Manga Publishers: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know (And Probably More Than That)

Manga Publishers: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know (And Probably More Than That)

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Resources:

VIZ:

https://www.viz.com/

https://twitter.com/VIZMedia

TOKYOPOP:

https://twitter.com/TOKYOPOP

Red Bard’s Video’s on TOKYOPOP:

https://youtu.be/gbKFejwLlUY

https://youtu.be/sfvWvKHxUmo

Kodansha:

https://kodansha.us/

https://twitter.com/KodanshaManga

Dark Horse:

https://twitter.com/DarkHorseComics

Seven Seas Entertainment:

https://sevenseasentertainment.com/

https://twitter.com/gomanga

Drawn & Quarterly:

https://drawnandquarterly.com/

https://twitter.com/DandQ

Fantagraphics (previously Fantagraphics Books):

https://www.fantagraphics.com/

https://twitter.com/fantagraphics

DENPA LLC:

https://www.denpa.pub/

https://twitter.com/denpa_books

Star Fruit Books:

https://starfruitbooks.com/

https://twitter.com/starfruitbooks

UDON Entertainment:

http://www.udonentertainment.com/blog/

https://twitter.com/UdonEnt

Yen Press, LLC:

https://yenpress.com/

https://twitter.com/yenpress

J-Novel Club:

https://j-novel.club/

https://twitter.com/jnovelclub

Book Lists for When Your School Has Anime Planet Blocked

Book Lists for When Your School Has Anime Planet Blocked

I’ve heard from some of you that Anime Planet, the list aggregator I use for title recommendations, is blocked at your schools! This is frustrating, and I suspect comes from schools using sweeping blocks of words like anime. I have for those of you impacted by this a collection of all of my lists in Google Doc form. Admittedly, they’re very simple at the moment- I’ll eventually replace them with more sophisticated lists, but my goal to do that keeps getting sidetracked and I don’t want to delay any longer. When the permanent lists are in place, I’ll let you know!

Elementary Manga

Middle Grade Manga

The School Library Manga Starter Kit (High School)

Light Novels You Should Buy from Overdrive

Manga For Librarians Who Don’t Quite Get the Hype

Cat Manga

Digital Manga: Purchasing on Overdrive!

Digital Manga: Purchasing on Overdrive!

Light Novel List: https://www.anime-planet.com/users/themangalibrarian/lists/light-novels-you-should-buy-from-overdri-769572

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What I’ve Been Up to Lately!

What I’ve Been Up to Lately!

Hi!

I’ve been… busy. The start of the school year sort of swamped me, but here are some things I’ve done recently, in case you missed it:

I was on School Librarians United with Amy Hermon to talk about Manga!

I was also on Shojo & Tell to talk about the classic shojo manga series Hana-Kimi for three episodes. It was so much fun to talk about this series!

Finally, last night was the Manga in Libraries: Supporting All Learners webinar. You can view the webinar here:

Our resource document is HERE.

The other panelists are:

Jillian Rudes

School Librarian

@jrlibrarian

MangaInLibraries.com

Derek McGrath

Independent Scholar

@dereksmcgrath

WordPress

Victoria Rahbar 

Graduate Student
@v_rahbar
vrahbar@stanford.edu

Manjot Khehra 

Middle School Teacher

@jottie3k

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Anime & Manga Culture and Neurodivergence

Anime & Manga Culture and Neurodivergence

In this video, I delve into why neurodivergent people may find anime and manga appealing. While being neurodivergent and interested in the subculture is not mutually exclusive, there are reasons why students who process the world differently may seek out anime and manga. This video is the beginning of a conversation, but I would like to continue delving in in the future, and hope to have further conversations with others who are neurodivergent!

Disclaimer: While I am autistic and dyscalculic, my experiences do not encompass the experiences of all people who are neurodiverse or even autistic. Please consider multiple perspectives.

Further Reading:

https://www.animefeminist.com/perspectives-playing-my-song-queer-autistic-representation-in-given/

https://autisticandunapologetic.com/2020/09/12/why-do-autistic-people-love-anime/

https://www.cbr.com/gundam-death-note-anime-autistic-representation/

https://www.animefeminist.com/adhd-as-investigation-how-hyoukas-chitanda-carves-space-for-herself-as-a-leader/

https://www.animefeminist.com/feature-in-defense-of-resasuke-autism-coding-and-ableism-in-aggretsuko/

https://www.animefeminist.com/feature-difference-not-indifference-violet-evergarden-autistic-representation-and-the-social-model-of-disability/

https://www.animefeminist.com/perspectives-searching-neurodivergent-role-models-anime/

https://twitter.com/cisspiderman/status/1425328899513151492?s=20

https://youtu.be/30nfka8J8Y0

https://autismagainstfascism.wordpress.com/2020/11/17/what-is-weaponized-autism/

https://www.deviantart.com/xunq/art/Midokos-Expressions-409591937

Manga in Libraries: Representation of Girls and Women in Manga (Presented by NYCSLA) + Other Great Talks You Should Watch

Manga in Libraries: Representation of Girls and Women in Manga (Presented by NYCSLA) + Other Great Talks You Should Watch

You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet the past couple weeks, and it’s because the end of the school year is upon us, so I’ve become insanely busy! But, I had time to participate in this amazing panel for NYCSLA and the GNCRT on the representation of girls and women in manga. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know this is one of my favorite topics!

My fellow participants included:

Jillian Ehlers

School Librarian

@jrlibrarian 

Christina Gavin

School Librarian

@xtmarielibrary 

Sara Smith 

School Librarian 

@sm_wordsmith 

Deb Aoki

Journalist, Podcaster

@debaoki

@mangasplaining

Dr. April Goehrke

PhD East Asian Studies

Adjunct Professor

You can find our resource document HERE and a curated list on Anime Planet HERE.

Also, in case you missed them, there was an excellent panel from But Why Tho? entitled “Let’s Talk Queer Storytelling in Manga and Anime” which you can watch HERE on their Twitch Channel featuring members of the LGBTQ+ Community.

And there was also an amazing panel on manga translation, which you can view below:

Manga News | Mangamura Sentencing, Manga Pride, Miura, Anime Club SLU Episode, Fact-Checking

Manga News | Mangamura Sentencing, Manga Pride, Miura, Anime Club SLU Episode, Fact-Checking

Registration is now open for the #MangaInLibraries “Representation of Girls and Women in Manga” webinar on Thursday, June 17th at 7:00pm ET. Panelists include: #SchoolLibrarians and special guests! Register here: https://bit.ly/34yQQm1

Fukuoka Court Hands Guilty Sentence to Mangamura Piracy Site Administrator: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-06-02/fukuoka-court-hands-guilty-sentence-to-mangamura-piracy-site-administrator/.173502

Manga Pride Readathon: https://twitter.com/MangaPrideReads/status/1388947652138708995?s=20 https://twitter.com/MangaPrideReads/status/1388950168519720962?s=20

Anime Club episode of School Librarians United: https://schoollibrariansunited.libsyn.com/128-anime-club?tdest_id=784216

Miura-sensei’s passing: https://www.cbr.com/manga-industry-burnout/?utm_content=bufferccde9&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_source=CBR-TW&utm_campaign=CBR-TW https://twitter.com/AruJoestar/status/1396576752856616960?s=20 https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2021/05/22/kentaro-miura-the-creator-of-berserk-has-died-at-the-age-of-54/?sh=32b79ce676fe

https://butwhythopodcast.com/2021/05/20/remembering-kentaro-miura-through-berserk/

Anime Fandom has to fact check that Demon Slayer Headline: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2021-05-26/fact-check-did-demon-slayer-really-outsell-all-of-american-comics/.173234

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Manga for Middle Grades (Collection Development for Grades 6-8)

Manga for Middle Grades (Collection Development for Grades 6-8)

Title List: https://www.anime-planet.com/users/themangalibrarian/lists/manga-for-middle-grades-68-703429

Check out this week’s episode of School Librarians United, where Julie Stivers talks about her Anime Club, and brings along a panel of marvelous students!: https://schoollibrariansunited.libsyn.com/128-anime-club?tdest_id=784216

View NYCSLA and GNCRT’s webinar on manga librarianship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSP7vVawhro

Follow me on Twitter for more manga talk: https://twitter.com/manga_librarian

Help support my ability to take time to make these videos: https://ko-fi.com/mangalibrarian​​​​​

My site: https://mangalibrarian.com/