Topsfield Town Library
One South Common Street, Topsfield MA 01983 (978)887-1528 mto[at]

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Library Hours
Sun: Closed
Mon: 10am to 8pm Tues: 10am to 5pm Wed: Noon to 5pm Thurs: 10am to 8pm Fri: Noon to 5pm Sat: 10am to 5pm

Anime and Manga

Get anime and manga at the library!

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“Anime” means “animation” in Japanese. In the US, it refers to animated movies and TV shows that were made in Japan, usually recognizable by a distinctive style, including oversized eyes and heads, bright colors, and elongated limbs. Anime is available for any age group, from young children, to teens, to adults, and comes in every genre imaginable.

Anime available for checkout at Topsfield:

Azumanga Daioh
Emma: A Victorian Romance
Fullmetal Alchemist
My Neighbor Totoro
Paradise Kiss
Princess Mononoke
Scrapped Princess
Spirited Away
Vampire Knight

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Simply put, manga are Japanese comic books. Like anime, manga is made for every age group and every genre. Series usually last several tankobon, or volumes, and some become so popular that they are eventually made into an anime. Your favorite anime series may have started out as a manga!

Manga available for checkout in Topsfield:

Alice in the Country of Hearts
Azumanga Daioh
Black Butler
Chronicles of the Cursed Sword
Death Note
The Earl and the Fairy
Fullmetal Alchemist
King of Thorn
Rave Master

Get anime and manga at the library!

We're currently trying to build our anime and manga collection. If you don't see anything you like, e-mail us with your favorite series, and we'll consider adding it!

Don't forget--just because we don't own a title doesn't mean you can't get it. We can request items from over 30 other libraries to be sent here to Topsfield. Waiting a couple days for a book to get here sure beats buying it at the bookstore for $10 per volume (and a whole anime series on DVD is way more than that. You can request anime, too!) Search the MVLC catalog from home, and check out what's available. If you want to request something, click "place a hold" and type in your library card barcode number and password (default is the last four digits of your phone number) and it will be sent to Topsfield for you to pick up!

Anime and Manga Links

Anime Nation Newsblog
Anime News Network
Manga Bookshelf

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