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Quick Picks for 2/1/11

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 Naruto Vol. 50
 Naruto Vol. 50
This is the correct way to begin February, with loads of great manga titles. It is noteworthy that today the 50th volume of the popular shounen manga, Naruto, is being released as well as the 56th volume of the other popular shounen manga; One Piece. Also, fans of .Hack//Link rejoice, because the third volume of the manga adaptation of the popular series about the adventures in an MMO game has been released. 
 
 AiON Vol. 2
 AiON Vol. 2
Yesterday I bought the first volume of Tokyopop's newest manga, AiON. The book is about Tatsuya trying to be a man his deceased father would be proud of. With that in mind he defends Seine, a strange, homeless girl with a masochist complex who wants to get bullied, from a girl so full of disgust that even attempts to kill Seine. This second volume is out today which will focus on Tatsuya's day-to-day life now living in the same household as Seine. He will try to figure out why killing mind-controlling parasites with a creature called AiON is Saine's calling.  

 
 Genkaku Picasso Vol. 2     
 Genkaku Picasso Vol. 2     
Another book which I am personally excited for is the third volume of Bakuman. The story of how Moritaka and Akito continue to pursue their dream of becoming famous mangaka. I have only read the first volume but the premise itself shows promise and you would not believe where these two characters' motivation will take them to. 
 
 Genshiken DX Collection
 Genshiken DX Collection
Speaking of art in manga, how about trying out a title focusing on sketches that only create mysteries? The second volume of Genkaku Picasso is out this week which about Hikari and Chiaki's attempt to uncover the mysteries of these sketches.
  
I don't consider myself an otaku, yet, but I sure enjoy watching anime about them. Genshiken's Season 1 collection is out this week and this anime about Sasahara, a guy who can only be described as a hard-core otaku with the need for "more", seems like it is bound to be a fun series.  
 
A lot of great manga and anime has been released this week, what will you pick? Share on the comments below! 

Manga Releases 

TitlePublisherSRPDate
.Hack//Link Vol. 3 Tokyopop $10.99 02/01/11 
AiON Vol. 2 Tokyopop $10.99 02/01/11 
Bakuman Vol. 3 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
Black Bird Vol. 7 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
Blade of the Immortal Vol. 23 - Scarlet Swords Dark Horse $19.99 01/26/11 
Bride of the Water God Vol. 7 Dark Horse $9.99 02/02/11 
Close the Last Door Vol. 2 (YaoiDigital Manga Publishing $12.95 01/31/11 
D.Gray-man Vol. 20 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
Deadman Wonderland Vol. 4 Tokyopop $10.99 02/01/11 
Fate/Stay Night Vol. 10 Tokyopop $10.99 02/01/11 
Gakuen Alice Vol. 15 Tokyopop $10.99 02/01/11 
Genkaku Picasso Vol. 2VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
Gin Tama Vol. 21 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
Grand Guinol Orchestra Vol. 2 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
Haruka Vol. 11 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You) Vol. 7 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
Lives Vol. 1 Tokyopop $10.99 02/01/11 
Mad Love Chase Vol. 5 Tokyopop $10.9902/01/11 
Maria Holic Vol. 6 Tokyopop $10.99 02/01/11 
Mistress Fortune VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
Naruto Vol. 50 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
No Touching At All (Yaoi)Digital Manga Publishing $12.95 01/31/11 
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Vol. 1 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
One Piece (Impel Down) Vol. 56 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
Otomen Vol. 9 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
Pet Shop of Horrors: Tokyo Vol. 8 Tokyopop $10.99 02/01/11 
Pokemon Adventures Vol. 11 VIZ Media (VIZKIDS)$7.99 02/01/11 
Pokemon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life VIZ Media (VIZKIDS) $7.9902/01/11 
Portrait of M & N Vol. 4 Tokyopop $10.99 02/01/11 
Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi Vol. 7 Tokyopop $10.99 02/01/11 
Seiho Boys' High School Vol. 4 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
Slam Dunk Vol. 14 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
Street Fighter Gaiden Vol. 2 UDON Entertainment $13.95 02/01/11 
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee Vol. 4 VIZ Media $9.99 02/01/11 
The Stellar Six of Ginacho Vol. 2 Tokyopop $10.99 02/01/11 
You and Me, Etc. (Yaoi) BLU Manga $14.99 02/01/11 

Anime Releases 

TitleCompanySRPDate
Dirty Pair - DVD Collection 2 Right Stuf International$49.99 02/01/11 
Genshiken (Season 1 + OVA) - DX Collection Media Blasters $34.99 02/01/11 
Ikki-Tousen: Dragon Destiny - DVD Collection Media Blasters $34.99 02/01/11 
Oh! My Sex Goddess (Megachu) - ADULTKitty Media $29.99 02/01/11 
Pokemon Movie 12: Arceus and the Jewel of Life VIZ Media $19.97 02/01/11 
You're Under Arrest: Season 2 - Complete Collection Sentai Filmworks $59.98 02/01/11 
  

Miscellaneous Releases 

TitleCompanySRPDate
Full Metal Panic! Novel 4: Ending Day by Day Tokyopop $14.99 02/01/11 
Sleepy Eyes of Death - Collector's Set 2 (Live-Action) AnimEigo $79.98 02/01/11 
  
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sickVisionz moderator on Feb. 2, 2011 at 2:31 p.m.
That's a crap load of manga.
Gaffon Feb. 2, 2011 at 2:35 p.m.
I hate to be "that" guy but... I think we need a different font for "Quick Picks".
sora_thekey moderator on Feb. 2, 2011 at 2:53 p.m.
@sickVisionz: Yes it is! SO much to choose from... Not enough money! 
@Gaff: What do you mean by different font?
Destinyheroknighton Feb. 2, 2011 at 3:08 p.m.
I want Negima! :(
sotyfan16on Feb. 2, 2011 at 3:22 p.m.

AiON and Bakuman are the interesting ones for me. Don't know how good the Samurai Harem manga is. Of the anime releases I'd go with Oh! My Sex Goddess.

metalsnakezeroon Feb. 2, 2011 at 4:11 p.m.
Man, this is just manga week.
ninjadude853on Feb. 2, 2011 at 5:36 p.m.
You forgot volume 24 of Fullmetal Alchemist... or did that come out last month?
sora_thekey moderator on Feb. 2, 2011 at 6:09 p.m.
@Destinyheroknight: We all do!  
@sotyfan16: Did you read AiON? What'd you think? Bakuman has been really interesting so far! 
@metalsnakezero: Anime Vice is enforcing reading! 
@ninjadude853: That came out in January. volume 25 is going to come out until June!
ninjadude853on Feb. 2, 2011 at 6:47 p.m.
@sora_thekey: ah, my bad.
sora_thekey moderator on Feb. 2, 2011 at 7:38 p.m.
@ninjadude853: No problem duder. If you are wondering about past releases, I've been writing the Quick Picks since October, so go back and search! :)
EquitasInvictuson Feb. 2, 2011 at 7:40 p.m.
@sora_thekey said:
"@metalsnakezero: Anime Vice is enforcing reading! "
Quoted for truth! Even beyond manga, there are light novel releases to be excited about as well - they're awesome (especially Book Girl [/shameless plug])! Hopefully publishers decide to license and translate more light novels as well in the coming months - it's extremely satisfying to read the sources for many anime series in print and I hope they do a lot more of that.  
 
Great post! There's so much to catch up on this week and so many potential expenses - I wouldn't even know where to start posting about this stuff. Keep it up!
Gaffon Feb. 2, 2011 at 11:06 p.m.
@sora_thekey It's so easy to confuse the "P" with a "D". I did once, and like the Fed-Ex arrow, once you see it, you can never not notice it!

Maybe it's just me.
sora_thekey moderator on Feb. 2, 2011 at 11:33 p.m.
@EquitasInvictus: You keep mentioning Book Girl! I want to read that now... 
@Gaff: lol! I have never noticed it before! Well, this is the lettering that has been used for over a year now... I don't know what everybody else thinks.
sotyfan16on Feb. 3, 2011 at 2:54 a.m.

@sora_thekey:
I have not checked AiON out yet. I'll check it out soon and let you know. For my next manga purchase I'll see about Bakuman.

sickVisionz moderator on Feb. 3, 2011 at 5:03 a.m.
@Gaff:  I think quickdicks is just you... although I think there should be a space between quick and pick since its written that way in the article.
sora_thekey moderator on Feb. 3, 2011 at 7:46 a.m.
@sotyfan16: I read AiON and it was a strange story...  It has me wanting to read the second Volume so I'm guessing that's a good sign! Let me know if you like Bakuman, I have the first volume and instead of buying the second I bought AiON. 
@sickVisionz: I'll remember that next time.

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