Manga Giveaway: Read or Die Giveaway

The end of the month approaches and I’ll soon be heading off to a library conference for work. But, probably more importantly for all of you, it’s time for another manga giveaway! This month you’ll have a chance to enter to win the first volume of R.O.D: Read or Die, written by Hideyuki Kurata, illustrated by Shutaro Yamada, and published by Viz Media. As always, the contest is open worldwide!

As a librarian myself, I can’t help but be fond of libraries, librarians, and other bibliophiles in manga and anime. I’ll admit, the Read or Die manga isn’t my favorite representation, but it does have some fun elements and ideas in it. Granted, I tend to be a little more lenient when the love of books is involved. Book lovers show up as important characters in many series. (Sheska from Fullmetal Alchemist, anyone?) Librarians seem to be making more of an appearance lately, too—The Book of Bantorra anime was recently released by Sentai and Viz Media has the ongoing manga series Library Wars: Love & War. Personally, I don’t mind the trend and would love to see more.

So, you may be wondering, how can you win R.O.D.: Read or Die, Volume 1?

1) In the comments below, tell me who your favorite librarian, book lover, or bibliophile in manga or anime is and why.
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).

That’s all there is to it! Each person can earn up to two entries for this giveaway. As usual, there is one week to submit your entries. If you have trouble leaving comments, or if you would prefer, you can e-mail me your entry at phoenixterran(at)gmail(dot)com. I’ll then post the comment in your name. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on June 6, 2012. Good luck!

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: Read or Die Giveaway Winner

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  1. 1) Cheska from FMA. Because girls with short hair, glasses, who love books are awesome, that’s why! Oh yeah and the perfect memory for everything she’s ever read. That’s pretty cool too.

    twitter: @BurningLizard

  2. 1. The Librarian from The Strange Case of Luther Strode Volume 1 by Justin Jordan.

    He’s definitely different.

    2. Tweeted giveaway on Twitter-

    E-mail- bookandmoviedimensionblogger [at] yahoo [dot]

  3. Can I pick Giles from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer adaptations? I admire the way he uses his books and learning to unflappably keep the group focused.

  4. Ferret205 says

    Funnily enough my favourite book lover would have to be Yomiko Readman from R.O.D.! I’m a huge fan of the anime and OVA but I’ve never read the manga so it’d be great to win!

    Twitter name is @Ferret205 , I think you might follow me but just in case.

  5. My favorite book lover is Yomiko Readman (how ironic, right?) I loved the anime and OVA’s but never got the chance to read the manga. So, it would be great if I won. :D
    Twitter: @sailorsun98

  6. FurrySaint says

    Yomiko Readman here as well. She’s the quintessential bibliophile. Reading everything and anything.

    Tweeted as well.

    Twitter: @FurrySaint

  7. Alessandra says

    Shigure from fruits basket <3 he's an author but almost everytime you see him he's reading some book. ^_^ He is one of my favorite characters. I would lov to read ROD as its been on my list for some time.



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