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Durarara!! Doujin Day

Posted in bad for your health, doujin, Durarara, I like hot dudes, yaoi with tags , , , , , on July 17, 2010 by ampzr

Yay! Today I got in the thirteen Durarara doujins I ordered from Mandarake. I think Mandarake is the best place to order doujins. You can search by series and the prices are the original Japanese prices. Lots of times when you buy doujins at conventions they’re marked up and you end up paying around $15 for one. At Mandarake the majority of doujins I’ve looked at are under $10. I mean I bought thirteen of them and with shipping it coast me about $111.

As you can tell I’m totally all about Shizuo X Izaya. I do like it if Izaya is an aggressive uke though. He just has to be the uke.

Some notes if you want to purchase doujins from Mandarake.

Here’s a screen-shot from their website. Most doujins have sample pages. Make sure to look at the sample pages to see if you like the art style. Cover art whether good or bad doesn’t always represent actual internal doujin art. Also some of the doujins are novels with a few pictures thrown in. If you can’t read Japanese then it’s be a bummer to buy one of those. The Main Character section will always list pairings. For anyone not familiar with pairing listings it’s always Seme X Uke. So if it says Shizuo X Izaya than Shizuo is on top and if it says Izaya X Shizuou then Izaya is on top. Another nice thing Mandarake does is usually list if the doujin is 18+ or not. If you look in the Note section of the page it’ll say. Keep in mind while this is true almost all of the time I’ve seen a few that have 18+ on the cover art but not in the notes.

Other notes about Mandarake. They’re shipping prices are great. They’ll list items as used on your packages (even if they’re new) or send items as gifts so you can pay less in shipping. If you’re going to pay using paypal then you can only ship EMS. I usually use their payment page where you enter in either a debt or credit card and then you can choose SAL. I used SAL for my doujin order. Also another thing I’ve mentioned before Mandarake is a chain of stores in Japan and items may come from different stores. Pay attention to this when purchasing because you’ll have to pay shipping for each store you have to ship from. They make it really obvious in your cart though if you have items from different stores because you’ll basically have more than one cart.

Well I’m off to read the doujins now! I also bought two more Durarara doujins today along with some Haruhi figures!

Review: Heiwajima Shizuo, Orihara Izaya Coffee Mug

Posted in anime, Durarara, I like hot dudes, review, sales with tags , , , , , , on July 15, 2010 by ampzr

I say coffee mug because that’s what it’s shaped like but it’s probably a little smaller than what you may be used to with a coffee mug.

I have little girlie hands so the mug fits pretty comfortably for me. Anyone with a larger hand could have problems trying to hold the mug though.

Other than that it’s beautifully made. Both Shizuo and Izaya look awesome on the mug. The images are crisp and the colors have beautiful contrast. Also I like that the mug is light weight. I hate when you have a heavy mug. Once you put liquid in it it gets even heavier!

Here’s a picture of the box.

This is the only important side. All the others are just light blue. (Also sorry about the pictures. I’m trying to figure out what’s wrong with my camera at the moment.)

I like this mug so much that I accidentally bought two and am having a really hard time parting with the second one. I know I should sell it but a part of me doesn’t want to. I could display them next to each other like in the product photo. Decisions, decisions.