NonNonBa by Shigeru Mizuki

Among Christmas presents I received this year was NonNonBa from my father. I had never heard of it before, but my dad has good taste.

nonnonba_lgNonNonBa is a manga about a little boy growing up in 1920’s Japan, going to school, playing war with the neighborhood boys and sneaking around poking his nose into adults’ matters and what-not. Nevertheless his day-to-day adventures are there only to complete the picture, at the center of which are his imaginative depictions of and stories about all sorts of Japanese yōkai. An old woman (called Nonnonba) in the village inspires him with tales of these traditional monsters, just like an elderly neighbor used to entertain the author, when he was a little child with an overabundance of ideas.

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My Otaku Christmas Wish

Genshiken: Second Season  coverWith Christmas just around the corner Right Stuf Inc. are having their annual 12 Days of Savings. Like every year my otaku heart leaps at the offers. I always find something I like and this year it’s Genshiken: Second Season 1. It has been on the counters since September, but… let’s say money has been a little tight.

And now Right Stuf Inc. are selling it at 5.50 USD instead of the retail 10.99 USD.

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