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Apr 1, 2012 4:46 PM

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I certainly go insane when I buy manga. It's all I spend my extra money on. Today I just bought six novels of Death Note, completing my collection (Other than book one. I can't find it /anywhere/ at all). Although total they only cost $20, so it was a good deal.

My real question is most likely: How many volumes of manga do you usually buy when you go out for it? I buy about two-three at a time (other than today). Also, what was the most you bought in one day?
Apr 1, 2012 4:47 PM

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I used to buy around three volumes at one time but I don't buy manga anymore.
Apr 1, 2012 4:51 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.
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Apr 1, 2012 4:51 PM

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I try not to.
Apr 1, 2012 8:35 PM

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I try not to.
Only if the chapters or several chapters were one of my fav from the other manga then maybe 1 volume.

Usually i read them online

Talk about me supporting the mangaka ><

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Apr 1, 2012 9:10 PM

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I buy manga on bulk rarely. Usually it would have to be a really really good deal. (example) Naruto 1-55 on say ebay... for 250$
Apr 1, 2012 9:32 PM

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2-3 at fhe same time, but i try to look for them cheaper than normal price as a college student. So bargain books, used books, discounted books, coupons, and someone else's 'trash' is how i survive.

I have 356 mangas so far. ;D
Apr 1, 2012 9:54 PM

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when i had a job id buy every volume id want to at once

like i bought Gintama vol 4-20 and Negima vol11-28 as well as air gear vol1-5 in the same order and not too long later i bought the complete death note collection
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Apr 1, 2012 10:52 PM

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Yeah, kinda, especially at Otakon. The last two years in a row I bought about 55 manga at the con, each year. There's just so much good stuff! This one place has 3 for $10, I go a bit nuts there too and at other used stores.
Apr 1, 2012 11:02 PM

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Not any more. Used to buy about 3-5 volumes at once, now I'm lucky if I buy one a month.
Apr 2, 2012 4:14 AM

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When a manga is awesome enough for me to consider buying it, I just buy the entire series at once. (that is, if all volumes are available)

But I don't own much manga. Either the stuff I read isn't worth spending money on or it just was/is never published where I live. The latter unfortunately happens quite frequently.
Apr 2, 2012 6:06 AM
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Sometimes I do, other times I don't. But when I order manga online it's usually five or six volumes at a time. I bought the entire series of Death Note in one go from a comic shop as well, and all twenty one volumes of Nana at a convention. It was on offer and I couldn't resist.
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Apr 2, 2012 10:26 AM

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Anywhere from 3-10 volumes at a time. I like to reserve a hundred bucks a paycheck for manga and anime. The most I bought at once was when I got all of death note.
Apr 2, 2012 12:09 PM

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As someone as already said I usually read them on-line too but read them in the original book and have them it's totally different and although I don't have such manga as some persons I'm starting to get my furniture full off books,DVD's, cd's, etc. so it's difficult to buy more now, but when I've the chance ( money) I can't resist.
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Apr 2, 2012 5:52 PM

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Everyone's definition of crazy is different. My "crazy" is surpassing 30 volumes in one order I guess. Hey, it happens.. I like manga~
Apr 3, 2012 8:08 PM

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I used to buy 3-5 volumes a month. Now that money is tight around here, I buy maybe 1 every two months. Ehh..
Apr 3, 2012 8:27 PM

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im mom dosent really like me buying as much manga as i do....... so i have to buy it without her finding out, she would rather me spend it on clothes or something "worthwhile". XD

I usually buy two manga every two weeks or so, but it really depends on what i can find in the bookstore
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Apr 6, 2012 12:56 AM
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It really depends. because I am based in Aus shipping is Really Pricey, so to make the manga a reasonable (to me) price, I might buy 8-12 volumes. There are stacks of places where postage is $12-35 for a single volume!!!!
Apr 6, 2012 1:00 AM

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Three years ago was when things were bordering on obsessive for me. I was ordering anywhere from 10 to 20 volumes every other week. But within the last year it's decreased a lot. I think I've gotten maybe 30 volumes since early 2011. I'm not quite sure...I need to recheck but I think that sounds about right.
Apr 7, 2012 10:12 AM

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I went to a bargain book store and saw the manga, I didn't buy I guess I don't go crazy..

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Apr 9, 2012 10:00 AM

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Not at all. Now I bought manga via amazon, so is not the a=same to buy it at a convention or library. If I bough manga in a store or convention I really get crazy.
Apr 11, 2012 8:39 PM

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Rarely, that is, when I go to book stores that sell manga. It's usually just one for me. I buy one or two books each month.

Apr 13, 2012 6:06 AM

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around 5 tankoubon per visit; sometimes once a month but on some occasion once a week and some others, once per three months. used to buy like crazy (and weekly) back then. the most i've bought per visit was around thirty something. now i just buy them to support the mangaka lol.

but the price even for new ones is quite cheap in my country, i mean, one tankoubon in amazondotcom can get me around five to seven here, so.. *shrugs*
Apr 13, 2012 8:22 AM

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It depends on where I'm going to buy it. Regular bookstore? 1-2 volumes when I have the money. Used bookstore? 5-? depending on how much store credit I have. Finding manga at thrift stores? Buy as many as I can if the series is good.
Apr 13, 2012 10:12 AM

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in certain months, it can become crazy for me orz
it depends on how many of my on-going series are coming out + new releases

can be up to 8 volumes in a month (tho then I normally set some back for a "calmer" month)
Apr 13, 2012 10:25 AM
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Of course not... not in the slightest...

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Apr 13, 2012 10:35 AM

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Yeah, I do. And when I go to some store to buy manga I just don't know what to pick.
Short money, long list of manga I want to buy. Sad story.
Apr 15, 2012 4:00 AM

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I prefer buying when i can
but its hard to find many where i live
Apr 15, 2012 5:54 AM

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I usually save up my money first, for a period of time. And then I buy manga, both in my original language and in Japanese, in my original country since it's way cheaper there than in the country that I'm living in now. The one I'm living in now DOES sell Japanese, but it's in another city that's literally 1000km away from mine.
Also, the last time I spent money on manga, I spent around $900 for around 150 books (About 90 Japanese, and 60 original language).
Apr 17, 2012 12:58 PM

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I wish.
I have over £1,000 waiting to spent in my bank account that are not life or university savings (I love my grandparents and aunt/uncle).
The only problem is... it's so freakin' expensive over here. I chicken out every time I press the checkout button on ebay or amazon.
I've purchased quite a few volumes over time using my school lunch money, but now the small manga shop near my school has closed down (and I no longer get money for lunch anyway).
So no, I don't.

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Apr 24, 2012 7:02 AM

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*sigh* I would like to buy but there is no shop here that sells manga. :(
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Apr 24, 2012 10:12 AM

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At first when I started collecting it, I did...that was when I was in high school and there were actual stores in my mall open that sold it, and since then have all closed. A while ago I needed money badly and sold all my manga on Now I just don't feel like buying it anymore and just read everything online.
Apr 24, 2012 10:34 AM

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I usually just read manga and watch anime online. But when I go into an anime related store I do go a bit.. insane to say the least.
Apr 24, 2012 11:20 AM

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Ehh. If you consider 'buying all of the volumes in one go' crazy, then yes. I mean, if the manga is awesome enough for me to consider buying it, I mean. I'm totally considering buying all of the volumes of Onani Master Kurosawa (it's probably only available in Japanese though).
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Apr 24, 2012 11:52 AM

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i used to buy a lot since i hated reading on my pc.. until i got a tablet lol :) i love reading manga on it on the couch.. i already out read the price of it on manga by far. and the best part is that you dont have to wait for companies to translate your series, groups are much faster ^_^
i sometimes still buy for the showcase if i really like the series tough
May 6, 2012 11:05 AM

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I would if I had lots of money with me. Good thing I don't bring too much money when I go to bookstores and malls. The most that I would buy is two and I don't remember buying any more than that.

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May 8, 2012 1:13 PM

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I wouldn't say "crazy" but I do buy mangas I liked alot that's being translated into my native language.
May 8, 2012 1:53 PM

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Manga is so freaking expensive, so I try to not go crazy with the manga purchasing.
1-3 volumes per visit to the shop is what I usually do.

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May 9, 2012 7:01 AM

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Usually I buy about 2-3 manga per week since there are a lot of translated manga that I really like available to be read anytime at my bookshelf (and about half of them is not scanlated), and I want to be able to read it as soon as it is released.
Once, there were a very big sale where they sold complete set of manga for about 15-30% of its original price. I took out a lot from my saving and used it to buy about 150 volume (about 20 set) of manga. (had to sneak inside the house in order to not let my parent saw the huge purchase though :p )
May 10, 2012 8:12 PM

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I've actually been buying anime lately, just because it's cheaper for me. XD

I did buy a lot of manga in Japan, though most of it was used.
May 16, 2012 7:48 AM

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I love to buy lots of manga ~ <3
I haven't had that much money lately but whenever I do, I buy it on manga. I have over 200 manga volumes at least and I have only been a fan for about 2 years.
So yeah, I would say I do go crazy buying manga.
May 18, 2012 5:38 PM

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I personally can't resist not buying anime/manga when I see either for sale for at a good price, and usually when there's one on sale there's more, and that just leads to me buying anime/manga in large clumps. After I buy a large amount I try my hardest to stay away from more sales for a few months, but that doesn't always work out.
May 18, 2012 5:48 PM

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Between mangas and animes, manga is much more tempting to me. I even imagine buying at least one volume of each series I read. Got six at once the last time I went to a bookstore.

Good luck finding pocket change on me. *laughs*
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May 20, 2012 10:36 PM

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I usex to buy a ton of manga, but not so much, my last purchase was for vol. 3-6 of Black Butler and sadly that's it for a little while :(
May 22, 2012 9:24 AM

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most is vampire knight and Vampire Knight - Guilty Complete Collection

and I usally nuy when I have money
May 22, 2012 4:19 PM

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I would love to buy some manga, I always wanted to visit a manga store somewhere but i never found one. I only bought 1 set of manga before which is Mirai Nikki.
But if i ever found any manga store i would go crazy and buy all of them.
May 22, 2012 7:15 PM

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If i had money i'd probably be splurging on a lot of Manga and Anime.

When i did buy it, it was all Naruto. Yeah...Walmart didn't have a good collection, and i was a huge fan at the time. I think i have volumes 1-40 something with a couple missing in between. I have some others that were given to me, but that's about it.
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May 22, 2012 11:02 PM

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Well, i live in sweden and it's pretty much impossiple to find a store that sells manga here.
So if i do buy manga, i buy online but i often just read it online anyway.
May 24, 2012 2:22 AM
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Depends. If I have the money, and the manga's price is good, then I buy. The most I've bought at once was about 8-10, and then I became practically broke. Can't remember exactly how many volumes, because I threw the receipt away so I can't cry about my money, and shoved them into a box to forget about the money. Then a few weeks later, when I got more money, I took them out and read them. Then I went back to the book shop for the last volume, and the lady at the counter remembered me, because she said 'Back for more?' O.O
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May 24, 2012 7:55 AM

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I liked manga and I usually buy many volumes at once, but now I rarely buy the manga because it was forbidden by my mother because it was considered as waste.

For now i read manga by borrowing or read online

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