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Topic: Anybody need a new friend that loves Manga?

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Subject: Anybody need a new friend that loves Manga?
Date Posted: 1/16/2015 12:45 AM ET
Member Since: 9/2/2012
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I feel like making a topic "ask a manga-holic anything!" Or "let's compare collections" lol! Seriously though I wish this forum wasn't so quiet. I feel like we are missing an opportunity to have a great community. People who love graphic novels and manga swapping duplicates for ones people need etc. Giving advice on how to find that super rare book. Discussing favorite series / discovering good series that somehow we missed along the way....

Like "series you probably forgot to collect": Digimon, Dr Slump, ToTo, Translucent, Yokaiden. Some are lesser known but all still great series =)

Is that just me? Are you all on another site being friends without me? :/ Sure maybe it isn't the largest site and it isn't exactly geared at social / community interactions - and I get manga and graphic novels are a pretty specific topic but still :/

( If anyone wants to be friends or wants to compare collections or wants to ask me random questions please feel free to post or PM me.. =3 )

Date Posted: 1/16/2015 12:09 PM ET
Member Since: 11/9/2008
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Haha! I'd love to discuss and compare. I don't collect a lot due to space constraints, but I read loads of series. I'm currently following Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Electric Town Bookstore, Bride Story, Watashi ga Motete Dousunda, Hajiotsu, Eh? Heibon Desu yo?, Horimiya, Hibi Chouchou, and the QuinRose series. 

I've fallen off the wagon on Are you Alice? and Pandora Hearts due to the sheer number of chapters I have to catch up on.

I enjoy some 4-koma comedy, slice of life, mysteries, Alice in Wonderland or fairy tail tropes, some reverse harems, and shoujo.

For graphic novels, I read Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Ultimates, and a whole bunch of other Marvel series. I really loved Captain Britain and MI13 even though it was so short.

I started to collect them... but they came out with new editions so I feel like I have to collect them all again. CCS and Sailor Moon. I'm so glad I have the Kaito Saint Tail set because it looks like it went out of print. 

Date Posted: 1/17/2015 9:31 PM ET
Member Since: 9/2/2012
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We have dedicated our bedroom to, well basically now it's a library. It even has shelves set up like a library does now. =) We ( husband and I ) are following too many to keep track of lol! I think last count was over 40 current series.. Plus a whole lot more that are finished. I loved 4-koma! I wish there where more out there like that. Fairy Tail is big in this house as is his other series. I really hope they bring some of the other series into publication in english.. I mean it is popular right? The spin off or side stories should eventually come out ...right? I feel like that with the rock lee story too ( Naruto ya know =3 ), I keep thinking 'I will just wait until it is in English'. But I hope that doesn't come back to bite me if it doesn't get published and then suddenly there are no more copies of the foreign printed ones >.<

Let's see right now we are into Fairy Tail, One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Case Closed, Blue Exorcist, Tegami Bachi, Wandering Son, Natsume's Book of Friends, and so many other series @.@; I really enjoy a good adventure story lol

I actually love collecting the new and old editions of things - like having the original sailor moon and the new ones too. But things like Inuyasha where they had the original tall release and then the shorter release... then the 3in1's or the combo releases... that is all too much. ( We have the near complete set of short release.. since it matches the majority of our collection.. ) I had Kaito Saint Tail the complete set for a while but felt guilty that I never even read it >.< So I rehomed it.


Date Posted: 1/18/2015 10:48 PM ET
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Sad to say I'm a manga/anime fan as well...here on PBS I collect as much manga's as members are willing to part with as p/o deals (3/2, 2/1, 3/1 etc). I do the same for Anime on the SwapaDVD site. 

I try to collect complete sets of both that I pass on to youth groups here in my little town. Sometimes when I do a deal for a lot of manga's I'll get one or two from a (to me) unknown series and search out the anime version to determine if it's 'worthy' to collect the complete series. There are SO MANY! - Manga's turned to Anime and Anime turned to Manga's - it's a madhouse. Thank god!

If you ever have manga's collecting 'dust' on your bookshelves that you are interested in finding a 'new home' for, drop me a PM - I'm always interested in acquiring more manga's (as well as Anime).

Danny N (Alameda) - Havelock NC 


Date Posted: 1/19/2015 1:00 PM ET
Member Since: 11/9/2008
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Ah, those are some super long series you have listed out there! I only have four shelves dedicated to manga in my library. The rest are beloved book series.

Yeah, I'd assume the spin-off manga would come out. I like his eyebrows. After all, even Soul Eater has that Soul Eater Not! and .Hack has the spin off published overseas too.

I like mysteries like Kindaichi and Psychic Detective Yakumo.

I wish I had the space to do such collecting, but I only reserve that to books. Haha! I re-read Kaitou Saint Tail from time to time and I still remember the anime. I wish Hime-chan no Ribbon had been licensed over too. There's a whole bunch of old mahou shoujo that I wish I could read as printed material in english.

Got it! Haha, replied to your x-posted pm. :D

Date Posted: 3/2/2015 9:33 PM ET
Member Since: 8/5/2009
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Hello all! I have been in the 'fandom' life for a little over 12 years now. I have many series and I used to have more but when I was in my senior year I decided to be an adult and get of more then half of my collection. I regret it greatly and am now trying to re get everything I got rid of as well as add more new series all the time. I've found over the years that if you're looking for cheap manga that you should try looking at your local half price books. Sometime you can find some rare ones, like the original Sailor Moon pocket book editions for as cheap as 1 dollar! 

I have started helping facebook friends expand their collections as well, we exchange wish lists and if I see a book on it I'll pick it up and ship it to them and they do the same for me. 

So if any one ever wants to trade anime or manga please feel free to send me a PM I have much more laying around that I no longer want that I have yet to post bc I dont want to get a billon different requests at once and would prefer to save on shipping as well as keep series together. 

Date Posted: 3/26/2015 8:06 PM ET
Member Since: 9/18/2008
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I collect primarily YAOI and my goal is to get a copy of every yaoi ever published eventually, including ones that weren't translated into English (although my focus is the English ones right now) as I'm trying to learn Japanese so I can read the other ones.  I get a little addicted. Currently have just over 1000 manga so far and of course my WL is ever growing as a I see new series or one shots I didn't know about.  So excited that the Finder series is being restocked as well as A Foreign Love Affair (I'm getting them through the DM kickstarter).  

My non-Yaoi series are My Cat Loki (so not happy Volume 3 was never done so the series will never be completed), Black Butler, My Little Monster, Gansta and a few others.

A lot of my manga has come from buying whole collections from people off of ebay or live journal, although I have gotten some on PBS (and would love to get more).  Doesn't seem like manga gets posted very often on here.  I keep what I want and then post what I don't collect to PBS or ebay out of the whole collections I buy.

I also collect yaoi/shounen ai anime (of course). Haven't tried the DVD swap site yet, but plan to at some point. 

Anybody got a bunch of yaoi they want to swap all together, I will do large swaps to save on postage!  I'm always happy to make multiple orders on any yaoi including comic books that aren't postable on PBS!

Date Posted: 4/16/2015 9:34 PM ET
Member Since: 9/2/2012
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=) I will keep you in mind when I start posting books again - Haven't have the postage funds to send stuff out but I have some rare ones that I got on ebay but am looking to rehome. I love finding good rare books =D yaoi or not lol. I like yaoi series well enough but yeah not a lot of them get posted to this site or theres like 50+ people standing in line for the good ones lol!


Life has been super busy lately! Sorry I haven't had time to reply to everyone but I love that we seem to have at least a couple people on here that are manga and anime fans =D


Recently started a new hobby - maybe it isn't book related but it is anime related! Goten and Trunks!