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Updated: June 5, 2019

Contemporary Manga Library 明治大学現代マンガ図書館<内記コレクション>

2F Birudensu Naiki 565 Waseda Tsurumakicho Shinjuku-ku Tokyo

Browse the shelves of Japan's first manga library

Hailed as the country's first of its kind, the Contemporary Manga Library houses an astounding collection. With over eighteen million items, ranging from weekly magazines and regular volumes to reviews and even animation cells, this is a manga-enthusiast's dream.

Be aware that there are a few restrictions in place. For example, items with a publication date older than 1970 may not be viewed unless you're a registered member. Information in English is very limited. However, for the fervent fan, this is another great addition to a manga-focused tour of Tokyo.

Visitors can find and request a specific comic from a list arranged in Japanese syllable order. The list is only available in Japanese, and an additional payment is required per comic.

How to Get There

  • Edogawabashi Sta. | Exit 1B | 5 mins on foot
    Yurakucho Line
  • Waseda Sta. | Exit 1 | 10 mins on foot
    Tozai Line

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Opening Hours

  • 12:00–19:00 Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
  • Last admission: 18:30






Cash only |

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Smoking area |

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