Tankobonbon

Introducing you to your next favorite panels.

We are a Philippine-based online manga and light novel bookstore. Run mainly by one-person, it has grown into a family business. Our aim is to make official manga and light novels more accessible and have you explore more out there through a comprehensive database of information.

Tankobonbon is a DTI and BIR-certified business, as well as an official Bureau of Customs and National Book Development Board registered importer and bookseller. We are partnered with multiple publishers bringing you their latest and prized books.

Publishers Catered

VIZ Media, Yen Press, Kodansha Manga, Seven Seas Entertainment, J-Novel Club, Cross Infinite World, Denpa Inc., SuBLime, Udon Entertainment, Sol Press, Shogakukan Asia, Star Fruit Books, Glacier Bay Books, Dark Horse Manga, Square Enix Manga and Books, and more!

Packaging Promise

Package books with a more environment-friendly packaging (lesser plastic) and provide you fanart bookmarks made by our partnered artists and trivia cards including bits and pieces of information about the industry.

First page

Tankobonbon began as an out-of-a-whim thought on a dry summer day. Bon, the founder who is collecting manga by buying them directly overseas and shipping them to the PH, thought "what if a local manga bookstore opens to make it more accessible?"

Behind tankobonbon

Bon has been in the anime and manga industry for way too long not just as a fan and a collector. Having an experience and deep knowledge in both industries, opening a bookstore out of the blue in the middle of the pandemic was not entirely a moon-catching experience. The challenge was particularly setting it up alone from legal paperworks to coding a functionally appealing website. In the end, after numerous weeks of sleepless nights, it all seems to be worth it.

The goal

The founder was not from a business, computer, marketing, animation, journalism, or any of those related fields. With that said, profit was not really a major motivating point since the goal of the shop is mainly for accessibility. Introducing a wondrous selection of manga and light novels to Filipinos has always been the target. Continuously providing a complete array of information for a single book, utilizing efficient coding processes, and using lesser plastics are evident despite being exhaustingly expensive.

THE TEAM

Bon

Head of Operations; In-charge of automation, paperworks, supply, Customs clearance, partnerships, site coding, app development, Shopee, and overseeing all teams

bon@tankobonbon.com

Chon

Head of Social and Support; In-charge of emails, returns, refunds, payments, cancelations, policy surveillance, sale events, as well as managing the shop's Twitter page

support@tankobonbon.com

Huen

Head of Dispatch; In-charge of inventory, transfer, materials, packaging, clearance assistance, local delivery, pick-ups, and courier management

Oui

Head of Database; In-charge of site information, database addition and correction

Tako

Social and Support; In-charge of graphics, support form requests and inquiries, as well as managing the shop's Facebook and Instagram pages

support_tako@tankobonbon.com

Nano

Social and Support; In-charge of support form requests and inquiries, database encoding form, as well as managing the shop's TikTok page

support_nano@tankobonbon.com

Ichan

Dispatch; In-charge of collections, booking, transfer, order management, and freebies, as well as the database addition form and stock cleanup

May

Blog; In-charge of writing industry articles and transcribing podcast episodes

DISCORD STAFF

Xirquin, Andi, Kags, Nikki, Regine, Zari

DATABASE STAFF

Alex, Hen, Chasange, Dannica, Klyde, Josh

Database Volunteers

KL, LE, TR, CK, EN, DY, JV, VY, FF, JR, LH, RL, CC, CL, AM, ED, NR, RE, SK, LR, BN, KI, TS, AC, AU, HA, GO, JN, JT, PS, RA, EL, IE, NH, AS, CR, JA, LM, MB