sora_thekey's Pick: One of the very first anime I ever watched was Digimon Adventure. It should be to no surprise that my pick is the re-release of thise series. This is an essential for all anime fans, just like Sailor Moon, DBZ and Akira (even though I haven't watched any of those). Seriously, it's a really fun series. Oh and just a quick note: Digimon > Pokemon.
Seven children from Japan are suddenly thrust into a strange dimension called the "Digital World" while they are at summer camp. During their adventure, Tai, Matt, Sora, Izzy, Mimi, Joe, and T.K. discover that they are in a land where digital creatures called Digimon dwell. Befriending seven Digimon, the children learn that they have the ability to help their partners digitally evolve (digivolve) into stronger, more powerful forms that can combat enemies for a short amount of time. Setting off on their journey, the children start searching for a way home.
Contains episodes 1-54 plus a 40-page booklet featuring the original seven characters.
Special Features: Photo Gallery with Over 200 Images and Sketches.
Spoken Languages: English.
Bigheart711's Pick: Kitchen Princess is my pick for me this week. I enjoyed it during high school and it actually makes cooking more fun than it should. What shocked me about it was that the entire plot from volume 4-6 onward becomes even deeper than possible for everyone involved.
takashichea's Pick: I'm interested to see how uncensored is the Deadman Wonderlandlimited edition DVD. I enjoyed both the subbed and dubbed versions. However, Ganta's voice in the dub sounds terrible.
Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He's framed for the carnage, sentenced to die, and locked away in the most twisted prison ever built: Deadman Wonderland. Then it gets worse.
At Deadman Wonderland, convicts are forced into brutal deathmatches for the amusement of the masses, the cheers of the crowd drowning out the screams of the dismembered. Even when Ganta befriends Shiro, an unusual female inmate, his dark fate crushes all hope - until he discovers a strange ability to wield his spilled blood as a weapon. Ganta learns his new skill might be related to the murderous man in red and uncovers disturbing secrets that could expose those who stole his freedom. He's determined to see justice served - but first he'll have to fight for his life in a prison that holds a million ways to die.
Contains episodes 1-12 and the OVA.
Special Features: Commentary for Episodes 6 & 12, Promo Videos, Original Commercials, U.S. Trailer, Textless Opening Song, Textless Opening Song (Director's Version), Textless Closing Song, Trailers.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
What's on your shopping list this week?
|Image||Name & Volume||Publisher||SRP||Amazon.com||RightStuf.com||Release Date|
|Air Gear Vol. 26||Kodansha Comics||$10.99||$8.25||$8.24||10/09/12|
|Kitchen Princess Omnibus 2 (Vol. 3-4)||Kodansha Comics||$14.99||$14.99||$11.24||10/09/12|
|March Story Vol. 4||Viz Media||$12.99||$8.59||$9.74||10/02/12 RS|
|Secret Thorns Vol. 1||Digital Manga Publishing||$12.95||$6.96||$9.71||10/09/12|
|Start With a Happy EndingVol. 1||Digital Manga Publishing||$12.95||$10.03||$9.71||10/10/12|
|The Flowers of Evil Vol. 3||Vertical||$10.95||$8.67||$8.21||10/02/12|
Note: Already spotlighted ANN's Case Closed Vol. 44 and Kekkaishi Vol. 34 and Rightstuf's The Limit Vol. 1. ANN listed March Story Vol. 4 on Oct. 16 while Rightstuf marks Oct. 2.
|Image||Name (Format)||Company||SRP||Amazon.com||RightStuf.com||Release Date|
|Deadman Wonderland (Full Series, Limited Edition DVD Version)||FUNimation||$64.98||$49.86||$38.99||10/9/12|
|Digimon Adventure (Season One Collection) [and separate Vol. 1 DVD]||New Video Group||Full Season: $79.95|
Volume 1: $19.99
|Full Season: $79.95|
Volume 1: $17.96
|Full Season: $59.99|
Volume 1: $17.99
|Heaven's Memo Pad (Full Series, Blu-Ray and DVD)||Sentai Filmworks||BD: $69.98|
|Maid-Sama! (Full Series, DVD)||Sentai Filmworks||$69.98||$59.99||$41.99||10/9/12|
|Naruto Shippuden (Uncut DVD Box Set Vol. 12)||Viz Media||$49.95||$34.99||$29.99||10/9/12|
|Natsume's Book of Friends (Both Seasons, Premium Edition DVD Set)||NIS America||$69.99||$69.98||$51.99||10/9/12|
|Occult Academy (Full Series, Blu-Ray)||NIS America||$54.99||$51.99||$39.99||10/9/12|
|Image||Name||Console(s)/Download Service||Company||SRP||Amazon.com||Gamestop.com||Download Service||Release Date|
|Code of Princess||Nintendo 3DS||Atlus USA|
|DragonBall Z for Kinect||Xbox 360||Namco Bandai||$39.99||$39.96||New: $39.99|
|Pokemon Dream Radar||Nintendo 3DSWare (Nintendo eShop)||Nintendo|
The Pokemon Company
Note: Already spotlighted Pokemon Black/White 2 (ANN added it this week) Added source: IGN (DBZK wasn't in Giant Bomb's Database).
NIS America really brought it with the extras to Occult Academy (more was revealed in Amazon's catalogue and Natsume's Book of Friends. they are unveiled in order.
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