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Manga with Unlimited Online Access

Comics Plus with Library Pass is a great way to access thousands of comics online. You can read them on your computer, or use the Library Pass app (for iOS and Android) to download them to your smart device and take with you. 

With Manga more popular then ever, it can be difficult to get a hold of a series right away. However, with your library card and Library Pass, there's never any waiting for holds and you don't have to rush to return your books... just download as many titles as you want and start reading!

Searching for titles on Comics Plus can be a little daunting; there are over 20,000 titles! You can use tools like searching by Categories, Publishers, or even take some suggestions from some of our librarians. Here is a list of manga targeted at older readers to help you get started:

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Lone Wolf and Cub

by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima

Ever wonder where Disney found inspiration for The Mandolorian? Look no further than Lone Wolf and Cub.

This long running manga follows a samurai and his baby on their adventures throughout feudal Japan. The action is incredibly fun to watch; each battle has surprisingly creative twists and turns with no shortage of unique opponents.

Also, feel free to check out the movies from our Foreign Film collection. They're awesome!

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Princess Jellyfish

by Akiko Higashimura 

A delightful story about a group of friends finding their way in the world through their love of crafting, fashion, and other creative hobbies.

Don't mistake the gentle, beautiful art for shallowness... This manga dives deep into interpersonal relationships, pressures put on young women, and other serious topics dealt with both subtly and impressively.

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Blade of the Immortal

by Hiroaki Samura 

This manga is a classic. It follows a tale of an immortal swordsman as he fights incredible enemies on the path to regain his humanity.

Can he get his life back? Will he kill the 1000 foes needed to restore his mortality? The best way to find out is to read this series!

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I Was Reincarnated as the Villainess in an Otome Game but the Boys Love Me Anyway!

by  Sou Inaida

Here it is, one of the most popular titles in the isekai genre. Find out what it's like to live a life under completely different circumstances.

Everything was going fine until Mystia found out she's living in a world as a villain fated to die! Maybe she can change her fortune; but it's not easy to stay focused when all the boys are falling head over heels for her. Look forward to new issues as they are translated into English.

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Berserk

by Kentaro Miura 

This manga ran from the 1980s until the author's death in 2021. It is one of the most impressive mangas aimed at adults ever created.

The story of the wandering swordsman, Gutz, begins deep into his adventures fighting man and demon. But as you read on, the story flashes back to his younger years, before he was a battle hardened warrior with fairy for a friend and a crossbow for a hand!

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Swallowing the Earth

by Osamu Tezuka 

You may be familiar with Tezuka as the father of anime, including his most popular creation: Astroboy. But did you know he wrote thousands of pages of manga?

There are dozens of his works accessible through Comics Plus (including Astroboy)! Swallowing the Earth is an elegantly drawn book about a man who doesn't get too drunk no matter how much he drinks. Will this help him save a world threatened by a bunch of beautiful women who might be robots? Who knows!

 

 

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