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PannenkoekenNL



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:30 am Reply with quote
I've compiled a list of manga that has a bilingual English-Japanese release but not a English release. If anyone knows more please post it.

Manga without a English release but with a bilingual English-JP release
Mangajin (contains 50 manga series including Kochikame)
Sazae-San - 15 volumes
The Genius Bakabon - 4 volumes
Kobo, the Li'l Rascal - 3 volumes
Osomatsu-kun - 1 volume
OL Shinkaron - 10 volumes
Kachō Kōsaku Shima - 7 volumes
Angel Bank - 2 volumes
My Darling is a Foreigner - 1 volume
The Laughing Salesman - 1 volume
Jungle Emperor Leo - 1 volume
My Neighbors the Yamadas
Yanmama Diaries
Anpanman (HC) 3 volumes
Ochibisan - 4 volumes
The Habu Hunter
Hello Guyana Speaking
The Adlib Report
Nyan Nyan Girls High School
The Chef
Stealing The Future
I Give My First Love to You
I Don't Like Friday (HC) 5 volumes
The Story of Kamayan
The Art of Laughing at Japan Inc
Doraemon - 16 volumes (series of 10, plus series of 6)
Ijiwaru Ba san - Granny Mischief 3 volumes
Zipang - 3 volumes
Sushi and Wine
Kashimashi House
Devilman - 5 volumes (about to be published in US for the first time)
Akko-Chan's Got a Secret! - 2 volumes
Seito Shokun - 4 volumes
Story of Stories - 1 volume
The Love Suicides at Sonezaki - 1 volume
GeGeGe no Kitarō - 3 volumes (in English only selected manga chapters have been published)
Mutant Hanako - 1 volume (a third of it was excerpted in English in Secret Comics Japan)
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Everything of Tezuka Osamu

Manga printed only in English in Japan/only English, only in Japan
The Ruler of Virtue “Masayuki Hoshina”
Just as you are―the manga biography of pu
The Manga Biography of Kenji Miyazawa
The Manga Story of Jo Niijima
A Sequel to the Manga Story of Jo Niijima
Manga (anthology)
Tales of Shigeru Mizuki
Warren Buffett
George Soros
Mark Mobius
Golgo 13: Into The Wolf's Lair
Golgo 13: Galinpero
Golgo 13: Ice Lake Hit
Golgo 13: The Ivory Connection
Rose of Versailles - 2 volumes
An Elf Journey by Masako Sone
Hey, Cathy! by Yoko Shoji
One Thousand and One Nights in Wonderland by Masako Sone
Hello Spank by Shine Takanashi and Shunichi Yukimuro
Joe (Ashita no Joe) by Asao Takamori and Tetsuya Chiba
The Third Eye by Tezuka Osamu

Tokion Magazine
#1 The Power Plus Issue
Seal Rolls by Nekojiru Udon, 8 pages
Take Care Little Mami! by Junko Mizuno, 8 pages plus 1 page illustration
The Hunter by Kazuichi Hanawa, 4 pages

#2 The Sex Issue
Paint in Water Color by Kiriko Nananan, 16 pages
Stain on the Brain by Yusaku Hanakuma, 4 pages
Pervert’s Shangri-La by Kotaro Ohkosi, 1 page

#3 The Happy Issue
Through the looking Chest by Mimiyo Tomozawa, 8 pgs, plus 2 pages illus
Got Little, Got Big by Touyou Kataoka, 4 pages
Submarine Familiy by Jiro Ishikawa, 7 pages

#4 The Crazy Issue
Palepoli by Usamaru Furuya, 8 pages
The Mystery of the Victor Dog by Hiromi Tanaka, 2 pages
Mutant Hanako by Makoto Aida, 12 pages

#5 The Family Issue
Lucha Death by Yoshiharu Mitsumoto, 16 pages

#6 The Sound Issue
un-named story, Imiri Sakabashira, 29 pages

#7 The Free Fashion Issue
un-named story, Imiri Sakabashira, 23 pages

#8 The Horror Issue
A Nap Time Story by Nekojiru Udon, 12 pages
The Tail of the Beetle by Nekojiru Udon, 10 pages

#10, The Dreams Issue
Dream Fight by Katsuhito Ishii, 17 pages


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Land Stander



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:30 am Reply with quote
This is interesting but a list-only thread may be dis-allowed.
There was a huge batch of bilingual manga released over a few year period by Kodansha, other than that there are a bunch of one off projects.

If you are going to include digital-only "books" like Yanmama Diaries, I think this list could get rather massive.

Anpanman (HC) 3 volumes
Ochibisan 4 volumes
The Habu Hunter
Hello Guyana Speaking
The Adlib Report
Nyan Nyan Girls High School
The Chef
Stealing The Future
I Give My First Love to You
I Don't Like Friday (HC) 5 volumes
The Story of Kamayan
The Art of Laughing at Japan Inc
Doraemon 16 volumes (series of 10, plus series of 6)
Ijiwaru Ba san - Granny Mischief 3 volumes
Zipang 3 volumes
Sushi and Wine
Kashimashi House
Devilman 5 volumes - but about to be published in US for the first time
Akko-Chan's Got a Secret! 2 volumes
Seito Shokun 4 volumes


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PannenkoekenNL



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:37 am Reply with quote
Land Stander wrote:
This is interesting but a list-only thread may be dis-allowed.
There was a huge batch of bilingual manga released over a few year period by Kodansha, other than that there are a bunch of one off projects.

If you are going to include digital-only "books" like Yanmama Diaries, I think this list could get rather massive.

...

Well I saw a list with Japanese home video releases with English subtitles, so I figured this is allowed too.

Thanks a lot for your additions! Btw, Doraemon actually has four official English volumes but they were only released in Asia. And there are 200 volumes on the Amazon Kindle Store in North America.

Well its origin wasn't digital-only.
used to be published in a Japanese community newsletter in Yangon during the late 90’s
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:46 am Reply with quote
Interesting thread.

The 4 Doraemon books the you mention, what Asian country were they published in?

LS
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 am Reply with quote
I'll add some more titles later. I'll have to search my mind a little better. Also I'm not positive which were published in the US etc without checking. How about the Sherlock manga or chihayafuru - were they published outside of Japan?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:19 pm Reply with quote
Land Stander wrote:
Interesting thread.

The 4 Doraemon books the you mention, what Asian country were they published in?

LS

In Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Brunei by Shogakukan Asia. http://shogakukan.asia/doraemon-4/ They contain a selection of the chapters that are in the 200 volumes on Kindle, but the print version is black and white while the Kindle version is full color.

There also is the magazine Mangajin intended for people learning Japanese, which in each issue included bilingual manga such as KochiKame or more obscure manga. For example issue 55 contains:

And issue 11:


Land Stander wrote:
I'll add some more titles later. I'll have to search my mind a little better. Also I'm not positive which were published in the US etc without checking. How about the Sherlock manga or chihayafuru - were they published outside of Japan?

Great.
Yes, both were published in English in the US. But Chihayafuru only digital.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:09 am Reply with quote
Very fine job on the Mangajin list. Smile

Still going over the bilingual manga in Japan, not published outside of Japan,
may I add that there are 10 volumes of OL.
There were 5 larger Kodansha paperbacks, then a set of 3 small pocket books, and then 2 more pocket sized books.

Big Ugly Robot Publishing is based in Nagoya, Japan but not sure if they publish in US as well, or are all exported.

Anyway, these 2 are bilingual;

The Love Suicides at Sonezaki by Chieko Kobayashi
http://dlp2gfjvaz867.cloudfront.net/product_photos/51448991/_E8_A1_A8_E7_B4_99_400w.jpg

Story of Stories by Tetsuya Yamamoto
http://d1nr5wevwcuzuv.cloudfront.net/product_photos/43595111/cover_400sq.jpg
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:19 am Reply with quote
Probably all of the rest of the Kodansha bilingual manga project now appears in English outside of Japan;
Love Hina
Kindaichi
Oh My Goddess
GTO
Peach Girl
Chobits
Tale of Genji
Princess Knight

There were also 3 volumes of Gegege no Kitaro which were so great when they appeared. Now that Drawn and Quarterly has been publishing the same series, they have probably been made redundant... or about to be.

hmmmm.... Have I missed anything?
Rose of Versailles was published in English, with some Japanese notes. Not bilingual.
A number of manga were printed ONLY in English, ONLY in Japan, but that would be another list, eh?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:54 am Reply with quote
Mutant Hanako - Japanese, with all English translation in the back of the book.
Bilingual, but awkwardly so~
https://www.amazon.co.jp/ミュータント花子-会田-誠/dp/4900387789/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505393078&sr=8-1&keywords=ミュータント花子

About a third of it was excerpted in English in Secret Comics Japan.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:42 am Reply with quote
Kodansha also did the first 2 or 3 volumes of Cardcaptor Sakura.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:56 pm Reply with quote
It goes without saying that Amazon is a big bookstore. lol
It is not only where we BUY a lot of manga but also where we LEARN ABOUT what exists. Before Amazon we depended on bookstores to look things up on microfiche. Amazon is our big book database.

Where Amazon fails us is in not standardizing key search words, like "bilingual". When searching for bilingual manga on Amazon.jp, you have to try several different combinations of comic, comics, manga plus bilingual, and searching "English" in the Japanese category, or "Japanese" in the English category. And then searching all of these things in both Nihongo and Eigo.

You'll notice that some of the bilingual manga I have added to the list have no indication at all on their Amazon page that they are in fact bilingual, in any descriptive terms..

Maybe there is a big benefit to creating this bilingual manga list. I have never seen a definitive one.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:30 am Reply with quote
Thanks for the additions again! I've added them.

Land Stander wrote:
There were also 3 volumes of Gegege no Kitaro which were so great when they appeared. Now that Drawn and Quarterly has been publishing the same series, they have probably been made redundant... or about to be.

The English releases only features selected manga chapters, so I'm pretty sure the bilingual releases contain different chapters. So I've added it to the list.

Land Stander wrote:

A number of manga were printed ONLY in English, ONLY in Japan, but that would be another list, eh?

Which ones? I could add them in a separate list, as they are probably as hard to find as the bilingual manga.

And yeah, I've had the same problem when searching for the bilingual manga. Amazon could've created a separate selection.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:17 am Reply with quote
I'll have to compare the 2 series of gegege sometime, although 2 more are coming.

As for only English, only in Japan, here is a start of THAT list;

The Ruler of Virtue "Masayuki Hoshina"
https://www.amazon.co.jp/“Masayuki-Hoshina”-Episode-Meireki-名君保科正之〜明暦の大火編〜English/dp/4902438895/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505574793&sr=1-1

Just As You Are; Manga Biography of Pure Land Master Honen Shohin
https://www.amazon.co.jp/Just-you-are―-manga-biography/dp/4883630455/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505574722&sr=8-1&keywords=Just+as+you+are―the+manga+biography

The Manga Biography of Kenji Miyazawa
https://www.amazon.co.jp/Manga-Biography-Miyazawa-Author-Railway/dp/4990284844/ref=sr_1_1?s=english-books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505574895&sr=1-1

The Manga Story of Jo Niijima
https://www.amazon.co.jp/Manga-Story-Niijima―-Quest-Freedom/dp/4903822710/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505556715&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Manga+Story+of+Jo+Niijima

A Sequel to the Manga Story of Jo Niijima
https://www.amazon.co.jp/sequel-manga-Niijim―-challenge-establis/dp/4903822664/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505556740&sr=1-2

I can add some older ones but I don't see most of them on Amazon


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:03 am Reply with quote
A few more English only, in Japan only,

Manga (anthology) - published in Japan in 1984
https://www.amazon.com/Manga-Hirata-Hiroshi/dp/4946427015

Tales of Shigeru Mizuki - published in Japan in 1993
(5 non-Kitaro short stories)

Golgo 13 - 4 paperback books, 2 stories per book - from 1986
I haven't compared them to the newer US printings so don't know
if these stories have been reprinted

Rose of Versailles - 2 volumes

Mark Mobius
https://www.amazon.co.jp/Mark-Mobius-Illustrated-Biography-Emerging/dp/4775930400/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505578388&sr=1-1

George Soros
https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/0470821809/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AN1VRQENFRJN5

Warren Buffet
https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/0470821531/ref=ox_sc_act_image_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AN1VRQENFRJN5


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