Did July pass by quickly for anyone else? Before I knew it, it was time to announce the next manga giveaway here at Experiments in Manga! So, here you go. This month I have a new copy of the first Love Hina omnibus published by Kodansha. The omnibus collects the first three volumes of Ken Akamatsu's manga series Love Hina. And, as always, the contest is open worldwide.
Ah, good ol' harem manga. My introduction to the genre was through Kou Fumizuki's Ai Yori Aoshi, followed closely by Ken Akamatsu's Love Hina (back in it's Tokyopop days). For me, harem manga tends to be a guilty pleasure. This is not to say that there isn't good harem manga out there. But in my limited experience, as fun as harem manga can be, it can also frequently be a bit sexist. This goes for reverse-harem manga, too. Still, while I recognize some of the genre's potential problems, I am not here to condemn harem manga. As I've already admitted, I even enjoy it from time to time. Often ridiculous and frequently unbelievable, harem manga, when done well, can be quite entertaining. (Who knows? Maybe I'm just jealous and want my own harem filled with
attractive and likeable people.) Love it or hate it, harem manga seems to be a popular genre and will probably be around for a while.
So, you may be wondering, how can you win Love Hina, Omnibus 1?
1) In the comments below, tell me about your favorite harem or reverse-harem manga. If you don't have one or have never read a harem manga, just mention that.
2) For a second entry, name a harem or reverse-harem manga that hasn't been mentioned yet by me or by someone else.
3) 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).
It's as easy as that! You can earn up to three entries for this giveaway. As usual, there is one week to submit your comments. If you have trouble leaving comments, or if you would prefer, you can e-mail me your entries at phoenixterran(at)gmail(dot)com. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on August 1, 2012. Best of 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.
Contest winner announced--Manga Giveaway: Love Hina Giveaway Winner