I Sorta Kinda Bought a LOT of Manga

Fun fact: I love manga. Love love LOVE it. But that ish is expensive as hell (especially when they’re ten bucks a pop!) so I haven’t been able to indulge in the big-eyed and spiky-haired reading as of late. However, this *little* book retailer called Borders (maybe you’ve heard of it?) recently went out of business and, during its slow death, had an amazing 80% off AND an additional 15% off clearance.  Bottom line—each manga cost about $2.

What does this mean for me? It means over the weekend I went from owning three mangas to 41. 


Seriously guys, it was like a free-for-all in there. I looked ridiculous as I was trying to juggle all of these mangas in my arm. Books were falling left and right, I was bumping into people, snatching mangas off of the case…and I mean SNATCHING (that’s such a gross word now that I think about it) as in grabbing everything I could; there wasn’t time to see what it was I was exactly snatching. (…Had to do it.) 

Last night I finally took inventory, and I guess I got a little of everything:

Fairy Tail – Volumes 3,4,10,11,12,13

Bleach – Volumes 4,5,6

Crown of Love – Volume 4

.Hack//G.U. – Volume 3

.Hack//link – Volume 2

Dance in the Vampire Bund – Volumes 2,6,7,8,9

Red Hot Chili Samurai – Volume 2

My Girlfriend’s a Geek – Volume 2

Nightschool: The Weirn Books – Volume 4

Sasameke – Volume 2

NG Life – Volumes 2 and 4

Bamboo Blade – Volume 2

Jack Frost – Volumes 3 and 4

Hot Gimmick – Volume 4 (10, 11, 12)

Seiho Boys – Volumes 1 and 2

Karakuridoji Ultimo – Volume 2

StarCraft: Ghost Academy – Volume 2

Higurashi When They Cry – Volume 2

Dengeki Daisy – Volume 2

Vampire Knight – Volume 5

Fafner – Volume 1

Ghost Taker’s Daydream- Volumes 3, 4, 5 and 6

As you can tell, I only nabbed two first installments, so I’m going to have to find the first to many of these. But I figure it’s a good start! I think the first series I’m going to start with is Fairy Tail. It looks adventurey and questful. …Yes, questful.

Honestly, the only mangas I recognize from the above list are Bleach, Vampire Knight, StarCraft and .Hack. I have absolutely no idea what’da’fook the others are. That being said, two girls at Borders were pissed at me because I supposedly snatched (teehee) their “favorite mangas”. SURE!

Any manga gurus wanna educa-mate me on what I got?


  1. There’s a lot of good stuff in there :D Maybe you secretly are a manga genius so you picked good stuff without even knowing? You go girl :P

  2. I think you should have bought ’em in sequential order, cause it’s hard to jump into manga storylines. I don’t really read all that much manga anymore, but I remember Bleach being pretty good ( and then it just dragged on and turned into crap)

  3. That’s pretty good haul. Bleach and .Hack are the only ones I really recognise. Some of those tittles are very interesting, heh heh my GF is a Geek. I guess those manga writter have to get creative with the names.

    Those girls should have picked up the mangas instead of getting mad at you.

    Snatched them up eh, I guess used in a certain way snatched ha ha does sound snatchy.

    Sadly the only mangas I can Guru you in are Initial-D and Naruto. But you have an epic haul. Win for Britt.

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