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Quick Picks 02/23/10

What's worth buying this week? Watch and find out.

Whew, looks like we just barely managed to get this week's Quick Picks out-- it took a while to hunt down Geekachu to get 'em done. (The only sure way to trap a Geekachu: a copy of Words Worth or another fine hentai sitting under a box being held up with a stick. Just don't forget to tie a string around the stick so you can tug it and trap him!)
  
  

Anime and Manga Releases for 2/21 to 2/27

Manga Releases

Title Publisher SRP Date
13th Boy v3 (Manhwa) Yen Press $10.99 02/23/10
A Tale of an Unknown Country v2 CMX Manga $9.99 02/23/10
Black God v8 Yen Press $10.99 02/23/10
Fujoshi Rumi 4 Media Blasters $11.99 02/24/10
Goong v8 (Manhwa) Yen Press $10.99 02/23/10
Gundam 00 v3 Bandai Entertainment $10.99 02/23/10
Hero Tales v2 Yen Press $10.99 02/23/10
Higurashi When They Cry v2 Yen Press $10.99 02/23/10
I Can't Even Breathe Without You (Yaoi) Digital Manga Publishing $12.95 02/24/10
Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service v10 Dark Horse $10.99 02/24/10
Legend v7 (Manhwa) Yen Press $10.99 02/23/10
Negima! v25 Del Rey Manga $10.99 02/23/10
Otodama – Voice from the Dead (Yaoi) Digital Manga Publishing $12.95 02/24/10
Panic x Panic v1 Del Rey Manga $10.99 02/23/10
Sarasah v3 (Manhwa) Yen Press $10.99 02/23/10
Shaman Warrior v9 (Manhwa) Dark Horse $12.99 02/24/10
Soul Eater v2 Yen Press $10.99 02/23/10
Sugarholic v3 (Manhwa) Yen Press $10.99 02/23/10
The Object Of My Affection (Yaoi) Digital Manga Publishing $12.95 02/24/10
Venus in Love #8 CMX Manga $9.99 02/23/10
Yokan – Premonition (Yaoi) Digital Manga Publishing $12.95 02/24/10
Ze v5 (Yaoi) 801 Media $15.95 02/24/10
Zombie-Loan v8 Yen Press $10.99 02/23/10
 

Anime Releases

Title Publisher SRP Date
Bleach v25 VIZ Media $24.95 02/23/10
Countdown: Akira (Hentai) Kitty Media $24.99 02/23/10
Dairugger: Armored Fleet Collection 1 Media Blasters $34.99 02/23/10
Maria-Holic Complete Collection Sentai Filmworks $39.98 02/23/10
Tower of Druaga Part 2: Sword of URUK FUNimation $59.98 02/23/10
 

Misc Releases

Battle Girl: The Living Dead in Tokyo Bay (Live-Action) Synapse Films $24.95 02/23/10
Ichi the Killer (Live-Action Blu-Ray) Tokyo Shock $29.99 02/23/10
Lady Ninja Kasumi 5 (Live-Action) Tokyo Shock $19.99 02/23/10
Ryuji the Yakuza (Live-Action) Switchblade Pictures $19.98 02/23/10
Taxi Hunter (Live-Action) Eastern Star $19.95 02/23/10
Yen+ Vol. 3 Issue #3 Yen Press $8.99 02/23/10
JJOR64on Feb. 23, 2010 at 2:56 p.m.
TO BE CONTINUED?   AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH
 
I have some interest in Maria-Holic after John always talking about the show.  May have to check it out at some point.
FoxxFireArt moderator on Feb. 23, 2010 at 2:57 p.m.
This weeks releases are far more interesting then in the past. (Translation: Little or nothing out of VIZ.) 
 
I haven't had a chance to check out Soul Eater in the US. My local Borders has yet to actually have a single Volume on the self. I want to see if they made any changes or edits before purchasing.
I am looking forward to Del Rey's Negima! Vol. 25. I actually plan to write a review for that. In anticipation I've been working on filling out information on the series. Including detailed descriptions on early volumes.
Negima! Volume 1 and Negima Volume 2.

I do like the anime Maria+Holic, but if the DVDs don't have Japanese with subtitles. I'm not buying. I find that comedy series normally don't have the best dub work.
giaon Feb. 23, 2010 at 3:39 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt: It's Section23/Sentai Filmworks-- as with all of their releases to date, it is subtitled only, no English dub. Did we say something that made you think otherwise?
FoxxFireArt moderator on Feb. 23, 2010 at 3:53 p.m.
@gia: 
Nothing you all had said. I'm just unfamiliar with the publisher and didn't realize they only did subtitled series.
crusader8463on Feb. 23, 2010 at 4:21 p.m.
Hey geekachu, why are you letting people on your show? I was so glad last week to see you dropped the dead weight and just did the show by yourself. We all know gia has been holding you back, break out on your own man!
 
I'm kidding gia.
Konandaon Feb. 23, 2010 at 7:40 p.m.

Oh cool a tease for next week. Alright so if Geekachu is excited for whatever this release is it has to either have one or a combination of:  

  • fan service
  • big explosions
  •  shounen tournament style battling of some sort.

So what has that in it that is coming out soon?

Ruby_Alexandrineon Feb. 24, 2010 at 11:19 a.m.
@Gia - Just a little heads up, 801 Media/June Manga/DMP stated that they have fallen behind schedule with Ze vol. 4 which was never released.  They have not mentioned a new release date for Ze.
giaon Feb. 24, 2010 at 1:56 p.m.
@Ruby_Alexandrine: Dyahhh! Thanks for the tip :)

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