Manga are comics or light graphic novels created in Japan that are growing in popularity worldwide. In 2016 alone, the US sales of these uniquely illustrated comics grew 29% to $110 million. With this increasing popularity comes collectors who want to flaunt their impressive collections.
Instagram user, @Mangaaday, is one of those collectors. With 746 volumes in her current collection, it’s no surprise that her motto is, “a manga a day keeps reality away.” Accumulating since 2005, her extensive collection includes all of her favorites. From BL to horror, she has it covered!
@Mangaaday, 23, who is a self-proclaimed “fujoshi” and “Voltron trash,” actively creates and participates in month-long Instagram challenges such as the #OldSchoolMangaChallenge or #LovelyMangaChallenge. These challenges have given her followers a glimpse into her favorite ships, publishers, the first series she ever purchased, and much more.
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Hey everyone!! These months are flying by! 😲 For the month of April I've created the #oldschoolmangachallenge 😍 I created this in hopes to bring back and talk about some of our most nostalgic series! 😍 we of course LOVE all the new stuff too so feel free to share those too. 😉I hope everyone has a lot of fun with these days and throwbacks! 😍 I teamed up with my friend @heybaileyvea to come up with these awesome ideas! Feel free to repost and tag your friends if you're going to be joining in! Use the hashtag #oldschoolmangachallenge in all your photos so I can see them! 😍 I hope everyone can participate & have fun!!! 💚💚💚
Frequenting a variety of new and used book stores, especially Books A Million, @Mangaaday has more than doubled her collection within the last year. She regularly posts hauls of recently purchased manga, inviting other otaku enthusiasts to track newest additions and read along with her. She provides a unique experience that allows her users to connect with her on a more personal level.
When looking at @Mangaaday’s collection you immediately notice how organized she is. Everything is arranged by size and publisher, giving her “Shelfies” an aesthetically pleasing and cohesive look. These shelves not only hold her eclectic array of manga, they also house her other otaku collectibles like Pop! figures, Nendroids, and other toys from series like Yuri on Ice, Bungou Stray Dogs, Voltron, and Naruto.
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Hi hi!! So I got tagged by @mitsukitakegawa @ponpandapok @biolally and some other amazing people to do the 20 facts about you tag! 💗 So here we go 😂 1. I am 23 years old! 2. All I buy is manga and food 3. I live in Florida by all the theme parks 😂 4. I'm working in my career profession now 🙌🏻 5. I have two dogs 6. I have two ferrets 7. I cosplay sometimes 8. Naruto was my first anime when I was in 5th grade! 9. I've been keeping up with Citrus this season. My first Yuri anime 🤔 10. I change my haircolor all the time. 11. I'm going on a hiatus from getting my nails done because they're so thin 😫 12. I love all animals 13. I am VERY liberal. 14. I've never left the USA 15. I'm scared to get on planes 16. I like fishing 17. I like playing Overwatch with @rins_manga 😂🙌🏻 18. I love making new friends on here. 19. I'm very introverted irl 20. I am Voltron trash. There we go 😂 that was hard.
We have to admit, we are pretty obsessed with @Mangaaday. Her ever-growing collection has us wanting to start collecting as well. To see why we are in awe of her collection, be sure to check out her Instagram and YouTube channel!
Have a geeky collection you would like us to check out? Post a picture of your collection and be sure to tag us on Instagram at @GeekGals.co!
Featured image collage credit: ChinLin Pan / Images in collage: @Mangaaday