Just a quick post to thank everyone that came out Monday night and made our first ever Manga Night a big success! It was great to see so many of our customers, both new and regular, meeting each other and talking about manga and anime! At one point Todd counted somewhere over 25 people in the store, which is pretty crazy for a Monday night. So many of our regular customers come at particular times of the week, say only on Saturdays, or on their lunch hour on Wednesdays or whatever--so this was a great opportunity to bring a bunch of them together!
Best of all for us was being able to quiz you guys on manga. While we're definitely fans, we don't have anywhere near the level of immersion that most of our customers do--so it's hard for us to know what new mangas are going to be any good, and what are just a bunch of silly hooey. Honestly, we'd really rather just get the good stuff. So being able to ask customers about new trends, scanlations, and other manga-centric stuff was pretty educational. Plus we handed out a lot of the preorder and reorder discount coupons, and took dozens of special orders for books!
What about you? If you were there Monday night, did you have a good time? How would you improve things? What would you like to see us do on future Manga Nights? Presentations? Discussions? Special promotions? Let us know what you're thinking in the comments section. And go ahead and mark your calendar: the next Manga Night will be Monday, February 11--and every 2nd Monday of each month afterward! Thanks again!