June Anniversary Giveaway Week #1
Happy June! The anime giveaway is officially over and congratulations to our final winner avellend581! Howl’s Moving Castle is now yours! Such a wonderful movie. If you entered the anime giveaway, but did not win a prize, you are automatically entered to win the 1-year Crunchyroll subscription that will be given away at the end of this month!
So now that the anime giveaway has officially ended, what is NeeNee giving away this time? I’m doing a timeline giveaway. My Asian entertainment addiction began with anime from when I was just a wee little girl. The next stage was manga. I was a total book nerd growing up. Seriously. My family was huge on reading. When I was too little to read, my grandmother read aloud to my sister and I. Once I could read on my own, I was constantly reading books. While I never got into American comics, I fell in love with manga in like middle school and high school. I honestly can’t really remember what my first manga was. Was it Fruits Basket or Mars? Or did I start Hana Yori Dango while still in high school? It’s not that important, I suppose. Once I discovered the world of manga, I devoured what I could get my hands on at the local public library. When I was in college…or maybe after…I discovered scanlations and would spend hours upon hours reading all sorts of different kinds of manga.
Some of my favorite series include Hana Yori Dango (aka Boys Before Flowers), Imadoki, Alice 19th, Kuroshitsuji (aka Black Butler), Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, Cat Street, Aquarian Age: Juvenile Orion, Bleach, Card Captor Sakura, xxxHOLIC, and Kaicho wo Maid-sama.
So, when I first tried to read Black Butler, I couldn’t get into it. Then I watched both musicals staring Matsushita Yuya as the stoic Sebastian. Then I tried on the anime. Then I went back to the manga. I’m now a fan of all things Kuroshitsuji. Well…maybe not the movie. I just can’t say I’m a huge fan of the live action adaptation. Anyways, up for grabs this week is an authentic watch just like our favorite butler Sebastian always carries.
This is a great item if you like to do cosplay or even just love the series. Oh…and it really is a functional pocket watch. I really do love pocket watches. As my grandparents still grew up in an era when a lot of people still had pocket watches vs. wrist watches, I have seen some pretty snazzy pocket watches. Thus, when I was looking up various ideas for the manga portion of the giveaway, I thought that this was really something I’d like to share since I love pocket watches, Sebastian, and the Black Butler series on a whole.
If you’d like to own this Black Butler memorabilia, tell me a favorite scene from this series (anime/manga/musical/live action movie) or let me know about your first manga experience that you can recall.
And don’t worry. If you don’t end up winning the grand prize, your name will be entered into the 1-year Crunchyroll subscription that will be given away at the end of this month.