Manga is a style of comic or graphic novel that originated in Japan, and has seen a great increase in sales and popularity in the USA. It is known for its detailed black-and-white artwork, and many popular stories that are adapted into animation (anime).
As with any form of storytelling, manga represents a huge variety of reading experiences - from the light and breezy misadventures of Hakumei & Mikochi, to the emotional story of life, death and mental health explored in Orange. If you have any questions about the content of a manga you are interested in, feel free to ask us!
You can also visit the website No Flying No Tights for advice on age appropriate manga. It breaks down popular comics, anime and manga by age recommendations and/or genre breakdowns, and is a great way to find new titles.
Manga in the Teen Room
The manga series featured below can be found in our Teen Room. You can also click any of the covers to go to our catalog, where you can place a hold using your account.
There is a variety of digital manga you can read through our library apps, Libby and Hoopla! With your library card, you can use these apps to read manga on your phone, tablet or PC.
Manga in our Adult Collection:
Manga Related Books
A beginners guide to the world of manga.
BookRiot: 50 Best Manga You Must Read Right Now!
A cool list of the best of the best. There are some real classics here!
Manga Out of the Box A thorough, interactive search through the history and culture of Japanese comics.
Anime refers to Japanese animation. Many popular manga series have been made into anime including:
Blue Period (Netflix preview)
Drifting Dragons (Netflix preview)
A Silent Voice (Netflix preview)
Spy X Family (Hulu trailer)