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Japan's trendy series 1st | Read on your smartphone! Manga that Japanese people often read now

Japanese manga that is very popular all over the world. I think international students are also interested in it. I checked the manga that is popular in Japan now. These are the comics that have recently won awards and the comics that you often see on SNS. All of them can be bought on smartphones, so if you are interested, please read it.

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● If you get tired of studying Japanese, refresh yourself with Japanese manga

About 10 years ago, an increasing number of students are studying abroad in Japan because they are interested in Japanese manga and want to become a manga artist or make anime.

On the other hand, of course, there are people who say, "I didn't know much about Japanese manga because I studied abroad for other purposes."

If you get tired while studying Japanese, it is recommended that you read Japanese manga.

You can understand what Japanese manga is being read all over the world, and learn the Japanese that Japanese people use in their daily lives.

Also, many Japanese language schools have students who like Japanese manga.

"I want to talk to people from other countries in Japanese"

When you think so, if you know the popular Japanese manga, you may be able to talk about it and make friends.

Now, I would like to introduce three manga that Japanese people often read recently.


● "Onna no Sono no Hoshi" (Yama Wayama / Shodensha)



The author is Yama Wayama, a manga artist who is now a big hit in Japan.

Released in 2019, "Crazy, you. (KADOKAWA) won two famous Japanese awards, and in 2020, the serialization of "Onna no Sono no Hoshi" began in the manga magazine "Feel Young". This manga is also this yearHas won the award.

Two male teachers working at a girls' school and students are the main gag manga. Most of the works depicting schools are romance comics, but this manga has little to do with romance and has a new charm not found in previous gag manga.

It's a manga that is still being serialized, so readers will be looking forward to seeing what kind of interesting stories will come out in the future.




Now that "Kimetsu no Yaiba" and "Chainsaw Man" are over, one of the most popular manga in Japan's leading manga magazine "Weekly Shonen Jump" is "Jujutsu Kaisen". It's also an anime, so some of you may already know it.

The main character's battle manga is a "witch doctor" who defeats monsters born from human feelings.

"Weekly Shonen Jump" is currently closed, but there are up to 16 volumes in the book, which can be read in electronic comics.

It is recommended for those who like the work of "Weekly Shonen Jump" the most among the Japanese manga I have read so far, and those who like battle manga and fantasy manga.

● "Do you remember me?" (Akiko Higashimura / Piccomics)



This manga is designed so that people all over the world can read it on their smartphones.

A lot of nice men will appear with the content that the 30-year-old hero remembers his first love and reunites with the other party.

Akiko Higashimura is a famous manga artist who drew "Princess Jellyfish" and "Tokyo Tarareba Musume", which are often read in foreign countries. For "Do you remember me?", Mr. Higashimura challenged simultaneous distribution in Japan and South Korea for the first time in the world.

It is also a point that "things only for Japan" are rarely drawn so that foreigners can easily read them.

From now on, it may be distributed or drama not only in Japan and South Korea but all over the world. Let's check it out now.

● Many recent manga can be read on smartphones

Some manga have already been translated, but for those who want to know what Japanese people usually use, buying the manga that Japanese people are reading at an e-bookstore and reading it on their smartphones should be useful.

A lot of nice men will appear with the content that the 30-year-old hero remembers his first love and reunites with the other party.

If you think, "I want to enjoy Japanese manga in Japanese instead of my own language!", You will surely be motivated to study Japanese. Please read it once.

The person who wrote this article

Rio Wakabayashi

Free writer who likes reading. Born and raised in Osaka and moved to Tokyo in 2010. He writes articles, book reviews, and columns. Currently, while writing, she teaches Japanese to foreigners at a Japanese language school in Tokyo.

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