This 156 page book presents some very basic words and phrases, along with some that are not usually considered "basic" at all, but the Mangajin method can make even advanced material accessible to students at all levels.
Frames from authentic Japanese manga (comics) are used to illustrate every point, with English translations and notes allowing the basic beginner to understand material that might otherwise stump even advanced students.
This book is not intended as a textbook, but rather as an entertaining supplement to a more structured study of Japanese. The 24 lessons in this book are a compilation of the Basic Japanese column from Mangajin magazine they do not build on each other, so they can be read or studies in any order.
The Japanese language portions of this book are written in both the English character script romanji and Japanese character scripts kana (hiragana/katakana) and kanji, allowing students to choose their level of language immersion.