Manga Shipment has Arrived!
It’s been almost 2 years since the last time I bought some manga, so I decided it was time to catch up on the series I was following and also to pick up some new series. I ended up dropping some series that I had lost interest in, like Negima! and Tsubasa, and picked up a few I had mentioned before in the blog, namely Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, Dekotsun and Damekko Kissa Dear.
Here’s the view from the other side. This is the first time I picked up light novels; I’ve only bought novels before (D.C. and Shuffle! for the chars I liked). As you can see, they are more compact than regular tankoubon, but they are thicker. I started with Oreimo and will read it on the way to work and over lunch breaks.
- Damekko Kissa Dear 1
- D.C.II 2-5
- D.C.II Imaginary Future 2-5
- Hidamari Sketch 3-4
- Hiro na ex. 2
- Honoka Lv. Up! 3-4
- Karin 13-14
- Lucky☆Star 6-7
- Minamike 5-6
- Nanatsuiro☆Drops 2-5
- Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai 1
- Puchi Hound 4-5
- Really? Really! 2
- Shina Dark 2-4
- ToHeart2 colorful note 4-5
- Dekotsun★ 1-5
- Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai 1-5
In particular, I like Honoka Lv. Up! since it’s about high school student Honoka becoming an illustrator in the gaming industry. I loved the MMO scene in volume 2. Zen has noted that I have too many D.C. related books. That is probably true. I thought that Puchi Hound had stopped, but was pleasantly surprised to see that two more volumes had been released. I can’t wait to start reading that.
Normally, the books have outer sleeves that promote related anime or manga by the same publisher or author. I spent a bit of time taking these off and threw them in a pile. The placement was not intentional. Really.
Within the light novels are mini pamphlets detailing current and upcoming light novels. It’s a pretty smart marketing tactic.
The main reason I stopped procrastinating and made this order: Oreimo.
Closeup of Kirino from the fold-out illustration in the first bunkobon. Just look at how cute she is!
After sorting the new books and starting to double stack on some shelves, I think I need to get more shelves soon.
Of course, I’m still spending time on eroge. It’s just nice to have something to read when you’re away from the computer or it’s not convenient to be intimate with cute imoutos. I highly suggest everyone to go and buy manga and light novels. Support your favorite authors and illustrators, while brushing up on your Japanese at the same time!
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