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AV MOD MATERIAL: Quick Picks - 11/15/12

A lot of Bleach this week, plus hentai, outcasts and lost voices this week.

Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends
Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends

Bigheart711's Pick: My pick is Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends because it's one of the things that I haven't checked out yet that has an interesting premise. It's about how a couple of poor unfortunate souls that have had it with their lack of a social life at school manage to create a school club for people who hardly made any friends at all, just like them. I hope it suits my interest very well on the long run. :)

Recent high school transfer student Hasegawa Kodaka is pathetically inept at making friends. When he comes across the brash loner Mikazuki Yozora, who typically chats with her imaginary friend, the two outsiders become the unlikeliest of allies. Realizing that they have no hope of a normal social life, the two outcasts decide to form a group called "The Neighbor’s Club" in order to make friends and maybe even learn a thing or two about social skills. A wild and offbeat comedy about social outcasts who are obsessed with fandom.

Takashichea's Pick: I have to choose Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat as my pick this week because of the title. It sounds like the recent Disney film I forgot to rent for my siblings, the Princess and the Frog. Plus, the word "hentai" in its title makes me curious about the contents. The art design with the girl makes me go "d'aww".

Yokodera Youto is a boy from a local school academy whose mind is focused on his "carnal desires" - the only problem is that no one recognizes him for the pervert he is! When he hears an urban legend about a stony cat statue that can grant his wishes, he prays that he'll be able to speak his perverted mind wherever and whenever he needs to. Just wait and see how this stony cat grants his wish!
Story by Okomeken and Art by Sou Sagara.
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Children Who Chase Lost Voices

Sora_thekey's Pick: My pick this week is Children Who Chase Lost Voices. The idea of having communication with what seems to be "limbo" through radio sounds awesome. I really want to watch this movie.

When she hears a strange song from a crystal radio, Asuna tunes into more than just a magical stream of music. Soon, she is transported to a mysterious world where mythical beasts roam and brave warriors fight for their lives. Agartha is a land of breathtaking beauty and unimaginable danger - a place where, it is believed, even the dead can be brought back to life. But at what cost?
Special Features: Interviews, The Making of, Japanese Promo Video, Japanese Teasers, The Works of Makoto Shinkai.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

What will you pick?

Manga Releases

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
07-Ghost Vol. 1Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/13/12
Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz Vol. 3Seven Seas Entertainment$13.99$8.44$10.4911/13/12
Angel Para Bellum Vol. 2Seven Seas Entertainment$11.99$8.99$8.9911/13/12
Animal Land Vol. 6Kodansha Comics$10.99$8.43$8.2411/13/12
Blood Blockade Battlefront Vol. 3Dark Horse Comics$10.99$7.98$8.2411/14/12
Excel Saga Vol. 24Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/13/12
Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends Vol. 1
(Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)
Seven Seas Entertainment$12.99$7.22$9.7411/06/12
Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat Vol. 1Digital Manga Publishing$12.95$8.93$9.7111/13/12
Honey*Smile Vol. 1Digital Manga Publishing$12.95$8.84$9.7111/13/12
Inuyasha (VIZBIG Edition) Vol. 13Viz Media$17.99$10.54$13.4911/13/12
Love Hina Omnibus 4 (Vol. 10-12)Kodansha$19.99$11.17$14.9911/13/12
Lovephobia Vol. 2Digital Manga Publishing$12.95$10.25$9.7111/13/12
Mega Man Megamix Box Set (Vol. 1-3)Udon Entertainment$34.95N/A$26.2111/1/12
Neon Genesis EvangelionOmnibus (Vol. 1-3)Viz Media$19.99$11.97$14.9911/13/12
RIN-NE Vol. 10Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/13/12
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends Vol. 2Udon Entertainment$19.99N/A$14.9911/14/12
Young Miss Holmes Vol. 3-4Seven Seas Entertainment$16.99$11.19$12.7411/13/12

Note: Rightstuf is releasing the Alice in the Country of Clover, Angel Para Bellum Vol. 2, and Haganai: I don't have many friends Vol. 1 on November 30, 2012. ANN list that Sailor Moon Vol. 8 is released this week, but we covered it on the week of October 30, 2012 due to Rightstuf.

Anime Series and Movies

ImageTitle (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Bleach (Box Sets 1 [The Substitute], 2 [The Entry], 3 [The Rescue], 4 Pt. 1[The Bount] and 4 Pt. 2, [The Bount]. All Re-Issued on DVD)Viz MediaFor Each Box Set: $24.98For Each Box Set: N/AFor Each Box Set: $22.4811/13/12
Children who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below (Movie, Blu-Ray and DVD)Sentai FilmworksBD: $39.98
DVD: $29.98
BD: $29.99
DVD: $16.99
BD: $23.99
DVD: $17.99
11/13/12
Hellsing (Full Anime Series, DVD)FUNimation$34.98$31.32$20.9911/13/12
Hellsing Ultimate (OVA Part 2, DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack)FUNimation$69.98$46.74$41.9911/13/12
Image Not Available (Seriously, we looked everywhere.) :'(Inuyasha (Season 1, DVD)Viz Media$24.98$23.20$22.4811/13/12
Linebarrels of Iron (Full Series [S.A.V.E. Edition], DVD)FUNimation$29.98$24.99$22.4911/13/12
Sgt. Frog (Season 3, DVD)FUNimation$49.98$44.99$37.4911/13/12

Video Games

ImageNameConsole/FormatCompany(ies)SRPAmazon.comGameStop.comRelease Date
Paper Mario Sticker StarNintendo 3DSNintendo$39.99$39.86New: $39.99
Pre-Owned: $34.99
11/11/12

Other Interesting Stuff

ImageName (Type)PublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Street Fighter x Sanrio World View (Art Book)Viz Media$12.99$10.18$9.7411/13/12

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

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AURON570on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:14 p.m.

Children Who Chase Voices from Deep Below, the director Makoto Shinkai is awesome, go go go!

Otherwise I think maybe somewhere down the line I'll try out Hellsing. Don't know much of anything about it, but it looks pretty crazy.

sora_thekey moderator on Nov. 16, 2012 at 4:35 a.m.

Alice in the Country of Clover is also on my "Must Buy" list. i really enjoy the Alice in the Country of Hearts books, so this should be the next one.

takashichea moderator on Nov. 16, 2012 at 2:42 p.m.

Since my church friend and my buddy Daniel like Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, I should try the manga series then watch the anime.

@sora_thekey:

I hope you don't mind the art style change. I was used to Country of Hearts. Clover is a bit strange because it focuses on one relationship with a love interest. Fans who read the Country of Hearts but didn't play the game (which is most us) might get lost. I already bought Bloody Twins and Cheshire Cat 1 for my little sis and I. Wow, it was pretty weird but good.

Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

BLEACH Ch. 609 Review

Has Kubo delved into the world of meta-commentary with this end boss?

RAGE OF BAHAMUT #9+10 -- Watch & Learn

She's actually supposed to be Joan of Arc...?!?!

Anime Caption Contest -- 12/15/14

Tis the season to be jolly! Which of these Santas are good?

PSYCHO-PASS #33 -- Watch & Learn

Kamui... gone too soon? Seriously, it's already done.

THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA -- Movie Review

Truly one of Studio Ghibli's best films...

Community Spotlight -- 12/19/2014

A farewell to 2014 and some holiday wishes to you all.

Toei Redraws SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL?

They heard the fans!

DRAGON BALL -- Revisiting the Red Ribbon Army

I don't know if this show ever actually "matured."

Anime Caption Contest -- 12/15/14

Tis the season to be jolly! Which of these Santas are good?

Toei Redraws SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL?

They heard the fans!

Gohan Gets A New Look in the Next DRAGON BALL Z Movie

Track suits are in next year!

BLEACH Ch. 609 Review

Has Kubo delved into the world of meta-commentary with this end boss?

FATE/STAY NIGHT: UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS #9 -- Special Review

Behold: The mating dance of the Red-Bellied Tsundere.

THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA -- Movie Review

Truly one of Studio Ghibli's best films...

PARASYTE -- What if it Were More Like the Manga?

Wonder no more! There's a video!

DRAGON BALL -- Revisiting the Red Ribbon Army

I don't know if this show ever actually "matured."

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