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More Secret Shopping Tricks for Otaku

Here's five more secret shopping trips for anime, manga, LN, and gaming enthusiasts. About a year ago, I provided a list of shopping tips that every otaku should know. Well, here are a few more! #1: Target prorates their orders. For a lot...

Members Only!

From Amazon to Crunchyroll to Tokyo Otaku Mode, Krystallina analyzes the memberships anime and manga fans might want to consider signing up for. Let’s face it: there are a lot of subscriptions and upgraded shopping experiences out there....

HIDIVE

Krystallina checks if HIDIVE is worth your time and cash in this week's Please Save My Money column. Where do you stream your anime? Chances are you answered “Crunchyroll” or “FUNimation”. Maybe some of you thought of...

Of Contests and Cliches

Krystallina caught wind of a contest Kadokawa is doing, and that makes her think about all the cliches she's seen in media recently...Lots of creators and researchers say that every story has been told. And, depending on how broadly you classify...

Seiya in Hollywood

While there's seemingly a desire to turn JP media into Hollywood films, Krystallina shares her many concerns about adapting Saint Seiya into one.We are in the midst of a live action boom. Whether involving village maidens and prince-turned-monsters...

This week's Please Save My Money has Krystallina making six suggestions on how Barnes & Noble can make things a bit better for customers.Barnes & Noble has been on a steady decline overall, and the upcoming financial year-end report...

To Share or Not to Share

Is sharing really caring in the world of video games? In the last month or so, the game Persona 5 has caused quite a controversy. Upon release, Atlus posted a list of rules about sharing content from the PlayStation4 RPG in order to prevent...

Taisho x Alice x Disaster

From cryptic announcements to ignoring its fans to its shoddy release, E2 Gaming's legacy only serves to be one of bad business practices. Otome games have been on the rise recently. Visual novels have been exploding in the west thanks to games...

The New Shipping Wars

Is fast, free shipping still enough?The online retailers are going through some more changes. Who will emerge as winners, and who will come out as losers? Let’s see! Target   Target used to have free shipping on $50, but this was...

Seven Seas made one announcement that's got Krystallina wondering what this does for manga licensing as a whole.One of my biggest peeves is when fans waste their votes on those licensing surveys. I admit it can be hard to keep up with all the...