Black Friday and Small Business Saturday have come and gone -- but there are still bargains galore to be found today if you're looking for that special gift for your favorite manga fan (or yourself), on Cyber Monday. Here are 10 click-worthy deals worth checking out for some deep discounts. Many are good only until midnight tonight, so hop on it!
50% OFF VIZ MEDIA MANGA BOX SETS AT BARNES & NOBLE
As part of their weekly Manga Monday deals, Barnes and Noble is offering a super deal on selected VIZ Media boxed sets. Many of these sets already offer a discount off the regular price if you bought these volumes separately, plus they have special extras like posters, notepads and more that you can only get with the box set. Here are a few choice picks:
- Ouran High School Host Club Box Set - $69.99 (50% off, regularly 139.99)
This spankin' new box set includes the complete 18-volume series of Bisco Hattori's shojo manga gender-bending/lots o' hotties harem comedy packed in a pretty box, along with a Ouran High School Host Club note pad that you can only get with this set. At $70, this box set is waaay cheaper than buying all 18 volumes separately, so get on it, if you haven't checked this series out yet, or want to introduce it to your favorite gal pal.
- The Legend of Zelda Manga Box Set - $39.99 (50% off - regularly $69.99)
Get 10 volumes of the adventures of Link and friends, plus a full-color poster in a gift-worthy box. Perfect for younger readers and gamers who are young at heart.
- Vampire Knight Manga Box Set - $49.99 (50% off - regularly $99.99)
Get volumes 1-10 of this bestselling vampire romance, plus an exclusive Cross Academy day planner in a swank gift box.
- Death Note Box Set - $49.99 (50% off - regularly $99.99)
If you or a friend haven't checked out this dark action/drama from Shonen Jump, here's a great reason to check it out. This set includes the complete series, Volumes 1-12, plus the 13th "how to read" volume, which includes lots of background info and answers to some of the unanswered questions from this supernatural series.
- Fullmetal Alchemist Manga Box Set - $109.99 (50% off - regularly $219.99)This mega-sized box set includes all 27 volumes of this perennially popular series, the bonus Fullmetal Alchemist novel, The Ties That Bind, plus a large, double-sided full-color poster. A whole lot of great reading in one mega box of manga!
SAILOR MOON BOX SET AT AMAZON.COM
For many shojo manga fans, the must-have gift of the season is the Sailor Moon manga box set from Kodansha Comics. This includes the first six volumes of this series, plus a sheet of stickers featuring the Sailor Scouts in all their glory. At $39.60 (regularly $65.95), this is great way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this series or introduce it to a tween or teen who's just getting into manga.
30% OFF 2012 GRAPHIC NOVELS AT FANTAGRAPHICS
There's a whole lot of great new graphic novels to choose from in Fantagraphics' Cyber Monday Sale -- but why not get one of the most anticipated new releases of the year, at a pretty sweet price?
- Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio - $27.99 (30% off - reg. $39.99) This luxe, super-sized hardcover edition contains the entire series of this much-talked about shojo manga drama. Considered one of the stories that influenced boys' love manga, Heart of Thomas is a lot more chaste and discreet than contemporary yaoi/BL manga, but it's got drama and emotional depth that is timeless. You can also get a gift bundle of two Moto Hagio manga - A Drunken Dream and Other Stories plus Heart of Thomas for $51.98 - a 20% savings off the regular price. You can also get a taste of this tale by checking out Fantagraphics' 23-page preview.
- Wandering Son Volume 3 - $13.99 (30% off, regularly 19.99)
Get the latest volume of Takako Shimura's sweet, critically-acclaimed coming of age tale of two transgender tweens, or save even more by picking up volumes 1 and/or 2 for $14.99 each (25% off)
SAVE 30% ON MIZUKI, TATSUMI MANGA AND MOOMIN FROM DRAWN & QUARTERLY
Get the latest releases from manga legends Shigeru Mizuki and Yoshihiro Tatsumi for yourself or your favorite manga connoisseur. For younger readers (or just the young at heart), check out D&Q's super fun Moomin books.
Check out this award-winning semi-autobiographical tale that delves into the childhood of this master of yokai manga. Filled with supernatural tales of spirits told to Mizuki by NonNonBa, an elderly woman who watched over him, as well as Mizuki's own experiences with otherworldly phenomenon, NonNonBa is a must-read for manga fans.
Get the latest Tatsumi manga, Fallen Words, featuring rakugo fables of human foibles, or get the new paperback editions of his collected short stories at 30% off.
While it's not exactly manga, Moomin is hugely popular with young readers and the young at heart all over the world. D&Q is offering these books on Fab.com at prices so irresistible, you'll want to pick up several. But don't snooze too long -- sale ends on Wednesday, November 28.
DEEP DISCOUNTS ON ANIME AND MORE AT RIGHT STUF'S HOLIDAY SALE
Browse through Right Stuf's top-notch selection of crave-worthy anime and manga worth buying for gifts, or for yourself. At these prices, you kinda can't go wrong!
- Blue Exorcist Anime Bundle - $99.98 (regularly $149.92)
Get all four DVDs in this killer anime series from Aniplex, based on the Shonen Jump manga by Kazue Kato.
- Neon Genesis Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance Movie Blu-Ray or DVD - $14.99 -$17.49 (50% off)
Now that the 3rd movie in the series is out in Japan, get caught up with all things Evangelion with this fan-fave DVD/Blu-Ray release.
- GTO: 14 Days in Shonan Volumes 1-4 - $5.48 each (50% off)
Get re-acquainted with everyone's favorite biker-punk-turned-teacher Eiikichi Onizuka in this sequel series to the GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka series. At 50% off, there's almost no excuse to not pick up all four volumes of his action-packed / hilarious series.
50% OFF EVERYTHING AT DARK HORSE DIGITAL
Get caught up with Dark Horse manga and more by taking advantage of their 50% sale on their digital comics. Use code "dhdcyber" at checkout, and load up your digital reading list on your computer, iPad, iPhone, or Android-powered tablet or phone with titles like Hellsing, MPD Psycho, or Blood + at half-off the usual prices.
SAVE 40-80% OFF DARK HORSE GRAPHIC NOVELS AND ART BOOKS AT TFAW,COM
Prefer to read and collect the printed editions of Dark Horse manga? Things From Another World's Cyber Monday specials offers select volumes of popular Dark Horse titles like Gantz, Berserk, Card Captor Sakura, Oh My Goddess! and Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse at 40% - 80% off regular cover prices.
Granted, the 80% off discount is for 'nick and dent' volumes that are less than perfect, and probably not gift-worthy, but you can still save 40% off on Dark Horse graphic novels, novels and art books (like the Blade of the Immortal art book, now $17.99) that aren't 'imperfect' and therefore are great choices for a spot under the Christmas tree.
Need a gift for younger readers? Dark Horse's edition of the adventures of Dayan the cat and their Pop Wonderland versions of popular fairy tales like Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland are also terrific stocking stuffers.
Choose from cool tees, tank dresses, bags and prints for men, women, kids and even toddlers featuring your favorite comics / cartoon / movie characters, including Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, The Legend of Korra, Power Rangers, Scott Pilgrim and much, much more.
Be sure to check out my personal favorite, these 8-bit versions of legendary mahou shojo (magical girls) and the "magical girl team" -- guess who these pixelated anime sweethearts are? Available in mens and womens sizes, for otakus in the know everywhere.
FREE SHIPPING ON NARUTO AND BLEACH TEES FROM TOSHIN
Check out Toshin, VIZ Media's new Bleach and Naruto boutiques on Cafe Press for a selection of tees, mugs, bags and more. Take advantage of their Cyber Monday deal, by getting free shipping on your order when you use the code "TKSSHIPPING" at checkout.
BUY GIFTS NOW, GET CASH BACK TO SPEND LATER ON JLIST/JBOX
Find an amazing array of cool gifts (both traditional and non-traditional, cute, crazy and sometimes wildly sexy and strange) from J-List and J-Box. Get $5 back when you spend $50 or more, or get $20 back when you spend $150 or more. Got a long list of gifts to buy? No sweat! Spend $250 or more and you'll get $40 back to buy something cool for yourself later.
Choose from fun from Japan, like Studio Ghibli plushies, from $12 and up, or Evangelion goodies galore, like mugs, chopsticks, calendars, towels and more. Or for the big splurge, what about a pair of those moving cat ears that are controlled by your moods?
Remember, many of these deals are only good until midnight tonight, so get a-shoppin'!