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Let's have a manga thread, /a/. What are you reading?

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Let's have a manga thread, /a/.

What are you reading? What are you buying? Can this abominable port strike be over yet so that we can get imports on a consistent basis again? Discuss.
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I'm reading Eat-Man and City Hunter and trying to gather some strenght and courage to finish Steel Ball Run.
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>all localized shit
Jesus fucking christ, go back to MAL.
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>>124546876
>City Hunter
Hell yeah, motherfucker.
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>>124546777
>decide to order shit from amazon since i got a gift card as a gift
>go to buy 2 books from the same seller
>around $7 new with $4 shipping each
>$20 in account
>amazon charges $22 instead of $18
how about you go fuck yourself amazon
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I envy the anglo editorial industry so much.
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>>124546923
Imports are fine too.

>>124547058
Are you buying directly from amazon, or from sellers? Because the sellers can increase/decrease prices whenever they feel like it.
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>>124546777
It's all shit, and you're a fucking jew.
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>>124547270
Could be better, could be worse. Though we're better off now than we were a few years ago. There's certainly not a lack of things to read.
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>>124547605
Sellers. I was mad how for some fucking reason it charges $8 instead of 4 simply because it was 2 books and not one. If i'm buying from the same seller it shouldn't just multiply the shipping costs by the product number when they are from the same seller and the exact same size/weight. It doesn't cost $8 for 2 week shipping for 2 small ass books when we are both in the US
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Currently reading Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou and re-reading Space Brothers.
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>>124547809
Such is the fate of buying from shitty third-party sellers, anon. Best bet is pre-ordering stuff from Amazon months in advance, that way you are automatically locked in for the lowest price.

Other options are keeping your fingers crossed for it to appear on one of the Barnes & Noble 50% off promotions every Monday, or buying it for a slightly cheaper than everyone else price at RightStuf (or waiting for publisher sales).

3rd party sellers usually aren't the best choice, since they'll dick you over with shipping costs or inflating prices.
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>>124546777
Just ordered the first 5 volumes of Vinland Saga, feels good man.

>>124546876
>and trying to gather some strenght and courage to finish Steel Ball Run.
Why? It's a fantastic manga and one of my favorites, why do you have fear of finishing it?
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>>124548014
>Ivrea
How's the manga scene down there in South America? I hear the prices can get pretty ridiculous.

YKK...been a while since I've read that. So fucking comfy.
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>>124548107
While the production values aren't the best, it's still nice to own. Plus, now that it's confirmed that they're not dropping Vinland Saga, and that they'll be sticking with hardcovers, I'm relieved.

Speaking of, I'm stoked that Dark Horse got Planetes and will be putting that out in omnibus at the end of the year. Their CLAMP releases were fucking stellar. Lots of color pages, and really nice paper stock too.
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>>124548014
Don't stack your books like that, faggot. It damages the spine.
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>>124548014
>Kenshin
>One Punch-Man
>Hellsing
>YKK
>Space Brothers
My fellow american africa-
>Decade
Out of all fucking good Riders, why did you select fucking Decade? Why did select the one who always fuck everything? ONORE DICKEIDO.

>>124548202
I'm not from USA, in my country, Vinland Saga is currently being published, it's still on Volume 7.
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>>124548111
Paper quality is the best out there. Better than shitty jap paper and cheap american manga paper. Translation is fine. No real localization issues outside of local slangs, which makes swearing pretty, well, Argentinian.
It's also the only REAL manga publisher in the country, with the "competition" releasing around 1 volume per 2 months of Naruto, One Piece, Monster and Trigun (80% of their licences).
Prices went up by a lot since last year, but that's just the country itself.
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>>124546777
>he bought evergreen
sudoku time
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>>124548209
How long does it take to actually damage it? I'm still waiting for my bookcase, so I have around 15 drawers full of horizontal manga.
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>>124548383
nigger 99% of what he bought was shit
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>>124548442
I don't know, some of it I would consider at least passable.
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>>124548442
What is the 1%?
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>>124548300
Well then, disregard my comments. Italian? French? Either way, fuck you guys. I'm envious.

>>124548376
No shit? Ah that is a shame about the lack of competition. Usually it gives someone to keep pace with. Prices have been on the rise here too, but not nearly as much.
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>>124548500
I would say Punikano, but buying that supports the devil.
Perhaps Black Lagoon, but I'm not the poster that used that 99% figure.
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>>124548500
Black Lagoon.
Seki-kun is good but got old with it's antics fast but that's personal preference
AgK was good if only for reading it with /a/ since the beginning and funposting
Magus looks good from some art i saw, but haven't read it
Actually buying Fakku shit makes it instantly irredeemable
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I'm reading Kokou No Hito, it's fucking amazing but I'm already so depressed halfway through.

I don't usually buy manga since I find my tablet extremely comfy to read on, but I'm considering getting all of HxH if I can. With the hiatus I'll just end up rereading it so may as well have a physical copy.
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>>124548545
>Ah that is a shame about the lack of competition.
Honestly, their pace is pretty good. It's unfortunate that bad selling titles really do suffer a lot. Seriously, KareKano will probably finish in 2027. At least they don't cancel.
The only real problem with Argentinian manga is the lack of options. Kodansha and Square Enix refuse to sell their licenses here because well, they are afraid of economic instability.
And for a country as fucked up as this one, I'm surprised we get more than 1 new titles per year.
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>>124548111
Pretty much this >>124548376 Altho I have to disagree on the localisation. The argie slang is really absurd at times. Old timey samurais and classy englishmen calling each other pelotudo is unintentionally hilariou to point they even put in swears where there originally wasn't any because that's just argentine speech patterns.

>>124548300
He was my first rider and I still thoroghly enjoy his clusterfuck of a story.
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>>124546923
Not related to OP, but
>not supporting good english releases when they happen
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>>124548383
>>124548442
My tastes are wholly questionable, so no offense taken, anons.
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>>124548627
You forgot Kekkai Sensen.
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>>124548705
>supporting a shitty industry full of kikes who do nothing but pander to casuals
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>>124548300
Decade's a good Rider, just not a good show.
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Managed to get a copy of Henshin by Ken Niimura. I assume some expatriated Japanese guy who is pretty well known for doing the art of I KIll Giants which I haven't actually read. Regardless, he got a manga on Web Ikki-Para and it got published.

>>124548705
>good english releases
So practically never?
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Can I post mexican localized volumes? Or are you going to hate me?
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>>124548715
I'm not questioning your taste anon, i don't think i have good taste either. That pile just happened to be mostly shit in my opinion
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>tfw 4 pages left to clean until next teppu
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>>124548014
>lvrea
My mercosul brother. How is the manga market in your country?
>>124548111
In my country, they are kinda cheap... If you buy in dollar(3.6 to 7USD, the variables being the title, author, tanko volume'nd number of pages, etecetera). Most of the public are already graduated college workers or uni students, so unlike in my time, childs and teens can't afford to develop a hobby this expensive.
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>>124548705
The only thing you should be supporting are the LN localizations in hopes of them picking up Baccano or Kino. Everything else isn't worth supporting.
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>>124548744
>>124548796
I said "when it happens". Despite some awkward text placement and the resulting mid-sentence, Vertical's job on The Origin is pretty good.
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Don't mean nothing! If it isn't pure!
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>>124548868
*mid-sentence breaks
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>>124548868
Fair enough. On a sidenote, how far is ComicWalker in comparison?
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wish I could read moon runes :^(

people who learned it just to read manga, was it worth the effort?
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My shit taste can't be matched.
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>>124548987
I was going to reply seriously but then I realized you're typing like a retard.
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>>124548987
>:^(
Blow your fucking brains out.
>learning an entire language just to read manga
You don't even need to know that much to read shit like >>124548916, it all has furigana.
>>124549029
I hope that shelf collapses soon and destroys all your shit.
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>>124548715
Vinland, monster and wolfsmund are amazing! Try 20th century boy's by Naoki Urasawa too!
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>>124548594
>>124548627
Hey man, Wani Magazine gets a decent cut from their sales, so I'm down for buying their stuff. Plus, their releases look really damn nice. But I can totally understand why people wouldn't support them. I'm just giving them the benefit of the doubt for now.

>>124548684
Well shit, that blows but at least you're kind of getting KareKano still?

>Kodansha and Square Enix
Alright, that blows. The US seldom gets many seinen series these days since they sell like shit, so that crosses off a lot of good Kodansha titles. Thankfully we're at least getting some good stuff like Ajin and Witchcraft Works.

>>124548686
Yeah, localization can be rough. Sometimes you'll get good translations, where other times you can get horrific abominations where they scrapped the entire script. But that's why I both buy locally and import.

>>124548705
We can only do so much, anon.
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>>124546777
Woah, you read a lot of fucking SHIT. neo/a/ people.
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>>124548987
yes. and if you're only concerned with being able to read it (and not much with speaking/writing it yourself), it's not that hard.
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>>124549119
Fuck off, Jacob.
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>>124546777
I thought Magus isn't even out for another two and a half weeks.
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>>124549106
you seem mad :*(
does my snowflake nose make you less mad
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>>124546777
That better not be your collection, jesus christ dude
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Im reading "My Little Monster","Parastye","Death Note",and "Attack on Titan
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>>124549029
>That curve
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>>124548973
I don't follow ComicWalker, but I'm pretty sure they only add by chapter while tank 9 is coming next week.
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>>124549127
Are you trying to imply /a/ doesn't read loads of garbage?

>neo
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>>124549180
>no slipcover on Berserk
Gross.
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>>124546777
what a fucking horrible shit taste
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>>124549029
>Facebook
You're right.
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>>124549119
>Alright, that blows.
It does, however, that doesn't mean we don't get any.
Comicbook stores still manage to import manga from Spain, and Spain has some good shit. The draw is, it's fucking expensive.
My collection is Argentinian, Spanish and American. The Spanish one is definetely the most expensive one. Fortunately I'm almost done with it.
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>>124549106
It's mainly for collecting, considering it an old volume of OP and I already know what happens.
I already know 2 languages and so far Japanese hasn't been as hard as I though it was going to be.
>I feel like it has more "re-read value" since I learn and remind myself the kanji, when I go back and read.
>Instead of English where I only read once.
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Not normally what I read, but pic related was good.

Also currently waiting months for chapters to come out for Instant Bullet, Abnormal Kei Joshi, and Ana Satsujin
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>>124548863
>Baccano ever getting licensed

You know, I'd call you crazy, but they did license Index. And they just licensed Yowa-fucking-pedal, which is a death sentence in the US.

>>124549029
You have MonMusu and Knights of Sidonia, so you're okay in my book. But holy shit, man, you need a new shelf (and need to replace those shitty TP FLCL vols with the Dark Horse re-release).

>>124549107
Thanks, bro. I have 20th Century Boys, it's just packed away since I moved recently. Still need to buy more shelves. Eventually. Like at least 4 more shelves.
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>>124548805
Only if it's legit.
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>>124548545
>Italian? French?
No, much worse, i'm a huelord from South America
You will be suprised of how much good stuff we get here, some examples of manga that are being published/will be published:
High Quality reprint of Yu Yu Hakusho
High Quality reprint of Berserk
Eden: It's An Endless World
Chobits
Ghost In The Shell
Akira
Zetman
One Piece
Monster
20th Century Boys
Vinland Saga
Planetes
But we also get a lot of trash so it's an equivalent exchange, still waiting for One Punch Man to be published here.
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Just finished reading ZERO by Matsumoto Taiyou 5 minutes ago, after putting it on hold for a long time, reading a couple of chapters and pausing for a while and what not, just breezed through the entire second half and it really surprised me because the first half was really slow and rather boring but the second half was really intense, totally blew me away for some reason, good stuff.
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>>124549478
One Punch Man is in the radar of pretty much every manga publisher in the world. It's just that the author is not quite ready for worldwide sales.
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>>124549127
I grew up reading shit. I think I possibly read the most amount of shit during my active high school years on /a/. Now that I'm older, I still reads lots of shit, but it's less shit. I can only stomach so much, you know?

>>124549149
Haha, no. I'm not him.

>>124549150
It's not.

>>124549180
Nah, just stuff I'm currently reading. My collection is split up between >>124548715 and >>124549422.

Thanks for reminding me to pick up the new GYO release too.

>>124549292
Ah yeah, that's true. I forget that lots of cross-language countries have that advantage. Same way in lots of Canadian provinces that get French releases.

>>124549335
>Biscuit Hammer
I'm glad you guys still exist. I miss the days of our monthly releases and the massive dumps before the end.
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>>124549422
Hey Conn
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>>124549427
It is legit, the only thing is we mexicans only get the popular stuff and/or shit.

Enjoy the mexican shit taste.
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I have the first 3 manga volumes of Yuki-chan. I brought them to see how different the art style from the manga and anime are. I believe the manga is much better. Those $30 dollars were worth it
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>>124549478
As a South American, I had no idea we even got worthy shit, half of your list doesn't interest me at all and I don't care for buying manga but shit at least we getting something I guess.
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>>124549478
>High Quality reprint of Yu Yu Hakusho
Fucking jealous.

>still waiting for One Punch Man to be published here.
>>124549592
So I've heard. Lots of countries want it, but there are obviously some holdups going on preventing it from getting a print release anywhere else yet.

Crossing my fingers for some awesome edition that includes the color inserts that aren't in the tanks.

>>124549657
Greetings, stalker-san.
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>>124546777
Where did you buy english Kagerou Daze?
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I have a small stack of manga to read that I haven't started yet. House of Five Leaves, Go-Go Monster, Please Save My Earth, and the second half of Honey & Clover.

>>124549422
>And they just licensed Yowa-fucking-pedal, which is a death sentence in the US.
It might do okay if enough fujoshit and cyclists buy it.
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>>124549732
It's a decent series if you go in expecting and wanting a spinoff.
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>>124549579
The cover always warded me off for whatever reason. The page is nice though.

>>124549592
It's already digital all over the place. And it was digital originally. It's already getting worldwide sales.
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>>124549478
>High Quality reprint of Yu Yu Hakusho
>High Quality reprint of Berserk

Sure it's high quality for the standard over here, but it's pretty much a standard american release
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>>124549328
Reading in japanese is so much more satisfying. Translations change so much, and even though it's usually for the better it's just not the same.
The only problem is that I still prefer to read stuff on a screen, and not everything gets scans/ebooks.
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>>124549866
Amazon. This is the manga. The LN is out next month, I think.

>>124549900
House of Five Leaves is pretty chill. At least better than the anime was.

Whoa, it was in an actual magazine? Crazy. I hope people buy into it. It'd be cool to see sports manga do decently in the US. Then maybe we could get Teppu or All Rounder Meguru in my dreams.
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>>124549707
Man... and imports in Mexico cost a lot right?
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Currently reading Dorohedoro, about 40 chapters in and I love it so far. Also reading Vagabond, but I'm reading the Vizbig editions so its a slow pace while I buy them when I can afford them. Art is 10/10 and can't believe I put off reading it for so long.
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>>124549925
Yeah that page is nice, but I didn't save many pages from it if that gives you an idea. There are two things that can put you off from this manga, you either don't like the art, like a reason 80% of manga readers dismiss any series, or you don't like anything related to sports, which is also a pretty common reason to be put off by a series. But hey if by any chance you don't mind these 2 things maybe give it a try and try to get yourself past the first half.
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>>124549923
I enjoy it even though I was never into rom-coms. I understand why the anime series is to be hated, but the manga isn't bad.
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>>124550039
Make sure to check REAL after finishing Vagabond, literally make sure to do it.
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>>124549732
Manga is great, if the spin-off is your kind of thing. Anyone expecting anything like Haruhi will be sorely disappointed. Still, it's not bad, and it's adorable as fuck. Watch out for volume 4, it's dangerous.

>>124550039
I need to catch up with Dorohedoro. I always put it off, then completely forget what the hell was going on. And yes, Vagabond is breathtaking. I'm bummed out that my old collection and original volumes of Vagabond were thrown away. The VIZBIGs aren't a bad replacement, though.
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>>124550018
If you spend $125 or more in amazon is not that bad, that's how I buy blurays and stuff.
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>>124549478
Also, forgot
>Hunter x Hunter
>Vagabond
>we got Abara but no Blame! but it's still ok
>Barefoot Gen


>>124549739
>half of your list doesn't interest me
Damn anon, i removed all trash and all this top-tier stuff doens't interest you? Procure pro JBC, melhor publicadora do Brasil.

>>124549806
>>High Quality reprint of Yu Yu Hakusho
YYH isn't even that good (but i'm still buying it because i loved to watch the anime when i was a kid/nostalgia), why are you jealous?
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>>124550086
Well Matsumoto's take on sports is far from your regular one.
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>>124546777
currently reading
>shokugeki no soma
>nanatsu no taizai
>witchcraft works
>akatsuki no yona
debating on world trigger
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>>124548627
I have all the fakku books so far, they are honestly the highest quality printed manga I've ever seen.
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>>124546777
Akame ga Kill with Mein cover. Good waifu taste anon
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>>124550193
>why are you jealous?
I'm a sucker for those kinds of things. Kind of like how I'm hoping someone over here is able to license those new BLAME! editions (I'm still importing them, but it'd be cool to also have them in non-shit English)
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>>124550193
> i removed all trash
Some do, some others just haven't read, some others really dont either way. Oh Brasil, should've imagined since Japs loves Brasil, shame the rest of south america speaks spanish so I'm doubting that publisher also does spanish?

>>124550227
Yeah, but I'm just saying in general people completely dismiss any sports manga even if it has little to do with the sport or has a different take on it.
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I don't like buying manga, but I'm all for supporting the localization of Light Novels, so I've bought almost all of the ones released by Yen Press so far this year.
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>>124550175
I brought them because I wanted more Yuki and it seemed like a good idea to buy the manga spin-off series. The end of Volume 3 almost gave me a heart attack.
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>>124550170
Will do man, thats the wheelchair basketball one right? Cause I know he did slam dunk too
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>>124550289
WCW is too good. Definitely one of my favorite reads currently.

>>124550402
But anon, Mein's not my waifu she is in the picture tho.
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>>124549579
>>124550086
Matsumoto Taiyou's debut was the baseball manga Straight (2 volumes long), and I hear it was pretty run-of-the-mill until the 2nd volume, in which his editors let him do whatever he liked with the story. In any case, it was a showdown between a monster batter and a pitcher who only throws straight ball, and its refinement was what developed into the Travis vs. Goshima story of Zero.

This is probably why Straight has since never got a reprint edition, as Matsumoto sees Zero as the more polished version of the kind of sports story he wanted to tell with it.

I quite like it because it's purely about competition whereas so many of Matsumoto's other stories have friendship as a prominent theme.
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>>124550437
>dismiss any sports manga
Oh yeah, definitely. At the same time, they'd probably dismiss a hell of a lot of other things as well.
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My collection (novels and stuff behind it -- Eventually I'll actually build or buy a bookshelf)
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>>124549655
It was a fun ride for sure
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>>124549707
>el diario

got that right
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>>124550461
I've been enjoying their LN stuff so far, and absolutely adore the quality of their Log Horizon release.

Also really looking forward to see what Vertical's Kizumonogatari release is going to be like. Already pre-ordered a few copies to help a little in making sure there is sufficient demand to continue the series.

>>124550463
That cliffhanger is brutal. I remember gnashing my teeth in anticipation over it. Volume 5 was sufficiently cute thankfully.
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Have any English buyers purchased any books from One Peace Books before? I honestly hadn't heard of them until it was announced that they picked up the Shieldbro license.
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>>124546777
Reading: 36 series
Buying: I've really cut down on buying in the few years. I also sold several hundred volumes because I didn't care for them anymore and I bought them mostly in the first few years after I started buying in 2002.
It saddens me in a way, but I can't justify the expense for a lot of them anymore.

So, I'm only buying on 16 series right now.
Though, I'm going to start a few new ones soon.

I have bought way too many light novels, probably most that have been released, at least the first volume of, if not more. They are almost always entirely shitty, yet I persist. I guess simply another example of self-hate.
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>>124549119
I'm with you, I've been loving the fakku releases so far
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>>124550547
Sup Hox.

>friendship as a prominent theme
I wouldn't really call it friendship, but generally more about the relationships built around an area of focus. Very rarely he seems to tackle anything sort of head-on.
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>>124550661
I know the series would have to have a cute ending and the cliffhanger would add drama, but goddamn Volume 3's ending hit hard
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>>124548017
In my experience, the the price doesn't drop for pre-orders that much though. Oftentimes end up with the full retail price if that's what it started as. Not a good deal.
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Buying manga has more character than digital scanlations, in my opinion.
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>>124550834
Makishima please leave.
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>>124550834
If I have 100x as many digital scanlations, that still means greater net character.
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>>124550834
Agreed. I can't stand things like the Kindle.
I love the smell of the books and the feeling of the pages in my hands.
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Any tips on getting rid of manga volumes that you don't care for anymore?
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I bought this on january
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>>124550913
I just gave my unwanted copies away to friends.
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Any of you own older stuff?
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Monster Musume
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>>124550954
Good taste my fellow Sidonian!
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>>124550732
They're a mixed bag. Their Sasameki Koto (Whispered Words) release was pretty bad; lots of typos and QC issues, but they did better in the second release for it.

I'm kind of anxious to see what their Shieldbro LNs are going to look like, but dammit, I'm set to support them in the endeavor. Hopefully it isn't a trainwreck of a release.

>>124550737
I feel you, man. I've had to cut back my spending at times, and really wish I had more cashflow than I currently do (who doesn't). I probably should cut back on the amount of stuff I read.

16 is a reasonable number of series to concurrently purchase. More than that and you start to lose track of shit.
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>>124550913
Sell them to a used bookstore for credit, buy more you haven't read.

>>124550973
Old manga or out of print manga?
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>>124551013
Now that I think about it, I got them in February
stuff I got in december
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>>124550913
I sell my used ones at Book Off. It's better than shitcanning them.
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>>124550737
I started buying manga used instead of getting them new, I don't mind ones that have library markings (as long as they're still in decent condition) and they usually cost around $4 compared to $12.

Only weird one so far was a volume of Bokurano that was hardcover instead of paperback.
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>>124550913
>>124550737 here

I sold entire series en-masse on ebay for $2-3 per volume. Didn't have any problems.

Otherwise, other places to sell, I guess.
Could try donating to a library, or selling at a used book shop.

Obviously not a good idea to sell on /a/, but could try other places.
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>>124551128
I wish I was near one of those because I have some Japanese manga I'd like to get rid of, but the store I normally donate my books to isn't interested in taking non-english stuff anymore.
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>>124550834
I enjoy paper tanks, but I have nothing against anons who enjoy digital.
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>>124550831
True, or at least not anymore. After that whole Amazon dispute with distributors/publishers recently, prices for manga have been fairly high. I don't see much dip below $10 anymore, which is a damn shame.

I've been ordering a lot more from RightStuf and B&N nowadays, even though I have Amazon Prime.

>>124550834
I'm stuck in the past. I love the smell and feel of a book, and have always had a hard time reading anything longer than a few chapters on my computer. I used to do it a lot when I was younger, but it's hard to beat having the book in front of you.

>>124550913
Goodwill or any donation/charity place. Seriously, I did this when I just recently moved with a few boxes of old manga. You even get a tax write-off for the stuff you donate!

If that isn't a viable option, there's always donating to your local libraries, comic shops, or used bookstores. They're usually more than happy to take them off your hands.

If all else fails, sell it on ebay or craigslist for cheap.

>>124550954
>Sidonia
Nice.

>>124550973
Define "older"? I have some old VIZ releases of Grey from the late 90s.

>>124550974
Superb.
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>>124551056
both
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>>124550737
>Reading: 36 series
I'm always amazed that you guys read so many. I can't find anything worth reading even after spending a couple of hours going through Manga Updates tags. I think I'm actively following less than 10 series at this point.
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>>124546777
>>124550789
Might as well repost my fakku book as well. I only got the first one so far
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>>124549707
Are panini releases good?
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>>124549707
>I am a Hero has a spanish release but not english
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>>124551339
Jacob told me he is going to announce something related to Henreader, until then Im not buying from him, I want to know if he has the balls
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Been looking for characters like pic related from instant bullet. The manga is pretty bad, but I found this character really interesting. Female who is arrogant and evil pretty much just because she thinks she is the best
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>>124551286
You're not alone in being picky. I'm only following 9 ongoing ones.
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>>124551263
Yeah, I was mostly ordering from Rightstuf until I got Amazon Prime student so it's a lot cheaper. I let my prime lapse a few days ago because I wasn't going to pay $99.

I worked a Waldenbooks seasonally, it was 2 or 3 months, one time just so I could get the 30% off everything. It was between college semesters.

>>124551286
It's really not that many. Relases for a lot are far and few between. Some people claim to be reading 100's. Sometimes I won't read scanlations for a month or two and there isn't much new. Monthlies do that. US releases take even longer. So, yeah, I used to read a lot more ,but for various reasons, I'm not.
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>>124551339
I don't want to support him but I'd love a physical Napata book
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>>124549954
My guess it's the high concentration of japaneses or niseis and sanseis that we have here. Most of them get high positions in these publishing houses... since they tend to keep themselves together in a quite conservative way and preserve the love for Nihon, they bring many types of obscure stuff. At least, it's the main theory of how stuff like Rayearth, Sakura Taizen and Shurato came to this wasteland.
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>>124551387
>America in charge of not getting everything zombie
I'm truly ashamed. I thought for sure we would have had it by now, but NOPE.

>>124551439
Maybe try Jormungand or Shinazu no Ryouken. Both would probably be up your alley.

>>124551570
> I let my prime lapse a few days ago because I wasn't going to pay $99
I hear you on that. Haven't been a student for a few years, so I've been paying for it since. May very well ditch it once this subscription is up. $100 is too much.
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>>124551286
Are you serious? 36 is fucking nothing, specially since everything that isn't WSJ takes forever to get scanlated.
I'm following over 100 series right now, waiting for ~140 to get scanlated, and have yet another 100 in my backlog.
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>>124551279
I read seventies manga but not much of it has been published in the US lately. I've been able to get Swan, Eroica, Vertical's releases for Keiko Takemiya and some Tezuka manga.
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Since this is a manga thread let's play a game, we post a manga page and people try to guess from what manga it's from.
No Google/IQDB image search, if you do this you're a fag.
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>>124551286
I'm on like 52 right now not counting ones that having scanulation on hiatus or manga hiatus or just long as fuck releases.
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>>124550522
i started reading it a little bit ago and for a while it wasn't updating, but damn is it good
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>>124551880
Violence Jack
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>>124551925
Wrong.
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>>124546777
>What are you buying?
Nothing, because pretty much everything I want to read is available for free download. There's a few things not available, but since time is limited, waiting for someone to upload those is not a problem. If no one uploads, I won't cry over that since there is lots of new stuff always being uploaded at the
aggregator sites.
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>>124550476
yes it is, Slam Dunk, Vagabond and REAL, read them all, that man is a genius.
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>>124551762
>Are you serious?
Why wouldn't he be?
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>>124551880
I don't know, anyway, here is a not-so-hard one.
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>>124551339
>>124550789

I really want these and the Hisasi one, but I can't support Fakku, otherwise I would be buying a lot of their books. I buy a lot of anime and manga stuff, figs, even orginal art from the animes I like, but will not be buying from Fakku.
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>>124550547
I was already ready to rate it average at best before reading the second half but it really stepped itself up and hooks you into the entire fight. And yeah the showdown and the whole monster idea was really interesting, idk what was it about but the way they hyped Goshima and they referred to him as not human was goddamn awesome.
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>>124551341
Kamite is way better, but Panini is acceptable.
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>>124546777
>What are you buying?
I translate several manga for this one raw provider who scans cool series all the time and shares them with me before anyone else!
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A light novel shelf. Sold a lot of them.
Opinions on light novels I've purchased, all the time of publication:
.Hack Another Birth: I was playing the games. Terrible.
.Hack Cell: See above.
.Hack//AI Buster: Not good, but not terrible.
Book Girl: Didn't care at all.
Death Note: Tolerable
Devil May Cry: Terrible
Fafner: Mediocre
Fullmetal Alchemist: Decent, nothing special.
Genshiken: Disappointing
Guin Saga: Okay
Haruhi: The more Haruhi media I consumed, the less I liked it. Stopped reading after the 4th volume. Watched the anime and bought some of the manga then sold it. Probably won't continue reading.
Kino no Tabi: Overrated, but decent.
Moribito: Okay
Rurouni Kenshin: Awful
Spice and Wolf: I enjoy it.
Trinity Blood: Rage against Mars: Not worthwhile
Trinity Blood: Reborn on Mars: Not worthwhile
Welcome to the NHK: Novel~Anime>Manga. Good.
Blade of the Immortal: Why was this shit allowed? Just as bad as the anime, if not more so.
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall: Worse than expected, which wasn't much.
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Enjoyable


Read some as fan translated:
Sword Art Online: Terrible translation and worse as it goes along.

Pre-ordered:
The Isolator, Vol. 1
Durarara!!, Vol. 1 (novel) (Durarara!! (novel))
The Irregular at Magic High School, Vol. 1

I thought about ordering others, but I can only hate myself and my finances so much.
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>>124552112
Really liked Battle Royale
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>>124552392
Why even include a picture?
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>>124551493
Following is one thing but reading at the same times is another, I don't know how people do it, I can barely read more than 1 series at the same time all the way to the end.
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>>124552392
I have 5 6' book cases mostly filled. Books, manga, artbooks, light novels, etc.

Still need to sell a lot that I'm not happy with again. Possibly en-masse on ebay as I did before. Probably won't have a problem again, aside from the cost buying them discounted. Such is life.
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>>124546777
Does it count if you can't actually read it? I started attempting to clean Psychometrer in the hopes that someone might pick it up if they all they had to do was translate. But it's unlikely, seeing as how the translators didn't even finish original series. Maybe I'll do it myself when I can actually read enough moon. Whenever that will be.
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>>124551880
It looks like some Nagai manga obviously. I've barely read anything by him, so I'm not really the person to ask.>>124546777
desu
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>>124552736
>It looks like some Nagai manga obviously.
It was made by a friend of Nagai.
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>>124552736
Is there some kind of keybind shortcut? Where did that desu come from?
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>>124552444
Because I felt like it.

>>124552400
Read the novel then. I haven't read the new translation yet. Battle Royale 2 manga was shit. Pic related was ok.
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I may not have the best taste but i got the best dust collection.
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>>124552882
>all that Jump
Absolutely disgusting.jpg

The only good thing on that shelf is JoJo and maybe Railgun.
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>>124552783
The eyes do look different.
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>>124552882
That picture is making me dizzy.
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>mfw the ending of Oshii and Kon's Seraphim

I even knew it wasn't a complete manga going in and the ending still blue balled me
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>>124552882
>I may not have the best taste

You don't say
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>>124552985
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>>124550973
I bought the out of print first volume of Zaregoto at a convention for $4 a while back. Felt it was a nice pick up for the price
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>>124546777
I've been reading Yuureitou and Liar Game
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>>124553122
Barring your choice of manga, that looks like a pretty nice book shelf. Where to cop?
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How do you guys go about buying older manga?
I'm looking to pick up Battle Angel Alita but I'm not all that thrilled about ordering a bunch of used paperbacks blindly online.
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>>124553259
Can't be too picky.
The difference between new and used can be by hundreds of dollars.
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>>124553122
>>124552882
>Panzers
>K-On!
You're alright.
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>>124553243
Target
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Wtf kind of world do we live in where one of the top best selling manga in the entire world doesn't even get a full translation, 130 chapters my ass.
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>>124553259
If it's out of print, you'll have to take literally whatever you can find. That's why digital is so much better in so many ways.
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>>124553156
Been reading Liar Game as well, at an extremely slow pace, gets rather borings at times, One Outs is undoubtly better IMO.
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>>124552257
That's cool, I guess? I feel like it'd kind of lose some of the enjoyment of reading the material when you're simply strong-armed into translating whatever is handed to you. But hey, if you enjoy it, that's fine.

>>124552392
>Haruhi: The more Haruhi media I consumed, the less I liked it. Stopped reading after the 4th volume. Watched the anime and bought some of the manga then sold it. Probably won't continue reading.

Huh, really? They were kind of a chore to read at times, but the diction was pretty great and I couldn't help but get wrapped up during its many "oh shit, it's happening! Kyon is in serious-mode!" moments. Then again, I can totally understand why people wouldn't care for it.

>Pre-ordered:
>The Isolator, Vol. 1
>Durarara!!, Vol. 1 (novel) (Durarara!! (novel))
>The Irregular at Magic High School, Vol. 1

You're a true M, anon. I'll be joining you.

>>124552667
Sure, why not. Sometimes just looking at the pictures is gratifying enough.

>>124552882
>I may not have the best taste
Could be worse! And at least it's only One Piece and not also Bleach and Naruto?
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>>124552882
>Toradora
Your fine in my list
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>>124551714

all of these are old series that aired in south america

In Mexico we got Dai no Daiboken (Fly's Adventure) fully released. And the new editorial just picked up One Piece and other shonen/seinen shits.
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It looks like Seven Seas is announcing some new titles next week. The monster girl well is starting to run a bit dry so I honestly don't know what to expect
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I like how I got this new bookshelf a month ago because my old was full and then some.
Now this one is full and then some, and that's not even counting all the shit I want to buy.
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>>124553577
I know how you feel, bro. Also solid collection. Good taste.
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These were my first imports.
Fucking rsal takes so long it makes me nervous
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>>124553541
Based Mexico. Continue to invade US, they need your patricianness.
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>>124553898
>Boku Girl and MnR

Well done, anon.
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>>124552882
Omnibus ew!!!
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>>124553577
Good taste anon!
20th and berserk ^.^
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I'd say 90%+ of the series, let alone volumes, ever published in US are out of print now. Good luck for anyone who wants to buy anything besides the newest stuff now. Probably higher really.
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>>124554459
Not that it really matters since people only tend to buy/read the newest or most popular.
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>>124554459
90% of the stuff that is OOP was pretty terrible anyway. But yeah, that's the fate of US publications. It's true for not just manga, but also most novels too. The US market and distribution channels for books is a vicious one.
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This shit right here is pretty much the greatest love story that you've never read.
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>>124554459
The only really big out of print manga I would be interested in owning is Phoenix. Off the top of my head nothing else really comes to mind. A lot of out of print manga isn't finished since they're from the days of Tokyopop or they died with Del Rey
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>>124554617
I like that one
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>>124554617
Possibly the strangest thing to come out of Kodansha ever. Then again, it's the best love story ever told.

>>124554619
There's some old CMX stuff I'd love to own, but damn is it hard to track down for any kind of decent or reasonable price.
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>>124554619
Del Rey didn't die, they simply lost their license to publish manga because Kodansha wanted publish them directly. Manga was ever only a small part of Del Rey.

ADV did die though, as did several others.

Yen Press is only going to die if they want it to, regardless of how much money it loses since it's part of Hachette, 2nd biggest publisher in the world.
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Bought a few more Spice and Wolf LN volumes, up to volume 11 there. Got all of A Bride's Story that's currently out and added Anything And Something because I need my Mori fix. Also bought Solanin even though I already read it online. I just loved it to death so much I needed a physical copy. Also got the All You Need is Kill manga at the recommendation of a friend, it was okay. Outside of that I have all of 20th/21st Century Boys, 11 omnibus volumes of Vagabond, and all of Black Lagoon. And randomly, I have volume 1 of Akira which I haven't read. Berserk and Vinland Saga are high priorities to collect next and I recently found out Prison School is getting released here so that could be neat.
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>>124554713
CMX was shit though.
They censored and edit a lot.
Not much right before they died, but yeah.
I think the only thing I bought from them was "Sword of the Dark Ones" (original title: Ragnarok). I sold it though.
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Not gonna take a pic of them

but I made a pretty big purchase on Amazon of manga (some other western GN stuff too)

Gangsta volume 1, 2

Witchcraft Works vol 4

Monster Nurse Hitomi Vol 1 (looks like 7seas didn't fuck it up as bad as 12beast, yay)

Dog vol 1 (bought this one on an impulse, haven't read it yet, don't know if it was a tupid buy)

I also bough Preacher vol 3 and vol 1 of Snowpiercer (not manga but whatever)
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English Language Manga Publishers
According to wikipedia

Active (digital&print)
Animate
Antarctic Press
Bento Books
Blast Books
BookLOUD Inc.
Dark Horse Manga
DH Publishing
Digital Manga Publishing
Drawn and Quarterly
Dream manga
Eros Comix
Fantagraphics
Fallen Manga Studios
Gen Manga Entertainment
GuiltPleasure
HarperCollins
Image Comics
IDW Publishing
Kitty Media
Kodansha USA
Last Gasp Publishing
Madman Entertainment
Marvel Comics
NBM Publishing
No Starch Press
One Peace Books
Ponent Mon
Seishin Ink
Seven Seas Entertainment
Stone Bridge Press
SuBLime
The Right Stuf International
Top Shelf Productions
Udon Entertainment
Vertical Inc
VIZ Media
Yaoi Press
Yen Press

Active (digital content only)
Amimaru
comiXology
Crunchyroll
eigoMANGA
Manga Box
MangaMagazine.net
Net Comics
Otome's Way
P2 Manga Publishing

Defunct
ADV Manga
ALC Publishing
Aurora Publishing
Bamboo Press
Bandai Entertainment
Broccoli Books
Central Park Media
Chuang Yi
ComicsOne
Creation Books
DC Comics
Del Rey Manga
Deux
Doujins Unlimited
DramaQueen
DrMaster
Go! Comi
Gutsoon! Entertainment
Icarus Publishing
ICEkunion
Infinity Studios
JManga
Media Blasters
PictureBox
Redlight Manga
Studio Ironcat
Tokyopop
wirepop
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>>124554902
>pretty big purchase
>5 volumes of manga, 2 graphic novels
anon pls
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>>124554914
>Chuang Yi
RIP. I like their Negima.
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>>124554902
I unfortunately have 12 Beast volume 1.

I'm trying to think of a creative way to utterly destroy it.
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>>124554902
What did they do with 12Beast? I haven't bought it yet but it was probably going to be in my next purchase
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>>124554960
I doubt it was very good.
Del Rey's version was a lot better, I'm sure.
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>>124555048
Butchered it.

They used "pwned" and Leeroy Jenkins in the same paragraph.
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>>124549029
I have that shelf. 2nd board from the top is bending too.
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>>124546777
>What are you buying?

I just ordered 124 manga tankoubon to fill in holes in my collection.
Stuff I've read years ago but haven't ever bothered to complete the shelf.

Like rest of: Yotsubato, Mugen no Juunin, Hellsing, Blackjack ni Yoroshiku, Trigun Maximum, ARMS, Zettai Karen Children, One PIece, Tenshi na konamaiki, etc.
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>>124554832
They published lots of garbage, no doubt, but they had some gems. Like you mentioned, Sword of the Dark Ones wasn't bad. Also adored Dorothea, which was a halfway decent fantasy series from Cuvie.

>>124554902
Good choices, man. Are you talking about DOGS: Bullets & Carnage? Or that other series from Kodansha?

>>124554914
>active
>IDW Publishing
>Kitty Media
>Eros Comix
>Madman Entertainment

Yeah, that Wiki needs some cleaning.
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>>124554713
Like what? Crayon Shin is on renta online in English. I was slightly baffled at that.
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>>124553577
>20CB
>Azumanga Daioh
>BR
>Berserk
>Higurashi
>Master Keaton
>Monster
>Pluto
Impressive, very nice
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>>124554914
>MangaMagazine.net
What is this? Apparently it shut down two months ago.
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>>124555293
>using Japanese names
You are importing that many?
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Is it wrong that I just preordered this?
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>>124555417
I don't buy translated crap, so yes.
Need to make another batch of hundred or so to fill random holes in rest of my collection this year before moving on.

Sitting at approximately 1020~1050 books before the batch.
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>>124555479
Yes, now go back to your cancer general.
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>>124555338
Oh man, I completely forgot about Renta. They're still around, huh? I'm personally still trying to get the last few volumes of Dorothea, but haven't had much luck.

>>124555479
Nah, that's fine. Looking forward to picking this one up too. I didn't care for his previous SJ series, but I'm really interested in this especially with all the attention its gotten from lots of big name mangaka.
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>>124555555
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>>124555666
Oh wow.
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>>124555555
>>124555666
well, shit.
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I just picked Birdmen up. I thought this was going to be muh crawling in my skin but it's surprisingly decent, I'm waiting for more.
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>>124555555
>>124555666
WOAH MAMA
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>>124555800
My nigga. It's really interesting so far.
>surprisingly decent
C'mon, man, it's Yellow Tanabe. It was almost a given.
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Shoukoku no Altair needs more love. The art is gorgeous and the whole plot is filled of politics and "Aha!" moments.
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>>124555122
Oh wow, the only thing better memes in my translations are ancient memes in my translations.
>"pwned" and Leeroy Jenkins
Jesus 7seas those two are collecting social security and living in a old folks home, why don't you dig up ceiling cat and dancing baby while you're at it we can have a reunion.
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>>124554953
we don't all have unlimited autismbux anon, big for me (plus I bought some records too)

>>124555324
yeah bullets and carnage
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>>124556113
My problem with Seven Seas is that they change the script. They say it's to "appeal" to the Western readers but that's bullshit.

The puns don't help their case either.
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>>124556248
Did they actually respond? Haven't seen anything since the thread from last night.
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>>124556359
the PR dude said he would bring it up to the proper department

I asked him what the rational was behind putting in so many puns and refferences that weren't in the original Japanese text, and he never responded. lel
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>>124556221
>yeah bullets and carnage
Ah, good choice then. It's not the best thing you'll ever read, but damn is it entertaining. Plus, Miwa Shirow's artwork is very pretty to look at. Plot can be all over the place, but again, it's entertaining. Kind of like a Hollywood blockbuster in a sense.

Though we're stuck with the waiting game, since VIZ more or less caught up with the JP releases a while back, so we usually get one vol/year now.
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Found this and been loving it, can't wait for more.
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>>124555666
Hail Satan!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvn88kkcEGg
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>>124546777
Just what was in arms reach, I haven't bought a physical manga since high school.
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My latest buy
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I remember looking in various Tokyopop volumes for who the translator was. A lot of them didn't have a name, but rather a business. Those online business that say they will translate stuff for you for cheap.
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>>124557089
>Those online business that say they will translate stuff for you for cheap.
That sure explains a lot about TP's tl quality.
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>>124557089
A year ago in GTO thread dude who worked for them said that they were taking literally anyone who know Japanese to some degree. Which are students without any proper knowledge.
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>localized shit
Fuck off. If you want to support the industry buy the raws and read the translation somewhere or learn japanese.
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>>124557089
Yeah, sometimes they wouldn't even translate even. A few times they hired English writers for basically rewrites. That's why Battle Royale had so many plot inconsistencies in the US version. Two come to mind are Keith Giffen and Richard Knaak.
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>>124557224
Learning japanese is too much of a bother. What if you just want to collect them for it's own sake? I'd rather have something I can read.
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>>124556868
Oldfag pls go.
I jest. Arale a best.

>>124556974
>Non Non Biyori
Good taste, anon.
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What do people do with the embarrassing shit they bot when they were 14? I don't want those kingdom heart manga on my self anymore, but I'm not just going to throw them out.
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>>124557089
>>124557198
>>124557201
>>124557267
Translation was only one of their many problems.
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>>124557328
Burn them on the cold winter night.
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>>124557089
TP was notorious for that kind of stuff, especially towards the end. No matter what people say about translations nowadays, they really took the cake.

>>124557224
I import what I can, but it can be pretty expensive, or at least no cheaper than buying localized stuff in the meantime. While I am learning Japanese, I realize it'll be at least 5 years of study before I'm able to read anything with a degree of confidence in comprehension.
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>>124557328
Donate them to a Goodwill for a tax write-off (seriously). If not that, donate to your local library, comic shop, used bookstore or a thrift store.

If all else fails, craigslist and ebay them for cheap.
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>>124557328
I sold mine at a community garage sale. Barring Craigslist, it's really the best place you're going to get a deal on these things, since you'd have to factor in shipping everywhere else.

You can also donate them to libraries, or Goodwill. Make sure you get a receipt so you can include the donation on your taxes.
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>>124557323
Thank you, I traded some old yu gi oh card for it
Nice taste you have there too
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Is Berserk good?
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>>124557440
>>124557460
Does donating a couple of crappy manga really make a difference in your taxes? Where have I been?
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>>124557504
No. Everybody in this thread bought it because it's terrible.
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http://tokyopop.com/americas-greatest-otaku/

n the Summer of 2010, TOKYOPOP toured America and filmed an original reality series for the World Wide Web in the process. We took six college students on summer break and put them on a riotously-painted tour bus with show host Stu Levy and videographer Daisuke “Dice” Kinouchi. Their mission: to scour the United States for the one individual who exemplifies Asian pop culture fandom in America.

We visited 20 cities over 7 weeks stopping by in each city to visit “Otaku Spots”, which ranged from eclectic stores to fascinating museums and tasty restaurants.

It was a wild experiment, and along the way we learn about the “Otaku 6,” meet some incredible people, and find out why American Otaku are different from their Japanese counterparts.

In Episode 8, the season finale, not only is America’s Greatest Otaku revealed, but we join the winner in Japan to tour incredible otaku spots there. Judges include voice actress Tara Platt and anime director Hiroshi Nagahama, with a few awesome cameos along the way.

Join us on our 大冒険! (“daiboken” – great adventure!)
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>>124548202
>>I'm stoked that Dark Horse got Planetes and will be putting that out in omnibus at the end of the year. Their CLAMP releases were fucking stellar. Lots of color pages, and really nice paper stock too.

Hopefully, the Planetes omnibuses will have the similar print quality as the Clamp re-releases - the glossy paper stock, color pages, larger trim size, etc.
I just hope that Carl Horn isn't the editor for the Planetes re-release, as much as I like his editorial notes at the end of the Oh My Goddess, he has a tendency to do rewrite some dialogue in order to insert a joke or give characters weird accents.
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>>124548202
Planetes was already released by Tokoyopop though!
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this is all i have
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>>124557504
>filename
Maybe one day SnK will be redrawn by a better artist, like One Punch Man.
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>>124557594
>Carl Horn
http://icv2.com/articles/comics/view/28053/interview-dark-horse-manga-editor-carl-horn-part-1

March 2014
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>>124557496
Thanks, bro.

>>124557511
Hey man, every dollar counts. I donated a few hundred dollars worth of manga, and it added a nice dent to the amount I owed.

>>124557586
Literally cancer.

>>124557594
>Speaking about the release, editor Brendan Wright says

>"Planetes is one of the series that made me a manga fan, at once startlingly realistic in its scientific detail, moving in its relateable human drama, and hilarious in the personailities of its diverse cast of astronauts. I was saddened to think it might fade from American comics shops after TokyoPop’s demise, so it’s a joy and an honor to reintroduce it at Dark Horse in the edition I’d want as a fan, with superior source materials and all the color pages included.”

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/03/30/dark-horse-to-collect-omnibus-of-award-winning-planetes-sci-fi-manga

Sounds like it should be of the same high-quality calibur of previous omnibus editions they've done recently.
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>>124557640
And their edition was garbage. Absolutely atrocious garbage. Those things have not aged well, man!

>>124557692
What timing.
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>>124557708
>What’s your view of the state of the manga market in 2014?
The manga market is bottoming out from the collapse that happened several years back,

Manga is Kill.
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>>124557586
Just reading that was painful. Watching it will probably make me cry.
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>>124557299
Why don't you read them on batoto or download from the scanlators directly and buy the raws from amazon.jp if you want to collect?
>>124557413
Older titles are normally pretty cheap and if you import in large batches it's even cheaper.
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>>124557784
Stu Levy is the CEO/President of Tokyopop as well. He also made a movie.
>>
Pandora hearts, anybody reading it?
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>>124557692
All of the volumes of Planetes are currently browning away in my closet. I probably won't buy the rerelease, though, since I don't really buy localized anymore. Also, I dislike omnibus versions: the huge amount of pages make it too difficult to spread the book open, in my opinion.
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>>124557765
The manga industry in the US is doing quite well, and most of the US industry people seem to agree. Shame that Dark Horse doesn't give their manga department more love (or money).
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>>124557708
>People won't buy manga unless it has a anime
This is why we can't have nice things.
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not everything... just what I got on the shelf right now
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>Yen Press licenses Servant X Service
Yet, not Working!
Odd.
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>>124558004
>...
Fuck off, also, nice collection.
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>>124557795
Digital manga lacks character.
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>>124558017
Nothing odd, Lucy is just better.
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>>124557882
>thinking manga sells well at all
http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/31329/top-300-graphic-novels-actual-march-2015

kek
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>>124557640
>>Planetes was already released by Tokoyopop though!

Yeah, and Tokyopop was notorious for their shitty releases.
Leafing through my copy of Planetes vol.1 that I have lying around, a lot of the Tokyopop marks of quality are there: bad font choices (check pg. 56 of Vol.1 for some real shit fonts), no sound effects translation, over-contrasting.
Tokyopop was well-known for taking the Japanese tanks and scanning them instead of getting higher quality materials from the Japanese publishers for their releases, so a lot of Tokyopop books are too dark and have a some loss of detail.
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>>124557847
I just finished reading it. It felt conclusive but not happy. I know it wasn't meant to be a manga with a happy ending but that alternate world vision made me sad about what could have been.
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>Reading
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>>124558004
I think I've seen you posting before. Good stuff. Also,
>GATE
Splendid.

>>124558017
Yeah, but it's digital only, so it's pretty much relegated to nothingness.
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>>124558118
>>These are estimates of the sales on graphic novels by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during March 2015.

>Thinking people buy manga from comic book stores

topkek
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>>124558122
And some retards on this board still want to buy that for crazy price just because it's in English.
>>
I really don't understand why Yen Press is bothering publishing so many light novels. They can possibly be selling more than a couple hundred in lifetime sales.
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>>124558149
Wow I don't know the ending I still have to read 2 chapters but I kinda see where it is going
Should I be prepared to get my heart crushed or what
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>>124558118
It's selling the best it has since the collapse, so there is that. I never said that it sold well, especially in comparison to graphic novels like The Walking Dead or Saga.

Most manga sells a few thousand units per volume, and many sell less than that. It's pitiful, but publishers don't take as big a hit due to smaller print runs and smaller overhead costs from staff reduction, less advertising/promotion and less spending money on frivolous things. The industry has adapted to the market and is doing quite well, all in all.
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>>124548705
>not supporting good english releases when they happen
I personally give more of a shit about supporting what the mangaka intended, instead of some shitty butchered translation, thanks.
>>
>>124558213
They wanted to corner the market before anyone else got the impulse. They're also backed by the second largest publisher in the world, Hachette (since they're a division of them technically). It's true that they're not selling terribly well, but some are doing okay. I'll be very curious to see what kind of shape their LN imprint is in by next year though.
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>>124558213
It's not as farfetched as you think. Light novels are basically YA novels but for boys instead of girls.

Liking novels meant for teenagers and liking nerd stuff became hip and trendy a while ago, so there's that too. I'm sure they have a consumer base beyond the dedicated fans who shitpost all day on MAL or /a/
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>>124558288
Good job being fooled as >>124558183
pointed out.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/booknews/comics/article/56693-manga-2013-a-smaller-more-sustainable-market.html

And other similar
>Several Yen titles have sold over 100,000 copies.

90%+ of manga is sold in the book channel which that doesn't measure.
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>>124558336
>>124558357
Just basing it on what Vertical said about the total light novel market being ~1,000 total sales at the time. That was years ago now though.
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>>124558279
Yes.
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>>124558366
Not really sure what point you're trying to make, since your post is sending mixed signals. The manga industry in the US is recovering from the collapse, and has seen positive growth in the last two years. A lot has happened since 2013.
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>>124557708

I like Carl Horn. I like hearing his opinions on manga and anime. I saw a livestream of a panel that he gave at Anime Expo about the history of Dark Horse manga and it was interesting as hell.
I just wish he wasn't so rewrite-happy on the books he edited.

>>What were your top sellers last year?

>>In terms of sales success, Evangelion and Gantz continue to be good sellers.

Of course, he doesn't mention that it's the Shinji Ikari Raising Project manga, and not Sadamoto's Eva manga (that he used to edit, when he worked at Viz).
C'mon Carl Horn, what are you doing?
>>
I just got done starting and catching up with Mujaki no Rakuen. I think I like ToLoveRu better
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>>124558399
Damn suddenly I feel like not finishing it, I just finished reading Tokyo ghoul and I know there is re: but the suffering was just too much and I don't know if I am ready for more yet
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>>124551427
He is a faggot and I hope someone puts a bullet through that kikes greedy head.
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>>124558502
Fool, don't you get it? He's a patsy. Daiz is the one you should target.
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I don't have much
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What's a must-read manga that not a whole lot of people know about?
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>have over 200 manga in boxes from when I used to buy as a teenager
If I were to attempt selling, how would I go about this?
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>>124558562
What's a Google?
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>>124558543
He's so cute.
>>124558562
My favorite one is google.com.
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>>124558562
Use Baka Updates rec function for similar series you enjoy? Not always accurate, but it's better than nothing.

>>124558566
ebay, if you actually want to make the most you can out of it. Craigslist and donations if you don't give a shit and just want it gone.
>>
http://www.yenpress.com/category/news/
Wow, I didn't realize they give away so many of their titles for free.
>>
>>124558562
It's rare to find someone that has read Berserk.
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>>124558566
>selling
CAPITALIST PIG
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>>124558650
Nice shilling.
>>
>>124558562
http://animu-mango.wikia.com/wiki/Manga_Recommendations
Scroll down to the bottom for the mass recommendation images.

Also, anything outside of the most popular would qualify for that distinction.
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>>124558692
No, really, the front page is filled with them and each one says 10 copies. That adds up quickly.
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>>124558557
Can barely make that shit out, but it's Kadokawa and I think that says ひろやまひろし, so it's Fate Illya, right? Cool buy. I've always wanted to check out the manga.

And damn, another MnR importer here? Seriously ロリコン in this thread.
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>>124558357
LNs aren't just for boys, anon. There are plenty of genres within the medium just like manga. Let me guess: you entire experience with light novels in a handful of localised titles?
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>>124558744
I'm a NEET so that's my shitty old cellphone camera
Yeah its Illya 3rei and here 2wei and the first part >>124557668, for some reason HLJ didnt have the volume 5 and 2 in stock
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>>124558848
It's okay anon, I won't judge. I do own Hozuki-san Chi no Aneki, after all.
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Next thing I'll buy will be NNB and Hinamatsuri.
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>>124558744
I know, they should have imported Comic LO at the very least.
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>>124558826
LNs aren't as diverse as manga, though. I can't recall any recent LN series being aimed at women, and when they're popular with fujoshi (like Durarara or Maou-sama) it's because they're periphery demographic.
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>>124558928
I like that Hozuki-san Chi no Aneki, is prisma Illya bad? or are you talking about my shitty cellphone?
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>importing when you can't read Japanese
Why?
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>>124558980
Because I can, I buy translated stuff too
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>>124558936
Good job.
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>>124558936
>Hinamatsuri.
Yes, that manga needs more love.
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>>124558936
>all that potentially illegal manga
Where are you?
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>>124558936
Nymphodelic and JPT are my favorite loli tanks
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>>124558936
I like your setup, anon. It's very classy and minimalist.

>>124558952
Exactly. You understand.

>>124558974
Your cellphone. What I've watched of Prisma, it was cute.

>>124558980
Because supporting creators and collecting.
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