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Posted By: Krystallina
Krystallina

A fangirl who loves to shop and hates to overpay. I post reviews, deals, and more on my website Daiyamanga. I also love penguins, an obsession that started with the anime Goldfish Warning.

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....

your name.

your name. is a wonderful tale about bonds and connections, and it is much more than a typical body swap romance. Title: your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) Genre: Romance, Supernatural Publisher: Kadokawa (JP), Yen Press (US) Writer: Makoto Shinkai Translation:...

By Krystallina on Jul 3rd, 2017
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...

School-Live! Volume 7

Too many new characters and less of an advancement of the world hurt what could be a divisive volume for long-time School-Live! readers.Title: School-Live! (Gakkou Gurashi!) Genre: Horror Publisher: Houbunsha (JP), Yen Press (US) Story: Norimitsu...

By Krystallina on Jun 27th, 2017
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...

Kiniro Mosaic 3

Kiniro Mosaic continues to delight with its comedic randomness, though the art is a bit of an issue.Title: Kiniro Mosaic Genre: Slice of Life Publisher: Houbunsha (JP), Yen Press (US) Artist/Writer: Yui Hara Serialized in: Manga Time Kirara...

By Krystallina on Jun 19th, 2017
The Devil is a Part-Timer! Manga Volume 9

Volume 9 of Sadao and Emi's beach adventures unfortunately is a whole lot of meh trying to pass itself off as a whole lot of wow.Title: The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Hataraku Maou-sama!) Genre: Comedy Publisher: ASCII Media Works (JP), Kodansha...

By Krystallina on Jun 16th, 2017

One fan finds out what it's really like to work in the industry.Title: Otome Mania!! Genre: Reverse harem Publisher: ASCII Media Works (JP), Seven Seas (US) Artist/Writer: Tsukigase Yurino Serialized in: Sylph Translation: Angela Liu Adaptation:...

By Krystallina on Jun 15th, 2017
The New York Times

Krystallina wonders why the NYT put Boomerang and Crunchyroll together in a piece, especially considering their target audiences.On May 11, 2017, The New York Times posted an article in their “Streaming” column titled “Boomerang...

By Krystallina on Jun 14th, 2017