I've been doing Manga Mondays every week since I started my blog 2 years ago. It's always been a personal feature, but now I'm going to try turning it into a meme. There are quite a few people who do Manga Mondays. I don't claim by any means that I owned or created the idea of Manga Mondays - it's an obvious choice given the alliteration. I think a meme would be a good way for everyone to publicize their own Manga Mondays and get a little more publicity.
The linky will be below my post.
Forbidden Planet Bookstore in New York City
|Photo from Wikipedia|
|Photo from Forbidden Planet's website|
On Thursday night of BEA week, Kendra of Books Complete Me, Megan of Amethyst Daydreams, and I trekked to Forbidden Planet, the huge graphic novel store in Union Square in New York.
The second floor was entirely devoted to manga. By far, the best collection I've ever seen. Partially out of curiosity and partially out of a lack of anything better to do, I asked the sales clerk to recommend a few manga titles. I specifically mentioned that I really enjoyed Sand Chronicles. For the next 20-30 minutes, the fabulous Dani and even a random helpful customer recommended title after title. I was so impressed with the customer service. Dani's knowledge was impeccable and she was happy to help me with any and all questions.
Here are a few titles Dani and the customer recommended:
Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
Bakuman by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
Nana by Ai Yazawa
Yotsuba by Kiyohiko Azuma
My Girlfriend's A Geek by Rize Shinba Pentabu
Chi's Sweet Home by Kanata Konami
Vampire Hunter D by Hideyuki Kikuchi
Inubaka by Yukiya Sakuragi
Have you read any of these?
I did buy one volume they recommended (I didn't have room to carry home anything else:
Death Note vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
I'll let you know what I think of it!
If you're ever in New York City (or various places in the UK), you should definitely check out Forbidden Planet for great manga.