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Unread 03-17-2003, 03:13 PM   #1
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Hey, I'm going to San Francisco, CA this summer and i was wondering if there were any anime/manga shops out there worth visiting?
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Unread 03-17-2003, 03:24 PM   #2
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Yes! Most definately. ^_____^ Japantown has Kinokuniya Bookstore. It is a happy place.
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Unread 03-17-2003, 03:33 PM   #3
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Of course!

Like Michi said, Kinokuniya Bookstore. But also try wandering around Chinatown. If you don't have a preference for Japanese or Chinese, most manga in Chinatown is translated in Chinese. *shrugs* The art and story are still the same.

There's also a lot of *cough*bootleg*cough* anime stuff in Chinatown.
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Unread 03-17-2003, 03:44 PM   #4
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Do Kinokuniya bookstores sell artbooks, or just manga and other asian books? Oh and how big are they: like Borders size or smaller?
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Kinokuniya has artbooks, magazines (from Jrock mags to Shounen Jump), manga, and Asian books of all sorts.

The one here is... I dunno.. It's a good size, I guess. Not huge, but fits well in its corner of the mall. o_o; There's plenty of manga, though, haha.

The alternative is Kinokuniya in San Jose, which seems to be bigger from what I remember.
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Unread 03-17-2003, 03:58 PM   #6
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How about pricing? Is it reasonable?
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Unread 03-17-2003, 04:12 PM   #7
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Yesh, usually. Manga is usually $5.50 each, give or take some cents. :P
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Yep, I'd recommend Kinokuniya too. Their English manga is the regular retail price, but their Japanese manga runs for about $5 (Like Michi said ^^) and they have a pretty big selection (the shelves! the shelves! *faints*).
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For anime.. go to Japan Video. They're a rental store but they've also got a large selection of anime DVDs for sale. It's also at Japantown.. just in a different building.
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Japantown would be the best place for manga and and anime dvds. Kinoukuniya has art books and english and japanese manga.
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Unread 03-18-2003, 09:55 AM   #11
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Where exactly is this Japantown you speak of?
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Where exactly is this Japantown you speak of?
http://www.japantown.ws/index_noflash.html

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http://www.bayareaanime.com/sfjapantown.html

This site has good coverage of the anime stores and such. ^^ Includes photos of Kinokuniya. :F
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Unread 03-19-2003, 03:44 PM   #14
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Do any of the stores there sell import video games?
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Actually one of the Mikado gift shops allows you to play some import games on the TVs outside the shop, but I don't know if they actually have them for sale. o.O; They should.

edit: Kinokuniya sells some too I believe

edit again: If you're primarily interested in import video games my friends know a small shop in the Sunset District that sells a lot of import games, chipped game systems and domestic games too.
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