Did you know the Palmerston North City Library has a manga collection?
Manga is a specifically Japanese form of graphic novel, with several subgenres. Manga books read in Japanese format, ie. right to left rather than left to right. It’s a buzz! You’ll find them mostly in the Young Adult area, although some titles are in Adult Graphic Novels.
Many of these books have been made into serialised shows, or movies, or else have been adapted from shows. See: Sailor Moon; Alita, Battle Angel; Cowboy Bebop, and more.
The bulk of the Manga collection is spread between the Central Library and the Youth Space, but these books can be brought in to any branch just like other books. Simply talk to your local librarian if you’d like to see more!
Due to the episodic nature of most Manga, the series can get very large, some with more than one hundred titles. As a public library with limited space, it’s not always possible for us to hold all the titles at one time. And every so often, something will go out of print, so we aren’t able to replace a lost title. But we do our best to keep the collections up-to-date so you can enjoy them! You can reserve copies from any of our branch libraries.
If there’s a series you’d like to see that we don’t have, contact email@example.com and we’ll see what we can do.