Sword Art Online Light Novel - Cheapest place to buy?
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Posted 1/17/13
I live in the UK, I managed to find it on Amazon, with a 7-12 day delivery time @ 17.50 pounds ($29usd-ish)

I think that's quite decent, and will purchase it unless someone can point me in the direction of sellers in the UK.

Much appreciated, this book is part of my motivation to learn Japanese :3. Just 1500 kanji to gooo0o0o0o00oo0.

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Posted 1/17/13
id say amazon is you best bet, or atleast search around online if all else fails just find a scan somewhere, that or find a book store over there in japan :3
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Posted 1/17/13
I think, unless someone is selling it through amazon UK, (which would be pretty rare, obviously) You would need to have an amazon.jp account. I'm not entirely sure how an english speaker would setup said account or how currency would transfer through Amazon either. I have used yesasia.com before to import my beloved volumes of "WATASHI GA MOTENAI NO WA DOU KANGAETE MO OMAERA GA WARUI!" I don't know if they have the Sword Art Online light novels though, most of my searches ended up with merchandise.


If someone does know an efficient way of setting up an amazon.jp account, or simply how to buy stuff on the site using an english account, that would be awesome.
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Posted 1/18/13
Hehe, I want to learn Kanji too lol xD
My bet would be Amazon, but there are probably some Japanese sites out there that have them, but I don't know how to read Japanese -.-!! So I'm no help at all
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The cheapest place for the books is Amazon.jp, about 500円 - 600円 each, HOWEVER, amazon.jp has the most ridiculously high shipping rates. To the UK you are looking at 3400円 + 300円 per item for books and movies. Most places are the add up the same. cd.japan does the same thing, cheap prices, very high shipping.

In the states we have kinokuniya, and the books are about $8-$10 each with cheap local shipping, but I know that wouldn't help you.

I am going to PM you a link to an ebay seller I deal with often, he is you best bet, you would be looking at around $110 USD for the first 10 volumes shipped (book 11 was just released a few weeks ago).
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Posted 1/18/13
You can order from Kinokuniya online. Not sure how much the shipping is to the UK but the website is https://www.kinokuniya.com/
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Try Manga Hunter: kobutascloset.wix.com/mangahunter

You place a request for a specific title. It's $5-$15 bucks a book and free shipping from Japan. You can think of it as shipping is already included. It's a pretty good deal if shipping costs are a problem.
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