Manga vs. Light Novel

This will be a very, very simple guide. I’ll be comparing Pita Ten Volume 1 manga with Pita Ten Volume 1 light novel through pictures.

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Light novel on the left, manga on the right

– size of light novel is smaller

– different author. This light novel story is different from the manga

– since this is a text that has been translated into English, it reads left to right. In Japan, it would be right to left

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Manga

– despite being already translated, manga still reads from right to left

– Japanese comics

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Light novel

– Words, with an anime drawing every now and then

I hope this was a little useful! ^^

Gifts: Manga & Anime related books

I’ve decided to blog about the books other people have given me. I own more manga and anime related books than ones shown here since I’ve bought manga for myself, but maybe that will be for another post.

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Complete manga series 

– Time Stranger Kyoko (Arina Tanemura is my favourite mangaka)

– Crescent Moon (No offence, but this one was not very good)

Light novel

– Pita Ten – Volume 1

One-shot 

– Masami Tsuda’s collection of one-shot stories (She is the creator of Kare Kano)

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– Death Note

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Other manga

– Pita Ten – Volume 1

– B.O.D.Y. – Volume 4

–  One Pound Gospel – Volume 2

I got these three today from someone. I’ve watched the anime for Pita Ten, but I haven’t read the manga yet. One Pound Gospel is by the same creator as the popular manga series, InuYasha. B.O.D.Y. has beautiful characters, as expected of shōjo manga haha.

Sorry if this post is confusing. I know it has new words like manga, anime, mangaka, light novel, one-shot, shōjo.

Attack on Titan Cloak

First off, I would like to thank everyone for visiting my blog. It’s only April 8 and this blog has gotten over 300 visitors this month. =D

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Attack on Titan is an anime, and some of the characters wear this cloak. Season 2 recently came out!!! I also have the AoT tan jacket so I’ll cosplay as Mikasa when I am free.

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My Anime Cosplay Timeline (+3 more soon)

I started cosplaying 9 months ago. My plan is to get photos taken by other people, so that I have more than just mirror selfies.

Cosplaying is not that easy. It involves gathering the many different items of each character, and I’m still getting pieces for my older cosplays. It also requires spending $$$…. 😦

1.  Haruhi Suzumiya from the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

  • school uniform shirt
  • skirt
  • black knee high socks
  • yellow headband
  • wig & wig cap – getting brown short wig next week

2. Ururu from Bleach

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  • t-shirt
  • skirt

3. Tsukimi from Princess Jellyfish

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  • Clara
  • red glasses

4. Risa Koizumi from Lovely Complex

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  • cardigan
  • dress shirt
  • grey skirt
  • striped knee high socks
  • school bag

5. Kido Tsubomi from Mekakucity Actors

  • hoodie
  • wig & wig cap
  • shoes – getting next week

6. Monkey D. Luffy (girl) from One Piece

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  • straw hat

7. Zero Kiryu from Vampire Knight

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  • wig & wig cap

8. Atsushi Otani from Lovely Complex

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  • cardigan
  • dress shirt
  • red tie
  • school bag
  • wig & wig cap

9. Misa Amane from Death Note

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  • Death Note
  • dress shirt
  • red bow
  • black skirt
  • black and white tights

10. Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura (soon)

  • pink dress & bow
  • white shirt w/ red bow
  • pink hat w/ bow
  • wig & wig cap – getting brown short wig next week

11. Tenma Tsukamoto from School Rumble (soon)

  • white shirt w/ red bow
  • vest
  • knee high socks

12. Misaka Ackerman from Attack on Titan (soon)

  • cloak – getting next week
  • jacket – getting next week
  • white dress shirt
  • red scarf – missing

What I want for the future

  • Red scarf (for Misaka Ackerman)
  • Black short wig (for Monkey D. Luffy & L Lawliet)
  • Mask (for Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Red skirt (for Tenma Tsukamoto)

My Dream Crate

Loot Crate is a popular monthly subscription box service. Basically, you choose which crate you want (there’s anime, superhero, video game themed and other geeky gift ideas and subscriptions) and every month a box of 4-6 items arrive at your door! It’s a pleasant surprise to find out which items you got. Here’s an example so you know what I’m talking about.

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Loot Crate reached out to me and asked me to come up with my dream Loot Crate. Since I love anime, my dream crate is anime themed. The box probably won’t be able to to fit a body pillow of Roronoa Zoro from One Piece, so I’ll leave this item out. I would totally want to get one though. 😛

1. Tickets to Japan.

LOL. If this is my dream crate, and my dream is to go to Japan and eat white strawberries and cosplay there then… this is the first thing I want!

…But if we are being a little more realistic, THIS is what I want.

Sailor Moon compact mirror 

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I showed this to my girlfriends and they want one too. Guys can use it as well because it’s practical, or they can give it to their girlfriend, sister, daughter, friend, co-worker, or classmate.

2. Levi Ackerman nendoroid from Attack on Titan

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My only requirement is that I get the Cleaning Version.

3. One Piece flag 

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In my imagined dream anime fan room, this is definitely one of the things I want.

4. Ken Kaneki mask from Tokyo Ghoul

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This is something I want for cosplay purposes, and I am hoping to get it one day!

5. Yuri!! on Ice socks

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I love socks lol. If I could pick what gift people give me for my birthday or Christmas, I would ask for CUTE socks. They’re so practical!

Yuri!! on Ice socks are cute, and I would really appreciate having this in my crate.

6. Rem mug from Re:Zero

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Mugs are practical. I want to be able to have things I can actually use in my crate. When I have the time to watch anime, I spend days without leaving the house (true story). I lock myself in my room and end up with like 5 cups in my room. You can never have too many mugs. Rem is so cute!