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Protecting your manga
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19 / F / London, UK
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Posted 12/7/12
I have over 170 manga since I first collected them over 6 years ago, and for some reason, none of them have yellowed even though they are on display in my bookcase
Maybe my house is special or something ^^;
To preserve them I barely bend them when I read
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28 / M / Seattle
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Posted 12/8/12
I put them in carbon freezing and store them next to my most prized possession, Captain Solo Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha Bantha Poodoo!
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19 / F / Oslo
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Posted 12/8/12
I don't care to the extent of putting extra protection of them, but I certainly get pissed off when friends twist the pages and bend the book. It makes me want to cry :'C
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23 / F / United States
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Posted 12/8/12
I keep my books and manga stored on a shelf in my closet so they are always out of the light, never bend the corners, and usually make sure my hands don't have food or something else unwanted on them first..
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28 / M / Mesa, AZ
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Posted 12/9/12
I basically keep most of mine in manga sleeves on the bottom row of my anime shelf. I don't normally keep them in sleeves but did so since my wife and I moved.
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20 / M / Ohio
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Posted 12/9/12
I built a special shelf with hidden doors for more of my favorite mangas
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19 / F
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Posted 12/9/12
I don't go to any extra lengths to take care of my manga. When I read them I make sure not to bend them so no creases occur. I wish I had a bookshelf, but for now I put them in a storage container along with other regular books and comics. I'm also vary wary to let other people borrow them.
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24 / M / Portland, Oregon
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Posted 12/11/12
I'm in a huge need of a bookshelf right now. I am at that point where I have places for books but they continue to pile in my room. I have a table set out for my manga at the moment.

As far as traveling... I put them in a paper bag given out by a bookstore in my city, it hugs manga perfectly. I then put that in a special pocket in my backpack where I feel it's most protected, and don't carry it on me if I know it will get banged around a lot. I like my books/manga to be in great condition if possible.
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F / In a superego lacuna
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Posted 12/18/12
One of the places I buy manga from always gives these clear polypropylene-type (I think) bookcovers to go with their manga. A nice and generous idea except they're generically sized and are usually too big or too small for particular volumes. Even when they fit they felt kind of sloppy, so I stopped trying to use them. Except for the large format, embossed cover stuff that comes from GUILT|PLEASURE in resealable top-loading Mylar sleeves like for American comics. They look and feel nice so I leave the books in there. Otherwise, I now treat my manga like all my books, line them up on bookshelves and minimize exposure to humidity and direct sunlight, and they've stayed in great condition despite my frequent messing with them. I've been checking out toploading sleeves specifically sized for common manga sizes, but I don't know if I really want to run my fingers across bookshelves of Mylar. I re-read or at least re-skim a lot and kinda want easy access. If a page or a cover gets accidentally bent out of shape...well, I don't get bent out of shape over it. Gives it personality...I say that now but if that were to happen to the most precious things where the cover is display art itself, I might get obsessive enough to get another copy. Hasn't happened yet!
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27 / M / USA
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Posted 12/18/12
I have a bookshelf I constructed, with doors to keep the light out, for all my books.
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F / North Cali
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Posted 12/18/12
I keep them on a very clean bookshelf that I wipe down once a week. That's about it. I also take great care when I read them so they stay in really good condition. Mu super rare copies (ie: first editions, autographed, etc) are kept in plastic sleeves.
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24 / M
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Posted 12/18/12 , edited 12/18/12
"Protective sleeves?" I don't know about that but manga sure make good firewood kindling.
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21 / M
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Posted 12/18/12
I don't do anything overly special to protect my manga, I'm just VERY careful when I read them, and I only lend them out to people I REALLY trust

Aside from that nothing 'special' I keep them on a bookshelf because personally I feel like putting them in boxest or something is like hiding them which well yeah and I just like displaying them I guess. Ha although not going to lie if I had display cases I probably would keep my manga in said cases
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22 / M / New York City
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Posted 12/18/12
I dont really take care of it, im a careless person by nature, so i just read them n then put them on a shelve. Though i will make sure that anyone (usually just my younger brother) reading them to not damage it in ANY way, im like a hawk hovering over him every 10 min lol.
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Posted 12/29/12
i dont do anything special,just keep them on a shelf away from my lil' sisters, and if they touch my Otaku USA magazines i swipe it away from them, and rub it clean
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