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Title: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Aazealh on June 09, 2014, 09:40:20 PM
This is a step-by-step tutorial intended to walk you through the registration to hakusensha-e.net (https://www.hakusensha-e.net/), the official online shop of Berserk's (and Young Animal's) publisher. Once registered, the process to buy and visualize a magazine is trivial and takes seconds at best, enabling a fan to support Miura directly (at very little cost) by purchasing the issues in which Berserk appears.

Well then, let us begin!

First off, head to hakusensha-e.net (https://www.hakusensha-e.net/). You will see the page below (the homepage).

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Registration01.jpg)

Next is to find the latest Young Animal issue. Save for a special occasion, it will have a chick on the cover (like all "young adults" magazines in Japan). If you have trouble finding it, search the page for "ヤングアニマル". That's the name in Japanese. Once you've found it, you'll notice it has two buttons undernearth the cover. The upper one means "to buy", the lower one is a preview of the magazine in the webbrowser, showing ten or so pages. Click the upper button.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Registration02.jpg)

You will be directed to a page asking you to log in or to register. Click on the right button to initiate the registration process (here's the link, in case you're having difficulties) (https://www.hakusensha-e.net/regist_input).

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Registration03.jpg)

Enter a valid email address and click on the button to the right. In Japanese you read from right to left, and so the validation button is always to the right, and the "cancel" one is always to the left.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Registration03b.jpg)

You will then see a confirmation screen asking you if that email address is the right one. Confirm by clicking on the button to the right.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Registration04.jpg)

You will then receive an email at the address you specified. It should be instantaneous. Click the link as shown in order to confirm your registration. Be warned, the link is only valid for 30 minutes. After that you will have to repeat the process.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Registration05.jpg)

Once you have clicked the link, you will be sent to a page with a form to fill. Fill it as shown above.

Regarding the secret question and answer: you have to choose a question, you can't leave it by default. You also have to input an answer in Hiragana. If that's beyond your ability, just use gibberish and keep it in a text file somewhere. Here are some hiragana you can use as a basis to create your answer: あまいうえおかつねめひへほむひも. Just select some, remove others, rearrange them, whatever.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Registration06.jpg)

Next is a recap of what you've just entered. Click the right button to proceed.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Registration07.jpg)

Congratulations, you've registered. Notice that you're logged in (top right corner). This is a page explaining you how the site works. Once you've purchased a magazine, the buttons turn from red and orange to green and blue. Green to download the issue, blue to view it online, in your web browser. There's also a recap of what method works on what device/OS. As you can see it's quite extensive.

Anyway, at this point you don't need to care about this page. You can just return to the homepage to purchase something, although you may as well first download the local software used to peruse what you buy. It's a program called "Book in the Box", edited by Sharp. The page to download it can be found at the bottom of that screen (right button), or you can just click here to get there. (http://www.hakusensha-e.net/v_download_viewer)

The process is then straightforward: click on the button corresponding to what device you use (here we'll assume it's a PC using Windows) and the download will begin. I will explain how to install it at the end of this guide. For now, let's concentrate on buying the material we're interested in. Go back to the homepage (http://www.hakusensha-e.net/), and repeat the first step.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Registration01.jpg)

Click on the red button.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Purchase0.jpg)

This time, you're taken to this page. You can see previous issues of the magazine below, you can see the price of the magazine (a little under $3), the issue number, etc. On the right is a box with 5 options and a button below. Those are payment options. The one we care about is the second one from the start: クレジットカード決済. That's payment by credit card. Select it, then press the button below.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Purchase1.jpg)

Here's an all-too-familiar screen. Enter your credit card info. First the number (no spaces, no nothing, just digits), then the month / year, and finally the "secret code", same as any other website. Check the box to have your credit card memorized into the system, so that next time you don't need to re-enter the number. Then click on the button to the right.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Purchase2.jpg)

You will most likely be taken to a bank-specific protection system that'll ask you a secret question or send you a text with a number to input or something. Depends on the type of card you have. Then you'll come to this screen, once the transaction is successful. Congratulations! You've bought a magazine! You're a true supporter! If you don't see this screen, it means the transaction failed. Check with your bank.

Now there are two buttons here. The one on the right is to download what you've just bought to your Book in the Box software, so don't click it for now because it's not installed yet. First we'll check your online "book shelf". Click on the left button (or click here). (http://www.hakusensha-e.net/book_shelf) Note that the book shelf is also accessible at all times through a button to the left of all pages.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Purchase3.jpg)

Well, looks like you've got one Young Animal in there! Click on it.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Purchase4.jpg)

Now you've got options. The green DL option is to download to Book in the Box, and the blue option is to view in the browser. For info, some browsers may not support this technology very well, so if you encounter problems, try another software.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Purchase6.jpg)

If we return to the homepage, notice that the magazine now displays the green and blue options directly there as well.

Alright, so you can check YA directly from your browser, but what about the old school way, through a dedicated program on your computer? Well, let's install Book in the Box. As a reminder, the download page is here. (https://www.hakusensha-e.net/v_download_viewer)

It will download a zip file that contains a directory. Extract that directory, then click on setup.exe.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/BitB-1.jpg)

Click the button to the right, marked (N) for "Next".

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/BitB-2.jpg)

Check A for "Accept" and click N for "Next".

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/BitB-3.jpg)

Choose the desired directory and click Next. The program will install for a short while, then show you a final screen. Click C for "Close" and you're done. A shortcut has been placed on your desktop, double-click it.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/BitB-4.jpg)

This screen will appear. It's a login/registration screen. Surprise, you need to register again! That's right, Book in the Box uses a different account from the Hakusensha online store. It's simple though, just follow what the pictures says. For the postal code, use this: 100-8994. Click on the red button (top one).

Your registration is complete! You'll receive an email with a unique ID that was attributed to you. Keep it, as it's used to log into the program.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/Purchase5.jpg)

Finally, go back to the website and click the green DL button.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/BitB-5.jpg)

The issue is immediately uploaded to Book in the Box (if the software isn't open, you'll be prompted to do so). Double-click it, and there you go!

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/YA-Online/BitB-6.jpg)

As a conclusion, be aware that it's not just Young Animal that can be bought online. The first 34 volumes of Berserk are also available right here and can be purchased the same way. (http://www.hakusensha-e.net/v_ttop?id=229&show=detail&dc=100)
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Delta Phi on June 09, 2014, 10:14:47 PM
Thank so much for doing this, Aaz, and being so detailed. No one has an excuse not to buy episodically now.  :daiba:
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: ryOtoha on June 09, 2014, 10:51:45 PM
It's clear and detailed. Thank you a lot for this, Aaz. Now i can easily register myself.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Gummyskull on June 10, 2014, 12:27:34 AM
Thank you so much for the guide! I'm sad though that I can't download the issues on my mac. But at least there is an online option.
Do you know if there is a difference in the image quality between the book-in-the-box program and web viewer?
Has anyone tried viewing the issues online using Chrome?
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Walter on June 10, 2014, 01:13:28 AM
Do you know if there is a difference in the image quality between the book-in-the-box program and web viewer?
Has anyone tried viewing the issues online using Chrome?

I'm using Chrome right now, and the web viewer has no difference in quality. It has a pretty handy selection screen where you can jump right to the series you want to read.  I actually find it a little snappier to use than the app.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Gummyskull on June 10, 2014, 03:30:41 AM
That's great to know. Thank you Walter!  :serpico:
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: m on June 10, 2014, 05:36:25 PM

Great tutorial! Thank you very much for taking the time of putting it together. There's indeed no excuse anymore not to buy the episodes now.

Just one comment: if the email address you provide to register is from certain domains, there's an extra step before the confirmation email is sent (my guess is that it's email addresses from free email providers such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc). It's not that big a deal, but I thought I'd share it in case someone else encounters this.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Aazealh on June 10, 2014, 06:15:30 PM
Just one comment: if the email address you provide to register is from certain domains, there's an extra step before the confirmation email is sent (my guess is that it's email addresses from free email providers such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc). It's not that big a deal, but I thought I'd share it in case someone else encounters this.

Ah, thanks. I actually just forgot this step because it's so trivial. I've added it.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Ahmetal on August 02, 2014, 12:51:03 PM
Is it possible to legally dl English translations of the volumes and the young animal episodic releases?
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Walter on August 02, 2014, 03:32:16 PM
Is it possible to legally dl English translations of the volumes and the young animal episodic releases?

We offer text translations of the episodic releases here. But it's been slow lately.

Dark Horse has a digital wing, but Berserk isn't among their titles. I think that could soon change though. Dark Horse has said they'd like to sell Berserk digitally (http://boards.darkhorse.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19979#p264757). And with Hakusensha making strides in that direction (in addition to buying Young Animal digitally, you can also buy all the Berserk volumes), there's now an established precedent for them to sell the digital rights to the series to their international distributors. It's more a matter of IF they can be convinced to do it.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Lithrael on August 11, 2014, 03:43:42 PM
Excellent, thanks for the walkthrough Aaz!

Incidentally, does anyone know what exactly the 一気読み! "read gulp" edition is?  It looks like it's just a digital repackaging of a couple volumes together? 
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Aazealh on August 11, 2014, 06:17:47 PM
Incidentally, does anyone know what exactly the 一気読み! "read gulp" edition is?  It looks like it's just a digital repackaging of a couple volumes together?

Yeah, those are repackaged versions of the story, a bit like the MyBestRemix stuff that was released in the past. The amount of pages seems to vary quite a bit between each volume, but you get more than with a standard one in any case.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Johnstantine on August 18, 2014, 01:03:06 AM
Thanks, Aaz!
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: EeXerO on October 04, 2014, 08:43:14 AM
I just bought my first episode with this guide, great stuff!!
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Gonzo on July 17, 2015, 05:15:33 AM
Hey, thanks for this guide. I'm wanting to buy all the YA issues with post-vol 37 Berserk episodes in them, how do I find out what those issues are?
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Aazealh on July 17, 2015, 09:50:32 AM
Hey, thanks for this guide. I'm wanting to buy all the YA issues with post-vol 37 Berserk episodes in them, how do I find out what those issues are?

It's usually indicated in the respective threads for those episodes (and you can find out what episodes are in what volumes here) (http://skullknight.net/manga/).

To save you time, the issues in question are #10, 11, 16 and 19 for the year 2014. Unfortunately though, the system doesn't keep old magazines for sale past 3 or 4 months as far as I know. Once you've bought them they'll stay in your account forever, but if you come late, no luck it seems. Their reasoning must be that you can just buy the volumes for the series you care about, but unfortunately Berserk is an exception in this case.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: buttonmasher on July 17, 2015, 10:50:21 AM
Wow, thanks for taking the time to do that. Any experience with buying digital Japanese episodes (of any series) which are later released in English?  Do you have access to the English version or is it a double purchase scenario?  Love that we can buy current eps.  Would also love to be able to leverage our purchases into showing there is a demand for it.  If anyone has any bright ideas on that front then please let me know.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Aazealh on July 17, 2015, 11:21:42 AM
Any experience with buying digital Japanese episodes (of any series) which are later released in English?  Do you have access to the English version or is it a double purchase scenario?

Hakusensha doesn't release English versions, those are the exact same magazines/volumes that are printed in Japan. They can be read with our translations here at SK.net, but otherwise you have to wait for Dark Horse to publish the corresponding volumes.

Would also love to be able to leverage our purchases into showing there is a demand for it.  If anyone has any bright ideas on that front then please let me know.

Well they can know that some accounts have foreign IPs and use foreign credit cards, so if they care the info's available to them. Beyond that, if there were enough regular foreign buyers I could always shoot them an email to suggest releasing English versions, but frankly the demand would have to be quite high for it to be financially viable for them.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: avi on August 27, 2015, 09:32:02 PM
Thanks for the guide. Very detailed and useful information.

One questions, do you know if there is kind of "Book in the Box" for Linux?
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Aazealh on August 30, 2015, 03:56:30 PM
One questions, do you know if there is kind of "Book in the Box" for Linux?

I don't believe so unfortunately, unless you count Android. However you can try emulating it, it's not a very complicated app. And of course there's always the web reader, which is what I use most of the time myself. I changed my computer 9 months ago and still haven't reinstalled Book in the Box since then...
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Walter on August 31, 2015, 02:05:10 AM
Thanks for the guide. Very detailed and useful information.

One questions, do you know if there is kind of "Book in the Box" for Linux?

I can definitely vouch for the web edition of the browser. It's far quicker and more functional than the dedicated software.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: avi on September 04, 2015, 06:42:34 PM
Thanks for the answer.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Kishikuma on September 05, 2016, 04:08:59 PM
This is a step-by-step tutorial intended to walk you through the registration to hakusensha-e.net (https://www.hakusensha-e.net/), the official online shop of Berserk's (and Young Animal's) publisher. Once registered, the process to buy and visualize a magazine is trivial and takes seconds at best, enabling a fan to support Miura directly (at very little cost) by purchasing the issues in which Berserk appears.


Hello, Aazealh. It seems the interface for hakusensha has undergone some changes. Like now I don't see those 2 buttons when looking to buy the digital version of the magazine. And if I click the cover, I directly go to buy, if I'm not mistaken, the material version. Think you could help me get the digital version? I would appreciate it.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Walter on September 12, 2016, 12:53:32 AM
Hello, Aazealh. It seems the interface for hakusensha has undergone some changes. Like now I don't see those 2 buttons when looking to buy the digital version of the magazine. And if I click the cover, I directly go to buy, if I'm not mistaken, the material version. Think you could help me get the digital version? I would appreciate it.

Only the first step has changed. There's no longer the confusing two buttons below the image anymore. So, you just just click on the image of the thing you want to buy, and click the blue button. If you ever have any confusion and you're using Chrome, just right click anywhere and "Translate Page to English." All the button text and prompts will be translated for you. Here, the buttons go like this:

(http://www.skullknight.net/images/ya-buy.jpg)

The "To Keep" option is indeed new, but I'm not sure why you'd blindly click that grey button to begin with.

I just bought the digital version of the latest issue, and it's otherwise the same process as Aaz described before. On that note, Suicide Island just ended -- I had no idea!
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Aazealh on September 12, 2016, 07:08:20 AM
Hello, Aazealh. It seems the interface for hakusensha has undergone some changes. Like now I don't see those 2 buttons when looking to buy the digital version of the magazine. And if I click the cover, I directly go to buy, if I'm not mistaken, the material version. Think you could help me get the digital version? I would appreciate it.

Damn, sorry man, completely forgot to reply to you! Yeah I probably should remake the guide, but like Walter said, it's nothing really different. Clicking the cover will get you to buy the digital version, same as before.
If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to reply here or send me a private message.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Esper on April 12, 2017, 05:01:30 PM
Hello Skullknight.net, and thank you, Aazealh, for the guide. I used it in the past and it helped a lot.

However today, when I bought another Berserk volume, I got a problem.
I used the "book-in-the-box" program, but apparently I cannot anymore, as it looks like the website switched the program to "白泉社e-net!本棚". I must've missed when it happened, now they use their own program, v1.0.3 as of me writing this. It now uses the same login/password as the website.

Now the only way to download the volumes is through this new program:
(http://f4.s.qip.ru/13jhiphvI.png)

But when I click the link and choose the program, it gives me this error message:
(http://f3.s.qip.ru/13jhiphvJ.png)

This happens with all my volumes now.

I did some rough character drawing in Google Translate, and it seems to say something like "Please confirm the purchased book in your account". I have no idea what that means, and I didn't have to do this with "book-in-the-box". I can still read old volumes in the old program just fine. I made further semi-blind attempts at checking what i can do inside the new program/on the website, but to no results.

This part of their guide seems related:
(http://f1.s.qip.ru/13jhiphvK.png)
(https://www.hakusensha-e.net/guide (https://www.hakusensha-e.net/guide))
But what exactly does it say? I cannot use volumes already downloaded with "book-in-the-box"? That's not right, I cannot open a newly purchased volume either. Or do I have to uninstall "book-in-the-box" to use "白泉社e-net!本棚"?

I know I can just read it in the online reader, but this bugs me a lot. Can you please help me? I don't actually know Japanese. Do any of you have this problem too?
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Aazealh on April 12, 2017, 05:22:00 PM
Hi Esper. I only use the online reader myself these days so I'll need to check this out in detail, but I don't think it's a serious problem.

EDIT: Well I just checked. I installed the new program, I put in my ID and password, and my volumes and YAs appeared right away. I downloaded a volume directly from inside the app and it took maybe 20 seconds. Can open and browse it at will, it's a breeze (very nice viewer too, much better than Book in the Box).

Can you detail your experience with the software installation? You get an error after entering your ID and password? Are you 100% sure they are correct? Please verify it. Also, I would indeed recommend you to uninstall Book in the Box in case it incorporates a DRM that interferes with the new app.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Walter on April 12, 2017, 06:27:56 PM
Esper, I'm in the same boat as you are. New software installed, but it won't recognize my library, despite the library being fine on the website side of things.

I tried various solutions, but still came up short. I think Hakusensha is having issues connecting the new app with user account libraries. I'll check back in with it in a few weeks.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: RaffoBaffo on April 13, 2017, 06:11:57 PM
I have the same issue, since forever.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Walter on April 13, 2017, 09:28:25 PM
I tested with a new account, and it works. Going to contact Hakusensha to resolve. This should be fun!
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Esper on April 16, 2017, 06:03:48 AM
Thank you for all the replies!

(...) Can you detail your experience with the software installation? (...)

So I reinstalled the software after deleting "book-in-the-box", and here's the whole process, sort of as a guide (that leads to an error?). Well, it shows my thought process. If I'm wrong at something, please correct me:

(http://f4.s.qip.ru/13jhiphyM.png)
Confirmation screen, "this will install 白泉社e-net!本棚" and legality, i guess. (N) for Next.

(http://f5.s.qip.ru/13jhiphyN.png)
Default installation path. (E) for all users, (M) for only this user. I tried both, right now I use all users.

(http://f1.s.qip.ru/13jhiphyO.png)
Again, confirmation screen.

(http://f3.s.qip.ru/13jhiphyP.png)
And after several finished progress bars, it shows this. (C) to close.

You get an error after entering your ID and password? Are you 100% sure they are correct? Please verify it.

No, I get no error at login stage. Here's the process:
(http://f3.s.qip.ru/13jhiphyQ.png)
I enter my email and password, the same as for the website, I checked again just in case. Checkmarks to remember. Lower link is "forgot your password".

(http://f3.s.qip.ru/13jhiphyR.png)
And this is what it opens to. A frame for sorted books. Top right button directs you to the website.
So after logging in I click the refresh button on top left.

(http://f1.s.qip.ru/13jhiphyS.png)
It says something like "it may take a while to load your collection".

(http://f5.s.qip.ru/13jhiphyT.png)
Then it goes "sync complete" and nothing. Absolutely nothing new.

(http://f2.s.qip.ru/13jhiphyU.png)
There's this menu, but i don't think it'll help. Second option is logout, and the last two are software info, that's all I understood.

(http://f1.s.qip.ru/13jhiphyV.png)
So here I go from the website side again, and again the same thing.

That's all.

Esper, I'm in the same boat as you are. (...)
I have the same issue, since forever.

So I am not the only one, whew. Still, the problem remains. Sorry this is like a tech support question, but everything Hakusensha-related is strictly Japanese.

(...) I think Hakusensha is having issues connecting the new app with user account libraries. I'll check back in with it in a few weeks.
Well, looks like I'm doing this too now.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Aazealh on April 16, 2017, 06:53:21 AM
Yeah sorry I hadn't updated my post but since Walter had the same issue he tested a variety of approaches and we determined it must be account-related and not software-related. I can't explain it but for some reason the accounts just don't sync like they should. Please let us know if you get an answer from Hakusensha.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Walter on April 17, 2017, 01:33:34 PM
Alright, good news folks.

Hakusensha got back to me (in English!) and they had a solution that worked. The username (email) that you log in with is case sensitive when you use the new software, though the website login is more flexible. I was able to login and access my library with Walter@email.com instead of walter@email.com.

Give it a shot if you are having trouble.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Aazealh on April 17, 2017, 02:03:34 PM
Hakusensha got back to me (in English!) and they had a solution that worked. The username (email) that you log in with is case sensitive when you use the new software, though the website login is more flexible. I was able to login and access my library with Walter@email.com instead of walter@email.com.

Shame on you guys for capitalizing your email addresses. :iva:
More seriously, it's good that the solution ended up being so simple.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Walter on April 17, 2017, 03:48:14 PM
Shame on you guys for capitalizing your email addresses. :iva:
If I did that, it was because it was capped by default.  :azan:
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Esper on April 24, 2017, 08:02:01 AM
Alright, good news folks.

Hakusensha got back to me (in English!) and they had a solution that worked. The username (email) that you log in with is case sensitive when you use the new software, though the website login is more flexible. I was able to login and access my library with Walter@email.com instead of walter@email.com.

Give it a shot if you are having trouble.

So it's been a week and I checked back, didn't change anything myself and it works!
Alright, I'm guessing they fixed it/made it flexible after you talked to them, it now works like a charm! Thank you!  :ubik:
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Walter on April 24, 2017, 02:41:10 PM
So it's been a week and I checked back, didn't change anything myself and it works!
Alright, I'm guessing they fixed it/made it flexible after you talked to them, it now works like a charm! Thank you!  :ubik:

Awesome, I was hoping yours would be resolved too.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Sixtopia on July 15, 2017, 11:20:10 PM
Does anyone know how long it typically takes for new volumes to be available digitally? I've been looking to purchase the episodes that were released after volume 38, though only the most recent few issues of Young Animal are available to purchase on this website. Considering volume 39 was released a few weeks back in Japan, I'm hoping I'll soon be able to buy this digitally. Also, thank you Aaz for making this guide. It really helped me figure out how to buy the Young Animal issue with episode 351!
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Aazealh on July 16, 2017, 06:57:16 AM
Does anyone know how long it typically takes for new volumes to be available digitally? I've been looking to purchase the episodes that were released after volume 38, though only the most recent few issues of Young Animal are available to purchase on this website. Considering volume 39 was released a few weeks back in Japan, I'm hoping I'll soon be able to buy this digitally. Also, thank you Aaz for making this guide. It really helped me figure out how to buy the Young Animal issue with episode 351!

They only make the last few issues of the magazines available for purchase at any given time, so basically you have to get them when they're out because once they're gone, they're gone (however you do keep those you've bought indefinitely). For the volumes it's a bit more complicated. Hakusensha is trying to spare its print business despite having a digital store, so the releases are always delayed and there's no guarantees for its availability that I'm aware of. Could be next week, could be in six months.

Personally I buy the physical volumes from cdjapan.co.jp (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/). It's cheap, fast and reliable.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Sixtopia on July 16, 2017, 11:05:02 AM
They only make the last few issues of the magazines available for purchase at any given time, so basically you have to get them when they're out because once they're gone, they're gone (however you do keep those you've bought indefinitely). For the volumes it's a bit more complicated. Hakusensha is trying to spare its print business despite having a digital store, so the releases are always delayed and there's no guarantees for its availability that I'm aware of. Could be next week, could be in six months.

Personally I buy the physical volumes from cdjapan.co.jp (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/). It's cheap, fast and reliable.

Gotcha, I may just buy volume 39 from CDJapan then. I'm figuring the Dark Horse version will be out this winter the earliest so that's my best bet. I've used CDJapan before for other things so I trust them. Also it's strange that it's cheaper to import the volume from Japan, including shipping, than buying the English volumes here.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: jackson_hurley on July 16, 2017, 03:00:54 PM
Gotcha, I may just buy volume 39 from CDJapan then. I'm figuring the Dark Horse version will be out this winter the earliest so that's my best bet. I've used CDJapan before for other things so I trust them. Also it's strange that it's cheaper to import the volume from Japan, including shipping, than buying the English volumes here.

I would not be surprised to see volume 39 in english only in the summer of 2018. From what I've observe the volumes tend to come out in english a year after the japanese release. It'd be fun to get it earlier then that but I would not put my hopes up.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Kaladin on July 16, 2017, 03:39:12 PM
Volume 39 is coming out digitally on the 21st according to Amazon's kindle store and Bookwalker.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Sixtopia on July 16, 2017, 07:01:46 PM
Volume 39 is coming out digitally on the 21st according to Amazon's kindle store and Bookwalker.

Can you provide links to back this up? I could not find Berserk on Bookwalker and IIRC Berserk is definitely not on Kindle.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Walter on July 16, 2017, 11:50:51 PM
Can you provide links to back this up? I could not find Berserk on Bookwalker and IIRC Berserk is definitely not on Kindle.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%99%E3%83%AB%E3%82%BB%E3%83%AB%E3%82%AF-39-%E3%83%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%82%A2%E3%83%8B%E3%83%9E%E3%83%AB%E3%82%B3%E3%83%9F%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9-%E4%B8%89%E6%B5%A6%E5%BB%BA%E5%A4%AA%E9%83%8E-ebook/dp/B073VDTZZM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1500252613&sr=8-1
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Sixtopia on July 17, 2017, 12:13:41 AM
https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%99%E3%83%AB%E3%82%BB%E3%83%AB%E3%82%AF-39-%E3%83%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%82%A2%E3%83%8B%E3%83%9E%E3%83%AB%E3%82%B3%E3%83%9F%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9-%E4%B8%89%E6%B5%A6%E5%BB%BA%E5%A4%AA%E9%83%8E-ebook/dp/B073VDTZZM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1500252613&sr=8-1

I completely forgot to check the Japanese store. Thank you.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Headless Death on December 08, 2017, 07:06:40 PM
Does the digital Issue release the same day as the newsstand(In the case of the upcoming release Dec. 22nd)?  Or is there an expected delay for the digital issue?
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Walter on December 08, 2017, 07:22:15 PM
Digital comes out one week after, unfortunately.
Title: Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
Post by: Headless Death on December 11, 2017, 07:48:34 PM
Still not too bad.   :guts: