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2:00 PM on 08.25.2014

A Letter to Momo opens in America this week

The award winning Production I.G. film A Letter to Momo, is set to hit theaters this week, and with any luck might be hitting your home town. The beautiful looking film has the makings of a classic, and is a tale of a shy ki...

Hiroko Yamamura



8:00 PM on 05.06.2014

Releases of the Week: Godzilla on Monster Island!

Enjoying this nice Tuesday night, dear readers? Why not snuggle up with a nice thick book and while away the night. Viz has you covered with a slew of releases. If you're an omnibus person, catch up with Bleach and Narut...

Brad Rice



7:00 PM on 04.29.2014

Releases of the Week: Check out these Amazing Nuts!

Are you looking to watch something trippy and mind-bending? Studio 4C's Amazing Nuts! is a collection of four shorts that pushes animation boundaries, experimenting with different styles and techniques. Also on the anime...

Brad Rice



5:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Releases of the Week: Hidamari Sketch x 365

Happy release day, readers. There are some good box sets available for you. Hidamari Sketch x 365 is my top pick, although the "cute art school girls" thing may not be up your alley. If not that, then there's Star Blazers 219...

Brad Rice



8:00 PM on 04.15.2014

Releases of the Week: Wolfsmund is back

Happy Tuesday, readers! It's time for a new batch of releases, headed up by the latest volume in Vertical's Wolfsmund. The imposing castle is back for you to hate with a fiery vengeance, even though you'll be unable to put th...

Brad Rice



10:00 PM on 04.08.2014

Releases of the Week: Get the first Madoka film today

The first Puella Magi Madoka Magica film is out! So time to stop everything you're doing and buy eight copies of this to share with your friends. After all, what else will you buy this week? A Blu-ray release of Familiar of Z...

Brad Rice



3:00 AM on 04.02.2014

Releases of the Week: Battle Royale is back!

Viz is celebrating Battle Royale with a "remastered" release of the title, along with Battle Royale Slam Book, a collection of essays. Slam Book takes a deep dive into the world of Battle Royale, opening up a whole ...

Brad Rice



5:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Releases of the Week: Ranma 1/2 brings back the oldies

If you're a fan of classics, this week has some good stuff for you. Namely, a Blu-ray release of Ranma 1/2, and the latest volume of Gundam: The Origin. For all of the younger fans out there, these are great ways to get into ...

Brad Rice



5:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Releases of the Week: Upotte!! on top

With Upotte!! out this week, you might want to see if you can request the racy title come to you in a plain brown bag -- you don't want others to see it before you've had a chance to properly display it next to your Ladies vs...

Brad Rice



7:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Releases of the Week: Attack on Titan spinoffs drop

Get your Gear on, because we've got two new Attack on Titan spinoffs hitting shelves this week. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall and Junior High will both test the market and see just how hungry everyone is for this blockbust...

Brad Rice



7:00 PM on 03.04.2014

Releases of the Week: Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

It's a big week for anime releases. You might all be too poor to buy anything after shelling out all that money for Psycho-Pass, but box sets galore call your name. Casshan and Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water are two worth sn...

Brad Rice



6:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Releases of the Week: Love, Election and Chocolate

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 fro...

Brad Rice



10:00 PM on 02.20.2014

Releases of the Week: Robotics;Notes hits shelves

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 ca...

Brad Rice



10:00 AM on 02.11.2014

Releases of the Week: Manga for everyone young and old

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 a...

Brad Rice



2:00 PM on 02.04.2014

Releases of the Week: Taiga will never leave us

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 B...

Brad Rice



8:00 PM on 01.28.2014

Releases of the Week: From to the New World is a shocker

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 m...

Brad Rice



4:00 PM on 01.21.2014

Releases of the Week: Open the Medaka Box

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 ...

Brad Rice



6:00 PM on 01.14.2014

Releases of the Week: Taisho Baseball Girls is up at bat

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...

Brad Rice



6:00 PM on 01.07.2014

Releases of the Week: Patlabor is out again!

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 sp...

Brad Rice



7:00 PM on 12.17.2013

Releases of the Week: Buy before Christmas is here!

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....

Brad Rice



4:00 PM on 12.10.2013

Releases of the Week: Buy more Wandering Son

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 t...

Brad Rice



11:00 PM on 12.03.2013

Releases of the Week: Girls und Panzer, roll out!

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 ...

Brad Rice



6:00 PM on 11.26.2013

Section23 announces anime release dates for March

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...

Ben Huber



5:00 PM on 11.26.2013

Releases of the Week: Stuff yourself with Accel World

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 wee...

Brad Rice



5:00 PM on 11.19.2013

Releases of the Week: More Yotsuba! for your collection

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...

Brad Rice



4:35 AM on 11.18.2013

Rejoice! FFX and X-2 HD for PS3 now dated for the West

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 Playstati...

Kristina Pino



10:00 PM on 11.12.2013

Releases of the Week: Akira celebrates its 25th Birthday

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 a...

Salvador GRodiles



9:00 AM on 11.07.2013

What time is it? It's new Perfume music video time

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 tun...

Eric Koziol



2:00 AM on 11.06.2013

Releases of the Week: Gundam Unicorn continues on

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&nb...

Brad Rice



11:00 PM on 10.29.2013

Releases of the Week: Wolfsmund and Titan lead manga wave

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 W...

Brad Rice



11:00 AM on 10.29.2013

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Mottai Night Land PV is now here

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 aga...

Eric Koziol



7:00 PM on 10.22.2013

Releases of the Week: Feel the Kokoro Connect

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 feeli...

Brad Rice



8:00 PM on 10.15.2013

Releases of the Week: More Eureka Seven for your pleasure

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 ...

Brad Rice



6:00 PM on 10.08.2013

Releases of the Week: We Without Wings

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...

Brad Rice



9:00 PM on 10.06.2013

New Kyary Pamyu Pamyu single on its way

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...

Eric Koziol



8:00 PM on 10.01.2013

Releases of the Week: Tiger & Bunny the Movie

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 tha...

Brad Rice



5:00 PM on 09.24.2013

Releases of the Week: Open the Medaka Box!

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 Teache...

Brad Rice



10:00 PM on 09.17.2013

Releases of the Week: Michiko and Hatchin on the loose!

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 ...

Brad Rice



6:00 PM on 09.11.2013

Releases of the Week: Blasts from the past galore!

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 S...

Brad Rice



9:00 PM on 09.03.2013

Releases of the Week: AKB0048 will fill you with love

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 ...

Brad Rice



5:00 PM on 08.27.2013

Releases of the Week: Bring some Chii into your life

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 releas...

Brad Rice



9:05 PM on 08.20.2013

Releases of the Week: New Spice and Wolf novel arrives

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 n...

Brad Rice



5:00 PM on 08.13.2013

Releases of the Week: Rock the Dragon!

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 e...

Brad Rice



1:00 PM on 08.07.2013

Releases of the Week: Roberta's Blood Trail is out

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 Ba...

Brad Rice



3:00 PM on 07.30.2013

Releases of the Week: Madoka's back in business

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 ...

Salvador GRodiles



11:00 AM on 07.23.2013

Releases of the Week: Got some Phi on the brain?

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...

Brad Rice



11:00 AM on 07.16.2013

Releases of the Week: Lovely Complex is FINALLY released

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...

Brad Rice



3:00 PM on 07.10.2013

Releases of the Week: More Flowers of Evil blooming

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 ...

Brad Rice



1:00 PM on 07.02.2013

Releases of the Week: Gunslinger Girl Finale!

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 ...

Brad Rice



4:00 PM on 06.25.2013

Releases of the Week: Giant robots clash for your money

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 $5...

Brad Rice




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