I decided that rather than doing a blog post every time I bought something, it would be better to do a regular post every month listing the things I bought during that month. Note that this is “bought” rather than “arrived”. Some of these items haven’t been released yet, let alone come through the post box. A big month such as this one is a good one to start with – most months won’t have anywhere near this much.
Note also that on this occasion only this blog post overlaps with an earlier blog post.
Items that are struckthrough are items that have been removed from the order due to being unavailable. Items that I cancel myself are not included.
English Anime (UK releases unless specified otherwise)
Excel Saga 5
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi 3
A couple of individual volumes here, both released by ADV back in the days when they existed. Both o these are leftovers from my now even smaller backlog list, most of which was purchased back in 2012. That’s how long I’ve been wanting to get them for. Both were bought from ebay.
English Light Novels
Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Volume 1
Sword Art Online volume 3 – Fairy Dance
Spice and Wolf Volume 13 – Side Colors III
The December releases from Yen Press. The first two have since been read. I’m rather behind on Spice and Wolf. All three, incidentally, bought from Wordery, to take advantage of their 10% off offer for buying 2+ things at once during January. Given that they’re often the cheapest place to buy stuff even before that, they ended up getting rather a lot of custom from me during this month. It’s just a shame they insist on sending every single item separately.
Goudere Sora Nagihara volume 1
Haganai: I Have Few Friends (manga) volume 9
Haganai Club Minutes
Omamori Himari volume 12
Natsume’s Book of Friends volume 2
Tegami Bachi 13
Inu x Boku SS 5
Vinland Saga 4
Bamboo Blade 5
Bamboo Blade 6
Bamboo Blade 7
Bamboo Blade 8
Bamboo Blade 12
I Am Here! 2
Negima! Omnibus 9
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan 16
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan 17
Again largely filling in gaps in my collection here, including finishing off some series (Omamori Himari, PSYREN, Koko ni Iru yo!/I am Here!), but also starting a new series (Goudere Sora Nagihara – which is even more… raunchy… than I expected it to be). Haganai Club Minutes falls into the trap that many side stories not written by the original author do – in that it directly contradicts things that are revealed later on in the actual story, but there we go… Kashimashi I’m actually still missing a couple of volumes from the middle of. Volumes bought from various places, although disproportionately from Wordery for the reason mentioned above.
Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu Tail 2
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru volume 3
Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu Tail 3
Yuuki Yuuna has arrived already, one of the perks of ordering from Amazon. OreTwi Tail 2 has been dispatched, and Tail 3 is not yet released. I’m still not entirely sure I’ll buy Tail 4. Incidentally, Tail 1 is apparently finally arriving tomorrow, a day under 6 weeks since its dispatch.
Japanese Light Novels & Manga
Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de 2
Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de 3
Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de 4
Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de 5
Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de 6
Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de 7
Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de 8
Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de 9
Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu 8
Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru
Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai 4
Zettai Reiiki 8
Zettai Reiiki 9
Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii 3
Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai 25
Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai 26
Morita-san wa Mukuchi 9
Aizawa-san Zoushoku 1
Sakura Trick 3
This is the order listed under the 9th Jan post, from honto. Final volumes of KamiNomi and Zettai Reiiki. It seems getting a reprint announced halfway through the month wasn’t enough to enable me to get Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru, and the volume isn’t even available to order at present from honto. Inou-Battle volume 5 was a random cancellation that happens occasionally. It’ll go into my next order, and because of this the order ended up being balanced after all. The order shipped on 28th January.