Now that Thanksgiving is over, what exactly are we all waiting for? Christmas, of course! Who can pass up the chance for presents, family, and good company? Did we mention the presents? Well, if you are a manga lover, have we got an article for you. Today, we are taking a look at some great gifts for manga lovers that we’d like to see in our stockings. Got a friend that you want to treat? Tune in here!
Amazon Kindle Oasis
One of the biggest game changers to the manga community has to be the ability to download digital manga legally and put it on your tablet or a device to read on the go. Sure, you could read on your phone or a tablet, but Amazon has released the Kindle Oasis which is made just for reading your graphic novels. It still features the e-ink Technology that we all love about the Kindle so that you can enjoy glare free reading outdoors and still read in the dark for those sleepless nights. With the collaboration between Amazon and Comixology, you can buy all of your manga and graphic novels on Amazon for your Kindle, too!
Gift Cards/Gift Codes
Sometimes, it is hard to know exactly what manga your friend likes. Or maybe, you’d rather have an assortment of different manga. This is where gift cards come in handy. You can get Amazon gift cards to go with your Amazon Kindle Oasis. You can also get Gift Codes for websites like Lezhin Comics or Viz means that your friend can buy their own manga (or manhwa) online without you needing to worry about what they might already have. On the other hand, you can just give out gift cards for bookstores where your old school friends can buy physical copies of their favorite manga! If you are lucky enough to live near a Japanese bookstore, you might want to see if they offer gift cards so your friends can even buy manga in their raw form perfect for those who want to learn to read Japanese.
Some services offer subscription services so that you can read their manga. While Viz no longer releases Shoujo Beat, you can still get a digital Shounen Jump subscription weekly and be like Gintama who absolutely has to have his Jump every week. Crunchyroll also has their own subscription service, otherwise known as their premium membership, which will give you complete access to their manga library, which is full of manga that are popular and extremely well known.
Hopefully, you got a few gift ideas for your manga loving friends or have a few ideas for your own wish list. If you think we missed a few key items, please feel free to share them with us. What do you want this holiday season? What is your favorite thing about this time of year? Share all of your thoughts in the comments below!