I’ve hit two manga milestones recently! You know your hobby is overly obsessive when you have milestones.
A year ago, I created this blog, mostly because I wanted to rant about Oyajina! and Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino. A year later… well, I’m still ranting about Hiiragi Nozomu and I’d obsessively cover AkaAka if it didn’t go against the HaccaWorks* policy. Such progress?! Well, I didn’t delete the blog anyway, so I think that’s a success! At least it’s more than what I was expecting… even if I let it get a bit dusty around here, ahem. A big thanks to those of you who drop in and visit. :) I enjoy sharing this hobby with others and hope to continue doing so. The “Summer of Manga (and Other Stuffies~) 2011” is at an end, but I’ll find time between the whippings to post some fun snippets~
The second milestone is that my personal collection has finally surpassed 4000 books with my latest order. I technically order them at the same time, but I’m giving the “honor” of Book #4000 to Hachi no Su by Minekura Kazuya. It’s only fitting since Saiyuki and its artbooks were some of the earlier raw manga I purchased and still love to this day.
I’m surprised I broke that barrier, in spite of the deplorable dollar to yen exchange rate and no more biannual visits to Kinokuniya/Book-Off. Here’s to 5000~ But not for a long time.. I’m out of shelf-space and haven’t decided on how to expand! But there’s always something good to read, just waiting to be picked up.