We’re Manga Market, a recently founded, UK based retailer of anime and manga. We can be found at www.manga-market.co.uk/. At present we retail mainly at conventions throughout the UK, selling a selection of manga and anime, and we are also affiliated with Dolly Dare, a London-based store which designs and makes a beautiful range of high quality clothes.
On our blog you will find a selection of manga and anime reviews, news, convention updates and rundowns, and a selection of columns and opinion articles. We also share pictures we take at conventions of events and of cosplayers who come and visit us at our stalls, so check our flickr feed to see if you are there! You can also follow us on Twitter, which we update regularly during cons with sightings and locations!
Two of the people you can expect to see around the place most often are Claire and Tom.
Claire is situated in the tropical climes of Leicester, and can often be seen lurking in the various discount shops in the city centre, pretending not to be mad. During the day she is a mild-mannered HR temp on the University of Leicester campus, a recently graduated English student and a borderline alcoholic were she not too lazy to go out most of the time. Her manga and anime tastes range wildly depending on her mood at the time, but there is a significant leaning towards magical girls and sparkly things. Occasionally she will dabble in mecha and sci-fi anime, and is open to having her horizons expanded. She has a Busy Lizzie, a Flaming Katie and a lot of spider plants. She enjoys short walks on the beach, expensive fruity cocktails and books of dubious literary value.
Tom is an unfortunate resident of Manchester, but feels he cannot be blamed for that. He is a student of Mathematics at the University of Manchester, doing special modules in ‘Sleeping Through Lectures’ and ‘Oh Crap, Is That The Time?’ in which he is excelling. He has spent the last two years of University attempting to become completely nocturnal, but as he has discovered that he needs to earn money to buy beer, this has been put on hold. He likes his anime and manga with a side order of humour, hold the WTF. He runs a home for games consoles, and enjoys beer, beer and beer.
We are due an entire website redesign in the near future, so keep checking the blog, twitter or facebook for updates!