Doraemon manga now on Kindle


New translation of classic manga brings it to a wide audience.

Ever wanted to read the original Doraemon manga? There was never an official release here in the US, although I recall there was a bilingual version of the manga at one point. I imagine that was difficult to find and import. Anyway! Now you don't have to go through all that hassle, as the manga is now finally available in English on the Kindle store. It will come in three-episode installments for $2.99 each.

The translation is a partnership between Fujiko F. Fuji Productions, Voyager Japan, and translation company AltJapan. It will also eventually be coming to Apple's iBookstore, Nook, and the Google Play store. Also of note, there will be a few minor changes to the names: Nobita Nobi will become "Noby" and Gian will be "Big G." They're also translating dorayaki as "fudgy pudgy pie," which while silly, is certainly more understandable by younger readers.

Any readers interested in reading Doraemon? Are you ok with the slight changes for a US audience? Sound off in the comments!

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