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Hello everyone! Sorry for being a bit late. I just finished finals this week. We still have more DVDs and Blu-Rays for upcoming Christmas break for you guys and gals.

Out of this week, I'm only familiar with Silver Spoon and Bleach.

  • Silver Spoon - If you like slice of life series that focuses on farm life
  • Bleach - If you love Shonen series with strong semblance to Dragon Ball Z and Yu Yu Hakusho.

I'm only a 5 year anime fan who hasn't seen a lot of anime especially older series prior 2000. Detroit Metal City looks fun and up my alley to try. I haven't seen a lot of anime series with music themes.

I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.

Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.

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Notes

  • ANN did not list Ambition of Oda Nobunaga, Creamy Mami, Reideen, and Cowboy Bebop for this week.
  • ANN listed A Certain Magical Index II back on October 30
  • Amazon does not have Silver Spoon 2 ready.

DVD and Blu-Ray Releases

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna Complete Collection
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested Retail Price: $69.98 (Blu-Ray), $59.98 (DVD)

Yoshiharu Sagara thought he knew his Japanese history backwards and forwards, but when he inexplicably finds himself in the past everything he thought he knew was wrong and he's in a very different history altogether! Not only is this timeline's version of the legendary (and very male) Oda Nobunaga now the cute (and very female) Oda Nobuna, but one of the first things Yoshiharu manages to accidentally accomplish is getting one of the Sengoku era's most important historical figures killed!

Still, when you're stuck in the past, have a semi-reliable knowledge of one possible future, and there's now a vacancy in the history books, what's your best present course of action? Aligning yourself with someone with the potential to become one of the most powerful warlords in any of Japan's possible histories might not be a bad start. Provided, of course, that you can keep yourself from becoming too intimately involved in the cloak and dagger action during a time when the cloaks cover body armor and the daggers are paired with multiple swords! But that's just part of the risk you assume when your history becomes her story!

Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Bleach DVD Set 23
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested Retail Price: $44.82

With Aizen's defeat, peace has returned to the both the Soul Society and the World of the Living. But soon reports begin to surface of Soul Reapers going missing in the Precipice World, and Ichigo is a prime suspect. He and Rukia go on the run from the 13 Court Guard Squads, while in the World of the Living, Kon finds an unconscious girl lying in the street. When Ichigo and Rukia find out more about the girl, Nozomi, they realize their world, as well as the Soul Society, is in danger, and the Soul Reapers pursuing them and Nozomi are actually imposters known as Reigai, who have switched places with the missing Soul Reapers!

Contains episodes 317-329. Special Features: Omake, Clean Opening and Ending. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Cowboy Bebop Complete Series
  • Distributor: Funimation
  • Suggested Retail Price: $59.98 (Blu-Ray), $49.98 (DVD)

The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motley lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Spike is a hero whose cool facade hides a dark and deadly past. The pilot Jet is a bruiser of a brute who can't wait to collect the next bounty. Faye Valentine is a femme fatale prone to breaking hearts and separating fools from their money. Along for the ride are the brilliant-but-weird hacker Ed and a super-genius Welsh Corgi named Ein. On their own, any one of them would be likely to get lost in the sprawl of space, but together, they're the most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071.

Contains episodes 1-26. Special Features: Cowboy Bebop Session #0, Memo from Bebop: The Dub Sessions Remembered, Ein's Summer Vacation, "Tank!" Full-Size Music Clip, Interview with Wendee Lee, Interview with Sean Akins, Episode Commentary (1, 5, 10, 17, 24), Original Openings and Closings, Textless Openings and Closings, U.S. Trailer, Trailers. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Creamy Mami DVD Set 2
  • Distributor: ANIME SOLS
  • Suggested Retail Price: $79.99

Morisawa Yuu is a precocious 10-year-old girl who likes Toshio, a boy 3 years older than her. One day, Yuu runs into aliens that have trouble with their damaged spaceship. In appreciation for helping them repair the spaceship, the aliens give Yuu a magical stick with one condition: she must keep it secret, otherwise she will lose the special power.

In order to attract Toshio, Yuu decides to transform herself into an attractive 17-year-old girl! Yuu, with her 17-year-old figure, happens to be discovered as an idol singer and makes her debut as "Creamy Mami." But she never could have imagined that Toshio would start to be attracted to Creamy Mami, and not Yuu herself.

Contains episodes 14-26. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Reideen DVD Collection 1
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggest Retail Price: $49.98

Although mathematically gifted, Junki Saiga is an otherwise typical high school student, whose archaeologist father disappeared during an expedition years ago. But recently his family learned that his father's remains have been discovered near Japan's pyramid along with artifacts and notes from his research. While Junki is still reeling from the confirmation of his father's death, a meteor comes crashing from the sky carrying a foreign robotic life-form that immediately begins attacking anything and everything!

This sequence of strange events triggers a bracelet left from his father's research to activate and merge with an ancient robot hidden inside the pyramid - Reideen. But not everyone welcomes Reideen's help in dealing with the alien threat. There are those that want the robot's power for themselves, and others who want to see it and its pilot destroyed. Without the help of his nation or even his friends, Junki must push himself to succeed in piloting Reideen against the aliens or watch the world perish!

Contains episodes 1-13. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Detroit Metal City Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested Retail Price: $39.98

Get ready for the ear-splittingest, skull-smashingest band to ever assault your senses! Led by phallus-waving terrorist-from-hell Johannes Krauser II (guitar/vocals,) and given pulsing, throbbing life by indestructible drummer Camus and bassist Alexander Jagi, they're Detroit Metal City, the hottest ticket on the concert circuit! There's just one catch. That "hottest ticket" is just a meal ticket, and beneath the makeup these ultimate headbangers are hired doppelgangers who don't even LIKE what they do!

Jaggi is actually Wada, who wants to play Glam Rock, Camus is Nishida, an anime fan with an appalling weakness for curry and NSFW videos, and Krauser is - oh the shame - street-singing Soichi Negishi, whose dreams of singing happy pop seem hopelessly doomed by the success of his rage-fueled alter ego. Worse, he can't even tell anyone who Krauser is. Not even the girl he likes, who hates DMC!

Will rage against the corporate machine consume Negishi's tortured soul? Is there life after Death Metal? What's it like to put your head in a jet engine and turn UP the volume?

Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Hidamari Sketch x SP (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $24.98

Even though studying at a prestigious art school like Yamabuki is hard work, the girls who live at the Hidamari Apartments always manage to squeeze in time for a little fun and exploration. And when they actually get a day off? Watch out world!

Yuno, Sae, Hiro, Miyako and new students Nori and Nazuna return to create another masterpiece of life as art, with all-new adventures that include swimming, pajama parties, trips to the art museum, and even an all-you-can-eat diner courtesy of the landlady! Of course, there's always a little housework that has to be squeezed in, but with a pinch of resourcefulness and a dash of creativity, even the most onerous of chores can be turned into something magical.

Contains episodes 1-2. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Silver Spoon 2 - Complete Series (DVD)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $74.98

The second trimester begins at Ezono as Hokkaido's fall quickly kicks in. Hachiken is as busy as ever, taking over the position of vice president of the equestrian club, adopting a puppy, competing in his first equestrian event, and being in charge of many activities for Ezono's school festival.

Even though the usual school life is carried out and they dream of their futures like any other teenager, Hachiken and his friends are forced to confront the harsh realities of agricultural businesses such as financial struggles and successor issues. Hachiken tries his best to support his peers, which ultimately leads him to face and overcome his own problems with his family.

Contains episodes 1-11 of season 2. Special Features: Textless Opening, Textless Ending, Commercials. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

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Hello everyone, this blog has two binary purposes. One to show off our image galleries and Two, to post a checklist for wiki editors. I am currently cleaning out images for the Fate wiki project. I'm removing Official Art and replacing it with Anime Art that has clear definitions of what goes in there. For more information, please check the Fate/stay Night, Fate/kaleid, and Fate/zero Image Gallery Updates and Wiki Editing 101: Naming Image Galleries and Organizing Images threads.

Thank you.

Fate/stay Night Visual Collection

Some of these cross into Megami's Magazine.

Most of these are from Saber because I haven't started cleaning in the other galleries besides Saber's today.

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Fate/stay Night Saber Portraits

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Megami

I have to add these to Megami gallery.

  • 1st one (Saber without armor) is from Issue 69, Feb 2006
  • 2nd one (Rin and Saber) is from Issue 114
  • 3rd one (Shoujo bread one) is from Issue 71
  • 4th one is from 137

Nyantype

Same for these ones:

  • The Fate Zero one is from Issue 24.

Image Galleries I'm Currently Cleaning

Saber

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According to Twitter and the official site, there was an announcement for Triage X's anime adaptation. One of the visuals (below) was revealed at the "Fantasia Bunko 2014 Dai Kanshasai" event, which was held at Bellesalle Akihabara in Tokyo back on Dec. 6, 2014. Currently, the manga for Triage X is on hiatus.

Cast Info

Staff

  • Director: Akio Takami (Upotte!! character designer/animation director) and Takao Kato (Rockman.EXE, To Love-Ru)
  • Series composition: Katsuhiko Takayama (Sasami-san@Ganbaranai, Aldnoah.Zero)
  • Character design: Akito Takami
  • Anime Production: XEBEC (Space Battleship Yamato 2199, Argevollen)

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When spring 2015 comes, a discussion thread with trailers will be posted by BigHeart711, Acura Max, or myself, the AV team in charge of the seasonal trailers.

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As part of the 15th anniversary celebration of One Piece, Fuji TV announced that they will air the 2014 edition of the 2008 film One Piece: Episode of Chopper + Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura (Bloom in the Winter, Miracle Cherry Blossom) at 9:00 pm on December 31, 2014 with new epilogue.

According to Crunchyroll:

It is confirmed the edition will have newly animated epilogue and spacial messages from the main characters. The new epilogue will tell how Dolton, Dr. Kureha and others are two years after the film's story, which were illustrated only on the cover page of the Eiichiro Oda's original manga. Also in the ending, the members of The Straw Hat Pirates will convey special messages to the fans with their feelings of gratitude for the 15th anniversary.

Trailer from the 2008 film:

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Welcome to this week's releases. We got a quite a large selection.

Familiar Series I Would Recommend

  • RWBY - This is the only series this week I'm familiar with. RWBY is somewhat an anime and not an anime at the same time since it was produced in the states. RWBY has great fight choreography, creative weapons, and a great cast of characters. The only thing you got to get used is the voice acting. The story can be a bit linear.

Unfamiliar Series I Would Try

  • Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl - I got to get more slice of life comedic series under my belt. The synopsis of a little girl pretending to be an alien reminds me of Gugure! Kokkuri-san.
  • Okamikakushi - The art cover looks interesting. After reading the synopsis, I'm want to find out those riddles and how much action this show has.

I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.

Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.

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Notes

  • Only Right Stuf has the import edition of Ghost in the Shell Arise 4.
  • ANN and Right Stuf has Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl and Gurren Lagann BD 2 listed while Amazon doesn't have it available this week.
  • Right Stuf and Amazon lists Hiiro no Kakera, Okamikakushi: Masque of the Wolf, and RWBY 2 for this week while ANN did not.

DVD and Blu-Ray Releases

Dragon Ball Z - Season Nine (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $44.98

Majin Buu's spree of terror continues, and his ruthlessness knows no bounds! In his quest to eliminate the remaining Z-Fighters, Buu has cut a path of destruction across the face of the Earth, leaving a trail of devastation so utterly complete that it may even be beyond the power of the Dragon Balls to repair... -

With their efforts to stop Majin Buu quickly proving futile, the Z-Fighters have but one remaining hope against this seemingly invincible foe - the Fusion Technique! But for this desperate plan to succeed, Goku will have to join forces with his oldest rival, Vegeta! Can the combined efforts of these two mighty Saiyan warriors put a stop to Majin Buu once and for all? The final battle for the fate of the universe begins!

Contains episodes 254-291. Special Features: Dragon Ball Z Retrospective: Finale, Cast Interviews, Textless Opening and Closing, U.S. Trailer. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

ef ~ A Tale of Memories & Melodies Blu-ray Complete Coll. (Hyb) (Seasons 1-2)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $74.99 (BD) $29.98 ($59.99)

Four disparate groups of friends. Different places. Different times. Different lives. Yet, their destinies are inexplicably interwoven, and what happens to any one group will, in the end, affect them all.

One Christmas Eve, Hiro Hirono helps Miyako, the victim of a purse snatching, and discovers that she goes to the same school he does. To the dismay of his childhood friend Kei, Hiro starts hanging out with Miyako. When Renji Asou meets Chihiro Shindou at an abandoned train station, he doesn't notice anything unusual at first, but he soon discovers that she suffers from a rare disease.

Shuichi Kuze's been spending time with Mizuki Hayama. As they've been getting to know each other, they've been growing closer. Yuu Himura meets a girl who seems to know him, but he doesn't know her. Soon enough, however, he remembers a girl he met long ago, and begins to rediscover old, half-forgotten feelings.

Contains episodes 1-12 of ef ~ A Tale of Memories and episodes 1-12 of ef ~ A Tale of Melodies. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Ghost in the Shell: Arise Blu-ray Japanese Collector's Edition 4 (S) (Import)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $44.99

Motoko and Public Security Section 9 must track down a terrorist known as "Fire Starter," who unleashes an infection that affects cyberbrains.

This collector's edition includes a 22-page guide booklet and a unique cut of the film strip! Special Features: Logicoma Route, Theatrical Trailer, PV Footage for "border:3 Ghost Tears," TV Spots.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl DVD/Blu-ray Complete (S)
  • Distributor: NIS America
  • Suggested retail price: $59.99

Makoto Niwa just moved to the city to live with his aunt Meme after his parents were reassigned to work overseas.​ He is perfectly fine with that,​ saying it will give him the chance to live the dream life of an adolescent boy.​ He keeps track of the things he does by assigning "points" to them - positive or negative - and adds them up on a regular basis to grade his adolescent life.​ And then he discovers Meme has a secret daughter (and self-proclaimed alien) named Erio.​ He finds her rolling around by the front door of Meme's house wrapped up in a futon.​ It is then he realizes that his dream adolescent life will not come true,​ and begins a life of experiences that are out of this world.​

Contains episodes 1-13 plus a story guide leaflet.​ Special Features: Clean Openings and Endings,​ Japanese Commerical.​ Spoken Languages: Japanese,​ English subtitles.​

Gurren Lagann Blu-ray 2 (Hyb)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98
Team Gurren's Journey Continues...

Team Gurren is formed with Kamina as leader! The human rebel army continues their journey to the Gunmen's headquarters, but they are challenged by Thymilph, one of the Four Generals. At the end of that fierce battle, Team Dai-Gurren held the Dai-Gunzan in their control. However, the price they paid for their prize was all too high. Having lost Kamina, their emotional support, the members of Team Dai-Gurren are beginning to lose sight of their goal.

Then, Simon, who blames himself for his bro's death, is thrown into self-destructive despair. As Simon wanders through the valley, a new container lands in front of him. When he opens the lid, he finds a young girl sleeping inside...

Contains episodes 6-10 (and the On-Air version of Episode 6) plus a double-sided poster and a 16-page booklet featuring creator interviews and an illustration gallery! Special Features: Textless Opening and Ending. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Hiiro no Kakera - The Tamayori Princess Saga Complete (Hyb) (Season 1-2)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $74.99 (BD) $59.99 (DVD)

High school is hard enough without being a first-year transfer student - not to mention you're the Tamayori Princess successor who is supposed to fulfill a destiny you're completely unaware of... that doesn't seem like too much to bear! But that's exactly where we find Tamaki Kasuga when she is asked to come live in the country with her grandmother.

Things start to get weird when mysterious dark forces and a gang of misfits called the Logos come after her. Luckily for Tamaki, she is suddenly surrounded by five handsome young men who come to her rescue and now act as her guardians! Because being a princess isn't easy, and she'll need all the help she can get in!

Contains episodes 1-13 of season one and episodes 1-13 of season two. Special Features: Art Gallery, Clean Opening Animations, Clean Closing Animations. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Okamikakushi ~ Masque of the Wolf Blu-ray Complete Collection (S)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

From the moment Hiroshi and his family arrive in Jouga, he senses something odd about the isolated village. It's not that the people are cold and aloof; except for his beautiful class president, Nemuru, most welcome him quite warmly. But some also simply disappear.

Students transfer out of his school without any notice, and Hiroshi's next door neighbor Isuzu, who seems quite infatuated with him, warns him to stay away from the old part of town. The upcoming Haasaku Festival, which celebrates the town's unique oranges, seems to be generating an unusual level of concern, and groups of masked people roam the streets by night, hunting... something. Could the legends of man-sized wolves roaming the mountains surrounding Jouga be real? Who is the girl with the scythe? What is the real purpose of the festival? And how does this all revolve around something called a Temptation? Hiroshi and his new circle of friends have little time to solve these riddles before the answers will become far more dangerous and personal than he could ever imagine!

Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Infinite Stratos 2 DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

There are probably worse things that could have happened to Ichika Orimura than being the only guy in a training academy filled with military hardware and several battalions of highly competitive and extremely boy-crazed teenage girls. Being caught in a five-girl crossfire between his obsessive childhood friends Lingyin and Houki and the even more zealous British, German and French pilots Cecillia, Laura and Charlotte, at least turned out to be survivable. But surely Ichika's finally put all his female troubles behind him, right? Oh, don't be ridiculous.

None of the femmes fatales in his life have canceled their conquest scenarios. There's double trouble arriving in the form of the Sarashiki sisters, the rest of the school is still waiting in line to take their shot. and when a whole new set of female pilots working for the bad guys shows up with a new generation of stolen IS hardware, things are about to get utterly lethal!

Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: One Summer's Memories (Broadcast Version), Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Ranma ½ - Set 4
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.82 (DVD) $54.97 (BD) [Special Edition]

Shampoo visits Ranma, bringing a souvenir bell from China and along with it a Phantom Cat, who's in search of a bride! Ranma will have to endure his fear of cats in order to defeat the Phantom Cat...

Then, after a series of certain events, Ryoga becomes the strongest martial artist in the world. After that, Kuno gets his hands on a secret sword called the "Manganmaru," which grants the user three wishes, and one of them is to have a date with the Pigtailed Girl! Finally, a mysterious foursome has come from China in search of the legendary Dragon's Whisker and will stop at nothing to get it. But what is the Dragon's Whisker and what does it have to do with Ranma?!

This special edition includes a full-color art card and a 32-page booklet with episode summaries, all housed in a premium chipboard artbox! Contains episodes 70-92. Special Features: "We love Ranma" Part 4 - We Love Cosplay, Next Episode Previews, Clean Openings and Endings. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

RWBY 2
  • Distributor: NEW VIDEO
  • Suggested retail price: $14.93 (DVD), $24.95 (BD)

Team RWBY is back and ready for their second semester at Beacon, an academy that trains the world's strongest fighters. But real life doesn't stop. Between classes and homework, they still have to find time to save the world. And between the White Fang, Roman Torchwick, and a mysterious new trio, they certainly have their work cut out for them!

Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: "World of Remnant" History Videos, Behind-the-Scenes Production Diaries, Audio Commentary Tracks with Cast and Crew. Spoken Languages: English.

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