Quick Picks (Week of 7/2/2012): We're Gonna Need More Cinnamoroll

Topic started by Bigheart711 on July 5, 2012. Last post by AgentFakku 2 years, 3 months ago.
Post by Bigheart711 (4,096 posts) See mini bio Level 21

We had a huge roster of manga to deal with this week! So huge, we attempted to have a special guest speak about them, but sadly they were too busy with life. Happens to us all, don't worry about it. ;p Please let me know what any of you think about the new banners since there will be related images every week. Let's start with someone very cute! <3

Quick Rundown

Bigheart's Thoughts

Much to my dismay on how many TV series I'm currently watching in general, Kimi Ni Todoke, Vampire Knight's Anime and Claymore's Manga are still on my "To Watch/Read" list, so I better keep the heck up. I'm not that caught up with One Piece either, but I thought it was interesting to talk about the huge number of volumes by now. <3 Fluffy, Fluffy Cinamoroll looks very cute. So cute, that I might try it out after all for fun. Finally, one manga from Taka's (rather dark) past shows up and I thought it would be better off reading it for the story since I think it would be more plot-driven than any other H-Manga I read.

Takashichea's Thoughts

Shamefully, I have read Velvet Kiss which is about Nitta Shin, an average businessman, has won the lottery, but he signed a contract while being drunk in a one night stand. He gets into a debt of 80 million Yen. His creditor tells him to keep a certain woman company in order for his debt to disappear. It's a good story, but if you're looking for more sex, you better skip this one. I'm interested in Vampire Knight vol. 14 and the manga for Pokemon Black and White. I have watched and read Vampire Knight but not Pokemon. I'm not familiar with the others. I heard of Claymore from Sotyfan16's Beginner Guide, but I haven't had time to try it. I'm looking forward to reading Rosario Vampire Season 2 which so much better than the anime. I'm behind in D. Gray-man, and I'm on volume 14 or so. I didn't know they were on 22. I tend to read manga from the library which is behind in the volumes. On a side note, I noticed a trend that Yaoi books on Amazon tend to be cheaper than Rightstuff. All the adult books were released on July 4th. :)

Update!!!

  • More manga series have been linked! :)
  • I re-worked the banner by moving the AV logo. I think this looks better.

This Week's Releases

Major props go to Takashichea for helping me with the abnormally large manga roster we got this week. Sources are from RIghtStuf.comand Amazon.com.

Anime Series

Name (Format)SRP
(BR/DVD)
CompanyAmazon.com Price
(BR/DVD)
RightStuf.com Price
(BR/DVD)
Release Date
AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Complete Subbed Series DVD)$69.99NIS AmericaN/A$51.997/3/2012
Hetalia Season 4 (World Series Part 2 DVD) [Reg. and Limited Edition (Special)]Regular: $34.98
Special: $39.98
FUNimationRegular: $32.99
Special: $22.99
Regular: $20.99
Special: $23.99
7/3/2012
Hidamari Sketch x SP (Subbed DVD)$14.98Sentai Filmworks$12.99$8.997/3/2012
Kimi ni Todoke (Box Set 3, Premium Edition)$69.99NIS America$72.60$51.997/3/2012
Matchless Raijin-Oh (DVD Vol. 4)$23.99Anime Midstream$23.99$17.996/30/2012
Needless (Complete Collection DVD/BR)BR: $89.98
DVD: $79.98
Sentai FilmworksBR: $89.98
DVD: $79.98
BR: $67.49
DVD: $59.99
7/3/2012

Manga Volumes

Name & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Animal Land Vol. 5Kodansha$10.99$10.99$8.247/03/2012
Bakuman Vol. 12Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Bleach Vol. 42Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Bleach Vol. 43Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Claymore Vol. 20Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
D. Gray-Man Vol. 22Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Dengiki Daisy Vol. 10Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Finder Vol. 6: Passion Within the View FinderDigital Manga Publishing$13.95$7.84$10.467/04/2012
Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll Vol. 4Viz$7.99$7.99$5.997/03/2012
FlutterDigital Manga Publishing$12.95$8.94$9.717/04/2012
Hana-Kimi Omnibus Vol. 7-9Viz$14.99None$11.247/03/2012
Jiu Jiu Vol. 1Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Mameshiba Vol. 2: We Could Be HeroesViz$6.99$6.99$5.247/03/2012
Maohden Vol. 1Digital Manga Publishing$12.95$12.95$9.717/04/2012
My Cute CrossdresserProject-H$17.95$9.64$13.467/04/2012
Naruto Vol. 57Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Natsume's Book of Friends Vol. 12Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
One Piece Vol. 63Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Oresama Teacher Vol. 9Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Pokemon Black and White Vol. 8Viz$4.99$4.99$3.747/3/2012
Psyren Vol. 5Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/3/2012
Rin-ne Vol. 9Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/3/2012
Rosario Vampire Season 2 Vol. 9Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Secretary's JobDigital Manga Publishing$12.95$6.96$9.717/04/2012
Skip Beat! Vol. 28Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Skip Beat! Omnibus Vol. 7-9Viz$14.99None$11.997/03/2012
Vampire Knight Vol. 14Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Velvet KissProject-H$17.95$9.73$13.467/04/2012
Winx Club Vol. 1Viz$6.99$6.99$5.247/03/2012
Winx Club Vol. 2Viz$6.99$6.99$5.247/03/2012

If any of you don't mind, my Twitter Name is @MasterMenos while Takashichea's is also @Takashichea on Twitter. Follow us and also give Bigheart your honest thoughts on the new banner.

Post by takashichea (13,182 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Funny, the banner is cute, and I like it how it hides the traps we have in the manga titles.

Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,319 posts) See mini bio Level 19
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@takashichea said:

Funny, the banner is cute, and I like it how it hides the traps we have in the manga titles.

Yikes....all I can say regarding that image is...

TTTTTRRRRRRAAAAAAPPPPPP! *dives for cover* o_O

Issues aside, cheers to the two of you for reviving Sora's old Quick Picks feature.

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@ShadowKnight508:

Thanks. I don't know why they release so many on 4th of July.

@Bigheart711:

I added these pages. I'll add the rest tomorrow.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,096 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@takashichea: Save Fluffy, Fluffy Cinamoroll for me! I want to make that page. ;)

@ShadowKnight508: Thanks for your feedback, SK. Also, that image is definitely something that neither of us can un-see. :(

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@Bigheart711:

There's a manga here that is actually worse than that series. Sorry about that. We can post the stack of manga images except for the adult novels to be safe. :)

Roger that, I let you have your Cinamoroll.

Edit:

I shouldn't have rushed My Thoughts section.

Reasons I'm interested in the following manga titles

  • Vampire Knight - A shoujo manga that my sister had introduced me. She had given up on this series. I liked it because it wasn't cliche other cheesy Shoujo romance mangas with the main heroine blushing like a tomato every page. It was dark and bloody which I enjoyed. Though, I don't understand the fan girls doing yaoi shipping. I don't see of any of that. It's more of a love triangle between Yuki Cross (human), Zero (hunter), and Kaname (vampire).
  • Rosario Vampire - Another manga series that my sister had got me into. It's harem genre with a supernatural twist. It's about Tsukune, your little cute nerd, who got himself enrolled in a school for Yokai, supernatural monsters of all sorts. Despite its weak monster of the week theme, I enjoyed the characters and how much they grew. At first, Tsukune is a wimpy ass of a protagonist who relies on Moka, a vampire girl whose inner side can kick butt. Later on, Tsukune becomes more of a man.
  • D. Gray Man - It's a shonen show about exorcists who at war with the Millennium Earl and his Akuma army. I still read the series to see how Allen Walker and his gang survive against the Earl's onslaught. What I love about this series is that you see hope then, BAM! You got people dying left and right. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. There is not much of a dull moment between comedy, tragedy, and action for the manga series.

Then again, I got to keep it short.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,096 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@takashichea: Thanks! I'll make the page right away! Also, we should keep our thoughts in at least one paragraph of speech. I like how you organized which series/manga you were talking about earlier. We should do that in our future QP articles.

EDIT: Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll and all the released volumes have been added! <3

EDIT 2: Oresama Teacher has been added!

Post by takashichea (13,182 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Bigheart711:

That sounds great!

New Wiki Pages

I forgot to update them, so they didn't appear in the database.

Edit:

Should we add Winx Club?

Post by Bigheart711 (4,096 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@takashichea said:

Should we add Winx Club?

Even though Viz added their graphic novels to their catalogue, I don't think Winx Club should be added because it happens to be a western series, but since there are a number of them already in the wiki because they look like an anime series, I suggest that we should check in with the mods to be sure if Winx Club should be added or not..

Post by takashichea (13,182 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Bigheart711:

Okay. I doubt we add it.

Oh yeah, how are you liking the new summer anime series? I got hooked by three.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,096 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@takashichea: Arcana Famiglia is good so far and Chitose Get You!! was cute, but Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita won me over already. Haven't checked out much else so far. What about you?

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@Bigheart711:

I got into Arcana Famiglia, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita (Humanity Has Declined), and Campione!. I'll try out Chitose Get You!! and Binbogami ga! series.

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Enjoy everyone!

Post by sotyfan16 (1,341 posts) See mini bio Level 20

I'm quite behind on Claymore and Rosario. I'm slowly rectifying that by buying the volumes.

I'm just going along buying Bakuman volumes so I can have the complete series. I can't wait to read the last like 5 volumes again. So epic.

Speaking of epic, the new Needless boxset is out. The price is really high. I'm going to wait a while until I can get it for under $40. Why? Because it's another series that isn't that great but is fun to watch (I don't agree will all the hate the series gets besides how the story could have been better).

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@sotyfan16:

I'm way behind in Bakuman. I think I got volume 7 of Rosario Vampire Season 2.

Post by AgentFakku (299 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@takashichea:

You're a fan of Velvet Kiss, too? I love that manga series. I was going to add that series, but you beat me to it. :)

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