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Old November 30th, 2018 (6:57 PM).
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    Do you read manga digitally or on paperback?
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    Old December 1st, 2018 (4:23 AM).
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      I don't read much manga anymore but for the most part it has been digitally. Some paperback but 95 out of 100 series will have been digital.
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      Old December 1st, 2018 (1:10 PM).
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      I don't read manga much but when I do it tends to be digital.
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      Old December 1st, 2018 (9:01 PM).
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        Well, I try to buy what I can, so I have a few on paperback. But considering not many things are licensed in my country (and buying Yen-Press or VIZ stuff is pretty expensive, with shipping and all), I am forced to read digitally.
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        Old December 2nd, 2018 (12:38 PM).
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          As expensive as it is, I prefer reading it physically. There's something so nice about holding a book in your hands.
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          Old December 2nd, 2018 (4:19 PM).
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          Physically. I can go to any library I want ever, so reading manga physically, in my hands, is the way to go, always.
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          Old December 2nd, 2018 (10:02 PM).
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          I prefer physical copies, myself, but I read both ways.
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          Old December 3rd, 2018 (4:19 PM). Edited December 3rd, 2018 by MysticalNinetales.
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          I've only ever read physical copies. I'm not big on reading stories online, it just isn't the same experience and I find that my eyes get rather sore after staring at a screen for too long.

          Besides, I like reading as a means of unwinding and distancing myself from technology.
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          Old December 4th, 2018 (2:16 AM).
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          Paperback if I can but often I just end up reading it digitally, on my phone. It's more convenient when on public transport etc. :D
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          Old December 4th, 2018 (9:00 AM).
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          i dont read manga as often as i used to but i tend to read it physically. rarely i read it on my phone though, tend to be doing that more often as the library near me has garbage manga selection.
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          Old December 12th, 2018 (9:56 PM).
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          I have never been able to read manga on my computer screen. I dunno why, but I just... can't. So for years and years I'd have to buy paperback copies which... was fine, I guess, since it meant I was buying it officially and not reading scanlations, but it also meant I just didn't really read any manga.

          But for some reason reading it on my phone via kindle works great and doesn't bug me at all, so I basically buy all my manga there now. I mostly read in Japanese now because ultra weeb and god it's so cheap there!!! Only like ¥450 per volume and occasional discounts when you buy the entire series. *_* So basically that's how I read all my manga now and it's absolutely wonderful.
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          Old December 13th, 2018 (2:34 AM).
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            Digitally. The scans are rubbish a lot of the time and it can hurt my eyes, but obtaining paperbacks would be expensive and effortful. Besides, hardbacks is where it's at. Hardback manga + Sucker for Pain + a hidden forest grotto = heaven unrivalled.

            Greenbacks are nothing to be sneezed at, though.
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            Old December 13th, 2018 (12:47 PM).
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            Digitally. I'd lovelove to read and own paperback, but shipping is slow and translations into English even slower. Going to consider buying digital chapters when they're translated on my phone though, or perhaps a kindle if I buy one! The desire to have a bookshelf full of manga is real.......
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            Old December 14th, 2018 (3:51 AM).
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              I like reading manga physically and on a soft cover. I don't really liked hard covers on books that much, especially on manga. TBH, I think of softcover when I think of comics, graphic novels and manga.
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              Old December 16th, 2018 (3:05 AM).
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                Physical media all the way unless digital is literally my only option. Softcover, hardcover, I'm not terribly picky either way, though I buy softcover because it's either my only option, or even when I have other optons, it's usually cheaper.

                Though I might decide to go harcover for certain volumes of a series I'd like to read because some of the old hardcover editions are slighly cheaper while containing the same amount of content as the current softcover editions.

                So really, I can go either way. Not picky, but I'll go with whatever is friendlier to my wallet.
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