Tankobonbon Manga Store
Collecting fan merchandise is fun and rewarding but it can also be very costly. Thankfully for manga fans, Tankobonbon in Dasmariñas, Cavite has opened their doors for those who want to read their favorite Japanese comic books but are on a budget.
The place is a manga haven that lets you read comics and light novels inside the store for free and for as long as you want.
Manga, manhwa, and light novels
Shelves full of manga in English.
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Tankobonbon has manga in English as well as in original Japanese. Some of the popular ones you can find in the store are Spy x Family, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
Spy x Family.
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They also sell manhwa or South Korean comics. Among their new arrivals is True Beauty which was adapted into a K-drama in 2020.
True Beauty manhwa.
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For those who want to read prose, they have Japanese and Chinese light novels translated into English.
The store follows the prices printed on the books’ back covers, converted to pesos and rounded up, so you don’t have to worry about overpricing.
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The manga store has a free-reading area where you can read your favorite comics and novels. And yes, you don’t have to make any purchases.
To make reading comfortable, the space has couches and seat cushions if you want to sit on the floor.
You’re even free to read as much as you want until the shop closes at 8PM.
On-hand items on Tankobonbon’s website.
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If you don’t have time to visit the store, you can still get your favorite manga, manhwa, and novels on Tankobonbon’s website or Shopee store. You’ll find a great selection of reads to buy from their online stores, including in-demand titles.
They accept cash-on-delivery as a payment method so you can guarantee that your order arrives to you. They know that anime fans take their collections seriously, so they offer points to compensate for minor damages and allow returns for torn covers and other major quality issues.
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You can also make pre-orders for upcoming manga releases with release dates up to 2 months. Just go to their website and fill in their pre-order form.
If the comics you’re looking for are not available, check their site for incoming restocks and reserve your copies. You can also request a backorder.
For pre-orders and backorders, you don’t need to pay until stocks are confirmed. Payment via cash-on-delivery is also allowed.
Free-reading manga store in Cavite
Tankobonbon is truly heaven-sent for letting manga fans read physical copies of their favorite comics for free.
Once you’re ready to make your manga purchase, you can also buy them at their store at the original prices, or order online for a secure transaction.
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