Manga Library

For the manga enthusiast, Anime Milwaukee is proud to welcome you back to the Manga Library! Here attendees will be able to read, for free, in between screenings, speaking engagements, events, and other activities found at Anime Milwaukee.

The library consists of a myriad of manga titles from multiple publishers including English and Japanese text, Japanese literature, and other resource materials – all of which are free to read while in the library.

We are also opening our shelves in 2017 to American graphic novels. Our friendly and helpful library staff will be there to assist you every step of the way, even recommending titles if you are unsure of what to read.

The Manga Library is the place to be if reading is your cup of tea!

sbplogoWe are pleased to announce our first sponsor! Stone Bridge Press will have a special table full of their unique titles on display at the Library, including The Anime Encyclopedia and The Osamu Tezuka Story. Stone Bridge has been publishing really awesome books on Japan and Japanese Culture for over 25 years.

Visit to find out more about their wide range of titles.


Manga Library Hours of Operation

Friday, February 17th 12pm-12am

Saturday, February 18th 10am-12am

Sunday, February 19th 10am-4pm

Attendees wishing to use the library should be aware of the following rules:

  • If you bring backpacks, purses, or bags of any kind into the library, you must keep them with you at all times. The Manga Library is not responsible for missing backpacks, purses, or bags of any kind.
  • In order to check out books while in the library you must have an Anime Milwaukee badge. The badge will act as your pass in order to check out books.
  • Once inside the library staff members will collect your badge upon checkout of books. They may also ask for a backup form of contact such as an email address or telephone number; this is to ensure our books remain in the library as well as all badges get returned.
  • While in the library you are restricted to only having two books at a time. When you finish those two books, you can turn them into the library staff and check out another two.


We are always taking donations to our growing manga library from attendees, staff, and sponsors. Got manga, graphic novels, Japanese magazines (to name a few) that are taking up too much space? We can take them.

If you are interested in making a donation to our collection, please contact Mike Bleakly at

New for 2017 – Special Events in the Manga Library!

Friday February 17
8pm-9pm    Bad Fanfiction Reading
9pm-10pm  Porn? or Not Porn?
Saturday February 18
10pm-11pm  Bad Fanfiction Reading
11pm-12am  Porn? or Not Porn?