Anime Expo to Offer Manga Library

A manga library of 2,000 titles donated by VIZ Comics, Tokyo Pop, E-Manga and more will be available to attendees 24 hours a day during Anime Expo 2005. Attendees will have free access to the graphic novels to read in-between screenings, speaking engagements, events and other activities scheduled to take place at the expo, happening July 1-4 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Calif.

While the manga titles are free to read, they are not free to take. Attendees who wish to use the library should be aware that all bags will be checked into the library desk before entering, and items will be checked out using an expo badge ticket system. Those caught stealing will be prosecuted and banned from Anime Expo.

Anime Expo, one of the world’s largest anime/manga conventions, is a presentation of the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize anime and manga among the American public. More information can be found at www.anime-expo.org.