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05-31-08, 1:42 AM

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naruhinastoned said:
HEY u missed COMICs COMPULSION in christchurch
LINWOOD LIBRARY(chch)has the LARGEST lot of manga in all NZ LIBRARIES(a whole row!!!...its big for nz)


Linwood has lots of manga? eastgate right?
 
05-31-08, 1:47 AM

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enoxico said:
A good place to rent manga in Christchurch is the Upper Riccarton one - there's a good selection of stuff there.


wats the name of that place?
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05-31-08, 1:50 AM

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The new brighton library has manga (although never the right volume DX)
 
05-31-08, 2:51 AM

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You know, if you have a PIN for your library card, you can just place a hold on the manga you want off the Christchurch City Libraries website and they'll bring it in for you from whatever library has it. =]

(Although normally I don't bother with that unless it's something I really want - otherwise I end up having to go down to the library every two days or so to pick more stuff up. xD But it's better than running all over the city trying to find what you want.)


And if you want to buy manga, the only place that has a really good selection is Borders. There's one in Christchurch (at Westfield Riccaton) and I think one in Auckland too. They have some anime too, but never exactly what you want. xD
 
05-31-08, 8:12 AM

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Vanillah said:
Auckland City Libraires.
are a good place to get Graphic Novels Out.
depends which Libraires you go to some dont have many
But look carfully they are like in different areas in the Libraires.

Could you name the libraries that you've been to, that did have manga?

Thanks

enoxico said:
A good place to rent manga in Christchurch is the Upper Riccarton one - there's a good selection of stuff there.

Upper Riccarton, Library?
 
05-31-08, 10:29 AM

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"Could you name the libraries that you've been to, that did have manga?"

Howick Public Library has Graphic Novels that much I know.... I avoid Libraries though..
 
05-31-08, 6:52 PM

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Precis said:
You know, if you have a PIN for your library card, you can just place a hold on the manga you want off the Christchurch City Libraries website and they'll bring it in for you from whatever library has it. =]

(Although normally I don't bother with that unless it's something I really want - otherwise I end up having to go down to the library every two days or so to pick more stuff up. xD But it's better than running all over the city trying to find what you want.)


And if you want to buy manga, the only place that has a really good selection is Borders. There's one in Christchurch (at Westfield Riccaton) and I think one in Auckland too. They have some anime too, but never exactly what you want. xD


Yeah, I know, I can reserve books over the net, but I'm too lazy so I just read them on the net.

Mm borders is one of the best places to buy them in chch
 
06-01-08, 7:54 PM

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D_Silver said:

enoxico said:
A good place to rent manga in Christchurch is the Upper Riccarton one - there's a good selection of stuff there.

Upper Riccarton, Library?


Oops - forgot to add the "library" part! x_x Yep, the library.
 
06-01-08, 11:12 PM

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been to
Mt Albert (St Lukes) Yep
Mt Roskill (Three Kings) Yep

just Google: Auckland City Library and check the location/hours


D_Silver said:
Vanillah said:
Auckland City Libraires.
are a good place to get Graphic Novels Out.
depends which Libraires you go to some dont have many
But look carfully they are like in different areas in the Libraires.

Could you name the libraries that you've been to, that did have manga?

Thanks



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06-03-08, 2:50 AM

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For borrowing (manga):

Auckland Public Libraries -
Central (in town)
Leys Institute (Ponsonby)
Point Chevalier
Online: http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/
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
 
06-09-08, 12:14 AM

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there is also borders in chch by westfield!
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06-09-08, 12:18 AM

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casta_scribona said:
naruhinastoned said:
HEY u missed COMICs COMPULSION in christchurch
LINWOOD LIBRARY(chch)has the LARGEST lot of manga in all NZ LIBRARIES(a whole row!!!...its big for nz)


Linwood has lots of manga? eastgate right?

or phillipstown it keeps changin but they did a renovation and got rid of sum now they just got small lot
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06-09-08, 1:43 AM

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naruhinastoned said:
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 >.<
 
07-08-08, 10:22 PM

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naruhinastoned said:
there is also borders in chch by westfield!

Riccaton? Or is the one you're mentioning located in the CBD area?
 
07-13-08, 2:12 AM

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naruhinastoned said:
there is also borders in chch by westfield!


It's been sold to whitcoulls and will be closing down soon
 
05-06-09, 4:04 AM

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If you live in North Shore (Browns Bay) there is a shop called Hobby One
they sell Manga and also Anime DVDs and other Anime related items:)
I became a fan of this shop now:D They have awesome stuff :)
 
06-21-09, 7:25 PM

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07-11-10, 10:03 PM

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anyone know of cheap places in wellington?
I know of graphics, borders and pulsar max but they aren't exactly cheap, the best I can find are a few in real groovy lol. But they arent the ones I'm looking for
 
07-11-10, 10:51 PM

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luciany said:
If you live in North Shore (Browns Bay) there is a shop called Hobby One
they sell Manga and also Anime DVDs and other Anime related items:)
I became a fan of this shop now:D They have awesome stuff :)


Been there 2 or 3 times with friends. Since I live out East. Lol.

I like them at Armageddons with the ichiban kuji. Well, Id say that because I walked away with a giant Klan Klan PVC last year.
 
07-13-10, 11:26 PM

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phereia said:
anyone know of cheap places in wellington?
I know of graphics, borders and pulsar max but they aren't exactly cheap, the best I can find are a few in real groovy lol. But they arent the ones I'm looking for


That's pretty much all there is.
 
07-16-10, 2:54 AM

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ah, that's a shame. Thanks though :)
 
07-17-10, 10:09 AM

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Although the Whitcoulls website has cheap manga.
 
08-25-10, 2:52 AM

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this might have been mentioned already but mightyape.co.nz is a great online store with a very large selection of anime, manga and even some light novels with fairly reasonable prices.
 
09-06-10, 1:11 PM

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^ thanks, I've added mightyape which was previously gamesplanet.
 
12-10-10, 11:13 PM

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This is such a wonderful thread :D

Christchurch:

Borders:
Westfield Riccarton, 129 Riccarton RD.

Whitcoulls (not much in store, but there website is good!):
http://www.whitcoulls.co.nz/store-locator

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!!!

 
05-28-11, 11:09 PM

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Nice to see all the fellow kiwi anime lovers :D

www.madman.co.nz <--- pretty good site to buy anime/manga from.
 
06-02-11, 1:13 AM

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Decent place for Manga in Auckland is Heros for Sale on Krd in the city
http://www.heroes4sale.co.nz

The owner has been helpful in ordering in stuff for me but normally have to wait on the bulk deliver for it to come in.
 
06-20-11, 6:06 AM

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Kaydee-san said:
Nice to see all the fellow kiwi anime lovers :D

http://www.madman.co.nz <--- pretty good site to buy anime/manga from.
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?
 
07-05-11, 5:59 PM

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TheResistance 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?


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
 
10-27-11, 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.
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