podcast #34: Learning Japanese for the manga and anime

Japan’s economic bubble may have burst but the pop culture bubble is still expanding. In this week’s cast, a report on how American teens are learning Japanese so they can read manga and watch anime in the original language. Then a brief history of manga, including a visit to the Tezuka studio’s vault. Then, the perils of translating manga – a conversation with translator Anne Ishii. Finally a dedication to one of Japan’s finest, my friend Chihiro “Cherry” Enoki. Listen on iTunes or here.

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