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 of 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.

Fun day with Maiko

Maiko is a Japanese exchange student I met some months ago at a social event. She is returning home soon, so I had to see her again one last time.

We went to Suika in Vancouver, BC for lunch. I got miso ramen and it tasted great.

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Even though I’ve only hung out with Maiko during that social event, she got me a gift. She is such a kind-hearted person, and so much fun to hang out with. I wish I got to see her more during the school year but life was so hectic. It’s a letter set from Japan with paper, envelopes, and stickers.

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Details. This is really good quality.

I picked up a couple of cosplay things (brown short wig, and green sneakers – for Kido). We went shopping after our lunch and I also bought the video game, Star Ocean. Maiko bought way more things than me.

I’m really going to miss Maiko, but I’m glad I got to see her before she goes back to Japan.

Death Note notebook

I did a gift exchange with fellow blogger, Bambi. You should check out her blog! Bambi lives in America while I am in Canada.

I got the notebook from the anime, Death Note! P.S. I took these photos on my bed so that explains the stuffed animals.

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Nice cover material

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Third page of the rules

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The rules are all there 😛

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String and feather pen

To my pleasant surprise, there are already names in here. The names of the actual characters who died are here. The writings are in Japanese Kanji. I appreciate this because it sticks closer to the original series and not the English dub. Do not fret, I can read some Chinese (which is basically the same as Kanji) which means I will help in translating. I’ll show some photos, but please – if you have not watched or finished the series but plan to, stop reading here. These are spoilers! I did not take photos of all the written names because that would be a lot.

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The first name Light Yagami wrote in the Death Note: Kurou Otoharada. He was the criminal at the nursery home. Light tested out the Death Note by writing his name.

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Takuo Shibuimaru’s name is written in different ways. Light wasn’t sure of the spelling of his name. He was the person on a motorcycle who was harrassing a woman. At this point Light was still testing out the notebook.

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Lind L. Tailor was a criminal sentenced to die, and went on live television while pretending to be L. This was L’s plan to find clues on Kira. Light killed him, thinking that he was the real L.

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Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note by getting inmates to do strange tasks, before their deaths.

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In order to get the identity of the agent following him, Light comes up with an elaborate plan involving the death of criminal Kiichiro Osoreda.

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Both Light and Raye Penber write on this page. Penber kills all 12 FBI agents without even knowing it! It is cool to know the number of characters who have touched and/or written in this notebook.

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Naomi Misora (killed by Light) and Kiyomi Takada (killed by Teru Mikami) are amongst the other names written inside.

The last name in this is Light’s name, written by Ryuk.

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The notebook has the major names of victims killed by the Death Note. It does not have all the names (which I am thankful for because A LOT of criminals died in the series). It is not 100% accurate. For example, the page Penber wrote on was ripped out of the Death Note. The fact that it has the important deaths in one place is something that I like.

The rest of the notebook pages are blank, free for the owner to use. Hence, the feather pen. You may be wondering if I will be writing in this. I wanted this because I am a huge fan of the anime, and also for cosplay purposes. As far as I know, I will not be writing names down.

Literally nothing can break me because of MY FRIENDS

My friends know me TOO well. They knew that I’ve always wanted an alpacasso (and got me one for my birthday last year), got me not only a dog dust plug for my phone, but a rose plug as well. They knew I love strawberries + pocky. They knew I love One Piece and a friend brought back a OP fan from China. They knew I was looking to buy a choker. I was given this choker as a present:

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I am so lucky. I am so lucky. Once again, I am so lucky.

I’m not someone who ‘likes whatever is good’

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I have my favourite foods, like strawberries and vanilla ice cream, my favourite anime shows, games, music and more. Two of my favourite things are jewelry and the beach.

I am a big supporter of jewelry. I think boys should wear jewelry too. I like chain bracelets. Bracelets and earrings are very meaningful when they are from others. This bracelet was actually a present. Sapphire jewelry is very beautiful~

Beaches have oceans. I just to like to walk around and sit on the sand. It was a nice day to look at the ocean.