A manga junkie's recommendations on titles Company B can't or won't license.
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Missing Parts of 20th Century Boys
2008.06.20. (Fri) | Edit |
I ordered the remaining volumes of 20th Century Boys... but book distributor T didn't send me everything I ordered.

I got 14, 15, 19, 21, 23, 24.
I'm missing 5 volumes!

Now I have to go to Book Off to buy the missing parts.

Hmm, this blog is supposed to be about manga I like that Company B won't license... not what I'm currently reading.

I got the latest issue of Kaze Hikaru (currently being released by Company V), but I like to hold off reading that series... because Okita Souji is eventually going to die! I know my Japanese history. And I feel like it's getting closer and closer... so I like to make other people (= my sister) read it before I read it.

Maybe I'll write about young women manga Real Clothes over the weekend. It's already on volume 4, but I'll start w/ my review of vol 1.
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2008/06/20 03:36 | Manga Ordering | Comment (4) | Trackback (0) | Top▲
No More Direct Manga for Now
2008.06.18. (Wed) | Edit |
Long time no write.

Lately I haven't been reading a lot of manga.

Well, the only thing I've been reading regularly is 20th Century Boys. And to keep it as exciting as possible, I've been ordering one volume at a time. The books arrive every other week, and I'm on volume 13.

But couple of weeks ago, I had to order the rest of the volumes. So vol 14 - 24.

Because our direct ordering thru a Japanese distributor is going to stop after June. It's a long, complicated story that I don't want to get into... so let's keep it as 大人の事情. There never seems to be a good translation for that.

So I have to go back to buying manga from Kinokuniya again. Or BookOff, if it's an older series.

Maybe I should go work for a place that'll send me to Japan every month.
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2008/06/18 00:29 | Manga Ordering | Comment (0) | Trackback (0) | Top▲
Ordering October 2007 Manga
2007.09.07. (Fri) | Edit |
It's the manga ordering time of the month!

October 2007 manga I'm ordering...

Houkago Hokenshitsu vol 9
Is this the last volume? I usually forget what's happening whenever a new volume comes out, so I have to re-read all the previous books. There isn't a whole lot of text, so it doesn't take me too long to re-read. I'm a slow manga reader, so that's one thing I'm always happy about.

Himawari Ken'ichi Legend vol 5
I like the stories that revolve around Ken'ichi #2 (the gardener). Why does this book come out so quickly? Is it because it runs on a weekly magazine?

Kisekae Yuka-chan vol 11
I stopped getting Cookie monthly, so all the stories are new to me.

Kira Kira 100% vol 5
It's getting a bit young for my tastes. I'm just continuing, since I already started.

Ice Age vol 8
Yay! I stopped getting Chorus monthly too, so I'm really looking forward to this volume.

Omukae Made 8-Jikan vol 2
Yoko Gendai finally has a new book out! I support manga artists who only earn about an normal salary.

Ren'ai Catalog vol 34
Also getting a bit too young, but I already have the rest of the series...

Shanimuni Go vol 27
IH starts! I have to re-read all 26 volumes and get pumped up for this volume. Kyaa!

Detective Conan vol 59
I heard that Gosho Aoyama is taking a break for a while. I keep skipping volumes when I order Conan. And I have a lot of doubles too. What to do?

October is a pretty good month.
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