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Mania Anime and Manga Reviews for 12/10/2008

By Chris Beveridge     December 10, 2008


Full Metal Panic? FUMOFFU DVD Complete Collection (Thinpak)
© ADV Films

The anime and manga deluge continues this week as a lot of new titles have come out, but there's things released recently and earlier that need to be examined as well. With the holiday months here and people looking for that special anime item to get someone, perhaps a little fumoffu is in the offing?

On the DVD side of the aisle, Bryce has checked in today with a look at the very lighthearted and fun season of Full Metal Panic with the Full Metal Panic? FUMOFFU DVD Complete Collection released by ADV Films back on 07/15/2008. This season is also being bundled for a later release from ADV Films in February with their "Heavy Metal Collection". Going in a different direction, Chris has a look at the 11/18/2008 release of the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny TV Movie #3 from Bandai Entertainment which again tries to take about twelve episodes of the TV series and compresses it down to a ninety minute running time. As much success as Bandai had years ago in compressing the first Gundam TV series, they haven't quite managed to do it right again since.

On the manga side of the aisle, Greg has a somewhat scathing review of the October 2008 release of Nephylym Vol. #1 from Rei Kusakabe as released by DrMaster. When it starts off by stating that all the good shonen powers have been taken, it can't be all that good... And Sakura is taking a leap into a recent new book from VIz Media this morning by looking at their October 2008 release of Time Stranger Kyoko Vol. #2 by Arina Tanemura for those that need a little new shoujo in their day.

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