Manga is the Japanese word for comics, with a unique story line and style. In Japan, people of all ages read manga. Manga includes a broad range of subjects, for example, action-adventure, romance, sport and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, horror, sexuality, and business and commerce, among others.
Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989), the ‘God of Manga’ was a manga author and creator of many of the first Japanese animation. While Tezuka’s best known creation is, arguably, the world-renowned children’s series Astro Boy, he drew more than 150,000 pages of manga in his lifetime - touching on every style and genre. He wrote for every age-group, from young children to mature audiences, and single-handedly created the majority of the genres and character-types we see in manga and anime today.
The collection is available in eight languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Traditional Chinese).
This collection is available to Queenstown Lakes District Library members only. All you need is your library card and pin/password!
Please note that several publications within this collection contain adult themes and parental monitoring is strongly advised if children are using this resource.