It’s Labor Day Weekend here in the U.S. So to celebrate the last weekend of summer, how about some manga and anime deals? Most sales end Monday, so be sure to get your orders in!
This deal is back again! Walmart is selling the box set of Death Note for $18.96, 58% off. Free shipping on $35+ or Free store pickup eligible. This 10 disc set features all 37 episodes of the series with both Japanese and English audio tracks along with English subtitles. Amazon is also selling the box set for the same price for Amazon Prime members only. It’s time for another publisher sale at Right Stuf. Get 33% off MSRP all Vertical, Inc. titles with coupon code VERT15, and almost 40% off if you’re a member of Got Anime ($12/yr). Sale goes until August 31st. Free shipping on US $49+ or Canada at $250+. Click the banner to see all eligible titles. While this is a good sale, please be sure to check out my other deal posts for some preorder deals. For example, you can currently get Tokyo ESP 1 for only $8.77 at Amazon or Walmart, and it has been under $8 previously. This is currently 45% off for everyone compared to Right Stuf’s member discount of 40%. While PSN (US) is constantly having a flash sale, there’s a couple of anime-related and Japanese-related games in this latest sale. View the full list here, and go here to make your purchases. Better hurry, sale ends Monday at 11 AM Pacific! Some games that may be of interest include: Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! (PS3 or PS Vita) – $7.50
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND (PS Vita) – $5.85
Fate/EXTRA (PSP/PS Vita) – $4.00
Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi (PS3) – $7.80
Naruto Shippuden: Un Impact (PSP) – $7.75
One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3) – $7.80
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PS3) – $7.80
Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (PSP/PS Vita) – $4.00
XBlaze Code: Embryo (PS3 or PS Vita) Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi is historical fiction, but it features an excellent storyline even if you’re not a huge romance fan. I would recommend doing Hijikata’s route first since it covers the most history. Like Hakuoki, Sweet Fuse is a good visual novel even if you’re not an otome gamer. It has a lot of video game parodies and features a good mystery story. For the latter, make sure you follow the recommended order of Wakasa –> Meoshi –> Mitarashi –> Urabe –> Shidou –> Shirabe –> Secret. (Although you might not want to end with the secret from a romance perspective. I did Shirabe last.) Regardless, both titles are highly recommended for manga (and anime) fans! FYI, Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi includes both the enhanced port of Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (which is on sale here for $4) as well as the never-before-released in English fandisk. So pick up the PS3 Hakuoki game unless you only have a PSP or PS Vita. The base game is getting a PS Vita remake, and I’d be very surprised if it doesn’t make it over here. However, the game is well worth $8 in my opinion since it’s two games in one, and I doubt all the fandisk scenes will be in Shinkai: Kaze no Shou, which is due in Japan next month. This version also features the CGs done by the original artist. So, are you picking up anything during this sale? Or have you played any of these games before and have an opinion on it? Let me know in the comments! GoHastings.com is offering 40% off three or more used books, movies, music, and games by entering the code FRIENDSHIP at checkout. Coupon code is valid through August 23rd. After coupon code, you can get manga for as low as $1.03 a volume. With shipping, an eight volume series, for example, would cost about $2.40 a volume, which is over 75% off cover price! This is a good way to finish up any holes in your collection, or you can buy a whole new series. I’ve only ordered books from them, but almost all have been in very good condition. Shipping for books is $3.00 for the order + $0.99 each item, movies and music is $1.29 an item, and games are $2.28 an item. They accept credit cards and PayPal.
Shopping online can be wonderful, but we also have to be careful. Is that low price too good to be true? How fast will they ship? Is my information secure? While we tend to stick to sites we trust and are established, the former founder of Diapers.com launched Jet, a new shopping site designed to be a cross between Amazon and Costco/Sam’s Club. I take a look at this new site and whether you should consider it for your anime and manga (and other) purchases.
While I usually post manga-related deals, this is too hot not to share! Right now at Amazon, the Sailor Moon R Cutie Moon Rod Proplica is only $57.45, 43% off the MSRP of $100. I don’t know how long the price will last, but since Amazon’s prices fluctuate constantly, I would hurry if you’re interested. The next lowest price for this item is about $70 shipped on eBay. All the lowest buy-it-now prices on eBay just dropped today, in line with Amazon’s sudden price drop. I know that’s not a coincidence. Previously, the cheapest one has ever gone was about $68 for a used/open box one. The Proplica line is Bandai’s premium prop and replica items of Sailor Moon wands and brooches. Featuring sounds and voices directly from the anime as well as Moon Kingdom base, this is a beautiful item for cosplayers or collectors. If you want to learn more about it, Sailor Moon Collectibles has a nice video review.
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There’s a lot of games on sale including action, simulation, and adventure, and 10% of all proceeds go to charity. Click read more for the full list! It’s time for another publisher sale at Right Stuf. Get 33% off MSRP all Kodansha Comics USA titles with coupon code KOD-2015, and almost 40% off if you’re a member of Got Anime ($12/yr). Sale goes until August 17th. Click the banner to see all eligible titles. While this is a good sale, please be sure to check out my other deal posts for some preorder deals. For example, you can currently get Kiss Me, Not Him 1 or 2 for only $5.25 at Walmart with free shipping. This is 52% off for everyone compared to Right Stuf’s member discount of 40%. GoHastings.com is offering 40% off used books, DVDs, and music by entering the code SUNSCREEN at checkout. Code will also take off 30% off used Blu-rays and 20% off used video games. Coupon code is valid through July 26th. After coupon code, you can get manga for as low as $1.03 a volume. With shipping, an eight volume series, for example, would cost about $2.40 a volume, which is over 75% off cover price! This is a good way to finish up any holes in your collection, or you can buy a whole new series! I’ve only ordered books from them, but almost all have been in very good condition. You can also go through TopCashback.com for 7.5% cashback! Shipping for books is $3.00 for the order + $0.99 each item, movies and music is $1.29 an item, and games are $2.28 an item. They accept credit cards and PayPal.