Happy belated new year everyone, and welcome to the first monthly manga giveaway of the year at Experiments in Manga! To start us off in 2013, I'm giving away a brand new copy of Kazue Kato's Blue Exorcist, Volume 1 as published by Viz Media. As always, the giveaway is open worldwide!
One of the things I like about the end/beginning of the year is seeing all of the lists of best (and in some cases worst) manga of the year. I've never written one of those posts at Experiments in Manga, but perhaps it's something I should consider. After all, I do like reading other people's lists--sometimes I learn about titles I haven't heard about yet and other times a title is mentioned on several different lists which makes me take notice. Last year, Blue Exorcist won not one, but two Readers' Choice Awards at About.com: Manga--Best New Manga and Best New Shonen Manga. I had been hearing buzz about the series for quite some time before that, but the results of the Readers' Choice Awards is what finally drove me to give Blue Exorcist a try.
So, you may be wondering, how can you win Blue Exorcist, Volume 1?
1) In the comments below, tell me a little bit about your favorite manga newly released in 2012. (Kuriousity put together a list of most of the manga that was published in 2012 in English if, like me, you need a reminder. Note: Your favorite new manga of 2012 doesn't necessarily need to be in English!)
2) For a second entry, simply tell me about your favorite "new to you" manga from last year--manga that you read for the first time regardless of when it was published.
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).
There you have it! Each person can earn up to three entries for this
giveaway. As usual, there is one week to submit 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 February 6, 2013. Good luck!
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: Blue Exorcist Giveaway Winner