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I am also looking to pick up some manga in japanese and was wondering if anybody had any credibility problems with either cdjapan or Kinokuniya ? like shipments never arriving or any payment problems ,etc.
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The book store.
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I don't buy books. I'm a writer. My job is noisily run my fingers along this keyboard to make image heavy squiggles that I don't make money off of. I know I should because reading was made out to be the marker of a good writer, but I don't I'm too busy being unproductive.
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in the bargain section
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There's this under ground place.
Pretty dangerous. Leopards are watch dogs.
Books in cells, boys and girls blow money.

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Amazon, Books-A-Million, Borders, and random bookstores in malls.
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Kinokuniya is the way to go. I go to the one in Manhatten and light novels including but not limited to Date a live is found there for around 10 bucks. You can also buy it from their website and ship it and if its out of stock they will contact the publisher and see if they can order it. I think at most standard shipping is like 5 dollars but still thats way better then buying it off ebay.

This is the one for date a live.
http://www.kinokuniya.com/us/index.php/fbs003?common_param=9784041204467

if you go searching for light novels then you gotta search their japanese name not the english name. Of course they also sell japanese manga as well translated and non translated.

Hope that helps you!
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Lethargic_leopard_Seal wrote:

I don't buy books. I'm a writer. My job is noisily run my fingers along this keyboard to make image heavy squiggles that I don't make money off of. I know I should because reading was made out to be the marker of a good writer, but I don't I'm too busy being unproductive.


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I don't really read manga but I would go buy from amazon, if I wanted to buy in person probably the comic shop or Hastings
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Regarding reliability, I've ordered several times each now from Amazon Japan and Kinokuniya, and at least so far, every package has arrived more or less on schedule, and without any problems (e.g. no hidden charges, damaged goods etc..). I've not used CDJapan myself, so I can't speak to that one.
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Kinokuniya.com/us
Amazon.co.jp
1999.co.jp/eng (Hobby Search)
Amazon.com
Powells.com

I used to import bishojo mags like Megami & Nyan Type as well as artbooks for many different anime and these were the places I'd go....
Kinokuniya was the best for artbooks plus they had a store just over the hill in Beaverton, OR... They have stores all over the US

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sushipath wrote:

Regarding reliability, I've ordered several times each now from Amazon Japan and Kinokuniya, and at least so far, every package has arrived more or less on schedule, and without any problems (e.g. no hidden charges, damaged goods etc..). I've not used CDJapan myself, so I can't speak to that one.


I'll probably give Kinokuniya a shot first because i heard that (correct me if im wrong)Amazon japan requires a japanese address to register . Payday is coming up here soon and ill probably pick up at least half of the Silver Spoon series! Thanks for the info!
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Actually, you don't need a Japanese address (physical or e-mail) to register at Amazon Japan. Amazon Japan functions in many ways just like the U.S.A. site, and portions of the site are even translated into English, though being able to read some Japanese and navigating the native pages on the site is probably necessary for best ease of use; all e-mail notices will be in Japanese only as well. The sites are essentially completely separate however; you won't be able to use your Amazon USA account, but will instead have to set up a separate one for Amazon Japan.

(And my own Silver Spoon set is flying over the Pacific from Amazon Japan as we speak!)
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Barnes and Noble, Kinokuniya, and Amazon. Mostly the first two though.
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sushipath wrote:

Actually, you don't need a Japanese address (physical or e-mail) to register at Amazon Japan. Amazon Japan functions in many ways just like the U.S.A. site, and portions of the site are even translated into English, though being able to read some Japanese and navigating the native pages on the site is probably necessary for best ease of use; all e-mail notices will be in Japanese only as well. The sites are essentially completely separate however; you won't be able to use your Amazon USA account, but will instead have to set up a separate one for Amazon Japan.

(And my own Silver Spoon set is flying over the Pacific from Amazon Japan as we speak!)


I stand corrected! I will give amazon japan a shot as well! i've had no problems with the American amazon so im sure all orders with the Japanese site should go smoothly! Im looking forward to getting my Silver Spoon set waiting for it to arrive is going to kill me! Enjoy your set!
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