Manga Giveaway: Ghost Talker’s Giveaway

The end of July is fast approaching, meaning it’s time for another manga giveaway! This month you all will have a chance to win a brand new copy of Saki Okuse and Sankichi Meguro’s Ghost Talker’s Daydream, Volume 1, published by Dark Horse. It’s a mature title (it even comes shrink-wrapped), so please only enter if you are over the age of eighteen! And, as always, the giveaway is open world-wide.

Occasionally, I come across a manga that has a setup that just seems so strange and bizarre that I can’t pass up the opportunity to give it a try. One such manga is Ghost Talker’s Daydream. The series features a protagonist that works as a dominatrix and a sex writer in addition to being employed as a necromancer and dealing with ghosts. Oh yeah, and she’s also an albino. Taken separately, these elements aren’t all that unusual, but put them together and they make a somewhat odd premise for a manga. I had to read it. Another manga that I had a similar reaction to after learning about it was Nanae Chrono’s Vassalord. Gay cyborg vampire working as a mercenary for the Vatican who wants to be a priest? Sign me up. Sometimes these outrageous sounding manga fail miserably while at other times the creators manage to pull off sometime fantastic and unique.

So, you may be wondering, how can you win a copy of Ghost Talker’s Daydream, Volume 1?

1) In the comments below, tell me a little about a manga, good or bad, that sounds utterly absurd and ridiculous when you try to describe it to someone (and that hasn’t been mentioned yet.)
2) If you’re on Twitter, you can earn a bonus entry by tweeting about the contest. Make sure to include a link to this post and @PhoenixTerran (that’s me).

You may earn up to two entries for this giveaway and there’s only one week to get your comments in. If you have trouble leaving comments, feel free to e-mail me at phoenixterran(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll make sure they get posted. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on August 3, 2011.

VERY IMPORTANT: Include some way that I can contact you. This can be an e-mail address, link to your website, Twitter username, or whatever. If I can’t figure out how to get a hold of you and you win, I’ll just draw another name.

Contest winner announced—Manga Giveaway: Ghost Talker’s Giveaway Winner

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  1. My favorite ridiculous manga premise is for one of my favorite manga: Yakitate Japan. People that use their skills as bakers to fight in competitions with bread. And their bread can do crazy things to the judges, like transform them. And everything is a pun. Damn, I llove that manga

  2. My favorite absurd manga has to be X2. There’s a side story in there where farm animals become people and are used for medicine. The actual story is kind of normal except for the blowing up the school bit.

  3. Ooh, this is interesting. I haven’t read too many out of bounds manga, but one that did get me was Iron Wok Jan—the amount of sheer ridiculousness of the products they get cooked (Whether it was just normal fried rice to custard soup with sheep brains), and how precise everything had to be that made it taste good, and addition to the cast of characters who are sometimes annoyingly stubborn, I was mystified yet entertained at the same time^^ Would love to see this manga in print again, but alas…

  4. Hey, i think a really ridiculous manga would be bobobo…… I mean seriously, I don’t know if you’ve read it or not, but it’s about a guy who has really awesomely long nose hair-’nuff said.

    My email is, I REALLY want to win this :)

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