School has been kicking our butts but we pulled through with nearly a whole month of stuff (and three to pick from instead of one). A lot of promising stuff has been released, so let's talk about them a bit before going into the main course.
My first pick is Penguindrum since it's the most interesting show on my radar since I just finished watching Revolutionary Girl Utena. It's about a terminally ill gal that had her death reversed with a penguin hat and ends up helping her friends find a mysterious penguin drum in order to stay alive. The second is Ni No Kuni, which piqued my interest after hearing about it from my friends. The story sounds dark, but the gameplay looks very good. I hope to play it soon. My third will be the R.O.D. Artbook just because
I like looking at pictures of Yomiko and Michelle the artwork of the franchise altogether.
My first pick would be Ultimo. It's a brilliant combination of Stan Lee and Hiroyuki Takei's style. I caught up to the series. Without spoiling y'all, I recommend this manga series if you enjoy mechs and time travel with a bit of bizarre humor. Then, my second pick would be Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu. Even though I haven't tried Haruhi Suzumiya or this spin-off, the romance premise plus the whole vanishing in the title makes it sound interesting. The third pick would be Toriko, another Shonen series I haven't tried. I want to see why people think it's the one that nabs the Holy Shonen Trinity title.
Now let's see what you all decide about any of this. What will you pick?
|Image||Title (Format)||Company||SRP||Amazon.com||RightStuf.com||Release Date|
|Blood-C (Full Series DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack [Original and Limited Edition])||FUNimation||Original: $64.98|
Limited Ed.: $69.98
Limited Ed.: $49.99
Limited Ed.: $41.99
|Bodacious Space Pirates (Part 1, DVD and Blu-Ray)||Sentai Filmworks||BD: $69.98|
|Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl (Full Series DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack, Premium Edition)||NIS America||$69.99||$68.98||$51.99||1/7/2013|
|Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl (Full Series, DVD)||Media Blasters||$29.99||$12.99||$22.49||1/7/2013|
|Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion (Director's Cut of the Full Series, DVD and Blu-Ray)||Sentai Filmworks||BD: $39.98|
|Maria Watches Over Us(Season 3, DVD)||Nozomi Entertainment||$29.99||N/A||$22.49||1/8/2013|
|Mawaru Penguindrum (Part 1, Blu-Ray and DVD)||Sentai Filmworks||BD: $69.98|
|Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt (Full Series, Blu-Ray)||FUNimation||$69.98||$59.99||$41.99||1/15/2013|
|Persona 4: The Animation (Part 2, DVD and Blu-Ray)||Sentai Filmworks||BD: $59.98|
|Pokemon Black and White(Volume 2, DVD)||Viz Media||$19.99||$14.99||$17.99||1/21/2013|
|Qwaser of Stigmata (Part 1, DVD)||Sentai Filmworks||$49.98||$42.48||$29.99||12/31/2012|
|Saiyuki Gaiden (Full Series, DVD)||Sentai Filmworks||$49.98||$36.99||$29.99||1/22/2013|
|Shakugan no Shana S (Full OVA, DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack)||FUNimation||$34.98||$22.98||$20.99||1/22/2013|
|Shakugan no Shana: The Movie(DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack)||FUNimation||$34.98||$28.19||$20.99||1/22/2013|
|Toriko (Part 1, DVD)||FUNimation||$39.98||$24.99||$23.99||1/8/2013|
|Image||Name & Volume||Publisher||SRP||Amazon.com||RightStuf.com||Release Date|
|21 Century Boys Vol. 1||Viz Media||$12.99||$7.55||$9.74||01/15/13|
|Afterschool Charisma Vol. 7||Viz Media||$12.99||$8.41||$9.74||01/15/13|
|Jormungand Vol. 10||Viz Media||$12.99||$8.53||$7.49||01/15/13|
|Flowers of Evil Vol. 4||Vertical||$10.95||$7.31||$8.21||01/15/13|
|Heart of Thomas Vol. 1||Fantagraphics||$39.99||$25.35||$29.99||01/18/13|
|A Bride's Story Vol. 4||Yen Press||$16.99||$10.72||$12.74||01/22/13|
|Black Butler Vol. 12||Yen Press||$11.99||$9.05||$8.99||01/22/13|
|Black God Vol. 18||Yen Press||$12.99||$9.55||$9.74||01/22/13|
|Bloody Monday Vol. 9||Kodansha||$10.99||$8.43||$8.24||01/22/13|
|Genshiken Omnibus 3||Kodansha Comics||$19.99||$11.26||$14.99||01/22/13|
|Miles Edgeworth Vol. 4||Kodansha Comics||$10.99||$6.95||$8.24||01/22/13|
|Soul Eater Vol. 12||Yen Press||$11.99||$7.89||$8.99||01/22/13|
|Nagato Yuki-Chan no ShoushitsuVol. 3||Yen Press||$11.99||$9.59||$8.99||01/22/13|
|Limit Vol. 3||Vertical||$10.95||$8.22||$8.21||01/22/13|
Note: The Heart of Thomas was said to be released on January 5, but it was changed to January 18.
|Image||Name||Console(s)||Company||SRP||Amazon.com||GameStop.com||Download Station||Release Date|
|Corpse Party: Book of Shadows||Playstation Portable (PSN)|
Playstation Vita (PSN)
|DmC: Devil May Cry||Playstation 3|
|Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch||Playstation 3||Namco Bandai|
|Image||Name||Item Type||Publisher/Company||SRP||Amazon.com||RightStuf.com||Release Date|
|Read or Die (R.O.D.): Official Archive||Artbook||Udon Entertainment||$39.99||$21.49||$29.99||1/2/2013|
|Shining Hearts: Collection of Visual Materials||Artbook||Udon Entertainment||$39.99||$24.99||$29.99||1/9/2013|
Please look out for part 2, where the week of 1/29/13 will be covered!