Patricia Thang

Patricia Thang is an educator located in Los Angeles. Though a native Angeleno through and through, her heart also belongs to Tokyo, where much of her family is from. Besides books, she is an enthusiastic devourer of many things, including podcasts, television, and J-pop. She realizes there’s not enough time in the world to consume all of that content, but she’s trying anyway. Other endeavors to which she has dedicated herself include cuddling her dogs until they’re annoyed and taste-testing every vegan ice cream she can find. Twitter: @aintnopthang

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Boys' Love is a subgenera of manga that is particularly popular among women, but why is that? One writer explores.

12 of the Best Shōjo Manga

Find the best shōjo manga available to English-language readers today that reflects part of the wide range of stories in this category.

Do Spoilers Really Ruin a Story? Or Can They Make You Enjoy It More?

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10+ Cat Manga Purrfect for Feline Fanatics

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9 Breathtaking Books Like Princess Mononoke

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15 of the Best Coming-of-Age Manga

The best coming of age manga capture this time in our lives in all its beauty and emotion and drama with earnest stories and illustrations.

Gold, Potions, and the Philosopher’s Stone: 10 Alchemy Books for the Mystically Curious

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Dear Publishing: I Will Not Be Reading Any “Manga-Inspired” Comics and Here’s Why

So, publishing, here’s some homework for you: Learn what manga actually is, and erase “manga-inspired” from your lexicon.

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18 of the Best Asian American Books to Read This Year

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