Panty and Stocking are finally on DVD, but Kirino, Chibi-Moon, a Bunny Girl and a Cat-Girl (both from the one shocking series that NEVER got away) seem to have stowed away this week. Me and Takashichea talked about those releases and one of us are chronocling these and the other past anime and manga releases in two seperate lists. Now, let's get the [BLEEP] back to business.
I had fun watching the subbed version of panty and Stocking and while checking out the two episodes of the dubbed version, I was having a lot of fun with it once again. I intended to buy the set, but it looks like I'll have to save up. Speaking of which, I'm still finishing up Sailor V and Volume 6 of the Sailor Moon manga gets an North American Re-Release. I seriously need to catch up. T_T As for Cool Devices, I came across that hentai over a year ago, and I thought it wasn't as vile as some other H-Series. However, it was one of the most frightening due to a few torture scenes between episodes. It was claimed as the worst thing that was animated by many reviewers back then, so their end of that bargain must have been far worse than mine. I bet those poor reviewers still might not want to look back on it anytime soon since it's gotten another multiple volume re-release.
I haven't seen Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, and I know for sure I don't want to try out Cool Devices. I'm more into smut not hardcore H stuff. For Sailor Moon, I'm more familiar with the anime, and I haven't read the manga. I definitely buy it or checked it out from the library. I'm not a strong fan like you BigHeart711, but I had some favorite characters, Sailor Neptune, Sailor Mars, and Tuxedo Mask. Fairy Tail Volume 20 is the end of the Nirvana arc, and I'm excited to read it.
UPDATE: YES! We have them all! Additional links also added.
|Image||Anime (Format)||Company||SRP||Amazon.com||RightStuf.com||Date Released|
|Cool Devices (in 4 Separate Volumes)||Critical Mass||Per Volume: $9.99||Per Volume: $8.99||Per Volume: $7.49||7/10/12|
|Cool Devices (Complete Series)||Critical Mass||$39.99||$34.99||$29.99||7/10/12|
|Dirty Pair Flash (Complete Series)||RightStuf/Nozomi Entertainment||$39.99||$34.99||$29.99||7/10/12|
|El Cazador de la Bruja (Full Series, S.A.V.E. Edition)||FUNimation||$29.98||$20.78||$17.99||7/10/12|
|Mahoromatic (Complete Series)||Sentai Filmworks||$59.98||$49.99||$44.99||7/10/12|
|Mahoromatic: I'm Home (OVA)||Sentai Filmworks||$29.98||$24.99||$22.99||7/10/12|
|Naruto Shippuden (Uncut DVD Set 11)||Viz Media||$49.95||$29.96||$29.99||7/10/12|
|Oreimo [My Little Stster can't Be This Cute](Complete Series)||Aniplex USA||$54.98||N/A||$44.98||7/10/12|
|Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt (Complete Limited Edition Series)||FUNimation||$64.98||$49.99||$38.99||7/10/12|
|Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye(Complete Series)||Media Blasters||$49.99||$35.96||$37.49||7/10/12|
We only have image of extra merc from the Oreimo DVD release, which looks very good by my standards.
|Image||Name & Volume||Publisher||SRP||Amazon.com||RightStuf.com||Release Date|
|Afterschool Charisma Vol. 6||Viz Media||$12.99||7.54||9.74||7/10/12|
|Awkward Silence Vol. 1||SuBLime/Viz Media||$12.99||12.99||9.74||7/10/12|
|Case Closed Vol. 43||Viz Media||$9.99||9.99||7.49||7/10/12|
|Fairy Tail Vol. 20||Kodansha Comics||$10.99||8.34||8.24||7/10/12|
|Flowers of Evil Vol. 2||Vertical||$10.95||8.22||8.21||7/10/12|
|GTO: The Early Years Vol. 13||Vertical||$12.95||10.27||9.71||7/10/12|
|Negima! Magister Negi Magi Vol. 35||Kodansha Comics||$10.99||None||8.24||7/10/12|
|Ooku: The Inner Chambers Vol. 7||Viz Media||$12.99||7.61||9.74||7/10/12|
|Punch Up! Vol. 1||SuBLime?Viz Media||$12.99||12.99||9.74||7/10/12|
|Sailor Moon Vol. 6||Kodansha Comics||$10.99||8.11||8.24||7/10/12|
|Shugo Chara-chan! Vol. 4||Kodansha Comics||$10.99||10.99||8.24||7/10/12|
Just like Takashichea, I'll also be posting my thoughts on “Humanity has Declined”, but here, I'm reviewing both parts of “The Fairies' Secret Factory”. I heard about it on Giant Bomb's Anime Thread and thought it would be good, so I checked both episodes out.
WARNING: From this point on contains some spoilers from both episodes. Don't worry, I won't give anything major out.
After an attempted chicken slaughter gone wrong, the UN Mediator decides to help out her village by gathering more meat. However, she starts an investigation against FairyCo after she an a group witness a walking skinned chicken with the company's label on its body.
I'll be continuing this until the series finishes, so count on me to release one for next time. <3 The series is also legally available to view on Crunchyroll.
Apparently, there was an announcement from the manga version's author Naoko Takeuchi, Kodansha Japan and an idol band named Momoiro Clover Z, during a live concert performance that was also the celebration of the franchise's 20th Anniversary during an anime convention in France. A new anime adaptation (a TV Series reboot) of the Sailor Moon manga is in the works and is planned for a Summer 2013 release. Kotono Mitsuishi (Usagi/Serena's JPN Voice Actor) and Tohru Furuya (Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask's JPN Voice Actor) were present in the convention event, but didn't confirm if they were going to reprise their roles for the reboot yet, but the creators and staff intend to release the series worldwide like they did with the manga re-releases. Either way, this is a good enough reason for fans of the franchise to be excited. (...or are you? I hope so! <3)
We had a huge roster of manga to deal with this week! So huge, we attempted to have a special guest speak about them, but sadly they were too busy with life. Happens to us all, don't worry about it. ;p Please let me know what any of you think about the new banners since there will be related images every week. Let's start with someone very cute! <3
Much to my dismay on how many TV series I'm currently watching in general, Kimi Ni Todoke, Vampire Knight's Anime and Claymore's Manga are still on my "To Watch/Read" list, so I better keep the heck up. I'm not that caught up with One Piece either, but I thought it was interesting to talk about the huge number of volumes by now. <3 Fluffy, Fluffy Cinamoroll looks very cute. So cute, that I might try it out after all for fun. Finally, one manga from Taka's (rather dark) past shows up and I thought it would be better off reading it for the story since I think it would be more plot-driven than any other H-Manga I read.
Shamefully, I have read Velvet Kiss which is about Nitta Shin, an average businessman, has won the lottery, but he signed a contract while being drunk in a one night stand. He gets into a debt of 80 million Yen. His creditor tells him to keep a certain woman company in order for his debt to disappear. It's a good story, but if you're looking for more sex, you better skip this one. I'm interested in Vampire Knight vol. 14 and the manga for Pokemon Black and White. I have watched and read Vampire Knight but not Pokemon. I'm not familiar with the others. I heard of Claymore from Sotyfan16's Beginner Guide, but I haven't had time to try it. I'm looking forward to reading Rosario Vampire Season 2 which so much better than the anime. I'm behind in D. Gray-man, and I'm on volume 14 or so. I didn't know they were on 22. I tend to read manga from the library which is behind in the volumes. On a side note, I noticed a trend that Yaoi books on Amazon tend to be cheaper than Rightstuff. All the adult books were released on July 4th. :)
|AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Complete Subbed Series DVD)||$69.99||NIS America||N/A||$51.99||7/3/2012|
|Hetalia Season 4 (World Series Part 2 DVD) [Reg. and Limited Edition (Special)]||Regular: $34.98|
|Hidamari Sketch x SP (Subbed DVD)||$14.98||Sentai Filmworks||$12.99||$8.99||7/3/2012|
|Kimi ni Todoke (Box Set 3, Premium Edition)||$69.99||NIS America||$72.60||$51.99||7/3/2012|
|Matchless Raijin-Oh (DVD Vol. 4)||$23.99||Anime Midstream||$23.99||$17.99||6/30/2012|
|Needless (Complete Collection DVD/BR)||BR: $89.98|
|Sentai Filmworks||BR: $89.98|
|Name & Volume||Publisher||SRP||Amazon.com||RightStuf.com||Release Date|
|Animal Land Vol. 5||Kodansha||$10.99||$10.99||$8.24||7/03/2012|
|Bakuman Vol. 12||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|Bleach Vol. 42||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|Bleach Vol. 43||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|Claymore Vol. 20||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|D. Gray-Man Vol. 22||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|Dengiki Daisy Vol. 10||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|Finder Vol. 6: Passion Within the View Finder||Digital Manga Publishing||$13.95||$7.84||$10.46||7/04/2012|
|Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll Vol. 4||Viz||$7.99||$7.99||$5.99||7/03/2012|
|Flutter||Digital Manga Publishing||$12.95||$8.94||$9.71||7/04/2012|
|Hana-Kimi Omnibus Vol. 7-9||Viz||$14.99||None||$11.24||7/03/2012|
|Jiu Jiu Vol. 1||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|Mameshiba Vol. 2: We Could Be Heroes||Viz||$6.99||$6.99||$5.24||7/03/2012|
|Maohden Vol. 1||Digital Manga Publishing||$12.95||$12.95||$9.71||7/04/2012|
|My Cute Crossdresser||Project-H||$17.95||$9.64||$13.46||7/04/2012|
|Naruto Vol. 57||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|Natsume's Book of Friends Vol. 12||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|One Piece Vol. 63||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|Oresama Teacher Vol. 9||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|Pokemon Black and White Vol. 8||Viz||$4.99||$4.99||$3.74||7/3/2012|
|Psyren Vol. 5||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/3/2012|
|Rin-ne Vol. 9||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/3/2012|
|Rosario Vampire Season 2 Vol. 9||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|Secretary's Job||Digital Manga Publishing||$12.95||$6.96||$9.71||7/04/2012|
|Skip Beat! Vol. 28||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|Skip Beat! Omnibus Vol. 7-9||Viz||$14.99||None||$11.99||7/03/2012|
|Vampire Knight Vol. 14||Viz||$9.99||$9.99||$7.49||7/03/2012|
|Winx Club Vol. 1||Viz||$6.99||$6.99||$5.24||7/03/2012|
|Winx Club Vol. 2||Viz||$6.99||$6.99||$5.24||7/03/2012|
Sorry I couldn't bring this to you sooner, but me and Taka still happen to have a life outside the sites we visit. Anyway, we had a lot to cover for you guys!
First, let me get this out of the way: It looks like RightStuf seems to have just recieved a bunch of old copies of the Hetalia Manga from somewhere, so they have them listed on sale. It seems a bit depressing since the covers are still from the Tokyopop versions. Moving forward, My most interesting catch is the full series re-release of the first Lupin III series. I don't remember seeing much of it right now, but it must've been fun. I haven't checked out Fujiko Mine yet, but I plan to see it soon (even though I'm already knee-deep into another wiki project right now). Some others that caught my eye was the release of Gantz Vol. 23, Blue Exorcist DVD Vol. 4 and the full series "Classic Collections" release of the Ouran High School Host Club anime. I already saw OHSHC and it was fun, but I bet the other ones might be pretty good. One more side note: Pokemon Conquest, the collaberation between the titular franchise and Nobunaga's Ambition has been released recently, and it looks pretty good. Heck, one of the characters prouldly has a Luxio. :) [picture and a few links via GiantBomb.com]
Out of the four (Bigheart) mentioned earlier, I have tried Blue Exorcist on Crunchyroll and Lupin the Third on UTB Hollywood. I love Blue Exorcist, but I'm at a loss with the ending since volume 4 covers episodes 20-25. It has a strong introduction, yet the anime is too short. For Lupin III, I love the show, and I wish I can watch more of it. My favorite character is Goemon due to two episodes that dealt with him: his past and a love interest that pretended to be a ghost. I've heard of Ouran High School Host Club due to my sister's obsession with it. I'll try it because I'm curious why my little sister likes it. After reading Gantz's synopsis and critic's receptions, it's in the same boat with Deadman Wonderland except with aliens. Both are very gory manga series. I don't know if I should try another anime like Deadman Wonderland.
|Name (Format)||SRP (BR/DVD)*||Company||Amazon.com Price (BR/DVD)||RightStuf.com Price (BR/DVD)||Release Date|
|Towanoquon (Blu-Ray)||$69.98||Sentai Filmworks||$42.48||$41.99||6/26/2012|
|Blue Exorcist 4 (DVD)||$37.48||Aniplex of America||$48.98||$29.98||6/29/2012|
|Lupin the 3rd: First TV Series Complete Collection (DVD)||$59.95||Eastern Star||$49.99||$44.96||6/26/2012|
|Ouran High School Host Club Complete Series (DVD)||BR: $49.98|
|Maria-Holic: Alive||$49.98||Sentai Filmworks||$44.99||$37.49||6/26/2012|
|Name & Volume||Publisher||SRP||Amazon.com||RightStuf.com||Release Date|
|Hetalia Axis Powers Vol. 3||Tokyopop||$15.99||N/A||$10.99||6/26/2012|
|Gantz Vol. 23||Dark Horse||$12.99||$10.39||$9.74||6/20/2012|
|Alice in the Country of Clover: Bloody Twins||Seven Seas||$13.99||$10.95||$10.99||6/30/12|
|Alice in the Country of Hearts Omnibus 3||Yen Press||$18.99||$15.19||$14.24||6/26/12|
|Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol. 12||Seven Seas||$11.99||$9.19||$8.99||6/30/2012|
|Olympos Omnibus||Yen Press||$18.99||N/A||$14.24||6/26/2012|
|Spice and Wolf Vol. 6||Yen Press||$11.99||$8.76||$8.99||6/26/2012|
|Witch Hunter Vol. 1-2||Seven Seas||$16.99||$11.19||$12.74||6/30/2012|
|Witch & Wizard Vol. 2||Yen Press||$12.99||$10.39||$9.74||6/26/2012|
|Sunshine Sketch Vol. 6||Yen Press||$11.99||$9.29||$8.99||6/26/2012|
|Kobato Vol. 6||Yen Press||$11.99||$6.62||$8.99||6/26/2012|
|Pokemon Conquest||Nintendo, The Pokémon Company||Tecmo Koei||Nintendo DS||$39.69||$34.99||6/18/2012|