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Prospective Shelf-Space

Postby Fish and Chips » Thu May 24, 2007 10:34 pm

Here's a curious thought. Given our purchasing habits, how much Manga do you own currently, and how much do you think you'll own when you have polished off, finished, or otherwise "Completed" your collection. Obviously doesn't take into account future tastes and volumes.

For example, say you collect Rurouni Kenshin, and only Rurouni Kenshin. You have the first 3 volumes of a 28 volume series. So you currently own 3 volumes, but assuming you buy the rest you'll eventually have all 28. Or again, if you collect FullMetal Alchemist, and only FullMetal Alchemist. You own 7 volumes of a still continuing series, which currently has 17 volumes; so you have 7 now, but you'd guess at owning 17+ volumes some day. And if you collect both Rurouni Kenshin and FullMetal Alchemist, you'll jump from 10 volumes in the present-tense to 45+ in the future. And don't include stagnant series you're not sure if you'll finish collecting. Clear enough?

Own today: 25 volumes
Own in the future: 75+ volumes
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Postby Alexander » Thu May 24, 2007 10:55 pm

Own Today: 4

Yotsuba Volume 1, 2, and 3 and Kino no tabi Volume 1.

Own in the Future: I don't have a very large budget and I tend to read most manga at my bookstore, although I do occasionally buy and hope to have a large collection in the future.

Own in the year of 2007: 8
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Postby WrestlingOtaku » Fri May 25, 2007 6:59 am

Own today: 95

In the Future: Probably around 200+
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Postby Ashley » Fri May 25, 2007 3:58 pm

Own today: 70~ (I don't have these in front of me for an exact count)

Own in the future: ~150-200.
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Postby lordoftempest » Fri May 25, 2007 4:12 pm

What is this 'purchase' you speak of?
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Postby Fish and Chips » Fri May 25, 2007 4:16 pm

lordoftempest wrote:What is this 'purchase' you speak of?

The mover and shaker of Capitalism, known more commonly to the Proletariat as "To buy."
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Postby lordoftempest » Fri May 25, 2007 4:19 pm

OHHHHHHHHHHHH.

I download half my stuff.
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Postby Fish and Chips » Fri May 25, 2007 4:20 pm

lordoftempest wrote:OHHHHHHHHHHHH.

I download half my stuff.

Quite a few people do, but I belive in buying it later.
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Postby lordoftempest » Fri May 25, 2007 4:27 pm

I know. Its just that I'd rather not waste money on something I'll end up hating. Download first, then if I like it, I'll buy it.

Currently, I own Dragonball (both DB and DBZ), Genshiken, Berserk, Hokuto no Ken, Yotsubato, Yu Yu Hakusho, One Piece, Onizuka, Death Note, and a few oneshots I'm still looking for.
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Postby Fish and Chips » Fri May 25, 2007 4:34 pm

lordoftempest wrote:I know. Its just that I'd rather not waste money on something I'll end up hating. Download first, then if I like it, I'll buy it.

Same. Though if I don't care for it, I can usually tell rather soon and quit early.

And if I lived near a bookstore, I'd just read in the Manga section.
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Postby Mr. SmartyPants » Fri May 25, 2007 4:41 pm

Let's see:

Full Metal Panic! - 9 volumes (complete)
Monster - 7/18 volumes
Azumanga Daioh - 4 volumes (complete)
Yotsubato - 3 so far
Oldboy - 1 volume

That's like 24 volumes. The only ones I plan on completing are Monster, Yotsubato, and when it comes out, 20th Century Boys. That's pretty much it! Small collection yes, but I don't read or watch that much nowadays anyway; let alone have the resources to have such a vast collection.
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Postby lordoftempest » Fri May 25, 2007 5:12 pm

Mr. SmartyPants wrote:let alone have the resources to have such a vast collection.


The internet is your friend in that case. No money spent downloading.
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Postby MasterDias » Fri May 25, 2007 7:16 pm

lordoftempest wrote:The internet is your friend in that case. No money spent downloading.


...and if everyone did this, the artists and publishers would go broke, although, I really shouldn't be one to talk.
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Postby Mr. SmartyPants » Sun May 27, 2007 4:00 pm

lordoftempest wrote:The internet is your friend in that case. No money spent downloading.

I don't know about you, but reading scanlations is hard and annoying. It strains my eyes so I rarely do it. The exception being 20th Century Boys.

I occasionally download, that's it. Never scanlations.
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Postby Radical Dreamer » Sun May 27, 2007 5:40 pm

Currently, I have 54. The series I've completed are Rurouni Kenshin, Magic Knight Rayearth I, Full Moon wo Sagashite, and Voices of a Distant Star. The three that I plan on finishing are Yotsuba&! (What, like, 5-7 volumes? I don't think it's been completed in Japan yet), FullMetal Alchemist (apparently, over 17 volumes in total), and Ultra Maniac (which is probably around the typical 7 volumes for a shoujo series). That comes to...

...About 79 volumes of manga, assuming I stopped there. XD
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Postby KeybladeWarrior » Sun May 27, 2007 8:57 pm

Today: 53 volumes

In the future: About 150+ volumes
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Postby Mangafanatic » Sun May 27, 2007 9:47 pm

Since my four siblings all buy manga, we kind of have a general "store" of corporately owned manga. Right now, that collection is about 120 volumes. I expect it to be atleast 200 volumes.
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Postby Raiden no Kishi » Mon May 28, 2007 7:45 am

Pwned . . . I mean owned currently: 14
Rurouni Kenshin 1-13
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 1

Expected to own someday: 111 so far, possibly more
Rurouni Kenshin 1-28
Buso Renkin 1-whatever [I'm not expecting it to be super-long, maybe no more than 8-10]
Death Note 1-12
Tsubasa 1-whatever [12 right now, 13 if you count the character guide]
D.Gray-man 1-whatever [5 right now]
Black Cat 1-whatever [8 right now]
Fullmetal Alchemist 1-whatever [13 right now]
Azumanga Daioh 1-4
Monster 1-18?

I guess I'll need a pretty well-paying job XD.

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Postby Adie » Wed May 30, 2007 11:06 pm

Own today: 33
Own in the future: About 75 or more
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