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It's 5 AM on my end. My nightly patrol has ended. Good night everyone, I'll see you in the afternoon or evening. I finished everything this week except for Claymore Q's and Fairy Tail 199. PM me if you need me.
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Welcome to this week's manga releases. We have a large selection this week. I'm hyped for Magi and Fairy Tail, being a long time fan of these franchises. Fairy Tail and Magi are both Shonen series with plenty of fan service. Fairy Tail is a bit light hearted than Magi in terms of content. If you are a Shonen fan and want a break from the HST (One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach), give these two series a try.

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

The covers are from Amazon and Right Stuf.

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 has Project H Books and Digital Manga Publishing manga release this week. Comic book stores already had these adult manga releases on the week of July 9, 2014. For Amazon, the adult manga were released on the week of July 15, 2014. These are Blue Sheep Reverie, Disciplinarian, How To Get Dumped in Style, Kinokoinu Mushroom Pup Vol. 1, Nurse's Sweet Naked Truth, One is Enough, Splash to Love Vol. 2, and Teach Me a Lesson.
  • Les Miserables and Pride and Prejudice were release last week on Amazon, and they are listed on Right Stuf's release for this week.
  • Samurai Executioner Omnibus isn't available in comic book stores or Amazon this week. Amazon has it on August 26 while ANN and Right Stuf listed it for this week.

Manga Releases

Deadman Wonderland Volume 4
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Ganta is recruited into the Scar Chain, an antiestablishment group planning a mass prison escape. After a brief meeting with Shiro, he stands at a crossroads, but Nagi persuades him to take part in the escape. However, a traitor has already leaked the plan to the Undertakers, a unit specially formed to stamp out the rebels.

Fairy Tail Volume 41
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

Fairy Tail visits a town of giants frozen in magical ice that Gray can't dispel and Natsu can't melt! At its heart is supposedly an Eternal Flame.​.. but how can a flame be frozen?​ And they're not the only ones after the town's secrets.​ Three treasure hunters block their path,​ while an old nemesis lurks in the shadows.​ To top it off,​ a magical trap makes all the Fairy Tail wizards' problems seem much bigger!

Itsuwaribito Volume 12
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

After a fierce battle,​ Utsuho and his friends manage to foil the plot of a group of assassins to take the life of a southern monarch.​ Will this earn them the Kokonotsu treasure they've been after?​ That question aside,​ they add some new members to their group and set out on another journey,​ finding that the village they visit on the way is a little strange.​..

Loveless Volume 12
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

When Seimei refuses to fight alongside Nisei against an enraged Moonless, it cuts the final tie in the web of manipulation that binds the dirtiest Fighter to his heartless Sacrifice. Meanwhile, while looking at his brother's photo album, Ritsuka discovers new information about his old self that doesn't match up.

Magi Volume 7
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Alibaba, now in possession of a new power, plunges forward. But even after this fierce battle, fresh challenges await him.

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

A group of monsters known as Black Airs come across of pair humans who are looking to make some money hunting monsters with bounties on their heads. The Black Airs make quick work of the bounty hunters who fail to learn their lesson as they become overly ambitious and attempt to hunt the Black Airs. This proves to be a terrible mistake and we get to see just what makes the Black Airs so special: enormous power and even stronger friendship.

Wolfsmund Volume 5
  • Distributor: Vertical
  • Suggested retail price: $12.95

It is the 14th Century and as the Swiss begin to initiate their movements toward independence a fortress in the Alps known as the Wolfsmund continues to strike fear amongst the German and Italian communities that dare threaten Hapsburg (Austrian) rule!

Adult Releases

Crimson Spell Volume 5
  • Distributor: SuBLime
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

On his quest to find the one behind the curse on his sword, Vald manages to sneak into the empire’s capital. His target is the greatest sorcerer in Zenedoura—Asterdol. However, in the midst of his search, Vald is captured by servants of the emperor. Fortunately for him, his capture brings an unexpected boon—the very sorcerer Vald is looking for comes straight to him! What will Vald do when he discovers that the man behind the curse looks exactly like Limris? And now that he’s facing his greatest danger yet, will Halvir come to Vald’s rescue?

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Welcome everyone, we have a small selection this week. I'm pretty familiar with Beyblade and From the New World. I'm not interested in BeyBlade since it hasn't aged well on me. I definitely recommend From the New World if you like dystopic anime series with strong themes of human values such as individual vs the community and exploring the ugly side of human nature.

For this week, I included Batman: Assault on Arkham since I saw it on Right Stuf this week. It's on my watch list, and I have high expectations for this film.

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

  • Right Stuf does not list Beyblade Vol. 1 DVD.

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DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Beyblade: The Classic First Season (DVD)
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $69.98

Tyson Granger, a young boy, and his friend Kenny enter the Japanese Regional Qualifying Beyblade Tournament. There, Tyson meets new players and organizes a team called the Bladebreakers in order to win the Beyblade World Championship. They compete with spinning tops called Beyblades (which hold beasts inside them), forge friendships and create opponents along the way.

  • Contains episodes 1-51.
  • Spoken Languages: English.
Beyblade: The Classic First Season - Volume 1 (DVD)
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $14.93
Fantasista Doll - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray or DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98 (Blu-Ray), $49.98 (DVD)
No one ever knows what life has waiting in the cards for them, but for Uzume Uno, the surprises aren't just in the cards but also in what comes out of them! Through a strange quirk of fate, this typical junior high school student finds herself in possession of a mysterious deck of cards from which five magical girls known as the Fantasista Dolls materialize! By playing the cards in different combinations, Uzume can equip the "Sistas" with an amazing variety of costumes and weapons. That's going to come in extremely handy, as a new danger that only the Dolls can stop is coming to threaten the Earth!

Will Uzume be able to deal with both the Dolls' odd demands and the fate of mankind resting on her shoulders? Or are the odds hopelessly stacked against her? With the future of everyone she knows and loves riding on her, Uzume's going to have to learn how to play the hand she's been dealt pretty quickly, because while she may know when to hold them, folding them isn't going to be an option with the world at stake!

  • Contains episodes 1-12.
  • Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
From the New World - Collection 2 (Blu-Ray or DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $69.98 (Blu-Ray), $59.98 (DVD)
Still reeling from the deaths of her friends and the revelations of the Ethics Committee's machinations, Saki returns to the village expecting the worst. However, what she's learned so far barely touches on the edges of an even vaster conspiracy. As she discovers the fate the committee intends for her personally, she realizes that her own mind is being turned against her.

With her memories of Shun fading, she and Satoru find themselves in a race to find Maria and Mamoru before the Committee condemns them to destruction. But the clock is turning against them in more ways than one, as the smoldering conflicts between the rat colonies threatens to erupt into open warfare. As pivotal pieces in a deadly endgame designed to wipe an entire species from the face of the planet, it's not going to be enough for Saki and Satoru to merely survive. To lead the best laid plans of both rats and men astray, they'll have to uncover the final secrets to two hidden worlds and turn them against their makers!

  • Contains episodes 14-25.
  • Special Features: Japanese Promos, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Non Anime

Batman: Assault on Arkham

  • Distributor: Warner
  • Suggested Retail Price: $24.99 (DVD/Blu-Ray), $19.98 (DVD)

When the government teams up a group of supervillains with the code name Suicide Squad and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to bring back top secret information the Riddler has stolen, Batman soon becomes involved. But things go from bad to worse when one of the Squad (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who has the means to not only blow up the asylum, but most of Gotham City as well.

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Based on Astrid Lindgren's Swedish novel, Ronja Rövardotter.

  • Producer: Ghibli
  • Release Date: October 2014
  1. Text: Goro Miyazaki's first TV series!!
  2. Text: Ronia the Robber's Daughter
  3. Text: That fantasy literary work has been completely adapted for the screen!
  4. Narrator: Ronia the Robber's Daughter. Starting its broadcast in October. I want the children to be able to see this.

Plot

The story revolves around Ronia, the only daughter of Mattis, the chief of a tribe of bandits who live in a large castle in a forest. Ronia studies the ways of the mysterious creatures who live in the forest.

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Here are three different franchises with dub news.

Ghost in the Shell Arise

FUNimation announces a dub trailer for Ghost in the Shell Arise's two OVA episodes, Ghost Pain and Ghost Whispers. The release date for these two OVA episodes are not announced yet.

Ghost Pain

Set against a backdrop of international arms dealers, exploding cyborgs, and murdered prostitutes, this origins story plays out with a futuristic flair for the destructive. When cyborg hacker Motoko Kusanagi is hired to investigate a devastating bombing, she must fight her way through a maze of phantom memories to unlock her mysterious past – and track down the evil mastermind behind the attacks.

Ghost Whispers

Witness the formation of the legendary Public Security Section 9. When a clandestine organization hacks every car in the city, Kusanagi recruits a lethal team of cyber operatives that includes a badass brawler with Special Forces training, an explosives expert, a technology specialist, and a chain-smoking jack-of-all-trades with a sordid past. Together this ruthless gang of enforcers sets out to clamp down on the chaos and make the city safe again.

Via FUNimation

Cast

  • Elizabeth Maxwell as Motoko Kusanagi
  • John Swasey as Aramaki
  • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Kurutsu
  • Christopher R. Sabat as Batou
  • Eric Vale as Tsumugi
  • Alex Organ as Togusa
  • Jason Douglas as Paz
  • Bill Jenkins as Sadamoto
  • David Wald as Raizo
  • Jad Saxton as Logicoma
  • Brian Mathis as Mamuro
  • Chris Rager and Ibachi

Ghibli

The three movies are When Marnie Was There and Ronia, the Robber's Daughter. No dub cast is announced, just that these three films will be dubbed soon. Geoffrey Wexler listed himself as the English-language dub and subtitle producer for both films.

Summary for When Marnie Was There:

Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems...An atmospheric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness. Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr. and Mrs. Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognizes - and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna's first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes. A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learnt so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays - and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed...

Summary for Ronia, the Robber's Daughter:

The story revolves around Ronia, the only daughter of Mattis, the chief of a tribe of bandits who live in a large castle in a forest. Ronia studies the ways of the mysterious creatures who live in the forest.

Gatchaman

Sentai Filmworks announced the cast and the release date for their Blu-Ray and DVD, September 2, 2014.

Summary

A secret war rages in the shadows of Tachikawa City, where every day its unsuspecting citizens fall prey to the unseen and unfamiliar foes around them. With the citizens powerless to stop their erratic and indefensible attacks, a new kind of hero emerges to push back the encroaching darkness: enter the Gatchaman! Gifted with alien technology the likes of which the world has never seen, and imbued with a much needed jolt of whimsy and adventure from its latest oddball recruit, Hajime Ichinose, the Gatchaman's mission is to protect in secret, to defend unnoticed. Meanwhile, a new online sensation is exploding within the city: Rui Ninomiya's massive social networking hub known as GALAX is taking hold of the populace, turning every day “GALAXters” into heroes in the making.

Unfortunately, a new yet familiar foe known only as Berg Katze sees an opportunity to create chaos in the streets, coercing the techno-prodigy Rui with thoughts of social justice while secretly bending the GALAX Network to his will! Unable to understand his motives, the Gatchaman will have to rely on their energetic new member to figure out the puzzle laid bare by the former Gatchaman as his army grows stronger by the minute. An explosion of bright lights and pulse pounding rhythms comes together for an unforgettable, action packed experience as Hajime and the rest of the Gatchaman try to update the world together in Gatchaman Crowds!

Cast

  • Kyle Jones - Director of the Dub
  • Jessica Calvello as Hajime Ichinose
  • Corey Hartzog as Sugane Tachibana
  • Ty Mahany as Joe Hibiki
  • Carli Mosier as Utsu-tsu
  • Luci Christian as PAI-MAN
  • Clint Bickham as O.D.
  • Shannon Emerick as Rui Ninomiya
  • David Wald as Berg Katze
  • Jenni Strader as President X
  • Leraldo Anzaldua as J.J. Robinson

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I saw this on Amazon and Danbooru. Every month, I upload posters from Megami and Nyantype, magazines that features posters from current anime series and done by different artists in very risque poses and post at the Ecchi Club. This magazine, Girls Mate, is a new one I haven't seen. I seen magazines aim towards women, Pash!, while others aim for both genders, Animedia and Newtype. Girls Mate is like the normal and doesn't show any bikini or skin like Megami and Nyantype. It also features current anime series with the exception of Kinmoza which aired in summer of 2013.

I couldn't find a place to showcase this magazine and their posters. It's not risque enough for the Ecchi Club.

Thanks to Danbooru for uploading the images and thank you everyone for reading. Hope you enjoy the posters.

How I got into posters, blame Daniel Newton. He got me to help with him in the Megami and Nyantype magazine. I spent some of my break time in Amazon.co.jp looking at magazines for some odd reason.

Anime: Jinsei

Characters Featured: Rino Endou, Fumi Kujou, Ikumi Suzuki, Ayaka Nikaidou

Anime: Bladedance of Elementalers

Characters Featured: Claire Rouge, Ellis Fahrengart, Fianna Ray Ordessia, Rinslet Laurenfrost, and Terminus Est

Anime: Locodol

Characters Featured: Yukari Kohinata, Yui Mikoze, Mirai Nazukari, Nanako Usami

Anime: Rail Wars!

Characters Featured: Haruka Koumi, Aoi Sakura

Anime: Glasslip

Characters Featured: Hina Fukami, Touko Fukami, Sachi Nagamiya, and Yanagi Takayama

Anime: Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic

Characters Featured: Alice Cartelet, Yoko Inokuma, Aya Komichi, Karen Kujo, Shinobu Omiya
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