Post your recent buys.
Bought these three again to give to a cousin's kid who is into manga. I already have them, I just wanted to give him something awesome to look at. I also filled a usb drive with moar. Hope he likes it all.
It's very slice-o-life, very iyashikei if you're into that sort of thing.
It's also not just about one character or set of characters. After about a volume or so, the story follows someone else, then jumps to some other people too, circling back to the original pair again from time to time. It was weird at first, but I kind of like it -- different for manga to do this kind of thing.
Bought this beauty. I've waited for 7 fucking years. Feels good.
Just picked these up, surprised at how many of them were sold out at Animate in Osaka.
Hard cover plus bigger format is wonderful for Otoyomegatari.
I have a confession guys. I've had an urge to read Bleach lately. Not sure if I should act on it or not.
Currently reading Jojo part 6 and enjoying it quite a bit. Part 4 is still my favorite so far.
Then what is up with Kangoku Gakuen? For a while there there were crappy scans that were further in the series than the nice ones by Utopia. Why did the crappy scans just stop?
It's the only option for Otoyomegatari and they're just ~$1.5 more expensive than soft cover of similar sized volume - like Emma in the pic. To me, it's definitely worth the price. Kaoru Mori's masterpiece deserves the best possible edition.
I know, I pay the same in Italy, 4-8 euro.
Still too much for something like Akame.
Manga shouldn't have hard covers, as much as the edition is good it looks like an abomination.
Eh, it seems like it's the only series from the publisher that's out of print.
We got Amanchu too.
I just looked on ebay and found this auction
I don't know for how much it sells at cons (they sells old manga at cons here).
They don't want to give bux for my mental illness in this third world country.
Oh, it's a shame. I'm planning to import Aria once my Japanese is finally usable.
Anyway $8.5 per volume doesn't sound that bad. However it would be far too much for used manga. They should be 2/3 of original price at most.
I want to buy the manga but it already has 12 volumes here, that's too much money at once.
My manga I picked up this month. I always wanted to buy the Rosario+Vampire manga, and I feel like now's the time since the series ended recently. Also, I have never read it before so I'll be going in this series fresh. I plan to buy the rest of R+V very soon. cant wait for that, and for the last volume to be released. I also heard great things about "Seven Deadly Sins" and "Seraph of the End" so I decided to get those as well.
>see a good manga on my local bookstore
>decided to check it out on the internet
>if it's shit, I don't buy it
>if it's good I end up reading all of it online and don't think it's worth buying it
Welp. Guess I save more money for my figures.
excuse the shitty tablet camera, I was taking a quick shot to show it off to my nerd friends
Depends, if the manga is out of print the price can grow. I had to pay a bigger price for certain Tenjou Tenge and Gantz volumes.
But 80 euros for 13 oop volumes seems about right. Too bad I'm poor.
I was also gonna buy vol. 2 but I fucking ran short 2 bucks. 2 fucking bucks.
I guess I'm gonna have to go back to the bookstore to buy vol 2 and 3 and act cool and shit like I'm not buying what's essentially a porn book.
God damn it, I just hope the cashier won't be a
qt like last time
Japanese products usually have more of the price going to the publisher while US products have a lot of the price going to retailers. It's just the way distribution works in Japan and the US.
But Japanese publishers are famous for embezzling and treating their employees worse than garbage so you probably aren't actually supporting mangaka no matter which version you buy.
Good taste, fellow anons ;)
I want to know how Bukkake Hirano going to sound like.
>always has a better quality then some shit scan
I recently bought my first mango aswell. I used to read it on my tablet, but I just felt like buying something for once.
Now reading something on my tablet just doesn't feel right anymore. People might argue it's better because the tablet offers light, but it's not the same for me. Maybe I'm just being pretentious, but I don't really care.
And reading on computer is just cancer so don't even bother.
I prefer Seven Sea's translation to Translator's fag.
Also, if they just released the Manga in English, they'll finish the manga for Kokoro Connect, right? And we'll be getting that second season. And the light novels will be translated by next year.
This is proof god doesn't not exist
Owning a figure is also much better than looking at one on a screen.
"But you can't DO anything with it lol XD"
You can't "do" anything with a painting either.
Is everyone who owns a lot of paintings retarded too?
Are you mentally challenged?
Did you forget the fact that I can amplify an image to see details you would've otherwise missed on a tablet while having a more comfortable overall experience?
Don't get me wrong, I own several physical books, but I prefer reading manga on tablets because it is much better, page spreads aren't the same on printed paper.
I really want to debind these and scan it, but I don't have a scanner and the library's scanner cost 5 cents per scan.
I'm kinda regretting the Sailor Moon boxes.
Except the painting has an artistic value.
You can only see details that are already there, genius, get some glasses.
>while having a more comfortable overall experience
>I prefer reading manga on tablets because it is much better, page spreads aren't the same on printed paper
I own more than 700 volumes and I've read a lot of digital manga and I prefer physical.
Good taste spotted.
I hope volume 2 of Another Days comes with an epilogue
You must live in a pretty big house, and it must be hell to find something you want.
Personally, I've preferred reading digital ever since I got my first
iPadand now I only buy physical books, all my manga are digital.
I guess to each it's own.
I don't know why I am so self-conscious of being seen as reading a manga in public. There's not even anything wrong in the book I've purchased, it's like the lightest of romance. Not even a hand-holding; giving homemade cookies is as far as it goes.
And yet when I open it in public I feel as if I'm reading the most depraved filth.
I had an edition (from the library) with this shitty cover though.
Got these recently.
I'm fully aware of my shit taste.
>What are you reading
>It's an 20th century russian essay about childhood and coming of age. It tells the story about the growth of a girl in her teens. You can compare it to Alice in Wonderland if you like
If someone asks about the book plot, just tell some words from Finnegans Wake mixed with some pretentious words and you're done.
Part of my collection.
Paper will always be better.
I know. It's like you were reading some harmony shit or De Sade.
It's alright, I plan on getting all volumes of nisekoi anyways. I already own the first volume
and I'm getting the kagerou days LN and manga, the Witchcraft works manga, noragami manga, and NGNL manga.
And that's it. Unless haikyuu and nozaki kun get licensed, those are the only manga series I'll buy.
I just got Wolfsmund, no idea what it's about but cover seemed neat and the century was good.
Also I just finished Knights of Sidonia on Netflix, where does the manga pick up after the anime?
>Also I just finished Knights of Sidonia on Netflix, where does the manga pick up after the anime?
It jumbled so many things around you might as well read it from chapter 1 again.
>paying for any of these
Disgusting. I bought Ah, my Goddess when I was a newfag and now I feel ashamed as if I raped and killed a little girl. How can you still live?
I tried reading the descriptions for volumes and yeah that seemed like it, the anime jumped around a lot. Shit, well I'll just start reading online till I hit something new and pick it up then.
>buy old out of print manga for the sole purpose of scanning
This must be what it feels like scanning doujinshi. At least all 9 volumes only cost me $27.
Most recent purchase. Next I'm thinking of buying something with furigana so I can read it, but I can't decide if I should buy it in digital or physical format.
>bought a bunch of manga
>not sure where to start
surprised this got English translation
but loving it
hopefully there might be a chance for freesia too
I think I went a little overboard. And before anyone asks, I got one copy to read, and one copy to scan.
Sorry mate, it sold like shit. You never know though.
I know that they have some questionable translations in Monster Musume. They changed Polt's name to Port and in D-Frag they translate "senpai" as "sempai". So pasically from what I've seen the worst they have done is take a stance on the age old R vs L and Sen vs Sem in Japanese translation
That and I don't actually know what being Tokyopop-tier means. They were long defunct when I started buying manga
You will always be my negro
The senpai/sempai thing bothers me, but it's not wrong, just against popular view. What really irritates me is their Dance in the Vampire Bund releases, where they leave stuff like Hime-sama or Kaichou untranslated with a tl note for no reason.
I remember you. You were bidding on a Nojiko doujin right? Also my current japanese collection.
Goddamn I still need to get the rest of her stuff.
Viz is rereleasing the F/SN manga digitally. They're already up to volume 8, so you'll need to get it from them for anything after Tokyopop went under. Not sure if it's a new translation or not, though.
They have a lot of spotty or half-assed translations. Matt Thorn explained it on his blog a bit, it was something like them using a lot of desperate college students with moderate understanding of Japanese and paying them half of what a real translator would receive for their work. Some series like Battle Royale have deliberate changes that just screw with the storytelling and mood.
You should check out Animal Land by Makoto Raiku. It's a wonderful series for kids to read.
and also no longer than 15 volumes, but Kodansha USA is taking forever to bring them over.
In general, they were fucking up the original. I always burst in laugher when some retard here tells how he hunted down their shit and paid a lot of money to obtain some volumes. Man, they even look so proud of it.
Most recent is Pluto. Have just ordered Shokugeki no Soma, after that it'll probably be CCS omnibus, Aku no Hana and the first ~10 20th Century Boys volumes.
It and V6 of EMG. Still need to order Hitomis tanks.
>mfw there was a time I regretted not buying all 25 volumes for $150 from a closing down manga store
You too, anon.
Two actually. The only two I needed to complete my Nojiko collection, but some nip outbid me on both. I really tried to get the one that's not included in the anthology, but I gave in at 7.5k.
I enjoyed the series a lot, so I ended up buying all the volumes.
>Not ordering it in Japanese
You dun fucked up
Not manga, but I bought this the other day. The editing is really fucking terrible. For example, quotation marks carry over to the next line like this:
"How are you doing?
" he said.
How the fuck does that even happen?
I always cringe whenever I see a typo in licensed manga.
Not that guy but no one gives a fuck, really. Saying you occasionally visit le reddit does not automatically make you a le meme spouting faggot in real life. You may say for example you don't like /r/anime because they're spoonfeeding much more and have "shit taste", but I bet their taste does not even differ that much from /a/s taste in general, hell look at all those SAO or KLK threads.
Yeah I don't like the voting system neither and the community often seems to be younger or less mature because people are more welcoming there. However, if you have a good picture of someone, this should not be influenced because he shares different interests.
Most likely no one even cares that I write this and you shouldn't because it just doesn't matter. Just don't spout this muh secret club crap. Don't reply to this, it's not worth it.
>Not that guy
Yeah, I totally believe you.
Stop defending reddit. I don't care if it is good or not. You don't go into Korea and scream that they are all pig disgusting gooks and Japan is better.
Fuck off and learn your place.
>still defends it
Sure thing anon
Now i know why the fuck these deviantart shit comic suddenly come from. For the love of fucking christ please fuck off to whatever shithole you come from
Hey, I'm not defending the shithole that is /r/anime. I'm not even that second guy with his autism.
I'm just saying that the smaller populated places on reddit have decent communities who don't resort to memespamming and know how to write in english. Take from that what you will.
I know, that's why I have an account and with which I am subscribed to maybe 4-5 subreddits which interest me. The point I'm trying to make is that saying reddit is bad is like saying 4chan is bad because most boards are cancer. But you guys will probably just keep spamming reaction faces and trying to shove me in with another guy even though my only other post in this thread is this one >>113680849 . I don't even mind because I know that's just how people here roll, but form time to time I guess it does bother me a little bit. But seriously now, this is way too off topic and we should call it quits.
>no Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service in almost 2 years
>no Translucent in 6 years
>this shit with the spines
They fucking hate manga
Doesn't seem like it worked out for them when they've canceled half their series, lost Akira to Kodansha and most of their other long-running series like Gantz and Oh My Goddess have ended in Japan.
>The first twelve books will also be re-released as three-volume omnibuses, starting in August 2015, with brown paper-looking covers to mimic the original Japanese releases. The individual volumes will resume with volume fourteen in 2016.
>The individual volumes will resume with volume fourteen in 2016.
>He's still responding instead of killing himself out of politeness
Not him, but I prefer single volumes basically just so I have all the cover art. Having a ton of small volumes also makes me feel like I have more than just a few omnibuses, too.
not that anon, I think at least the omnibus's are cool to save a few bucks but I can see why per vol for easier to read/carry. Like buying a 2 liter vs vending machine bottle of your favorite beverage.
They can't come soon enough.
Not that anon, but here in Indonesia the manga volumes are really that thin. Same amount of content, just thinner (and worse) paper, I think. The 'normal' thickness of manga sold in English-speaking countries can usually fit 3 or 4 Indonesia-size volumes. It's weird, even Malaysia or Singapore has 'normal' thickness of volumes.
Here's some of my latest doujin buy. Been on a Mado binge
This isn't all of them. But I couldn't fit anymore in the pic.
Pardon my shitty photo, I just used my iPod because it was the closest camera I had.
You've got 20th Century Boys and GTO, why not go for SHounan Junai Gumi the prequel to GTO, in english it's called GTO : Early Years or something its about Onizuka and his mate Danma who try to get laid.
Be-Bop Highschool??? fucking love that manga for some reason
Nana to Kaoru become "attache moi" (fasten me)
Akame ga kill become "Red eyes sword"
I bought all the Spice and Wolf LNs and the first book of the Twelve Kingdoms
Not my pic nor is it manga but this is my latest purchase.