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Magazines for 10-year-olds are the best

Look guys, it's my first video! Let it never be said that I've been left behind in the age of new technology by sticking solely to writing text! Actually, I've totally been left behind in the age of new technology (I worked in newspapers, for crying out loud), but um...I have a webcam now?

Anyway, I'm trying to decide which monthly shoujo manga magazine I want to subscribe to, so I bought a whole bunch to see which ones had the best stories. They all came with cool little extras (called furoku), so I figured I'd do a video so you could see what they all come with, plus give my general impressions so far.

Please note: I honestly haven't had time to sit down with these mags and read anything in depth (which for me requires a Kanji dictionary and a serious time investment), so these are just my impressions based on flipping through the mags and trying to read the stories that jumped out at me with my limited Japanese knowledge. Once I've narrowed it down to one magazine, then I hope to start reading in more depth.

Feel free to let me know if you have a preference among any of these magazines, because right now I like ALL of them and picking one is probably going to come down to spinning around three times and picking at random. Alternately, I could just go with Ribon, since it was the first one I tried and First Girl Always Wins....

All magazines were purchased from Kinokuniya NYC.

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Karen Mead
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Hi, I'm a former newspaper journalist who got tired of having a front row seat to the death of print. There probably could be some interesting story there about a disenchanted reporter moving on ... more + disclosures


 


 



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