Yen Press News

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Welcome everyone, Yen Press has acquired the latest manga for this year. Here are the 3 manga series they have acquired.

Updates:

  • Added Blood Lad's spin-off series.

Editor's Note:

This news is late, but as a mod, I should encourage folks to support the official release. I might not be able to cover every anime and manga publishers' latest acquisitions because I'm not good with licensing, given my limited knowledge in law and business. You have to deal with expired licenses as well.

Übel Blatt
Mangaka: Etorouji Shiono

A medieval fantasy that follows Köinzell, a mysterious young swordsman with a past shrouded in darkness and conspiracy, as he sets out in search of revenge. To make things even more delectable, we’ll be putting out Übel Blatt as omnibus editions, so you’ll get twice the action in every volume! Übel Blatt omnibus 0—Japan’s Volumes 0 and 1—will be out in Fall 2014!

Barakamon
Mangaka: Satsuki Yoshino

A handsome, young calligrapher who is forced to move to an island on the westernmost edge of Japan. A city boy through and through, “Sensei” will have much to learn from his colorful island neighbors! And for another bonbon to go with this new license, Barakamon was also recently green lit for an anime adaptation, yay! You can look forward to the first volume of Barakamon, presented in our signature larger trim size, in Fall 2014!

Accel World

The manga illustrated by Hiroyuki Aigamo, is the adaptation of Reki Kawahara’s popular light novel series. It brings the adventures of Haruyuki and Kuroyukihime in the Accelerated World to a whole new medium! You’ll be able to snatch up the first volume of the Accel World manga in—you guessed it—Fall 2014!

Bloody Brat

In this collection of short stories and four-panel comics, Blood Lad creator Yuki Kodama teams up with artist Kanata Yoshino to take us through the black curtain to explore the lives of Demon World Boss Staz and his crew. In this hilarious behind-the-scenes trip, readers will discover the full extent of Staz’s anime/manga obsession, join Bell on her treasure-hunting travels, and much more!

Coming in September 2014

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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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Hey Vicers! I haven't been active recently but I do have a lot of content to cover (as you will see in these videos). I've got some material ready to be recorded so I'll get to it soon. But I didn't want to take up a bunch of blogs so I'm putting all my recent purchase videos in this blog. Some of it is from RightStuf and some is from Amazon. Enjoy!

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-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88)

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Sup Vicers! I'm back again with some more anime and manga from RightStuf and Amazon. Let me know what you think!

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

Want to guest-host an episode of Dunce Cap? Go here!

-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88)

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Hey Vicers! Forgive me in advance for such a long video but trust me that there is a lot of stuff packed in there. If you don't believe me, just look at the tagged pages at the bottom of this post. I've been quite busy with life stuff but I have been able to work in a ton of reading. But I might have to get back into watching series as I have 7 boxsets sitting on my floor waiting to be opened and watched (plus a number of series on the shelf I still have yet to review). Anywho, lets get to it! (There are a couple topics I talk about that are not in the AV Wiki: Princess Lucia (manga) and Girls of the Wild's (web-manhwa))

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

Want to guest-host an episode of Dunce Cap? Go here!

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: Kicking Ass With Skates

-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88)

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The series that blurs the lines between health care and vigilante justice gets an official release date.

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If you've been itching to get your hands on the TRIAGE X manga from Shoji Sato (artist of HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD) after it was announced that Yen Press would be publishing the series. We now know when we can finally make our first appointment -- no insurance required. Yen Press revealed, via their website, the release dates for the first three volumes and the their official series synopsis.

Mochizuki General Hospital boasts some of the most well-trained (and well-endowed) nurses in town. But though these ladies spend much of their day battling disease, their after-hours are spent fighting a very different sort of disease…Under the leadership of the hospital chairman, a handful of staff members and local teenagers form a group of mercenary assassins, targeting the “cancers” of society and excising those individuals before their wickedness spreads.

While Volume 1 will be out this October 30, 2012, the following two wont be out till 2013. The Japanese publication has currently reached four volumes and is still ongoing.

  • TRIAGE X Volume 1 | Coming October 2012
  • TRIAGE X Volume 2 | Coming February 2013
  • TRIAGE X Volume 3 | Coming June 2013

Volume 1 is currently available on Amazon.com for pre-orders. I checked Rightstuf.com, but I couldn't find anything. It shouldn't be too much longer until it's there as well.

Source: YEN PRESS HERE

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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Yen Press has more manga coming our way for 2012!!

The crazy nurse will see you now.
The crazy nurse will see you now.

Back in early April and in the wake of SAKURA-CON, the English manga publisher Yen Press announced over their website a list of some of their new series to be published this year.

Among some of Yen Press' more original publication is the addition of the a manga adaptation of the dark-romance novel BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. It will be illustrated by Cassandra Jean. This will be serialized in YEN PLUS later this year, and the collected volume is due out in 2013.

Not only are they branching more of their original works, they have a small wealth of licensed series out of Japan to come to our shores this year. The lists includes:

  • Thermae Romae by Mari Yamazaki: A comedy manga series about the bathhouse culture of Rome and Japan. Yen Press will be presenting this series as a hardcover omnibus with each edition containing two volumes.
  • Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something by Kaoru Mori: A collection of short stories from the creator of A Bride's Story.
  • Umineko When They Cry written by Ryukishi07: This series is going to be published in an omnibus format for the US. Each volume will include two from the original publication.
  • Blood Lad by Yuuki Kodama: A dark-comedy manga of a young girl who needs the supposed help from a vampire to reclaim her own life back while in a demon world.
  • Triage X by Shouji Sato: A mature action-drama series filled with guns and fanservice. Not surprising given the creator is also responsible for HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD.
  • The Misfortune of Kyon & Koizumi: This is an anthology comic collection that's a spin-off of the spectacularly popular The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya franchise.
  • Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit by QuinRose: This is a spin-off manga of the first Alice in the Country of Hearts manga. The original was published by TokyoPop, but Yen Press will be releasing this series in a three volume omnibus set starting this June. The Fanatic Rabbit spin-off to come later in the year.

One of the bigger manga announcements that has me excited is Yen Press acquired the publication rights for TRIAGE X. The artist and author, Shouji Sato, you may know as the artist behind the New York Times best seller HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD. H.O.T.D. will be reaching the final volume in the U.S. this July, and the series is still on an undetermined hiatus in Japan. If you'd like a sneak peak into TRIAGE X, be sure to check out my First Date review HERE.

From the series listed that I know nothing about. The cover of BLOOD LAD really catches my eye. The idea of a dark comedy sounds very appealing. Even if vampires are seriously played out by now. Some potential can be felt in this. Is there anything else here that catches your eyes?

Source: Yen Press HERE

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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