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Manga for Japanese Language Learners: Manga in UI Libraries



To find Manga in the UI Collection, browse call number range PN6790.J3-PN6790.J34.


Use Subject Headings such as "Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan." or
"Graphic novels -- Japan." Try both Subject beginning with ... search and keyword in subject search.


Manga Locations

Check location information in InfoHawk carefully. Manga can be found at the following locations:

Main Japanese Collection: 2nd floor

   Manga in Japanese.
   Bilingual titles.


Main Library: 4th floor

   English translations.

To Read Manga

アニメ・マンガの日本語 = Japanese in Manga & Anime:

E-learning site for kanji and Japanese expressions used in anime and manga.


Weblo 辞書 

Collection of dictionaries including 類語 (thesaurus), 英和・和英(English-Japanese/Japanese-English), 手話 (sign language), and many glossaries.



Use your mouse like your pen and look up Chinese characters.


Japan Knowledge


Japanese Language Textbooks with Manga

Living Japanese through comics : culture in Japan : a cognitive approach to spoken Japanese

Main Library PL524.8 .L578 2003


Living Japanese through comics : life in Japan : a cognitive approach to spoken Japanese

Main Library PL524.8 .L58 2003  Main Japanese Collection PL524.8 .L58 2003


マンガでわかる実用敬語 : 敬語が苦手な人のためのマンガで学べる敬語テキスト初級編 Manga de wakaru jitsuyō keigo : keigo ga nigate na hito no tame no manga de manaberu keigo tekisuto shokyūhen 


マンガで学ぶ日本語表現と日本文化 : 多辺田家が行く!!  Japanese expressions and culture, with the Tabeta family! 


Manga about Japanese Language Learners and Intercultural Communication

日本人の知らない日本語 : なるほど x 爆笑!の日本語“再発見”コミックエッセイ Nihonjin no shiranai Nihongo  

Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 U53 2009 

3 v.   Comic texts with good ruby annotations. ルビ付き.


My darling is a foreigner = Dārin wa gaikokujin /  My darling is a foreigner = ダーリンは外国人

Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 O33813 2010 

Bilingual edition.

Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 O338 2002 

2 v.   Japanese edition. 日本語版. 

Reading Japanese Novels

獣の奏者 Kemono no sōja 

Manga: Main Japanese Collection PL876.5.E337 K462 2009
Original Novel: Main Japanese Collection PL876.5.E337 K46 2006

センセイの鞄 Sensei no kaban  

Manga: Main Japanese Collection PL855.A84 S462 2009
Original Novel: Main Japanese Collection PL855.A84 S46 2001

平成大家族 Heisei daikazoku 

Manga: Main Japanese Collection PL873.5.A34 H4533 2008
Original Novel: Main Japanese Collection PL873.5.A34 H45 2008

邂逅の森 Kaikō no mori 

Manga: Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 K654 2005 
Original Novel: Main Japanese Collection PL872.5.U53 K35 2004

あさきゆめみし : 源氏物語  Asaki yume mishi : Genji monogatari 

Manga: Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 Y366 2001
           Main Japanese Collection PL788.4.G43 Y32 2000 (Bilingual edition) 
Original Novel:

蟹工船 Kanikōsen

Manga: Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 F84 2007
            Main Japanese Collection PL832 .O3 K332 2007 
Original Novel: Main Japanese Collection PL832 .O3 1992 v.2
E-text: from 青空文庫.

破戒 Hakai

Manga: Main Japanese Collection PL816.H55 H332 2007
Original Novel: Main Japanese Collection PL816 .H55 1966 v.2
E-text: from 青空文庫.

人間失格 Ningen shikkaku

Manga: Main Japanese Collection PL825.A8 N532 2007
Original Novel: Main Japanese Collection PL825.A8 A15 v.9
E-text: from 青空文庫.


For more Japanese literature manga titles, search InfoHawk for the following series:

  • Manga de dokuha
  • Manga bungo shirizu

Bilingual Manga and Manga Titles Available Both in Japanese and English Translation

対訳OL進化論 = Survival in the office : the evolution of Japanese working women

Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 A471 1999 


リボン の 騎士 Ribon no kishi 

Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 T4938 2001


サザエさん = The wonderful world of Sazae-san  

Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J3 H37 1997


夕凪の街 ; 桜の国 Yūnagi no machi ; Sakura no kuni

Japanese original: Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 K66 2004
English translation: Main Library PN6790.J33 K68 2006 

Manga with ルビ

動物のお医者さん / 佐々木 倫子. Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 S27 1995  

花よりも花の如く / 成田美名子. Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 N37 2003

日出処の天子 / 山岸凉子. Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 Y36 1994

To find more manga with ruby, go to Advanced Search screen in InfoHawk. Combine Subject Words search using Comic + Japan and Keyword Anywere with a phrase "with furigana." Enclose your search phrase in double quotes!

Manga and Japanese Traditional Culture

競技カルタ・百人一首 (Subject Heading: Utagaruta (Game) -- Comic books, strips, etc. )

ちはやふる / 末次由紀. Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 S838 2008


(Subject Heading: Nō -- Comic books, strips, etc. )

花よりも花の如く / 成田美名子. Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 N37 2003


歌舞伎 (Subject Heading: Kabuki -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc. )

かぶく者 / 原作デビッド宮原 ; 漫画たなか亜希夫. Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 T365 2007 


将棋  (Subject Heading: Shogi -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc. )

3月のライオン = March comes in like a lion / 羽海野チカ ; 将棋監修・先崎学. Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 U48 2008


書道  (Subject Heading: Calligraphy, Japanese -- Comic books, strips, etc. )

とめはねっ! : 鈴里高校書道部 / 河合克敏. Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 K396 2007


風呂  (Subject Heading: Baths -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc. )

テルマエ・ロマエ / ヤマザキマリ. Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 Y363 2009  


茶道  (Subject Heading: Japanese tea masters -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc. )

千利休 / 清原なつの.  Main Japanese Collection GT2911.S4 K59 2004   


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