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AV MOD MATERIAL: Quick Picks - 09/26/12

Magic cards, art design classes and element-bending. What will you pick?

This week on Anime Vice's Quick Picks, just like the last (and then one before), there's a lot to choose from. We have some magic, some element-bending, art classes, pirates, guilds, and more. What will you pick? After my co-authors and I give our recommendations, be sure to tell us what your picks are in the comment section below.

Bigheart711's Pick: My pick for this week is the Cardcaptor Sakura manga. The Omnibus volume came out just as I began watching the anime series. It was right after finding an image of Sakura and Keroberos and making it my wallpaper. So, I would like to read the manga version sometime soon for fun since it's being released after all.

Now is the time for people to admit the feelings for other people they've held secret... but there are so many feelings, running in so many directions! What are the true desires of Eriol, the powerful young boy who is the reincarnation of Clow Reed... and why did he wish that Sakura would replace him as Master of the Clow?
Story and art by CLAMP.
GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class
GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class

sora_thekey's Pick: Surprisingly enough, my pick this week is not Avatar. My pick is the fourth volume of GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class. I'll be honest, I haven't read this series, but when I caught a glimpse of the title I was immediately interested. Anybody who's met me knows that I spend half of my time drawing (I'm not very good) and a manga that is completely focused on an art class is right up my alley. That's probably why I like Bakuman so much. Although I'm not such a big 4-koma manga fan, I am willing to give this series a try. I did love Lucky Star and that was based on a 4-koma manga.

It's time once again for art school, full of the spirit, love, and laughter of youth! Kisaragi and the GA girls return to class, shifting their focus to the history of Western fashion and textiles. But as with every serious art lesson in this department, crazy antics (not to mention a game of dress-up and a food fight) are never far off! And when the GA welcomes a new face - a transfer student from France - will the department's regulars scare off the new girl and make her hightail it back to her homeland?!
Story and art by Satoko Kiyuduki.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise

takashichea's Pick: My pick is Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise since I own volumes 1 and 2. I was curious what happens in the postwar era of the original Avatar series. I thought Legend of Korra would fill in the gaps, but it didn't. So, this is a must have comic trilogy for all Avatar fans. If you thought the happy ending of the Avatar series solves everything, this comic series will change your mind.

The Harmony Restoration Movement has failed, and the four nations are plunged back into war! In the midst of the battle, can Aang and Fire Lord Zuko mend the rift between them, or will Aang be forced to take actions that can't be undone?
Story by Gene Luen Yang and Art by Gurihiru.

Manga Releases

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Vol. 3Dark Horse$10.99$8.34$8.249/26/12
Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus 4Dark Horse$19.99$12.89$14.999/26/12
Fairy Tail Vol. 21Kodansha$10.99$5.90$8.249/25/12
GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class Vol. 4Yen Press$12.99$10.17$9.749/25/12
GTO: 14 Days in Shonan Vol. 5Vertical$10.95$8.58$8.219/25/12
Higurashi Vol. 1Yen Press$18.99$10.50$14.249/25//12
Jack Frost Vol. 6Yen Press$11.99$9.49$8.999/25/12

Omamori Himari Vol. 0

Yen Press$11.99$6.62$8.999/25/12
Raiders Vol. 8Yen Press$11.99$10.08$8.999/25/12
Until Death Do Us Part Vol. 2Yen Press$18.99$10.39$14.249/25/12
Yotsuba&! Vol. 11YenPress$11.99$6.98$8.999/25/12

*Note: ANN did not list Avatar, Raiders, and Jack Frost graphic novels.

Anime Releases

ImageName (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Cat Planet Cuties (Full Series, Blu-Ray and DVD Pack)FUNimation$64.98$57.84$38.999/25/12
Croisee in a Foreign Labrynth (Full Series, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$49.98$44.45$30.079/25/12
Hakuoki (Season One, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$59.98$49.99$35.999/25/12
One Piece (Collection 8 Uncut, DVD)FUNimation$34.98$22.23$20.999/25/12
Resident Evil: Damnation (Movie, DVD and Blu-RaySonyBD: $30.99
DVD: $26.99
BD: $18.99
DVD: $14.96
BD: $27.89
DVD: $24.29
9/25/12

Video Game of Interest Releases

ImageNameConsole(s)Company(ies)SRPGamestop.comDLC ServicesRelease Date
Dead or Alive 5Playstation 3
Playstation Network (PS3)
Xbox 360
Tecmo Koei
Team Ninja
$59.99PS3N: $59.99
X360: $59.99
PS3N: $59.999/25/12
Marvel vs. Capcom OriginsPlaystation Network (PS3)
Xbox Live Marketplace
CapcomN/AN/APS3N: $14.99
XBLM: 1200 Xbox Live Points
9/25/12
One Piece: Pirate WarriorsPlaystation Network (PS3)Bandai Namco GamesN/AN/APS3N: $49.999/25/12
Tokyo JunglePlaystation Network (PS3)Sony Computer EntertainmentN/AN/APS3N: $14.999/25/12

Sources: GiantBomb.com / RightStuf.com / Amazon.com / GameStop.com / AnimeNewsNetwork.com

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sotyfan16on Sept. 27, 2012 at 3:56 a.m.

I've got Raiders on my very long list of manga to check out (and it could be longer). I have Jack Frost 2-5 sitting on my floor yet to be read but it's a cool read. I'm way behind on Fairy Tail and it irks me that RightStuf doesn't have all the volumes. I've heard that GTO is a really good manga but I haven't gotten around to checking it out either.

However! I did just make a very large pre-order purchase with the current FUNi sale. It will most likely be my last order of the year.

sora_thekey moderator on Sept. 27, 2012 at 8:23 a.m.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Just want to correct a few things.

The video game Dead or Alive 5's format PS3 not PS3N in the "Gamestop" price.

The manga titled "Higurashi Vol. 1" is in fact "Higurashi: When They Cry - Massacre Arc Vol. 1 (Series Volume 19)".

The manga Until Death Do Us Part has been added to the AV database.

takashichea moderator is online on Sept. 27, 2012 at 11:26 p.m.

I want to read Cardcaptor Sakura manga as well. I need to buy Yotsuba for my little sister.

@sotyfan16:

I made my last order to Rightstuf, too. I forgot that they're having a Funimation discount. It sounds like a good time to buy Fairy Tail DVD to check out the dub.

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