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do you like this style?


Whats this from?


https://twitter.com/LegendsAwake
this is drawed by my friends~ he is make a series for anime game
tihs is his twitter
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1. Buy manga.
2. Read Manga.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 and then keep manga.
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to start i'd wait for barns and nobles buy one get two free or buy one get one free for manga thats how i started..And start with whatever series you like i started off with world trigger just because then seraph of the end, then until death do us part, then tokyo ghoul...you get the picture XD
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Posted 6/23/16

mangopopo wrote:

do you like this style?


That picture is very good whoever did it tell them major respect!
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Posted 6/26/16

iceman009 wrote:


mangopopo wrote:

do you like this style?


That picture is very good whoever did it tell them major respect!


https://twitter.com/LegendsAwake
this is drawed by my friends~ he is make a series for anime game
tihs is his twitter
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Well... i started collecting, after a one "fateful" encounter in the shop. As of today, i must have over 300 books of manga. I don't collect every series, i buy for several reasons:
- recommended by review, friend, etc...
- looks/sounds interesting

Therefore, that said, it may waste a lot of money, take a lot of space and the books may not have value (unless it's somewhat rare), but it's still a great hobby to start. Bookshelfs are absolute must.

Not sure if this helps but it's nice to give some info.
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Posted 6/29/16 , edited 6/29/16

ChiuyX wrote:

Not sure if Manga collection is worth it. They will never go up in value or anything and they cost a lot. I stop after buying roughly 50 volumes of Naruto, that's $400! But if you must start a collection... I recommend going on eBay and buy some used manga books. Most are in fairly good conditions and are roughly 50-75% cheaper.


"Some" will go up in value, but generally only ones in popular series with limited print runs. With digital copies becoming much more prevalent, newer prints won't likely ever hold much value, but some of the older volumes of manga like... Code Geass (volume 8) or Mushishi (volume 6) can get pretty pricey for used copies. Some others hold value or creep up over time--especially shonen ai/BL manga--once they are out of print they have a slight upward trend in price.

I agree with buying through Ebay, though. You can catch some pretty good bargains if you follow what is being listed in the manga section--and with the right keywords get some amazing deals simply because the seller made a typo or didn't list individual titles in a bulk listing. Another source that I love is RightStuf, which sells about 33% below other book stores to begin with--add in their periodic sales and manga blind boxes that go for $1, $2, $2.50, $3, etc. on most holidays... that's a win!

That said, a manga collection is a very expensive investment that probably won't gain any overall value unless it is comprised of primarily used books that were bought below their actual value. In two years of collecting, I think I have spent $3k-$4k on used and new books that I now don't have enough space for .
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One of the reasons i will pick a manga, the anime did not finish the story, like spice and wolf, the anime never finished the story. By picking up the 17 volumes of light novels I got to read the end of spice and wolf! I ended up collecting a few others from manga to light novels for the same reasons!
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Here's a tip, start with something with a finite run. That way you have a clear objective and knowledge of the financial obligation. Also check clearance sales and discounts. I got all four volumes of Anne Freaks for $5.00
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CodeIdiot wrote:

So I want to collect manga, but I just don't know how to start.
So how'd you started yours?
What are some tips?


Pick a series at either your favorite store or on online.

Buy it.

BOOM. There you go. Keep an eye on when volumes come out and TADA, you're collecting manga




I started it back in the dark ages when I saw a series that I read thru Tokyopop magazine in a comic book store and bought it.
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Posted 7/3/16

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ChiuyX wrote:

Not sure if Manga collection is worth it. They will never go up in value or anything and they cost a lot. I stop after buying roughly 50 volumes of Naruto, that's $400! But if you must start a collection... I recommend going on eBay and buy some used manga books. Most are in fairly good conditions and are roughly 50-75% cheaper.


"Some" will go up in value, but generally only ones in popular series with limited print runs. With digital copies becoming much more prevalent, newer prints won't likely ever hold much value, but some of the older volumes of manga like... Code Geass (volume 8) or Mushishi (volume 6) can get pretty pricey for used copies. Some others hold value or creep up over time--especially shonen ai/BL manga--once they are out of print they have a slight upward trend in price.

I agree with buying through Ebay, though. You can catch some pretty good bargains if you follow what is being listed in the manga section--and with the right keywords get some amazing deals simply because the seller made a typo or didn't list individual titles in a bulk listing. Another source that I love is RightStuf, which sells about 33% below other book stores to begin with--add in their periodic sales and manga blind boxes that go for $1, $2, $2.50, $3, etc. on most holidays... that's a win!

That said, a manga collection is a very expensive investment that probably won't gain any overall value unless it is comprised of primarily used books that were bought below their actual value. In two years of collecting, I think I have spent $3k-$4k on used and new books that I now don't have enough space for .


that's why I buy a lot of digital manga and only buy certain titles to collect because otherwise, I'd be overrun with books
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Posted 7/3/16

Nogara-san wrote:


PandAndy wrote:


ChiuyX wrote:

Not sure if Manga collection is worth it. They will never go up in value or anything and they cost a lot. I stop after buying roughly 50 volumes of Naruto, that's $400! But if you must start a collection... I recommend going on eBay and buy some used manga books. Most are in fairly good conditions and are roughly 50-75% cheaper.


"Some" will go up in value, but generally only ones in popular series with limited print runs. With digital copies becoming much more prevalent, newer prints won't likely ever hold much value, but some of the older volumes of manga like... Code Geass (volume 8) or Mushishi (volume 6) can get pretty pricey for used copies. Some others hold value or creep up over time--especially shonen ai/BL manga--once they are out of print they have a slight upward trend in price.

I agree with buying through Ebay, though. You can catch some pretty good bargains if you follow what is being listed in the manga section--and with the right keywords get some amazing deals simply because the seller made a typo or didn't list individual titles in a bulk listing. Another source that I love is RightStuf, which sells about 33% below other book stores to begin with--add in their periodic sales and manga blind boxes that go for $1, $2, $2.50, $3, etc. on most holidays... that's a win!

That said, a manga collection is a very expensive investment that probably won't gain any overall value unless it is comprised of primarily used books that were bought below their actual value. In two years of collecting, I think I have spent $3k-$4k on used and new books that I now don't have enough space for .


that's why I buy a lot of digital manga and only buy certain titles to collect because otherwise, I'd be overrun with books


I have a couple of digital editions but I can't say I'm all that fond of them. I'm a fan of hard copy; swiping/tapping on a screen just isn't as satisfying as turning paper pages.
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Posted 7/3/16 , edited 8/16/16
buy manga
also read the description of the manga that you would like.
This is one of my favorite manga of all time
Btw I have about 600 manga
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Posted 7/3/16
Don't forget to buy light novels.
LNs are good
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie5qlD4maAs

Here's my manga collection guys, feel free to check it out!! :D

Thanks!!
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