Reading Vol. 13・ゆるキャン△・ Laid-Back Camp 🏕 (Beginner Book Club)

All of them? :slightly_smiling_face:

Someone’s bound to suggest Book Off at some point. It’s published in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Forward, which is a seinen manga, so don’t try to find it in the shonen section. :slightly_smiling_face:

Also, since when have you been in Japan? Send us photos. :grinning:

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I noticed that some of the stores that sell manga tend to stock mainly recent releases, but I’ll go for a browse today if I get time.

Since you asked, a few photos are here

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Went to Book Off. No luck there although all the manga tended to be either 100 yen or “reduced” and in not much of an order so I spent a while there and because everything was so cheap it was tempting to buy a lot (which I did but at 100 yen why not?)

So still looking for ゆるキャン though.

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Kinokuniya is probably a more reliable if more expensive option…

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I bought mine at Kinokuniya. Here in Sydney, though. :slightly_smiling_face:

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In that case, I highly recommend @Naphthalene’s breakdown on the actual order the manga have ^^ and how to find them in Bookoff:

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The Book Off I went to didn’t have any labels to distinguish which section you were looking at other than “100円” and "レディウス”.
Kinokuniya on the other hand had the 青年 section clearly labeled with the publisher. Found ゆるキャン easily there.

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The tent symbol looks like the building from the end of Midsommar

You mean レディース? :stuck_out_tongue: that’s the woman equivalent of 青年. It would be very strange for a bookoff to not have 少年 and 青年 sections. They can be hard to find, though. When trying to find flying witch, I had to ask where the 少年 section was, cause I couldn’t find it. Turns out it was on a different floor.
When you can’t find, the best option is always to ask.

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Well I browsed the title of every manga I could see there and couldn’t find ゆるキャン anyway. I didn’t see any Aria there either (not that I need it). Maybe it was just the branch I went to?

Thank you so much to whoever tidied up the formatting in the vocab sheets and started to add page numbers, extra notes, etc.

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Aye, same here - it turned out to be on a different floor. Though in my case, I asked where I could find Attack on Titan, because it’s published in the same magazine. :slightly_smiling_face:

What if you don’t know what magazine anything is in? :upside_down_face:

When I was at Book Off I asked if they had any Manga Time Kirara, but they didn’t. Apparently the U.S. Book Off is too good for that.

Wikipedia.

During my trip in 2017, I checked every convenience store I passed for any of the Manga Time spinoffs, but never spotted a single one until I visited the Shosen Book Tower in Akihabara on my last day…

I guess Manga Time Kirara is kind of niche…

Well, if you are on the wrong floor, it’s not going to help (speaking from experience). :sweat_smile:
Do you remember in which book off you were? (ie location)

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It was on the third floor of a building in higashinodamachi, Osaka, near Osaka castle.
Google maps ref book off

I did see other manga there that I thought would be seinen (eg. urara meirocho) so I didn’t think I missed anything although I could be wrong.

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Well, google has a ton of negative reviews mentioning that they have a very poor selection, so you probably didn’t miss anything. :sweat_smile: Book offs were not all created equal.
I personally have 3 book offs I usually go to, to cover as many bases as possible. Going to a large one would usually be fine though (but in my case the closest one of that size is probably in akihabara, which is still 20 min away from my place, aka “too far”)

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I found my Flying Witch in the one at Kamata, though I mostly only went there because I happened to pass by when I didn’t have much planned.

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It was just the closest one I could find to where I was on the day. I still bought a lot of manga at 100 yen and my luggage is probably going to be bulging as a result. :slight_smile:

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