Manga rental

In Japan you can rent manga in some places, for example in some Tsutaya shops. It is interesting the Tsutaya strategy, they showcase manga in shelves looking like DVDs. Look at the pictures, it looks like it is all full of rental DVDs but it is not, it is manga!

manga alquiler tsutaya

manga alquiler tsutaya

manga alquiler tsutaya

manga alquiler tsutaya

manga alquiler tsutaya

manga alquiler tsutaya
One volume, three days (70 yen). One volume, during one week (90 yen). If you rent more than 10 volumes the prices are even lower.

6 Comments
  • John

    January 23, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I would be going there everyday! Nice post man.

  • Devon

    January 23, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    My wife does this in the US and its 40 a month for all you can read, so that works out to about 70 cents per rental. At least for her.

  • Otaku Dan

    January 26, 2009 at 1:05 am

    renting manga, it sound like a good idea but what happens if the manga is damaged when returned, how much is the fee?

  • keeheritage

    January 26, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Have one near my house but it’s 50 cent per manga and it’s covered in plastic wrappings.

    There’s a pay less bookstore too. You sell/buy old novels or mags. Sometimes I can get a pretty new novel sold by other ppl at the bookstore. ;P

  • Apple Otaku

    January 26, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    There’s a manga rental store not too far from my house. The selection, unfortunately is very limited.

    They don’t even carry popular manga like Beck or Slam Dunk.

  • mymangahouse

    August 14, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Nice post. I open manga rental in Jogjakarta Indonesia. Although l dont earn that much but l love doing this business. A manga book in lndonesia costs Rp.16.500 equal USD 1.83 (before only Rp.15.000). I rent a book for only 17 cent within 2 days. It sounds very cheap, doesnt it? Well a plate of rice and chicken only cost 56 cent.