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Post #394573
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6:54 pm, Jul 26 2010
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i live close to a Borders and then Barnes & Noble which is about ten minutes more away, but they dont sell the licensed series that I'm interested in. i dont like asking for my mom to buy manga for me online cuz she thinks that they're pointless/dumb/whatever, and i completely understand her situation and wouldnt want to argue with her. xD but like i'm just 17 and i wouldn't want to start buying an excessive amount of money on buying manga anyways, even though i do have a check card.

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Post #394596
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8:55 pm, Jul 26 2010
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I have no manga shops closeby in my contry, can order from a store online in the capital (about 1500 KM away.
But, NO MANGA THEY HAVE ARE UP2DATE with what i can find online.
I buy manga from those I can but some of those I read i suspect will never be released here.

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9:02 pm, Jul 26 2010
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sigh- I'm forbidden to buy manga online
and to get to the nearest book store takes about 30 minutes...
Most of them don't peek my interest if and they do I already read the series.
also they're always over priced $12-20 for just one manga.......

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1:24 am, Jul 27 2010
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The only way for me to buy manga is by driving for almost an hour to the nearest Bookstore, and even that one only has the 3 giants (Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach), some weird-ass World of Warcraft Manga, and Pokemon Mangas. Oh, and Death Note, but hey, everyone whos into manga has finished that already...

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Post #394710

2:17 am, Jul 27 2010
Posts: 16

I live in big city... but in europe... so we don't get as many prints or even mangas as the usa... so we get 10% from the 10% (I don't really know how much manga does the usa get in percentage to what japan has)

It fucking sucks... for example... high school of the dead, or otoyomegatari, wich get licensed for the usa, won't be even scaned. That means I don't have the means to continue reading the story... only buying it online when released in tank. But that's a problem because... editorials are eons behind japan, then the translations are americanized... there's little chance they'll leave "-kun -san -chan" in the names, since the lenguage doesn't do that unless it's mr. mrs. etc... and... most important, it costs a fortune to import a little book...

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Post #394862

11:12 am, Jul 27 2010
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Without the use of internet... very hard and very expensive. There is this one really great bookstore from which I can order almost any book from all over the world, but they charge extra for that. Also, those bookstores can only be found in bigger cities, the closest one being 90 minutes away when going by car. Luckily, there is one in city where I go to collage. They do have manga in that bookstore but only few titles and often just a few random volumes. I bought and ordered a lot from them until I found a cheaper way. Buying from that bookstore means paying 15-20% more than I would pay than buying it in America. God bless the internet.

Post #394918
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2:17 pm, Jul 27 2010
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It's hard as hell to find manga here and when i find some they are like 20-25$ each volume.
And they have really few manga of the kind i like Ecchi, mature,yuri.

Post #394925
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2:36 pm, Jul 27 2010
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well, here i can find manga easily i guess....i juz walk around anywhere, i may found manga but this only for latest release of manga....and the price is pretty good

for old or whole collection there is 2 store i usually go...i can pretty much get manga dat i like there.
so, i still can read manga even there isn't online manga but only in limited amount.... sad

Post #395041
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10:16 pm, Jul 27 2010
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Where I live, unless all you like are the very mainstream manga, accessing manga is near impossible. Which is a problem because the vast majority of manga I want to read are not available in English at all, let alone in my area. Without the internet, I'd have to import them all from overseas; and because the shipping is pretty expensive and my Japanese is still not the greatest, importing a manga "just to try" is very impractical. On a side note, I did find out that my local library has some manga... but it turns out all they have is the first volumes of fewer than ten series none

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Post #395056
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11:11 pm, Jul 27 2010
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It's difficult to get the titles I really really want that isn't mainstream (in English.) If it's in Japanese, it's easily obtainable. I have used the internet to buy more than 75% of my mangas. So far, there are only around... 5 manga/anime stores that are around my city. (none of them are IN my city.. there are just clothing stores fast food joints here.) Hopefully, I discover more.. but those stores are usually just small businesses that have tokyopop/viz stuff, but not from Del Rey, Yen, or Vertical. I want my dose of Tezuka Osamu. :<

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Post #395219 - Reply to (#394488) by Shibuya_Yuuri
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4:00 pm, Jul 28 2010
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I guess I'd think twice if I had to pay $12-15 for one manga. ôO I mean, how long does the fun last? 2 hours? 3 hours? I think 7 (which is abou $9) is already a bit close to the bone. I can only afford it, because I sell some manga at ebay to get back at least some of the money. I keep the good ones, though. ^^

I can read a whole volume (200 pg. ) in approx. 20 min... I am pretty sure there are other fast readers out there .

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Post #395440
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2:34 pm, Jul 29 2010
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Here in the US there are whole bookstore sections dedicated to it and you can even check it out from the library.

Post #395494

6:53 pm, Jul 29 2010
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Yes. I'm assuming the question is in reference to fan translations and such, rather than amazon.

The idea of works translated in pursuit of a paycheck is as marketable to me as the idea of used toilet paper, thus "official" translations are vastly overpriced. I realize a good number of fan translation groups are whores working for ad revenue (binktopia), but they're balanced by the groups who actually put out quality material.

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6:38 am, Jul 30 2010
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accessing manga here is easy, we got bookstore; that stand on the side of the road that sell magazine, newspaper, and manga; some local drugstore also sell them; and there's even a manga specialized library here....
well at least for most of manga though, not every manga title that published at japan got published here. and for a lot of them i must wait for a few month till they got published...

so according to my description which one should i choose confused

ps: oh and the price here are well maintained by the publishers to cope up with the average students monthly pocket money ^__^ (so i guess i can't choose the middle one huh?)

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Post #395724

12:16 pm, Jul 30 2010
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I'm from a very small european country (Denmark). There is only one publisher who has manga and its mostly old mangas for kids and there are very few of them. Without internet it wouldnt be possible...

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