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Anime and Manga: Home

This is an introductory guide to the anime and manga resources at the library.

The Top 5 Mangas of All Time by VICE

This video by VICE is a great introduction to those who haven't exposed themselves to the world of manga. All the mangas he mentions are available from our library or through the I-Share library network. Please go through what we're offering including, this libguide to decide what mangas to read next! 

Top 10 Best Anime Series of All Time by IGN

This video too is a great introduction to those who are looking for good animes to watch. All the anime series discussed in the video are pretty popular, and our collection owns them. Please have a quick look at the video and move on to other parts of this guide. Let us know of your favorite anime, too! 


This libguide provides an introduction to resources regarding anime and manga available at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The two Youtube videos on the left discuss "favorite mangas and animes of all time". This libguide is for you to make your own list of favorites. Japanese anime and manga are widely popular across the globe, and the library has huge collections both in Japanese and English. Please stop by our library located on the 3rd floor at the Main Library or the basement floor at the Undergraduate Library to find physical copies. 

This libguide mainly consists of 3 sections. 

1. Resources on Manga and Anime 

This section is intended to organize secondary research materials about anime and manga. Books, articles, and journals written about manga and anime are located here.  There is even a journal edited at the University of Illinois!

2. Classical Manga and Anime

This section of this libguide provides information about historical manga and cartoons in Japan, with an emphasis on locating primary sources and images. This section is somewhat incomplete yet, but we'll try to update them as soon as possible. 

3. Contemporary Manga and Anime

This section is organized thematically and is intended to provide an introduction to the Japanese and English language materials available at the University of Illinois. You will see many mangas and animes are listed in this section. If your favorite manga is not there, please let us know. We'll add them. 

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