June Anniversary Giveaway Week #3
Where has June gone? It’s officially half over with. The end of June also signifies that the 5-year anniversary celebration is nearly half over with, too.
The winner of last week’s giveaway has been notified (congratulations Phantom18!) and it is time to move on to week 3’s giveaway. This time I’m actually giving away books. Which manga series? The complete collection of Korean manhwa Model. This series was the first Korean series that I completed and it was definitely different than reading the usual Japanese manga. This one is actually read as we read in English, left to right. The art was also quite different than the manga I was used to.
Model remains special in my heart. The story follows a Korean painter named Jae as she studies art abroad in England. Her friend brings a handsome drunk man to Jae’s apartment and dumps him there. In the middle of the night the man gets up and drink’s Jae’s blood, shocking her. The shock and horror wear off soon and she begins sketching for the first time in ages. When the vampire awakens he insults her artistic talent and then makes a bargain with her. She will come to his mansion to paint his portrait and he will use her for food.
The story, I admit, still confuses me at times, but I have read and reread this series and still enjoy it even if it remains a mystery. It’s short, only 7 volumes. I can finish in a day or less. This and Juvenile Orion are my go to mangas thanks to their brevity. Of course…I will also hit up Alice 19th and Hot Gimmick if I want a longer snack, although Alice 19th is 7 or 9 volumes, so pretty equal in size. If you’d like more information about the Model, check out my review here.
To be entered in this giveaway, simple reply to this post and tell me what your favorite vampire manga is. Just like vampire stories are popular in Western culture, they seem equally popular food for fodder in Eastern culture as well. I can name numerous manga, some I’ve read, some I’ve only heard about, that has to do with vampires in some way, shape, or form.
I’ve read Crescent Moon in which one of the main characters was a vampire and Bisco Hatori has a short two volume series entitled Millennium Snow. I did try wading through Vampire Knight, but when our female heroine’s real identity was revealed, I dropped it. I just couldn’t continue even though I did like the series up until that point. Oh gosh, I really need a manga list that compiles all of the manga I’ve read over the years because I can’t even keep track anymore.