It's time for the end of the month giveaway at Experiments in Manga! Since this week also happens to be the Viz Signature Manga Moveable Feast, I've decided that this month's contest should feature a Signature title--I'll Give It My All...Tomorrow, Volume 1 by Shunju Aono. As usual the giveaway is open worldwide, so I hope you'll take the time to enter for a chance to win some brand new manga!
After reviewing Hirohiko Araki's Rohan at the Louvre, I noticed a recurring element in some of the manga that I've been reading recently--they feature manga or manga creators. I don't think that this is a recent trend, but I do seem to be noticing it more and more. I can already come up with a nice list of manga off the top of my head, but I'm also interested in learning about titles I might not be aware of that incorporate this theme. (I'll be posting a compiled list of all these manga next week.) One example of this is the protagonist of Shunju Aono's series I'll Give It My All...Tomorrow, a forty-year-old salaryman who quits his job and decides to become a mangaka, except that he has absolutely no talent. It's a humorous slice-of-life series with a complete loser for a lead, yet somehow he still manages to be likeable.
So, you may be wondering, how can you win I'll Give It My All...Tomorrow, Volume 1?
1) In the comments below, name a manga that hasn't been mentioned yet by either me or someone else that is either about manga or features a mangaka as a character (dōjinshi artists and aspiring creators count, too).
2) Also in the comments, you can earn another entry by briefly telling me which Viz Signature title is your favorite and why. (You can find a complete list of Signature manga here.)
3) If you're on Twitter, you can gain a bonus entry by tweeting about the giveaway. Make sure to include a link to this post and @PhoenixTerran (that's me).
That's all there is to it! Each individual can earn up to three entries for this giveaway. You have one week to submit your comments. If you would prefer, or if Blogger is giving you trouble, feel free to e-mail me your entries at phoenixterran(at)gmail(dot)com. I will then post them here in your name. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on May 2, 2012.
VERY IMPORTANT: Include some way that I can contact you. This can be an e-mail address, link to your website, Twitter username, or whatever. If I can't figure out how to get a hold of you and you win, I'll just draw another name.
Contest winner announced--Manga Giveaway: Give It Your All Giveaway Winner