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30 January 2011 @ 11:35 am
want: Banana Fish  
Hey! I've been collecting Banana Fish for the last two years and I've nearly got it all. But:

(from the second edition 2004 Viz printing).

Both are available on the usual websites (amazon, ebay) but for completely out-of-my-league prices. (I am not about to pay $40 for a volume of manga, yet alone $150, and I don't want to buy them in crap condition either...)

I'm getting kind of desperate. So if anyone here is willing to part with their volumes, I'd be happy to buy them from you at any price that isn't too insane, so long as they are in good condition.

asatotsuzukikunasatotsuzukikun on January 30th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
Why must people be such greedy leeches? Something goes out of print and suddenly it's worth a lot of money?

There are a few used bookstores around me that sell used manga. One of them did have the volumes you're needing but I have no idea if they still do. I'll check next time I go and let you know. They would probably be around $5/volume since they sell things at half the cover price.
the_myrah: grinthe_myrah on January 30th, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, that would be such a help! Even if you don't find either of them, thank you so much for looking!
I always check the used bookstores around me, but I'm pretty sure I've bought every single volume of Banana Fish that is in the city, haha.
if i could take off your skin and touch your boneska on January 30th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
oh wow, i was at my local comic book store today and i did see two or three volumes of banana fish (i had never heard of it before, i just thought the title was odd XD). not sure which volumes, but i'll be sure to check again when i go back on friday :D
the_myrahthe_myrah on January 31st, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Even if it's not the volumes I need, I super-recommend getting it for yourself-- it's a great series. (Still, I've got my fingers crossed that it the store does have the volumes I need.) Thanks again!
if i could take off your skin and touch your boneska on July 8th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, I know I might be soooo late on this and you totally probably don't need this anymore, but my local comic shop does totally have these. Are you still needing them? :
the_myrahthe_myrah on July 8th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
Nah, I finally got a hold of them! Thanks though!
karala on February 11th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
WHAT? That's insane. I really wanted that series, but I only have up to volume 3 atm. Looks like I'll never get it all.
the_myrahthe_myrah on February 12th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
It breaks my heart... but don't give up on it! Most of it can be bought for regular prices on amazon. It's just a few volumes that are really tricky. Good luck!