Toranoana is one of the best sources to find doujinshi that were never published outside of Japan. Thanks to White Rabbit Express, you can go shopping on this famous Japanese site as if you were living in Japan.
Comic Toranoana, also known as Toranoana, is one of the most popular sites for Japanese manga and animation fans. Indeed, this stores chain has specialized in products related to the doujinshi culture which means cultural items inspired by popular series but made by fans.
You cannot request international shipping from Comic Toranoana website. But that's not a problem! It will not be necessary to buy airline tickets for Japan to be able to purchase doujinshi in a physical point of sale.
White Rabbit Express's Proxy Purchase Service can help you purchase any of the products on the Toranoana site, even adult-only items.
We have created a small tutorial to explain how to buy on Comic Toranoana using White Rabbit Express. You will find it below. We hope to answer all your questions. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to consult our support or send an email to our advisors.
The Comic Toranoana online shop can be found at toranoana.jp.
You can browse on that site with two different ways: by using the list of highlighted products on the homepage or by utilizing the left side menu.
The main page of Comic Toranoana displays a slider on which you will find the novelties and the most awaited pre-order items.
Under this slider, you will find the top-selling doujinshi for men and women. Then information about new products added in the shop.
The main menu is on the left sidebar. This navigation bar is divided into five parts:
As mentioned above, the sections listing the physical and digital products are divided into subcategories. For physical products, we can count five of them:
Digital products are sorted into four subcategories:
With all this information, you are generally able to find the categories in which the products you are looking for are located. So you can go to the second step of this tutorial, in which we explain how to choose your doujinshis.
If you have chosen one of the adult categories, you must confirm that you are over 18 before you can access the list of hentai doujinshi on Comic Toranoana.
All pages in the product subcategories are similar in structure. They all have a left side menu on which you can filter items based on many criteria.
On the central part of the page, you will find the following sections:
All you have to do is find the products that interest you!
Once you click on a product, you will come to its dedicated page. You will find additional pictures, features, and description of the product.
After listing all the products, you want to buy on Toranoana and other Japanese sites, go to the White Rabbit Express app. You will only have to copy and paste the links of each one of the pages of the products which interest you in the field "Link of the Product." You will need to provide additional information such as their price (in Japanese yen), the color or the size of the objects when necessary. You will have to repeat this task for each of the products you want to buy.
Once you have finished adding all the products to your cart, you will only have to validate your order. You can then wait the time that one of our buyers is in charge of ordering all your products.
You will receive an email notification when we have completed your order and when we receive your package at White Rabbit Express. At this point, you can ask that we ship the parcel directly to your address abroad. But we can also repack your package or combine several packages if you want to save on international shipping costs.
Once you have chosen your shipping method, you will have to wait for a few days and two weeks depending on the shipping method you selected.
Comic Toranoana is one of the web references for buying doujinshi. Many fan circles are pre-orders of their creations on this substantial otaku online store.
These works made by amateurs can take several forms:
Like its main rival, Melonbooks, Comic Toranoana sells both tangible and digital items. If you are looking for digital products, we’ll give you more information about them in the FAQs. Please, take a look!
We invite you to read our information page on doujinshi to learn more about this type of Japanese amateur work or to discover other sites on which you can buy them.
Many doujinshi works can be categorized in the Hentai section. It is therefore normal that Toranoana offers this kind of items. Adult-only products are in categories that are well separated from the rest of the site ( please, don’t click on the links below if you're not an adult):
Domestic delivery charges (i.e., from Toranoana to an address in Japan) are free from 9720 yen (excluding tax) purchase on the site. This means that if the amount of your products costs more than 9720 yen, White Rabbit Express will not add those domestic delivery costs to your final bill. You will only have to pay the international shipping costs.
The value of these international shipping fees can be simulated with our shipping cost calculator.
You can find the fan circle that produced an item in the description of this product. The name of the group is next to the heading "サークル名". If you click on the name of the circle, you will come to a page that will list all the other achievements of this group of fans.
You will find both physical and digital products on Comic Toranoana's website.
You can find every digital item on Comic Toranoana in the ebook category. You can see that the logo and the website design are turning green when you enter that part of Toranoana's webshop. Moreover, the name of the website is followed by "電子書籍" (Denki Shoseki) which means "Ebook" in Japanese.
Ebooks targeting a female audience are in a specific subcategory.
Whether you decide to buy tangible or digital products, we can buy them for you and then ship them to you. In the case of immaterial goods, we will send them as attached files to your email address or store them on a dedicated space if they are too large.
It is not always indicated if a product is a light novel or a manga in the title of the book. That's why we recommend using product listings to be sure.
Just go to the line "種別 /サイズ" of the product description. If this line says "コミック", it is a comic.
The official name of this store chain is "Comic Toranoana", but customers often shorten it to "Toranoana" or even "Tora".
The “Toranoana” name comes from Tiger Mask, a manga written by Ikki Kajiwara and published by Weekly Shonen Magazine between 1970 and 1971. In this Japanese comic, a professional wrestling company has this name.
Toranoana is not only a website, but it’s also a stores chain. There are several Comic Toranoana points of sell in the major cities of Japan, like:
The only shop outside of Japan is in Taipei, on Taiwan island.