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Last Mangajin post ever

I finished reading Mangajin yesterday with the final issue, #70. The last issue was… um… interesting? No, that’s not it. Unethical? Perhaps.

In the issues numbered in the sixties the pleas for subscriptions grew ever more loud. This seemed strange for a magazine winding up its operations. Apparently they were getting desperate for cash. But to encourage people to renew or extend their subscriptions just before closing shop seems wrong.

I expected the final issue to have a big apology on the first page and a notice that said refunds would be coming. That isn’t the case though. Nothing is out of the ordinary in this issue except that there is no “Publisher’s Note” like there is in every other issue except #69 and #70. In fact subscription information and money is still being taken on the page after the Contents page like normal.

Finally, on page 32, there is a “notice” that most readers probably won’t even notice saying that this is the final issue. Refunds were not provided to subscribers. If the subscriber did nothing they lost their money. If they wrote to Mangajin they could get their subscription converted into a FrontLine magazine subscription. They could also order back issues with their now defunct pre-paid subscription but would still have to pay postage to receive those issues. Seems pretty sneaky, and maybe even illegal, to me to kill a magazine like that.

Mangajin was great while it lasted, but they should have ended things with more class.

I still have 12 unsold issues remaining. Take them off my hands for $50 delivered in the U.S.

4 Mangajin covers

This is my second to last Mangajin cover post. I have only four more issues to read before I have finished them all. There is no indication in the contents, yet, that they are about to go out of business. In fact, the issues pictured here talk more about growth and expansion than probably any other issues. Maybe that’s the warning sign? In any event, you’ll see the final four issue covers right here, including the last issue–No. 70, when I finish them in a week or two.

Running low on Mangajin

These two issues have already been sold as have most of the ones I have posted here. The only issues I have left are numbers 17, 55, 56, and 58. I have eight other Mangajin issues which will appear here in the future, but they aren’t for sale quite yet since I still want to read them.

Take these four issues off my hands for $20 total + shipping.

4 more Mangajin for sale


Single issues are available for $5 each plus shipping. Email me if you are interested.


I’m down to only about 15 more unread issues of Mangajin. I’ll be sad to finish them all, but I can’t very well bring them with me to Japan (now just four months away!).

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More Mangajin Covers

These Mangajin magazines are available as individual issues, in lots of 5 or more, or you can purchase all 70 issues at once.