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Real Neat Blog Award

realneatimg_2787Matthew of Matt-in-the-Hat was kind enough to nominate me for the Real Neat Blog Award.

Thank you very much, Matt! ゚・:,。★\(^-^ )♪ありがと♪( ^-^)/★,。・:・゚

The Rules:

1. Put the award logo in your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog).

Questions from Matt:

1. What inspired you to become a blogger?
I have so much manga that I figured I might as well make them serve some purpose, and I wanted a place where I could voice my thoughts. Plus I’ve gotten into couponing and deal shopping thanks to various sites and blogs, and better deals = more money saved = more manga.

2. What is your favorite season (Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter)?
I’d say summer. Although the last couple of summers have basically been like spring and fall…

3. What is your favorite Disney Movie?
Beauty and the Beast
. Humor, music, character development, and a great villain all wrapped up in a beautiful presentation.

4. What was your favorite video game as a child?
Final Fantasy VII
. But I would have been right on the borderline of child and teen at the time, so if you go by strictly “child”, then it was probably a tie between Pac-Man for Atari and Family Feud for Commodore 64.

5. What is your favorite type of music?
Pop/light pop (both English and Japanese). Although classic rock is good as well.

6. Would you consider yourself a Marvel fan or DC comics fan?
Hmmm, I was never much into either. When I was younger, I was big into the Archie comics, though. But if push came to shove, probably DC.

7. Who is your favorite actor/actress?
I’d have to say Betty White. Loved her as Rose in The Golden Girls, she was funny in Match Game, hilarious as Elka in Hot in Cleveland, and she’s still going strong. Plus she’s so passionate about animals.

My Nominations:

Charming Delusions

Shay-shay’s Anime Blog

Slightly Biased Manga


My Questions:

1. What recent news from the entertainment and/or pop culture world (TV, movies, video games, books, etc.) has got you excited?

2. If you opened your own personal theater, what would be the first movie you’d play on your new big screen?

3. What is (or was) your favorite board game?

4. Cats or dogs?

5. If you could set up a teleporter from your house to anywhere in the world, where would you pick?

6. Name a Disney song that fits your life.

7. Pick a book or book series and briefly explain why it’s so good.

Manga Review – Butterflies, Flowers

Butterflies, Flowers Volume 1

Butterflies, Flowers
蝶よ花よ (Chou yo Hana yo)
Josei – Romance, comedy, smut
8 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media


Although they were once rich, Choko’s family is now working class. She gets a job as an office worker, but her boss, Masayuki, is strict with her and even sexually harassed her at the interview. Choko eventually realizes Domoto was once her family’s servant, and now she must handle both his boss side and servant side…


Manga Review – Noragami: Stray God

Noragami Volume 1

Noragami: Stray God
Shounen – Supernatural, drama, comedy, action, romance
5 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha USA


Hiyori tries to save a boy from an oncoming bus. She survives, but now her spirit randomly separates from her body! The “boy” from the accident is Yato, an unknown god who will take on any job in hopes of having his own shrine. Hiyori hires Yato to help her, but he’s busy looking for a spirit to become his new weapon.


Manga Review – Love★Com

Shoujo – Romance, comedy
17 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media


Risa is the tallest girl in class, and Ôtani is the shortest guy. The whole school sees them as nothing but a comedy duo. But despite their complexes about their height, they just want to fall in love. When they both develop crushes in summer school, they agree help each other. Will things work out for the two of them?


Manga Review – Cross Game

Cross Game Volume 1

Cross Game
ADACHI Mitsuru
Shounen – Romance, sports, comedy, drama, slice-of-life
8 Volumes (17 Volumes original Japanese release) (complete)
Viz Media


Ko’s family owns a sporting goods store, and his best friend/sort-of girlfriend Wakaba’s family runs a batting center. But Ko doesn’t take much interest in any sport, including baseball. But Wakaba’s younger sister Aoba resents Ko for both seeing baseball as just a game and for hogging Wakaba’s attention.


Manga Review – Prétear – The New Legend of Snow White

Prétear – The New Legend of Snow White
新白雪姫伝説プリーティア (Shin Shirayuki-hime Densetsu Prétear)
NARUSE Kaori (manga), SATOU Junichi (creator)
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, action, reverse harem
4 Volumes (complete)
ADV Manga


Himeno’s father has just remarried a wealthy woman. But Himeno just can’t get used to life as a rich princess. One day, after meeting a little boy, a group of men introduce themselves as the Leafe Knights and claim Himeno is the Prétear, the one who can revive the source of life (leafe) stolen by the Princess of Disaster.


Manga Review – Kobato.

Kobato. Volume 1

Seinen – Fantasy, romance, comedy, drama
6 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press


Kobato has a wish, but it can only be fulfilled if she goes to the human world and fills a bottle with healed hearts. Unfortunately, Kobato is lacking a lot of common sense. But she isn’t alone: the short-tempered stuffed dog Ioryogi is there to watch over her…or set her on fire when he’s angry. Will Kobato’s wish come true?


Manga Review – Say I Love You.

Say I Love You. Volume 1

Say I Love You.
好きっていいなよ。(Suki tte Ii na yo.)
Shoujo – Romance, drama, slice-of-life, smut
7 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha USA


Mei is a loner. She doesn’t have friends, and she doesn’t want friends. After she mistakenly kicks the most popular boy in school, Yamato, he wants to be her friend. But Mei insists she wants nothing to do with him…

Note: this review has been updated and can be found here.