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EXPIRED Deals – Walmart Preorder Deals with Free Shipping

Walmart has a whole bunch of manga preorders heavily discounted (most 47-48% off) with free shipping! No minimum purchase required! You order several items at once, and they will all ship individually. Walmart accepts cash (pay in store within 48 hours), PayPal, and credit/debit cards.

I believe this covers most of the heavily discounted preorders. Note that some are due to be released real soon, so get your order in now before the free shipping disappears.

My pick is The Complete Chi’s Sweet Home, Part 1 for only $13.07. This omnibus contains three volumes in a larger trim with new bonus author comics!


EXPIRED Deals – July 4th & Anime Expo Celebration Deals Roundup

Here’s a sample of some discounts on manga. Prices can fluctuate and coupons can sometimes suddenly be ended early, so make sure to confirm the prices before ordering!

Today’s highlights are the continuation of the Viz Media shoujo sale at Right Stuf and a whole slew of discounted titles (both new releases and preorders) at almost 50% off like Afterschool Charisma 10, Assassination Classroom 5, and Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 3. There’s also a couple of bonus anime and merchandise deals today.


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 – 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.


Manga Review – Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode

Tokyo Mew Mew a La Mode Omnibus

Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, comedy, action
2 Volumes (original), 1 Volume (omnibus) (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha USA


Berry wanders into Cafe Mew Mew and accidentally becomes a Mew Mew! Now merged with a rabbit and a mountain cat, Berry must join together with the other Mew Mews and take down new enemies. But can she handle her newfound powers and her budding feelings for her best friend?


Manga Review – Tokyo Mew Mew

Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus Volume 1

Tokyo Mew Mew
IKUMI Mia (art); YOSHIDA Reiko (story)
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, comedy, action
7 Volumes (original), 3 Volumes (omnibus) (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha USA


Ichigo was an ordinary middle school student until a freak accident merged her DNA with that of an iriomote wildcat! With her new powers, Ichigo must defeat aliens who infect animals and find the other girls who had their DNA altered. And she also has to hide her cat transformation from her crush…


News – The Seven Deadly Sins & Yowamushi Pedal win Kodansha Manga Awards

ANN reports US licensed series The Seven Deadly Sins and Yowamushi Pedal tied for best shounen manga in the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards. The first series is simu-published by Crunchyroll, and Kodansha USA releases the print volumes. Yowamushi Pedal was recently acquired by Yen Press. The winners for best shoujo manga, general manga, and the special award are not licensed in the US.

I really like The Seven Deadly Sins. It’s a series that seems like it would be rather typical shounen fare, but it puts enough twists to make it fresh. I never paid much attention to Yowamushi Pedal until Yen Press announced their license and so many people were ecstatic. This news makes me more interested now.