Even with the rising popularity of streaming TV and movie shows like Netflix and other foreign influences like K-Pop, many are still fond of watching anime and reading manga. In fact, I know some Cebuano friends who wish there would be a manga-theme cafe in Cebu or at least a library dedicated to anime and manga.
If you are one of these fans, you are in for a perfect treat! MangaHolic’s Reading Lounge has finally opened its doors at Gaisano Country Mall – Banilad Cebu City, serving guests daily from 9AM to 10PM.
As its name suggests, the MangaHolic’s Reading Lounge is a dedicated library space where guests can take a quick (or long) break from reality and curl up with a favorite manga—or a stack of manga. Definitely a haven for anime and manga lovers, this newly opened lounge offers READ ALL YOU CAN Mangas on an hourly basis — for as low as ₱100 per hour.
- Operating hours: 9AM to 10PM daily
- Rate: ₱100 per hour
- Contact numbers: 0915-043-9509 / 0929-820-2485 / 0922-370-5294
- Social: Facebook Page
How to get there?
Exact location: G/F Gaisano Country Mall in Banilad, Cebu City (near Chowking).
BY CAR/TAXI/GRAB: Just navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Gaisano Country Mall”. There’s also an ample parking space available if you’re bringing your own car.
BY JEEPNEY: Ride any jeepney passing through Banilad or UC Banilad Campus. Or:
– 13C if from Colon/USC Main/Ayala (south) or Talamban/USC-TC (north)
– 62B/C if from Carbon/Ayala (south) or Pit-os/Talamban (north)
– 13B if from Carbon/UV/Ayala (south) or Tintay/Talamban (north)
…then ask the driver to drop you off at Gaisano Country Mall. You may need to walk a little further to the mall, to comply with the proper jeepney stops.