Purchase Info

Where can you buy your magazine?

BEFORE READING THIS, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES, SO SOME THINGS MAY DIFFER FROM WHERE YOU LIVE.

I relatively shopped from the list below, at least once. Usually the places I order from are: Amazon, Honto, and Yesasia. This is just a preference and the quantity you’re purchasing (especially the weight of the product) do matter, so do take note!!

Amiami doesn’t have a wide selection of manga or magazine. They contain mostly mainstream/shounen/seinen manga. There’s probably a handful selection of shoujo-type magazines. Shipping is calculated by weight. They have various shipping methods. A great place to go for pre-ordered items. I can’t really give you my 2-piece since it’s been years since I’ve last ordered from here. (Maybe someone can give some insight to this place).

Kinokuniya marks up their prices by a couple of dollars ($2-4). Usually shop here for tankobon(s), bunkobon(s), and sometimes magazines. There’s an annually paid membership club card that gives you 10% discount on most of the items in the store. It cost $25/yearly + tax [so it will come up to around $27). I do not recommend getting the card if you’re not planning to shop here often. They have Japanese, Chinese, and English books. Free shipping for $50+ if not, flat-rate is $8.

**[UPDATE]
AS OF MAY 2,2016 KINOKUNIYA ARE HAVING PRICE CHANGES FOR ALL JAPANESE BOOKS.

Amazon.co.jp uses the actual price. Most likely to have what you’re looking for, but watch out for the stocks. Usually pre-order magazines here. They use EMS shipping method, I get my package very quickly(no more than 2 days after it’s shipped unless I get get unlucky and encounter the weekends. Then it will take around 4 days at max). Unsure why many refuses to order from here because I think it is somewhat worth it. Well… I guess shipping is getting over handed. Amazon uses a point system where you can accumulate when purchasing items. This site can be viewed in English, so don’t worry about not being able to read Japanese!
**Recommend buying magazines here ONLY

Honto.jp uses the actual price. They have magazines, tankobon(s), and bunkobon(s). This place is very similar to amazon. I wouldn’t really recommend buying from here if you’re impatient and incapable of reading Japanese. They usually take up to 2-3 weeks to arrive if you use the cheapest shipping method (SAL). They have other options as well, but I’m sure we’re here because we want to save the cash.

CDJapan.co.jp uses the actual price or lowers it by a bit. This is a great place to place pre-orders and to browse around. They have a point system where you can accumulate as you buy other items and can use those points on your next purchase, similar to Amazon. This site is in English, so you definitely won’t have a problem viewing it.
**Recommend to buy tankobons and bunkobons here ONLY

Yesasia have Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and English products. They now have a Global site that only ships to USA & Canada. They mark up the magazines by $5-10 that includes the shipping. There are free International shipping when you purchase $39 or more. Not a huge selection in magazines. This place have quite a collection of manga series, so do buy them here if it’s available. Some items come with free mini collectibles! I don’t recommend buying your magazine here since it’s much more expensive than needed. If anything, just do some mini calculations and see wherever is cheaper!
**Recommend to buy tankobons and bunkobons here ONLY

JList have two sites: JBox & JList(has adult content). Not a place to purchase shoujo manga, but you can browse around to look for some. They don’t have much magazines either, so I definitely won’t recommend this place if you’re planning to buy only manga and/or magazines. This is a good place for shounen, ecchi, moe, and etc titles. 

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