Where do you buy your manga?

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  1. MTME

    MTME Well-Known Member

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    I like to support my local comic book store but he is limited on the mangas that he carries. Our local public library has quite a few of them for rent and our Barnes and Noble of course has everything. Then there is also online sources, both legal, and not-so-legal-but-everyone-does-it downloadable stuff.
    So, where do you get your mangas?
     
  2. SouthtownKid

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    Regular bookstore. Or Book-Off, which is a great place to get older stuff used at a cheap price.

    On a side note, the plural of manga is manga.
     
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    Barnes & Noble, which is where I got my last manga graphic novel (Kill La Kill Volume 1)
     
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    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    Amazon, I buy everything at Amazon. Only Transformers, food and drinks I buy somewhere else. Sometimes I buy them at the local book stores. But they usually have only the stuff that kids read and not my mangas. Or they are missing the books that I still need.
     
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    Thank you I am new to manga and mangas lol
     
  6. Ravenxl7

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    With the exception of the translation of the Sherlock manga, which has been released as a US style of comic, I've been getting my manga from Books-A-Million. They've really expanded both their comic and manga sections the past couple of years. I really appreciate that they still stock all 12 volumes of the Sailor Moon manga, both volumes of the Sailor Moon short stories, and both volumes of the Codename Sailor-V manga.

    The only negative is that, with at least most of the books they sell, they don't seem stock them till months after they're available elsewhere. Like the upcoming Kill La Kill volume three. It's coming out next month, but according to the BAM website they won't get it till January.

    That said, they easily have the most impressive selection of manga in the area. My LCS barely has anything, and even the closest Barnes&Noble has about half of what BAM does.
     
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    Mostly Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Borders (when it was still around).

    There was also a bookstore in SF's Japantown called Kinokuniya that had a pretty big selection of manga. I'd get a couple books anytime we were visiting for the weekend.
     
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    Nice. Used to be a Kinokuniya by my dad's place in new York. He got my wife a gift cert, thinking she could use it online, only to realize we have one here in Los Angeles ^_^ Luckily it's still open, pretty sure it was the first. I guess their expansion didn't work that well.

    I get mine from Barnes and Noble pretty exclusively. My local gets them in on time and I have a good half dozen books I keep up on.
     
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    Barnes & Noble. It's pretty much the only place near me that sells manga.
    My local comic shop doesn't.
     
  10. SouthtownKid

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    If you're in the L.A. area, check out Book-Off. There used to be one in West LA that's gone now; the closest one now may be down the 405, a little South of LAX, off of Redondo Beach Blvd. It's a popular chain in Japan (they're all over the place here) where you can pick up used manga (and sell manga you no longer need or regret buying) for very cheap.
     
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    I am a grown man now, I do not read Managa anymore. The closest to it that I read today is Adam Warrens Empowered.

    What?
     
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    Books-a-million and amazon. My comic shop does not have mangas as far as I know.
     
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    I have a Crunchyroll memberships so I read titles that are available there. If anyone is interested in Crunchyroll send me a PM and I can pass on a Guest Pass link the next time I receive one.
    In addition, check out the the Line WEBTOON APP. The have some really neat stories that are usually updated on a weekly basis.
     
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    I know your post was meant as a joke, but these words should probably never be typed on a Transformers forum. It sounds jusssssssst a little bit hypocritical.
     
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    Can get manga most anywhere in Tokyo. The missus and I get a lot of our stuff from Tsutaya, Loft, and Book-Off along with Amazon.co.jp and Mandarake.
     
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    Amazon and Book stores, mostly.
     

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