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I don't know if everybody already know this site, but anyway.
Those who translate manga know just too well that many sentences and expressions they see in manga aren't covered in your average Japanese language course.
So, the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, based in Kansai region, opened an e-learning site focused on manga (and anime), featuring several explanations on the meaning of some common structures and wordings you can come across in a manga.
If you are interested, the site is
Also in San Francisco there is a KinoKuniYa
I went there in person and bought 4 issues of ShuEiSha's weekly shounen jump.
I thought I would share something interesting here.
This website is for those translators, who want to brush up their kanji in a cool flash card way.
You learn the meanings, on-yomi or kun-yomi, the choice is yours in this attractive Java program.
The website is here.
Here are some links for studying Japanese and translation which I use frequently.
Renshuu - site for Japanese language study and practice
Denshi Jisho (based on Jim Breen's WWWJDIC) - online dictionary
Tae Kim's Guide to Japanese Grammar - has a searchable PDF version too
ALC - very useful for looking up words in context
Last edited by Dancing wind; January 05, 2012 at 07:44 AM.