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Do you buy Manga digitally or physical copies ?
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Posted 4/1/15
I have been collecting some and I always buy physical, I guess it's mostly the collecting aspect and that I can show friends books on a shelf.. and the smell nothing beats the smell of printed paper.
Posted 4/18/15
Physical. You can have it in your hands and you don't have to worry about low batteries or system crashes or anything. If a fire or other problem happened in my place, I would just grab a bag and stick all my manga and anime in it and run out.
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Posted 4/18/15
Definitely physical for the titles I really like.
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Posted 4/18/15 , edited 4/18/15

deadpanditto wrote:

Definitely physical for the titles I really like.


Yeah, me too. There are quite a few series that I want to buy, but I've got limited space, nor do I want to spend too much on manga. Favourites take priority for now.
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Posted 4/18/15
I prefer physical. Something about holding a real book in your hands is more satisfying than a digital copy. I tried digital for a while, I used the Viz media app, and I just didn't feel like it was worth it. It's hard to explain, but I don't get the same enjoyment from reading manga online as I do from reading a real book. Plus I agree with everyone, it does look cool having all your volumes lined up on a shelf.
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49 / M / KC
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Posted 4/18/15
I don't mind reading digital titles, but reading a real book is much more enjoyable.

Plus, if you read the license agreement for some of the digital services--like Amazon--you don't actually own the digital book, You've only been granted a license to read. For a site like CR, that's fine. I can read whatever I want and I have no expectation that I own anything. But when I buy a digital book, I expect it to be mine. And that includes being able to read it offline, as well as have a backup.
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Posted 4/18/15
I prefer owning physical copies for series I REALLY, REALLY like. For example, Seraph of the End and OHSHC.
For light reading, or somewhat interested, I read digital copies since I want to keep up with it, its cheaper, and mostly simulpubd.
I am still waiting for a manga reading platform similar to Daisuki (currently anime only), where all the manga publishers/licensers can all chip into the site and charge membership fees. Or perhaps have ads. As of now, the dark side is the only viable way to keep up with all manga series......
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31 / M / NRW
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Posted 4/18/15
I prefer digital because I don't have much space at home. I could store 50-100 physical manga but then it get's critical .__.
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Posted 4/18/15
physically

i already read tons of manga digitally... just not necessarily legally
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Posted 4/18/15
I only buy Physical copies. I refuse to buy digital copies. I like to own the actual book. It's more convenient to have the book instead of a digital copy of it.
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Posted 4/18/15
Both as i like to take advantage of viz digital sales.

I only get physical copy of personal favorites as I’m running out of space in my bookshelf.
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Posted 4/18/15
I'm all about those physical copies
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38 / M / Kansas
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Posted 4/18/15
I generally prefer digital copies of all media.
The reasons for this are: lack of clutter (I prefer a minimalist environment), portability (both for travel, and for an easier time whenever I manage to move outta this s***hole), and permanence (digital copies can be recovered in the event of loss/theft/fire, etc.)
However, physical media is good for when something is not available digitally. It's also good that it can be found dirt cheap used in some instances. In the case of physical manga, I especially enjoy that I can borrow it free from the library.
Of course, it is wise to always keep a few physical manga/books on hand just in case of blackout/EMP/armageddon, etc. Screw bottled water.
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Posted 4/19/15
Own: physical.
Preview/scan/sample: usually digital.
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Posted 4/19/15
i personally like digital copies because i can read them when im in class
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