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Oct 17, 2008, 3:43am Top

I am curious because I travel a lot and I buy manga/graphic novels/art books in 3 different languages and different countries.

Canadian prices tend to range from CDN $9.99 - 25.99, depending on the publisher.

HK prices ranges from HKD $45.00 - 160.00.

TW(cheapest) prices go from NTD $60.00 - 150.00

CN is not applicable.

Of course, this discounts any special editions/prints, etc.

Oct 17, 2008, 3:45am Top

... $25.99?! I've never seen a manga costing that much! All the ones in my bookstores are between $9.99 and $12.99. o.O

Oct 17, 2008, 10:24am Top

For manga I've seen some of the Shoujo Beat ones for $7.99 new at Borders. The most expensive ones I've seen are probably published by Blu and run about $15.99.

Art books always tend to be much more expensive, around $25.00 or more.

Oct 21, 2008, 11:35pm Top

I never seen a manga cost $25.99 (I live in Canada). Unless, you are buying deluxe, or hard cover versions of a manga. Normally, I get my mangas at american pricing. =)

Edited: Oct 24, 2008, 8:15am Top

lol, it must be because I am a bit older, mangas in Canada were around CDN$25.99. The market weren't as big then, and it wasn't popular enough to do big print runs. A lot of times, the price came about because it was imported from the US(where I used to buy from, but I have since moved to Vancouver).

I have paid 50 Euros for a excellent art book from the best artists in Paris. I was shocked that I can find original Japanese prints in Paris.

It's cheaper in Asia, HK prints are about CDN 6.00 to start, and TW prints are CDN 2.00 to start.

Oct 24, 2008, 10:48am Top

Such expensive books. :( I buy raw manga, so it tends to be cheaper. I wouldn't own or take as many risks if I had to pay that much. I have a lot of used books, which run $1-3 (or $5-7 for bigger sizes) from places like Book-off and online used bookstores. New, I tend to pay ~$6 either in-store or online+shipping.

Oct 24, 2008, 11:55am Top

Retail price for most manga in the US ranges from $7.95 to $10.95. That's for titles from the bigger publishers - Viz, Tokyopop, Del Rey. Vertical manga is more expensive - $19.95 or $24.95, usually.

Dec 19, 2008, 11:40pm Top

I live in America and I know that Books-a-Million does this mark down once or month (or they use to) and each month it would be 10% off Manga by a specific company. So, one month would be Viz the next Tokyo Pop. They didn't do any of the more "obscure" publishers. So, I've seen Manga in stores from about $6-$15.99 and the the only reason it's that high is because DMP's manga is so expensive. I've never really looked at art books though.

Apr 26, 2009, 9:12pm Top

You can get manga just about anywhere now. Retail stores (US) have them for $7.99-15.99. You can also find them on sale there. You can get good deals at used bookstores and on eBay. Most libraries have them to rent.

May 12, 2009, 2:38pm Top

Half-Price is best with $5-6 manga and then there's Barnes n Noble with $10-12

Jun 4, 2009, 10:14am Top

In the UK it tends to be around £6 (Viz) or £7 (Tokyopop), so around US $10-$12

Jun 4, 2009, 10:59am Top

For those of you with no direct access to a good Manga bookstore, I can recommend http://www.bookdepository.co.uk
They ship manga at no cost with a better discount then Amazon. Their helpdesk is also quite good.

Very strange: each book is shipped separately

(not affiliated with bookdepository whatsoever)

Jun 4, 2009, 11:13am Top

Book Depository are great, they sell on Amazon.co.uk as well

Jun 4, 2009, 11:22am Top

>12 Papiervisje: Great site! Thanks for pointing it out.

Aug 8, 2009, 2:43am Top

Today at the bookstore, They were selling Tokyopop manga for 13.99 CAD. I couldn't believe the price. Most Manga that cost 13.99 or more that I know of, is Yaoi and Viz Signature books....so I was a little disappointed at tokyopop.

Nov 18, 2009, 11:49pm Top

I buyfrom Rightstuf.com. Berserk is 10.46 something like naruto would be 7.46

Jan 21, 2010, 5:52pm Top

Well they are art books, so I they would be more expensive to make. Plus the publishers must know how cool it is to own the art, so they make you pay for every bit! =)

Jan 24, 2010, 4:35am Top

I would assume that art books are more expensive also due to smaller print runs.

Feb 16, 2010, 8:15pm Top


May 16, 2010, 6:49am Top

ours is $9.99
*gasp* so many nines

Jul 9, 2010, 10:54am Top

Ours are like $7.99. The most I have ever payed was $9.99 but that was because they were newer.

Jul 16, 2010, 9:43pm Top

> 20
and you turn it upside down, and it's........... :o

i buy raw at kinokuniya... with the overage and shipping, we are currently getting charged $7 for a Y400 standard-sized shoujo manga. larger-sized ones (ie, usagi drop) can run about $14-$17.

Dec 26, 2010, 1:12am Top

13,99$ plus tax for regular-sized manga from TokyoPop is the current going rate at the local Chapters.

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