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)
|6||Kigyo Senshi, The Corporate Warrior|
|Is the Japanese "salaryman" a selfless corporate soldier, prepared to make even the ultimate sacrifice for his company? There seems to be dissension in the ranks.|
|Seward's compaint; raves for The Tunnels; ablooper story, & more.|
|What do you call a new kind of washing machine that cleans with air bubbles?|
|Rising Sun, by Michael Crichton; Shoshaman, by Arai Shinya; books on business|
|Info on CompuServe's Japan and Japanese-related forums|
|22||Basic Japanese: Informal Politeness|
|The word "politeness" is a convenient simplification, but there are actually several dimensions involved.|
|78||Mangajin · Mono|
|New this issue: Obatarian 5-volume set; O-jama Shimasu 3-volume set|
|10||Sarariiman Senka · サラリーマン専科, by Shoji Sadao|
|18||Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson|
|26||Obatarian · オバタリアン, by Hotta Katsuhiko|
|27||O-jama Shimasu · オジャマします, by Imazeki Shin|
|29||Eigyo Tenteko Nisshi · 営業てんてこ日誌, by Gyu & Kondo|
|45||The Phoenix · 火の鳥, by Tezuka Osamu|
|63||Oishinbo · 美味しんぼ, by Kariya & Hanasaki|