>All those useless vhs.
>Localized monmusu and nisekoi.
>la blue girl
i've commited genocides with how much sperm I lost to that series
I used to back when that was the only real way for me to get it. Was over ten years ago, though. Only have a couple series on VHS and a handful of movies. Then started buying DVDs, so I've got a shelf full of those. I still buy manga from time to time if there's something I really like.
Its a very safe assumption, this thread is not about importing. At least with anime I get jap voices.
Whenever I get tempted to buy manga I just cant get over the fact its english only.
No it isn't.
It's an almost safe assumption under the condition that he can't speak Japanese. But if he can't speak Japanese, then buying localized manga is a perfectly reasonable thing to do.
If he can speak Japanese, then he's probably importing.
In short, you're being silly.
how do you guys feel about buying a series that might not finish in your time? perfect example is berserk and drifters. especially drifters for how long it took the author to finish hellsing.
Manga usually aren't written towards an end. When you read them you should try to just enjoy the ride.
Of course, it's nice if you do get a good conclusion, but really, that's just a bonus.
one of the main reasons I don't like going into OPT
so how do you guys feel about buying manga that will never be translated to english? nejimaki kagyu is the only eve manga to make me feel like that. but I thought it would be too weaboo for me to do that especially since I cant read moon. now that ive said it sounds really retarded.
If I had more disposable income, I'd start a second library with all my favorite manga in the original language.
But alas I'm quite poor, and so I buy only what I can actually read.
I own a decent amount of manga but only a few anime movies. Mostly because I don't like reading on a computer.
What's the problem. I've been buying one piece religiously for 15 years or so.
im talking about series like berserk or drifters or hell even d-gray man. where the release date for each chapter is long as hell. and some times might not even release at all.
>that parlabor spine
Man, I miss big media.
>if /v/ likes it, its automatic trash. sorry, but new people like you need to understand that anything /v/ likes must be shunned.
/v/ likes anime and manga so everything is trash.
Calling me new is pretty ironic considering that your post is pratically screaming "I'm n-not a newfag I s-swear!"
>/v/ likes anime and manga so everything is trash.
/v/ only likes specific genres, usually stuff like cowboy bebop that is more serious and has a story to it. there is a huge difference to what /v/ likes and what /a/ likes. anything /a/ likes, /v/ calls it weeb shit.
When you speak in absolutes like "everything" and "always", that's exactly what you open yourself up to.
No only that, but if for some reason /v/ discovered Valkyrie Drive or OPM, does that instantly negate all the good things of those series?
It took a while but wasn't really hard. Got a few books on grammar, used a spaced repetition system (anki, later iknow.jp), kept grinding vocabulary.
1) Start by taking a weekend to cram all hiragana and katakana into your head in one go, and refresh your memory on those once a week and later on once a month or so.
2) Don't learn individual kanji in isolation; learn them as part of actual words.
3) When learning kanji, learn to write them (pen on paper) in the correct stroke order, which gives a tremendous boost to retention and understanding.
4) Read and translate manga and books; translating forces you to really consider intent and meaning while reading allows you to subconsciously skip parts that you don't really understand.
Well since you bothered being specific no I dont browse /tv/ if only because I dont watch any TV series and I dont see the point in discussing movies.
I know is famous for baneposting but I think If I liked TV enough I would go there anyways.
>/v/ only likes specific genres, usually stuff like cowboy bebop that is more serious and has a story to it
These are liked by /a/, you are clearly one of those who think "everything I don't like is /v/". You are wrong, I lurk on /v/ sometime and they're more into things like oreimo, yuru yuri and umaru.
Actual film student here. Betamax is far superior to VHS. The reason VHS 'won' was betamax tapes were shorter (because of the higher quality) meaning you 'could' tape for 2 hours with betamax you would likely miss the end of your TV movie if you recorded it and left. But since betamax was superior sound and image quality it was rather successful in the home video market for years (I grew up in the 1980s and remember several friends had betamax and the video stores were 1/3 betamax for years)
After that beta was used clear until 5 years ago or so by every single Television station on the planet due to it's higher archival quality (it's since been replaced by digital recorders). When I was in my internship I used to swap out betamax tapes the size of your computer keyboard as one of my primary jobs as an intern. I admit I spent the vast majority of that summer sitting in office chairs and chatting with the staff or screwing around in the soundproof room when I was bored than getting any actual work done but I did spend time swapping out betamax tapes from their array.
Entire set of GON, that makes up for all the other shit on that collection.
Oh shit and Dorohedoro as well hadn't noticed, talk about good taste.
Because it is, he was added to Tekken for some reason.
Only manga. I don't really buy discs of any kind anymore.
Got some stuff coming in the post, though now it's so close to Christmas it'll probably be here in January.
I'd like to think all series I buy will finish or get axed before I die.
Plenty of /a/ still don't know Japanese. Most people are happy enough just reading translations and don't really feel like they want to buy anything so there's not too much point for them.
You should probably learn some though. It's good not to be too reliant on people that have no obligation to actually translate for you.
Mostly manga, anime only from time to time.
No. Just manga. And video games. And movies, but that's a different picture altogether.
actually I have one too, not to support the anime industry directly but the translators on our end (but Crunchyroll sucks!) no worse than fansubbers
Where are the Blame! my french bro ?
Also nice start of a collection.
You are looking at a wall of manga nothing weird here except maybe the extra stacking.
My god. How many manga do you own and how many shekels have you spend into your collection ?
I stopped counting them a long time ago but I seriously started collecting them about 5 years now.
I usually buy 20 manga by month thanks to French strong manga industry, price varies depending on the edition but I roughly pay 150 Euros each month (about 158 Dollars) so you do the math because I don't want to know.
As for the number of manga probably over 700 not far from 1000 I bet.
i used to buy a shit tonne of anime (see: blackmarket bootleg editions) some 20 years ago. But now that anime has become so shit, and it's infinitely easier just to download for free, and to add i make minimum wage and is poorer than shit since the cost of living has gone through the roof, no, i don't buy anime. i would buy it were it easier to do so and if their was a way to transport value from here to there, say if there was a way to send money to an account from my bank to said acccount and they charged me upwards of a buck or so for an anime download, then sure, it's all gravy.
Tu as les Nausicaa et Gunnm ?
Perso j'ai bien du mettre un an pour trouver et réunir les 7 tomes de la vallée du vent à des prix raisonnables. Et pas moyen de trouver Gunnm. Scandale. On t'innonde de torchon à la Naruto mais les classiques, eux, sont introuvables.
Je vois pas trop comment ta fait pour mettre 1 ans a acheter les Nausicaa vue que je les aient tous payer d'un coup il y a 2 mois de ca sur Amazon.fr avec la nouvelle Réedition qu'ils ont fait Glénat.
Mais ouais ils sont dans ma collection sauf qu'ils sont cachés derrière.
I don't have the Gunnm though not really a big fan of it.
It was a year ago, before they printing again the N.E
Mine were printed between 2011 and 2013
I buy, encode/sub and share.
I wish more people on /a/ would do that instead of complaining that good raws of something aren't available. Buy them and upload the rips on ADC/NT or something.
I used to buy manga when I was like 12. The only series I have left is Yotsuba and Ichigo Mashimaro.
>It's a rarity to see Ito books in the UK
I've bought Fragments of Horror off of Amazon not long ago and I saw Uzumaki and Gyo in my local Traveling Man all the time, I plan on picking up both towards the end of the year.
I figure I have similar taste to alot of people on /a/.
>Buy another bookcase.
I wish my room had more room for another book case. My vidya and book collection are taking up too much space, and I regularly buy more of each.
Thank fuck I dont buy manga, I would never have space. I dont get people who buy figures either, dont they realize how valuable space is?
>physically being video games
Manga I can kind of understand, as there is a certain feel to reading it in your hands.
Dvd's/bluray as well, you might need to take that somewhere without internet access.
But vidya? Any place you play video games on a regular basis will have internet, no need for physical storage
>Any place you play video games on a regular basis will have internet, no need for physical storage
Didnt you learn from steam removing songs from GTA, Pantyshots being removed from Skullgirls, PT being removed from everywhere, etc. That the only way you garuntee ownership is by having a physical copy?
Because I like not having devs fuck me over and rob me of content.
Also in cases like Touhou, I can support the dev by buyingtheir games. Zun doesnt offer digital iirc.
>That the only way you garuntee ownership is by having a physical copy?
No, the only way you guarantee ownership nowadays is by pirating it. Modern games come requiring internet connections unless they're cracked.
True but I want to support some devs, and other times emulators arent working.
I would start collecting manga, but I want Japanese manga. I am learning, but I'm not at the elevel where I could use Jap sites to order things. So to save buying it twice, I wait.