Last Manga Haul Of The Year

2018 has come to an end and I have still not told you all about my last manga haul of the year [2018]. I of course have more manga on the way but that’s for the next haul post. Here’s what I have gotten since the last post.

Drug and Drop vol 2

Yes!! I found it, my precious. The one I have been searching for for so long. I’m telling you, Archonia delivers once again. Somehow they can do magic tricks and find manga that isn’t available anywhere. Even finding this one used is really hard and expensive (since it’s crazy expensive to buy from USA). So yes, I am very, very happy.

The first Legal Drug series went on hiatus in 2003. Drug & Drop will again follow the lead characters Kazahaya Kudou and Rikuou Himura. The new manga will reveal Kazahaya and Rikuou’s pasts as well as the background of Green Drug, the mysterious drugstore where they work.

I Hear The Sunspot: Limit vol 1

Well, what can I say that you  don’t already know. My love for this series is so big. I love everything about it. Now I’m waiting for vol 4 (vol 2 of Limit) to be released.

College student, Kouhei is hard of hearing and so he distances himself from those around him. He then meets Taiichi, a classmate who’s got a bright personality and speaks his mind. “It’s not your fault that you can’t hear.” When Taiichi speaks these words, Kouhei is suddenly saved by those words… More than friends. Less than lovers. His meeting with Taiichi will change him.

The Promised Neverland vol 6

The anime is here soon. Although, I am not sure I want to watch it since this is such an amazing manga. Well, I might give it a chance but I wonder if they can adapt this properly into an anime. We’ll just have to wait and see.

At Grace Field House, life couldn’t be better for the orphans! Though they have no parents, together with the other kids and a kind “Mama” who cares for them, they form one big, happy family. No child is ever overlooked, especially since they are all adopted by the age of 12. Their daily lives involve rigorous tests, but afterwards, they are allowed to play outside.

There is only one rule they must obey: do not leave the orphanage. But one day, two top-scoring orphans, Emma and Norman, venture past the gate and unearth the horrifying reality behind their entire existence: they are all livestock, and their orphanage is a farm to cultivate food for a mysterious race of demons. With only a few months left to pull off an escape plan, the children must somehow change their predetermined fate.

Black Torch vol 1

I only went for this because it sounds awesome with a lead who can talk to animals. Also, it looks good but I know absolutely nothing more than what Baka writes.

As a descendant of shinobi, Jirou Azuma has been learning ninja techniques his entire life. But in addition to that, he also has the ability to talk to animals. One day when he rescues a strange black cat named Ragou, he learns that the world is filled with spirits called mononoke that can take the form of both people and animals. However, their meeting is cut short when they are attacked by a hostile mononoke who is after Ragou’s power.

Madtown Hospital vol 1-4

Again, I really don’t know anything about this manhwa except that the few pages I have seen were all hilarious. Another on of those manga/manhwa that was stupidly hard to find. Sure, I found parts of the series but not the whole one.

Korea’s #1 comedy author and his genre-defining masterpiece, Madtown Hospital, is invading the U.S.! Prepare to overdose on laughter as you enter JTK’s aptly named Hospital and meet its staff of quirky characters: Dr. Don Juan, a lady’s man who has not failed to kill every patient he operates on; Dr. Kang who will do anything for another liter of RH-A type blood; Nurse Lee, a former supermodel who gets diced into pieces in the hospital’s high-tech preparation machine, and many, many more. Madtown Hospital is black comedy on prescription steroids! Get ready for one hysterical ride into comic madness!

I Shall Never Return vol 1-5

This is a manga I didn’t realise existed. Well, I might have but my encounter with this story is an OVA that leave much to wish for. I don’t dislike the OVA in any way it’s just that it is lacking something. Like a continuation. And that’s what you get in the manga. I love it. I binged it during a day. I am so happy I found it because again, it’s not easy to find.

Upbeat Ritsuro and downbeat Ken have been longtime friends. Although Ken leads a dark life of prostitution after dropping out of high school, Ritsuro still cares about him. When Ritsuro realizes that what Ken wants is something more than friendship he vacillates between Ken and his girlfriend Moeko, setting the stage for a bizarre love triangle.

Pathos vol 1-2

Vampires, need I say more. Gay to boot. There is nothing more sensual than someone sucking on someone else’s neck. Nothing! I love vampire and this love triangle story is just awesome.

Ace, a human teenager, has been raised by King and Jay, vampires who have lived an eternal lifetime. As he grows up, he became attracted to Jay and Jay also comes to yearn strongly for Ace’s blood. King and Jay, afraid that their secret will be exposed, decide to send Ace away to a boarding school. But when Ace finds that out, he wishes to be a vampire like them.
Sadahiro Mika’s Gothic love story about the growth of a teenager who’s raised up by vampires and the feeling of a vampire who live in eternal life.

Pet Shop of Horrors vol 1-10

This was my kids doing; they bought it for me as a Christmas present. I have been looking for it because the art is amazing and it is after all the predecessor of Yokai Rental shop, which I love. I found it used at an internet antiquarian and I might have hinted to my husband that I wanted it.

A smoke-filled alley in Chinatown harbors Count D’s Pet Shop. The pets sold here aren’t your everyday variety and the Count prides himself on selling Love and Dreams in the form of magical creatures that come with an exclusive contract. But buyers beware. If the contract is broken the Count cannot be held accountable for whatever may happen. A fascinating and macabre look into the very soul of human nature.

The Man of Tango

Men dancing tango. Real men to boot, not some bishounen androgynous dudes. Not that there is anything wrong with that, don’t misunderstand, but it is kind of refreshing with bara (men’s love) once in a while. Also, there isn’t much bara to buy so I’m happy to have found this. Apparently the publisher (SubLime) will not renew the license in a short while so if you want it you better grab it (was what they wrote on Twitter).

Angie, though hailed as “The Man of Tango,” had never truly felt the deep, fiery passion of Latin dance. That is, until he met Hiro, a man born from a Latin mother, who was under his Japanese grandfather’s custody and now lives as a Japanese citizen. Now, a slow, seething desire begins to rock his body and soul! At first feeling a nostalgic familiarity toward the Latin dancer, Hiro finds himself drawn into the seductive beat of a Latin dance, opening his body and heart to the smoldering heat of his Tango partner.

Love is displayed in the step of the tango. They are stories of loved dancers in the tango.

Depression of the Anti-Romanticist vol 1-2

It’s boys love. It’s a manga I’ve been ogling for at long time. Now I’ve got it.

(yes, I know I have been writing about this in another haul post but that time it was the digital version I bought at bookwalker. Now it’s the printed version.)

Having lost their parents, Shiroyama must put aside his dreams and work hard to support not only himself, but his younger brother and sister. He steps into a world that he knows he must guard himself safely from, to protect himself and the ones he cares for. A world where transvestites work at entertaining patrons and alcohol flows freely. A world that offers him many firsts, including a kiss. But is it enough to light the fires of romance into his cold heart?

God of Dogs

This was a pure “buy in the moment” manga. I didn’t research anything about it and now when I have it it turns out to be a side-story to another manga and apparently it’s one of those manga you really should read the main story too. I thought it sounded intriguing story wise and that’s why I ended up buying it. If I had known about the side story stuff I wouldn’t have. And add to injury, this is a two volume manga but Juné dropped it after one so yeah, that sucks. Well, I learned my lesson.

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After their Chinese mafia heir commits suicide, the Caijia clan has a new mission. To protect the purity of the “dog king” bloodline, which boasts a 2000-year-long history, they must seek out the illegitimate child of the late heir.

Note: This story is directly related to Charisma and is an alternate story + sequel of sorts. Having read the prequel is imperative to understanding the characters and events portrayed in Inu no Ou.

(If I only had read about it on Baka I would have known everything. I always research the manga, so why didn’t I this time? Who knows…)

I think this is all, there might be some digital manga I have bought at Bookwalker. Also, they sometimes give you manga for free and I know I have a few of those “laying” about because why not. Free is always good. Anyway, I have other manga on the way so I will make a post on them when they get here. Until then, I apologize for the picture heavy post. I like to see what I write about and pictures are always nice in a post. So, there you have it. Party on, people!

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