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AV MOD MATERIAL: Quick Picks - - 3/13/13

February messed us up real bad and sucked all kinds of blood, but now we're picking up the pace!

Bigheart and Takashichea have returned once again after a real hard time with our schoolwork as of late. The time to re-up is now with the first releases of March! This time, we run into a lot of vampires, a brave samurai, some space pirates from hell and an interesting yuri couple (or so I presume).

Bigheart's Picks

C'mon, it really shouldn't be shocking at all. -_- (Sweet Blue Flowers)
C'mon, it really shouldn't be shocking at all. -_- (Sweet Blue Flowers)

The series I'm actually most curious about happens to be Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers) since it's been on my radar for quite a while. It ended up with some good acclaim from some users that I know and I wonder if this will be any fun.

....aaaand I just found out this is the third Yuri series in a row that I'm looking onto in a row besides a manga by the name of Maka-Maka and the movie version of Revolutionary Girl Utena. A bit perplexing to find out about this just now.

Takashichea's Picks

Taka's current ideal group. (Rosario to Vampire)
Taka's current ideal group. (Rosario to Vampire)

This week has two new vampire themed manga releases, Vampire Knight and Rosario to Vampire II. Well, Rosario Vampire is more about monsters in general with the main heroine being a vampire. I'm stoked to read these volumes. Vampire Knight is a good choice for shoujo fans who love to explore the supernatural side. For harem fans, you should try Rosario to Vampire. It starts off cliche, but it develops in a beautiful story.

Now that everything's been said, what will you pick?

Anime Series and Movies

ImageTitle (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Shakugan no Shana Season II - Part 1 (DVD/R2)MVM$24.99N/AN/A03/04/13
Bodacious Space Pirates - Collection 2 (DVD and Blu-Ray)Sentai FilmworksBD: $69.98
DVD: $59.98
BD: $61.45
DVD: $49.99
BD: $41.99
DVD: $35.99
03/05/13
Natsume's Book of Friends - Season 3 Premium ED (Sub.Blu-Ray + DVD)NIS America$69.99BD: $67.00$51.9903/05/12
Alternate Cover (DVD)
Alternate Cover (DVD)
Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc (DVD and Blu-Ray)Sentai FilmworksBD: $39.98
DVD: $29.98
BD: $23.21
DVD: $19.99
BD: $23.99
DVD: $17.99
03/05/13
Pokémon: Black & White Set 3 (Dub.DVD)Viz Media$19.99$14.99$17.9903/9/13
Maria Watches Over Us (Season 4, DVD)Nozomi Entertainment$39.99$34.99$29.993/5/13
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars(Full Series, DVD)Nozomi ENtertainment$29.99$24.99$22.493/5/13
Sweet Blue Flowers [Aoi Hana] (Full Series, DVD)Nozomi Entertainment$39.99$34.99$23.993/5/13

Manga

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz Vol. 4Seven Seas Entertainment$13.99$7.90$10.4903/05/13
Bakuman Vol. 18Viz Media$9.99$5.99$7.4903/05/13
Barrage Vol. 1Viz Media$9.99$9.10$7.4903/05/13
Battle Angel Alita: Last OrderOmnibus 1Kodansha Comics$19.99$10.98$14.9903/05/13
Demon Love Spell Vol. 2Viz Media$9.99$6.15$7.4903/05/13
Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden Vol. 11Viz Media$9.99$6.09$7.4903/05/13
Mayo Chiki! Vol. 2Seven Seas Entertainment$12.99$7.13$9.7403/05/13
One Piece Vol. 66Viz Media$9.99$5.98$7.4903/05/13
Oresama Teacher Vol. 13Viz Media$9.99$9.10$7.4903/05/13
Paradise Kiss, Part 3 Vol. 26Vertical$16.95$10.96$14.9603/05/13
Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem VS. The Sword of JusticeViz Media$9.99$8.99$7.4903/05/13
Psyren Vol. 9Viz Media$9.99$5.98$7.4903/05/13
Rosario to Vampire II Vol. 11Viz Media$9.99$5.99$7.4903/05/13
Skip Beat! Omnibus 4Viz Media$14.99$8.56$11.2403/05/13
Strobe Edge Vol. 3Viz Media$9.99$9.10$7.4903/05/13
The Story of Saiunkoku Vol. 9Viz Media$9.99$9.10$7.4903/05/13
Vampire Knight Vol. 16Viz Media$9.99$5.99$7.4903/05/13
Trigun: Multiple BulletsDark Horse$13.99$11.19$10.4903/06/13

Notes: RightStuf is releasing Battle Angel Alita Last Order Omnibus on March 19; for Barnes and Nobles, it's March 26. For Mayo Chiki!, Right Stuf is releasing it on March 31. Both Amazon and Barnes and Noble is releasing Trigun: Multiple Bullets on March 19.

Stay tuned, as more will be relevealed on this week since the worst of the school work is over with! ;)

Sources: Anime News Network, Amazon.com and RightStuf.com

takashichea moderator on March 13, 2013 at 4:32 p.m.

If you folks are looking for February, we posted it on a blog. See BigHeart711's Quick Picks: Jan. Pt. 2 & February 2013 (Anime & Everything Else) and Quick Picks - Manga Releases for January - February 2013. It was too long for an article.

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