We have a thread about “what video games you’ve been playing lately”, but I looked around and realized we don’t have one for books! I’d thought it’d be fun to get one started!
Whether it’s a manga/comic/doujin, novel, magazine or anything inbetween - what have you been reading lately?
Whether it’s in Japanese or your native language, please feel free to share.
Do you wanna get some authentic Japanese reading material, but don’t know where to get some without breaking the bank? Below are some resources to help you!
Amazon.jp 100円 ー OO円↑ Physical and ebooks Furigana Books Available.
(Ships internationally for most manga and novels. This only applies to products shipped directly from Amazon. )
Google Play Books (JP) 0円ー3,000円 Ebooks only Furigana Books Available.
(An absolutely terrific resource! Offering tons of newly released books/manga. There are also loads of sales every week, some of which include tooons of free manga. To access the Japanese Google Play store, you’ll either have to get a proxy or (do what I do) change the location of your gmail account. It’s a bit of a difficult process to find, but you can change your location to a Japanese address. Once you do that, no matter what country you’re in, you can access the Japanese Google Play Store.)
Comico / (Free but with a “pay to read more” system) App/Website No Furigana
(A webcomic/fanfiction app and website. Series like Nanbaka and ReLife originally came from this app. Unfortunately there is a bit of a paywall put in place. You can read some chapters free, but you’ll have to wait for your tickets to recharge before you can continue reading, or buy more tickets if you’re impatient.)
OtakuMode $5.99 - $000↑ Physical and ebooks Furigana Books Available
(Unlike the previous options, if you feel uncomfortable buying something only in Japanese, this website is entirely in English. The prices are fairly reasonable, and OtakuMode gives away coupons like nobodies business so you can usually save quite a bit. Unfortunately though, like the name implies your limited to Manga, light novels and fashion/otaku magazines.)[/details]
Know any other good resources? Feel free to share them and I’ll add them to this list!