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Quick Picks for 4/19/11

Geo returns once again to let us know what's worth our hard earned cash this week.

The lists this week are short but the content is notable.


 20th Century Boys
 20th Century Boys
One of the biggest manga titles released nowadays is 20th Century Boys. This Urasawa book series' fourteenth volume is out this week containing the tale of how the entire planet grieves over the death of their beloved Friend. Another notable manga mention is volume 3 of House of Five Leaves, the book known for its originality in art style.

On a previous Quick Picks post I mentioned that I was interested in the Clanned franchise. The shojo anime captured my interest with its sleek animation style. The chick-flick-themed story continues in the release of Clanned After Story, also out this week.

 Darker Than Black
 Darker Than Black
Do you like mystery and out of the ordinary fantasy stories? Then, you should pick up Darker Than Black Season 1. As you must already know, Tom Pinchuk's Watch and Learn articles proved that a lot of you "vicers" are into this anime.

To end my picks, I have to mention the anime that I want to get into, but I have not done so yet. The uncut release of One Piece Season 3: Part 5 is something I want to buy. I just need to acquire Seasons 1, 2 and parts 1-4 of Season 3 before I obtain this one.

What will you "pick"?

Manga Releases

TitlePublisherSRPDate
20th Century Boys Vol. 14 VIZ Media $12.99 04/19/11 
House of Five Leaves Vol. 3 VIZ Media $12.99 04/19/11 
Kingyo Used Books Vol. 3 VIZ Media $12.99 04/19/11 
March Story Vol. 12 VIZ Media $12.99 04/19/11 
Silent Mobius: Complete Edition Vol. 4 UDON Entertainment$14.99 04/19/11 

Anime Releases


TitleCompanySRPDate
Clanned After Story - Complete Collection (DVD) Sentai Filmworks $69.98 04/19/11 
Claymore - Complete Series (DVD) - Anime ClassicsFUNimation $49.98 04/19/11 
Darker Than Black - Complete Season 1 (DVD) - Anime Classics FUNimation $49.98 04/19/11 
One Piece - Season 3: Part 5 (DVD) Uncut FUNimation$49.98 04/19/11 


-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @sora_thekey
metalsnakezeroon April 19, 2011 at 3:02 p.m.
Clannad AF - 69.98, Damn, I'll be poor by the start of summer.
brent1999on April 19, 2011 at 4:38 p.m.
i'll collect anime this summer!!!!!!

Ley_Lineson April 19, 2011 at 9:19 p.m.
you're damn right 20th century boys is out this week, I preorder every two months.
The_Desert_Tigeron April 20, 2011 at 10:23 a.m.

Nothing for me this week

Dig Deeper into 20th Century Boys

20th Century Boys is a thriller based around a group of men who, as young boys, set up a gang which made up prophecies of future events. Suddenly these events start coming true, as a mysterious new cult rapidly becomes popular.

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