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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!
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:
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.
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.
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:
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!
Only a month after the release of their fourth studio album LEVEL3, here we have a new music video from Perfume, “Sweet Refrain”. The song itself feels a bit oddly relaxing and yet absolutely the sort of tune that I would expect from Perfume. What I am really digging is the accompanying video. There is just something about the whole clock theme that really works.
“Sweet Refrain” will be officially released November 27 in Japan and can currently be heard as the opening theme to the drama Toshi Densetsu no Onna.
That's right, giant robot fans: you've got plenty to celebrate this week. Not only is there Gundam Unicorn out, but new discs of Patlabor as well! On the anime side of things, there are also box sets of Fate/Zero and Hetalia World Series to draw your wallet out from its shell.
On the manga side, there is a metric ton of manga to read. One Piece has a 23-volume box set. A new Alice in the Country Of title, as well as the first volume of A Centaur's Life are on the shelves. The latest omnibuses for Dance in the Vampire Bund, Skip Beat!, and Air Gear all hit the shelves, too.
There's a ton to check out, and plenty that's worth your time. Let us know what you pick up in the comments below.
Are you looking for some manga? Because this week's releases has more than you can shake a stick at. Attack on Titan has a new volume dropping, which means it's time to BUY BUY BUY. Also worth checking out this week is Wolfsmund, which is simultaneously rage-inducing and utterly engaging. When I picked up the first volume, I plowed through it with the rage of a thousand suns.
Then instantly demanded the second volume.
Also of note are titles such as Black Butler and K-On!: High School. You could be a doll and pick up the latest volumes of Air Gear and Higurashi, helping those publishers with extremely long-running titles.
Check out the full list of releases after the jump, and be sure to let us know what you're getting this week!
If you had asked me after my first weeklong obsession with a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu video if I thought it would keep on happening with each new video, I would have said no. Oh, how naïve I was. Suffice to say, here we go again. Mottai Night Land is a catchy tune with a video that must be seen.
There is magic in these videos. And a few surprises this time. My goodness. And then a few more. I could sit here and tell you about it, but I feel like going into it without knowing anything was the perfect way to do so. If you do want a spoiler of sorts: Strawberries.
It's another light week of releases, but at least there are some worthwhile box sets to suck up all of your money.
First up on the anime side are box sets for Kokoro Connect, Princess Knight, and Di Gi Charat. If you're feeling rich this week, you can buy a mega box set containing seasons 1-4 of Digimon. Also worth noting is the release of Blood-C: The Last Dark.
On the manga side, we've got a new volume of Alice in the Country of Joker and the first part of Vertical's Summer Wars manga.
Like I said, it's not a ton, but take a look at everything after the jump. Be sure to let us know what you're getting this week!
It's a great week to pick up some manga. If you're looking for some high quality stories, think about dipping your toes in the water with either Knights of Sidonia or Flowers of Evil. The new Dive in the Vampire Bund spinoff makes its debut, alongside an omnibus for Uzumaki.
On the anime side, box sets for Campione! and Eureka Seven: AO hit shelves, while you absolutely must pick up the Blu-ray of Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise. It's one of the most beautiful titles I've watched.
Check out the full list of releases after the jump, and let us know what you're getting this week.
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!
This week we've got a lot of re-issues and restocks in the anime department. Five seasons worth of Case Closed are out in FUNi's SAVE format, and Fairy Tail parts two and five are back in stock. Otherwise, anime releases include the latest release of Phi-Brain and box sets of Super Robot Wars: Original Generation.
On the manga side, popular titles Black Butler, Heroman, and K-On! have new volumes, along with staples Is This A Zombie and Soul Eater. There's plenty more to chomp down on if you're hungry for printed page -- heck, there's even a new Book Girl novel out!
So get crackin' on keeping this industry alive and check out the full list of releases after the jump.
Holy moly, it's finally here. Lovely Complex is one of the romantic comedies that I genuinely enjoyed when it debuted in 2007. I expected Viz to pick it up, but it took Eastern Star six years to acquire and put it out. I'm excited to go back and finally watch it again. Having such separation from a title, I wonder how it will hold up on the second time around?
The other big release is the first part of the Patlabor TV series on both Blu-ray and DVD. On the manga side, Sailor Moon and I'll Give It My All...Tomorrow are the big releases. And finally, there's a Final Fantasy artbook box set.
I think I need to lie down.
Check out the full list after the jump, and let us know what you're picking up!
Looking for some good manga to read? Of course you always are! Flowers of Evil, one of Vertical's hit manga, has a new volume out this week. Tiger & Bunny and OreImo have new volumes out as well, so be sure to check those out.
On the DVD side, Gyo and Blue Exorcist hit the shelves, along with a box set of Kimba: The White Lion and a remastered Irresponsible Captain Tylor. There a few adult releases, including the sweetly titled I Love You and the more devious looking Girl Next Door.
Check out the full list of releases after the jump!
Well, it's finally here: the last volume of Gunslinger Girl is hitting the shelves. One of my favorite manga titles finally hit its conclusion after the long licensing limbo after the collapse of ADV. Be sure to pick up the entire series from Seven Seas, available partly in omnibus format, and give it some love!
Other titles of note this week include more Natsume's Book of Friends in both DVD and manga format. Hanasaku Iroha and Horizons in the Middle of Nowhere II both have sets to pick up, and there are a number of manga omnibuses to check out.
View the whole list after the jump and let us know what you're getting!
Row row fight the Earth Federation! If you're a giant robot fan, prepare kiss your paychecks goodbye. It's worth noting that Right Stuf got the Gurren Lagann ultimate box set back in stock, even though it's a whopping $550. So buy it if you can!
The other big title is Vertical's Gundam: The Origin's second volume, which is a series I'm really enjoying thus far. Pick it up, especially because the hardcovers are limited and that's all there is!
Other items of note include four Saint Seiya movies, new volumes of HeroMan, Higurashi, and Spice and Wolf. If you're into artbooks, then there are two available this week -- one from Summer Wars and one from Soul Eater.