Talking Manga with Ashley Hawkins

by | Jun 10, 2021 | collections, manga, podcast, professional development | 0 comments

ALIA Graphic’s Tara talks to our second international guest, Ashley Hawkins otherwise known as @MangaLibrarian on Twitter. They discuss different types of Manga, the different ratings, collection development and shelving.

Ashley also suggests lots of great titles for different age brackets. 

You can follow Ashley on her blog: and Twitter.

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These are the titles recommended in the video by Ashley.
Jnr readers ( 5-10)
Chi’s Sweet Home
Yokai Watch
Middle grade 10-12 yrs
Must have shonen: My Hero Academia (early volumes)
Must have shojo: Kitchen Princess, Flying Witch
New titles to look out for:
Yotsuba&! Is coming back
Penguin & House by Akiho Ieda
Teens 13 – 16
Must have shonen: Case Study of Vanitas
Must have shojo: Horimiya, The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap
New titles to look out for: 
Play It Cool, Guys, Blue Period, Hello, I am a Witch and my Crush Wants me to Make a Love Potion! 
Older teens
Must have shonen: Chainsaw Man
Must have shojo: A Sign of Affection
New titles to look out for: 
My Dad is the Queen of All VTubers?!, Chasing After Aoi Koshiba, I Was Reincarnated as the Villainess in an Otome Game but the Boys Love Me Anyway!
Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan, Eniale & Dewiela, Our Fake Marriage, Perfect World, Way of the Househusband, Escape Journey
New titles: 
They Were Eleven (2022), Lil Leo
Light novel suggestions for purchase
Marielle Clarac
Full Metal Panic
I’m in Love with the Villainess
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!!
Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki
I Have a Secret (by author of I Want to Eat Your Pancreas)


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