Manga is a global phenomenon, popular with readers of all ages, all around the world. It’s an expansive medium encompassing every genre you can think of — from fantasy and sci-fi to slice of life and nonfiction — and has inspired a generation of non-Japanese creators to tell their own stories. While you may have heard of some of the most popular manga series like Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, and Naruto, if you’re responsible for building a diverse, representative collection of manga, you’re going to have to expand your knowledge beyond that.
In “How Manga Took Over the World,” a panel of manga experts — Deb Aoki (Mangasplaining), Frederick Jones (Saturday AM), and Kae Winters (TOKYOPOP) — share their insights on everything you need to know about manga to serve new and avid readers alike. This LibraryCon Live session was moderated by LibraryPass’ Guy LeCharles Gonzalez.
- What IS manga?!?
- Cultural differences and age-appropriateness
- Recommendations for younger and older readers
View the full archived recording here and check out the resources below. After viewing, download your Certificate of Completion.
Comics Plus Resources
- Manga 101
- Comics Plus Manga Starter Kit
- Your Manga Starter Collection on Comics Plus
- Manga for Young Readers on Comics Plus
- Manga-Inspired Readalikes on Comics Plus
- Manga-Inspired Readalikes for Young Readers on Comics Plus
- Understanding Manga Webinar
- Manga in Libraries
- Manga Librarian
- Manga Bookshelf
- Good Comics for Kids
- No Flying No Tights
- Manga for All Ages
- Saturday AM Presents: How to Draw Diverse Manga