Favorite places to buy manga?

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Favorite places to buy manga?

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1Aerulan Primer missatge
març 13, 2007, 10:13 pm

I hope nobody minds this topic. I was just wondering where you like to go to get your manga fix. Local bookstore or online or ???
I usually buy online I tend to pick up 10 or more titles at once to save on shipping, since the local places aren't very local and have poor selection. What about you?

By the way I just joined, Hello!

2shadrach_anki
març 14, 2007, 8:25 pm

It really depends on what I'm looking for as to where I'll go. For English translated manga I usually will just hit my local Borders or Barnes & Noble, but I will occasionally pick things up online. For the most part, though, I'm wanting an immediate fix, not a shipping wait. ^_^ Thankfully both stores are no more than ten minutes from my house, and both of them have a decent selection.

If I'm getting untranslated manga I usually have to resort to buying it online or waiting until I hit a convention (or until my friends hit a convention and can take a list). On occasion, though, I'll head down to the physical location for Sasuga Books and pick up things there.

3Aerulan
març 16, 2007, 2:01 am

Ah your lucky, I'm about ten miles from town and another twenty plus from one with a good bookstore. I'm still not used to it yet, where I lived before there was a bookstore only a mile or two away.

4simside
març 16, 2007, 2:03 am

I used to go to a combination of Borders and a nearby comic store (I live in Chicago, so there were about 3 Borders I sampled on a regular basis). Borders always had everything but Dark Horse titles immediately, and those were what I got from the comic store. I tried to shop at the comic store more, I even tried to order things through them and switch over so they could get my business, but they refused to order things that were clearly shipping through Diamond for me, and were rather rude, so I stopped going there so much.

Borders, for whatever reason, also doesn't really carry most of the series I read anymore... I don't know what it is that they have there, because I read a lot of manga and they have a HUGE selection, but I can't get recent volumes of most of my series anymore.

I switched to online, primarily Right Stuf, and I did Amazon orders for awhile until they shipped me trashed and filthy books for an order, so I do Just Manga and a few other places when possible now. I occasionally go through Half.com or Amazon Marketplace, but 3rd Party vendors also send me previously undescribed damaged, remaindered books... they tend to be the only place where I can pick up out of print series, though.

5mvrdrk
març 16, 2007, 6:07 pm

I buy English translations at my local bookstore. Occasionally I'll buy online from rightstuf.com if I can't find it locally. The majority of my books are bought online from jcbooks.biz or yesasia.com because they are Chinese translations.

6MadLudwig
març 23, 2007, 6:48 pm

I get most of my manga from rightstuf.com -- they usually have semi-annual sales for the major publishers where you can get books for around 1/3 off retail, and good customer service if you need it. I also like Sasuga for untranslated manga -- great CS as well.

7HollyMS
abr. 16, 2007, 6:44 pm

I always get mine at Borders. I like being able to go in and look through it and touch it and whatever xD Plus, my town's Borders has a huge manga section and they always have the new stuff from any series. I like going and hanging out in Borders too. It's the "cool spot" in my town (and I'm being totally serious about that)

Whenever I get a chance to go to Kinokuniya in San Francisco I always pick up some Japanese manga.

8Jenson_AKA_DL
ag. 28, 2007, 11:43 am

Borders is where I first noticed mangas and they seem to have a huge variety so that is pretty much where I look now if I'm just browsing. If I have specific mangas in mind I don't mind ordering them from amazon, ebay or the local bookstore.

9jmillar
set. 20, 2007, 2:38 pm

I buy the majority of my Japanese manga from the local kinokuniya bookstore and Powells. It's hit and miss there, but when they do have Japanese manga, it's usually only $2.50 a book. Once in a while I'll buy them off Yahoo Japan auctions through celga.com .

10franzeska
set. 30, 2007, 12:28 am

I buy untranslated, used manga from Bookoff in NYC. I generally just go through the $1 section and buy anything that looks good. If you want popular series, the $3 section generally has full sets of shounen and shoujo titles from the usual publishers. They also have used English language manga downstairs, but I've never bought any, so I don't know about prices or selection.