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Meiji University To Establish World's Largest Manga Library

by dtshyk
Oct 22, 2009 9:11 PM | 67 Comments
According to Mainichi Newspaper, Meiji University will establish "Tokyo International Manga Library" specialized in manga, dojinshi, key anime arts, games, and character goods by 2014. The number of the items to be stored at the moment of its opening will be more than two million.

Preceding the full launch, Yonezawa Yoshihiro Memorial Library will be opened on October 31th. The late Yonezawa was the second representative director of Comiket Committee and his collections of 140,000 dojin related items were donated to Meiji University in conformity with his wish.

Source: Mainichi

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Mr.Yoshihiro Yonezawa.
You are the representative of OTAKU forever.
Rest in Peace.

Oct 28, 2009 7:07 AM by tattahitotsuno

lol if i could read japanese and understand it I'd live there lol

Oct 26, 2009 5:24 PM by desiprince

Oh! That's the University I'm applying to!

Oct 26, 2009 3:58 PM by YoshikoHatake

I fear the obscure creepy dojinshi.

Oct 26, 2009 3:00 PM by aminorsus2

another reason to learn Japanese !

Oct 26, 2009 6:03 AM by yaya-d

I wanna live there.

Oct 26, 2009 12:46 AM by AlexSadist-sama

Ha! By the time it gets built my Japanese should be at a fairly high level to read everything there. :D

Oct 25, 2009 1:38 PM by Hakumen

I wanna go to Japan T.T & I wanna learn Japanese as well xD

Oct 25, 2009 9:54 AM by Lovo

Hahaha...This is quite interesting yet hilarious at the same time...

Oct 25, 2009 4:55 AM by MLopes724

damn i must learn japanese...

Oct 25, 2009 4:03 AM by zhenya

so wanna go there >.<

Oct 24, 2009 11:48 PM by midorisora

Will they have an online listing of their collection I can drool at? Mmmm...

Oct 24, 2009 10:20 PM by shinkeikaku

...there is a God.

Oct 24, 2009 8:17 PM by SkiesOfBlue

Surebec said:
Just another reason to want to live in Japan!

surely, when the time comes i could surely visit that library
when i can read japanese kanji though xD

Oct 24, 2009 7:25 PM by villains

I wish I could go there ;O;

Oct 24, 2009 12:01 PM by Jeeppu


Oct 24, 2009 7:49 AM by Yonatay

Wonderful news. Indeed manga needs to be recognized even further....

Oct 24, 2009 6:05 AM by wakka9ca

Oh wow. I'd LOVE to see that <333

Oct 23, 2009 8:36 PM by KayChan4U

I will definitely visit there sometime in the far future (after it's finished and of course, when I have the money). This is another big step for the otaku culture :)

Oct 23, 2009 8:21 PM by guyklc

Hope my country will have one here someday

Oct 23, 2009 8:10 PM by Sleeper_j