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Posted 6/15/16

Sogno- wrote:

step 1: buy a manga



I agree with the above comment
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Posted 6/17/16
To answer the question of how I started my own collection... I would buy Sailor Moon comics from Hot Topic and Gundam Wing comics from Toys R Us... because these used to be things. Now I hear they even sell manga in bookstores even.
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Posted 6/17/16
Depending on your disposable income, Find a manga or 2 that piques your interest, and even if you are behind only buy a book a month until you are caught up. (Since the takabons are (depending on the title) released Quarterly you'll catch up eventually. Once you get caught up you can think about adding another title (or 2 or 3) if your budget can afford it.
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Posted 6/17/16
Step 1: buy a manga
Step 2: repeat step 1
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Posted 6/18/16
Start small. Pick a series you enjoyed that is short and completed. If you have enough money to spare, aim for a longer series after that.

Good luck on collecting!
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Posted 6/20/16
do you like this style?
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Posted 6/20/16
I just started collecting manga less than 2 weeks ago and i got 27 volumes so far. I went to book store checked in the manga section to see what they had and bought 4 volumes each a different manga. After i read those (like 2 hours) i bought more the next day. If i don't feel like going to the store i order them online mostly amazon( prime 2 day shipping is great). But it is expensive roughly $10 a copy. But really i think going to a store and looking at the selection and then buying some you already watched as anime is a good start its what im doing.
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Posted 6/20/16

mangopopo wrote:




Can I get a source for that?

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If there are any nearby anime or comic conventions in your area make sure to check 'em out. You can find some pretty good deals, particularly for bulk purchases. I picked up all but the first two Negima omnibuses for 20% off at Conneticon. You could also find some great odd deals. I met a dealer who was getting rid of Bleach v.2 and Dragon Ball v.2+3 at Hartford Comic Con. He actually offered to give them to me for free but I refused and gave him 2 bucks
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Posted 6/22/16

mangopopo wrote:

do you like this style?


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I started about 15 years ago. I got hooked with Detective Conan (Case Closed) so much because of my friend. So, I followed the series and waited the next series every month. It's a bit pain when you have the series incomplete or not sequential or when the story is getting tensed you have to wait until next month (or sometimes until 6 months in my country), so if you hate these conditions, just avoid them. Don't ever buy incomplete manga series or it will be exhausting. Just buy the complete one. I enjoy it, so it's OK to me.

After, I started knowing girls manga (such as: Mint-a-Bokura, Beauty Pop, Hanamaru's Kitchen, Miiko, Kodocha Child's Play, etc) and collected them too. Then, I know Naruto (I'm extremely happy when it ends after I followed it for 10 years) , Kid The Phantom Thief, Spin-Out, etc.

Maybe you should started to buy by your most favorite manga first.
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Posted 6/22/16
i got a suggestion:

1. buy a suitable Bookshelf for you online or in stores

2. buy the series of Manga you like

3. make sure it put your manga in volume order

4. make sure that someone gets your permission to read some manga because they might put your manga in the wrong place where you dont want it to be

hopes this helps.
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Posted 6/22/16
I order all manga from amazon. I get used sometimes which is cheaper and they're always in great condition. Obviously won't be the case for EVERY single order in the world but I've never been disappointed
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Posted 6/22/16 , edited 10/8/16
First..
Go into a bookstore or browse online. I recommend trying the store first, since online likes to show you only what's popular right away. You can always check the price on your phone or something online and see if it's cheaper there and order it there if you need to. Buy whatever manga interests you, and there you go--you've just started a collection.

I started off by buying Cardcaptor Sakura, though I didn't know where else to go after so that was it for awhile. I officially started one after I went to Borders (defunct now) and bought Magic Knight Rayearth volume 1. That one is something I just so happened to spot when browsing Borders' selection (I am a book nerd as well lol), and recognized it as being a title I wanted to see the anime for.

Tips:
-Be sure to have a bookshelf ready. You will NEED one.
-Get a Books a Million or Amazon Prime membership. Books a Million sends member exclusive coupons all the time (and rarely does beyond 10% for non members.. and even that is rare. But be warned, they like 5 off of 25, which to me is useless.), gives 10% off in general in their store (physical only), and allows you to get free shipping on their site with no minimum purchase. They also run Buy 2, get one free sales around Christmas, and I think coupons/memberships stack with it.
Amazon Prime is super worth it for books, and is a great way to grow your collection (they are usually 30% off minimum), but it is expensive. But it has other perks, and if you already have it, it's probably the best thing to use.
-If you do not want to pay extra for either, just keep an eye out for coupons or the Buy 2 get one Free sale. Amazon also will give free shipping for orders of $35 or more. I rarely order that much, so it didn't work for me. D:. Be warned with that though, if you pre-order ANYTHING with in stock items they will hold your order until the last book comes out. I would have had to wait until November one time, I think, and I ordered in August. I had to order something else later on to speed it along.
You can also buy some used manga for as little as 4 bucks. (seconding the person above me)
-Rightstuf is also good because they frequently do sales, but have a steep minimum order amount.
-Discount book stores might have something, just try them. Though I've NEVER had luck with getting manga at one.
-Goodwill has manga once in a million years. Just try them every so often.
-Ebay can have good deals, but it's usually on old stuff.
I mostly recommend either the BaM membership or Prime one, though.

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Posted 6/22/16
1. Find a manga you like
2. Buy it.
3. Find Another.
4.Get something to store your manga. (I use 10 Backpacks,I recommenced a bookshelf.)
5.Repeat step 3.
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Posted 6/23/16

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mangopopo wrote:




Can I get a source for that?

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If there are any nearby anime or comic conventions in your area make sure to check 'em out. You can find some pretty good deals, particularly for bulk purchases. I picked up all but the first two Negima omnibuses for 20% off at Conneticon. You could also find some great odd deals. I met a dealer who was getting rid of Bleach v.2 and Dragon Ball v.2+3 at Hartford Comic Con. He actually offered to give them to me for free but I refused and gave him 2 bucks


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