Feb Giveaway Winner

And the winner according to random.org for the Blu bundle is commenter #8, AnnaMarie who picked Stepping on Roses as her favorite romance!

There were lots of great romance manga listed on the comments thread, ranging from classics like Maison Ikkoku to more modern series like Kimi Ni Todoke.

Congrats to the winner and stay tuned as I’m sure there will be more giveaways coming up soon 🙂

Midnight Secretary!!!!!

I am often excited when Viz announces new series, but I am extra excited to see that they are going to be bringing out Midnight Secretary and also Happy Marriage. More mature shojo/josei manga is a category that I wish more US manga publishers would pursue because as much as I do enjoy high school romance, it is very nice to have titles featuring main characters who are not teenagers. I think these acquisitions would appeal to fans of more mature manga like Butterflies, Flowers.

Here’s the scoop from the Viz Press release about these titles:

HAPPY MARRIAGE?! • Rated “M” for Mature •
MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN • Available August 6, 2013
In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president Hokuto Mamiya – a man she doesn’t know – at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?!


MIDNIGHT SECRETARY • Rated “M” for Mature •
MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN • Available September 3, 2013
Kaya Satozuka is a brilliant secretary who excels at her job, which is why she doesn’t bat an eye when she’s assigned to be personal secretary to Kyohei Touma, the very difficult managing director of Touma Foods. It doesn’t faze her when her new boss seems determined to make her fail, and she even manages to take it in stride when she discovers the secret behind his prickly behavior…he’s a vampire! But while Kaya easily adapts to late nights and keeping a schedule of his “dinner dates,” will her ultra-competence help when Kyohei’s smoldering gaze starts turning her way?!

Feb Giveaway: A bundle from Blu

I thought for February I would give away a bundle of yaoi manga from Tokyopop’s Blu Imprint. Up for grabs are three manga volumes:

Blood Honey
Crimson Snow
Isle of Forbidden Snow

Just leave a comment here with your favorite romantic manga (yaoi or otherwise) to be entered in the contest.

Contest will be open until next Tuesday night. US residents only, please.

07 Ghost Winner

It was fun seeing what manga people got (or got themselves for the holidays) in the comments on my 07 Ghost Givewaway. I was especially happy to see that some people were buying series that I enjoy like House of Five Leaves, and Basara. I was glad I wasn’t the only person tempted by Viz’s digital holiday sale, and Right Stuf sales also seemed to inspire plenty of manga shopping.

The winner according to Random.org is commenter number 5, Myrah, who got Pluto and Real. Good choices!

07 Ghost Vol 1 Giveaway

I have an extra copy of 07 Ghost #1, so I thought I would start off the new year with a giveaway!

To win, just comment on this post with your favorite manga or reading related gift you got (or got yourself) for the holidays!

One of my favorite self-gifted manga was the Nausicaa Box Set from Viz, it is a real treat. It isn’t often that manga feels like a luxury item, but this is a definite “treat yourself” type of item.

I also treated myself during the Viz Digital Sale and bought myself a large portion of the middle volumes of Kekkaishi, which is an excellent series that I’ve always meant to read more of.

I got a kindle paperwhite for Hanukkah, and I have been enjoying reading ebooks on it! I have a first generation iPad and the contrast in weight between the two devices is really quite staggering.

Giveaway will be open for one week!

This giveaway is now closed.