Cheap manga

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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12 Comments
  • ale/pepino

    January 22, 2008 at 7:37 am

    The 250 sign is meant for buying some popular and new manga from particulars.

    But if you were to sell some unpopular or too common manga second-hand to a shop, you may get an average of 5% of that.

  • sheerblade

    January 22, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Omg manga paradise!!! Words escape me from these pictures.

  • Neil Duckett

    January 23, 2008 at 1:23 am

    Not to mention the street vendors are selling it for next to nicks after picking up left behind copies from trains and cafe’s etc. Nice bit of entrepeneurialship (if thats a word) from those guys!

  • Neil Duckett

    January 23, 2008 at 1:24 am

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  • Jon

    January 23, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    They need to put manga in digital format so pleople can view them on their mobile devices.

  • kirai

    January 24, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Jon: many companies are doing that 😉

  • tricia

    January 24, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    holy shit!!! manga awesomeness!!! for 1.1!!!!!??!!
    yay!!! ^^

  • Apple Otaku

    January 25, 2008 at 1:35 am

    Can the Amazon Kindle properly display manga?

    I like visiting my local Book-Off when I can’t find it at Kinokuniya.

    Even then, I still had to contact my friend in Japan when I wanted a copy of Toilet Hakase.

  • Akumu

    January 30, 2008 at 10:43 am

    omg!! so !cheap :OO
    I want too :33

  • carrie

    April 6, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    OMG I WOULD HAVE SERIOUSLY BOUGHT A FEW ROWS OF THOSE 100yen manga books! It goes up so much in price when translated :3 BUT OMG I WANT NOW!

  • Pejjo

    May 4, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Does they have any english manga?

  • Charisma

    May 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Very neat, but there’s one thing— wouldn’t they be in Japanese, and not English? D: