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Old 2003-12-28, 12:13   Link #1
Tritium
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where do you europeans buy your manga?

where do you people always get your manga? I always buy them at a online shop (archonia.com) because the people at my local comic store are a bunch of swindlers, they charge for one manga around 30$... they always have lame excuses, expensive shipping costs, import taxes blablabla
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Old 2003-12-28, 12:29   Link #2
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Archonia is being gay with jap manga.. I stick to sasugabooks for that, but archonia is great for everything else.
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Old 2003-12-28, 13:41   Link #3
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I usually get them in a japanimation shop or at the local book shop.
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Old 2003-12-28, 17:55   Link #4
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Have you had a look at the "Where do I buy"... sticky in the DVD & Licensed forum.

Megane listed a number of suggestions as to where you can order on-line for anime goods. In the U.K. I find amazon.co.uk a good source for anime, but that doesn't help you in the Netherlands. Seems you already know about archonia.com.
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Old 2003-12-28, 18:20   Link #5
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I went to amazon.co.uk but the shipping costs are really expensive there for me
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Old 2003-12-28, 21:40   Link #6
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Have you looked at http://www.omochabox.com/s/home?i=0,1
i don't know how it comparet to the others but i thought if there is the smallest chance it might help then why not post it.



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Old 2003-12-28, 23:23   Link #7
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I buy from Gosh.



... a shop in London :P
If anyone wants directions, let me know...
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Old 2003-12-29, 03:46   Link #8
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I buy from Gosh.

... a shop in London :P
If anyone wants directions, let me know...
A very good shop in London (and as for directions, it's just opposite the British Museum ), it's small but IMO it's what a comic shop should be like (don't forget there's a downstairs section as well).

While it seems cheaper than the nearby large Forbidden Planet, it's still expensive compared to the suggested on-line shops like amazon

But it's a bit far to travel from the Netherlands (from where Tritium is located)
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Old 2003-12-29, 11:58   Link #9
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A very good shop in London (and as for directions, it's just opposite the British Museum ), it's small but IMO it's what a comic shop should be like (don't forget there's a downstairs section as well).

While it seems cheaper than the nearby large Forbidden Planet, it's still expensive compared to the suggested on-line shops like amazon

But it's a bit far to travel from the Netherlands (from where Tritium is located)
Xris, sorry to go off topic slightly but just out of interest have you been to the new Forbidden Planet shop just round the corner from the old one? (its just on the edge of Soho forget the exact address)

I was quite suprised by how much stock they had, a nice big Anime and Manga section too .
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Old 2003-12-29, 13:54   Link #10
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argh you people, quit making me jealous
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Old 2003-12-29, 14:02   Link #11
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I wish we had a book off here (like in NY and a few other places in the US), 1 to 3 dollar for used manga but in very good quality, that's just heaven...
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Old 2003-12-29, 14:04   Link #12
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In france Mangas are rather easy to get.

I go to Virgin Megastore and FNAC ( big french Media/Culture market ) and sometimes in specialized shops : www.koncy.com.

Prices are reasonable and they always got stuff in stock.

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Old 2003-12-29, 14:37   Link #13
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Hah, FNAC has the French manga there? I wish they'd stock that here too. XD
But I have 3 good stores for French manga here, I can't complain. x)
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Old 2003-12-29, 16:27   Link #14
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where do you people always get your manga?
I buy it at whichever comic store I'm closest to when I want manga...or amazon.

That said, I read German translated manga so going to the store on the Mariahilferstraße isn't a surprise.
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Old 2003-12-29, 16:30   Link #15
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i'm trying to learn french... damn you guys have a manga heaven there 5euro for a big manga book :fingers:
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Old 2003-12-29, 16:32   Link #16
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I go to Virgin Megastore and FNAC ( big french Media/Culture market ) and sometimes in specialized shops : www.koncy.com.
The right url is:

http://www.konci.com

BTW they sell bootlegs.
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Old 2003-12-29, 16:46   Link #17
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i'm trying to learn french... damn you guys have a manga heaven there 5euro for a big manga book :fingers:
Yea you're right.. I'm actually glad I know a little French now. ^^';
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Old 2003-12-29, 17:20   Link #18
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i buy my manga from either Amazon.co.uk, Borders (rarely) or specialist shops around town
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Old 2003-12-29, 20:58   Link #19
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My bad yes it's www.konci.com.

FNAC has a HUGE collection of Mangas yes , and they can order it if they miss it.

Yeah we can have big mangas for quite low ammount.

One book of I's cost ... 5 euros ( 5$ approx )
But one book for Love Hina is 8 euros approx.

It depends who edit the book and the size of it.

We french are amazing fans of Mangas , and particulary Naruto and Love Hina, but we are far to have enough IRL shops.

Buying manga is just a question of time in France tho , because we need to wait a lot for a manga to be translated in french. Get Backers 1 & 2 just went out here
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Old 2003-12-29, 21:10   Link #20
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I buy from Forbidden Planet and Gosh comics in London ^_^ recently Forbidden Planet got its own MEGASTORE tis pretty koool! Im sorry tho i cant help ya out Tritium....but since this thread is open im gonna ask where can i purchase Yaoi Manga ^_^ i bought recently from Gosh comics FAKE but i want the more "hardcore" stuff ermm anyone help thanx!

EDIT
I can also supply directions to Gosh comics and the new Forbidden Planet Megastore if anyone needs them ^_~

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I buy from Gosh.
... a shop in London :P
If anyone wants directions, let me know...
wow just to think we could of walked passed eachother at some point *spooky music* lol ^_^
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