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Welcome to the European and Australian Fall 2014 simulcast guide.

Here in Anime Vice, users are encourage to watch anime legally whenever possible. In the latter half of October, I will publish the Fall 2014 Simulcast article. It's a bit of waiting game.

No dates and time are listed yet.

Simulcasts

Celestial Method
  • Anime Digital Network (French-speaking Territories)

Celestial Method is an original anime series produced by Infinite and directed by Masayuki Sakoi, who was also an episode director in Spice and Wolf and Heroman. The story revolves around a group of girls whose wish becomes realized with a miracle, changing the landscape of a town.

CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon
  • AnimeLab/Madman Entertainment (Australia)
  • Wakanim (French-speaking Territories)

Leveraging the advancement in technology – called “Mana”, humanity has been able to eliminate all wars, starvation, pollution, and other problems on Earth by using its power. Earth has become a peaceful utopia free of material needs.

CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon focuses on the first princess of the Empire of Misurugi, Angelise. She is the celebrated ruler of the Empire until one day she finds out the shocking truth that she is a “Norma” – an irregular being who cannot use “Mana”, and are treated as "things" rather than people. Having her name taken from her, Ange isolates herself on a remote island. There, she finds a group of Norma women who spend their days hunting dragons that have come to invade.

Gundam Reconguista in G
  • Anime Limited/All the Anime (UK)
  • AnimeLab/Madman Entertainment (Australia)
  • Wakanim (French-speaking Territories)

Some time has passed since the end of the Universal Century, a history marked by space colonization and space warfare.

Humanity's prosperity, which ushered in a new era known as Regild Century (R.C.), was believed to endure alongside the global peace.

It is the year R.C.1014.

The Capital Tower is an orbital elevator that rose above the Earth's surface and linked Earth and space. As the conduit of the Photon Battery energy source to the surface, it is regarded as sacred.

Beruri Zenamu is in the middle of training for the Capital Guard (established to protect the Capital Tower), when the tower is attacked by G-Serufu — a highly maneuverable mobile suit with technology that is not from any known country.

Beruri, who joins the battle in the maintenance mobile suit Rekuten, successfully captures the G-Serufu. However, Beruri feels something for the space pirate girl named Aiida Reihanton who piloted the G-Serufu. It is the same feeling he has for G-Serufu, even though he supposedly never seen it before. The G-Serufu, which should only be operable under specific conditions, is somehow started up by Beruri.

The objective of Aiida and the space pirates who attacked the Capital Tower, and the fate followed by Beruri who was chosen by G-Serufu, will lead to truths that will shake the entire Regild Century era.

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
  • Wakanim (French-speaking Territories)

Fuyuki City—a city surrounded by the ocean and the mountains becomes the setting for an age old ritual. To realize the mythical Holy Grail, which is said to grant any wish from its possessor, seven masters are given seven heroic spirits chosen by the Grail. These heroic spirits or servants are: Saber, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Assassin and Berserker. Each master will enter into a contract with their assigned servants and battle the other masters and servants to the death until only one pair remains…This is the ―Holy Grail War.

Log Horizon 2
  • Anime Digital Network (French-speaking Territories)

One day, while playing the online game Elder Tales, 30,000 players suddenly find themselves trapped in another world. There, eight-year veteran gamer Shiroe also gets left behind. The trapped players are still alive, but they remain in combat with the monsters. The players don't understand what has happened to them, and they flee to Akiba, the largest city in Tokyo, where they are thrown into chaos. Once proud of his loner lifestyle, Shiroe forms a guild called Log Horizon with his old friend Naotsugu, female assassin Akatsuki and others.

Psycho-Pass 2
  • Anime Digital Network (French-speaking Territories)

Having learned the true nature of the Sybil System, Akane Tsunemori chose to obey the system, believing in both humanity and the legal order. She's part of a new police section and spends her everyday life facing down criminals. Unbeknownst to Akane, however, a monster who will shake the system to its core is about to appear before her.

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
  • Wakanim (French-speaking Territories)

Two thousand years ago, the black-and-silver-winged dragon, Bahamut, terrorized the magical land of Mistarcia. The humans, god, and demons that inhabited the land united forces against the fiend and sealed its power into a key which was split in two, one half protected by gods and the other protected by demons. Now, Mistarcia is a peaceful realm – until a human woman steals the god’s half of the key. Based on the immensely popular digital card game, Rage of Bahamut is an exciting blend of action and fantasy brought to you by the creators of Space Dandy and Tokyo Ghoul.

Terra Formars
  • Anime Digital Network (French-speaking Territories)

With Earth becoming increasingly overpopulated, an ambitious plan has been put into place to terraform Mars using mold and cockroaches. Nearly 500 years after the plan, a mission to Mars, Annex 1, is under way to accomplish crucial research into the Virus currently plaguing mankind with the crew members who've been injected with various DNA of life on Earth in order to combat the Terraformars, giant humanoid cockroaches.

Wolf Girl & Black Prince
  • Anime Digital Network (French-speaking Territories)

While the proud Erika boasts to her friends about being lovey-dovey with her boyfriend, she has never really had one for 16 years. Feeling the limits of lying, she took a picture of a cool guy she found in town and showed it to her friends as her boyfriend. But the person in the picture happens to be Sata Kyouya who is in the same grade in their school. While she was able to explain the situation and convince him to act like his boyfriend, he was not the nice looking boy she thought he would be: he was a super sadistic schemer! Thus begins Erika's life blackmailed into being Sata's dog.

Your lie in April
  • Wakanim (French-speaking Territories)

Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. His monotonus life was about to change forever.

Yowamushi Pedal 2
  • Anime Digital Network (French-speaking Territories)

Sakamichi Onoda is a rather timid, anime-loving first-year student at Sohoku High School. Since the fourth grade, he had been riding his commuter bicycle 90-kilometers to and from Tokyo’s otaku hot spot, Akihabara after school. Upon entering high school, he tried to join the anime research club, after meeting Imaizumi Shunsuke, a renowned cyclist since middle school, and Naruko Shoukichi, who swept the Kansai cycling championship, he ended up joining the competitive cycling club. All kinds of trials and rigorous training awaited Onoda, but with the support of his many friends and upperclassmen, the talented road racer inside him began to awaken! *** The second season will focus on Inter High bicycle race continuing from the first season of the series! High school students pushing themselves to the limit as they bet everything on their bicycles!

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This blog contains most of the announcements from the anime and manga companies at New York Comic Con. New York Comic Con took place at Javits Center in New York from October 9 to October 12, 2014.

Aniplex

Aniplex announced Onimonogatari's Blu-Ray will be available on Dec. 30 and Valvrave's 2nd season will be available on January 20, 2014. Pre-orders start on Oct. 13. Kill la Kill OVA was broadcased at NYCC on Oct. 11 at 8: 15 PM. The event features a meet-and-greet session with the English voice cast, with special guest Christine Marie Cabanos (Mako).

Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll announced it will stream the uncensored version of Terra Formars in the near future. Crunchyroll has announced its new fall 2014 simulcasts: Girlfriend Beta, Case Closed, Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie, (see Crunchyroll's Fall 2014 Simulcasts). For Live action shows, Ultraman Max (starting on Oct. 14 for USA, Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.), Future Diary: Another World (starting on Oct. 15 for USA, Canada, Central and South America including Caribbean Europe except Russia, South Africa Australia, and New Zealand.), and Switch Girl (starting on Oct. 15 for USA, Canada, Central and South America including Caribbean Europe except Russia, South Africa Australia, and New Zealand.)

Kodansha USA

Kodansha USA has announced several acquisitions of the following manga series: InuYashiki, Fairy Tail spin-off Blue Mistral, Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE, L DK.

Vertical

Vertical announced its acquisition of Attack on Titan - Before the Fall: Kyklo light novel and Harsh Mistress of the City light novel.

Yen Press

Yen Press announced its acquisition of the following manga series: Chaika the Coffin Princess, Trinity Seven, Prison School, First Love Monster, Alice in MurderLand, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

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Welcome to HULU, Aniplex, and Niconico's Fall 2014 Simulcast Guide! Here in Anime Vice, users are encourage to watch anime legally whenever possible. In the latter half of October, I will publish the Fall 2014 Simulcast article. It's a bit of waiting game.

For these sites, I don't have a lot of information. For HULU, assume it's one week behind Crunchyroll and FUNimation's simulcast dates.

Simulcast List

Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie
  • Niconico: ?
  • HULU: ?

The show revolves around Sayuri Haruno, a young woman that goes to the elite confectionery school Fleurir on a scholarship. While there to follow her dream to open a pastry shop, she ends up meeting and dealing with a number of rather charming young men.

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
  • HULU: ?
Fuyuki City—a city surrounded by the ocean and the mountains becomes the setting for an age old ritual. To realize the mythical Holy Grail, which is said to grant any wish from its possessor, seven masters are given seven heroic spirits chosen by the Grail. These heroic spirits or servants are: Saber, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Assassin and Berserker. Each master will enter into a contract with their assigned servants and battle the other masters and servants to the death until only one pair remains…This is the ―Holy Grail War.
Your lie in April
  • HULU: ?
  • Aniplex: ?
Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. His monotonus life was about to change forever.

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Welcome to the 2nd week of October! For some strange reason, we have 29 volumes for this week's releases plus 7 or so adult manga. It's the hugest I seen in all my years of working on this project. I'm currently working on this.

For this week, I'm interested in trying Food Wars since I haven't seen a lot of shows that centered on cooking. For familiar titles, I'm still reading Toriko, Knights of Sidonia, Vinland Saga, and Vampire Knight. Oh, I definitely will buy the limited edition of Vampire Knight Vol. 19 since it's the last volume of the series. I haven't read the series for a long time. It's one of the rare Shoujo series that has action, horror, and tragedy with a bit of comedic side to it.

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 does not have any of Project H Books' erotic manga on catalogue. Both Amazon and Right Stuf have it. However, Amazon lists You See, Teacher Vol. 1 for January 13, 2015.
  • Magical Girl Apocalypse is available on Amazon and Right Stuf on October 14, 2014.
  • Strike Witches Zero: 1937 Fuso Sea Incident was listed on Right Stuf and Comic stores on August 20, 2014.

Manga

Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar's Volume 6

Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment Suggested retail price: $12.99

Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game continues the adventures of Alice as she goes deeper down the rabbit hole to the country of Joker. Each volume features impressive artwork by Mamenosuke Fujimaru, the same artist for Alice in the Country of Clover, and includes color pinups.

Alice Liddel has now entered a new realm—the country of Joker—where she is reunited with old friends.​ Yet new challenges abound,​ as Alice must unravel the mystery of the Circus and the Prison Realm,​ and deal with the enigmatic Jokers.​

7. Apple and Honey
  • Distributor: Digital Manga Publishing
  • Suggested retail price: $12.95

Natsuki sees the world through a lonely haze. So, why is strange and popular Komano suddenly circling him with a sly smile? Is his attention a cruel joke... or is something delicious bubbling just beneath the surface?

Will the beach bring a secret couple closer together? And can the end of the world mark the beginning of lasting love?

Black Bird - Complete Box Set (GN 1-18 of 18)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $149.99

This box set includes volumes 1-18, which comprise the entire series. With an exclusive premium art book and great savings over buying the individual volumes, this set is sure to ignite the passions of any manga fan.

There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with magical realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend. But she is the bride of demon prophecy, and her blood grants incredible powers, her flesh immortality. Now the demon realm is fighting over the right to her hand...or her life!

Happy Marriage?! Volume 8
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president, Hokuto Mamiya—a man she doesn’t know—at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?!

Honey Blood Volume 1
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

When a girl at Hinata Sorazono's school is attacked by what seems to be a bloodsucking vampire, everyone is on edge and wonders who's next. Hinata refuses to believe that vampires even exist, but then she meets her new neighbor, Junya Tokinaga, the author of an incredibly popular vampire romance novel.

Dressed in a kimono with an old-world air about him, Junya has a taste of Hinata's blood and tells her it's sweet... Hinata can't help but be drawn to Junya, but could it be that he's actually a vampire - and worse yet, the culprit behind the attacks?!

Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Volume 2
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Leaving home for the first time in his young life, Soma moves into the school's Polaris Dormitory - a place run by an old crone and filled with crazy and eccentric students! Barely settled in, Soma quickly finds himself in one of Tohzuki's legendary cooking duels - a shokugeki! Who will his very first opponent be?

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 1
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99
The zombie survival genre has just met its match!
High-schooler Kii Kogami is stuck in a rut, loathing the monotonous doldrums of his everyday life. If only something exciting were to happen, something magical. As fate would have it, Kii is about to get his wish, but in a way more terrifying than anything he could have imagined.

When a little girl clad in gothic lolita attire appears at school and starts to gruesomely bludgeon, dismember and mutilate all who cross her path, while chanting the mantra “Magical Girl” under her breath, the school devolves into a state of bloody chaos.

Just how will Kii escape from this murderous magical girl? To make matters worse, the magical girl’s victims reanimate and join her killer rampage. Is there no way out of school for hapless Kii Kogami? And even if he escapes, what will be left of the world outside?
A New Season of Young Leaves
  • Distributor: Digital Manga
  • Publishing Suggested retail price: $12.95

Cool, friendly Mariya is the undisputed king of his year! But why does he always hang around with shy and painfully awkward "Mr. Mannequin" Nachi? Can these boys withstand the non-stop judgment of a school filled with jealous rivals and confused classmates?

How will the most popular guy in class deal when his wallflower confidant suddenly steals the social spotlight... and a beautiful girl's affection?

Manga Dogs
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

MEET THE COMIC RELIEF

Kanna Tezuka is a serious 15-year-old manga artist, already being published as a pro. So when she finds out her high school is starting a manga drawing course, even she gets excited. But it's a fiasco! The teacher is useless, and the only other students — three pretty-boy artist wannabes — quickly adopt Kanna as their (unwilling) sensei. But they all have ridiculous delusions about being an artist, and if Kanna can't bring them back down to Earth, she'll never get any work done! --- A sharp-witted satire of the manga world from the creator of I Am Here! and Missions of Love!

Missions of Love Volume 9
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

QUESTIONABLE LOVE

After coming to the realization that Kirishima-sensei was her first love, Yukina goes to face him on her own to finally know the love that she’s been seeking all this time. Meanwhile, Shigure hears a rumor that reveals Kirishima-sensei’s dark past and rushes off to tell Yukina, but before he can catch up with her, Yukina is whisked away by Kirishima-sensei in his car. Can Shigure reach them in time before Kirishima-sensei repeats an action from his sordid past?

My Love Story!! Volume 2
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Takeo Goda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!

Naruto Vol. 67 - Breakthrough
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Just as victory seems at hand, Obito turns the tables on the Allied Shinobi Forces and becomes the Ten Tails jinchuriki. With the powers of the great Sage of Six Paths now under his control, Obito seems unstoppable. Naruto and his father will have to team up if they have any hope against this beast!

One Piece Omnibus 10 - Skypiea
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Fruit, an enchanted Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to stretch like rubber. Its only drawback? He’ll never be able to swim gain—a serious handicap for an aspiring sea dog! Years later, Luffy sets off on his quest to find the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world…

Luffy and the Straw Hats clash mightily on the sky island of Skypiea with a wannabe deity named Kami Eneru. Kami’s got an arsenal of thunderously destructive weapons at the ready, but the Straw Hats are just as determined to win the battle. At stake is a bounty of gold beyond the pirates’ wildest imagination!

Oresama Teacher Volume 17
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Someone has been blackmailing members of the Public Morals Club into resigning! Mafuyu and Hayasaka have figured out what got Akki and Okegawa to quit,​ but Yui rejoined the student council and they haven't seen him for days.​ Worried about their friend,​ they break into his room to find him.​ But Yui's defection wasn't coerced - and he's more determined than ever to protect Miyabi's interests! Will this be the end to more that just their friendship?​!

Pokémon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl/Platinum Box Set Vol. 1-11
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $89.99

Pokemon Trainers Pearl and Diamond are star struck! Their goal? To perfect their Pokemon comedy act. So how do they wind up as bodyguards to a spoiled little rich girl on a quest to reach the peak of Mt. Coronet? Will there be more thrills or laughs as Pokemon Adventures continues with Pokemon Platinum...?

Pokemon Black and White Volume 18
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $4.99

In his next Pokemon League battle,​ Black fights his young friend Iris and discovers he has underestimated her skills! Then,​ Black is shocked to discover that his friend Cheren is mistreating his fans - and even his own Pokemon! How can Black set his childhood friend straight?​

Toriko Volume 24

Distributor: Viz Media Suggested retail price: $9.99 After playing a crucial role cooking up lifesaving mochi during the battle against the Four-Beasts, Komatsu rises to #88 in the World Chef Ranking. As a result, he gets to compete in the upcoming Cooking Festival against the world's top chefs. Whet your appetite for a more dazzling display of cooking by more crazy chefs than you can shake a ladle at!

Vampire Knight Volume 19
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

Vampire Knight Vol. 19 Limited Edition
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $15.99

The final volume of Vampire Knight in a limited edition featuring an alternate cover, mini art book and bonus manga story.

Vinland Saga Omnibus 5
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $22.99

The Viking invasion of England has reached a fever pitch, and Askeladd and Thorfinn rush to take part in the carnage! Their goal is the capture of Canute, the son of King Sweyn Forkbeard and heir to the throne of Scandanavia and the Danelaw. But standing in their way is Thorkell, one of the Viking world's most daring warriors. The defeat of a living legend will be a formidable test of Askeladd's cunning and Thorfinn's ruthlessness!

Voice Over! Seiyu Academy Volume 7
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Hime’s summer vacation is packed with work, and she’s getting a lot of really great experience. But her successes are overshadowed by a new and looming fear—facing Senri Kudo! Ever since her reaction to his prerecorded voice, the thought of seeing him has sent Hime into a panic. Will her anxiety ruin the beginning of a beautiful friendship…and her career?!

World Trigger Vol. 1 - Destroy Thy Neighbor!
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

A gate to another dimension has burst open, and invincible monsters called Neighbors invade Earth. Upstanding Osamu always does the right thing, whether it means pitching in to save Earth after school or turning the other cheek to bullies. But when he meets a feisty humanoid Neighbor named Yuma, everything that he thinks is right is turned on its head. Can the two natural enemies ever become friends?

World Trigger Vol. 2 - Befriend Thy Neighbor!
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Ever since meeting Yuma, Osamu has protected the feisty Neighbor's secret through a combination of covering up and taking credit for Yuma's actions. Turns out, though, Yuma isn't the only person Osamu's been protecting. He sets in motion a plan to help his friend Chika, who for mysterious reasons seems to attract Neighbors. And it also becomes clear that Osamu isn't covering for Yuma as well as he thinks...

Adult Releases (NSFW)

Cute Devil Girlfriend
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.95

Hibiki only wants her best friend Kazuki to be happy! So why does she get a nasty feeling whenever the ultra-hot elf Elena shows up on his arm? Will these two combatants wage a love-potion war to lay claim to the man they adore?

Cute Devil Girlfriend plays for keeps with hot-headed demons and angelic cuties galore! Will a pair of nurses prove to be too much for a young guy to resist? And can a computer fantasy morph into the ultimate hot reality?

Club for Crossdressers
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $17.95

When mystified Mizuki wanders into a meeting for a school fashion club, he has no idea that there's much more than meets the eye! Will he find the courage to cross over into a world of surprise and strange attraction? Can a new nurse give a lesson in extra-special patient care? And is the solution to one guy's longing sweet, secret stripes?

Moon and The Sun
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.95

Cursed with a tiny physique, pretty face, and a meek personality, it’s no wonder Yota is constantly harassed by his busty coworker, Miya. After another day of teasing, Miya thrusts a Maid porno in front of Yota and tells him to learn how to service her. --- Confused by her demand, Yota isn’t paying attention when he happens to bump into the sweet and curvy maid, Aira, who begs Yota to hire her for her services. It isn’t long before Yota realizes that Aira’s definition of maid and his definition of maid are two completely different things. Maybe Aira can teach Yota a few things on how to service Miya!

Doggy, missionary, cowboy, cowgirl, or classic, this book has it all and then some! What’s your favorite position? With some happy sex, a side of maid lovin, and a healthy dose of soft breasts and pretty faces, Shachi Kamaboko’s first volume will leave you all hot and bothered and wanting for more!

Vagina Manifesto
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.95

Every experienced stewardess knows that passengers can be a real pain! But will a private flight filled with hot (and hands-on) rich guys suddenly turn into a tantalizing trip deep into an illicit fantasy zone?

Vagina Manifesto digs deep into the psyches of deviants who want nothing more than to tease, tempt, and entice! Can a shy girl overcome her social anxiety with the help of private lessons? And will a peaceful tea ceremony become a steamy tryst?

Twittering Birds Never Fly
  • Distributor: Digital Manga Publishing
  • Suggested Retail Price: $12.95

Yashiro is the young leader of Shinseikai and the president of the Shinseikai Enterprise, but like so many powerful men, he leads a double life as a deviant and a masochist. Chikara Doumeki comes to work as a bodyguard for him and, although Yashiro had decided that he would never lay a hand on his own men, he finds there's something about Doumeki that he can't resist.

Yashiro makes advances toward Doumeki, but Doumeki has mysterious reasons for denying. Yashiro, who abuses his power just to abuse himself, and Doumeki, who faithfully obeys his every command, begin the tumultuous affair of two men with songs in their hearts and no wings to fly.

Nyotai-ka! Volume 4
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $17.95

Makoto Manaka is a magical minx to some…and a total mystery to others! So what’s the surprise that keeps suitors from the past and present guessing? And just how far will gender bend in the name of everlasting love?

Nyotai-ka! keeps pulses racing with carefree adventure…and super-sexy secrets! If you’re not used to attention from the opposite sex (or any sex, for that matter), what do you do when the whole world suddenly falls at your beautiful feet?

You See, Teacher...
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested Retail Price: $17.95

Taichi Kakenishi, an all-boys high school teacher, has spotted one of his best students, Asuka Nakamura, working a questionable part-time job, and dressed as a scantily-clad woman! Against all odds, Asuka steals Taichi's heart and the two must reconcile a forbidden affair in an intolerant world.

You See, Teacher... Vol.1 is just the beginning and already this teacher-student duo can't keep up with who gives the grade and who receives it! Will their relationship survive or is Asuka just getting a kick out of seducing the teacher? Can they keep their desires secret?

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Welcome to the first week for the anime releases! We got a good selection this week. For me, I want to try out the new movie, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. I haven't seen it yet, and I was waiting for the English release. For familiar shows, I have Gargantia and Pokemon. My favorite Pokemon movies be the first one, Heroes, and 4Ever. Gargantia is a lovely mech series that doesn't rely too much on action and fighting. It's incorporates a fish out of water trope where Ledo learns to how to live life on Earth after being stranded.

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

  • Right Stuf does not have Pokemon DVDs listed this week.

DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Junjo Romantica - Season 2 DVD Collection [Litebox] (Sub. DVD)
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $44.99

Three intertwining love stories threaten to unravel as each couple struggles to find its own path.

Romantica: College student Misaki and his unlikely lover, the eccentric novelist Usami, are slowly growing closer - but their relationship could be in trouble when Usami's older brother appears and the two begin to vie for Misaki's attention!

Egoist: Nowaki loves Hiroki with all his heart, but sometimes he's afraid Hiroki doesn't feel the same way. When Nowaki asks Hiroki for permission to address him by his real name, as others do, Hiroki flatly refuses. To Nowaki, this is just another reminder of the invisible gap that separates them... a gap that he must close, if they're ever going to truly be a couple.

Terrorist: Miyagi is growing anxious. Shinobu used to be relentless in his devotion, but recently the relationship has gone quiet. As a 35-year-old university professor, is Miyagi really content with living at the mercy of a younger man whose actions are still such a mystery?

Contains all 12 episodes of season 2. Special Features: U.S. Season 2 Trailer, TV Spots, DVD Commercials, Clean Opening and Closing, Previews. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Bodacious Space Pirates - Complete Collection
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $89.98 (BD), $69.98 (DVD)

Most families have a skeleton or two in the closet, but Marika is understandably shocked to learn that what her family has been hiding is a skull and crossbones! While the revelation that her late father was a space pirate would have been earthshaking enough for most teenage girls, discovering that he was the captain of the notorious pirate ship Benten Maru will change Marika's life forever. You see, pirating is a family business, and she's just inherited the position of captain - and her father's former crew is quite intent on making sure Marika accepts the job!

What's a girl to do? Well, if you're a high school student whose prior total naval experience has been working at the space yacht club, there's really only one moral dilemma that has to be resolved: are pirates allowed to wear really short mini-skirts? Contains all 26 episodes. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $29.98 [Uncut Edition] (DVD), $34.98 [Extended Edition] (Blu-Ray)

Prepare to witness Dragon Ball Z as it has never been seen before! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!

Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it's too late. Only Goku, humanity's last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus's from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet - The Complete Series
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.82

In the distant future, Ledo, a young soldier from space, wakes up and finds himself marooned on an ocean planet. Growing up in space and knowing nothing but battle, he is a stranger in a strange land, full of odd customs and a foreign language, but he's not alone. Starting a new journey on this verdurous planet, Ledo must find a way to survive and reconcile the fact that he may never be able to return home!

Contains episodes 1-13 and OVA episodes 1-2. Special Features: Clean Openings & Ending, Original Japanese Commercials, Japanese Promotional Videos. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn - Part 4 (DVD)
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $29.99

Industrial 7's Magallanica, where the current conflict began, has been revealed as the hiding place of Laplace's Box. Banagher heads for Industrial 7, but his way is barred by Riddhe and Angelo, who are trying to prevent him from reaching the Box. After the resolute Marida launches from the Nahel Argama to provide support, Banagher and Mineva make their way to Magallanica, where Syam is waiting.

Martha, the acting head of the Vist Foundation, her nephew Alberto, and Riddhe's father Ronan, a Federation government leader, have all gathered at the Earth Federation's Cheyenne base. They have decided to use a certain "System" to protect the secret of the Box. Londo Bell commander Bright Noa, noticing this unusual activity, rushes toward Cheyenne with the warship Ra Cailum.

Contains episode 7. Special Features: Episode EX "One Hundred Years of Solitude," Story So Far, Promotional Clips, TV Commercials, Character Highlights. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.

Pokémon Heroes: The Movies (Dub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Lions Gate Films
  • Suggested retail price: $9.98

In a magical water city of canals and mazes; Ash, Pikachu and the rest of the gang face off against a slick pair of thieves who plan to steal and awesome and dangerous jewel guarded by Latios and latias. To save the city from total destruction, our heroes must defeat the evil duo and overcome impossible obstacles... but time is running out.

Pokémon 4Ever (Dub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Lions Gate Films
  • Suggested retail price: $9.98

In order to escape a greedy Pokemon hunter, Celebi must use the last of its energy to travel through time to present day. Celebi brings along Sammy, a boy who had been trying to protect it. Along with Ash, Pikachu, and the rest of the gang, Sammy and Celebi encounter an enemy far more advanced than the hunter left behind in the past. This new enemy possesess a Pokeball called a "Dark Ball", which transforms the Pokemon it captures into evil and far stronger creatures. When Celebi is captured, the fate of the entire forest is threatened. let Pokemon 4Ever trasnport you to a world of adventure as Ash, Suicune and the rest take action to save the day.

Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys (Dub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Lions Gate Films
  • Suggested retail price: $9.98

Four years ago, a strange meteorite crashed to Earth carrying a powerful secret. Ash and Pikachu travel to the futuristic city of Larousse where they meet Tory - a new friend who is afraid of Pokemon and their trainers. New fears surface when a mysterious aurora appears over the city along with Deoxys - a Pokemon unlike any seen before. When a spectacular battle between Deoxys and Rayquaza begins, Ash and Pikachu will need help to stop it.

Pokémon Jirachi Wish Maker (Dub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Lions Gate Films
  • Suggested retail price: $9.98

Only once every thousand years when the Millenium Comet is visible in the night sky does Jirachi awaken from his slumber. And when he awakens this time at a traveling circus, he's got a whole new set of friends by his side; Ash, Pikachu, max and the whole gang. But soon, they must rescue Jirachi from the clutches of an evil magician and former scientist named Butler who wants to harness Kirachi's incredible energy to bring life to one of the most legendary and powerful Pokemon of all!

Rozen Maiden: Zuruckspulen - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

Each decision we make in life leads us down a different path. Have you ever wondered what would be if the path not chosen weren't lost to the chaos of the universe? For Jun Sakurada, just such an opportunity is presented to him in his darkest hour: a chance to communicate with a future version of himself who did not win the key and bring forth the Rozen Maidens, and a chance to fix the shattered remains of his own world.

For Jun-who-did-not-win, the messages from his younger self represent a beacon of light in his mediocre and disappointing existence. When the adult Jun discovers a box with parts and building instructions for a familiar red-dressed doll, the goal becomes clear: revive Shinku in his world to save both worlds from succumbing to the evils of Kirakisho, the seventh Rozen Maiden in a desperate search for a body and master. The Alice Game will become a war of dimensions as two worlds hang by the threads of fate.

Space pirate mito - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $29.99

Most teenage boys have enough trouble just dealing with the pressures of school and dating, but 15-year-old Aoi Mitsukuni's life becomes exponentially more complicated when his mom returns from a long "business trip." He discovers that not only is his beautiful mother actually an alien, but she's the notorious Space Pirate Mito to boot! To make matters worse, the girl Aoi likes at school is actually a secret Galactic Patrol agent attempting to find and arrest his mother. No one ever said being a teenager in love was easy!

Contains episodes 1-26. Special Features: Clean Openings and Closings, TV Commercials, Promotional Videos, and a special bonus episode. Spoken Languages: English (episodes 1-13 only), Japanese, English subtitles.

Adult Releases (NSFW)

Xtra Credit (OAV)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

When the new professor arrives, her lesson plan is filled with debased acts and sinful examinations! The only way to get some extra credit is to volunteer for some hands-on learning. It's Debauchery 101 as this insatiable instructor satisfies her thirst for knowledge with the eager student body.

Special Features: Art gallery, Anime Artform, Trailer. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Blood Royale (DVD)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

A perverted pirate plunders the seven seas, armed with a torture chamber and his depraved imagination! He seizes wenches and plunders booty without mercy. Nothing is off limits in this bizarre excursion into a world of erotic peril!

Special Features: Art gallery, Storyboards, Anime Artform, Trailer. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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