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 http://www.nyx.net/~cbrown/mangajin/mangajin_toc.html)
|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|