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Anime & Manga Deals: National French Toast Day Edition

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy National French Toast Day! Enjoy this wonderful dipped bread treat for breakfast or any time during the day. Because what else would you eat today? I mean, it’s not like Americans are celebrating any other holiday today, right? But for my international visitors, Happy Last Thursday in November!

But no matter what you’re celebrating today, I hope you can enjoy some of these specials! Make sure you check out the previous deal post which includes a b2g1f sale at Amazon and much more!

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Manga Review – Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Volume 1

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
昭和元禄落語心中
KUMOTA Haruko
Josei – Comedy, drama, historical, romance, slice-of-life, supernatural
10 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

A recent parolee has only one goal: to be trained in the art of Japanese storytelling under a certain master, one who has never had an apprentice before. Yakumo, considered the last of the greats, shockingly agrees. But this still doesn’t mean smooth sailing for Yotaro: Yakumo treats him like a pet, the young lady Yakumo looks after resents both of them, and mastering the art is tricker than Yotaro thought.

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Manga Review – Whose Fault is this Sleepless Night?

Whose Fault is this Sleepless Night? / Sleepless Nights

Whose Fault is this Sleepless Night?
Sleepless Nights
MURAKAMI Sachi
Boys’ Love – Romance, smut
1 Volume (complete)
Media Do (Nihonbungeisha) / Digital Manga Publishing

Summary:

Miyabi’s workplace is a known pick-up spot for gay men. Miyabi asks one young man to hurry up and leave, but he wants Miyabi! Miyabi is shocked, as he’s not gay, but he agrees to go with the handsome guy… The next day, Miyabi is trying to mentally downplay the encounter, but the two meet again unexpectedly!

Warning: this review is of a series that is recommended for ages 18+ and is not safe for work!

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Manga Review – Stepping on Roses

Stepping on Roses Volume 1

Stepping on Roses
裸足でバラを踏め (Hadashi de Bara wo Fume)
UEDA Rinko
Shoujo – Drama, historical, romance
9 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Japan, late 1800s. Sumi tries her best to care for orphans her brother brings home. But Eisuke keeps losing money gambling! When one of the kids gets sick, Sumi feels hopeless. A kind stranger gives her money, but she soon needs more. Then another man enters Sumi’s life and makes a demand: marry him but never love him.

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Manga Review – Halloween Pajama

Halloween Pajama Doujin Manga

Halloween Pajama
ハロウィン・パジャマ
IRIE Yasuhiro
Action, drama, magical girl
1 Volume (complete)

Summary:

Ran is constantly having the same dream: floating upside-down above a city. One night, she decides to float down to the city, where’s she’s promptly attacked by ghosts! A larger ghost with legs saves her, but he give her a mission: fight evil spirits until Hallows’ Eve as the new Halloween Pajama!

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Album Review – Hakuoki Opening Best

Hakuoki Opening Best ~Kakyou Shuu~

Hakuoki Opening Best
Game “Hakuoki” Opening Best ~Vocal Collection~
ゲーム「薄桜鬼」 オープニングベスト ~歌響集~ (Game “Hakuoki” Opening Best ~Kakyou Shuu~)
YOSHIOKA Aika, mao
30 Tracks
Team Entertainment

Summary:

The theme songs of the Hakuoki series — from the original PS2 game to the PS4 port of the remake — are gathered together in one collection.

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