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\"You may have had some very young skate board toting library patron ask you, \"Do you have any Guyver?\" or a student requesting the seven tape set of the Hakkenden, subtitled, or had a club ask to use your meeting room to show anime. Have you wondered what all of this was about?
Given the increasing popularity of anime and manga in the English speaking world I feel that it is perhaps time that a resource be created to help librarians understand what this is all about and to aid in the selection of items for their collections.\"
That\'s the introduction to The Librarian\'s Guide to Anime and Manga, by Gilles Poitras. It\'s an interesting discussion that has got me interested in this pop-cultural art form.