Post Reply Any digital manga collectors out there?
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Posted 12/14/17
Although i would love to collect physical copies of manga, i just can't for 2 reasons.
1.Not enough home space
2.I'm poor lol

Are there any other persons who only buy manga digitally?
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Posted 12/14/17 , edited 12/14/17
I do, for the former reason--not enough shelf space. I have one shelf on one bookcase that I use for this purpose, and it is mostly taken up with the Spice and Wolf light novel series (which I bought before it was available in e-book form).

As a result, I read almost everything on an iPad, mostly using the Comixology app, supplemented with the CR manga reader and Line's Webtoon reader... not to mention a few websites whose names shall not be mentioned here.
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Posted 12/14/17 , edited 12/14/17
I started getting into collecting digital manga and light novels a few months ago. Even though I love physical books, digital is just much more convenient.
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Posted 12/14/17
Manga is one of those things I'd much rather collect physically. There are so many places online I can find manga digitally for free that it almost feels like a waste of money to buy it that way Plus, I just prefer physical copies of most every medium. My overstuffed bookshelves are a testament to that.
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Posted 12/15/17
I read mostly in bed before sleeping, so yeah, digital has been the way to go lately. Also, lack of space.
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Posted 12/17/17
Mostly digital, i do own a few series in book form like the manga of Spice and Wolf and Nisekoi, aswell as the Omamori Himari manga (curse the harem route!) I also collect a few other in print, Citrus, Girl Friends and Too bloom into you.

for the rest though i have an extensive collection digitaly, i mostly use BookWalker, their prices are superb, usually several dollars cheaper per volume then say amazon's kindle store.

I tend to prefer digital for 3 reasons, shelf space, convenience of just fiering up the app instead of having a leaning tower stack near me when binge reading :p and shipping time: instant reading after purchase is so much more satisfying then having to wait a few days for the mail man to deliever the goods :p

That and in some cases the digital versions come out sooner then the print Grand Blue Dreaming being the prime example, i'm fairly sure most of it will be available digitally on bookwalker prior to the book releases.

Domestic Girlfriend is an other, it's out every 2 weeks for now atleast, digitally, so the convenience there trumps the printed form.

It's also more convenient for ongoning series like Actually I Am(my monster secret) just getting it digitally once every blue moon when it decends into released form. Translate faster darnit! :p
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Posted 12/17/17
just discovered Bookwalker yesterday,such a great website!
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Posted 12/17/17 , edited 12/18/17
Indeed! great selection of both manga and light novels, fast and easy to download and manage your purchases on the tablet apps.

Only thing i'm missing is a service much like Marvel Unlimited, just for manga, would subscribe to that for life, just like with Marvel. Hell Marvels service is too cheap honestly for what you get.

A manga service like that would have me subscribe for life, i don't even use Marvel Unlimited that much, but just reading a few comics per month is still cheaper then actually buying them.
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Posted 12/17/17

mnmike wrote:

I do, for the former reason--not enough shelf space. I have one shelf on one bookcase that I use for this purpose, and it is mostly taken up with the Spice and Wolf light novel series (which I bought before it was available in e-book form).

As a result, I read almost everything on an iPad, mostly using the Comixology app, supplemented with the CR manga reader and Line's Webtoon reader... not to mention a few websites whose names shall not be mentioned here.


What websites that you don't want to mention here? Are you scared?
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Posted 12/18/17

koakoakoakoakoakoakoakoakoa wrote:

What websites that you don't want to mention here? Are you scared?


It's against the CR EULA to mention by name any site that knowingly hosts non-licensed material; I generally prefer not to annoy the moderators, if I can help it.
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Posted 12/18/17
If you can read Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, then you are in luck. Because Comico has tons of free official manga. Some really good ones like ReLife and Recovery of MMO junkie are hosted there with lots of free chapters. You have to pay for only the most recent chapters. I really hope Comico expands to North America.
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Posted 12/19/17
I was actually thinking of starting a digital collection because there's some manga I want to buy in English that's only available digitally. But considering it's mostly fluffy shoujo stuff, I'm probably just going to buy it in Japanese instead (since shoujo is a pretty easy read with Furigana). I've bought a few digital books before from Bookwalker, and I did definitely like it (it was MUCH better than CR's manga experience) but tbh I just thought 'if I'm paying for this, I want it in my hand'. Some I guess it's just more of a personal thing . I can definitely see why it would be appealing to a lot of people, though!
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Posted 12/21/17
I don't buy it only digitally, but Toppu GP, I do.
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