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Jun 18, 2012 12:07 PM

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I love manga and for some reason every time I read a manga I feel that I need to buy it and I've read about 60 no joke and love the real manga in my hand its like a sign of being a true fan!
 
Jun 18, 2012 12:09 PM

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MangaGuild said:
I love manga and for some reason every time I read a manga I feel that I need to buy it and I've read about 60 no joke and love the real manga in my hand its like a sign of being a true fan!


I agree with you, to an extent. Yes, it's an amazing feeling, holding the manga, but at the same time, it doesn't make you a "true" fan. It just makes you a fan with funds to pay for it.

Also, how long have you been collecting? Just curious, since I've purchased about that much this past school year alone.
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Ho-oh, I'd imagine its like a Skittles flavored turkey.


 
Jun 18, 2012 12:09 PM

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Not at all. I don't think I've bought one manga, I've always read them online. I blame the industry -- if they published simultaneous English versions I would be first in line to pay for that, but I'm never going to buy manga 2 years after it was originally published. I don't know what the legal situation is like, but it seems like it would be easy to get a translation published directly to Kindle. Think about that -- 99 cents per issue, they'd make a killing. > <
 
Jun 19, 2012 4:55 AM

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I do :) I actually wait for the release date and buy it online just to secure a copy. I collect manga because I want to own a manga library.

Does that sound weird?
 
Jun 19, 2012 11:03 PM

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It depends if I have enough money saved. It kinda depends on the price as well. If they're cheap, I do buy a lot at a time.
 
Jun 20, 2012 11:39 AM

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I do :) I actually wait for the release date and buy it online just to secure a copy. I collect manga because I want to own a manga library.

Does that sound weird?


I also want a manga library! Which is why I buy manga whenever I can get a good deal! I also sometimes buy a first issue for full price to gift to people. But I'd say the most manga I've bought at once would be about 20.

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Jun 20, 2012 2:10 PM

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If I have the funds, I buy them in bulk. But, I enjoy saving money for more important things such as food and education. I wish I could go crazy buying them though

 
Jun 20, 2012 2:44 PM

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I always buy 2 minimum if I'm ordering or going out to buy manga. xD
 
Jun 20, 2012 7:07 PM

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I go kinda crazy when I am at a store, but not online. I can't just buy one thats for sure. I usually buy at 2-3 unless I have alot of money to blow.
 
Jul 1, 2012 10:31 AM

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Yes, I do.
I alyways go in the shop with the intention to buy ONE Manga - and when I come out of the shop again I spent at least 20 € on Manga.
Let alone the "AAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! That Manga finally came out!" *jumping around and kissing the Manga*
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Jul 3, 2012 10:21 PM

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Yup. xD I rarely ever get to buy manga now, so when I get the chance to order online, I end up splurging. I will only buy manga on sites with promotions or discounts though. So many series are unreasonably priced these days.
 
Jul 4, 2012 8:06 PM

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Im kind of new to manga, but what ive been doing is using my extra money to buy shortish manga series. and then once i finish it order an other one. Its cheap and easy i think, and i really dont ever plan on going to crazy on manga or buying a long series like bleach!
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Jul 4, 2012 8:31 PM

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What I said yes XD?
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Jul 5, 2012 4:14 AM

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I go crazy buying anything game or manga/anime related.

I was supposed to just order one Claymore Volume the other day and .hack//Infection (game), ended up ordering 3 Claymore Volumes, .hack//Infection, Lives Vol.1 and Darkstalkers/Red Earth
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Jul 5, 2012 4:51 AM

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I go slightly crazy, when I go into the store, I always have the intention of buying just the one I want and leaving, but I end up grabbing at least 3 or 4 every time.
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Sep 24, 2012 5:09 AM

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I buy at least 10 a day on average and buy in bulk to save on costs. Most was 534manga/manhwa. forever selling read manga on ebay/gumtree....addicted i know. any therapists on here? '-'
 
Sep 24, 2012 6:00 AM

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i buy around 10 to 12 volumes of manga every two months maybe less when there not that much i want.
 
Sep 24, 2012 7:45 AM

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I used to buy lots of manga each month, often 30 volumes or more. Nowadays I try to restrict myself a little because I don't have that much money (and space on my shelves xD), but I still buy around 10 books each month (sometimes more if I find a cheap offer somewhere).
 
Sep 24, 2012 8:07 AM

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I used to now i read them online.
 
Sep 24, 2012 9:17 AM

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Usually about 2-3 every 2 weeks, I used to buy more than that but my local waterstones closed so I can only get it when I go into London as that was the main place I got my manga. Unfortunately, my mother hates me buying stuff online, so I'm kinda limited to where I get my manga from
 
Sep 24, 2012 9:38 AM

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I buy around 2-10 volumes whenever I get the chance.
 
Sep 24, 2012 9:42 AM

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I don't buy manga; the only series I'm collecting is Sailor Moon, both the re-releases and the old books.
 
Sep 24, 2012 9:53 AM

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i would buy alot of manga if i have the chance ;_;
 
Sep 24, 2012 9:56 AM

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I used to buy a lot of love hina and slam dunk manga back then but now I haven't seen any manga worthy to collect.
 
Sep 24, 2012 5:39 PM

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I don't typically buy manga any more, but I used to buy like 1-3 manga a month when I was in high school. Occasionally I would buy manga when I lived in Korea since they were cheaper there (Japanese-language manga), but now that I'm back in the USA it's hard to justify spending 11 bucks on a manga... I'd rather spend the money on something that lasts longer, like a game or anime.
 
Sep 24, 2012 5:47 PM

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About 8-10 years ago, it used to cost me US$ 4 ( conversion ) a manga. I started reading online ever since 2007 because it feeds me the latest chapters. Just recently, I went to check out the my local retailer and found that the publisher in my country did fold although manga translated from other countries still make their way here.
 
Sep 24, 2012 6:49 PM

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I go crazy downloading Manga.
 
Sep 24, 2012 11:28 PM

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According to my LibraryThing's statistics, this month marked my largest purchase of 182 volumes at one time. Previous large purchases were 172, 166, 131, and 95 volumes. I believe my largest purchase at once was actually 300 volumes for $100 a while back, but that was before I had my LibraryThing account, so don't even remember when that was.

So yeah, I guess I go a bit crazy buying manga, but I try not to spend a fortune on it.
 
Oct 3, 2012 7:37 PM

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Usually I buy 5-6 volumes of manga at a time and that holds me over for a few months, then I buy more. Never really bought any amount more than that at one time.
 
Oct 4, 2012 10:15 AM

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Yes. I spend most of my wages on manga. I rather buy manga than go out for a drink. I can buy anywhere from 5-20 volumes a month, sometimes more if I can get a really good deal (basically got the whole collection of Boys over Flowers, bar volume 2 for £35! Just over a pound per book) - also depends on the release date of series I'm collection, things like One Piece, Ao No Exorcist, Fairy Tail, Dogs Bullets & Carnage, I'll buy on release date and others I don't mind waiting for the price to drop.

The saddest thing is, there is still a lot more I want to buy, but I don't have the shelf-space to keep buying manga.
 
Oct 4, 2012 10:42 AM

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Yes. I spend most of my wages on manga. I rather buy manga than go out for a drink. I can buy anywhere from 5-20 volumes a month, sometimes more if I can get a really good deal (basically got the whole collection of Boys over Flowers, bar volume 2 for £35! Just over a pound per book) - also depends on the release date of series I'm collection, things like One Piece, Ao No Exorcist, Fairy Tail, Dogs Bullets & Carnage, I'll buy on release date and others I don't mind waiting for the price to drop.

The saddest thing is, there is still a lot more I want to buy, but I don't have the shelf-space to keep buying manga.


I agree with you there, shelf-space is a major worry for me, I have so much that I just have piles of manga on my floor. With series as long as One Piece I just started reading online after buying the 20th volume.
 
Oct 4, 2012 11:06 PM

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With my recent purchase of 620 volumes, seems I'll have to start stacking manga on the floor as well. I can probably rearrange things to get some on my shelves, but there's no way all of them are going to fit.
 
Oct 6, 2012 7:12 AM

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When I buy in stores I tend to buy two volumes at a time of 1 series. If I'm buying online,I'll order 5 total volumes made up of 3 different series. Usual 4 cheap volumes and one more expensive volume.
 
Oct 11, 2012 1:03 AM

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I used to buy but now I read them online. Cheaper way :D
 
Oct 12, 2012 2:31 PM

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Hmm, I only buy manga that I support. But yeah, I freak out every now and then as to what to buy first. In the end I usually buy them all but my wallet always die. =A=;
 
Oct 13, 2012 1:46 PM

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Nope
 
Oct 13, 2012 3:55 PM

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Meh I have like 600-700 now and still buying alot so yeah I guess -__-
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Oct 13, 2012 10:06 PM

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I normally just read mine online.
Good God, if I spent my money on manga as well I'd be probably a NEET or a college drop out waiting tables for the rest of my days. I already spend enough on video games! Then college expenses are killing me as well. Add manga to the equation and you got another unemployed bum walking on the streets.
Hey man, it's ok. Everyone's good at doing something. College is a joke anyway. Society just thinks it's good. In society, and MD who got to the top by connections is better than a "world-class" degree-less surgeon working to help gang members.

In my experience, anyone (except those who can't think AT ALL, as in you know...) can wield a scalpel to flesh without reading a book. It's experience and knowledge that matters, not sitting in lecture halls.

If you wanna be a REAL surgeon, go to a cadaver lab, not suck your professor's dick. If you want to be a "surgeon" in this society, you've gotta suck it dry, and I mean "D R Y"
 
Oct 13, 2012 10:21 PM

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I don't always buy manga, but when I do it's usually in 1-12 volumes worth. On the other hand, when I buy American Comics, it's a single volume at a time, as most good American comics are one shots anyway. My manga collection is only around 200 volumes though, and for comics it's well under 30. So much easier to read online.
 
Oct 15, 2012 1:47 PM

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I usually buy manga when there is a con or a huge sale at my local book so if that's the case i get 15+ books at once lol
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Oct 20, 2012 10:59 PM

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I buy manga whenever I can, usually two or three volumes. Most places near me which sell manga have moved.
I have bought about 12 mangas at once before though on a sale.

Edit : Did I mention the closest bookshop with manga is at least $15 a volume?

Its raping my wallet.
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Oct 22, 2012 11:10 AM

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Only on Amazon or at the local *incredible* used bookstore, where I can get it without breaking the bank. Cons tend to be really expensive in comparison.
 
Oct 22, 2012 6:17 PM

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I usually only buy 4 manga every paycheck, but sometimes I squeeze in another 1-2 more. xD
 
Oct 22, 2012 10:54 PM

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When I go to the bookstore and see the manga section, I get all fired up and go to each book saying, "i want this one! *gasp* this just came out! I gotta buy it!!" but I don't have that much money so I usually buy two. The most I had bought was four.
 
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