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2010 Great Manga Gift Guide: Week 2

Hey everyone! Luckily this week was a bit more exciting than the because the Great Manga Gift Guides came rolling in steadily all week!

If you’re still looking to do a Great Manga Gift Guide or if you just want to read them all, you can check out the announcement post, the complete archive and the week 1 reminder. We still have until December 15th, so keep coming back for more Gift Guides and remember that you still have plenty of time to work on your own!

This morning started out with David Welsh of Manga Curmudgeon posting his One Piece MMF/Great Manga Gift guide crossover, the MMF: The Great Shounen Manga Gift Guide for 2010. For his gift guide, David kept in mind One Piece lovers, but recommended different shounen manga that would satisfy similar tastes. (And then added a few recommendations that didn’t have much to do with One Piece at all.) For more MMF goodness happening this month, check out his blog.

Anna over at Manga Report has one of the most well-rounded gift guides I’ve seen this year, covering everything from classic shoujo to seinen, alternative manga, box sets and a few things in between.

Keeping in the spirit of my favorite genre, I wrote another Great Shoujo Manga Gift Guide this year. It was a challenge as I kept venturing into manga that were shoujo or josei-like, but not actually of either genre. It’s very much a reflection of how my tastes have changed this past year to include more seinen and other mature titles, but hopefully it will please recipients who are beginning to mature in their tastes as well.

Angela Eastman wrote a great gift guide over at Bookworm’s Corner which includes something for just about everyone, including herself! Most of her picks were of the shoujo variety, but she also spiced it up with some seinen, biographical manga and shounen picks.

Reminding us that gift guides shouldn’t always be lists of manga that would please us bloggers, Katherine Dacey of The Manga Critic has a wonderful gift guide for the little ones, including elementary school readers as well as tweens and young teens. Just in case you wanted to expose a few of your younger relatives to manga or just spoil them with something they already love.

That’s all for the gift  guides posted this week, but don’t worry because I expect there will be plenty more to help you fill up those Christmas stockings (or just in case you need to cover a few more nights of Hanukkah.) Happy Manga Shopping!

If I’ve forgotten your Great Manga Gift Guide somewhere, please let me know!

 

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Announcing the 2010 Great Manga Gift Guide

Last year, in response to the New York Times releasing a Graphic Novel Gift Guide that featured absolutely no manga at all, David Welsh of  The Manga Curmudgeon and Erica Friedman of Ozaku started the Great Manga Gift Guide in order to help out shoppers looking to buy gifts for manga fans. Tons of bloggers participated and shared their picks for the best manga gifts on the market. (Because, seriously, what is up with NOT including manga in your holiday gift guide?! Kids love it!)

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, this is the perfect time to start preparing for the intense holiday shopping season. But just in case you find yourself busy with (American) Thanksgiving, Hanukah or a myriad of holiday parties and activities, the Great Manga Gift Guide will be running from now until December 15th, plenty of time to peruse the guides or post one of your own. Everyone is welcome to participate and post about the manga, anime and other otaku hobbies that don’t get mentioned in mainstream media gift guides!

This year, Erica Friedman starts us off with a Great Yuri Anime Gift Guide (a yuri manga gift guide is forthcoming).

2011 Great Manga Gift Guides

The Great Manga Gift Guide on Twitter (search for hashtag #gmgg)

2010 Great Manga Gift Guides

The Great Manga Gift Guide is open to everyone, so please feel free to make up your own gift guide! If you would like to see your gift guide included in the 2011 list or have any questions about the Great Manga Gift Guide, please contact Daniella Orihuela-Gruber either via e-mail or Twitter

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