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Where to buy Manga 2019/6/20 10:34
Hello,

Between Kyoto and Osaka, where is a better place to buy manga in terms of:
- range of choices
- price

Can you recommend stores in both Kyoto and Osaka on where to buy? Thank you!
by Lance (guest)  

Re: Where to buy Manga 2019/6/20 17:40
So many stores and most are great places.
Pending on your interest you can google
by justmyday rate this post as useful

Re: Where to buy Manga 2019/6/20 18:53
Amazon.
by ... (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Where to buy Manga 2019/6/20 20:19
manga is everywhere but for price & selection then Denden town in Osaka is the place to start. https://www.osakastation.com/nipponbashis-denden-town/
by Stan Norrell rate this post as useful

Re: Where to buy Manga 2019/6/20 21:56
No physical store can compete with Amazon on choice. And for prices, for new books the prices are legally regulated, so they are the same everywhere (you could maybe find some better deals on secondhand books in physical stores, but there would probably be little difference to what you can find on Amazon Marketplace).
by ... (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Where to buy Manga 2019/6/21 10:15
Thank you very much for your inputs. If our time is limited, would you recommend finding one in Kyoto (e.g.
Kikuya Shoten Manga-kan) or in Osaka (e.g. Denden Town, Mandarake Grand Chaos)?
by Lance (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Where to buy Manga 2019/6/21 11:48
If your time is limited think about Amazon. I often order in the morning and it's at my hotel the same day.
So convenient and reliable. That's my go to shopping when in Japan. Order in the morning, head out for the day site seeing and return to a note on my door that reception has a parcel for me.
by Jojo (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Where to buy Manga 2019/6/21 15:11
I don't see where the fun is in buying from Amazon. I would say start at Mandarake in Denden town. If you are looking for manga in English then your choices will be limited wherever you go (yes yes, Amazon, I know).
by Stan Norrell rate this post as useful

Re: Where to buy Manga 2019/6/21 16:51
I can not understand why "Animate" and "Book OFF(used)" are not on the list.
Kinokuniya has a lot of general books as well as comics, but stock search is easy and it does not waste time.

Kyoto : 京都
Osaka : 大阪
Kansai : 関西(region, not pref and city/town name)

https://www.animate.co.jp/shop/

https://www.bookoff.co.jp/shop/

https://www.kinokuniya.co.jp/c/store/
https://www.kinokuniya.co.jp/c/information/stock.html
https://www.kinokuniya.co.jp/c/20181018095937.html
by OtaMeganeSaori (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Where to buy Manga 2019/6/21 18:52
It is not store information, but I forgot to write this.

The arrangement of the bookshelf is different by "publisher" and "manga magazine".
Not in alphabetical(a,i,u,e,o... or ABC..) order.

書店 shoten : book store ("o" is not long tone)
新刊 shinkan : new release (not only for manga, but only for books)
既刊 kikan : already released
中古 chuko : used (not only for manga, books)
本棚 hondana : bookshelf
出版社 shuppansha : publisher (company)
https://matome.naver.jp/odai/2146200814941569201
マンガ雑誌 manga zasshi : manga magazine
週刊 shuukan : weekly
月刊 gekkan : monthly
季刊 kikan : quarterly, seasonally
平積み hirazumi : flat display = popular or recommend
https://twitter.com/IoNaomichi/status/1138439757095038977
おすすめ(おススめ) osusume : recommend, recommendation
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9ahcBeVUAASVjZ.jpg:large

価格: 500円+(消費)税 kakaku, go-hyaku-en, plus (shohi)zei : price 500Yen + (sales)tax 8% = 540Y total
税込(み) zei komi/内税 uchi zei : including sales tax
税抜(き) zei nuki : not including sales tax
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9gj_KuUEAE-Tt8.jpg
The letter 内税 is well written on the receipt(レシート reshiito), not written on the price tag.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9K7OiRUIAAjvoa.jpg
There is also a oppsite word 外税 soto zei, but hardly see it. (内 means inside, 外 means outside)

If you are already living in Japan other than Kyoto, Osaka, there is no need to explain.
If you are 1st timer coming fr abroad, buying a book in Japan is not difficult.
Just pick up the book you want, bring it to the cashier(counter), and pay the money.
Credit card payment of famous international brands such as Visa, Master, Amex is also possible.

Basically, if looking for rare one, online may faster.

Can you tell me the titles and favorites, if possible?
by OtaMeganeSaori (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Where to buy Manga 2019/7/2 17:36
Thank you OtaMeganeSaori. Appreciate your suggested bookstores and I've pinned them down already in my maps, so that's very helpful.

Nothing in particular as of now, and as Stan said, we're also after the experience of going in a physical store and browsing through the different comics available.
by Lance (guest) rate this post as useful

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