We are well passed the half-way mark for the year and so far, the series this year from both Madman Entertainment and Siren Visual have been remarkable and catered to all audiences. Next month is no exception, with some nice titles from both companies. Whilst I have not started reviewing Madman’s titles from last month (Hopefully this week), I have reviewed titles from Siren Visual so do check them out. Anyway, here are the titles you can expect to see on shelves throughout August.
Blassreiter – Complete Series*
Somewhere in Germany in the not-too-distant future all hell is breaking loose… Giant, biomechanical creatures of origins unknown are terrorizing the city. Labelled as Demoniacs, the creatures appear rabid and unpredictable, killing and maiming anything in their path. The town’s citizens are terrified, the media demands answers. In response the government employs a special–forces team to investigate. Known as the Xenogenesis Assault Team (XAT), its members quickly realize the creature is capable of infecting anyone it comes in contact with; no one is safe.
Ghost Hound – Complete Series*
In the small town of Suiten, three boys discover they can transfer their souls to a parallel world. Each had traumatic childhood experiences… Taro Komori – haunted by the death of his sister. Makoto Ogami – traumatised by his father’s suicide and Masayuki Nakajima – tormented by the suicide of a classmate he once bullied.Together they attempt to unravel the mysteries of their outer-body experiences and gain new perspectives on their unusual lives as they grow towards adulthood and attempt to reconcile with the darkness of their collective past. When ‘ghosts’ from their unseen world manifest in their apparent ‘reality’, their lives reveal further mystery…
Dance in the Vampire Bund – Series Collection (DVD / Blu-ray)*
After millennia in hiding, Mina Tepes, Queen of the Vampires, suddenly appears in Japan to announce the existence of vampires and establish a colony for her blood-sucking brethren. After this landmark announcement, Akira Kaburagi’s world will never be the same. As a boy, Akira vowed to serve the ruler of the night, and now he must fulfill his destiny by protecting Mina from those who would dethrone her!
Digimon: Digital Monsters Collection 1*
Seven kids at summer camp are mysteriously transported to another reality, where they are befriended by a group of strange creatures who call themselves “Digimon,” Digital Monsters. The seven children are now dubbed as the DigiDestined, tasked with protecting the Digital World from evil Digimon like Devilmon. Can they save the Digital World and find a way back home?
High School of the Dead Collection (DVD / Blu-ray)*
A deadly new disease is ravaging the world, turning the populace into mindless zombies, and the number of infected is skyrocketing by the second. As their fellow classmates and teachers succumb to the infection around them, a small group of students at Fujimi High School are fighting for their lives after surviving the initial outbreak. It is up to Takashi Komuro to unite the group of weary survivors and try to escape the horrors that surround them. In this new world of the living dead…will they escape?
Bleach Collection 10
In the perpetual night and white sand world of Hueco Mundo, Ichigo and the others fight their way to Las Noches, the stronghold of former Soul Reaper captain Sosuke Aizen, where Orihime is being held. In the depths of Las Noches, Rukia encounters Espada Number Nine, Aaroniero Arruruerie, who removes his mask to reveal a very familiar face–could he really be former Squad Three Lieutenant Kaien Shiba?
One Piece (Uncut) Collection 12
When his crew is nearly crushed by the wreckage of a ship falling from the sky, Luffy sets his sights on sailing straight into the clouds! First order of business: finding a stalwart soul who knows how to get from the deep blue sea to the wild blue yonder. The Straw Hats dock at Mock Town in search of directions, but instead they’re brutally bullied by pirates who’ve forgotten how to dream. Fortunately for adventure’s sake, Nico catches wind of a legendary liar whose monkey minions can equip any ship for a deadly ascent on the Knockup Stream. Hold on to your hats because Luffy and his mates will soon find out if the Going Merry flies as well as she floats!When his crew is nearly crushed by the wreckage of a ship falling from the sky, Luffy sets his sights on sailing straight into the clouds! First order of business: finding a stalwart soul who knows how to get from the deep blue sea to the wild blue yonder.
To (2001 Nights) (DVD / Blu-ray)
Fifteen years after its last contact with our world, a space freighter known as the Flying Dutchman requests permission to dock at a remote moon base. This mysterious ship carries liquid protons: a power source essential to the survival of Earth’s population. But before the precious cargo can be delivered, the base is ambushed by galactic terrorists who seek to destroy the new form of energy and issue a death sentence to all of humanity.
Vampire Knight Guilty Volume 3
Yuki finally understands who she really is, but Zero can’t accept her true self. At Rido’s coffin, watched over by Ichiru, Kaname recalls the unforgettable events of ten years earlier. Kaname’s blood revives Rido at last, and chaos reigns when both Rido’s servant vampires and the Hunter’s Society invade the academy. Yuki soon realises her new role and sets out to protect her friends and confront the powerful Rido.
So there you have it folks, whilst there are some nice titles on offer from both companies, the actual number of titles are lacking from both companies, which means you can save up some more money for September’s offerings – and I can get through this backlog. Siren Visual will continue simulcasting Usagi Drop and Dennou Coil. Madman Entertainment once again has a nice collection of manga they are distributing, which is as follows:
- 07 Ghost (Manga) Vol. 08
- Are You Alice? (Manga) Vol. 01
- Death Note: Black Edition (Manga) Vol. 04
- Howl’s Moving Castle (Picture Book)
- Karneval (Manga) Vol. 04
- Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me to You (Manga) Vol. 09
- Naruto 3-In-1 Edition (Manga) Vol. 02
- Rosario + Vampire Season II (Manga) Vol. 05
- Shaman King (Manga) Vol. 31
- Spirited Away (Picture Book)
- Stepping on Roses (Manga) Vol. 06
- The Cat Returns (Picture Book)
- The Walking Dead Tp Vol 14
- No Way OutVagabond (Manga) Vol. 25