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    Re: Manga should cost less...

    Wow! now I see why manga was so expensive there! Btw, although the mangas there are cheap (and most of them are translated in chinese, yay!), but some thitles are harder to find here and most of them will be late about 2 weeks coz of shipment and stuff. . . Cheap and slow manga? Or fast and expensive manga?
    Quote Originally Posted by Shinku no kage View Post
    I seriously think that manga is overpriced in the US.

    example as to why: A volume of the "Full Metal Alchemist" in Japan is 390yen plus tax...even with the exchange rate and the costs to translate and reprint the manga it shouldn't jack the price up by over DOUBLE!! XP

    If you're lucky enough to have a shop that carries the original Japanese ones it only costs $4~7!! (Depends on title and if its old or new)

    ...but we still keep buying them...damn...T_T
    Omg, you should say you know its overpriced, it's like $4 ~ 7 = RM 11.6 ~ 17.2 ! ! ! If you think they're too pricey but you still wanna read them, why don't go to those rental book stores? It cost me RM 0.50 to read 1 vol. of any manga available at the store (reading at the store), and RM 1 to rent for a week (with RM 6deposit each book ). . . It would be better that way and if you wanns buy them you can wait till it's finished publishing and buy the whole set and that would be cheaper.

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    Re: Manga should cost less...

    Personally I don't care about the cost. It's sort of like my drawing materials... If I really want it, I don't mind spending whatever amount on it. Plus most books I buy are in the same range as most manga around where I live.

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    I never knowed there was stores where you could rent mangas??o.O.I heard of them but thought it was just japan and Cali.I mustly buy my in the store or order them to be ship to a store and pay them since is a little riskly to order online sometimes.
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    Re: Manga should cost less...

    In Japan you have "Manga Kissa" which means "Manga Coffeeshop". Kissa is actually short for kissaten, meaning coffee shop.

    At a MangaKissa, you pay by the hour and there are walls and walls of manga lined up and computers decked out with the latest video games. Reasonably cheap at about US$4 / hour.

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    Re: Manga should cost less...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon Ball View Post
    In Japan you have "Manga Kissa" which means "Manga Coffeeshop". Kissa is actually short for kissaten, meaning coffee shop.

    At a MangaKissa, you pay by the hour and there are walls and walls of manga lined up and computers decked out with the latest video games. Reasonably cheap at about US$4 / hour.
    I bet people have a field day in the MangaKissa. I know I would just with the inuyasha manga section alone. Are they very busy? How much is it in Japans Currency?
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    Re: Manga should cost less...

    Quote Originally Posted by MissMe View Post
    Does anyone know if you can get it online cheaper...?
    I live in NH....people who get it for less...your soooo lucky....
    Im not even sure if my mom will lemme get it online though.
    Yeah...usually getting them online is probably the best way, more selection and decent prices. (=_=);

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    Re: Manga should cost less...

    I usually download translated manga from mangasubbers to save some money. It is faster and you save a lot of money, but sometimes the quality is crappy so i rather buy them from a book store.

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    Re: Manga should cost less...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon Ball View Post
    In Japan you have "Manga Kissa" which means "Manga Coffeeshop". Kissa is actually short for kissaten, meaning coffee shop.

    At a MangaKissa, you pay by the hour and there are walls and walls of manga lined up and computers decked out with the latest video games. Reasonably cheap at about US$4 / hour.
    The manga rental/store here don't have the latest video games and they don't charge by hour, they charge by price per vol. This is actually cheaper coz if you can read only one vol every one and a half hours then you'll waste US6

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