About the Manga Library

What is the Hiroshima City Manga Library?

The Hiroshima City Manga Library is a city-run library specializing in Japanese comics, also known as "manga"!

The Manga Library's Mission

Our mission is to contribute to the development of manga culture by systematically collecting, preserving, and providing manga and manga related materials, in addition to organizing manga-related events and activities.

The Manga Library's Activities

Systematic collection, organization, and preservation of manga

  1. Collecting culturally significant, high quality materials
    • manga capturing the spirit of an era
    • major manga periodicals
  2. Accumulating manga related source materials aimed towards research
    • reference materials on cultural and historical theories of manga
    • historical works such as reproduced scrolls, caricatures, and satirical pieces

Providing access to works of manga for viewing and borrowing

Holding of manga related exhibitions, lectures, and events

The Manga Library's Structure and Background

Collections Approximately 154,000 books (as of March 2019)
Facility The Manga Library
Reinforced concrete structure, 2 floors plus a lower-level
Total area of 450.36m2
Total floor space of 810.66m2
The outside benches for reading
Total floor space of 71.62m2
Additional Info Hijiyama Park Aozora Library opened May 1, 1983
Hijiyama Park Aozora Library closed Dec 1, 1996
Hiroshima City Manga Library opened May 1, 1997
  • The predecessor of the Hiroshima City Manga Library was the Hijiyama Aozora Library, a modest library where booklovers could casually enjoy reading in the surrounding park.
  • In 1997, the Hijiyama Aozora Library underwent major renovations to become a library dedicated specifically to manga, culminating in the establishment of the Hiroshima City Manga Library.
  • In 1999, the Asa Reading Room was established as a Hiroshima City Manga Library affiliated facility in Kamiyasu, Asaminami Ward.

Hiroshima City Manga Library Asa Reading Room's Structure and Background

In addition to comic collections, educational and culturally relevant manga can be checked out from the Asa Reading Room.

Convenient location with direct access via Astramline Kamiyasu Station or the Kamiyasu Bus Terminal.

Collections Approximately 57,000 books (as of March 2019)
Facility Berte Garden Building A, 2nd Floor (Kamiyasu Bus Terminal 3rd Floor)
Total floor space of 243.92m2
Additional Info Opened on May 1, 1999

[Location] 2-30-15 Kamiyasu, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima City 731-0154
[Phone] 082-830-3675

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