the manga habit is a blog about one woman’s hobby (read: addiction) which involves excessive amounts of shoujo, josei, and boys love (BL) manga, as well as BL and otome games. The author has been reading manga since 1997 and owns about 5000 volumes of Japanese manga. Most content on this blog will come from that collection, so don’t ask where to download anything.
This blog will be informative and exploratory in nature, so don’t expect long-winded reviews, but short introductory posts. The goal is to spark interest, not to give everything away nor to analyze it piece by piece. Lesser known manga and games will be covered, mostly in hopes of finding others to wildly spaz with. All content is subject to the author’s limited, rusty, and (most of all) lazy knowledge of Japanese. Certain posts tagged NSFW contain suggestive images and link to graphic images kept off-site.
What to expect from this blog? Previews and snippets of random shoujo, josei, and BL manga, both old and new. Perhaps a random, ridiculously detailed post on a favorite topic. And what to expect most of all? Hot guys from manga, of course.
My user name, shinkeikaku, is unwieldly, so feel free to address me as “shin.” I’m not a fujoshi, otaku, or any other label (inevitably in Japanese) that people like to throw around. I’m just a manga slut who won’t be shamed for my boundless lust for pretty manga of all types. ♥
Fair warning: I don’t take myself seriously when it comes to my hobbies and you probably shouldn’t either. Life is already full of enough srs bsns and I’ll have none of that nonsense here. Finally, bear with me and my writing–I have a Ph.D. in chemistry, not literature and composition.
I can be e-stalked on these various sites:
shinkeikaku@MyAnimeList ~ Where I track my manga reading and act as a manga moderator
shinkeikaku@LibraryThing ~ Where I primarily track my manga collection
shinkeikaku@Bookmeter ~ Where I thought I needed another book-tracking site, this time in Japanese
shinkeikaku@Tumblr ~ Where I post truly random manga/game images
shinkeikaku@Backloggery ~ Where I half-assedly track my entire video game collection
shinkeikaku@Visual Novel Database ~ Where I’m attempting to track my visual novels–emphasis on “attempting”
shinkeikaku@Twitter ~ Where I sometimes spaz about manga, but mostly ramble about how I torture college students for a living