Tastes Like Happiness
After a 2 week delay since I just missed out on the last copy of Gekkou, the latest shipment of books has arrived! And it’s not a moment too soon as I just finished up the last light novel that I had previously (Galge no Sekai v3). This time around, I tried using BK1 instead of Amazon Japan due to cheaper shipping. On a shipment of about 17,000 yen, I saved about 4000 yen in shipping since BK1 calculates it on weight instead of per shipment/item like Amazon JP does. Not only that but I didn’t have to pay duties on my EMS shipment! And there’s also a points system and occasional vouchers. That’s more money in the bank for the next shipment.
Another thing I was wondering about was their packaging. The package is smaller than Amazon JP’s and the books inside are actually kept in better condition since they put books of the same size in a plastic cover, which was sealed tightly shut. With Amazon JP, there were times when I had books which had creased or bent corners because of the wrapping that was used. It also felt like not enough care was put into the packaging process. This was not the case here. Great packaging. Great book smell when you unwrap it. Ahhhhhhhhh.
- Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai 1
- Damekko Kissa Dear 2
- Hidamari Sketch 5
- Ichigo Mashimaro 6
- Mashiroiro Symphony 1-2
- Minami-ke 7
- Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai 2
- Shukufuku no Campanella 3
- Tenshin Ranman 1
- Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai 4
- D Sword of Legend 1
- Famima! 2
- Galge no Sekai yo, Youkoso! 4-5
- Galge no Sekai yo, Youkoso! Fandisc
- Gekkou 1
- Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! 1
- Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai! 4
- Prave! 2
- Seitokai no Ichizon 1-4, side 1
- Silver Blade 1 (Galge no Sekai yo, Youkoso! addon)
- Koiiro Sora Moyou visual fan book
Stacking them up like Kirino’s eroge…
Out of all of these, I mainly wanted to read the latest volumes for Bokutomo, Oreimo and Papa no Iu Koto. In addition, I picked up new volumes for other manga and LN I am following. Aside from new series D Sword of Legend and Gekkou which I had introduced before in the weekly news, I also picked up one that is relevant to my interests: Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!. It’s actually about a guy who has to fall in love with one of many girls at the school. However, one of them is his imouto (unknown to him), so he has to avoid her. However, they all act like imoutos! It’s like you can’t go wrong no matter what you do!
Then there’s this series which most of you should be familiar with. Seizon is one of those series that you either love or hate. The LN is mainly in dialogue format and full of gags, so I’m curious how it will go. My main reason for picking this up is because I want to know more about Key-kun’s past. That and more Aka-chan and Mafuyu never hurts. Tastes like happiness indeed.
Personally, I loved Koisora a lot because of the art and system (plot is cliched and predictable, but I won’t complain). So naturally, I had to pick the fanbook up so I can stare at Aya and Miko-chan all day long admire the cute art, check out the chara sketches and read all the extra materials, like the Kayoko short story (you know you want it Zen) and more chibi 4komas. I highly recommend this to Koisora fans!
That’s all for now. I’ll start reading Seizon tomorrow. I plan to order more books in December since Oreimo 7 will be out. Speaking of Oreimo…
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