buying manga in the US

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buying manga in the US

Post by somethinorwatever » Thu 08.30.2007 6:00 am

where do you all buy your manga in the U.S.? do you buy it online, or is there a japanese shop or something in your town? how do you get it?

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RE: buying manga in the US

Post by richvh » Thu 08.30.2007 7:10 am

If it's English language, I've mostly used my local Borders (if you can call "half way across the county" local); for Japanese language manga and novels, I've mostly bought mail order from Sasuga Books, though lately my wife has been dragging me to New York City so she can attend televangelist revival meetings, so I take those chances to hike from Penn Central to Kinokuniya (by Rockefeller Center) or Book-Off (by the main library)... there are a couple more Japanese bookstores I haven't visited yet, also in that vicinity.
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Post by SirFirestorm » Thu 08.30.2007 12:21 pm

Kinokuniya is kind of expensive though... there are smaller manga stores in queens that sell both English and Japanese manga. Book off is the most convenient place though, I think.

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Post by richvh » Thu 08.30.2007 12:54 pm

Queens is too far to go if I'm on foot in mid-town Manhattan.

What's Asahiya like? I think it's in the same general area.
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RE: buying manga in the US

Post by SirFirestorm » Thu 08.30.2007 2:19 pm

That is a bit farther on madison and ~45th street, I think it is about the same as kinokuniya in price, I havn't actually been there in a while.

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