The BookWalker Freebies Thread

17 May 2024

B-TRASH!! (2017) - 47 - Sports
Tags: Shounen, Basketball

Black Angels (1981) - 62 - Action, Drama, Thriller
Tags: Shounen, Revenge, Super Power, Time Skip, Tragedy, Dystopian

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

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

Excuse Me for Being a Cat! (1989) - 65 - Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Tags: School, Shounen

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

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

Good Game!! (2020) - 85 - Action, Drama, Sports
Tags: Shounen, Male Protagonist, Video Games, Primarily Adult Cast, Female Protagonist, Time Skip, E-Sports

Headhunted to Another World: From Salaryman to Big Four! (2019) - 65 - Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Tags: Economics, Isekai, Demons, Magic, Work, Politics, Male Protagonist, Archery, Elf

Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World (2018) - 58 - Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Tags: Isekai, Seinen, Male Protagonist, Reincarnation

Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World (2018) - 58 - Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Tags: Isekai, Seinen, Male Protagonist, Reincarnation

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

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

Paradise Town (1990) - 58 - 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

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

ななか6/17 (2001) - 71 - Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tags: Shounen, Amnesia, School

ななか6/17 (2001) - 71 - Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tags: Shounen, Amnesia, School

ろんぐらいだぁす! (2012) - 72 - Comedy, Slice of Life, Sports
Tags: Cycling, Shounen, Cute Girls Doing Cute Things, Primarily Female Cast, Primarily Adult Cast

アクジキ (2009) - 77 - Adventure
Tags: Shounen

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

エルフ・17 (1984) - 73 - Adventure, Comedy
Tags: Elf

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 74 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Seinen, Food, Male Protagonist

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 74 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Seinen, Food, Male Protagonist

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

ジャイアント (2002) - 79 - Comedy, Sports
Tags: Seinen, Baseball

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 83 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 83 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ビバ!バレーボール (1968) - 96 - Drama, Sports
Tags: Shoujo, Volleyball, Female Protagonist, Primarily Child Cast, School Club

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

マタギ列伝 (1979) - 85 - Adventure
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist

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

侯爵令嬢の借金執事 (2021) - 71 - Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Female Protagonist, Male Protagonist, Butler, Heterosexual, Ojou-sama

剣聖の称号を持つ料理人 (2020) - 90 - Fantasy
Tags: Isekai, Food, Male Protagonist, Kemonomimi, Seinen

史記 (1992) - 73 - Action, Adventure, Drama
Tags:

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) - 82 - Drama
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist, Work

密・リターンズ! (1995) - 74 - Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Tags: Shounen

精霊伝説ヒューディー (1989) - 80 - Action
Tags:

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

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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24 May 2024

B-TRASH!! (2017) - 47 - Sports
Tags: Shounen, Basketball

Black Angels (1981) - 62 - Action, Drama, Thriller
Tags: Shounen, Revenge, Super Power, Time Skip, Tragedy, Dystopian

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

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

Excuse Me for Being a Cat! (1989) - 65 - Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Tags: School, Shounen

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

Good Game!! (2020) - 85 - Action, Drama, Sports
Tags: Shounen, Male Protagonist, Video Games, Primarily Adult Cast, Female Protagonist, Time Skip, E-Sports

Headhunted to Another World: From Salaryman to Big Four! (2019) - 65 - Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Tags: Economics, Isekai, Demons, Magic, Work, Politics, Male Protagonist, Archery, Elf

Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World (2018) - 58 - Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Tags: Isekai, Seinen, Male Protagonist, Reincarnation

Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World (2018) - 58 - Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Tags: Isekai, Seinen, Male Protagonist, Reincarnation

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

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

The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases (2018) - 56 - Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Tags: Reincarnation, Female Harem, Shounen

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

The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting (2018) - 77 - Comedy, Slice of Life
Tags: Family Life, Josei, Male Protagonist, Female Protagonist, Primarily Adult Cast, Yakuza, Delinquents, Anti-Hero, Found Family, Mafia, LGBTQ+ Themes

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

ななか6/17 (2001) - 71 - Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tags: Shounen, Amnesia, School

ななか6/17 (2001) - 71 - Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tags: Shounen, Amnesia, School

アクジキ (2009) - 77 - Adventure
Tags: Shounen

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

エルフ・17 (1984) - 73 - Adventure, Comedy
Tags: Elf

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 74 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Seinen, Food, Male Protagonist

ザ・シェフ (1985) - 74 - Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Seinen, Food, Male Protagonist

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

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 83 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ドーベルマン刑事 (1975) - 83 - Action, Drama
Tags: Shounen, Police

ビバ!バレーボール (1968) - 96 - Drama, Sports
Tags: Shoujo, Volleyball, Female Protagonist, Primarily Child Cast, School Club

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

侯爵令嬢の借金執事 (2021) - 71 - Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Female Protagonist, Male Protagonist, Butler, Heterosexual, Ojou-sama

剣聖の称号を持つ料理人 (2020) - 90 - Fantasy
Tags: Isekai, Food, Male Protagonist, Kemonomimi, Seinen

史記 (1992) - 73 - Action, Adventure, Drama
Tags:

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) - 82 - Drama
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist, Work

密・リターンズ! (1995) - 74 - Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Tags: Shounen

精霊伝説ヒューディー (1989) - 80 - Action
Tags:

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

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

There’s some manga volumes discounted to 30 yen from Kadokawa labels related to 電撃コミックス. I recognize Bloom Into You, 三ツ星カラーズ which was an absolute beginners book club pick, and some light novel manga adaptations. 6/6 (木) 23:59まで

Otherwise, there’s a couple of those elevated coinback rates for particular purchase levels: +40% for 新書・実用・ゲーム・画集・写真集 (non-fictiony whatnot) purchases above 2000 yen 5/28 (火) 23:59まで, and +40% for manga purchases above 1500 yen 5/31 (金) 23:59まで.
Not that interesting in and of itself, but perhaps worth noting if you happen to have discounted things you want in those categories.
This is an aside, but I take it that 新書 is the term for the kind of non-fiction range that ended up being what I was suckered most into buying when visiting large book stores on a trip to Japan, as it can be alluring to browse the wide range of potentially interesting subjects you might get around to reading in a line like this one or this one and I’m mostly just mentioning this because earlier in the week when the 40% coin for non-fiction stuff started there was some sort of glitch where a number of books in the former line showed as discounted despite not actually having a discount, and when it was looking like they were to be discounted I had this spiel prepared and now I’m typing it anyway even though they aren’t discounted after all.

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thank you. i bought the 33 yens book you mentioned.

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Noticed late but there’s a 40% coinback deal going for bookwalker atm until Midnight on the 31st (Japan time I presume). So two days to stock up a bit.

Usual caveats apply (only for works released before X date, make sure the coins apply, can’t combine with other coupons probably etc)

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31 May 2024

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

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

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

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

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) - 82 - Drama
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist, Work

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

龍神様と巫女花嫁の契り (2022) - 90 - Romance
Tags:

Only thing for me to report is the charmingly illustrated Columbo guidebook is half off. How about that.

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First volume of その着せ替え人形は恋をする for free until 6/13, recognized it from Jintor’s log:

Cardcaptor Sakura and 花野井くんと恋の病 (an ABBC nomination) temporary free to read (but not to keep)

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50% coins back for almost everything Kadokawa. Some manga bundles are also 20% off at the same time.

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Also the manga 光が死んだ夏 (which I’ve mentioned before and haven’t bought yet myself, but maybe now is the time?) is only 99 yen for the first volume, and half price for the second and third volume.

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they’re killing me with these, but also they’re putting these down so often I shouldn’t probably just slow down on buying things.

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Didn’t they literally just have a sale two weeks ago???

(@bookwalker please give us more diverse sales I already got all the kadokawa stuff I want rn thx)

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There are sales fairly often, yes. To the point that if you’re interested in something, it’s almost always worth waiting for a sale. Kadokawa sales are particularly frequent, as Bookwalker is basically owned by Kadokawa.

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Yeah I meant kadokawa specifically. It seems like it’s only a small part of their range though and always the same small part. Stuff that doesn’t otherwise sell well I guess?

as omk notes as kadokawa own the platform putting their own stuff on sale is probably basically free or something like that

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07 June 2024

Arrested Love (2019) - 67 - Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Tags: Shounen, Yakuza, Tsundere, Police, Primarily Adult Cast

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

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

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

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

Jドリーム (1993) - 90 - Sports
Tags: Shounen, Football

Jドリーム 完全燃焼編 (None) - 70 - Sports
Tags: Shounen, Football

Jドリーム飛翔編 (1996) - 95 - Sports
Tags: Shounen, Football

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

The Raving Warrior: Suima-kun (1994) - None - Comedy, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shoujo, Male Protagonist, Aliens

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

アトランティス (1970) - 83 - Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Tags: Shoujo

オフサイド (1987) - 71 - Sports
Tags: Shounen, Football

シュガー (2001) - 71 - Action, Drama, Slice of Life, Sports
Tags: Boxing, Seinen

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

天地に夢想 (1983) - 70 - Drama
Tags: Seinen, Historical, Samurai

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) - 82 - Drama
Tags: Seinen, Male Protagonist, Work

御用牙 (1970) - 85 - Drama
Tags: Samurai, Seinen

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

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

龍神様と巫女花嫁の契り (2022) - 90 - Romance
Tags:

I noticed some more 50 yen 花とゆめコミックス including volumes of Fruits Basket and Skip Beat ~6/18 (火)まで.

Also some heavily discounted light novels ~6/20 (木)まで.

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I am thinking of getting in a book club that isn’t manga, but the price. At least coinback is good, but many things aren’t Kadogawa…

こぐまのクーク :bear: has 50% coinback, but I am probably not reading that one.

Currently I feel like images are like over-reaction and over-stimulation.

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There seems to be a big sale on the sword art online light novels

(First volume for 15 yen, several for 99, and most of the rest at half price or lower)

Also a similar sale for sword art online progressive, just without the first volume being extra cheap

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I see the first volume in the ブギーポップは笑わない | L28 series in that light novel list (a lot of boogiepop novels, actually), early 2000s psychological horror-y. I haven’t read any of them but I liked the 2019 anime adaptation well enough

and I’m also intrigued by the first volume of an 囲碁 manga 星空のカラス 1 | L24?? from the preview and premise, enough to try for 50 yen at least.

Picked up the volumes of fruits basket too, since I’d juuuuust been thinking about wanting to read that the other day :laughing:

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Amazing, I had no idea there is another 囲碁 manga beyond ヒカルの碁:astonished:

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