Writing manga stores in China or how to purchase manga in China can be a long charade of work. Firstly, it is sporadic to find the perfect bookstore, and even if you’re able to find a manga bookstore in China, it’s probably in Chinese. So the usual Google method to search for Japanese manga stores in China will not work as it is supposed to be. Secondly, wouldn’t it be better to have a single post listing down places to buy Japanese Manga in China?
While researching the topic, I found out that Chinese people love to read manga and often in its translated variants. If you’re a Chinese person reading this from Beijing, Guangdong, or Shenzhen, you can find the entire catalog of places where you can purchase Manga in China. I’ll try to list it down as many manga stores as I can so that no matter where you are right now in China, you can find your favorite manga stores. With that being said, let’s check out some manga stores in China.
Japanese manga and anime shops in Shanghai
Starting at number 1, here are some of the places in Shanghai that sell manga and anime figurines. Please call and confirm the stores before coming. I’ll try to leave their contact information if you want to inquire.
Wenmiao Anime Street
How do I find it?
Copy and paste this code in Google Maps, and it’ll guide you through the street in Shanghai.
Japanese manga and anime shops in Beijing
Beijing Comic City
6/F, Soxiu Mall, 40 Chongwenmenwai Dajie,
Chongwen District and 5F of SoShow City
No.40 of Chongwenmen Outer Street, Dongcheng District.
Xidan Book Building
No. 17, Chang’an Street, Xicheng District
China, Beijing, Dongcheng, 崇文门崇文门外大街40号 邮政编码: 100051
Wooden Bird Comic Store
China, Beijing, Dongcheng, 北河沿大街97号 邮政编码: 100164
China, Bei Jing Shi, Dongcheng, 隆福寺街30号 邮政编码: 100009
Japanese manga and anime shops in Guangdong
I am not sure the exact locations of these manga stores, but according to the locals, this city has many pop culture places, and it has been an attraction for local tourists from around the country. Here is a list of places in Guangdong that sell Japanese manga and anime merchandise.
ZhongShan Hulu 219 Hao ( JinRen Min GongYuanNan GuangChang ), Guangzhou, China
Zhonggang Boutique Toys Wholesale Market 中港玩具精品批
(Can’t find the correct address to this location)
The Toys, Models and Comics Wholesale Centre 海珠玩具模型动漫批发市场
Renmin Lu, near junction Dongfang Lu,
Yide Road, Onelink plaza, Haizhu South Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
The rest of the manga stores will update soon. At the time of writing this, only a handful of Japanese manga stores and anime shops were available in China’s major cities. While you’re at it, check out the manga purchase guides for New Delhi, London and other famous places below.