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Welcome everyone to this last week of May's manga releases! For this week's releases, I'm pretty excited to read Attack on Titan Colossal Edition, the Madoka one, Btooom, and Soul Eater. I'm interested in Cage of Eden and My Little Monster. My Little Monster was recommended to me by UsaChanMan who loves romantic series.

Please feel free to share your thoughts on what manga releases you're interested in this week. Thank you.

Sources

All summaries are from Anime News Network. It's thanks to PikaHyper for uploading the English covers. I'll add the three missing volumes.

Notes

There are differences between Comic Book stores, Manga exclusive stores, and online stores with their manga releases.

  • Jack Frost Vol. 10, Goong Vol. 15, Wallflower Vol. 32 are available in Right Stuf and Amazon, but ANN didn't list them on their releases.

Past Articles

Manga Releases

Attack on Titan Colossal Edition
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $59.99

Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition is an oversized collection of the first five volumes of the Attack on Titan manga series. Weighing in at a massive 960 pages and a 7-inch by 10.5-inch trim, the Colossal Edition contains the same material as the original volumes, but bigger and on higher-quality paper.

Humankind is down to just a few thousand people who live in a city surrounded by three concentric walls. The walls protect them from their enemies, the ravenous giants known as the Titans. The Titans appear to have only one purpose: to consume humanity.

For one hundred years, what's left of mankind has lived in the city on earth, protected by walls that tower over even the Titans. Untouched by the Titans for a century, humanity has become complacent. But Eren Jaeger has had enough. While his fellow citizens are content to hide, Jaeger has the passion to take action to not only protect the city, but to learn what the Titans actually are. On his first mission he comes face to face with horrors beyond his imagination... and secrets from his own past that could shift the tides of war.

Btooom Volume 6
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $11.99

Thus far, Ryouta Sakamoto and Himiko have narrowly managed to survive on the cruel island battlefield of the survival game "BTOOOM!" with the aid of their BIMs and each other. But now, confronted by a man who just might be the strongest opponent on the island, Ryouta is at a serious disadvantage. Not only is the man fearless, but also his movements are precisely calculated, and he possesses a superior athleticism that allows him to entrap his enemies. Just who is this guy?! As the action ramps up, it becomes apparent that playing solo spells one's doom!! The game progresses with speed as the players lay their bets on teaming up to survive!!

Cage of Eden Volume 14
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

Sengoku has a plan to infiltrate the mad doctor Nishikiori's camp, but things backfire and Sengoku and his crew are sent on what may be a suicide mission to explore deep inside the mysterious pyramid. As they explore the treacherous depths of the pyramid, they make new discoveries but as always, just as the mysteries of this island begin to reveal themselves, Sengoku and his crew encounter more questions than answers. What incredible and inexplicable things will they find next in the deepest regions of this puzzling pyramid?

High School DxD Volume 1
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13

When unlucky high school letch Issei is murdered by his first-ever girlfriend on his first-ever date, who should jump to his rescue but the hottest girl in school, Rias-senpai! She informs Issei that he's been reincarnated as a demon and that it's about time he got to work-for her! Caught in the bosom of an age-old war between angels and demons, Issei soon discovers that being enslaved by a demonic beauty isn't quite all that it's cracked up to be!

My Little Monster Volume 2
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

Haru's big brother suddenly appears with unclear motives. What is clear is Haru's hatred for his big brother. Haru disappears at the sight of his big brother and Mizutani is left with even more questions about Haru. What are her feelings for him? How can she make him like her? And what is the deal with his big brother?

Puella Madoka Kazumi Magica Volume 5
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13

Trapped inside the witch's barrier with the vengeful Kanna, Umika and Kaoru struggle to protect Kazumi as their beloved friend slowly succumbs to her darkening soul gem. If the girls can rally, the witch's grief seed could be used to purify all of their gems, but even that would be only a temporary solution. Facing cruel fate and questions of her own identity, Kazumi will make the ultimate choice whether or not to join her friends in their vendetta against destiny in the final volume of The Innocent Malice!

Soul Eater Volume 20
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

You are not the only ones playing this game." Clues discovered in a new room only lead down a new path of despair, and the time comes for the brutal sentencing of the third Judgment. The line between perpetrator and victim begins to blur. Until all is revealed, time is on no one's side...

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Volume 18
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13

A new school year means fresh blood for the SOS Brigade! But not just anyone can join this elite group of alien-, time traveler-, and esper-hunters! As Haruhi puts the new recruits through their paces in one timeline, the veteran members visit the ailing Yuki in the other. Yuki reveals that her illness may be the work of other humanoid interfaces like herself, but when Kyon rushes to confront them, he runs into a familiar face he had hoped he would never see again...!

Triage X Volume 6
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13.99

Another hour ticks by as the police formulate their next move to draw out the terrorist group that has taken over NEO TV. Any further delay could prompt the criminals to send one of the station's top stars plummeting to his or her death, but every effort to save them seems to play right into the enemy's hands! But the idols may not be the terrorists' true objective - the carefully planned takeover seems to have been designed specifically for Oriha and Black Label!

Until Death Do Us Part Volume 6
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $18.99

In the tunnels of the Kakuhoukai's secret base, Mamoru chooses to challenge Wiseman to a duel on the criminal mastermind's own turf! Mamoru realizes that his enemy has the advantage of numbers and weaponry and will stage a coordinated attack that Mamoru has no hope of surviving - alone, that is. Haruka's guidance will be critical to her protector's survival. Gathering her courage, Haruka rallies the resources she has on hand and leaps into the fray!

Adult Releases

Viewer Advised! Don't read this if you're underage!

Virgin Games

Distributor: Project-H Suggested retail price: $17.95 When it comes to flirting with girls, shy Kenji never knows how to make the first move! Too bad his anxiety keeps him from seeing the sly glances and sweet smiles of his lifelong friend and neighbor Kaori. Will the cutie right under his nose finally end Kenji's devastating dry spell? And can a well-done homework assignment win one young man the extra credit he's always craved?

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No Dub Cast has been announced by Sentai Filmworks.

Plot

Earth year 2110. Having expanded into space and secured many asteroids abundant in natural resources, it seemed mankind's prosperous future was assured. However, Earth is now being invaded by Urgal, a mysterious galactic empire from Jupiter. Just as mankind is facing certain destruction, the secret military agency MJP undertakes a gene manipulation project to create humans who can adapt to life in space. The result is Team Rabbits, a group of children who are given combat devices called "Ash" and sent to the front line as shields for the Global Defense Force (GDF).

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Overview

Akame ga Kill is a two cour show that is produced by White Fox, directed by Tomoki Kobayashi, and written by Makoto Uezu.

Please see Akame ga Kill Discussion.

Concept Art

  • Akame is voiced by Sora Amamiya

A member of Night Raid. She has mastery over the Teigu "Murasame" (Showers) and rarely shows emotion.

  • Tatsumi is voiced by Soma Saito

A boy warrior who sets out on a journey to become a military officer to save his village.

  • Mein is voiced by Yukari Tamura

A member of Night Raid who's hard on Tatsumi when he joins. She wields the gun Teigu "Pumpkin.

  • Leone is voiced by Yuu Asakawa

A member of Night Raid with a lively disposition. She teaches Tatsumi how to be a soldier. Her Teigu is "Lionel."

  • Schere is voiced by Mamiko Noto

A member of Night Raid. She's normally calm but is ruthless in battle. Her teigu is "Extras."

a member of Night Raid in charge of searching for the enemy. He's easily excited and weak against girls. His Teigu is "Cross Tail."

A member of Night Raid and soldier in the old empire. He acts like an older brother to Tatsumi, and possibly likes men. His Teigu is "Inkrushio."

  • Najenda is voiced by Risa Mizuno

A member of Night Raid and a general in the old empire. She has an artificial right arm that hides various devices.

  • Esdese is voiced by Satomi Akesaka

The empire's new general. She detests weak people and enjoys torture. She freely wields ice.

  • Aria is voiced by Kanami Satou

A girl who lives in the Empire and helps Tatsumi

  • Sayo is voiced by Mikako Komatsu

She's Tatsumi's childhood friend.

  • Ieyasu is voiced by Kouji Takahashi

He's Tatsumi's childhood friend.

Sources

  • ANN 1, 2
  • Crunchyroll 1, 2, 3,

Editor's Note

I'm conflicted with the discussion threads we have. Before we did them, we had trailers separated from discussion threads. After combining due to Daniel's favors and routing every anime related news, it strips the wiki's blog and forum naked. I come up with some sort of solution to promote the wiki, the forum, and the discussion thread.

This thread will be locked but updated. All comments will just be streamed to the discussion thread.

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Welcome everyone! Only one person in this community attended this anime convention, Calaggie, whose article History of Sports Manga & Anime will be published on the front news soon. After rigorously promoting anime conventions such as MomoCon and FanimeCon and publishing these threads:

It's time to relax and enjoy! I gather cosplay photos from Twitter. I listed all the links I bookmarked to give the people credit.

Twitter Links

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Welcome everyone to the May's last week for DVDs and Blu-Ray releases! For my Quick Picks, I would choose Lupin the 3rd, Servant x Service, and Love, Chunibyou. I remember my teammates, Dekken was enjoying Servant X Service while Bigz007 and Marshal Victory were both enjoying Love, Chunibyou & Other Delusions. I'm curious about those two shows.

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.

Notes

  • Aquarion Evol and Servant X Service are only available on Right Stuf but not Amazon.
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Complete Collection Blu-Ray is cancelled by Sentai Filmworks.

Sources

DVD and Blu-Ray Releases

DearS - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested retail price: $39.95

One year ago, an alien spacecraft crashed into Tokyo Bay. With no means to return, aliens obtain Japanese citizenship and begin a home-stay program with regular families and schools. They are given the name "DearS," meaning "beloved friend."

However, Takeya, an opinionated teen, doesn't trust the aliens one bit. But when Takeya encounters a mysterious girl who is cold, hungry and wrapped only in a blanket, he takes pity on her. As he brings her home to care for her, he finds that she is quite possibly one of the DearS. Add an alien cat-girl, an over-sexed teacher, and this DearS considers Takeya her master, life is beginning to become a little more than he can handle.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions - Complete Collection (Sub. DVD)

Yuta Togashi has a problem. He used to be a "chunibyo," one of the thousands of Japanese students so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden powers. But now that he's starting high school, he's determined to put aside his delusions and face life head on. The trouble is Rikka Takanashi, his upstairs neighbor, is just a little bit delusional herself. And she knows all about his past indiscretions. Yuta thought his delusions were all behind him. Now he's not so sure. "Crazy in love" gets a whole new meaning as fantasy worlds collide!

  • Contains episodes 1-13.
  • Special Features: Chuni-Shorts, Japanese Promos, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Lupin the 3rd - The Complete First Series (Sub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Discotek Media
  • Suggested retail price: $39.98

Hard-boiled, cocky, classy and silly. These words only begin to describe the amazing master thief Lupin the Third. With the help of some quick gunplay by his partner Jigen, Lupin takes on the world in elaborate heists, classic car chases, and nasty explosions.

Fujiko, a buxom redhead with a penchant for betrayal, always gets tangled up in Lupin's capers. The stoic but swift swordsman Goemon is just as inclined to kill Lupin as he is to help him. And Lupin can never seem to lose the relentless Tokyo Police Inspector Zenigata. What sort of trouble will this band of misfits get into next? Contains episodes 1-23 and the pilot film.

  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Lupin the 3rd: The Hemingway Papers (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested retail price: $24.95

A draft of Ernest Hemingway's final novel might hold the secret to an immense hidden treasure, and master thief Lupin the Third is on the hunt! He'll have the help of his partners and the beautiful bartender Maria, but he'll have to contend with a local civil war, the mercenary Crazy Mash, and his super-wealthy boss Marces to get it.

  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Motto To Love-Ru (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

The insanity that began when a very naked (and very female) alien teleported into Rito Yuki's bathtub (while he was in it) continues. And even though Princess Lala has finally started to admit her true feelings for the young man she's inexplicably engaged to marry (as a result of what happened in said bathtub and Develuke customs), her sometimes erratic technology and the snags and snarls of intergalatic politicse and intrigue are still causing major problems.

That transporter? Yeah, it still has the nasty habit of leaving the clothes behind. Alien bounty hunters? Yep, even more of them and they're even more devious. Add body switches, alien skunks, a bathroom that changes size and shape, the inevitable sleepover that you just know it's going to go horribly, horribly wrong (spoiler: it does). Worst of all, there's Valentine's Day, and even in space you'll be able to hear Rito scream!

  • Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Servant x Service - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD)

Distributor: Aniplex of America Suggested retail price: $74.98 Lucy (abbrev.) Yamagami is a newly-hired civil servant who has been assigned to work in a certain government ward office in a certain city in Hokkaido Prefecture. Not only does Lucy have so many things to learn at her new job, she needs to do all of that in the company of her colleagues, who are all more than a little eccentric. If you thought a job as a government employee was dull, you better think again! Lucy and her colleagues, actively and covertly (?!) serve their community every day! *This story has no connection to actual public officials.

  • Contains episodes 1-13 and a 24-page
  • "Special Public Documents" booklet including four-koma manga strips.
  • Special Features: Textless Opening, Textless Ending.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Tenjho Tenge - Complete Collection

Distributor: Eastern Star Suggested retail price: $49.95 Souichiro and Bob want to rule their new school, but just as they begin cracking heads, their plan is shot to hell. First there's the Natsume sisters and their Juuken Club. If the older sister, Maya, isn't kicking their butts, then the younger sister, Aya, is trying to force feed Souichiro and make him her husband! Then there's the Student Executive Council that sends executioners to "educate" anyone who questions the council's authority! Their education is just beginning! Contains episodes 1-24 plus OVA episodes 1-2. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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