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AV MOD MATERIAL: Quick Picks - 11/7/12

Stop fighting and relax, you guys. Your weekly picks are back, so enjoy.

This is Bigheart showing up again! Now that the Election is over, most of the people at the US should be able to calm down. I got an idea: Let's bring along an huge amount of anime and manga to help with that along with the rest of the world! Should do the trick, right? ...Right?

Anyway, this time, Yuki Cross runs into Ouran High's Host Club, a new shrine deity arrives on duty, the Golden Boy tries to pick up chicks, NERV gets into an inversigation involving Sawako Kuronuma and Date Masamune goes into battle once again.

Takashichea's Pick

"Demons can&squot;t even handle the SIGHT of us!"
"Demons can't even handle the SIGHT of us!"

Since I'm a Blue Exorcist fan and had worked on its wiki pages with my teammates, I never tried the manga yet. I'm stoked to see what the manga had over the anime if I get a chance.

For Volume 8: "Awakened by the traitor Saburota Todo, the Impure King's massive form threatens to engulf the city of Kyoto. As the Exorcists of the Tokyo Branch and the monks of the Myodha temple do all they can to contain the demon, Rin and his friends find themselves separated and facing their own battles. While Rin and Ryuji race to confront the full might of the Impure King, Yukio takes on Todo single-handed and discovers that he may be his own worst enemy!"

Bigheart711's Pick

Sawako: "I look like a Horror Movie character, and even I fell in love. I told you love was blind! :P "
Sawako: "I look like a Horror Movie character, and even I fell in love. I told you love was blind! :P "

My pick will be the Kimi ni Todoke manga (despite having Sengoku Basara as the banner because it looks cool). The premise of the series had me wondering if it would be any good since I've had a lot of good luck with the number of shoujo series that I ran into since forever. I have a lot more on my plate right now, so I'll have to polish them off before I start with this potential gem.

For Volume 15: "Ever since the near-kiss incident on the school trip, Sawako and Kazehaya have become distant. With Ayane warming to Kento's affections and Chizuru devastated that her friendship with Ryu is beyond repair, does the change of season mean a change of heart?"

Now everyone, what will you pick?

Anime Series and Movies

ImageTitle (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Ah! My Buddha! ("Nirvana Collection": Full Series, DVD)Media Blasters$19.99N/A$11.9911/6/12
Golden Boy (Full Series, DVD)Discotek Media$24.95$22.46$10.4911/6/12
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere (Season 1, DVD and Blu-Ray)Sentai FilmworksBD: $69.98
DVD: $59.98
BD: $48.99
DVD: $49.99
BD: $41.99
DVD: $35.99
11/6/12
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (Movie, Blu-Ray)Discotek Media$29.95$26.96$10.4911/6/12
Locke the Superman (Movie, DVD)Discotek Media$19.95$17.96$12.9911/6/12
Maria Watches Over Us: Printemps (Season 2, DVD)Right Stuf/Nozomi Entertainment$39.99$34.99$29.9911/6/12
Psychic Squad (Series Part 4, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$49.98$44.99$37.4911/6/12
Ristorante Paradiso (Full Series, DVD)RIghtStuf/Nozomi Entertainment$39.99$34.99$23.9911/6/12
Sengoku Basara: The Last Party (Movie, DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack)FUNimation$34.98$34.49$20.9911/6/12

Manga Releases

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Ai Ore! Vol. 7Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Bakuman Vol. 17Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Blue Exorcist Vol. 8Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Claymore Vol. 21Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Kamisama Kiss Vol. 11Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Kimi ni Todoke Vol. 15Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Message to Adolf Vol. 2Vertical$26.95$15.23$20.2111/06/12
Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney Vol. 4Kodansha$10.99$8.07$8.2411/06/12
Missions of Love Vol. 1Kodansha$10.99$5.91$8.2411/06/12
Naruto Vol. 59Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Nausicaa of the Valley of the WindGraphic Novel Box Set (1-7)Viz Media$60$34.58$45.0011/06/12
Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 13Viz Media$12.99$9.75$9.7411/02/12
One Piece Vol. 65Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Oresama Teacher Vol. 11Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Ouran High School Host Club Box Set (GN 1-18 of 18) Vol. 2Viz Media$139.99$88.19$104.9911/06/12
Psyren Vol. 7Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Rosario + Vampire Season II Vol. 10Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Strobe Edge Vol. 1Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee Vol. 11Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Vampire Knight Vol. 15Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12
Voltron Force Vol. 4Viz Media$7.99$7.99$5.9911/06/12
We Were There Vol. 15Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4911/06/12

Note: Rightstuf is doing a 33% discount on all Yen Press graphic novels. Sales ends November 12, 2012. Rightstuf releases Message to Adolf on Nov. 20, 2012 and Miles Edgeworth Vol. 4 on January 22, 2013.

Video Games

ImageNamePlatform/ConsoleCompany/PublisherSRPGamestop.comAmazon.comDLC Service(s)Release Date
Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD CollectionPlaystation 3
Xbox 360
Namco$39.99PS3: $39.99
X360: $39.99
PS3: $39.99
X360: $39.96
N/A11/6/12
Harvest Moon: A New BeginningNintendo 3DSNatsume$39.99$39.99$39.99N/A11/6/12
Pokedex 3D Pro3DSWareNintendo
The Pokemon Company
N/AN/AN/ANintendo eShop: $14.99

Extra Merchendise

These are the Ristorante Paradiso Postcards from the new release (if you bought it at RightStuf.com). They are illustrated on the front and the back as viewed.

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

-- Bigheart711: The anime fan beneath the blue roses! -- Twitter: @MasterMenos ~ Taka (takashichea), your friendly neighborhood wiki editor. -- Twitter: @Takashichea

sora_thekey moderator on Nov. 8, 2012 at 10:56 a.m.

BAKUMAN!!!

takashichea moderator is online on Nov. 8, 2012 at 4:23 p.m.

I guess we're playing the yelling game.

Rosario Vampire! Bleach! Naruto! Vampire Knight!

This week had a lot of Viz Media books.

Edit:

Oh, I love how BigHeart711 gets in the spirit with his articles.

Bigheart711on Nov. 11, 2012 at 2:51 a.m.

Man this turned out excellent! <3

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