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  • KattoSHSL Magical GirlSuper High School Level
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    As a first new topic in quite a while, I wanted to ask everyone, what kind of book(s) do you collect? :D

    I personally collect manga, artbooks and doujinshi mainly. I have approximately 300 volumes of manga, 100 official artbooks and 50 illustration doujinshi.

    There's nothing quite like owning work by your favourite artists - quite like how owning a figure of your favourite character is so much better than having hundreds of saved wallpapers of them ^_^

    So, how about you?
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    I only have a small collection. I have manga books, some comics, and magazines.

    I hope to expand my collection one at a time.
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    Artbooks. I prefer books that are 90%+ art as I can't read Japanese. I will buy artbooks of anime I've seen because I'll be familiar with the content. Although I do have some video game artbooks of games I've never played because the art was so pretty (looking at you Agarest War). I loooooooove artbooks.
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    I collect artbooks of my favorite illustrators and mangaka, compilations like 'Eishi 100' and also constantly searching for a new, unusual art. I also have some anime related books of the shows I love (Kino no tabi, for example), some doujinshi with sketches or color illustrations and 19 tomes of manga (it would be more, but I can't read Japanese).
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    mintbunny (4 years ago) #1691741Artbooks. I prefer books that are 90%+ art as I can't read Japanese. I will buy artbooks of anime I've seen because I'll be familiar with the content. Although I do have some video game artbooks of games I've never played because the art was so pretty (looking at you Agarest War). I loooooooove artbooks.
    I know what you mean! I prefer to get almost purely art as well. It's the main reason why I got into illustration doujinshi haha :P
    geckos (4 years ago)I collect artbooks of my favorite illustrators and mangaka, compilations like 'Eishi 100' and also constantly searching for a new, unusual art. I also have some anime related books of the shows I love (Kino no tabi, for example), some doujinshi with sketches or color illustrations and 19 tomes of manga (it would be more, but I can't read Japanese).If you'd like a really awesome compilation, I highly recommend Illustration 2013! ITEM #155650 It's the biggest collection I've got and it's so varied!

    All of my manga is in English for that very reason haha :) I'd love to be able to read Japanese fluently so I could read Light Novels. At the moment I struggle when kanji doesn't have furigana, so it's out of the question for me ;___;

    Hikari_Kana (4 years ago)I only have a small collection. I have manga books, some comics, and magazines.
    I hope to expand my collection one at a time.
    Everyone starts somewhere! :D
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    I collect artbooks, mostly from series that I love. I like the collections of promotional artwork, but also the artbooks featuring key animation drawings.

    Currently my most wanted artbook is ITEM #136493 . It's sold out in most places. :(
    On the other hand, I'm lucky to have ITEM #73333 . :) It seems to be in high demand nowadays.
  • KattoSHSL Magical GirlSuper High School Level
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    Yupa (4 years ago) #1692901I collect artbooks, mostly from series that I love. I like the collections of promotional artwork, but also the artbooks featuring key animation drawings.

    Currently my most wanted artbook is ITEM #136493 . It's sold out in most places. :(
    On the other hand, I'm lucky to have ITEM #73333 . :) It seems to be in high demand nowadays.

    That huke book is awesome, I hope you can find it sometime soon! :(
    Wow, that Spice and Wolf book is beautiful! :O Awesome stuff for having it!
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    I collect Forgotten Realms novels, Dragonlance novels, just general D&D/Greyhawk novels, I also have a looot of D&D books, artbooks, doujinshi. My manga, and I just counted this because I had to after seeing this thread.. numbers at 1521, and we're not done sifting through our things out in the garage. @_@; At one point in 2010, I had purged around 700 manga, but I ended up regretting a lot of that.. I had sold them in desperation, as we were both jobless and had no money. :( Slowly building my manga back, the count is a few hundred above what it was in 2009.
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    Mikaino (4 years ago) #1693346I collect Forgotten Realms novels, Dragonlance novels, just general D&D/Greyhawk novels, I also have a looot of D&D books, artbooks, doujinshi. My manga, and I just counted this because I had to after seeing this thread.. numbers at 1521, and we're not done sifting through our things out in the garage. @_@; At one point in 2010, I had purged around 700 manga, but I ended up regretting a lot of that.. I had sold them in desperation, as we were both jobless and had no money. :( Slowly building my manga back, the count is a few hundred above what it was in 2009.
    That is a crazy number of manga! I wouldn't be able to fit that many in my house right now, even if I tried! I'd have books laying all over the place. I'd have a difficult time selling my manga even if I was having a hard time with money, I have a feeling I'd sooner part with figures before my books haha!
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    Katto (4 years ago) #1693409
    That is a crazy number of manga! I wouldn't be able to fit that many in my house right now, even if I tried! I'd have books laying all over the place. I'd have a difficult time selling my manga even if I was having a hard time with money, I have a feeling I'd sooner part with figures before my books haha!

    Ahahaha... You didn't have to count it.. xDD I know. >_>; We have ... random piles on the bookshelves, I'm working on it now actually, since seeing it disorderly bothers me really badly x.x; We actually didn't have any figures at the time of the purge, since my ex had stolen them all.. D: So it was either sell manga or not be able to afford diapers.. Sooo while I was bawling and packing them into suitcases to sell, I knew it was far more important to keep my child healthy and clean. :<
    Oops, I went on a tangent there.. xD;
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    I mostly collect mangas, novels, magazines and illustrations. :D
    I currently plan on expanding my book collection as time pass. My first manga to have was Kitchen Princess which I simply love until now. >o<
    My mangas and novels collection are currently on the same level, LOL. As for illustrations, I plan to get those of my favorite animes and familiar artists. :)
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    Naoto-chan (4 years ago) #1697133I mostly collect mangas, novels, magazines and illustrations. :D
    I currently plan on expanding my book collection as time pass. My first manga to have was Kitchen Princess which I simply love until now. >o<
    My mangas and novels collection are currently on the same level, LOL. As for illustrations, I plan to get those of my favorite animes and familiar artists. :)

    Kitchen Princess is great! :) I stopped after the first volume, but I plan on buying the Kodansha omnibus volumes soon!
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    Mikaino (4 years ago) #1697151Naoto-chan (4 years ago) #1697133I mostly collect mangas, novels, magazines and illustrations. :D
    I currently plan on expanding my book collection as time pass. My first manga to have was Kitchen Princess which I simply love until now. >o<
    My mangas and novels collection are currently on the same level, LOL. As for illustrations, I plan to get those of my favorite animes and familiar artists. :)

    Kitchen Princess is great! :) I stopped after the first volume, but I plan on buying the Kodansha omnibus volumes soon!

    Good luck with that! :D
    I love Kitchen Princess so much that I had to always drop by the bookstore to complete the series. It took me months before I completed all 10. XD

    By the way, does anyone know where I can order illustrations online? D:
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    Naoto-chan (4 years ago) #1697810Mikaino (4 years ago) #1697151Naoto-chan (4 years ago) #1697133I mostly collect mangas, novels, magazines and illustrations. :D
    I currently plan on expanding my book collection as time pass. My first manga to have was Kitchen Princess which I simply love until now. >o<
    My mangas and novels collection are currently on the same level, LOL. As for illustrations, I plan to get those of my favorite animes and familiar artists. :)

    Kitchen Princess is great! :) I stopped after the first volume, but I plan on buying the Kodansha omnibus volumes soon!

    Good luck with that! :D
    I love Kitchen Princess so much that I had to always drop by the bookstore to complete the series. It took me months before I completed all 10. XD

    By the way, does anyone know where I can order illustrations online? D:

    There's only 4 omnibus volumes, so it's a bit easier to find NOW xD; so i'm kind of glad I waited.

    Do you mean like art prints? :3 or art books?
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    Mikaino (4 years ago) #1698455
    There's only 4 omnibus volumes, so it's a bit easier to find NOW xD; so i'm kind of glad I waited.

    Do you mean like art prints? :3 or art books?

    yesh~ I found an art book of Kanzaki Hiro bu luck after that I got interested. >o<
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    Katto (4 years ago) #1693172Yupa (4 years ago) #1692901I collect artbooks, mostly from series that I love. I like the collections of promotional artwork, but also the artbooks featuring key animation drawings.

    Currently my most wanted artbook is ITEM #136493 . It's sold out in most places. :(
    On the other hand, I'm lucky to have ITEM #73333 . :) It seems to be in high demand nowadays.

    That huke book is awesome, I hope you can find it sometime soon! :(
    Wow, that Spice and Wolf book is beautiful! :O Awesome stuff for having it!

    Finally found a copy of ITEM #136493 at Manda. :D I also ordered ITEM #166820 along with it.
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    I mostly collect manga (85% of my books) and doujinshi (~10%). I also have a few art-books and some magazine.

    I began my manga collection ~20 years ago and had the opportunity to work for a publisher so I have now a collection of ~5000 manga (it becomes really hard to store them...).

    My doujinshi collection began... 10 or 11 years ago... I have ~550 doujinshi (75~80% of them are far from "all public"...). On the "all public" side, I have some Haradaya (Takehito Harada's circle / chara designer for Nippon Ichi Software), Electromagnetic Wave (POP's circle / Chara designer of Moe-tan) and Fujitsubo Machine (Itou Noidi / illustrator of Shakugan no Shana novel).

    I sometimes buy art-books, when I find one on a good price (with arts that I like of course) or some illustrators/series that I like a lot : as for the doujinshi, I have art books of Takehito Harada, POP and Itou Noidi ; for the series, I got some art-books of Lucky Star and Zero no Tsukaima.

    For the magazine, it's mostly Megami Magazine (I liked their poster) and some that I bought when I had the chance to go to Japan.

    Well, I think it's all...

    (Oh I also have some game guide, like... 8... Disgaea 1-2 in English and Disgaea (1-4 & D2) in Japanese... The last one is a Fate Stay Night... When I bought it I thought it was an artbook...)
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    I mostly collect artbooks, preferably of illustrators, manga/anime and video games. My favourites are ITEM #43595, ITEM #43671, ITEM #93580, ITEM #90807 and ITEM #63692. Though ITEM #136493 is quite up there as well.
    I also own a few from Western video games (Mass Effect, The Last of Us, Assassin's Creed, Alice: Madness Returns) and Disney (The Lion King and Brave). The one from The Lion King is my favourite out of those. I also have a few smaller artbooks that were part of LEs of video games.

    I do own some manga, but I don't have a whole lot mainly because a series takes up so much space. Especially because reading novels is another big hobby of mine (so yeah, I have quite a lot of 'normal' books as well)!
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    My doujinshi.org user list counter is currently at 931 of which at least 90% loli doujinshi, the rest is artbooks and loli manga ;)
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    All kinds! Fiction, non-fiction, manga and western comics, art books... cook books even. I don't much collect doujin, I let what I did have go when I moved, but I do love fan-made art books as much as official ones. For a while, I was collecting old pulp spy novels from the sixties.

    My bookshelf is very eclectic... but it's nice that way, because if you're not in the mood for what you usually like to read, it means there's always something different.
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