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Sugoimart Sailor Moon Keepsake Box Review

Thanks to the folks at Sugoimart.com for allowing me to review the Sailor Moon Jewelry Box. Check out their store at www.SugoiMart.com First of all let’s talk about shipping. The product arrived fast in about 3 days and was well packed with lots of bubble wrap. Note: Shipping times may vary given that items are being sent to you directly from Japan. Let’s talk about the site itself. SugoiMart.com is a great place to find Japanese toys, Japanese candy, Japanese housewares and more. The word Sugoi means “cool” so it’s a cool store to find hard to get Japanese items. Their KitKat selection is huge. The store is new, but the company behind the scenes is well known to many otaku such as myself. They are the same people behind many wonderful subscription boxes such a...

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I Want To Take an Anime and Manga Tour in Japan

OMG... I want to do this. (Maybe Next Year - I don't have Vacation Time left this year since I will be going to Peru this summer) Their next tour is in just a few weeks, and seems to only happen once a year, in March coinciding with the International Anime Festival AnimeJapan. https://japandeluxetours.com/japan/group/anime-japan-tours#anime3 Visiting Japan is my life long dream. (sadly, mostly just so I can go shopping for anime, game, and doll stuff lol. Although I do want to do the museums and cherry blossoms and hot springs and other cultural things too - though mostly, I'm just a big geeky nerd who loves anime and wants to go shopping - which is what this whole tour is designed for <3) It's not that much money (well OK it is, but it's cheaper than I expected honestly).

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Artbook Review: The Art of The Secret World of Arietty

I received this book for free in exchange for a review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This large, beautiful hardcover artbook is a must have for any Hayao Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli fan. Within its pages lies a treasure trove of not only gorgeous artwork, but also a behind the scenes look at the work that went into creating The Secret World of Arietty. This book is very high quality. Its large oversize format makes it excellent for laying on your coffee table or bookshelf and its presentation is so inviting that your friends won't be able to resist picking it up and scanning through the pages. Its an excellent conversation piece, as well as a great asset for a collector's own private and personal collection. With this review I struggled if I should include pictures, and if ...

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Viz Media Launches New Shojo Manga Series by Meca Tanaka: The Young Master’s Revenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE SHOJO MANGA SERIES THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE   Plans For Revenge Go Awry In This Romantic Comedy From The Creator Of METEOR PRINCE   San Francisco, CA, February 21, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers the print and digital release of THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE on March 6th. The series, by creator Meca Tanaka, is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published under the SHOJO BEAT imprint. Meca Tanaka is also the creator of the acclaimed shojo manga series METEOR PRINCE (also published by VIZ Media). Volume 1 of THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE carries a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series al...

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Viz Announces Studio Ghibli Secret of Ariettety Artbook

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY   New Hardcover Art Book Edition Features Vivid Illustrations, Concept Sketches, And Interviews From The Beloved Studio Ghibli Film   San Francisco, CA, February 15, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, expands its renowned Studio Ghibli library with the release of a new hardcover edition of THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY on March 6th.   The vividly illustrated art book will be released exclusively in print with an MSRP of $34.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN. It features story notes, commentary, and artwork from The Secret World of Arri...

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Takane & Hana Yuki Shiwasu Manga Review

I received volume 1 of Takane & Hana from Viz for free to review here on my blog. Opinions expressed in this review are my own. Note: This review may contain spoilers for volume 1 of the manga. Title: Takane & Hana Mangaka: Yuki Shiwasu Licensed: Viz Release Date:  Dec 20, 2014 - Ongoing (Japan), February 6th, 2018 - Ongoing (USA) Length: 9 volumes (and ongoing) (in Japan) Viz will be releasing volumes bimonthly. Genre: Shoujo, Slice of Life, Romance, Comedy Geeky: 2/5 - No action, but a good dose of comedy could make this one appeal to geeks of any gender. Sweetie: 5/5 - Here we have a love story / slice of life manga with some rather unconventional characters. I enjoy the humor and unique characters. This is not a cookie cutter shoujo manga. O...

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VIZ Media Announces Takane & Hana Manga by Yuki Shiwasu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   OPPOSITES ATTRACT IN THE NEW SHOJO MANGA SERIES TAKANE & HANA   New Romantic Comedy Series TAKANE & HANA Debuts in Print And Digital Editions This February   San Francisco, CA, January 24, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers a fun new romantic comedy with the release of TAKANE & HANA on February 6th. The series, by creator Yuki Shiwasu, is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published under the SHOJO BEAT imprint. Volume 1 carries a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. TAKANE & HANA also launches digitallyvia viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. F

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Ancient Magus Bride Anime Review

Title: Ancient Magus Bride Based On the Manga by Kore Yamazaki Episodes: 24 Episodes Genre: Fantasy, Super Natural, Mystery, Romance, Slice of Life Studio: Wit Studio Where to Watch: Crunchyroll Overall: 38/45 84% B "Very Good Anime For Girls" Geeky: 3/5 - A great story with high production values, a good blend of action, comedy, mystery and romance make this show a hit with geeks of either gender. I took away 1 point for the somewhat slow pacing of the early episodes, and 1 point away for the character designs - they don't feel as clean or modern as most other contemporary anime characters, even though I understand that's the style also of the original manga. Sweetie: 4/5 - Chise is a unique female lead. In the begining she is broken inside, however we watch her become stron

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Please Save My Earth Anime and Manga Review

Today I'm reviewing a very old manga / anime which is often credited as being (one of) the first (widely successful) Shoujo manga. Its art and story influenced other mangaka like Naoko Takeuchi - In fact there are many similarities between Please Save My Earth and Sailor Moon. For example, both Please Save My Earth and Sailor Moon deal with lovers who were reincarnated on another planet having lost memories of their past lives and fated to meet again and remember sometimes happy, sometimes painful and sad memories. Both manga also focus heavily especially on the Earth and the Moon. There's super powers in each one, and tales of friendship, betrayal, trust, love, jealousy, greed, and bullying. Please Save My Earth is quite a bit darker than Sailor Moon. It's more violent, it deals wit...

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Shojo Manga Top-Tenner

Here is a list of manga, especially admired by girls of all ages. There you will find manga suited every fancy: magic girls, super girls and so on. Top 10 Manga for Girls Imagine a typical comic book admirer: teen boy in a hoody, jeans and a t-shirt with an image of a superhero, right? At least, plenty of users of https://newtonessay.com,  support this point of view., Surprisingly enough, among the leaders of the most frequently bought kinds of manga today is shojo – manga for girls. It is a Japanese word “a girl” and you can find plenty of manga where the target audience is girls. The bestselling storylines of such manga are unanswered love, search for love, entering a new school, dealing with bullying, magic and girls with superpowers. The last one is often called “big eyes save th

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Today (6/30/17) Only – 30 Romance Manga and Anime 30% Off at RightStuf International

Romance Anime on Sale at RightStuf International today (6/30/17) only. Click here to browse the sale: https://www.rightstufanime.com/sales-and-promos/One-Day-Sale Titles Include (but not limited to) 5 Centimeters per Second, Your Lie in April, Hiiro no Kakera, Emma, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-Kun, Nisekoi, Wolf Girl and Black Prince, Playful Kiss, Boys over Flowers, and many other great romance titles.  

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The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords -Legendary Edition- Preorder Now Available

Source: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords -Legendary Edition- (The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition): Akira Himekawa: 9781421589633: Amazon.com: Books I just came across a press release in my inbox sent to me by someone at Viz Media with details about the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Four Swords - Legendary Edition which compiles all 10 volumes of Akira Himekawa’s manga based on the Legend of Zelda video games. Each Legendary Edition Contains 2 volumes of the manga. This is the 5th, and final Legendary Edition. Amazon currently has the Legend of Zelda: Four Swords - Legendary Edition available for Preorder at the link below. It will begin arriving on door steps on July 11th. https://www.amazon.com/Legend-Zelda-Legendary-Vol-Swords/dp/142158963X The Legend of Zelda: Fou

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Pusheen 2017 Spring Box Opening Review

Pusheen box continues to impress with large, big ticket items, and tons of exclusives. Pusheen 2017 Spring Box marks one year of my receiving this quarterly subscription crate, which first debuted in Winter 2015 (I missed out on the first box, boo). Ever since I joined in Spring 2016, I've never once been disappointed by the contents of my box, making it by far, the best subscription box for girls. I received my box in May, which happens to be my birthday, and inside, there's tons of birthday / party related goods - awesome coincidence. I could throw myself a Pusheen party, but don't have anyone to invite except for my cats lol. It came packaged in a cute Bunny / Easter themed Pusheen faced box. It included things like Photo Booth Props (some assembly required): ...

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Are the Relationships in Scum’s Wish Really So Bad?

I recently discovered Scum's Wish from an article describing the relationship between Mugi and Hanabi as abusive. While the anime begins with Mugi and Hanabi both in love with other people and only using each other to satisfy their physical desires, is there really anything inherently wrong with this? People have casual relationships all the time. Not all relationships are built around love. Not only that, but, I think that love is a feeling that can grow over time. Hanabi and Mugi may not be in love just yet; but that doesn't mean they won't fall in love by the end of the anime or manga. There has been much foreshadowing already hinting at this possibility. Could Hanabi and Mugi ever fall in love or have a happy ending? Here are some clues that hint that they may be falling for e

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