Mangajin 16

$ 19.99

Mangajin 16

$ 19.99

PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.


Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners. 

Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease.

The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue. See below for a table of contents (retrieved from

  • Special Report:
    Eating Cheap in Tokyo
  • どれでも一皿百二十えん
20 Politeness Levels - Like an extra dimension in the language
21 Pronunciation Guide (and apology from the translations)


6 Results from Our Reader Survey - Who in the world is actually reading this magazine? The results may surprise.
10 A Guide to Cheap Eating in Greater Tokyo - Pop culture includes food, too. In this issue, we tell you how to get around the high price of sushi.


5 Letters - The inside scoop on "Nori-da," plus a very special want-ad.
8 Brand News - Don't read this page if you don't appreciate a bad pun
9 Black & White Issues (II) - Frederik Schodt examines the controversy concerning racial stereotypes in Japanese manga.
14 Basic Japanese: Counters and Classifiers - You can count on Mangajin to bring you the straight scoop on counting in Japanese
75 Computer · Corner - Jim Caldwell reviews TwinBridge, a software that lets you use Japanese in English Windows applications
76 Classifieds - Computer Stuff, Job Seekers, Pen Pals, Clubs & more!
78 Mangajin · Mono - New this issue: What's Michael? Japan's favorite cat is now available in a 5-volume set
80 Vocabulary Summary - Words appearing in this issue of Mangajin


23 The Far Side, by Gary Larson
24 O-jama Shimasu, by Imazeki Shin
30 Sarariiman Senka, by Sadao Shoji
34 Bono Bono, by Igarashi Mikio
42 Dai-Tokyo Binbo Seikatsu Manyuaru, by Maekawa Tsukasa
50 Oishinbo, by Kariya Tetsu and Hanasaki Akira


72 About Books - An assortment of books for the cook
73 Tokyo Rising, The City Since the Great Earthquake, by Edward Seidensticker