Kinokuniya blues


This picture is for decorative purposes and has nothing to do with the content of this post at all.

I went out to Kinokuniya today, mainly to post something and then go look for Superior Saturday, the latest book in the Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix.

I’m happy to say I achieved both aims today, with little hassle, except for the fact that Kinokuniya is really, REALLY good at tugging on my purse-.. or shall I say, my wallet-strings. Not only did they have Superior Saturday, but they also had Honey & Clover Vol. 2 (on 20% discount too!), The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross Vol. 6, ARIA Vol.2, Trinity Blood:RatM Vol. 3, Missing Vol. 2, Shinigami no Ballad Vol. 1, a bunch of interesting looking new titles and finally, Full Metal Panic! Vol.3. Dear god, I nearly crapped when I saw the big pile I grabbed after browsing through the manga section.

I swear, every time I go to Kino, I get a really huge urge to buy books. I suspect they have subliminal messages embedded in their store-wide music (mostly classical pieces) compelling me to buy, buy and buy.

In the end, managed to cut the purchases down to Superior Saturday, FMP! Vol.3, Trinity Blood:RatM Vol.3 and Hachikuro Vol.2, which came up to about RM 115. Sigh, if it wasn’t for the crap exchange rate making the prices of the books 3x higher, I’d have bought the whole stack I took, plus a bit more. Would’ve been funny if I descended to credit hell from buying all the volumes of Negima! or something, haha.

Anyways, blazing through Superior Saturday now. Garth Nix doesn’t disappoint. The Keys to the Kingdom series must have one of the most original fantasy-sci-fi combo settings of recent young adult fiction titles. Gotta love Suz- sorry, General Turquoise Blue now :).

P.S.: Goddammit, I can’t seem to stop looping the Rinbu Revolution duet by Masami Okui and Nana Mizuki in Animelo 2007. I swear, the song is well meant to be a duet song, and this rendition by Nana-chan and Masami is just fits soooo well.


  1. DiGiKerot Said,

    July 5, 2008 @ 12:34 am

    Given that we’ll probably never see another volume of Missing in English ever again, you probably made the best choices of what to drop.

  2. Furuba Said,

    July 5, 2008 @ 7:25 am

    hah??? NANI?!?!?! Superior Saturday is out?!?! D8 omggggg i want it T_T noo i went bookstore yesterday and didn’t see it, ;_; stupid store, going to a bigger one today and buy manga too while im at it 8DDDDDD thanks for saying its out 83

  3. issa-sa Said,

    July 5, 2008 @ 5:57 pm

    I wonder if Minorin’s version would sound better if it was dueted…

  4. Hayate-sama Said,

    July 7, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

    Kinokuniya absolutely the best book store I have ever seen ( may be because . no book store in my country sell Original manga or english manga ), already spent over RM 150 at Kinokuniya in the twin tower ( still don’t remember it name >.

  5. Le Chat Pluvieux Said,

    July 9, 2008 @ 2:02 pm

    Where’s the picture from?

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