Quick Picks 02/21/12

Topic started by Guest_Author on Feb. 21, 2012. Last post by takashichea 2 years, 4 months ago.
Post by Guest_Author (0 posts) See mini bio Level 7
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Welcome to the weekly Quick Picks. I have compiled a list of the manga and anime releases for this week with a little commentary by yours truly.

What you see here is a pretty bleak week of releases. Not every week can be packed with anime and manga. Even so, I have managed to choose two releases to showcase. One is an anime and the other is a live action movie based on an anime:

Broken Blade
Broken Blade

1) Broken Blade: In Cruzon, children are born with the ability to control quartz. This power allows them to levitate simple objects - or control enormous and complex mobile battle suits called Golems. But when an ancient Golem is discovered during the height of a brutal war, a young king and his beautiful queen turn to Rygart Arrow. Though an "un-sorcerer," Rygart can miraculously pilot this ancient and powerful weapon. But in war, school friends can turn into bitter enemies and allies have suspicious motives.

Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

2) Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time:Akari is the daughter of the time-travelling teen from the anime classic The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. In order to help her mother, she travels from the present to the 1970s, where she must contend with a world without instant communication and meet her father, whom she never knew.

I have not watched The Girl Who Leapt Through Time movie but I like that this live action version is described as "a Japanese drama version of Back to the Future". Your turn... Take a look below and see if you can find something to you liking. If you do let me know in the comments below.

Manga Releases

TitlePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comDate
Gantz Vol. 21Dark Horse$12.99$10.17$9.7402/22/12 (Amazon: 03/13/12)
GTO: The Early Years Vol. 11Vertical, Inc.$12.95$10.14$9.7102/21/12
Mardock Scramble Vol. 4Kodansha Comics$10.99$8.70$8.2402/21/12
Oh My Goddess Vol. 20Dark Horse$11.99$9.59$8.9902/22/12 (Amazon: 03/06/12)
Tenjho Tenge Vol. 5Viz Media$17.99$11.76$13.4902/21/12
xxxHOLiC Vol. 19Del Rey Manga$10.99$8.79$8.2402/21/12

Anime Releases

TitleCompanySRPAmazon.comRightstuf.comDate
Broken Blade - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)Sentai Filmworks$69.98$38.99$52.4902/21/12
Broken Blade - Complete Collection (DVD)Sentai Filmworks$59.98$34.99$44.9902/21/12

Miscellaneous Releases

TitleCompanySRPAmazon.comRightstuf.comDate
Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time ~ Live Action (DVD)Asian Crush$19.99$14.99$14.99RS: 01/24/12 / Amazon: 02/07/12
Young Justice - Season 1 Volume 3 (DVD)Warner Bros.$14.97$11.99$11.2302/21/12

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @sora_thekey

Post by sotyfan16 (1,340 posts) See mini bio Level 20

I'm not sure about Broken Blade. It sounds interesting and looks slick so I'll give it viewing sometime. This week was more an announcement week than a release week with all the Cons.

Post by shels (217 posts) See mini bio Level 19

Mardock Scramble is already on the 4th english volume? i am falling 3 behind need to pick this up.

Post by sora_thekey (1,097 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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@sotyfan16: Broken Blade sounds awesome... I want to watch it!

Post by Turambar (233 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@sotyfan16 said:

I'm not sure about Broken Blade. It sounds interesting and looks slick so I'll give it viewing sometime. This week was more an announcement week than a release week with all the Cons.

Don't watch Broken Blade for the strength of its characters or plot.  Watch it because it does real robot style combat better than most mecha shows in recent memory.
Post by takashichea (10,650 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I need to rent that Young Justice DVD.

Great Quick Picks article, Geo!

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