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Submitted two Fall 2014 PV links to my teammates. I'm halfway done with Akame ga Kill Ep. 11. This week's goals: Finish Fairy Tail, Quick Picks, PM the Kuroko/MGX/Claymore Questions, and the Summer 2014 Anime/Video Game Marathon. PM me if you need me
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Welcome to the manga releases for this week! We have a large selection of manga series. The series I'm familiar and hyped for are Attack on Titan Before the Fall, Btooom! (which isn't in anime stores this week), and Monster Musume. I'm pretty interested in Food Wars. It got a colorful cover, and the summary sounds interesting. Best cover of the week would go Alice's Adventures. I just like the cover since it's vivid and reminds me of how many manga and anime adaptations on Lewis Carrol's novel.

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 list Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Right Stuf, Amazon, and Comic stores all listed it this week.
  • Chi's Sweet Home Vol. 11 is only listed on Amazon and Comic stores for this week.
  • Btooom Vol. 7 is listed on ANN this week. However, both Amazon and Right listed it for August 26.
  • Comic stores list From the New World Vol. 5 this week. In contrast, Amazon, Right Stuf, and ANN listed its release back in July 29.
  • Regarding From the New World Vol. 5, the same thing applies to Missions of Love Vol. 8 as well.
  • Comic stores have Food Wars Vol. 3 this week. The anime stores do not have Food Wars Vol. 3 or Vol. 2 listed due to digital edition and print edition conflicts.
  • Anime stores, Right Stuf, and Amazon listed Monster Musume Vol. 4 on August 19 while Comic stores have it a day later.
  • ANN listed No. 6 Vol. 8 this week while Amazon and Right listed it for August 26.
  • Comic stores and Amazon (Kindle version) have One-Punch Man Vol. 4 listed this week.
  • Comic stores and Right Stuf list Trigun Maximum Omnibus 4 for August 6 while Amazon and ANN list it for August 19.
  • Oh My Goddess! Vol. 46 is listed on Amazon and ANN for this week. However, Right Stuf and Comic stores listed back in August 6.

Manga Releases

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Volume 2
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

The second volume in a prequel series to the number one bestseller in Japan. Humanity has learned to live in complacency behind its high walls, protected from the giant Titans. But when a Titan-worshipping cult opens one of the gates, a Titan wreaks havoc, consuming the cultists. After the rampage is over, two young Survey Corps members are shocked to discover a pregnant woman's partially digested corpse - with her baby still alive inside it! What will the fate of this "child of the Titans" be? And how will humanity learn to cope with the Titan threat?

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
  • Publisher - SEVEN SEAS
  • Suggested Retail Price: $14.99

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass is an omnibus collection that contains Lewis Carroll's original Alice in Wonderland novels with manga-style artwork.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass is a collection of stories featuring Alice and her misadventures through the curious and fantastical lands of Wonderland. As little Alice goes deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole, she meets an assortment of oddball characters, like the eccentric March Hare, the whimsical Mad Hatter, and the enigmatic Cheshire Cat, who will all become familiar faces within this strange world. If Alice is to navigate the dangerous yet fascinating landscape of Wonderland, she must learn who is friend and who is foe, and use her good breeding and wits to find a way home.

Btooom! Volume 7
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $11.99

Ryouta Sakamoto has overcome countless near-deaths in this survival game, while finding allies in Himiko and Kiyoshi Taira as he searches for a way out. But after Masahito Date, a former doctor who treats the injured Taira, is welcomed to the group, Ryouta begins to see the doctor's true colors! Combining his past experience of having already beaten the game once with his wicked shrewdness, this demon doctor starts to eat away at the trust between Ryouta and Himiko. How will they beat Date and his sinister scheme?!

Chi's Sweet Home Volume 11
  • Publisher: Vertical
  • Suggested Retail Price: $13.95

Chi's Sweet Home is recognized as one of the most popular cartoon properties in Japan today. Chi, this full color comic's titular cat, is beloved by fans worldwide on the Internet and mass media. A tender fun adventure focusing on the life of a newborn kitten and the young family that raises her.

Dorohedoro Volume 13

Distributor: Viz Media Suggested retail price: $12.99 In a city so dismal it's known only as "the Hole," a clan of Sorcerers has been plucking people off the streets to use as guinea pigs for atrocious "experiments" in the black arts. In a dark alley, Nikaido found Caiman, a man with a reptile head and a bad case of amnesia. To undo the spell, they're hunting and killing the Sorcerers in the Hole, hoping that eventually they'll kill the right one. But when En, the head Sorcerer, gets word of a lizard-man slaughtering his people, he sends a crew of "cleaners" into the Hole, igniting a war between two worlds.

En's murder sends his gang into chaos as Shin and Noi attempt to hunt down his killer's whereabouts. Meanwhile, Nikaido and Asu team up to locate the elusive Caiman. And the Cross-Eyes continue their quest to see their boss; unaware of his role in En's death, or that their path is taking them straight into danger themselves. A battle royale of the bloodiest kind awaits…

Gangsta Volume 3
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Ergastulum is a tough town, the kind of place where the rule of law takes a backseat to the law of violence, and where Handymen like Nic and Worick make a living doing odd jobs for their clients, from routine deliveries to extrajudicial killings. Discreet, ruthless, and efficient, the men are respected by both the police brass and the Mafia dons, but it took many long, hard years for them to make their names. Behind those years is the hidden history of how the scion of an elite family and a boy soldier of the Twilights ranks formed an improbable, unbreakable bond.

Food Wars Volume 3
  • Publisher: Viz Media
  • No Suggested Retail Price Yet

The "teamwork and friendshipbuilding" camp from hell begins! While most students are already petrified by the threat of instant expulsion for low marks, the unveiling of the teachers responsible for judging their dishes ratchets their fear to a whole new level! Just which anxiety-inducing teachers hold the culinary futures of Soma and the rest of the Polaris crew in their hands this time? Includes the one-shot "Your and My Romance Counseling"!

Haganai: I don't have many friends Volume 8
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

And then there were nuns...

Kodaka's life hasn't been easy since joining the Neighbors Club. Getting dragged into conversation by another strange nun was the last thing he needed. Then again, her advice seemed sound, until he discovered she was seriously twisted. Now her close ties to another member of the club will make it even harder for Kodaka to escape her.

At this point, however, Kodaka is used to not being in control of his destiny. Whether it's studying with Sena (and discovering an unnatural obsession!), or having Maria invade his home to fight with Kobato, Kodaka's learned to go with the flow. Of course, this may not be the best approach to life, especially when it seems like other people are calling the shots for him!

Ikigami The Ultimate Limit Volume 10
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Congratulations! You have been randomly selected by the government...to DIE in 24 hours! Dear Citizen: Thank you for your loyalty. You've no doubt noticed that the world is a troubled place. People are apathetic, lazy, unmotivated. You've probably asked yourself WHY ISN'T ANYTHING BEING DONE TO STOP THIS SYSTEMATIC DECLINE? Rest assured that measures are being taken. Beginning today, we will randomly select a different citizen who will be killed within 24 hours of notification. We believe this will help remind all people how precious life is and how important it is to be a productive, active member of society. Thank you for your continued attention and your cooperation and participation... Episode 19 : Entrusted Words Episode 20 : The Phantom Country One more time… Live as if you’re about to die.

The Heroic Legend of Arslan Vol. 1
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious prince of Pars who, despite his best efforts, doesn't seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father.

At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the blood-soaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan's destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom.

Monster Musume Volume 4

Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment Suggested retail price: $12.99 Orcs, Werewolves, and Mermaids, Oh My!

So far, Kimihito’s been lucky. The monster girls living with him have been cute, curvaceous, and have never tried to kill him on purpose. But now, the dark side of liminals rises to the surface. Piggish orcs run hog-wild over Japan to satisfy their perverted desires. And the team that the government assembles to combat them is every bit as strange and inhuman as the criminals they’re fighting.

Meanwhile, Kimihito has to contend with adding the lovely and elegant mermaid Mero to his ever-growing menagerie of monster girls. How will the possessive Miia, the noble Centorea, the bird-brained Papi, and the slime-girl Suu react to the newest addition to their household—and yet another contender for Kimihito’s heart?

One-Punch Man Vol. 4 Giant Meteor
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Suggested Retail Price: $6.99 (Amazon Kindle)

Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem-he just can't seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on! Saitama is now a certified hero! And with that title comes great responsibility-he's required to perform one heroic deed per week. While Saitama makes the rounds to meet his quota, and incoming threat from outer space is screeching toward Earth...

Trigun Maximum Maximum Omnibus 4
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

While Vash the Stampede, "The Humanoid Typhoon," fights to stop his evil brother, Knives, from wiping out humanity on the planet Gunsmoke, advanced warships from Earth arrive to rescue the long-lost human colony. Can they avert the impending genocide if Vash fails, or will the homicidal Knives escort everyone to the last roundup? Collects volumes 10-12 in an omnibus format.

Oh My Goddess! Volume 46
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Somewhere inside the Judgment Gate, the minstrel learns the sad truth about the lady of the lake. Happiness can defy their fate for a time... but in the end, it will only turn to sadness again. So Keiichi and Belldandy are told by the power above them - but a couple who've prevailed on Earth and in Hell aren't about to give up their love... even against Heaven!

Strike Witches: 1937 Fuso Sea Incident Volume 1
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Strike Witches is a highly popular dieselpunk franchise that spans manga, light novels, video games, and anime. The series reimagines World War II as a confrontation between the allied human forces and an invading alien menace. Most of the battles featured are fictional recreations of actual World War II dogfights, but in this alternate history, teen girls with advanced weaponry and magic powers perform aerial combat against alien aircraft.

It has been nearly twenty years since the last Great War, and while smaller skirmishes are still taking place across the world, peace is mostly the norm. In the Fuso Empire, Sakamoto Mio is about to join the war effort against the Neuroi alien invaders. She will have to distinguish herself among the other hardworking cadets if she is to become a full-fledged Strike Witch. Soon, she will have the chance to prove herself in battle, as the Neuroi launch their latest brutal attack.

Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

Childhood friends Princess Sakura and Syaoran, the son of an archaeologist, become entangled in a series of events that forces them to traverse through alternate realities on an action-packed adventure!

In the Kingdom of Clow, an archeological dig unleashes an incredible power, causing Sakura to lose her memories. To save her, Syaoran must follow the orders of the Dimension Witch and travel alongside Kurogane, an unrivaled warrior, Fai, a powerful magician, and Mokona Modoki, a curiously strange creature, to retrieve Sakura's dispersed memories! But first, there is a price to be paid... Collects volumes 1-3 in an omnibus format.

Adult Releases

  • In the comic stores, its release date is August 20, 2014. For Amazon and Right Stuf, it's September 2, 2014.
A Strange Kind of Woman Volume 2
  • Publisher: Eros Comix
  • Suggested Retail Price: $14.39

Eros proudly presents a sequel to the wildly successful STRANGE KIND OF WOMAN. Mamaru has landed the love of strange and sexy Shion (and her menagerie of vibrators), but after getting caught in a fight between Shion and the hot and aggressive Yuki he's got amnesia! Mamaru is racing to find his way back to the woman he knows he loved. Meanwhile, a teacher who broke the school doctor's heart when she was a student has returned and offers Yuki a love potion to best Shion and win Mamaru and the price is only- Yuki's body! All presented in the traditional Manga right-to-left style.

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