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NARUTO Ch. 682 Review

Go home, Kishimoto. You're drunk. With the fate of the world in the balance, Naruto decides to bet everything on THAT justu to win. It doesn't go well -- in every sense of the word. The Good Once we get past an astoundingly idiotic opening...Show More Summary

KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA -- The Future of Anime in America?

Tomorrow, KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA will be available on Netflix, in its entirety. While plenty of anime series come up and down from that selection slate without needing much comment, what’s noteworthy about his is that the show’s being presented as a ‘Netflix Original.’ And that’s a matter of semantics, obviously. Show More Summary

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Wastes Some Opportunities

All right, I’m actually confused, now… Didn’t Rubber Soul say that he ate Kakyoin? That’s how he’s able to assume others' forms, right? And wasn’t that his answer to Jojo #3, clarifying that he wasn’t actually possessing Kakyoin? So…...Show More Summary

Summer 2014 Anime Guide

Welcome to the Summer 2014 Anime Seasonal Guide! My teammates and I prepare lots of discussion threads for you guys and gals packed with awesome trailers. Check the synopsis and click on the links to view them and hit those discussion threads. Show More Summary

ONE PIECE Ch. 751 Review

As Sabo tests out his new powers while holding off the Navy, Luffy and Law are being led to a shortcut that may be too good to be true. This could be a literal dead end for our hero. The Good Someone give the translation team a raise. Show More Summary

So is DRAGON BALL Better than DBZ?

This whole time, I’ve been watching DRAGON BALL from a bit of a clinical distance. It’s all been about cooly assessing the show, and academically analyzing how it relates to the later series (and to the shonen tradition, in general)....Show More Summary

July 2014 RPG Highlights: Night at the Castle

Hello and welcome to the RPG section of the monthly highlight thread. This month, we'd like to highlight one of the more popular RP's currently ongoing, Night at the Castle. An interesting vampire-themed RPG involving cowboys, succubi, beast warriors, samurai, priests, seamstresses and boxers- and that's only the player characters. Show More Summary

BLEACH Ch. 586 Review

The 13 Court Guard hold off the Stern Ritter from following Ichigo, but a more surprising enemy stands between him andYhwach. The Good This needs to be made into a poster. It's pretty rare for BLEACH to start off SHONEN JUMP over the other titles in the Shonen Trilogy. Show More Summary

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Defeats Chucky the Evil Doll?

That… had to be the most deranged and deliriously-entertaining 22 minutes I’ve seen all month. A huge part of what made YU YU HAKUSHO so entertaining for me was the way it balanced horror with comedy/action. The ol’ sucker-punch/one-liner combo was that much more fun when it cut off 20 minutes of doom-laden, atmospheric tension. Show More Summary

One Week Friends 12 (Final) – Patching things up

Summary: Picking up from where we left off, Hase is still keeping his distance from Kaori. She decides to go to Shogo for advice and after hesitating for a bit, he tells her that...

Summer 2014 Anime Movies/OVAs Guide

Welcome to this Summer 2014 Movie and OVA Guide! Most of these movies and OVAs are not available legally because the movies are still in Japan while the OVAs are bundled with the DVDs and Blu-Rays. This summer, we have a English theatrical release of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods. Show More Summary

BLADE & SOUL #13 Jumps with Sharks?

I have to surmise that Gonzo’s writers were just as confused about where BLADE & SOUL could possibly go after last episode… We ought to codify “steam blow-off” as a term somewhere in our wiki. I’ve seen it so many times, it’s a bonafide anime trope. Show More Summary

Community Spotlight 6/27/2014

Greetings, Anime Vice Community! Tom introduced a noob to the ATTACK ON TITAN series and struggled on how to explain it to someone who's never watched it. You can listen to the whole discussion in a special VICE PIT UNDERCOVER - HERE. Show More Summary


Reviewing the first thirteen episodes of Attack on Titan (which is what makes up Part 1 of the Blu-Ray/DVD combo on offer from FUNimation) isn’t easy for me. As a single set, it plays out unevenly and ends pretty frustratingly, finally...Show More Summary

What's the True Origin of the Kamehameha in DRAGON BALL?

Wait -- am I actually writing up another episode of JOJO’s here? It’s another head-smacker that I would’ve come to a long ime ago (if I’d gotten a proper introduction to these characters). Capcom and SNK may have pilfered a bunch of their fighters from JOJO’s, specifically; but this is the first appropriated DRAGON BALL character I’ve spotted. Show More Summary

LUPIN III Live-Action Trailer -- What Did You Think?

A while back, some of you Anime Vicers voiced concern over some comments director Ryuhei Kitamura made whilst discussing he level of realism he’d shoot for in this live-action LUPIN III movie. Specifically, he mulled over changing Lupin’s...Show More Summary

BLEACH Ch. 585 Review

Uh oh, Ichigo forgot to set his DVR to record the new season of KORRA before he left. Run, Ichigo, run!! Ichigo's rush to aid his friends may have had a serious, unintended consequence that could shift the balance of this war, and he stands little chance of reaching Yhwach to stop him as Ichigo's surrounded on all sides by the Vandenreich elite. Show More Summary

Mushishi Zoku Shou 10 – Just According to Keikaku

Summary: At the onset of spring, Ginko finds himself and a type of wind mushi trapped on a snowy mountain. It turns out to be the work of a turtle, which Ginko refers to...

So How is BLADE & SOUL #12 Not the Finale?

So… uh… is this show over, now? Crunchyroll says there’s another episode after this, but I don’t know how there can be any story left to tell. Alka’s renounced revenge and reached resolution after forgiving Jin Varrel. The last few minutes...Show More Summary

No Game No Life 12 – All Your Memories are Fake

Summary: Izuna’s rare Blood Destruction ability allows her to overcome physical limits and double jump, and it’s not long before she headshots both Sora and Shiro in a single volley.  Unfortunately for Izuna, none...

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