Mangajin books arrived!

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 | No Comments »
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Mangajin Vol. 58

I’ve always wanted to try the Mangajin books as part of my Japanese-learning regimen, but I could never take the time to read some of the available downloads on the computer. Last month TravelJapanBlog was selling some old issues at a discount price, so I grabbed them. They came in on Wednesday, and I’ve been reading them on the bus and in-between classes since.

The manga are pretty old, but they’re still completely enjoyable, especially if you’re a fan of old-style manga (which I am). The English-language articles seem pretty interesting too–they make up about 1/3 to 1/2 of each issue. They’re more magazines than books, but so far the translations and explanations are teaching me a whole lot about colloquial Japanese. I shall post some scans soon!

You can buy Mangajin volumes from the original distributor at this website:

http://www.mangajin.com/store/backissues/

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