sexta-feira, 9 de janeiro de 2009

I'm oficially an animetard...

Some time ago I heard about a comics and manga shop here in Aveiro called Secção 9, but, busy as I was with my studies, I never got around to search for it (and when I finally did I couldn't for the love of god find the damn thing). Yesterday all that changed. In the company of a friend who happened to know it, we searched the city's darkest alleys looking for that hallowed place, and guess what, we actually did it! Man, that place rocks. Hard! For some time I thought I was in fucking heaven!


That place has everything, from manga, to american comics, to graphic novels and more indie stuff, to action figures and board games! Thankfully I was prepared, with 20 euros in my wallet to spend as I pleased, and I almost spent it all. The first thing I bought was the surprise of the day. You see, once when I was a kid I stumbled upon a graphic novel that was awesome as hell, but as the stupid kid I was, I never memorised the title. Needless to say, I spent the last years searching for the damn thing, but with only a vague description of the content I never went too far.

But yesterday all that changed. Not only the guy there was able to recognize it from my vague descriptions, but he also had it for sale! Fuck yeah! Turns out it was called The Mercenary, and it's as awesome as I remembered it. I bought all the 6 volumes he had.

But I needed something else, something Japanese. I was getting short on money, and didn't have enough for the Berserk manga. A Naruto volume was more affordable, but they didn't have the first volume. Just try to guess what I got...


A fucking Shonen Jump! That's right! This beauty is the american version of the weekly shonen jump, the biggest manga anthology magazine published in Japan, and they had last month's issue! Fuck yeah! Now I'm officially an otaku! And it feels so good... :D

6 comentários:

gnome disse...

Now, that's what I'd call an impressive shop. Shiny, spacious and filled with -apparently well priced- treasures.

Tartaruga Genial disse...

Great stuff dude! Here in Porto is the same thing, cool stores like this one are always in the middle of nowhere. Hahaha even our consumist desires resemble action adventure, 1st person games lol. xD

Quest terminated, find the Otaku shrine! :-P

fatherkrishna disse...

That's my kind of shop! I have spent thousands of pounds (almost) on comics over the years.

I still love to discover a good comic or graphic novel.

My latest was Judgement On Gotham starring none other than Batman & Judge Dredd!!!

DEITRIX disse...

We need one of those stores here...

I'm saving for all the Illustrated novels for:
30 Days of Night
Wormwood Gentleman Corpse
Hoxford
Groom Lake
One of my favorite artist does them.. You would like these Neb..

NebachadnezzaR disse...

I think I'm getting addicted to it, for some reason I feel an urge to drop 13 euros for the first volume of Berserk and 5 more for the next issue of Shonen Jump. Got to...resist...temptation...

Nice list, deitrix, I'm gonna search for some of those to see what they're about :)

Fernando Silva disse...

OMG, if I was there, I could definitily lose my all money with so much awesomeness (have you found Death Note, Neba?). But here in my city, we don't have that stuff :'(