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Kinokuniya: The ReturnKinokuniya: The ReturnLoot

Anime, Figures and Manga For Less!
LunarSkyeLunarSkye4 years ago
Back in my first blog post (blog/23953&...), I mentioned that maybe I would someday visit the Kinokuniya in New York City. Ladies and gentlemen, it has happenedhttp://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gckz0sJR1qzckow.gif

This weekend my choir and I went on a trip to New Jersey to participate in a choir showcase. We visited NYC on the way back, and it just so happens that the Kinokuniya was right across the street from where we dropped off at!

Before I went to Kino, I visited BOOKOFF. They didn't have many manga I wanted, so I didn't pick up much.
https://40.media.tumblr.com/c1723e3b5a331786cfb19562e1bf9b66/tumblr_o4k16eRxSu1tb6svgo8_1280.jpg
I loved the Usagi Drop anime and I've heard things about the end of the manga, so I got curious about it. Please no one spoil the end of the manga for me!http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gcuoBe0o1qzckow.gif

Alright, on to Kino!

Here are my manga pickups (+ one light novel!)
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I was planning on starting a new manga series, but I was being rushed so I didn't get to browse muchhttp://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gcvqToXY1qzckow.gif
Technically the Durarara!! manga was new? I just picked it up at Kino because my local bookstore never seems to have volume 1 for some reason...http://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gckaC0xm1qzckow.gif

I wanted to get an artbook, so I bought Hatsune Miku Graphics!
https://36.media.tumblr.com/c6c0daeb1da2f0e88dbeba4249caaf4c/tumblr_o4k16eRxSu1tb6svgo3_1280.jpg
I'm not an art buff myself, but all of the artists featured in this book are really talented!
https://40.media.tumblr.com/92dc1e0213f07bc97db5bff1655cd30f/tumblr_o4k24tuIwd1tb6svgo1_540.jpg
It's in English too! I didn't expect this, so it's really nice to read all of the artists' comments on their works!http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gcr4ZOvq1qzckow.gif


I wanted to get at least one CD, so I got Utamonogatari, AKA the collection of all of the Monogatari OPs and EDs!
https://41.media.tumblr.com/5914985ede2e15b314623b0cd25b2f98/tumblr_o4k16eRxSu1tb6svgo2_1280.jpg
https://40.media.tumblr.com/4c9fcd472455473091701ba447051c23/tumblr_o4k16eRxSu1tb6svgo1_1280.jpg
There are no OPs or EDs in the Monogatari series I dislike, so I love having them all like this.
Not to mention I'm a sucker for the brightly-colored art!http://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gcvxaBVe1qzckow.gif

And here's just a small pickup: A little cat danboard I got because my friends and I thought they were cutehttp://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gct8HYvv1qzckow.gif
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And here they are: the center stage of this loot: the figures!
First of all, I picked up Senbonzakura Kagamine Rin
https://41.media.tumblr.com/7ec56dc607e33cc6113109533a21f80a/tumblr_o4k16eRxSu1tb6svgo10_1280.jpg
They had both Rin and Len without boxes in a display case, but luckily I was able to find Rin with her box at the Miku Expo display in the store. No other Lens thoughhttp://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gclc9w8C1qzckow.gif

I wanted another figure, so I bought the Alter Atobe Keigo!
https://41.media.tumblr.com/67b2ada0e31e39213e2827077e26e7de/tumblr_o4k16eRxSu1tb6svgo7_1280.jpg
I got him for basically his original release price, which is pretty good considering I got him brand new, and I didn't have to pay for shipping costs!

https://41.media.tumblr.com/34910793c5878f42591b6cda0749f180/tumblr_o4k16eRxSu1tb6svgo6_1280.jpg
So that's all I got during my trip to New York! Thanks for reading! http://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gclpn3pQ1qzckow.gif
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LunarSkye4 years ago#7826715Ah, you're so lucky you're in the same city as Kino! I wish I had the luxury...LunarSkye4 years ago#7826715Ah, you're so lucky you're in the same city as Kino! I wish I had the luxury...

I don't get to go too often so its like a treat when I do ^^
4 years ago
Yeah, I've been trying to plan a trip out there with my mom.
I'm hoping that maybe this coming Fall, we'll be able to go.
Ah, nice! (:
And you're definitely right about that. It is always nice to meet others from PA who are into anime and figure collecting ^_^


LunarSkye4 years ago#7739396It's a pretty magical place. It's right next to Bryant Park, which is pretty close to Times Square!
Cool to find someone else in PA! I live right next to Harrisburg.
4 years ago
Jess-chan4 years ago#7785352Very nice Kinos loot! Gotta go there again soon!
Ah, you're so lucky you're in the same city as Kino! I wish I had the luxury...
4 years ago
Very nice Kinos loot! Gotta go there again soon!
4 years ago
LunarSkye4 years ago#7784405I actually watched Prince of Tennis because of that Atobe haha
I can't count how many times I've watched an anime just because of a figure

I've tried too, but gave up after Ep 15-ish and he hasn't even appeared yet lol. However after that adorable Ryouma Nendo was announced I'm tempted to tackle it again ;;
(Me too, and I think that's really not a dumb thing since HQ figures usually speak for popularity and interesting/appealing designs? :))
4 years ago
Memyandi4 years ago#7784391I /love/ the design of the Monogatari CDs and that Atobe! (haven't seen the show and I've sworn to myself not to buy characters I don't know but he's gorgeous ;;) Great loot!
I actually watched Prince of Tennis because of that Atobe haha

I can't count how many times I've watched an anime just because of a figure
4 years ago
I /love/ the design of the Monogatari CDs and that Atobe! (haven't seen the show and I've sworn to myself not to buy characters I don't know but he's gorgeous ;;) Great loot!
4 years ago
godofwar74 years ago#7742338Kinokuniya is a nice place to visit, but I don't get any urge to buy anything there since I feel like I can find cheaper prices online for the things I want.
I can certainly see that. Unfortunately, due to several circumstances, I can't order too much stuff online, so I buy local when I can.
4 years ago
Kinokuniya is a nice place to visit, but I don't get any urge to buy anything there since I feel like I can find cheaper prices online for the things I want.
4 years ago
eviljackspicer4 years ago#7740738I thoroughly enjoyed Bunny Drop. Personally, I enjoyed the first half more, but it's best to jump in with an open mind.
I've heard that a lot because I know people who say that the ending can be a bit too much for some. It got me interested, so I really want to see what it is.
4 years ago
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