Manga (maw-nnnnn-gah) are comic books originating from Japan and are enormously popular across the world due to their wide range of genres and reach to all age groups. Most manga follow a developed art style and are commonly printed in black & white with coloured covers.



Anime (ah- knee-may) is the shortening of the word animation. In Japan, the word is used to refer to all kinds of animation regardless of style, even though a good portion of Anime is adapted from popular Manga. Outside of Japan and in English, Anime refers specifically to animation produced in Japan.


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Manga Books

Kirklees Libraries have a generous collection of Manga stories as well as ‘How to draw Manga’ books that you can borrow, Huddersfield Library hosting the largest collection. Visit your local branch to see what’s available.

You can also browse and reserve any available titles through the online catalogue (Type Manga or the title of the book in the top search bar)

This is a free service for all Kirklees Library members, CLICK HERE to register.

Digital Manga

Digital Manga is available through the free Library app called Libby, you can borrow, reserve and hold titles online, to read on your computer, tablet or phone. With almost 200 volumes and more titles added every month you’ll have lots to get started.

In order to use the Libby app, you must be a Kirklees Library member, CLICK HERE to register for free. You can download the Libby app or you can read online via your browser. Contact your library for any further help.

Kirklees Manga Club

KMC is an art club for children between the ages of 10-14 years, who love to draw and chat about Manga and illustration. The club meets twice a month at the Huddersfield Library from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

All materials are provided and admission is free. For more information or to register your interest please visit Kirklees Manga Club on Facebook and drop us a message, alternatively get in touch via the form below.

Manga: Fruits Basket By: Natsuki Takaya

This is my favourite manga of all time. Tohru is an orphan girl who lives in a tent and ends up befriending the Soma family who is cursed to be the Chinese zodiac animals. She is really sweet and helps everyone around her and her school. The manga is really funny but also emotional at times. Also, there are two anime series as well. I really recommend that you read this manga.

Lizzy Ruthwell

Manga: Death Note By: Tsugumi Ohba

Death Note is a very popular and well-known Manga across the world. It’s been adapted into Anime, Dramas & Movies. A high school boy finds a book dropped by a death god and figures out that if writes a name in the book that person dies. L, is a young detective who is trying to expose him. If you like thrillers, clever plots, and suspense and want to be on the edge of your seat throughout then this is for you!

Ahmad Aziz


Please get in touch via the contact form if you;

  • Have any cool ideas or suggestions
  • Want to send in your short Manga reading review
  • Have any questions relating to Manga & Kirklees Libraries
  • Inquiries about the Kirklees Manga club

If you’d like to feature in the ‘Local Artists Gallery’ then please email with your work, name, and title, using the subject line ‘KMC Artwork’ (any age welcome)

We look forward to hearing from you!

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