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Quick Picks: 06/28/11

Geo gives us a rundown of what's coming out this weekend.

I have never really been fond of samurai-type stories, but the tale of wacky kendo instructor Kojiro can sometimes be endearing. That's why for my top manga pick I am showcasing Bamboo Blade. Like past volumes, the ninth volume will probably take Kojiro's all girls' kendo team on more shenanigans thanks to the instructor's inability to stay out of debt. As it usually happens I am sure that small kendo master, Tamaki, will end up saving the day like always.

Some time ago I enjoyed watching the A Certain Scientific Railgun anime. Since I tend to favor manga over anime I am pretty sure I would like the first volume release of a manga book by the same name. That's why for my new series pick I am going to go with Seven Seas' release of A Certain Scientific Railgun volume one. The story is about four girls who live in Academy City, a place where not having super powers makes you an outcast. One of the girls is a powerful teleporter, the other has a low power set which allows healing, the third has no powers at all, and the fourth is one of the seven students from all over the city with the highest power set in history. The girls go from fighting crime to hanging out at the mall. I'm sure the action pack stories balance out well for everyone to enjoy.

For my appealing anime pick I have to make note that a very popular series is finally being released here in North America. Highschool of the Dead the Complete Collection is out this week and if you like anime about fighting for survival, zombies and school uniforms then this is the anime for you. (That's right, school uniforms is what separates this from The Walking Dead. That and the fact that this is animated)

So, what are your "picks"?

Manga Releases

Name

Publisher

SRP

Date

Bamboo Blade Vol. 9

Yen Press

$11.99

06/28

The Betrayal Knows My Name Omnibus Vol. 1

Yen Press

$18.99

06/28

Chi's Sweet Home Vol. 6

Vertical, Inc.

$13.95

06/28

Higurashi: When They Cry Vol. 13

Yen Press

$11.99

06/28

Monster Hunter Orage Vol. 13

Kodonsha Comics

$10.99

06/28

Sasameke Vol. 2

Yen Press

$20.99

06/28

Soul Eater Vol. 6

Yen Press

$11.99

06/28

Sunshine Sketch Vol. 5

Yen Press

$11.99

06/28

Tale of the Waning Moon Vol. 2

Yen Press

$12.99

06/28

Zombie Loan Vol. 11

Yen Press

$11.99

06/28

Oh My Goddess! Vol. 18

Dark Horse Comics

$11.99

06/29

A Certain Scientific Railgun Vol. 1

Seven Seas Entertainment

$10.99

06/30

Amnesia Labyrinth Vol. 2

Seven Seas Entertainment

$10.99

06/30

Strawberry Panic! Omnibus Complete Collection

Seven Seas Entertainment

$14.99

06/30

Yuichi Yokoyama: Garden

Picture Box

$24.95

06/30

Anime Releases

Name

Company

SRP

Date

Adieu Galaxy Express 999 (DVD)

Eastern Star

$19.95

06/28

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie: Knocking on Heaven's Door (Blu-Ray)

Image Entertainment

$17.97

06/28

Dragon Ball Z Kai - Season 1: Part 5 (DVD)

FUNimation

$29.98

06/28

Dragon Ball Z Kai - Season 1: Part 5 (Blu-Ray)

FUNimation

$34.98

06/28

Galaxy Express 999 (DVD)

Eastern Star

$19.95

06/28

Highschool of the Dead - Complete Collection (DVD)

Sentai Filmworks

$59.98

06/28

Highschool of the Dead - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)

Sentai Filmworks

$69.98

06/28

Magical Witch Punie-chan - Special Edition (DVD)

Media Blasters

$29.99

06/28

Rideback (DVD/Blu-Ray)

FUNimation

$64.98

06/28

Rideback - Special Edition (DVD/Blu-Ray)

FUNimation

$69.98

06/28

Miscellaneous Releases

Name

Company

SRP

Date

Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist

Watson Guptill

$21.99

06/21

Spice and Wolf Novel 4

Yen Press

$11.99

06/28

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @sora_thekey

Theresonlyoneon June 28, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

Ooooh Cowboy Bebop film on blu-ray If it's out in the UK I can pick that up and write it off as a gift for the gf.

FoxxFireArt moderator on June 28, 2011 at 2:05 p.m.

I already preordered Highschool of the Dead on Blu-ray. All I need to do now it wait for it to arrive.

sickVisionz moderator on June 28, 2011 at 2:21 p.m.

I just ordered Cowboy Bebop on BD.

HotD and Dragon Ball Kai will be picked up within on a month or two. I want to buy GE999, but I'm very bahumbug about it not coming out on Blu-ray even though there is a BD release in Japan... which looks amazing judging by screenshots.

CrazyCanuckon June 28, 2011 at 4:22 p.m.

@FoxxFireArt: me too! still sad baka and test got pushed to august though. :(

sotyfan16on June 28, 2011 at 5:07 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt said:

I already preordered Highschool of the Dead on Blu-ray. All I need to do now it wait for it to arrive.

Exact same thing for me.
 
Other than that, nothing here that I want. Still need to watch Rideback.
InfiniteGeasson June 28, 2011 at 10:36 p.m.
Highschool of the Dead is on it's way to me. It's pretty dumb, even I'll admit. But it's dumb in a way I can get behind. Plus the immature part of me does love some ridiculous zombie violence and fanservice.

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