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REVIEW: Stories from 311 vol.1 and vol.2

Stories from 311 is a series of anthologies that see manga authors bringing stories of their own or individuals who were affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami into a visual medium, manga.

I still remember what I saw on the news that day and how the it all unfolded.

It’s been 10 years since and the anthologies are a good reminder, giving a more personal insight as to how the disaster has affected residents of the area.

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Where next after ebookjapan? It’s BookWalker

I definitely learned several lessons when ebookjapan decided to flip the tables on us, the kind of people where you don’t live in Japan, don’t have a Japanese phone or isn’t familiar with ways to circumvent region-restrictions for apps – but still want to buy and read manga. Or if you like to read them for free (legally!).

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Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.9 Commemoration: Twitter Icons, Smartphone Wallpapers

Volume 9 just released and the series’ official Twitter has posted four Twitter icons and smartphone wallpapers to celebrate!

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Where to read free Japanese manga

Popular titles are often serialised and broken down into mini or micro-chapters. It’s one way to read most chapters (if not all) of the series for free, in exchange for your time!

Not to mention a handy way to re-read familiar series or find new ones that spark your interest.

These are free-to-read promos, usually the first volume or the beginning of a series that is free.

or at any of your preferred ebook retailers!

Check out my list of ebook retailers alongside a quick breakdown of their features. If you prefer to enjoy Japanese fiction on audio, check out this post which includes Japanese audiobooks!


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Where to buy Japanese manga

Exactly where and how does one buy Japanese e-books and digital manga? A lot of Japanese publications have gone digital now so no more hefty import and shipping costs!

This post is not comprehensive and while I try to cover key points for each website listed, let me know if there’s anything else you want to know.

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