MANGA & ANIME TERMS
Animé—A style of Japanese animation using stark,
colorful graphics in action-filled plots, often with
fantastic or futuristic themes. Frequently there is
crossover with manga, where series appear in both
the anime and manga forms.
Gekiga—Stories that teach history, or may contain
political satire or creative ideas. Adolf is an example.
Kodomo—Manga for small children.
Manga—Japanese comic books, usually first published
in a magazine format, and later compiled in book
format. In Japan, and often in the U.S. they are read
from back to front and from right to left on the page.
Mecha—Spaceships, giant robots, vehicles and other
mechanical devices that may play a large role in the
Sh?nen—Manga for boys aged 6-18. One popular
series is Initial D.
Sh?jo—Manga for girls 6-18. Boys Over Flowers is a
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Tankoubon—Small paperback books containing
numerous issues of a manga series.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made upon request and if feasible.
HOW TO READ A PAGE OF MANGA
Start to read from the upper right, and end at the
lower left. Here is an example of a page and the order.
This is the back page of this brochure. Many
manga series are read from back to front,
unlike American-style graphic novels.
MANGA AND ANIME WEBSITES
Animé Café—A Parent’s Guide to Animé
Animé and manga are frequently
Christian Animé Alliance
misunderstood for the following reasons:
• Many Japanese animé and manga storylines are
Librarian’s Guide to Animé and Manga:
meant for teens and adults, with sophisticated
plots and different views of appropriate behavior.
American audiences should take this into account
No Flying, No Tights
when selecting animé and manga for children and
T.H.E.M. Animé Reviews
• Dubbed translations from Japanese to English are
sometimes of poor quality, and may use more
crude language than a literal translation would
SOME BOOKS ABOUT MANGA AND ANIME
FAMILY FRIENDLY MANGA
These are found in the adult nonfiction collection (2nd floor).
Writing and illustrating the graphic novel:
to know to create great
Castle in the Sky
Howl’s Moving Castle
Manga Madness: Over 40 basic lessons for
Kiki’s Delivery Service
The 101 best graphic novels
791.430233 Cavallaro, Dani
The animé art of Hayao Miyazaki
The animé encyclopedia: a guide to Japanese
what’s Japanese in
DVDs are found in the first floor media area.
Animé. From concept to reality
POPULAR MANGA FOR TEENS
Marmalade Boy Yoshizumi,
Bleach Kubo, Tite
Boys Over Flowers
Neon Genesis Evangelion Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
CLAMP School Detectives
Oh My Goddess
Dragon Ball Z
Ranma 1/2 Takahashi,
American Born Chinese Yang, Gene Luen
Kindaichi Case Files