I haven’t had much in terms of June releases so far, with most of the titles being a tad delayed in arriving, however there is no reasoning to withhold this article. You all should know the drill by now, the * means that I am interested in reviewing the series, and I will as always include an image and description of every title. If you feel up to it, please comment on what purchases you are interested in getting and I will try and prioritize reviews to the responses I get.
Clannad: After Story – Part 2 *
An alternate path opens up for Tomoya and Nagisa as they enter their second semester and head towards graduation. Beyond school they look forward to a family of their own, though not without facing hardships and ultimately tragedy. After Story follows on from the original CLANNAD series and further expands on the themes of family, trust and empathy. Check out my review of Part 1 HERE!
Needless – Part 2*
IN AD 200X, World War 3 began… All of the Earth’s cities became targets of bombings and were bathed in frightful red flames. Half a century has passed since then. The contaminated former epicenter is still isolated from the city of Tokyo creating a hole in the middle of Japan commonly known as the Black Spot. As time passed, people began to inhabit this wasteland. They were deemed unnecessary by those who lived in cities. Among these people were the ones who could command strange abilities – fire, wind, gravity… they had the ability to control these supernatural powers. Thus, those who possessed Fragments were regarded as….THE NEEDLESS! – Check out my review of Part 1 HERE!
Tower of Druaga – Complete Series*
Scaling the sixty treacherous floors of the Tower of Druaga is no game. Infested with slime, dragons, and tentacled beasts, very few survive its twisting corridors and lethal traps. Those who reach the top must face Druaga, the demon protecting the mysterious, treasured Blue Crystal Rod. It’s a gruelling campaign undertaken by only the bravest swordsmen and wisest sorcerers and Jil. A young Guardian with little experience, Jil raises his shield to play the role of hero, battling his way up to the level where Druaga waits…
K-ON Volume 1*
When Yui Hirasawa enters high school, she wants to join a club but can’t decide which one is right for her. Fortunately, the Light Music Club is desperate to find another member or they’ll be disbanded! So, with the enticement of delicious snacks and assurance that no musical experience is necessary, Yui joins the Light Music Club. She becomes the guitarist in this all-girl high school rock band with Mio Akiyama on bass, Tsumugi Kotobuki on keyboard and Ritsu Tainaka on drums. Together, they’re going to rock the school and someday make it to the Budokan! Oh, and did I mention that there are four different versions of this one volume? DVD, Blu-ray, DVD Collectors and Blu-ray Collectors?
Karin: Chibi Vampire Series Collection*
Karin Maaka leads an ordinary life in spite of the fact that she is from a family of vampires. Unlike the rest of her family, she has no problem with bright lights, sleeps in a bed instead of a coffin, and loves to eat garlic. She is such an abnormal vampire that she doesn’t even suck blood – she makes it! Everything begins to unravel when she gets uncontrollable urges every time she gets near her classmate, Kenta Usui. Will she hold back the urge to purge or give in to her need to bleed?!
The Melancholy of Haruhi-Chan Suzumiya & Nyoron! Churuya-san Collection 2*
In these animated short episodes, based on the comical spin-off manga, the characters are presented in cute little versions of themselves. The wacky adventures of Haruhi-chan and her gang continues as they go have a cherry blossom viewing party and chase after the evil monster known as Santa Claus. See my review of Part 1 HERE!
Ga-Rei-Zero Collection *
Kagura and Yomi may look like ordinary school girls as they walk the streets of Tokyo clad in short skirts and knee-high socks, but they’re the heroes you scream for when monsters creep out of the darkness. These sword-toting sisters are part of an elite counterattack unit that specializes in suppressing outbreaks of supernatural activity. They train together, live together, eat together, and spend their nights disemboweling demons with sacred blades together. Tragedy strikes when Yomi is possessed by a dark spirit and Kagura must choose between raising her weapon against the eerily familiar face of ultimate evil or watching her flesh and blood slaughter innocent citizens. In a life-or-death battle that pits sister against sister, survival may be the greatest agony of all.
Naruto Shippuden Collection 06
The rogue ninja Furido attempts to use the Lightning Style jutsu of the Guardian Shinobi to rain destruction on the Leaf village. The ninja are running out of chakra. Does Naruto have enough power to save the village? Then, the Akatsuki are working their way from one tailed beast host to another, and it’s only a matter of time until they get to Naruto!
Contains episodes 66-77.
One Piece (Uncut) Collection 11
Fresh off their adventure in Alabasta, the Straw Hats wash up on an island inhabited by a penny-pinching money lender who lives amongst the livestock. This greedy old goat longs for the life of a pirate, but his boat doesn’t float and his tuckered-out ticker won’t hold out long enough for him to hoist the Jolly Roger. Nevertheless, Dr. Chopper and the gang do their best to make the old man’s dream come true, and he returns the favor by leading a goat-brigade raid on a marine fleet in hot pursuit of the Going Merry. This barnyard diversion creates an opening for the Straw Hats to sail out of trouble – and straight into the mysterious and deadly Rainbow Mist!
Soul Eater Collection 1&2 *
Maka is a Meister and Soul is her Weapon. As students at the Grim Reaper’s Death Weapon Meister Academy, their study habits couldn’t be more different. But in battle against the supernatural forces of evil, they’re a freakin’ lethal team. That’s when Soul transforms – literally – into a razor-sharp scythe, and every defeated wicked soul he sucks down makes him more deadly. That’s when Maka unleashes the merciless slayer within, wielding her partner and dropping monsters. Seriously. Monsters. Like the witches, werewolves, and zombies that lurk in the shadows and feed on the souls of the innocent. Every freakish ghoul Maka and Soul take out strengthens their bond, and fighting alongside their fellow Meister/Weapon classmates, Maka and Soul are the world’s last line of defense against evil.
As always, Madman releases too much manga for me to individually list, however I have included below, a list of all their manga titles being released during the month of July.
- Afterschool Charisma Vol 5
- Bakuman Vol 5
- Bleach | 3 in One Vol 1
- Blue Exorcist Vol 2
- Claymore Vol 18
- Grand Guignol Orchestra (Manga) Vol. 03
- Invincible Hc Vol 06 Ultimate Collection
- Invincible Tp Vol 14 the Viltrumite War
- Kamisama Kiss (Manga) Vol. 03
- La Corda D’oro (Manga) Vol. 14
- Nana (Manga) Vol. 21
- Natsume’s Book of Friends (Manga) Vol. 07
- Neon Genesis Evangelion (Manga) Vol. 12
- Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (Manga) Vol. 03
- One Piece (Manga) Vol. 57
- One Piece East Blue (Manga 3-In-1) Vol. 01
- Oresama Teacher (Manga) Vol. 03
- Otomen (Manga) Vol. 10
- Rin-Ne (Manga) Vol. 05
- Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura (Manga) Vol. 02
- Shaman King (Manga) Vol. 30
- Tenjo Tenge (Manga 2-In-1) Vol. 01
- Toriko (Manga) Vol. 05
- Trinity Blood (Manga) Vol. 13
- Ultimo (Manga) Vol. 04
and that is all my dear readers, I hope you can all find some titles you will enjoy!