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Land Stander



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:16 am Reply with quote
Perhaps some 15~20 years ago Kodansha made these English only "sample" books. They were printed in large enough numbers to occasionally end up on auction sites.

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

There may be more but I only know of these 6.

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Land Stander



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:34 am Reply with quote
Here is Japan published Golgo 13 GNs from 1986;

1. Golgo 13: Into The Wolf's Lair
https://www.amazon.co.jp/Wolves-Golgo13-Graphic-Novel-No-1ゴルゴ13英語版/dp/4947538570/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505834787&sr=8-1&keywords=Golgo13+Graphic+Novel+Series

2. Golgo 13: Galinpero
https://www.amazon.co.jp/Galinpero―-Golgo13-Graphic-Novel-ゴルゴ13英語版/dp/4947538597/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1505834787&sr=8-2&keywords=Golgo13+Graphic+Novel+Series

3. Golgo 13: Ice Lake Hit
https://www.amazon.co.jp/LAKE-GOLGO13-GRAPHIC-NOVEL-ゴルゴ13英語版/dp/4947538619/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1505834787&sr=8-3&keywords=Golgo13+Graphic+Novel+Series

4. Golgo 13: The Ivory Connection

Hmmm. I can't seem to find the 4th one on Amazon. Must be there somewhere,
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PannenkoekenNL



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:50 am Reply with quote
Thanks for your additions once again. Do you have any link to Rose of Versailles and those sample books? (doesn't have to be Amazon). Can't find anything about them.

I found Golgo 13: The Ivory Connection on Amazon.com and added it to the list.
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Land Stander



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:48 pm Reply with quote
Here is an overview of Rose of Versailles various printings, including English.
http://www.ladyoscar.com/2010/05/manga-information/

or go right to the pix
http://www.ladyoscar.com/images/manga/mangaenglish1.jpg
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Land Stander



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:05 am Reply with quote
I took a rather crappy picture of the 6 sample books.
https://ibb.co/eAGXg5

I can improve it later if helpful

LS
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Land Stander



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:44 am Reply with quote
bilingual manga

I picked this one up very recently. there are lots of Japanese notes but the majority of the book is the bilingual manga.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
https://www.amazon.com/英語で学ぶ-まんがでわかる7つの習慣/dp/4800262615
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PannenkoekenNL



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:10 am Reply with quote
Thanks again!

Do those sample books perhaps have a ISBN?
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Land Stander



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:29 am Reply with quote
No ISBN. Their presentation is more like American flimsy paper cover comics. Actually, I had been trying to find out this week what year the ISBN system came to Japan. Even if the ISBN system was extant in Japan, these "books" may have been classified more as magazines.

I have 2 copies of a large HC Tezuka Osamu book with many bilingual one panel cartoons and captions. It is called "Tezuka Osamu no subete". (Everything of Tezuka Osamu)

I have a printing from 1981, which does not have an ISBN.
Then I have the reprinting from 1988 or 1989 which does have an ISBN (4-88653-901-7).
No picture but here is a link to the 1981 printing; https://www.amazon.co.jp/手塚治虫のすべて-1981年-手塚-治虫/dp/B000J7S16E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1506086849&sr=8-2&keywords=手塚治虫のすべて

It is possible that ISBNs were not assigned all at once. (big publishers first?) Anyway, I imagine that ISBNs must have been introduced to Japan between 1981 and 1988. Incidentally, The Rose of Versailles books predate ISBNs in Japan. They have a code number but from a different system.

Incidentally, is your interest to search out and obtain any of these books, or more to create good data for other fans?
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PannenkoekenNL



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:12 pm Reply with quote
Ah, okay. Interesting. Could you give the numbers of that other system? That could help to find them.

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Incidentally, is your interest to search out and obtain any of these books, or more to create good data for other fans?

Both. I think it's good to collect this data for other people as I was searching for such list myself. I'm also interesting in obtaining most of the manga in the list.
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Land Stander



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:17 am Reply with quote
I still have a number of these as extras (more than my own copy), from days gone by. Want some help picking up any of them?
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Land Stander



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:42 am Reply with quote
These are all bilingual comics from Tokion magazine. Paper covers. Pull-outs from the magazine. The title theme is the theme of the magazine, not necessarily related to the comics. After the10th issue, they discontinued including comics.

Tokion Magazine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokion

#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

#9 - no comics -

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

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PannenkoekenNL



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:21 am Reply with quote
Sorry for my late reaction but yes, thanks for your offer! Which ones do you have?

Thanks, I've added that to the list.
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Land Stander



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:39 am Reply with quote
I don't remember if I mentioned that I used to sell these kind of
books on line. Though I stopped about 6 years ago, I still have tremendous stock
and many others I can still order.

On my shelves I now I have these:

This group would all be pretty cheap;

Adlib Report
Hello Guyana Speaking
Stealing The Future
Seito Shokun - all 4 books

Mutant (Makoto Aida)
Kashimashi House
I don't Like Friday - all 5 HC books
Manga - the anthology from 1989

This group is kind of pricey:

Rose for Versailles 1 and 2
All of Tezuka Osamu
Tales of Shigeru Mizuki
Anpanman #1 HC

Most of the Kodansha books are still available - except Devilman
Many of the other manga are also still available at normal retail prices.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:26 am Reply with quote
This is a weird one. Bilingual
Fantastic Silent by D
https://www.amazon.co.jp/ファンタスティック・サイレント-D/dp/458416519X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507899407&sr=8-1&keywords=ファンタスティック+サイレント
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