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Finished wiki moderation, overseeing WayBig's new project, and picking out industry news, I used up a lot of time in addition to having a part time job. I'll work on Fairy Tail and Akame ga Kill, but I might not be able to finish today. PM me if you
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Hello everyone! I'm proud to announced that the sequel to Avatar: the Last Airbender - The Promise is being released today. Amazon and Barnes and Nobles are having it on April 2 while Right Stuf has it with a special discount, 33% off Dark Horse graphic novels until March 21.

For those who are new to these trilogy comic book series, I recommend reading the the Promise trilogy before reading the Search.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise

The Promise takes place after the war where Fire Lord Zuko and Avatar Aang have to deal with aftermath of the war, moving Fire Nation colonies that are in the Earth Kingdom.

This series of digests rejoins Aang and friends for exciting new adventures, beginning with a faceoff against the Fire Nation that threatens to throw the world into another war, testing all of Aang's powers and ingenuity!

Story by Gene Luen Yang and Art by Gurihiru.

The Search is about Fire Lord Zuko searching for his mother. Fans will finally find out what happened to her.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search

Crunchyroll has some preview shots. I arranged in order. Since it's not a manga, it's read from left to right just to inform you. I had the same confusion when I read the Promise Part 1 for the first time.

Thank you and please support the creators and enjoy the books!

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Aniplex of America began streaming a five-minute video interview with Sword Art Online and Accel World creator Reki Kawahara on Friday. Kawahara will be attending Sakura-Con in Seattle on March 29-31. In the interview, Kawahara discusses the popularity of Sword Art Online outside of Japan, what he is looking forward to during his visit to Seattle, and he also commented on some pictures of North American cosplayers. The interviewer mentions the show's simulcast in the U.S., and noted that the series is "approaching 10 million views."

Kawahara's Sakura-Con appearance will mark his first trip to North America.

Sources: ANN, Aniplex

Reki Kawahara is known for his Accel World and Sword Art Online novels.

Accel World

In 2046, people can access a virtual network known as the Neurolinker via their cellphone terminals. A perpetual victim of bullying, middle school student Haruyuki spends his time absorbed in games in a corner of his local network. One day he is approached by the most famous girl in his school, Kuroyukihime (Black Snow Princess). She gives him a strange program called Brain Burst that has the power to "accelerate the world."

Sword Art Online

The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Aincrad Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a quest to free all the minds trapped in Aincrad.

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On Pokemon TV, Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade is available for free and legal streaming until March 24, 2013.

The short is released internationally since February 15, 2013.

Now, this may be old news, but I want to remind some Pokemon folks who haven't heard about this yet.

Meloetta is available for Pokemon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2 at Gamestop from March 9, 2013 to March 24, 2013 in the U.S.A.

International

  • In Brazil, Meloetta is available in various stores throughout the country from March 4th until March 24th. A full list of stores can be found on the Brazilian Nintendo World site (in Portugese).
  • In the United Kingdom, you can swing by participating GAME stores between March 22nd and April 19th.
  • France gets their Meloetta a little earlier than the rest of Europe, with Meloetta available there at participating stores from March 4th until April 19th.
  • Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy are all able to get Meloetta at participating stores from March 22nd until April 19th.
  • Australia and New Zealand residents (and visitors!) can pick up Meloetta from participating stores from March 4th until April 19th

Meloetta's Level and Moves

Meloetta is level 50, and her moves are Round, Teeter Dance, Psychic, and Close Combat. Its ability is Serene Grace, and it carries PP Max. It can change into Pirouette Forme using Relic Song that it can learn in Castelia City.

Source: Marriland, Serebii.Net

Thank you. Please enjoy the show.

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This is a recap article on manga series that were on hiatus for a long time.

Black Lagoon

It was on hiatus since May 2010. In the February 2013 issue of Sunday GX (ANN says it's January), the manga will resume on January 19 with its The Wired Red Wild Card story arc. Also, "Greenback" Janet Bhai and the introduction of People's Liberation Army hacker Li Xinlin will make another appearance.

Synopsis: Okajima Rokuro is a Japanese businessman…in a town full of Japanese businessmen. His normal day consists of social drinking with clients and being kicked around by his bosses. He finally gets a break though, as he’s sent by his company to the tropical seas of Eastern China to deliver a disc…only his boat gets hijacked by a band of mercenaries that were hired to steal it. “Rock” (as he is newly dubbed by his captors) catches the interest of the only female merc “Revy” as she thinks he’s worth a ransom, taking him hostage. However, the disc turns out to be more trouble than its worth, and complicates things both for Rock, and the mercenaries known as Black Lagoon.

Sources: Crunchyroll, ANN,

Desert Punk

It was on hiatus since 2010. It will resume its run in the May issue on April 12.

Synopsis: In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabozu" makes a living as a bounty hunter. Like a demon of the sand, he seems unbeatable. Yet, like all men, he has a particular weakness for the opposite sex...

Source: ANN,

Highschool of the Dead

It was on hiatus since January 2011 (ANN says it's March 2011). It will resume its run on April 9.

Also, the Yen Press's HOTD Omnibus 2 (full color edition)'s release date has been pushed back to Dec. 17. Its original date was October 29.

Synopsis: The world is over taken with a deadly "disease" that turns people who get bitten into the living dead. In Japan, a group of students and the school nurse stick together and try to survive the widespread chaos.

Sources: ANN, Crunchyroll,

Note: I hope to see Deadman Wonderland would resume its publication someday. Oh, sorry for the bad pun.

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At Momocon in Atlanta, Toonami has announced that they have plans to air One Piece. No date is given. Also, Toonami will be airing Neon Genesis Evangelion movie (Evangelion 1.11 cut of the Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone) on March 17th. Finally, the staff has unveiled Tom's new looks.

Synopsis

One Piece

One Piece
One Piece

Before he was executed, the legendary Pirate King Gold Roger revealed that he had hidden the treasure One Piece somewhere in the Grand Line. Now, many pirates are off looking for this legendary treasure to claim the title Pirate King. One pirate, Monkey D. Luffy, is a boy who had eaten the Devil's Fruit and gained rubber powers. Now he and his crew are off to find One Piece, while battling enemies and making new friends along the way.

(ANN)

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

Rebuild Evangelion 1.0
Rebuild Evangelion 1.0

After the second impact, all that remains of Japan is Tokyo-3, a city that's being attacked by giant creatures that seek to eradicate the human kind, called Angels. After not seeing his father for more than eight years, Shinji Ikari receives a phone call, in which he is told to urgently come to the NERV Headquarters, an organization that deals with the destruction of the Angels through the use of giant mechs called Evas.Shinji's objective is to pilot the Eva Unit 01,while teaming up with the Eva Unit 00 pilot, Ayanami Rei.

(ANN)

Sources

March's Schedule As of Now

  • Bleach - 12AM
  • Naruto - 12:30 AM
  • Soul Eater - 1AM
  • Thundercats - 1:30AM
  • Sym-Bionic Titan - 2AM
  • Eureka 7 - 2:30AM
  • Tenchi Myuo! GXP - 3AM
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - 3:30AM
  • Cowboy Bebop - 4AM
  • Inuyasha - 5AM
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