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Luna

Pokémon Master
Hm, I pack my manga often into blocks of 3-4 in a bag, so that they don't fall over. Same reason I'm liking chiboxes. I also did bag some chipboxes in, but most of them are the Japanese ones, which are expensive and came with a bag to begin with. (Also some would add not obis, but flapover-papers which then just hand loosely around, because they are too big, to be put into the box themselves. (Staring at you Gintama Movie II LE.)
But am not bagging everyting in anymore, ever since I started using the plastic storage boxes, which so far serve well enough as dust defenders.

But there are also some who use cling wraps or freezer bags or plastic bags for your lunch bread for bagging in their Manga/Anime.
Grantes, freezers bags are perfect material, but they always have print on it, those white thingies allowing you to write onto it. It looks so weird sometimes...
Cling wraps I tried myself, but that's a timeconsumptive art to get the shape and wrap folds right, to not make it looks really weird with all the creases..
Have been thinking about the lunch bread bags myself though. They sure are a deal less expensive than special Manga bags. (But also not as fully transparent and more "milky" in their colour.


Well I guess I can use it to keep my dirty fingerprints off the admittedly nice box until I get it back home and on my shelf. Yeah it certainly does not look like it was built to last though and my first thought was the disposable sticker you get on AL boxsets.
It probably is the case, but on the other hand it's also a perfect first indicator for the quality of the thing, if you buy it used. Because the obi is the first thing to get some damage. Or is it was thrown away it's probably somebody who doesn't care to much about total completeness.

Those obis I have from xxxholic are telling me quite clearly, that the books have moved around shelves quite often and while not really uncarefull, it wasn't treated as a gem of a most careful collector either. They also tell me that the japanese book quality really is miles far ahead of quite a number of English publishers. (Kodansha USA's Englisch edition really looks crap next to the JP ones.)

It's also a nice telltale, when you see like half of an obi hanging on the book, and the other half was ripped off. Clearly that was by some show who is just handling the masses and doesn't get fussy about the condition all too much.
 

Vincentdante

Thousand Master
I don't forsee myself selling this show. It's one of my favourites. But I always take care of my things.

Well anyway I don't want to leave it on the box so I'll do something with it.
 
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ayase

State Alchemist
I take great pleasure in crumpling up obi-strips and throwing them in the recycling. I’ve bought a couple of second hand books from Japan where the presence of the obi-strip has led to a horrible half-faded cover. In the bin they go.
 

Luna

Pokémon Master
I probably would have ditched the whole thing out onto my sales list. Half faded does look bad, but that only indicates that it was stored in a way to allow such fading in the first place (i.e. strong exposure to sunlight.) D=
 

ayase

State Alchemist
I know my stuff is going to fade and I’m at peace with that - But fading in that way DOES trigger some OCD in me, the fading needs to be uniform!
 

Girls wIth Guns

Pokémon Master
I take great pleasure in crumpling up obi-strips and throwing them in the recycling. I’ve bought a couple of second hand books from Japan where the presence of the obi-strip has led to a horrible half-faded cover. In the bin they go.
Gah! Where's the Unfriend button at in this forum... 😖 ;)
 
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Vincentdante

Thousand Master
So it looks like I have 2 options concerning the Obislip. I can either fold it up neatly in the slipcase like Luna suggested or make a video of me slowly tearing it up and risk getting permabanned for posting what might get considered a snuff film. :p

I have some Junji Ito myself, makes for an interesting read huh
Yeah I have been enjoying it. Nothing I found particularly creepy so far but I'm convinced that I'm desensitized to horror tbh but despite that I am enjoying the stories and can see myself picking up another volume. If you have any suggestions for a good volume I'm all ears
 

Girls wIth Guns

Pokémon Master
So it looks like I have 2 options concerning the Obislip. I can either fold it up neatly in the slipcase like Luna suggested or make a video of me slowly tearing it up and risk getting permabanned for posting what might get considered a snuff film. :p
Man, I could have sworn I saw an Unfriend button here somewhere... 😁
 
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WMD

Stand User
So it looks like I have 2 options concerning the Obislip. I can either fold it up neatly in the slipcase like Luna suggested or make a video of me slowly tearing it up and risk getting permabanned for posting what might get considered a snuff film. :p



Yeah I have been enjoying it. Nothing I found particularly creepy so far but I'm convinced that I'm desensitized to horror tbh but despite that I am enjoying the stories and can see myself picking up another volume. If you have any suggestions for a good volume I'm all ears
Uzumaki and Gyo are both very good. Although chapters are self contained stories you follow the same characters throughout a bigger overall story so when things start to get really serious it's more impactful.

Smashed is another good one of stand alone one shot stories. A bit like Shiver some stories are better than others.
 

Luna

Pokémon Master
I know my stuff is going to fade and I’m at peace with that - But fading in that way DOES trigger some OCD in me, the fading needs to be uniform!
Whatever do you do with the not uniform fading that happens just by storing things in a shelf. The spines always fade more!
 

Winkuru

School Idol
Don't know if it's corona, some other problem or just the store i ordered the game from just messing this up but there might be somekind shortage of copies when it comes to this tittle. The release date was last friday but when i came home the game still hadn't been shipped and i emailed about it and at first i got a message that there's supply problems and i wouldn't get the game until 18th of this month but then later that day i got update that they would ship some coppies next day and i got mine today. So not sure whether there's a really problem or not.

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Anyways i played some and i seemed to be getting hooked pretty quickly because i already had that "just one more day" going on.
 
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