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Comics & Graphic Novels @ Cal State LA

What is Manga?

Manga is a term used for comic books and graphic novels published and produced in Japan. There are few things that make Japanese manga unique: manga is often published in black and white instead of color and is traditionally read right-to-left instead of left-to-right.

While our manga collection is small here at Cal State LA, you can always check to see if another CSU Library has one you're looking for using the OneSearch CSU Collections search. If they do have it, you can request it to be sent to Cal State LA using CSU+ borrowing service.


John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300