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I finished the Manga Quick Picks back in Comic Vine since Anime Vice's site is lagging with images and other parts. I'll finish the anime portion. I will work on Seven Deadly Sins tonight. I have class at 7 and an ethnic review at 5. PM me if you nee
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Hello everyone and welcome to this week's manga releases. This blog was one of Sora_thekey's project back in Anime Vice where he informs folks about weekly manga releases in the states. This is our way of encouraging folks to support the industry.

For this week, I'm only familiar with Watamote after seeing only the anime version. I love the anime. The manga is on my wish list. Other manga series I'm interested is Animal Land, Bunny Drop, and Flowers of Evil. Being a big fan of Zatch Bell, I didn't know Makoto Raiku did another series. I'm curious about Animal Land. I chose Bunny Drop because it was an anime series that Sora loved. I'm not much of a slice of life fan, but there are some series in the genre I loved, Sket Dance and Pet Girl of Sakurasou. Of course, Flowers of Evil was the dark horse anime series back in 2013. I still haven't seen the anime or read the manga, but it was popular back in my community. I seen the anime screenshots with the infamous retroscope.

All comments are welcome. I would love your two cents on these series. What series are you interested in? Thank you.

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Note: This time, I posted in Comic Vine first since Anime Vice's image uploading is lagging. Plus, it would be interesting to see how the list looks like from being pasted from CV in AV. I did the opposite way for the last Quick Picks.

Thanks to PikaHyper for uploading this week's manga releases.

For the Light Novels, I have to add them in AV's database later.

Manga

Animal Land Vol. 9
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99
With the fate of the entire animal kingdom at stake, Taroza and his friends tackle the dreaded Tower of Babel and its cohort of monstrous chimera guardians. They were prepared for a fight, but were they expecting to see... humans?The tragic past behind the tower's purpose is brought to light, and Taroza's leadership ability is tested when he must choose between the greater goal and the lives of his friends...

Bunny Drop Vol. 10

  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $14

As Rin and Daikichi embark on a new kind of life together, this collection of vignettes takes a trip down memory lane: Snapshots of Daikichi's chaotic life immediately after taking in Rin, his evolution from bachelor to parent, and his growing understanding of his duties not only to Rin, but also to his parents. Kouki's childhood with Rin, his time as a young delinquent, and the story behind his scar. Masako's struggles with the decision to give up her child, and her fateful meeting with her future husband. Like looking through an old photo album, these unique stories of the unlikely pair of Rin and Daikichi and their friends and family are colored into exquisite detail in this final volume of Bunny Drop!

Higurashi: When They Cry - Festival Accompanying Arc 4

  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $18.99

At last, after countless failures, Rika has exposed Takano's mad plot to destroy the village of Hinamizawa for the sake of her and her grandfather's research. Barricading herself in Irie Clinic, Takano draws her allies in close even as Rika and her friends organize a siege outside the facility. Takano's cleverness has allowed her to elude capture in every other world. Will Rika find a way to defeat her would-be murderer and reclaim her life beyond the Cotton Drifting? This final confrontation will decide ...

Inu x Boku SS Vol. 3

  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $11.99

The residents of Ayakashi Hall decide to make a time capsule and bury it on the grounds, so everyone writes letters to their "future selves" to be included within. As Ririchiyo composes her letter, she reflects on her time with Soushi, realizing how much she has grown with the fox at her side. But when those heartfelt feelings are accidentally delivered not to her future self but to Soushi, Ririchiyo's budding social skills will be put to the test! Is she ready for a face-to-face confession of her true feelings?!

Watamote Vol. 3

  • Alias: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!

  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $11.99
Mokocchi's second semester of high school has only just begun, but already it's taken a turn for the worst, as the dreaded tradition of seat changing lands her smack-dab in the middle of the cool kids' action. As if dealing with their not-so-subtle barbs wasn't bad enough, this time in the school year is overflowing with social events, including the most notorious and legendary of them all: the cultural festival! How will poor Mokocchi survive?!

Umineko When They Cry Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch

  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $21.99

Determined to secure a place of respect within the Ushiromiya family, Eva stretches her wits to their limit and successfully solves Beatrice's riddle! There is more than enough gold in the family fortune to ease everyone's financial woes, but Eva has no intention of sharing her findings with her siblings.

Eva has claimed more than Beatrice's gold - she has claimed also the role of "Beatrice the Golden Witch" for herself! And there are still nine nights that each demand a sacrifice be carried out...

Bride of the Water God Volume 15

  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Release date: 04-23
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Mui and Soah's attempts to live happily in the human world are complicated by Soah's former fiance and his sister, who quickly falls in love with the powerless Mui and vows to steal him from Soah! What's worse, Mui's curse makes him revert to his childlike form whenever Soah is near!

Light Novels

Spice & Wolf Novel 11 (Side Colors II)

  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $8.99

Side Colors II departs once more from Lawrence and Holo's travels north, taking the reader off the beaten path to explore three exquisite side stories. Remember, it's not so much about the destination as it is the journey...

Sword Art Online Novel 1: Aincrad Part 1
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $9.74
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I'll finish this QP tomorrow. Sorry everyone, AV is glitching pretty badly with the images.

Eureka Seven - Part 1 (Blu-Ray)
Eureka Seven - Part 1 (Blu-Ray)
  • Suggested retail price: $44.98

For Renton, every day's the same. Nothing happens, nothing changes. He goes to school, he goes home. The only thing that keeps him happy is lifting on his ref board. Then one day, a giant mecha called an LFO comes crashing down on him - literally. Inside is the most beautiful girl he has ever seen!

The thing is, the girl is on the run from the military with her stolen mecha, and she's brought trouble with her. Renton will have to summon up all his courage to face his childhood hero; get the girl he's hopelessly smitten with to like him; and - oh yeah - live up to the legacy of his father who saved the world. But hey, at least it's not boring anymore.
Special Features: Episode Commentary (see list), Interviews with Japanese Voice Actors Yuko Sanpei (Renton) and Kaori Nazuka (Eureka) Parts 1 & 2, Interview with Japanese Voice Actors Keiji Fujiwara (Holland) and Michiko Neya (Talho) Part 1, Interview with English Voice Actor Stephanie Sheh (Eureka), Interview with English Voice Actor Johnny Yong Bosch (Renton), Interview with English Voice Actor Crispin Freeman (Holland) Part 1.

Episode Commentaries:
Episode 1: Yuko Sanpei (Renton) & Kaori Nazuka (Eureka)
Episode 7: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), & Mamoru Miyano (Moondoggie)
Episode 13: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), & Shigenori Yamazaki (Dominic)
Episode 15: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Akio Nakamura (Matthieu), & Mayumi Asano (Hilda)
Episode 20: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), & Keiji Fujiwara (Holland)
Episode 20: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kenichi Yoshida (Character Designer), & Masayuki Miyaji (Storyboard Artist)
Eureka Seven - Part 1 [Limited Edition] (Blu-Ray)
Eureka Seven - Part 1 [Limited Edition] (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98
hghghSpecial Features: Episode Commentary (see list), Interview with Japanese Voice Actors Keiji Fujiwara (Holland) & Michiko Neya (Talho) Parts 2 & 3, Interview with English Voice Actor Crispin Freeman (Holland) Parts 2 & 3, Interview with English Voice Actor Kate Higgins (Talho).

Episode Commentaries:
Episode 27: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Jurota Kosugi (Charles), & Aya Hisakawa (Ray)
Episode 32: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), & Ami Koshimuzu (Anemone)
Episode 36: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Eriko Kigawa (Maeter), & Fumie Mizusawa (Gidget)
Episode 39: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Yasunori Matsumoto (Stoner), & Taro Yamaguchi (Hap)
Episode 43: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), & Koji Tsujitani (Dewey)
Episode 50: Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Sound Director), & Tomoki Kyoda (Director)
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I have been meaning to create a guide and a hub thread for new wiki editors because I get PMs from new wiki editors from time to time. This is more effective way of answering questions rather than talking person to person each time.

Note: I'm at school, and I still have papers to write. I'll complete this project soon. Right now, I'm laying down the links as foundation. I'll flesh out an article at the end of the day.

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Plot

Rei Ogami doesn’t have a problem with killing. As a Code:Breaker—a super-powered assassin employed by a secret government organization—he works outside of the law, existing in the gray area between right and wrong. When Rei gets an assignment, criminals are cremated in a blaze of blue fire. That is, until a classmate named Sakura witnesses his fatal flames in action and makes it her mission to keep him from killing again.

As Sakura becomes entrenched in Rei’s world of cruelty, mayhem, and violence, the line between good and evil begins to blur. When another Code:Breaker goes rogue and the remaining assassins assemble, murder might be the only way to make things right.

Cast

CHARACTER – ACTOR

SAKURAJackie Ross
OGAMIMicah Solusod
AOBAJād Saxton
SATOAaron Roberts
KANDALydia Mackay
PRIME MINISTERBen Phillips
HITOMIDavid Matranga
TOKITodd Haberkorn
GOTOKUSonny Strait
YUKIJerry Jewell
MOTHER YUKIMorgan Garrett
NENENECherami Leigh
YUKIHINAEric Vale
HACHIOJIJessica Cavanagh
HEIKEJ. Michael Tatum

CREW

ADR Director – Colleen Clinkenbeard

ADR Engineer – Stephen Hoff, Alyssa Galindo

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FUNimation announced a BD/DVD combo set on July 8.

Plot

Every day an epic struggle rages in grocery stores across Japan—the battle for half-priced bento boxes! Once the discount stickers go on, ravenous brawlers start throwing punches in a knockdown, drag-out war over who gets to take home the cheap eats. When a young, broke high school student named Sato joins the Half-Priced Food Lovers Club, he proves to be a rising talent in the world of insane food fights. But does he have what it takes to become the king of clearance cuisine? From the director of Black Cat comes a very different type of hunger games. Welcome to the world of Ben-To,where chopsticks are lethal weapons, the supermarket is a battleground, and there's nothing more delicious than a deep-fried win.

Cast

Lead Cast

  • Sato – Austin Tindle
  • Shaga – Morgan Garrett
  • Yarizuri – Trina Nishimura
  • Oshiroi – Felecia Angelle

Supporting Cast

  • Shiraume – Tia Ballard
  • Nikaido – Ian Sinclair
  • Endo – Chris Rager
  • Uchimoto – Keith Kubal
  • Yamahara – Josh Grelle
  • Dando – Patrick Seitz
  • Aburashin – Christopher R. Sabat
  • Kaneshiro – Marcus D. Stimac
  • Asebi – Lindsay Seidel
  • Matsuba – Caitlin Glass
  • Goatee – Scott Freeman
  • Sawagi President – Kara Edwards
  • Sawagi Vice President – Anastasia Muñoz
  • Heracles – Clifford Chapin

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