Lala is a monthly manga magazine, and normally hubby and I only collect volumes of specific mangas instead of buying monthly magazines that includes installment of many different mangas from that publisher. That said, Lala June 2011 issue came with a Nyanko-sensei (from Natsume's Book of Friends - Natsume Yujincho) pen pouch that I couldn't resist picking up ^.^
Yes, even manga magazines here have freebies, though only every once in a while and not consistently on a monthly basis like women and men's interest magazines (yes, men magazines have freebies for men too!). When they do, however, the manga magazine freebies are usually related to one of the featured mangas. I don't know about you but as a manga fan, I do appreciate the gesture very much.
It has orange zipper closure and a round white puff at one end to resemble Nyanko-sensei's cottony tail.
For a manga magazine that cost 420yen, the pen pouch exceeds my expectations in both quality and craftsmanship. It is exceptionally well made for a freebie! Stitches are very clean and even and no loose threads.
The content of the manga magazine is like a mine of treasure I don't time to dig right now ^.^ I need serious time to sit and flip through it, research the interesting looking mangas to find their scanlated incarnations online. Hubby prefers to read them in Japanese. He says sometimes nuances of the original language are lost in translation, and while I agree wholeheartedly, my Japanese is nowhere up to par to read mangas yet :(