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What's your excuse for not reading Manga in your nearest

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What's your excuse for not reading Manga in your nearest book store?
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But anon, I do.
I bought the Garden of Words tonight
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立ち読み?
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>book store
>2015
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>standing around reading comics at a local bookstore
>translated
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>>121244454
>Localized shit
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Went today for the first time, actually, but only to look. No money yet.

Most of it was embarrassing, so I didn't read in the aisle, but there was plenty of stuff I wanted to own.

>>121244555
Have you read any of it? I saw the 5cm/s manga while I was in there. Have you read that?

Why don't I have any art of cute 2D girls reading in bookstore aisles?
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>>121244454
i see nothing but pleb mangas
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But there are only YA books I don't care about and boring book
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>>121244655
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>>121244655
I read the 5 Centimeters per second manga in 2 days. I read half of it, put it back on the shelf, and came back the next day to finish it. I do want to buy it eventually though.

Nope planning on reading it tonight. Then going to watch the movie/short.

>>121244630
>>121244648
>I don't want to read what I buy
What the fuck is wrong with you fags?
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>>121244454
There's no near book store that sells manga in the shithole I live in.
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>>121244454
Floor is always full of Asian teens and White whales. Not that I would read it there even if they weren't bookstores shouldn't be a library. Nothing worse then finding the book you want and mistaking it jiz rag at a peep show.
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What manga? Even the library is better.
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>>121244750
>implying I can't read Japanese

Eat shit, English-only peasant.
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>>121244454
I buy my raw chinese cartoons online.
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>>121244750
>Nope planning on reading it tonight. Then going to watch the movie/short.
You wouldn't watch the source film and then read the adaptation?
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>bookstore

those still exists?
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>>121244940
Kek
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>>121244857
S-sorry anon
>>121244939
Didn't know it was a film first. Thanks for telling me
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>>121244454
whats this one called op?
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>>121245020
Looks like barnes and noble
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>>121245020
forgot pic
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>>121245114
I've been wondering what this is too

Captcha
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>>121245114
>World of Tanks Made Me an Armor Expert: Fluffy Hair Edition
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>>121245114
You can literally google img search it
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>>121245244
Captcha have been crazy lately*
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I go out of my way to shop at kinokuniya because they shrink wrap their manga, the last thing I want is to find cheeto stains on my new purchases.

>>121245247
Pretty sure that's "I can't believe my little sister is a tank pilot" you know those japs and their long manga titles
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>>121245011
It was based on a novel series.
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>>121244454
Oh shit, GuP v3 is out?
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>>121244454
Travel all the way to city the central to browse through poorly stocked manga, with no guarantee of good titles? I'll pass.
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Because carlessness is a serious issue in modern day America.
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>>121244834
do you live in a nice cultured area?
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My town doesn't have a bookstore anymore. Only the animu club cared when it shut down.
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>>121245365
I'm really surprised more bookstores don't shrink wrap their manga. It's not uncommon that people just treat it like a library and don't actually buy anything. Easier to do with graphic novels than regular books.
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>>121245481
>not living in the city
Pleb
>>121245627
My local Barnes and Noble shrinkwraps HXD and other lewd shit but not everything.
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>>121245627
Most of the imported manga at Kinokuniya is wrapped up.

>>121245551
RIP in peace Borders
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>>121244454
I'd rather buy it and read it by myself while browsing 4chan, that's why.
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>>121245751
Yeah, but Kinokuniya is a special exception. Not to mention they're pretty much the only place in the US with a physical presence that actually sells Japanese books at all. Do they also shrink wrap their translated manga too? I never looked at those.
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>>121244454
There's no book store in at least 50km radius around here.
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>>121245773
Kind of feel sorry for people who buy physical copies of translated/localized manga. They hike up the price for tards who can't into Japanese.
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My country is not into that yet, just the popular series have an area in the nearest bookstore(wich is small by the way). I have to ask to my family in usa to buy some of the ones that I like. Life is hard, but what can I do
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>>121244748
I was hoping comfy-dressed girls, but thanks anyway.

>>121245367
>It was adapted to manga with illustrations by Midori Motohashi
>later novelized by Shinkai, both in the same year as the film.
>later novelized
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>>121245963
It's just supply and demand, anon. Manga isn't as big a market as it is in Japan so the prices have to be higher in order to remain feasible.
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>>121246010
Nope.
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%A7%92%E9%80%9F5%E3%82%BB%E3%83%B3%E3%83%81%E3%83%A1%E3%83%BC%E3%83%88%E3%83%AB
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>>121245773
This anon has the right idea.
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>>121246037
I think anon was more pointing out people not being able to read Japanese, which is kind of laughable if you have been reading manga for a significant amount of time.
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>>121246010
Actually, what I wanted was sort of 'Shinkai-shot' (this sounds stupid) of a girl reading in an aisle, the PoV level with her, and the foreground blurred.

>>121246078
Your moon runes mean nothing to me.
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>>121246160
That artist makes such odd drawings.
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>>121246112
Is that hentai? Because that artist definitely draws it. Blanking on the name though. It's not ShindoL, is it?

>>121245773
Good taste
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>>121245712
the city CENTER as in the CENTER of the city in which I live.

Can you afford to live in the posh districts of where you live?
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>>121246126
I don't really get the language elitism. It's not like reading The Adventures of Tintin or Asterix in any language other than French somehow dilutes the story. At the end of the day it's simply far more manageable for me to read things in my native language.
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>>121244454
They kick me out when I try to.
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>>121246594
It's not manga, but Monogatari is almost an entirely different experience when reading it in Japanese vs. in English.
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>>121246413
>Is that hentai?
No, it's not. Also, the author is Nakamichi Hiroo.
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>>121246672
Sorry
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>>121246757
No worries.

There's actually a number series that I do follow where the authors have done H stuff before though.
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>>121246126
Let's say, a japanese person likes to read western comics (and remember that doesn't equate to capeshit). Are they expected to learn the respective language(s) just because of their sole interest to read the translated works? People who buy localized titles get a lot of flak for not knowing japanese. People may like reading manga but that doesn't necessarily mean they are that invested in japanese culture well enough to learn its language. Learning a language means you have thoroughly and enthusiastically considered the variety of its application.

Do you consider scanlations localized manga?
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>>121246657
Monogatari is literature, not in the loaded sense though because that's a different argument. Naturally things will get lost in translation. So when the case is brought about reading localized manga, it's not exactly the same.
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>>121246944


>>121247039
This is a thoughtful post.

The time one intends to spend reading or watching the foreign media is important. If they imagine it'll be a lifetime hobby, it would absolutely be beneficial to learn the language even if they don't care for the rest of the foreign culture.
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I'm gonna order these. How gay am I?
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>>121247153
I don't see why it's a different argument. Monogatari may be exceptional in its case because it's strongly dependent on the Japanese language, but there are still puns and language-dependent aspects in manga, certainly. It's not the end of the world to read a localization, but I've seen enough important things get lost in translation to make a person pause.

I recall someone talking about the wording of a translation of Kino no Tabi and deducing something about the author's intent based on this fan translation. Which is unfortunate since the translation was not implying what the person thought it was. Little things like this happen more often than you would expect.
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>>121244454
Because manga is ordered in our country.

It also cost a lot.
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They shrink wrap all the books at kinokuniya probably because of all the filthy weebs that come through there
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It's a Barnes and Knobles and it's 4~ hours away.
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>>121247332
Not very if no one knows or will know.
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>>121247169
>to learn the language even if they don't care for the rest of the foreign culture

I'm not speaking to the benefits of studying a language because it's entirely derived from that one hobby. Because if you are fanatical enough then by all means learn for the purpose of what you love - no criticism there. What I'm trying to put across here, to those who say "why the heck don't you know jap by now?", is a fair perspective on people who enjoy the unique medium but solely that.
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>>121244454
I can't read moon runes.
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>>121244454
I don't think there's even a single bookstore in the whole goddamn country that has manga.
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I import series I really like. Those manga libraries in Japan sound really cool though. If I was Japanese, I imagine I'd spend a lot of time there. I used to spend a lot of time at the library back when I read English books.
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>>121247545
Do you live in outer space?

>>121247503
You're only saying it wouldn't be necessary? Or am I wrong?
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>>121244454
I'm poor.
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>>121247549
I buy both localized and unlocalized stuff. Mostly for stuff that has little to no chance of coming over, which until recently, I thought I'd end up importing Sakamoto desu ga? but I just found out that Seven Seas has it licensed. And its such a cool move that I want to support it.
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>buying localized shit
Import and read in japanase faggots.
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>>121247618
>Do you live in outer space?
No, in a country that still holds the world record for the lowest birth rate.
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>>121244454
What is the manga with 2 thick blue books right under the A-Z tag? I can't make out the writing.
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>>121247941
>do what I say or I'm gonna pee all over my pants, and THEN who's gonna end up looking bad?
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Because anons should suppress their powerlevels.
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>>121244454
masturbating in public spaces is generally frowned upon in my municipality
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>>121247618
Well that takes out all the important nuance of what I am saying. For most people, the reality of learning a language is often times much more than for one thing. Most already know this and can't see the reason in essentially learning an entire different world's worth of knowledge to "get the jokes" or what have you. The expectation of people to do that disregards their real-life priorities/circumstances. For people who don't have "travelling to japan" (not as tourist) on a very high place on their list, the imperative to induct yourself in its ways will be weak and that, however vexing it may seem, can exist in tandem with an eagerness to read manga. The content manga produces is very attractively distinct but it doesn't require expertise in jap to be well-appreciated - but note that when I say "well-appreciated" I don't mean "properly" or "fully".
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>>121248356
your area is weird, it happens freely and liberatingly everywhere else.
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>>121248031
Author looks like Hisaya Nakajo, I hope you can figure it out from there.
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>>121248795
Thanks, I found it. Hana-Kimi
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>>121245751
Tanks are starting to come shrinkwrapped, so the baitos don't have to do it by hand. Lets them get rid of the barcode too.

>>121246594
There are always subtleties that get lost in translation, but yeah, you pick your poison.
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>>121247503
There are interesting depths to plumb in the /a/non psychology, but I'm sure it's 90% automatic shitposting.
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>>121246112
Saikoro harem forming?
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>>121245020
>>121245114
>>121245244
Lurk the fuck more.
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