The Site Lexicon

Are you a first-time or experienced manga reader? You may learn a thing or two in this collection of manga and industry terms to expand your knowledge and deepen your love in collecting these wonderful books. Our lexicon is active! New terms are actively being added.

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Common Tankobonbon Terms

Before shopping, it's best to know the difference of these shopping terms


Stocks available at Tankobonbon


Orders for stocks not available at Tankobonbon or the publisher--it's an order to be in queue when stocks are back


For books that are not yet released.

Pay When Stocks Are Confirmed

To place an order without paying anything yet; but when stocks are confirmed, you will be emailed an invoice to pay for it


An email of the charge on an order with a button to select/change your payment method


You will book and pay for a Grab/Lalamove/Borzo rider to pick-up your already-paid item from our warehouse

Debut / Standalone

Debut refers to the first volume of a book while standalone refers that it's the only volume of the series

Single / Omnibus

Single books have one volume in one book while omnibus books are "two-volumes-in-one" or three or more.

Paperback / Hardcover

Paperback has a regular paper stock for the cover while hardcover uses a much thicker, sturdier cover and is usually more expensive


The target audience, usually by a Japanese manga magazine--BL/GL/novels typically don't have a demography

Box Set

An official set of the published books covered in a thick box, often times with extra material, and sold as one set


The points used in Tankobonbon in exchange for free shipping or discount coupons

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