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AV MOD MATERIAL: Quick Picks (Week of 3/12/2013)

Bigheart and Taka stumbled into this week's releases and suddenly, more vampires, some succubi and a few ninjas show up on them and either want some of their blood or a real good time with them. ...Hopefully it's the second part.

TWO IN A ROW! We're releasing this week's releases as well as a few that we missed for last week. Now, let the party begin!

Bigheart711's Pick

A nice full moon with the princess (Vampire Princess Miyu)
A nice full moon with the princess (Vampire Princess Miyu)

My pick happens to be Vampire Princess Miyu. It happens to be one of the entertaining anime that helped me out of my depression way back then because of its story. This old school gem is about a human that became a vampire due to a curse and must protect the earth from demon-gods from another dimension with an demon-possessed medium in the midst of them all. I also want to try out Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 when I get the chance back at my college campus.

"Stranded in the space between human and demon, Miyu was born a vampire and charged with the responsibility of returning evil demons called Shinma to the dark. Being eternally 15, she yearns to return to the dark herself but not until she has banished the Shinma from Earth. And since her awakening, she remains cut off by the facts of who and what she is."

Takashichea's Pick

The Academy awaits your arrival! (07 Ghost)
The Academy awaits your arrival! (07 Ghost)

Everything in the manga department is unfamiliar to me except for Fullmetal Alchemist. I pick 07 Ghost because of its premise sounds interesting. I haven't read much manga series with a religious element.

"Set in a gothic fantasy world, this is the story of Teito Klein, an orphaned slave who became the top military academy student. However, an unexpected turn of events left him pursued by the forces of the Barsburg Empire. Now an escaping convict, Teito's sheltered by the church and its law of sanctuary. Here, he discovered many mysteries surrounding himself, the church, and the Empire itself. The fact that he might be connected to a dethroned king and the mystical stone of god, "The Eye of Mikhael", made him the target of the empire more than ever. Fortunately the church is under the mythical 7 Ghost protection. But who are the Ghosts really. Will Teito be free from the military's clutch, and what of his said mission to uncover the history. And who is the military's Chief-of-Staff Ayanami exactly. Teito's future seems to have spiraled into an unexpectedly perilous path."

Now that we opened our thoughts to you, what will you pick?

Anime Series

ImageTitle (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Bleach (Box Set 16, DVD)Viz Media$26.98$29.99$20.243/12/2013
Dragon Ball Z Kai (Season 4, DVD and Blu-Ray)FUNimationBD: $54.98
DVD: $49.98
BD: $
DVD: $
BD: $41.37
DVD: $39.47
3/12/2013
Queen's Blade (Seasons 1-2 Collection, DVD)Media Blasters$65.98$59.99N/A3/12/2013
Penguindrum (Part 2, DVD and Blu-Ray)Sentai FilmworksBD: $69.98
DVD: $59.98
BD: $
DVD: $
BD: $41.99
DVD: $35.99
3/12/2013
Trigun (Full Series, DVD [Anime Classics Ver.])FUNimation$39.98$33.98$23.993/12/2013
Vampire Princess Miyu (Full Series, DVD)Maiden Japan$59.98$49.99$35.993/12/2013

Manga

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
07-Ghost Vol. 3Viz Media$9.99$5.92$7.4903/12/13
Arata: The Legend Vol. 13Viz Media$9.99$5.92$7.4903/12/13
Fullmetal Alchemist Omnibus 4 (Vol. 10-12)Viz Media$14.99$8.56$11.2403/12/13
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin - Activation Vol. 1Vertical$29.95$16.94$22.4603/12/13
Neon Genesis Evangelion Omnibus 2Viz Media$19.99$11.42$14.9903/12/13
RIN-NE Vol. 11Viz Media$9.99$5.92$7.4903/12/13
X [3-in-1 Edition] Vol. 5Viz Media$19.99$11.42$14.9903/12/13
Blade of the Immortal Vol. 26Dark Horse$19.99$10.98$14.9903/13/13
Tokyo Babylon Omnibus 1Dark Horse$19.99$10.98$14.9903/13/13

Note: Barnes and Nobles is releasing the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Activation on March 26.

Video Games

ImageTitleConsole/FormatCompany(ies)SRPAmazon.comGamestop.comDLC Service(s)Release Date
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of DustPlaystation 3
Playstation Network (PS3)
GUST
Techmo Koei
$49.99$49.95$49.99PS3N: $49.993/5/2013
Darkstalkers ResurrectionPlaystation Network (PS3)
Xbox Live Marketplace (X360)
Iron Galaxy Studios
Capcom
N/AN/AN/APS3N: $14.99
XBLM: 1,200 Microsoft Points
3/5/2013
Naruto: Powerful ShippudenNintendo 3DSNamco Bandai$39.99$39.99$39.99N/A3/5/2013
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3Playstation 3
Xbox 360
Namco BandaiPS3: $59.99
X360: $59.99
PS3: $59.96
X360: $59.96
PS3: $59.99
X360: $59.99
N/A3/5/2013

Note: ANN goofed up and accidentally omitted the listing of Darkstalkers Ressurection for 3/5/13. (The both of us did too. @_@ )

Sources: AnimeNewsNetwork, RightStuf.com, GameStop.com, Amazon.com and GiantBomb.com

Until next time, it's Bigheart and Taka signing off! :)

Bigheart711on March 17, 2013 at 7:20 p.m.

I thought this was one of my most favorite articles me and Taka sent this year so far. :) As for one thing I forgot to add, I don't remember what the ribbon on Miyu's left foot was for. Mabye it was just for style after all, but still, most things like this have a reason for being there without the "Thread of Fate" concept.

takashichea moderator on March 18, 2013 at 2:31 a.m.

Man, I forgot about Rock Lee's spinoff series. The series is entertaining if you don't take it too seriously. The first episode will reel you in, but the 2nd or 3rd will. Double Naruto games and double vampire trouble makes this Quick Pick awesome.

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