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Maybe you can't read Japanese, but you don't have to in order to appreciate anime or to hang out here. Talk with others about your favorite manga, movies, and artists.
I personally have physical copies. As to why, well, I like having the books and reading them whenever instead of having to go to my computer whenever I want to read a manga. That goes for other books too. I general prefer getting DVDs or Blu-Rays of animes as well.
I prefer having physical copies. There is no better feeling than getting 5 volumes of a manga series you love and reading them over a course of time. Thats how I read manga. Whenever I start a new series and I'm unsure if its good or not, I always get 3 volumes just to see how it is. The first 3 volumes of a manga series always determine if its worth continuing or not. I'm not a huge fan of digtal manga because... people tend to screw up the wording of the original manga to get pass the copyright thing. For example... Bleach is one of my favorite manga and I once compared a physical manga to a digital manga. The wording was completly different and I didn't like the digital format at all. ANYWAY... Haha sorry for that rant. Now for anime... I prefer watching it digital. I love pulling up a anime series and watching it on my gear. Then again... DVDs of anime are pretty awesome, too!
I love having the physical copies! It's just great to be able to hold the book in your hand!
I only buy manga if I loved the series to death. Other than that, I read it online.
I usually buy mine. having the entire series of Rosario + Vampire, Fairy Tale, Black Butler, ect. is far more enjoyable to me.
I never liked downloading stuff and with a physical copy it's so much easier to admire the art
I like breath and exist and stuff