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AV MOD MATERIAL: Quick Picks - 8/14/12

The Quick Picks are back!! Don't know what anime or manga to buy this week? Let us tell you.

Hello all you Vicers. Welcome to Anime Vice's Quick Picks, where we tell you what to pick when it comes to anime and manga... This week's releases composes of a lot of misfit stories about aliens, islands, mutants, pirates and more. Or as Bigheart711 describes it: "Caged Mushroom Aliens from Eden Island".

Special thanks to Bigheart711 and takashichea who did most of the work...

Bigheart711's Picks

Oblivion Island sounds interesting from its premise and Inugami sounds seriously dark and twisted. Both anime are on my radar as of now.

I didn't like the Marvel Anime version of Iron Man, but I thought the X-Men anime was decent. Yet, neither version ofKekkaishi was that interesting to me. Good thing there's that Mario game to distract me from those...

takashichea's Picks

I was a big fan of Inuyasha when I watched it on adult swim back in middle school, but I don't think I ever read the manga version. After reading the synopsis for Itsuwaribito, I really want to see how Utsuho can save people with his lies.

I haven't heard of any of the anime being released except of One Piece. Then there's Trinity Blood, a series about vampires. I'm into sci-fi and the supernatural genre, so I think I'll try it.

For video games, I feel like the new Super Mario Bros is just the same, repetitive game with different powers.

sora_thekey's Picks

Like Taka, I am very interested in Itsuwaribito. I guess telling lies proves useful when looking for treasure. Another thing that peeks my interest is This Boy Can Fight Aliens!. When it comes to alien invasion stories the plot could go either way. Don't ask me why I picked it; it just caught my eye.

I'm not much of a gamer but The Last Story was made by Final Fantasy creator Hitonobu Sakaguchi, and I love me some FF-type stories!

Alright, your turn... What will you pick?

Anime & Movie Releases

ImageTitle (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Iron Man Vol. 1 (DVD)Columbia$14.99$9.99$13.498/14/12
Iron Man Vol. 2 (DVD)Columbia$14.99$11.93$13.498/14/12
Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror (DVD and DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack, Movie)FUNimationCombo Pack: $24.98
DVD: $19.98
Combo Pack: $13.72
DVD: $13.00
Combo Pack: $18.74
DVD: $14.99
8/14/12
One Piece (Uncut DVD Collection 7)FUNimation$34.98$24.99$20.998/14/12
This Boy Can Fight Aliens! (Full Series, Blu-Ray and DVD)Sentai FilmworksBR: $24.98
DVD: $14.98
BR: $24.98
DVD: $14.98
BR: $18.74
DVD: $11.24
8/14/12
Trinity Blood (Full Series, Anime Classics Edition, DVD)FUNimation$39.98$29.99$29.998/14/12
X-Men Vol. 1 (DVD)Columbia$14.99$11.93$13.498/14/12
X-Men Vol. 2 (DVD)Columbia$14.99$9.99$13.498/14/12

Manga Releases

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Bloody Monday Vol. 7Kodansha Comics$10.99$10.99$7.368/14/12
Cage of Eden Vol. 7Kodansha Comics$10.99$10.99$7.368/14/12
Gantz Vol. 24Dark Horse$12.99$9.25$9.748/15/12
Ikigami: The Ultimate LimitVol. 8Viz Media$12.99$2.99$9.748/14/12

Inuyasha [Big Edition] Vol. 12

Viz Media$17.99$10.44$13.498/14/12
Itsuwaribito Vol. 6Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/07/12
Kekkaishi Vol. 33Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/7/12

Video Game Releases

ImageTitlePlatform(s)Company(ies)SRPAmazon.comGameStop.comRelease Date
The Last StoryWiiNintendo
XSEED Games
$49.99$49.96$39.998/14/12
New Super Mario Bros. 23DSNintendo$39.99$39.96$49.998/19/12

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

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Daniel_Newton moderator on Aug. 17, 2012 at 6:37 p.m.

That's a whole lotta Marvel anime right there. I wonder if the X-Men anime dub is any good...

takashichea moderator is online on Aug. 18, 2012 at 12:35 p.m.

@Daniel_Newton:

I love the American animation for X-Men and X-Men Evolution. I haven't read the comics or try the anime version.

Most people didn't like it. Yet, I don't know if they are comic book fans or the animated series fans.

takashichea moderator is online on Aug. 28, 2012 at 6:13 p.m.

It turns out I missed one. It was weird how it appeared when I was doing the manga table today.

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