Yeah, I did some manga shopping again. What can I say, it brings me joy now that summer time is over and darkness and winter is coming. I need some light in my life. Manga is a good cure for loneliness. Or something. As if I need a reason. Hehe, anyway, I’ve bought some manga I really, really have been wanting for along time. I bought some manga I didn’t even knew existed until I decided that shit, that’s a nice price and yeah, it looks good and sounds like a nice little story, and each chapter is named after some sort of booze to boot. Well, can’t say no to that now, can we. And some more.
I got stuck in an anime I once dropped. I didn’t intend to pick it up again but for some reason I just got this feeling that I should and boy am I glad I did. I binged two seasons and I just wanted more and more. I hope there will be a third season but in the meantime I’ll be happy with the manga:
Ajin, vol 1-11.
Yeah, there are 13 volumes, and ongoing, I think but I bought what they had at BookWalker. They had a Halloween sale so they were 50% off. I am gonna buy these in physical copy later but I just needed them straight away. It is such a good series.
So, there are 11 volumes which is too many covers to show, so I’m just gonna pick five I really like. They are all awesome I think but well, five is enough for now.
The story follows a high-school student named Kei Nagai who is caught in a traffic accident, dies, but immediately revives and learns he is not human, but an Ajin, a mysterious creature that cannot die. Scared, he runs away from humans hunting him down but is helped by his friend, Kai, who joins him in his flight from civilization. He then becomes involved in a conflict between human and Ajin and must choose a side.
Jing: King of Bandits vol. 1-7
As I said, some manga I don’t even know exist until I see it and just realize I need it. This is one of them. It looks awesome. Also, booze.
This is a fantasy adventure which unfolds in worlds beyond human imagination. A city where the world’s robbers meet; a casino devoured by evil; a haunted ship with a living anchor; a speeding train run by a Dodo bird; a floating island ruled by a mask; a large sculpture in the sky which waits for a sacrifice; a girl with a tattoo of a famous picture all over her body … These are just some of the sights encountered by Jing, a thief so accomplished he can steal the stars from the sky.
Here comes the sequel. I am so lucky to have these little comic shops with hard to find manga. This was a bargain package together with the ones above.
Take a fantastical, far-out journey in the out-of-this-world adventures of Jing and his feisty, feathered friend Kir. Twilight Tales is an awesome new series with a fresh, original look for our heroes! When Jing sets his sights on a valuable jewel in the coffin of a notorious mafia boss, is he really playing with fire? Will Jing get away with it all, or does Cosa Nostra’s reach extend beyond the grave?
Legal Drug Omnibus
What can I say; I love CLAMP and this is one of my favorite manga ever of both CLAMP’s and boys love. It just is awesome, that is all.
Meet Kazahaya and Rikuo. By day, they are two ordinary pharmacists at the Green Drug pharmacy; by night, their boss has them filling ‘special prescriptions’ for clients with ailments that can’t be cured using ordinary elixirs.
Drug & Drop vol. 1
I was hesitant to buy this at first. Here’s the deal. Drug and drop is the sequel, or continuation of, Legal Drug. Legal Drug went on a hiatus for one reason or the other (read, no one knows I suppose) and then CLAMP came back with this. Drug and Drop vol. 2 seems completely impossible to find anywhere. Thus I was hesitant to buy volume 1. But I figured that one day I might get my hands on it, just like with Tokyo Babylon. So here I am, with Drug & Drop vol. 1. (“fun” fact; Drug & drop is also on hiatus. :/)
I also got two bonus manga because I am such a nice person: Bloody Monday vol. 10 and Samurai Executioner vol. 10. Well, it’s more like the dude owning the store has a stock clearance and on his site, if you find his secret message about it and mention it, he will send you a little extra. Like an eastern egg. He is a nerd after all.
A virus deal clinched in Russia on the Christmas eve. Purpose: unknown. Two clues: a mysterious lady “Maya,” who is one of the gangsters, and “Bloody Monday,” the keyword for the project.
Then an incident happened in far-distant city of Tokyo. Fujimaru Takagi, a second year student at Mishiro Gakuin high school, is commissioned to find out the truth by the Public Security Intelligence Agency, for his great ability as a super hacker. Now, Maya approaches Fujimaru as his high school teacher…
In a prison world, there are few good stories, and this is the world of Kubikiri Asa, the beheader and master samurai under the Shogun. It’s a world full of vengeance, greed, and violence. A world of depravity and sin. One man can set things straight if he can keep his wits. This is a story of extreme proportions, of sword study thick in tradition and with grim purpose, of blood rivers, agonizing screams, bondage, torture, and the evil prevalent in human failure. Drafted by the confirmed masters of the international medium of manga, Samurai Executioner is a shocking combination of darkness and fire, fine lines, and a fine man in the face of human decline.
So, that was it for this time. I wish for money for my birthday so I can buy more and more manga. You can never have too much, right?