New Club, Who This? CGPL’s New Anime Club!

March 2, 2022 – Alli Boyer, Youth Services

For those of you interested in reading manga but just don’t know where to start, the New York Public Library has this wonderful Beginner’s Guide to Manga to check out! To put it simply, manga is just comics and graphic novels published in Japan.

There are some key differences of course:
1. Manga is almost always published in black and white.
2. You read each page (and cover to cover) from right to left – most books have a reading guide in them for Western readers who aren’t familiar with the format.
3. Manga series are very long. Some of them can get up to more than 100 volumes!

Here are some of our popular manga titles to check out at CGPL:
*Haikyu!! – we have through #20 in physical book, but we have the entire series available through Libby!
*Ouran Highschool Host Club
*The Girl from the Other Side
*Library Wars
*Sailor Moon
*Fullmetal Alchemist
*My Hero Academia

Anime is simply a style of Japanese animation, and is often an adaptation of popular manga series. To those of us living in the U.S., one of the more popular anime studios would probably be Studio Ghibli – especially to those of us who grew up in the 90’s with movies like Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Kiki’s Delivery Service. Some popular shows you can currently watch on streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, Crunchyroll, or Funimation include: Attack on Titan, Seven Deadly Sins, One Piece, or Hunter x Hunter. 

Here are some anime titles you can check out at CGPL:
*Spirited Away
*Howl’s Moving Castle
*My Neighbor Totoro
*Kiki’s Delivery Service
*Castle in the Sky

And everyone’s favorite anime-inspired Nickelodeon series:
*Avatar the Last Airbender
*Legend of Korra

If you’d like to get into the world of manga and anime, but are still unsure where to start, come hang out with us on March 4th, from 6 pm – 8pm, for our first Anime Club! This program is open to patrons between the ages of 12 and 18, and will be recurring – the first Friday of every month.

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