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Looks like it's time to bring the ol' Quick Picks segments back after the hiatus left by sora_thekey. Me and Takashichea will be taking his place, but I'll mainly post the articles. I also want to replace the current QP banner with a new one as soon as I get myself situated for next week.

Quick Rundown

For this week, we did have a conversation about some of the upcoming titles, but it turns out that both of us was too ahead of our times with the releases for both Sailor Moon (Manga) vol. 6's re-release (Early July) and the third graphic novel for Avatar: The Last Airbender's story. K-On's 2 Season has been released on Blu-Ray and DVD for North America and StaciWi of Screened seems to have taken some interest in the show altogether. Also, the fact that I haven't noticed the re-releases of the Tenjou Tenge manga until recently still haunts me. @__@ A bit more on what Taka thought before moving on...

Takashichea's Thoughts

Due to PenguinDust's blog on Moe Art Styles, I will try out K-On! to see the hype behind it. As for the other two, I don't think I like them since I'm not into gore or fan service. Lolopop Chainsaw reminds me of High School of the Dead, and Tenjo Tenge reminds me of Battle Vixens. (Note:The game also had some interest in multiple anime community sites, including ANN.) I'm also interested in the Blu Ray version for Fate Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works that came out on June 12. I haven't watch it yet, and I'm a fan of Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero anime series. It's too bad that Avatar The Last Airbender: The Promise Part 3 is coming out in October. I just bought Part 1 and 2 of the series this week.

Aw, don't feel bad, Taka. Seeing this article should cheer you up. :)

This Week's Releases

Sources are from Yen Press, Viz.com, Amazon.com, Gamestop.com and Rightstuf.com. Also, please forgive me for the setup of this page because the editor keeps glitching by the third table whenever I add anymore to it.

Anime Series

Name (Format)SRP (BR/DVD)*CompanyAmazon.com Price (BR/DVD)RightStuf.com Price (BR/DVD)Release Date
Dragonaut: The Resonance - Complete Series (DVD)$29.98FUNimation$18.83$22.496/19/2012
Golgo 13 DVD Collection 4$59.98Sentai Filmworks$49.99$44.996/19/2012
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol. 5 (Blu-Ray [Import])$59.98Honneamisse$128.00$47.996/19/2012
K-On! Season 2 (Blu-Ray/DVD)BR: $69.98
DVD: $59/98
Sentai FilmworksBR: $59.48
DVD: $44.99
BR: $52.49
DVD: $44.99
6/19/2012

Videogames of Interest

NamePublisher(s)Companie(s)SystemsAmazon.comGamestop.comRelease Date
Lolipop ChainsawWB Games, Kadokawa GamesGrasshopper ManufacturePS3, XBOX 360PS3: $59.01
X360: $56.06
PS3: $59.99
X360: $59.99
6/12/2012

Light Novels

Name (Cover)PublisherSRP (PB/HRD)*Amazon.com (PB/HRD)RightStuf.com (PB/HRD)Release Date
The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Novel 7)Yen PressPB: $8.99
HRD: $15.99
N/APB: $6.74
HRD: $11.99
6/19/2012
Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots (Novel)VIZ Media$15.99$10.66$11.996/19/2012

Manga Volumes

Name & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Attack on Titan Vol. 1Kodansha USA$10.99$6.06$8.246/19/2012
Bokurano: Ours Vol. 6VIZ Media$12.99$10.39$9.746/19/2012
Drops of God Vol. 4Vertical$14.95$9.85$11.216/19/2012
House of Five Leaves Vol. 7VIZ Media$12.99$10.17$9.746/19/2012
Jormungand Vol. 9VIZ Media$12.99$10.28$9.746/19/2012
Mardock Scramble Vol. 5Kodansha USA$10.99$8.61$8.246/19/2012
Tenjou Tenge Vol. 7VIZ Media$12.99$11.85$9.746/19/2012

* Blu-Ray/DVD prices, Paperback/Hardcover prices

If any of you don't mind, my Twitter Name is @MasterMenos while Takashichea's is also @Takashichea on Twitter. Follow us and also note if one of us goofed something up. ;p

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It's all fun and games until someone chews you out for stealing their ramen at Aiya.
It's all fun and games until someone chews you out for stealing their ramen at Aiya.

In case any of you either missed any new videogame news from E3, needed a reminder or took a really long vacation from the internet and news in general, the fighting game that Atlas and the Persona and BlazeBlue teams are responsible for is being released this summer and both ENG and JPN language tracks will be present for the North American release (so far, according to Siliconera). Characters from Personas 3 and 4 will be going against each other in a tornament at the Midnight Channel months after P4's story.

Systems: PS3 and Xbox 360

Trailer

The game will be released in North America at August 7th 2012 and will be released in Europe this fall.

-Bigheart711 is an regular on Anime Vice and is still the most infamous anime fan of AV's sister site, Screened. (Twitter: @MasterMenos)

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Dealing with just HER alone was hard enough, but....
Dealing with just HER alone was hard enough, but....

As if more excitement (or concern) has elevated for Pokemon Black & White's sequel games, It was recently confirmed by AnimeNewsNetwork that there will also be an event added to them called the "Pokemon World Tournament" where many gym leaders and a number of champions from the previous regions and generations will challenge each other. The player character in B&W2 will be involved with the following...

Gym Leaders

  • Brock (Takeshi), Kanto's Rock-Type Leader
  • Misty (Kasumi), Kanto's Water-Type Leader
  • Giovanni (Sakaki), Kanto's Ground-Type Leader (Uh-Oh...)
  • Volkner (Denzi), Sinnoh's Electric-Type Leader

Champions

And there will definitely be more where all of that came from! Outside of the tournament, Cheren will return as a Gym Leader of Unova and Bianca (Bell) will become an assistant to Professor Juniper (Araragi) in the games while Cynthia and Dawn (Hikari) are also confirmed for the anime version's second season, which will be unveiled in Japan on June 21st.

Pokemon Black and White 2's Japanese release will be in June and will later be released to North America in Fall 2012.

-Bigheart711 is an regular on Anime Vice and is still the most infamous anime fan of AV's sister site, Screened. (Twitter: @MasterMenos)

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IT LIVES!!!
IT LIVES!!!

As implied on my other blog on Screened, I made a real monstrocity that literally surfaced on "Walpurgis Night" (The night between April 30 and May 1st) following an almost all-day wiki editing rampage on there and Anime Vice. It was my way of celebrating it since I live in the US instead of Europe (Where it happens to be celebrated). Here's my rampage in a nutshell...

Added and Fixed on Anime Vice

The Walpurgis Night AWOKE! I placed it on the episodes of Madoka Magica where it appeared.

Fixed up Kozue Kaoru's Page (Which I'll give an article later)

Added on Screened

There was a Concert Film/Documentary involving a total of 32 single K-Pop artists (Three groups, a duo and two solo artists) that will also have a festival premiere in the US (Los Angeles is a lucky city. :[ ), so I added it and it became the OTHER monster that I made alongside AV's Walpurgisnacht.

I also added three more Utena characters in the database (Miki, Kozue and Juri) as well as the Sword of Dios. Articles on them will come soon after I'm done with the "Student Council Arc".

One of the shows that are being legally streamed on Crunchyroll was added. However, I didn't add an an "Useful Links" to Screened's version of "Mysterious Girlfriend X" because I honestly didn't know if adding the Crunchyroll link to the article was actually legit or not. A Hulu link's okay, though (same goes with the Anime Vice Article).

I wanted to add MUCH more on both sites, but I have a current project for that anyway and I still got School.

Lastly...

AV's Views for the Walpurgis and Kozue
AV's Views for the Walpurgis and Kozue
Screened&squot;s Views for "I AM."
Screened's Views for "I AM."

Thank you for all those views! You've made me very proud and I vie to make you proud back with my current project! <3 Comments on the matter are also welcome except for the spam ones. Those are the monsters that aren't welcome.

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Wiki Project threads are reference guides and update logs with franchise or series-specific info. Remember to Always check the wiki style guide before editing the wiki for Anime Vice!

General

Active users who helped with this project: Bigheart711 (Both Sites)

Major props go to Lan for filling in the episode summaries even though she's not active here anymore.

I'll replace this with a banner image SOON, so don't worry!
I'll replace this with a banner image SOON, so don't worry!

Franchise Page // Characters // Anime Series // Movie //

Note: This is mainly for Anime Vice's edits, but some of the important edits for Screened will also be recorded within my updates. FYI, Only add an anime series to Screened if said series is being legally streamed, or if it happens to be available on Netflix or iMDb in general as referred to their site FAQ.

Important Pages

These following pages are either common or specific to this franchise. Pages listed but not linked haven't yet been added to the wiki database for AV.

Locations

Common: School, Japan, Earth.

Specific: Ohtori Academy

Concepts

Common: Duel, Bully, Cross-Dressing, Dances And Balls, Dark Past (Utena, Anthy), Flashback, Interracial Romance, Magical Girl, Pet Owner, Shoujo, Suspicious Smile, Unreal Hair Color (Anthy, Miki, etc.), Womanizer, Yuri, Body Swap, Explosion.

Objects

Common: Katana, School Uniform, Glasses, Skateboard, Bamboo Sword, Dress, Piano, Curry Rice, Diary.

Specific: Rose Seal, Sword of Dios

Recent Updates

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April 2nd through 8th, 2012

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