Manga in Manila: Ayala Centre (Greenbelt-Glorietta area)

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This list hasn’t been updated for several years, and will likely remain that way for the foreseeable future. Some of the places described here may have reduced or relocated their manga collections, or may even have closed/moved entirely. Please don’t rely on the information in this post for so long as it remains out of date. Cheers.

Almost anything an anime/manga fan could ever want can be bought somewhere in the gigantic urban empire that is Manila – it’s just a matter of looking in the right places. Of course, for those of us who lack either the courage or the street smarts to seek out those wonderful hole-in-the-wall specialty stores that are the true bastions of otakudom, the only recourse is to hit the glass-and-marble halls of the city’s upscale shopping centres and dig up whatever we can find in conventional bookshops.

So the next time you find yourself in Makati’s Ayala Centre, check out the places profiled here and see if they have that one manga title you’ve been scouring the earth to find.

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