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

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​​​​​

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/

Manga in Libraries: Why Manga? (Presented by: NYCSLA)

Manga in Libraries: Why Manga? (Presented by: NYCSLA)

In lieu of Manga News this week, here’s a panel I was a part of last week, featuring some amazing librarians!

Featuring:

Jillian Ehlers

School Librarian

@jrlibrarian 

Christina Taylor

School Librarian

@cetaylor05

Sara Smith 

School Librarian 

@sm_wordsmith 

Nakenya Lewis-Yarbrough

Public Librarian 

@NakenyaY

Here are our resources for collection development:

ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Roundtable 

Anime Feminist 

Anime News Network 

But Why Tho Podcast 

Crunchyroll 

Kinokuniya 

Kodansha 

Manga Librarian 

Mangasplaining 

Manga Test Drive 

Momma Luvs Manga 

No Flying No Tights

Otaku USA 

Shojo & Tell Podcast 

Shojo Beat 

Shonen Jump

The Graphic Library 

Viz Media 

YALSA Great Graphic Novels 

Yatta-Tachi

Yen Press 

You can find our full title list here: https://www.anime-planet.com/users/whymanga/lists/why-manga-recommended-titles-696457

Manga for Kids (Collection Development for Elementary K-5)

Manga for Kids (Collection Development for Elementary K-5)

Book List: https://www.anime-planet.com/users/themangalibrarian/lists/k5-titles-695994

Register for Understanding Manga: https://librarypass.com/2021/05/17/exploring-manga-for-libraries-schools/

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/

Manga for Librarians Who Don’t Quite Get the Hype

Manga for Librarians Who Don’t Quite Get the Hype

The full list of titles:

https://www.anime-planet.com/users/themangalibrarian/lists/manga-for-school-librarians-who-dont-qui-694596

Register for the Manga In Libraries: Why Manga Webinar: http://bit.ly/33iPAT5

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/

Fanservice & Moe: Manga Issues for Consideration in Collection Development

Fanservice & Moe: Manga Issues for Consideration in Collection Development

There will be a forthcoming webinar from NYCSLA and GNCRT going into this with more depth.

Manga and Women: Buying Manga for School Libraries in the #MeToo​ Era: https://mangalibrarian.com/2019/03/13…

Follow me on Twitter for more manga talk: https://twitter.com/vaguelylibrary​​​…

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

My site: https://mangalibrarian.com/

Horror Manga

Horror Manga

Zack Davisson: https://twitter.com/ZackDavisson

What the Dead are Due | The Anxiety of Fading Tradition Personified in Ringu and Ugetsu (Published via CineNation): https://medium.com/cinenation-show/wh…

Follow me on Twitter for more manga talk: https://twitter.com/vaguelylibrary​​​…

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

My site: https://mangalibrarian.com/