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 also open our shelves 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!


Room 102D of the Wisconsin Center

Hours of Operation

  • Friday, February 14th 12pm-12am
  • Saturday, February 15th 10am-12am
  • Sunday, February 16th 10am-4pm


  1. Backpacks, purses, or bags of any kind are not allowed in the Manga Library. If you bring them, you will be instructed to leave them on our Bag Table next to the door. Please be aware that Anime Milwaukee is not responsible if these bags go missing.
  2. If you want to check out books while in the Manga Library, you must have an Anime Milwaukee badge. The badge will act as your pass to check out books. Please make sure to have your name on the back of your badge written in permanent marker.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 donating to our collection, please contact Mike Bleakly at

Participate in our Fantastic Fanfiction Contest!

Fantastic Fanfiction Contest

It’s Revenge of the Prose at AMKE. The 3rd Anime Milwaukee Fantastic Fanfiction Contest is calling all writers to show your creativity through your fandoms, and your original works. From now until February 13th, 2020, we will be accepting fanfiction submissions of many types. Anime Milwaukee always encourage our attendees to be creative, and we have multiple categories in this contest where they can do just that. Also, we will be giving out multiple prizes for these main categories and will be announced at the Manga Library during the con. Happy writing!

Learn more: HERE


2020 Fantastic Fanfiction FTW
Sunday, February 16th
Wisconsin Center 201CD

Manga Library Panels


Everyone’s favorite naughty guessing game is back! And this time, it’s a little more visual. On Friday and Saturday nights at Anime Milwaukee 2020, the Librarians present the latest edition of Porn or Not Porn. The concept is simple. Participants will be divided into teams, each team will be given a title and a brief description of a show, and they must guess if the show is or isn’t 18+. Each participant has an opportunity to win some pretty cool prizes, and to learn a bit about this finer tier of anime in the process.

To participate, people 18 and older can sign up in advance during the days of Friday and Saturday by visiting the Manga Library in 102DE of the Wisconsin Center and inquiring at our desk. We’ll also ask people in line if needed, as we hope to get a full host of participants! Good luck everyone!

Porn or Not Porn (18+), Night One – Friday February 14th, 10:30pm-12:30am, Wisconsin Center 201AB

Porn or Not Porn (18+), Night Two – Saturday February 15th, 9:30pm-11:30pm, Wisconsin Center 201AB