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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.

Quick Rundown

Bigheart's Thoughts

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.

Takashichea's Thoughts

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.

This Week's Releases

Sources are from Amazon.com and RightStuf.com and this time, we have images! <3

UPDATE: YES! We have them all! Additional links also added.

Anime Series

ImageAnime (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comDate Released
Volume 1
Volume 1
Cool Devices (in 4 Separate Volumes)Critical MassPer Volume: $9.99Per Volume: $8.99Per Volume: $7.497/10/12
Complete Series
Complete Series
Cool Devices (Complete Series)Critical Mass$39.99$34.99$29.997/10/12
Dirty Pair Flash (Complete Series)RightStuf/Nozomi Entertainment$39.99$34.99$29.997/10/12
El Cazador de la Bruja (Full Series, S.A.V.E. Edition)FUNimation$29.98$20.78$17.997/10/12
Complete Series
Complete Series
Mahoromatic (Complete Series)Sentai Filmworks$59.98$49.99$44.997/10/12
OVA
OVA
Mahoromatic: I'm Home (OVA)Sentai Filmworks$29.98$24.99$22.997/10/12
MeiKingCritical Mass$14.99$12.99$7.997/10/12
Naruto Shippuden (Uncut DVD Set 11)Viz Media$49.95$29.96$29.997/10/12
Oreimo [My Little Stster can't Be This Cute](Complete Series)Aniplex USA$54.98N/A$44.987/10/12
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt (Complete Limited Edition Series)FUNimation$64.98$49.99$38.997/10/12
Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye(Complete Series)Media Blasters$49.99$35.96$37.497/10/12

Extra Merchandise

We only have image of extra merc from the Oreimo DVD release, which looks very good by my standards.

Manga Volumes

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Afterschool Charisma Vol. 6Viz Media$12.997.549.747/10/12
Awkward Silence Vol. 1SuBLime/Viz Media$12.9912.999.747/10/12
Case Closed Vol. 43Viz Media$9.999.997.497/10/12
Fairy Tail Vol. 20Kodansha Comics$10.998.348.247/10/12
Flowers of Evil Vol. 2Vertical$10.958.228.217/10/12
GTO: The Early Years Vol. 13Vertical$12.9510.279.717/10/12
Negima! Magister Negi Magi Vol. 35Kodansha Comics$10.99None8.247/10/12
Ooku: The Inner Chambers Vol. 7Viz Media$12.997.619.747/10/12
Punch Up! Vol. 1SuBLime?Viz Media$12.9912.999.747/10/12
Sailor Moon Vol. 6Kodansha Comics$10.998.118.247/10/12
Shugo Chara-chan! Vol. 4Kodansha Comics$10.9910.998.247/10/12

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Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita (Humanity has Declined)
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita (Humanity has Declined)

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.

Plot Synopsis of Ep. 1 (via myself (also as Bigheart711) from Screened)

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.

Good

  • The plot of both episodes surprised me when the Skinned Chickens show up during the hunt from the Mediator's group. From there on, things only get more interesting.
  • A lot of humorous moments, including the Talking Loaf (Part 1) and the Chicken Chase (Part 2)
  • Great ending to Episode 2.

Bad

  • Two scenes from Episode 1 was a bit slow to process.

Weird

  • The main character doesn't seem to have a name, unfortunately, but (along with myself) the others just call her by “Mediator”. I doubt that she will be given a name from here on, though.
  • There's some connection between a group of fairies (They really look like little elves) and the Mediator and her grandpa and it's a bit strange to witness at first.

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.

Images of the Blog

Seeing this still makes me hungry for bread...
Seeing this still makes me hungry for bread...
Don't worry, he's not a pornographer! (not by my knowledge anyway.)
Don't worry, he's not a pornographer! (not by my knowledge anyway.)
Looks like Courage the Cowardly Dog isn't the only one with a headless chicken for an enemy.
Looks like Courage the Cowardly Dog isn't the only one with a headless chicken for an enemy.
Headless or not, somebody's STILL getting cut! :p
Headless or not, somebody's STILL getting cut! :p
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This is more of a reason to be in shock and awe, but it's definitely not a bad thing, Rei.
This is more of a reason to be in shock and awe, but it's definitely not a bad thing, Rei.

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)

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork

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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

Quick Rundown

Bigheart's Thoughts

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.

Takashichea's Thoughts

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. :)

Update!!!

  • More manga series have been linked! :)
  • I re-worked the banner by moving the AV logo. I think this looks better.

This Week's Releases

Major props go to Takashichea for helping me with the abnormally large manga roster we got this week. Sources are from RIghtStuf.comand Amazon.com.

Anime Series

Name (Format)SRP
(BR/DVD)
CompanyAmazon.com Price
(BR/DVD)
RightStuf.com Price
(BR/DVD)
Release Date
AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Complete Subbed Series DVD)$69.99NIS AmericaN/A$51.997/3/2012
Hetalia Season 4 (World Series Part 2 DVD) [Reg. and Limited Edition (Special)]Regular: $34.98
Special: $39.98
FUNimationRegular: $32.99
Special: $22.99
Regular: $20.99
Special: $23.99
7/3/2012
Hidamari Sketch x SP (Subbed DVD)$14.98Sentai Filmworks$12.99$8.997/3/2012
Kimi ni Todoke (Box Set 3, Premium Edition)$69.99NIS America$72.60$51.997/3/2012
Matchless Raijin-Oh (DVD Vol. 4)$23.99Anime Midstream$23.99$17.996/30/2012
Needless (Complete Collection DVD/BR)BR: $89.98
DVD: $79.98
Sentai FilmworksBR: $89.98
DVD: $79.98
BR: $67.49
DVD: $59.99
7/3/2012

Manga Volumes

Name & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Animal Land Vol. 5Kodansha$10.99$10.99$8.247/03/2012
Bakuman Vol. 12Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Bleach Vol. 42Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Bleach Vol. 43Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Claymore Vol. 20Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
D. Gray-Man Vol. 22Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Dengiki Daisy Vol. 10Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Finder Vol. 6: Passion Within the View FinderDigital Manga Publishing$13.95$7.84$10.467/04/2012
Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll Vol. 4Viz$7.99$7.99$5.997/03/2012
FlutterDigital Manga Publishing$12.95$8.94$9.717/04/2012
Hana-Kimi Omnibus Vol. 7-9Viz$14.99None$11.247/03/2012
Jiu Jiu Vol. 1Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Mameshiba Vol. 2: We Could Be HeroesViz$6.99$6.99$5.247/03/2012
Maohden Vol. 1Digital Manga Publishing$12.95$12.95$9.717/04/2012
My Cute CrossdresserProject-H$17.95$9.64$13.467/04/2012
Naruto Vol. 57Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Natsume's Book of Friends Vol. 12Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
One Piece Vol. 63Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Oresama Teacher Vol. 9Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Pokemon Black and White Vol. 8Viz$4.99$4.99$3.747/3/2012
Psyren Vol. 5Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/3/2012
Rin-ne Vol. 9Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/3/2012
Rosario Vampire Season 2 Vol. 9Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Secretary's JobDigital Manga Publishing$12.95$6.96$9.717/04/2012
Skip Beat! Vol. 28Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Skip Beat! Omnibus Vol. 7-9Viz$14.99None$11.997/03/2012
Vampire Knight Vol. 14Viz$9.99$9.99$7.497/03/2012
Velvet KissProject-H$17.95$9.73$13.467/04/2012
Winx Club Vol. 1Viz$6.99$6.99$5.247/03/2012
Winx Club Vol. 2Viz$6.99$6.99$5.247/03/2012

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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!

Quick Rundown

This is the last you'll see of this banner because I'm making a new one!
This is the last you'll see of this banner because I'm making a new one!

Bigheart's Thoughts

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]

Takashichea's Thoughts

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.

This Week's Releases

Sources are from RIghtStuf.com, Amazon.com and Gamespot.com Next week, we aim for another article to come around on time (as in Next Wednesday)! @__@

Anime Series

Name (Format)SRP (BR/DVD)*CompanyAmazon.com Price (BR/DVD)RightStuf.com Price (BR/DVD)Release Date
Towanoquon (Blu-Ray)$69.98Sentai Filmworks$42.48$41.996/26/2012
Blue Exorcist 4 (DVD)$37.48Aniplex of America$48.98$29.986/29/2012
Lupin the 3rd: First TV Series Complete Collection (DVD)$59.95Eastern Star$49.99$44.966/26/2012
Ouran High School Host Club Complete Series (DVD)BR: $49.98
DVD:$49.98
FunimationBR: $28.85
DVD: $34.99
BR: $29.99
DVD: $29.99
6/26/2012
Maria-Holic: Alive$49.98Sentai Filmworks$44.99$37.496/26/2012

Manga Volumes

Name & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Hetalia Axis Powers Vol. 3Tokyopop$15.99N/A$10.996/26/2012
Gantz Vol. 23Dark Horse$12.99$10.39$9.746/20/2012
Alice in the Country of Clover: Bloody TwinsSeven Seas$13.99$10.95$10.996/30/12
Alice in the Country of Hearts Omnibus 3Yen Press$18.99$15.19$14.246/26/12
Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol. 12Seven Seas$11.99$9.19$8.996/30/2012
Olympos OmnibusYen Press$18.99N/A$14.246/26/2012
Spice and Wolf Vol. 6Yen Press$11.99$8.76$8.996/26/2012
Witch Hunter Vol. 1-2Seven Seas$16.99$11.19$12.746/30/2012
Witch & Wizard Vol. 2Yen Press$12.99$10.39$9.746/26/2012
Sunshine Sketch Vol. 6Yen Press$11.99$9.29$8.996/26/2012
Kobato Vol. 6Yen Press$11.99$6.62$8.996/26/2012

Videogames of Interest

NamePublisher(s)Companie(s)SystemsAmazon.comGamestop.comRelease Date
Pokemon ConquestNintendo, The Pokémon CompanyTecmo KoeiNintendo DS$39.69$34.996/18/2012

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