Where to BUY/RENT Anime or BUY/BORROW Manga in NZ?
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For borrowing (manga):
Auckland Public Libraries -
Central (in town)
Leys Institute (Ponsonby)
You can see what libraries have books, and reserve them online if you're a member.
For buying (anime):
The Gamesman - New Lynn
JB Hifi - Lynnmall
Friendly and knowledgeable staff at both stores, but you can talk to them for longer at Gamesman if there isn't many customers. :D
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oh and read online at http://www.onemanga.com my lifesaver!
Lol.. I read it off there as well!! I usually get my manga from the library or online if I'm desperate or borrow it from friends.
As for anime I download some and my friends give me some too.
Cool! I never knew there was a renting place by Hoyts 8 >.<
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This is such a wonderful thread :D
Westfield Riccarton, 129 Riccarton RD.
Whitcoulls (not much in store, but there website is good!):
Comics Compulsion (almost no manga, but a good selection of well-priced comic books):
181 Manchester St.
They are near an area of Manchester street that was especially damaged in the earthquake, but they themselves ARE open still :)
GameStation (these guys rent out AND sell heaps of anime, and they sell figurines and the like as well!):
3/7 Pilgrim Place. Just off Moorhouse Ave, right behind Hoyts!
And best of all , just learnt about this place recently. It is honestly so amazing:
http://www.animegarden.co.nz/ <-------- So highly recommended!!!
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Kaydee-san said:Does anime get released slower in NZ? It says FMA Brotherhood Blu ray is coming out in July and only up to ep 52. Full series has been out awhile in Blu ray hasn't it?
Nice to see all the fellow kiwi anime lovers :D
http://www.madman.co.nz <--- pretty good site to buy anime/manga from.
Jul 5, 2011 5:59 PM
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Does anime get released slower in NZ? It says FMA Brotherhood Blu ray is coming out in July and only up to ep 52. Full series has been out awhile in Blu ray hasn't it?
Everything gets released slower in NZ, the problem we tend to have is everything funnels in through Aussie so it takes even more time.
Also your avatar is kinda hypnotic :P
Oct 27, 2011 3:11 AM
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Um, I once went down Queen Street in Auckland around 2007 and there was a small manga store down there. I went inside, but unfortunately, I was with someone and could only look for like..2 seconds, so I don't know what type of manga they had or what it was called. It might not even still be there.
Unfortunately, I also live in a an area that is classed as a 'city', but is just not big enough for any manga stores. None of the book stores I have ever been in have ever had any manga. I have never seen anything manga related ANYWHERE in store. Apart from the book store BORDERS, which is now gone being owned by Barnes and Noble now. I don't know if Barnes and Noble will sell Borders manga in store. They do online though. I was sad because I loved Borders. They had excellent manga, I never looked it at the manga section though, as I wasn't into it at the time. Which is a bummer. One time I did, but that was it.
The only place I get my manga online is from Book Depository. The prices are pretty good and the shipping is FREE! Unfortunately, they will not have every title. But they also have titles in different languages. It's a trust-worthy site and extremely popular. I haven't had any trouble with them. One time I paid for a book and they couldn't get it in, I emailed and they refunded me. Which was excellent!
There is also the library as well. You can ALSO search up books using the libraries search. Type in a certain book you want, and it will show up where it is located. I done this for a book I wanted (non-manga) and they will ship it to your library. The only downside is that you have to pay a $10 fee for them to import it to your library.
Modified by bellerose, Oct 27, 2011 3:21 AM