October 5th, 2008 by alephnaught

YOTSUBA&!, Volume 5

Title:YOTSUBA&!, Volume 5 Author: Kiyohiko Azuma Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: ADV Manga (October 24, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1413903495 ISBN-13: 978-1413903492 This is the last book of the series that’s been translated to English – there are at least 8 volumes overall, and I hope someone translates the rest soon! I really liked this book.  […]

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September 23rd, 2008 by alephnaught

YOTSUBA&! Volume 4

Title: YOTSUBA&! Volume 4 Author: Kiyohiko Azuma Paperback: 200 pages Publisher: ADV Manga (July 4, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1413903452 ISBN-13: 978-1413903454 These graphic novels are infectious.  In this issue, Yotsuba learns to fish, Muira learns that she doesn’t like cleaning fish, but Ena enjoys it.  Jumbo once again doesn’t get to spend time with […]

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September 21st, 2008 by alephnaught

YOTSUBA&! Volume 3

Title: YOTSUBA&! Volume 3 Author: Kiyohiko Azuma Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: ADV Manga (October 3, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 1413903290 ISBN-13: 978-1413903294 And I just finished Volume 3.  Jumbo is a florist, and Yotsuba got to go to the zoo and see an elephant and experience hand-held fireworks and then the real thing at the […]

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September 16th, 2008 by alephnaught

Harvey And Etsuko’s Manga Guide To Japan

Title: Harvey And Etsuko’s Manga Guide To Japan Author: Charles Danziger, Mimei Sakamoto Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Japanime Co. Ltd. (August 8, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 4921205175 ISBN-13: 978-4921205171 I saw this book at Kinokuniya Bookstore in Little Tokyo; it intrigued me so I bought it. Its fun.  The first half of the book is […]

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August 21st, 2008 by alephnaught

A new toy figure – Dan Board

I discovered a comedy manga set called Yotsuba&!, which is all about two sisters, their family and friends. In episode 28, Yosuba’s young friend dresses up in cardboard boxes to “become” a robot; they play together for a day and then “he” goes home. A Japanese company makes figures after the series, and the Dan […]

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June 15th, 2008 by alephnaught

Star Trek: the manga Volume 2: Kakan ni Shinkou

Title: Star Trek: the manga Volume 2: Kakan ni Shinkou Author: Bettina Kurkoski (Author), Christine Boylan (Author), Wil Wheaton (Author) Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: TokyoPop (September 11, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1427806209 ISBN-13: 978-1427806208 I found this book in a Japanese bookstore in Little Tokyo. I didn’t have a lot of time to look at […]

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