Found a bunch of manga-form Peanuts books for cheap!

I snagged six of these books for $2/each at my local Half Price Books. I’m still pretty new to learning Japanese, but I’ve been keeping an eye out for reading material that feels approachable. I’ve seen a lot of graded readers (both on and offline), but I loved Peanuts as a kid… so I think it’ll be something that holds my attention a bit better. Plus, they already have the English translations in the book! So, I’ll be able to keep them covered and easily “check my work”, so-to-speak.


What, out of idle curiosity, makes these “manga-form”? They’re just Japanese translations of the English strips with the panels arranged vertically, no?


I’ve just never seen Peanuts presented in small volumes. That and the numbering on the spine reminded me of manga. Also, when I looked them up I found one person referring to them as “Peanuts manga.” I’m someone who has read almost no manga, so I apologize if calling it “manga-form” is confusing/incorrect. :slight_smile:


Don’t know about Peanuts, but I’ve got a whole stack of Garfield books in this size in English, and they’ve got the panels arranged vertically too. :slightly_smiling_face:

Still, nice to see something’s getting a bit of use out of the ヌ katakana. :stuck_out_tongue:


Peanuts Manga:

This is officially Gainax-written.


That looks nice! The font will be good practice as well for you. After that, a manga with standard font characters will feel very easy, I guess :smiley: