Notable New Releases & Pre-Orders for Week of October 1, 2012

Mayo Chiki!, Detroit Metal City, and the repackaged Rental Magica, Pt. 2 all land on DVD this week, along with the DVD/Blu-ray combo for Strike Witches 2. This week's books include part 1 of the new translation for Paradise Kiss, first omnibus edition of Loveless, and continuing volumes of Bakuman, Bleach, Skip Beat, The Story of Saiunkoku, and YuGiOh! 5D's. Heroes & Heroines: Japanese Video Game + Animation Illustration, a graphic novel box set for Pokemon Black and White, and much more will also hit shelves.

  • Mayo Chiki! DVD Complete Collection (S) Mayo Chiki! DVD Complete Collection (S)

    When you've got acute gynophobia, even a pretty girl can be like a malady, and as the sparring partner for his family of female wrestlers, Sakamachi Kinjiro has the worst case ever! Just one touch makes his nose bleed, so school's a bloody nightmare even before Kanade, the principal's twisted daughter, deduces Kinjiro's "feminine issue." But Chi-Kinjiro's female troubles don't totally redline until a wrong turn in the men's room exposes the secret Subaru, Kanade's manservant, has been hiding in the water closet. (Well, to be fair, SHE is still a servant.)

    $49.98$29.99*
  • Strike Witches 2 DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Hyb) Limited Edition Strike Witches 2 DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Hyb) Limited Edition

    The lovely ladies of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing are back to battle a new breed of alien invader! The extraterrestrial menace known as the Neuroi have returned to Earth, and even a direct hit won't stop these monsters. The Strike Witches are Earth's last line of defense, but they'll have to learn some new tricks to survive this dogfight - and win the war on pants once and for all!

    $69.98$41.99*
  • Rental Magica DVD Collection 2 (S) - Litebox Rental Magica DVD Collection 2 (S) - Litebox

    Itsuki is resolved to leading Astral, but his growing reliance on his Glam Sight has caused him a great deal of pain and placed all of Astral in danger on countless occasions. The coming trials will require him to grow stronger and more resourceful if he's to be an asset to the team.

    $39.99$23.99*
  • Heroes & Heroines: Japanese Video Game + Animation Illustration (208 pgs) Heroes & Heroines: Japanese Video Game + Animation Illustration (208 pgs)

    Heroes and Heroines allows a comprehensive look at a variety of characters from a range of titles from 2010 and 2011, plus the work of 100 prominent character designers. Designers featured include Shigenori Soejima, Suzuhito Yasuda, Mel Kishida, redjuice, Masayoshi Tanaka, Makoto Tsuchibayashi, aokiume, Takahiro Kishida, Eiji Kaneda, and more. Interviews with Shigenori Soejima (Catherine, Persona 3, Persona 4) and Eiji Kaneda (Rezel Cross) make this the definitive book on Japanese video game character design.

    $29.95$22.46

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