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11 May 2010 @ 06:24 pm
Shounen Gangan  
I was wondering does anyone know where to order a copy of Shounen Gangan online that doesn't have crazy shipping costs?

I want to order the volume with the last chapter. And yes I know this is way in advance but I want to be prepared. :)
r: Alphonse at the gate part 2helpimtiredyo on May 11th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
I was actually planning on making this EXACT ENTRY today. Way to be on the same wavelength!
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r: Ed is tiredhelpimtiredyo on May 11th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
Looks like I'm going to need to brush up on my bargaining skills...
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Kimkirarakim on May 11th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
I just sent an E-mail inquiring about this so we will see what they say.
Wolfsjunges: FMA: Ed and Ling = me and Krhainosdriftwoodwings on May 11th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
Currently asking Ling one of my BFFs if RanFan his GF will pick it up for me and ship it. >.>; I'd pay for shipping the book out of pocket.

Its like.. $5.oo in Japan. Ffft. Or that's what he told me when he surprised me with the 100th chapter when he was visiting her.

Him: YEAH I mailed you this huge book it had Ed on the front and-
Me: OH MY FUCKING GOD ;A;. <3 <3 <3
Him: o_o...
rhelpimtiredyo on May 11th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
Oh man, lucky! I wish my brother still lived in Japan.
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ex_naripolp on May 11th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
I had the same idea, and I went trought the internet to see if there was something better than amazon.jp.
Unfortunately I didn't find anything: a number of shounen gangan is 1,40 kg heavy, so shipping costs are always high T_T And if you don't choose EMS, the risk to spend more increases... ;_; For Europe the total would be something like 35€ - which is HORRIBLE if you think that Shounen gangan costs just 500 yen, but...T__T

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Kim: Edwinkirarakim on May 11th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
Sigh If I want it I might have to shell out the extra cash I guess. I sent an E-mail to Akadot retail mentioned above to see what their estimated costs are so maybe if it is a good cost I will make another post since it seems I am not the only person interested.
auron_kaleauron_kale on May 11th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
Despite the high price for shipping ($30 USD), I still use Amazon.jp.

I normally try to buy other things with it to offset the shipping, but since they use FedEx and it gets to me extremely fast (versus waiting for Kinokuniya to get it - a month later - and then pay $8 for the issue).

The upside for me has been that I've managed to keep building up amazon credit, so they always make it just a bit cheaper.
Kim: Roy Mustangkirarakim on May 12th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
In case I do end up going with Amazon.co.jp do you know how soon it is usually available for Pre-order?
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seaweed_fma: Havoc- Watseaweed_fma on May 12th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
everywhere I had seen has this current issue sold out already, and it has only been out a few days. And I have looked at three places online.

I dont think we are gonna be able to order this online unless it is done like hours after it is released.. :(

So.. is there anyone on here who lives in Japan that I could speak with privately, send a PM to about maybe picking one up?
Kim: Ed Bucketkirarakim on May 12th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
Well I am hoping to pre-order the final volume. But yes I do think it's too late for this volume. :)
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auron_kaleauron_kale on May 12th, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
Just checked, amazon.co.jp doesn't have it up yet, so I'd probably check in two weeks or so. To search for it, use this in the search bar: 少年ガンガン
Kim: Happy Alkirarakim on May 12th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
Thanks for your help I'll be on the look out for it. :)
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Arthur: Al - ^D^cxrdevil on May 12th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
I know you can get a subscription for Gan Gan or other magazines from http://www.sasugabooks.com/ although I don't know how they do individual issues. I order a lot of my manga from Sasuga and their shipping costs/timing have always been reasonable.

ETA: Also hey guys I have pretty good Japanese if you need help deciphering pages or whatever just send it my way.

Edited at 2010-05-12 01:29 am (UTC)
kazeraionkazeraion on May 13th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
I'm also deliberating on getting next month's issue...After all, it's the last chapter of fma. :) Am also wondering what kind of fma goodies (hopefully)that would come together with this issue...
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ξ( >◡❛)ξ▄︻▇▇〓〓 Tiro Finale!: lalala || by kusagilunelight on May 14th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
This isn't online shopping but depending on where you are you can find bookstores in the States that carry it:

Mitsuwa (locations often have Sanseido bookstores in them)

It sells out fairly quickly in the States too, and you'll still be paying more than you'd pay in Japan, but nowhere near price + $30.00 shipping.
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Kim: AlMeiSqueekirarakim on May 14th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh Thank You so much. I have been going crazy checking Amazon.co.jp for this. :D