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Quick Pick Faves of 2009: Manga Edition

Gia and Geekachu go through their favorite pickups of the year, in no particular order.

Whew! I meant to get this up yesterday as a little Christmas surprise, but this little Mac just can't handle the big files that come from the fancy camera...and believe me when I say you'll miss AHR's wonderful video skills. I'm afraid you'll just have to suffer through my meager abilities for the next couple weeks!
 
Without further ado, Geekachu and I decided to go through our favorite manga and anime picks of the year, starting with manga this week and anime next week.
  
 
And of course, we wouldn't deprive you of this week's full release list. I've also bolded the titles that I would have spotlighted had I done a regular Quick Picks this week instead of this little "best of." I especially want to note the hentai DVD Dragon Pink, which is one of the funniest sexually explicit series you'll ever see in your life, and the book Manga: An Anthology of Global and Cultural Perspective. I'm not especially familiar with Toni Johnson-Woods, but she also wrote a book on South Park and Cultural Perspective, so I'm curious to see what that book turns out to be all about.
 
Right then, back to that release list... 
John_Martoneon Dec. 26, 2009 at 12:39 p.m.
I'd agree with your picks, but then again that's only in concept
 
I read all of (the first volume of) 20th century boys
I (never) read Pluto
Black Jack is amazing (sounding)
 
So yes, way to remind me of my failings. I really enjoyed what I read of Corpse Delivery Service though.
giaon Dec. 26, 2009 at 12:41 p.m.
@John_Martone: Yes, I would have loved to feature Corpse Delivery Service, though it wasn't really new this year or anything. This is why I hate top ten lists and the like! How can I ever narrow anything down? T-T
OsakaHuggeron Dec. 26, 2009 at 2:15 p.m.
I Heart Sundome.
 
Oh and the camera man, he was just trying to look at your booooo-hoooo-hooo-hoobs.
Konandaon Dec. 26, 2009 at 4:31 p.m.
@John_Martone said:
"
Black Jack is amazing (sounding) "

That's because Black Jack is amazing. The only thing that kind of sucks is Pinoko* can get annoying.  
 
*She's introduced in the 1st volume and later becomes the titular character's comedic sidekick kind of.
sora_thekey moderator on Dec. 26, 2009 at 4:39 p.m.

I only have one 2009 pick! (since I don't read as much manga as much as american comics) X-Men Misfits!
BloodRavyneon Dec. 26, 2009 at 7:48 p.m.
Camera guy was just trying to get a shot of Gia's boobs XD.
giaon Dec. 26, 2009 at 8:08 p.m.
Oh, man, apparently I need to call HR!
crusader8463on Dec. 26, 2009 at 8:33 p.m.
@gia said:
" Oh, man, apparently I need to call HR! "
Ya was going to say it looked more like boob framing. Perhaps if you try that in the future have it pan to the side down and away at an angle instead of just straight down. Not that I'm complain.... err i mean nice video!
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