The BookWalker Freebies Thread

This is my eternity goal to read in Japanese. Such a good series and the anime left so much uncovered, even though it got three seasons.

I will propose it for the Advanced Book Club one day.

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Even better, it’s the first eight.

Black and white only, and they go away 8/21.

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Saw some color on the first few pages :grin:

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11 August 2023

Ai Ore! Love Me! (2006) - 63 - Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Gender Bending, School, Crossdressing, Band

Arrested Love (2019) - 68 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen, Yakuza, Tsundere, Police, Primarily Adult Cast

Black Angels (1981) - 60 - Action, Drama, Thriller
Tags: Shounen, Revenge, Super Power, Time Skip, Tragedy, Dystopian

BOX!吉良いと短編集 (2021) - 72 - Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Anthology

Cinderella in Plastic (2018) - 80 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Female Protagonist, Josei

CUFFS ~傷だらけの地図~ (1997) - 80 - Action
Tags: Crime

CUFFS ~傷だらけの地図~ (1997) - 80 - Action
Tags: Crime

Daemon Hunters: Hymn for the Dead (2002) - 66 - Action, Fantasy
Tags:

Dragon Goes House-Hunting (2016) - 63 - Comedy, Fantasy
Tags: Dragons, Dungeon, Elf, Shounen, Anthropomorphism, Male Protagonist

Erementar Gerade (2002) - 69 - Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Tags: Magic, Shounen, Super Power, Male Protagonist, Pirates, Coming of Age

Erementar Gerade (2002) - 69 - Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Tags: Magic, Shounen, Super Power, Male Protagonist, Pirates, Coming of Age

Excuse Me for Being a Cat! (1989) - 68 - Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Tags: School, Shounen

Fifteen Minutes Before We Really Date (2019) - 74 - Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Heterosexual, School, Female Protagonist, Male Protagonist, Shoujo, Primarily Teen Cast

Flap Your Wings, Taroumaru! (1975) - 64 - Adventure, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen, Outdoor, Animals, Rural

Forget About Love, and Hold Me Already (2019) - 72 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Josei, Love Triangle

Formerly, the Fallen Daughter of the Duke (2020) - 68 - Fantasy, Romance
Tags: Female Protagonist, Isekai

Good Game!! (2020) - 100 - Action, Drama, Sports
Tags: Shounen, Video Games, Male Protagonist, Female Protagonist, Primarily Adult Cast, Time Skip, E-Sports

Go with a friend! (1995) - 60 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shoujo

Guardian Angel Getten (1996) - 59 - Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Tags: Magic, Angels, Shounen

Headhunted to Another World: From Salaryman to Big Four! (2019) - 66 - Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Tags: Economics, Isekai, Demons, Magic, Work, Politics, Male Protagonist

Heat Edge (1989) - 80 - Comedy, Mystery
Tags: Josei, Police

Hush! (2013) - 67 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Heterosexual, Age Gap

  • HUSH!(1) 8/25 (金) 23:59まで
  • HUSH!(2) 8/25 (金) 23:59まで

KAGETORA (2001) - 67 - Action, Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shounen, Ninja, Martial Arts, Female Harem

KAGETORA (2001) - 67 - Action, Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shounen, Ninja, Martial Arts, Female Harem

Let’s Make Love!! (1996) - 61 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Age Gap, Love Triangle

Love Is Strange, Yet Delicious (2017) - 67 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Josei, Food

Love Order 200X (1999) - 70 -
Tags: Josei

LOW TEEN BLUES (1974) - 80 - Psychological, Romance
Tags: Shounen

Make It An Eternity (2012) - 75 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Rehabilitation, Female Protagonist, Hikikomori

Mane of the Wind (1987) - None - Horror, Mystery, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Heterosexual, Female Protagonist

Paradise Town (1990) - 61 - Comedy
Tags: Age Gap

Phantom Street (1994) - 67 - Action, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Tags: Youkai, Shounen

The Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok (2002) - 69 - Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Tags: Magic, Shounen

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

This Man is the Biggest Mistake of My Life (2017) - 70 - Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tags: Josei

Vassalord. (2004) - 75 - Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Tags: Vampire, Boys’ Love, Shoujo

We’ve Got Two Divorces and No Labels Between Us (2020) - None - Drama, Romance
Tags: Heterosexual, Primarily Adult Cast

うちのねこが女の子でかわいい (2020) - 71 - Fantasy, Slice of Life
Tags: Male Protagonist, Nekomimi, Female Protagonist

うちの会社の小さい先輩の話 (2019) - 72 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Office Lady, Work, Primarily Adult Cast, Heterosexual, Episodic

ふくよも (2008) - 70 - Comedy, Slice of Life
Tags: Kids

アクジキ (2009) - 77 - Adventure
Tags:

アトランティス (1970) - 90 - Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shoujo

アリサ! (1979) - 85 - Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shounen

エルフ・17 (1984) - 74 - Adventure, Comedy
Tags: Elf

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 83 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Male Protagonist, Food, Seinen

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 83 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Male Protagonist, Food, Seinen

シュガー (2001) - 73 - Action, Drama, Slice of Life, Sports
Tags: Boxing, Seinen

ジャイアント (2002) - 85 - Comedy, Sports
Tags: Baseball, Seinen

チョコっとちょこちゃん (1992) - 90 -
Tags: Kids, Magic

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 89 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 89 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ビバ!バレーボール (1968) - 95 - Drama, Sports
Tags: Shoujo, Volleyball, Female Protagonist, Primarily Child Cast, School Club

ファンタジウム (2006) - 91 - Fantasy
Tags: Seinen, Disability

ブラッドラインズ (None) - 90 - Action
Tags: Seinen

マタギ (1975) - 80 - Adventure
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist

マタギ列伝 (1979) - 95 - Adventure
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist

一条かれんは誘惑する (2018) - 70 - Romance
Tags: Josei, School, Yandere

不機嫌な名探偵 division-0 (2004) - 100 - Mystery
Tags: Shoujo

南国トムソーヤ (None) - 71 - Adventure, Slice of Life
Tags: Seinen

史記 (1992) - 72 - Action, Adventure, Drama
Tags:

土偶ファミリー (1988) - 85 - Comedy, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen

大東京トイボックス (2006) - 78 - Comedy, Drama
Tags: Seinen, Politics, Primarily Adult Cast, Coming of Age, Otaku Culture, Work, Software Development

天才料理少年 味の助 (2003) - 70 - Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Food, Shounen, Male Protagonist

女主人のランチタイム (1999) - 72 - Comedy, Slice of Life
Tags: Josei, Female Protagonist, Family Life

宮本から君へ (1990) - 80 - Drama
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist, Work

密・リターンズ! (1995) - 75 - Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Tags: Shounen

戦国妖狐 (2007) - 82 - Action, Adventure, Romance
Tags: Demons, Shounen, Cultivation, Gods, Samurai, Kemonomimi, Time Manipulation, Dragons, Revenge, Ensemble Cast, Amnesia, Historical, Meta, Anti-Hero, Astronomy

淡河実永は生殺しがつらい (2019) - 75 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Josei, Teens’ Love

精霊伝説ヒューディー (1989) - 80 - Action
Tags:

純情クレイジーフルーツ (1982) - 80 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Primarily Female Cast, School, Delinquents, Shoujo

緋が走る (1992) - 85 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Seinen

聖戦記エルナサーガ (1993) - 90 - Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Tags: Shounen

華の神剣組 (2000) - 75 - Action, Supernatural
Tags: Shounen

転校生メデューサと二口女 (2020) - 72 - Slice of Life, Supernatural
Tags: School, Youkai, Yuri, Mythology, Monster Girl, Monster Boy, Crossdressing, Kemonomimi, Anthropomorphism

釣りバカたち (1973) - 75 - Adventure, Sports
Tags: Male Protagonist, Fishing, Seinen

鉄人ガンマ (1992) - 90 - Drama
Tags: Seinen

Non-freebies:

Seems like there’s a very widespread onetime 45% coinback promotion on orders 1500 yen or more. 8月17日(木)09:59まで. That oughtta make other sales go even farther, although I will say that it’s a pity recently the wide-scale coin promotions seem to be getting a minimum price stipulation and other caveats, since the “spending coins also generates coins” principle is a lot less beneficial when the upped rate doesn’t apply after the first purchase.

It seems like there’s a relatively large amount of sales and such going on too - for example I noticed that a Japanese history book I like to recommend as a relatively easy to read introduction on the subject is heavily discounted (8/17 (木) 09:59まで).

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There’s a 40% coinback for most literature, and 70% coinback specifically for Kodansha :star_struck:
Valid until August 21.

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18 August 2023

Ai Ore! Love Me! (2006) - 63 - Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Gender Bending, School, Crossdressing, Band

Black Angels (1981) - 60 - Action, Drama, Thriller
Tags: Shounen, Revenge, Super Power, Time Skip, Tragedy, Dystopian

BOX!吉良いと短編集 (2021) - 72 - Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Anthology

Caravan Kidd (1986) - 64 - Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Tags:

Cinderella in Plastic (2018) - 80 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Female Protagonist, Josei

CUFFS ~傷だらけの地図~ (1997) - 71 - Action
Tags: Crime

CUFFS ~傷だらけの地図~ (1997) - 71 - Action
Tags: Crime

Daemon Hunters: Hymn for the Dead (2002) - 66 - Action, Fantasy
Tags:

Dragon Goes House-Hunting (2016) - 63 - Comedy, Fantasy
Tags: Dragons, Dungeon, Elf, Shounen, Anthropomorphism, Male Protagonist

Erementar Gerade (2002) - 69 - Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Tags: Magic, Shounen, Super Power, Male Protagonist, Pirates, Coming of Age

Erementar Gerade (2002) - 69 - Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Tags: Magic, Shounen, Super Power, Male Protagonist, Pirates, Coming of Age

Excuse Me for Being a Cat! (1989) - 68 - Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Tags: School, Shounen

Fifteen Minutes Before We Really Date (2019) - 74 - Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Heterosexual, School, Female Protagonist, Male Protagonist, Shoujo, Primarily Teen Cast

Flap Your Wings, Taroumaru! (1975) - 64 - Adventure, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen, Outdoor, Animals, Rural

Forget About Love, and Hold Me Already (2019) - 72 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Josei, Love Triangle

Formerly, the Fallen Daughter of the Duke (2020) - 68 - Fantasy, Romance
Tags: Female Protagonist, Isekai

Good Game!! (2020) - 100 - Action, Drama, Sports
Tags: Shounen, Video Games, Male Protagonist, Female Protagonist, Primarily Adult Cast, Time Skip, E-Sports

Go with a friend! (1995) - 60 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shoujo

Guardian Angel Getten (1996) - 59 - Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Tags: Magic, Angels, Shounen

Heat Edge (1989) - 80 - Comedy, Mystery
Tags: Josei, Police

Hush! (2013) - 67 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Heterosexual, Age Gap

  • HUSH!(1) 8/25 (金) 23:59まで
  • HUSH!(2) 8/25 (金) 23:59まで

KAGETORA (2001) - 68 - Action, Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shounen, Ninja, Martial Arts, Female Harem

KAGETORA (2001) - 68 - Action, Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shounen, Ninja, Martial Arts, Female Harem

Let’s Make Love!! (1996) - 61 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Age Gap, Love Triangle

Love Is Strange, Yet Delicious (2017) - 67 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Josei, Food

Love Order 200X (1999) - 70 -
Tags: Josei

LOW TEEN BLUES (1974) - 80 - Psychological, Romance
Tags: Shounen

Make It An Eternity (2012) - 75 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Rehabilitation, Female Protagonist, Hikikomori

Mane of the Wind (1987) - None - Horror, Mystery, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Heterosexual, Female Protagonist

Paradise Town (1990) - 61 - Comedy
Tags: Age Gap

Phantom Street (1994) - 67 - Action, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Tags: Youkai, Shounen

The Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok (2002) - 69 - Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Tags: Magic, Shounen

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

This Man is the Biggest Mistake of My Life (2017) - 70 - Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tags: Josei

Vassalord. (2004) - 75 - Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Tags: Vampire, Boys’ Love, Shoujo

We’ve Got Two Divorces and No Labels Between Us (2020) - None - Drama, Romance
Tags: Heterosexual, Primarily Adult Cast

うちのねこが女の子でかわいい (2020) - 71 - Fantasy, Slice of Life
Tags: Male Protagonist, Nekomimi, Female Protagonist

うちの会社の小さい先輩の話 (2019) - 72 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Office Lady, Work, Primarily Adult Cast, Heterosexual, Episodic

ただいま授業中! (1980) - 70 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: School, Shounen

アクジキ (2009) - 77 - Adventure
Tags:

アトランティス (1970) - 90 - Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shoujo

アリサ! (1979) - 85 - Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shounen

エルフ・17 (1984) - 74 - Adventure, Comedy
Tags: Elf

ガラスの仮面 (1975) - 82 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Acting, Female Protagonist, Work, Age Gap, Ojou-sama

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 83 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Male Protagonist, Food, Seinen

シュガー (2001) - 73 - Action, Drama, Slice of Life, Sports
Tags: Boxing, Seinen

ジャイアント (2002) - 85 - Comedy, Sports
Tags: Baseball, Seinen

チョコっとちょこちゃん (1992) - 90 -
Tags: Kids, Magic

デカ教師 (2006) - 70 - Mystery
Tags:

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 89 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ビバ!バレーボール (1968) - 95 - Drama, Sports
Tags: Shoujo, Volleyball, Female Protagonist, Primarily Child Cast, School Club

ファンタジウム (2006) - 91 - Fantasy
Tags: Seinen, Disability

ブラッドラインズ (None) - 90 - Action
Tags: Seinen

プルミエ☆ミュゲ (1979) - 80 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo

マタギ (1975) - 80 - Adventure
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist

マタギ列伝 (1979) - 95 - Adventure
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist

ワイルド★キングダム (2000) - 80 - Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Tags: Kemonomimi

一条かれんは誘惑する (2018) - 70 - Romance
Tags: Josei, School, Yandere

南国トムソーヤ (None) - 71 - Adventure, Slice of Life
Tags: Seinen

史記 (1992) - 72 - Action, Adventure, Drama
Tags:

土偶ファミリー (1988) - 85 - Comedy, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen

大東京トイボックス (2006) - 78 - Comedy, Drama
Tags: Seinen, Politics, Primarily Adult Cast, Coming of Age, Otaku Culture, Work, Software Development

天才料理少年 味の助 (2003) - 70 - Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Food, Shounen, Male Protagonist

女主人のランチタイム (1999) - 72 - Comedy, Slice of Life
Tags: Josei, Female Protagonist, Family Life

宮本から君へ (1990) - 80 - Drama
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist, Work

密・リターンズ! (1995) - 75 - Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Tags: Shounen

戦国妖狐 (2007) - 82 - Action, Adventure, Romance
Tags: Demons, Shounen, Cultivation, Gods, Samurai, Kemonomimi, Time Manipulation, Dragons, Revenge, Ensemble Cast, Amnesia, Historical, Meta, Anti-Hero, Astronomy

淡河実永は生殺しがつらい (2019) - 75 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Josei, Teens’ Love

精霊伝説ヒューディー (1989) - 80 - Action
Tags:

純情クレイジーフルーツ (1982) - 80 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Primarily Female Cast, School, Delinquents, Shoujo

聖戦記エルナサーガ (1993) - 90 - Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Tags: Shounen

華の神剣組 (2000) - 75 - Action, Supernatural
Tags: Shounen

釣りバカたち (1973) - 75 - Adventure, Sports
Tags: Male Protagonist, Fishing, Seinen

鉄人ガンマ (1992) - 90 - Drama
Tags: Seinen

Non-freebies I noticed:

There’s a handful of light novel #1s for the very nearly free price of 27 yen, including multiple book club picks (thinking of Kino’s Journey and Spice and Wolf) 8/31 (木) 23:59まで.

The first volume of a manga I’ve heard good things about, She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat is the also very very cheap 90 yen 8/31 (木) 23:59まで.

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25 August 2023

Black Angels (1981) - 60 - Action, Drama, Thriller
Tags: Shounen, Revenge, Super Power, Time Skip, Tragedy, Dystopian

Caravan Kidd (1986) - 64 - Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Tags:

Cinderella in Plastic (2018) - 80 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Female Protagonist, Josei

CUFFS ~傷だらけの地図~ (1997) - 71 - Action
Tags: Crime

CUFFS ~傷だらけの地図~ (1997) - 71 - Action
Tags: Crime

Flap Your Wings, Taroumaru! (1975) - 64 - Adventure, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen, Outdoor, Animals, Rural

Forget About Love, and Hold Me Already (2019) - 70 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Josei, Love Triangle

Heat Edge (1989) - 80 - Comedy, Mystery
Tags: Josei, Police

KILL Her to Get Her (2019) - 30 - Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror
Tags:

Love Is Strange, Yet Delicious (2017) - 67 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Josei, Food

Love Order 200X (1999) - 70 -
Tags: Josei

LOW TEEN BLUES (1974) - 80 - Psychological, Romance
Tags: Shounen

Make It An Eternity (2012) - 75 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Rehabilitation, Female Protagonist, Hikikomori

Paradise Town (1990) - 61 - Comedy
Tags: Age Gap

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

This Man is the Biggest Mistake of My Life (2017) - 70 - Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tags: Josei

We’ve Got Two Divorces and No Labels Between Us (2020) - None - Drama, Romance
Tags: Heterosexual, Primarily Adult Cast

ただいま授業中! (1980) - 70 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: School, Shounen

アトランティス (1970) - 90 - Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shoujo

アリサ! (1979) - 85 - Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shounen

ガラスの仮面 (1975) - 81 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Acting, Female Protagonist, Work, Age Gap, Ojou-sama

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 83 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Male Protagonist, Food, Seinen

ジャイアント (2002) - 85 - Comedy, Sports
Tags: Baseball, Seinen

デカ教師 (2006) - 70 - Mystery
Tags:

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 89 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ブラッドラインズ (None) - 90 - Action
Tags: Seinen

プルミエ☆ミュゲ (1979) - 80 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo

マタギ (1975) - 80 - Adventure
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist

マタギ列伝 (1979) - 95 - Adventure
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist

ワイルド★キングダム (2000) - 80 - Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Tags: Kemonomimi

一条かれんは誘惑する (2018) - 70 - Romance
Tags: Josei, School, Yandere

史記 (1992) - 72 - Action, Adventure, Drama
Tags:

女主人のランチタイム (1999) - 72 - Comedy, Slice of Life
Tags: Josei, Female Protagonist, Family Life

淡河実永は生殺しがつらい (2019) - 75 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Josei, Teens’ Love

釣りバカたち (1973) - 75 - Adventure, Sports
Tags: Male Protagonist, Fishing, Seinen

鉄人ガンマ (1992) - 90 - Drama
Tags: Seinen


Non-freebies:

I noticed there were multiple Kodansha labels (including Kodansha Bunko) with discounts to sub 100 yen prices, so here’s a query with books published by Kodansha currently costing less than that. ~9/7 (木)まで

Like 時代 novels? Might want to check out this sale on them. ~9/7 (木)まで

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Several Gentosha books are on sale, up to 70% off, till September 14:

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Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto, for example, is only 142 yen.

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01 September 2023

Arrested Love (2019) - 68 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen, Yakuza, Tsundere, Police, Primarily Adult Cast

BOX!吉良いと短編集 (2021) - 72 - Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Anthology

CUFFS ~傷だらけの地図~ (1997) - 71 - Action
Tags: Crime

CUFFS ~傷だらけの地図~ (1997) - 71 - Action
Tags: Crime

Goodbye, My Rose Garden (2018) - 79 - Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Historical, Yuri, Foreign, LGBTQ+ Themes, Maids, Ojou-sama, Female Protagonist, Primarily Female Cast, Writing, Love Triangle, Shoujo

Headhunted to Another World: From Salaryman to Big Four! (2019) - 66 - Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Tags: Economics, Isekai, Demons, Magic, Work, Politics, Male Protagonist

KILL Her to Get Her (2019) - 30 - Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror
Tags:

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

Tokyo Death Game (2021) - None - Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Tags:

うちの会社の小さい先輩の話 (2019) - 72 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Office Lady, Work, Primarily Adult Cast, Heterosexual, Episodic

ソフィアの円環 (2020) - 77 - Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Tags:

ブラッドラインズ (None) - 90 - Action
Tags: Seinen

不機嫌な名探偵 division-0 (2004) - 100 - Mystery
Tags: Shoujo

女主人のランチタイム (1999) - 72 - Comedy, Slice of Life
Tags: Josei, Female Protagonist, Family Life

鉄人ガンマ (1992) - 90 - Drama
Tags: Seinen

Seems like today there aren’t a lot of freebies but there are a lot of sales - albeit I confess none not already mentioned that are calling out to me to make sure I highlight.

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The first volume of それでも歩は寄せてくる “When will Ayumu make his move?” (ABBC) is for free until 2023/9/12 (and will also be removed from your library after this date I think? I know it’s been mentioned before but I forgot which info says that)

Edit: it’s a sample, only the first 50 pages

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It’s this bit:
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The 発売期限 denotes the date at which the item will stop being for sale.
The 閲覧期限 denotes the date at which you’ll stop being able to read the item.

So in this case, this 【期間限定 試し読み増量版】 “~ limited time trial edition” will stop being for sale and stop being able to be read at 2023/9/12 23:59 Japan time.
I think if I remember right it’ll technically stay in your library (unusuably) after that but it can be removed?

You may also see things like magazines that only have a 発売期限 but no 閲覧期限 meaning they stop being for sale at a particular time but you can read it indefinitely if you bought it.

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Thanks! Also I’ve only just noticed now that it’s only a sample, the first 50 pages, and not the whole thing :frowning:

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No problem! I was wondering if that might be the case when I pasted the 【期間限定 試し読み増量版】 wording… since that 試し読み増量 part makes it sound like just the stuff you can read for free was increased (rather than the whole thing being free). I think 【期間限定 無料お試し版】 is the wording if it’s the whole thing.

The disappointment associated with only belatedly realizing those 【期間限定】versions aren’t as good as they look at first is definitely relatable!

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08 September 2023

Ai Ore! Love Me! (2006) - 63 - Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Gender Bending, School, Crossdressing, Band

Arrested Love (2019) - 68 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen, Yakuza, Tsundere, Police, Primarily Adult Cast

Black Angels (1981) - 61 - Action, Drama, Thriller
Tags: Shounen, Revenge, Super Power, Time Skip, Tragedy, Dystopian

BOX!吉良いと短編集 (2021) - 72 - Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Anthology

Crossplay Love: Otaku x Punk (2018) - 76 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Crossdressing, LGBTQ+ Themes, Boys’ Love, Delinquents, Otaku Culture, Maids, Male Protagonist, Primarily Male Cast, School

CUFFS ~傷だらけの地図~ (1997) - 71 - Action
Tags: Crime

CUFFS ~傷だらけの地図~ (1997) - 71 - Action
Tags: Crime

Flap Your Wings, Taroumaru! (1975) - 64 - Adventure, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen, Outdoor, Animals, Rural

Go with a friend! (1995) - 50 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shoujo

Headhunted to Another World: From Salaryman to Big Four! (2019) - 66 - Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Tags: Economics, Isekai, Demons, Magic, Work, Politics, Male Protagonist

Heat Edge (1989) - 80 - Comedy, Mystery
Tags: Josei, Police

Hush! (2013) - 67 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Heterosexual, Age Gap

  • HUSH!(1) 9/18 (月) 23:59まで
  • HUSH!(2) 9/18 (月) 23:59まで

Let’s Make Love!! (1996) - 62 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Age Gap, Love Triangle

Love Order 200X (1999) - 70 -
Tags: Josei

LOW TEEN BLUES (1974) - 80 - Psychological, Romance
Tags: Shounen

Mane of the Wind (1987) - None - Horror, Mystery, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Heterosexual, Female Protagonist

Paradise Town (1990) - 61 - Comedy
Tags: Age Gap

Phantom Street (1994) - 64 - Action, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Tags: Youkai, Shounen

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

Tokyo Death Game (2021) - None - Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Tags:

Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song- (2021) - 81 - Drama, Sci-Fi
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Musical, Idol, Chibi

Your & My Secret (2001) - 62 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Gender Bending, School, Body Swapping, Shoujo, Bisexual

うちの会社の小さい先輩の話 (2019) - 72 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Office Lady, Work, Primarily Adult Cast, Heterosexual, Episodic

ばっくれ一平! (1985) - 75 - Sports
Tags: Shounen, Baseball, Male Protagonist

アトランティス (1970) - 90 - Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shoujo

アリサ! (1979) - 72 - Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shounen

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 83 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist, Food

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 83 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist, Food

ジャイアント (2002) - 85 - Comedy, Sports
Tags: Baseball, Seinen

チョコっとちょこちゃん (1992) - 90 -
Tags: Kids, Magic

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 87 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 87 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ブラッドラインズ (None) - 90 - Action
Tags: Seinen

マタギ (1975) - 80 - Adventure
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist

マタギ列伝 (1979) - 95 - Adventure
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist

不機嫌な名探偵 division-0 (2004) - 100 - Mystery
Tags: Shoujo

人間嫌いの魔王様は幼女にも容赦しない (2020) - 73 - Comedy, Fantasy, Slice of Life
Tags: Demons, Male Protagonist, Urban Fantasy

史記 (1992) - 72 - Action, Adventure, Drama
Tags:

女主人のランチタイム (1999) - 72 - Comedy, Slice of Life
Tags: Josei, Female Protagonist, Family Life

純情クレイジーフルーツ (1982) - 80 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Primarily Female Cast, School, Delinquents, Shoujo

緋が走る (1992) - 85 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Seinen

転校生メデューサと二口女 (2020) - 72 - Slice of Life, Supernatural
Tags: School, Youkai, Yuri, Mythology, Monster Girl, Monster Boy, Crossdressing, Kemonomimi, Anthropomorphism

釣りバカたち (1973) - 75 - Adventure, Sports
Tags: Male Protagonist, Fishing, Seinen

鉄人ガンマ (1992) - 90 - Drama
Tags: Seinen

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I think this is new :slight_smile: at least the first time I’ve seen it.

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15 September 2023

Ai Ore! Love Me! (2006) - 63 - Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Gender Bending, School, Crossdressing, Band

Arrested Love (2019) - 68 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen, Yakuza, Tsundere, Police, Primarily Adult Cast

Black Angels (1981) - 61 - Action, Drama, Thriller
Tags: Shounen, Revenge, Super Power, Time Skip, Tragedy, Dystopian

Black Angels (1981) - 61 - Action, Drama, Thriller
Tags: Shounen, Revenge, Super Power, Time Skip, Tragedy, Dystopian

BOX!吉良いと短編集 (2021) - 72 - Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Anthology

Caravan Kidd (1986) - 63 - Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Tags:

Crossplay Love: Otaku x Punk (2018) - 76 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Crossdressing, LGBTQ+ Themes, Boys’ Love, Delinquents, Otaku Culture, Maids, Male Protagonist, Primarily Male Cast, School

CUFFS ~傷だらけの地図~ (1997) - 71 - Action
Tags: Crime

Excuse Me for Being a Cat! (1989) - 66 - Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Tags: School, Shounen

Flap Your Wings, Taroumaru! (1975) - 64 - Adventure, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen, Outdoor, Animals, Rural

Good Game!! (2020) - 100 - Action, Drama, Sports
Tags: Shounen, Video Games, Male Protagonist, Female Protagonist, Primarily Adult Cast, Time Skip, E-Sports

Go with a friend! (1995) - 50 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shoujo

Headhunted to Another World: From Salaryman to Big Four! (2019) - 66 - Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Tags: Economics, Isekai, Demons, Magic, Work, Politics, Male Protagonist

Heat Edge (1989) - 80 - Comedy, Mystery
Tags: Josei, Police

Hush! (2013) - 67 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Heterosexual, Age Gap

  • HUSH!(1) 9/18 (月) 23:59まで
  • HUSH!(2) 9/18 (月) 23:59まで

KAGETORA (2001) - 67 - Action, Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shounen, Ninja, Martial Arts, Female Harem

KAGETORA (2001) - 67 - Action, Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shounen, Ninja, Martial Arts, Female Harem

Let’s Make Love!! (1996) - 62 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Age Gap, Love Triangle

Love Order 200X (1999) - 70 -
Tags: Josei

LOW TEEN BLUES (1974) - 80 - Psychological, Romance
Tags: Shounen

Mane of the Wind (1987) - None - Horror, Mystery, Romance
Tags: Shoujo, Heterosexual, Female Protagonist

Paradise Town (1990) - 61 - Comedy
Tags: Age Gap

Phantom Street (1994) - 64 - Action, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Tags: Youkai, Shounen

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song- (2021) - 80 - Drama, Sci-Fi
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Musical, Idol, Chibi

Your & My Secret (2001) - 62 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Gender Bending, School, Body Swapping, Shoujo, Bisexual

うちの会社の小さい先輩の話 (2019) - 72 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Office Lady, Work, Primarily Adult Cast, Heterosexual, Episodic

ただいま授業中! (1980) - 70 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: School, Shounen

ばっくれ一平! (1985) - 75 - Sports
Tags: Shounen, Baseball, Male Protagonist

アクジキ (2009) - 77 - Adventure
Tags:

アトランティス (1970) - 90 - Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shoujo

アリサ! (1979) - 72 - Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shounen

アリサ! (1979) - 72 - Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shounen

エルフ・17 (1984) - 74 - Adventure, Comedy
Tags: Elf

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 83 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist, Food

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 83 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist, Food

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 83 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist, Food

ジャイアント (2002) - 85 - Comedy, Sports
Tags: Baseball, Seinen

チョコっとちょこちゃん (1992) - 90 -
Tags: Kids, Magic

デカ教師 (2006) - 70 - Mystery
Tags:

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 87 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 87 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 87 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ビバ!バレーボール (1968) - 95 - Drama, Sports
Tags: Shoujo, Volleyball, Female Protagonist, Primarily Child Cast, School Club

ブラッドラインズ (None) - 90 - Action
Tags: Seinen

プルミエ☆ミュゲ (1979) - 80 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo

マタギ (1975) - 80 - Adventure
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist

マタギ列伝 (1979) - 95 - Adventure
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist

ワイルド★キングダム (2000) - 80 - Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Tags: Kemonomimi

不機嫌な名探偵 division-0 (2004) - 100 - Mystery
Tags: Shoujo

人間嫌いの魔王様は幼女にも容赦しない (2020) - 73 - Comedy, Fantasy, Slice of Life
Tags: Demons, Male Protagonist, Urban Fantasy

史記 (1992) - 72 - Action, Adventure, Drama
Tags:

史記 (1992) - 72 - Action, Adventure, Drama
Tags:

土偶ファミリー (1988) - 85 - Comedy, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen

天才料理少年 味の助 (2003) - 70 - Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Food, Shounen, Male Protagonist

女主人のランチタイム (1999) - 72 - Comedy, Slice of Life
Tags: Josei, Female Protagonist, Family Life

密・リターンズ! (1995) - 75 - Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Tags: Shounen

精霊伝説ヒューディー (1989) - 80 - Action
Tags:

純情クレイジーフルーツ (1982) - 80 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: Primarily Female Cast, School, Delinquents, Shoujo

緋が走る (1992) - 85 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Seinen

聖戦記エルナサーガ (1993) - 90 - Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Tags: Shounen

転校生メデューサと二口女 (2020) - 72 - Slice of Life, Supernatural
Tags: School, Youkai, Yuri, Mythology, Monster Girl, Monster Boy, Crossdressing, Kemonomimi, Anthropomorphism

釣りバカたち (1973) - 75 - Adventure, Sports
Tags: Male Protagonist, Fishing, Seinen

鉄人ガンマ (1992) - 90 - Drama
Tags: Seinen

A freebie that stands out:
Looks like the first volume of the light novel series 本好きの下剋上 which gets mentioned frequently on this forum and was an advanced book club pick is free to keep 9/21 (木) 23:59まで

Non-freebies:
Classic ultra-violent manga action can be found for extremely cheap, as Fist of the North Star has ten volumes (and the first volumes of a few spinoffs) for around 40 yen, 9/26 (火) 23:59まで. Presumably in celebration of its 40th anniversary. お前はもう買っているね

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Does that look to be true for volume one of the manga, as well?

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Yeah looks like it! I just hadn’t noticed it.

(they’re also 読み放題 which is why they’ve got a 読み放題期限 of 9/30 but I believe that’s a completely separate thing where you can pay a subscription service to have access to a selection that rotates in and out sort of like a streaming service. So the main sale on the entry is unrestricted and priced at 0)

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Looks like it’s also free on kobo if anyone wants to get an epub file that you can download and use with Book Manager | ッツ Ebook Reader (meaning you can read it with the assistance of Yomichan) after stripping the DRM.

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Whoops, forgot yesterday.

23 September 2023

Black Angels (1981) - 61 - Action, Drama, Thriller
Tags: Shounen, Revenge, Super Power, Time Skip, Tragedy, Dystopian

Caravan Kidd (1986) - 63 - Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Tags:

CUFFS ~傷だらけの地図~ (1997) - 71 - Action
Tags: Crime

Excuse Me for Being a Cat! (1989) - 66 - Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Tags: School, Shounen

Good Game!! (2020) - 100 - Action, Drama, Sports
Tags: Shounen, Video Games, Male Protagonist, Primarily Adult Cast, Female Protagonist, Time Skip, E-Sports

KAGETORA (2001) - 67 - Action, Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shounen, Ninja, Martial Arts, Female Harem

KAGETORA (2001) - 67 - Action, Comedy, Romance
Tags: Shounen, Ninja, Martial Arts, Female Harem

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

The Way of the Osaka Loan Shark (1990) - 81 - Drama
Tags: Economics, Seinen, Primarily Adult Cast

ただいま授業中! (1980) - 70 - Comedy, Romance
Tags: School, Shounen

ねぇ一色くん、私のこと好きでしょう? (2022) - 74 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Josei

アクジキ (2009) - 77 - Adventure
Tags:

アリサ! (1979) - 72 - Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shounen

エルフ・17 (1984) - 74 - Adventure, Comedy
Tags: Elf

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 83 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist, Food

デカ教師 (2006) - 70 - Mystery
Tags:

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 87 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ビバ!バレーボール (1968) - 95 - Drama, Sports
Tags: Shoujo, Volleyball, Female Protagonist, Primarily Child Cast, School Club

ブラッドラインズ (None) - 90 - Action
Tags: Seinen

プルミエ☆ミュゲ (1979) - 80 - Drama, Romance
Tags: Shoujo

ワイルド★キングダム (2000) - 80 - Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Tags: Kemonomimi

史記 (1992) - 72 - Action, Adventure, Drama
Tags:

土偶ファミリー (1988) - 85 - Comedy, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen

天才料理少年 味の助 (2003) - 70 - Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Food, Shounen, Male Protagonist

女主人のランチタイム (1999) - 72 - Comedy, Slice of Life
Tags: Josei, Female Protagonist, Family Life

密・リターンズ! (1995) - 75 - Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Tags: Shounen

精霊伝説ヒューディー (1989) - 80 - Action
Tags:

聖戦記エルナサーガ (1993) - 90 - Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Tags: Shounen

鉄人ガンマ (1992) - 90 - Drama
Tags: Seinen

Non-Freebies:
50% coinback on books published by 文藝春秋, including perennial “first real adult book to read in Japanese” recommendation and multiple-time book club pick コンビニ人間 isn’t too shabby. 10/5 (木) 23:59まで

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