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Do you keep the obi of Japanese books?

greenleaf08greenleaf082 years agoMisc
When I started purchasing japanese mangas and artbooks, I usually throw away the obi(band) of the book.
I never really put much thought about keeping it because it's mere advertisement.
But alot of Japanese books have really nice detailed band around it, like small images/art and whatnot.

As of lately, I've been collecting them, keeping it with the mangas and artbooks.

It makes the books feel fresh and pretty, like a new copy.

So do you keep the band on your japanese books or just throw them away?
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0pt
I keep the obi if it came with the book, but unless the obi actually goes with the cover and isn't just an advertisement, I won't care if a second-hand book doesn't have it.
2 years ago
0pt
I keep them, but because I buy my books secondhand it is not always in the best condition.
I do try to keep them as prestine as possible.
2 years ago
0pt
I always keep them, even though they get easily damanged sometimes which is kind of annoying.
2 years ago
0pt
I like to keep everything that comes with my manga and BDs - feels more complete when everything is there. But if I buy a hard to find manga second hand and there's no obi I'm not too bothered.
2 years ago
0pt
I keep them (for BDs and CDs, I don't usually buy Japanese books) but I don't know why. None of the ones I have have anything worthwhile on them, just info that's on the item anyway. I have most of them in a separate box, but it's getting full. But somehow I don't have the heart to throw them out, even if they're annoying and useless to me.
2 years ago
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Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
I keep them but if someone doesnt have them as in me buying secondhand i would be fine with that.
2 years ago
0pt
I always keep them but I fold them and place them inside the book itself cause I don't want to rip them in my shelf. .
2 years ago
1pt
I usually thrown them away, unless it has a cool design that was made with the actual cover in mind, or it's made of interesting material. I find that obi on long running serial manga (eg. Naruto) tend to get in the way of the actual cover design so I chuck them out. I don't really like those plastic covers either so obi get in the way when I'm reading them lol.

I also throw away the ad booklet & survey slip since they aren't useful to me. >_>
2 years ago
0pt
I keep them, but I do dislike how they move around when you handle the book.
2 years ago
0pt
belenaza (2 years ago) #4318983I always keep it, same with the little booklets that occasionally are inside the mangas. I also use this protective plastic stuff for manga so the obi doesn't fall while I'm reading: japanesetease.n...
I love book covers *-*.
2 years ago
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