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Japanese Comics / Manga Studies Resource Guide

Japanese Studies Librarian and Assistant Professor

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Ann Marie Davis
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Manga at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

OSU has one of the world's largest collections of manga and manga-related materials outside of Japan! With over 30,000 volumes of manga and ephemera including advertisements, posters, and original art, our world-class collection has been growing since its inception in the mid-1980s. It covers all genres and demographics and contains popular and contemporary titles as well as rare cartoons from the nineteenth century. Our distinctive materials are held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, while many of our more contemporary and popular manga are located in our main campus library and available for check out. This resource guide aims to help our users locate specific manga titles or simply browse. Please read on to discover all of our many resources! 

OSU has one of the world's largest collections of manga and manga-related materials outside of Japan! With over 30,000 volumes of manga and ephemera including advertisements, posters, and original art, our world-class collection has been growing since its inception in the mid-1980s. It covers all genres and demographics and contains popular and contemporary titles as well as rare cartoons from the nineteenth century. Our distinctive materials are held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, while many of our more contemporary and popular manga are located in our main campus library and available for check out. This resource guide aims to help our users locate specific manga titles or simply browse. Please read on to discover all of our many resources! 

OSU has one of the world's largest collections of manga and manga-related materials outside of Japan! With over 30,000 volumes of manga and ephemera including advertisements, posters, and original art, our world-class collection has been growing since its inception in the mid-1980s. It covers all genres and demographics and contains popular and contemporary titles as well as rare cartoons from the nineteenth century. Our distinctive materials are held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, while many of our more contemporary and popular manga are located in our main campus library and available for check out. This resource guide aims to help our users locate specific manga titles or simply browse. Please read on to discover all of our many resources! 

OSU has one of the world's largest collections of manga and manga-related materials outside of Japan! With over 30,000 volumes of manga and ephemera including advertisements, posters, and original art, our world-class collection has been growing since its inception in the mid-1980s. It covers all genres and demographics and contains popular and contemporary titles as well as rare cartoons from the nineteenth century. Our distinctive materials are held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, while many of our more contemporary and popular manga are located in our main campus library and available for check out. This resource guide aims to help our users locate specific manga titles or simply browse. Please read on to discover all of our many resources! 

OSU has one of the world's largest collections of manga and manga-related materials outside of Japan! With over 30,000 volumes of manga and ephemera including advertisements, posters, and original art, our world-class collection has been growing since its inception in the mid-1980s. It covers all genres and demographics and contains popular and contemporary titles as well as rare cartoons from the nineteenth century. Our distinctive materials are held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, while many of our more contemporary and popular manga are located in our main campus library and available for check out. This resource guide aims to help our users locate specific manga titles or simply browse. Please read on to discover all of our many resources! 

OSU has one of the world's largest collections of manga and manga-related materials outside of Japan! With over 30,000 volumes of manga and ephemera including advertisements, posters, and original art, our world-class collection has been growing since its inception in the mid-1980s. It covers all genres and demographics and contains popular and contemporary titles as well as rare cartoons from the nineteenth century. Our distinctive materials are held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, while many of our more contemporary and popular manga are located in our main campus library and available for check out. This resource guide aims to help our users locate specific manga titles or simply browse. Please read on to discover all of our many resources! 

OSU has one of the world's largest collections of manga and manga-related materials outside of Japan! With over 30,000 volumes of manga and ephemera including advertisements, posters, and original art, our world-class collection has been growing since its inception in the mid-1980s. It covers all genres and demographics and contains popular and contemporary titles as well as rare cartoons from the nineteenth century. Our distinctive materials are held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, while many of our more contemporary and popular manga are located in our main campus library and available for check out. This resource guide aims to help our users locate specific manga titles or simply browse. Please read on to discover all of our many resources! 

OSU has one of the world's largest collections of manga and manga-related materials outside of Japan! With over 30,000 volumes of manga and ephemera including advertisements, posters, and original art, our world-class collection has been growing since its inception in the mid-1980s. It covers all genres and demographics and contains popular and contemporary titles as well as rare cartoons from the nineteenth century. Our distinctive materials are held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, while many of our more contemporary and popular manga are located in our main campus library and available for check out. This resource guide aims to help our users locate specific manga titles or simply browse. Please read on to discover all of our many resources! 

OSU has one of the world's largest collections of manga and manga-related materials outside of Japan! With over 30,000 volumes of manga and ephemera including advertisements, posters, and original art, our world-class collection has been growing since its inception in the mid-1980s. It covers all genres and demographics and contains popular and contemporary titles as well as rare cartoons from the nineteenth century. Our distinctive materials are held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, while many of our more contemporary and popular manga are located in our main campus library and available for check out. This resource guide aims to help our users locate specific manga titles or simply browse. Please read on to discover all of our many resources! 

OSU has one of the world's largest collections of manga and manga-related materials outside of Japan! With over 30,000 volumes of manga and ephemera including advertisements, posters, and original art, our world-class collection has been growing since its inception in the mid-1980s. It covers all genres and demographics and contains popular and contemporary titles as well as rare cartoons from the nineteenth century. Our distinctive materials are held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, while many of our more contemporary and popular manga are located in our main campus library and available for check out. This resource guide aims to help our users locate specific manga titles or simply browse. Please read on to discover all of our many resources! 

OSU has one of the world's largest collections of manga and manga-related materials outside of Japan! With over 30,000 volumes of manga and ephemera including advertisements, posters, and original art, our world-class collection has been growing since its inception in the mid-1980s. It covers all genres and demographics and contains popular and contemporary titles as well as rare cartoons from the nineteenth century. Our distinctive materials are held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, while many of our more contemporary and popular manga are located in our main campus library and available for check out. This resource guide aims to help our users locate specific manga titles or simply browse. Please read on to discover all of our many resources! 

OSU has one of the world's largest collections of manga and manga-related materials outside of Japan! With over 30,000 volumes of manga and ephemera including advertisements, posters, and original art, our world-class collection has been growing since its inception in the mid-1980s. It covers all genres and demographics and contains popular and contemporary titles as well as rare cartoons from the nineteenth century. Our distinctive materials are held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, while many of our more contemporary and popular manga are located in our main campus library and available for check out. This resource guide aims to help our users locate specific manga titles or simply browse. Please read on to discover all of our many resources! 

OSU has one of the world's largest collections of manga and manga-related materials outside of Japan! With over 30,000 volumes of manga and ephemera including advertisements, posters, and original art, our world-class collection has been growing since its inception in the mid-1980s. It covers all genres and demographics and contains popular and contemporary titles as well as rare cartoons from the nineteenth century. Our distinctive materials are held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, while many of our more contemporary and popular manga are located in our main campus library and available for check out. This resource guide aims to help our users locate specific manga titles or simply browse. Please read on to discover all of our many resources! 

Global Manga

Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics

Interpreting Anime

Manga and the Representation of Japanese History

Cinema Anime

Nihon kindai manga no tanjō

100-nengo ni nokoshitai! : manga meisaku

Manga Ekikyō nyūmon : Chūgoku igaku no minamoto ga wakaru

Boys love manga and beyond 

Erotic comics in Japan : an introduction to eromanga 

Manga Hyōgengaku Nyūmon

Tezuka Osamu no bōken : sengo manga no kamigami

Nikkan manga kenkyū 

Manga to chosakuken : parodi to inʼyō to dōjinshi to

Sugiura Shigeru : jiden to kaisō

Manga no rekishi

Manga Resources While Teaching and Learning from Home

The following is an abbreviated list of Japanese websites on comics, graphic novels, and anime, known in Japanese as manga (漫画).  The lists below are based on a much more extensive and well-researched guide compiled by Michiko Ito, Japanese Studies Librarian at the University of Kansas: https://guides.lib.ku.edu/c.php?g=94978&p=7378433. Note: The websites below may contain adult content that are considered inappropriate for educational reading. 

Open Access Comics

Short manga stories (読み切りの作品) selected by COMIC メテオ
Links to a selection of short and complete comic titles.

マンガ図書館Z = Manga Library Z
Formerly known as J komi, this website provides access to out-of-print comics with authors' permission. All are free.

スキマ「無料マンガ」
Sukima (スキマ) is an e-comic store but includes some free comic works and free previews of commercial comics. Registration may be required. This link leads directly to the list of titles which are all free.

日刊月チャン (秋田書店)
Designed for SNS. This is similar to a short comic published in a newspaper. 1 page-length episodes are added and updated frequently.

Database & Encyclopedia

Finding Manga in OSU's Library catalog:

You can find manga in The OSU Libraries catalog with any one of these methods

  • Use a mangaka's name or manga title in a catalog search
  • Use manga as a keyword + limit to to language=English in a catalog search
  • Select a genre term from the list linked below and use in a keyword search. Also, limit by location, language, etc

Selected Manga in Circulation

Yotsuba&!

Shirokuma Cafe

Earthian

Miyuki-Chan in Wonderland

Tokyo Babylon

Manga de Manabu Rikyū no Isuwa

Chihayafuru

Garasu no Kamen

Tenjō no niji : Jitō tennō monogatari

Manga de wakaru sengo Nippon

Fūshi manga de Nihon kindaishi ga wakaru hon

Manga Chūgoku nyūmon : yakkai na rinjin no kenkyū

Shizukanaru don: Yakuza side story

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