I was recently informed that there’s a very easy way to support the manga industry, and mostly in English! Using Bookwalker’s “global” side, you can buy digital/ebook version raw manga using an English UI, and it’s often cheaper than licensed manga. Licensed manga is usually $10 translated, raw manga is usually 500 or 650 yen (so about 5 or 6 USD) — rarely actually over 10 USD. That means more manga, less money. The site also has a coin/rewards system and lots of promotions, which is nice (though sadly it seems these coins don’t work on the international version of the site). Here’s the link you need:
This side has an English option, but when you add items into your cart from Bookwalker’s general (Japanese-only) site, https://bookwalker.jp/, they carry over into your “global” cart, allowing you to buy digital manga/ebooks without being baffled by moonrunes. Here’s a simple guide:
Really, click to get a full size of this!! By the way, looking for something I HAVEN’T reviewed? Look for a manga’s name in Japanese + bookwalker in google (for example: 鬼滅の刃 bookwalker). If that doesn’t work, try the author’s name in Japanese + bookwalker in google (for example: 吾峠呼世晴 bookwalker). I may be insane, but I’ve noticed links to https://g.bookwalker.jp/ always 404. You can also search on the site itself, but if searches fail on google at least you’ll have other options in the results.
So, I’m adding Bookwalker links to all my previous and upcoming reviews, since it’s much easier to deal with for people who don’t know Japanese than ebookjapan (I’ll still post ebookjapan links, though). Below is a list of Bookwalker links for all the manga I’ve reviewed, if you’d like to purchase the series/manga. Please do!
If you need a link to a full list of all the manga I’ve reviewed:
[here is a list of my reviews].
Links to Bookwalker:
Katsuwo – Hitoribocchi no OO Seikatsu
>[Katsuwo’s Bookwalker author page]
Chimoguri Ringo to Kingyobachi Otoko
Helck | Nanao Nanaki has no presence on Bookwalker.
Anko-san of the Deep Sea Fish | Inuinu has no presence on Bookwalker.
The End of Goldfish Kingdom | This manga is not on Bookwalker.
>[The Imitation Crystal’s Bookwalker author page]
Jigokuren – Love in Hell
Jigokuren – DEATH LIFE
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Amagakure Gido – Amaama to Inazuma
>[Amagakure Gido’s Bookwalker author page]
Dowman Sayman – Nickelodeon | This manga is not on Bookwalker
Dowman Sayman – The Voynich Hotel
Dowman Sayman – Oddman 11 | This manga is not on Bookwalker
>[Dowman Sayman’s Bookwalker author page]
Youkai Shoujo – Monsuga
Amagakure Gido – I’ll Send Her Home on the Last Train
Alyosha! | This manga is not on Bookwalker.
>[Kondoh Rururu’s Bookwalker author page]
Keijo!!!!!!!! | Sorayomi Daichi has no presence on Bookwalker.
Dr. Hitomi’s Infirmary
Jyoshikausei (Joshi Kausei)
Sekine-kun no Koi
Taiyou no Ie
Watarai Keiji – Boku ni Koisuru Mechanical
>[Watarai Keiji’s Bookwalker author page]
Touhou Suzunaan ~ Forbidden Scrollery.
Touhou Sangetsusei Eastern and Little Nature Deity | This manga is not on Bookwalker.
Touhou Sangetsusei Strange and Bright Nature Deity
Touhou Sangetsusei Oriental Sacred Place
Touhou Ibarakasen ~ Wild and Horned Hermit.
>[ZUN’s Bookwalker author page]
Shinryaku! Ika Musume
Hoshi no Ponko to Toufuya Reiko
>[Mizukami Satoshi’s Bookwalker author page]
Sen to Man
Watashiya Kaworu – Joou-sama no Eshi
>[Watashiya Kaworu’s Bookwalker author page]
Watashiya Kaworu – Kodomo no Jikan
Katsuwo – Mitsuboshi Colors
Criminale! | Mizuiro Suimin has no presence on Bookwalker.
Birdmen | Tanabe Yellow has no presence on Bookwalker.
Honto no Kanojo
Himitsu no Akuma-chan (only volume 1)
Sora ga Haiiro Dakara
Neko Musume Michikusa Nikki
Kamisama ga Uso o Tsuku.
High Score Girl CONTINUE (volumes 1-5)
High Score Girl (volume 6+)
Takuan and Batsu’s Daily Demon Diary
Akasaka Aka – Kaguya Wants to be Confessed To
>[Akasaka Aka’s Bookwalker author page]
Wizard’s Soul ~Holy War of Love~
Denki-gai no Honya-san
Akasaka Aka – ib – instant bullet –
Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (YKK)
Out of the Blue! / i love you yori aisiteru
Is My Hobby Weird? | Comaku has no presence on Bookwalker.
Yuusha ga Shinda! | Subaruichi has no presence on Bookwalker.
A Room For Two
Watarai Keiji – O/A
Ookami Shounen wa Kyou mo Uso o Kasaneru
>[namo’s Bookwalker author page]
Danberu nan kiro moteru? | Sandrovich Yabako and MAAM have no presence on Bookwalker.
Blue Friend 2nd Season
Blue Friend (full series)
Sesuji wo Pin! to