Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's Anime and Manga time here at the library!

In the display cabinet on the second floor of the library you will a small collection of Anime and Manga as well as a little of the history about how each came to be. The magazines, books, and media items displayed here are a sampling of classic titles such as: Ranma 1/2 and Vampire Hunter D to some more recent titles such as Mars and Howl's Moving Castle. Anime and Manga come in a wide variety of styles and storylines as well as reaching a wide audience of people from children to adults.

Anime, *pronounced an-i-me (an-uh-mey), is a Japanese style of motion-picture animation, characterized by highly stylized, colorful art, futuristic settings, violence, and sexuality.

Manga, *pronunced (mahng-guh), is a Japanese graphic novel, typically intended for adults, characterized by highly stylized art.

Materials for display owned and donated by Val Gary, Library staff
*Definitions from http://dictionary.reference.com/
*images from Maki_Maki

1 comment:

Lyntha Tye said...

This is actually very cool that a college library is involved in the art form. I usually hear about anime/manga student club activities, but not this. Do you have any pictures of the display?