Welcome to the weekly Quick Picks. I have compiled a list of the manga and anime being released this week with a little added commentary by yours truly. For your convenience, I have also included the Suggested Retail Price (SRP), Amazon.com's andRightStuf.com's price fpr every item on the lists below.
Five pics this week! Note(s): Last week I announced a MLP: Friendship is Magic DVD release with no RightStuf.com price. Well, for those of you who care, this week the website is selling the product for $13.49. Also, there are a lot of released anime/manga that are not yet in our site's database. Be sure to help out the wiki by adding these if they are not there already. Alright, on to to the Quick Picks:
1. The Earl and the Fairy Vol. 1: Edgar Ashenbert claims to be descended from the human ruler of the fairy kingdom, and he urgently needs Lydia's help to find and claim his birthright, the legendary sword of the Blue Knight Earl. Things will never be the same for Lydia as she is pulled into a dangerous quest against dark forces!
2. Naruto Vol. 55: Evil masterminds Kabuto and Madara instigate a skirmish with Naruto and friends on Turtle Island. The Allied Shinobi Forces prepare to attack, but are they ready for Kabuto's horde of reanimated dead ninja?!
3. One Piece Vol. 61: Determined to become stronger and challenge the toughest seas in the world, Luffy and his crew decide to go into training. When they finally reunite years later, they will meet brand new enemies and adventures!
4. Grave of the Fireflies: As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources.
Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares.
This edition has been digitally remastered and restored.
5. Hetalia Axis Power - Complete Series: Forget everything you learned in history class, and imagine all the nations of the world as cute guys hanging out on a wildly inappropriate reality show. Now, toss in every stereotype ever and prepare to pledge allegiance to your favorite superpower in Hetalia Axis Powers!
Maybe you'll surrender to Italy's charms. He's a sweetie who's always got a noodle in his mouth and he's BFF with blue-eyed Germany and shy Japan. Sounds nice, right? Of course, their friendship sort of causes World War II, but is that really such a big deal? Not if it means those adorable allies France, America, and England will be stormin' the beach!
Contains episodes 1-52.
Special Features: Audio Commentaries for Episodes 2, 9, 12, 16, 31, 36, 42 & 46, Show Comments by Director Bob Shirahata Parts 1-3, Director Bob Shirahata's Ending Sequence Comments, Director Bob Shirahata & Atsushi Kosaka (Prussia) Talk, Atsushi Kosaka Commemorates the Announcement of the Hetalia Movie, Bob Shirahata & Aki Kanada (Chibi Italy) Talk, Bob Shirahata & Daisuke Namikawa (Italy) Talk, Textless Songs, Trailers.
|Arata: The Legend Vol. 9||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||03/06/12|
|Black Bird Vol. 13||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||03/06/12|
|Dengeki Daisy Vol. 9||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||03/06/12|
|The Earl and the Fairy Vol. 1||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||03/06/12|
|Fairy Tail Vol. 18||Kodansha Comics||$10.99||$7.17||$8.24||03/06/12|
|Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll Vol. 2||Viz Media||$7.99||$7.99||$5.99||03/06/12|
|Hana-Kimi (3-in-1 Edition) Omnibus Vol. 1||Viz Media||$14.99||$10.08||$11.24||03/06/12|
|Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You) Vol. 13||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||03/06/12|
|La Corda d'Oro Vol. 15||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||03/06/12|
|Monster Hunter Orage Vol. 4||Kodansha Comics||$10.99||$8.70||$8.24||03/06/12|
|Naruto Vol. 55||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||03/06/12|
|One Piece (New World) Vol. 61||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||03/06/12|
|Oresama Teacher Vol. 7||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||03/06/12|
|Pokemon: Black and White Vol. 6||Viz Media||$4.99||$4.99||$3.74||03/06/12|
|Pokemon the Movie: White Victini and Zekrom||Viz Media||$7.99||$7.99||$5.99||03/06/12|
|Psyren Vol. 3||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||03/06/12|
|Rin-Ne Vol. 8||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||03/06/12|
|Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition) Omnibus Vol. 1||Viz Media||$14.99||$9.87||$11.24||03/06/12|
|Stepping on Roses Vol. 7||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||03/06/12|
|Twin Spica Vol. 12||Vertical, Inc.||$13.95||$11.04||$10.46||03/06/12|
|Yashakiden: The Demon Princess Vol. 5||DMP||$19.95||$13.57||$14.96||03/06/12|
|Fate/Zero - Box Set 1 (Blu-Ray) Import||Aniplex of America||$498.98||-||US Customers: $369.98 / Non-US Costumers: $379.98||03/06/12|
|Grave of the Fireflies - Remastered Edition (DVD)||Sentai Filmworks||$19.98||$17.99||$11.99||03/06/12|
|Hetalia Axis Power: Season 1-2 - Complete Series (DVD)||FUNimation||$44.98||$34.99||$26.99||03/06/12|
|House of Five Leaves - Complete Series Box Set: Premium Edition (DVD)||NIS America||$59.99||-||$43.99||03/06/12|
|KimiKiss: Pure Rouge - Complete Collection (DVD)||Sentai Filmworks||$69.98||$64.99||$52.49||03/06/12|
|Sands of Destruction - Complete Series S.A.V.E. Edition (DVD)||FUNimation||$19.98||$14.98||$11.99||03/06/12|
|Bleach MASKED: Official Character Book 2||Viz Media||$14.99||$9.87||$11.24||03/06/12|