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AV MOD MATERIAL: Quick Picks - 9/10/12

Pokemon, Oreimo, Bakuman and more!

takashichea's Picks: The one thing that sticks out from this week's QPs is Pokemon Adventures. My little brother tends to check out the Pokemon Adventures and Yu_Gi-Oh books from the library. So, I've read the Red and Blue books, but I haven't gotten to the Johto stories yet, even though that is my favorite region in the Pokemon animation universe.

More exciting Pokemon adventures starring Gold and his rival Silver! First someone steals Gold's backpack full of Poke Balls (and Pokemon!). Then someone steals Prof. Elm's Totodile. Can Gold catch the thief - or thieves?!
Contains volumes 8-14 of Pokemon Adventures and a color poster!

Bigheart711's Picks: This week, I want to talk about Oreimo. I have been wanting to watch the anime, but I had no idea that there was a manga version of it, until now. I've heard good things about both of them. When I noticed that the memes showed up, I decided to try them out right after I clear out and update part of my "currently watching/reading" roster.

High school student Kyosuke doesn't get along with his cranky, dismissive, and secretive 14-year-old little sister Kirino, but he finds himself somehow protecting Kirino's secrets - she's not only a fashion model and a great student, but she's got a huge collection of naughty video games and anime! Who says girls can't be otaku, too?

sora_thekey's Picks: Is the Bakuman series currently in your reading/watching list? No? Then what are you doing sitting around reading this article?! You should be out buying the manga or watching the anime!!! On a serious note, Bakuman Vol. 14 is out this week and the story about two kids struggling in the manga industry continues to be the most interesting anime franchise, in my opinion...

Is Moritaka and Akito's newest rival also their greatest fan?! The duo is asked to judge a manga contest and the best entry reminds them of their own creations. But who is this mysterious new artist and what are his controversial methods of creating manga?

Besides Bakuman, what will you buy?

Anime Releases

ImageName (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Haibane Renmei (Full Series, DVD)FUNimation$39.98$28.85$23.999/4/12
Intrigue in the Bakumatsu - Irohanihoheto (Blu-Ray and DVD, Set 1)Sentai FilmworksBD: $69.98
DVD: $59.98
BD: $60.47
DVD: $49.99
BD: $44.99
DVD: $31.99
Maria Watches Over Us (Season One Litebox)RightStuf$59.99$26.83$29.999/4/12
Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl - Sinnoh League Victors (DVD Set 3)Viz Media$19.97$14.99$14.989/4/12
Psychic Squad (DVD Collection 3)Sentai Filmworks$49.98$44.99$37.499/4/12

Manga Releases

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz Vol. 2*Seven Seas Entertainment$13.99$8.33$10.499/4/12
Bakuman Vol. 14Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.499/4/12
Biographical Comics: Christopher Columbus: The Merchant Adventurer*Shogakukan$9.99$14.81?9/4/12
Biographical Comics: Leonardo da Vinci: The Life of a Genius*Shogakukan$9.99$14.81?9/4/12
Bleach Vol. 46Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.499/4/12
Bleach Vol. 47Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.499/4/12
Earl and The Fairy Vol. 2Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.499/4/12

Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll Vol. 5

Viz Media$7.99$7.99$5.499/4/12
Fushigi Yugi Genbu Kaiden Vol. 10Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.499/4/12
Genshiken: Second Season Vol. 1Kodansha$9.99$6.00$8.249/4/12
Gunslinger Girl Omnibus 5*Seven Seas Entertainment$16.99$9.46$12.749/4/12
Hunter x Hunter Vol. 28Viz Media$9.99$9.99$8.999/4/12
Kieli Vol. 7*Yen Press$11.99$9.38$8.999/4/12
Library Wars: Love & War Vol. 8Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.499/4/12
Naruto Vol. 58Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.499/4/12
One Piece Vol. 64Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.499/4/12
Oreimo Vol. 1Dark Horse$10.99$8.52$8.249/5/12
Oresama Teacher Vol. 10Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.499/4/12
Otomen Vol. 13Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.499/4/12
Pokemon Adventures Box Set 2 (Vol. 8-14)Viz Media$49.99$29.99$37.499/4/12
Psyren Vol. 6Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.499/4/12
Toradora! Vol. 5*Seven Seas Entertainment$11.99$8.09$8.999/4/12
Vampire Hunter D Vol. 18*Dark Horse$10.99$7.04$8.249/4/12

*Note: Righstuf is not releasing Toradora! Vol. 5, the two biographical novels, and Gunslinger Girl Omnibus 5. ANN did not list Kieli and Vampire Hunter D.

Video Game of Interest Releases

ImageNamePlatform/ConsoleCompaniesDownload MarketplaceRelease Date
The World Ends With You: Solo RemixiPhone/iPadSquare Enix
(*Via iTunes)
IPHN: $17.99*
IPAD: $19.99*

PS. Sorry for the delay guys. This one's on me... real life sometimes gets in the way.

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sotyfan16on Sept. 10, 2012 at 6:45 a.m.

RightStuf is out of Bakuman 13 and 14 so I have to wait on getting them but I did get Oreimo. I didn't know Toradora was up to Vol. 5 now. But I like the anime better than the manga so far especially because the manga art is a little different than how it looks animated.

But I have 2 big orders coming this week that are full of goodies.

AURON570on Sept. 10, 2012 at 2:54 p.m.

I need a good chunk of time to really dive into Bakuman, I tried getting into the anime about a year ago, but was too busy to watch it on a regular basis. :(

sora_thekey moderator on Sept. 10, 2012 at 9:14 p.m.

@sotyfan16: @AURON570: Yay! At least I got you thinking about Bakuman!

takashichea moderator on Sept. 10, 2012 at 9:33 p.m.

Don't remind me of Bakuman. I'm really behind in it for the manga. Haven't tried the anime yet.

sora_thekey moderator on Sept. 11, 2012 at 1:10 p.m.

@takashichea: You should get up to speed with it!!! It continues to get better and better.

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