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Hello everyone, welcome to this week's manga releases! It's the last Quick Pick manga edition for this year. We're wrapping it up with Attack on Titan, one of the best manga series this year, and a reverse harem series based on Quin Rose's otome games.

Note: For the manga covers, I wasn't able to get a decent English cover for both Attack on Titan and Crimson Empire. I'll replace them soon.

Previous Quick Picks

This Week's Manga Releases

Attack on Titan Volume 10 "Fortress of Blood"

  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Release date: 12/31
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

With no combat gear and Wall Rose breached, the 104th scrambles to evacuate the villages in the Titans' path. On their way to the safety of Wall Sheena, they decide to spend the night in Utgart Castle. But their sanctuary becomes a slaughterhouse when they discover that, for some reason, these Titans attack at night!

Crimson Empire: Circumstances to Serve a Noble Volume 3

  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Release date: 12/24
  • Suggested retail price: $13.99

Crimson Empire: Circumstances to Serve a Noble is a shoujo manga series by QuinRose, the creator of Alice in the Country of Clover. Simultaneous to the release of Crimson Empire Volume 3, Seven Seas will release the newest installment in the Alice series— Alice Love Fables: Toy Box—which includes a 30-page, never before published Crimson Empire story.

From the time she was sold into servitude as a young girl and told by a handsome demonic figure that she had a destiny to fulfill, Sheila’s childhood was anything but easy. After joining an assassins’ guild to undergo rigorous training, Sheila is later taken in by the dashing Prince Edvard to serve as both his housemaid and bodyguard.

As skillful as she is with a blade, Sheila hasn’t a clue when it comes to courtly romance. While she uses her talents to help Edvard win the throne, can she stave off the many admirers who vie for her heart?

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Spotlighted in the Quick Picks: October 2013 (Manga) edition, I'm going to promote the series. Plus, Halloween is coming around the corner. It's an ecchi, comedic, harem series with monster girls. It was available since Oct. 15.

Plot

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?!

Via Seven Seas Entertainment

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Happy 4th of July, everyone! Welcome to the July edition! I'm going to post the merchandise for the first two weeks, and I'll update next week.

Note: This is a temporary banner since BigHeart711 and Sora are professionals who are a lot better at creating banners than me.

Anime Series

ImageTitle (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere - Season 2 (BD and DVD)Sentai FilmworksBD: $69.98
DVD: $59.98
BD: $59.99
DVD: $49.99
BD: $41.99
DVD: $35.99
7/02/13
Ruin Explorers - Complete Collection (DVD)Maiden Japan$19.98$14.99$14.997/02/13
Black Magic M-66 (DVD)Maiden Japan$19.98$14.99$14.997/09/13
Blue Exorcist - Complete 1st Season (DVD and Blu-Ray)Aniplex of AmericaBD: $174.98
DVD: $139.98
BD: ?
DVD: ?
BD: $139.98
DVD: $69.98
7/09/13
Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack! (DVD)Aniplex of America$37.98?$29.987/09/13
Hetalia: Axis Powers - The Complete Series (DVD)FUNimation$34.98$21.93$20.997/09/13
Kimba the White Lion - The Complete Series (DVD)Right Stuf$69.99$59.99$52.497/09/13
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor - Complete TV Series (Litebox, DVD)Right Stuf$39.99$25.78$29.997/09/13
The Rose of Versailles - Part 2 [Limited Edition] (DVD)Nozomi Entertainment$49.99$31.58$29.997/09/13
Steins;Gate - Part 1 (Blu-Ray and DVD)Manga EntertainmentBD: $34.99
DVD: $24.99
BD: ?
DVD: ?
BD: ?
DVD: ?
07/15/13
Lovely Complex - the Complete Series (DVD)Eastern Star$49.95$44.99$29.9907/16/13
Naruto Shippuden DVD Box 15Viz Media$44.82$26.96$28.9907/16/13
Patlabor: The Mobile Police Collecton 1 (DVD and Blu-Ray)Maiden JapanBD: $69.98
DVD: $59.98
BD: $59.99
DVD: $49.99
BD: $41.99
DVD: 35.99
07/16/13
Special A - Complete Collection (DVD)Sentai Filmworks$69.98$59.99$52.4907/16/13
Chihayafuru - Part 1 (DVD)Siren Visual Entertainment$49.95??07/18/13
Case Closed - Season 1 Box Set [S.A.V.E.] (DVD)FUNimation Entertainment$29.98$16.96$22.4907/18/13
Case Closed - Season 2 Box Set [S.A.V.E.] (DVD)''''$29.98$18.93$22.4907/23/13
Case Closed - Season 3 Box Set [S.A.V.E.] (DVD)''''$29.98$18.93$22.4907/23/13
Case Closed - Season 4 Box Set [S.A.V.E.] (DVD)''''$29.98$22.4907/23/13
Case Closed - Season 5 Box Set [S.A.V.E.] (DVD)''''$29.98$22.4907/23/13
Phi-Brain: Puzzle of God: The Orpheus Order - Collection 1 (Blu-Ray and DVD)Sentai FilmworksBD: $69.98
DVD: $59.98
BD: 59.99
DVD: $49.99
BD: $52.49
DVD: $44.99
07/23/13
Robotech: 2 - Movie Collection (DVD)Lions Gate Films$19.98$12.86?07/23/13
Super Robot Wars Original Generation (DVD)Media Blasters$14.99$9.99$11.2407/23/13
Super Robot Wars OG: Divine Wars (DVD)Media Blasters$39.99$29.99$29.9907/23/13
Cowboy Bebop - Part 1 Collector's Edition (Blu-Ray)Anime Limited$39.99??07/29/13
Another - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray and DVD)Sentai FilmworksBD: $69.98
DVD: $59.98
BD: $59.99
DVD: $49.99
BD: $41.99
DVD: $35.99
07/30/13
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Beginnings/Eternal [Import] (DVD and Blu-Ray)Aniplex of AmericaBD: $129.98
DVD: $109.98
?BD: $104.98
DVD: $89.98
07/30/13
Samurai Pizza Cats - Complete Collection (DVD)Eastern Star$79.95$79.95$59.9607/30/13

Note:

Manga Volumes

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Little Fluffy Gigolo PELU Vol. 2Last Gasp Publishing$17.95$13.11N/A07/01/13
The Strange Tale of Panorama IslandLast Gasp Publishing$24.95$18.20$18.7107/01/13
Blue Exorcist Vol. 10Viz Media$9.99$8.99$5.2907/02/13
D. Gray-man Omnibus 1 (Vol. 1-3)Viz Media$14.99$11.80$10.0407/02/13
Gunslinger Girl Vol. 15Seven Seas Entertainment$11.99$9.49$8.9907/02/13
Jiu Jiu Vol. 5Viz Media$9.99$8.99$6.6907/02/13
Kanokon Vol. 3-4Viz Media$9.99$8.15$7.4905/07/13
Mayo Chiki! Vol. 3Seven Seas Entertainment$12.99$10.19$9.7407/02/13
Natsume's Book of FriendsVol. 14Viz Media$9.99$8.99$6.6907/02/13
Oresama Teacher Vol. 14Viz Media$9.99$8.99$6.9907/02/13
Pokemon Adventures: Ruby & Sapphire Vol. 17Viz Media$9.99$8.99$6.6907/02/13
Pokemon Adventures: Black and White Vol. 1Viz Media$9.99$8.99$6.6907/02/13
Psyren Vol. 11Viz Media$9.99$8.08$6.6907/02/13
Sailor Moon Vol. 12Kodansha Comics$10.99$9.51$8.2407/02/13
Skip Beat! Omnibus 5Viz Media$14.99$12.18$9.3707/02/13
Strobe Edge Vol. 4Viz Media$9.99$8.99$6.6907/02/13
Wolfsmund Vol. 1Vertical$12.95$9.71$7.4907/02/13
World War Blue Vol. 1Seven Seas Entertainment$11.99$8.99$8.9907/02/13
Case Closed Vol. 47Viz Media$9.99$8.99$6.6907/09/13
Fullmetal Alchemist Omnibus 5Viz Media$14.99$11.96$10.0407/09/13
Loveless Omnibus 4Viz Media$14.99$11.97$10.0407/09/13
Rin-ne Vol. 12Viz Media$9.99$8.99$6.6907/09/13
The Flowers of Evil Vol. 6Vertical$10.95$8.21$8.2107/09/13
Tiger & Bunny Vol. 2Viz Media$9.99$8.99$6.6907/09/13
Tokyo Babylon OmnibusDark Horse$19.99$15.22$14.9907/10/13
07-Ghost Vol. 5Viz Media$9.99$8.99$7.4907/16/13
I'll Give it My All... Tomorrow Vol. 5Viz Media$12.99$11.69$9.7407/16/13
Limit Vol. 6Vertical$10.95$8.21$8.2107/16/13
Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus 1Dark Horse$19.99$12.32$12.5007/16/13
Missions of Love Vol. 4Kodansha Comics$10.99$9.89$8.2407/16/13
Gate 7 Vol. 4Dark Horse$10.99$8.58$8.2407/17/13
Black Butler Vol. 14Yen Press$11.99$10.19$8.9907/23/13
Bloody Monday Vol. 11Kodansha Comics$10.99$9.89$8.2407/23/13
Doubt Vol. 2Yen Press$18.99$12.89$14.2407/23/13
Is This a Zombie? Vol. 5Yen Press$11.99$9.21$8.9907/23/13
K-ON! College Vol. 1Yen Press$11.99$9.67$8.9907/23/13
Puella Magi Oriko Magica Vol. 1Yen Press$11.99$9.18$8.9907/23/13
Soul Eater Vol. 15Yen Press$11.99$9.85$8.9907/23/13
Until Death Do Us Part Vol. 4Yen Press$18.99$14.20$14.2407/23/13
Gantz Vol. 28Dark Horse Comics$13.99$10.49$10.4907/24/13
Hana-Kimi Omnibus 5 (Vol. 13-15)Viz Media$14.99$12.04$11.2407/28/13
Fairy Tail Vol. 28Kodansha Comics$10.99$9.89$8.2407/30/13
High School of the Dead - Full Color Edition Omnibus 2Yen Press$49.99$34.17?07/30/13
Kingdom Hearts II Vol. 2Yen Press$19$14.08$14.0807/30/13
Twin Knights
Twin Knights
Twin Knight Vol. 1Vertical$13.95$10.51$10.4607/30/13
Alice the 101st Vol. 3Digital Manga Publishing$12.95$9.91$9.7107/31/13
Moon and Blood Vol. 4Digital Manga Publishing$6.95$6.26$5.2107/31/13

Note: Rightstuf's release date for Alice in the Country of Clover: Ace of Hearts was June 18, 2013 while ANN listed it as July 2, 2013. ANN listed Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Vol. 18's release date for volume 18 on July 2. Barnes & Noble, Right Stuf, and Amazon has the date, September 24. Rightstuf has Kanokon volume 3-4 on July 30th. Vampire Knight volume 17 is release on November 5, 2013 for Right Stuf and Barnes & Noble.

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork.com, RightStuf.com, GameStop.com, Amazon.com and GiantBomb.com

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Quick Picks

Welcome to the Quick Picks! I'm covering last month since we're behind. I don't have partner here since he's busy. Don't worry, he'll finish the anime merchandising, and you'll be seeing his commentary on the front page.

As for manga releases, we got a few omnibuses for classic series such Trigun, Negima, and Love Hina. In the Viz Media department, we got all of the Holy Shonen Trinity titles, One Piece, Bleach, and Naruto, with some 3 in 1 editions. They're like omnibuses. Fans of the recent fall anime 2012 series, Btooom, we got the first Btooom volume 1 coming to North America on February 26.

Please enjoy the blog and support the mangakas and their staffs.

Note: This is a temporary blog. I'm behind in posting Quick Picks on the front news with my partner. I'm sorry about that.

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 7Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4902/05/13
Ai Ore! Vol. 8Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4902/05/13
Stepping On Roses Vol. 9Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4902/05/13
Bleach Vol. 55Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4902/05/13
Bleach [3-in-1 Edition] Vol. 4Viz Media$14.99$8.62$11.2402/05/13
Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 8Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4902/05/13
Deltora Quest Vol. 10Kodansha Comics$10.99$6.85$8.2401/29/13
Hiroaki Samura's Emerald and Other StoriesDark Horse Comics$12.99$8.15$9.7402/06/13
Fairy Tail Vol. 23Kodansha Comics$10.99$6.43$8.2401/29/13
Gantz Vol. 26Dark Horse Comics$12.99$7.98$9.7402/05/13
GTO: 14 Days in Shonan Vol. 7Vertical$10.95$7.02$7.3401/29/13
Haganai: I don't have many friends Vol. 2Seven Seas Entertainment$12.99$7.54$9.7402/05/13
Kamisama Kiss Volume 12Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4902/05/13
Knights of Sidonia Vol. 1Vertical$12.95$7.88$9.7102/05/13
Naruto Vol. 60Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4902/05/13
Naruto [3-in-1 Edition] Vol. 4Viz Media$14.99$8.60$11.2402/05/13
Negima! Magister Negi MagiVol. 37Kodansha Comics$10.99$6.25$8.2401/29/13
Nura: Rise of the Yokai ClanVol. 13Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4902/05/13
One Piece [Omnibus] - Baroque Works Vol. 5Viz Media$14.99$8.56$11.2402/05/13
Pokemon Adventures: Platinum Vol. 7Viz Media$7.99$7.99$5.9902/05/13
Redakai Vol. 2Viz Media$7.99$7.99$5.992/05/13
Sailor Moon Vol. 9Kodansha Comics$10.99$6.12$8.2401/29/13
Skip Beat! Vol. 30Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4902/05/13
Slam Dunk Vol. 26Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4902/05/13
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee Vol. 12Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4902/05/13
Tenjo Tenge [Full Contact Ed] Vol. 11Viz Media$17.99$10.34$13.4902/05/13
Toriko Vol. 14Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4902/05/13
Voltron Force Vol. 6Viz Media$7.99$7.99$5.9902/05/13

Note: Rightstuf listed I Don't Like You At All, Big Brother!! Omnibus 3-4, Jack the Ripper: Hell Blade, Gunslinger Girl Omnibus 6, and Girl Friends Complete Collection's releases on January 31, 2013 while ANN listed both at January 8, 2013.

Rightstuf releases Haganai Vol. 2 on February 28.

2nd Part

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Ayako Vol. 1Vertical$24.95$14.70$18.7102/12/13
Cage of Eden Vol. 9Kodansha Comics$10.99$6.03$8.2402/12/13
Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 21Viz Media$9.99$9.39$6.6902/12/13
Inuyasha VIZBIG ED Vol. 14Viz Media$17.99$10.27$12.0502/12/13
The Book of Human InsectsVetical$16.95$12.37$12.7102/12/13
The Wallflower Vol. 30Kodansha Comics$10.99$6.36$8.2402/12/13
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Comic TributeDark Horse Comics$10.99$6.03$8.2402/13/13
Air Gear Vol. 27Kodansha Comics$10.99$6.27$8.2402/19/13
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Vol. 17Kodansha Comics$10.99$6.03$8.2402/19/13
Kitchen Princess Omnibus 3Kodansha Comics$19.99$10.99$11.2402/19/13
Lizzie Newton: Victoria Mysteries Vol. 2Seven Seas Entertainment$11.99$9.02$8.9902/19/13
Love Hina Omnibus Vol. 5Kodansha Comics$14.99$10.98$11.2402/19/13
Trigun Maximum Omnibus Vol. 2Dark Horse$19.99$12.25$14.9902/20/13
Btooom! Vol. 1Yen Press$11.99$9.59$8.9902/26/13
HeroMan Vol. 3Vertical$10.95$8.49$8.2102/26/13
Nabari No Ou Vol. 13Yen Press$11.99$8.74$8.9902/26/13
Negima! Magister Negi Magi Omnibus 6Kodansha Comics$19.99$11.42$14.9902/26/13
Pandora Hearts Vol. 14Yen Press$11.99$7.38$8.9902/26/13
The Betrayal Knows My Name Vol. 5Yen Press$18.99$10.98$14.2402/26/13
The Misfortune of Kyon & KoizumiYen Press$11.99$9.59$8.9902/26/13
Triage X Vol. 2Yen Press$13.99$10.98$10.4902/26/13
Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch Vol. 2Yen Press$18.99$10.95$14.2402/26/13
Until Death Do Us Part Vol. 3Yen Press$18.99$10.43$14.2402/26/13

Note: ANN doesn't put Omnibus in The Betrayal Knows My Name volume 5 like how Right Stuf did.

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Welcome everyone to the last two weeks of November and the first two weeks of December's Quick Picks! Sorry for the delay Y'all. Please enjoy the article. We'll add the discussion later.

Anime Series and Movies

November

ImageTitle (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Bakemonogatari (Full Series, Limited Edition Blu-Ray)Aniplex of America$189.98$186.97$149.9811/20/12
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - The Egg of the King(Movie, Blu-Ray and DVD)Viz MediaBD: $24.98
DVD: $19.98
BD: $17.32
DVD: $14.99
BD: $22.48
DVD: $17.98
11/27/12
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (Full Series Part 2, DVD)S'more Entertainment$44.99$44.99N/A11/20/12
Cluster Edge (Full Series Part 2, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$49.98$44.99$37.4911/20/12
Galaxy Express 999 (Full Series Part 1, DVD)S'more Entertainment$59.98$49.99$39.9911/20/12
Grave of the Fireflies (Movie, Remastered Edition DVD)Sentai Filmworks$29.98$19.99$17.9911/20/12
InuYasha: The Final Act (DVD and Blu-Ray Set 1)Viz MediaBD: $54.97
DVD: $44.82
BD: $49.99
DVD: $28.83
BD: $39.99
DVD: $28.99
11/20/12
Intrigue in the Bakumatsu (DVD and Blu-Ray Set 2)Sentai FilmworksBD: $69.98
DVD: $59.98
BD: $59.99
DVD: $49.99
BD: $52.49
DVD: $44.99
11/27/12
Pokémon: Black and White (DVD Set 1)Viz Media$19.99$9.83$17.9911/20/12
Serial Experiments Lain (Full Series, DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack)FUNimation$89.98$69.99$53.9911/27/12
Soul Eater (Full Series, Blu-Ray and DVD)FUNimationBoth: $59.98BD: $49.99
DVD: $44.99
BD: $35.99
DVD: $44.99
11/20/12
Tenchi in Tokyo (Full Series, DVD)FUNimation$39.98$32.99$23.9911/20/12

Note: Bo-bobo-Bo-Bobobo wasn't listed on RightStuf for its release week.

December

ImageTitle (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Black Lagoon (Complete Series, Blu-Ray/DVD)Funimation Entertainment$54.98$44.86$32.9912/04/12
Bleach Season 15 Uncut (DVD)Viz Media$44.95$29.99$28.9912/11/12
Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse (Movie, Blu-Ray and DVD)Viz MediaBD: $24.98
DVD: $19.98
BD: $19.99
DVD: $14.96
BD: $18.99
DVD: $13.99
12/04/12
A Certain Magical Index Season 1 (Part 1, DVD)Funimation Entertainment$59.98$40.18$35.9912/11/12
A Certain Magical Index Season 1 (Part 2, DVD)Funimation Entertainment$59.98$37.28$35.9912/11/12
Digimon: Digital Monsters Season 2 - Collection 1 (DVD)Madman Entertainment Ltd$49.95N/AN/A12/05/12
Is this a Zombie? (Complete Series Limited Edition, DVD)Funimation Entertainment$64.98$59.99$38.9912/04/12
Level E Complete Series (limited edition DVD/Blu-Ray)Funimation Entertainment$64.98$37.39Together: $38.9912/11/12
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Complete Series (DVD)AEsier Holdings$39.98$34.99$23.9912/11/12
Mashiroiro Symphony - The Colors of Lovers - Complete Collection (DVD)Sentai Filmworks$49.98$44.99$29.9912/04/12
Ninja Scroll (Blu-Ray and DVD)Sentai FilmworksBD: 24.98
DVD: $14.98
BD: $19.99
DVD: $12.99
BD: $14.99
DVD: $8.99
12/4/12
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee Collection 1 (Series, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$49.98$44.99$29.9912/11/12
Umineko: When They Cry (Part 1, Blu-Ray)NIS America$79.99$78.98$59.9912/04/12
Umineko: When They Cry (Part 1, Blu-Ray)NIS America$49.99$48.98$36.9912/04/12

Note: Anime News Network list Umineko When They Try Blu-Ray without the limited edition part, and Amazon is only selling the limited edition. ANN does not list A Certain Magical Index or Level E. Rightstuf released Ah! My Buddha DVD Nirvana Collection Classic Collection back on November 6, 2012.

Extra Merchandise

This is all of the extras for the Bakemonogatari DVD release. There aren't any more for this length of time but I think this is still plentiful. :)

Then, we have Serial Lain Experiments and Umineko merchandising.

Now, here are the manga releases. It's a long section.

Manga Releases

November

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
21st Century Boys Vol. 1Viz Media$12.99$7.80$9.7411/20/12
Bokurano: Ours Vol. 7Viz Media$12.99$10.28$9.7411/20/12
Deltora Quest Vol. 9Kodansha Comics$10.99$8.26$8.2411/20/12
Dogs: Bullets & Carnage Vol. 7Viz Media$12.99$7.64$9.7411/20/12
Fairy Tail Vol. 22Kodansha Comics$10.99$6.00$8.2411/27/12
GTO: 14 Days in Shonan Vol. 6Vertical$10.95$8.49$8.2111/27/12
Is this a Zombie? Vol. 3Yen Press$11.99$7.98$8.9911/20/12
Nabari No Ou Vol. 12Yen Press$11.99$8.63$8.9911/20/12
Omamori Himari Vol. 1Yen Press$11.99$7.98$8.9911/20/12
Real Vol. 11Viz Media$12.99$9.95$9.7411/20/12
Sailor Moon Box Set 1 (Vol. 1-6)Kodansha Comics$65.94$40.65$49.4611/20/12
Saturn Apartments Vol. 6Viz Media$12.99$9.85$9.7411/20/12
Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro Vol. 3Yen Press$11.99$6.79$8.9911/20/12
Soul Eater Vol. 11Yen Press$11.99$6.62$8.9911/20/12
Spice & Wolf Vol. 7Yen Press$12.99$7.66$9.7411/20/12
The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol. 13Dark Horse Comics$12.99$8.95$9.7411/28/12
The Limit Vol. 2Vertical$10.95$7.95$8.2111/20/12
The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan Vol. 6Yen Press$11.99$7.98$8.9911/20/12
Thermae Romae Vol. 1Yen Press$34.99$19.95$26.2411/20/12
The Wallflower Vol. 29Kodansha Comics$10.99$7.74$8.9911/27/12
Trigun Maximum Omnibus Vol. 1 (Vols 1-3)Dark Horse Comics$19.99$11.73$14.9911/21/12
Umineko WHEN They CRY 1: Legend of the Golden Witch Vol. 1Yen Press$18.99$11.76$14.2411/20/12
X [3-in1 Edition] Vol. 4
(X/1999 Omnibus 4 (Vols 10-12)
Viz Media$19.99$11.61$14.9911/20/12

Note: Rightstuf is releasing 21st Century Boys on January 15, 2013 and Dogs: Bullets & Carnage Vol. 7 on December 18, 2012.

December

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
A Certain Scientific Railgun Vol. 6Seven Seas$12.99$9.44$9.7412/11/12
A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 6Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/4/12
Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit Vol. 1Yen Press$11.99$7.59$8.9912/11/12
Arata: The Legend Vol. 12Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/4/12
Attack on Titan Vol. 3Kodansha Comics$10.99$7.58$8.2412/4/12
Bakuman Vol. 17Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/4/12
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Vol. 16Kodansha Comics$10.99$6.05$8.2412/4/12
Black Bird Vol. 15Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/4/12
Bleach Vol. 52Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/4/12
Bleach Vol. 53Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/4/12
Blood Lad Vol. 1Yen Press$18.99$11.84$14.2412/11/12
Cage of Eden Vol. 8Kodansha$10.99$7.90$8.2412/11/12
Chocolat Vol. 8Yen Press$24.99$14.84$18.7412/1112
Dance in the Vampire Bund Omnibus 1 (Vol. 1-3)Seven Seas$19.99$11.24$14.9912/11/12
D. Gray-man Vol. 23Viz Media$9.99$9.99$8.9912/4/12
Danza Vol. 1Kodansha Comics$12.99$7.11$9.7412/04/12
Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 7Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/04/12
Demon Love Spell Vol. 1Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/04/12
Higurashi: When They Cry - Massacre Arc 2 Volume 2Yen Press$18.99$11.03$14.2412/11/12
His Favorite Vol. 2SuBLime$12.99$10.39$9.7412/11/12
Itsuwaribito Vol. 7Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/11/12
Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something Vol. 1Yen Press$16.99$11.02$12.7412/11/12
Kekkaishi Vol. 35Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/11/12
Maximum Ride Vol. 6Yen Press$12.99$9.73$9.7412/11/12
Mayo Chiki Vol. 1Seven Seas Entertainment$12.99$7.30$9.7412/11/12
Natsume's Book of Friends Vol. 13Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/04/12
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Vol. 12Dark Horse$9.99$9.99$7.4912/05/12
Ninth Life Love Vol. 1Digital Manga Publishing$12.95$10.36$9.7112/12/12
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Vol. 12Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/04/12
Pandora Hearts Vol. 13Yen Press$11.99$8.18$8.9912/11/12
Paradise Kiss Part 2 Vol. 2Yen Press$12.99$7.66$9.7412/04/12
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Vol. 3Yen Press$11.99$7.73$8.9912/11/12
Slam Dunk Vol. 25Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/04/12
The Earl & the Fairy Vol. 4Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/04/12
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Vol. 14Yen Press$11.99$8.07$8.9912/11/12
Toriko Vol. 13Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/04/12
Voltron Force Vol. 5: Dragon DawnViz Media$7.99$7.99$5.9912/04/12
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Vol. 2Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.4912/04/12

Note: Danza and Paradise are released on the week of December 10 for Rightstuf. Trigun Maximum Omnibus is released on Rightstuf on a earlier date: 11/21/12 while Anime News Network has it on 12/04/12. ANN does not list Voltron Force. Rightstuf is releasing A Certain Scientific Railgun and Mayo Chiki on December 31, 2012 and Dance in the Vampire Bund on December 26, 2012.

Videogame Releases (and a Console!)

ImageName (Version)Console/FormatCompanySRPAmazon.comGameStop.comDLC ServiceRelease Date
Aero PorterNintendo 3DSWareLevel 5$4.99N/AN/AeShop: $4.9911/29/12
Crimson ShroudNintendo 3DSWareLevel 5$7.99N/AN/AeShop: $7.9912/13/12
New Super Mario Bros. UWii UNintendo$59.99$54.68$59.99N/A11/18/12
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's EdgeWii UTeam Ninja
Nintendo
$59.99$54.49$59.99N/A11/18/12
Nintendo LandWii UNintendo$59.99$56.05$59.99N/A11/18/12
Persona 4 Golden(Original and Solid Gold Premiun Edition)Playstation VitaAtlusOriginal: $39.99
Premium: $69.99
Original: $39.96
Premium: $92.38
Original: $39.99
Premium: $69.99
N/A11/20/12
Playstation All-Stars Battle RoyalePlaystation 3
Playstation Vita
PlayStation Network
SonyPS3: $59.99
PSVita: $39.99
PS3: $59.99
PSVita: $38.68
PS3: $59.99
PSVita: $39.99
PSVN: $39.9911/20/12
Sonic and All-Stars Racing TransformedWii U
Playstation 3
Xbox 360
Playstation Vita
SegaAll Versions (Except for 3DS*): $39.99Wii U: $50.26
PS3: $36.35
X360: $39.84
PSVita: $29.99
Wii U: $39.99
PS3: $39.99
X360: $39.99
PSVita: $29.99
N/A11/18/12
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Wii U Edition)Wii U
Nintendo eShop
Namco$59.99$59.96$59.99eShop: $59.9911/18/12
Warriors Orochi 3 HyperWii UTecmo-Koei$59.99$54.54$59.99N/A11/18/12
Writer RumbleiPhone/Pad
Android
GameFly GamesN/AN/AN/AiTunes: $0.99
Android Shop: $0.99
11/29/12
Black Deluxe (32GB)
Black Deluxe (32GB)
White Standard (8GB)
White Standard (8GB)
Wii U(Game Console, White Standard and Black Deluxe Versions)Wii UNintendoStandard: $299.99
Deluxe: $349.99
Standard: $279.99
Deluxe: $325.00
Standard: $299.99
Deluxe: $349.99
N/A11/18/12

*The Nintendo 3DS Version of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed will be released on 2/12/2013

Other Stuff

ImageTitleItem TypeCompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
City of RefugeLight NovelVertical$14.95$8.65$11.2111/27/12
The Indignation of Haruhi Suzumiya (Franchise Novel Vol. 8)Light NovelYen PressHardcover: $15.99
Paperback: $10.00
Hardcover: $9.68
Paperback: $8.99
Kindle Version: $6.64
Hardcover: $11.99
Paperback: $6.74
11/20/12
Queen's Blade: Perfect Visual CollectionArtbookVertical$35.95$26.89$26.9611/27/12
Spice and Wolf Novel Vol. 7Light NovelYen Press$11.99$6.97$8.9912/11/12

Sources: GiantBomb.com / RightStuf.com / Amazon.com / GameStop.com / AnimeNewsNetwork.com

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Helloooo Anime Vice! It's been 2 weeks since the last Dunce Cap episode and for those who have been waiting for a new one, I'm sorry it's taken this long. I've been traveling just about every other week for my job so my time has been limited in even keeping up with the goings on here. Enough of the dull stuff though. In today's episode I review 5 volume 1s! Those titles are: Butterfly by Yu Aikawa ( Tokyopop), Dorohedoro by Q Hayashida ( Viz Media), Maximum Ride by James Patterson ( Yen Press), Red Hot Chili Samurai by Yoshitsugu Katagiri (Tokyopop), and Toradora by Yuyuko Takemiya ( Seven Seas)!!

WARNING! This video contains explicit language. Also, this video is not edited in any way.

  
  

Please feel free to provide suggestions for an anime or manga for me to talk about and I will do my best to oblige. Also, if you are curious about anything discussed in this-or previous-episode(s) don't hesitate to ask me for more information/opinions.

Last episode: 2.22 x the Fun is an Understatement

-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88). 
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Bored and browsing through the manga section of a local Barnes & Noble today, I picked up a copy of a manga I hadn't really heard of called 10 Beautiful Assassins. It seemed rather interesting and now that I've skimmed through the manga I think it was actually worth spending money on. From what I've gleaned, it's an Original English Language manga (though arranged in right-to-left style). The story involves a thief named Bernie who poses as the driver of the daughter of a Richard Branson lookalike in order to steal a valuable necklace while she's touring Cannes. However, Bernie runs into several problems: He's kind of awkward around women (it even says so on the back cover), the necklace gets stolen from him by a rival female thief, and the rich guy suspects Bernie of working with her. 
 
So not-Branson calls upon the leader of M.A.D.A.M. (Mistresses of Assasination, Destruction, And Mayhem) to get back the necklace and kill the thieves, and she obliges by sending the 10 Beautiful Assassins (dun-dun-dunnnnn) after them. Ranging from the dominatrix and the biker chick to the French maid and the policewoman, all of them are tasked with hunting down Bernie. It's kind of like a harem comedy, if the harem was trying to kill the main hero all at once instead of throwing themselves all over him.  I don't want to spoil too much for the few of you who might actually be tempted to go out and buy a copy of this thing. However, if you can deal with the (tongue-in-cheek?) stereotypes there's plenty of stuff to like in what I call this inverted harem comedy.  There's action, there's romance, there's a bunch of violent, beautiful women for the average self-styled otaku to ogle...what's not to like?
 
If there's one thing that irked me about the book it's that the middle of the book kinda flip-flops around with the chronology of the story, where it becomes difficult to tell what's being told in flashback mode and what's being told in the present. Also, the liberal use of chibis throughout the manga. I can understand the need for comedic effect but it was kinda blunted by the over-saturation of the midgets where it became a bit annoying.
 
When I say "buy it while you can," I guess I should also mention that I just found out this is a Seven Seas Manga, and an original IP (intellectual property) at that. If you've seen their track record with other original IPs like No Man's Land, Blade for Barter or Dead Already (to name a few), they have a habit of lasting just one or two volumes before being strangled in their crib. Maybe it's Seven Seas fault for not making enough copies available or for having crappy distribution, maybe the company is bleeding cash (a charge that has neither been confirmed nor denied), maybe the PR needs some work or maybe the market for manga in America is slowing down...
 
Whatever the reason, if you're at all interested in buying this manga, you should probably do it while the books are still on the shelves.
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