Haiyore! Nyaruko-san News

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Welcome to the first week for November's releases! Out of the releases, I'm familiar with only 2: Toriko and Natsuyuki Rendezvous.

  • Toriko - If you love Shonen adventures with an emphasis on food and action, try out Toriko.
  • Natsuyuki Rendezvous - For those who want to see Josei, this is a short series about a older widow and a young man's blossoming love as well as a supernatural element, the widow's ghost who haunts the flower shop.

Unfamiliar series that caught my eye are Death Note and Yamada's First Time. Death Note is on my watch list. Still haven't got around it. Yamada's First Time's synopsis sounds crazy, but I read worse from Astarotte's Toy. Astarotte's Toy turn out fine for me. It's not good for folks who hate loli fan service and a bit of incestuous vibe.

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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Notes

  • Cat's Eye, Death Note DVD Set 1, and Yamada's First Time: B Gata H Kei are listed on Right Stuf.
  • ANN and Right Stuff listed Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 2 [Premium Edition].
  • Right Stuf had Sherlock Hound - Complete & Unabridged (DVD) listed last week.
  • While Right Stuf listed Space Pirate Mito, it was listed on ANN back in Oct. 8, 2014.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases

Death Note DVD Set 1
  • Distributor: Viz
  • Suggested Retail Price: $24.98

Meet Light Yagami, a brilliant but bored high school student whose life is changed when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami, or god of death, named Ryuk. When Light discovers that any human whose name is written in the book dies, he vows to use its power to rid the world of evil. But every action has its consequences, and Light soon finds himself in a life or death battle of wits with the mysterious genius detective called L. Humanity itself becomes the battleground to determine what form of justice will prevail!

Contains episodes 1-20. Special Features: Japanese Creators Interview, Behind the Scenes with the English Voice Cast, Audio Commentary. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Hidamari Sketch x Hoshimittsu Blu-ray Complete Collection (S) (Season 3)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

Some say that life is like an unfolding tapestry, but living at the Hidamari Apartments is more like being part of a patchwork quilt; one that constantly changes as bits and pieces of the lives and dreams of the young artists who make this extraordinary residence their home are added to the ever-expanding pattern.

When we first met Yuno, she'd just been accepted to the prestigious Yamabuki Art School and it was up to her new neighbors at Hidamari to help her find her way in the big scary world. Now a seasoned vet of the Hidamari Apartments herself, Yuno's newest challenge is to help the latest arrivals, Nazuna and Nori, acclimate to life on their own. Of course, since it is Hidamari, there are still lots of trials and tribulations ahead, and nothing will ever go quite as expected. But with friends like Miyako, Hiro and Sae ready to lend a hand, there will always be a ray of sunshine at the end of every storm.

Contains episodes 1-14. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Highschool of the Dead TV + OVA DVD/Blu-ray Complete Coll. (Hby) Collector's ED
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested Retail Price: $149.98

It began without warning. It continues without mercy. Now a band of high schoolers join forces with guns, swords, baseball bats and anything else they can get their hands on to battle a bloodthirsty, flesh-hungry zombie apocalypse.

This collector's edition contains episodes 1-12 plus the Drifters of the Dead OVA and a special Book featuring Illustrations and short novels, a bandana, a parking sticker, 4 Postcards, and a premium chipboard art box! Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Jewel BEM Hunter Lime DVD (Hyb)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $19.98

The Magic Spheres are incredibly dangerous and powerful magical artifacts, capable of absorbing negative emotions and transforming everyday objects into monstrous BEMS (bug eyed monsters). So when a demon manages to scatter six of them through the gate between the World of Magic and Earth, someone's got to get them back. Unfortunately, that job falls to master of disguise (and fan-servicey costumes) Lime, the sometimes monstrous and generally lecherous monster hunter Bass, and their ooey-gooey shape-shifting slime companion Poogie, none of whom are probably the best choices for a task of such monumental importance and urgency.

On the other hand, the whole situation is sort of their fault to begin with, and while their decision to infiltrate a Japanese high school may seem a bit oddly timed, at least it gets them a new friend in the form of cute but clueless schoolgirl Miyuki! Will this motley band of would be BEM hunters be up to the task of fingering panty stealing pocket purses, pinning down living syringes with nastily pointed agendas and turning up the heat on malevolent candles intent on snuffing out entire cities?

Contains OVA episodes 1-3. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Natsuyuki Rendezvous Blu-ray Complete Collection (S)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

Hazuki may be near-sighted, but he knows true beauty when he sees it. The delicate form of flower shop owner Rokka draws him in like a bee to honey. Hoping to cultivate a relationship between them, Hazuki takes a part-time job at her shop only to discover two huge thorns preventing the nurturing of any romance. The first, the fact that Rokka is still grieving for her late husband Shimao, would be enough to snip most men's ardor short, but it's the second that really threatens to make Hazuki's forlorn hopes wilt. While Shimao is most definitely deceased, he hasn't yet departed, and his spirit is still living in Rokka's apartment!

Only Hazuki can see him, which leads to a very strange romantic triangle indeed. Are Hazuki's chances with Rokka as dead as the man who still lives in her house? Or can he somehow make love blossom even though there's an interloper pushing up the daisies between them? One way or another, the ground's going to be rocky and someone or something's likely to get nipped in the bud!

Contains episodes 1-11. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles

Nyaruko: Crawling With Love! Season 2 Blu-ray (S) Premium Edition
  • Distributor: NIS America
  • Suggested retail price: $64.99

Mahiro has become accustomed to his protection detail of Nyaruko, Kuko, and Hasuta making his life interesting. Nyaruko starts scheming with Tamao to turn up the charm and sway Mahiro's resolve, while Kuko reconsiders her own stance on love. Things get tricky as the gang deals with a monstrous monkey, an unexpected visitor from Kuko's past, balancing love and duty, and of course, saving the world.

This premium edition includes a Nyarlathotep-tested, alien-approved, full color, 36-page hardcover artbook with episode guides, character info, and illustrations!

Contains episodes 1-12 of season 2. Special Features: Clean Openings, Clean Endings, Japanese Trailer. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Cat's Eye DVD Season 2 (S)
  • Distributor: Nozomi/Lucky Penny
  • Suggested Retail Price: $59.99

Together, Hitomi, Rui, and Ai are Cat's Eye, the greatest art thieves Japan has ever known. But they don't steal for money or fame - they do it in the hopes of finding their father, a great painter who went missing after World War II. While they're off searching for him in Europe, a new female thief claiming to be Cat's Eye starts wreaking havoc in Tokyo! She steals anything she can get her hands on, and her brutal methods are putting the lives of the police at risk... It's time for the real Cat's Eye to head back to Japan and bring her reign of terror to an end!

Contains episodes 37-73. Special Features: Clean Opening and Closing. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Yamada's First Time: B Gata H Kei DVD/Blu-ray Complete (Hyb) S.A.V.E. Edition
  • Distributor: FUNimation
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.98

"Did you hear about Yamada? You know the chick. Pretty face, nice body, wears a plaid skirt every day? Well, I heard from my lab partner that 'little miss virgin' wants to have sex with a hundred different dudes before she graduates. I'm not even kidding. That hot mess totally thinks she can devirginize a hundred guys even though she's never even French kissed! She must be in heat. I even saw her flirting with that dork Kosuda at lunch today. No joke. She was smiling and winking and rubbing her lady-bumps all up against his shoulder. It was pathetic! I mean, don't get me wrong, I'd probably let her sex me up and stuff, but she'd have to practice first. I like my ladies experienced, and she can't even give it away."

Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Episode Commentary (1, 11), Textless Opening and Closing, Trailers. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Toriko DVD Collection 2 (Hyb)

Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment Suggested retail price: $34.98 Toriko, Komatsu, and a host of hopeful heroes bundle up and begin the treacherous trek into the chilling confines of Ice Hell! The prize that awaits them, Century Soup, is among the rarest of gourmet treasures - and the most divine delicacy ever to grace a bowl and spoon. Toriko and his super-chef sidekick are determined to slurp up the sweet rewards of their adventure, but something evil stands in their way: Tommyrod, a Gourmet Corps henchman with insects on the inside!

Should they survive this bugged-out battle for the ages, their next target will be the elusive Ozone Grass. Flying Sea Lions and Air Gorillas plague their journey, and in order to savor the sweet taste of success, our heroes will have to take their teamwork to the next level – forever cementing their status as lifelong partners in the pursuit of culinary bliss!

Contains episodes 27-50. Special Features: Feast with the Cast of Toriko: Episode 42 Video Commentary, Episode Commentary (30, 34, 40, 46), Textless Opening and Closings, Trailers. Spoken Langauges: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Adult Releases (NSFW)

  • Right Stuf has Nurse Me and Sibling Secret available this week.

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Nurse Me! (OAV)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.99

When nurse-in-training Yumi reports for duty, she's confronted with an erotic lesson plan that leaves nothing to the imagination! Hands-on learning is harder than she ever dreamed, but the staff is behind her all the way. Depraved doctors, naughty nurses, and perverted patients each lend a helping hand to her erotic education. By the time the nursing staff is finished, Yumi will be pushed to the brink of ecstasy... and sanity!

Special Features: Anime Artform, Art Gallery, Storyboards, Nurse Me! Trailer, Previews. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

3. Sibling Secret (OAV)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.99

The Hungry Bear is a restaurant where carnal appetites are satisfied to order. The waitress, Mika, has just uncovered the secret life of her late sister, a woman who would perform any sexual act, no matter how bizarre! But the secret's all in the sauce, and Mika vows to service her clientele's insatiable appetite for the exotic. Tonight's special is a tasty treat that's sure to spice things up!

Special Features: Profanity Montage, Anime Artform, Art Gallery, Storyboards, Sibling Secret Trailer, Previews. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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Welcome everyone, it's a small week of releases. Out of the 4 series, I'm looking forward to From the New World (Shin Sekai Yori). I didn't know it had a English dub. I'm curious about how the dub played out. For One Piece, I'm still waiting for them to reach Marineford, one of the best arcs in One Piece.

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

Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent (Blu-Ray) and (DVD)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $24.98 (Blu-Ray) $19.98 (DVD)

It's been a year since Griffith's imprisonment by the Kingdom of Midland. Once praised as the saviors of Midland, the Band of the Hawk is now on the run and on the brink of breaking apart. Much to everyone's surprise, Guts returns to the Hawks, and the search for Griffith begins!

Special Features: Production Art Gallery, Ending Theme, Japanese Trailer, Japanese TV Spots, Japanese Teaser. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 1 Set [Premium Edition] (Sub. Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: NIS America
  • Suggested retail price: $64.99

Mahiro Yasaka finds his quiet life thrown into chaos when he's attacked one night by a fearsome demon. Luckily for Mahiro, Nyaruko, the Crawling Chaos, has been sent by the Planetary Defense Agency to protect him. It turns out all of the creatures from Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos are in fact just aliens! Soon enough, Kuko, the Ravenous Chaos, and Hasuta, the Deity of Wind, have entwined themselves in Mahiro's life as well.

Follow Mahiro and gang as they fight for their lives, learn about love, discover intergalactic video games, and perhaps even save the world!

Contains episodes 1-12 plus a full-color artbook with episode guides, character info, and illustrations. Special Features: Clean Opening & Ending, Japanese Trailers. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

One Piece - Collection 9 (DVD)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $34.98

When Luffy and his mates drop anchor at the bizarre island of Long Ring Long Land, they're challenged to a Davy Back Fight by the fast-talking Foxy Pirates! The Straw Hats are no strangers to squabbles, but the sacred code of pirates decrees that this contest could cost Luffy his crew!

Next on the horizon for the Hats, it's a case of missing memories as everyone but Robin forgets they ever knew each other. Usopp is quick to claim the title of captain, and Zoro does the unthinkable by attacking Luffy! Can Robin recover the crew's lost recollections before disaster strikes?! She'd better work fast, because far greater foes lie ahead, and the Straw Hats will need all hands on deck if they hope to survive the return of Captain Foxy – and the icy arrival of Admiral Aokiji!

Contains episodes 206-229. Special Features: Episode Commentary (211, 215, 218, 229), Textless Opening & Closing Songs, U.S. Trailer, Trailers.

From the New World - Collection 1 (Blu-Ray) and (DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $69.98 (Blu-Ray) $59.98 (DVD)

Born into a world a thousand years in our future, Saki and her friends Satoru, Maria, Mamoru and Shun have lived their entire lives in what seems to be a perfect utopia. Not only is their small, idyllic community overflowing with clean rushing water and abundant green foliage, but almost all technology has been rendered irrelevant by the magical power of "Juryoku," the psychic ability to materialize anything one desires. But when Saki discovers a long-lost artifact from the past, the facade of their world is shattered and the cracks that split the foundation of their reality threaten to swallow them whole!

Faced with a bloody secret history of how their world really came to be and thrust into a nightmarish new paradigm, Saki and her companions are confronted with dangers they never knew existed and a series of choices that may change the fate of every intelligent creature on the planet - human and otherwise! S

pecial Features: Japanese Promos, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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!

HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER #1 -- Special Review

“God Bless Us, Every One”

HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER #2 -- Special Review

Wow... even the Narrator is taking pot-shots at him.

ONE PIECE Ch. 771 Review

What starts as disturbing has a surprisingly heartwarming outcome.

AH! MY GODDESS! #2 -- Retro Review

Love Hurts.

BLEACH Ch. 610 Review

Ichibe's fate is just about as brutal and obvious as Samuel Jackson's in DEEP BLUE SEA.

Anime Caption Contest -- 12/26/14

Last Caption Contest of the Year, New Year's Day Theme!

BLEACH Ch. 610 Review

Ichibe's fate is just about as brutal and obvious as Samuel Jackson's in DEEP BLUE SEA.

Anime Caption Contest -- 12/26/14

Last Caption Contest of the Year, New Year's Day Theme!

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“God Bless Us, Every One”

ONE PIECE Ch. 771 Review

What starts as disturbing has a surprisingly heartwarming outcome.

AH! MY GODDESS! #2 -- Retro Review

Love Hurts.

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Wow... even the Narrator is taking pot-shots at him.

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