Guess the Series – Season 1 – Part 1

I’ve asked a friend of mine to take a few pictures of an “otaku corner” within a Japanese bookstore. Of course it’s not called otaku corner, but light novel/manga corner or whatever. Let’s call it otaku corner nonetheless. Why? Because I enjoy looking at piles of stuff I like, you should know that feel, too. And I don’t know any place in Germany, where I could look at piles of light novels and manga. There are manga corners in bookstores, but 1) it’s that awful mainstream stuff like Naruto (I won’t even bold that) and 2) they even “localize” book formats. No nice high-luster covers, no removeable cover, no neutral paperback print, no handy format. They’re not sexy. The Japanese originals, however, are. And if there are such corners in a bookstore ’round here, they’re, of course, much smaller.

The shop’s situated in Osaka, if memory serves right. First, we see that that place looks awfully plain (in my opinion, anyway) but hey, at the end of the day it’s just a normal bookstore. And bookstores are supposed to have books. And there are. Second, I’m glad I’m not living in Japan, ’cause I’d sell my pants in those book stores once I set foot in it and I’d probably stand there roaming through all those yummy illustrations for hours. Literally. Third, how about a nice round of “What Series is it?” I’ve got 4 (with another picture of a hawt clerk. pant, pant.) pictures from which we can guess series. So I’ll do this in a few parts, since it’ll take me hours to go through them all. Hours that I love to spend. But not in one go.

Part 1

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So, here are my guesses (number indicates row, except for the “front stuff”):

Left Shelf
Center Shelf
Right Shelf
Stuff in Front

Also: note the shelf on the far right of the picture. it’s quite nicely sorted by color. Looks like it at least. My OCD approves. pant, pant.

4 thoughts on “Guess the Series – Season 1 – Part 1

  1. Well, it looks a bit plain indeed, but I guess that’s a normal store so it’s ok even if it doesn’t look like an official GSC WonFes stand.
    On the left, top shelf, leftmost is GaruPan, right to it on the one sticking out I can see a very small (Kancolle) Akagi and Kitakami (SPKTKMSM!!), right to it there is one that probably features characters from various franchises, I can see Hiei (this is hard because I can’t see the eye color. Looks definitely like a pre-remodel Hiei since she’s even winking, but her hair seems too long on a side and I thought she was Kongou at first) but I don’t know the others and the pink haired one doesn’t even look like a shipgirl. Right to it there’s another sticking out with Yamato on it.
    5th shelf, Kancolle: Akagi, Kaga and probably Houshou. Right to it another Yamato.
    On the posters at feet level, under a big red dot there’s a Kirino with an incredibly small… Kuroneko? ♡ヽ(*´д`*;;) Why did they make her so small? My little sister can’t be this egocentric.
    If you look at the big F on the wall, then go about 5 o’clock from it, you can see Kurisu and Rintarou, plus a lone Kurisu under them.
    So to sum things up, I only recognized Kancolle and 2 extremely popular series. Shame on me 😛

  2. I’m just gonna go and post Misogi’s guesses via Twitter here too, ’cause they amazed me:

    Left Shelf :
    – 1st : Garupan on the left.
    – 5th : Kancolle again on the right.

    Center Shelf :
    – 1st, on the left : http://t.co/7hwUNAvqJH
    – 2nd, on the right : Hidan no Aria AA, and the main series.
    – 3rd, after Vanadis : Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, rest is too blurry.
    – 4th : http://t.co/wyIcKy3ZQW, then http://t.co/nIhquPaIY6, last is too blurry.
    – 5th : No clue.
    – 6th : The Isolator, one title name I forgot, right unknown.

    Right Shelf
    – 1st : Index on the right.
    – 3rd : Gamers on the left.
    – 4th : http://t.co/OuIJZN06Q0 on the left, CTG on the right…
    – 5th (typo) … http://t.co/7tOFblaR8q, right too blurry.
    – 6th : http://t.co/7tOFblaR8q again. No clue about the rest.

    Haken no Kouki Altina ad in the front, right side is too blurry.
    A KonoRano book in the right side of the backgrond, and that’s it.

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