Comics Alliance Gift Guide: Manga and Anime For Western Comics Fans
The holiday season is here, and that means it’s time to hit the shops! If you’re looking for inspiration for gifts for all the important people in your life, ComicsAlliance has put together a series of guides centered on different themes and personalities!
From its days as unfamiliar black-and-white single comics discovered as if by chance in Western comics shops, manga has become the biggest-selling sector of the comics industry, and an influence on dozens of creators in the North American industry.
Much like Western comics, manga is for everyone, so if you know someone who loves comics but has never got into manga, we've put together a gift guide with great ideas for books and movies that you can buy them this holiday season.
We've decided to skip the obvious manga that everyone knows --- Naruto, One Piece, etc. --- and double down on choices that are ideal for the die-hard Wednesday Warriors in your life --- or even for that niece or nephew who has grown up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Yes, this is our reality now. I know, it's weird to me too.)
Some of the links on this list lead to Amazon, but we suggest that you support local comic shops and businesses where possible. If you’re not sure where the nearest comic store is, type your zip code or postal code into this website and find one close to you.