We’ve all grown up reading them and have a great passion for them and now there’s a café specially dedicated to comics in Bangalore. Comics Café located in Gopalan Mall is the first and only kind of cafe in India which stocks an exhaustive range of comics from all over the world. Established in 2009, they have a collection of American comics, Indian comics and Japanese Manga in English and Japanese.
Some of the popular titles at Comics Café include Bramstroker’s Dracula, Deadpool Suicide Kings, Doremon, Astro Boy and dark comedies like V for Vendetta, Dark Wolverine and the ever fascinating 100 Bullets.
Meibo Ono who moved to Bangalore in 2004 saw youngsters taking a keen interest in reading Japanese comics and graphic novels; this encouraged her to open a Comics cafe along the lines of existing ones in Japan and Canada. “Comics act as a great stress-buster for today’s youngsters. The library has a huge collection of more than 1500 comics and you can even find the latest comics released in America on our shelves. Since individually buying comics can be an expensive affair, we stock up on all the latest titles as soon as they are released,” Says Dayal Thomas, Manager, Comics Café.
He adds, “Reading comics is a most popular culture in western countries and we wanted to establish this culture in India for the first time through our outlet, we have the largest and latest collection of American comic and Japanese manga in English version. All our comics and mangas are imported from America, Japan and Singapore. Off late we’ve also started stocking Indian comics as there is a huge demand for it. We add new titles to the collection every six – eight months and we also have a database of visitors and they are intimated the moment latest titles are added to the collection.
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