What time is it, everybody? GOLDEN TIME!!!
Actually it isn't, it's time for the latest episode of Jtor AM, but Golden Time is involved, so it's kind of true. This week: the Toonami people try to get us hyped about a new anime... | subscribe
It's a light week of releases, so save your money for New York Comic Con.
On the anime side, the second half of Phi Brain Season 2 is out, along with We Without Wings. On the manga side, Viz is dumping three Tiger & Bunny...
Oh yes. Time for a new song that I will likely play night and day for well over a week. November 6 has been designated the date for the next Kyary Pamyu Pamyu single, Mottai Night Land. Those of you with a bit of knowledge of Japanese should see be able to see the wordplay. Mottainai (Pronunciation taken from the “mottai” and the “nai” sound of night.) basically means “unworthy of”, “too good” or “more than deserved”. Kinda not the easiest to translate, but I think you get the gist.
Anyway! November 6! Less than a month away and these preview images have me mighty curious. It seems like the song will also be used in a commercial for the cellphone company au. A DVD containing a choreography video will be included with the limited edition .
We all know Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Beginning is waiting at your doorstep. I mean, you've already bought how many volumes of Tiger & Bunny doujinshi, and own how many figures of the series? Not that there's anything wrong with that.
If you're not in the Tiger & Bunny club, then there are plenty of manga volumes to pick up this one. A hefty Bakuman box set will put you back $120, while new volumes of Slam Dunk, Claymore, and Toriko will all be considerably cheaper.
Also worth noting, the novelization of My Neighbor Totoro is out! A great read if you're looking for a bedtime story with your children.
Check out the full list of releases after the jump and let us know what you're picking up.
We're looking at a pretty low-key set of releases on the anime side this week. The big headline is Medaka Box, while Queen's Blade and Rio - Rainbow Gate! round out some of the newest releases. Classics Great Teacher Onizuka and Blue Submarine No. 6 also make new box set appearances, and are worth snatching up.
On the manga side, new volumes of Alice in the Country of Clover, Battle Angel Alita, and Attack on Titan are some of the most exciting names on the release list. Soul Eater and Suzumiya Haruhi-chan are sure to make appearances on the New York Times Bestsellers list as well.
Check out the full list after the jump, and let us know what you're getting!
This week, we're looking at some releases that really deserve your attention. On the anime side is the trippy Michiko and Hatchin from the folks at Studio manglobe. It's well worth your love! On the manga side, we're looking at the new volume of Gundam: The Origin. Vertical has done a fantastic job with their release of this title, and you'd best pick it up now: they don't keep things in print forever.
Other releases of note include a Golgo 13 box set and the start of The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary manga from Viz. Some others include Sherlock Bones, Ooku, and all of Future Diary. Check out the full list of releases after the jump!
Are you looking to pick up some of your favorite titles from childhood? Well, this week is the week! Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon, and Patlabor are some of the classic anime titles out this week. The classic manga release is The Strange Tale of Panorama Island, which is technically an "adult" title.
So that means kiddies have to keep their hands off until they're 18!
On the manga side of things, there's a Sailor Moon: Short Stories out there, which'll surely appeal to a number of fans. Otherwise, things are pretty light. Hayate the Combat Butler, Arata, and 07-Ghost are out.
Check out the full list after the jump, and see if you're going to pick up This Boy Caught A Merman!
Want some love to fill your heart? Why not turn to the pop idols of AKB0048? You know they'll do their best to meet your "uguu~" quota for the day -- much better than Irresponsible Captain Tylor will.
The manga side has a bunch of omnibus releases, including Bleach, Naruto, Dragon Ball, and Young Miss Holmes. If you're collecting the Mameshiba titles, those cute lil' buggers are out this week, but otherwise it's a pretty light week on must-have releases.
Check out the full list after the jump and let us know what's on your must-have list.
As always, Chi's Sweet Home proves to be the best thing ever to get the one you love. This manga is guaranteed to fill their hearts with happiness, all without triggering their allergies! Also on the manga side of releases is Kazumi Magica and Attack on Titan, and the book A Dog In Water.
On the anime side, it's pretty light: Captain Harlock box set, Guilty Crown, and Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams.
So, drop your money on what you absolutely need to (Chi!) and save what you can for those heavier weeks coming in just a few months.
We're getting towards the end of summer, and that means it's time for one last hurrah at the beach. So pick up the latest volume of Spice and Wolf, and get yourself a tan. It won't be long before the temperature drops and a new ice age sets in on us.
And while you're preparing for the next Snowmageddon, there's plenty of other titles to pick up! Box sets of tsuritama, Princess Knight, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, and DVD versions of Gundam Unicorn.
On the manga side, why not give new series Judge a try? Or, if you want something classic, Lone Wolf and Cub is only in the second omnibus -- it's like stepping back into a Kurosawa-era samurai film. A truly great read.
Are you ready to rock the dragon? In case you've always wanted to watch the original broadcast version of Dragon Ball Z at 3am, now you can with FUNimation's release of the Dragon Ball Z: Rock the Dragon box set. Inside are episodes 1-53, movies 1-3, and a full color booklet. And for only $60! That's practically a steal for the biggest cash cow in anime history.
On the other side of the releases list, there are a number of scantily-clad titles from Project-H, with names like Sexless Friend and Ring X Mama. Check it out at your own risk while at work, but remember that they're a small publisher who's working in a tough market to sell. So, any money to support them is great for the industry.
A few other items of note are Sword Art Online, Haganai, and Eureka Seven: Ao. Check out the full list after the jump!
Are you ready for some bloodshed? Pick up the OVA of Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail, and you'll be doused in the red stuff for weeks to come. If that isn't enough blood for you, then the second Berserk movie, The Battle for Doldrey is out.
On the manga side, new volumes of Kimi ni Todoke, Slam Dunk, Library Wars and Knights of Sidonia should all command money from you. There are plenty more Viz titles, including Otomen, Naruto, and Bakuman, which will undoubtedly sit atop the Rock the Charts column for a while to come.
Check out the full list of releases after the jump, and let us know what you're picking up in the comments!
Brad's on a trip again, so I am watching over Releases of the Week again. While the anime side is somewhat small this week, the lineup is surprisingly strong. First of all, we have Another, a horror series that Hiroko adored last year. Then we have the release of the Madoka movies, which continue to follow Aniplex's trend in dealing super effective damage to people's wallets. But hey, at least Samurai Pizza Cats is out, so the people that liked Saban's take on the original series can relive their weekend morning cartoon experience.
Before the Aniplex rage infects your soul, the sequel to the Princess Knight manga should calm you down temporarily. In all seriousness, I wish you all a happy shopping for the week. Hopefully, the other titles will make up for that import contract.
But anyways, you can check out the rest of the releases in the section below!