North Carolina Libraries, Vol 70, No 1 (2012)

Anime-zing in North Carolina: Library Views of Anime Fans

Nina Exner

Abstract


The popularity of anime and manga makes anime fans a group of interest to libraries. There are several events in North Carolina where anime fans gather together, and libraries are already involved with these events. This article discusses conventions and summarizes demographics and attitudes of anime fans at the 2008 Animazement convention in the Triangle. Out of 115 respondents, more than half are library card holders and use a library at least once a month. Some sense of library support for anime and manga fans is present, but respondents definitely show a desire for more support.


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