• Tankobonbon started in 9/2020

  • Our office is at Dasmarinas City, Cavite

  • Mainly an online store but will have a physical store soon!

  • Business Reg No.: 09868-2022-10665

  • Has DTI, BIR, Mayor's, BOC, NBDB permits

  • Registered Book Seller and Commercial Book Importer


  • We cater official english and japanese manga, light novels, manhua, manhwa, danmei, etc.

  • Copies are shipped via air directly from the publisher's distributors (2-6 weeks)

  • Copies arrive bare in cartons without shrinkwrap unless content is explicit

  • We are up to date to latest releases and can acquire old books if it's in stock from the supplier

  • You can earn points that you can convert to discount or free shipping codes

  • For every couple of transactions, we donate to plant trees courtesy of Ecologi

  • You can hold orders and pile it up so it can be shipped together and save on shipping

  • We restock multiple times a month

  • We mainly run on code! ;)


  • GCash / Paymaya / Bank transfer / Credit/debit card / Cash on delivery / Palawan Express / BPI debit / Paypal / Billease buy-now-pay-later / 7-11 / GrabPay / ShopeePay / Tingi (installment method) / etc.

  • GogoXpress / J&T Express / Shopee checkout

  • Free shipping on an order over ₱3,000

  • Our price is as close to the book's list price depending on the current exchange rate (our lowest is at ₱520)


  • To order, just sign-up on Tankobonbon.com and add your favorite in stock books to your cart!

  • Not in stock? We open our request form every 7th to 10th of every month!

  • Looking to order an unreleased book? We open our pre-order form every 1st to 7th of every month!

  • Is your favorite book available on Amazon/RightStuf/etc. and you wish to order it (even via cash on delivery)? We open our proxy form (link soon) every end of the month!

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1️⃣ Open the Shopee app and on the homepage, select the [ — ] symbol on the left of your ShopeePay balance (above the Coins Rewards icon).2️⃣ Scan our QR code above3️⃣ Input the correct amount to pay (you may use vouchers or coins if you have them).4️⃣ On the "Add Memo", input your order ID.5️⃣ Click Pay!

Tankobonbon's Physical Store

Tuesday - Friday: 1 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9AM to 8PM
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED
Holidays: Please visit our social media for updated info


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Store Products


Damaged bin

This bin contains unread books directly from the publisher that got hurt while in transit to us, yet still deserve an owner. Prices are determined by Tankobonbon and are final, non-refundable, and non-negotiable.

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Pre-loved bin

This bin contains books from various manga collectors who decided to let go of their pre-loved books. Prices are determined by them and 95% of the sale proceeds to them.


listing a pre-loved book

If you're on a tight budget, as long as it's in its best, readable condition, we can put up your pre-loved book for sale in our bin. Ask an available staff for assistance so an agreement can be signed between both parties.

  • We only accept both official Japanese / Korean / Chinese / English manga / light novels / manhua / manhwa. Japanese manga magazines and English Shonen Jump are also accepted.

  • We do not accept other/unrelated magazines or books.

  • We accept damaged pre-loved books but are usually on a case-to-case basis especially when the damage is too heavy.

  • You will name your price to them as long as it does not exceed the price indicated on the cover, no matter the origin.

  • Your books will be inspected for authenticity, condition, and fairness for the given price.

  • You'll be paid 95% of your given price (via GCash only) at the end of the day once someone buys them!

  • You're also free to take it back home for a year, should you change your mind or you noticed it hasn't been purchased. After a year, it becomes Tankobonbon's property and any sale will be of Tankobonbon's.

  • Taking back your book home will incur a ₱3.00 stay fee per book for every month it stayed. There are no fees whatsoever once it's been sold. So we encourage you to be 100% sure of letting it go. For example, if you listed a book in January and decided to take it back home in September, you'll be required to pay a ₱27.00 stay fee.

  • When you take back a book, we do not guarantee it will be of the same condition as you gave it to us and we won't be disbursing any damages whatsoever.

  • Your books won't be sealed in plastic but will be labeled with your given nickname and their origin location (example: Pre-loved from Umji of Bacoor, Cavite).

  • We'll ask you if you wish to have it posted via our Shopee as well (for which you'll receive 70% of the income as we reduce Shopee fees and packaging fees).

Is our location too far to drop by your pre-loved books?

  • We advise you to pack them well and ship them to us at your expense. So please take this expense into your consideration when pricing your books. Our guests will see its origin anyway and can understand that it came from far away.

  • Before doing so, however, kindly contact our store first so we can talk about it, send photos prior to delivery, and an agreement can be digitally signed.

  • You can still take back your books for a year too. We'll book a courier back to you but shipping will be at your expense. It will be packed the same way we pack our online orders.

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Donate pre-loved books

Thank you for giving your books another chance to be read. For any assistance, please approach an available staff.

  • We accept pre-loved book donations.

  • These donations will be up on our Free Reading bin for others to read for free as well.

  • We give out a transferable, non-convertible, non-partial use Donator's Discount Card to those donating books to show our gratitude! You will receive a ₱5.00 discount per book donated.

  • If you're tight on your budget, we are also buying pre-loved books. For more information, click here.

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Store Contact


  • Our form is monitored and answered during store hours. Please use our form for any inquiries related to the store.

  • Any website/online questions must be sent through our website's Help Center instead. We don't guarantee a response to them if sent through this form.

  • Our store does not have a landline number yet, we encourage using our form for now. Thanks! :)

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Store Information


STORE FEES

Our store is not from a franchise, nor does it come from a wealthy backing, so instead of increasing book prices from our website, we have store fees to counter our expenses. We hope you understand our stance!

  • Free - Free-reading pre-loved books near the entrance come at no charge, or just visiting the store.

  • Free - No in-store pick-up fee. If you've ordered online and plan to pick it up, kindly do so the next day we're open.

  • ₱50.00 - Flat fee for single-receipt in-store purchases of at least 1 book/magazine. Purchasing items with no books will not have this fee (such as stationery, tote bags, etc.). We understand that it's a high fee so we recommend purchasing at least three books to maximize this fee.

  • ₱5.00 - Ecology fee for every paper bag (any size) used for your purchases. This is waived (not charged) if you bring your own bag (which we truly recommend!).

  • ₱3.00 - For pre-loved bin sellers, this is the stay fee for 1 book per month when taking back a listed pre-loved book, Click here for more information


  • Book price depends on the current exchange rate.

Sample calculation
Total: ₱1,963

  • Buying 3 Attack on Titan volumes in-store (₱583.00 x 3 = ₱1,749.00)

  • Buying 1 Tankobonbon tote bag (₱159.00)

  • In-store flat fee (₱50.00)

  • Will pay for a paper bag (₱5.00)


Sample calculation
Total: ₱1,908

  • Buying 3 Attack on Titan volumes online for pick-up the next day (₱583.00 x 3 = ₱1,749.00)

  • Buying 1 Tankobonbon tote bag in-store (₱159.00)

  • No online order pick-up fee (₱0.00)

  • No in-store flat fee since books are bought online (₱0.00)

  • No ecology fee because you brought your own bag (₱0.00)


Sample calculation
Total: ₱159

  • Buying 1 Tankobonbon tote bag (₱159.00)

  • No in-store flat fee since no books will be bought (₱0.00)

  • No ecology fee since they do not want a paper bag (₱0.00)

  • They will not gain Bonbons even if they linked their account since Bonbons are just for book purchases.

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Store Information


There are two types of special orders:

  • Backorder is ordering an already-released book but we have no stocks.

  • Pre-order is ordering a book that will be released in the future.


How to backorder in-store

  1. Approach a staff member and inform them which books you wish to inquire about availability from our supplier.

  2. If it's available, we can order it from our supplier and it will arrive with our restocks. If it's not available, our staff will direct you to sign up for notifications when stocks are on-hand through our website instead since supplier stocks fluctuate easily.

  3. Please provide your email address. Once provided, it will be input into our system and you're in line!

  4. You will pay for the book once you'll pick it up.


How to pre-order in-store

  1. Approach a staff member and inform them which books you wish to pre-order.

  2. You'll be assisted to fill out our pre-order form on the site, which is the same for site users.

  3. You will pay for the book once you'll pick it up.


How to place a special order for Japanese books or stationery in-store

  1. We could only place special orders for Japanese items online through our CDJapan form. For information regarding store pick-ups, click here.

  2. If it's unfamiliar for you, we advise asking an available staff for assistance and they'll walk you through the process.


  • You can check for updates to your special orders through our Help Center.

  • We'll only contact you through your provided contact number once it's ready for pick-up.

  • Once it's ready for pick-up, we'll hold your special order for up to a week; if not picked up, we'll release the stock in-store for everyone to purchase it instead.

  • Canceling your available backorder or not picking it up within the given timeframe for any reason whatsoever will be 1 strike. 3 strikes will prevent you from placing any special orders for a year.

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How to order and pick-up in-store

  1. Order online on tankobonbon.com

  2. On shipping methods, choose "Pick Up" (Free) then choose "Website."

  3. You can also pay using the site's different payment methods* or you can choose "Cash-on-delivery" which works the same as pay in-store."

  4. We'll email you once it's ready for pick-up! Just visit the store and pick up your orders! You cannot pick up your order the same day you've ordered them


Pick-up Notes

  • Your pick-up orders will be placed in a paper bag and an ecology fee applies for every paper bag used, unless you bring your own bag.

  • Tingi payment is not accepted for order pick-ups

  • If you chose cash-on-delivery during checkout for a store pick-up order, it will be interpreted as "Pay in-store."

  • CDJapan orders can be picked up and paid in-store, just select Store Pick-up in the shipping choices.

  • When picking up your order, we require showing the cashier the order confirmation (screenshot or email) and full payment (if not paid already).

  • Picking up orders can be done from the next day we're open and cannot be picked up the same day you ordered it.

  • We could only hold pick-ups for a week. If not picked up, it will be canceled (and refunded if paid).

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Hiring

  • Discord-only members can apply for social media admin, see Discord announcement for details

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Payments Accepted in-store

  • Cash is super OK!

  • Please inform the cashier that you'll pay using any of the accepted cardless payments so they can show you the QR code to pay. Instructions are posted on the QR code cards.

  • BDO payment is via QR transfer

  • We do not accept physical credit/debit cards yet.

QR code to scan Tankobonbon's location on waze

Returns and refunds

  • For any unreadable book (missing pages, upside-down pages, misprint, etc.) bought in-store, we can replace the item if it's available, otherwise, it can be up for a backorder or receive a full refund. Just bring the book and the receipt.

  • For minor damages such as spine chips, dent, fold, etc. for which the book remains readable, these cannot be refunded, replaced, or disbursed in any way after purchase. We apologize for any inconvenience but please be forewarned that we shelf books directly from the boxes or after sealing them.

  • Books that are labeled "damaged" from the Damaged Bin are already discounted and cannot be returned, refunded, or disbursed after purchase.

  • All Japanese, stationery, and bags are strictly non-refundable.


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PANDEMIC ACTIONS

  • All staff members are fully-vaccinated and boosted.

  • We could only allow a maximum of five fully-vaccinated (boosted recommended but not required at this time) people inside the store at a time (excluding staff). We advise bringing your vaccine card (or saving it on your phone) for random checking.

  • All guests and staff are required to wear a face mask at all times inside the premises. A face shield is not necessary.

  • Please use the alcohol by the counter after handling money.

  • We sanitize the entire place before and after store hours.

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Please keep in mind

  • You are entering a retail space. Multiple CCTV cameras are installed on the store premises to monitor suspicious movement.

  • While we do not store secure information on our guest wifi for your privacy, we're still hosting it, so please use it ethically.


WHAT YOU MAY BRING

  • Yourself :)

  • Your phone, especially if you plan to backorder/pre-order. We have wifi inside so you can use your phone for cashless payments to pay.

  • Also, a bag for your purchases, as we have an ecology charge if we use our paper bags.

WHAT YOU MAY NOT BRING

  • Food and drinks from outside are not allowed inside.

  • It's sad but please don't bring your pets with you inside as well.

  • The usual bad stuff like explosives, ammunition, and other illegal items.


WHAT YOU MAY DO

  • Read! We have a free-reading corner for a couple of first volumes (English and Japanese) as well as manga magazines.

  • Take photos/videos of you and/or our place. We really made our place IG-worthy, although please don't include strangers' and staff's faces in your photos without their permission, that'll be uncomfortable. When taking photos of the books, just please keep their respective copyrights in mind.

  • Place notes on our corkboard near the seating area. Share your game IDs, leave your mark or your thoughts on your visit, etc. Any inappropriate remarks will be removed without prior notice.

  • Ask for assistance! Is a book placed too high? Is your favorite book not in stock? The best way is to ask an available staff.

WHAT YOU MAY NOT DO

  • Eat inside; sneakily or obviously. Sorry about that! You may eat some snacks outside though, as long as you clean as you go.

  • Sleep. We have a comfy couch but please try not to be very much tempted!

  • Not pick up your orders within the given timeframe.

  • Use our plugs for charging your device.

  • Overuse our wifi.


Store Etiquette

  • Please respect everyone. If you have any complaints, please approach the counter and calmly state your affairs to the staff in charge.

  • Please do not rip open sealed books. We've sealed them so they can't be read and to maintain their condition. Due to limited copies inside the store, we, unfortunately, cannot open unpaid books upon request.

  • We have unsealed pre-loved books for you to read. While some are not in their best condition, they're still readable. Please don't take them home.

  • We are aware of the rise of digital content creators, should you plan to record a vlog or something similar, you may do so as long as your recording does not interrupt others.

  • We don't have any attire rules, as long as you're on your comfy clothes :) (Just not naked or barefoot)

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Parking

  • We're situated in the leftmost, second-floor unit of a commercial building. The building offers a five-car parking space but since it's shared amongst all customers of the building, availability is first-park, first-served.

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Interior

  • The store's concept is a treehouse! So it'll be very woody, leafy, and lit with warm light.

  • Our "unit" is only 20 square meters for the public. We are aware of the overwhelming support towards our store but we could only accommodate up to 5 people inside our space for now.

  • As you enter, there is a loveseat sofa and a mini shelf with unsealed pre-loved books that are up for free reading.

  • There's a corkboard by the seating area where you can put post-it notes. Share your game IDs, leave your mark or your thoughts on your visit, etc. Any inappropriate remarks will be removed without prior notice.

  • We have tall wall bookshelves on both sides of the unit filled with books for sale in alphabetical order (A starts on the left). Light novels and danmei are on the right-side bookshelf.

  • Box sets are placed at the counter.

  • The bestsellers are located on the center shelves while box sets are displayed above the wall shelves. Please ask for assistance for anything placed higher than you.

  • Japanese books and stationery are located on the farthest shelf near the counter.

  • Our little packing area is by the counter.

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Connect to Wifi


Please approach the cashier to connect to the store's wifi. The cashier will show you a QR code to scan using your phone's camera so that you can automatically be connected.

  • No purchase is necessary.

  • For security, our wifi access changes from time to time without notice. If you're not automatically connected on your repeat visit, kindly approach the cashier to connect to our wifi again.

  • Please do not take photos of the QR code or share them with others.

  • Kindly use our complimentary wifi to access your cardless payment methods (GCash/Maya/etc.), access our website and social media, etc.

  • There is a limit to the upload and download bandwidth. We do not recommend using our wifi to download large files or watch videos.

  • While we do not store secure information on our guest wifi for your privacy, we're still hosting it, so please use it ethically.

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Getting Here


Pinning down the location

As long as you see a (safe) ride bound to PALIPARAN, that's a way to us!

Tankobonbon's Physical Store
Getting Here


For Metro Manila guests, as long as you can travel to SM Mall of Asia or PITX, you're just one ride away.


Commute Map

  1. Please click on the icon at the upper-left portion of the map, beside our logo to view different map filters.

  2. Click Keypoints, then the arrow beside All Items. It will show you landmarks where you can commute.

  3. Click a landmark like SM Mall of Asia and it will show our instructions on how to commute.

  4. Please commute carefully and be street-smart, be alert at all times, and better ask questions to security guards or those in uniform to be safe. Best to cross-check their responses as well. If you have enough data, we advise using Waze while commuting to know if you're on the right track.

  5. Otherwise, click on the upper-right box icon of the map to view the map in a new window.

  6. Let us know if there are outdated information in this commute map--although we've tried it all ourselves, so rest easy :)

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Getting Here


Commute via joyride

Joyride is a motorcycle 'taxi' app that you can download on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Please be careful and vigilant when riding a motorcycle, especially on rainy days.From Quezon City to Tankobonbon, the average base fare is ₱684.

  1. Ensure you have a Joyride account with enough balance/cash in hand

  2. Select MC Taxi

  3. Fill out the Health Declaration Check

  4. Click Search Pickup Location and input your current location

  5. On the Drop-off Location, search Tankobonbon

  6. Select Done on the upper-right corner of the app

  7. Double-check your booking information


Commute via angkas

Angkas is also a motorcycle 'taxi' app that you can download on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Please be careful and vigilant when riding a motorcycle, especially on rainy days.From Quezon City to Tankobonbon, the average base fare is ₱715.

  1. Ensure you have an Angkas account with enough balance/cash in hand

  2. Select Angkas Passenger

  3. Click Pick up at... and input your current location

  4. On the Drop off at..., search Tankobonbon

  5. Double-check your booking information

  6. Select Book at the bottom of the app


Commute via Grab

Grab is also a transport 'taxi' app that you can download on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Please be careful and vigilant when riding a motorcycle, especially on rainy days.From Quezon City to Tankobonbon, the average base fare is ₱1,359 when choosing a 4-seater.

  1. Ensure you have a Grab account with enough balance/cash in hand

  2. Select Car

  3. On Where to? search Tankobonbon

  4. Select your preferred transport (4-seater/taxi/6-seater/etc.)

  5. Double-check your booking information

  6. Select Book at the bottom of the app

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Getting Here


Point-by-point location

  • Country: Philippines

  • Area: South Luzon

  • Region: CALABARZON

  • Province: Cavite

  • City: Dasmarinas City

  • District: Salawag

  • Barangay: Salawag

  • Driving Location: Alongside Molino-Paliparan Rd., on the left of the road from Manila, on the right of the road from Tagaytay

  • Walking Location: Building in front of Salawag Brgy. Hall (near McDo, 7/11, Watsons)

  • Unit: Second floor, leftmost / northernmost unit

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Getting Here


Of all places, why cavite?

We get this question a lot, and we can't blame them for asking! Metro Manila is just an hour away from us, so why not have a physical store in the Metro?Tankobonbon is a closely-monitored independent bookstore; not a franchise nor owned by a rich conglomerate. It is something that is purely done out of passion! There are technically no staff members other than the owner, and the owner runs it all—from the site to the store.Additionally, cost-wise, it's not efficient to invest beyond our means at the moment since Tankobonbon is more of a passion project than a money-making machine. We'd rather have more books than the costly alternative of hiring a Metro staff on a rented Metro place or a limited-freedom mall unit, or have a whole new set of Metro Manila paperworks.With these in mind, commuting to Manila every day to man the store is out of the question at the moment, and since the owner lives in Cavite, it's the more viable option—plus other considerations such as cheaper rent and the building sits by a major road with great Metro commuting roots. It's also on a nice road headed to Tagaytay ;)#TaraSaSouth!

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Getting Here


3words location

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Getting Here


Google Maps location

Search ANY of the following and it will take you to our location:Tankobonbon Manga Book store- or -588-38 Molino - Paliparan Rd, Salawag, Dasmariñas, Cavite- or -8XWJ+3P Dasmariñas, Cavite

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Getting Here


Waze location


Send to waze app

QR code to scan Tankobonbon's location on waze
  1. Open the camera app on your mobile phone.

  2. Line up the QR code in the camera frame. When the scanner reads the code, you’ll see a notification.

  3. Tap the notification to open the link.

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Maps location


Send to Apple maps

QR code to scan Tankobonbon's location on waze
  1. Open the camera app on your iPhone or iPad with a Maps app

  2. Line up the QR code in the camera frame. When the scanner reads the code, you’ll see a yellow 'Maps' tag.

  3. Click on 'Maps' to open the link.