If you like manga then Japan is your paradise, manga is cheap here and there are millions of them. If you buy new manga it costs around 400 and 600 Yen, but if you buy used manga volumes then you only have to pay around 100 Yen (1.1$). Even though manga is still popular, the industry is immersed in big crisis and people talks about the 90s as the golden decade for manga and anime. If people read manga while commuting in the old time, now people prefers to use their keitais (mobile phones) to read the latest news or send emails and play with their Nintendo DS or PSP.
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