I had seen signs for manga renting for quite some time and I finally decided to do it. I grabbed volume one of about ten different books and paid ¥400 to have a week to read them. Considering that a new copy of any of these would probably cost around that, it is pretty dang good of a deal.
Of course, I do not get to keep it and have a time limit to actually read. This might be a good thing, since it puts on some pressure. While this is similar to a library, the big thing is that I paid cash money. So if I do not read them, I wasted money. It sounds sill to think I have to force myself to read, but with all the many things I want to do, it seems fairly important to put a little bit of "good" pressure on them.
We shall see how this turns out in a week.