Resource Guide for Japanese Language Students: Comics with Furigana

This is a guide for teachers and students who are interested in finding reading/visual materials appropriate for their language level in Japanese available in the Univ. of Kansas Libraries..

Brief Explanation of Page

The list of comics in this page has furigana (hiragana next to the kanjis).


クレヨンしんちゃん (Crayon Shin-chan):

The story follows a mischievous five year old boy called Shin-chan and his friends and family in adventures in their daily lives. (Comedy)

あたしンち (Atashin'chi):

The series is formatted in a four-cell manga or "yonkoma manga." The story follows a family of four, the Tachibana family, in their everyday life. (Comedy)

ちびまる子ちゃん (Chibi Maruko-chan):

The story follows the everyday life of the author, Sakura Momoko, when she was in third grade in the year, 1974. (Comedy)


山岸凉子スペシャルセレクション (Ryoko Yamagishi's Special Selection):

The book is a collection of short stories by Ryoko Yamagishi. This volume includess five chilling short stories. (Horror)