It's the end of the month, which means it's time for another manga giveaway! This month I have a new copy of the first volume of Hideyuki Kurata and Ran Ayanaga's manga series R.O.D: Read or Dream as published by Viz Media up for grabs. As always, the giveaway is open worldwide!
A few months ago I gave the R.O.D: Read or Die manga a try. Even more recently, I read the entire R.O.D: Read or Dream manga series. Both of the series are written by Hideyuki Kurata and both take place in the same universe and include paper masters, but the similarities between the two more or less end there. Based on my experience reading the Read or Die manga, Read or Dream was not at all what I expected. The two series are vastly different, especially in their overall tone. When I read a manga for the first time, I try to keep an open mind. But to be honest, I can't help but have some sort of expectation, otherwise I probably wouldn't be reading it to begin with. Occasionally, as with Read or Dream, a manga takes me by surprise by not being quite what I thought it would be. Sometimes this is a good thing and sometimes it's bad, but it's always an interesting experience.
So, you may be wondering, how can you win R.O.D.: Read or Dream, Volume 1?
1) Tell me about a manga that wasn't what you expected and how it took you by surprise.
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 two entries for this giveaway. As usual, there is one week to submit your entries. If you have trouble leaving comments, or if you would prefer, feel free to 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 September 5, 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: Read or Dream Giveaway Winner