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EarthBound / MOTHER Manga

Shounen Oh Comics - Game Comic Vol. 2

This features almost 40 pages of color MOTHER 2 manga. I don't know much more than that, I haven't come across one myself. I see it on YAJ once in a while though.

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Shounen Oh Comics - Game Comic Vol. 3

The next issue of Game Comic. This time, there's almost 50 pages of MOTHER 2 manga goodness! It looks like there might be something written by one of the game debuggers here.

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Ascii Comix MOTHER 2 Manga

This is one of my favorites. The entire book consists of 4-panel manga, drawn by 18 different artists. Stuff like this is a real treat if you're a big EB fan.

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Famicom 4-Koma Manga Oukoku 2

The name translates to something like "4-Panel Comic Kingdom". It apparently contains some MOTHER 1 manga. I've only ever seen the cover, so it's anyone's guess as to how much MOTHER manga is in here.

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Ascii Comix MOTHER 2 Manga

This manga is more like real manga, not the 4-panel stuff. Except it's mostly just a bunch of different sections of the game, drawn by different authors in different styles. It's pretty cool stuff, actually.

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MOTHER 2 4-Koma Manga Oukoku

Unlike the Famicom Manga Oukoku thing, this is one book with nothing but MOTHER 2 4-panel comics. It's got lots of funny stuff and is still enjoyable even if you don't read Japanese.

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MOTHER 2 4-Koma Manga Gekijou #1

Translates to "4-Panel Comic Theater". This book rocks. It has a bunch of funny 4-panel stuff by different authors, and a bunch are in full-color even. I recommend this a lot.

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MOTHER 2 4-Koma Manga Gekijou #2

I guess the first book did well enough to warrant a second. Again, it's got tons of funny 4-panel comics, and there are a lot of full-color ones at the beginning. I also recommend this one.

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Ness' Great Adventure

This is a comic that goes through the entire game. It's drawn by Benimaru Itoh, who was the MOTHER 2 character designer. The style is more Western-ish, but I still recommend it. Also has cool interviews at the end!

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EarthBound / MOTHER Doujinshi

Doujinshi is basically manga drawn by fans. Doujinshi is tolerated (and sometimes even encouraged) in Japan, so there's tons of it everywhere. There's so much MOTHER doujinshi that I won't even try to list everything here.

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Super Famicom 4-Koma Theater

This has a bunch of different Super Famicom 4-panel comics in it. It has a bunch of MOTHER 2 stuff in it apparently. I don't know a whole lot about this book.

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A Million Late-Night Games Book

This is a strange combination. It's not just manga about the games, but also about the artists playing the games and manga about their impressions of the games. Strange. There's some MOTHER stuff in here apparently.

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Famicom 4-Koma Manga Oukoku 1

In the very first volume of this manga book series is approximately 20 pages of MOTHER comics. There are three different stories: SMAAAASH!, Happy Adventure, and Stand by Me.

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Ordering from Japanese Sites

I've included links to places like Amazon Japan and Yahoo! Auctions Japan (YAJ for short), but ordering things from these places can be kind of tricky.

Amazon Japan: Ordering from Amazon Japan isn't too bad, but you might be scared by all the Japanese text at first. But fear not! On most Amazon Japan pages is a link you can click that will turn a lot of the site's text into English for you. The other thing you'll need to know is that 1. Amazon Japan can't and won't ship games outside of Japan and 2. if you're ordering a used item, not all sellers will ship internationally. But otherwise Amazon Japan is a cinch to order from.

Yahoo! Auctions Japan: This is an absolute treasure trove of MOTHER merchandise. Sadly, it's not very convenient to use if you're not in Japan. Most sellers won't ship outside of Japan and will probably be freaked out if you ask them a question in English. If you're not in Japan and don't know Japanese, then you'll need to use a service like Celga that will bid on stuff for you and then ship you the stuff once they receive it.

For more details and a more comprehensive list of go-between services, check out this page on Game Swag.

 
 

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