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Welcome everyone, this week we have a great variety of manga titles in store for us. We got romance and mystery titles. I definitely recommend checking out Case Closed and Sherlock Bones. Excel Saga has release its last volume in the states. For fans of Excel Saga, be sure to get this last volume. Hope you guys and gals find something you like here. All comments are welcome.

Previous Quick Picks

07-Ghost Vol. 8
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

One evil god, two rival empires, three unlikely bishops and seven brave ghosts make for one fantastic adventure! The paths of one evil god, two rival empires, three unlikely bishops and seven brave ghosts converge in the destiny of Teito Klein, a boy who vows to master a powerful artifact known as the Eye of Mikael in order to lay bare the secrets of the world’s—and his own—murky past. While the Seven Ghosts travel to their past lives’ memory bank to investigate who tampered with their memories, Teito unearths a shocking secret of his own—he is the evil god Verloren’s vessel! And unless he regains the Eye of Mikael, his soul may crumble, spelling the end of the world.

Case Closed Vol. 49
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

The mystery series that inspired the hit anime! Jimmy Kudo, the son of a world-renowned mystery writer, is a high school detective who has cracked the most baffling of cases. One day while on a date with his childhood friend Rachel Moore, Jimmy observes a pair of men in black involved in some shady business. The men capture Jimmy and give him a poisonous substance to rub out their witness. But instead of killing him, it turns him into a little kid! Jimmy takes on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and continues to solve all the difficult cases that come his way. All the while, he's looking for the men in black and the mysterious organization they're with in order to find a cure for his miniature malady.

Excel Saga Vol. 27
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Q: What happens when you try to act like an anime character in real life? A: EXCEL SAGA. Two groups of neighbors in an apartment building lead secret lives. One thinks they're trying to take over the city of Fukuoka. The other thinks they're trying to defend it. Only their bosses, would-be conqueror Lord Il Palazzo and obsessed bureaucrat Dr. Kabapu, know the truth behind this increasingly dangerous private game... Too bad neither will let their underlings in on it! The final volume is here! Excel, who had seemed back to her old self, is now a stranger once more after making contact with something—or someone—beyond the forbidden portal. Will she be the captive in the end of a tragedy that happened so long ago? There is but one power that can prevail over all the mysteries of human knowledge—namely, the power of Excel's ego. You didn't think she'd ever forgotten about world conquest...did you? The ignorant masses will kneel at last before the spectacular conclusion of the aptly named...Excel Saga!

His Favorite Vol. 6
  • Distributor: SuBLime
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Sato's feelings for Yoshida are as strong as ever, and he intends to prove it with a devious plan for Valentine's Day!

Missions of Love Vol. 6
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

When Akira helps Yukina recover from a bad cold, she realizes that the two of them share a much deeper connection than she will ever have with Shigure. She tries to further understand that connection so as to win more readers for her novel, but Shigure is not amused.

6. Sherlock Bones Vol. 3
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

Takeru faces his greatest challenge yet when his friend is murdered. He and Sherdog trace the crime back to her manga artist boss, but before they can prove his guilt, the case takes a turn for the worse—Holmes loses his memory and starts acting like a normal dog!

Trigun Maximum Omnibus 2
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

Vash the Stampede carries a gun capable of destroying planets, and yet his credo is "Peace and Love." But Vash never gets much peace with a galaxy of zealots and killers for hire dogging his every step. The freakish Gung Ho Guns are always hot on his boot heels, and a showdown with his brother Knives is a deadly inevitability - if Vash survives! Yasuhiro Nightow's Trigun is an international phenomenon, and Trigun Maximum Omnibus presents Nightow's signature Trigun series in value-priced editions of nearly 600 story pages!

Wandering Son Vol. 6
  • Distributor: Fantagraphics Books
  • Suggested retail price: $24.99

The success of their performance of The Rose of Versailles in the fifth grade - in which the boys played the women and the girls played the men - inspires our protagonists to put on another gender-bending play for the junior high school festival. This time they do a riff on Romeo and Juliet, with generous helpings of fantasy and mystery. Nitori-kun and Chiba-san write the script together, but Chiba-san has an agenda: she wants to play Romeo, with Nitori-kun in the role of Juliet. But Nitori-kun wants Takatsuki-san to play Romeo... With her usual prickliness, Chiba-san forces Nitori-kun to confront a question he's been avoiding. Are his feelings for Takatsuki-san those of a boy for a girl, a girl for a girl, or a girl for a boy? But you know what they say of the best laid plans of mice and men: the cast is to be decided by fate, with names drawn randomly. Meanwhile, Maho plans a trip to the beach with her boyfriend, but her parents send Nitori-kun along as an unwilling chaperone. Faced with unwanted changes to their growing bodies, Takatsuki-san discovers the wonders of "breast binders," and Nitori-kun explores the limits of his ability to "pass."

Wolfsmund Vol. 3
  • 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!

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Hello everyone, I'm Takashichea, (Taka for short), a wiki mod. After a successful run with two projects:

We're getting into the new season. My wiki tasks are easy to do. If you have questions about wiki style guide, let me know. I'll teach you how to format any wiki pages.

Here's an example from Attack on Titan.

    Overview

    Attack on Titan is an anime adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The anime series is directed by Tetsuro Araki and produced by Wit Studio, a subsidiary of Production I.G. Music for the series is composed by Hiroyuki Sawano and the characters are designed by Kyoji Asano.

    Licensing

    For audiences outside of Japan, both Crunchyroll and FUNimation are legally streaming the anime series. On both sites the latest episode is made available for subscribers one week before being made available to all viewers. Crunchyroll's simulcasts airs every Sunday at 12PM starting on April 14, 2013.

    Plot

    Attack on Titan is about humanity's struggle against the Titans; giant humanoid creatures that devour humans. After being pushed to the brink of extinction, humanity enjoyed 100 years of peace safely within enormous walls until one day, a Colossal Titan appears and breaches the wall in the Shiganshina District.

    Characters

    Main Cast

    Eren Jaeger (エレン・イェーガー Eren Yēgā
    Voiced by: Yuki Kaji
    Affiliation: Survey Corps
    Gender: Male, Age: 15
    Eren dreams of venturing outside the walls to be free. When his mother is killed by a Titan, he is bent on revenge and joins the Survey Corps to wipe out all Titans.
    Mikasa Ackerman (ミカサ・アッカーマン Mikasa Akkāman)
    Voiced by: Yui Ishikawa
    Affiliation: Survey Corps
    Gender: Female, Age: 15
    After a tragic loss in her childhood, she is adopted into Eren's family. When Shiganshina District is invaded by Titans, she joins Eren in the military to stay with him and protect him.
    Armin Arelet (アルミン・アルレルト Arumin Arureruto)
    Voiced by: Marina Inoue
    Affiliation: Survey Corps
    Gender: Male, Age: 15
    A close friend of Mikasa and Eren. He joins the Survey Corp to fight alongside them.

    Theme Music

    #TitlePerformerEpisodes
    OP01"Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen" (紅蓮の弓矢 Guren no Yumiya, lit. "Crimson Bow and Arrow")Linked Horizon001-013
    OP02"Die Flügel der Freiheit" (自由の翼 Jiyū no Tsubasa, lit. "Wings of Freedom")Linked Horizon014-???
    ED01"Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai" (美しき残酷な世界, lit. "This Beautiful Cruel World")Yoko Hikasa001-013
    ED02"great escape"cinema staff014-???"

Winter 2014 Wiki Task Project

If there is an anime series you want to do, drop a comment. I'll make the wiki task for you.

1. Sakura Trick

Haruka Takayama and Yuu Sonoda were inseparable during their junior high school years, but upon entering their senior high school, they end up being seated on opposite sides of the classroom. Having to spend time with more friends, the two decide to do something to make their relationship special.

2. Seitokai Yakuindomo *

Takatoshi is a new student in a recently gender-integrated high school, and is asked to join the student council as the vice president. Thus begins his days as the only normal boy among 3 female student council officers.

3. Wizard Barristers

In 2018, humans and wizards live together in Tokyo. Police continue to protect order in society, but wizards are tried according to magical law, in special courts defended by wizard barristers. At age seventeen, Cecile has just become the youngest wizard barrister, and begins work at the Butterfly Law Offices. While she hasn't realized it yet, she has tremendous magical potential.

Completed Tasks in the Summer and Fall!

Coppelion
Coppelion
Set in a future where Tokyo has been hit by an unknown, possibly nuclear disaster. Coppelion focus on the story of three special self-defense force operators who were genetically engineered to be immune to the effects of the disaster. Despite being only teenagers, these genetically engineered soldiers were sent in to discover what has happened to Tokyo since it’s been abandoned and save whomever they can along the way. These agents are called Coppelion after the doll Coppelia from a supposed french ballet.

Completed by Aleasha
Arpeggio of the Blue Steel
Arpeggio of the Blue Steel
Several years ago, the mysterious "Fleet of Fog" appeared around Japan, cutting off the island from the rest of the world and destroying any military force that tried to touch it. The remnants of the Japanese Naval Self-Defense Forces and the American armed forces that were stuck in Japan are forced to team up to fight this threat. However, their best weapon comes in the form of a submarine containing technology salvaged from the Fleet of Fog. The crew of the submarine must not only fight against this alien Fleet, but also the power structure of the combined military forces that wants the submarine's technology for their own purposes.

Completed by Takashichea - I take down old wiki tasks that expired and finish them off.
Freezing Vibration

Sequel to Freezing. Set in a slightly futuristic world where Earth has been invaded and is at war with aliens from another dimension called the Nova, the story follows the adventures of a Japanese boy named Kazuya Aoi who enrolls for training at a special school for genetically modified girls called Pandoras who battle the aliens, and their male partners, called Limiters, who use a special power called "freezing" to limit their opponent's mobility. The protagonist makes the acquaintance of an unusual older girl named Bridgette L. Satellizer who appears to be the most powerful Pandora in her class, but has not yet chosen a male partner to be her Limiter, and in spite of the warnings of all his friends, he decides to be her Limiter.

Completed by

Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation
Cute girls and consoles collide this summer with David Production's (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) adaptation of gaming business conflict based PlayStation 3 RPG Hyperdimension Neptunia. Newly revealed character design/voices include Kanako Sakai (Muromi-san's Harpy) as Compa, the stand in for game developer Compile Heart, Kana Ueda (Fate's Rin Rin Tōsaka) as IF - as in parent company Idea Factory and Mika Kanai (various mascot characters) as fairy guide Histoire.

Completed by Bigz007
Day Break Illusion
Since ancient times long past, this world has been ruled by two tarot cards. Diablos Tarot—The tarot of the devil that feasts on the souls of living humans and uses that nourishment to bring countless pain and suffering. Elemental Tarot—The tarot that draws its energy from the power of nature in order to oppose the Diablos Tarot.

Completed by Bigz007
3. Hyōka

The story follows a boy named Hōtarō who joins the club of classical literature by order of his sister, although he prefers not to get involved in anything. The club will gradually nearer to the truth after some incident involving a boy's uncle and the same happened 33 years ago.

Completed by Bigz007

4. anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

A group of six childhood friends drift apart after one of them, Meiko "Menma" Honma, dies in an accident. Ten years later, the leader of the group, Jinta Yadomi, has since become withdrawn and lives as a recluse. One summer day, an older looking Meiko appears before him, saying she wants to have a wish granted, though she does not remember what it is, and there is the important fact that she is only seen by Jinta so in his pathetic attempt to grant a wish he can barely get himself out of his own house. But will Menma new arrival change everything.

5. Blood Lad

Blood Lad follows Staz, a vampire that is obsessed with the human world, and Fuyumi, a human girl that was killed and turned into a ghost after wandering into the demon world. Staz promises to help Fuyumi regain her humanity by bringing her back to life, as it means that he would be able to visit the human world.

6. Silver Spoon

Yugo Hachiken is an ace with studying, and wants to be away from his family,and believes he can do he could go to any school with no problems, so trading regular high school for Agriculture school, he begins a new journey. Upon arriving at the school and starting classes he is quickly proven wrong, and must uncover the truth about farming, and Agriculture, and how to keep up with his news friends, who are already used to the farming world.

7. Attack on Titan

Many years ago, the last remnants of humanity were forced to retreat behind the towering walls of a fortified city to escape the massive, man-eating Titans that roamed the land outside their fortress. Only the heroic members of the Scouting Legion dared to stray beyond the safety of the walls – but even those brave warriors seldom returned alive. Those within the city clung to the illusion of a peaceful existence until the day that dream was shattered, and their slim chance at survival was reduced to one horrifying choice: kill – or be devoured!

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Welcome to this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases! For you fans of Digimon, we got season 2's volume 5 to relive that nostalgia. Magi joins Naruto and One Piece this week in DVDs for Shonen series lovers. To top it off, we have Unico, Yugioh, and Taisho Baseball.

Previous Quick Picks

Digimon: Digital Monsters - The Official Second Season Vol. 5 (Dub.DVD)
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $19.95
Digifans, catch the second installment of DIGIMON ADVENTURE SEASON 02 (the direct sequel to Digimon Adventure Season 01) in this 3-DVD set!

With some stellar teamwork by Davis, Yolei, Cody, T.K and Kari, the Digital World once again settles into a state of peace. The new Digidestined crew welcomes Ken back from his dark days as an evil Emperor and together they commit to protecting the Digital World and all its Digimon. But the calm doesn t last long. Soon dark energy runs out of control and threatens to explode! Can the team stop it before it s too late?
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic - Set 1 (DVD)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $74.98
Alibaba is a young carrier who dreams of gaining enough money to buy a whole country. To achieve this goal he must venture into a mysterious ruin called a "dungeon," which is said to hold secret treasures deep within its labyrinth. Unfortunately, Alibaba lacks the courage to carry out his plan and remains a worker. Until...

One day, Alibaba meets a mysterious boy named Aladdin who can summon a mighty blue spirit from a flute and travels across the continent in search of Djinn Metal Vessels. Hoping to harness Aladdin's magical power, Alibaba invites Aladdin to join him on his dungeon-capturing expedition.

Along the way and through numerous encounters and farewells, both of them will come to learn the truth about their destiny!
Naruto Shippuden DVD Box 17
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.82
Madara has declared war on the shinobi world! The Kage unite to form the Allied Shinobi Forces with the Raikage as their leader. While the villages prepare for battle, Sakura forms a team to go after Sasuke, secretly planning to take him out herself! But Sasuke has his own plans, and his confrontation with Danzo confirms the truth about the destruction of the Uchiha Clan.

Where once he plotted revenge against his brother, Sasuke now turns his anger toward the Leaf Village, and only one person has any chance of changing his mind: Naruto!
One Piece - Season 5 Part 5 (DVD)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $39.98
Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become King of All Pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, this is one captain who'll never drop anchor until he's claimed the greatest treasure on Earth: the Legendary One Piece! Along for the ride are his loyal crewmates, a wonderfully-bizarre collection of outcasts and misfits from the far corners of the world. Each member has their own special talent, and they'll utilize their skills to help Luffy achieve his dream! Together, the rubberman and his crew can conquer any challenge - or defeat any foe!
Taisho Baseball Girls - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98
1925. Six years since the end of the Great War, four years since women were allowed to join political associations, and one year since Emperor Hirohito assumed the throne. Japan is a nation re-inventing itself, swept by wave after wave of wars, disasters and political unrest. War looms in China, males over the age of 24 are about to receive the right to vote, and a strange new type of school uniform called the "sailor suit" is being introduced. But at least the national pastime, baseball, remains bound by tradition, the exclusive realm of men and boys - until now.

When a local player arrogantly states that girls should become housewives instead of going to school, teenage firebrands Koume and Akiko respond by forming their own baseball team. It's shocking. It's scandalous. And yet, in a nation in which almost anything seems suddenly possible, it may just be the start of something greater than any nine girls can imagine.
Unico Double Feature (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Discotek Media
  • Suggested retail price: $29.95
This double feature set contains The Fantastic Adventures of Unico and Unico in the Island of Magic.

The Fantastic Adventures of Unico
Unico the Unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Whether it's because of his personality or the powers of his horn, no one knows. However, the gods become jealous of Unico, thinking that only they should be able to decide or allow people to be happy.

Unico is banished to the Hill of Oblivion, and the West Wind is ordered to take him there. She can't stand giving this fate to Unico, so Unico's adventures begin, as the West Wind takes him from one place and time to the next, in a never-ending journey to escape the wrath of the gods.
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Season 3 Volume 1 (Dub.DVD)
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $24.95
The Battle City Finals rages to its ultimate climax! As Yugi's pals succumb one-by-one to the dreaded magic of the Shadow Realm*Yugi and his remaining friends must travel to the ultimate dueling arena for the showdown of the millennium against the nefarious Marik! It's time to duel!
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Season 3 Volume 2 (Dub.DVD)
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $24.95

The Battle City Finals rages to its ultimate climax! As Yugi's pals succumb one-by-one to the dreaded magic of the Shadow Realm*Yugi and his remaining friends must travel to the ultimate dueling arena for the showdown of the millennium against the nefarious Marik! It's time to duel!
Yu-Gi-Oh! - The Official Third Season (Dub.DVD)
  • Distributor: New Video Group
  • Suggested retail price: $24.95

The Battle City Finals rages to its ultimate climax! As Yugi's pals succumb one-by-one to the dreaded magic of the Shadow Realm*Yugi and his remaining friends must travel to the ultimate dueling arena for the showdown of the millennium against the nefarious Marik! It's time to duel! However*on their journey*a mysterious child named Noah kidnaps and traps Yugi and friends in a virtual world! Who is this mysterious Noah*and why does he know so much about Kaiba's past? Can Yugi escape from the virtual world in time to stop Marik before his friends are lost forever in the Shadow Realm?
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Hey everyone! ElfenLied1012, Delphic, and I were having a conversation on the Winter 2014 Anime Guide, and we notice that every season, we have a lot of anime shows set in a high school, middle school setting. Rarely, we had any anime series set in college. We were making a list of anime series set in college.

Let's make a personal Anime Vice list for everyone who wants something different. I get sick of high school setting especially for slice of life shows. I know I'm the only one who does.

Anime Series Set in College

1. Golden Time
  • Elfen1012

Banri Tada is a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo. Due to the after-effects of an accidental fall from a bridge shortly after high school graduation, he lost all his memories from before then. At the time of the accident, Banri's soul had escaped from his body, and the "Spirit of Banri Tada" came into being, carrying his memories from before graduation.

2. Steins;Gate

Elfen1012

  • Hashida tells Rintarou that he recieved the text message that he sent him one week before Rintarou claims to have actually sent it. The only explanation they find plausible is that he somehow sent the text message back through time. With this discovery in mind, Rintarou decides to dig deeper into this mystery of time travel: How did he witness a murder that did not happen? What is SERN hiding about their research into time travel? And is there really a mysterious Organization trying to destroy him, or is it just the paranoid rantings of a madman?
3. Elfen Lied

Elfen1012

  • The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this dangerous power, they have been captured and isolated in laboratories by the government. Lucy, a young and psychotic Diclonius, manages to break free of her confines and brutally murder most of the guards in the laboratory, only to get shot in the head as she makes her escape. She survives and manages to drift along to a beach, where two teenagers named Kouta and Yuka discovers her. Having lost her memories, she was named after the only thing that she can now say, "Nyuu," and the two allow her to stay at Kouta's home. However, it appears that the evil "Lucy" is not dead just yet...
4. Soni-Ani SUPER SONICO THE ANIMATION

Elfen1012

  • "Super Sonico" debuted as Nitro+'s live mascot girl, and her world will be brought to life in the anime, "SoniAni - SUPER SONICO THE ANIMATION -"!
5. Eden of The East
  • Elfen1012

On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon forgotten by almost everyone. Then, 3 months later... Saki Morimi is a young woman currently in the United States of America on her graduation trip. But just when she is in front of the White House, Washington DC, she gets into trouble, and only the unexpected intervention of one of her fellow countrymen saves her. However, this man, who introduces himself as Akira Takizawa, is a complete mystery. He appears to have lost his memory. and he is stark naked, except for the gun he holds in one hand, and the mobile phone he's holding with the other hand. A phone that is charged with 8,200,000,000 yen in digital cash.

6. The Tatami Galaxy
  • Elfen1012

The story is about a nameless Kyoto University student dwelling in reminiscences of his first college years.

7. Welcome to the NHK
  • Elfen1012

An introspective and comedic drama that looks at the life of Tatsuhiro Satõ as it delves into the psychological and emotional effects of his being both a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) and a hikikomori (an extreme social recluse).

8. Honey and Clover
  • Elfen1012

A group of art school students try to find their calling, but when a certain pint-sized 19-year-old joins them, chaos and love triangles ensue.

9. Nodame Cantabile
  • Elfen1012

Shinichi Chiaki is a high-class, talented piano student enrolled in his third year at a music observatory in Tokyo with dreams to become a world famous orchestra conductor. His main goal is to study under Sebastiano Vieira, his idol and mentor who lives in Europe. However, a fear of traveling by plane and ship leaves him stranded in preventing him from getting the proper teaching for his goals in Europe. Along with this crisis, Shinichi also has to deal with the advances of second year piano student Megumi Noda, a carefree and messy young woman with a talent for playing the piano. Shinichi must help Megumi realize her potential as a pianist and teach himself the proper social skills to tolerate the unconventional musicians he must train to play for an upcoming orchestra (the S-orchestra) while being taught by the talented, but perverted, conductor Franz von Stresemann.

10. Papa no Ikuoto o Kikinasai
  • Elfen1012

A freshman at university is forced to raise three girls on his own after his sister (their mother) disappeared with her husband in an accident.

11. Genshiken
  • Elfen1012

This is the story of college freshman Kanji Sasahara and his fellow members of the college club he joins, The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture (aka Genshiken), as he goes shopping for doujinshi, attends conventions and slowly but surely makes his way down the road to fandom.

12. Ah! My Goddess
  • Delphic

A boy misdials a takeout order and instead acquires a goddess. Thinking it's a joke, he makes his one wish: for the goddess to be his girlfriend. The wish is accepted, and Keiichi must figure out how to live with his pure goddess girlfriend, Belldandy...and her family.

13. Tenchi in Tokyo
  • Delphic

Tenchi decides to move to Tokyo in order to lead a normal life in the big city. While in Tokyo Tenchi meets a girl named Sakuyo. They soon fall in love but as it turns out a dark sinister force has created Sakuyo to get at Tenchi and rule the earth. Now Tenchi must balance love, friends, and life while defending the earth one last time.

14. Chobits
  • Takashichea

A tale of forbidden love between a boy and a persocom (an android) set in a near future Japan.

15. Rozen Maiden – Zuruckspulen
  • Takashichea

Jun Sakurada, a middle school shut-in receives a single letter. “Yes or No” When Jun chose “yes” he met Shinku, but if Jun chose “no”, he would’ve gone on to college without ever meeting Shinku. Those two worlds were never meant to cross, but now they have connected!!Although the Jun who chose “no” has ventured out to overcome his shut-in nature, he can’t find a place where he belongs. Shinku comes to this world where “Rozen Maidens” aren’t supposed to exist.What will their new encounter bring?!

16. Love Hina

Dream

17. Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi

Dream

18. NANA

Dream

19. RideBack

Dream

20. C - CONTROL

BigHeart711

21. Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere
22. Death Note
23. Bakuman.
24. Kimi no Iru Machi
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Welcome to this week's Quick Picks. Every first week in a month is heavy with lots of new volumes coming in the states. I hope you find something you enjoy. We got some omnibus editions for Bleach, Naruto, and Zero's Familiar. Oh, there is Nisekoi volume 1. The newly licensed manga series has just got an anime adaptation this winter season. My favorite manga series, Fairy Tail, is still going strong.

Previous Quick Picks

Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Mad Hatter's Late Night Tea Party Vol. 2

  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $13.99
Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Mad Hatter’s Late Night Tea Party is a two-book series that chronicles the further adventures of Alice as she goes deeper down the rabbit hole. Like the other New York Times bestselling books in the Alice in the Country of Clover series, this new series features oversized editions with impressive artwork and color pinups.

Blood Dupre is the enigmatic leader of the Hatters, Wonderland’s mafia. Along with his second-in-command, Elliot March, also known as the March Hare, Blood Dupre schemes from the shadows inside Hatter Mansion, while keeping his enemies at bay. Yet when Alice Lidell enters his life, she gives the dangerous mafia boss a run for his money.

Bleach [3-in-1 Edition] Vol. 17

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99
Time has run out! It’s the day of Rukia’s execution, and Ichigo must fight Byakuya Kuchiki one on one, whether or not his bankai is battle-ready. Meanwhile the mastermind behind the chaos in the Seireitei is about to be revealed, but will the truth spell the end of the Soul Society?!

Collects volumes 19-21 in an omnibus edition.

Dictatorial Grimoire - Snow White Vol. 2

  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $13.99
Grimm Otogi, a farflung descendant of the renowned Grimm Brothers, has always regarded the fairy tales his ancestors concocted as pure fiction. Unfortunately for the introverted half-Japanese teen, he is about to discover that the Grimm legacy is anything but pure...

Upon receiving a posthumous letter from the father he never knew, Otogi transfers to a new school and moves into an abandoned mansion as part of his inheritance. There, he finds a manuscript that reveals the truth about his ancestors: the Brothers Grimm made a deal with mystical beings known as the Märchen Demons, who now have a claim on Otogi’s life. With a dashing male Cinderella as his guide, can Otogi Grimm unlock the power of the manuscript and stop the fairy tale demons before they destroy him first?

Fairy Tail Vol. 34

  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99
Outraged by the way Yukino has been treated, Natsu goes on the warpath and challenges the master of Saber Tooth to a fight! Back at the tournament, the wizards prepare to face Pandemonium, a castle built out of magic containing one-hundred terrible monsters, the most powerful of which are easily capable of taking down a Wizard Saint. But when Erza, desperate to reclaim Fairy Tail's honor, wins the right to go first, she declares that she'll take on all one-hundred at once!

Haganai: I don't have many friends Vol. 5

  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
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Recent high school transfer student Hasegawa Kodaka is pathetically inept at making friends. Kodaka is an outcast, with his natural blond hair which he inherited from his deceased English mother, and his unpleasant, fierce gaze. When he comes across the brash loner Mikazuki Yozora, who typically chats with her imaginary friend, the two outsiders become the unlikeliest of allies.

Realizing that they have no hope of a normal social life, the two rejects decide to form a group called “The Neighbor’s Club” in order to make friends and maybe even learn a thing or two about social skills. As luck would have it, five new members join the club who are more socially awkward than they are. Will these quirky misfits ever make normal friends, or are they all doomed to social failure?

Hana-Kimi [Omnibus] Vol. 7

  • Distributor: Viz Media
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Mizuki Ashiya has such a crush on a track star named Izumi Sano that she moves from the U.S. to Japan to enroll in the all-male high school he goes to! Pretending to be a boy, Mizuki becomes Sano’s roommate…but how can she keep such a big secret when she’s so close to the guy she wants?

Kimi ni Todoke Vol. 18

  • Distributor: Viz Media
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After the Christmas party, Kazehaya finally kisses Sawako! But a kiss is not enough, and Sawako asks permission from her parents to stay out late with Kazehaya... Then, Sawako's friends dish the details of their own very special Christmas Eves when everyone converges at her house for an impromptu party.

Love in Hell Vol. 2

Rintaro Senkawa is a regular guy in his mid-20’s who got a little drunk one night and fell to his death. But that is just the beginning of Rintaro’s story, as he finds himself unexpectedly in Hell where he meets his guide, the painfully sexy devil Koyori. Can Rintaro take his situation seriously enough to repent for the sins of his former life or is he fated to be eternally tempted, teased, and tortured by scantily-clad devils with iron spiked clubs?

Midnight Secretary Vol. 3

  • Distributor: Viz Media
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Kaya has been temporarily reassigned to another company, but she won't let that keep her from her lover, Kyohei. She's appointed herself as his special secretary, and she spends each night at his condo helping him work and quenching his thirst for her delicious blood. Love suits Kaya, but trouble looms now that she's caught the eye of her other boss!

Monster Musume Vol. 2

  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
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A harem comedy but with a twist: the hot girls are a lamia (snake girl), a centaur, and a harpy, who live with a regular teenage boy.

Monsters—they’re real, and they want to date us! Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood—not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the "Cultural Exchange Between Species Act," these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they’re trying.

When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a "volunteer" into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu’s job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life. Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what’s a full-blooded teenage human with raging hormones to do?!

My Boyfriend is a Vampire Vol. 11-12

  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $17.99
Being beautiful is never easy, especially if you’re an eighteen year old boy like Ryu who is constantly mistaken for a girl because of his delicate good looks. Ryu is, in fact, anything but delicate. He is the ringleader of a group of tough kids in an all boy’s school, and he’s quick to beat the living daylights out of anyone who even hints that he resembles a girl.

If that wasn’t hard enough for a regular teenage guy to cope with, his life is about to take a shocking turn for the worse. When Ryu stumbles upon strange happenings in the forest, he gets sucked into a world of vampire intrigue and sinister romance that he never knew existed. And he learns that there are worse things than being turned into a vampire: being turned into a girl?!

Naruto Vol. 64

  • Distributor: Viz Media
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Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He's got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world's greatest ninja!

With Tobi's identity finally revealed, Naruto will have to summon the strength from within to stand up to him. But as the Gedo statue is used to awaken the Ten-Tailed Beast, it'll take the entire Allied Shinobi Forces working together to win this war!

Naruto [3-in-1 Edition] Vol. 7

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99
The world’s most popular ninja comic just got bigger with this collection of Naruto volumes!

Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He’s got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world’s greatest ninja!

It’s all-out shinobi war as Naruto, Tsunade, Jiraiya and Shizune take on Orochimaru and Kabuto in battle. The aftermath of combat lands Lee in the hospital. Meanwhile Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura hurl toward an uncertain future, and an ever-angry Sasuke makes a terrible choice of new teammates. Tsunade sends Naruto, Neji and others to hunt him down, but the Sound Four looms dangerously close.

Natsume's Book of Friends Vol. 15

  • Distributor: Viz Media
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Takashi Natsume can see the spirits and demons that hide from the rest of humanity. He has always been set apart from other people because of his gift, drifting from relative to relative, never fitting in. Now he's a troubled high school student who has come to live in the small town where his grandmother grew up. And there he discovers that he has inherited more than just the Sight from the mysterious Reiko.

Nisekoi: False Love - The Promise Vol. 1

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99
Love triangle! Comedic antics!! Gang warfare?! You won’t want to miss out on Weekly Shonen Jump's laugh-out-loud feel-good manga series!

It’s hate at first sight... Rather, a knee-to-the-head at first sight when Raku Ichijo meets Chitoge Kirisaki! Unfortunately, Raku’s gangster father arranges a false love match with their rival’s daughter—who just so happens to be Chitoge! However, Raku’s searching for his childhood sweetheart from ten years ago, with a pendant around his neck as a memento, but he can't even remember her name or face!

Otomen Vol. 17

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99
In her quest to get Asuka to turn away from his otomen ways, Asuka's mom, Kiyomi, cancels his favorite shojo manga, Love Chick! What's worse, she plans to break up Asuka and Ryo! Will Asuka succumb to his mother's anti-otomen schemes?!

Pokémon Adventures - Ruby & Sapphire Vol. 20

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99
Awesome adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire video games!

All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga!

Psyren Vol. 14

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99
Ageha and the others battle the Scourge, an experimental elite battle corps engineered by W.I.S.E. Ageha must now learn Nova, a new power that enables him to manipulate gravity, if he's got any hope of saving his friends and his world.

Meanwhile, the ailing Elmore sees a vision of the future that terrifies her and leaves her more fragile than ever.

Strobe Edge Vol. 8

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99
Ren opens up to Ninako, and her feelings for him escalate to the point where she wants to risk everything to become his girlfriend. But when she realizes that doing so might jeopardize Ren's friendship with Ando, will she go through with it?

The Flowers of Evil Vol. 8

  • Distributor: Vertical
  • Suggested retail price: $10.95
A lonely, bookish teen struggles to find his identity through Charles Baudelaire's poetry, until two girls, a bully and the class beauty, help him realize true love and real friendship.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Vol. 4

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99
In a futuristic city, augmented reality Duels are all the rage. Duelists, using devices called D-Gazers, can interact with their environment and their opponents as never before. With more awesome monsters and unbelievable cards, the future of Yu-Gi-Oh! starts right here!

Zero's Familiar Omnibus Vol. 3

  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
    Suggested retail price: $18.99
This omnibus edition contains volumes 6-7 of the Zero’s Familiar manga series. Seven Seas is pleased to publish Zero’s Familiar for the first time in North America, and will release the entire series in three omnibus editions.

In a world where sorcery reigns supreme, bumbling witch-in-training Louise Francoise le Blanc is known by her classmates at the Tristain Academy of Magic as "Louise the Zero". During an important coming-of-age ritual, when each student must summon a lifelong familiar, Louise proves herself inept when she mistakenly conjures a teenage boy from earth. Now, whether she likes it or not, Louise "the Zero" and Saito, the ever-whining earth boy from Japan, are bound by the laws of magic as master and servant forever!
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