Mangajin 21 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 21 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 21 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 21 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 21 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 21 - The Japan Shop

Mangajin 21

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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

  • Tonic eiyo drinks
    Salaryman's secret weapon?
  • マンガタン発売中
FEATURES 特集 tokushu
6 Mad · Ad -- A new type of daruma doll for aspiring politicians
12 Tonic Eiyo Drinks
This product category, which doesn't even exist in the US, is a major part of the Japanese pharmaceutical market. D.C. Palter reports on the appeal of these pick-me-up mini-drinks.
22 Mr. Baseball
Kirk Martini tells you what's authentic and what's not in this movie starring Tom Selleck & Takakura Ken.


DEPARTMENTS 連載/コラム rensai / koramu
4 Letters
Mangajin to learn English? Reprinting permission; not-so-amused Australian reader, etc.
26 Computer Corner
CD ROM Reviews: What's available in this new medium for learning Japanese.
30 Basic Japanese: Hesitating with ano
A little like "Uhh..." in English, but possibly more polite, you can get a lot of milage out of ano. We show you the range of uses.
82 Vocabulary Summary
84 Mangajin · Mono
86 Classifieds


MANGA 漫画 manga
9 Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson
20 Beranmei Tochan · べらんめい父ちゃん, by Tachibanaya Kikutaro
37 O-jama Shimasu · オジャマします, by Imazeki Shin
38 Sarari-kun · サラリくん, by Nishimura So
40 Kuriko-san, Konnichi-wa · くろこさん、こんにちは, by Terashima Reiko
42 Yuyake no Uta · 夕焼けの詩, by Saigan Ryohei
51 Ningen Kosaten · 釣りバカ日誌, by Yamasaki & Kitami
31 Furiten-kun · 人間交差点, by Gyu & Kondo



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