It has been years since I have read any physical manga. I have a large collection of English back in Arizona but it has been YEARS (over 5). Since I have been learning Japanese I thought I would stat up my manga collection again but in Japanese.
Having not ever purchased Japanese manga before I made several purchases from different online locations. My first order was placed from Yesasia.com.
I ordered the following 4 manga and 3 magazines.
ニャンタイプ (Nyan Type)
Degenki Girls July 20l5
簡単&かわいいイラスト (Cute and simple Ball Pen Illustrations)
純血+彼氏 Vol. 1 & 2 (He's my Only Vampire)
妖怪ウォッチ (Yokai Watch) Vol 1
妖怪ウォッチ (Yokai Watch) Vol. 2
Prices seemed okay to me for the manga as here in the US manga range from $10-$15. It has been a long time since I purchased magazines but I bought these to vary vocabulary and have some more pretty pictures to look at.
It took 7 days after I placed my order for them to get and ship my items. Yesasia is located in China and they get most of their items delivered to them to ship out. After they shipped the items it took only 3 days to arrive in the US via Fedex.
Arrived in just 10 days, my lovely package. The package arrived fast but it was pretty beat up. Pretty sure they just used a giant slingshot to send it over.
After seeing the box I just hoped my books were okay inside.
Everything came in MOSTLY great condition. A volume of 妖怪ウォッチ (Yokai Watch) and 純血+彼氏 (He's my Only Vampire) were bent up a bit near the top.
I am satisfied with the overall experience yesasia.com gave me. However upon looking at the retil prices on these items I noticed Yesasia.com charges much more than the items are worth. The retail total of the items came to be 3,962 円 (Jpy) which is approx $33! I would have much rather paid $33 and $10 or so for shipping than get over charged to cover shipping :(
Even though the overall experiance was nice I will not be ordering from yesasia.com anymore as they overcharge quite excessively.
To watch a video of the un-boxing check out my video here:
P.S The Ball Pen Illustrations book is super cute! It has a whole lot of cute things to draw, flowers, animals, people, household items etc :D I will be making a separate post about this magazine and some about the manga sometime.