This week on Anime Vice's Quick Picks we have an assorted collection various anime, manga and video games. From your regular werewolves to the franchise classics. You have loads to pick from...
takashichea's Picks: Due to the recent editorial written by Nick about Sailor Moon, I wanted to check out the manga series. An anime series I'm familiar and I had a good time watching with from my childhood. That, along Dragon Ball Z, which by the way, season 3 DVD of DBZ's looks awesome!
The epic showdown between Goku and Frieza reaches its climax as planet Namek crumbles beneath their feet! In the aftermath of battle, neither fighter is anywhere to be found, but Earth's few remaining heroes have much bigger problems. A mysterious and powerful stranger known only as Trunks arrives from the future with a warning: the Androids are coming, they take no prisoners, and even Goku - wherever he may be - is no match for their kind!
Contains episodes 53-77.
Bighearts711's Picks: My pick this week is Spice and Wolf. At first I thought the series wouldn't be much, but as I dug deeper into it, the story became more entertaining. Holo's antics and relationship with Lawrence was the focus of the series for me in the anime as well as the manga.
Lawrence, a traveling merchant searching for profit, finds a naked girl with the ears and tail of a wolf asleep in his cart. Her name is Holo, a harvest goddess with an untamed beast lurking inside who longs to return to her beloved northern home. Armed with his street smarts and her animal instincts, the simple peddler and forgotten deity begin a journey through the wild countryside. Along their path, the riches of happiness shall be reaped even as the bankruptcy which dwells in the human heart is exposed.
Contains episodes 1-13 of season one and episodes 00-12 of season two.
Also, my heart goes out to those still reeling from the 9/11 incident in the US.
sora_thekey's Picks: Unlike my co-authors here, I'm going to pick an anime that I am not familiar with: Cluster Edge. I read the premise for this series and it reminded me of a combination of A Certain Scientific Railgun and Library Wars. These are two franchises I really enjoy so I might enjoy this one too.
Cluster Edge Academy isn't just any school, it's THE school, where the offspring of the elite come together to prepare for their roles running a world where artificial soldiers and religious sects are major factors in the battle for total control. That may be why new transfer student Agate Fluorite doesn't quite seem to fit in. It's not just that Agate's enthusiastic attitude stands out among the somber, brooding balance of the student body. There's something about him that demands notice, even from jaded honor students like Beryl Jasper, and from the moment of arrival he's been at the center of a series of mysteries that not even Agate understands.
Agate's not just another student, he's part of a something so momentous and dangerous that the world that built Cluster Edge may not survive its passing. It may take a miracle to survive the deadly forces already in motion against him, but Agate mmight just be able to produce one!
Contains episodes 1-12.
Is there something that caught your eye this week?
|Image||Title (Format)||Company||SRP||Amazon.com||RightStuf.com||Release Date|
|Bleach (DVD Box Set 14)||Viz Media||$49.95||$34.99||$29.99||9/11/12|
|Cluster Edge (DVD Collection 1)||Sentai Filmworks||$49.98||$44.99||$37.49||9/11/12|
|DragonBall Z Kai (Season 3, DVD andBlu-Ray)||FUNimation||BD: $54.98|
|Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up (Full Series, DVD/BR Premium Edition)||NIS America||$69.99||$55.99||$51.99||9/11/12|
Kanokon: The Girl who Cried Fox(DVD, Full Series and OVA)
|Spice and Wolf (Full Series, DVD/BR Combo Pack)||FUNimation||$64.98||$45.32||$38.99||9/11/12|
|UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie (DVD Seasons 1-2 Reprint)||Sentai Filmworks||$49.98||N/A||$29.99||9/11/12|
|Image||Name & Volume||Publisher||SRP||Amazon.com||RightStuf.com||Release Date|
|Arata: The Legend Vol. 11||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||9/11/12|
|Attack on Titan Vol. 2||Kodansha||$10.99||$6.00||$8.24||9/11/12|
|Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 20||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||9/11/12|
|His Favorite Vol. 1||Sublime||$12.99||$10.39||$9.74||9/11/12|
|House of Five Leaves Vol. 8||Viz Media||$12.99||$10.39||$9.74||9/11/12|
|Loveless Vol. 9||Viz Media||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||9/11/12|
Sailor Moon Vol 7
Video Games of Interest
|Tekken Tag Tournament 2||Playstation 3|
|Namco Bandai Games||PS3: $59.99|
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