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Posted 1/10/18 , edited 1/10/18
Hi,

My manga collection is growing and I wanted to start putting many of them inside protector bags (like the ones people use for comic books). But some manga I have - such as the weekly/monthly manga magazines from Japan are rather large and as thick (it’s the thickness that worries me since I know that will cause a lot of them not to fit correctly)

Anyone have bag recommendations for the larger books? Or how do you store/protect your collection?
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Posted 1/10/18 , edited 1/10/18
if you're willing to spend the money, you could buy and use a protective cover like book-kun or comic banchou.
they're sold in different sizes - see a list of possible manga size
when in doubt, check the official site for the manga series - they typically state the manga size (whether it's a B6 or an A5, etc)
if you're good with handicrafts, you could make your own book cover
you might be able to find protective manga covers in your local japanese bookstore (such as kinokuniya) or you might have to get it from Amazon.

you could also organize them in boxes, as shown in this article
as for me, i just put them inside a plastic, inside a box.
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Posted 1/10/18 , edited 1/10/18
My One Piece collection is preserved because I buy the box sets and keep the books in there. That's a good course of action if it's available with the manga you buy.
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Posted 1/10/18 , edited 1/10/18

namealreadytaken wrote:

if you're willing to spend the money, you could buy and use a protective cover like book-kun or comic banchou.
they're sold in different sizes - see a list of possible manga size
when in doubt, check the official site for the manga series - they typically state the manga size (whether it's a B6 or an A5, etc)
if you're good with handicrafts, you could make your own book cover
you might be able to find protective manga covers in your local japanese bookstore (such as kinokuniya) or you might have to get it from Amazon.

you could also organize them in boxes, as shown in this article
as for me, i just put them inside a plastic, inside a box.



I would prefer actually sleeves/bags. But where would you even buy the clear covers to fit? I’ve tried looking but haven’t had much luck.

But thank you for he site for size reference!
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Posted 2/6/18 , edited 2/7/18
I just store the crappier / cancelled series in banker's boxes and the rest sit on DVD shelves. The older series are pushing at least 12 years since I bought them and I've had no issues.

When they finally start falling apart I plan to remove the pages from the cover/ spine and digitize everything.
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