Author Archive: Krystallina

A blogger who runs Daiyamanga and also posts at TheOASG.

EXPIRED Anime & Manga Deals: July 4th Edition

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It’s Independence Day here in the US. This past weekend was Anime Expo, and there were a lot of announcements, weren’t there.

But to go along with those big surprises are big sales! You can pick up several free manga volumes, so be sure to grab them before the sale is over! Plus, Amazon is already marking down plenty of anime and manga before Prime day, with many at their lowest prices ever anywhere.


Manga Review – F

F Volume 1

Seinen – Comedy, drama, mature, sports, tragedy
20 Volumes of 28 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (MediBang)


Gunma likes to play around with girls, but what he really loves is to put the pedal to the metal. Unfortunately, in rural Japan, there’s not much he can do to fulfill the need for speed. With the help of his friend Tamotsu, he is able to drive fast in a seemingly normal-looking tractor, but yet he wants to go even faster.


Manga Review – E-Series

E-Series Volume 1

Boys’ Love – Comedy, drama, romance, mature, smut
1 Volume of 5 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (MediBang)


Takao, the school delinquent, falls in love at first sight with a gorgeous guy. Kimihiko, unlike Takao, is a genius, but it’s rumored that he never turns down anyone who hits on him. But Takao vows to be different — he’s going to get close enough to learn all about Kimihiko and see his true self!

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


Manga Review – DAYS

Days Volume 1

YASUDA Tsuyoshi
Shounen – Sports
7 Volumes of 29 Volumes of 42 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics


Timid Tsukushi’s happiest day of his life is ruined when he’s cornered by bullies. Fortunately, he’s saved by Jin, a stranger passing by as he looks for someone to play in a futsal game that night. When Jin calls them friends, Tsukushi happily agrees to fill in. That game makes Tsukushi want to try out for soccer in high school, but he doesn’t realize how good his school’s team is. Can this soccer newbie even survive the first day of practice?


Manga Review – Creature!

Creature! Volume 1

ハカイジュウ (Hakaijuu)
HONDA Shingo
Shounen – Horror
1 Volume of 21 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)


Akira feels like he’s falling further and further behind his best friend, Eiji, in basketball. But when he gets promoted to a starter, Eiji suggests they compete to see who will confess to Miku, their childhood friend. But when an earthquake hits, the day the two can play together and also face-off may never come…


Manga Review – Chow Down Champs / Super Food Bowl

Chow Down Champs Volume 1

Chow Down Champs
Super Food Bowl

大食い甲子園 (Oogui Koushien)
Seinen – Sports
3 Volumes of 6 Volumes (complete)


Fifteen years ago, Momotaro High School had a come-from-behind victory and took the crown in the national high school competitive eating championship. But after that achievement, the club has struggled to even make it past regionals and is on the verge of shutting down. But with the arrival of a new coach, perhaps Momo High can regain its former glory!


Manga Review – Battles of the Wandering Chef

Battles of the Wandering Chef Volume 1

Battles of the Wandering Chef
包丁無宿勝負旅 (Houchou Mushuku Shoubu Tabi)
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru (story/art), TAGAWA Yasuyuki (drafting cooperation)
Seinen – Sports
2 Volumes of 4 Volumes (complete)


Musashi, the second son of a restaurant owner, has gotten into a fight once again and has a stint at juvenile hall. When Musashi returns, his friends are waiting for him, excited to eat Musashi’s cooking once again. But his older brother, Shinichi, is the head chef of the restaurant now and won’t let his delinquent younger brother use the kitchen. A customer suggests a cooking face-off, so which brother will come out on top?


Manga Review – Baron

Baron Volume 1

Shounen – Adventure, mystery, sci-fi
3 Volumes of 8 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (MediBang)


Namiro, nicknamed Baron, is a big guy with amazing strength. But he doesn’t get why his parents won’t get a divorce or why the girl he likes, Yoko, isn’t in a rush to get married. Yoko has other things on her mind, like a strange recurring dream and the UFO-like object she spotted. She feels like she needs to visit her brother in Australia, but he’s gone missing after taking photos of the local monolith. Could this all be connected?