Kana de Manga [NOOK Book]

Overview

American pop culture is turning Japanese. Every day, millions of kids spend hours watching anime on Cartoon Network and reading telephone book-sized comics called manga. From "Spirited Away" to Shonen Jump, if the label says "Made in Japan" it's considered cool.

But what if you want to enjoy anime and manga in its original language? Written Japanese consists of three scripts: the phonetic hiragana and katakana syllabaries, each comprised of 46...
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Kana de Manga

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Overview

American pop culture is turning Japanese. Every day, millions of kids spend hours watching anime on Cartoon Network and reading telephone book-sized comics called manga. From "Spirited Away" to Shonen Jump, if the label says "Made in Japan" it's considered cool.

But what if you want to enjoy anime and manga in its original language? Written Japanese consists of three scripts: the phonetic hiragana and katakana syllabaries, each comprised of 46 characters (collectively known as kana); and kanji, a complex set of characters based on Chinese ideographs.

Hiragana and katakana are the true "ABCs of Japanese," as they can be used to write complete sentences. Children in Japan learn to read and write hiragana and katakana long before they are introduced to kanji. Most manga targeted toward the youngest readers in Japan are also written completely in kana.

"Kana de Manga" makes learning kana easy and fun for students who already enjoy Japanese comics. Each page has a humorous manga illustration representing a word that begins with the hiragana or katakana character featured prominently at the top. A brief explanation accompanies each drawing and the English equivalent of the word is given.

Is the anime-and-manga boom just a fad? Perhaps. But if it inspires young people to want to learn about the Japanese language and culture, then it is a fad educators and students alike can embrace.

Winner of the Saitama, Japan, Prefectural Government Business Innovation Award in 2007.
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Editorial Reviews

LIBRARY JOURNAL
These cute, little books use manga-style graphics to help English speakers learn the Japanese writing systems. "Japanese Sound FX!" is likely to be the most useful of these books, with Romanizations, cultural explanations, and illustrations for many of those untranslated sound effects sprinkled tantalizingly throughout manga. This last is recommended for libraries where manga is popular. — Martha Cornog, LIBRARY JOURNAL
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013123984
  • Publisher: Manga University
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Series: Kanji de Manga , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 909,594
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Glenn Kardy is the founder of Japanime, an award-winning creative agency and publisher of Manga University's acclaimed lineup of educational materials. He lives in the Tokyo suburb of Kawaguchi City with his wife, their daughter and a collection of Oakland A's bobblehead dolls.

Chihiro Hattori has been the featured artist in all nine volumes of the "Kana de Manga/Kanji de Manga" series, and she also illustrated Manga University's "Manga Cookbook." Chihiro, her husband and their son and daughter live in Yokohama, where they enjoy fine food, fast cars and high chairs.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2011

    Really cool!

    A great way to learn japanese

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Hey

    Can u plz lend?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Awsome

    I havnt read it yet but i want to learn Japanese in a fun way! :3

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Reviews by Nicki-chan

    This book is a really fun, easy, and cute way to learn japanese. (Best language ever!!!! Secon is english.) If you want to learn japanese i suggest getting this book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    OK

    Does not teach u a lot but it is still fun to look at. It is a pretty cute little book.

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    Posted January 22, 2012

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