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There is so much to choose from!


The 33rd soul reaping volume of Bleach, the selfless 22nd volume of Skip Beat!, the blood-sucking 11th volume of Vampire Knight and the 7th laid back volume of Lucky Star are among this week's most popular manga releases. 
 
On the more obscure side of manga releases; the first volume of Kamisama Kiss, - the story of a Nanami, a new-fleshed godling who doesn't know what to do with her new god-like responsibilities- and the third volume of Library Wars: Love & War - the story that focuses on the battle about how harmful books can or can not be- are coming out this week. 
Personally the book that peeks my interest the most is Seiho Boys' High School! Vol. 3, which is about an all guys school where the boys need to put on an all-male performance of Snow White, they try to sneak a girl into the school to play the protagonist. 
 
On the anime side of releases, Right Stuf International is putting out a few anime box sets of their own. Boys Be...  (the anime that gives the love story perspective of the guys; three guys, to be exact, who only have one thing in their minds; girls) and The Third: the Girl With the Blue Eye (where a world run by over sized bugs gets taken care of by Honoka, who can take on whatever is thrown at her) are among them. 
 
Those are my picks for this week, now it's your turn. Does anything on the lists below interest you?
  

Manga Releases 

TitlePublisherSRPDate
Avalon: The Warlock Diaries Omnibus (Avalon: Web of Magic)
Seven Seas Entertainment 
$11.99 
12/7/10 
Bleach Vol. 33 - The Bad Joke
VIZ Media 
$9.99
12/7/10 
Butterflies, Flowers Vol. 5 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Cactus's Secret Vol. 4
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Code Geass: Knights Vol. 3 
Bandai Entertainment 
$10.99 
12/7/10 
Code Geass: Queen Vol. 2 
Bandai Entertainment 
$10.99 
12/7/10 
Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol. 9
Seven Seas Entertainment 
$10.99 
12/7/10 
Eureka Seven Novel Vol. 4 
Bandai Entertainment 
$8.99 
12/7/10 
Finder Vol. 2 - Cage in the View Finder ( Yaoi
Digital Manga Publishing  
$13.95 
12/7/10 
Fruits Basket Ultimate Edition Vol. 6
Tokyopop 
$14.99 
12/7/10 
Gantz Vol. 14 
Dark Horse 
$12.99 
12/7/10 
Gundam 00F Vol. 4 
Bandai Entertainment 
$10.99 
12/7/10 
Honey, Hunt Vol. 6 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Hoshin Engi Vol. 21 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Itazura Na Kiss Vol. 4
Digital Manga Publishing 
$16.95 
12/7/10 
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Vol. 16
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Kamisama Kiss Vol. 1 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Kiss Blue Vol. 2 (Yaoi) 
Digital Manga Publishing 
$12.95 
12/7/10 
Library Wars: Love & War Vol. 3 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Lucky Star Vol. 7 
Bandai Entertainment 
$10.99 
12/7/10 
My Bad! (Yaoi) 
Digital Manga Publishing 
$12.95 
12/7/10 
No One Loves Me (Yaoi) 
Digital Manga Publishing 
$12.95 
12/7/10 
Ouran High School Host Club Vol. 15 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Pokemon Adventures Vol. 10 
VIZ Media  
$7.99 
12/7/10 
Rasetsu Vol. 7 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Rosario + Vampire: Season II Vol. 3 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Seiho Boys' High School! Vol. 3 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Skip Beat! Vol. 22 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Slam Dunk! Vol. 13 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Toriko Vol. 3 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Treasure (Yaoi) 
Digital Manga Publishing 
$12.95 
12/7/10 
Ultimo Vol. 3 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Vampire Knight Vol. 11 
VIZ Media 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
Yashakiden: The Demon Princess Vol. 3Digital Manga Publishing 
$19.95 
12/7/10 

Anime Releases

TitleCompanySRPDate
Boys Be... - Box Set 
Right Stuf 
$29.99 
12/7/10 
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie - Special Edition 
Image 
$14.98 
12/7/10 
Dirty Pair: The Original TV Series Part 1 DVD Collection 
Right Stuf 
$49.99 
12/7/10 
Gad Guard DVD Complete Series - S.A.V.E. Edition 
FUNimation 
$29.98 
12/7/10 
Gundam, Mobile Suit 00: Season 2 Part 4 
Bandai Entertainment 
$39.98 
12/7/10 
Gundam, Mobile Suit 00: Season 2 Part 4 - Special Edition 
Bandai Entertainment 
$44.98 
12/7/10 
Ikki-Tousen: Complete Series - Viridian Edition 
FUNimation 
$39.98 
12/7/10 
KimiKiss: Pure Rouge Collection 2
Sentai Filmworks 
$49.98 
12/7/10 
Le Chevalier D'Eon: Complete Series - S.A.V.E. Edition 
FUNimation 
$29.98 
12/7/10 
Spice and Wolf: Season 1 - Viridian Edition
FUNimation 
$49.98 
12/7/10 
The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye Collection  
Right Stuf 
$49.99 
12/7/10 
 

Miscellaneous Releases

TitlePublisherSRPDate
Manga Impact: The World of Japanese Animation 
Phaidon Press 
$39.95 
12/6/10 
Shonen Jump - January 2011 Vol. 9 #1 
VIZ Media 
$4.99 
12/7/10 
Skelanimals Vol. 1 - It's a Wonderful Afterlife  
Tokyopop 
$9.99 
12/7/10 
 
-- Geo ( sora_thekey), long time user, blogger, wiki editor of the Whiskey Media Sites, and 24/7geek!       
sotyfan16on Dec. 7, 2010 at 3:41 p.m.

May have to check out Boys Be... and still need to look at Ultimo. The price of Spice and Wolf is too high!

gla55jAwon Dec. 7, 2010 at 3:52 p.m.
Nothing on that list really. I did decide I'm going to get some VizBig collections. Just ordered Rurouni Kenshin 1 and 2 off Amazon. Also after watching Trigun I picked up the entire collection (Trigun/Maximum) for $40 off eBay so I'm pretty pumped for those.
sora_thekey moderator on Dec. 7, 2010 at 4:55 p.m.
@sotyfan16 said:
"May have to check out Boys Be... and still need to look at Ultimo. The price of Spice and Wolf is too high! "
I agree, Boys Be... sounds like a fun watch and I have yet to read the first volume Ultimo, but it seems like it will a fun read. 
I just received the first volume of Negima! on the mail and I am waiting on PLUTO, catching up on Naruto and Bakuman... So I have a lot of Manga I need to catch up on, but Ultimo is definetly a series I want to take a whack at!
InfiniteGeasson Dec. 7, 2010 at 5:52 p.m.
I'll probably pick up the second volume of Code Geass Queen. I recently finished the first and enjoyed it quite a bit.
damswedonon Dec. 7, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Well that is a duck tonne of Manga. Nothing really grabbing me there but I might give Kamisama Kiss a look some time in the future.
sickVisionz moderator on Dec. 7, 2010 at 6:54 p.m.
Nothing new for me this week, but Right Stuf has some crazy deals going on right now.  I picked up BD versions of Ouran and all of Casshern Sins.
sora_thekey moderator on Dec. 7, 2010 at 7:23 p.m.
@sickVisionz: I agree. Since I mostly get all the information from that site and Amazon to write the Quick Picks I sometimes take the opportunity to check out deals and "Window Shop"! 
There's a lot of great stuff on sale right now! 
 
@damswedon:
 Yeah I thought Kamissama Kiss seemed like an inter sting choice. Be warned, while the cover is completely and utterly shoujo, the story shows promise! 
 
@gla55jAw:
 Are VizBig volumes easier to get? I am very skeptical about those volumes since they are simply reprints but it is understandable that it would be the likely choice to get when you can't get a first printing.  
 
@InfiniteGeass:
 Cool! Be sure to come back to the site and let us know if the book is any good!
gla55jAwon Dec. 7, 2010 at 7:43 p.m.
@sora_thekey said: 
@gla55jAw: Are VizBig volumes easier to get? I am very skeptical about those volumes since they are simply reprints but it is understandable that it would be the likely choice to get when you can't get a first printing.  

Well usually I just buy my manga used off eBay in complete collections, but a few months ago I sold all of it (which included the entire Kenshin series that I never got a chance to read), so I'm basically doing it to save space (I had a whole 5 shelf bookshelf full), and since Amazon has them all up for $12, which is a lot cheaper than buying single volumes, I figured I'd start with a few and pick one up every month or so as I read them. What's also nice is everything is slightly bigger since the pages are bigger and a lot of chapters have colored pages.
sickVisionz moderator on Dec. 7, 2010 at 7:57 p.m.
@sotyfan16: Amazon has it for $13 less than that and Right Stuf has the older collection for $25.  I've been thinking of picking it up, but I've got my fingers crossed for a BD.
ShadowKnight508 moderator on Dec. 7, 2010 at 11:15 p.m.
Here is the latest Shonen Jump issue (January 2011) :


Features:
Bleach
Naruto
Psyren
One Piece
Ultimo
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's 
(and for subscribers, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan on Shonen Jump's website)

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