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The main focus of the Manga Museum's collection is a body of approximately 50,000 publications from the 1970s to the present day (2005) which are arranged in an open access library system that spans 200 meters throughout the building called the "Wall of Manga".
Much of the manga on the Wall of Manga was received as a donation from the rental bookstore Okubo Negishi Books, which was in business for roughly 20 years up until 2005. Anyone can take a book from the shelves to read so please start thinking about what you will read first!
N.B. In general the museum does not have books published more recently than the last 6 months in its collection.
"Wall of Manga" Feature Book Shelves
The place where you can read manga from around the world!
Where: Near the entrance on the 1st floor.
Included in the Manga Expo: about 5,600 volumes of translated Japanese manga and foreign comics.
Japanese Manga Translated into Other Languages
|Language||Number of Manga|
|Spanish and Catalan||About 140|
|Other European Languages||About 50|
|Chinese （Traditional）||About 1,340|
|Chinese （Simplified）||About 300|
Comics from Around the World
|Country・Region||Number of Volumes|
|North America||About 70|
|Bande Dessine'e （France, Belgium, and Switzerland）||About 50|
|South Korea||About 30|
|Hong Kong||About 40|
＊We also have panels providing information about our "Manga From Around the World."
Apart from the foreign manga in Manga Banpaku, we have over 30,000 in
our underground archives! You can gain access to them in the Research
Reference Room on the third floor.
[ About the Research Reference Room ]
The MM navigation shelf for the confused
The theme of the shelves changes regularly, and you can read about updates on our blog. Make sure to have a look!
Norakuro: Manga from Before and After World War II
* On weekends and when the museum is crowded, this room is reserved for children under twelve, and their guardians.
Karasuma-Oike, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0846 Japan
TEL: +81-75-254-7414 FAX: +81-75-254-7424