This manga bookstore has a thousand stories to tell.
If a manga volume exists, you can find it at Kingyo Used Books. But Kingyo is more than just a typical used bookstore—it’s a place where human relationships are treated as the most valuable stories of all. Natsuki, the store’s interim manager, and Shiba, the manga maniac who loves her, help both their regular patrons and random customers in a series of linked tales built around actual manga series ranging from the popular to the esoteric.
In this volume:
A seminal manga series about three people named Adolph during the tumultuous times of World War II helps a student find his resolve.
Reading manga based on famous children's literature provides a window of escape for a bar hostess and a little girl separated from her mother.
Manga about a working-class neighborhood in Osaka gives Natsuki insight into her parents' love for each other.
A long-running series that comes out annually proves that shojo manga isn't always just for girls. Sometimes even the manliest of men wait in anticipation for the next volume to come out.
A popular science fiction story inspires young boys to take a train ride.