Local Public Library Still Has No Fucking Idea What a Manga is

WILKINSBURG, PA — There has been a growing sense of confusion at Wilkinsburg Public Library this month, following a very unusual set of book donations through from an anonymous source. Along with commonly received donations such as third-hand incomplete sets of the Encyclopedia Britannica and two dozen illegibly annotated high schooler used copies To Kill A Mockingbird, the local library branch had also received a number of manga volumes, which were hitherto unknown to the staff.

“We had no idea what to do with these honestly, so we just jammed them into the children’s section.” Doug Stanmore, head librarian, told Anime Maru. “We figured kids are down with the pokemans and what not, so this was probably the most appropriate place to put them.”

Stanmore admitted his staff were initially confused by these strange Asian comic books were, but they are happy to have it in the library’s collection.

“Hell, it might even get them to stop playing Fortnite or Mineblox on the public computers and pick up a book, reading is cool you know.”

Despite the good intentions, library staff have noticed a significant number of suspicious characters repeatedly attempting to access the children’s section in order to check these materials out; their odor and disheveled appearance have made some parents concerned.

“We are an inclusive establishment that serves our community and we do not intend to turn anyone away unless their behavior forces us,” an official statement from the library district stated. “We want the local youth to enjoy the new copies of Berserk, To-Love Ru and Made in Abyss as it was intended.”

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Due to anime currently being classed as a schedule 8 narcotic, Heatfist currently writes for Anime Maru through a series hastily cobbled together VB tins and harmless upper middle class racism, broadcasting from a hidden bunker, located deep in the Australian outback. Communicates solely through sardonicism and second hand banter stolen from early 2000’s AMV’s.