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    Holiday purchasing: Manga and Anime!!!

    So I just came back from B&N's, if you are looking to purchase manga or anime this season for a gift or requesting a gift of m/a here are three useful tips.

    1. Never buy single volumes unless they are made special.
    >This means you are going to buy volumes in "books" which contain 3-4 volumes a piece. A lot of money saved.
    (Recommendations: Battle Angel Alita Last Order, Gantz, and Berserk are great value in "book" form).

    >Some series are made "special". These will range from around $15-20. You'll notice these because they are much bigger than your average manga volumes.(around 50% bigger)>
    (Recommendations: Jojo's is hardcover(perhaps the rarest form of manga out there)., Dorohedoro and Biomega are both really clean and dark.)

    >Series like Naruto, Bleach, One Piece are a total ripoff. They include only 3-4 chapters and they are usually $7-8 a piece. It's also pretty bad because these series are meant to span over many, many chapters so buying them by single volume is incredibly pricey. I suggest (if you have to) buying them in the "book form".


    2. Always buy blu-ray if possible.
    >BD version tend to have a lot more actual content and touch-ups to low quality areas in the series. A good example of this is monogatari:




    3. DO NOT TRY OUT NEW SERIES WITH A PURCHASE.
    >Read/watch online, THEN purchase.
    (I personally only buy series that I find worth the support now. Which is why I purchased Kizumonogatari today)
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    Would also like to mention a few websites where I typically purchase my manga, blu-rays, and figures, because fuck going outside.

    -AmiAmi
    Perfect website for the purchase of figures. I usually go here because everywhere else is in Japanese and it's rather confusing to navigate. I've purchased from here many times.

    Proof of quality/collection;

     


     


    -Rightstuf
    Good for anime and manga.

     


     


     


     

    *(Low quality pic, but I was in a rush. I can update later on if you're actually curious what the cover looks like.)

    Pay attention to release dates on these websites. Pre-orders go fast, and when it's over, it's over. Most, if not all series will never continue the production of something sold out.
    Last edited by Takatsuki; 12-14-2015 at 05:21 PM.

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