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Manga and Anime (and other traditions of graphic narratives and animated films)

Use this LibGuide as your gateway to finding Manga, graphic novels, and anime in STL.

Welcome. Ground Floor Currently Closed - Scroll down for more information.

The ground floor of the Sojourner Truth Library is closed to all guests until further notice as we work to mitigate the presence of mold on materials on that level. This impacts all of the print material featured in this LibGuide.

Although the print material on the ground floor is inaccessible at this time, this LibGuide includes many links to books and articles that you can access in electronic format (Ebooks and online articles).

Please see the Link below for tips for "Accessing material from the Ground Floor." i

Here are some suggested terms from the Library of Congress for searching library catalogs for manga, Japanese graphic novels and comics:

Subject Headings

You may find these subject headings, commonly applied to Anime and Manga titles useful as well.


Graphic novels.

Graphic novels -- Juvenile fiction.

Such titles might also be listed by their genre or content such as:

Television comedies -- Japan.

Comedy -- Animation -- Television series.

Science fiction films -- Japan.

Science fiction comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- Juvenile fiction.


Animated television programs -- Japan.

Animated television programs -- Japan.

We welcome your feedback!

Valerie Mittenberg