How do you arrange your collection, /a/?
Alphabetically? By Studio, perhaps? By category? or are you of the >buying animu crowd?
Pic is not my collection, but I do typically sort Alphabetically. It also really bothers me, however, when a series' sequel or related material has a different title so I either have to group them together as an exception or split the series apart on the shelf. (For example, Bake and Nisemonogatari) Does anyone else agonize over this?
I only buy manga.
Its really easy to keep all your anime organized on a couple of hard drives.
I just kind of throw shit on the shelf. As long as it's in numerical order and facing the right way then I'm fine with it. I'm running out of room so I'll need to reorganize it soon though.
Ditto. I keep my favorites eye level, and my least favorites closer to the floor. So if you walked into my office and looked at my shelves the first things you'd see is Black Jack, other Tezuka stuff, Nausicaa, Parasyste, etc...
Also I have to question whether this thread is really on topic?
>Alphabetically? By Studio, perhaps? By category?
By editor and disc format (DVD, BD)
I have a really small collection, but I usually keep it organized by vertical size.
I don't buy shit.
I have everything stored in 3 folders. "watched" "dropped" and "backlog". I download everything to "backlog", then move everything I finished watching to "watched" and everything I drop midway to "dropped". I rarely visit "watched" again, and I try to prevent "backlog" from getting too big to handle.
I stopped buying anime long ago. Because all you're doing is supporting a middle man company like Viz, 4kids or Disney.
That said, I do have alot of DVDs from back then. And I simply organize them alphabetically. The only exception I make is the Ghibli movies which I keep in a separate section. The whole amount takes up about 2 shelves.
I love to keep my stuff, even the digital one, by date of aquisition. It's a little bit autstic, I keep that order because it reflects my history with that stuff.
What's the point of a dropped folder?
There's always the chance I revisit something.
Like right now, I think I'm gonna pick up Lain again (dropped it after episode 6).
I don't usually drop something and I've got the disk space for it, so I just keep it. Saves me the trouble of redownloading should I decide to give it another try.
>bitching about someone elses method
>keeping yours in a totally obscure method yourself
You're as bad as my dad who has thousands of DVDs but organizes them by the date the movie was released. Then complains when he can never find a movie because they're all out of alphabetical order.
Obviously if you put fucking Rodger Rabbit, Beetlejuice and Willow in the same group of (1988 movies), you'll forget where the fuck one of them are.
Yeah, this. I organize my manga by size then alphabetically.
I sort everything by name of best girl, in alphabetical order
>date of aquisition is an obscure order method
>date of release is a bad order method
I remember the date of even the movies I haven't seen, it's just your dad's fault.
I might slowly buy every one piece volume sooner or later, I might also buy every yu yu hakusho volume which would be easier.
everything else is artbooks from various anime/video game series.
I mostly only buy manga. Group by size and then alphabetically.
Image was taken a while ago. I probably have at least another shelf filled.
Maybe if you have a couple dozen or couple hundred movies. I remember the date of most of the movies/TV series I have too. But not when you get into the thousands. You'll start to forget them. Especially obscure shit you don't care about.
Alphabetical order you can't forget unless you actually forget the alphabet. Or you are an idiot and misplace the thing from the start. And even then, it should still be under the same letter somewhere.
But if you end up putting 'Mahoromatic' under 2002 and try to come back 15 years later, I bet you'll forget where it is and have to look it up. And still you may have put it under the wrong year.
>Especially obscure shit you don't care about.
>you don't care about
Why the fuck did you buy it then?
I've got most of my stuff grouped vaguely thematically on shelves. Like, I've got a shelf just for Ikuhara's works and I usually keep that in chronological order. Mixed stuff usually ends up in alphabetical order, but it really just kinda depends on space a lot of the time too.
I've been cycling portions of my collection onto my display shelves every so often lately, so I kinda just think of my other shelves more like storage at this point.
> try to come back 15 years later, I bet you'll forget where it is and have to look it up.
Yeah because that will take just plain forever right?
It's won't take 10 seconds on any computer cellphone released in the past decade.
Why the fuck are you assuming everyone is like you? No, I'll remember the year of every movie I've watched and even more.
I generally prefer the aquisition order because it reflect my history/experience but it's not like I hate the alphabetical one.
Manga : Alphabetically, ongoing and finished series but I don't have much space anymore so sometime I put them where it fits.
Anime : Mostly by size or whatever it please me.
Do you guys only have manga? No real books at all?
Said the person which has the oddest way to organise your stuff.
Usually editors use similar kind of boxes size and design, so it looks much better than having different sized moutains on your shelfs.
I group series together but don't have a special order. I don't really have to much of an anime collection since I mostly download. I'm considering collecting artbooks tough.
don't have a picture of it but I have a small mostly sci-fi novel collection.
What's worse: Your pretentiousness or your immaturity?
I share your pain.
I have other shelves for other books. No real reason to show them on /a/.
Yeah but it still feels good when I see how strong our industry is compared to the other country so it's okay.
>Why the fuck did you buy it then?
I didn't. I'm pointing out the example of OTHER people's systems. Remember, I use an alphabetical system.
You're basically still admitting that the system has a flaw if you have to look up somewhere else how to find it again later....
>Why the fuck are you assuming everyone is like you? No, I'll remember the year of every movie I've watched and even more.
Okay then. I hope the system keeps working for you. But just pointing out that it may not sometime in the future. And there's a reason people use the alphabetical system. Which for the record, you were the one who started bitching about someone elses method as being inferior first up at >>100912951 Don't start whining 'whah! Not everyone is the same as you!' when you called someone elses method 'disgusting' first.
A while back I honestly thought about learning french so I could read manga.
>Usually editors use similar kind of boxes size and design
Maybe in your plebeian country, in mine an editor can have very differents editions.
My order is known, very effective and used, what are you talking about?
I arrange alphabetically by author.
I just shove them on the shelf and make sure series are together and organized by volume number. I don't really think past that.
I'm really particular about what I throw money at so I don't that much to the point where organization has an issue.
It seems like the most healthy manga industry in europe right now is the german one.
fuck off French
I'll never forgive you for the Diktat of Versailles
By now I got 3 shelves full of Anime.
I arrange it from very shit to shit.
I fucking hate Anime.
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Oh fuck I really need to start buying again. This is Disgusting.
Nah I don't think so I know German has some stuff we don't have like the Franken Fran manga but we have much more stuff than them and plus we are a country full of weaboo.
Economically speaking, anon. It's a fact.
Wow, looks a lot like my collection except mine are on much crappier shelving. Mine is alphabetical and by type of media. DVD, Bluray, Import, Games, manga. If its a hybrid set, I go Bluray, DVD, Game. Box sets get a separate shelf. Live action, Album/Single CDs and archived fansubs on CD/DVD/Bluray are also separate.
I also keep an index on excel to keep it all organized.
I have only one bookshelf (1m x 2m, I think), so I display my imported ones there. It's full and I haven't put my Christmas stuff there yet (I have no more room in my studio) . I display Barefoot Gen and Buddha next to my printer and some not-so-good/good series but shitty edition manga on my wardrobe shelves. My guilty pleasures are inside shoe boxes.
This is a joke right?
I was 14. I havent bought manga other than Evangelion in 6 years. And you shut your mouth Death Note is still fucking good
it sucked after L died.
I can't argue with that but N managed to keep it entertaining at lease despite him randomly knowing shit.
>he doesn't have all Naruto
>france is full of weebs
You obviously never visited Germany.
Aside from the Gundam Origin's reboot are there any other series that release manga in hardback? I'm wondering if there are collectors or re-issues of classic manga redone in quality print.
I would if I wasn't a poor collegefag... I'd go with alphabetical.
In English? There's are some. I can think of Vinland Saga, Sunny, Thermae Romae, Uzumaki, Rohan at the Louvre, Strange Tale of Panorama Island, Adolf, and Nausicaa off the top of my head.
I never buy anime. Railgun manga and the Spice & Wolf novels are the only things Ive ever purchased.
Dorohedoro manga and the Spice & Wolf novels are the only things I've ever purchased.
I order them in the best way to make them fit on my bookshelf. If two complete series fit perfectly in a row, I'll put them there. If a manga series ends up being too long to co-exist with other books, something's gotta move.
I have a small bookshelf at the moment so I have to fiddle around with organization to make it fit like a puzzle. One day I'll have a nice big bookshelf that'll let me be picky about ordering.
Thank you so much!
i don't buy much