Sanrio X Streetfighter Winner

There were a variety of entertaining entries in my Sanrio x Streetfighter giveaway. Sanrio x Doctor Who and Sanrio x Harry Potter were popular choices! The winner of the giveaway according to is comment #2 from Matt, who mentioned both Harry Potter and One Piece. Congrats!

PR: Viz Digital Sale

Well, this is exciting and has me contemplating stocking up on digital manga for my winter vacation! Viz is putting their digital titles on sale until January 8 at 20% off. There are a few series that I haven’t been getting in print that I’m thinking of picking up in the sale like Blue Exorcist and some of the recent volumes of Cross Game. The digital VizBig edition of Fushigi Yugi might inspire me to replace some of my print volumes. What looks good to you?

Here’s the press release with full details:

December 4, 2012


Explore New Titles Or Catch Up On Ongoing Series With A Special Discount That Applies To The Entire VIZ Manga Library Of Over 1,000 Digital Volumes

VIZ Media has just announced a special new promotion to wrap up 2012 that offers 20% off on all digital manga (graphic novel) titles featured on and available through the VIZ Manga App, including top-selling titles BAKUMAN。, BLEACH, BLUE EXORCIST, NANA, NARUTO, ONE PIECE, VAMPIRE KNIGHT, and more. Enjoy the fun of manga throughout the holiday season with this special offer that runs for a limited-time only from now until Tuesday, January 8th.

Through the innovative VIZ Manga digital platform, registered users are able to use one account to view their purchased manga across more devices than ever, allowing for complete interoperability to read manga. The free VIZ Manga App is the top application for reading manga on the Apple iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad® and supported Android-powered smart phones and tablets (including the Kindle Fire), and may be downloaded through the iTunes Store, Google Play Store, and Amazon Appstore. The platform is also accessible from for desktop and laptop computers.

The VIZ Manga platform features a massive library of the most popular manga series in the world, featuring over 1,000 volumes across over 100 different series, with new series and volumes added every Tuesday. All manga volumes are generally available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the application starting from $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each.

Download the free VIZ Manga App for your Android and iOS devices at

To learn more about VIZ Manga, and to explore free Chapter 1 previews of every manga title, please visit


Special Giveaway: Street Fighter x Sanrio Book set

Hello everybody! Today I have a special giveaway of a set of Street Fighter x Sanrio books. Included in the giveaway are:

Street Fighter x Sanrio World View

This is a cute hardcover book that has stats from characters in Street Fighter interspersed with inspirational quotes and pictures of Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty and Badtz Maru dressed up in Street Fighter cosplay. You can also learn interesting factoids like Chun-Li’s blood type.

Street Fighter x Sanrio Sticker Book

This sticker book is a combination of stickers, tiny paper dolls, illustration pages, and general adorableness. I’m sure most Hello Kitty fans would go crazy for these stickers, and it is hard to deny the appeal of Hello Kitty dressed up as Chun-Li proclaiming “I am the strongest woman in the world!”

If you are trying to think of stocking stuffers for the manga fan who has everything, these books would be great candidates.

To win the set of books, just leave a comment here with the name of a franchise you would want to see in a Sanrio mashup next. Personally I would love to see Sanrio X-Men, just because I think a Hello Kitty Dark Phoenix would be hilarious. The giveaway will be open for one week, and is open to US residents.

Thanks to Viz for providing the books for the giveaway!