The Japan Guy Reviews…Mastering Manga by Mark Crilley

There it is, the very book that's helping me learn how to not suck so bad at drawing.

Quick Book Info Title: Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 Drawing Lessons from the Creator of Akiko Author: Mark Crilley Length: 128 pages 
Subject: A step-by-step guide to quickly learning the basics of manga-style art. Copyright: 2012 Price: $22.99 (USD) / $23.99 (CAN) Where to Buy: AMAZON (the book is up to 44% cheaper in the Amazon Store); please note that this is an affiliate link My Full, Mastering Manga Review... Did anybody else out there like to doodle as a kid? I Continue Reading …

Japanese In a Flash 2 – I Got My Grub On

Japanese In A Flash 2

Quick Summary Staying with a similar theme to the first flash, in today's flash we take a look at another food/eating-related Japanese expression "harahachibunme"「腹八分目」.  Find out more about this expression by first checking out the video above and using the transcript below to take a closer look if you need to.  I hope you find it useful. ENJOY!! JAPANESE IN A FLASH #2 TRANSCRIPT Hey, this is Donald and this is Japanese in a Flash 2. In our last Flash we talked about tabehoudai Continue Reading …

Japanese In A Flash 1 – Epic Proportions

Japanese Flash Epic Proportions

Quick Summary Japanese in a Flash is a new idea I'm testing to share Japanese in a fun and interesting way. This is a way for me to get some the Japanese I know out of my head and use it on a regular basis while (hopefully) helping some people pick up some things along the way. Here's the plan We'll do a 10-15 episode test to see how everybody feels about it. If you guys enjoy them, we'll make plans for a longer series. Deal? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please don't be shy, as Continue Reading …

What Can I Help You With?

Japan Topics Poll 2014

In an effort to be more useful on the Japan Guy blog, I've decided to ask you all a VERY important question. "How Can I Help You?" This quick, one-question survey is a start to helping me to get a better idea of what kind of things you guys want to see/learn. I'll do my darndest to provide the stuff people wanna see. Please take a brief minute to answer today's one-question survey. I SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP! Donald Which Japan-Related Topic Do You Want to Know MOST About? Continue Reading …

Japanese Sushi Knowledge Quiz Answers!

Answers to the Japan Guy Susi Quiz

Okay, it's the moment of truth, time to see how you did on your sushi quiz. This is a SUPER short post, but here are all of the answers to the Sushi Knowledge Quiz: Thank you for playing! See you next post everybody. Continue Reading …