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getting hold of manga

Post by Nexus Lord » Fri 07.13.2007 5:12 pm

ive been trying to get hold of manga's for a while, but the only comic book shop where i live (forbidden planet) only sells the english versions, im looking for some with furigana, just as study aids or whatever.

will i need to resort to internet?, and does any one have have tips on good ones to get.

thanks in advance.

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Post by AJBryant » Fri 07.13.2007 5:25 pm

Have you tried Amazon?

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Post by richvh » Fri 07.13.2007 5:32 pm

There have been several threads about this, you might try searching for them for suggestions.

Clay, our gracious host, carries a number of manga in the store. Sasuga Books, an American mail order Japanese book dealer, carries a number of manga; there may be a similar British company.

Manga aimed at children (shounen/shoujo manga) generally have furigana; at least one shounen magazine (Shounen Sunday) Weekly) carries sample chapters so you can choose a series you find interesting (look for links to 第一話 on each series' home page.)
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RE: getting hold of manga

Post by Nexus Lord » Sat 07.14.2007 11:22 am

yeah i was just wondering if anyone here knew where i could go to purchase in person, cos i really dont like the idea of paying £20+ shipping for a 3 quid manga, just thought mabye someone on here would know of somewhere in britain i could buy, that was all because if i use the internet, say to buyn from tjp store i'll end up paying a fortune in postage.

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Post by richvh » Sat 07.14.2007 12:04 pm

In one of these threads Paul Blay mentioned a British shop he bought from (mail order, I think.)
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RE: getting hold of manga

Post by Nexus Lord » Sat 07.14.2007 12:59 pm

yeah i seen that, but its still shipped from japan, whichis kinda the reason for my post, i cant really justify pay 4 or 5 times what the manga will cost just on postage.

thanks anyways, guess ill just need to bite the bullet and pay for the shipping.

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Post by hungryhotei » Sat 07.14.2007 2:32 pm

http://www.yesasia.com gives free shipping for orders over $25=£12.50. 

There are some shops in London where you can buy Japanese language manga in person, like the Japan Centre, just off Picadilly. But even if you did live in London I think yesasia would still be cheaper.
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Post by Saya Minatsuki » Sat 07.21.2007 2:32 pm

Hmmm. I'm not sure, I think you best bet is yes, try the internet.
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