After reading literally thousands of volumes of manga to write Manga: The Complete Guide in 2007, Jason Thompson announced his plans for updating this indispensible guide to Japanese comics in English this weekend at Kumori-Con 2009 in Portland, Oregon. Starting on September 16, 2009, Suvudu.com will be featuring five new manga reviews on their website every week, one a day each Monday - Friday. To celebrate, Suvudu and Thompson will be giving a prize pack of 5 volumes of manga from Thompson's collection to a lucky winner EVERY DAY. If you're good with math, you've figured out that's 1,825 volumes of manga.
Here's the dealio: You'll need to visit Suvudu.com and fill out the entry form on the site to be eligible to win the daily manga prize pack. But wait, here's the bonus round: If you also post a photo of yourself with your graphic novel collection, you'll be eligible to win an additional five volumes of manga -- for a total of ten volumes. If every winner submits a photo, that means Thompson's collection may be up to 3,650 volumes lighter by the September 2010.
UPDATE: Thompson has posted more details about the "365 Days of Manga" contest at Suvudu.com. Check it out!
For more on Thompson's adventures at Kumori-Con, check out John Thomas' photos and report at Mecha Mecha Media.com.
Wonder what 3,000 plus volumes of manga looks like? Check out Thompson's "shelf porn" photos that he showcased on Robot 6. Also, check out the latest sketches and sneak peeks at pages in progress from Thompson's original manga project at KingofRPGs.com.