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Releases of the Week: Love, Election and Chocolate photo
Releases of the Week: Love, Election and Chocolate
by Brad Rice

We're just past Valentine's Day, but there's still plenty of extra candy sitting around at local retailers, just waiting to be purchased at half price. While you're doing that, why not pick up Love, Election and Chocolate from RightStuf? They're currently hosting a Section23 Sale, which includes the newly released title at 40% off.

On the manga side, barely anything dropped this week. It must be because publishers know not to go up against Moyoco Anno's Insufficient Direction, the story of the leadup to her marriage to Hideaki Anno. See what it's like to marry the biggest otaku in the world, all in comic format!

Check out the full list of releases after the jump, and like always, let us know what you're getting.

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Releases of the Week: Robotics;Notes hits shelves photo
Releases of the Week: Robotics;Notes hits shelves
by Brad Rice

Looking for something good to sit down and watch this weekend, readers? There's no better way to beat the freezing cold (or suffocating drought) than by watching Hidamari Sketch or Robotics;Notes. If you've been meaning to catch up on Jormungand, then the first two seasons are available in box sets.

On the manga side, we've got the debut of Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky and Gangsta.. New volumes of Bokurano, Kazumi Magica, Judge and Is This A Zombie? are sure to delight fans of those series. If you've been looking for something to read for a while, why not give Judge a shot? It's a title that's caught my eye since I was at Japan Expo in Paris, and looks to be a visually arresting title.

Check out the full list of releases after the jump.

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Releases of the Week: Manga for everyone young and old photo
Releases of the Week: Manga for everyone young and old
by Brad Rice

There's a hefty group of manga this week, with Wandering Son and Knights of Sidonia leading the way. New volumes of Tiger & Bunny, Deadman Wonderland, and Magi are all worth your time as well.

Also, there are a lot of adult releases this week. 10 titles, and a live action movie (Lust of the Dead 2) that sounds like it should be an adult film. No matter what your fetish is, there's something for you. C'mon, you know you want to check it out.

And if you're not that blatant, there's always re-released box sets of Strike Witches.

Check out the full list of releases after the jump!

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Releases of the Week: Taiga will never leave us photo
Releases of the Week: Taiga will never leave us
by Brad Rice

There's plenty to sink your teeth into, readers. If you haven't already bought from Nippon Ichi before, they've got a slew of box sets coming out this week. That includes non-special editions of Kimi ni Todoke and Natsume's Book of Friends, which are well worth your money. Otherwise, you might consider picking up season two of AKB0048, if you're into the whole idol industry.

On the manga side, there's plenty to walk away with this week as well. Most importantly, though, is the latest volume of Toradora! -- the series I'll never stop jamming down your throat. There's also new volumes of A Centaur's Life and Voice Over! Seiyu Academy. The last special item is the debut of the full color edition of Dragon Ball -- just in case Akira Toriyama hasn't taken enough of your money yet.

Check out the full list of releases after the jump, and let us know what you're buying in the comments.

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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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