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Welcome to this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases. For this week, it's a small selection. Out of the three, I did watched Sasami-San and Naruto Shippuden. For Sasami-San, it's a strange show. I can't really explain it well. If you're going to watch it, be prepared for some incestuous moments and bizarre, confusing story. I think our Anime Vice's expert can fill you in. For Naruto Shippuden, it's the sequel to Naruto, and for many young folks, this is a popular Shonen anime that served as a gateway drug to anime besides Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z. The series isn't for everyone if you are not a Shonen fan because the series has a lot of pacing issues.

I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.

Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.

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DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Flowers of Evil - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray or DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98 (Blu-Ray), $49.98 (DVD)
Darkness lurks everywhere, in every human heart, and sometimes it takes just a second of weakness for it to take root. For Takao Kasuga, that germination begins when his obsession with his beautiful classmate Nanako meets the opportunity to "borrow" her used gym clothes. Unfortunately, his loathsome act of laundry theft is witnessed by Nakamura, the strange girl who sits behind him in class. Soon, Nakamura's own dark obsessions begin to hook their twisted tendrils into Takao's miserable existence.

Blackmailed into a "contract" under the threat of having his guilt revealed to his entire class, the former bookworm who could spend hours reading Beaudelaire's "The Flowers of Evil" now finds himself entwined in Nakamura's growing fantasies as she leads him down the garden path to damnation. As their blossoming relationship becomes ever darker, even the seemingly innocent Nanako is pulled into the nightmare.

Just what are Nakumura's ultimate plans, and will the increasingly trapped Takao really be willing to carry them out? What you sow, you must ultimately reap, and there's certain to be a harrowing harvest ahead!

  • Contains episodes 1-13.
Naruto Shippuden (DVD box19)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.82
As the Leaf Village prepares for war, each shinobi and clan must contemplate the role they will play in the battles to come. While Naruto's peers seek training from surprising sources, Naruto himself must confront both his biggest weakness and greatest strength: the Nine-Tailed Fox.

To reach optimum power, Naruto must learn to control the beast within him, so he seeks help from the one person who has mastered just that, Killer Bee! But the Jinchuriki of Eight Tails wants nothing to do with training Naruto!

  • Contains episodes 232-244.
  • Special Features: Storyboards, Clean Opening, Clean Endings.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Sasami-san@Ganbaranai (DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98
In Japan, the term hikikomori is used to describe people who've become so socially withdrawn that they refuse to leave their homes for weeks and even months at a time. For Sasami Tsukuyomi, a shut-in attempting to pass her first year of high school, it's more than just a word. Fortunately, she lives with her older brother Kamiomi, who just happens to be a teacher at the exact school Sasami is supposed to attend.

With the help of her "Brother Surveillance Tool," Sasami is able to view the outside world via her computer, theoretically allowing her to readjust to interacting with people once more. In reality, it reveals her brother's interactions with the three very odd Yagami sisters, whose looks and motives are deceiving, and have various types of interest in Kamiomi. That's when things start to get really weird...

Magical powers? Everything turning into chocolate? Has life via the web warped Sasami's brain, or is it the universe that's going crazy? It looks like Sasami will have to take off her pajamas and go out into the real world to set things straight!

  • Contains episodes 1-12.
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Welcome to the first week of June's DVD and Blu-Ray releases! For this week, I'm interested the Attack on Titan limited edition, Henneko, and Amnesia Blu-Ray releases. I'm a big fan of Attack on Titan, but not so much for Henneko and Amnesia. Amnesia is a boring reverse harem show until you reached a particular route where it made it memorable for reverse harem shows. Henneko is a cute, generic harem show, but it has an amusing gimmick, the characters make a wish and give something away in exchange involuntarily. That what makes it an enjoyable show. Attack on Titan is one of the hyped up series with visceral action and animation.

I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.

Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.

Notes

  • Anime News Network did not list Attack on Titan and Gundam Unicorn.
  • Amazon does not have Gundam Unicorn listed.

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DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Bleach - Season 21 Uncut Box Set (DVD)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.82
  • Right Stuf: $28.99
  • Amazon: $32.98

Ichigo returns from Hueco Mundo at last to battle Aizen. But in the face of Aizen s overwhelming power, Ichigo begins to lose his will to fight. The Thirteen Court Guard Squads are there to support him, and along with the Visoreds they launch a full-scale attack. Even Head Captain Genryusai Yamamoto joins the fight, attempting to incinerate Aizen in a blazing inferno. But is anything enough to stop the Soul Society s ultimate foe?

Attack on Titan DVD/Blu-ray Part 1 (Hyb) Limited Edition
  • Distributor: FUNimation
  • Suggested retail price: $89.98
  • Right Stuf: $53.99
  • Amazon: $79.99

This limited edition includes the 24-page digibook "Notes From Beyond the Wall: Part 1" and a 3D lenticular art card!

Attack on Titan DVD/Blu-ray Part 1 (Hyb)
  • Distributor: FUNimation
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98
  • Right Stuf: $29.99
  • Amazon: $31.48

When the man-eating giants called Titans first appeared, humans retreated behind massive walls. After a hundred years of safety, a colossal-sized Titan smashes through the defenses, unleashing a flood of giants and carnage in the streets. Eren Jaeger watches helplessly as one of the creatures devours his mother. He vows to kill every Titan walking the earth.

Eren and his surviving friends enlist to fight against the insatiable monsters. The future looks bleak, but there's more to Eren than meets the eye: he may be humanity's last hope against extinction. The Titans have come to feast. Anything can happen. No one is safe.

  • Contains episodes 1-13. Special Features: Episode Commentaries (3, 13), The Making of Attack on Titan, "Chibi Theatre: Fly, Cadets, Fly! Days 1-13", Eyecatch Gallery, Textless Opening and Closing Song, Trailers.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Ah My Buddha!! DVD - Complete Collection
  • Distributor: Nozomi Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $34.99
  • Right Stuf: $20.99
  • Amazon: $31.49

Sixteen-year-old Ikkou Satonaka has raging hormones that make every other boy's look simply weak in comparison. When he gets turned on, he's literally turned into a super-powerful Buddhist monk capable of vanquishing the most evil of spirits! Ikkou's parents send him to the Saienji Temple to train to become a proper monk under the watchful eye of his grandmother. One of his first challenges is to learn to control his lusty desires - but that's easier said than done when he's surrounded by a bevy of beautiful nun trainees who keep losing their clothes! Can Ikkou pull himself together, or will his pervy nature win out?

  • Contains episodes 1-26. Special Features: Clean Openings and Closings, Promotional Videos, U.S. Trailer. Spoken
  • Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Amnesia - DVD or Blu-Ray Complete Collection
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98 (DVD), $69.98 (Blu-ray)
  • Right Stuf: $44.99 (DVD), $52.49 (Blu-ray)
  • Amazon: $49.99 (DVD), $59.99 (Blu-ray)

She runs through the flaming building seeking escape. She struggles in the water, desperate to keep afloat. She wakes in the hospital, with no knowledge of how she got there or memory of who she was. People she doesn't know come to visit her, but only the one whom no one else can see, the spirit boy who calls himself Olion, seems to understand what has happened to her, and he tells her not to let anyone know of her amnesia.


As the Heroine struggles to recall her past and connect the random recollections in her mind to form memories, one thing seems sure: time is no longer a constant, and the date of August 1st - the day she keeps waking up in the hospital - is somehow significant. So are each of the people she meets, though the stories that link her to them seem to shift like sands in an emptying hourglass. Will she be able put the pieces of the puzzle together, and what will she see if it becomes complete?

Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat - Complete Collection (DVD) or (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98 (DVD), $59.98 (Blu-ray)
  • Right Stuf: $29.99, $35.99 (Blu-ray)
  • Amazon: $44.99, $49.99 (Blu-ray)

Koto is a complete and total pervert, but he doesn't think that's a problem. What bothers him is that every time he tries to bluff his way through one of his indiscretions, his inability to drop his emotionless facade inevitably digs him in even deeper. Tsukiko also has an issue and wants to get rid of her childish habit of blurting out whatever she happens to be thinking.

When they learn about a statue of a cat that can take away a single personality trait that you want to get rid of, they're both eager to try it out. However, what neither of them realizes until it's too late is that the cat doesn't just take the personality trait away from you, it gives it to somebody else! Now Koto can't keep himself from saying exactly what's on his mind, while Tsukiko has picked up a complete inability to display emotion! Could the solution be finding the original owners of all the assorted problems and arranging an un-swap? And if it is, just how are they going to find everyone?

  • Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Henneko BBS, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Blu-Ray 7
  • Distributor: Honneamise
  • Suggested retail price: $77.99
  • Right Stuf: $62.99

Industrial 7's Magallanica, where the current conflict began, has been revealed as the hiding place of Laplace's Box. Banagher heads for Industrial 7, but his way is barred by Riddhe and Angelo, who are trying to prevent him from reaching the Box. After the resolute Marida launches from the Nahel Argama to provide support, Banagher and Mineva make their way to Magallanica, where Syam is waiting. Martha, the acting head of the Vist Foundation, her nephew Alberto, and Riddhe's father Ronan, a Federation government leader, have all gathered at the Earth Federation's Cheyenne base. They have decided to use a certain "System" to protect the secret of the Box. Londo Bell commander Bright Noa, noticing this unusual activity, rushes toward Cheyenne with the warship Ra Cailum.

  • Special Features: Episode EX "One Hundred Years of Solitude," Story So Far, Promotional Clips, TV Commercials, Character & Mecha Highlights.

Adult Releases

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HypnoLove - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99
  • Right Stuf: $11.99
  • Amazon: $17.99

Shinta Murakoshi just scored the best toy a guy could ever ask for: a hypnotic gun. Armed with the power to make anyone do anything at any time, he sets off to fulfill his fantasies and turn every woman he meets into his secret personal love slave! Special Features: Original U.S. Trailer. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Xpress Train (DVD)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $24.99
  • Right Stuf: $8.99

You're in for a wild ride on the bullet train with Kazuo, the master molester! His roving hands have pleasured countless lovely strangers in the close confines of a carnal commute, but the master meets his match in Reiko, a woman who shares his love of groping her fellow passengers. Together, they're on an express ride in this erotic travelogue of lust!

  • Special Features: Art Gallery, Trailer, Textless Closing, Anime Artform, Previews. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
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Welcome to this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases! I'm only familiar with one series, Cuticle Detective Inaba, which is about hair not cuticles. I haven't watched it yet. I'm interested in Amazing Nuts (don't know why they named it that way) and Shangri-La. Shangri-La has the best cover I seen this month. From the plot, it reminds me of the Winds that Bring Amnesia except without the aliens and amnesia element.

I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.

Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release.

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DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Amazing Nuts! (Sub.DVD)

  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested retail price: $19.95

Blending a variety of animation techniques from traditional 2D to CG and rotoscoping, Amazing Nuts is a short anthology from Studio 4C.

  • The Global Astroliner

Earth has become a prison for battling gangs, all kept in line under the hand of the glorious idol Rara. When Rara's influence becomes corrupted, a brave office needs to descend from space and restore order. Featuring music from m-flo.

  • Glass Eye

A couple are given the chance to recreate their surroundings through the "God Child" particle research project. Can they overcome their internal issues and instabilities and find happiness in each other and a new world? Featuring music from RAM RIDER.

  • Kung-Fu Love

Hanako has left behind her kung-fu fighting past for love, only to be dumped when an international governing body selects her at random to be humanity's combined enemy. As the entire world literally turns against her, Hanako is fighting to stay alive and maybe - just maybe - win back her lost love. Featuring music from Kumi Koda.

  • Joe and Marilyn

A return to gangland as love and war break out in a nightclub featuring a sultry singer. Featuring music by mink.

Arakawa under the Bridge × Bridge (Sub.Blu-Ray + DVD)
  • Distributor: NIS America
  • Suggested retail price: $49.99

Just when you thought things couldn't get any weirder by the banks of the mighty Arakawa, they go ahead and get weirder by a whole lot. Rec, Nino, and the rest of the riverside residents return, and with the addition of another batch of nutty citizens the insanity gets turned up to eleven... thousand. Now Rec has to deal with a sci-fi loving comic nerd who's convinced he's a captain in the Earth Defense Force, and the less said about the Amazon woman living upstream with her demonic "female" Amazon followers, the better.

On top of that, Rec struggles with the pressing issues of romantic expression, media obsession, weight loss, weight gain, beach parties, haunted houses, interplanetary travel, and the ever-present threat of global thermonuclear war!

  • Contains episodes 1-13 of season 2 and a story guide leaflet.
  • Special Features: Commentaries for Episodes 1-4 with Voice Actors & Hikaru Nakamura (Original Author), End Card Gallery, TV Spots.
Cuticle Detective Inaba - The Complete Collection (Sub.DVD) and (Sub.Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98 (DVD) and (Blu-Ray)

In a world where half-human, half-animal chimeras live and work alongside normal people, there are sure to be a few bad apples in the bunch. Unfortunately, criminals who are only half-human means there are often non-human clues that leave the police stumped. That's where lone-wolf detective Hiroshi Inaba comes in. He's literally part wolf and has the amazing ability to extract critical information just by examining or tasting a sample of someone's hair!

Of course, that ability has also resulted in Inaba having a little bit of a hair fetish, but that doesn't seem to be a problem for his two assistants. Well, at least the cross-dressing one isn't complaining much. And it's nothing compared to the strange tastes of Inaba's nemesis, the omnivorous, half-goat crime boss Don Valentino, who has an appetite for green legal tender instead of tender young greens!

Inaba's sworn to cut Valentino out of the criminal flock before the Don can wolf down more ill-gotten dough, but he's going to have to chew his way through a lot of evidence to get his goat. Can sheer dogged detective work put the baaaaad guys behind bars?

  • Contains episodes 1-12.
  • Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
Mazinger Z - TV Series Vol. 1 (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested retail price: $69.95

Koji Kabuto's grandfather has discovered two resources which can save humanity: Photon Light Energy and the ultra-impregnable alloy Chogokin Z. However, Dr. Kabuto's research is abruptly cut off when the evil Dr. Hell sends his trusted lieutenant, the bisected Baron Ashura, to assassinate him! Koji, now orphaned along with younger brother Shiro, swear revenge using Dr. Kabuto's last and greatest invention: the super robot Mazinger Z!

Joined by Dr. Kabuto's successor, Dr. Yumi, his daughter Sayaka, and her research robot Aphrodite A, Koji sets out to protect Japan from Dr. Hell's menacing mecha monsters and ensure the peaceful work of the Photon Light Institute. Can Koji and Sayaka, along with local bully boy Boss, prevent this most dangerous of villains from running amok and conquering the world?

  • Contains episodes 1-46.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (DVD)
  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested retail price: $19.95

In a very different Tokyo from the one we know today, the totalitarian government rules with an iron fist. But a group called "the Sect" is staging demonstrations and challenging the government's martial law. Constable Fuse of the Capital Police's Special Unit is on a mission to stop a Sect demonstration when he encounters a girl in the sewers under Tokyo. When he fails to shoot as ordered, he is put on trail, questioned, and "re-conditioned" as a soldier.

The dead girl haunts him, both in his dreams and in the face of her sister, whom Fuse has befriended. But Fuse has made himself a target for some very powerful men. And as the world comes crashing down around him, Fuse is continually challenged to decide what is real and what is right.

  • Special Features: Interviews, Trailer.
Shangri La - Complete Series [S.A.V.E.] (DVD)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $19.98

In the distant future, earthquakes and the effects of global warming have splintered Japanese society. Some struggle hand-to-mouth in the jungle-tangled ruins of civilization. Some live comfortably within the closed-off city of Atlas. Others lurk online, anonymously hacking the global economy. As nature grows more violent and the divide between classes expands, one spirited girl, Kuniko, must face her destiny and lead her people into the utopia of Atlas.

The city's ruthless government isn't going to welcome them with open arms, but Kuniko won't give up until the gates of Atlas are kicked open for good - even if it means discovering that the promised land she dreamed of is built upon a foundation of twisted secrets and lies.

  • Contains episodes 1-24. Special Features: Episode Commentary (1, 10, 15, 23), Promotional Video for "Magical Gina the Akiba Fairy," Textless Opening & Closing Songs, Trailers.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles. (added on 2014-04-23, modified on 2014-04-23)
Unico Double Feature (DVD)
  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested retail price: $19.95

This double feature set contains The Fantastic Adventures of Unico and Unico in the Island of Magic.

  • The Fantastic Adventures of Unico

Unico the Unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Whether it's because of his personality or the powers of his horn, no one knows. However, the gods become jealous of Unico, thinking that only they should be able to decide or allow people to be happy. Unico is banished to the Hill of Oblivion, and the West Wind is ordered to take him there. She can't stand giving this fate to Unico, so Unico's adventures begin, as the West Wind takes him from one place and time to the next, in a never-ending journey to escape the wrath of the gods.

  • Unico in the Island of Magic

Unico the unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. In this adventure, Unico finds himself with a new friend, a young girl named Cherry. However, Cherry's long-lost older brother Toby has finally come home, and is now a misguided apprentice to an insane (and not human) magician named Kuruku.

When Cherry's parents get turned into weird, almost zombie-like dolls called living puppets, she and Unico start a quest to the very ends of the earth to get her parents and brother back before Kuruku takes over the world. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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Welcome to the first week of April's DVD and Blu-Ray releases! I don't know any of this series this week except Dragon Ball Z. From first impressions, Ebiten and Happiness! fits the slice of life trope with cute girls and a bit of fan service at the side. The only series that caught my eye is Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye. I usually look for either shows with some action or good comedy.

I know someone who watches Ebiten. What's your two cents on Ebiten? And I know someone who had watched Princess Nine due to a review recently written. What's your take on Princess Nine? Would you recommend it?

I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.

Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release.

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Dragon Ball Z - Season Three (Blu-Ray)

All seven Namekian Dragon Balls have been assembled,​ and the dragon Porunga has been summoned! Goku and his loyal friends must stop Frieza from making his wish for immortality.​ To defeat this monstrous foe – a Super Saiyan must emerge!

This new Blu-ray edition has gone through a frame-by-frame restoration process to remove any blemishes,​ tape marks,​ and foreign bodies from the film.​ All three audio tracks have been re-mastered in the interest of noise reduction and superior sound quality,​ and the colors are bolder and more vibrant.​ Lastly,​ a precise shot-by-shot reframing of the entire series was done to create a modern HD widescreen presentation!

Contains episodes 75-107.​ Special Features: Inside Dragon Ball Z: Interview with Gen Fukunaga,​ Inside Dragon Ball Z: Interview with John Burgmeier,​ Slideshow Retrospective Part Three,​ Textless Opening & Closing Songs,​ U.​S.​ Trailer,​ Trailers.​

2. Ebiten - Complete Collection (Sub. Blu-Ray and DVD)

Take one group of rabid fan girls with tenuous grips on reality, toss out all rules of proper social behavior, mix them together in a basement with more twisted anime parodies and allusions than you can shake a schtick at, and what do you get? Well, besides a recipe for disaster, if borderline delusional Kyoko Todayama is in what passes for charge, you get the Asstronomy Club, where mayhem rules and the wall between the real world and total fantasy shatters at least once every five minutes!

And as if things weren't wild enough, let's throw in a "boys love" manga fanatic who always seems to end up in her underwear, a maid on a secret mission, a ruthless arch enemy whose goal is to have the club disbanded, and a cat as the faculty adviser! And then there's Itsuki, who inexplicably still thinks this is a serious astronomy club. To be fair, some of the members do seem to be robots/aliens and/or from outer space. One thing's for certain though: the Student Council will most definitely not approve of what happens!

Contains episodes 1-10 plus the OVA. Special Features: Heart Throb Hot Springs, Japanese Commercials and Promos, Music Videos, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.

Happiness! - Complete Collection (Sub. DVD)

Yuma and Haruhi are both students at Mizuhosaka Academy, but since the classes for magic users and non-magic users are kept completely separate, the odds of their ever getting to know each other are impossibly small. But then a gas explosion on Valentine's Day renders the Magic section unusable, leaving the school with no choice except to make everything co-ed.

As a result, mage-in-training Haruhi and her best friend Anri find themselves transferred into a normal class with Yuma and his best friends Hachisuke and Jun. Although how "normal" they are is debatable given that Hachi might be the world's biggest letch and Jun prefers to wear the girl's school uniform rather than the one for the guys! And there's something about Yuma as well, something that Haruhi notices almost immediately. But is Yuma aware of it yet? Whatever the answer, the most magical year of classes for both of them is about to begin, and the most important lessons learned won't be on conjuring or geometry.

Contains episodes 1-13. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Princess Nine - Complete Collection (DVD)

In the male-dominated sport of baseball, one group of high school girls is about to turn the world upside down! Ryo Hayakawa, daughter of a legendary pitcher, has been chosen to lead the "Princesses," Japan's first-ever girl's baseball team. They don't want to play in a separate league - they're taking on the boys at their own game. And their goal? None other than Koshien, the national high school baseball championship!

But for all the challenges they face on the field, the hardest battles are the ones fought behind the scenes. They'll have to overcome prejudice, endure weeks of hard training, and work their way through romantic rivalries if they ever want a chance to make it to the top!

Contains episodes 1-26. Special Features: Clean Opening & Closing, "Kaseki no Machi" Music Clip, "Passionate Days" Music Clip, Warsaw Philharmonic Video, "Music Selections" Music Video, "Dream Stadium" Music Video, Sound Staff Interviews Parts 1 & 2, Player Statistics, Oden Cooking Special, A History of Baseball in Japan, Voice Actress Profiles, Karaoke With Princess Nine, Original Japanese Cover Art Gallery, U.S. Trailer, Trailers.

Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye - Complete Collection [Litebox]
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $39.99

In a devastated world overrun by monstrous bugs and ravaged by outlaws, there's only one person to call when you really need a job done right: Honoka. With a sixth sense for danger, sword skills second to none, and a smart-aleck A.I. tank by the name of Bogie, she's ready to tackle any job and solve any problem for her clients. But while crossing the desert one night, she finds a young man alone in the wasteland. It's the first step of a journey that will challenge even Honoka's amazing skills to their very limit!

Contains episodes 1-24. Special Features: Character Bios (including some with commentary by Megumi Toyoguchi [Honoka]), Japanese Voice Actor Interviews, Music Videos, Trailers.

Adult DVDs

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Angel Blade - Complete Collection (DVD)

Angel Blade: The amazingly voluptuous super heroine! No criminal has ever withstood her incredible sexiness. But now, the jiggling juggernaut of justice is targeted by a twisted criminal who wants her ultimate domination. Only one thing is certain: our topless heroine will need all her cunning and physical prowess to bring her enemies to heel! Contains both Angel Blade and Angel Blade Returns!

Special Features: Series Recap, Art Gallery, Sketch Gallery, Storyboards, Angel Blade Trailers, Anime Artform, Previews.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Mystery of the Necronomicon (DVD)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

A mad scientist has taken prisoners for a terrifying occult ceremony.​ His lust for perversion will unleash a forbidden magic and raise the dead.​ A private detective will expose his shameful secret,​ but knowledge may come too late to save the innocent!

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Welcome everyone! This used to be called Quick Picks because my teammates and I used to do this together. We would pick some DVDs and Blu Rays that we were interested in just to promote a certain franchise.

Previous Quick Picks

DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Blue Exorcist: The Movie (DVD)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • SRP: $39.98

When his adopted father, Shiro Fujimoto, was killed by his biological father, Satan, Rin Okumura swore to become an exorcist to avenge Shiro's death declaring war on his own blood-relatives of the underworld... Everyone is in the midst of preparing for a festival which is celebrated once every 11 years in True Cross Academy Town. However, behind the scenes in the shadows, a "Phantom Train" goes berserk while the barriers protecting the town from demon intrusions are under repair. Rin, Yukio, and Shiemi are sent to exorcise the Phantom Train, but as usual Rin complicates the situation. Amidst the chaos, Rin meets a demon in the form of a young boy. Meanwhile, Cheng-Long Liu, a Senior Exorcist First Class from the Taiwan Branch joins Shura in the repair operation and the story takes an unexpected turn as all their fates cross...

Di Gi Charat - The Complete OVA Series (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • SRP: $24.98

You never know when the chance for a new adventure is suddenly going to pop up, and even if you were born here, our world can be a pretty strange and unusual place. However, when you're an alien princess like Dejiko, who came to Earth to break into the music industry, it's almost impossible to go out walking without it becoming the start of something wild and wonderful. Distributor: Sentai Filmworks SRP: $24.98 Whether Deji's just hanging out, going on a Christmas Cruise or being kidnapped by her new arch rival Pyocola Analogue III (just call her Piyoko), you never know what might happen next. The one thing you can bet on, however, is that Dejiko's stalwart companions Genma and Puchiko will be right alongside her... and usually in trouble up to the tips of Puchiko's cat ears!

Oreshura - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • SRP: $74.98

Eita Kidou is a high school freshman with excellent grades and a disdain for love. Along with his childhood friend Chiwa Harusaki, a girl who's nearly a sister to him, Eita lives an ordinary school life concentrating on his studies - until the school's most beautiful girl, Masuzu Natsukawa, surprisingly confesses her love to Eita. However, her true desire is only to fool the eyes of others and pretend to be a couple. With a "certain secret" of his in Masuzu's hands, Eita is forced to play along. Moreover, a fierce battle over Eita begins as his ex-girlfriend, Himeka, and his virtual fiance, Ai, join the fray! Will Eita be able to continue his ordinary school life while maintaining a pretend relationship and dealing with all of his admirers?

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou - Collection 1 (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • SRP: $49.98

Banished from normal housing for the crime of adopting stray cats, Sorata Kanda's life has gone to the dogs and now he's been impounded in Room 101 of Sakura Hall, a notorious den of troublemakers, geniuses, and weirdos. Meanwhile, Mashiro Shiina in Room 202 is the cat's meow of the art world. However, she's so unfocused and dysfunctional that she needs a full-time keeper to survive day-to-day life while she puts her career as a famous artist on hold and studies to be a manga creator. That's too big a task for Chihiro, Mashiro's cousin who lives in the same dorm and also happens to be Sorata's teacher. But given Sorata's weakness for taking in small, cute but sometimes not completely loveable creatures, could he be the one destined to take over Mashiro's grooming, feeding and general, er... domestication? Well, if he's not,< too bad, 'cause no one else is stepping up and he's stuck with it and her! Heavy petting gets redefined, the dorm's the only thing likely to get housebroken and hopefully no one will get neutered as who's on whose leash becomes anybodies' guess!

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou - Collection 1 (Sub.Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • SRP: $59.98
Vividred Operation - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • SRP: $74.98

On an artificial island, Akane Isshiki, an innocent 14-year-old girl, lives a simple but happy life with her level-headed little sister Momo and their genius inventor grandfather. On clear days just over the water, everyone on the island can see the revolutionary invention that solved all the world's energy problems, the Manifestation Engine. Thanks to the Manifestation Engine, the peaceful days that everyone had dreamed of had arrived. But suddenly, a mysterious enemy called the "Alone" appear out of nowhere aiming to attack the Manifestation Engine, jeopardizing their quiet way of life. Equipped with incredibly powerful Palette Suits designed by her grandfather, Akane and her friends must rise up together in this desperate situation. Their friendship is the only hope to save the world.

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Hello everyone, it has been a long time since I published the September Edition: 1st Week and 2nd Week. The reason is that I've been so busy with school, wiki, and now, wiki moderation. I'm changing the blogs to make things easier for you guys and gals and myself. I can't do tables since it takes so much time. I will post DVD and Blu-ray covers. You know me, I have a thing for hi res images.

Anime

Oct. 1

Oct. 8

Oct. 15

  • Campione! - Complete Collection - $59.98 (DVD) and $69.98 (Blu-ray)
  • One Piece - Season 5 Part 3 (DVD) - $39.98
  • Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise - $29.98 (DVD) and $39.98 (Blu-ray)
  • Sword Art Online - Fairy Dance Part 1 (DVD) - $49.98
  • Sword Art Online - Fairy Dance Part 1 [Limited Edition] (Blu-ray) - $112.98

Oct. 22

  • Di Gi Charat - The Complete TV Series (DVD) - $19.98
  • Digimon: Digital Monsters - The Official Seasons 1-4 Collection (DVD) - $229.95
  • Kokoro Connect - TV Collection (DVD) - $59.98
  • Kokoro Connect - TV Collection (Blu-Ray) - $69.98
  • Princess Knight - Part 2 (DVD) - $39.99
  • Yamibo - Darkness, the Hat, and the Travelers of the Books: Complete Collection (DVD) - $29.98

Oct. 29

  • Gatchaman - Complete Collection [TV + OVA] (Blu-Ray) - $149.98
  • Gatchaman - Complete Collection [TV + OVA] (DVD) - $129.98
  • Gatchaman - OVA Collection (DVD) - $29.98
  • Tekkaman Blade II - Complete Collection (DVD) - $19.95
  • Thermae Romae - Complete Collection (DVD) - $24.95

For manga, I will work on it in a separate blog.

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Plot

After saving a fairy-tale kingdom, Akatsuki returns to the real world with Miu, the busty daughter of the defeated Demon King. It’s one hell of a happy ending until they’re forced to enroll at a school for magic users. There, Akatsuki can’t keep his hands off the girls, Miu’s constantly ballooning measurements make her a walking wardrobe malfunction, and someone is always plotting against them.

Cast

  • Akatsuki - Eric Vale
  • Kyoya - Jerry Jewell
  • Miu - Felecia Angelle
  • Listy - Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • Valkyrie - Terri Doty
  • Garius - Patrick Seitz
  • Haruka - Alexis Tipton
  • Ryohei - Dallas Reid
  • Minami - Mandy Lane
  • Chikage - Ryan Reynolds
  • Kuzuha - Monica Rial
  • Onizuka - Cris George
  • Tanaka - Aaron Dismuke
  • Motoharu - Joel McDonald
  • Kubota - Christopher R. Sabat
  • Phil - Todd Haberkorn
  • Ludie - Anastasia Munoz
  • Zechs - Scott Freeman
  • Volk - Charlie Campbell
  • Baram - Brian Mathis
  • Miranda - Luci Christian
  • ADR Director - Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • Head Writer - John Burgmeier

Sources

Funimation will release the anime in a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo set on December 17.

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Anime Vice's Quick Picks Erotica
Anime Vice's Quick Picks Erotica

A couple of months ago, my partner BigHeart711 and I included adult titles in Quick Picks until Geo told us to be family friendly. There was no more adult titles until now. This is a special edition for all the releases in 2012 for you hentai fans. Right now (due to time constraints), I will cover the manga portion. Sorry guys and gals, I will put up the hentai anime later. Oh, my partner and I made this interesting observation about the hentai market. It appears that Yaoi dominates the manga section while Straight dominates the animations.

Warning: This blog is for adults age 18 and up. Don't worry, I won't put nudity due to the Anime Vice's community rules. :)

I hope you find something you like and please support these series legally.

Thank you.

Hentai Anime Titles

Angelium (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: February 14, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles, English,

Distributor: Kitty Media

Tomonori is thrown into confusion when his mother suddenly passes on and his father marries the sexy and mysterious Hanae right away. Tomonori is able to discover his new step-mother's secret: she had been having an affair with his father for many years. Not wanting the secret to get out, Hanae and her daughter from a previous marriage will do anything to keep Tomonori quiet - including bribe him with their bodies!

Another Lady Innocent (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: February 14

Distributor: Kitty Media

During the Civil War, the powerful landowner Carson had a beautiful daughter with an innocent heart, Faye. As Faye enjoys an intense sexual relationship with her friend John and her servant girl Sophia, the end of her innocent days draws near. The mysterious Lord Mark has set his eyes on her and will stop at nothing to get her.

Classroom Atonement (DVD)

MSRP: $14.99, Release Date: August 7

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Nanase's father has just been arrested for murder. While his guilt remains in question, Nanase's classmates have already passed judgment and are punishing her for her father's crimes. To atone for his sins, she must obey their every sexual command to satisfy their twisted desires. At school, in her room, even on a crowded train - no matter where they are, Nanase must pleasure them in any way possible. But not all of Nanase's classmates can be so easily satiated. Someone's publishing very detailed articles about her nightly lustful escapades in a special Atonement Newspaper! Spread across campus, this public humiliation might just be worse than her nightly tortures!

Classes in Seduction (DVD)

MSRP: $12.99, Release Date: November 6, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Professor Shino's out to change the world - one lusty lesson at a time! Shino might be a science teacher, but her specialty really lies in teaching her students about their sexual chemistry! Whether it's guiding two virgins through their first time or teaching a tough guy what it really means to make love, this sultry Professor has all the gentle advice and sexual skill to make a man out of anyone. But even though her sex ed is second to none, Shino has needs, too. She aches to find that special someone who can help her achieve the fulfillment that she teaches to others. How many lustful encounters will she have before she finds someone who can please both her body and her heart?

Cool Devices - Collection (DVDs 1 - 4)

MSRP: $39.99, Release Date: July 10

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Enter a world of forbidden pleasure tightly bound together inside eleven erotic tales of lust and desire where the darkest yearnings and deepest hatreds intertwine to create the most exquisite ecstasy imaginable. Where sex and depravity shatter the illusion of innocence and replace it with the unquenchable flames of desire!

Special Features: Digitally Remastered, Art Galleries, Cool Devices Teaser & Trailers, Previews.

Note: They did sold each DVD separately for $9.99 prior to this release in 2012. I didn't list these DVDs separately for this blog. It's better to get the whole package for more "satisfying experience."

Fifty Shades of Hentai (DVD)

MSRP: $24.99, Release Date: July 24

Distributor: Adult Source Media

These couples engage in innocent and not-so-innocent trysts. Consumed by their dark desires to embark on daring, physical sex, these thrill seekers experience the erotic pleasures reserved for those who like to play. No need to sign a contract. Are you and your lover ready to play?

Fifty Darker Shades of Hentai (DVD)

MSRP: $24.99, Release Date: November 13

Distributor: Adult Source Media

Undaunted by the curious preference and shady desires of sexy, anguished young women, men cannot resist the urge to dominate. The searing affairs of the heart take second stage to the sensual curiosity that these men and women explore as they confront their playful fantasies head on.

Hooligan (DVD)

MSRP: $39.99, Release Date: July 7

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Five girls. One guy. Seven sex toys. It all started when our hero, Yukito, was trying to score with his favorite blonde bombshell, Olga. Things were just heating up when one of her science experiments exploded, and it screwed up all of time and space. Now it's up to Yukito to find and collect each of the seven sex toys from the beautiful maidens who possess them! To win these seven sabers, Yukito must face off against their lusty owners in a sensual skirmish, where sex is the name of the game - and the winner is the one who can keep going the longest! He'll be battling it out with the lovely shrine sisters Yuka and Yuki... the foxy ninja Victoria... the sweet and spicy Hiromi... so many women, so little time! It's a tough job, but it's up to Yukito to get his freak on and save the universe!

Hot for Teacher (DVD)

MSRP: $14.99, Release Date: September 11, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Yumi is a busty, dark haired beauty who knows how to give her students what they want. But unfortunately, she's never been good at getting what she wants and lately everything seems to be going wrong. First she has a nasty break-up with her fiance, and then she's sexually harassed by the Vice-Principal. One thing leads to another, and before she knows it, the VP and some very horny students trap her into a hot and heavy orgy. After ravishing her over and over again, they make her swear to become their secret sex slave. Now Yumi's only hope is the reluctant Katsutoshi and his perky girlfriend Keiko. But even with their help, it'll be hard for Yumi to escape her bonds of sexual slavery, since everyone seems to be hot for teacher...

Kite Uncut (Blu-Ray)

MSRP: $29.99, Release Date: February 28

Distributor: Kitty Media

Sawa is a school girl, an orphan, and an assassin. She is being controlled by a corrupt cop who gives her targets to kill, detailing to her the crimes these men have committed in order to justify their death. Some of his power over Sawa has to do with her deceased parents and the promise of revenge. When another orphan, a teenage boy called Oburi, is brought in to assist Sawa, the two teenage killers form a bond of sorts. As they heal each other's emotional wounds, they begin to dream of a life that would not be spent under the shadows of murder.

Nightmare Campus - Complete Collection

MSRP: $39.99, Release Date: January 3

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Masao stumbles upon a bloody occult rite that opens the gates of Hell. He escapes with his life, but a demon possesses his soul... and his college campus! One by one, Masao's peers degenerate into lustful fiends, and terror ravages the student body!

Notes: It has five episodes in total.

Private Sessions - Complete Collection (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: September 11, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Professor Saki was a normal woman - until her heart and mind were twisted by her sadistic boyfriend Mikami. Fired from his last teaching job for assaulting one of his students, he forces Saki into getting him a teaching position at her all-girl college.

With beautiful, buxom ladies everywhere, Mikami's dark desires quickly target his new female students for some very special private sessions - and this time he plans on making Saki help him. Will Saki's misguided love for Mikami drive her to help him trap innocent women in his demented little world?

Step MILF (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: February 14, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles, English,

Distributor: Kitty Media

Tomonori is thrown into confusion when his mother suddenly passes on and his father marries the sexy and mysterious Hanae right away. Tomonori is able to discover his new step-mother's secret: she had been having an affair with his father for many years. Not wanting the secret to get out, Hanae and her daughter from a previous marriage will do anything to keep Tomonori quiet - including bribe him with their bodies!

Step Up Love Story (Complete Collection)

MSRP: $14.99, Release Date: July 10, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles, English,

Distributor: Media Blasters

Makoto and Yura Onada are a newly married couple. They're happy and deeply in love. But there's just one problem: they're both inexperienced in the ways of intimacy. As a result, their expressions of love and passion tend to be a little awkward. Seeking advice from wherever they can get it (neighbors, relatives, co-workers, etc.), the couple begins to explore all the ins and outs of the married life.

Notes: Contains 2 DVDs (4 episodes).

The Erotic Temptress - The Tower of Lust (DVDs 1 - 5)

MSRP: $9.99 Each,

Release Dates: June 5,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Maya: unspeakably beautiful, her body drives men insane with desire. Wherever she goes, chaos erupts just for a chance to touch her sensuous body and experience true ecstasy...

Variable Geo Neo - Collection (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: November 13, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Variable Geo: an all-girl fighting league where the winner walks away with an incredible fortune and the losers are stripped of their dignity and raped for the amusement of the spectators. Yuu Asuka dreams of winning the money so she can save her brother's restaurant, but first, she must battle her way through the world's sexiest martial artists! The list of Yuu's buxom competitors includes her childhood friend Misumi, who isn't about to miss a chance to finally beat Yuu. Unfortunately, Misumi doesn't know anything about the penalties for losing, and she's been selected as Yuu's opponent in Round One! Will Yuu sacrifice her own dream in order to save her friend from the terrible punishment that awaits the loser?

Note: Contains 3 episodes.

Viper GTS (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: March 6

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Carrera, Rati, and Mercedes are three succuba demons who will grant any wish in exchange for a soul. Ogawa uses a summoning spell to gain vengeance, but when he sees the sexy Carrera, he gets a better idea for a wish.

Hentai Manga Titles

All summaries are from Anime News Network.

Awkward Silence

  • Released on October 9 (Vol. 2)
  • Distributed by SuBLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Satoru Tono is too shy to speak to classmate Keigo Tamiya. Instead he fills his sketchbook with drawings of the boy he likes. But perhaps Keigo has noticed him too...?

Story and art by Hinako Takanaga.

Bad Teacher's Equation

Atsushi can hardly believe his good luck - he's scored an actual, day-long date with the man of his dreams! But will he manage to stay totally cool, calm, and collected during the biggest moment of his young life? And will the rest of the gang leave him alone... or stalk his every nervous move?!

Story and art by Kazuma Kodaka.

Bond of Dreams, Bond of Love

  • Released on August 14
  • Distributed by SuBLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

High school student Ao has been dreaming about his longtime neighbor Ryomei, a priest at the local Shinto shrine. A little freaked out - and a lot excited - at the prospect of having a relationship with Ryomei, Ao gathers up his courage, confesses his feelings... and gets turned down flat. Luckily, Ao's not the kind to give up easily. Thanks to some creative persistence (and Ryomei's weakening resolve), he finally gets a kiss. But one single kiss won't satisfy him for long!

Story and art by Yaya Sakuragi.

Border

  • Released on January 31 (Vol. 3)
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Sweet (and sugar-addicted) programmer Kippei is an invaluable part of his team! But when a client's case regarding a long-lost heir suddenly brings the bright young boy into the spotlight, everyone is forced to look back on Kippei's shadowy former life in order to uncover the darkest of secrets. Will the squad stand strong... or will they lose Kippei forever? Border breaks down the barrier between work and play with a team of brilliant guys who think nothing of fighting crime and roughhousing after hours! Though they come from totally different backgrounds, these men share a bond that runs much deeper than blood. But will they be ready to let go in the toughest of circumstances?

Story and art by Kazuma Kodaka.

Colorful Harvest

  • Released on July 27
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.99

Ryosuke fled his family's country vineyard to go to college in Tokyo after his lifelong crush turned him down cold! But what will happen when a trip back home bears juicy, surprising fruit? And how can one clumsy guy suddenly be so irresistibly popular?

Colorful Harvest bursts with the succulent sweetness of fresh flirtation! Will a hopeful guy get a second chance to woo the love of his young life? And how may delicious interludes does it take to totally wipe out a budding romantic?

Finder - Passion within the Viewfinder

  • Released on July 10 (Vol. 6)
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.99

“The worlds we live in are just too different!” After his imprisonment in Hong Kong, Akihito returns to Japan with Asami…and slips away to freedom! But when a celebrity stalking case gets the hotheaded photographer mixed up with a pure psychopath, Asami’s underworld influence once again seems to be everywhere…

Story and art by Ayano Yamane.

Flutter

  • Released on July 10
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

Asada is hypnotized by a handsome co-worker he sees on the street nearly every day. When the two men are paired up for a high-pressure project, he can't believe his good luck! But what will happen when Asada's defenses are shaken by their immediate, undeniable connection?

Flutter beats with the racing pulses of brand-new lovers! When success at work leads to an after-hours confession, an exciting relationship sparks to life. But is the flash of intimacy the beginning of a fiery blaze... or just a passing flicker?

Story and art by Momoko Tenzen.

Gentlemen's Agreement Between a Rabbit and a Wolf

  • Released on January 31
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

It's all in a name - USAGIKAWA, the rabbit. KAIOOKAMI, the wolf. They''re both in a creative and promotional department of a toy manufacturing company. Were they destined to fight? Every time they see each other, they fight like cats and dogs! One day, as a special promotional campaign, they''re assigned to go out on the street wearing a animal suits. Huffin' and puffin', whining and complaining, they head to the locker room to change into their suits. But, when the wolf sees the rabbit getting change, he finds him charming and attractive. Can the wolf suppress his desire - and appetite?

Story and art by Shinano Oumi.

Good Morning

  • Released on April 25
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

One morning, Hayashi wakes up naked - next to another man. That man: Shinohara, a client everyone says is gay! Hayashi, hung over with no memory of the night before, is horrified when Shinohara tells him they slept together. He doesn't know Shinohara is lying. Plus, normally a cool character, Shinohara's turned beet red, and he's crying and yelling... and incredibly, Hayashi thinks this new Shinohara is kinda cute!

Story and art by Ritsu Natsumizu.

His Favorite

  • Released on December 11 (Vol. 2)
  • Distributed by SuBLime
  • MSRP: $12.99

Awkward Yoshida is hated by all the girls in school for his perceived closeness with hot guy Sato, who uses hanging out with Yoshida as an excuse to turn them all down. If Yoshida is merely an excuse, why does Sato taunt him in private about “his favorite”? Is it possible Sato’s feelings run deeper than friendship? And what could he possibly see in the funny-looking Yoshida? Watch Yoshida’s life turn upside down with hilarious results!

Honey Darling

  • Released on June 12.
  • Distributed by SubLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Chihiro drifts through life with no purpose, going from girl to girl, until one day he finds an abandoned kitten in a box. He quickly falls in love with little Shiro and couldn't imagine his life without her. One evening, Chihiro finds Shiro has fallen ill. While searching aimlessly for an animal hospital, he runs into Kumazawa, a local vet who takes Shiro into his care.

Watching Kumazawa in action, Chihiro realizes he wishes to learn the value of life and asks Kumazawa to consider hiring him at the vet clinic. Kumazawa agrees, but only if Chihiro serves as his live-in housekeeper. Has Chihiro finally found his purpose in life, or will living with the handsome vet be a little too much to handle?

Story and art by Norikazu Akira.

Hot and Steamy

  • Released on December 26.
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.95

Matsuno, a former employee of a big enterprise, quit his job to work at a rural hot-spring inn. That inn was renowned for its romantic matchmaking efficacy so it brought in a crowd of newlyweds and couples. One day, after a hard day’s work, Matsuno accidently shares a bath with the head mistress of the inn and ends up having sexual relations with her. What will be the outcome of this casual fling?

Story and art by Hiroshi Itaba.

Kiss Ariki

  • Released on August 14.
  • Distributed by SubLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Toru, the son of a yakuza boss, is sent into exile on a deserted island for his own protection during a gang feud. Fiery and impetuous, he isn't thrilled to be sidelined when he'd rather be in the fight, and is even less thrilled that Mutsumi, son of the gang's second in command, is going with him. The serious, studious Mutsumi is Toru's opposite in every way, and it doesn't take long before the sparks between them begin to fly!

Kizuna Deluxe Edition

  • Released on January 31 (Volume 5) and May 30 (Volume 6).
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

Handsome and powerful Masa has been made an offer of marriage! In a political move meant to cement ties with another faction, the sweet daughter of a local heavyweight is offered up... but Masa's heart (and body) are meant only for Kai. Will he stay true to his "young master" and save himself for the man he really loves?

Story and art by Kazuma Kodaka.

Love Hair

  • Released on June 27.
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.95

This collection of multiple, short-situational stories will surely strike the fancy of fans alike. The first story of this fine collection revolves around a cute blonde-haired girl, who, despite her innocent looks, is always on the lookout for a stimulating sexual experience. Through her quest, she comes across a weak-looking man, and to her surprise, he is quite the beast in bed! Another story focuses on a girl working as a waitress at a maid cafe, who tries hard to avoid the aggressive approaches of a customer. Other stories include a power struggle relationship, a couple getting cozy on a cold winter's night, and much more.

Story and art by Maban.

Love on the Job

  • Released on June November 30 (Vol. 1).
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.95

Ryou and Minori are two newly graduated lovers ready to find employment, but when they finally land jobs, it turns out they’re working for two companies embroiled in a bitter rivalry! “Associating with rival workers is prohibited. If you’re found out, you’ll get the pink slip!” they’re told. And so Ryou and Minori must live day to day hiding their relationship from their employers…

Story and art by Chihiro Harumi

My Cute Crossdresser

  • Released on June 27.
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.95

A bunch of nerdy guys (without girlfriends) get together to try to catch a perverted predator on a crowded train and decide to run a sting operation. But... how will they do that? Who or what would they use for a decoy to catch this predator? Oh, we know! Let's dress up one as a girl! He looks so cute! He's just perfect and anyone would fall for him... including his classmates!

Story and art by Mitohi Matsumoto.

Private Teacher

  • Released on April 25.
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

Rintaro's gotten into college, and he's finally moved in with Kaede. But just when they're getting ready to enjoy each other's company a little, Rintaro's older brother Sentaro blows in, bringing storm clouds with him!

Story and art by Yuu Moegi.

Punch Up!

  • Released on July 10 (Vol. 1) and October 9 (Vol. 2)
  • Distributed by SuBLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Architect Maki Motoharu is hanging out at the construction site ogling a particular hunky, well-toned construction worker when he is unexpectedly reunited with his lost cat, Shinobu. The reunion is all thanks to Ohki Kouta, a foul-mouthed young ironworker who found and cared for the lost cat. Unfortunately for Ohki, this act of kindness led to his eviction! When Maki agrees to take in young Ohki, will he be able to tame this feisty stray?

Includes a bonus "P.B.B" (Play Boy Blues) side story.

Story and art by Shiuko Kano.

The Tyrant Falls in Love

  • Released on April 25 (Volume 6) and August 29 (Volume 7).
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

Waiting for Tatsumi to return to Japan, Morinaga's sure that his unstable lover is finally changing his ways. But Morinaga's hopes are soon overridden by sheer terror! Tatsumi's brought someone with him - his father! And as Morinaga heads into his first meeting with Tatsumi Sr., he can't quell his worries that the old man's come to tear his life apart!

Story and art by Hinako Takanaga.

Velvet Kiss

  • Released on June 27 (Vol. 1) and October 31 (Vol. 2)
  • Distributed by Project-H
  • MSRP: 17.95

What does it mean to become "her friend"...? Nitta, unable to pay back his huge debt, receives a phone call from his loan advisor and tells him they would work something out if he becomes "friends" with this woman at his work. Mysterious, pretty, and unaware of what's going on, Nitta approaches her. They eventually end up having a relationship... but everything comes with a price, and it's not what it all seems to be!

Story and art by Chihiro Harumi.

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!

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Pays Homage to Stephen King?

STARDUST CRUSADERS #13 -- Watch & Learn. Christine?

Does JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Work as a Horror Story?

STARDUST CRUSADERS #14 -- Watch & Learn. It's scary!

TOKYO GHOUL #1&2 -- Special Review

Fancy a bit of the ol' ultraviolence, my droogies?

PERSONA 4: THE GOLDEN ANIMATION #1 -- Special Review

This finally makes sense to me?

NARUTO Ch. 685 Review

In some ways, NARUTO is becoming the TWILIGHT of manga.

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL #1 & 2 -- Special Review

Now that the second episode's out, how does this franchise fair after 25 years?

Is DRAGON BALL Dated?

DRAGON BALL #11 -- Retro Review. Rusty pinballs?!

SAMURAI JAM-BAKUMATSU ROCK #1 -- Special Review

The secret history of bishonen?

DRAMAtical mURDER #1 -- Special Review

Must all nerds be bullied?

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL #1 & 2 -- Special Review

Now that the second episode's out, how does this franchise fair after 25 years?

Does JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Work as a Horror Story?

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