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Old 2004-11-19, 18:18   Link #21
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Whaaaaa! Here's a site I just came across today: http://www.buydvd.com/books.asp The prices look excellent even though the selection could be wider. I'm going to try ordering from them to check out their shipping and speed and so on.

EDIT: www.dollarmanga.com has cheap Comics One stuff, like Iron Wok Jan and Now! Unfortunately their shipping is atrocious: $29 for a $50 order? Unacceptable! I'm just going to wait till they have a sale.

EDIT2: For those who were wondering, buydvd had excellent service and dollarmanga still has outrageous shipping prices.
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Old 2004-11-22, 06:17   Link #22
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Old 2004-11-26, 23:41   Link #23
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For people in the Washington state you can get the manga at these places.

Everett Mall

- Waldenbooks (manga section of the store)
- Suncoast (though their selection of manga isn't as good as the one in Walden Books )

1402 SE Everett Mall Way
Everett, WA 98208
425-355-1771


Alderwood Mall

3000 184th Street SW, Suite 145
Lynnwood, Washington 98037
(425) 771-1211

- Suncoast (same as the one in the Everett Mall)
- Borders (has a decent selection of manga, but not as much as the Walden Books in Everett Mall)
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Old 2004-11-29, 21:40   Link #24
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*stares at your post a little shocked*

Haha, that would be me! But sadly, I don't read Japanese or Chinese... but, are they cheaper than the English versions? Because I could always find text translations online.... the only places I shop are Chapters, The Comic Shop or Sophia Books. That Iwase Books place you listed I may go check out tomorrow ^_^

oh~ >.< sorry for the late reply >.<

Yes, for Chinese version, they are cheaper than English versions, but not the Japanese :P i think it is average $6 CAD each (chinese@crown) vs $9-13 (english@chapters) and $9-15 (Japanese@Yohan)

Chinese translated manga have a more up-to-date list( a wider selection) as in comparison to the English version VS Japn manga. i believe ^^
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Old 2004-11-29, 23:33   Link #25
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kinokuniya is also in san jose
http://www.kinokuniya.com/newyork/locwc.html (west coast locations)
They have japanese manga, chinese manga, and english manga
pricewise: chinese ($4.25) < japanese (varying) < english (~$10?)
but the japanese stuff is rather expensive there (as with all imported stuff...)
so i go for the chinese
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Old 2004-12-05, 12:22   Link #26
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Everyone living in UK:

www.play.com - just started selling some manga, although very little at moment

www.movietyme.com - located in USA but ships free to uk, and has lot of the manga that has been released in USA, but they dont have rurouni kenshin

www.otaku.co.uk

www.up1.co.uk
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Old 2004-12-05, 12:56   Link #27
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Everyone living in UK:

www.play.com - just started selling some manga, although very little at moment

www.movietyme.com - located in USA but ships free to uk, and has lot of the manga that has been released in USA, but they dont have rurouni kenshin

www.otaku.co.uk

www.up1.co.uk
In general it's still cheaper to get manga from Amazon.co.uk

And over 19 total gives you free shipping!

And while I haven't used MovieTyme in about three years, I stopped using them because of "problems" (charge for goods and no delivery).
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Old 2004-12-05, 16:05   Link #28
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Since the prices of english translated manga are highway robbery (Compared to Japan where volumes cost about 400 yen (4$) each. The prices of german, french and swedish titles ends up between the japanese and american prices.
It's the totally opposite here in west. Anime is cheap, and manga is expensive.

For japanese volumes, I recomend JP Queen
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Old 2004-12-14, 15:50   Link #29
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So these are all internet sites right?
I was hoping to find a store in NA that I can go to buy. I hate using paypals etc...
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Old 2004-12-30, 19:36   Link #30
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how to get manga raws

eh.... i wanna increase my japanese skills, so does anyone know how/ where to get manga raws? (besides importing them, if you will)
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Old 2004-12-30, 20:25   Link #31
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If you live in California, New York, Illinois or anywhere else near a large city, you should probably have no problem finding either a Mitsuwa or Kinokuniya somewhere nearby... Otherwise, you can always just order online...


Or just download Winny. >_>
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Old 2004-12-30, 21:18   Link #32
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Kinokuniya books or online at www.sasugabooks.com
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Old 2004-12-30, 23:07   Link #33
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There's practically tons of Waldenbooks & Borders scattered throughout the U.S & Canada that you can buy your manga from. Even I don't use the net to buy manga.
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Old 2004-12-30, 23:18   Link #34
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Some raws can be easy to get, while others can be quite hard (depending on their popularity). If possible, save yourself the trouble of browsing through countless websites/search engines/file sharing programs and just go to a store like the previous posters listed above and buy them in their original Japanese form (best quality prints, neat binding, portable anywhere). Other than that, I guess you just have to look around on the net, some BT sites might have them.

Then again... Winny works too...
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Old 2005-12-19, 03:27   Link #35
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If you want to take advantage of free shipping, yes-asia is for you.

Got both japanese & chinese version
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Old 2005-12-25, 03:47   Link #36
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Since the prices of english translated manga are highway robbery
I must agree with that! I havent found the cheapest place to buy manga but if anyone has tips please let me know.

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Old 2005-12-30, 01:50   Link #37
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where to buy manga

For people in Australia - MELBOURNE
Melbourne Central - Borders [eng subs]
HIghpoint - Borders [eng subs]
They supply most of the manga lisenced by tokyopop.
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Old 2006-01-15, 02:45   Link #38
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Barnes and Noble's surprises me with a large selection of manga books. Don't forget to look there.
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Old 2006-01-21, 10:41   Link #39
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For European manga buyers

There's a small-trader exchange called Priceminister based in France that offers sellers and traders an on-line "shop-window", www.priceminister.com. There's a lot of French-translated manga published in Europe that doesn't get an English licence and quite a bit of that can be found second-hand on this site. Look for "livres et BD" -- bande-dessinne means comic strips, sorta and that includes manga. There's also original Japanese tankos and such offered occasionally. If your French is better than your Japanese this is a useful facility for obtaining some manga titles at reasonable prices.

The website's in French with no decent English-language version. They only offer delivery to European addresses but that includes the UK where I am. It's a bit like eBay, you deal directly with the sellers ("vendeurs") but you can pay via credit card through the central Priceminister site. It's not an auction site, prices are fixed but you can haggle if you think the sellers are asking too much for a given item. You can also register a wish ("souhait") for a particular item with a set upper price limit and if the item is listed at or below that price you will be emailed to alert you to have a look.
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Old 2006-01-28, 05:26   Link #40
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In the US Books a Million has decent prices on English releases, free shipping on $25 or more.

http://www.bamm.com
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