Kana de Manga Special Edition: Japanese Sound FX
By Glenn Kardy. Illustrated by Chihiro Hattori.
Japanese manga artists rely heavily upon onomatopoeia--sound-effect words--and this handy little book is jam-packed with illustrated examples of those sounds in action. Features more than 100 Japanese onomatopoeia and their English equivalents in categories such as "humans," "animals," "machines" and "nature." Also includes the hiragana and katakana so you can learn to write your own sound effects in Japanese too! Paper: 112 pp.