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The Unknown Japanese Language for Japanese
Difficult Keeping Essay Manga A Long Time
Date:20, Nov, 2015
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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In 2009, started was the essay manga series “The Unknown Japanese Language for Japanese” whose original draft was written by Umino Nagiko, a Japanese language school teacher, and manga-nized by Hebi-zo. That is the bestseller whose issues in circulation were totally over 2,000,000.

Nagiko was a Japanese language teacher and has met many foreign students who studied Japanese. She gives you interestingness of Japanese language so much, through the real lessons. However, the manga already reached to the peak at the volume one.

A Japanese female illustrator Hebi-zo was basically familiar with Nagiko. She often heard how interesting the Japanese language lessons were from the teacher, Nagiko. One day, Hebi-zo suggested making Nagiko's experience manga-nized.

Something interesting can be formidable when condensed and concentrated. But it is weaker if you try to find out. At the volume two, Nagiko’s fellow teacher Catherine appears. It is supposed they already felt it was giving out. Nagiko finally stepped out from the school and went abroad at the fourth.

Namely, the series can show us how difficult essay manga keeps going on a long time. Usual manga’s main characters can be increased and sometimes the main role is changed like Dragon Ball. Essay couldn’t do, however, because the main must be fixed. The more episodes are, the more stereotyped it should be than usual manga.

We can study how far Japanese language has been by the series and then, it is pretty useful for people, who take part in the literary, like me. Quality of the manga seems to go down at the latter, however.


About The Unknown Japanese Language for Japanese

・Draft Written by Umino Nagiko
・Illustrated by Hebi-zo
・Published by Media Factory





 

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