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Releases of the Week: From to the New World is a shocker photo
Releases of the Week: From to the New World is a shocker
by Brad Rice

It's a short week of releases, folks. So short, in fact, that there's not much point putting the full list after the jump. We've got one anime release worth highlighting in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, and a whopping three manga releases.

One of them is the ever-popular Attack On Titan, while the others are Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 and From the New World -- the latter of which is a much sexier version than the anime and is worth your time to check out. Here are the links for all of them:

Anime releases
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital - Part 1 Blu-ray and DVD versions

Manga releases
Attack on Titan Vol. 11
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days Vol. 2
From the New World Vol. 2

Let us know what you're getting this week!

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Releases of the Week: Open the Medaka Box photo
Releases of the Week: Open the Medaka Box
by Brad Rice

It's not a big week for anime releases, with just Medaka Box Abnormal and Blue Sumbarine No. 6 showing off the Blu-ray goods. But fear not, the manga side has plenty to offer!

The short list includes Haganai, Black Butler, Higurashi, WataMote, Ooku, and Soul Eater. Plus a new Book Girl novel. There's plenty to read, and your money will be well-spent in the manga department.

Take a look at the full list after the jump, and be sure to huddle up with something good to read as we try to ride out this snowstorm hitting the East Coast.

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Releases of the Week: Taisho Baseball Girls is up at bat photo
Releases of the Week: Taisho Baseball Girls is up at bat
by Brad Rice

It's a sexy week of releases, readers. Project-H has a few titles to debut for you, including The Tale of Boobs and Nyotai-ka!. Add to that the latest volume of Wolfsmund and you have some titles that you'd better cover up if you plan on reading on the train.

On the anime side, it's worth noting that Taisho Baseball Girls has a full Blu-ray collection out this week. If you're on the fence about the series, listen to Koume sing about Tokyo. Enchanting, isn't it? I've already got my order on the way.

Check out the full list after the jump, and be sure to let us know what you're buying this week!

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Releases of the Week: Patlabor is out again! photo
Releases of the Week: Patlabor is out again!
by Brad Rice

The holidays are over, and hopefully you got everything you wanted. Unless you've got a deep love of sweaters (like me), that probably wasn't the case. So as you return fullscreen DVDs for store credit and think of what to spend that money on, we've got a few suggestions.

New this week are the latest box sets of Patlabor and Yuruyuri, along with omnibus volumes of Naruto, Hana-Kimi, and Zero's Familiar. All of those are worth the dough. Other items of note this week include new volumes of Kimi ni Todoke and Alice in the Country of Hearts, along with the debut of Nisekoi.

If you're more into the adult stuff, there's a re-release of Anyone You Can Do...I Can Do Better and a few other titles to look at. Don't worry, Santa's taking the week off, he won't notice your Internet history.

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Releases of the Week: Buy before Christmas is here! photo
Releases of the Week: Buy before Christmas is here!
by Brad Rice

This is your last chance for gift ideas, folks! This week's releases will be the last major drop before Christmas. Next week's releases, on Christmas Eve, will barely contain anything, if past years are any sort of predictor.

So go out and buy already!

There are a number of great volumes of manga to get, including a hardcover omnibus of High School of the Dead, the latest Gundam: The Origin, and a new volume of Dorohedoro. On the anime side, we've got box sets of Pet Girl of Sakurasou and the Blue Exorcist movie.

Let us know what you're picking up, and what you hope is in your stocking this year!

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Releases of the Week: Buy more Wandering Son photo
Releases of the Week: Buy more Wandering Son
by Brad Rice

The snow is falling and schools and businesses are closed all along the Northeast, which means it's the perfect time to curl up with a cup of tea and your credit card. Tuesday is here, and that means there's anime and manga to buy!

The two most important items on my list are the latest volumes of Wandering Son and Knights of Sidonia. Both are great titles that are well-worth your money, and I'll keep shoving them down peoples' throats until they're at the top of the Bookscan charts.

On the anime side, box sets of Btooom!, Gatchaman, and Kokoro Connect's OVA are some of the highlights. Be sure to check out the full list of releases after the jump and let us know what you're getting!

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Releases of the Week: Girls und Panzer, roll out! photo
Releases of the Week: Girls und Panzer, roll out!
by Brad Rice

Are you ready to roll out and conquer some hearts? The ladies from Girls und Panzer are! Box sets are out for Girls und Panzer, Aquarion Evol, and Zatch Bell to satisfy all your anime-watching desires.

On the manga side of things, notable titles include Fairy Tail and the latest iteration of Dance in the Vampire Bund. Viz's Voice Over! Seiyu Academy is a relatively new title that you can take a shot on and see if it fits into your wheelhouse.

Otherwise, we're looking at a pretty typical list of Viz releases and repackages in both manga omnibuses and anime box sets. Let us know what you're getting in the comments!

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Section23 announces anime release dates for March photo
Section23 announces anime release dates for March
by Ben Huber

Sometimes I don't know what to do with all the press releases in my inbox! Luckily, Section23's announcement of release dates is sparkly & fresh and caught my eye! Their latest listing of upcoming anime for March features a pretty big variety of titles, from the recently announced Nadia to Maria Holic Alive! to Mardock Scramble Third Exhaust. Nadia in particular is slated for March 4th, so you won't have to wait long at all!

This is only the March lineup, so don't get too concerned if you don't see a certain show here. If you want all the details though, they're right below. Here's the full list of the rest of the release dates and titles:

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Releases of the Week: Stuff yourself with Accel World photo
Releases of the Week: Stuff yourself with Accel World
by Brad Rice

Are you ready for some feasting? There'll be plenty to stuff yourself with this week at the dinner table, and if you're not the type to spend all of Thanksgiving watching football, then start working on your backlog. This week's slate of releases is a light one. On the anime side, the Highschool of the Dead OVA and part one of Accel World are the big releases.

The manga side, meanwhile, features new volumes of Attack on Titan and Sailor Moon Short Stories. That's about it for the really exciting stuff.

So take these holidays to enjoy yourself, your family, and the sweet bliss of consumerism when Black Friday rolls around. And if someone asks you to root for football: just say "no" to the Green Bay Packers.

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Releases of the Week: More Yotsuba! for your collection photo
Releases of the Week: More Yotsuba! for your collection
by Brad Rice

It's been a long wait, but here we are: finally a new volume of Yotsuba! is out for us all to enjoy. It pairs perfectly with Ben's numerous Yotsuba strips. If only we could print those without getting into a massive copyright violation, we'd all be able to retire forever.

Also worth noting on the manga side of things are new volumes of Soul Eater, Sickness Unto Death, and BTOOOM!. The latest Haruhi novel hits the shelves this week, and on the anime side Sword Art Online is the release to pay attention for.

Check out our full list of titles after the jump, and let us know what you pick up.

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Rejoice! FFX and X-2 HD for PS3 now dated for the West photo
Rejoice! FFX and X-2 HD for PS3 now dated for the West
by Kristina Pino

It's been a long time coming, but a release date for the PS3 version of Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is finally announced: March 18th, 2014 for North America and March 21st for Europe, according to the official Playstation blog and some online listings linked from the game's official website.

FFX | X-2 will be sold in standard and limited editions. The limited edition release will include an exclusive artbook featuring concept art and notes, which looks pretty snazzy from the picture, now with completely re-done packaging.

You can already pre-order your copy, and probably from your preferred retailer. Now that you know how (officially) long you've got to wait, how excited are you to get this in your grabby hands? Oh, you need some convincing? See the new trailer that's been released with the street date below:

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Releases of the Week: Akira celebrates its 25th Birthday photo
Releases of the Week: Akira celebrates its 25th Birthday
by Salvador G Rodiles

Brad is still in Ireland as we speak, so I'll be covering Releases of the Week for him today. While there aren't that many new titles coming out this week, people can look forward to the return of Akira! This time around, FUNimation is including both dubs of the film, along with a bunch of neat extras that will make any Akira fan explode! Best of all, the movie arrives just in time for its 25th Anniversary-- Happy Birthday, Akira!

To those who are more interested in reading things, Fullmetal Alchemist gets another omnibus volume, and Vertical releases a helpful book that teaches people how to make sushi in the comfort of their own home. Come to think of it, all of this talk about food is making me hungry right now. If anything, I'll have to add Sushi Simplicity to my list of things to buy. 

At the end of the day, there are a few notable things within this small roster of new releases. If you're planning on buying any of the items from the list, be sure to let us know in the comments! 

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