Anime & Manga Deals: The Twelve Days of January Edition

On the twelfth day of January, my bad luck gave to me:

  • 12 new dead cell zones
  • 11 Wi-Fi kickoffs
  • 10 random errors
  • 9 “cannot find it”s
  • 8 chats with CS
  • 7 days of no heat
  • 6 sleepless nights
  • 5 inches of snow
  • 4 cancelled orders
  • 3 sick days
  • 2 hot midnights
  • and the Lions still being the Lions.

Okay, the numbers may be slightly off… but only slightly. Enjoy the deals more than I’m enjoying January… which shouldn’t be too hard. If you’ll excuse me, I’ll be huddling next to my Vornado heater until the furnace is fixed.

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Manga Review – Fall in Love Like a Comic

Fall in Love Like a Comic Volume 1
Fall in Love Like a Comic

まんがみたいな恋したいっ! (Manga Mitai na Koishitai!)
続まんがみたいな恋たいっ! (Zoku Manga Mitai na Koishitai!)
YAGAMI Chitose
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
2 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Rena is still in high school, but she is also the creator of a well-liked romance manga. However, Rena herself has never had a boyfriend. One day, the most popular boy in school, Tomoya, finds her manuscripts. Rena then suddenly asks him to be her boyfriend in order to gain experience and improve her manga.

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Manga Review – Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story: The Ice Reaper

Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story: The Ice Reaper Volume 1
Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story: The Ice Reaper

ファイナルファンタジー零式外伝 氷剣の死神 (Final Fantasy Zero Shiki Gaiden: Hyouken no Shinigami)
SHIOZAWA Takatoshi (story/art), NOMURA Tetsuya (supervision)
Shounen – Action, adventure, drama, war
5 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

Long ago, the legendary warrior known as the Ice Reaper was a cadet who dreamed of joining Class First. Kurasame always believed he was special and destined for greatness. However, as he rises in prominence, Kurasame must struggle with duty, love, loyalty, and justice in a world where those who die are deleted from memories.

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Hakushaku Reijou

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Hakushaku Reijou

The Young Countess
伯爵令嬢
HOSOKAWA Chieko, Fu-min
Shoujo – Drama, historical, romance
12 Volumes (complete)
Akita Shoten (Hitomi)

Summary:

France, late 19th century. Orphan Corinne falls in love with Richard, a blind boy from a wealthy family. But Richard’s friend Alain is smitten with Corinne, and he tries to blackmail her into marrying him. After Corinne learns she is the granddaughter of a count, tragedies, lies, coincidences, and schemes all separate Corrine from her beloved Richard.

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