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im just starting to get into manga, and im liking it alot. i've read a few here on crunchyroll and so far and well i have a few questions

1)right now my favorite is Maga-Tsuki and Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, can someone recommend a series thats similar to them?

2) are there other sites i can go to and discover and read other manga's?

3) when a new chapter is released on CR, is that chapter part of a new volume or its from a volume thats already released and CR just posted it?

4) i found this site, although it shows when the latest chapter was released, it doesn't say how often a new chapter will be released, is there a website or something that i can find this?

5) what is the best website to buy manga? amazon?



thanks
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Posted 4/19/15
1) I don't know these series, so I can't help you.

2) You can go to vizmanga.com There are a lot of series there, and they have previews of the first chapters for free. Manga Box has their own exclusive series, and Renta. You can also use databases like Anime Planet to search for series, and then see if it's licensed. Mangaupdates tells you if a series is licensed and who licensed it.

3) Chapters are released in magazines first, and these magazines have many series. There are weekly, bimonthly, and monthly magazines. If the series is ongoing, CR adds chapters when the magazine is released, so before the volumes. Volumes collect 9-11 chapters of weekly series, 4-6 chapters of monthly series, after they've been published in the magazine.

4) The site tells you latest illegal releases not the official releases. However, it also tells you which magazine the series is serialized in. You can Google the name of the magazine to see how often it is published.

5) Print: Amazon, Right Stuf, Barnes and Noble (VIZ does a lot of sales with them). Digital: vizmanga.com for VIZ titles, iBooks if you have an Apple device, Amazon Kindle, Comixology.
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Posted 4/19/15
I would also like to add that local libraries and used bookstores are also great ways to get manga inexpensively, though results may vary depending on where you live.
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Pretty much the same as above. I'll add to the first point though.

1) Sine those series you mentioned contain enjoyable comedy and romance I would recommend Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, and Is this Girl for Real. Both can be found on Crunchyroll. Both also contain the qualities you mentioned above. I would also recommend Nisekoi since thats what the series mostly contains. Be warned though that the "plot" moves ever so slowly.
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oo, thanks!!!! didn't realize chapters were released in magazines first, and that [site name removed] showed illegal releases

will definitely checkout vizmanga, and thats great they do sales with barnes and noble (i trust them when it comes to books then amazon)

thanks for the info!!



Jaxec wrote:

Pretty much the same as above. I'll add to the first point though.

1) Sine those series you mentioned contain enjoyable comedy and romance I would recommend Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, and Is this Girl for Real. Both can be found on Crunchyroll. Both also contain the qualities you mentioned above. I would also recommend Nisekoi since thats what the series mostly contains. Be warned though that the "plot" moves ever so slowly.


i should have mentioned i read yamada-kun and the seven witches and is this girl for real. while i did enjoy them alot, the two i mentioned i personally liked way more.......will definitely look up Nisekoi

thanks!
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Part of me had a feeling you had already read those two. Well I also highly recommend Jitsu wa Watashi wa. Extremely funny and very enjoyable. I feel this is right up your ally.
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Posted 4/20/15 , edited 4/20/15
I use an Norwegian company. But Bakuman is clearly the why i paid for manga last time.
(http://platekompaniet.no) if ur interested what company i used. (Warning: Take on Google Translate)
or CR
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Posted 4/20/15 , edited 4/20/15
Some Manga similar to Maga-Tsuki and/or Bokura wa Minna: (Note that many of these are pretty ecchi)

Ah My Goddess! (Romantic Comedy with some harem elements, where everyone lives together)
Love Hina (Boarding House Love Comedy w/ Harem elements)
To Love Ru (Supernatural Harem Romantic Comedy)
Ai Yori Aoshi (Boarding House Love Comedy w/ Harem elements)
Maison Ikkoku (Boarding House Romance)
Koibana Onsen (Very Mature; Harem Love Comedy set in an Inn)
Mayo Chiki (Harem Love Comedy)
Nisekoi (Harem Love Comedy)
KageTora (Romantic Comedy w/ shy female lead who lives with protaganist)
Ayu Mayu (Harem Love Comedy where they all live together)

Most of these are pretty famous and not too difficult to track down.
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Bumping it

You might want to subscribe to weekly Shonen jump via the viz website ( or app) it's very cheap for about 250 pages if manga a week.
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