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It’s hard to believe it’s time for the Anime Deals: November 2023 Edition post now that November is here.

Good for you if you already started doing your holiday shopping.

But if you don’t, that’s okay too.

It’s not too late for you to get started with your holiday shopping now.

But if you’re planning to buy gifts from places like Playasia and CDJapan, I don’t recommend that you do it at the last minute, especially if items that you want to buy are the backorder and pre-order items.

Yes, they ship your orders right away after you place your order,

But if you have a backorder item in your order, then it’ll take a while for your order to arrive.

Can’t get the items you want at Playasia and CDJapan?

Well, you can use a shopping service like Buyee to buy the items you want.

New to Buyee and you’re on the fence if you should buy the items through Buyee or not? You can read the post about my experience with using Buyee right here.

Regardless of where you plan to buy your holiday gifts, it doesn’t hurt to get started now.

And if you need more holiday gift ideas, then take a look at what’s in store for you in this month’s Anime Deals: November 2023 Edition post.

Anime Deals: November 2023 Edition update

11/8/2023 – Added a new Black Friday sale offer from


Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a fan of Metal Gear Solid. But I know that many of you love the game.

And what’s the best way to enjoy the holiday season other than to sit back and binge-play the game, right?

Just like the name implied, this master collection consists of the series’ earlier games.

If you enjoyed playing any of the Metal Gear series in the past, then you certainly would want to get your hands on this game.

Will we be getting the second volume of the master collection is something that I’m not sure of.

But I bet we will considering that the recent entries for the game are for the PS4 version.

There’s no doubt those entries are due for the upgraded version of the game for the PS5.

It’s unfortunate that the game is only available for PS5 and Nintendo Switch. There’s no PS4 version for this game from what I see in the listing.

If you’re interested in getting the game, you can get the game in whichever version you prefer right here:

Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1

Just so know you can get free shipping for orders above $100. While not all items are eligible for free shipping, you can rest assured that the game is eligible for free shipping.

All you need to do is to get another game to qualify for free shipping and you’re all set.

If you’re thinking about getting games at a discount, you can take a look at their recent deal right here:

Playasia Weekly Special Deal


Persona 3 Reload Limited Box

I admit that I don’t cover the special edition of the physical release that much since they’re more for the Japanese version, not so much for other versions.

And that applies to Persona 3 Reload as well despite my anticipation for the game.

As you can already expect, I’ll be getting the Asia version of the game when it comes out, for sure.

But if you’re planning to get the special edition of the game, the good news is you can still get the special edition of the game at CDJapan.

Don’t have any plans to get the special edition of the game or find the price a little too steep for you?

Well, guess what?

You’ll get an exclusive CDJapan exclusive A4-sized illustration card when you pre-order the game at CDJapan.

Do you find the bonus intriguing? You can pre-order whichever edition of the game right here:

Pre-order Persona 3 Reload (Japan Version) at CDJapan

My Payhip store

Looking for new books that you can read during the holiday season? If you’re into reading light novels, particularly in the thriller and suspense genre, then I highly recommend you have a look at my books.

Wondering what my books are all about? You can take a look at them right here at my Payhip store:

Books by Sekina Mayu

Use the coupon code SEKINAMAYUBLOG to get 25% off on your purchase.

You can also get my books in print and on other retailers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books.

But you can only get the book at a discount when you buy on my Payhip store, though.

Who says you have to wait until Black Friday to get the best deals from

You can now get 51% off Basic, Premium, or Premium PLUS subscription when you subscribe to any of the plans.

That’s as low as $1.96 per month!

Of course, this offer will only be available until November 24th, 2023.

If you’d like to jumpstart in learning Japanese while getting a huge saving on your subscription, then you can sign up with any of your preferred plans right here: Black Friday sale

Don’t see the discount? Use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2023 during checkout to get 51% off on any of the plans.

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