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March Madness Manga

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The month of March has a lot going on. The first day of spring, St. Patrick’s Day, the beginning of Daylight Savings Time, and sometimes, like this year, Easter, all occur within its 31 days. For sports fans, the big event is March Madness, a basketball tournament held to determine the finalists in the NCAA […]

Review: A Silent Voice, Volume 1

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A Silent Voice, Volume 1 By Yoshitoki Oima Kodansha Comics; $10.99 There’s a manga about everything, so I wasn’t surprised to learn that someone had created one to discuss bullying. And though I appreciate manga more than I am a fan of it, I was eager to read A Silent Voice and see how it […]

Review: ‘Seraph of the End,’ Vols. 1-2

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It was like the end of the world when first a virus killed all humans over the age of 13 and then vampires rose up to take over the world and enslave the last of humanity while demons hunted those the vampires missed. Yuichiro lost the only family he knew trying to escape their vampire […]

Roundtable: The Return of Fruits Basket

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Manga fans got some great news last week with the announcement that Yen Press has picked up the license for Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket, along with two of her other series, Liselotte & Witch’s Forest and Twinkle Stars. Fruits Basket was revolutionary in its time, a shoujo manga that regularly hit the best-seller lists (the […]

Kodansha Manga Now Available on OverDrive

Kodansha Advanced Media, the U.S. digital arm of Japan’s largest publisher, announced this week that it is making over 500 book from 40 different series available on OverDrive. The available titles include the best-selling Attack on Titan and the long-running Fairy Tail. “Manga and libraries have always been a great fit, because of the crossover […]

Review: Assassination Classroom Volume 1

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A powerful being with the head of a smiley face and an unknown number of tentacles blasts a hole in the moon and says he’ll do the same to the earth if humanity doesn’t stop him first. He makes a deal with the world’s leaders to become the teacher of Class 3-E from Kunugigaoka Junior […]

Review: ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ 3-in-1 Volume 1

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Yu-Gi-Oh! became popular in US due to the cartoon and trading card game, but it started out as a manga. It was brought over here by Viz Media as part of the debut of Shonen Jump manga magazine and was one of the anchor titles. Yu-Gi-Oh! emphasizes the importance of friendship while also indulging in […]

YALSA GGNT Top Eight Manga: World Trigger Volume 1-2

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The Earth is being attacked by monsters from another dimension. Called “Neighbors,” they are powerful and have technology greater that Earth possesses. But just as hope seems lost, a mysterious group called Border appears and begins fighting off the Neighbors with their strange weapons, known as triggers, that gave them the ability to fight off […]

2015 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

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As snow buried the Northeast, librarians from around the country converged in Chicago for five days of meetings and expositions at the annual American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. One of those meetings was of YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, which presented its annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. You can read […]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Volume 1-3

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Mankind has moved out into space, populating huge colonies called Sides that have orbited Earth for over half a century. In the year 0079 Universal Century, one such colony, Side 3, calling itself the Principality of Zeon, declared independence from the Earth Federation, and war broke out. In just over a month, the fighting killed […]