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Anime & Manga Deals: Not Yet August Edition

Big Deal / Sale

I totally forgot there’s 31 days in July. Oops. I know, 30 days has… something, something, September, November. Whatever. So while it may not be Spider-man Day, it can be considered Mutt Day aka Mixed Breed Day. But yet it’s an annual celebration also celebrated in December…? And I thought I was confused!

Well, anyway, and on to the deals! End of the month + end of the week = lots of deals expiring today!

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Kingyo Chuuihou!

Kingyo Chuuihou! Shinsouban 1

Kingyo Chuuihou!
Kingyo Chuiho!

Goldfish Warning!
Goldfish Alert!
きんぎょ注意報!
NEKOBE Neko
Shoujo – Gag, comedy, fantasy
8 Volumes (original) / 7 Volumes (shinsouban) (complete)
Kodansha (Nakayoshi)

Summary:

Chitose, a girl down on her luck, is forced to transfer schools after her father’s death since the only thing she inherited was a rare pink goldfish. For Chitose, who grew up with the finer things in life, this new school is a huge culture shock!  But maybe life at her new school will be full of some pleasant surprises as well…

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Manga Review – Love in Focus

Love in Focus Volume 1

Love in Focus
蓮住荘のさんかく (Renzu-Sou no Sankaku)
NOGIRI Yoko
Shoujo – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Mako loves photography, and she decides to attend her friend Kei’s high school and boarding house because of the school’s club. On her way to her new home, Mako accidentally takes a picture of a guy, and he turns out to be another resident! But unlike most of the other boarders, Mitsuru seems to dislike pictures…

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Manga Review – MÄR: Marchen Awakens Romance

MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance Volume 1

MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance
メル
ANZAI Nobuyuki
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, isekai
15 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Ginta is a rather unremarkable young man — not much of a student and a poor athlete. The only talent he has is dreaming of the same fantasy world over and over again. While only Ginta and his friend Koyuki believe that place exists, one day, the portal to the realm opens! Ginta is ecstatic to finally visit this fantasy land, and plus he’s gotten stronger! But will that be enough in a land full of magical tools and a group intent on controlling the world?

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Manga Review – Beauty Bunny

Beauty Bunny Volume 1

Beauty Bunny
ビューティー♥バニィ
YOSHINO Mari
Shoujo – Comedy, gender bender, romance
8 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Just when things are going well at her new school, one of Kohane’s classmates calls her ugly! Iori has pro-level makeup skills while Kohane has no interest in beauty treatments. But when Kohane’s in a jam, Iori helps Kohane at the request of his sister. However, the cost for the makeover may be higher than she expected…

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Manga Review – Something’s Wrong With Us

Something's Wrong With Us Volume 1

Something’s Wrong With Us
私たちはどうかしている (Watashi-tachi wa Douka Shiteiru)
ANDO Natsumi
Josei – Drama, mystery, psychological, romance
6 Volumes (ongoing) of 13 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Thanks to her mom, a live-in confectioner, and Tsubaki, the heir to the shop, Nao develops an interest in making Japanese sweets. But the happy days end when Tsubaki fingers Nao’s mom as his dad’s murderer! Years pass, and Nao’s work leads to crossing paths with a certain someone…

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Artbook Review – Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie Official Visual Book

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie Official Visual Book

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie Official Visual Book
劇場版「美少女戦士セーラームーンEternal」公式ビジュアルBOOK (Gekijouban “Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal” Koushiki Visual BOOK)
Artbook
Kodansha

Summary:

Celebrate the Crystal Season IV movies with this release that includes summaries, character analyses, voice actor interviews, and artwork from the two-part film.

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