Right Stuf‘s Viz Media ends tomorrow! Everyone gets 33% off Viz Media manga, and Got Anime members get 40% off. New titles like Master Keaton 4, Kiss of the Rose Princess 6, and Naruto 71 have been added, so preorder away!
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My Love Story!!
俺物語!! (Ore Monogatari!!)
KAWAHARA Kazune (Story), Aruko (Art)
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, slice-of-life
3 Volumes (8 Volumes Japanese) (ongoing)
Takeo is a big guy who looks scary, but he has a heart of gold and a strong sense of justice. Unfortunately, every girl he likes prefers his best friend, Sunakawa! Takeo’s lastest crush is a girl he saved named Yamato, but Takeo will support his latest love interest no matter who she likes. But perhaps this time…?
武装錬金 (Busou Renkin)
Shounen – Action, sci-fi, comedy, romance
10 Volumes (complete)
Kazuki just had the weirdest dream: he died trying to save a girl! But when a teacher transforms into a hideous animal-human hybrid known as a homunculus, Kazuki learns his heart has been replaced with an alchemic device known as the Buso Renkin. Now Kazuki and his savior, Tokiko, must search for the creator of the homunculus in order to prevent innocent people from being killed.
Shojo Beat editor Nancy Thistlethwaite posted some interesting information on manga acquisitions. The most important thing is that scanlation views does not always translate into sales. That is a shame.
I’m sure I’ll be repeatedly be saying this, but please support the official releases. And by official releases, buy the manga. Buying merchandise (hats, posters, anime box sets, etc.) are nice, but remember that the money flows differently. Sure, the original creator and publisher gets some royalties, but somebody’s got to pay the English translator, graphics team, the shipping department, and so on.
I’ll be doing a post soon on how to get your manga fix on a budget.
Boys over Flowers
花より男子 (Hana Yori Dango)
Shoujo – Romance, drama, comedy, reverse harem
37 Volumes (complete)
Out of print (physical), digital available
Tsukushi is a poor girl attending an elite private school. The school is ruled by a group of guys called the F4. Students who anger the F4 are bullied and hazed, but when Tsukushi’s friend is nearly made the newest target, Tsukushi’s anger erupts and is made the next victim instead. However, Tsukushi isn’t planning to go down without a fight!
Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura
桜姫華伝 (Sakura Hime Kaden)
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, historical, drama, action
12 Volumes (complete)
In the Heian Era, Princess Sakura is suddenly summoned by her fiancee, Prince Oura. Having never met him before, a messenger, Aoba is sent to escort her to the palace. Not wanting to be tied down at 14 in a loveless marriage, Sakura escapes during a full moon, despite being warned to never look at it. Now Sakura finds herself attacked by beasts, and she is the only one who can defeat them.
La Corda d’Oro
金色のコルダ (Kin’iro no Corda)
The Golden String
Shoujo – Romance, drama, fantasy, reverse harem
17 Volumes (complete)
Kahoko is an ordinary high schooler. At least she thought she was until a fairy gives her a magical violin to enter the school music competition. She reluctantly agrees, but does Kahoko stand a chance against students who are aiming to be professionals?
After licensing QQ Sweeper and Idol Dreams earlier this month, Shojo Beat’s Twitter announced it has acquired Bloody Mary, a vampire shounen-ai series by SAMAMIYA Akaza, and Honey So Sweet (Honey), a love story between a shy girl and deliquent by MEGURO Amu. You can read more about them on Shojo Beat’s Tumblr.
I’m sure I’ll be picking up the latter. Vampires…meh.
Viz Media also has been picking up some of Tokyopop’s old releases for a digital release (Someday’s Dreamers: Spellbound, Girls Bravo). Let’s hope more of Tokyopop’s titles are rescued and released in print!
I’ll be posting today’s manga review shortly.
Woo-hoo! It’s a good time for me, bad time for my wallet. Get 33% off MSRP all Viz Media manga, and 40% if you’re a member of Got Anime ($12/yr). Sale goes until March 16th. Right Stuf currently has Viz’s releases up to August. Great time to fill in the holes in your collection or get all your upcoming favorites. Free shipping on $49 or more. Quick Recommendations: What are you picking up in this sale?
はぴまり ～Happy Marriage!?～
Josei – Romance, drama, smut
10 Volumes (complete)
Nearly broke, Chiwa agrees to marry a virtual stranger: her company’s boss. Will Chiwa get a happily ever after even though she and her husband started at the “ever after” part?