Oh darn. My love-hate relationship with Kinokuniya Books is reaching a crescendo of sorts. What was supposed to be a nice, routine trip to Kino for me to check some books out eventually ended up with me buying this:
Yeah, the Negima Ala Alba OAD #1 set bundled with vol. 23. It was really funny because I was joking to myself right before going to the manga shelves about Kino actually bringing the set in because two days earlier, I checked Amazon.jp and it was out of stock. Then I turned in to the manga “N” shelf and went, “Oh. Shit.” After intensive scrutiny of nearly half an hour pacing the Japanese section, I decided to go for broke and buy it. Now I’m nicely RM 180.20 in credit card debt hell, orz.
That said, it’s a pretty nice set I guess, containing tankouban #23, the DVD itself, a hard box to store the other 2 DVD’s graced with a nice piece of Akamatsu’s art and Kazumi’s Pactio card, all put in to one unassuming box. Pretty much worth it for me, since I am collecting the tankouban volumes (still need to get vol 19-22) and with all the nice extras. I like the quality on the Pactio card especially. Now I’m officially one of the two persons in Malaysia to own the Ala Alba DVD, assuming the other set in Kinokuniya gets bought too, XD.
Now, how to deal with being broke, my dietary choices are very constrained right now… orz. Also, I better preorder DVD 2 and 3 from Amazon.jp instead. Much cheaper than Kino after shipping. Damn j00, Kino, damn j00.