LEARNING JAPANESE IS EASY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MANGA UNIVERSITY!
If you're a fan of manga and anime, you probably have had this thought at least once: "I wonder if I can learn Japanese?"
And why wouldn't you? Japanese comics and cartoons are taking the world by storm, and you want to learn everything you can about the language and culture of the cool place they come from.
So you pick up a textbook at your favorite store but quickly lose interest; while the book seems to be informative, it's certainly no fun compared with a good manga. So wouldn't it be great if there were a manga to teach you Japanese? Well, there is - it's called Kanji de Manga!
SO, WHERE DO I BEGIN?
Kanji de Manga is an award-winning Manga University series created to make learning how to read and write Japanese as fun and easy as picking up your favorite comic. We start you out with Kana de Manga, which uses cute and easy-to-understand manga illustrations to teach you hiragana and katakana, the "ABCs of Japanese." The book also introduces you to loads of helpful vocabulary, and there are plenty of workbook-style pages on which you can practice your new character repertoire. Learning Japanese through manga also means that you don't learn just words, characters and grammar. The illustrations and anecdotes in Kana de Manga will teach you all about Japanese culture, which is almost as essential to learning about Japan as the writing system itself!
100% AUTHENTIC JAPANESE MANGA AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Once you've mastered kana, you're ready to take on the meat of the Japanese writing system: kanji. You might have heard that kanji are tough to learn, but with Kanji de Manga you'll learn new words and characters by reading fun and simple Japanese manga. That's right; after mastering the basics in Kana de Manga, you can start reading authentic manga written entirely in Japanese in Kanji de Manga! "A brilliant idea!" says retired UCLA Japan studies Professor Ronald A. Morse. "Japanese kanji — the written symbols adapted from Chinese — were originally drawings of images from real life. Japanese comic books and cartoons now provide fresh images to help us learn. Kanji de Manga uses today's manga images to make the kanji learning process fun and easy for otaku of all ages. This is a brilliant approach to learning the language."
But wait, there's more!
Manga University has worked hard to craft both Kana de Manga and Kanji de Manga to teach you the same material you would learn in a traditional Japanese-language classroom. But we also know there's more to Japanese than what you can learn in class. That's where the Kana de Manga and Kanji de Manga Special Editions come into play. Featuring everything from sound effects to popular phrases and timeless proverbs, there's no limit to what you can learn from Kanji de Manga!
Ready to begin? Purchase individual volumes — available as both traditional printed books as well as ebooks — or go for the bargain-priced Kanji de Manga Complete Set.
Kanji De Manga Complete Set
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Kana de Manga
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Kanji de Manga Volume 1
This award-winning series from Manga University uses original comic artwork to teach readers how to identify and write the most common Japanese kanji ideographs. Volume 1 introduces 80 basic kanji... [Read more]
Kanji de Manga Volume 2
This is the second volume in the award-winning series from Manga University that uses original comic artwork to teach readers how to identify and write the most common Japanese kanji... [Read more]
Kanji de Manga Volume 3
Our award-winning series continues with another fun-filled volume packed with original manga illustrations to help readers instantly recognize and write the most essential kanji characters in the Japanese language... [Read more]
Kanji de Manga Volume 4
Our award-winning series moves forward with an all-new selection of 80 kanji geared toward intermediate learners of the language. Upon completion of this and the previous three volumes, students will... [Read more]
Kanji de Manga Volume 5
Another 80 kanji are featured in the fifth volume of Manga University's award-winning series. Upon completion of this and the previous four volumes, students will have learned a total of... [Read more]
Kanji de Manga Volume 6
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Kana de Manga Special Edition: Japanese Sound FX!
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Kana de Manga Special Edition: Shortcuts
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Kanji de Manga Special Edition: Yojijukugo
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