Manga Giveaway: Give It Your All Giveaway

It’s time for the end of the month giveaway at Experiments in Manga! Since this week also happens to be the Viz Signature Manga Moveable Feast, I’ve decided that this month’s contest should feature a Signature title—I’ll Give It My All…Tomorrow, Volume 1 by Shunju Aono. As usual the giveaway is open worldwide, so I hope you’ll take the time to enter for a chance to win some brand new manga!

After reviewing Hirohiko Araki’s Rohan at the Louvre, I noticed a recurring element in some of the manga that I’ve been reading recently—they feature manga or manga creators. I don’t think that this is a recent trend, but I do seem to be noticing it more and more. I can already come up with a nice list of manga off the top of my head, but I’m also interested in learning about titles I might not be aware of that incorporate this theme. (I’ll be posting a compiled list of all these manga next week.) One example of this is the protagonist of Shunju Aono’s series I’ll Give It My All…Tomorrow, a forty-year-old salaryman who quits his job and decides to become a mangaka, except that he has absolutely no talent. It’s a humorous slice-of-life series with a complete loser for a lead, yet somehow he still manages to be likeable.

So, you may be wondering, how can you win I’ll Give It My All…Tomorrow, Volume 1?

1) In the comments below, name a manga that hasn’t been mentioned yet by either me or someone else that is either about manga or features a mangaka as a character (dōjinshi artists and aspiring creators count, too).
2) Also in the comments, you can earn another entry by briefly telling me which Viz Signature title is your favorite and why. (You can find a complete list of Signature manga here.)
3) If you’re on Twitter, you can gain a bonus entry by tweeting about the giveaway. Make sure to include a link to this post and @PhoenixTerran (that’s me).

That’s all there is to it! Each individual can earn up to three entries for this giveaway. You have one week to submit your comments. If you would prefer, or if Blogger is giving you trouble, feel free to e-mail me your entries at phoenixterran(at)gmail(dot)com. I will then post them here in your name. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on May 2, 2012.

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: Give It Your All Giveaway Winner

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  1. AirCommodore says

    1. Aw man, there are oodles of manga about manga/mangaka. I think my favorites are I am a Hero (mmm… zombies) and Not Love But Delicious Foods (mmm… Yoshinaga).

    2. My favorite Viz Signature title is Children of the Sea, partly because I love Daisuke Igarashi, and partly because I love fish. I’m getting a minor in marine bio, and I used to work at an aquarium, so I love identifying all the species of fish that he draws. He really did his research, and I’m impressed.

    3. Twitter:!/CommodoreWood/status/195168382595776512

    (contact me via twitter if necessary)

  2. Flower of Life has probably my favorite doujinshi circle is all of otaku-dom, though it doesn’t last very long, haha.

    My favorite Viz Sig title would have to be a tie between not simple and All My Darling Daughters.

    You can contact through LJ if my account shows up. If not, please!

  3. I just recently read Disappearance Diary. It is a slice-of-life, autobiography of sorts about mangaka Hideo Azuma. It’s mostly about how he ran away from the manga industry to become homeless and his struggle with alcoholism, but there is a good portion that gives insight to the manga industry and what it is like to work with different publishers. I found it fascinating.

    My favorite Viz Signature title? That’s a tough one. I’ve had such good luck with the imprint. I think it would have to be REAL. It’s Takehiko Inoue, so the art is obviously amazing, but on top of that, I found the story to be very inspiring.


  4. Ahh, I’ve been dying for a copy of this! Here’s hoping I win~

    1) In honor of last month’s Taniguchi feast, I’ll mention A Zoo in Winter. It was a nice coming of age story.

    2) I can’t pick. :( It’s a tie between Ooku, Pluto, and Monster. Monster may have been the first Sig series I picked up, and it made me an Urasawa fan for life. I felt like the end fizzled a bit, but the ride there was so dramatic and tension-filled. I also appreciate how Urasawa draws more realistic looking people, with wrinkles, bumps, and big noses, lol.

    3)!/mangaconnection/status/195316330323390464 :D You can reach me on Twitter, too.

  5. 3. Tweeted giveaway-!/BookLoverC/status/195666634004889600

    E-mail-bookandmoviedimensionblogger at yahoo dot com


  6. 1.) Hm, mangaka as a character, I see someone already mentioned I Am A Hero, so I’ll go with Billy Bat, since Urusawa seems to be a fairly popular author :)

    2.) My favourite Viz Signature title, tough to choose and while I love Pluto, I’ll go with Takehiko Inoue’s Real, great art and an even better story.

    3.) Ikari_Gendo on twitter and I retweeted your latest tweet.

  7. 1) 20th Century Boys had the three mangaka, one of whom was arrested for drawing controversial manga.

    2) My favorite Viz Signature manga would have to be between 20th Century Boys (love the suspense and conspiracy theory stuff) and Oishinbo (because I’m a huge foodie and adore food manga).

    3) I just retweeted you. :)

    This is Izandra on twitter.

  8. 1) Do Hayate’s stints as an assistant count (Hayate the Combat Butler)? If not, NG Life should work. :)

    2) This is impossible, so I’ll say Monster.

    You can reach me at if luck is on my side.

  9. 1) Ahh, I remember reading this creepy horror manga about a mangaka who writes a story that turns into a real nightmare … I can’t remember the name though! So I’ll say … Fall in Love like a Comic.

    2) Gyo! (Love those creepy fish! Junji Ito has some crazy stuff …)

    (@hawth_) I love your blog btw! I found it through the aniblog tourney that’s going on, good luck! :D

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