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Posted 9/7/16 , edited 9/7/16
I don't have many preferences but i do like the Thick Complete Series Books. Hollow Fields was the first Complete Manga I ever bought.

On another note the author recently made a short story sequel, Hollow Fields and the Perfect Cog which I own but have not gotten to reading yet.
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Posted 9/7/16 , edited 9/7/16
I buy the only manga that I think are exceptionally good. With my absolute favorites I've stopped reading them online and only buy the physical copies. It's worth the wait. But I hardly buy any manga, 99% of my manga reading is exclusively online. So if I own one, you know I love it.
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Posted 9/8/16
when im in the book store ill either read the back or do a skip read through the fist chapter
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Posted 9/10/16
Anything I happen to like. I usually go by art/style first, if I am going to stick with something, might as well be something I can enjoy looking at. Secondly, I look for originality or at least a good story.
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Posted 9/27/16 , edited 9/27/16
I usually buy manga based on reviews i read. But that's not case sometimes. I also buy if it looks/sounds interesting. And of course, i watch the anime based on that manga and think it's great, i may do that one too.

When it comes to reading manga online, other than CR, i don't bother reading it anywhere else unless i think it's that great.
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Posted 9/27/16 , edited 9/27/16
At this point I just buy it. If you been reading manga for over 5 years you should know what you like. Also if they have big sell at right stuff or barns me noble I'll get about 10 volumes of some thing. Just don't spend all your money on it because when your an adult you have to pay for basic thing and if you have spent all you money on manga you life is going to be hell tell you get some more money. Sn: hope what I wrote makes sense I'm about to go to bed so edit it when I wake up. Zzzzz edit one: get the stuff what you know might go out of print that you want asap because out of print things are a pain in the ass to get.
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Posted 10/4/16 , edited 10/4/16
1st has to be shoujo
2nd good art
3rd decent summary
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Posted 10/5/16
I choose to read a bit of the series online before I decide to dedicate myself to buying a series. Did this recently with The Seven Deadly Sins. Bought the first 5 volumes on amazon, and plan on buying the next five when i get paid again.
Although when the Haikyu!! manga was announced for its western release a while back, that was an automatic preorder on amazon for me.
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Posted 10/5/16
i buy manga i really like. i have all English translated alice in the country of hearts-related manga.

but if i really really really really like a series and it is not available in english then i'll order from japan. i have around 10 vols of gintama i ordered through honto ^^
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Posted 10/6/16
Story and art. Older classics like Junji Ito's are great to have and a lot of fun to read again after a while. The art is superb as well. I also buy both ENG and 日本語 copies of Tokyo Ghoul (and :re) as they become available. I'm a die hard fan of the series and Ishida Sui's art. I also enjoy it as part of my learning since Seinen manga utilizes plenty of kanji and a good mix of regular words and colloquial terms.
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Posted 10/11/16
Basically I go like this:

1) Do I like it?

2) Will I read it again?

3 Go for it!
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Posted 10/11/16
I judge it by it's cover.
The art style is important to me.
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Posted 10/27/16
i would just read the first volume

if i like it then it's a purchase

but there are those will just borrow manga from library or read them at the book stores instead of buying them

once you read them 1x-2x.. some don't see the point of owning them
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Posted 10/27/16
I buy manga because i like to support the industry, i want the creators to keep being able to publish and make new manga ^^
To do this you have to buy from shops and not 3'rd party sellers but i always look for the cheapest shops :P

Buying manga, i always look on other people's recommendations and find some series i find interesting, then i ask people their opinion about the series i am interested in and if i think it sounds good, i will probably give it a shot

Now... Buying manga is pretty expensive in the long run, for an example i you wanna buy a whole series which is, let's say 20 volumes, you would have to give 11-15 dollars per volume... And as you can see it will get pretty expensive, plus the transport bill. (sometimes it's free tho)
Of course if you are a big gambler or are born into a wealthy family this wouldn't be much of a problem, but for the most part we aren't :/ so we have to keep that in mind.

So... Some ways to save money would be buying in bulk, for an example if you know which series to read and are pretty sure about it, you could buy the whole series at once, you will for the most time be able to save about 100-150 dollars (personal experience) which is fairly good i think!
Another way could be to buy Box Sets... Now, a lot of series don't have one of these but for the most part the big series that a lot of people read have (Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Death Note and so on), and it's a very good way to save money! I have been able to buy a box set with 27 volumes (Fullmetal Alchemist) For only 110-120 dollars, so this would probably be the best way to buy manga if you are lucky enough to be interested in one of the few series with a box set ^^

How to find Manga to buy, which i talked about a little in the beginning is also a lot about you personal preferences, for an example at the moment i am unsure if i should buy Claymore (box set) or One Piece (box set), they both seem very good to me but at the same time they are two very different genres. So i tend to look what i have enjoyed the most, a funny long running shounen battle manga or a well written more series battle manga. (not saying that One Piece isn't well written, i hope you understand what i mean :P) Personally i know i am more into good plots and more dark themed anime and manga, so the best choice would probably be Claymore, but i still think i am going to get One Piece in my collection later on :)

Atm my collection contains:

1. Aku no hana 1-6 (there is 1-12)
2. Btooom! volume 1 (Still publishing)
3. Dragon Ball 1-16 (there is 1-42)
4. I am a hero Omnibus 1 (currently 2 omnibus's out in english)
5. Bakuman 1-20 (Have the complete collection box set)
6. FullMetal Alchemist (Have the complete collection box set)
7. Spice and wolf Novel 1-2 (just put it in here, i know it's a novel, not a manga :P)

I hope this was helpful! Sorry if you don't really need to know about the costs and stuff, just thought it was worth mentioning
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Posted 10/27/16 , edited 10/27/16
Usually if i can't read it online... oh wait
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