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AV MOD MATERIAL: Quick Picks - 10/4/12

October has begun and we have chosen the anime and manga you should begin the month with!

A Devil and Her Love Song
A Devil and Her Love Song

takashichea's Pick: Seeing a cover of a crying girl makes me curious about A Devil and Her Love Song. I see that she is similar to Ichiko (the protagonist of Binbogami-Ga!) how they both yearn for friendship, but at the same time their personalities just brush everyone off the wrong way.

Maria finds herself liking her classmate Shin, but she can't seem to tell him how she feels! Meanwhile, her old friend Anna comes back into her life with unexpected news. Is Anna really interested in rekindling their friendship or does she have an ulterior motive?
Story and art by Miyoshi Tomori.

Bigheart711's Pick: My pick for this week is Pokemon Black/White 2. I actually enjoyed playing the Black and White games. I also managed to end up beiing the Electric-Type gym leader in me school's league. I won't be able to get these games at launch, but I hope the direct sequels (Yes, B/W2 are direct sequels!) will be a lot more fun and frustrating sometimes. I know what I'm getting into with the Gym Leaders of this game. XD

Bakuman
Bakuman

sora_thekey's Pick: Just as a warning, whenever there's a new Bakuman book being released, I'm going to showcase it as my pick... That being said, I guess you can guess what my pick for this week is. By now you should know what the book is about, so I'll just talk about this particular volume. Nanamine is the newest antagonist of the book, so you can expect new challenges for Moritaka and Akito. I always thought that this story would loose its oomph once the main characters became mangaka, but the life of a manga creator has it's ups and downs whether you're a an amateur or a professional.

With Nanamine's manga struggling, he makes an interesting challenge to Moritaka and Akito. But will the duo accept and risk what they've worked so hard to achieve? And when the news media puts the spotlight on their series for the wrong reasons, how will it affect Akito?
Story by Tsugumi Ohba and Art by Takeshi Obata.

What will YOU pick?

Anime Releases

ImageTitle (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Detroit Metal City (Full Series, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$29.98$24.99$18.0910/02/12
Mayo Chiki (Full Series, DVD)Sentai FIlmworks$49.98$44.99$29.9910/02/12
Mysterious Cities of Gold (Full Series, DVD)VCI Entertainment$39.99$34.99$35.9910/02/12
Rental Magica (Part 2, DVD)The Right Stuf International$39.99$34.99$23.9910/02/12
Strike Witches (Season 2, DVD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack)FUNimation$69.98$62.86$41.9910/02/12
ThunderCats (Season 1, DVD Book 3)Warner Bros.$19.97$14.99$14.9810/02/12

Manga Releases

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
A Devil and Her Love SongVol. 5Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12
Arisa Vol. 9Kodansha Comics$10.99$8.34$8.2410/02/12
Bakuman Vol. 15Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12
Bleach Vol. 48Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12
Bleach Vol. 49Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12
Case Closed Vol. 44Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12
Dance in the Vampire BundVol. 13Seven Seas$11.99$6.95$8.9910/02/12
Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 6Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/07/12
Girl Friends - The Complete Collection Vol. 1Seven Seas$17.99$10.44$13.4910/02/12
Jack the Ripper: Hell BladeVol. 2Seven Seas Entertainment$11.99$9.29$8.9910/02/12
Jiu Jiu Vol. 2Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12
Kekkaishi Vol. 34Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12
Loveless Omnibus 1Viz Media$14.99$7.49$11.2410/02/12
Nura: Rise of the Yokai ClanVol. 11Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12
Pokemon Adventures: Platinum Vol. 6Viz Media$7.99$7.99$5.9910/02/12
Pokemon: Black and White Box Set (Vol. 1 - 8)Viz Media$34.99$22.39$26.2410/02/12
Skip Beat! Vol. 29Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12
Slam Dunk Vol. 24Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12
Stepping on Roses Vol. 8Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12
The Story of Saiunkoku Vol. 8Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12
Toriko Vol. 12Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12
Vagabond Vol. 34Viz Media$9.95$9.95$7.4610/02/12
Venus Versus VirusOmnibus (Vol. 7-8)Seven Seas Entertainment$15.99$10.54$11.9910/02/12
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Vol. 3Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4910/02/12

Note: ANN does not list Case of Eden Vol. 7, but it was spotlighted on 8-15. Also, ANN lists Kekkaishi Vol. 34 and Case Closed Vol. 44 for Oct 9 while Rightstuf is Oct. 2. RightStuf is releasing Vampire in the Bund Vol. 13, Girl Friends the Complete Collection Vol. 1 and on Oct. 31. For Vagabond Vol. 34, Rightstuf whill have it available on Mar. 19, 2013.

Miscellaneous Releases
ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Heroes & Heroines: Japanese Video Game + Animation IllustrationPie International$29.95$16.74$22.4610/02/12
Redakai: Conquer the Kairu Vol. 1: Invation of the GilfreemViz Media$7.99$7.99$5.998/07/12

Video Games

ImageTitleConsole/ServiceCompanySRPAmazon.comGamestop.comDownload ServiceRelease Date
Pokemon Black 2
Pokemon Black 2
Pokemon White 2
Pokemon White 2
Pokemon Black/White 2
  • Nintendo DS (All Versions)
  • Nintendo
  • GameFreak
  • The Pokemon Company
$34.99Black 2: $34.99
White 2: $34.96
Both: $34.99N/A10/7/12
Resident Evil 6
  • Playstation 3
  • Playstation Network (PS3)
  • Xbox 360
  • PC
  • Capcom
$59.99All Versions: $58.99All Versions: $59.99PS3N: $59.9910/2/12
Sonic Adventure 2
  • Playstation Network (PS3)
  • Xbox Live Marketplace
  • Sega
  • Sonic Team
N/AN/AN/APS3N: $9.99
XBLM 800 Points
10/2/12

Note: Pokenon Black/White was not listed in ANN's report.

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

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Destinyheroknighton Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:53 a.m.

Can't wait to pick up Pokemon Black & White 2

takashichea moderator on Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:28 a.m.

Dang, I misspelled invasion for the Redakai series.

@Destinyheroknight:

Me, too. I just bought Pokemon Black for my little bro back in August. I haven't play Pokemon since Pearl, and I just jumped in with him. Though, I'm not digging the designs on the Pokemon. They seem more animal-like. No berries, vs seeker, and dispensible TMs. I couldn't believe you can reuse TMs over and over. What's the point of collecting cash?

It's a good game. I missed the glory days of Emerald and Leaf Green's generation.

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