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Going, going, Gon June 16, 2008

Posted by sneaks in J fiction, J is for Juvenile, manga.
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From Cynopsis Kids:

Japanese publisher Kodansha enters into a deal with Korean production house Daewon Media to produce a animated new TV series based on Gon, a non-verbal early 1990s manga series by Masashi Tanaka for air in 2010, per Anime News Network. Gon revolves around a small and cute orange dinosaur. Several years back Sprite Animation Studios, which announced it was at work on a movie version of Gon, but not word on what happened to that endeavor.

This adorable wordless manga title can be hard to find, but it’s perfect for the kid who still struggles with reading – keeps that kid holding books and turning pages until the reading thing gels.

Martial arts mayhem June 5, 2008

Posted by sneaks in J fiction, J is for Juvenile, J non-fiction, manga.
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With the release of Kung Fu Panda (and all of its attendant merchandizing, and believe me, they’re merchandizing the heck out of this one), we are sure to see additional interest in martial arts books (796.8) and DVDs. Don’t forget manga, Jeff Stone’s Five Ancestors series, and  biographies of Bruce Lee, Jet Li and Jackie Chan!

Manga manga manga! September 18, 2007

Posted by sneaks in adult, BCPL best practices, graphic novels, great ideas, manga, paperbacks, problem solving, science fiction, series books.
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Graphic novels at Towson

Here’s one way to display paperback series in an eye-catching way:

Stack each issue of the same series horizontally, with the least shelf-worn issue face-out on top.

If there are more than 4 or 5 issues of the same titles, space permitting, you might want to put the face-out issue to the immediate left of the stack.

Go get ’em, tiger! August 30, 2007

Posted by sneaks in Fall, graphic novels, manga, YA.
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Bust out your graphic novels, manga and comic booksall your favorite authors and artists will be at Baltimore Comic-Con! The convention runs September 8-9 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Emphasis on anime November 18, 2006

Posted by sneaks in DVDs, great ideas, manga, YA.
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EPFL anime shelving

It’s hard to tell from this blurry picture, but this is EPFL’s Anime collection.

Not many people realize that BCPL owns copies of Fullmetal Alchemist, Nausicaa, flcl, Princess Mononoke, and other popular anime DVDs. Why not highlight these titles by shelving them together – close to the manga if space and supervision permits.

Wire shelving and manga September 13, 2006

Posted by sneaks in manga, wire shelving, YA.
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AR-1065

Use your wire shelving to store and display manga. The uniform sizes and long runs of similar spines mitigate the visual confusion created by the open structure of the shelves.