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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

October 1990 Pt. 5 Mangajin Magazine

Mangajin Magazine

Consisting of 72 pages (not including front & back covers), with a Cover price of $4.50. Mangajin was Distributed by KINOKUNIYA BOOKSTORES (in the U.S.) & was available in Japan through SEKAI SHUPPAN KENKYU CENTRE (Tokyo)
Editor & Publisher Vaughan Paul Simmons (Based in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.)

Issue Volume 1 #4 Printed October 1990.

Some specialist shops and if you were lucky the odd Virgin Megastore in England would have these layman friendly magazines, that would also be useful to academics too (japanophiles).

The Cover

The Contents page
[just look at the variety of subjects].



The start of the "Pronunciation Guide"
With an Apology from the Translators.

Classified Ads.
(In 'Miscellaneous' buy/sell/trade for Laser Disk or VHS of "ROBOT CARNIVAL" or "CRYING FREEMAN 3")
[Shows us that Anime was looked for.]

Women who grew up reading shojo ("little girl") manga now read frown-up "ladies' manga."
by Trish Ledoux.

O.L. Shinkaron (Office Lady Theory of Evolution)
"The Professional"
(manga by Akizuki Risu).

Pocket Story 21 - "Autumn Winter"
(manga by Mori Masayuki).

 An Ad. for "Lost Continent"
(a six part manga by Akihiro Yamada)
[possibly the last of the Japanese comics published by Eclipse International in collaboration with Studio Proteus].
(manga by Hotta Katsuhiko).

OBATARIAN - "The Spider's Thread"
(manga by Hotta Katsuhiko).

Toppu wa Ore da!! (I'm Number One!!)
(manga by Torii Kazuyoshi).


Ads. for "GREY", "LUM (Urusei Yatsura)", "Mai the psychic girl", "Nausicaa of the valley of the wind"
A List of VIZ COMICS (English Flipped Translated manga).
[as of October 1990, and those Back issues  that are still available].

The World of Japanese comics
MANGA! MANGA! By Frederik L. Schodt .
[You all should find a copy and read this!]
A Vocabulary summary.

[What's coming up in the next issue].
An Ad. for MAXELL recordable media.

Back Cover Ad. for Coca-Cola,

[NOTE: If you zoom in to the bottum right of the Ad. you can see that it is "Another Import from TITAN Distributors" and cost me at the time £2.95].

[ NOTE: The company's headquarters are located at Pemberton Place
(named in honor of John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola),
in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.   So a local supporter (very impotent sponsor) of the MangaJin magazine].

[NOTE: did you the reader spot the well known Writer and magazine Editor Trish Ledoux?].

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