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AV MOD MATERIAL: Quick Picks - 12/31/12

The year's nearly up and all the stuff that was released over the holidays have been unveiled!

This year's been seriously long, but there were a lot of good and bad points within this year, so let's start enjoying the last of it by seeing what was released over the holidays now, shall we? Also, this guy here (Bigheart) is glad that the world didn't end on the 21st. That could've messed up everything.

Takashichea's Pick

My Quick Pick would be Steins;Gate because my teammate, Acura_Max, got me into Robotics;Notes series and its wiki project. He told me to watch Steins;Gates to enjoy the references that Akiho Senomiya does that cool persona with the bright red glasses. Plus, we did a Skal and Dr. Pepper thread for the series. I hope Steins;Gate would be a good and entertaining show.

Bigheart711's Pick

My pick is Kobato because it's one of the CLAMP-related anime series that I haven't seen yet. It involves someone with magical powers that often helps people who were going through heartbreak, but has a trial of her own once she meets a mysterious creature. I hope it'll be fun once I get to it, but I'm in the middle of a Pretty Cure binge right now (Watching PC5 and Smile Pretty Cure) so It'll be a while beforehand.

...and now let's see which one of these you readers will choose! :)

Anime Series and Movies

ImageName (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Kobato (Full Series, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$69.98$59.99$41.9912/18/12
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in The Sky (Full Series, Blu-Ray and DVD)Sentai FilmworksBD: $39.98
DVD: $29.98
BD: $34.99
DVD: $24.99
BD: $23.99
DVD: $17.99
12/18/12
One Piece (Season 4 Part 3, DVD)FUNimation$39.98$32.86$23.9912/18/12
The Bundle Version
The Bundle Version
Shakugan no Shana Second (Part 1, Part 2 and Full Series Bundle, DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Packs [All] )FUNimationPart 1: $69.98
Part 2: $64.98
Full Series Bundle: $134.96
Part 1: $48.86
Part 2: $44.99
Full Series Bundle: N/A
Part 1: $41.99
Part 2: $38.99
Full Series Bundle: $80.98
12/18/12
Steins;Gate (Part 2, DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack)FUNimation$64.98$38.24$38.9912/18/12
Tenchi Muyo Movie Collection(DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack)FUNimation$69.98$32.99$41.9912/18/12
Tencho Muyo OVA Collection (DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack)FUNimation$69.98$40.29$41.9912/18/12

Manga Releases

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Captain Commando Vol. 2Udon Entertainment$19.99$12.76$14.9912/18/12
Dorohedoro Vol. 8Viz Media$12.99$9.18$9.7412/18/12
Good-bye GeistGen Manga$9.95$9.95$7.4612/19/12
HeroMan Vol. 2Vertical$10.95$8.31$8.2112/18/12
Message to Adolf Vol. 2Vertical$26.95$15.23$20.2112/18/12
Tenjho Tenge [Full Contact Ed]Vol. 10Viz Media$17.99$10.46$13.4912/18/12
Vagabond [VIZBIG Ed] Vol. 11Viz Media$19.99$11.69$14.9912/18/12
Oh My Goddess! Vol. 43Dark Horse Comics$12.99$8.40$9.7412/26/12

Note: Cage of Eden Vol. 8 and Dogs: Bullets & Carnage Vol. 7 are covered in the previous Quick Pick article.

Video Games

ImageNamePlatform/ConsoleCompanySRPAmazon.comGameStop.comDLC ServiceRelease Date
Street Fighter X Mega ManPCCapcomFREEN/AN/AFREE12/17/12

Note: SFxMM is leagally downloadable via Capcom's official blog.

Other Interesting Stuff

ImageNameItem TypeCompanySRPAmazon.comRightstuf.comRelease Date
Evangelion Chronicle Illustrations (2nd Edition)ArtbookUdon Entertainment$39.99$$29.9912/18/12
The History of Sonic the HedgehogArtbookUdon Entertainment$49.99$N/A12/18/12

Bonus Look

To jog some memories (Asuka fans), this is most likely the 1st edition front and back cover of Evangelion Chronicle Illustrations.

Many thanks to Takashichea and especially sora_thekey for always helping each other out and for you guys for being so loyal to us from the start! :) See you guys next year!

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

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @Geo_sorathekey ~ Bigheart711: The anime fan beneath the blue roses! -- Twitter: @MasterMenos ~ Taka (takashichea), your friendly neighborhood wiki editor. -- Twitter: @Takashichea

sora_thekey moderator on Dec. 31, 2012 at 6:16 a.m.

I reallly want to read that HeroMan manga... I know a lot of people didn't like the anime but I thought it was fun! You guys are still awesome for keeping the Quick Picks alive!

takashichea moderator on Jan. 3, 2013 at 10:40 a.m.

Oh man, I didn't notice this article. I thought we never posted after I did a blog for it.

Thanks everyone for your support last year.

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