The end of June fast approaches, which means it's time for another manga giveaway! This month you will be able to enter for a chance to win a new copy of the now out of print From Eroica with Love, Volume 1 by Yasuko Aoike. I'm rather fond of From Eroica with Love and I want share the...well...love. As always, the contest is open worldwide, so I hope you'll enter!
I recently was able to complete my collection of the English volumes of From Eroica with Love. It had been a project of mine for quite some time; I discovered the series well after it had gone out of print. While searching for and finding out-of-print manga can be a thrilling adventure, it can also be terribly frustrating. Frequently, the prices can become ridiculously expensive. And sometimes it's only a few random volumes in the middle of a series that are difficult to find while other volumes are still available. Some publishers, like Vertical, are wonderfully upfront about which titles will go out of print or change format. (I really love Vertical for that.) Other publishers seem content to let their series die out without much fanfare. I hold no illusions, there are plenty of legitimate reasons that manga goes out of print. Just to name two: the publisher or imprint itself may go under, or maybe the series is no longer pulling its weight. Still, I can't help but be sad when manga, or any book, goes out of print.
So, you may be wondering, how can you win From Eroica with Love, Volume 1?
1) In the comments below, tell me about a manga that you would like to see be brought back into print or otherwise rescued.
2) I'm also wondering, are you a fellow out-of-print manga hunter/collector? Simply let me know in the comments.
2) If you're on Twitter, you can earn a bonus entry by tweeting about the contest. Make sure to include a link to this post and @PhoenixTerran (that's me).
And there you have it. Each person can earn up to three entries for this giveaway. You have one week to submit your entries. If you have trouble leaving comments, or if you would prefer, you can e-mail me your entry at phoenixterran(at)gmail(dot)com. I will then post the comment in your name. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on July 4, 2012. Good luck to you all!
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.
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