Surprise! We decided to host a quick 24-hour readathon on what would be Osamu Tezuka’s 90th birthday (affectionately known as the “godfather of manga”). Join us on Saturday, November 3rd to read as much manga as you can in the span of 24-hours!
We encourage anyone to participate. The only goal of this readathon is to read manga sometime during the day. We know not everyone will be able to read for the full 24-hours with us, but we hope that if you have a few hours to spend during the day, you’ll spend that time reading manga (and hanging out with us on social media, of course).
*We’ve invited Shae from YouTube/Instagram to help us plan and host this readathon. Please go and follower her on YT and Instagram. Thanks so much for joining us Shae!
Watch the host’s videos on YouTube for all of the details:
Please note: we do not support the reading of scans/scanlations/illegal or fan translations. Please help us support the industry by ONLY reading legally licensed/published/distributed manga for this readathon. Thank you.
The reading challenges are completely optional, they are just here to help you pick books to read if you don’t already have an idea. But also, we think they’re fun to try and complete. These challenges were inspired by some of Osamu Tezuka’s most famous manga. And of course, you could always try reading some books by Osamu Tezuka as well.
- Astroboy: Read a manga feature robots or machines
- Kimba the White Lion: Read a manga featuring animals, or nature
- Buddha: Read a historical manga, or a manga with religious themes
- Princess Knight: Read a romance, or adventure manga
- Phoenix: Read a short story, or manga featuring reincarnation/past lives
- Black Jack: Read a suspense manga, or a manga with medical themes
Watch Laura’s & Shae’s YouTube for reading recommendations!
Date: November 3 (10:00AM MST) -November 4, 2018 (9:59AM MST)
Start Time: 10:00AM MST (Everyone starts at the same time. Find out what the start time is in your timezone, using the Time Zone Converter.
Follow us on Twitter: @MangaReadathon
The Manga Readathon was created by sisters (Laura) MangaHoarder and (Jennifer) Shelf Space Fleeting to inspire a love for all things manga.