Sporadic Sequential
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Viz Manga Sale at Borders

Borders is currently running a "4 for 3" promotion on Viz manga through September 25th, so this would be a great time to stock up on all those series you've fallen behind on.

4 for 3: All Viz Manga
Least expensive item is free. Offer valid 8/29-9/25/06, in stores only.

Some of my personal recommendations:
  • Bleach - Pure manic energy captured in sequential art form.
  • Death Note - A page-turning thriller about a young man who acquires the power to kill almost anyone.
  • Monster - A pulpy but enjoyable action manga highly reminiscent of The Fugitive or the old Incredible Hulk TV show.
Or you could check out some of those series that are so popular with the young kids, such as Naruto or Fullmetal Alchemist. For myself, after reading David Welsh's mouth-watering review, I think I'm going to use this sale as an opportunity to check out Yakitate!! Japan. (I'm also thinking of checking out Midori Days because the premise of a school tough waking up to find that his right hand has been replaced with a miniaturized puppet-like version of a real girl whose full-size body falls into a coma is so wonderfully bizarre it could either be brilliant or painfully creepy, and either way it would probably make good blogging fodder.) *

* Oh, hell. I just realized I'm about a year behind the curve on this as David Welsh has already read the book and argued convincingly for the "painfully creepy" camp.