Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Update

Anime Expo & LA Trip
Anime Expo just ended over a week ago. I bought items of course. The most notable purchase would be a Crunchyroll Backpack, which I am totally utilizing right now. Before that, I mostly shoppedh around in the Artist's Alley. A notable purchase from the Artist Alley would be the Croconana t-shirt. I bought little sheep hairclips from them a year prior. I also went to Kinokuniya in LA and bought Hirunaka no Ryuusei volume 9. They didn't have the tenth volume when I went there even though it should've been out already ]= Ah! And now that I remember it, I forgot to look for P to JK while I was there!! I knew I forgot about something...

Other than that, I had a good time eating 8D I even cosplayed at Super Bun from Oresama Teacher on Day 3 of Anime Expo.

Manga Purchasing/Selling
Now, I'm looking into more manga purchases to complete some series that I've been reading, such as Otomen (17 volumes) and Sweet Rein (3 volumes). I'm also VERY interested in buying the full manga set for W Juliet (14 volumes) on ebay. I think I found a good and cheap seller, so let's hope I get the deal closed =]

At the moment, I'm unsure, but I'm thinking of buying the full Yakitate!! Japan set (26 volumes). The price is very reasonable on ebay for the full set. A little over 5 dollars per volume, but I happen to live in California where there's a 9% tax on all online purchases. Lame!! If I want to buy, I should buy it while I'm still in Indiana with my relatives.

In the future, I'm thinking of purchasing the Bakuman box set (20 volumes?), because it would about the same price as if I bought all of the missing volumes at full price. Each volume would be about 5 dollars per volume at the discounted price at the moment. And of course California tax.

For many series, I'm seeing that more publishers are offering more box sets. So for many series, I'm waiting before I buy them in hopes of a box set =] It saves my time and money. It also works on my patience haha. This is a technique I use on series that I know have a definite end in Japan or is one of the long running shonen series that may or may not have a definite end. This is what I'm doing for Voice Over: Seiyu Academy, Nisekoi: False Love, and My Little Monster.

In light of the Bakuman situation, I will probably have to sell my old volumes online. This is a good opportunity to sell my extra The Magic Touch volume 3? I think.

Light Novel
I bought hand read my first translated light novel from Yen Press! I bought Sword Art Online. It was interesting and a pleasant read. I'll probably buy more as they come out. They are a nice, light read. Especially for the summer.

Non-Anime/Manga Related
Last month, I finally got my copy of the PJO/HOO fanzine! It's so cute and packed with full colored awesomeness.

This month, I've been reading The Chronicles of Narnia series. I'm also going to try reading The Seven Wonders series. It from an author who contributed to The 39 Clues series. I'm sure it'll be fun. I'll talk about these more (maybe) after I finish reading them.

Of course, I'm keeping up and trying to catch up on my daily Bible reading =D