Ah crap, this is going to be a long post because I’m compiling drafts I’ve left unattended for months. Anyway, I’ve actually placed order one of the bigger box since December. They’ve only arrived this month because BK1 has to wait for some pre-orders. I haven’t read half of them yet.
First to arrive was these light novels I’ve ordered. Ordered a set of Deadlock novels by Aida Saki, illustrated by Takashina Yuu, but I had to add few more books to use the bloody bk1 coupon. Thus, I picked Nagira Yuu’s Mayonaka Chronicle (illustrated by Oyamada Ami) because it had really high reviews on Amazon.co.jp. The other’s Rekka no Chigiri by Shuu Kaori, illustrated by Aya. Frankly, I got it just for Aya.
So far I’ve only finished reading Deadlock vol 1 which is wow, I soooo did not expect some of the things to happen. Not spoiling the story for those who’s following the manga but ouch, poor Yuuto!! After flipping the other two books, the setting will move from prison, to FBI headquaters and to some distant South American (or was it Africa?) forest where there’ll be some guerrilla fight. Aida Saki set up such a big and elaborate world. Now I’m all pumped to read this series in manga form too.
And then these came. Apparently it’s too heavy for SAL shipping, so BK1 decided to use Fedex to ship. Bless their soul for choosing that instead of the ever so expensive EMS. Saved roughly $30.
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Manabi no Kuni by Shinomiya Shino
Romance no Hakoniwa by Itou Natsuo
— Freaking gorgeous manga! We’re picking this up as our future project so I have to get another copy for myself. It’s mostly fantasy one shot and my favourite story’s the one with storm and lighthouse.
Beautiful Days by Madarame Hiro
— Though I’ve already read the Chinese scans and some of the raws, the story still blew me away!
Ginga Eiyuudensetsu – Eiyuutachi no Shouzou v2 by Tanaka Yoshiko and Michihara Katsumi
— Haha, got this since I missed out volume 2 in the previous order months ago.
Karamawari no Dimple by Kazuki Souto
Horori Koisuru, Tokuragoshi Shoutengai by Aoiro Iriko
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu v2 by Kumota Haruko
— Need to find time to read v2 soon! Flipped though the book and it seemed to have gotten way more dramatic compared to the first book.
Hatarake, Kentauros! by est em
— Just read the book not too long ago. LOL, est em, you’re very obsessed with centaurs!
Kodomo Tomodomo! by Shindou Mayuri
Kimama ni Tanteigyou by Asou Mizuho
Happy End Apartment by est em
Koi no Naka by Momoyama Naoko
Ikusen no Yoru v3 (end) by Kinoshita Keiko
— I don’t know why, but I wished Tecchan ended up with his ex-girlfriend instead. I have no love for you, Sora.
Sumidagawa Shinjuu by Taumi Mayu
Nakanaide, Ookubo-kun by Kitabeppu Nica
07-ghost v13 by Amemiya Yuki & Ichihara Yukino
Secret Flight ~ Business Class by Tamaquis Wren
— Pilot and flight attendant BL! I’m weak against this, so weak, TOO WEAK! Anyway, hot sex, jealous seme, uniformed sex, this manga has it all!
Secret Flight by Tamaquis Wren
— Sorta prequel to Business Class
Hoshigarimasen Shuukaku made wa v1 & 2 by Shuusai Fumiko
— Finally bought these! I really love the slice of life essence in the plot. Shall review this… after my thesis, after so many other books that’s in draft!
Koi to wa Yobenai v2 by Eda Yuuri & Machiya Hatoko
— I’ve already spoiled myself with reading Chinese scans but whatever, this needs to be reviewed again!
Fudanshi Monogatari by Narazaki Souta
— I knew it wasn’t supposed to end with 2 chapters! Even so, chapter 3 ends with a cliffhanger and we don’t get to know how their relationship turned out to be in the end. ; – ;
Hatsukoi no Atosaki by Hidaka Shouko
— Personally not one of my favourite Hidaka Shouko work. Don’t really feel the love for both characters at all. >’;
Canna vol 21 and 22
Chou yori mo Hana yori mo by Inukai Nono, illustrated by Aya
Flesh & Blood Gaiden ~Oujou-heika no Kaizoku-tachi by Natsuoka Natsumi, illustrated by Aya
Kazuaki’s Avarus Artbook
Then I ordered from Rakuten some time this month to get Chara’s 2012 February issue for Deadlock’s manga chapter 1. Also got last month’s Chara Selection for Kojima Lalako’s Melancholic Boyfriend story story. Edith vol 1 and 4a (short stories only) to be ripped. They were selling them for less than 100yen in Rakuten!
Finally, FINALLY! Rakuten’ve stocked up Umi ni Nemuru Hana by Nakamura Shungiku. I don’t think I’ll have a heart to rip these for scanlation because they are just that rare! Going to check out Rakuten once in a while to see if they stock up the series again. I’ve also gotten a set of Utukushii Otoko by Takaguchi Satosumi and the original prints of Natural by Narita Minako which I’m missing vol 11, the last book. They are all used books and magazines but still in mint conditions. Some were as good as new too.
Phew, that’s all I have for today. Rather long posts but meh, been a while since I’ve written anything here. Final leg on my thesis and only 1 shot out of 13 done! Panic time!!