The JFT Library Book Club Online: Manga – June 2021

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June 10th, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Cost: Free
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The JFT Book Club Online: Manga took place Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EDT)

Check out the list of books that were discussed and recommended by participants or download the full list below.

See our collection of manga available to borrow on JF OverDrive or our Online Library Catalogue to see if they are available for circulation at our library.

Thank you to everyone who participated!


The JFT Library Book Club Online: Manga Booklist

3x3 EyesTakada, YuzoSeinen, Adventure, Romance
March Comes In Like a LionUmino, ChicaSeinen, Coming-of-age, Romance
Message to AdolfTezuka, OsamuSeinen, Historical
Natsume's Book of FriendsMidorikawa, Yuki Shojo, Supernatural
RealInoue, TakehikoSeinen, Sports
Sayonara Zetsubou-senseiKumeta, KojiShonen, Dark comedy
Witch Hat AtelierShirahama, Kamome Seinen, Fantasy

The theme for this month’s JFT Library Book Club is manga (Japanese comics)! Join the JFT Book Club to discover new genres and narratives you’ve never encountered before and share your personal favourites!


Thursday, June 10, 2021 [3:00 pm – 4:00 pm]

Read and share a manga title of your choice with other library users and get recommendations for future reads. Manga titles may be from any genre – shojo, shonen, comedy, science fiction, period drama, psychological thrillers, horror, romance, etc.

Looking for manga to read?
Check out our collection of manga available to borrow on JFT OverDrive or this Manga book list available in JFT Library.
Books may be from any section of the JFT Library – physical or digital from JFT OverDrive.
*Books must be written originally in English or translated from original Japanese to English or French*

The JFT Library Book Club will be conducted through Zoom. Please email the library at to reserve your seat.
Prior to the meeting, an email will be sent to you with a website link and log-in password to enter the online Zoom meeting.
Please be aware that space may be limited.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email.

Thank you for participating!

Interested in learning more about Japanese manga?

Find out more about how manga are translated across genres in the first of the Parallel Worlds series of discussions, Parallel Worlds: Translating Manga, on June 17, 2021 at 8:00PM (EDT), where translator Jocelyne Allen sits down with colleagues David Evelyn and Jenny McKeon to discuss the challenges and thrills of connecting two different cultures.

Previous Book Clubs

JFT Book Club Online: Bring Your Own Book – April 8, 2021

JFT Book Club Online: The Memory Police – February 11, 2021

JFT Book Club Online: Breasts and Egg – November 5, 2020

JFT Book Club Online: Travel Japan – August 20, 2020

JFT Book Club Online – June 11, 2020

Memoirs of a Polar Bear – February 20, 2020

The Little House – December 12, 2019

Mystery Book Club – October 10, 2019

Movies and Books – August 8, 2019

Books and Tea – June 6, 2019


June 10th, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
June 10th, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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The Japan Foundation, Toronto Library
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