#101 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Probably not. I wouldn't have a lot to say other than, "Avatar's totally an anime, so is Thundercats, and just so you don't totally hate me, Durarara is pretty cool."

#102 Edited by dogman795 (109 posts) -
@Wraith1 said:

I remember a time when Anime Vice actually had staff, then they got laid off for some reason

  One of them, Gia,  got hired by Anime News Network. Not sure if that was after, or the reason for, leaving Anime Vice. 
 
  
   I would totally discuss anime with people, but AV does't same like the kind of forum to do that on. Half the threads i see there contain "Rate the ____ above you" in some form, and the other half are irrelevant drivel and games of duck duck goose.  
  One problem i see (I'm not trying to bash/insult any mods over there) is that the mods don't seem to be encouraging discussion, rather, they join in on the childish forum games and even start a few themselves. Again: Not trying to bash AV mods, just making an observation.
#103 Posted by supermike6 (3556 posts) -

I'm totally in! I'd like to see Anime Vice be a decent website.

#104 Posted by Chaoskiller2000 (306 posts) -

I would love to see Anime actually discussed on Anime Vice but that never seems to happen. All we can do is try I guess.

#105 Posted by Michaelblack18 (223 posts) -

would love to see more anime done on the site i really love anime and want to see the site thrive futher  people like geo and tom are working there asses off to bring more stories personal thoughts and reviews to things

#106 Posted by ImpendingFoil (555 posts) -

They should just rebrand Anime Vice by dropping the "Anime" from the title and going with just the "Vice". I would love for there to be a site to post about my gin fueled coke binges.

#107 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

It's time we kick this revolution into overdrive. 
 
Is what I might say if I liked Anime.

#108 Posted by Creamypies (4059 posts) -

@RockmanBionics: You! You! Rockman! Why do you always have to spoil my plans?! WHY?! Mark my words, Rockman... I will get my revenge... when you least expect it...

#109 Posted by eroticfishcake (7783 posts) -

I like anime. I really do but the "problem" is is that I can't think of much to discuss about anime. So if I posted over there more it probably wouldn't be any different since most threads over there are pretty straightforward that can be answered in a few lines and no more. Furthermore, the forums aren't even that active to begin with and the fact that the wiki is pretty barren. Sometimes I'll look up an anime over there only to stare at a blank page. Which is why I generally go to Wikipedia for that instead. I will give them credit for the blogs though, some of the users write some really in-depth reviews/thoughts.

#110 Posted by DuhQbnSiLo (2139 posts) -

I haven't been on their in a while but do they have threads for episodes of currently airing episodes?

#111 Edited by PenguinDust (12479 posts) -

I used to write a weekly blog about whatever I was watching.  It got to be pretty big each week but I got lazy and have slacked off for a few months now.  I hope to write something soon catching up but this time a little more brief.  I've been wanting to write something lately, so maybe I'll pen a short blog later today.  The active community is very small there when it comes to the non-battle/non-rp forums.  I'd say less than 10 regulars which is miniscule compared to GB or any of the other sites.   Still, I visit as often as I can.  I'm lousy when it comes to starting threads though, so I tend to just chime in on other peoples.  I have trouble entering threads that are series specific when I haven't seen the show yet.  For example I haven't seen Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica yet since I was waiting for an earthquake-update free version of episode 10 to be available.  For a week around the time of the tragic Japanese earthquake, all anime had a little box in the corner with news reports.  I think Kimi ni Todoke's 2nd season also had that graphic for an episode.   Anyway, as such I don't reply to shows I haven't seen yet except sometimes when it's a season two and I saw season one or if the post is a brief impression of currently airing shows.  I don't watch series until they're done, so that usually leaves me out of the conversations with what's airing right now, but I try and show my support to the writers anyway.
 
It's hard to carry on a conversation when not everyone has seen what you've seen and vice-versa.   And then there is the problem of what to discuss.  I finally got around to seeing Code Geass last month after putting it off forever. "Meh" was my impression, and I would really rather talk about a reverse harem called Tenshi na Konamaiki (Cheeky Angel) or bellyache about the conclusion to Happy Lesson.  I know I still can and might very soon anyway, but when you talk about something that no one else has seen, you can't expect much of a response and that's disheartening to the thread creator. 

#112 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Nuke the community from orbit. It's the only way to make sure.

#113 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -

If they are more post with pictures of good Mai cosplay, I will visit Animevice more.

#114 Posted by Laksa (240 posts) -

anime vice needs to cover more than just anime and manga.imo. 
a)when reviewing dvds or brs,i feel that just reviewing the content isnt enough.it would be great if tom or another reviewer can go into the a/v quality of the disc ,the colors,aspect ratio,whether there is dts or any extras.And to also show the physical disc and packaging.
b)it would be good to have merchandise news,like popular gachapon, figures.,keychains etc. (the community can chip in with this one)
c)related media like soundtracks.  
d)Would love to see an overview of anime related mooks. they can be treated as an artbook,and the print quality is usually very high. My "how to draw manga" mook i bought more than a decade ago is still in pristine condition.
e)manga out of japan. eg wind and cloud from hong kong  

  
#115 Posted by K9 (621 posts) -

Hey you. Yeah, I am talking directly to you. I know that you came in this thread expecting typical anime bashing, but what I am about to tell you will make this thread truly live up to its name. If you want anime vice revolution and not just a change in forum you have stumbled on the right post.

Both you and I know that Brad Shoemaker is inept at playing video games. Either Brad was born with IGS (Incompetent Gamer Syndrome) or it took him years of practice to be this bad. Either way, Brad is what Brad is. But since he is good friends with Jeff and is not going to get fired from whiskey media anytime soon, why not transfer him to anime vice. Brad is excellent at sitting down and staring at the television, and by being a staff of anime vice, he will get to do just THAT.

Just think of the positive benefits all parties involved in this decision will enjoy. Jeff and company will continue to enjoy company of Brad around the office as normal, no more inept quick looks featuring Brad, Anime vice will finally have a writer, and Brad's looks will bring in much desired tween and adolescent girls demographic onto the anime vice forums, thereby truly revitalizing that community.

I know, I know. This idea seems outrageous. Listen, we all need to calm down and get some emotional distance from this proposed transfer. Let's have our breakfast/lunch/dinner and sleep on this idea for a day, and then reconvene in two days to further discuss the matter at hand.

#116 Posted by Jeffsekai (7027 posts) -

They are all jerks.

#117 Posted by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (592 posts) -
@supermike6 said:
I'm totally in! I'd like to see Anime Vice be a decent website.
Then get on there. 
 
@Chaoskiller2000 said:
I would love to see Anime actually discussed on Anime Vice but that never seems to happen. All we can do is try I guess.
Start a conversation o'er there and see what happens. 
 
@ImpendingFoil said:

They should just rebrand Anime Vice by dropping the "Anime" from the title and going with just the "Vice". I would love for there to be a site to post about my gin fueled coke binges.

Don't you already do that here on a daily basis? 
 
@Pinworm45 said:
It's time we kick this revolution into overdrive.  Is what I might say if I liked Anime.
Fucking troll. 
 
Anybody ELSE I can send a witty reply to?
#118 Posted by llamaegg (225 posts) -

As much as I like anime, I wasn't really impressed last time I took a gander at their forums. Character vs Character battles are pointless (bro, who would win, your overpowered can't die dude or my overpowered can kill anything dude!), and I have an uncanny feeling that the moment someone asked what's the best anime out there multiple people would have shouted Naruto/Bleach/One Piece, and I would have raged. Horribly.

I just feel theirs much, much better communities I can flock too for my anime goodness, and you know, actually discuss series. That and porn.

#119 Posted by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (592 posts) -
@llamaegg said:

As much as I like anime, I wasn't really impressed last time I took a gander at their forums. Character vs Character battles are pointless (bro, who would win, your overpowered can't die dude or my overpowered can kill anything dude!), and I have an uncanny feeling that the moment someone asked what's the best anime out there multiple people would have shouted Naruto/Bleach/One Piece, and I would have raged. Horribly.

I just feel theirs much, much better communities I can flock too for my anime goodness, and you know, actually discuss series. That and porn.

You looked, but you never interjected. Your argument is about as invalid as Nic Cage's hair being a hawk.
#120 Posted by llamaegg (225 posts) -

I don't believe I argued anything at all in my post, what I did was mention my opinion of what I saw, and that frankly speaking still stands. Why would I feel the need to post on a community of which I wasn't impressed with?

I'll even further my point, just now I checked their forums, I can count freaking 11 vs. threads (12 if you want to get technical), and I swear half the threads are seriously "Rate the RP'er above you, Rate the avatar above you, Rate the AMV above you, Rave the music above you" etc.. There is seriously only a single post that I could find on the from page discussing currently running series (once again, vs do not count), of the what, twenty-odd shows that are currently running this season?

You could argue that this could change by people, myself included, posting actual stuff on the forums, but once again, why?

#121 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

Guys guys guys, I'll start a thread for who has the largest breast in anime history, that'll kickstart anime vice

#122 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4357 posts) -

@llamaegg said:

As much as I like anime, I wasn't really impressed last time I took a gander at their forums. Character vs Character battles are pointless (bro, who would win, your overpowered can't die dude or my overpowered can kill anything dude!), and I have an uncanny feeling that the moment someone asked what's the best anime out there multiple people would have shouted Naruto/Bleach/One Piece, and I would have raged. Horribly.

I just feel theirs much, much better communities I can flock too for my anime goodness, and you know, actually discuss series. That and porn.

lol, well this is true. I love anime, but the reason I don't go to Anime Vice is the crappy forums. If I didn't know any better, I would assume the only anime people there have seen comes from Shounen Jump or the Funimation Channel.

#123 Edited by PenguinDust (12479 posts) -
@BabyChooChoo said:

@llamaegg said:

As much as I like anime, I wasn't really impressed last time I took a gander at their forums. Character vs Character battles are pointless (bro, who would win, your overpowered can't die dude or my overpowered can kill anything dude!), and I have an uncanny feeling that the moment someone asked what's the best anime out there multiple people would have shouted Naruto/Bleach/One Piece, and I would have raged. Horribly.

I just feel theirs much, much better communities I can flock too for my anime goodness, and you know, actually discuss series. That and porn.

lol, well this is true. I love anime, but the reason I don't go to Anime Vice is the crappy forums. If I didn't know any better, I would assume the only anime people there have seen comes from Shounen Jump or the Funimation Channel.

Well, one of the reasons for that is that fan-subbed material is handled in a "don't ask, don't tell" fashion so unless it's on Funimation, Hulu (which is mostly Funi), or Crunchyroll, it's not really addressed on the site unless someone in the forum subtly mentions it.  The upside is that people can just go check something out if it comes up in an article, the downside is that some worthwhile programs gets overlooked.  
 
And since the active community is rather small, from what I've seen you're not going to find the reply to "what's the best anime" being something like Bleach, Naruto, or One Piece (DBZ has its vocal fans though).  One Piece is a favorite of mine and I do watch the other two shonen as well, but my preferences are romance and comedies (I've seen about 60), so I value School Rumble and Eureka Seven more.  The membership there is actually a pretty open and accepting group provided you don't drop in just to complain or tell people the shows they like are crap.  That won't fly here on Giant Bomb either in regards to gaming.
#124 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Anime is okay, but I can relate a lot more to the Giant Bomb community than I can with Anime Vice. I think you should let the Anime Vice community fix their problems.

#125 Posted by Aegon (5468 posts) -
@K9 said:

Hey you. Yeah, I am talking directly to you. I know that you came in this thread expecting typical anime bashing, but what I am about to tell you will make this thread truly live up to its name. If you want anime vice revolution and not just a change in forum you have stumbled on the right post.

Both you and I know that Brad Shoemaker is inept at playing video games. Either Brad was born with IGS (Incompetent Gamer Syndrome) or it took him years of practice to be this bad. Either way, Brad is what Brad is. But since he is good friends with Jeff and is not going to get fired from whiskey media anytime soon, why not transfer him to anime vice. Brad is excellent at sitting down and staring at the television, and by being a staff of anime vice, he will get to do just THAT.

Just think of the positive benefits all parties involved in this decision will enjoy. Jeff and company will continue to enjoy company of Brad around the office as normal, no more inept quick looks featuring Brad, Anime vice will finally have a writer, and Brad's looks will bring in much desired tween and adolescent girls demographic onto the anime vice forums, thereby truly revitalizing that community.

I know, I know. This idea seems outrageous. Listen, we all need to calm down and get some emotional distance from this proposed transfer. Let's have our breakfast/lunch/dinner and sleep on this idea for a day, and then reconvene in two days to further discuss the matter at hand.

The majority of the Giant Bomb community will NOT like this. In fact they would hate it pretty badly. I think a lot of us accept Brad for...well, Brad. We wouldn't have it any other way. Also, his reviews are my fave. 
#126 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4357 posts) -

@PenguinDust said:

Well, one of the reasons for that is that fan-subbed material is handled in a "don't ask, don't tell" fashion so unless it's on Funimation, Hulu (which is mostly Funi), or Crunchyroll, it's not really addressed on the site unless someone in the forum subtly mentions it. The upside is that people can just go check something out if it comes up in an article, the downside is that some worthwhile programs gets overlooked.

Is it because fan-subbed material is considered technically illegal and all that? (I know nothing when it comes to laws regarding any of that.) Though, if so then why do they cover the latest chapters of Bleach, One Piece, Naruto, Claymore, and whatever else? Isn't unreleased, fan translated manga just the same as fan-subbed anime? It seems to me if you cover one quasi-legal thing then why not cover another? (assuming it's quasi-legal in the first place...) It's not really a complaint or anything, I'm just curious. Without all the details, it just seems odd.

#127 Posted by llamaegg (225 posts) -

Crunchyroll subs them if I remember correctly, which by my understanding is a legal subbing.

But still, I find it horribly strange that shows aren't discussed because they aren't through the, well, normal channels. Ignoring fansubs there are people out there who do understand the Japanese language, and even buy the discs upon release in Japan. Not to mention one can discuss a series without discussing the source of which it was acquired. I dunno, I just find that Anime Vice's forums seem to be missing the discussions that others would be, and not in the good way.

#128 Posted by Tally_Pants (591 posts) -

Anime ... oh god ... Why am I reading this thread?

#129 Posted by llamaegg (225 posts) -

@Tally_Pants said:

Anime ... oh god ... Why am I reading this thread?

Because you secretly love anime. ADMIT IT!

#130 Posted by Turambar (6709 posts) -

@BabyChooChoo said:

@PenguinDust said:

Well, one of the reasons for that is that fan-subbed material is handled in a "don't ask, don't tell" fashion so unless it's on Funimation, Hulu (which is mostly Funi), or Crunchyroll, it's not really addressed on the site unless someone in the forum subtly mentions it. The upside is that people can just go check something out if it comes up in an article, the downside is that some worthwhile programs gets overlooked.

Is it because fan-subbed material is considered technically illegal and all that? (I know nothing when it comes to laws regarding any of that.) Though, if so then why do they cover the latest chapters of Bleach, One Piece, Naruto, Claymore, and whatever else? Isn't unreleased, fan translated manga just the same as fan-subbed anime? It seems to me if you cover one quasi-legal thing then why not cover another? (assuming it's quasi-legal in the first place...) It's not really a complaint or anything, I'm just curious. Without all the details, it just seems odd.

Yes, fan-subbed material of currently licensed shows are considered illegal. And licenses are bought it general far before any NA distribution of said show happens. The weekly manga write-ups seem to be done by someone other than Tom, so I guess that might be the reason why? But Tom never seems to do a review for anything that is not on either Hulu, or has a R1 DVD he can purchase.

#131 Edited by Turambar (6709 posts) -

@llamaegg said:

Crunchyroll subs them if I remember correctly, which by my understanding is a legal subbing.

But still, I find it horribly strange that shows aren't discussed because they aren't through the, well, normal channels. Ignoring fansubs there are people out there who do understand the Japanese language, and even buy the discs upon release in Japan. Not to mention one can discuss a series without discussing the source of which it was acquired. I dunno, I just find that Anime Vice's forums seem to be missing the discussions that others would be, and not in the good way.

Well, I have started doing that for the duration of this week while I still have time thanks to my vacation. Though one a day is all I can muster since 1000 word write-ups on shows is fucking exhausting to write actually. Babylonian Nick also seems to have started his own thing for Bakemonogatari on the front page since he's a guest editor now, and ZombiePie still owes the site a write up after getting his guest editor status for the site as well.

#132 Posted by harinosho (594 posts) -

when i signed up for giantbomb, my next step was to head for anime vice, till i saw the forums wasnt exactly what i expected when compared to giantbomb, the content also is to me, old and outdated. and most things the forums talk about is main stream anime which i cant get into because i never watch that stuff.  
 
anyway, i like games more, its interactive, anime isnt. Also, i still have to find an anime that can beat batman animated series. 

#133 Posted by Turambar (6709 posts) -

@harinosho said:

when i signed up for giantbomb, my next step was to head for anime vice, till i saw the forums wasnt exactly what i expected when compared to giantbomb, the content also is to me, old and outdated. and most things the forums talk about is main stream anime which i cant get into because i never watch that stuff. anyway, i like games more, its interactive, anime isnt. Also, i still have to find an anime that can beat batman animated series.

The Big-O. Batman suddenly has a giant robot, Alfred is suddenly both master mechanic and user of mini guns and grenade launchers, and Robin is an android.

#134 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5408 posts) -

I need to go on there sometime to discuss my love for Kero-chan and Cardcaptor Sakura.

#135 Edited by takashichea (351 posts) -

@Turambar said:

@FluxWaveZ: That's good to see at least then.

@Bocam said:

@Turambar said:

and are more content with just the RP and Battle sub-forums.

Exactly

The blame on that goes three ways though.

First, WM is at fault partly because of the lack of editorial support. Writing for AV is different than writing for any of the other sites since you are limited largely to licensed shows review wise, but more personal blog type formats from a small (as in not one man in LA) can do well to stir up enthusiast discussions on shows themselves.

Second, the community itself that seems disinterested as previously posted. Full disclosure, my first blog on AV is a port of the 08th MS Team one I wrote up on here. I got 20-30 responses from it on GB. So far, the AV community has given me two response posts. That's a problem the community itself needs to address.

Third, its people like me. People who watches a lot of anime and likes to discuss and write about it, but looks at the state of AV and decides to avoid it. That only helps perpetuate the problem.

I have no idea how to solve problems one and two. I don't have the ability to tell the WM staff how to run their company and I can't mind control forum goers through the internet. But if we can get maybe a few more people trying to address problem three, maybe we can stir up some more interest on the site.

Same with me. I hesitate to post stuff about the animes I love. Don't get much attention, but I don't care anymore. On the plus side, I got the first thread posted on that particular forum and the initiative feeling.

*About the lack of editorial support and the news, Ethan told the community that we have to write stuff for ourselves. (If I remember clearly enough)

Despite my wiki editing, I can't write to entertain. I shouldn't give up on myself. That's loser talk.

@ZombiePie said:

I was given Guest Author status on Anime Vice...which reminds me I need to think of something to write about soon.

Your humor can save Anime Vice. Use you God's powers, man!

@llamaegg said:

I don't believe I argued anything at all in my post, what I did was mention my opinion of what I saw, and that frankly speaking still stands. Why would I feel the need to post on a community of which I wasn't impressed with?

I'll even further my point, just now I checked their forums, I can count freaking 11 vs. threads (12 if you want to get technical), and I swear half the threads are seriously "Rate the RP'er above you, Rate the avatar above you, Rate the AMV above you, Rave the music above you" etc.. There is seriously only a single post that I could find on the from page discussing currently running series (once again, vs do not count), of the what, twenty-odd shows that are currently running this season?

You could argue that this could change by people, myself included, posting actual stuff on the forums, but once again, why?

I get tired of that stuff as well. I use the preference button to filter it.

Like Turambar, said

@takashichea: I definitely wish that'd filter things for the front page forum activity feed too, but oh well.

There is a flaw still.

@Vito_Raliffe said:

I need to go on there sometime to discuss my love for Kero-chan and Cardcaptor Sakura.

Don't be afraid, man! I can't guarantee you will get a lot of comments.

#136 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1177 posts) -

Anime is for-
 
Well it's not for everyone.

#137 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

How's the revolution going? What do you mean it's going kinda like when people boycott video games?

Oh it's not going at all? .. I see

#138 Posted by Bocam (3705 posts) -

@Vito_Raliffe: Meet Kero-chan Mk 2

#139 Posted by Belonpopo (1823 posts) -

  

#140 Posted by Simulacrum (462 posts) -
@Bocam said:

@Vito_Raliffe: Meet Kero-chan Mk 2

Form a contract with me and the anime vice forums will be active.
#141 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -
@Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto said:
@Pinworm45 said:
It's time we kick this revolution into overdrive.  Is what I might say if I liked Anime.
Fucking troll.  
I'm sorry I don't like Anime and have trouble caring about a site specializing in a subject I don't care about :(
#142 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -
@Simulacrum said:
@Bocam said:

@Vito_Raliffe: Meet Kero-chan Mk 2

Form a contract with me and the anime vice forums will be active.
Don't even try! 
 
(Man, I just finished Durarara!!...That was pretty bad)
#143 Posted by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (592 posts) -
@ZeForgotten said:

How's the revolution going? What do you mean it's going kinda like when people boycott video games?

Oh it's not going at all? .. I see

It goes better than your search for your soul mate.
#144 Posted by Michaelblack18 (223 posts) -

must finish off so many animes on my list! @_@ id love to write about and review and watch anime all day as a job it'd be amazing ^^ anime vice deserves more love and atention

#145 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto said:

@ZeForgotten said:

How's the revolution going? What do you mean it's going kinda like when people boycott video games?

Oh it's not going at all? .. I see

It goes better than your search for your soul mate.

Why the heck would I want a soul?

#146 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

@Yanngc33 said:

Guys guys guys, I'll start a thread for who has the largest breast in anime history, that'll kickstart anime vice

I'll go start the Goku vs. other anime guy thread.

#147 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10814 posts) -
@H2Oyea: I now have a strong urge to say I will, and then not do it. You psychology teacher is a liar!  
 
... 
 
Sure! I'll do it! [wink wink] 
Moderator
#148 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

the site is dead. i don't really like anime so i wouldn't go to the site.

#149 Posted by Muerthoz (347 posts) -
@Afroman269:  Goku needs some rest, I think they have had him fight everyone in existence already.
#150 Posted by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (592 posts) -
@ZeForgotten said:

@Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto said:

@ZeForgotten said:

How's the revolution going? What do you mean it's going kinda like when people boycott video games?

Oh it's not going at all? .. I see

It goes better than your search for your soul mate.

Why the heck would I want a soul?

Since you want to be lacking of a soul, then dive into the revolution already.