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Who would have imagined it’s time for Anime Deals: January 2024 Edition post now that January is here?

Like any other year, there’s tons of stuff I have in store for you this year. If you’re curious about my plan for this year, you can find out more about it in this blog post.

And since this is a new year we’re talking about, how can I not mention my participation in the Goodreads Reading Challenge?

Did I manage to slay the reading challenge like I always did in the previous year?

Well, you can hear more about it and the number of books I plan to read this year in my upcoming blog post.

So, stay tuned for that.

Now that 2024 is already right here upon us, here are the deals that you don’t want to miss in this month’s Anime Deals: January 2024 Edition post.

Anime Deals: January 2024 Edition update

1/11/2024 – Added a new offer from


There’s no doubt that Playasia is the place if you’re on the hunt for the Asian version of whatever games you can think of.

So, what’s the deal with the Asian version, and why you should consider getting them, you ask?

Well, it’s the version that comes with a Japanese voice and in some cases, it can come with the Japanese texts too.

One such game is the new version of Legend of Mana and Chrono Cross where you don’t just play the game in English.

But you can play the game in Japanese if you’d like.

Yes, it’s true that a handful of games these days already come with the Japanese voice regardless of what version you buy.

But it’s only available for the select title, though.

If the version that you buy doesn’t come with the Japanese voice, then your best bet is to get the Asia version which you’re in for a special treat.

Playasia is running a sale where you can get any Asian version of the game at a cheaper price.

The only caveat is that the sale won’t be available for long since the sale will end on January 9, 2024.

If you’re interested in getting any of the Asian versions of the games, you can have a look at them right here:

Playasia Asia Physical Game Sale


Sousou no Frieren Exclusive Merchandise

It’s no secret here that Sousou no Frieren anime is one of the anime that I enjoy watching despite not being a fan of the fantasy genre.

Heck, I even wrote about it on my blog not too long ago.

If you’re a fan of the anime and interested in getting Sousou no Frieren anime merchandise, then you’ll be pleased to find out that you can now get them at CDJapan.

So, what kind of merchandise you can get at CDJapan, you wonder?

You can get all sorts of Sousou no Frieren merchandise such as plushies, duplicate arts, and other small trinkets such as acrylic stands, key chains, clear folders, and pouches.

And of course, that includes the Mimic plushie that you see here.

For some reason, it’s always Frieren who ends up getting stuck in Mimic, of all people.

Interested in getting the exclusive Sousou no Frieren merchandise? You can have a look at them right here:

Buy Sousou no Frieren merchandise at CDJapan

Just to let you know these items are the exclusive items that you can get from Sunday Premium Shop at COMIXYZ.

So the price you see in the checkout will also include the service fee on top of the item price if you pre-order the items at CDJapan.

Alternatively, you can also use a shopping service like Buyee to buy Sousou no Frieren merchandise from Sunday Premium Shop.

Wondering how good Buyee is? You can read my experience with using Buyee right here to find out more about it.

My Payhip store

As some of you are already aware by now, the new version of the Trigger Locked series will be coming out anytime soon.

So, it can feel like a total waste to buy any of the books now when the new version of the book will be coming out soon, right?

Well, it sure is if you buy any of my books on Amazon and other retailers.

But it’s certainly not if you buy my books on my Payhip store, though.

Not only that you’ll get a discount when you buy any of my books on my Payhip store. But you’ll also get the updated version of the book for free whenever there’s one.

Interested in buying any of my books? You can get them on none other than my Payhip store. Use the coupon code SEKINAMAYUBLOG to get 25% off on your purchase:

Buy books by Sekina Mayu on Payhip

Does your goal for this year is to learn Japanese? Then you certainly don’t want to miss this 12-Month Challenge offer where you can get 45% off on a Premium or Premium PLUS subscription.

For those who aren’t familiar with, it’s a website that allows you to learn Japanese online. is free to sign up. But if you want access to premium tools such as lesson notes, flashcards, grammar bank, and kanji study tools, then you will need to upgrade to a Premium or Premium PLUS subscription.

Do you want a dedicated teacher to come up with a customized lesson plan for you?

Then you will need to sign up for the Premium PLUS subscription instead.

Just to let you know that this promotion will only be available until January 19, 2024.

If you think it’s something that can help you with your Japanese learning process, you can sign up with your preferred subscription right here: 12-Month Challenge

Affiliate disclaimer

Just to let you know that Anime Deals: January 2024 Edition contains affiliate links. I’ll be compensated when you buy anything through my affiliate links. Don’t worry, I’ll be compensated at no additional cost to you.

Your purchase through my affiliate links will help me continue bringing more book recommendations and commentary related to the books I already recommended on my blog.

And of course, it helps keep this blog running for years too.