Never let it be said that I’m not responsive to my readers.
Update: MYPIC Japan is one of those companies I talked about a few weeks ago that have approached me to advertise on the site. I like what they do, and it’s relevant – they have a group of artists who create anime-manga themed avatars for fans. They have over a hundred artists with a wide range of styles. I checked with a couple of the artists who are regulars at LiA and they said that the staff at MYPIC seemed very talented, so I though I’d add them to the LiA family. Click the link in the sidebar if you want to check them out!
At the request of some of the European audience, I’ve created a store at Amazon UK (link in the sidebar). This should be usable for anyone based in Europe. I mirrored the USA store as closely as possible, though there are some differences in what Amazon and Amazon UK stock so each has some stuff that isn’t available at the other. I also added a Hosoda Mamoru section to both stores.
I’ve also been spending some time considering what I can offer as perks for those of you that have chosen to support the site, and as I haven’t gotten a whole lot in terms of requests so I pretty much had to wing it for now. In addition to the shout-outs, I thought I’d do a little something special for everyone who’s chosen to support the site as an ongoing patron.
Tote bags and mugs are way too PBS so… for everyone who signs on as a patron on Patreon or subscribes via Paypal at $5 a month or more between now and the end of the year, I’ll compose a haiku, with dedication to the supporter, about the series or character of your choice. And as four of you have already signed on as Patreon patrons, you already qualify – just email me or comment here your request, and I’ll get my poetry on. Composing poetry for patrons, you know – just like in the Renaissance!
As for one-time donations, sincere thanks to all of you as well! Galvin, Stephen and Jemin are the top contributors with very generous donations, and I’d like to do something special for you as well. So if you have any requests just email me or comment and if I can, I’ll do it – of course if you’d like a haiku I’ll happily do that too!