Kingyo Used Books, Volume 1

Kingyo Used Books, Volume 1 - Seimu Yoshizaki This manga is a series of vignettes centering on a used bookstore specializing in manga. Each vignette references a particular manga with a description in the back of the volume about the manga and the mangaku or artist as the case may be. Each story showed how manga had positively affected people--people who maybe felt too old to read manga, friends who remembered the kids they used to be through the manga they loved, women making friends by the mutual love of a particular manga.

Parts of it really made me smile, just seeing how happy people were remembering a favorite childhood story or talking about manga with someone else. The only thing that kept this from being a 5 star read was that I don't think a majority of these books are available and it's very hard to read a book that rhapsodizes over books that you can't access. But if I can get more titles in this series I will be reading more for sure!


Nicely sweet and any book that rhapsodizes over reading is the bees knees to me!!