable role. I wasn't able to fill in descriptions for every one of them yet, but I was able to at least provide a picture of each after much internet spleunking and some episode screenshotting. Transcripting took surprisingly less time than I thought it would have thanks to the subtitle ripping program I found though it still was a lot of work editing it and adding names of who's speaking, etc.. So the transcript you see for episode 1 I've posted is basically an adapted and edited rip of the subtitles from the Bandai DVDs.

Obviously this whole project is going to take a CONSIDERABLE amount of time. I'm not even going to give a date of completion or even a rough estimate since the scope I have for this is so huge, but I'm hoping to make some fair progress (another 5 or 10 episodes?) over the next week or two, depending on how much time I have free, and considering my classes and college workload, that may be a little difficult...

Wish me luck!



Things left to do other than episodes:

Write articles for Mercurius, Vayaete, Virgo, and Tallgeese II
Filling out character profiles for all the Gundam pilots (the Heero Yuy article is in bad need of editing even...), and basically everyone except Zechs, Dekim, and Odin Lowe....for some reason I just felt like writing their articles first...
Filling out descriptions for all the locations (but now at least I've got them entered and with pictures and basic descriptions)



On a sidenote, I was also able to create articles for the concept of Zettai Ryouiki, and adding many more details to the history of Type-Moon.
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

How Is NARUTO Like DOCTOR WHO? Catching Up with SHIPPUDEN #371 - 373

Both of these franchises have been around a long time. How do they keep fans engaged?

Were All of Goku's Pals in DRAGON BALL Once his Enemies?

Episode #16 -- Retro Review. Look, it's Launch!

Checking Back on SPACE DANDY and... He's Cleaned Up His Act?

Episode #19. Special review. It's turned upside-down!

ONE PIECE :: Catching Up On Episode #657-659

How does ONE PIECE balance almost a dozen main characters? Careful plotting.

ONE PIECE Ch. 757 Review

Stand back there, lil' lady. The men folk will be take things from here.

ONE PIECE Ch. 758 Review

When Usopp gets to be this heroic, I can forgive almost anything.

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE :: STARDUST CRUSADERS #22

This is just what bros do to other bros, all right?

BLEACH Ch. 593 Review

If you've ever had that feeling as if you're running in circles, Hitsugaya knows exactly how you feel.

Were All of Goku's Pals in DRAGON BALL Once his Enemies?

Episode #16 -- Retro Review. Look, it's Launch!

How Is NARUTO Like DOCTOR WHO? Catching Up with SHIPPUDEN #371 - 373

Both of these franchises have been around a long time. How do they keep fans engaged?

BLEACH Ch. 593 Review

If you've ever had that feeling as if you're running in circles, Hitsugaya knows exactly how you feel.

Anime Inspires Comics :: the THANATOS DIVER Interview

Former staff writers Nick Tapalansky and Alex Eckman-Lawn are OTAKU COMING HOME again, telling us all about their new, manga-esque adventure comic -- which Anime Vice actually inspired!

ONE PIECE :: Catching Up On Episode #657-659

How does ONE PIECE balance almost a dozen main characters? Careful plotting.

Checking Back on SPACE DANDY and... He's Cleaned Up His Act?

Episode #19. Special review. It's turned upside-down!

ONE PIECE Ch. 757 Review

Stand back there, lil' lady. The men folk will be take things from here.

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE :: STARDUST CRUSADERS #22

This is just what bros do to other bros, all right?

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